Cruise Italy to Egypt with Tour & Flights

$4999 per person
22 days
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ANCIENT WONDERS 22-Day MSC Med & Middle East Cruise with Egypt Tour & Flights

Fly to Italy, cruise via France, Greece, the Suez Canal and Jordan to Egypt. Then enjoy a 5-star Nile River cruise and tour of Egypt, before 3 weeks later flying home. Just imagine the exotic and astounding sights that you’ll experience on a journey like this!
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What an amazing and worry-free way to travel through the Mediterranean, Middle East and Egypt. Cruise aboard magnificent MSC Orchestra, with her spacious, elegant features and full selection of onboard facilities. Then when she docks the "wow moments" keep coming as you cruise the Nile in style and experience the must-see wonders of Egypt. Ask about the special rates to upgrade your cabin. Plus, flights from Australia are included with this unbeatable deal!

What's included

Egypt , France , Greece , Italy , Jordan , Mediterranean Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Fly Australia to Genoa, Italy
Return Location
Fly Cairo, Egypt to Australia
Tour Start Date & Time
November 7, 2023 12:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Booking Code: CRMMEO22M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Baggage charge
  • Cruise as per itinerary
  • Cruise meals and non-chargeable entertainment
  • Entrance tickets to sites on tour
  • Expert local guides
  • International flights from Australia
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Camera and video permits
  • Cruise gratuities
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa arrangements and fees
Egypt Transfers: Cruise & airport transfers are included in Egypt
Additional Prices
Extend Your Stay: We can combine this package with other tours or hotel stays Single Supplement: Please contact us for solo traveller rates with private cabins & rooms Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential - please ask us for a quote

Mediterranean & Middle East Cruise with Egypt tour overview

This 22-day package ticks all the boxes, starting with a magnificent 11-night cruise aboard MSC Orchestra from Italy to Egypt.

The grand ship is the second in MSC’s Musica class and combines spacious, elegant interiors with top facilities, thus creating a relaxing and comfortable cruise for the maximum 3200 people on board.

The cruise starts in Genoa and stops in Marseille, Rome, Olympia, Crete, Aqaba and Sharm el Sheikh, before reaching Safaga. Just imagine the exotic and astounding sights that you’ll experience on a voyage like this!

On arrival in Egypt, you’ll receive a private coach transfer to Luxor in time to board your 5-star Nile River cruise. The breathtaking journey includes the famous Valley of the Kings, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu and more. Plus, you’ll have two nights in Cairo and will be escorted around the city and Great Pyramids by an Egyptologist guide.



Special deal

Get in quickly to save before the amazing offer is sold out!

Lowest price departures: 7 November 2023 from Italy to Egypt, 29 March 2024 from Egypt to Italy:

  • Inside cabin from $4999 per person twin share
  • Oceanview cabin from $5799 per person twin share/li>
  • Balcony Cabin from $6299 per person twin share

Note: Per person prices in AUD are subject to availability. Prices can change without notice due to currency fluctuations and the withdrawal of the special offer. Please contact us for single supplements and current package rates.

Inclusions at a glance

  • Flights – Return economy airfares to Genoa & from Cairo
    • Fly from Australian capital cities (prices may vary by city)
  • Cruise – 11 nights Mediterranean & Middle East Cruise, Genoa to Safaga
    • Choice of cabin aboard MSC Orchestra
    • All meals on non-chargeable entertainment on the ship
  • Transfer – One-way coach transfer in Egypt from Safaga to Luxor
  • Tour – 9 nights Egypt escorted tour
    • 2 nights in Cairo at a 5-star hotel with daily breakfast
    • 7 nights on a 5-star Nile River Cruise
    • Nile cruise includes sightseeing & all meals on board
    • Sightseeing & entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Transfers in private, deluxe air-conditioned buses
    • Baggage handling & porterage
    • Private, English-speaking Egyptologist guide


Egypt pyramids
From Greek’s ancient sites, to Petra and the Pyramids – this is one of life’s monumental adventures!
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Fly to Italy


Arrive Genoa - Board MSC Orchestra


Cruise Port: Marseille


At Sea


Cruise Port: Civitavecchia (Rome)


At Sea


Cruise Port: Katakolon (Olympia)


Cruise Port: Heraklion (Crete)


Suez Canal North

DAY 10

Suez Canal South

DAY 11

Cruise Port: Aqaba (Petra)

DAY 12

Cruise Port: Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

DAY 13

Cruise disembark in Safaga - Transfer to Luxor, Egypt

DAY 14

Nile Cruise: Luxor (West Bank)

DAY 15

Nile Cruise: Edfu & Kom-Ombo

DAY 16

Nile Cruise: High Dam, Philae temple, Felucca

DAY 17

Nile Cruise: Aswan (Free day at leisure)

DAY 18

Nile Cruise: Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu

DAY 19

Nile Cruise: Edfu, Esna, Luxor

DAY 20

Fly Luxor to Cairo

DAY 21

Cairo Tour (Pyramids, Museum)

DAY 22

Transfer to Cairo Airport - Fly Home

More about Egypt Discover Egypt

Sure, you've seen photos of the pyramids and watched The Mummy movie, but nothing you can read or view will prepare you for the real-life thrill of experiencing Egypt! Egypt connects North Africa with the Middle East, but it feels like a world of its own. Of course, it's all about the historic monuments. From the colossal Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, to Luxor's rich Karnak Temple and the mind-blowing Valley of the Kings. Cairo is the capital city and the first thing you should allow time for is visiting the Egyptian Museum. It's the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East and houses the world's most impressive collection of Pharaonic antiquities. Many travellers regret not spending longer here, so make sure you put this high on your list. The second must-do experience is wandering around Khan El-Khalili. This 14th century market is a complete attack on the senses and bold introduction to Egyptian life. As well as being a thriving shopping area - selling everything from silverware and antiques, to spices, incense and souvenirs - it's a hub of cafes that serve traditional Egyptian food, a cultural melting pot and chaotic shapshot of medieval Cairo meeting modern day Egypt. You're also not far from Al-Hussein Mosque and Al-Azhar market.

More about France

France is one of the oldest nations on earth, the largest in the EU and also the most popular with tourists. People flock to its iconic sites, medieval cities, alpine mountains and Mediterranean beaches. It's a must to visit the amazing art galleries and museums of Paris, but make sure you allow time for people watching in a chic cafe. Visit the French Riviera to see how the rich and famous live, or take the world's highest cable car to get a breathtaking view of Mont Blanc. Try some of the 1600 varieties of cheese produced in France, but don't turn the accompanying baguette upside down, the French believe that brings bad luck!

More about Greece

More about Italy

What's not to love about Italy! From its ancient monuments and treasure-laden museums, to iconic cities, stunning coastal villages and magnificent mountain ranges. And of course the cuisine! You could literally eat your way from Rome to Florence and Venice. Gelato ice cream was invented in Italy and there are over 200 shapes for Italian pasta. Pizza was first created in Napoli in 1860 and yes, calzone is simply folded up pizza!

More about Jordan

The one thing you probably know about Jordan is its famous ancient city of Petra. The archaeological site and the magnificent Treasury building is something you won't want to miss, but here are three other places in Jordan that our travellers rave about:
  1. On the highest hill in Amman you'll find the Citadel. The hill was a fortress for thousands of year and archaeologists have found artefacts from the Bronze Age. Two of the most impressive remains are the Temple of Hercules and the Ummayad Palace.
  2. Wadi Rum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southern Jordan. The 74,000-hectare property is a rich and varied desert landscape of narrow gorges, dramatic cliffs, 20,000 rock carvings and a strong history of human occupation that dates back 12,000 years.
  3. The Dead Sea is actually a lake that's bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. The 'sea' sits 400 metres below sea level and the water is nearly 10 times more salty than most oceans. Aptly named because nothing can live in the water, that doesn't put off humans and bathing is must. The high salt levels make floating a breeze and the mineral-rich mud is believed to have therapeutic qualities that will make your skin shine!

More about Mediterranean

What an amazing and worry-free way to travel through the Mediterranean, Middle East and Egypt. Cruise aboard magnificent MSC Orchestra, with her spacious, elegant features and full selection of onboard facilities. Then when she docks the "wow moments" keep coming as you cruise the Nile in style and experience the must-see wonders of Egypt. Ask about the special rates to upgrade your cabin. Plus, flights from Australia are included with this unbeatable deal!

My Travel Experience Review

4.05out of 5

This Mediterranean and Middle East cruise rates highly thanks to its remarkable itinerary and top facilities aboard MSC Orchestra. Enjoy 5-star inclusions in Egypt and return flights from Australia are included.

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Trip departure

The cruise package departs on 7 November 2023 (Italy to Egypt) and 29 March 2024 (Egypt to Italy).

Departure is subject to availability and prices may vary at time of booking.

Please contact us to find out about departures at other times of the year.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions in the itinerary are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, ocean and river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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We recommend you check these before arriving at the airport. If you're transiting through other destinations during your trip, check on any local requirements at each transit destination and confirm any specific requirements for onward travel with your airline.

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Cruise Italy to Egypt with Tour & Flights

$4999 per person
22 days
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