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Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan 4 nights 5 days
2017 and 2018

Luxor - Karnak - Esna - Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan  

Departures every Monday, Thursday and Saturday

Egyptian Travel Special-Nile Cruise-Luxor-Aswan

Cruise Highlights:
Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsute, the Edfu Temple, the Kom-Ombo Temple, Philae Temple, High Dam, Unfinished Obelisque, while you also have the option to visit the temples to Ramses at Abu Simbel.

 Abu Simbel  Pyramids  Nile 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Luxor and embarkation 
Arrival, meet & assist by our representative & Check in at Nile Cruise. Excursion tour to visit Karnak Temple, which is a series 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. Transfer to Nile Cruise. Afternoon tea. Dinner on board & Belly Dance show. Dinner & Overnight in Luxor. 

Day 02: Luxor / Esna
Breakfast. Visit the West Bank including: Valley of the Kings 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 (18th - 20th Dynasties). The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, across from Luxor (ancient Thebes), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. Visit the Colossi of Memnon  made from sandstone brought from Gabal El Silselah. Each colossus, including the pedestal and the crown, is close to 70' or 21m tall and represents King Amenhotep III seated on his throne, wearing the royal headdress, with the divine cobra protecting his forehead. On the sides of the colossi is a representation of the Nile god Hapi, bending together the lotus and the papyrus plants, symbolizing the union of Upper and Lower Egypt. Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsute, the fifth Pharaoh of the18th dynasty and one of the handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt. Her reign was the longest of all the female pharaohs and her funerary temple still stands as a tribute to her incredible power.
Lunch on board and sail to Esna. Afternoon Tea. Disco Party. Dinner & Overnight in Edfu.

Day 03: Edfu / Kom Ombo
After breakfast, visit the Edfu Temple in Edfu town, 76 miles/123 km north of Aswan on the west bank of the Nile. Dating back to the Ptolemaic period it was dedicated to the worship of god Horus, 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 the Luxor temples. The second largest temple after Karnak, it also houses the Nilometer and a huge pylon at the entrance.
Sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board.
Visit the Kom-Ombo Temple, 28 miles/45 km north of Aswan, 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. 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 Aswan. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board & Galabya party. Dinner & Overnight on board.

Day 04: Aswan 
After breakfast there is an excursion tour to visit Philae Temple. The Temple of Isis is one of the greatest in Egypt and occupies a quarter of the island. It is the main Temple on the island, with its huge, complete, pylons and beautiful scenes. The High Dam was 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. Near the lake Nasser is an Unfinished Obelisque, and innumerable inscriptions which are probably the descriptions of the various quarrying projects. Dinner & Overnight in Aswan.

Day 05: Disembarkation and departure from Aswan 
Breakfast. Disembarkation.

Optional: Visit The colossal Temple of Abu Simbel built by Ramses II (XIXth Dynasty) and lately saved from inundation of the Nile waters is among the glories of ancient Egyptian monuments. The temples were built out of a sandstone rock cliff, with six deities carved into this huge façade. Nearby lies the small Temple of the King's wife Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor"


Program includes:  

  • 4 nights on 5 Star Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan with full board

  • All your tours and excursions are in air conditioned vehicles

  • Multilingual and 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,
adult beverages
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 and Abu Simbel Optional tour

Cruise Ship names:

1- Every Monday For 4 Nights from Luxor
Super deluxe category: MS Princess Sarah 1, MS Royal Princess, MS Radamis 2 Super Deluxe
Deluxe: MS SUNTIMES, MS Semiramis I, MS GRAND SUN
5 star standard: MS Nile Monarch Nile Cruise or Similar 5 star Standard

Thursday Sailings from Luxor:
5 Star Standard: MS GRAND PREZIOSA or Similar 5 Star Standard
5Star Deluxe: M/S Kira, M/S Mirage, M/S Nile Style , M/S Norma or similar
5 Star Super Deluxe : MS Radamis 1, MS Semiramis II

Saturday Sailings from Luxor:
5 Star MS Zeina Nile Cruise or Similar 5 Star 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 Miss World or similar
5 Star Super deluxe: M/S Mohito or similar MS Princess Sarah 2, MS Concerto

Egypt tour and Nile cruise combinations

Price for cruise only per person for 4nights/5days cruise in US$ until  30 Oct 2018

Number of passengers traveling together 2-5 persons 6-19 persons 20 persons and up
5* Standard Nile cruises
Price per person in Double 438 372 338
Single supplement
(if passenger is traveling alone add 75% instead of 65%)
65% 65% 65%
Triple reduction 8 8 8

5*Deluxe Nile cruises

Price per person in Double 484 416 383
Single supplement
(if passenger is traveling alone add 75% instead of 65%)
65% 65% 65%
Triple reduction 8 8 8

5*Super Deluxe Nile cruises

Price per person in Double 540 473 450
Single supplement
(if passenger is traveling alone add 75% instead of 65%)
65% 65% 65%
Triple reduction 8 8 8

For Christmas & New Year & Easter compulsory Gala dinner has to be added.  Compulsory gala dinner for Christmas and New Years Eve a: US$ 83 For Easter US$ 66 per person

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

Extras: Excursions, flight and train

Abu Simbel excursion from Cairo by flight EGYPT AIR including transfers, flight and guide , excluding entrance fees: US$ 394 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$ 284.00
 
Abu Simbel excursion from Aswan by flight CHARTER excluding entrée fees & including all transfers in Aswan & Abu Simbel + Flight + Guide: Per Person: US$ 239.00 
 
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. 
 
Domestic Air Cost  :
Cairo /Sharm : US$ 136 per person
Sharm/ Luxor - US$ 136 per person
Aswan/Abu Simbel/Aswan (Egypt air)- US$ 242 per person 
Cairo/Abu Simbel/Cairo - US$ 343 per person
Cairo/Aswan - US$ 155  per person 
Cairo/Luxor - US$ 155 per person


SLEEPER TRAIN PRICES:
Double cabin one way Cairo/Aswan or Aswan/Cairo: US$ 134.00 per person (based on two people in the same cabin) with dinner/breakfast. There are no triple cabins  
Child (3-11Years old) US$116.00  with dinner and breakfast
Single supplement for 1 person occupying a double cabin:  US$30.00
 
Double cabin one way Cairo/Luxor or Luxor to Cairo: US$ 124.00 per person (based on two people in the same cabin) with dinner/breakfast. There are no triple cabins 
Child (3-11Years old) US$106.00 with dinner and breakfast
Single supplement for 1 person occupying a double cabin:  US$30.00 with dinner and breakfast
There are no triple cabins for 3 people or more
 
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