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Lake Nasser & the Nile

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This very special tour of ancient Egypt starts with a stay in Cairo, in the shadow of the pyramids, takes to the river for Nile-side temples and tombs of the pharaohs in Luxor, and cruises Lake Nasser to barely known and rarely visited treasures

With three nights land-based in Cairo and its surrounds, a flight to Aswan for four nights aboard-ship on Lake Nasser, and a three-night, downstream cruise of the Nile to the ‘living museum’ of Luxor, this tour is an enthralling introduction for first-time visitors to Egypt, and tempts returning travellers with the extra dimension of little-known sites and less-visited places. Accompanied by an Egyptologist or knowledgeable local guide, the tour combines excellent value with exemplary standards of comfort and service, all the way. It includes all meals on the seven days of cruising; takes in the trio of Egypt’s greatest antiquities, the Pyramids of Giza, Temple of Abu Simbel, and tombs of the pharaohs in Ancient Thebes; visits the major monuments of each city and port of call; and gives you the rare opportunity to sail to several of Lake Nasser’s temples, and to see the atmospheric Sound & Light show at Abu Simbel. From the gaze of the Sphinx in the arid sands of Cairo to the lush green islands of Aswan, on the cataract of the Nile, via Memphis and Saqqara, Kom Ombo and Edfu, this intriguing journey reveals the history and mystery, legends and lifestyles which shaped inimitable Egypt.

Overview

  • Days 1-3  - Cairo
  • Day 4  - Aswan
  • Day 5  - Lake Nasser / Wadi El Sebua
  • Day 6  - Wadi El Sebua / Amada
  • Day 7  - Abu Simbel
  • Day 8  - Aswan
  • Day 9  - Kom Ombo / Luxor
  • Day 10  - Luxor
  • Day 11  - Return flight
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Tour Highlights

  • New Cruise
  • Culture & Riverscapes
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • 4 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Egyptian Tour Manager
  • Egyptologist

This very special tour of ancient Egypt starts with a stay in Cairo, in the shadow of the pyramids, takes to the river for Nile-side temples and tombs of the pharaohs in Luxor, and cruises Lake Nasser to barely known and rarely visited treasures

Notes:

Temple, tomb and pyramid visits are on foot with steps and uneven surfaces.
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.

Accommodation

Crowne Plaza West Cairo Arkan Hotel

A first-class hotel in the heart of Sheikh Zayed with 178 rooms and a selection of restaurants, bar, pool, sauna, gym and WiFi (free). 178 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Vessels

Mövenpick MS Hamees

Refurbished in 2018, this lovely vessel has spacious public rooms, and a restaurant with a combination of waiter and buffet service. Evening entertainment, lounge, bar, gift shop, laundry, a large panoramic sundeck with plunge pool and WiFi (free/limited). 70 air-conditioned outside cabins (233 sq. ft.) with private facilities, hairdryer, safe and mini-fridge. All cabins have picture windows except the Lower Deck and the two Main Deck single cabins (161 sq. ft.), which have portholes.

Steigenberger Omar El-Khayam

The Steigenberger Omar El-Khayam is a fabulous 5-star deluxe vessel oozing quality, with its spacious layout and stylish Egyptian décor; perfect for exploring the sacred sites and scenery of Upper Egypt. The vessel has the fabulous “Abu Nawas” restaurant located on the lower deck serving Egyptian and international cuisines, three luxurious lounge bars, a large sundeck with a swimming pool, Jacuzzis and a pool bar with sun loungers and shaded seating terrace area where you can relax and admire the scenery. Gym, gift shop, Billiard room, library, lift and WiFi (free/limited – only available in Aswan and Abu Simbel). Jules Verne guests will receive one bottle of water which can be refilled. 80 authentically decorated spacious air-conditioned cabins with private balcony spread over four decks with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.
68 twin/double cabins (258 sq. ft – upper decks)
8 Grand Suites (376 sq. ft – main & upper decks)
4 Royal Suites (753 sq. ft – main & upper decks)

Note: Jules Verne guests will be allocated cabins on either upper deck 1 or 2.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room/cabin
EgyptAir from Heathrow

September
September 13 (Friday)
October
October 4 (Friday)
  • Spring Sale

Was £3975

£ 3675

November
November 15 (Friday)
November 29 (Friday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 3 nights’ hotel accommodation, 7 nights cruising, breakfast daily, 2 lunches in Cairo, full board on cruises, itinerary as described, excursions, Egyptian Tour Manager/Egyptologist and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, visa procurement fee, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: Sep, Nov 29
  • £995
  • 2024: Oct, Nov 15
  • £1095
Flight Options
  • EgyptAir from Manchester to Cairo
  • On request (pre-/post-cruise accommodation may be required)
Tour Only
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £15

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