Offering a once in a lifetime experience, Viking River Cruises new itinerary gives Australians the chance to visit the wonders of Egypt and get up close to some of the most treasured artifacts in the world. The 12 day itinerary allows guests to explore the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx and more during a three-night
Stay in Cairo. The itinerary then continues on the Nile for four nights from Luxor to Aswan, exploring Egyptian villages, ancient temples and tombs. Passengers will also have the opportunity to visit the colossal temple of Abu Simbel and enjoy three nights sailing on Lake Nasser.
Pathways of the Pharaohs includes 17 fully escorted tours, ensuring guests can see all the sights with ease, flights within Egypt, access to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites and an in-depth cultural curriculum. Viking’s cultural program features guided tours with Egyptologists, traditional Nubian music and dance performances, a camel ride, and lectures on hieroglyphics and Egyptian papyrus.
The MS Omar El Khayam ship on Lake Nasser, Egypt
This itinerary also gives guests the opportunity to extend their stay and explore more of the Middle East, with pre and post packages available to visit Jerusalem and Jordan. Offering great value and peace of mind, these fully escorted packages include flights, accommodation, transfers, select meals and some tours.
Sailings on Pathways of the Pharaohs commence in January 2017, with prices starting at $6,849. The extension packages in Jerusalem and Jordan start at $2,699.
Viking also offers all guests Viking Inclusive Value, ensuring that passengers receive tea, coffee, wine and beer with lunch and dinner, a shore excursion in every port and Wi-Fi on board at no additional cost.