Nile River, Egypt

See Tutankhamun in his original home with Emerald Waterways

Experience Tutankhamun’s tomb in his home glory, celebrating its culture and history with Emerald Waterways ( on the 10-day Cairo and Ancient Egypt river cruise, from £3,370 per person (based on 19 September 2020 departure). Guests booking now can save up to £500 per person.

On this itinerary, guests will visit Cairo, Lonely Planet’s third ‘Top City in 2020’, with the chance to visit the Egyptian Museum, filled with the ancient artefacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb. The artefacts will be permanently welcomed back to Egypt after its residence at the Saatchi Gallery until 3 May 2020, commemorating its 100th anniversary of discovery. With Emerald Waterways, guests will have the chance to experience this priceless treasure along with more experiences in ancient Egypt. 

Other incredible highlights of this 10-day itinerary includes a visit to the open air temple of Karnak, the chance to see hieroglyphs whilst sailing down the Nile, a visit to The Valley of the Kings, and a trip to the UNESCO World heritage-listed site of ancient Thebes. Guests can also experience one of the best preserved temple complexes in Egypt at Dendera, as well as visiting the Egyptian Museum to see the relics. 

The 10-day Cairo and Ancient Egypt river cruise will begin with a flight from Cairo to Luxor, followed by four-days on board the chartered MS Hamees, sailing the Nile through Dendera, Esna, and Kom Obo. Guests will then be flown to Abu Simbel before relaxing in a specially picked hotel for their final three-days in Cairo (all Egypt).
Prices include relevant discounts, return flights, transfers, the cruise as stated above, shore excursions and selected EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldEXCURSION experiences, all tipping and gratuities, most meals and selected *drinks, and world-class hotel stays.

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*Drinks on board – two drinks per guest are included with lunch and dinner. Complimentary tea and coffee facilities in all cabins on board. 

About Emerald Waterways:  Emerald Waterways offers a diverse range of river and ocean cruises. A multi-award winning tour operator, Emerald Waterways operates eight Star-Ships, seven sailing in Europe and the brand new Emerald Harmony sailing in South East Asia. Also, two yachts based in the Adriatic Sea and two chartered river ships in Russia and Egypt.