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12 FREE Excursions included (no hidden extras)
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Valley of the Queens.
  • Karnak Temple
  • Aswan High Dam
  • Temple of Hatshepsut
  • Colossi of Memnon
  • Edfu
  • Luxor Temple
  • Esna
  • Temple of Philae
  • Felucca Ride
  • Kom Ombo Temple
  • Abu Simbel (optional)
  • Hot Air Baloon (optional)
  • Sound and Light Show (optional)
  • For centuries travellers have been fascinated by the mystical allure of the Nile. A relaxing cruise in luxurious surroundings, alongside Egypts many archaeological wonders, provides the perfect combination for an unforgettable holiday.

    Day 1

     

    Met at Luxor airport upon arrival and transfer to your cruise vessel check in and dine on board. Overnight in Luxor.

    Day 2

     

    Enjoy your first Egyptian sunrise, followed by visit to the West Bank to the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board as the boat sets sail towards Esna and then to Edfu. Overnight in Edfu..

    Day 3

     

    Morning visit to the extraordinary Temple of Horus, the mythical son of Isis and Osiris in Edfu. Here, according to myth, Horus avenged the murder of his father Osiris by defeating his father's Brother Seth in combat. Afternoon cruise onto to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris before sailing on to Aswan. Evening is the tradional Galabiya party night for dinner and afterwards. Overnight in Aswan.

    Day 4

     

    Visit the High Dam - finished in 1971; it has ensured up to three harvests a year. The Unfinished Obelisk - still rooted to the bedrock of pink granite and the Temple of Isis on Philae Island. In the afternoon free time in Aswan whereare markets and shops to explore. Overnight in Aswan.

    Day 5

     

    *Optional excursion to the ancient wonder of Abu Simbel priced at 180.00 pp by air, or 65.00 pp by road or enjoy a boat trip around Elephantine Island which will lead you to the Botanical Gardens on General Kitchener Island given as a gift in 1890. Here, visitors enjoy the beautiful flowers imported from Africa, India and the Far East. Evening show with the Nubian dance troop. Overnight in Aswan.

    Day 6

     

    Morning Sail to Kom Ombo then on to Edfu where the boat stops to allow clients who have joined the cruise in Aswan to visit the temple before sailing back to Esna and mooring for the night.

    Day 7

     

    Morning visit the partly excavated Temple of Khnum which is dedicated to the ram headed god Khnum who was the patron god of cataracts who fashiuons mankind from Nile clay on his potter's wheel. Afternoon sail to Luxor where you will visit the East Bank Temples of Luxor and Karnak which were originally joined an avenue of Sphinx nearly a mile in lenght. Fairwell dinner on board and moor in Luxor.

    Day 8

     

    Leisure time in Luxor before your transfer to Luxor airport for your return flight home. Optional excursion Balloon flight at sunrise priced at approx 100.00 pp.

    Please Note:

    The order or content of your itinerary may have to be amended due to lock closures, low water levels or any other unforeseeable circumstances.

    Traditionally, a tip is expected at the rate of 4.00 per guest per night which includes coach drivers, bell boys, housekeeping staff, crew and bar/restaurant staff. Additional tipping is not expected. Tipping is not compulsory.

     
     

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