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The heart of Egypt and the essence of Jordan

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We invite you to join Emerald Waterways as we tell the ancient tales of Egypt and Jordan on our two brand-new itineraries, seeking to unveil these magical destinations which, until now, may only have existed in your imagination.

We’ve learnt so much about Ancient Egypt from its plentiful monuments, archaeological sites and recovered artefacts, but this is your opportunity to gain an understanding of what life was like for this early civilisation. Not forgetting just how important the Nile River was to the societies that lined its banks.

The contemporary and luxurious MS Hamees river ship will be your home during your four-night Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Elegant and thoughtful interior design plays host to spacious cabins, complete with private bathroom and excellent amenities, including a lounge bar and sun deck.

To celebrate the launch of our 2019 Egypt & Jordan itineraries, we are offering you the chance to enjoy generous savings of £1,000 per couple. Simply call our friendly cruise experts on 0808 302 4754 to secure your place on-board this very special itinerary.

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Egypt

Spectacular desert landscapes, home to thousands of years of history, great feats of archaeological wonder and Mother Nature’s sensational ability to create her own phenomenon. Emerald Waterways invites you to follow in the footsteps of mighty pharaohs and biblical prophets as you uncover this unique part of the world.

You'll experience the Egyptian capital and one of the country’s largest cities, Cairo is the gateway to the Nile delta. A magnificent mix of Roman, Arab and Turkish influence, lush vegetation and contemporary skyscrapers co-exist among its 400 plus registered monuments. Embark on an awe-inspiring journey to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the famous Sphinx. Visit the Egyptian Museum, home to items discovered from the tomb of Tutankhamun, and enjoy shopping around one of the city’s main hotspots, the bazaar district, where you’ll visit Khan el-Khalili, a busy and open-air souk in central Cairo.

Egyptian highlights

Jordan

Located on the east bank of the Jordan River, the country plays a huge role in biblical history and is defined by its ancient monuments, such as the Treasury at Petra. The capital, Amman, is thought to be one of the oldest cities in the world, with archaeologists suggesting humans settled as early as the 13th century BC.

A journey to Jordan is not complete without a visit to Petra. At the main entrance, the Nabatean capital, stands the Treasury, believed to be over 2,000 years old, its excellent preservation certain to leave a lasting impression. The intricate carvings adorning its façade provide a wonderful insight into Nabatean culture, with the inside compared to that of a film set. Catch it at its most ethereal between 9am and 11am, as the sun hits it directly, or between 5pm and 6pm as the pink glow of the setting sun smothers its intricate structure.

Jordanian highlights

The Nile

Your journey through this unmistakable landscape includes a luxurious river ship cruise down The Nile. Recognised as the longest river in the world, the Nile has been named the ‘Father of African Rivers’ and rises from the south of the equator through north east Africa, before draining in the Mediterranean Sea. A lifeline for the Ancient Egyptians, contending with little yearly rainfall, the river aided agriculture as it provided a fertile setting from which to prosper.

 

 

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