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Bucketeer Hosted Luxury Egypt Adventure November 2023

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Egypt 11 Night Luxury Cruise Tour

Come with us in November 2023 as we return to fascinating Egypt for an amazing seven-night luxury Nile cruise on the purpose built stunning river boat AmaDahlia, with only 36 spacious staterooms and a wealth of amenities; plus four-nights in Cairo at the prestigious Four Seasons Cairo Hotel at the First Residence, the #1 hotel in the city offering panoramic Nile views and brilliant international cuisine.

We are thrilled to take ten lucky couples with us on this Bucketeer Adventure℠ to revisit Egypt’s priceless treasures and famed monuments and experience modern Egyptian hospitality. Join us!

November 10 - 21, 2023

Please call us at 804-557-3006 to hold your space.

See below for prices. Our special prices include an exclusive $250 early booking discount per person.

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Our Egypt Bucketeer Adventure includes:

Experiences Awaiting You

Prepare yourself to be treated to a connoisseur’s discovery of this ancient civilization as only our friends at AmaWaterways can provide – with an unparalleled 11-night Nile River cruise and land experience that includes exquisite cuisine, authentic experiences and the extraordinary service for which AmaWaterways is renowned.

We will sail aboard the luxurious, newly designed AmaDahlia and explore ancient wonders, such as the beguiling Temple of Luxor and the mystifying Valley of the Kings and Queens. Plus, come face-to-face with the last survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Sphinx and the three Pyramids of Giza.

While in Cairo we will be pampered at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence with daily breakfast, panoramic views of the Nile, roof-top pool, numerous outstanding restaurants, spa and more.

This unforgettable itinerary includes exclusive experiences, such as a private tour of the tomb of Queen Nefertari and a private lunch at the Abdeen Presidential Palace and a tour of the newly opened Grand Egyptian Museum with over 125,000 artifacts on display, including the complete collection of priceless items found in King Tut’s tomb.

Let us show you the many mysteries and secrets that have shaped Egypt’s past and continue to influence the future of this remarkable land.

We have room for 10 couples.

Past AmaWaterways clients will receive special added discounts.

Active and retired military, please ask for our military discount.

Our Itinerary

November 10 - Cairo Hotel check-in

Arrive in Cairo, where you’ll be met by a AmaWaterways representative who will help you with your luggage and the customs and immigration process. With your baggage and customs taken care of and a new stamp in your passport, you will now be driven to the five-star Four Seasons Cairo Hotel at the First Residence. Relax by the rooftop pool and enjoy the view as your fellow Bucketeers arrive.

November 11 - Cairo - Grand Egyptian Museum and King Tut’s treasures plus lunch at the famous Naguib Mahfouz Restaurant

A full day of captivating attractions await, beginning with the new, exquisite Grand Egyptian Museum, built with a budget of over $700M to display nearly 120,000 artifacts. Home to some of the greatest masterpieces ever crafted, its unique collection of Pharaonic art includes mummies and the priceless treasures of Tutankhamen, the Boy King. Afterwards, we’ll venture to the bustling and colorful 14th-century Khan el-Khalili for a welcome lunch at the famous Naguib Mahfouz Restaurant, named after one of Egypt’s most well-known authors. Afterward, tour El-Moez Street, one of Cairo’s most remarkable historic places. Then, a visit to the Mosque of Muhammad – also known as the Alabaster Mosque – which majestically sits on the summit of the Citadel of Saladin’s courtyard. From the arcaded courtyard, enjoy the breathtaking view across the city to the Pyramids of Giza. Inside the Mosque, marvel at an ornate interior and a splendid array of lamps suspended from the intricately decorated ceiling. (B, L)

November 12 - Cairo - Ancient Memphis sites, including the Zoser Pyramids; Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx and the Solar Boat Museum, including lunch at the historic Mena House Hotel overlooking the Great Pyramid

Discover the monuments at the UNESCO-designated ancient capital of Memphis. You’ll visit the huge statue of Ramses II, the Alabaster Sphinx and the necropolis of Sakkara – site of the famous step pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest pyramid on earth. We’ll then go to the Great Sphinx and the iconic Giza complex, which consists of three large pyramids built between 2589 BC and 2504 BC Another ancient wonder you’ll encounter is the Khufu solar boat designed to carry the pharaoh across the sky with the Sun God, which is restored and preserved in the Giza Solar Boat Museum. Today’s adventure concludes with a lovely lunch at the famous Mena House, a historic palatial hotel, based in the shadow of the great Pyramids of Giza. (B, L)

November 13 - Cairo - Flight to Luxor and embark on our floating luxury hotel - Luxor Temple

After checking out of the hotel, we take a morning flight south to Luxor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to two astonishing temples—Karnak and Luxor. Luxor is also our gateway to many of Egypt’s vast treasures that you’ll discover throughout your Nile River Valley cruise, so it is here that you’ll be welcomed aboard the AmaDahlia. During the late afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Luxor, constructed over hundreds of years by Amenhotep III, Ramses II, Tutankhamun and other pharaohs. After your visit, continue to experience Egyptian magic with a traditional folkloric-style belly dance on board the AmaDahlia. (B, L, D)
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November 14 - Luxor - The Valley of the Kings and Queens, The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, the Colossi Memnon and exclusive access to the Tomb of Queen Nefertari

Today we visit the tombs of ancient Egypt in the Valley of the Kings— one of the most famous archeological sites in the world. The spectacular rock-cut tombs located on the west bank of Luxor include that of the enigmatic King Tutankhamun, whose mummified remains are still here on display. Afterwards, we go to Deir el-Bahri to see the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of Egypt’s most successful pharaohs and its first female ruler. Next, visit the Valley of Queens, home to the mummified remains of more than 30 queens and princesses, including Nefertari’s Tomb, where you’ll enjoy exclusive access. Your day’s adventure concludes with an up-close view of the Colossi of Memnon—two gigantic statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Once back on board the AmaDahlia, cap the day off with a Captain’s Welcome Cocktail. (B, L, D)

November 15 - Edfu - Temple of Horus

The city of Edfu is best known for one of Egypt’s most remarkably preserved temples, dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god. Built in 230 BC, it is the second-largest temple in Egypt and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with walls that display compelling details about the religion and language of the country’s Greco-Roman period. After visiting Edfu, relax on board and take in the Nile River’s timeless landscapes as the ship continues onward to Aswan, and then in the evening, celebrate your inner Egyptian at an onboard Galabeya party. Don traditional Egyptian attire, meet new friends, toast to adventures past and future, dance and bask in the glory of the Egyptian night. (B, L, D)

November 16 - Aswan - Free time or optional trip to Abu Simbel plus Felucca ride to Nubian Village of Hessa.

Enjoy free time in Aswan or go on an optional excursion to Abu Simbel. If you choose the optional excursion, you’ll take an early morning flight to Lake Nasser to the more than 3,000-year-old Abu Simbel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dedicated to Ramses II, one of the most active of pharaohs, along with the smaller temple dedicated to his chief wife Queen Nefertari. The front of the main temple has four gargantuan statues of Ramses II on his throne, each measuring nearly 70 feet high and discovered half buried in sand in 1813. During the afternoon, take a peaceful ride in a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailboat, to the colorful Nubian Village of Hessa. Meet the warm and friendly Nubian people who will welcome you to their village. Enjoy lunch here before going back to the ship. Tonight, there is an optional outing to a sound and light show at Philae Temple. (B, L, D)

November 17 - Aswan - The Unfinished Obelisk, the High Dam and Philae Temple Temple of Sobek and Temple of Haroeri

Today we visit the Aswan High Dam and then the Unfinished Obelisk, commissioned by Queen Hatshepsut. Next, explore the UNESCO-designated Philae Temple complex, with one of the most stunningly restored and preserved hieroglyphs in Egypt, built between 380 BC and 362 BC and dedicated to the goddess Isis, the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. After our visit here we cruise to the Great Temple of Kom Ombo, where its soaring columns dramatically rise above the Nile River. Unique in Egypt, this temple is dedicated to two gods—the crocodile god, Sobek, sitting on the right; and the falcon-headed Haroeris, “The Good Doctor.” Once back on board the AmaDahlia, enjoy an afternoon of scenic sailing to Esna, where you’ll spend the night before sailing back to Luxor. (B, L, D)

November 18 - Luxor - Karnak Temple

We will enjoy the morning cruising back to Luxor, where you’ll explore the Temple of Karnak, the largest religious complex in Egypt and one of the largest in the world, covering about 200 acres in a vast network of columns, hieroglyphics, obelisks, sphinxes and colossi—even a lake. Built over the course of 1,300 years, it is overwhelming. 80,000 laborers took part in its creation during the 19th dynasty alone. Despite its rich history, the temple lay hidden until the 19th century. The effort to restore it continues still. The Hypostyle Hall is a great architectural marvel and filled with its roof blocks, supported by colossal 134 columns standing at 70 feet high, with 12 larger columns standing at 80 feet high lining the central aisle. It is still the largest room of any religious building in the world. (B, L, D)

November 19 - Luxor - The Great Temple of Abydos of Seti I and The Temple of Hathor

This morning we set sail to Qena to explore the Great Temple of Abydos of Seti I, one of the lesser-known pharaohs of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. Next, you’ll go to Dendara to visit the best-preserved temple in Egypt, the Temple of Hathor – the Goddess of Love, to whom the powers of joy, feminine love and motherhood were attributed. The temple was built by Ptolemy and a group of Romans who worshipped her; so don’t miss the back of the temple where there is a relief depicting Cleopatra with Caesarion, her son by Julius Caesar, the Roman Emperor who brought us the months of July and August. Following our visit here, we sail back to Luxor. (B, L, D)
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November 20 - Luxor - Flight to Cairo Cairo Exclusive private tour of the Abdeen Presidential Palace with lunch at the palace Old Cairo, The Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue

This morning after breakfast we disembark the ship in Luxor and fly back to Cairo where you will be taken to the Abdeen Presidential Palace, considered one of the most luxurious palaces in the world. The palace consists of multiple museums, including the Silver Museum; the Arms Museum; the Royal Family Museum; a Presidential Gifts Museum and a Historical Documents Museum, which is a relatively new addition. It is also one of the official residences and places of work for the President of Egypt. Afterwards, be treated to a very special lunch at the palace. Finally, you’ll explore the old part of the city, which includes Coptic Cairo, where the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue are located. (B, L)

November 21 - Cairo - Return flight home

Bid farewell to Cairo and prepare for your flight home. Your trip includes transfers to the airport for your flight home or onward to an optional cruise/tour extension. (B)

Our Ship - The AmaDahlia

When it’s time to embark for your Nile River cruise, you’ll be warmly welcomed aboard a beautiful river cruise ship where luxury always means love with AmaWaterways. The stunning AmaDahlia is an inviting 72-passenger ship offering 36 standard staterooms, including 16 magnificent suites with a wealth of amenities that will surprise and delight you, including a heated sun-deck swimming pool and bar, The Chef’s Al Fresco Restaurant, hair and nail salon and two massage rooms. Marvel at scenic Nile River views in luxury, enjoy regionally inspired entertainment and savor the flavors of both local and Western cuisine on board.

The AmaDahlia Deck Plan

Our Prices

Our Bucketeers will receive a special $250 per person early booking discount for French balcony staterooms and above. All Bucketeers who have sailed with AmaWaterways will also receive special extra benefits.

Fares include complimentary transfers to and from the Cairo Airport

Fares below do not include $450 intra Egypt air, roundtrip Cairo to Luxor

Prices below include the $250 p/p discount for Category CB and above staterooms:

AmaWaterways Additional Loyalty Discounts for Past Clients
  • One previous cruise: $100 discount per person
  • Two previous cruises: $200 discount per person
  • Three or more cruises: $100 discount p/p plus an upgrade to a higher stateroom - CB to CA or SB to SA

Military Discounts Available.

Intra Air - Cairo to Luxor roundtrip - additional $450 person

Deposit: $1,200 per person (50% nonrefundable)

Single rates available

Extras
  • Abu Simbel Excursion: $370 per person when prebooked
  • 4 Night Jordan package (pre-cruise) - $2,489 per person double
  • 3 Night Dubai Package (pre-cruise) - $1,649 per person double
  • 4 Night Israel Package (post-cruise) - $3,729 per person double

Egypt’s fascinating story awaits to be discovered. Grab your “Indiana Jones Hat” and join us!

Please give us a call at 804-557-3006 for more information.

All spaces and stateroom categories are subject to availability.