Egypt is the gift of the Nile, according to the Greek historian Herodotus. The great city of Cairo, the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, and the unearthed secrets of desert sands are all set on or near the banks of the nurturing Nile. Cruise the river in luxury, and sail across Lake Nasser to the monumental statues of Rameses II and Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Touch the pyramids and see the eternal Sphinx, walk through ancient temples and meet the friendly people of today’s Egypt on this fabulous 12-day cruisetour.


Below is a sampling of ports, excursions, and attractions that are featured on this Viking cruise.

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Egypt is the gift of the Nile; cruise the great river in luxury and sail across Lake Nasser on this fabulous 12‑day cruisetour.

Cairo & Giza, Egypt

Giza is a town on the west bank of the Nile River, near Cairo, and is famous because it is the home of the Giza Plateau, site of the Great Pyramids, the Great Sphinx and several other important ancient Egyptian pyramids and temples.

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo is the capital city of Egypt, and is not only the most populous city on the African continent, it is one of the largest cities in the world.

Luxor, Egypt

Luxor is one of the world’s greatest open air museums, attracting thousands of visitors each year, with the temples of Luxor and Karnak and the necropolis on the Nile’s west bank (Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens).

Edfu, Kom Ombo & Aswan, Egypt

Edfu is a city located on the west bank of the Nile River in Egypt, and is the home of a temple dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus.

Wadi el Seboua, Egypt

Wadi el Seboua is a Nubian temple built in honor of Rameses II near the end of his reign. It was built by Setau, Viceroy of Kush (Nubia, now northern Sudan).

Cruise Itinerary For Cairo to Cairo

Below is the itinerary for the Pathways of the Pharaohs cruise, traveling from Cairo to Cairo. For additional details, view the complete itinerary.

Pathways of the Pharaohs

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