and Timeless Vistas
A 7- Day Adventure on the Nile Including Abu Simbel
And 2 nights Hotel accommodation
Inclusive of all transfers, 5 Day Nile Cruise , Abu
Domestic air fare within Egypt and two nights
in Cairo Luxor or Aswan
Abu Simbel Temples in Nubia
departure subject to availability
Compare with the 9
Day including Sharm El Sheikh Red Sea Resort
1 - CAIRO LUXOR - Saturday (LD)
advise the name of your hotel in Cairo. Transfer is included
( private car/driver) from your hotel to the airport.
air fare between Cairo & the cruise is included.
We 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.
Transfer is included from Luxor Airport to the Cruise.
Check in on your luxury cruiser at noon. After lunch, we visit the great
temples of Luxor and Karnak, then return to our Nile cruiser
in time for afternoon tea.
2 - VALLEY OF THE KINGS - Sunday (cBLD)
We tour today as well the magnificent tombs in the Valley of the
Kings, including Tut-Ankh-Amon's tomb, and the great temple of Queen
Hatshepsut, we 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.
3 - EDFU & KOM OMBO - Monday (cBLD)
We cruise by Esna to Edfu, where we board horse-drawn
carriages for the ride to the Temple of Horus. Returning to our
ship, we set sail for Kom Ombo. In the evening, there's a jolly galabia
4 - KOM OMBO & ASWAN - Tuesday (cBLD)
We explore the twin Temples of Haroeris and Sobek at Kom Ombo,
then sail south to Aswan. After lunch we board a graceful felucca
and cruise among the islands, returning to our ship in time for tea.
5 - ASWAN - Nubian Museum, Camel Caravan, Nubian Village, Wednesday
breakfast we check out, visit the awesome Aswan dams, and next
an ancient granite quarry complete with an unfinished obelisk, the Nubian
Museum ,then board a motor launch to visit 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. Isis 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!
our guest if you wish on a complimentary short camel caravan to a near
by Nubian Village for tea with the locals. We
proceed to your Hotel . Remainder of the day at leisure
.Deluxe : Aswan Movenpick or the New Cataract . For an upgrade to Old
Cataract : Please add $ 110 per person in double, per night .
First class : Basma Hotel Aswan . Remainder of the day at leisure.
6 - Aswan / Abu Simbel / Aswan - Thursday (cBL)
Very early breakfast at the hotel .
Abu Simbel We've planned our visit to Abu Simbel to be a highlight of
your Egyptian adventure. Rising before dawn, we drive along the shore
of Lake Nasser, watching the sky lighten and the sacred sun rise above
the horizon. We reach the great temples while the air is clean, clear
and cool, and the sun's light still golden;just right for photographs.
we'll marvel at the temples dedicated to Ramses the Great and Queen
Neferatri, saved from rising waters of the Nile when the High Dam was
the larger Ramses the Great temple, colossal figures of Ramses are
seated with the gods and attended by his queen and daughters. The
smaller temple is dedicated to Queen Nefertari, who appears as Hathor,
the goddess of love, joy and fertility, symbolized by the benevolent
We explore these fine temple by ourselves in the quiet of the morning
, admiring their ancient aura and artistry, after which retire to a
comfortable hotel for lunch .
back to Aswan and your hotel .
Domestic air fare is included , issued & delivered in Egypt: Abu
Simbel Aswan .
DAY 7 - ASWAN / Cairo - Friday (cB)
Breakfast at the hotel , on to the airport and
fly back to Cairo by . Again all domestic air fare is included . In
Cairo , we meet you at the airport & escort you back to your hotel
or assist with your transfer to another connecting international flight.
End of our service - Bon Voyage !
is subject to change without notice. For
guests who will be connecting to the Red Sea , please click here .
air conditioned Vehicle / Private guide for Abu Simbel excursion
covering : all transfers in Aswan & Abu Simbel, entrance fees
& Abu Simbel/Aswan.
person in USD
shore excursions, entrance fees, the service of an English Speaking
night hotel accommodation in Aswan Deluxe : Movenpick Elephantine
Island hotel or similar for Old Cataract please add $ 110 per person
in double , or in Luxor : Meridien, Hilton , Sheraton or the Sonesta
St. George for Old Winter please add $ 110 per person , with tax,
breakfast & service charge.
fruit basket upon check-in. One large bottle of water per person
daily while on board the cruise. Tea / coffee with each meal. Plus
bottled water with each meal
outside cabins, including all tax & service charges.
meals on board the cruise : B = Breakfast,
L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
Afternoon tea daily onboard.
transfers as listed, all by private car/van & driver.
Domestic air fare between Cairo & the cruise, as well as Abu
Simbel Aswan , tax included.
air conditioned sedan or mini coach / Private guide for Abu Simbel
excursion by covering : all transfers in Aswan & Abu Simbel,
entrance fees & Abu Simbel/Aswan.
Old Cataract in Aswan Nubia ( Closed for upgrades)
Christmas/New Year's and the month of April :
Please add %15 supplement, to any of the listed rates.
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 rates.
a PRIVATE: CAR/DRIVER & 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)
stars - First Class
Deluxe Nile Cruises
MS Ruby , MS Nile
Presidential Nile Cruise
do not include:
from / to your home country
with meals. Meals not specifically mentioned. Tips for guides and
Expenses of a personal nature
Sitting : Available upon request : $10 per child / per hour
Nile Cruise Class Upgrade :
The all suites M/S Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise : Monday to
Friday : Luxor to Aswan : Five Day Cruise . Upgrade
to Sonesta new Star Goddess , with
private balcony : PRIVATE Egyptologist for
all shore excursions:
the cruise is from either Luxor or Aswan, depending on the availability
at the time of booking.
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