8 Night luxury Nile Cruise Itinerary
Departing every week throughout the year
UK – Luxor – Depart from London Heathrow to Luxor. On arrival private transfer to the 5 – star Old Winter Palace in Luxor for a stay of 1 night on bed and breakfast basis.
Luxor – Morning at leisure before transferring to the Oberoi Zahra. After lunch you will take your first excursion to visit the Karnak Temple and Luxor museum. Dinner and overnight on board in Luxor.
Luxor – Quina – Early morning visit to explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes and the Valley of the Kings with its royal tombs. This is followed by a visit to the Temple of Madinat Habu before a final stop at the Colossi of Memnon. On arrival back at the boat, lunch will be served and the boat will set sail for Quina. In the early evening there will be a private visit to the Temple of Denderah where a cocktail reception will be held at the Temple. Dinner and overnight on board in Quina.
Quina – Luxor – Early morning sail to Luxor. After breakfast, visit the Valley of the Noble’s tombs on the West Bank plus the Temple of Hatshepsut. After lunch there will be the chance to explore the streets of Luxor and shop for souvenirs and gifts before visiting the Luxor Temple. Dinner and overnight on board in Luxor.
Luxor – Edfu - Enjoy a leisurely day on board as the boat sails to Edfu. There’s time to take a dip in the pool, read a book or simply enjoy the view. Early evening visit the Temple of Edfu, the best preserved temple of the ancient world, dedicated to Horus, the Falcon God. Dinner and overnight on board in Edfu.
Edfu – Aswan – Sail to Aswan. Lunch will be on board. In the afternoon there is a visit to the High Dam and Philae Temple. Afterwards there will be time to enjoy the rejuvenating treatments on offer in the four on board massage suites. Dinner and overnight on board in Aswan.
Aswan – Kom Ombo – Aswan - Early morning sail to Kom Ombo and visit the unique temple. One side is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world. The other side is dedicated to the falcon headed god Haroeris also known as Horus, the Elder. The boat shall then return to Aswan for after lunch. Take a felucca trip on the Nile to the Botanical Garden. In the evening there will be an excursion to the Sound and Light show at the Philae temple. Overnight on board in Aswan.
Aswan – Today can be spent at leisure on board the boat or you may wish to take an optional excursion to Abu Simbel either by coach (approx. £65) or by air (£130). In the evening there will be a cocktail reception with entertainment on the Mango Island. Overnight on board in Aswan.
Aswan – UK - Breakfast and disembark. Transfer to the airport for the return flight via Cairo to London.
Please note: Itinerary shown is indicative since order of sites visited may vary according to scheduling.