Enjoy a fascinating Nile cruise, leisurely sailing along the picturesque banks of the world's longest river; visit the architectural wonders of ancient and modern Egypt.
Highlight of this Itinerary:
The Karnak Temple, the Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings, the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, the Temple of Edfu, the Temple of Kom Ombo, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, the Temple of Philae
Day 1 (Sharm El Sheikh–Luxor)
Our representative will pick you up from the hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and transfer to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport for a domestic flight to Luxor, where you will be met by another our agent, who will assist you through customs and get you to the Nile bank to embark your cruise ship. Have your lunch on board and then head to the Karnak Temple Complex, a vast area of temples, chapels, pylons and the Great Temple of Amun. This large open-air museum, once named Ipet-isut ("the most selected of places") was constructed during the Middle Kingdom (2000-1700 BC), though the majority of the existing buildings date back to the New Kingdom (1500-1000 BC). The next stop is at the sandstone Luxor Temple built by Amenhotep III and completed by Tutankhamun. In the afternoon you will dine on board. (L, D)
Day 2 (Luxor–Edfu)
Have your delicious breakfast before you set off for West Bank tour. Visit the Valley of the Kings with numerous tombs and chambers and then move to the Valley of the Queens and explore the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, dedicated to the Sun God Amun-Re. Next you will see the Colossi of Memnon, massive twin statues depicting the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who ruled Egypt from 1386 to 1349 BC.  Set sail for Esna, cross the Lock and head to Edfu, where you will overnight. (B, L)
Day 3 (Edfu–Aswan)
After breakfast you will disembark the cruise ship to visit another ancient monument. The Temple of Edfu dedicated to the Falcon God Horus is the place were Horus killed Set, the God of the storms, disorder and violence, who had murdered Horus's father Osiris. Have lunch while sailing to Kom Ombo. The unusual double Temple of Kom Ombo was constructed during the Ptolemaic Dynasty with some additions made in the Roman era. It is dedicated to two different gods – crocodile-headed Sobek and falcon-headed Haroeris, known as Horus the Elder. Embark your ship again to make your way to Aswan. Dine and overnight on board. (B, L, D)
Day 4 (Aswan)
An early breakfast on board will be followed by visit to modern engineering wonder – Aswan High Dam constructed between 1960 and 1970 in order to protect the city from floods, generate hydroelectricity and irrigate agricultural fields. The Unfinished Obelisk ordered by Queen Hatshepsut and carved out of bedrock is another unique example of Egyptian stonework but this is an ancient one. The 42-meter-tall obelisk would be the largest of its kind if it was ever completed. However, the crack that appeared in the granite during the construction process made the builders refuse the project. Proceed to the Agilkia Island, where the Philae Temple dedicated to the Goddess Isis is currently located.  Originally, the temple was situated near the First Cataract of the Nile River, though in 1902 when the construction of Old Aswan Dam started, the area was flooded and the complex was moved. Dine and overnight on board. (B, L, D)
Day 5 (Aswan–Sharm El Sheikh)
Enjoy your last breakfast on board your cruise ship, as after it you will disembark and head to Aswan Airport to catch your return flight. (B)
Pick-up service from your hotel in Sharm EL Sheikh and return;
Meet and Assist Service upon arrival and departure;
Four-night accommodation on board a 5-star cruise ship on full board basis;
All entrance fees for the above-mentioned sightseeing;
All transfers mentioned in the itinerary;
All Nile cruise excursions mentioned in the itinerary;
All service charges and taxes;
Meals as mentioned above: (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner;
English-speaking tour guide.
Domestic flight tickets;
Tipping kitty;
Any personal expenses;
Any optional sightseeing or unmentioned items.
Tour Price per Person:
Accommodation Plan: 5 Days Nile Cruise
Period May - September October - April
Double $ 425 $ 530
Single $ 630 $ 815