Taste of Egypt with Jordan

14 Day River Cruise Cairo to Dead Sea

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£3,919pp

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£3,719pp

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Overview

Take an extraordinary journey on this escorted tour of Egypt, beginning and ending in Cairo, followed by a 4-night stay in Jordan. Begin with a 3-night stay in Cairo—called the “Mother of the World”—to explore the legendary sites you’ve dreamed of seeing. Stand before the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza; Sakkara’s tombs of the kings, and a mesmerizing evening light show at the pyramids. Survey King Tut’s treasures at the Egyptian Museum; visit Saladin’s 12th-century citadel behind the walls of Old Cairo; and visit Coptic Cairo, where the Holy Family sought refuge, and home to Cairo’s oldest Jewish synagogue. Fly from Cairo to Luxor and see the stunning of Luxor and Karnak. Walk among the pillars the colossal Temple of Amun Ra and along the Avenue of the Sphinxes.

Embark on a luxury cruise on the Nile River to the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens and see the site where 62 tombs have been discovered so far, including the intact tomb of King Tutankhamun. In Edfu, visit the temple to the falcon god, Horus; and take a walk to the bluff-top temples of Horus and the crocodile god, Sobek-Ra, in beautiful Kom Ombo. Enjoy a presentation by an expert Egyptologist while sailing to Aswan. There, board a Felucca (traditional wooden sailing boat) to visit Kitchener Island’s botanical gardens and the grand mausoleum of Aga Khan. Disembark your Nile River cruise through Egypt for two nights in Cairo. Take an excursion to the granite quarries that supplied ancient Egypt with the stones that built the pyramids. See the famous unfinished obelisk remaining there. Visit the gigantic Aswan High Dam and board a motor launch to the island of Agilika—home of the Temple of Isis. You’ll also tour the world’s widest open-air museum, take a scenic cruise on a feculla boat, and tour the city by night for an unforgettable experience.

Your adventure continues with four nights in Jordan, with a flight from Cairo to Amman. Spend one night each in Amman and Petra, and two nights at the Dead Sea. Enjoy superior accommodations, transportation, and guided sightseeing with expert Local Guides to see the red city of Petra, Roman ruins of Amman, the ruins of Jerash, and the Dead Sea.


Take an extraordinary journey on this escorted tour of Egypt, beginning and ending in Cairo, followed by a 4-night stay in Jordan. Begin with a 3-night stay in Cairo—called the “Mother of the World”—to explore the legendary sites you’ve dreamed of seeing. Stand before the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza; Sakkara’s tombs of the kings, and a mesmerizing evening light show at the pyramids. Survey King Tut’s treasures at the Egyptian Museum; visit Saladin’s 12th-century citadel behind the walls of Old Cairo; and visit Coptic Cairo, where the Holy Family sought refuge, and home to Cairo’s oldest Jewish synagogue. Fly from Cairo to Luxor and see the stunning of Luxor and Karnak. Walk among the pillars the colossal Temple of Amun Ra and along the Avenue of the Sphinxes.

Embark on a luxury cruise on the Nile River to the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens and see the site where 62 tombs have been discovered so far, including the intact tomb of King Tutankhamun. In Edfu, visit the temple to the falcon god, Horus; and take a walk to the bluff-top temples of Horus and the crocodile god, Sobek-Ra, in beautiful Kom Ombo. Enjoy a presentation by an expert Egyptologist while sailing to Aswan. There, board a Felucca (traditional wooden sailing boat) to visit Kitchener Island’s botanical gardens and the grand mausoleum of Aga Khan. Disembark your Nile River cruise through Egypt for two nights in Cairo. Take an excursion to the granite quarries that supplied ancient Egypt with the stones that built the pyramids. See the famous unfinished obelisk remaining there. Visit the gigantic Aswan High Dam and board a motor launch to the island of Agilika—home of the Temple of Isis. You’ll also tour the world’s widest open-air museum, take a scenic cruise on a feculla boat, and tour the city by night for an unforgettable experience.

Your adventure continues with four nights in Jordan, with a flight from Cairo to Amman. Spend one night each in Amman and Petra, and two nights at the Dead Sea. Enjoy superior accommodations, transportation, and guided sightseeing with expert Local Guides to see the red city of Petra, Roman ruins of Amman, the ruins of Jerash, and the Dead Sea.


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Itinerary

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Active

Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

Discovery

We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

Classic
<p>Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.</p>
Active

Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

Discovery

We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

Day 1 CAIRO, EGYPT


Welcome to Cairo, “Mother of the World”

Day 2 CAIRO

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast

Desert Sands and Secrets of the Sphinx

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

This morning take a close-up look at one of the World’s Seven Wonders and guardian of the great pyramids, the enigmatic Sphinx, and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Cheops, with an original height of 496 feet, is the most colossal pyramid ever built, and of course enjoy the visit to the newly discovered Sun Boats.

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Drive to Sakkara, a vast desert necropolis built for kings and nobles, and it “Stairway to the Sky", the oldest of all pyramids. Also admire the special tomb of Mary Loca and the Step Pyramid.


Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

A Guided Excursion to the pyramids this evening features a Sound and Light Show complete with historical stories and secrets of the Sphinx.

Day 3 CAIRO

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast

Ancient Cairo, a Boy King, and the Christ Child

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Enjoy a guided visit to the now-famous Tahrir Square and visit the Egyptian Museum*. Peruse King Tutankhamun’s fabulous treasures and many other priceless artifacts of ancient Egypt.

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Drive to walled city of Old Cairo, with Saladin’s 12th-century citadel, and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali.


Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Drive to “Coptic Cairo” to see the Hanging Church where the Virgin Mary and Jesus sought refuge while in Egypt. Walk to see Cairo’s oldest Jewish synagogue, founded in the 9th century.

*Note:
Upon its opening in 2020, the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza will replace Cairo’s Egyptian Museum for this itinerary.

Day 4 CAIRO–LUXOR (EMBARKATION)

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The World’s Greatest Open-Air Museum
Fly 300 miles up the Nile Valley to Luxor to embark on your Nile River cruise.

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

See the stunning monuments of Luxor and Karnak, ancient cities whose combined populations swelled to more than one million. Walk among the pillars of the colossal Temple of Amun Ra and along the Avenue of the Sphinxes for an experience you will treasure for a lifetime.

Consider an Optional Guided Excursion to enjoy the sound and light show in Karnak Temple.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LUXOR


Day 5 LUXOR–EDFU

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Royal Resting Places of Kings and Queens

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Venture to the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens on the west bank of the Nile where generations of pharaohs and nobles were entombed in cliffside crypts. See where 62 royal tombs have thus far been discovered, of which one was virtually intact—the splendid tomb of Tutankhamun discovered in 1922.

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Visit Deir El-Bahri, Queen Hatshepsut’s monumental rock temple. Stop for pictures at the two Colossi of Memnon guarding the valleys.


OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN EDFU


Day 6 EDFU–KOM OMBO–ASWAN

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Egyptian Gods of the River and Sky

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

This morning visit the Temple of Horus with its menacing black stone statue of the falcon god.


Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Enjoy beautiful Kom Ombo for a short walk to its bluff-top twin temples. The right side is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek-Ra, while the left side is dedicated to the falcon god Horus.


Enjoy a leisurely sail to Aswan.

Discovery

We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

Enjoy an exclusive lecture on this ancient civilization by your Egyptologist.


OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ASWAN

Day 7 ASWAN

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Temples from Above and Islands Below
This morning, consider a Guided optional Excursion with a flight over the huge massive sandstone temples of Abu Simbel (weather permitting).

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Board a Felucca (traditional wooden sailing boat) and cross the blue waters of the Nile. En route, see the ancient water measurement system, “Nilometer,” on the Nile’s Elephantine Island.

Visit Kitchener Island’s lush Botanical Gardens and the splendid Aga Khan Mausoleum on the left bank.
Join an Optional Excursion to the Sound and Light show in Philae Temple.
Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ASWAN


Day 8 ASWAN (DISEMBARKATION)–CAIRO

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast

Work in Progress and the Goddess Isis

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Join a Guided Sightseeing Excursion at to explore the Granite Quarries that supplied ancient Egypt with its hard stones for the pyramids in Giza. See the famous unfinished obelisk, still remaining in the quarry.


Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Visit the gigantic Aswan High Dam, completed in 1970. Board a motor launch to the island of Agilika between the two dams. Visit the Temple Of Isis, which was dismantled from the submerged island of Philae and reassembled here.


Board your flight back to Cairo later today, and consider attending an Optional Dinner Cruise on the Nile to celebrate your Egyptian adventure.

Day 9 CAIRO

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast

Amazing Palaces and Marketplace Mazes

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Enjoy a special tour of the world’s widest open-air museum to admire palaces and mosques. Browse the maze of shops in the vast labyrinths of the Khan al Khali Souk bazaar and Medieval alleyways.


Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Take in a full panoramic view of Cairo from the Nile River—on board a traditional wooden sailing vessel (Felucca).


Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Discover Cairo by night on an orientation tour in the old city.

Day 10 CAIRO–AMMAN, JORDAN

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Welcome in Jordan
Flight to Amman, Jordan and enjoy free time in the capital city of Jordan before dinner at your hotel in Amman.

Day 11 AMMAN–PETRA

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner


Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Start the day with a city tour of Amman, which will take you to visit the citadel and Roman Theatre. Enjoy a walk at downtown, and see the old markets.


A motorcoach transfer will take you at Mt. Nebo

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Visit the alleged burial site of Moses at Mt. Nebo and St. George Church in Madaba, with its mosaic floor.

Continue to Petra for dinner at your hotel.

Day 12 PETRA–DEAD SEA

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner


Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Enjoy a visit to the archaeological site of Petra.

In the afternoon, depart for the Dead Sea for dinner at your hotel.

Day 13 DEAD SEA. EXCURSION TO JERASH RUINS

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner


Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

This morning, join a visit to Jerash Ruins.


Transfer back to Dead Sea to enjoy free time and dinner at your hotel.

Day 14 DEAD SEA–AMMAN

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast


Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Notes

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Ship details

MS Farah

In Arabic, Farah means Happiness and Joy. In keeping with the Avalon difference in keeping our guests happy from start to finish, your Nile River cruise features the MS Farah river cruise ship-one of Egypt's most elite ships on the Nile. Cruise in style and comfort, while enjoying the mysterious and magnificent sights and experiences only found in the Egyptian landscapes. The MS Farah ship offers 60 deluxe cabins and 2 Royal Suites that feature style and comfort with oversized windows that are virtually wall-sized. Deluxe staterooms feature spacious, well-appointed bathrooms with the luxury you crave-including a full bathtub. Like the Farah's impeccable staterooms, her Royal Suites are sleek and comfortable with the finest of amenities, while featuring a separate, comfortable sitting area with its own immense sliding window. Enjoy ample closet space, mini bar, Internet, hair dryer, individual climate control, smoke detector and sprinkler system safety features, personal safe, LCD television, personalized pillow selections, and handmade Egyptian cotton sheets. Avalon insists on the best view and the best crew to treat you like royalty while exploring the treasures of the pharaohs on this Nile River cruise!

Royal Suite (Suite)
430 - sq.ft - (Wheel H.)
  • Bathtub
  • LCD TV
  • Mini bar
  • Private safe box
  • Internet connection
  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Individually controlled air-conditioned system
  • Pillow menu included: you will be able to choose from a range of soft, water pillow, orthopedic, spongy pillows
  • Large panoramic window
Deluxe Stateroom (Cat. A, P)
239 - sq.ft - (Main,Second,Wheel H.)
  • Bathtub
  • LCD TV
  • Mini bar
  • Private safe box
  • Internet connection
  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Individually controlled air-conditioned system
  • Pillow menu included: you will be able to choose from a range of soft, water pillow, orthopedic, spongy pillows
  • Large panoramic window
Deck Plans
MS Farah deck plan

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative, similar standard, hotels to those shown