10 nights from

£4295

Treasures of the Nile

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
(limited dates/availability)

A fabulous ‘return to Egypt’ for those who have seen its most famous sites, this cruise focuses on the less-visited length of the Nile, between Cairo and Luxor, travelling through tranquil scenery to unsung tombs, temples, and towns, off the tourist track

This cruise follows in the footsteps of Napoleon’s savants, Champollion who uncovered the secrets of the hieroglyphs and the 19th-century British travellers – all travelled south on the Nile to Thebes, enjoying some days of sailing after hectic Cairo – in between visits to the ancient sites.

The ancient capital moved between Upper (Thebes) and Lower Egypt (Memphis), sometimes split and sometimes united, except when the ‘heretic’ Pharaoh Akhenaten and Nefertiti moved the capital to Amarna between the two kingdoms.

Whilst Cairo and Luxor are influenced by tourism, these cruises offer a rare opportunity to observe an old way of life and ancient sites largely unvisited, with the benefit of longer actual cruising than on the classic Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan. For the returning visitor it will ‘fill in’ the gap between the Pyramids and ancient Thebes.

Colourful scenes embellish less-visited tombs in the desert at Tuna el-Gebel, the cliffs at Beni Hassan, the temples at Abydos, necropolis of the pharaohs and Greco-Roman Denderah.

Overview

  • Day 1 & 2  - Cairo
  • Day 3  - Pyramids / Saqqara
  • Day 4  - Beni Suef
  • Day 5  - Minya
  • Day 6  - Beni Hassan
  • Day 7  - Tell el-Amarna / Asyut
  • Day 8  - Sohag
  • Day 9  - El Balyana / Abydos / Qena
  • Day 10  - Denderah / Luxor
  • Day 11  - Return flight
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Tour Highlights

  • Culture & Riverscapes
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • 2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Egyptian Tour Manager
  • Egyptologist
  • On Board Lectures

A fabulous ‘return to Egypt’ for those who have seen its most famous sites, this cruise focuses on the less-visited length of the Nile, between Cairo and Luxor, travelling through tranquil scenery to unsung tombs, temples, and towns, off the tourist track

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.

Vessels

MS Darakum

This charming vessel was specially designed for the ‘long cruise’ with attentive Egyptian staff and Moroccan inspired interior. A spacious restaurant offers assorted dishes over a buffet combining Egyptian and international cuisine. The elegant lounge with bar adjoins a comfortable outdoor lounge for observing the continually changing riverside scenes. The large sun deck has a plunge pool, loungers and seats with sunny and shaded areas. Small gym, jewellery and gift shop and WiFi (free/limited). Jules Verne guests receive three small bottles of water per day free of charge.

52 tastefully designed air-conditioned, outside cabins spread over three decks with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

44 twin/double cabins
(215 sq. ft.),
two Deluxe Cabins
(279 sq. ft. – Deck Two),
two Senior Suites
(430 sq. ft. – Deck Three),
two Senior Suites
(430 sq. ft. – Deck Four) and
two Panorama Suites
(366 sq. ft. – Deck Three).

All cabins have large picture windows except Lower Deck cabins which have sealed marine windows.

Extension Options

Red Sea Extension

Discover more of Egypt’s natural beauty. Travel along the Nile and through the mountains and desert to el-Gouna (5 hrs). Relax for five nights at the 5-star Mövenpick el-Gouna and view the underwater world from a semi-submarine. Half-board included.

Movenpick Resort & Spa - El Gouna

A 5-star resort hotel on a peninsula with private beach and extensive grounds. 10-20 minutes from the centre and marina (included bus/boat shuttle pass). Restaurants, bars, café, pools, gym, jacuzzi, spa, WiFi (chargeable) and 554 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities, satellite TV and balcony/terrace.

Extra Nights

Stay in Luxor before you start your tour, or spend extra nights in Luxor before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Sofitel Winter Palace
Rooms and prices are on request, please call our Sales Team for more information.
Arrival or departure transfer add £15

Pavillon Winter
Rooms and prices are on request, please call our Sales Team for more information.
Arrival or departure transfer add £15

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

Sofitel Old Winter Palace - Luxor

A 5-star hotel rich in colonial design, perched on the Nile River amid tropical gardens and ancient temples. Restaurants, bar and outdoor heated pool. 92 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Winter Pavillon - Luxor

This great-value hotel shares the incredible riverside location with its historic sister-hotel, The Old Winter Palace in Luxor, combining contemporary design with Egyptian heritage. The contemporary block of spacious garden-facing rooms is situated in large palm-fringed gardens of the Old Winter Palace with ample outdoor dining options and a beautiful heated swimming pool and sun terrace, with access to the facilities of the Old Winter Palace. Restaurants, bars, pool, WiFi (free/limited) and 102 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities and balconies, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV, and warm hospitality in the heart of Luxor city.

Crowne Plaza Hotel - Cairo

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.

Departures & Prices

per person in a Main Deck twin/double cabin
Egyptair from Heathrow (4 Nov - Main Deck cabin)

March
March 18 (Monday)
  • On Request: Please Call
September
September 13 (Friday)
  • No Single Supplement
November
November 4 (Monday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 10-night cruise, full board on cruise vessel, 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, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • No Single Supplement (limited availability)
  • 2024: Sep

  • 2024: Mar
  • £1095
  • 2024: Nov
  • £1225
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £550
  • Arrival or Departure transfer
  • £15

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