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Istanbul to Dubai

LEGENDARY SANDS | 21 Nights | Departs Oct 31, 2014


Luxor (Safaga), Egypt


Oct, 31

-Istanbul, Turkey

Nov, 1

-Kavala, Greece

Nov, 2

-Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

Nov, 3

-Patmos, Greece

Nov, 4

-Antalya, Turkey

Nov, 5

-Limassol, Cyprus

Nov, 6

-Suez Canal Transit, Egypt

Nov, 7

-At Sea

Nov, 8

-Petra (Aqaba), Jordan

Nov, 9

-Petra (Aqaba), Jordan

Nov, 10

-Luxor (Safaga), Egypt

Nov, 11

-Luxor (Safaga), Egypt

Nov, 12

-Cruise the Red Sea

Nov, 13

-Cruise the Red Sea

Nov, 14

-Cruise the Gulf of Aden

Nov, 15

-Cruise the Arabian Sea

Nov, 16

-Salalah, Oman

Nov, 17

-Cruise the Arabian Sea

Nov, 18

-Muscat (Port Qaboos), Oman

Nov, 19

-Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

Nov, 20

-Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Nov, 21

-Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Luxor (Safaga), Egypt-port

Take a one- or two-day journey to Luxor and thrill to the majesty of the Karnak and Luxor temples. Cross the Nile to the famed Valley of the Kings and the magnificent tomb of Tutankhamen and the huge mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. In the evening, witness the fabulous sound and light show at Karnak. Take a jeep safari into the desert to a Bedouin settlement for sweet tea and flatbread and enjoy the dramatic beauty of the sunset over the sands. Buy lovely hand-painted papyrus copies of tomb paintings, mother-of-pearl inlaid boxes, alabaster trinkets, jewelry, and replicas of ancient artifacts. Enjoy sizzling lamb dishes, falafel, and myriad other Middle Eastern and Egyptian specialties.


Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Ancient Luxor
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Desert Jeep Safari
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Red Sea Beach Program
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Snorkeling in the Red Sea
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Aqua Scope Underwater Discovery
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Iconic Temples of Karnac & Luxor W/Luxor Museum
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Ancient Luxor

    Moderate Activity/Walking Regent ChoiceMeal
    Duration: 12 hours
    Tour Code: saf-001


    This amazing full day tour to Luxor provides an excellent opportunity for you to see outstanding examples of ancient Egyptian architecture and learn the fascinating mysteries of centuries old culture and hieroglyphics.

    Disembarking the ship, you'll board your comfortable motor coach for the drive to Luxor. During the drive, you'll enjoy majestic scenic vistas provided by the vast expanses of desert and barren mountains that are interspersed with areas of surprisingly fertile farmland. Arriving in Luxor, your first stop will be at a local hotel where you'll be treated to a lovely buffet lunch. At the conclusion of your luncheon, you'll rejoin your coach and cross the fabulous Nile River, proceeding to the West Bank area for a visit to the Valley of the Kings. It is here you will find the remarkable tombs of Egypt's ancient kings, their families and other Egyptian nobility. Ample time is allotted here for you to fully explore this wonderful site.

    Next, it's on to Hatshepsut Temple where there will be a short photo stop. This awesome mortuary temple that was buried under sand for centuries was built by Hatshepsut, the only woman to rule as a Pharaoh. Built into the mountainside, it stands as an incredible monument to the powers held by the pharaohs. A second photo stop follows 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, albeit over an open field.

    Your final stop of the day will be at the spectacular Luxor Temple complex. Here, you will find a collection of simply breathtaking statues, obelisks, and temples that date back to the 14th century BC. After a truly unforgettable day immersing yourself in Egypt's mesmerizing ancient history and culture, you'll embark your coach for the relaxing drive back to the ship.

    Please note: Travel time to and from Luxor is approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours each direction. This tour includes a moderate amount of walking and climbing as well as some stairs to negotiate. It may not be considered suitable for wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. It is recommended that guests wear comfortable walking shoes, lightweight clothing, cap and sunglasses. There are no cameras allowed inside the tombs.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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