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A Journey of the Gods

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Fares
  • Accommodation

A journey overview

  • Cairo
  • Abu Simbel
  • Aswan
  • Sanctuary Sun Boat III
  • Luxor
  • Esna
  • Assuit

19 Days Explorations Select Season:
  • Departing:
  • 20 May 2019

Stumble upon Egypt’s rare sights from aboard the first vessel to sail between Cairo and Aswan in 15 years.

A Journey Of The Gods - Reverse itinerary


Cairo is a curated collection of Egypt’s most fascinating treasures. We discover a plethora of sights, highlights of which are the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, as well as the Egyptian Museum and the Cairo Citadel. Your World experiences offer the chance to visit the Chephren Pyramid, explore the Solar Boat Museum or ride around the pyramids aboard a camel. Our welcome dinner is enjoyed on board wooden feluccas.

Whisked to Abu Simbel, a fascinating exploration of the Temple of Rames II awaits. After an evening at the renowned Sound and Light show, we rest at Seti Abu Simbel Lake Resort. The following day, step aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat III, where we stay for 11 nights. During a cocktail reception, we sample regional wine and beer alongside a lavish dinner, then enjoy a day on board as we head in a northerly direction.

The largest pharaonic temple in Egypt that remains completely preserved, is dedicated to the hero of the popular Osiris Myth, Horus. Thought to be the son of Osiris, the tale portrays kingship and conflict as he avenges his murdered father. Afterwards, we cruise to Luxor where our Egyptologist is eager to guide us along the east bank. Here we touch on the Luxor Temple, built for the king of gods, Amun.

Visit the temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess of beauty and love in Dandarah before cruise to Nagaa Hammadi and onwards to the holy city of Abydos. While here, we learn that many pre-dynastic kings and pharaohs from as far back as 4,000 BC have been buried in this city.

On our way to Sohag, we glide past lush pastures peppered across the banks. On arrival, pay visits to the Red and White monasteries. Then, with a whisk and a chop, the many spices and flavours of Egypt are revealed during a cooking demonstration on our ship. Spend the following day cruising the Nile, bound for Amarna.

Amarna lies on a mostly uninhabited stretch of the Nile’s eastern bank. Eerie to approach, we idle towards the docks and alight for a discovery of desert graves and tombs. The eastern bank of the Nile then call. We rise in tandem with the sun to visit the rock-tombs of Beni Hasan. Of the 39 in this ancient cemetery site, only four are open for viewing. A gala dinner is served on board by white-gloved waiters as we cruise towards Cairo.

Docking in Cairo, we discover the Old Town’s synagogue and churches, then get together for a Farewell Dinner set to the tune of a harpist.



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