Uncover the Secrets of Egypt & The Nile with AmaWaterways
Step into the grandeur of an ancient civilization with AmaWaterways on an unparalleled river cruise and land journey that includes awe-inspiring excursions, authentic cultural experiences and extraordinary service. Sail aboard the luxurious AmaDahlia or the stunning, newly designed AmaLilia, debuting in 2024. Explore ancient wonders such as the beguiling Temple of Luxor and the mystifying Valley of the Kings and Queens. Plus, come face-to-face with the last survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Sphinx. Sail along the Nile River as these spectacular ships take you to some of the most iconic sites along its shores for an unforgettable 11-night experience.
Your 11-night Secrets of Egypt & the Nile itinerary begins with three nights in Cairo, giving you ample time to explore the pyramids, the Egyptian Museum with King Tut’s treasures and the Old City of Cairo. Beginning in 2024, this itinerary includes luxury accommodations at either the Nile Ritz-Carlton or the St. Regis, both of which stand along the Nile with rooms that offer river views. Each striking property features exceptional restaurants, a spa and fitness center and an open-air pool, among other wonderful amenities.
The Gifts of the Nile
While traveling with AmaWaterways along the Nile River from Luxor to Aswan, you will discover a dazzling array of ancient monuments, tombs and temples that tell the story of this impressive civilization. From the Temple of Horus, the “Falcon God,” to the temple of the goddess Hathor – the most visually stunning and best-preserved temple in Egypt – the treasures you uncover will leave you in awe. Not only will you experience these stunning sites firsthand, but you also will learn about their fascinating histories and intricate details from certified Egyptologists who travel with you on your journey.
Unique Experiences in Egypt
During your AmaWaterways Secrets of Egypt & the Nile itinerary, you’ll enjoy specially curated experiences that immerse you in the history and culture of Egypt, all of which are included as part of your river cruise fare. You’ll visit a Nubian village, where you’ll experience the welcoming spirit of this community, reflected in the vivid colors splashed across the exterior walls of their homes. Gain private access to the Tomb of Queen Nefertari, the beloved royal wife of Rameses II, who built this tomb in her honor. This unforgettable experience allows you to see its brilliantly preserved wall paintings up close. You also will be treated to a private lunch in one of the elegant dining rooms of Abdeen Presidential Palace, one of the world’s most luxurious palaces, following a private tour of its incredible artwork and artifacts.
The Stunning AmaDahlia and AmaLilia
When it’s time to embark on your Nile River cruise, you’ll be warmly welcomed aboard the stunning AmaDahlia, an inviting 68-passenger ship offering 10 standard staterooms and 24 magnificent suites with amenities that will surprise and delight you, including a heated sun-deck swimming pool, The Chef’s Al Fresco specialty restaurant, a fitness room, a hair and nail salon and two soothing massage rooms. And, beginning in 2024, you will be able to experience the Nile and all its treasures while sailing on board the luxurious AmaLilia, a newly designed 82-passenger ship.
Extend Your Journey
The Middle East is a treasure trove of historical sites waiting to be discovered and AmaWaterways’ optional land packages offer you the opportunity to enhance your itinerary and explore Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Jordan or Israel alongside a dedicated Cruise Manager. Each of these distinct land packages includes stays at 4- or 5-star hotels, guided excursions and a daily breakfast. Travel to Jordan for four nights pre-cruise, where you can discover the capital city of Amman, the UNESCO-designated “Rose City” of Petra and the timeless “Valley of the Moon,” Wadi Rum. On a four-night post-cruise extension in Israel, you will experience the wonders of the Dead Sea and marvel at sacred sites like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, delving into the enthralling past and captivating present of this extraordinary country. If you prefer, spend three nights pre- or post-cruise in vibrant Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In Dubai, you’ll encounter the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and indulge in luxury shopping, modern architecture and lively nightlife. In neighboring Abu Dhabi, the capital of the Emirates, you’ll find turquoise waters, beautiful beaches, historic sites and iconic landmarks.
With exceptional service, exquisite amenities and an array of excursions, AmaWaterways’ Secrets of Egypt & The Nile river cruise and land journey offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the allure of an ancient civilization and its timeless wonders. Don’t wait any longer — learn more and contact your AAA Travel Advisor at 1-800-222-1469 now to reserve your Egypt river cruise and land journey today. It’s the perfect opportunity to embark on the journey of a lifetime.