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VIKING RIVER CRUISE - Pharaohs & Pyramids

12 Days - 1 Country

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Discover Egypt, ancient & modern
Uncover the ancient secrets of Egypt amid the welcoming culture of today. See the pyramids from astride a majestic camel. Explore the Temple of Karnak’s 136 soaring pillars. Visit Queen Nefertari’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Skim the waters of the Nile by traditional felucca. Enjoy the fragrances of Aswan’s spice market. Join Viking River Cruises expert Egyptologists on a 12-day cruisetour through Egypt on board our modern Nile ships, owned and operated by Viking.

Day 1 Cairo, Egypt

Admire the Sakkara Step Pyramid, and in Giza, witness the Great Pyramids and Great Sphinx.

Day 2 Cairo, Egypt

See the Cairo Citadel and Mosque of Muhammad Ali; browse the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

Day 3 Cairo, Egypt

Mingle with locals at a typical Egyptian souk or browse one of Cairo’s fascinating museums.

Day 4 Luxor, Egypt

Walk among the monumental peristyles and obelisks at the Temples of Luxor and Karnak.

Day 5 Qena, Egypt

View columns and hieroglyphics at the Dendera Temple complex, set on the Nile’s west bank.

Day 6 Luxor, Egypt

See the Valley of the Kings, Queen Nefertari’s tomb and Queen Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple.

Day 7 Esna, Egypt

Stroll the Temple of Khnum’s well-preserved Hypostyle Hall, with its intricate columns.

Day 8 Aswan, Egypt

Learn about the Aswan Dam’s flood control, browse a souk and sail the Nile in a felucca.

Day 9 Aswan & Kom Ombo, Egypt

Meet locals in a Nubian village, explore the Temples of Philae and discover how papyrus is made.
Encounter Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to two gods, with both sides being identical.

Day 10 Edfu & Luxor, Egypt

Discover the ancient Temple of Horus and see the multiple statues of its namesake falcon god.

Experience the east bank’s “Hundred-Gated City”; browse the Luxor Library.

Day 11 Cairo, Egypt

Explore the city of ancient monuments, many of which have stood for thousands of years.

Day 12 Cairo, Egypt

Stroll through the bustling heart of the city, past antique stores and boutique shops.

Viking Hathor

Owned and operated by Viking, Viking Hathor is a brand new sister ship to Viking Osiris and Viking Aton, the most upscale ships in Egypt. Specifically built to navigate the Nile, she is a state-of-the-art vessel—designed in the clean, elegant Scandinavian aesthetic for which Viking is known. Accommodating just 82 guests, she offers the ultimate in comfort.

  • Only 82 guests

  • Crew: 48

  • Length: 236 feet

  • Year built: 2024

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Pre & Post Cruise Extensions

More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.
Pre & Post Cruise Extensions vary by itinerary and are subject to change.

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