Egypt Nile Cruise - EG325

3 nights/ 4 days Nile cruise

Aswan - Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor

with Optional Abu Simbel 

Departures every Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Valid until 1 Nov 2019


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 (Mon, Wed or Fri)
Greeting upon arrival, assistance 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, afternoon tea, dinner & overnight on board.

Day 02: Aswan - Kom Ombo - Edfu
Breakfast. Free time to explore Aswan City or join our optional and highly recommended tour to visit the one of the most beautiful temples and an incredible feat of engineering Abu Simbel.(See option below.) After Lunch sail to Kom Ombo and 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. Dinner & Overnight on board of the cruise in Edfu. .

Day 03: Edfu - Luxor
Breakfast. Visit The Edfu Temple, 123 km north of Aswan on the west bank of the Nile. Dating back to the Ptolemaic period, it was dedicated to worship the god Horus represented as a falcon. 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 and it is the second largest temple after Karnak. Here you will see the the Nilometer and a huge pylon at the entrance. Navigate the lock and sail to Luxor. Afternoon tea, dinner on board & Galabya party in Luxor.

Day 4: Luxor - Disembarkation and Departure  
After breakfast, check out and disembark the Nile Cruise. Then take your final excursion to visit the Karnak Temple, which is a serious of temples, built in different reigns. Starting at the Avenue of Sphinxes visit the Unfinished Propylon, the Hypostyle Hall with 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsute and Tutomosis III. Continue to the temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake.

Includes:

  • 3 nights on Nile Cruise from Aswan  to Luxor with full board Ė 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

Excludes:  

  • Tipping, Drinks
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, Sauna, phone calls)
  • Any meals not mentioned in the program
  • 10% Surcharge for Easter, Christmas and New Yearís
  • New Yearís Eve Gala Dinner (mandatory) for 4 star ($75) and 5 star ($110) hotels and cruises
  • Optional tours and entrance fees to Tutankhamun Tomb and to Ramses Tomb in the Valley of Kings

For discounted tour and Nile cruise packages check out our Egypt tour and Nile cruise combinations

Price Per Person in USD:

 

Optional Abu Simbel Excursion:

Abu Simbel Excursion
US $ Per Person Price
 1. Cairo - Abu Simbel - Cairo:  Flight + Transfers + Guide at Temples (Excl. Entrance Fees)             538
 2. Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan (Egypt Air): Flight + Transfers + Guide at Temples (Excl. Entrance Fees)             325
 4. Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan (Private Bus): A/C Bus + Transfers + Guide at Temples + Entrance Fees            156

Ships:

4 Nights from Luxor (Mon)  or  3 Nights from Aswan  (Fri)
 Category Vessel  (or similar)
Standard 5* MS Semiramis I, 
Deluxe 5* MS Radamis II,  MS Tower Prestige 
Super Deluxe 5* MS Princess Sarah I, MS Royal Princess Nile, MS Royal Ruby, MS Grand Rose
   
4 Nights from Luxor (Thu)  or  3 Nights from Aswan  (Mon)
 Category Vessel  (or similar)
Standard 5* MS Suntimes
Deluxe 5* MS Semiramis II 
Super Deluxe 5* MS Radamis I, MS Jamila
   
4 Nights from Luxor (Wed)  or  3 Nights from Aswan  (Mon)
 Category Vessel  (or similar)
Standard 5* MS Nile Riby
Deluxe 5* MS Giselle, MS Miss Egypt, MS Grand Sun
Super Deluxe 5* MS Concerto, Princess Sarah II 

Overnight Trains:
Sleeper Train Rates
US $ Per Person DBL SGL
 1. Cairo - Luxor or Aswan:  Double Cabin + Breakfast + Dinner           119         150
 1. Luxor or Aswan - Cairo:  Double Cabin + Breakfast + Dinner           119         150
 Child Rate            94             -  

AirFares:

Domestic Air Rates
US $ Per Person Price
 1. Cairo - Sharm El Sheik (or reverse) by Egypt Air          169
 2. Sharm El Sheik - Luxor by Egypt Air          169
 3. Cairo - Aswan (or reverse) by Egypt Air          188
 4. Cairo - Luxor (or Reverse)          188
5 Cairo - Abu Simbel - Cairo by Egypt Air         538

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