A mesmerizing country of ancient civilization, Egypt’s culture and mysterious past fascinate generation after generation. Your journey begins in Cairo, Africa’s most populated metro area. See the Sphinx, Valley Temple, and great Giza pyramids, standing since approximately 2,560 BC. Enjoy an included guided visit of the National Egyptian Museum as well as Coptic Cairo and the Saladin Citadel. Follow the Nile Delta to Alexandria and visit the Fort of Qait, the gardens of Montaza Palace, and the new library. Along the Mediterranean coastal road, visit El Alamein, where two decisive battles were fought during WWII. On the way back to Cairo, visit one of the ancient Coptic monasteries and shop for souvenirs at the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. Discover more amazing sites as you visit the fascinating step pyramid of Sakkara and the open-air museum in Memphis, then fly to Luxor and visit the Temple of Amun-Ra in Karnak and the Temple of Luxor. Next, embark your ship for an exciting 4-night Nile River cruise, from which you’ll visit the Valley of Kings, Deir el-Bahri, the Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Horus, Kom Ombo, the High Dam, and more. Fly to Abu Simbel and visit the famous ancient temples before returning to Cairo for a final overnight and the conclusion of your memorable trip.