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Egypt, Nile River & Jordan

Nile River

We invite you to join Emerald Waterways as we tell the ancient tales of Egypt and Jordan on our two brand-new itineraries, seeking to unveil these magical destinations which, until now, may only have been on your list of travel aspirations.

We’ve learned so much about Ancient Egypt from its plentiful monuments, archaeological sites and recovered artifacts, but this is your opportunity to gain an understanding of what life was like for this early civilization. Not forgetting just how important the Nile River was to the societies that lined its banks

Egypt

Spectacular desert landscapes, home to thousands of years of history, great feats of archaeological wonder and Mother Nature’s sensational ability to create her own phenomenon. We invite you to follow in the footsteps of mighty pharaohs and biblical prophets as you uncover this unique part of the world.

You'll experience the Egyptian capital and one of the country’s largest cities, Cairo, is the gateway to the Nile delta. A magnificent mix of Roman, Arab and Turkish influence, lush vegetation and contemporary skyscrapers co-exist among its 400+ registered monuments.

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the famous Sphinx. Visit the Egyptian Museum, home to items discovered from the tomb of Tutankhamun, and enjoy shopping around one of the city’s main hotspots, the bazaar district, where you’ll visit Khan el-Khalili, a busy and open-air souk in central Cairo.

The Nile

Your journey through this unmistakable landscape includes a luxurious river ship cruise down The Nile. Recognised as the longest river in the world, the Nile has been named the ‘Father of African Rivers’ and rises from the south of the equator through north east Africa, before draining in the Mediterranean Sea.

A lifeline for the Ancient Egyptians, contending with little yearly rainfall, the river aided agriculture as it provided a fertile setting from which to prosper.

Jordan

Located on the east bank of the Jordan River, the country plays a huge role in biblical history and is defined by its ancient monuments, such as the Treasury at Petra. The capital, Amman, is thought to be one of the oldest cities in the world, with archaeologists suggesting humans settled as early as the 13th century BC.

A journey to Jordan is not complete without a visit to Petra. At the main entrance, the Nabatean capital, stands the Treasury, believed to be over 2,000 years old, its excellent preservation certain to leave a lasting impression. The intricate carvings adorning its façade provide a wonderful insight into Nabatean culture, with the inside compared to that of a film set. Catch it at its most ethereal between 9am and 11am, as the sun hits it directly, or between 5pm and 6pm as the pink glow of the setting sun smothers its intricate structure.

Adventures built on knowledge

  • Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids
  • Welcome to the bustling city of Cairo
  • Follow the course of the ancient Pharaohs’ processions along the Nile
  • Start your day with a visit to a traditional Nubian village
  • Learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk
  • Unwind as you appreciate the ever-present natural beauty and historic wonders

We invite you to join Emerald Waterways as we tell the ancient tales of Egypt and Jordan on our two brand-new itineraries.

Egypt and Jordan Cruises & Tours


Cairo & Ancient Egypt River Cruise

Cairo & Ancient Egypt River Cruise

10 Day trip
Cairo > Cairo
Departing 08 February 2019

Cairo to Amman tour & Ancient Egypt River Cruise

Cairo to Amman tour & Ancient Egypt River Cruise

15 Day trip
Cairo > Amman
Departing 08 February 2019

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