Spend the day exploring the west bank of the Nile and the Necropolis of Thebes, beginning with a photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon.
Continuing the journey, we’ll be visiting the majestic Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh and regarded historically as one of the most successful heirs to the throne.
The tour continues as we move to the Valley of the Queens, where we’ll be granted access to Queen Nefertari’s Tomb, famously known for its well preserved colorful artworks that adorn its walls. Proceed to the nearby Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For a period of 500 years (beginning in the 16th century BC), tombs were built along this valley for pharaohs and nobles, including the tomb of the “boy king,” Tutankhamun. Unearthed in 1922 by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter, the tomb of Tutankhamun is yours to explore, as you set foot inside its 35-century-old walls. Enter the lesser-visited tomb of Seti I, the father of Ramses II and one of the best-preserved tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
In the afternoon, your vessel begins its cruise upstream.