14 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Cairo to Dead Sea 2024

Avalon Waterways River Cruise - Cairo to Dead Sea

Taste of Egypt with Jordan

Starting from $5,748
Ship(s): MS Farah
Avalon Waterways
14 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Cairo to Dead Sea 2024

River Cruise Description

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 (note: upon its opening in 2022, the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza will replace Cairo's Egyptian Museum for this itinerary.); 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 and take a scenic cruise on a feculla boat.

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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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 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

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.
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.
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.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.

River Cruise Itinerary


Welcome to Cairo, “Mother of the World”


Desert Sands and Secrets of the Sphinx
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 the Sun Boats.
Afterwards, enjoy free time for lunch in a local restaurant.
Drive to Sakkara, a vast desert necropolis built for kings and nobles, and its “Stairway to the Sky,” the oldest of all pyramids. Also admire the special tomb of Mary Roca and the Step Pyramid.
A Guided Excursion to the pyramids this evening features a Sound and Light Show complete with historical stories and secrets of the Sphinx.


Ancient Cairo, a Boy King, and the Christ Child
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.
Drive to walled city of Old Cairo, with Saladin’s 12th-century citadel, and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali.
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.
Upon its opening, the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza will replace Cairo’s Egyptian Museum for this itinerary.


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


Royal Resting Places of Kings and Queens
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.
Visit Deir El-Bahri, Queen Hatshepsut’s monumental rock temple. Stop for pictures at the two Colossi of Memnon guarding the valleys.
This evening enjoy live entertainment on board.


Egyptian Gods of the River and Sky
This morning visit the Temple of Horus with its menacing black stone statue of the falcon god. CLASSIC 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.
Enjoy an exclusive lecture on this ancient civilization by your Egyptologist.
Tonight, enjoy live entertainment onboard.


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).
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.


Work in Progress and the Goddess Isis
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.
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.


Amazing Palaces and Marketplace Mazes
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 Take in a full panoramic view of Cairo from the Nile River—on board a traditional wooden sailing vessel (Felucca).CLASSIC Discover Cairo by night on an orientation tour in the old city.


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


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
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.


Enjoy a visit to the archaeological site of Petra.
In the afternoon, depart for the Dead Sea for dinner at your hotel.


This morning, join a visit to Jerash Ruins.
Transfer back to Dead Sea to enjoy free time and dinner at your hotel.


Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Morning transfer to Amman airport in time for homebound flights.
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