Treasures of the Pharaohs

2025 Cairo > Cairo | Price from $3265

10 DAYS • 21 MEALS Ancient wonders, endless golden sands and atmospheric local souqs make Egypt the ultimate travel destination. Explore Cairo during a three-night stay and touring with an Egyptologist. Visit the imposing glory of the Pyramids of Giza and witness the enigmatic aura of the Sphinx. Depart for Luxor where you will board the Jaz Regent for a four-night cruise along the Nile River. During your sailing you will explore the ancient temples of Karnak, Luxor, Horus and Kom Ombo. Journey into the fascinating Valley of the Kings, visit the impressive Queen Hatshepsut Temple and experience the Nile while sailing aboard a traditional boat. Join us as we step into the Land of the Pharaohs and discover the exotic charms of evocative Egypt.

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: Depart the USA

Depart the USA on your transatlantic overnight flight to Cairo, Egypt.

Day 2: Cairo, Egypt

Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a representative of Mayflower Cruises & Tours and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in this remarkable city that offers renowned history and culture.

Day 3: Cairo

Your day begins with a visit to the iconic Citadel of Saladin and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Continue on to Khan El Khalili market and stroll along El Moez street as you wander through the world’s oldest marketplace, dating back as far as 1382. After an included lunch at a local restaurant, return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Meals: B, L

Day 4: Cairo

After breakfast, tour the Grand Egyptian Museum. See the spectacular treasures of King Tutankhamen and the extensive collection of Egyptian artifacts covering 5,000 years of history. Following an included lunch, depart for the Giza Plateau to witness the last remaining “wonder” of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Great Pyramids of Giza are perhaps the most famous and discussed structure in history. Marvel at the size and majesty of the Great Sphinx – a symbol that has represented the essence of Egypt for more than 4,500 years. This evening immerse yourself in local culture with a visit to the home of an Egyptian family, who will host an authentic dining experience. Meet the family, see their home, learn about local life, and enjoy delicious home-cooked food! Meals: B, L, D

Day 5: Cairo / Luxor

Depart for the Cairo airport for an early morning flight to Luxor, previously known as Thebes, and founded in 1400 BC. Upon arrival, exploration begins with a visit to the temples. Two grandiose seated statues greet you upon entering the Luxor Temple Complex, one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world. Filled with courtyards, statues, and a 32-column Hypostyle Hall, the grounds are sure to amaze. In comparison, the Karnak Temple Complex is much larger and is the largest religious building ever constructed. Decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and a large Hypostyle Hall with carved columns will leave you in awe. Reboard the coach for the short journey to the embarkation point of your ship. Enjoy a relaxing lunch onboard and time to acquaint yourself with the amenities of the vessel. This afternoon, join your guide for a visit to the Papyrus Institute to learn about this important product, how it’s made, and its use throughout history. Meals: B, L, D

Day 6: Luxor / Edfu

Begin the day with an optional sunrise hot air balloon ride over the amazing sites of the area. After breakfast, today’s excursion visits the stunning tombs at the Valley of the Kings where, for a period of nearly 500 years, tombs were constructed for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. The walls of the tombs are covered with hieroglyphic writing including text from the Book of the Dead. You’ll visit King Tut’s tomb, and the Queen Hatshepsut Temple which took fifteen years to complete, between the 7th and the 22nd years of her reign. A photo stop is made by the giant Colossi of Memnon before reboarding the ship and departing Luxor. This afternoon, sail to Edfu located on the west bank of the Nile River, some sixty miles south of Luxor. Its ancient name was Wetjeset-Hrw, or “The Place Where Horus is Extolled”. Meals: B, L, D

Optional Excursion: Hot air balloon ride ($230.00 per person)

Day 7: Edfu / Kom Ombo

After breakfast, visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu which is dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god. Not only is this the best preserved ancient temple in Egypt, but it is the second largest after Karnak. In the afternoon, sail to Kom Ombo, a pleasant agricultural town and home to many Nubians. Enjoy a cooking class onboard as you sail to the next port. Upon arrival, visit the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to both Horus and the crocodile god Sobek. After re-embarking, the ship sails for Aswan. Relax on the Sun Deck as you cruise along the Nile. Meals: B, L, D

Day 8: Aswan

After breakfast, enjoy a tour to the lovely Temple of Philae, one of the last outposts of Egyptian religion, surviving two centuries after the Roman Empire converted to Christianity. This afternoon, enjoy a scenic felucca ride on the Nile. A felucca is a traditional sailboat, relying solely on wind-power, used to transport people and goods on the river. What a great way to enjoy some of the stunning views of the Nile, just as Cleopatra did so many centuries ago! Meals: B, L, D

Day 9: Aswan / Abu Simbel / Cairo

This morning, it’s time to disembark the vessel and encounter one final spectacular sight. Transfer to the Aswan airport for the short flight to Abu Simbel for a visit of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Nubian Monuments”. Built by one of Egypt’s greatest Pharaoh’s, Ramses II, the larger temple celebrates himself, and the smaller honors his favorite wife, Queen Nefertari. A light lunch is provided at the airport before re-boarding the flight to Cairo. This evening, your Tour Manager hosts a farewell dinner at the hotel. Meals: B, L, D

Day 10: Cairo / USA

This morning, transfer to the Cairo airport and return home with memories of the life enriching experiences from Egypt and your cruise along the Nile River. Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

Post-trip Jordan Optional 3-Night Extension

3 Nights • 6 Meals: Experience the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan – a country that once captivated ancient travelers and continues to captivate travelers to this day. Visit Madaba, known as the ‘City of Mosaics’ and see its famous 6th-century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Mt. Nebo is one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses was buried. In Petra, stand in awe of the amazing Treasury and other archaeological sites from the ancient world. In the modern capital of Amman, enjoy a city tour, visit to the Jordan Museum and swim in the Dead Sea.

Hotel Accommodations
Day 10 – Hayat Zaman, Petra, Jordan
Days 11 and 12 – InterContinental, Amman, Jordan

$1,399 Per Person Twin / Single Supplement add $499
Airfare from Cairo to Amman not included, and to be booked by Mayflower. Please call for rates.

EXCEPTIONAL INCLUSIONS

  • 21 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Guided by a local English-speaking Egyptologist
  • Three-night hotel stay in Cairo before your river cruise
  • Visit the Giza Plateau to see the Great Pyramids and Sphinx
  • See spectacular ancient artifacts in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum
  • Enjoy a home-hosted evening with dinner in the home of a local family
  • Four-night cruise on the Nile River
  • Shore excursions in ports of call
  • All meals included onboard the cruise
  • Performance by local artists onboard the ship
  • Included excursion to Abu Simbel, by air
  • All program gratuities included

CRUISE & HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 2 through 4 – Four Seasons First Residence, Cairo, Egypt
Days 5 through 8 – Aboard the Jaz Regent
Day 9 – InterContinental City Stars Hotel, Cairo, Egypt

JAZ REGENT DECK PLAN
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Public Areas and Ship Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Sun Deck Bar
  • Gym and Sauna
  • Massage *
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge and Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Egyptologist onboard
  • Laundry service*
  • Voltage: 220V

Standard River-View Stateroom (204 sq. ft.):

  • Stylish furniture, luxurious bedding, fully air-conditioned with individual climate control, 220V voltage
  • Mini-bar*, personal safe, coffee/tea kettle
  • TV with satellite reception, several English-language stations, including news and movie channels
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • All staterooms have a private bathroom with bath tub and shower, hair dryer additional cost
PRICING & AVAILABILITY

September 19, 2024 | Priced from $2,889

Standard River-View Stateroom | Main or Upper Deck 1
$2,889 per person twin / Single room add $1,299

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Price based on standard river-view stateroom. Call for rates to upgrade.

Please add $600 for all intra-country air.

September 26, 2024 | Priced from $2,889

Standard River-View Stateroom | Main or Upper Deck 1
$2,889 per person twin / Single room add $1,299

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Price based on standard river-view stateroom. Call for rates to upgrade.

Please add $600 for all intra-country air.

October 3, 2024 | Priced from $2,889

Standard River-View Stateroom | Main or Upper Deck 1
$2,889 per person twin / Single room add $1,299

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Price based on standard river-view stateroom. Call for rates to upgrade.

Please add $600 for all intra-country air.

October 10, 2024 | Priced from $2,889

Standard River-View Stateroom | Main or Upper Deck 1
$2,889 per person twin / Single room add $1,299

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Price based on standard river-view stateroom. Call for rates to upgrade.

Please add $600 for all intra-country air.

October 17, 2024 | Priced from $2,889

Standard River-View Stateroom | Main or Upper Deck 1
$2,889 per person twin / Single room add $1,299

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Price based on standard river-view stateroom. Call for rates to upgrade.

Please add $600 for all intra-country air.

October 31, 2024 | Priced from $2,889

Standard River-View Stateroom | Main or Upper Deck 1
$2,889 per person twin / Single room add $1,299

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Price based on standard river-view stateroom. Call for rates to upgrade.

Please add $600 for all intra-country air.

February 6, 2025 | Priced from $3,265

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$3,265 per person twin / Single room add $1,499

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Please add $650 for all intra-country air.

February 20, 2025 | Priced from $3,265

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$3,265 per person twin / Single room add $1,499

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Please add $650 for all intra-country air.

February 27, 2025 | Priced from $3,265

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$3,265 per person twin / Single room add $1,499

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Please add $650 for all intra-country air.

March 13, 2025 | Priced from $3,265

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$3,265 per person twin / Single room add $1,499

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Price based on standard river-view stateroom. Call for rates to upgrade.

Please add $650 for all intra-country air.

October 9, 2025 | Priced from $3,265

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$3,265 per person twin / Single room add $1,499

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Price based on standard river-view stateroom. Call for rates to upgrade.

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October 16, 2025 | Priced from $3,265

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$3,265 per person twin / Single room add $1,499

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October 23, 2025 | Priced from $3,265

Standard River-View Stateroom | Main or Upper Deck 1
$3,265 per person twin / Single room add $1,499

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Price based on standard river-view stateroom. Call for rates to upgrade.

Please add $650 for all intra-country air.

October 30, 2025 | Priced from $3,265

Standard River-View Stateroom | Main or Upper Deck 1
$3,265 per person twin / Single room add $1,499

Call for air rates between your gateway city and Cairo, Egypt.

Price based on standard river-view stateroom. Call for rates to upgrade.

Please add $650 for all intra-country air.