Group Size: Based on minimum of 2 passengers
Discover the glories of Ancient Egypt on a classic Nile cruise, combining the classic sightseeing along the Nile Valley with first class accommodation and all at an affordable price. Travel through the heartland of Pharaonic Egypt. Experience the timeless beauty of the river itself, and the glorious monuments that line its banks, testament to perhaps the greatest of all ancient civilisations.
Day 1 – Cairo
On arrival at Cairo International Airport you will be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel.
A stay at the five star Sonesta Hotel, Tower & Casino – Cairo will leave a lasting impression. The Cairo International Convention Centre within walking distance and the Cairo International airport is just 15 minutes away from the hotel. The Sonesta Cairo’s 409 spacious guest rooms and suites, offer a variety of luxurious amenities. A room on the executive floor offers an exclusive lounge.
A poolside bar and full-service spa are on premises for relaxation. After the pampering, the hotel offers several options at its gourmet restaurants serving Japanese, Italian and Lebanese cuisine. One of the best Cairo hotels, Sonesta Cairo is ideal for both business and leisure travellers.
Day 2 – Cairo
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel you will be collected and spend a full day exploring the major sights of Cairo. (B)
The tour includes a visit to the Pyramids and Sphinx with your private English speaking Egyptologist then a stop at a local bazaar for some shopping. After lunch at a local restaurant you will spend the afternoon touring the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities including the treasures of King Tutankhamen’s Tomb. You will then return to your hotel.
Day 3 - Nile Cruise
This morning you will be collected after breakfast and check out to transfer to the airport for your flight to Aswan to join your Nile cruise. (BLD)
Your Cruise Itinerary –
12:30 – Lunch on board
15:00 – Felucca Ride
19:30 – Captain’s Welcome Cocktail
20:00 – Dinner on board
21:30 – Nubian Folkloric Show
There are 47 Deluxe Cabins, 2 Senator Suites and 4 Presidential Suites with private terrace.
Main dining room
Breakfast and lunch buffets as well as à la carte dinners are served daily. à la carte lunch will be served instead of buffet when the number of guests on board is less than 20 persons.
Serving a wide range of cocktails and beverages as well as light meals for lunch and dinner.
Sun Deck Bar
Overlooking the Nile, offering refreshing cocktails all day until sunset.
Discotheque, Belly Dance Show, Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Party, fancy Galabya Party and Nubian Folkloric Show.
Day 4 - Nile Cruise
06:30 – Wake-up call (BLD)
06:30 – Breakfast on board
07:30 – Visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae
13:00 – Lunch on board
13:30 – Sail to Kom Ombo
17:00 – Afternoon Tea
17:30 – Visit Temple shared by two gods Sobek and Haeroris in Kom Ombo
19:00 – Sail to Edfu
20:00 – Dinner on board
21:30 – Galabeya `party
Day 5 - Nile Cruise
06:00 – Wake-up call (BLD)
06:30 – Visit Horus Temple in Edfu
08:15 – Sail to Luxor
08:30 – Breakfast on board
13:30 – Lunch on board
20:00 – Whirling Dervish & Belly Dance Show
20:30 – Dinner on board
22:00 – Enjoy music in the lounge
Day 6 - Luxor / Cairo
07:00 – Breakfast on board (B)
08:00 – Disembarkation
08:00 – Visit the West Bank (Valley of kings & Queens, Hatshepsut)
14:30 – Visit Karnak & Luxor Temples
After the sightseeing you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cairo where on landing you will be collected and transferred to your hotel.
Day 7 - End of your Treasures of the Nile Tour
Today you will be transferred back to the airport for your onward arrangements. (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.