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The Timeless Nile by Royal Steamer

This exceptional cruise is an exclusive Jules Verne charter of the regal steamer SS Misr, the former floating palace of King Farouk. Sailing in style from enchanting Aswan to amazing sites in Luxor and beyond, it includes the stunning temples of Abu Simbel

A leisurely week of Egyptian exploration sees you cruising downstream in the cosseted calm of ‘the most luxurious steamship on the Nile’, the SS Misr, known for impeccable service and excellent cuisine . Built in Britain in 1918, transformed twenty years later into a lavish vessel for Egypt’s last monarch, and now restored in all her former royal glory, this icon of the river combines the elegance of a golden age with contemporary comforts, from its fine restaurant to its sundeck, plunge pool, and balconied cabins. The tour is accompanied by an Egyptologist and expert local guides, and divides visitors into smaller groups for optimum enjoyment of each of the landmark sites. These range from famous to almost forgotten places. In the former are Aswan’s High Dam, the temples of Edfu, Kom Ombo, and Abu Simbel, legends of Cleopatra in Denderah, and the ‘living museum’ and ancient mausoleums of Luxor’s Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings. The little-known is Gharb Soheil, a time-warp village and unique immersion into Nubian culture; and an unforgettable optional tour takes you into the sky above Luxor in a hot-air balloon.


  • Days 1 & 2  - Aswan
  • Day 3  - Abu Simbel / Kom Ombo / Edfu
  • Day 4  - Edfu / Luxor
  • Day 5  - Denderah / Luxor
  • Days 6 & 7  - Luxor
  • Day 8  - Return flight
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Tour Highlights

  • New Exclusive Charter
  • Culture & Riverscapes
  • Exclusive Small Ship Sailing
  • 2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Egyptian Tour Manager
  • Egyptologist

This exceptional cruise is an exclusive Jules Verne charter of the regal steamer SS Misr, the former floating palace of King Farouk. Sailing in style from enchanting Aswan to amazing sites in Luxor and beyond, it includes the stunning temples of Abu Simbel


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


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).

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

per person in Main Deck cabin
EgyptAir from Heathrow

November 18 (Monday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 7-night cruise, full board on cruise and drinks with meals (2 glasses of wine/2 beers/ unlimited soft drinks on the cruise vessel), excursions, Egyptian tour manager/Egyptologist, local guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

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

Supplements per person

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

  • Upper Deck
  • £395
  • Upper Deck Suite
  • £695
  • Upper Deck Superior Suite
  • £895
  • Panorama Suite
  • £1295
Flight Options
  • EgyptAir Business Class
  • On request
  • EgyptAir from Manchester via Cairo
  • On request (pre/post cruise accommodation may be required)
Optional Excursions
  • Luxor Hot Air Balloon Excursion
  • £160
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £550
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £15

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