Embark on a four-night Nile river cruise, gliding in comfort through stirring desert landscapes and going ashore to discover ancient Egypt’s most awe-inspiring sites. Descend into the tombs of the Pharaohs, in the Valley of the Kings. Marvel at the colossal statues and towering colonnade of the sprawling Temple of Luxor, and listen as your expert tour guide deciphers the scenes carved upon them.
Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers.
Accommodation for 4 nights on 5 star cruise.
Full board meal plan – breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
Entrance fees to all the sites as indicated on the itinerary.
Nile felucca Tour in Aswan.
Certified professional tour guide.
Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour.
Taxes and service charges.
Tipping (Gratuities for Cruise Crew, Tour Guide, Drivers).
Drinks are offered from the bar area for an additional cost.
Internal Air: We recommend booking your domestic flight (Cairo to Luxor, before 10 am) AND (Aswan to Cairo after 13:00) so that you’ll be able to make the most of your cruise itinerary.
Cruises Schedule: Every Saturday Or Monday Or Thursday
on day (5) Expedition to Abu Simbel 3 hrs each way by road, set eyes upon the imposing twin temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari.
DAY 1: EMBARK IN LUXOR | EAST BANK
Arrive Luxor Airport, Where you are met by your Expedition Egypt Tour Guide [At EXIT DOOR, holding a sign with your name] and begin your day of exploring by visiting the East Bank of the Nile, the Temple of Karnak, where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall, strolling among its expertly aligned columns, which soar to 80 feet high. Continue to the striking Temple of Luxor. View the three large statues of Ramses II along the front of the temple pylons; the Courtyard of Ramses II; and the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, with its 50-foot-high columns. Walk in their shadows as visitors have done since antiquity and ponder the astonishing feats of engineering it took to create them. Then, Board your Nile cruise boat. Enjoy lunch & Dinner on board.
This morning, explore the West Bank of the Nile River and the Necropolis of Thebes, and view the Colossi of Memnon. Next, arrive at the architecturally stunning Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh and regarded today as one of its most successful. Continue to the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a period of 500 years beginning in the 16th century BC, tombs were built along this valley for pharaohs and nobles, including that of “the boy king,” Tutankhamun. Enter the tomb of Tutankhamun (extra ticket) – found in 1922 by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter- to discover the secrets of this storied chamber. This afternoon, Cruise to Edfu.
Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings.
Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
It is possible to do a Valley of the Kings hot air balloon tour which your leader can reserve for you. Intrepid only uses providers that have been risk assessed. You will be picked up between 4.30 and 5am from your Nile Cruise. Balloon capacity is maximum of 25 people and cameras are prohibited in the basket (mobile phones are acceptable). This activity runs subject to weather conditions. Please speak to your tour guide on Day 1 if you would like to book this activity.
DAY 3: CRUISING THE NILE | TEMPLE OF HORUS & KOM OMBO
Today, view the Temple of Horus, falcon-headed god of the sky. Built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III, this amazingly well-preserved and colorful structure reveals what temple worship in ancient Egypt was like. Back on board, Cruise to Kom Ombo. Disembark at Kom Ombo (hill of gold) to visit the Greco- Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god), whom some ancient Egyptians considered the creator of the world. View the mummified remains of several crocodiles that once basked along the ancient Nile shore, just as their descendants do today. Back on board ,Cruise to Aswan.
Temple of Horus, Kom Ombo Temple.
Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
DAY 4: ASWAN | MAJESTIC PHILAE
Ride a motorized boat to Philae Temple on the island of Agilika. This sacred complex was dedicated to the goddess Isis and reflects a fusion of three great civilizations — Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The temple was dismantled and then painstakingly reassembled when the Aswan High Dam was constructed. Proceed to the granite quarries and site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Illustrating the skills of Egypt’s stonemasons, this monolith is one-third taller than any other ancient Egyptian obelisk. Later, Ride Like a Local around the Aswan Islands in a felucca, while enjoying a refreshing Scenic Sundowner.
Philae Templ, Unfinished Obelisk, Felucca ride.
Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
DAY 5: DISEMBARK IN ASWAN |
OPTIONAL ABU SIMBEL
Discover Abu Simbel, the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. The former’s façade is dominated by four 70-foot-tall statues of the pharaoh. Perhaps even more impressive, this entire site was disassembled and moved here to save it from the floodwaters caused by the Aswan High Dam.
Transfer to the Aswan airport.
Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer.
Meals Included Breakfast.
It is possible to book a morning excursion from Aswan to Abu Simbel, where you can explore some magnificent temples. Please speak to your booking agent to arrange this in advance. Abu Simbel excursion [includes guide, private air-conditioned vehicle and entry] $110 Per Person.
Nile Cruises hand selected by Expeditio Egypt for an unmatched experience.
BOATS AND CATEGORIES
The Nile cruise can be taken on any of three categories:
5* STANDARD NILE CRUISE
Princess Sarah| Princess Sarah II| Zeina Nile Cruise| Radamis II Nile Cruise or similar.
$800 Per Person in Double Occupancy. $960 Per Single Person in Single Occupancy. $500 Per Child from 6 to 11 years sharing parent’s cabin. Child under 5 Years free of charge.
5* DELUXE NILE CRUISE
Blue Shadow| Concerto Nile Cruise| Nile Premium Nile Cruise or similar.
$880 Per Person in Double Occupancy. $1030 Per Single Person in Single Occupancy. $540 Per Child from 6 to 11 years sharing parent’s cabin. Child under 5 Years free of charge.
5* ULTRA DELUXE NILE CRUISE
Acamar Nile Cruise| Mövenpick MS Hamees| Mövenpick MS Royal Lily| Farah Nile Cruise| MS Mayfair Nile Cruise| MS Le Fayan Nile Cruise| Amwaj Nile Cruise or similar.
PRICES $1110 Per Person in Double Occupancy. $1580 Per Single Person in Single Occupancy. $655 Per Child from 6 to 11 years sharing parent’s cabin. Child under 5 Years free of charge.
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip, Except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
[The specific boat will be assigned a week before the activity begins]
All of these boats offer comfort and are a good option to make the most of the cruise. If you’re looking for a more luxurious option we recommend the 5* Ultra Deluxe Cruises, their rooms, service and food have that extra special touch.
Free! If you cancel at least 60 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
From 20th December to 2nd January (Christmas), and the 28th of March to the 17th of April 2022 (Easter), refunds will not be available in the event of cancellation.
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