Combining the Pyramids and a Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan viewing the great temples and tombs of ancient Egypt
Days 1 & 2 - Cairo
Day 3 - Luxor
Day 4 - Luxor/Esna
Day 5 - Esna/Kom Ombo/Aswan
Day 6 - Aswan
Days 7 & 8 - Cairo
Day 9 - Return Flight
Almost everyone who visits the Pyramids wishes they had the time or opportunity to sail on the Nile. Conversely, those who choose a Nile cruise wish they just had time to view the Pyramids. We are therefore delighted to offer the combination of these two highlights. The pyramids at Giza and Saqqara are the tombs of the pharaohs, located either side of the Old Kingdom capital of Memphis. Cairo's Egyptian Museum is the world's greatest repository of ancient Egyptian treasures including those from Tutankhamun's tomb. The most famous temples and tombs of the Nile lie between Luxor and Aswan.
Cultural Tour & Cruise
Jules Verne Sightseeing
Egyptian Tour Manager
4 UNESCO Heritage Sites
No Single Supplement
Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Cairo for two nights at 5-star Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Day 2 Visit the Pyramids and Sphinx, then Memphis and Saqqara. (B, L)
Day 3 Fly to Luxor. Transfer to the Mövenpick MS Hamees for a four-night cruise. Visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Visit the Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Visit a selection of tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Perhaps view the tomb of Seti 1 or Tutankhamun (subject to viewing restrictions, at extra charge). Sail to Esna. (B, L, D)
Day 5 A short walk through Esna to its temple dedicated to Khnum. Sail to the riverside temple at Kom Ombo for sunset. Cruise to Aswan. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Visit the High Dam with views of Lake Nasser and by boat to Philae temple and visit the Nubian Museum. Afternoon felucca or private boat to Kitchener Island Botanical Gardens. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Fly to Cairo for two nights at the central 5-star The Nile Ritz-Carlton. (B)
Day 8 Visit the Egyptian Museum (or Grand Egyptian Museum subject to opening), Citadel, bazaars of Khan el-Khalili, Mohammed Ali Mosque including lunch. (B, L)
Day 9 Return flight to Heathrow. (B)
Temple, tomb and pyramid visits are on foot with steps and uneven surfaces.
Mooring may be alongside other vessels with views obstructed and access to your own boat through other vessels' lobbies and across gangplanks.
In Luxor the local authorities are introducing regulations to move boats' moorings away from the town centre and your vessel will normally be berthed outside the town.
Early morning starts are often made to excursions thereby avoiding the main crowds at the sites and the intensity of the midday sun.
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.
A new, 5-star resort 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.
The first luxury hotel in Egypt, situated in the heart of Cairo between the Nile and the Egyptian Museum.. 331 rooms, a selection of restaurants, bars, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 331 spacious and stylish rooms with safe, tea/coffee making facilities and TV.
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.
per person in a twin/double room
Lower Deck cabin
EgyptAir from Heathrow
Supplements per person
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Main deck single cabin
2023: Oct 14 & Nov 18
Lower Deck double cabin for sole use £745
Main Deck (twin/double) £50
Main Deck (double for sole use) £845
Upper Decks (Upper and top decks twin/double) £95
Upper Decks (Upper and top decks double for sole use) £915
EgyptAir Business Class - On request
Extra Nights - Cairo
Crowne Plaza West Cairo Arkan Hotel (per night)
Standard (twin/double) £75
Standard (single) £135
Arrival or departure transfer £15
Ritz Carlton Cairo (per night)
Deluxe City & Museum View twin/double £145
Single supplement £140
Deluxe Nile view twin/double £165
single supplement £160
Arrival or departure transfer add £15
Arrival or departure transfer add £15
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 4 nights’ hotel accommodation, 4 night-cruise, breakfast daily, 2 lunches in Cairo, full board on cruise, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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