Voyages Jules Verne

Treasures of the Nile

Egypt's iconic temples and tombs, combining the Pyramids with a full week's Nile cruise.

Experience the temples, tombs, ancient relics and scenic splendour of Egypt. Stay in view of the Pyramids and explore Giza, one of the ancient capitals of Egypt. Cairo's Egyptian Museum is the world's greatest repository of ancient Egyptian treasures including those from Tutankhamun's tomb.

Our Nile cruises with a choice of vessels meet the highest standards of comfort, food, service and hygiene; MS Hamees represents excellent value for a 5-star vessel whilst our unique luxury steamship, SS Misr, rates in our top five programmes worldwide.

SS Misr was luxuriously 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 and experience the temples, tombs, ancient relics and scenic splendour of Egypt. Sites are currently quiet and may be visited without the usual tourist crowds.

Treasures of the Nile

Egypt's iconic temples and tombs, combining the Pyramids with a full week's Nile cruise.

Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Cairo for three nights at the Cairo Pyramids Hotel.

Day 2 Visit the Pyramids and Great Sphinx, then Memphis and Saqqara, including lunch. Optional Sound & Light at the Pyramids (£31). (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 and transfer to the 5-star MS Hamees for seven nights. Alternatively, upgrade to SS Misr. (B, L, D)

Day 5 A tour to the West Bank visits the Valley of the Kings (option to visit the tomb of Tutankhamun), temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Visit Karnak Temple. Sail to Esna. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Visit Esna Temple. Sail to Aswan. (B, L, D)

Day 7 A morning tour to the High Dam and temple of Philae. Later, visit the Nubian Museum and enjoy a cruise by felucca or private boat to the Kitchener Island Botanical Gardens and Elephantine Island. (B, L, D)

Day 8 An optional excursion to Abu Simbel (£89, 4 hrs by road each way). Afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the temple. Overnight in Edfu. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Sail to Luxor for a visit to Luxor Museum. 'Luxor Temple by Night' event. (B, L, D)

Day 11 Return flight from Luxor to London Heathrow. (B)

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

Notes

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.

Treasures of the Nile

Egypt's iconic temples and tombs, combining the Pyramids with a full week's Nile cruise.

Cairo Pyramids - Cairo

Cairo Pyramids - Cairo

A 5-star resort hotel with restaurants, bar, pool (heated in winter) and WiFi (free). 280 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities, satellite TV and terrace. VJV ‘Treasures of the Nile’ guests receive a free upgrade to the new wing (twin rooms receive Pyramid view).

Treasures of the Nile

Egypt's iconic temples and tombs, combining the Pyramids with a full week's Nile cruise.

MS Hamees

MS Hamees

Built in 2001 and refurbished in 2008, this deluxe vessel has spacious public rooms and a one sitting restaurant with a combination of waiter and buffet service. Evening entertainment normally includes a welcome cocktail, Galabia party, Nubian dancers and belly dancer. Lounge, bar, gift shop, laundry, a large panoramic sundeck with plunge pool and WiFi (free/limited). 72 well-appointed air-conditioned outside cabins with private facilities, hairdryer, safe and mini-fridge. 70 cabins (21.7 sq. metres) over four decks and two single cabins (15 sq. metres) on the Main Deck. All cabins have picture windows except Lower Deck cabins and Main Deck single cabins, which have portholes.

Deck Plan - Movenpick Hamees
SS Misr

SS Misr

Misr means ‘the Kingdom of Egypt’ with cabins 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 63 metres in length, a 5-star deluxe propeller steam vessel with exquisitely decorated public rooms, a crew of 63 and a high level of service. The Marasem Restaurant, Saraya Lounge and Dahabia Bar lie on the higher decks. Relax on the lower sundeck with wicker chairs or upper sundeck with sunbeds, shaded area and plunge pool. WiFi (free/limited). 24 air-conditioned outside cabins and suites have private facilities, balcony, hairdryer, mini-bar and TV. Two single cabins (14.5 sq. metres with No Single Supplement) on the Main Deck, 14 twin/double cabins (20 sq. metres) on the Main and Upper decks, six twin/double suites (30 sq. metres) on the Upper decks, plus two twin/double suites (‘Panorama’) at the front offer panoramic views while sailing (35 sq. metres).

Deck Plan - SS Misr

Treasures of the Nile

Egypt's iconic temples and tombs, combining the Pyramids with a full week's Nile cruise.

Red Sea Extension

Red Sea Extension

Discover more of Egypt's natural beauty, travelling along the Nile and through the mountains and desert to el-Gouna on the Red Sea (5 hrs). Relax for five nights at the 5-star Mövenpick el-Gouna and view the underwater world from a semisubmarine. Breakfast daily.

Day 1 Travel along the Nile and through the mountains and desert to el-Gouna on the Red Sea (5 hrs). An excursion on a semi-submarine viewing the underwater world is included during your stay. (B)

Day 2 Day at leisure. (B)

Day 3 Day at leisure. (B)

Day 4 Day at leisure. (B)

Day 5 Day at leisure. (B)

Day 6 Return flight from Hurghada via Cairo. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
Movenpick Resort & Spa - El Gouna

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.

Treasures of the Nile

Egypt's iconic temples and tombs, combining the Pyramids with a full week's Nile cruise.

2017

Fridaysper person in a twin room/Lower Deck cabinEgyptAir from Heathrow
DatePrice
October 13 £1495
October 27 £1545
November 03 £1545
November 17 £1495
December 22 £1795

2018

Fridaysper person in a twin room/Lower Deck cabinEgyptAir from Heathrow
DatePrice
January 05 £1445
January 12 £1495
February 16 £1695
February 23 £1695
March 09 £1645
March 23 £1645
March 30 £1595

No Single Supplement

Mövenpick Pyramids/MS Hamees or SS Misr (limited availability)

Supplements per person

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Mövenpick Pyramids/MS Hamees or SS Misr (limited availability)
2018: Jan 5, 12, Feb 16, 23, Mar 9, 23 & 30
Single supplement £345
MS Hamees
Main Deck £50
Single supplement £345
Upper decks £150
SS Misr (selected dates) £695
2017: Oct 27-Dec
2018: Jan 5, Jan 12, Feb 16 & Feb 23
Main Deck double cabin for sole use £995 (Mar-Apr 2017 £895)
Upper decks £145
Suite (upper decks) £245
Panorama (front) Suite £395
EgyptAir Business Class from £795
Abu Simbel £89
Cairo City Tour £67
Sound and Light at the Pyramids £31
Extension - Red Sea
5 nights £395
Single supplement £125
Half board £145
Sofitel Old Winter Palace
(per night) £98
Single supplement £60
Hotel Pavillion Winter
(per night) £39
Single supplement £25
Departure transfer £10
Save £400
Arrival transfer £15
Departure transfer £10

Price Includes

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.

Not Included

Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes

Extensions not available Apr 7 & Dec 22.

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.

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