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£4095

Pyramids & the Nile by Royal Steamer

The pyramids of Giza are the country’s most photographed monuments, the timeless Nile is its most vital asset. These two icons of Egypt come together on a tour of tombs, temples, and treasures

An ideal introduction for a first-time visit to Egypt, this tour is a taster of its antiquities, taking you by air and river cruiser to visit the major sites of the cities and the Nile. With a hotel stay in Cairo and a four-night cruise from Aswan to Luxor, packed into just eight nights away, with a one-off departure on ‘the most luxurious steamship on the Nile’, the SS Misr, the former floating palace of King Farouk. Accompanied by an Egyptologist and local guides, the journey is bookended by Cairo, where discovery begins at the Pyramids of Giza and the epic, enigmatic Sphinx, rising from the desert sands; continues to ancient Memphis and Saqqara; and returns to the city to visit the ‘Citadel of Saladin’, esteemed Egyptian Museum (or the new Grand Egyptian Museum, subject to opening date), and buzzing Khan el-Khalili bazaar. 
Two days of exploration in Aswan with a glimpse of the river island, Nubian culture and visit to the High Dam, which created Lake Nasser. Discover Kom Ombo’s twin temples and Edfu Temple and continue to cruise downstream to Luxor, revealing its vast and splendid temples and the Valley of the Kings, with Tutankhamun’s tomb among generations of former and following pharaohs.

Overview

  • Days 1 & 2  - Cairo
  • Days 3 & 4  - Aswan
  • Day 5  - Kom Ombo, Edfu / Luxor
  • Day 6  - Luxor
  • Days 7 & 8  - Cairo
  • Day 9  - Return flight
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Tour Highlights

  • Discover the Great Pyramids & Coptic Cairo
  • 4-night cruise on the serene River Nile 
  • Explore Luxor & Karnak Temples
  • Wander around the Valley of the Kings
  • Experience Kom Ombo around sunset
  • Optional balloon ride over Luxor

The pyramids of Giza are the country’s most photographed monuments, the timeless Nile is its most vital asset. These two icons of Egypt come together on a tour of tombs, temples, and treasures

Notes:

Whilst the vessel carries more, sightseeing will be limited to 25 guests.

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.

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.

Nile Ritz Carlton - Cairo

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.

Vessels

SS Misr

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).

Misr means ‘the Kingdom of Egypt’ with public rooms and cabins exquisitely decorated in colours and styles linked to the history of the vessel and Egypt. The original steam engines may be viewed and the vessel normally travels under steam.

Some 207 ft. in length, a 5-star deluxe propeller steam vessel 63 crew and a high level of service. Lower sun deck with wicker chairs or upper sun deck with sunbeds and plunge pool. WiFi (free/limited).

24 air-conditioned outside cabins with private facilities, balcony, hairdryer, mini-bar and TV.

Two single Main Deck cabins (156 sq. ft. – Deck 2),
14 twin/double cabins on the Main and Upper decks (215 sq. ft. – Decks 2 – 4),
six twin/double suites on the Upper decks (323 sq. ft. – Deck 3 & 4), plus
two twin/double Panorama suites at the front offer panoramic views while sailing (376 sq. ft. – Deck 3).

Extra Nights

Stay in Cairo before you start your tour or before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request. Please call to discuss your requirements.

Crowne Plaza West Cairo Arkan Hotel
(per night)
Standard (twin/double): £120
Single supplement: £100
Arrival transfer £15


Ritz Carlton Cairo
(per night)
Deluxe City & Museum View twin/double: £225
Single supplement: £195
Deluxe Nile view twin/double: £265
Single supplement: £225
Departure transfer £15

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.

Nile Ritz Carlton - Cairo

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.

Optional Excursions

Luxor Hot Air Balloon Excursion

Take to the skies above Luxor in a hot-air balloon and enjoy panoramic views of the world's greatest open-air museum. Leaving at sunrise, enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the sun rising over the east bank of the Nile, illuminating the land of the ancient Pharaohs on your scenic flight over Egypt's iconic monuments, this experience promises to be one of the highlights of your journey, as you drift over the Valley of the Kings & Queens, getting a bird’s eye view off the tombs and the Nile delta in a hot air balloon.

Departures & Prices

November
November 19 (Tuesday)
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.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • Single Supplement
  • £620
Optional Excursions
  • Luxor Hot Air Balloon Excursion (2024)
  • £160

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