Mayflower, and Victoria of this line make similar three-weeks
voyages between Cairo and Assuan from December to May. The
general arrangements and conditions resemble those of Messrs.
Cook's steamers. The return fare is 35i. and upwards, according to
Voyages on the Nile are also arranged hy the Thewfikieh Nile
Navigation Co., programmes of which may be obtained at the of¬
fices mentioned on p. 26.
Passengers by steamer should beware of the risk of catching
cold by leaving the windows of their cabin op:n. They should also
avoid placing themselves too near the edge of the deck; and it is
well to re-member (e.g. when shaving) that the steamers sometimes
run aground, especially above Luxor. Liability to delay through
this last fact, makes it impossible to be sure of reaching Cairo in
time to make connection with the ocean-steamers.
Daily Itinerary of Cook's Three-Weeks Steamers.
The programme of the Anglo-American Co. is very similar.
IstDay. LeaveCairoatlOa.m. Luncheon is served at Bedrashen,
whence an expedition is made to Sakkara ^comp. pp. 130 et seq.).
In the evening the steamer proceeds to Kafr el-'Aydt (36 M. from
2nd Day. Steam to (106 M.) Maghdgha, where the large sugar-
factory is visited during January (comp. p. 194).
3rd Day. Steam to Benihasan (p. 196), whence the Speos Arte-
midos and the tombs of Amenemhet and Khnemhotep are visited
(pp. 197-200). — Thence to (182 M.) Roda.
4th Day. Steam to (250 M.) Assiut (p. 212).
5th Day. Visit Assiut and neighbourhood. In the afternoon
steam to (294 M.) Sohdg (p. 215).
6th Day. Steam past Belianeh (Abydos is visited on the return
journey) to (388 M.) Deshneh (p. 225).
7th Day. Steam to Keneh, whence the Temple of Dendera (p. 226)
is visited. Thence to (450 M.) Luxcr (p. 233), which is reached
about 5 p.m.
8th Day. Thebes. Excursion to Karnak (4 hrs.; p. 243); in the
afternoon, the Temple of Luxor (p. 238).
9th Day. Thebes. Visit the Tcmbs cf the Kings and the Temple
of Der el-bahri (pp. 262 et seq.).
10th Day. Visit the Ramesseum (p. 284), the Tombs of Shekh
'Abd el-Kurna (p. 287), the Temple of Der el-Medlneh (p. 293), and
the Pavilion and Temple of Medinet Habu (p. 297). Return past the
Colossi of Memnon (p. 305).
11th Day. Steam to (4i/2 hrs.) Esneh (p. 309), where a short
visit to the temple is paid, then (4 hrs. more) to (515 M.) Edfu
(p. 314), where the temple is visited.