Egypt's iconic temples and tombs, combining the Pyramids with a full week's Nile cruise on the ‘most luxurious steamship on the Nile’
Days 1-3 - Cairo
Day 4 - Luxor
Day 5 - Luxor/Edfu
Day 6 - Kom Ombo/Aswan
Day 7 - Philae/Aswan
Day 8 - Aswan
Day 9 - Esna
Day 10 - Luxor
Day 11 - Return Flight
Experience the temples, tombs and scenic splendour of Egypt. Stay in view of the Pyramids and explore Egypt's ancient capitals. Cairo’s Egyptian Museum is the world’s greatest repository of ancient Egyptian treasures including those from Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Our unique luxury steamship offers the highest standards of comfort, food, service and hygiene. SS Misr was restored for Jules Verne in a choice of period styles, and is indeed one of the ‘Treasures of the Nile’, the most appropriate way to follow in the footsteps of the first British visitors to Egypt.
Cultural & Riverscapes
Jules Verne Sightseeing
4 UNESCO Heritage Sites
No Single Supplement
Egyptian Tour Manager
Group Size: 6 – 25
Day 1 Fly Heathrow to Cairo. Three nights at the Steigenberger Cairo Pyramids.
Day 2 Visit the Pyramids and Great Sphinx, then Memphis and Saqqara. Optional Sound & Light show at the Pyramids (£35). (B, L)
Day 3 Optional Cairo tour (£67): Drive into Cairo for a city tour including the Egyptian Museum, Citadel, bazaars of Khan el-Khalili, Mohammed Ali Mosque and lunch. (B)
Day 4 Fly to Luxor for seven nights on the SS Misr. (B, L, D)
Day 5 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 Victorian Lounge in the Old Winter Palace Hotel and visit the illuminated Luxor Temple. Sail to Edfu for overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Sail to Kom Ombo to visit the riverside temple. Talk on modern Egypt. Cruise to Aswan for overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Visit the High Dam with views of Lake Nasser and by boat to Philae Temple. Afternoon private boat to Kitchener Island Botanical Gardens. Afternoon tea or sunset cocktail at the Old Cataract Hotel, setting for Agatha Christie’s‘Death on the Nile’. Visit also the Nubian Museum. (B, L, D)
Day 8 Early morning optional tour to Abu Simbel (4 hrs each way by road, pre-bookable £89). Alternatively explore Aswan independently or relax on board. Optional Sound & Light show at Philae Temple (bookable locally). (B, L, D)
Day 9 Observe Nile scenes as you cruise to Esna. Talk on Hieroglyphs. (B, L, D)
Day 10 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 11 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.
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.
Recently renovated the 4-star hotel stands as a tower wing and shares the grounds and facilities of the Cairo Pyramids Hotel. Restaurants, bars, pools (heated in winter) and WiFi (free). 132 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
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).
per person in a twin room/Main Deck cabin
EgyptAir from Heathrow
per person in a twin room/Main Deck cabin
EgyptAir from Heathrow
Supplements per person
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Main Deck single cabin
2020: Nov 27 & Dec 4
2021: Jan 15
Main deck double cabin for sole use £995
(Jan 29 £1095)
Upper Deck £145
Upper Deck double cabin for sole use £1295
Suite (upper decks) £495
Suite (upper decks) double cabin for sole use £2295
Panorama (front) suite £995
Panorama (front) suite for sole use £3195
Steigenberger Pyramids - Cairo
Pyramids View Room - £50
Pyramids View Single Room - £95
EgyptAir Business Class from £795
Sound and Light at the Pyramids £35
Cairo City Tour £67
Abu Simbel £89
Extra Nights - Luxor
Sofitel Old Winter Palace
(per night) £120
Single supplement £110
Departure transfer £10
Extra Nights - Cairo
Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo
Standard twin/double £65
Standard single supplement £35
Pyramids view twin/double £85
Pyramids view single supplement £50
Arrival transfer add £15
Departure transfer add £10
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 10 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 lunch 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.
Christmas & New Years supplements may apply.
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