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|Price range||From £799|
|Travel partner||Discover Egypt|
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Cruise the river Nile
Guardian readers can extend their holiday for a second week at Luxor from £149, or the Red Sea resort of El Gouna from £189. Alternatively combine the bustling city of Cairo with a stay in Luxor from £500. In Cairo see the Pyramids and Great Sphinx or the treasures of the boy King Tutankhamun in the Egyptian museum. In Luxor enjoy a relaxing few days or explore more sights before returning home.
No single supplement - This offer is limited to 3 cabins per sailing.
Cruise and Red sea stay add on from £189pp
Combine your Nile cruise with some time relaxing by the Red Sea. Add on stays from £189 per person staying the Red Sea resort of El Gouna. All offers are subject to availability please call us for more details.
- Transfers in resort
- Full board on cruise
- All UK airport taxes
- Full sightseeing programme
Depart from the UK, fly to Luxor. On arrival transfer to your cruise boat (approximately 20 minutes) for a seven night cruise. A welcome meeting to discuss the week ahead will take place either this evening or the following morning, depending on your flight arrival time.
An early morning start crossing over to the West Bank of the Nile to visit The Valley of the Kings, (for an extra charge you can visit the Tomb of Tutanhkhamun, see your guide for more details), Hatshepsut's temple, the Valley of the Queens and Colossi of Memnon. (This whole morning tour takes approximately five hours.) On arrival back at the boat, a buffet lunch will be served and the boat will sail for Esna. The afternoon can spent relaxing on the sundeck while watching the varied local life on the river and its banks. Afternoon tea will be served on the sun deck. After Dinner, there's a small informal cocktail party where the management of the boat is introduced to everyone. Stay overnight in Edfu.
Wake up at leisure and after breakfast, visit the Temple of Edfu. Afterwards, there is time to roam the local market where you will be able to prepare for this evening's Galabeya party. Back on board the boat lunch will be served as the boat sails to Aswan. This journey takes approximately 10 hours and gives you chance to take a dip in the plunge pool, read a book or simply to enjoy the view. In the evening there will be a Galabeya party, where everyone dresses up in traditional Egyptian costumes for dinner and the party games. Late that night the boat will dock in Aswan for a stay of two nights.
Morning visit to the High Dam, the Old Granite Quarries, the Unfinished Obelisk and then by boat to the Temple of Philae. In the afternoon sail by felucca around Kitchener's Island and its botanical gardens. Dinner and evening entertainment on board.
Today can be spent either at leisure or on optional excursions. The most popular excursion is to the Temple of Abu Simbel which is available by coach (approximatey £85) or by air (approx £195). In the afternoon an optional excursion to a Nubian village via camel or boat can be arranged. In the late afternoon the boat will sail to Kom Ombo and a visit to the Ptolemic temple usually takes place that evening. Dinner, evening entertainment and overnight on board.
The day is spent at leisure as the boat heads to Luxor arriving later that evening.
The day begins with a morning visit to the Temple of Karnak, the papyrus museum and the traditional perfume shops of Luxor. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Luxor, afterwards there is ample opportunity to explore the markets of Luxor for souvenirs and gifts. That evening there is an optional excursion to the Sound and Light Show at Karnak temple.
The morning can be spent at leisure. In the afternoon, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight or continue to your next resort.
Please note: For operational reasons, Nile Cruises can be subject to alteration locally at short notice. During certain periods the boat may have to sail after dark therefore the number of hours of daylight sailing is subject to change. When the boat is moored, vessels may have to berth alongside each other restricting views and requiring clients to pass through a number of boats to disembark. Upon disembarkation clients will be required to walk along a gangplank and there may be steps to climb.
Time aboard is as special as the scenery outside, between sights your time on board is your own. Our cruise offers good standards of comfort and amenities and has a swimming pool and large sundeck where you can relax with a book and watch the world go by, a bar to meet new friends for drinks after a busy days sightseeing and a splendid restaurant offering a sumptuous selection of international and Egyptian cuisine. The Nile cruise operates on a full board basis and offers a buffet breakfast followed by lunch and dinner which are taken in one sitting and can either be a set menu or buffet style. Drinks are not included but you can easily purchase a range of soft drinks, beer, wine or bottled water to accompany your meal.
Deluxe five star Royal Viking
One of the newest and most stylish boats on the Nile, the Royal Viking provides a high standard of accommodation and service to give a truly elegant cruise experience. There are four decks and a host of onboard facilities to enjoy and you can be assured of Egyptian hospitality throughout your cruise. Facilities - The main restaurant located on the lower deck offers a variety of international and local cuisine whilst the lounge bar situated on the main deck is the perfect place to relax in the evening and watch the nightly entertainment. The large sun deck located on the upper deck with its wooden sun beds and stylish rattan furniture provides a relaxing place to sit and enjoy the views of the Nile. There is a swimming pool ideal for a dip during the day and a deck bar offering cool refreshments.
The 68 deluxe cabins measure 23 square metres and all have a full length opening panoramic window and balcony rail. All of the elegantly furnished cabins offer high levels of comfort with air-conditioning, en suite bathroom and shower, hairdryer, complimentary toiletries, dressing table and sitting area, satellite LCD TV plus an individual safe and mini-fridge.
This holiday is booked by phone. Click 'book now' to make a reservation request to our travel partner who will call you back to confirm your booking details and take payment. To speak to a representative now please call 0330 333 6711.
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|22-Dec-2014||Heathrow Airport||7||1149.00||sold out|
|29-Dec-2014||Heathrow Airport||7||1149.00||sold out|
I travelled with a friend on a Nile Cruise aboard the Viking Princess. It was the first time in Egypt for both of us.
We found the staff extremely helpful and friendly, the food was very good and our tour guide was absolutely fantastic. His amazing knowledge, passion and enthusiasm absolutely made the holiday for us. I would certainly book again through Discover Egypt – from start to finish, we were looked after.
Mrs C Wager