16th   December 2019 – Avalon Waterways is returning to Egypt in 2020, inviting travellers to stand at the foot of the pyramids, answer the riddle of the Sphinx and sail down the historic Nile River, with its  NEW  Taste of Egypt itinerary aboard the MS Farah  – a luxury cruise ship, featuring 62 staterooms and suites.


“Cruises on the Nile have always been very popular with British holidaymakers and demand appears to be returning in recent times”, said Giles Hawke, CEO of Avalon Waterways UK. “We are thrilled to be able to take Avalon guests to Egypt and the Nile River for this incredible holiday experience. From welcoming travellers to Cairo, ‘Mother of the World,’ and inviting them to look up at the ‘Stairway to the Sky’ to welcoming them onboard the MS Farah to sail through Africa’s ancient history and civilizations along the Nile, this is a very special, awe-inspiring experience for travellers of all ages.”


On this 10-day adventure to ancient Egypt, passengers will explore the Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza; visit the Ramses II and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis as well as Cairo’s oldest church – the Hanging Church – and Tutankhamun’s Tomb in the Egyptian Museum. They do all of this and more before even stepping foot on the MS Farah in Luxor to embark on their Nile Cruise. Along the Nile River, guests will visit the Luxor Temple; Avenue of Sphinxes; the massive Karnak Temple Complex, including the Temple of Amun-Ra; the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens; the Temple of Kom Ombo (an unusual double temple), Temple of Isis and more.


Departures: September – December 2020, and multiple departures every month in 2021

Prices from £2,732 in 2020, and £2,625 in 2021 (cruise only)

Customers can call  0333 252 9063 to book.


Taste of Egypt itinerary:

Day 1 Cairo: Welcome to Egypt!

Days 2 - 3 Cairo: Guided sightseeing, including the Pyramids and Spinx of Gaza.

Day 4 Luxor (Embarkation): Fly to Luxor for sightseeing before onboard welcome reception

Day 5 Luxor–Edfu Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens

Day 6 Edfu–Kom Ombo–Aswan

Day 7 Aswan: Sail by felucca to Kitchener Island

Day 8 Aswan (Disembarkation) excursions including a visit to the High Dam. Fly to Cairo.

Day 9 Cairo: Special tour to the world’s largest open-air museum and visit to the famous bazaar.

Day 10 Cairo: Holiday ends this morning



For media enquiries please contact:

Danielle Cheney, Senior Marketing Manager:  dcheney@cosmos.co.uk

Press Office:  press@avaloncruises.co.uk


About Avalon Waterways:

Travellers wanting to see the world need only cruise down its legendary rivers. For those interested in seeing more of the world, there’s Avalon Waterways®. Our entire fleet of Suite Ships® proudly present Avalon Waterways’ unique Open-Air Balcony —cruising’s only bed with a view, more space and 24/7 access to open-air cruising. When travellers pair panoramic scenes with the widest-ranging excursion choices in river cruising, they’re in for an experience as wide open as the view.  

On an Avalon cruise, schedules give way to whims, leaving travellers the freedom to do exactly as they please, when they please. Whether enjoying a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, joining a cooking class or paddling a canoe, our   Avalon Choice®  selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When travellers prefer to explore on their own, Avalon helps with recommendations, information and the gear they need, thanks to Adventure Hosts, an Adventure Center and AvalonGO mobile app. And when it’s time to refuel, Avalon's  FlexDining®  program gives guests the choices they crave. 

When travellers sail the world with Avalon Waterways, every day is an adventure and every adventure is up to our guests. For more information on Avalon Waterways or to book, call 0330 058 8291, visit  www.avalonwaterways.co.uk  or contact your travel agent. Avalon Waterways is a proud supporter of The Ocean Cleanup.