Egypt Specials Nile Cruises 2017

3nights 4days Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor  # 12

Aswan - Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor 

Departures every Monday, Wednesday, Friday

with 5% additional discount for bookings made before 28 Feb 2017

Tour Highlights: Philae Temple, High Dam, Unfinished Obelisque, the Kom-Ombo Temple, The Edfu Temple ,Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsute, the Karnak Temple.

Nile cruise specials

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Aswan and embarkation (Monday,Wednesday or Friday)
Arrival, meet & assist by our representative & Check in at Nile Cruise. Excursion tour to visit, Philae Temple (The Temple of Isis is one of the greatest Temples in Egypt and it occupies about a quarter of the island. It is the main Temple on the island, with its huge, complete, pylons and beautiful scenes), High Dam (One of the most outstanding architectural achievements of the twentieth century. It was constructed to replace the old Aswan dam built in 1902. The High dam was constructed to protect Egypt from the floods as well as providing irrigation and electricity all over Egypt. It is 3600 meters long. Visitors can easily locate lake Nasser which is a huge water reservoir) and Unfinished Obelisque (The beautiful red granites that were used in building the temples and monuments in the ancient days were brought from the quarries of Aswan. Now while you are on a trip to the Unfinished Obelisk you can see innumerable inscriptions in the area around the quarries. These are probably the descriptions of the various quarrying projects that were undertaken in the past days). Transfer to Nile Cruise. Lunch on board Sail to Kom Ombo. Afternoon Tea.  Dinner & Overnight on board.

Day 02: Kom Ombo / Edfu / Luxor
Breakfast. Visit the Kom-Ombo Temple (Located in Kom Ombo town, 45 km north of Aswan. It is built on a hillside overlooking the Nile. This temple was constructed in the Ptolemaic Roman era for the worship of god Haroeris and Sobek, the crocodile god. It is noted for relief engravings on its walls which show ancient surgical tools, bone saws and dentistry tools. Nearby there are three mummified crocodiles. They are now in Hathor's chapel). Sail to Edfu. Visit The Edfu Temple (Lies in Edfu town, 123 km north of Aswan on the west bank of the Nile. It dates to the Ptolemaic period. It was dedicated to the worship of god Hours represented as a falcon. It is one of the most beautiful Egyptian temples, distinguished by its huge splendid structure that blends Pharaonic and Greek architecture. Its grandeur competes with Luxor temples. It is the second largest temple after Karnak. It also houses the Nilometer and a huge pylon at the entrance). Cross the lock. Sail to Luxor. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board & Galabya party.  Dinner & Overnight in Luxor.

Day 03: Luxor
Breakfast. Visit the West Bank including: Valley of the Kings (Is a valley in Egypt where for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth through Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, across from Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis.), Colossi of Memnon (The two colossi are made of sandstone, which during ancient times was brought from Gabal El Silselah. Each colossus, including the pedestal and the crown, is about 21m tall and represents King Amenhotep III seating on his throne, wearing the Memes, or royal headdress, with the divine cobra protecting his forehead. On the sides of the colossi there is a representation of the Nile god Hapi, bending together the lotus and the papyrus plants, symbolizing the union of Upper and Lower Egypt) and Temple of Queen Hatshepsute (Hatshepsut was the fifth Pharaoh of the18th-dynasty who was one of the handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt. Her reign was the longest of all the female pharaohs. Her funerary temple still stands as a tribute to her incredible rise to power). Dinner & Overnight in Luxor.

Day 4: Disembarkation and departure form Luxor 
After breakfast, Disembarkation. Check out from the Nile Cruise. Excursion tour to visit the Karnak Temple, which is a serious of temples, built in different reigns. Starting by the Avenue of Sphinxes visit the Unfinished Propylon, the Hypostyle Hall with it's 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsute and Tutomosis III, the temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake.

Program includes:  

  • 3 nights on 5* Nile Cruise from Aswan to  Luxor with full board – excludes drinks

  • All your tours and excursions are with A/C cars

  • Multilingual expert  Egyptologist guide

  • Entrance fees "except Tutankhamun Tomb and Ramses Tomb in the valley of Kings" 

  • Return airport or railway station transfer in Aswan/Luxor

Program excludes:  
Tipping,
Drinks
Personal expenses (Laundry, Sauna, telephones…etc)

Any meals not mentioned in the program
Any Optional tours and entrance fees to Tutankhamun Tomb and to Ramses Tomb in the Valley of Kings


Cruise Ship names:

Monday Sailings from Aswan:
5*Standard: M/S Crocodile, M/S Sarya, M/S Jasmin, M/S Anni or similar
5*Deluxe: M/S Kira, M/S Mirage, M/S Nile Style, M/S Norma, or similar
5*Super Deluxe : M/S Monte Carlo, M/S Semiramis or similar

Wednesday Sailings from Aswan:
5* Standard: M/S Emerald, M/S Citadel, M/S Aton or similar
5* Deluxe: M/S King of the Nile, M/S Carnival, M/S Tamr Henna, M/S Nile Bride, M/S World or similar
5* Super deluxe: M/S Princess Sarah, M/S Monaco, M/S Mohito or similar

Thursday Sailings from Aswan:
5* Standard: Ms Aton  to be advised
5* Deluxe: Ms Beau Soleil, Ms Emilio  to be advised
5* Super Deluxe: Ms Royal Ruby to be advised

Friday Sailings from Aswan:
5*Standard: M/s Ra I., M/S Nile Jewel or similar
5*Deluxe: M/S Orchestra, M/S Royal Regency, M/S Tulip or similar
5* Super deluxe: M/S Prestige Emilio, M/S Royal Ruby , M/S Nile Story, M/S Hapi 5 or similar

For discounted tour and Nile cruise packages check out our
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Price Cruise only per person in US$ for period Jan -30 Oct 2017

From above prices deduct 5% for bookings made before 28 Feb 2017

Number of passengers traveling together 2-5 persons 6-19 persons 20 persons and up
5* Standard Nile cruises
Price per person in Double 390 328 300
Single supplement
(if passenger is traveling alone add 75% instead of 65%)
65% 65% 65%
Triple reduction 6 6 6

5*Deluxe Nile cruises

Price per person in Double 415 360 334
Single supplement
(if passenger is traveling alone add 75% instead of 65%)
65% 65% 65%
Triple reduction 6 6 6

5*Super Deluxe Nile cruises

Price per person in Double 468 405 367
Single supplement
(if passenger is traveling alone add 75% instead of 65%)
65% 65% 65%
Triple reduction 6 6 6


No discount during Easter period

Children 0-2 Years old (sharing with 2 adults): free
Children 3-11 Years old (sharing with 2adults): 50% discount

 

 

Extras (excursions / flights and train)  - prices valid until  30 Oct 2017

Abu Simbel excursion from Cairo by flight EGYPT AIR including transfers, flight and guide , excluding entrance fees: US$ 388 per person
 
Abu Simbel excursion from Aswan by flight EGYPT AIR excluding entrance fees & including all transfers in Aswan & Abu Simbel + Flight + Guide: Per Person: US$ 269
 
 Abu Simbel excursion from Aswan by flight CHARTER excluding entrée fees & including all transfers in Aswan & Abu Simbel + Flight + Guide: Per Person: 219.00 US$. (Upon Availability).
 
Abu Simbel excursion from Aswan by PRIVATE BUS including entrée fees + all transfers in Aswan & Abu Simbel + Deluxe A/C Bus + Guide: Per Person: 150.00 USD$ Per adult.
 
Abu Simbel excursion from Aswan by COLLECTIVE BUS excluding entrée fees & including all transfers in Aswan & Abu Simbel + Guide at the Temples of Abu Simple: Per Person: 38.00 USD$ Per adult. (We do not recommend the Collective Bus).
 

Domestic Air Cost  :
Cairo /Sharm : US$ 116 per person
Sharm/ Luxor - US$ 116 per person
Aswan/Abu Simbel/Aswan (Egypt air)- US$ 222 per person
Cairo/Abu Simbel/Cairo - US$ 333 per person
Cairo/Aswan - US$ 145  per person
Cairo/Luxor - US$ 145 per person


SLEEPER TRAIN PRICES:
Double cabin one way Cairo/Aswan or Aswan/Cairo: US$ 124 per person (based on two people in the same cabin) with dinner/breakfast. There are no triple cabins 
Child (3-11Years old) US$ 106  with dinner and breakfast
Single supplement for 1 person occupying a double cabin:  USA$ 30

 

Double cabin one way Cairo/Luxor or Luxor to Cairo: US$ 124 per person (based on two people in the same cabin) with dinner/breakfast. There are no triple cabins 
Child (3-11Years old) US$ 106 with dinner and breakfast
Single supplement for 1 person occupying a double cabin:  USA$ 30 with dinner and breakfast

There are no triple cabins for 3 people or more

 

 

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