Nile Cruise  EG325

3 nights/ 4 days

Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Karnak and Luxor
 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday Departures

Valid until 30 Oct 2020


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

Day 1: Arrival in Aswan and embarkation (Mon, Wed or Fri)
Meet, greet and assistance upon arrival. Transfer to your ship for Nile Cruise check in. Once settled in then join your private guide for an excursion tour to visit, Philae Temple. The Temple of Isis is one of the greatest Temples in Egypt with its huge, complete, pylons and beautiful scenes. Then view the High Dam, one of the most outstanding architectural achievements of the twentieth century. Constructed in 1902 to protect Egypt from the floods as well as providing irrigation and electricity all over Egypt. It is 3600 meters long. Then a trip to the Unfinished Obelisk. The beautiful red granites used in the temples and monuments were brought from the quarries of Aswan. Whilst here, you can see innumerable inscriptions around the quarries, which are descriptions of the various quarrying projects. Transfer back to Nile Cruise for lunch. Sail to Kom Ombo. Afternoon Tea. Dinner & overnight on board.

Day 2: Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor
Breakfast. Visit the Kom Ombo Temple, Located in the town of Kom Ombo, 45 km North of Aswan. Constructed in the Ptolemaic Roman era for the worship of Haroeris and Sobek, the crocodile god. It is noted for relief engravings on its walls which show ancient surgical implements, bone saws and dentistry tools. Nearby in Hathor's chapel you can view three mummified crocodiles. Lunch. Sail to Edfu. Visit the Edfu Temple located on the West Bank of the Nile. Cross the lock. Sail to Luxor, afternoon tea. Dinner on board & Galabya party. Overnight Luxor.   

Day 3: Luxor
Breakfast. Visit the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings. This valley is where for a period of nearly 500 years tombs were constructed for the Kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdon. The valley stands on the West Bank of the Nile, across from Thebes (modern Luxor). Lunch. Next you will visit the Colossi of Memnon, it is 21m tall and represents the King Amenhotep III seated on his throne, wearing the Memes or royal headdress, with the divine cobra protecting his forehead. Next you will visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut who was the fifth Pahroah of the 8th Dynasty and one of only a handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt. Her reign was the longest of all female pharaohs. Dinner and overnight Luxor.   

Day 4: Luxor - Disembarkation and Departure  
After breakfast, check out and disembark your Nile Cruise. Then we take you on a final excursion to visit Karnak, which is a series of temples, built in different reigns. Starting at the Avenue of Sphinxes, we 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 magnificent granite Scarab of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. Afterwards we transfer you to your local hotel, the train station or airport.

Please Note: The sailing schedule and order of visits may change for navigational and other reasons beyond our control. Your travel advisor, staff on board and or your guide will make every attempt to advise you of any changes beforehand.

Includes:

  • 3 nights Nile Cruise from Aswan  to Luxor with full board (excluding drinks)
  • All your tours and excursions are in modern, air conditioned cars
  • Multilingual Egyptologist guide
  • Entrance fees (except Tutankhamun & Ramses Tomb in the valley of Kings) 
  • Return airport or railway station transfer in Aswan/Luxor
  • 3 dinners, 3 lunches and 3 breakfasts

Excludes:  

  • Tipping, Drinks
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, Sauna, phone calls)
  • There is a 10% surcharge over the Easter, Christmas and New Year’s eve periods
  • New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner (mandatory) for 4 star ($75) and 5 star ($110) hotels and cruises
  • Entrance fees to Tutankhamun and Ramses Tombs in the Valley of Kings

Price Per Person in USD:

Egypt Nile Cruise 4 Days - EG325
2020 USD Per Person 2-8 People 9-18 People 19 People  +
Superior Class - 5 Star
 Double Cabin                  527                 450                 415
 Single Cabin                  923                 788                 726
 Deluxe Class - 5 Star
 Double Cabin                  577                 506                 457
 Single Cabin              1,009                 886                 800

 

Optional Abu Simbel:

Abu Simbel
US $ Per Person Price
 1. Cairo - Abu Simbel - Cairo:  Flight + Transfers + Guide at Temples (Excl. Entrance Fees)   595
 2. Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan Egypt Air Flight + Transfers + Guide at Temples (Excl. Entrance Fees)   360
3. Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan by private car + Guide at Temples (Incl. Entrance Fees) 188

Ships:

Monday For 4 Nights, from Luxor & Friday For 3 Nights, from Aswan
 Category Vessel  (or similar)
Standard 5 Star M/S Semiramis I
Superior 5 Star M/S Grand Princess, MS Suntimes
Deluxe 5 Star MS Princess Sarah 1, MS Royal Princess, MS Radamis 2 or M/S Tuya or M/S Royal Esadora or M/Y Mirage 
Every Thursday For 4 Nights, from Luxor & Every Monday For 3 Nights, from Aswan
 Category Vessel  (or similar)
Standard 5 Star MS Nile Ruby or MS Grand Preziosa or Similar
Superior 5 Star MS Grand Sun
Deluxe 5 Star MS Nile Quest, MS Semiramis II 
 
Every Saturday For 4 Nights, from Luxor & Every Wednesday For 3 Nights, from Aswan 
 Category Vessel  (or similar)
Standard 5 Star MS Giselle or MS Monaco or MS Al Nabilatan
Superior 5 Star MS Miss Egypt, MS Tower Prestige, M/S Tamr Henna, MS Adonis 
Deluxe 5 Star MS Radamis 1, MS Princess Sarah 2, MS Concerto, M/S Blue Shadow 


Overnight Trains:

Sleeper Train Rates
US $ Per Person DBL SGL
 1. Cairo - Luxor or Aswan:  Double Cabin + Breakfast + Dinner   135 165
 1. Luxor or Aswan - Cairo:  Double Cabin + Breakfast + Dinner   135 165
 Child Rate  105 0

AirFares:

Domestic Air Rates
US $ Per Person Price
 1. Cairo - Sharm El Sheik (or reverse) by Egypt Air  186
 2. Sharm El Sheik - Luxor by Egypt Air  186
 3. Cairo - Aswan (or reverse) by Egypt Air  206
 4. Cairo - Luxor (or Reverse)  206
5 Cairo - Abu Simbel - Cairo by Egypt Air 591

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