Day 1 - Luxor
Day 2 - Luxor/Edfu
Day 3 - Kom Ombo/Aswan 
Day 4 - Philae/Aswan
Day 5 - Aswan
Day 6 - Esna/Luxor 
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 during special ceremonies on the occasion of 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 delightful little 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. Originally constructed in Preston by the Royal Navy in 1918, it was converted for King Farouk (On the occasion of the Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Farouk I, The Governor of Cairo requests the honour of your company on board the Misr Nile Steamer at 8pm on February the 10th 1939).

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 
Historic Steamship
Group Size: 6 – 26

Special Events

Luxor Temple by Night & Afternoon Tea

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.

The whole trip was fantastic, I did not want to leave, would have been quite happy to turn around and do the trip again.

Fiona Gowenlock
A Royal Steamer Restored

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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 Victoria Lounge in the Old Winter Palace Hotel 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 gods Horus and Sobek. 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 felucca or private boat to Kitchener Island Botanical Gardens. Afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel with fine Nile views. Visit the Nubian Museum. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Optional tour to Abu Simbel (4 hrs each way by road, pre-bookable £89). Optional Philae Sound & Light show (bookable locally). (B, L, D)

Day 6 Sail to Esna for overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 7 A short walk through Esna to the temple dedicated to Khnum. Sail to Luxor. Visit Karnak Temple. 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


per person in a Main Deck cabin
EgyptAir from Heathrow

Date Price
November 11 £2495
November 18 £2445
November 25 £2495
December 23 £2645


per person in a Main Deck cabin
EgyptAir from Heathrow

Date Price
January 6 £2295
January 13 £2295
January 20 £2395
January 27 £2395
February 3 £2495
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Main Deck single cabin (limited availability)
2019: Nov 18
2020: Jan 13 & 27

Main Deck double cabin for sole use £995

Cabin Upgrades

Upper decks £145
Suite (upper decks) £395
(2020 £495)
Panorama (front) Suite £695
(2020 £795)

Flight Options

Egyptair Business Class from £795

Optional Excursions

Abu Simbel £89

Extension Options

Extension - Red Sea
Mövenpick el-Gouna - 5 nights £425
(2020 £445)
Single supplement £165
Half board £145

Extra nights – Luxor

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

Independent Arrival

Save £400 
Arrival transfer add £10
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.

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

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