Pharaohs and Pyramids
Uncover the ancient secrets of Egypt while experiencing the welcoming culture of today. See the pyramids from astride a majestic camel. Wander among 136 soaring pillars in Karnak Temple. Explore Dendera, one of Egypt’s best-preserved and less frequented temples. Skim the waters of the Nile by traditional felucca. Delight in the fragrances of Aswan’s spice market. Join Viking and our expert Egyptologists on a 12-day Nile cruisetour into the heart of Egypt.
Day by Day
The heart of Egypt beats in Cairo with an unbridled passion.
It has been said of Egypt's exhilarating capital, "He who has not seen Cairo has not seen the world."
Cairo's very age mesmerizes; its monuments have stood here for more than 5,000 years.
Called the “Hundred-Gated City” by Greek historian Homer, Luxor is set on the east bank of the Nile River.
Luxor is lined with beautiful colonial hotels and some of the world’s most ancient and significant ruins.
Known in ancient Egypt as Caene, Qena’s situation on the banks of the Nile River has bolstered its prosperity over millennia.
Ancient Egyptians knew Esna as Latopolis, named for the largest of the perch species that swam in the Nile’s sacred waters.
Aswan is as vital and vibrant today as its ancient past is alluring and mysterious. The name comes from the ancient Egyptian word for trade, and thanks to the city’s position linking north and south, it is a rich marketplace of cultures.
Aswan has long been a terminus town on the Nile, where traders began, ended or paused their long journeys.
Edfu, a city on the west bank of the Nile, is home to the temple of the falcon-headed god Horus.
A timeless city on the Nile, Luxor is one of the world’s great open air museums.
This mesmerizing city, the Nile its life-giving artery, was made prosperous over millennia as a stopover for Sahara caravans on trade routes to Byzantium.
Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.