and Timeless Vistas
Fantasy Nile Cruise
five-day Nile cruise is the perfect add-on to a Cairo visit.
Weekly on Sat , Mon , Tue, Wed & Thu. Embarkation
Luxor or Aswan -
Anniversary or Honeymoon Vacfation on the Nile
Ramses the Great Abu Simbel Temples
have several boats that do start on different days of the week to accommodate
your schedule: You
may start this 5 day sailing Weekly on any Saturday , Monday , Tuesday,
Wednesday or Thursday.
Subject to availability
1 - ASWAN, Camel Caravan! (LD)
Arrive on your own to Aswan ( or Luxor
) , or ask us to help with your domestic flights .
Airport Transfers are on your own, or ask us for assistance at additional
Board your Nile cruiser
in time for a delicious lunch. Complimentary welcome fruit basket awaits
you in your cabin. In the afternoon we enjoy a leisurely sail by graceful
felucca on the Nile. Only for those who are interested: a short
camel caravan & ride for almost half an hour to visit a local Nubian
2 - ASWAN - KOM OMBO (BLD)
we tour new Nubian Museum then the awesome Aswan dams, and next
an ancient granite quarry complete with an unfinished obelisk. Then
we go by motor launch to the the Island temple of Philae , dedicated
to the Ancient Goddess ISIS :
Mystery of Isis : Two millennia ago the Mediterranean world was enthralled
by the mystery of Isis:
Isis, am all that has been, that is or shall be; no mortal man hath
ever seen me unveiled."
Aset by the ancient Egyptians, the goddess was a Madonna in the Mediterranean
tradition that stretches far, far back to the primitive Mother Goddess
from Anatolia, home to some of the oldest human communities on earth.
was the powerful and quick-witted protector of her son Horus, the Sun
God. Ancient peoples throughout the Mediterranean regarded Isis and
Horus as the perfect Madonna and Child. Another legend says she was
also the mother of the fertility god Min who, judging from the depiction
of him on temple walls, needed no help from Viagra!
of her wisdom and skill at protection, she was admired as a good magician
capable of healing the sick and protecting the dead in their journey
to the Underworld.
is portrayed regally, as a queen seated on a throne (which may be the
meaning of her name), often holding her son Horus as a baby. Other images
show her with broad, magnificent gilded wings able to protect the world.
Isis, the great Mother Goddess. Come explore her mystery in timeless
Egypt when you Travel in Style!
on our Nile cruiser, we sail downstream to Kom Ombo to visit
its twin temples.
3 - EDFU - ESNA (BLD)
We moor in Edfu, climb aboard horse-drawn carriages, and clip-clop
through the town to the Temple of Horus, Egypt's best-preserved
temple. Re-embarking, we cruise to Esna , go thru the locks.
Evening finds us in Luxor.
4 - LUXOR (BLD)
tour today as well the magnificent tombs in the Valley of the Kings
, including Tutankaomn's tomb, and the great temple of Queen Hatshepsut,
stop at the Colossi of Memnon on the way back to our cruise.
we'll continue on Luxor's west bank to get a totally different perspective
on ancient Egyptian life, at the ancient workers' settlement of
Deir el-Medinah. While most of the imposing stone monuments and sites
of Egypt honor the lives and after-lives of royalty, Deir el-Medinah
gives us unique and surprising insights into the ordinary citizens who
constructed and decorated the tombs.
we'll see the excavated homes
shared by laborers with their domestic animals. These quarters were
surprisingly large, with three good-sized rooms, courtyard, kitchen,
and even storage cellars. While ancient Egypt might not have been a
workers' paradise, we'll see that artisans and builders were highly
regarded in their community. We are proud to be the only operator to
offer regular visits to this singular ancient settlement in its tour
and cruise programs.
5 - LUXOR (B)
Check - out after breakfast. The gigantic Great Temple of Amon
at Karnak, and the mighty Temple of Luxor are our goals in the
morning. Return to the boat to collect your luggage. End of our service.
Bon Voyage ! Itinerary
is subject to change without notice.
shore excursions, entrance fees, the service of an English Speaking
fruit basket upon check-in.
Large bottle of water per person per day delivered to your cabin.
outside cabins, including all tax & service charges.
meals: B = Breakfast, L
= Lunch, D = Dinner. Afternoon tea daily onboard.
small bottle of water per person with each meal, plus tea or coffee
a PRIVATE: CAR/DRIVER and GUIDE for all the shore excursions
for the duration of the cruise , please add :$ 250 per person.( This
doesn't apply when you book the Presidential Suite)
RATES per person in USD for the total 5 day Cruise
5-stars Deluxe Nile Cruises:
M/S Monaco , M/S
Monte Carlo , M/S Mojito , M/S
Diamond , M/S Beau Soleil , M/S Adonis , or similar
person Sharing in :
person in USD for the total 5 day Cruise
stars - First Class
Presidential Nile Cruise ,
M/S Ruby, M/S Nile Dream or similar
Christmas/New Year's and the month of April :
Please add % 20 supplement, to any of the listed rates.
airfares included. You may arrange your own transportation to the cruise
departure point at Luxor/Aswan.
doesn't include :
charge of personal nature such as phone calls, laundry etc.
a PRIVATE: CAR/DRIVER & GUIDE for all the shore excursions
for the duration of the cruise , please add :$ 250 per person.
10 % on the adult double rate. ( 9 years of age or younger), must
be raveling with an adult. No children discount on triple or single
What to Pack:
Most of the year look forward to warm, even hot weather in Luxor & Aswan,
morning & evenings are cooler. For Shore excursions, we suggest comfortable
cotton & natural fabric lightweight clothing. Comfortable walking shoes
Clothing on Board:
Lightweight comfortable & casual clothing. Swimsuits, sun hat. Dining
room dress code is casual for breakfast & lunch, but smart casual for
dinner. All ships are fully air conditioned
From: Jane ...<J.....@camb.....com>
Date: Monday, January 25, 2010 02:11 p
got home last night after a WONDERFUL time in Egypt!
you so much for all your help in setting up this trip. The people were
great and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip. Great weather, except
for a little rain in Cairo, but not enough to be a problem. Cruising
the Nile is unforgettable--I think I spent more time on the top deck
than anyone else on the Monaco Nile Cruise , not missing a minute of
watching the scenery and enjoying the warm air and sunshine. My dream
now is to cruise from Aswan to Abu Simbel ! Tom will of course be in
touch with more details, but I wanted to send my personal thanks now.
Thank you also for the lovely cartouches. They are wonderful souvenirs
for all of us.
Today is is cold, wet, and windy, and I long to be back in Egypt and
the sunny days we had .