Avanti expands to Egypt with all set-to-sail trips: Travel Weekly

Though river cruising continues to be mainly shuttered about the entire world, Egypt and the Nile are open up and welcoming vacationers.

And whilst bigger international players like Viking, Avalon Waterways and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises have their world functions on keep by at minimum April, there are a wide variety of other Nile ships that can be booked for fast journey by itself or in conjunction with land deals.

Solutions consist of the distinctive, 4-suite SB Feddya and a renovated British Navy steamer operated by Movenpick, medium-dimension boats from the Indian luxurious hospitality company Oberoi and four-star options from Steigenberger.

To assistance travel advisors navigate the unique alternatives and mixtures of land and river itineraries, Avanti Destinations previous month introduced it has started offering Egypt with a assortment of land and river packages that incorporate largely private tours.

Selections include things like five customizable vacations deals, 6 places, 19 hotels and 38 activities and activities. The river itineraries range from three- to 12-day sailings across four routes on 11 four- and 5-star ships. Advisors can include or subtract locations, actions and the quantity of days to each and every.

Avanti CEO Paul Barry said the itineraries make on common offers popular with guided travel by means of Egypt for a long time.

“We did start off with some of the additional normal systems,” Barry said. “Even so, they are form of like making your simple meal. You begin with a bowl of pasta, and it really is the rest of the substances that genuinely deliver the spice.”

Among the the itineraries that advisors can create from:

• Greatest of Egypt: 9 times, featuring Cairo and a four-evening Nile cruise amongst Luxor and Aswan. Includes a non-public, full-working day tour of the pyramids, the Sphinx, Memphis and Saqqara and a non-public, complete-day Egyptian Museum and Old Cairo tour.

• Treasures of the Nile: 12 times, showcasing Cairo and a seven-evening Nile cruise amongst Luxor and Aswan on Movenpick’s historic, five-star, deluxe steamship, the SS Misr. Features a personal, whole-day tour of the pyramids, the Sphinx, Memphis and Saqqara personal tour of Cairo’s medieval Salah El Din Citadel, the 19th-century Mohammed Ali Mosque and the Khan El Khalili bazaar and a audio and gentle demonstrate at the pyramids.

• Historical Lands of Egypt: 11 days in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan, an exploration that skips the multiday Nile cruise but will take in the most historic web-sites. Consists of a meal cruise on the Nile. The tour includes a range of non-public tours, such as of the Egyptian Museum, the pyramids, the Sphinx, Memphis, Saqqara, Salah El Din Citadel, Mohammed Ali Mosque, Khan El Khalili bazaar, East Financial institution (Karnak and Luxor temples), West Bank (Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Temple, the Colossi of Memnon), Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam, the unfinished obelisk, St. Simeon Monastery (by camel) and Aswan’s botanical backyard (by felucca, a conventional picket sailboat).

• Grand Tour of Egypt: 12 times in Cairo, Alexandria and the oasis metropolis of Siwa, with a 4-evening cruise among Luxor and Aswan. Includes a non-public, whole-day tour of the Egyptian Museum, Previous Cairo, the pyramids and the Sphinx right away in Alexandria and a private Alexandria metropolis tour with lunch a few evenings in an all-inclusive ecolodge a sunset desert safari and a cultural tour of Siwa.

• Egypt Sand & Sea: 10 days in Cairo and the Purple Sea vacation resort town of Hurghada and a three-night Nile cruise amongst Luxor and Aswan. Includes a private, complete-working day tour of the pyramids, the Sphinx, Memphis and Saqqara and a non-public, whole-day Egyptian Museum and Outdated Cairo city tour.