Edfu (Egypt)

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Edfu cruise port

Nile River

Local Time
2023-12-06 16:45

min: 62 °F (16 °C) / max: 80 °F (27 °C) 74°F
Wind: 325°/ 4.4 m/s  Gust: 5.3 m/sWind: 325°/ 4.4 m/s  Gust: 5.3 m/sGentle breeze
4.4 m/s
Min / Max Temperature80 °F / 27 °C
62 °F / 17 °C
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Edfu (aka Idfu) is a Nile River cruise port and city in Egypt, located between Aswan and Esna, on the river's west bank. Edfu has population around 60,000 and is famous for the Temple of Horus and the Tell Edfu settlement.

The remains of seven ancient pyramids are located approx 5 km (3 mi) north of Edfu, along the Nile Valley and near the Naga el-Goneima village.

The ancient Tell Edfu settlement (~50 m / 160 ft to the west of the temple) was known as Wetjeset-hor (Egyptian), Apollinopolis/Apollonopolis Magna (Greek), and Apollo Superior (Latin).

Temple of Edfu (Egypt) river cruise port

Facing the river is Edfu's Temple of Horus, built from large sandstone blocks during Cleopatra's reign (51-30 BC).

This is Egypt's most completely preserved temple.

Edfu Temple of Horus (Egypt)

Major international cruise lines with itineraries visiting Edfu include Avalon Waterways (ship Farah), APT-AmaWaterways (ship AmaDahlia), Movenpick Hotels (ship Darakum), Viking Cruises (ship Viking Osiris).

Next table shows the destinations/ports included in Movenpick's 13-night/14-day Cairo to Aswan cruise itinerary,which includes overnight hotel stays in both Cairo and Aswan.

Date / TimePort
DAY 1-2-3 (overnight)Departing from Cairo
DAY 4Beni Suef
DAY 5-6-7 (overnight)Al-Minya
DAY 8Abydos
DAY 9Luxor
DAY 10Aswan
DAY 11Edfu
DAY 12-13-14 (overnight)Arriving in Aswan

Next table shows the 7-night/8-day "Secrets of Egypt and the Nile" cruisetour operated by AmaWaterways' 2021-built ship AmaDalia.

Date / TimePort
DAY 1-2 (overnight)Departing from Luxor
DAY 3Edfu
DAY 4-5 (overnight)Aswan
DAY 5Kom Ombo
DAY 6Luxor
DAY 7Qena-Dendera
DAY 8Arriving in Luxor

AmaWaterways' prices in 2023 started from ~US$4500 per person with double occupancy.

Next table shows Viking's 7-night/8-day "Pharaohs and Pyramids" cruise itinerary, with prices from ~US$6000 pp.

Date / TimePort
DAY 1-2 Nov (overnight)Departing from Luxor
DAY 3Qena-Dendera
DAY 4Esna
DAY 5-6 (overnight)Aswan
DAY 6Kom Ombo
DAY 7Edfu
DAY 7-8 (overnight)Arriving in Luxor

Avalon Waterways ship MS Farah operates the short (4-night/5-day) cruisetour between Luxor and Aswan that visits Edfu (as the itinerary's only call port) on DAY 3.

Port Edfu cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Edfu, Egypt. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

6 December, 2023
Avalon Waterways Cruises cruise lineMS Farah
13 December, 2023
Avalon Waterways Cruises cruise lineMS Farah
17 December, 2023
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDahlia
20 December, 2023
Avalon Waterways Cruises cruise lineMS Farah
24 December, 2023
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Ra
24 December, 2023
AmaWaterways Cruises cruise lineAmaDahlia

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