Description
Full Itinerary
Rates

Description

Type of Tour: Scheduled departure

 

Operates: Monday, Thursday and Saturday ex Luxor
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Visit: Luxor – Esna –Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan
Includes: Arrival transfer in Luxor and departure transfer in Aswan (or vv)

4 night Nile Cruise sailing Luxor – Aswan

Sightseeing as per itinerary

Meals as indicated in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Excludes: Airfare and airport taxes

Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned

Travel insurance, visa cost, and tips

Notes: Cruise departures subject to change.
Accommodation: Vessel depends on availability and departure day:

Monday: 5* Tuya or similar

Thursday: 5* Semiramis I or similar

Saturday: 5* Blue Shadow or similar

Additional departures available on 5* Superior vessels:

Thursday: Livingstone Amwaj or similar

Monday: Acamar (formerly Amarco) or similar

Full Itinerary

Day 1:  LUXOR – NILE CRUISER – KARNAK & LUXOR TEMPLES
You will be transferred from the hotel or airport to your Nile Cruiser before lunchtime.  After lunch visit Karnak Temple, a complex dedicated to Amun Ra. Its impressive features are probably the most overwhelming of all the Egyptian monuments. Thereafter visit the Luxor Temple discovered beneath the shifting desert sands.
Overnight:  Nile Cruiser  (LD)

Day 2:  LUXOR – WEST BANK – VALLEY OF THE KINGS – ESNA
The day begins with a coach to the West Bank to visit the Thebes Necropolis and the Valley of Kings, a vast City of the Dead for generations of Pharaohs, where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife. Unfortunately very few of the rock-cut tombs escaped grave robbers during ancient times and most have been ruined. The most famous of the sixty-two tombs is the tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amun unearthed by Howard Carter. Then travel to Deir al-Bahri where the Temple of Hatshepsut was built for the only woman who ruled Egypt. Continue on and see the Colossi of Memnon; all that remains of the Temple of Amenophis, destroyed by the annual flooding of the Nile. Thereafter the cruise will finally get underway as the vessel cruises first to Esna, crosses the lock and then continues to Edfu.
Overnight:  Nile Cruiser  (BLD)

Day 3:  EDFU – KOM OMBO – ASWAN
This morning you will take a horse-drawn carriage through to Edfu, the famous and best preserved ancient Greek-built temple. You will also see Horus Temple dedicated to the falcon God which was built on a rise to escape the annual flooding of the Nile. The cruise will continue to Kom Ombo where you will visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, dedicated to the crocodile god and the falcon-headed god. Thereafter continue to Aswan.
Overnight:  Nile Cruiser  (BLD)

Day 4:  HIGH DAM – PHILAE TEMPLE – FELUCCA RIDE
Today starts with a visit to the High Dam, a huge rock-fill dam, which captures the world’s longest river. Then travel by motorboat to Agilkia Island and visit the reassembled Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. The temple has a majestic aura, particularly at sunset when it turns to gold. In the afternoon, enjoy a Felucca ride during which you might catch a glimpse of the lush Botanic Gardens on Kitcheners Island, Elephantine Island, and Aga Khan’s Mausoleum on the west bank (view only, no visit).
Overnight:  Nile Cruiser  (BLD)

Day 5:  ASWAN
After breakfast, you will disembark and be transferred to Aswan Airport. (B)

Rates

4 Night Nile Cruise

(Scheduled departure cruise, departs some Mon, Thurs & Sat) – Min. 2 pass.  – Up to 40 pass.

5 Days, 4 Nights
Luxor – Aswan

Currency Per Person Sharing Single Room Supplement
5* Standard (Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays)        
1 Jul – 27 Sep 2019 from: Luxor – Aswan USD 519  265
28 Sep – 31 Oct 2019 from: Luxor – Aswan USD 575 300 
1 – 30 Nov 2019 from: Luxor – Aswan USD 582  300 
1 – 21 Dec 2019; 5 Jan 2020 – 6 Apr & 18 – 30 Apr 2020 from: Luxor – Aswan USD 600 325
21 Dec 2019 – 4 Jan 2020 & 7 – 17 Apr 2020 from: Luxor – Aswan USD 775  425
1 May – 30 Jun 2020 from: Luxor – Aswan USD 550 285
Livingstone Amwaj & Acamar (Thursdays & Mondays respectively)        
1 Jul – 29 Sep 2019 from: Luxor – Aswan USD 650  315 
1 Oct – 30 Nov 2019 from: Luxor – Aswan USD 825  400
1 – 22 Dec 2019; 3 Jan 2020 – 5 Apr & 18 – 30 Apr 2020 from: Luxor – Aswan USD 875  470 
23 Dec 2019 – 2 Jan 2020 & 6 – 17 Apr 2020 from: Luxor – Aswan USD 1 025 550 
1 May – 30 Jun 2020 from: Luxor – Aswan USD 700 375 

Includes:  Transfers in Luxor and Aswan, 4 night Nile Cruise, sightseeing as per itinerary, meals as indicated in itinerary

All rates will be converted at time of final payment according to ITT’s bank selling rates.  Please double check the final ZAR amount with us on day of payment.  All services are subject to availability at time of booking and subject to the General Terms and Conditions of ITT Inspirations Travel & Tours (PTY) LTD. 

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