LUXURY RIVER CRUISING COMES TO EGYPT
BEGINNING THE EXPERIENCE
As a first class start to your adventure, you will be met at the airport by representatives of AMA Waterways and they will accompany you to your deluxe Four Seasons hotel. Everything has been arranged for your three-night stay.
What a first full day you will have!
First off is a visit to the famous Egyptian Museum, home to 120,000 artifacts on display. The Museum is home to the priceless treasures of Tutankhamen and Pharaonic art. If you have never seen a mummy, now’s your chance.
You will begin to understand what an amazing civilization the early Egyptians had and why their influence is seen to this day.
I bet viewing all these spectacular ancient artifacts has made you hungry. It’s a good thing lunch is next on the agenda. AMA Waterways has arranged for you to eat lunch at the famous Naguib Mahfouz Restaurant in Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
Before you return to your hotel, you will visit the summit of the Citadel of Saladin’s courtyard and from here you will enjoy a breathtaking view across the city and the Pyramids of Giza. What a finish to your first full day in Cairo.
Discovering the Ancient Sites at Memphis
You will stand in awe of the Great Sphinx, carved from one solid piece of stone and be amazed by the famous step pyramid of King Zoser, which is the oldest pyramid on earth.
Once again AMA Waterways has arranged a lunch to remember; Mena House, a palatial hotel in the shadow of the Great Pyramid is just that place. A great lunch and a great view; the perfect end to your time in Cairo.
AMA DAHLIA-THE SHIP BUILT FOR LUXURY RIVER CRUISING IN EGYPT
The AMA Dahlia has been built specifically for luxury river cruising on the Nile. It will only hold 68 passengers, so you will be sure to get an in-depth vacation experience. AMA means love and you will experience it the moment you see the stunning AMA Dahlia.
With this itinerary your guides are with you through the entire 7-day cruise and any extensions you have chosen. They are experts in all things Ancient Egypt and will give you wonderful insights into all the sites of the area.
A good guide can make the difference between just visiting a place and gaining an understanding of what it means to the history and culture of an area. AMA Waterways has mastered the art of providing the best and brightest guides to accomplish this.
ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER – THE NILE THAT IS
Today you head for Luxor to start your luxury AMA Nile River cruise. While your ship is docked in Luxor, you will have the opportunity to visit the Temple of Luxor. This temple took hundreds of years to complete. Here are many tombs cut into solid rock such as the Tomb of King Tutankamun, where his mummified remains are still on display.
Exclusive Access – A Hallmark of AMA Waterways
AMA has also secured exclusive access to the tomb of Queen Nefertari. This is just one example of what sets a cruise with AMA Waterways apart. Not many have this access and AMA Waterways includes it with your cruise AT NO EXTRA CHARGE.
Once you depart Luxor, you will experience all the magnificent sites the river has to offer. This truly is the cradle of civilization Everything created by this society seems to be gigantic, such as the Colossi of Memnon, the four statues of Ramses II, each measuring over 70’ high and the Great Sphinx. These are all truly awe inspiring.
THE EXPERIENCE CONTINUES-LUXURY ON THE RIVER TO LUXURY ON LAND
Your vacation doesn’t have to just be about a luxury river cruise. If you want to experience more from this part of the world, AMA Waterways has some exceptional pre and post-cruise options.
DUBAI-If you have always wanted to see Dubai, then this 3-night pre-cruise extension is for you. Once you land, you have a city tour and a desert safari with a bbq dinner. On your next day, you will visit Abu Dhabi.
JORDAN-This 4-night pre-cruise trip includes a city tour of Amman, a visit to Jerash, Madaba, Mt. Nebo and, last but not least, a visit to Petra, made famous in the moving Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. You saw it at the movies, now you can get up and personal.
ISRAEL-History comes alive here for Christians, Muslims and Jews. While you are here you can see Old Jaffa, Jerusalem; Bethlehem, with the Tomb of King David and the Walled City; tour the Machne Yahuda Market and the Israel Museum.
On your last day you are treated to an extraordinary visit to Masada and the Dead Sea, the lowest place on the earth. Bring your suit and give floating a try. After lunch, you will return to your hotel, awash in memories of this historic land.
If you have always dreamed of a trip that takes you into the past while seeing the vibrant cities of today, then this is your chance to see it with AMA Waterways.
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