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    Luxor and the Valley of the Kings (Single Occupancy)

    Safaga, Egypt

    Duration 2 days/1 Night

    Explore the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs during this memorable journey to Luxor. Along the way, you will visit the Karnak, Luxor and Hatshepsut Temples, Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings. ...
    Explore the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs during this memorable journey to Luxor. Along the way, you will visit the Karnak, Luxor and Hatshepsut Temples, Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings. more...

    Explore the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs during this memorable journey to Luxor. Along the way, you will visit the Karnak, Luxor and Hatshepsut Temples, Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings.


    Note: Due to the amount of walking over uneven terrain and steps at the tombs, this program is not recommended for guests with walking difficulty or those who utilize a wheelchair, walker or scooter.


    Day 1
    Upon disembarking the ship in Safaga, you will be met and depart for the 3.5-hour drive to Luxor. Upon arrival a stop will be made for lunch after which you will visit the Karnak Temple. Located about two miles north of the Luxor Temple, but connected to it by an impressive avenue of sphinxes, the Karnak Temple was the most important sanctuary of ancient Egypt, and the heart of the cult of the god Amon. Each pharaoh added his own contribution to the temple over the ensuing 2,000 years.


    The Ptolemies erected the massive first pylon you will see. Past the second pylon, which is guarded by a pair of huge statues of Ramses II, you will find the great hypo-style hall, the largest hall of any temple in the world. It spans 50,000 square feet and contains 134 enormous columns. You may notice that some of the columns still have traces of the brilliant paint that originally covered them.


    The third pylon leads to the center court, and past the fourth pylon is the 97-foot-high obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut, carved from a solid piece of pink granite. As you pass through successive pylons and courts, you will journey back in time until you reach the oldest part of the temple, built by the pharaohs of the middle kingdom around 2000 B.C.


    At the south end of the temple, you will find the sacred lake where ceremonial boats took part in the worship of Amon. Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside the Karnak Temple free of charge.


    Next, you will tour the renowned Luxor Temple, which was originally built during the reign of Amenophis the III and then expanded by Ramses II, who added a statue of himself and two obelisks. Today, only one of the statues remains at the Luxor Temple; Mohamed Ali gave the other one to Louis Philippe in 1831 and it is displayed at the Concorde in Paris.


    After Alexander the Great rebuilt the sanctuary in the 4th century B.C., the Romans subsequently rebuilt portions of it, and then the Muslims built a mosque in the temple. Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside the Luxor Temple.


    Following your visit to the Luxor Temple, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in.


    In the evening, you will depart for a spectacular sound and light show at the Karnak Temple. It’s an amazing performance that traces the history of Thebes, including the lives of the pharaohs who built the necropolis. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel for dinner and to spend the evening.


    Please note: Dinner will be served at the hotel from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Guests attending the Sound and Light Show will dine following the show.


    Day 2
    Following a buffet breakfast, you will cross over the Nile to the West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings, hidden in the foothills of the Gourma Mountains. More than 60 tombs of pharaohs and noblemen have been excavated in this valley. The kings’ formal names and titles are inscribed in their tombs, along with their images and statues. Between the 18th and 20th dynasties, the kings abandoned the Memphis area and built their tombs in Thebes. During your time here, you will receive a ticket valid for entry to up to three tombs of your choice. Cameras may now be used inside the tombs for a fee and can be paid directly to the guide.


    NOTE: there are a series of steps (up to approximately 20 steps per chamber) to go down into the various tombs and the ground surrounding the tombs is uneven and dusty. It is also extremely hot here.


    Continuing, enjoy a photo stop at the Hatshepsut Temple, whose unique design features a series of grand terraces extending up a cliff with rows of square granite columns blending in with the mountainside. From here you will proceed for a visit to Medinet Habu. Built by Ramses III, this temple is among the most interesting of the funerary chapels on the West Bank. The reliefs on both sides of the doorway depict battle scenes of Ramses III.


    After your visit to Medinet Habu, a photo stop will be made at the Colossi of Memnon. This structure was originally built as a mortuary temple in Thebes and guarded by two gigantic statues on the outer gates. All that remains today are the 75-foot-high, 1,000-ton statues of Amenhotep III. Though damaged by nature and ancient tourists, the statues are still impressive nonetheless. Cameras and video cameras are permitted free of charge.


    Enjoy a buffet lunch back at your hotel before you depart for the 3.5-hour drive back to Safaga to re-embark the ship.


    Land Program Step by Step:


    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details and the timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.


    Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Shore Excursion Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.


    Day 1
    • AM The ship arrives alongside in Safaga, Egypt
    • 8:30am Disembark and proceed to the port terminal for security screening
    • 9:00am Depart for the drive to Luxor. The drive is approximately 3.5 hours. Restrooms are available on the bus. No comfort stop is scheduled
    • 12:30pm Buffet lunch at a deluxe hotel. Beverages include bottled water, tea and coffee
    • 1:30pm Proceed to Karnak Temple
    • 1:45pm Visit Karnak Temple
    • 3:30pm Proceed to Luxor Temple
    • 3:45pm Visit Luxor Temple
    • 4:45pm Proceed to your hotel for check in
    • 5:00pm Check in
    • Optional shopping with your guide
    • 7:30pm Proceed to Karnak Temple
    • 8:00pm Sound and light show
    • 9:00pm Drive back to the hotel
    • 9:30pm Buffet dinner is served. Beverages include bottled water, tea and coffee, one glass of local wine or one bottle of local beer
    • Buffet dinner will be served from 7:00pm to 10:00pm for those who opt out of the show
    • Overnight at the Sonesta St. George Hotel or similar hotel in Luxor


    Day 2 7:00am Buffet breakfast at the hotel
    8:00am Cross the Nile to the west bank
    8:45am Visit the Valley of the Kings
    The ticket you receive will include entry to three tombs of your choice
    10:15am Proceed to Hatshepsut temple
    10:30am Photo stop at Hatshepsut temple
    10:40am Proceed to Habu Temple
    10:45am Visit Habu Temple
    11:30am Proceed to Colossi of Memnon
    11:35am Photo stop at Colossi of Memnon
    11:40am Back to your hotel
    12:15pm Lunch and check out
    1:30pm Drive back to Safaga. The drive is approximately 3.5 hours. Restrooms are available on the bus. No comfort stop is scheduled.
    5:00pm Arrive back in Safaga and rejoin the ship


    Expected weather:
    Temperatures in Luxor average about 30°C / 86°F


    What to bring:
    Comfortable clothing, good walking shoes, camera, hat, sunscreen


    Currency:
    Egyptian Pound but USD are widely accepted


    Electricity:
    220- 240 V. Adaptors are not available therefore we suggest you bring your own travel adaptor should you require it.


    Luggage:
    A carry-on size piece of luggage is suggested for this one night stay

    Hotel Name:
    Sonesta St. George Luxor Hotel
    Gazirat Al Awameyah, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
    Phone: +20 95 2382575


    *We only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If a similar hotel is substituted, it will be of equal ratings and standards. If you are not notified of any changes before your sailing, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in the program.


    Documentation:
    Passports must be brought with you on the program
    Visas are not required for US, EU and Canadian Citizens
    Please check your local Egyptian Embassy for further information


    Included:
    • 1 night at the Sonesta St. George Luxor or similar (Run of House Room)
    • One breakfast, two lunches and one dinner
    • Bottled water, tea, coffee, one soda or one bottle of beer/one glass of local wine with meals
    • Entrance fees
    • English-speaking guide throughout the program


    One room is included in the per person single or double cost of this program and will be assigned for any bookings up to 2 guests regardless of cabin size on the ship. If additional bedding or rooms are required for this program, please contact Norwegian Cruise Line in advance of travel to request and price accordingly. Requests must be received at least 65 days before departure and confirmations will be based on availability at the time of request.


    Not Included:
    • Gratuities for drivers and guides
    • Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service
    • any meals or beverages not listed above


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    • Child from: £539,89 GBP
    DURATION 2 days/1 Night
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Luxor and the Valley of the Kings (Double Occupancy)

    Safaga, Egypt

    Duration 2 days/1 Night

    Explore the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs during this memorable journey to Luxor. Along the way, you will visit the Karnak, Luxor and Hatshepsut Temples, Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings. ...
    Explore the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs during this memorable journey to Luxor. Along the way, you will visit the Karnak, Luxor and Hatshepsut Temples, Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings. more...

    Explore the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs during this memorable journey to Luxor. Along the way, you will visit the Karnak, Luxor and Hatshepsut Temples, Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings.


    Note: Due to the amount of walking over uneven terrain and steps at the tombs, this program is not recommended for guests with walking difficulty or those who utilize a wheelchair, walker or scooter.


    Day 1
    Upon disembarking the ship in Safaga, you will be met and depart for the 3.5-hour drive to Luxor. Upon arrival a stop will be made for lunch after which you will visit the Karnak Temple. Located about two miles north of the Luxor Temple, but connected to it by an impressive avenue of sphinxes, the Karnak Temple was the most important sanctuary of ancient Egypt, and the heart of the cult of the god Amon. Each pharaoh added his own contribution to the temple over the ensuing 2,000 years.


    The Ptolemies erected the massive first pylon you will see. Past the second pylon, which is guarded by a pair of huge statues of Ramses II, you will find the great hypo-style hall, the largest hall of any temple in the world. It spans 50,000 square feet and contains 134 enormous columns. You may notice that some of the columns still have traces of the brilliant paint that originally covered them.


    The third pylon leads to the center court, and past the fourth pylon is the 97-foot-high obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut, carved from a solid piece of pink granite. As you pass through successive pylons and courts, you will journey back in time until you reach the oldest part of the temple, built by the pharaohs of the middle kingdom around 2000 B.C.


    At the south end of the temple, you will find the sacred lake where ceremonial boats took part in the worship of Amon. Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside the Karnak Temple free of charge.


    Next, you will tour the renowned Luxor Temple, which was originally built during the reign of Amenophis the III and then expanded by Ramses II, who added a statue of himself and two obelisks. Today, only one of the statues remains at the Luxor Temple; Mohamed Ali gave the other one to Louis Philippe in 1831 and it is displayed at the Concorde in Paris.


    After Alexander the Great rebuilt the sanctuary in the 4th century B.C., the Romans subsequently rebuilt portions of it, and then the Muslims built a mosque in the temple. Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside the Luxor Temple.


    Following your visit to the Luxor Temple, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in.


    In the evening, you will depart for a spectacular sound and light show at the Karnak Temple. It’s an amazing performance that traces the history of Thebes, including the lives of the pharaohs who built the necropolis. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel for dinner and to spend the evening.


    Please note: Dinner will be served at the hotel from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Guests attending the Sound and Light Show will dine following the show.


    Day 2
    Following a buffet breakfast, you will cross over the Nile to the West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings, hidden in the foothills of the Gourma Mountains. More than 60 tombs of pharaohs and noblemen have been excavated in this valley. The kings’ formal names and titles are inscribed in their tombs, along with their images and statues. Between the 18th and 20th dynasties, the kings abandoned the Memphis area and built their tombs in Thebes. During your time here, you will receive a ticket valid for entry to up to three tombs of your choice. Cameras may now be used inside the tombs for a fee and can be paid directly to the guide.


    NOTE: there are a series of steps (up to approximately 20 steps per chamber) to go down into the various tombs and the ground surrounding the tombs is uneven and dusty. It is also extremely hot here.


    Continuing, enjoy a photo stop at the Hatshepsut Temple, whose unique design features a series of grand terraces extending up a cliff with rows of square granite columns blending in with the mountainside. From here you will proceed for a visit to Medinet Habu. Built by Ramses III, this temple is among the most interesting of the funerary chapels on the West Bank. The reliefs on both sides of the doorway depict battle scenes of Ramses III.


    After your visit to Medinet Habu, a photo stop will be made at the Colossi of Memnon. This structure was originally built as a mortuary temple in Thebes and guarded by two gigantic statues on the outer gates. All that remains today are the 75-foot-high, 1,000-ton statues of Amenhotep III. Though damaged by nature and ancient tourists, the statues are still impressive nonetheless. Cameras and video cameras are permitted free of charge.


    Enjoy a buffet lunch back at your hotel before you depart for the 3.5-hour drive back to Safaga to re-embark the ship.


    Land Program Step by Step:


    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details and the timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.


    Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Shore Excursion Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.


    Day 1
    • AM The ship arrives alongside in Safaga, Egypt
    • 8:30am Disembark and proceed to the port terminal for security screening
    • 9:00am Depart for the drive to Luxor. The drive is approximately 3.5 hours. Restrooms are available on the bus. No comfort stop is scheduled
    • 12:30pm Buffet lunch at a deluxe hotel. Beverages include bottled water, tea and coffee
    • 1:30pm Proceed to Karnak Temple
    • 1:45pm Visit Karnak Temple
    • 3:30pm Proceed to Luxor Temple
    • 3:45pm Visit Luxor Temple
    • 4:45pm Proceed to your hotel for check in
    • 5:00pm Check in
    • Optional shopping with your guide
    • 7:30pm Proceed to Karnak Temple
    • 8:00pm Sound and light show
    • 9:00pm Drive back to the hotel
    • 9:30pm Buffet dinner is served. Beverages include bottled water, tea and coffee, one glass of local wine or one bottle of local beer
    • Buffet dinner will be served from 7:00pm to 10:00pm for those who opt out of the show
    • Overnight at the Sonesta St. George Hotel or similar hotel in Luxor


    Day 2 7:00am Buffet breakfast at the hotel
    8:00am Cross the Nile to the west bank
    8:45am Visit the Valley of the Kings
    The ticket you receive will include entry to three tombs of your choice
    10:15am Proceed to Hatshepsut temple
    10:30am Photo stop at Hatshepsut temple
    10:40am Proceed to Habu Temple
    10:45am Visit Habu Temple
    11:30am Proceed to Colossi of Memnon
    11:35am Photo stop at Colossi of Memnon
    11:40am Back to your hotel
    12:15pm Lunch and check out
    1:30pm Drive back to Safaga. The drive is approximately 3.5 hours. Restrooms are available on the bus. No comfort stop is scheduled.
    5:00pm Arrive back in Safaga and rejoin the ship


    Expected weather:
    Temperatures in Luxor average about 30°C / 86°F


    What to bring:
    Comfortable clothing, good walking shoes, camera, hat, sunscreen


    Currency:
    Egyptian Pound but USD are widely accepted


    Electricity:
    220- 240 V. Adaptors are not available therefore we suggest you bring your own travel adaptor should you require it.


    Luggage:
    A carry-on size piece of luggage is suggested for this one night stay

    Hotel Name:
    Sonesta St. George Luxor Hotel
    Gazirat Al Awameyah, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
    Phone: +20 95 2382575


    *We only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If a similar hotel is substituted, it will be of equal ratings and standards. If you are not notified of any changes before your sailing, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in the program.


    Documentation:
    Passports must be brought with you on the program
    Visas are not required for US, EU and Canadian Citizens
    Please check your local Egyptian Embassy for further information


    Included:
    • 1 night at the Sonesta St. George Luxor or similar (Run of House Room)
    • One breakfast, two lunches and one dinner
    • Bottled water, tea, coffee, one soda or one bottle of beer/one glass of local wine with meals
    • Entrance fees
    • English-speaking guide throughout the program


    One room is included in the per person single or double cost of this program and will be assigned for any bookings up to 2 guests regardless of cabin size on the ship. If additional bedding or rooms are required for this program, please contact Norwegian Cruise Line in advance of travel to request and price accordingly. Requests must be received at least 65 days before departure and confirmations will be based on availability at the time of request.


    Not Included:
    • Gratuities for drivers and guides
    • Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service
    • any meals or beverages not listed above


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    • Adult from: £462,66 GBP
    • Child from: £462,66 GBP
    DURATION 2 days/1 Night
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Exclusive Luxor

    Safaga, Egypt

    Duration 13 hrs

    Marvel at the glorious temples and tombs of Egypt’s most legendary pharaohs, which were ingeniously constructed in Luxor about 3,500 years ago. ...
    Marvel at the glorious temples and tombs of Egypt’s most legendary pharaohs, which were ingeniously constructed in Luxor about 3,500 years ago. more...

    Marvel at the glorious temples and tombs of Egypt’s most legendary pharaohs, which were ingeniously constructed in Luxor about 3,500 years ago.


    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a relaxing 3 1/2 hour drive inland to Luxor, an ancient city also known as Thebes, situated on the east bank of the fabled Nile River. Your initial stop will be at the Karnak Temple, a collection of buildings dedicated to Pharaoh Amun.


    Because the complex was built over a period of 1300 years, under the guidance of multiple pharaohs, it reached an unprecedented size and diversity. The scale is staggering, as you will discover walking the Avenue of the Sphinxes that once stretched two miles. Another highlight is the pink granite obelisk erected during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut in the 15th century B.C.


    A leisurely lunch cruise on the Nile follows, after which you will visit the tomb of Nefertari, the wife of Ramses II. Although thieves stole almost everything inside, including her sarcophagus, the well-preserved wall paintings are among the most exquisite in Luxor.


    Two more tombs await you in the Valley of Kings. The tomb of Pharaoh Seti I is the largest and longest in the valley. While some of its original contents are in museums, its spectacular painted reliefs remain.


    Tutankhamun’s tomb is surely the most well known and with good reason. Its discovery in 1922 and the fabulous treasures found inside captured the world’s attention. After visiting King Tut’s tomb, you will enjoy afternoon tea before traveling back to Safaga.


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    • Child from: £385,42 GBP
    DURATION 13 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    The West Bank of Luxor

    Safaga, Egypt

    Duration 13 hrs

    Behold the archaeological treasures unearthed in the Valley of Kings, and then explore several temples nearby, one of them built for the powerful female pharaoh Hatshepsut. ...
    Behold the archaeological treasures unearthed in the Valley of Kings, and then explore several temples nearby, one of them built for the powerful female pharaoh Hatshepsut. more...

    Behold the archaeological treasures unearthed in the Valley of Kings, and then explore several temples nearby, one of them built for the powerful female pharaoh Hatshepsut.


    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a relaxing drive inland through vast expanses of desert, punctuated by surprisingly fertile farmland. Upon arriving in Luxor, you will enjoy a hearty lunch before crossing the Nile River. In the Valley of Kings on the river’s west bank, excavations have revealed extraordinary tombs belonging to Egypt’s legendary pharaohs. This valley was the royal burial ground for the likes of Tutankhamun, Seti I and Ramses II, and archaeologists are still surprised by the riches that continue to be found.


    Not far away, you will discover the magnificent Temple of Hatshepsut, a beloved ruler known as the Splendor of Splendors. A rare female pharaoh, she was one of ancient Egypt’s most successful rulers, and the beautifully painted reliefs on her tomb reflect that.


    It took a Herculean effort to construct these temples and tombs. At Deir El Medina, you will see where the stonemasons and craftsmen that built them lived. Many of the artisans were buried in tombs here and worshipped at the Temple of Hathor, which you will visit.


    The last stop will be at Habu Temple, a huge mortuary complex built to honor Ramses III. The gates, pylons and chapels inside the walls are spectacular, as are the relief depicting battles on the exterior walls. Following this visit, you will return to Safaga.


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    • Adult from: £176,88 GBP
    • Child from: £153,70 GBP
    DURATION 13 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Fascinating Luxor & Valley of the Kings

    Safaga, Egypt

    Duration 12 hrs

    Take advantage of this opportunity to see outstanding examples of ancient Egyptian architecture and learn some of the mysteries behind centuries old culture and hieroglyphics. During your drive to Luxor, enjoy scenic vistas provided by the vast expanses of desert and barren mountains. ...
    Take advantage of this opportunity to see outstanding examples of ancient Egyptian architecture and learn some of the mysteries behind centuries old culture and hieroglyphics. During your drive to Luxor, enjoy scenic vistas provided by the vast expanses of desert and barren mountains. more...

    Take advantage of this opportunity to see outstanding examples of ancient Egyptian architecture and learn some of the mysteries behind centuries old culture and hieroglyphics. During your drive to Luxor, enjoy scenic vistas provided by the vast expanses of desert and barren mountains, interspersed with areas of farmland. Arriving in Luxor, you’ll cross the Nile River and proceed to the West Bank for a visit to the Valley of the Kings. It is here you’ll find the remarkable tombs of Egypt's ancient kings, their families and other nobility.


    You’ll enjoy a buffet style lunch a local hotel during the day. Stop for photos at Hatshepsut Temple, this mortuary temple was buried under sand for centuries and was built by the only woman to ever rule as a Pharaoh. Another photo stop is at the Colossi of Memnon, two massive statues that originally flanked the entrance to Amenhotep III's mortuary temple. Although the temple itself was destroyed in an earthquake and most of its remnants have long since disappeared, these magnificent statues still stand guard today.


    You’ll also visit the spectacular Luxor Temple complex. It's graceful, well-preserved architecture is distinguished by many different gods and cultures that have resided here. You’ll discover a collection of simply breathtaking statues, obelisks, and temples that date back to the 14th century BC.


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    DURATION 12 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    4x4 Desert Adventure

    Safaga, Egypt

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Enjoy an off-road adventure that highlights the sights and culture of the Arabian Desert. You'll venture into the Eastern Arabian Desert with its desolate, rough terrain. You’ll visit a a remote Bedouin settlement where you’ll be warmly welcomed by the hospitable nomads. ...
    Enjoy an off-road adventure that highlights the sights and culture of the Arabian Desert. You'll venture into the Eastern Arabian Desert with its desolate, rough terrain. You’ll visit a a remote Bedouin settlement where you’ll be warmly welcomed by the hospitable nomads. more...

    Enjoy an off-road adventure that highlights the sights and culture of the Arabian Desert. Starting off from the pier, you'll board your 4X4 vehicles and take a scenic drive to the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada. You’ll leave the paved road and drive into the Eastern Arabian Desert. With its desolate, rough terrain and stark rock-strewn outcrops, the desert offers excellent photo opportunities.


    You’ll visit a remote Bedouin settlement where you’ll be warmly welcomed by the hospitable nomads. During your visit, you'll have a chance to explore the camp and learn about the Bedouin history and culture, as well as sample their aromatic sweet tea and flat unleavened bread. From a rocky slope on a nearby hill, you can experience the beautiful vista of the desert stretched out before you.


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    • Adult from: £76,47 GBP
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    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Iconic Temples of Karnak & Luxor with Luxor Museum

    Safaga, Egypt

    Duration 12 hrs

    Stand in awe at the amazing temples of Karnak and Luxor, and admire the collections housed at the Luxor Museum. During your drive to Luxor, enjoy scenic vistas provided by the vast expanses of desert and barren mountains. ...
    Stand in awe at the amazing temples of Karnak and Luxor, and admire the collections housed at the Luxor Museum. During your drive to Luxor, enjoy scenic vistas provided by the vast expanses of desert and barren mountains. more...

    Stand in awe at the amazing temples of Karnak and Luxor, and admire the collections housed at the Luxor Museum. During your drive to Luxor, enjoy scenic vistas provided by the vast expanses of desert and barren mountains, interspersed with areas of farmland. Karnak Temple is comprised of three main temples, smaller enclosed temples and several outer temples. This vast complex was built and enlarged over a span of thirteen hundred years. During your visit, don’t miss the impressive Avenue of the Sphinx, linking Karnak with Luxor Temple. View the massive statues of Ramses II, the great halls and pylons and the pink granite obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut.


    Re-boarding your coach, you’ll drive to the spectacular Luxor Temple, built during the reign of Amenophis III over 5,000 years ago. On the walls of the temple, you’ll witness some of the best preserved artwork in Egypt. You’ll also find a collection of breathtaking statues and obelisks that date back to the 14th century BC. Enjoy a buffet style lunch a local hotel during the day. You’ll visit the Luxor Museum, which houses an amazing collection of ancient artifacts ranging from Pharaonic art to items used in everyday life, such as pottery and jewelry.


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    DURATION 12 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Aqua Scope Underwater Discovery

    Safaga, Egypt

    Duration 3 hrs

    This Aqua Scope excursion truly immerses you in the underwater world of the Red Sea, all while staying completely dry. The top deck of the Aqua Scope remains above water, while the bottom deck is submerged. From this vantage point, you're treated to a view of the magnificent and exotic marine life found here. ...
    This Aqua Scope excursion truly immerses you in the underwater world of the Red Sea, all while staying completely dry. The top deck of the Aqua Scope remains above water, while the bottom deck is submerged. From this vantage point, you're treated to a view of the magnificent and exotic marine life found here. more...

    This Aqua Scope excursion truly immerses you in the underwater world of the Red Sea, all while staying completely dry. It's a short transfer from the pier to where the Aqua Scope dock is located. The top deck of the Aqua Scope remains completely above water, while the bottom deck remains submerged under the surface of the sea.


    From this vantage point, you are treated to an unparalleled view of the magnificent and exotic marine life found here in the Red Sea. As you cruise, discover not only colorful tropical fish, but the amazing coral formations hidden in the depths of these pristine turquoise waters. During the return journey, relax on the top deck while sipping a complimentary soft drink and enjoying the fresh sea breeze and warm sunshine.


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    • Adult from: £76,47 GBP
    • Child from: £76,47 GBP
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Snorkeling in the Red Sea

    Safaga, Egypt

    Duration 4 hrs

    Enjoy an off-road adventure that highlights the sights and culture of the Arabian Desert. You'll venture into the Eastern Arabian Desert with its desolate, rough terrain. You’ll visit a a remote Bedouin settlement where you’ll be warmly welcomed by the hospitable nomads. ...
    Enjoy an off-road adventure that highlights the sights and culture of the Arabian Desert. You'll venture into the Eastern Arabian Desert with its desolate, rough terrain. You’ll visit a a remote Bedouin settlement where you’ll be warmly welcomed by the hospitable nomads. more...

    Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience to discover the exotic underwater world of the Red Sea. A short drive takes you to where your motorboat awaits. You’ll set off to an area of the bay known as a premier snorkeling site. Upon arrival, you’ll enter the warm, crystalline waters to swim and snorkel amongst the colorful fish and beautiful coral. Those that do not wish to snorkel, may relax on board the boat. A qualified instructor will accompany you, provide assistance and offer information about the region's marine life. Bottled water and soft drinks are available on board for your refreshment.


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    • Adult from: £76,47 GBP
    • Child from: £76,47 GBP
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

Participation in activities and excursions may involve physical exertion, and may be potentially hazardous or dangerous. It is the responsibility of each individual to determine whether you are capable of engaging in any activity. Participation in any activity or excursion is at your own risk.

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Our group shore excursions are offered in English. Depending on the booking situation, various excursions are also offered in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian (minimum number of 30 participants). The tours offered may vary from cruise to cruise. Please see the detailed information for your shore excursion on board.