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Cairo to Aswan Nile Cruise

Tour Details

Cruise the complete Nile from Cairo To Aswan. This unique journey up the Nile is a rare experience as it happens only twice a year.

The Nile cruise begins in Cairo with sightseeing to some of the major sites. Then you start the journey up the river heading south towards Aswan. The 5 stars Deluxe Nile cruise, Movenpick Royal Lotus, will be your home from start to finish. Accommodation includes all sightseeing mentioned in itinerary, 3 meals a day aboard the cruise & daily afternoon high tea aboard the cruise.

The trip is fully escorted by an Egyptologist.

 

Why you choose this package!

  • Sail all the distance from Cairo to Aswan
  • Sightseeing included to all major sites.
  • Professional Egyptologist in all visits
  • Full board - 3 meals a day + Afternoon High Tea included
  • 5 Stars Deluxe Nile Cruise - Movenpick Royal Lotus
  • Lecture on Modern Egypt included
  • Entertainment on board - Folkloric show
  • Akhenaton Royal Tomb - Newly opened included

Day 1 - 3 SEP 2017,Cairo

Arrive Cairo International Airport where you will be met by your tour manager who will help you through passports and customs. Transfer to Movenpick Royal Lotus for check in. Overnight Cruise.

Day 2 - 4 SEP 2017,Cairo

Breakfast on board. Today is a full day sightseeing to Cairo most famous attractions. Your guided tour begins with Giza Pyramids where you will visit the Giza Plateau, home of the Great Pyramid and the other major pyramids & the Sphinx built during Ancient Egypt’s 4th dynasty. At the completion of this tour, your guide will take you to Cairo Museum where you will see the treasures of Pharaoh TutAnkhAmun along with other masterpieces. Finally you will visit the Coptic Museum on a guided tour befroe heading back to the cruise. Dinner on board. Overnight Cruise.

Day 3 - 5 SEP 2017,Cairo - Beni Suef

As you have breakfast this morning, you will be enjoying scenery along the Nile while sailing south towards the city of Beni Suef. This sailing journey takes about 12 hours of uninterrupted amazing scenery. Lunch & Dinner will be served on board. This evening the cruise manager will hold a cocktail to introduce key staff members to you. Overnight Beni suef.

Day 4 - 6 SEP 2017,Beni Suef - El Minya

Today will be another relaxing day sailing to El Minya, the major province of Middle Egypt. Your Egyptologist will hold a lecture on Modern Egypt today where you will learn more on daily life and modern history of Egypt. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. All meals are served on board and included in addition to high tea in the afternoon. Overnight El Minya.

Day 5 - 7 SEP 2017,Beni Hassan

Morning tour after breakfast to the Tombs of Beni Hassan. These rock cut tombs were carved for the provincial governors of the Beni Hassan 4000 years ago. The site is 30 minutes drive from the Royal Lotus dock. The visit will include Tomb of Baqet III (BH15) Tomb of Khety (BH17), Tomb of Amenemhet (BH2), Tomb of Khnumhotep II. Return to Royal Lotus for lunch and continue sailing towards Tuna El Gabal. Afternoon tour to Tuna El Gabal historical site home of the Tomb of Petosiris, tomb of Isadora & the sacred catacombs of Thoth. Then drive to Ashmunein to visit its Open Air museum, the temple of Thoth and the sanctuary of Amun (Appox. 5 hour visit). Return to Royal Lotus in time for afternoon tea. Evening Folkloric Show on board. Overnight in Minya.

Day 6 - 8 SEP 2017,Tell El Amarna - Assyut

05:00 Sail to Tell El Amarna (6 hours). This morning is another chance to soak up the sun and enjoy scenery along the Nile. 13:00 After lunch, visit Tell El Amarna site which include Akhenaten's Royal City (Tomb & Palace). The Tomb of Akhenaton had been closed for many years. It is now accessible via the newly paved road that takes winding between the hills where Ancient Egyptians wandered on foot to cut out his Majesty's burial location. The visit will also take you to the Palace of Akhet Aton, the capital of Akhenaton. Return to Royal Lotus in time for afternoon tea. Sail to Asyut. Overnight Asyut.

Day 7 - 9 SEP 2017,Assyut - Sohag

Today is a well earned day of rest after the long Tell El Amarna visit. A full day of sailing towards the city of Sohag. All meals & afternoon tea are served on board. Black & White themed dinner & Party. Overnight in El Balyana.

Day 8 - 10 SEP 2017,Abydos - Qena

Morning Visit to Abydos temple from El Balyana which is a 20 minutes drive. The temple of Abydos has 7 sanctuaries dedicated to major ancient Egyptian gods. The temple still preserves wonderful colors from 3300 years ago. Drive to Nag Hamadi to meet the boat. 12:00 The boat should pass the two locks and the Railway bridge. Lunch on board. 13:30 Boat to sail to Qena. Afternoon at leisure while sailing to Qena. Afternoon tea. Dinner on board. Overnight in Qena.

Day 9 - 11 SEP 2017,Qena - Luxor

Morning Visit to Dendera temple which is a 20 minutes drive. Denderah was the cult centre for Goddess Hathor and the only temple where you will see a depiction of the famous Cleopatra VII making offers to the Gods. At Denderah there is also the unique chance to climb to the roof of the temple for a wonderful panoramic view of the temple grounds and the surrounding villages. Return to boat and sail to Luxor. Lunch on board. This afternoon you will visit East Bank (Karnak & Luxor Temples). The major temples of Ancient Egypt during the empire era. Afternoon tea on board. Dinner on board. Belly Dancer evening show on board. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 10 - 12 SEP 2017,Luxor - Edfu

Morning visit to the West Bank, Valley of the Kings & Queens, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut ( El-Deir El-Bahari ). Return to Royal Lotus and sail to Edfu. We will pass Esna lock enroute. Lunch on board. Afternoon tea. Egyptian buffet dinner on board. Galabeya Party on board. Overnight Edfu.

Day 11 - 13 SEP 2017,Edfu - Aswan

Morning visit to Edfu temple, the best preserved temple from ancient Egypt. The temple is dedicated to the falcon God Horus. Return to Royal Lotus & sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. Afternoon visit to Kom Ombo temple dedicated to both the crocodile God Sobek & the falcon god Horus. This temple displays mummified crocodiles and was a healing centre in Ancient Egypt. Return to Royal Lotus & sail to Aswan. Afternoon tea on board. Dinner on board. Overnight Aswan.

Day 12 - 14 SEP 2017,Aswan

Morning Visit to the High Dam, the Temple of Philae & unfinished Obelisk. Return to Royal Lotus. Lunch on board. Afternoon leisurely sail on a Felucca on the Nile around Kitchener island. Afternoon tea on board. Farewell dinner.

Day 13 - 15 SEP 2017,Aswan

Check out after breakfast. You can extend your stay in Aswan or Abu Simbel to stay in our Eco Lodge by the temple of Abu Simbel for a tour to the temple and the evening sound & light show.

Additional Info

  • Check In : 03 September, 2017
  • Check Out : 15 September, 2017
  • Duration : 13 Days, 12 Nights
  • Person : Per person in Double
  • Price : $2528
  • Location : Cairo,El Minya, Luxor & Aswan. Egypt

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