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Taste of Egypt

30th Aug 2024 | 9 nights | Avalon | MS Farah

Excursions included
Free wi-fi
Drinks included with meals
Cairo
Luxor
Edfu
Aswan
Excursions included
Free wi-fi
Drinks included with meals

Itinerary Overview

Join us for an adventure to ancient Egypt, as well as its modern enjoyments on a Nile River cruise for the ages. Arrive in Cairo and explore the pyramids and Sphinx of Giza. See the treasures of King Tutankahmun’s tomb in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum. (note: upon its opening the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza will replace Cairo’s Egyptian Museum in this itinerary.) In Old Cairo, visit the Alabaster Mosque, situated on the summit of the Citadel. Visit Abu Serga Church built on the spot where the Holy Family stopped and rested towards the end of their journey to Egypt. Also see the 4th century Church of the Virgin Mary (called the Hanging Church), built on the remains of an old Roman Babylon fortress. These and more exciting discoveries are to be found as you see Egypt’s incredible monuments to pharaohs and gods of Egyptian history.

Fly to Luxor to embark on your Nile River cruise. You’ll visit the monument of Karnak with its ancient, Avenue of the Sphinxes and the Temple of Amun-Ra as well as Luxor Temple. Visit the valley of Kings and Valley of Queens, where the pristine tomb of King Tutankahmun was found with undisturbed riches and splendour. This incredible cruise on the Nile River takes you to amazing ancient sites, including the Temple of Edfu, twin temples at Kom Ombo, devoted to the crocodile god Sobek-Ra and the falcon god Horus. Ponder the magnitude of the task of building the pyramids with a visit to the granite quarries—where an unfinished obelisk still remains. Visit the Temple of Isis, then take a return flight to Cairo to explore the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and its Hall of Mummies before a felucca ride on the Nile and the chance to browse the bustling maze of the endless bazaar in Cairo’s medieval alleys. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime vacation tour in Cairo, expedition to Egypt’s ancient pyramids and temples, and a Nile River cruise you’ll never forget.

Day
Date
 
Arrival
Departure
 
1
30th Aug 2024 Friday
Cairo
2
31st Aug 2024 Saturday
Cairo
3
1st Sep 2024 Sunday
Cairo
4
2nd Sep 2024 Monday
Luxor
5
3rd Sep 2024 Tuesday
Edfu
6
4th Sep 2024 Wednesday
Aswan
7
5th Sep 2024 Thursday
Aswan
8
6th Sep 2024 Friday
Cairo
9
7th Sep 2024 Saturday
Cairo
10
8th Sep 2024 Sunday
Cairo

In Arabic, Farah means Happiness and Joy. In this spirit, you'll sail on the MS Farah-one of Egypt's most elite ships on the Nile. Cruise in style and comfort, while enjoying the mysterious and magnificent sights and experiences only found in the Egyptian landscapes.

The MS Farah ship offers 56 deluxe cabins and 2 Royal Suites that feature style and comfort with oversized French balconies that are virtually wall-sized. Avalon insists on the best view and the best crew to treat you like royalty while exploring the treasures of the pharaohs on this Nile River cruise! Exploring the Nile River aboard the MS Farah is an elegant, first-class experience with a touch of mystery combined with an old world spirit of adventure, and state-of-the-art comfort, of course!

Avalon's Nile River cruise aboard the MS Farah carries you into the exotic world of pharaohs, explorers, and legends, while introducing you to locals who share the traditions of generations. Relax with onboard features, including Deluxe and Royal Suite, spa services, Wi-Fi, gourmet dining, and a caring crew who create an exceptional experience in comfort, customer service, and classic adventure on board one of the Nile's most elite river ships.

  • On board Egyptian cooking class by the chef
  • Free use of gym - sauna and steam (massages à la carte excluded)
  • Free Wi-fi internet connection throughout the ship
  • Telescope at disposal on the sundeck
  • Special library dedicated to Paulo Coelho
  • Welcome drink and refreshing towels upon arrival
  • The boat offers all the services and facilities needed to organize special events on board
  • Lounge bar
  • Pool bar
  • Large restaurant on board
  • Vegetarian options for lunch and dinner
  • Tea and coffee will be served during lunch and dinner
  • Barbecue lunches and dinners on sun deck (weather permitting)
  • Fruit basket, cookies, canapés & nuts
  • All staterooms feature French balconies
  • Pillow menu included: you will be able to choose from a range of soft, water pillow, orthopedic, sponge pillows
  • Wide TV LED Screen with free cable
  • Kettle with tea packets available and Nescafe will be served in cabins
Sun Deck
Wheel H Deck
Second Deck
Main Deck
Lower Deck

Best for...

English-speaking travellers who want to sail the world by river, exploring at their own pace.

Not the best for...

Families with young children or travellers who depend on wheelchairs.

Who goes on Avalon cruise ships?

Avalon caters to English-speaking travellers from North America, the U.K. and Australia/New Zealand. The average age of passengers is mid-50s to 60s, but the mix varies by itinerary, and on four- and five-night cruises, you'll find more 40-something travellers and others trying out river cruises for the first time. Children ages 8 and older are welcome onboard, but there is no formal youth program.


Do I have to dress up on a Avalon cruise?

No, not really. You can't wear shorts at dinner, but, other than that the dress code is casual. At dinner you'll see mostly open-neck shirts and slacks for men; slacks, skirts or dresses for women. Some people op to dress up a bit nicer, though still relatively casual, for the welcome and farewell dinners (only on Europe river cruises).


Is everything free on Avalon cruises?

Exactly what is included varies somewhat with the itineraries. In Europe, Asia and South America, coffee and tea are available free of charge all day long. In Europe a choice of complimentary wine, beer or soft drinks is included with lunch and dinner, and sparkling wine with breakfast. On the Mekong, Ganges and Amazon rivers, select soft drinks and local beer/spirits are available throughout the day and wine is included with lunch and dinner. Wi-Fi is free (except in the Amazon or Galapagos, where it's not available), as is dining (including breakfast in bed and picnic lunches to take on shore) and all onboard entertainment and enrichment. Most shore excursions are complimentary, including the line's Active Adventure options. You'll pay extra for gratuities, salon or spa treatments, laundry, onboard shop purchases and some special excursions.


What are Avalon's most popular activities?

Shore excursions are at the heart of activities on any Avalon sailing. Options can range from active excursions, such as canoeing the Danube or jogging through Amsterdam, to cultural experiences, like following the life of an Austrian worker or taking part in an Amsterdam painting class. Passengers who prefer to explore on their own can use the AvalonGO app loaded with a list of nearby attractions and hours of operation, historical facts, maps and directions as well as local cafes, restaurants, bars and entertainment options. Onboard, most passengers attend enrichment sessions, and the Local Favourites program brings regional performances onboard, as well as classes: tai chi or Mandarin lessons on the Yangtze, culinary demonstrations in France, etc.


  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board daily
  • Sky Grill with made-to-order al fresco dining
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board
  • Complimentary happy hour before dinner
  • Complimentary water stations
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, and a selection of teas; cookies available throughout the day
  • Overseas transfers to and from ship
  • Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions
  • Friendly, English-speaking staff delivering consummate personal service
  • Avalon Choice® with your preference of Classic, Active, or Discovery included excursions and sightseeing with Certified Local Guides; and MyAvalonSM Guided Optional Excursions
  • AvalonGO mobile app with itinerary information before and during your cruise, including schedules, transfer details, daily itineraries, GPS, and dining and entertainment options—and social media feature for real-time posts
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Complimentary computer stations
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Centre

Inclusions may differ depending on region. Please check with our team.

Prices based on:

Deluxe Stateroom
Deluxe Stateroom

  • LCD TV
  • Mini bar
  • Private safe box
  • Internet connection
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • French balcony
  • Hairdryer
  • Individually controlled air-conditioned system
  • Pillow menu included: you will be able to choose from a range of soft, water pillow, orthopaedic, sponge pillows
  • Located on the Main, Second & Wheel H Deck
  • 239 sq. ft.

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P £3,013 pp
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