A River Cruise Exploring The Natural And Ancient Wonders Of Egypt
Nile Cruise & Cairo
Few places on the planet can offer such a spectacular historic journey with so many awe-inspiring sights concentrated within a 9 night holiday. The cruise along the Nile between Luxor and Aswan offers the best and most convenient way to explore this truly unique collection of tombs temples, and timeless treasures, whilst the rhythm of life on the Nile will fascinate and captivate you.
Our cruise begins in Luxor with its famous Luxor temple, atmospheric Belle Epoque corniche, and its exotic resort atmosphere. We cruise the wonderful stretch of the Nile between Luxor and Aswan after passing through the lock at Esna. Sites we visit include the Valley of the Kings and Queens, and the fabulous temple complex at Karnak, The temple of Khnum at Esna and the temple of Horus at Kom Ombo, as well as those of Philae & Isis, together with the ancient quarry and unfinished Obelisk and the Aswan Dam, which resulted in the creation of Lake Nasser.
With so many unrivaled and world-famous sights, we have included the cruise shore excursions within our package. We note here that the longer tour to the spectacular temple of Abu Simbel is an optional one.
The holiday ends with a 2-night stay in Cairo (which can also be taken before the cruise if preferred) with an opportunity to visit the Pyramids and Sphynx as well as the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo.
Rich History, Culture and Gastronomy
We offer the cruise part of the holiday on a full board basis, with an exotic mix of local and international dishes on offer during your cruise. We complement the programme with a deck barbecue and also special themed nights ensuring a memorable trip in this beautiful country. The stay in cosmopolitan Cairo is on a bed and breakfast basis giving you the opportunity to explore this great city at your own pace.
Luxor and Karnak temples
Luxor West bank
Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut temple
High Dam of Aswan
Felucca sail around Kitchener’s Island
Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx
Luxor to Edfu & Esna
An early morning start to the West Bank of the Nile to visit The Valley of the Kings and Queens and the temple of Hatchepsut. In the evening we set sail to Edfu via Esna lock.
Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan
Start the morning with a visit to the temple of Knum and Edfu, after which we sail to Kom Ombo to visit this famed temple dedicated to the God Horus. In the evening we set off to Aswan where we spend the night.
In the morning we visit the famous landmarks of Aswan, the high dam, Philae Temple and the unfinished obelisk still in the ground at its ancient quarry
Today take the optional Abu Simbel excursion or spend the day at leisure with an afternoon felucca ride around the spectacular Elephantine island also known as Kitchener’s Island and its noted Botanical Gardens(entrance to which is optional).
Aswan to Luxor
The day is spent at leisure as the boat heads to Luxor via Edfu and Esna. We arrive later that evening. After dinner, enjoy the delights of a traditional on board party with a Belly Dance show.
A morning visit to the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple with an optional visit to the Sound and Light show at Karnak Temple after dusk
Cairo to UK
Transfer to Cairo airport for your return flight back to the UK.
Flights from London Heathrow
All local transfers
7 nights accommodation on board MV Mojito on a full board basis
Excursions as described in the itinerary
2 nights at the Ramses Hilton hotel (Cairo) on a bed and breakfast basis
Below flight times are indicative and subject to availability. You will be advised exact flight details at the time of booking.
- Monday Depart Heathrow:14:35 Arrive Luxor: 21:50
- Monday Depart Luxor: 09:10 Arrive Cairo:10:20
- Wednesday Depart Cairo: 17:50 Arrive Heathrow: 21:00
Indirect flights from regional airports are also available (please ask for details)
All local transfers are included in your package.
- Luxor airport to Luxor (cruise embarkation) – approximately 20 min
- Cairo airport to Ramses Hilton hotel – approximately 45 min
- Egypt entry visa $40 per person (payable in cash locally)
- Drinks on board the cruise
- Optional excursion to Abu Simbel (by car: £85 per person, by air: £340 per person)
- Optional excursions in Cairo (Pyramids & Sphinx, Sakkara -£95 per person, Pyramids & Sphinx, Egyptian Museum – £95 per person)
- Crew gratuities and personal expenses
Ports of call: Luxor – Aswan – Cairo – Edfu
One of the reasons this region is so popular with visitors is the moderate to warm temperatures during this time of year. The weather during the cruise season (December to early March) is rather warm in the Red Sea (22c to 25c). Temperatures do tend to drop during the night due to the clear skies.
Your vessel: The 5* Deluxe MV Mojito
Our chosen vessel, the recently fully refurbished 5* deluxe MV Mojito was specifically designed and built for cruising the Nile.
It offers a full range of facilities including a swimming pool with jacuzzi and large sundecks from where you can relax and watch the breath-taking scenery as it glides gently by. All the spacious cabins have en-suite facilities and climate control, as well as entertainment systems and large windows opening to create French balconies.
There is a single sitting restaurant seating 140, as well as a comfortable lounge and bar, a deck café plus a small gym, a gift shop and a boutique on board.
- Lounge bar
- Gift shop
- Themed evenings and entertainment programme
- Laundry and concierge services
- Room service
- Sun deck with complimentary sun loungers and parasols
- Small Gym, massage service and sauna room (local charge)
- Swimming pool with jacuzzi
- Poolside bar
- Wi-Fi Internet access is available (local charge)*
Your Hotel:The Ramses Hilton
This landmark hotel domintaes the Cairo skyline. centrally located on the banks of the Nile, the Ramses Hilton provides everything the discerning iternational traveller would expect of a top city hotel. Facilities include an extensive reverside terrace and swimming pool, a fitness centre, bars and cafes, a range of dining options as well as a casino plus a range of gift shops and boutiques.
The luxurious rooms offer all the modern amenities you would expect as well as comanding views of the city and Nile.
King guest room with city view (Included in your holiday)
The following room types are available with a supplement
- King guest room with Nile view
- King corner room with Nile view
- King corner room with city view
- King deluxe room with city view
- King deluxe room with Nile view
Nile & Cairo Cruise & Stay2022 - 2023 CRUISE ONLY PRICES (£) PER PERSON
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