Overview

Day 1 - Luxor
Day 2 - Luxor/Edfu
Day 3 - Kom Ombo/Aswan 
Day 4 - Philae/Aswan
Day 5 - Aswan
Day 6 - Esna 
Day 7 - Esna/Luxor
Day 8 - Return Flight 

A Royal Steamer Restored 

A ‘Royal Invitation’ to experience the classic Nile cruise between Thebes and Nubia on the ‘most luxurious steamship on the Nile’, re-launched for the guests of Jules Verne

Sir Frederick Arrow was invited by the Viceroy of Egypt to be an honoured guest on the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Transiting the canal on the Egyptian vessel el-Misr he noted, ‘a large, powerful screw vessel, fitted as a passenger vessel, but loaded with gilding and beautiful wood carving, her occupation being, about once a year, to take the Viceroy’s entourage for a sniff of the briny.’

He became an informal chronicler of these events in a pamphlet called ‘Fortnight in Egypt’. This admittedly more recent incarnation of the SS Misr endeavours to provide the same level of luxury but for a slightly wider audience.

This unique project was initiated by Jules Verne with our Egyptian associates to rebuild this historic vessel. Our association was appropriate as Britain pioneered a Nile steamer cruise as a leisure pursuit in the 19th century as a comfortable way to visit Egypt’s ancient sites. The addition of modern comfort allows today’s traveller to enjoy luxurious surroundings and a historic ambience in the wake of the last king of Egypt.

 

Key Features

Culture & Riverscapes
Jules Verne Sightseeing
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
No Single Supplement
Egyptian Tour Manager 
Egyptologist
Historic Steamship
Group Size: 6  25
Birdwatching Group Size:
12  18

Special Events

Luxor Temple by Night, Winter Palace Cocktail & Afternoon Tea or Cocktail at the Old Cataract

A private cocktail reception at the Victorian Lounge in the Old Winter Palace, where Howard Carter announced the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. A memorable visit to the illuminated Luxor Temple. Tea at the historic Old Cataract Hotel, setting for Agatha Christie’s ‘Death on the Nile’, with fine views of the Nile.

Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Luxor. Embark on the SS Misr for seven nights.

Day 2 Visit the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit a selection of tombs at the Valley of the Kings. Possibility of visiting the tomb of Tutankhamun or Seti I (subject to viewing restrictions, at extra charge). Private cocktail reception at the Victorian Lounge in the Old Winter Palace Hotel, where Howard Carter announced the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun and visit the illuminated Luxor Temple. Sail to Edfu for overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the riverside temple dedicated to the falcon god Horus and crocodile god Sobek and the museum with mummified crocodiles. Talk on modern Egypt. Cruise to Aswan for overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Visit the High Dam with views of Lake Nasser and by boat to Philae Temple. Afternoon private boat to Kitchener Island Botanical Gardens. Afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel with fine Nile views and setting for Agatha Christie’s ‘Death on the Nile’. Visit also the Nubian Museum. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Early morning optional tour to Abu Simbel (4 hrs each way by road, pre-bookable £89) built by Ramesses II on the west bank of Lake Nasser. Alternatively explore Aswan independently or relax on board. Optional Sound & Light show at Philae Temple (bookable locally). (B, L, D)

Day 6 Observe Nile scenes as you cruise to Esna for overnight. Talk on Hieroglyphs. (B, L, D)

Day 7 A short walk through Esna to the temple dedicated to Khnum. Sail to Luxor. Visit Karnak Temple, once the religious centre of Thebes. Luxor Museum reveals many artefacts, including some from Tutankhamun’s tomb. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Return flight to Heathrow. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

Easter, Christmas & New Years supplements may apply to extension and extra nights.
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.

2021

Mondays 
per person in a Main Deck cabin
EgyptAir from Heathrow

Date Price
January 25 £2695
February 1 £2895
December 20 £3195
December 27 £3195

2022

Date Price
January 10 £2895
January 17 £2995
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Main Deck single cabin
2021: Jan 25, Dec 20 & 27
2022: Jan 10 & 17

Main Deck double cabin for sole use
£1195
(Feb 2021 & 2022 £1095)

Cabin Upgrades

Upper Deck £295
Upper Deck double cabin for sole use £1295
Suite (upper decks) £595
Suite (upper decks) double cabin for sole use £2195
Panorama (front) suite £995
Panorama (front) suite for sole use £2795

Flight Options

Egyptair Business Class from £795

Optional Excursions

Abu Simbel £89

Extension Options

Extension - Red Sea
Mövenpick el-Gouna - 5 nights £595
Single supplement £225

Pre Tour Extension - Cairo
(post tour 27 Dec 2021 departure only)
3 nights £595
Pyramids View £50
Single supplement £125
Pyramids View £95
Sound and Light at the Pyramids £35

Extra nights – Luxor
Sofitel Old Winter Palace  
(per night)  £120
Single supplement £110
Departure transfer add £10

Independent Arrival

Save £400 
Arrival or departure transfer add £10

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 7-night cruise, full board on cruise vessel, excursions, Egyptian tour manager/Egyptologist, local guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes
Easter, Christmas & New Years supplements may apply to extension and extra nights.

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