A cruise voyage unraveling the natural and ancient wonders of Egypt
Nile & Cairo Cruise & Stay 9 Nights
Few places on the planet can offer such a spectacular historic and 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 it’s famous Luxor temple, atmospheric Belle Epoque corniche, and its exotic resort atmosphere. We cruise the wonderful stretch of Nile between Luxor and Aswan after passing through the lock at Esna. Sites to visit include the Valley of the Kings and Queens, and the fabulous temple complex at Karnak The temple of Knum at Esna and Horus at Kom Ombo, as well as those of Philae & isis, together with the unfinished Obelisk and the Aswan Dam, which resulted in the creation of lake Nasser.
With so many unrivalled and world famous sights, we have included the cruise shore excursions within our package. The longer tour to the spectacular temple of Abu Simbel is an optional one.
The holiday ends with a 2 night stay in 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.
Our chosen vessel, the recently fully refurbished Royal Viking was specifically designed for cruising along the Nile.
It offers a full range of facilities including swimming pool and large sundecks from where you can relax and watch the breath-taking scenery as it glidesw gently by. All the spacious cabins have en-suite facilities and climate control, as well as entertainment systems and large windows opening to French balconies.
There is a single sitting restaurant as well as a comfortable lounge and bar , a deck café plus a small gym, a gift shop and a boutique on board.
Features & facilities onboard
- Lounge bar
- Gift shop
- Evening entertainment programme
- Laundry and concierge services
- Room service (not 24 hour)
- Sun deck with complimentary sun loungers and parasols
- Massage service and sauna room (local charge)
- Swimming pool
- Poolside bar
- Wi-Fi Internet access is available (local charge)*
- Private dock in Luxor
Ports of call: Luxor – Aswan – Cairo – Edfu
Monday/Saturday departures from London Heathrow
Reliable sunshine is virtually guaranteed throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from the low 70’s in winter and up to the high 80’s or even 90’s in the height of Summer. The climate is typically desertic, giving warm or hot days with cooler nights and virtually no humidity.
NILE CRUISE & CAIRO
Transfer on arrival (approx. 20 minutes) to your cruise ship, with evening meal.
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.
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,.
Luxor to Cairo
We disembark after breakfast and transfer to Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for two nights.
Day at leisure, with the opportunity to take part in an optional excursion to Giza for the Pyramids and Spynx as well as the amazing Egyptian Museum.
Cairo to UK
Transfer to Cairo Airport for your return flight to the UK.
Your Stay in Cairo
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.
The Steigenberger Hotel - Giza
Located close to the Pyramids at Giza and within easy reach of downtown Cairo, this modern deluxe hotel is an excellent base from which to explore the wonderful sights of Cairo
the hotel is set in extensive grounds with two lagoon style swimming pools,as well as a range of bars, a cafe and a choice of dining options to suit your taste.
The beautifully appointed rooms provide all modern amenities and the hotel offers a quieter more relaxing alternative to the hustle and bustle of downtown Cairo.
- Scheduled flights with Egyptair (heathrow to Luxor, Luxor Cairo & Cairo London.
- All air and port taxes
- All overseas transfers
- 7 Nights Cruise on full board basis
- Excursions on board the cruise ship with on board Egyptologist
- 2 nights Bed and Breakfast in your chosen Cairo Hotel
- Complimentary upper deck cabin
- Drinks from the bar or with meals
- High season & regional departure flight supplements
- Extra optional excursions such as Abu Simbel & balloon ride over Luxor
- Excursions during your stay in cairo which are optional
- Crew gratuities & items of a personal nature such as spa treatments & laundry
Monday / Saturday departures from London Heathrow
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Direct road transfer to your cruise ship in approximately 20 minutes.