Overview

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

PYRAMIDS & THE NILE

Combining the Pyramids and a Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan viewing the great temples and tombs of ancient Egypt

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.

Key Features

Cultural Tour & Cruise
Jules Verne Sightseeing
Egyptian Tour Manager
Egyptologist
4 UNESCO Heritage Sites
No Single Supplement
Group Size: 6 – 26

Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Cairo for two nights at the 5-star Steigenberger Cairo Pyramids (pyramid view rooms).

Day 2 Visit the Pyramids and Sphinx, then Memphis and Saqqara. Optional Sound & Light at the Pyramids (£35). (B, L)

Day 3 Fly to Luxor. Transfer to the 4-star 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 (5-star Kempinski Nile Hotel until April 2020). (B)

Day 8 Visit the Egyptian Museum, Citadel, bazaars of Khan el-Khalili, Mohammed Ali Mosque including lunch. (B, L)

Day 9 Return flight to Heathrow. (B)

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

Notes

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.

The programme may be altered due to navigational factors or local conditions.

Early morning starts are often made to excursions thereby avoiding the main crowds at the sites and the intensity of the midday sun.

2019

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

Date Price
October 19 £1895
November 16 £1995
December 14 £1895

2020

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

Date Price
January 4 £1895
February 15 £1895
March 14 £1895
April 11 £1945
September 26 £1995
October 10 £2095
October 24 £2195
November 7 £2195
November 21 £2095
December 5 £1995

2021

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

Date Price
January 2 £2195
February 20 £2245
February 27 £2245
March 6 £2195
March 27 £2295
April 17 £2195
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
(Main deck single cabin)
Limited availability, on these dates:
2019: Dec 14
2020: Feb 15, Sep 26, Oct 10 & 24, Nov 7 & 21, Dec 5
2021: Jan 2, Feb 20 & 27, Mar 6 & 27, Apr 17

Lower Deck double cabin for sole use £445
(Sep-Dec 2020 £595; 2021 £645)

Accommodation Upgrades

Main Deck £50
Main Deck double cabin for sole use £495
(Sep-Dec 2020 £645; 2021 £695)
Upper Deck £95
Upper Deck double cabin for sole use £545
(Sep-Dec 2020 £695; 2021 £745)

Flight Options

EgyptAir Business Class from £795

Optional Excursions

Sound and Light at the Pyramids £35

Extension Options

Extra Nights - Cairo
Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo
(per night) £65
Single supplement £35

Kempinski Nile Hotel
(per night) £85
Single supplement £60

Independent Arrival

Save £550
Arrival transfer add £15
Departure transfer add £15

Price Includes
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.

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

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