Avalon Waterways is returning to Egypt and the Nile as the destination regains its cruise popularity.
Avalon halted Egyptian itineraries due to the country’s continuing turmoil. But now it has joined a number of lines who are returning with strong success. Viking is reportedly already sold out for 2020.
Avalon will be sailing the MS Farah.
One 10-day itinerary, priced from $4,473, will see passengers explore the Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza, visit the Ramses II and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, and Tutankhamun’s Tomb in the Egyptian Museum.
Then they will board the MS Farah in Luxor to 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.
The MS Farah features 62 staterooms and suites and is ready to carry guests from highlight to highlight with a brand new itinerary which includes the following:
- The Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza
- The Ramses II and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis as well as
- Cairo’s oldest church – the Hanging Church
- Tutankhamun’s Tomb in the Egyptian Museum
- Along the Nile River, guests can visit the Luxor Temple;
- Avenue of Sphinxes
- The massive Karnak Temple Complex
- 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
Managing director for Avalon Waterways, Pam Hoffee says: “We are thrilled to return to Egypt and the Nile River with this once-in-a-lifetime holiday.”
“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 civilisations along the Nile, this is a very special, awe-inspiring experience for travellers of all ages.”