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Treasures of Egypt and the Nile

Cruise down the Nile on an unforgettable itinerary featuring the highlights of Egypt. Explore pyramids, temples and much more on an adventure you can’t miss, including our exclusive Insider Experiences that allow you to connect further with the local culture.

Enjoy authentic cuisine, entertainment and a host of activities all arranged by our on-board crew and tour director.

Recline in luxury aboard the MS Royal Lotus to enjoy luxurious linens, panoramic views and a host of public amenities to fill your time. Relax on the Sun Deck, order a drink in the lounge or pay a visit to the spa. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it cruising with us.

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  • Cruise Line: APT Touring
  • Ship: MS Royal Lotus
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Jan - Apr
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Treasures of Egypt and the Nile Cruise Itinerary

From Cairo to Aswan, enjoy a hand-crafted itinerary through the highlights of Egypt. Travel down the Nile and enjoy adventuring over the course of eight days. Visit pyramids, explore temples, dine traditionally, watch authentic entertainment and much more.

Day 1


Fly to the Marriott hotel in Cairo, enjoy a welcome reception and the opportunity to meet your tour director.

Day 2


Visit Giza ro see the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, walk through the gardens of Al Azhar Park and enjoy a lunch overlooking Cairo. Afterwards, choose between a tour of Coptic Cairo, including the Church of St Sergius, or to dine at a local traditional restaurant.

Day 3


Use this morning’s free time for a tour through Memphis or Sakkara. Later, enjoy a Cairo city tour which includes admission to the Egyption Museum. Later still, stroll through the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar on the hunt for some memorable keepsakes.

Day 4

Cairo-Luxor (EMBARK)

Fly to Luxor and board the MS Royal Lotus to begin the cruise portion of your journey. After lunch, discover the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temples.

Day 5


Pay a visit to the Colossi of Memnon statues before going to the West Bank of the Nile for a journey to the Valley of Kings and Queens and the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.

Day 6


Be escorted to the Temple of Edfu, then cruise onwards to the Kom Ombo Temple. Tonight, attend a Galabeya party as part of our Insider Experience. Enjoy authentic music and food with the opportunity to try on traditional pharaonic attire.

Day 7

Aswan, Abu Simbel

Fly to Abu Simbel and visit the temple complex. Later, board a traditional wooden sailing boat and drift along the island home turned botanical garden. Enjoy dinner followed by a Nubian folkloric show.
On our Insider Experience, sail along Kitchener’s island by felucca.

Day 8


Bid farewell to your ship and begin your journey home.

Treasures of Egypt and the Nile Cruise Ships

MS Royal Lotus

Discover the wonders of the River Nile with a cruise ship as remarkable as the views from your window. Low passenger numbers create a warm and intimate atmosphere with Middle Eastern cuisine, adding authentic flavour to your experience.

Air-conditioned Lounge
On-board Egyptologist
Refurbished in 2021

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7 Nights
Jan Apr

Treasures of Egypt and the Nile

  • Cairo (HOTEL STAY)
  • Cairo
  • Cairo-Luxor (EMBARK)
  • Luxor-Edfu
  • Edfu-Aswan
  • Aswan, Abu Simbel
  • Aswan (DISEMBARK)
£2,795pp Est. Price per person
  • MS Royal Lotus  

Treasures of Egypt and the Nile Cruise Review

“Amazing trip; my cabin was jaw-droppingly lovely, and the staff responsible for maintaining it were amazing also. A first class experience; so many opportunities to discover something new. A great way to view the greatest hits of Egypt in a compact and efficient way.”

Madeleine Addison, Eton

Treasures of Egypt and the Nile FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

How many cabins are available to book?

The MS Royal Lotus has 62 cabins available for you to stay in and a maximum capacity of 124 passengers.

How many days are spent cruising?

During this getaway, you’ll spend three nights at a hotel in Cairo and four nights cruising down the Nile River.

Do we visit the open-air museum in Edfu?

On day 5, we pay a visit to the West Bank of the Nile for a journey to the Valley of Kings and Queens and the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

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