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                               Itinerary

For centuries travellers have been fascinated by the mystical allure of the Nile. A relaxing cruise in luxurious surroundings, alongside Egypt’s 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. The boat sets sail towards Esna, lunch will be served on board and then you will navigate through Esna Lock. Evening Captain's welcome cocktail party before dinner on board. Overnight in Esna.

Day 3

 

In the morning you will visit Esna Temple partly excavated Temple of Khnum which is dedicated to the ram headed god Khnum who was the patron god of cataracts who fashions mankind from Nile clay on his potter's wheel and then you will set sail to Edfu. On arrival at Edfu you will visit the extraordinary Temple of Horus, the mythical son of Isis and Osiris. Here, according to myth, Horus avenged the murder of his father Osiris by defeating his father's Brother Seth in combat. Afternoon cruise to Aswan. Evening is the traditonal galabya party night for dinner and afterwards. Overnight in Aswan.

Day 4

 

Visit the High Dam - finished in 1971  and the Unfinished Obelisk - still rooted to the bedrock of pink granite and the Temple of Isis on Philae Island. In the afternoon you can 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. Evening Show with the Nubian dance troop.

Day 5

 

This is a free day where you can explore the traditional markets and shops that Aswan has to offer. Alternatively you can go on an *optional excursion to the ancient wonder of Abu Simbel priced at £180.00 pp by air or £65.00 pp by road. You will then sail back to Kom Ombo and moor here overnight.

Day 6

 

In the morning you will visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris at Kom Ombo. Afternoon sailing back to Luxor.  In the evening enjoy the Belly Dancer and Dervish show. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 7

 

Morning visit to Luxor where you will visit the East Bank Temples of Luxor and Karnak. Farewell dinner on board and overnight in Luxor.

Day 8

 

Check out of your cabin ready for transfer to Luxor international airport for your return flight to the UK. *Optional excursion, Balloon flight at sunrise priced at £100.00. Complimentary lunch on board for those with later flights. 

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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