Group Size: Based on Minimum of 2 passengers
Departs: Weekly on Saturdays
A trip to Egypt would not be complete without a cruise along the River Nile. Take a journey in comfort and style along the tranquil waters between Luxor and Aswan onboard a five star Nile cruise boat. Enjoy the hospitality with nightly onboard entertainment and guided sightseeing at all historical stops enroute. With many ancient temples and monuments to visit, local villages and markets, take a glimpse at a rural lifestyle here that has changed little over time.
Day 1 – Cairo
On arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Standing on the site of the historic Semiramis Hotel, guests can enjoy modern luxury on the River Nile. This Cairo hotel features a 26 m2 rooftop pool and fine dining with exquisite cuisine for every taste. A selection of twelve restaurants and bars reflect contemporary design, with the Nile Terrace offering stunning views of the sunset over the Nile. Located in the heart of the city centre this hotel offers free Wi-Fi and is located next to the Egyptian Museum and bazaars of old Cairo.
Day 2 – Cairo
Today enjoy a guided full day tour with your Egyptologist to the ancient capital Memphis and burial ground of Sakkara. After lunch visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. (BL)
The Great Pyramids of Giza are the only present-day survivors of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, they are among the world’s greatest tourist attractions and never lose their ability to inspire and overwhelm visitors. Enter the temple of the mysterious Sphinx, an ancient figure shrouded in legend and mystery. Your Egyptologist will enthrall you with the tales told of this fascinating figure.
Option excursions throughout the Nile Discoverer Tour (at own expense)
Hot Air Balloon (Luxor) – Min 2 pax
Abu Simbel Excursion by Air (included private guide)
Sound & Light show at the Pyramids of Giza (Cairo) – Min 2 pax
Sound & Light show at Karnak Temple (Luxor) – Min 2 pax
Sound & Light show at Philae Temple (Aswan) – Min 2 pax
Day 3 - Nile Cruise
Today you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for flight to Luxor. (BLD)
Flight from Cairo to Luxor (Flight included).
On arrival at Luxor Airport you will be met and transferred to your Nile Cruise boat. After lunch visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor.
The Sonesta St. George I offers luxurious accommodations that provide the ultimate in comfort, elegance and design. With 47 Deluxe Cabins, 9 Presidential Suites and one Royal Suite, St. George I features the highest quality furnishings and most upscale amenities.
Main Dining Room
Located on the lower deck, the Main Dining Room, designed with sophistication and style, serves breakfast and lunch buffets as well as à la carte dinners. Dress code for dinner is smart casual.
Sun Deck Bar
Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Nile, the Sun Deck serves refreshing cocktails and beverages.
Unique classical motifs decorate the walls and ceiling of the Lounge, which features a dance floor and stages nightly entertainment. A full-service bar serves a wide range of cocktails and beverages.
Adorned with elegant décor, the Panoramic Lounge, located on Deck 4, offers panoramic views of the Nile and is available for special functions and meetings.
Elegant and sophisticated, the Piano Bar is lit by a dramatic, handmade chandelier and serves a variety of cocktails and beverages.
Please note: Itineraries may be changed without a prior notice due to navigational circumstances, may be in sequences but not in visits.
Day 4 - Nile Cruise
This morning visit the West Bank to explore the burial grounds in the Valley of the Kings and a stop at Queen Hapshepsut’s temple. Your afternoon is at leisure while the boat sails to Esna and crosses the Lock. (BLD)
You will overnight on board the Sonesta St. George Cruise Ship near Esna.
Day 5 - Nile Cruise
Today visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the largest and most preserved. (BLD)
You will overnight on board the Sonesta St. George Cruise Ship near Edfu.
Day 6 - Nile Cruise
You will overnight on board the Sonesta St. George Cruise Ship near Aswan.
Day 7 – Cairo
After breakfast you will disembark the ship and transfer to Aswan Airport for your flight to Cairo. (B)
Flight from Aswan to Cairo (Flight included).
On arrival at Cairo Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 8 – Cairo
Today enjoy a guided full day tour with your Egyptologist to the Egyptian Museum and the Old Cairo with its Citadel, Mosque and the ancient bazaar of Khan-el-Khalili. (BL)
Your Egyptologist will escort you on a tour of 7,000 years of Egyptian history with a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which includes the world-famous golden treasures from King Tutankhamen‘s tomb.
Day 9 - End of Nile Discoverer Tour
This morning you will be met and transferred to Cairo Airport for your onward flight. (B)
Dates and Pricing
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.
We very recently returned from our amazing family holiday to Kenya, Zanzibar and Egypt. Each country was uniquely different and beautiful. It truly was an adventure that we all loved. Our tour guides were all wonderful and full of local knowledge, the hotels were all beautiful, I only wish that we had more time to spend there! Everything went smoothly, we felt completely safe and most of all the kids were never bored!. This was definitely a holiday that we will remember forever.Jeanette Nickolaus Destination: Egypt