A country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.


An Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River, is defined by ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. It’s home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs, Petra earns its nickname, the “Rose City.”

Taste of Egypt with Jordan

14 Day River Cruise Cairo to Dead Sea

Take an extraordinary journey on this escorted tour of Egypt, beginning and ending in Cairo, followed by a 4-night stay in Jordan. Begin with a 3-night stay in Cairo—called the “Mother of the World”—to explore the legendary sites you’ve dreamed of seeing. Stand before the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza and Sakkara’s tombs of the kings.. Survey King Tutankahmun’s treasures at the Egyptian Museum (note: upon its opening , the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza will replace Cairo’s Egyptian Museum in this itinerary.).
In Old Cairo, visit the Alabaster Mosque, situated on the summit of the Citadel. Visit Abu Serga Church built on the spot where the Holy Family stopped and rested towards the end of their journey to Egypt. Also see the 4th century Church of the Virgin Mary (called the Hanging Church), built on the remains of an old Roman Babylon fortress. These and more exciting discoveries are to be found as you see Egypt’s incredible monuments to pharaohs and gods of Egyptian history.
Fly to Luxor to embark on your Nile River cruise. You’ll visit the monument of Karnak with its ancient, Avenue of the Sphinxes and the Temple of Amun-Ra as well as Luxor Temple. Visit the valley of Kings and Valley of Queens, where the pristine tomb of King Tutankahmun was found with undisturbed riches and splendour. This incredible cruise on the Nile River takes you to amazing ancient sites, including the Temple of Edfu, twin temples at Kom Ombo, devoted to the crocodile god Sobek-Ra and the falcon god Horus. Ponder the magnitude of the task of building the pyramids with a visit to the granite quarries—where an unfinished obelisk still remains. Visit the Temple of Isis, then take a return flight to Cairo to explore the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and its Hall of Mummies before a felucca ride on the Nile and the chance to browse the bustling maze of the endless bazaar in Cairo’s medieval alleys.
Your adventure continues with four nights in Jordan, with a flight from Cairo to Amman. Spend one night each in Amman and Petra, and two nights at the Dead Sea. Enjoy superior accommodations, transportation, and guided sightseeing with expert Local Guides to see the red city of Petra, Roman ruins of Amman, the ruins of Jerash, and the Dead Sea.
July 27, Aug 3, 10, 17 $7140
Aug 24 $7331
Aug 31, Oct 12, Dec 14 $7712
April 25, May 2, 16 $7458
May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27 $7267
July 4, 18, 15, Aug 1, 8, 15 $7267
Aug 22, $7458
Aug 29, Sept 5, 12, 19, Oct 24 $7902
Nov 28 $7712
Dec 12 $7902

Secrets of Egypt & the Nile Cruise

11 nights
We are thrilled to now take you to a fascinating destination: Egypt. Allow yourself to be treated to a connoisseur’s discovery of this ancient civilization as only AmaWaterways can provide – with an unparalleled 11-night Nile River cruise and land experience that includes exquisite cuisine, authentic experiences and the extraordinary service for which AmaWaterways is renowned. Sail aboard the luxurious, newly designed AmaDahlia and explore ancient wonders, such as the beguiling Temple of Luxor and the mystifying Valley of the Kings and Queens. Plus, come face-to-face with the last survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Sphinx and the three Pyramids of Giza. This unforgettable itinerary includes exclusive experiences, such as a private tour of the tomb of Queen Nefertari and a private lunch at the Abdeen Presidential Palace. Uncover the many mysteries and secrets that have shaped Egypt’s past and continue to influence the future of this remarkable land.


Sept 1 $5199 Sept 8 $5299 Sept 15 $5399 Sept 22, 29 $5499
Oct 6 $5599 Oct 13 $5699
Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15 $5899 Dec 22 $5799
Jan 5 %5999 Jan 19 $6099
Feb 2 $6499 Feb 16, March 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22 $6699
March 25, 29 April 1, 8, 12 $6599
April 15, 19, 22 $6499
April 29, May 3, 6, 10 $5899
May 13 $5999
May 20, 24 $5699
May 27, 31 June 3, 7, 10, 14 $5599
June 17, 21 $5499
Sept 2, 6, $5599
Sept 9 $5699 Sept 16, 20, 23, 27 $5799
Sept 30, Oct 4 $5899
Oct 7, 11 $6299
Oct 14, 18 $6399
Oct 21, 25, 28, Nov 1, 4, 11, 15, 18, 22, 29 $6599
Dec 2, 6 $6399
Dec 9, 13 $6299
Dec 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 $6199


7 Day Tour from Amman to Dead Sea
Your off-season guided tour of Jordan begins in the capital city of Amman and concludes at the Dead Sea—one of the lowest spots on Earth. Marvel at Jordan’s many fascinating sites, but without the crowds or prices of the busy season! Visit Amman—one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities with a history spanning nine millennia—to see the Roman amphitheater and Jerash, a well-preserved Greco-Roman city buried for centuries under desert sands. Enjoy a guided sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra—one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Walk down the Siq, a narrow gorge with spectacular colors between its high cliffs, and stand in awe of the famed Treasury site, carved out of the sheer sandstone cliff in the 1st century BC. Sip tea in a real Bedouin tent—a tradition of the semi-nomadic Bedouin people still inhabiting this region.

Nov 15 $2259
Nov 19, 20, 29, Dec 3, 10 $1889
Jan 14, 21 $1759
Jan 24 $1949 Jan 28 $1759
Feb 4, 11 $2029 Feb 7 $2259 Feb 18, 25 $2119