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Enjoy Egypt's brilliant sun and blue skies as you sail along the Nile in 5-star luxury with professional Egyptologist guide. Besides visiting the highlights of Aswan, Luxor, Edfu, and Kom Ombo, you'll enjoy three delicious meals a day plus evening entertainment on board this classic Nile cruise. A day trip to the temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel is available as an additional extra, allowing for an additional day in Aswan.

Day 1: Luxor (L, D)
Your driver will meet you at Luxor airport or train station, or collect you from your Luxor hotel, in the morning, and you'll board your 5-star cruise ship in time for lunch. In the afternoon, visit Luxor's East Bank and the temples of Karnak and Luxor: after dinner on board, there's a disco in the lounge bar. Alternatively, visit the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple (additional charges apply). Overnight on board in Luxor

Day 2: Luxor – Edfu (B, L, D)
After breakfast on board, it's time to discover Luxor's West Bank, with a whirlwind visit to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. You'll be back on boat in time for lunch, after which you'll sail to Edfu via Esna. Enjoy dinner and a disco on board. Overnight on board in Edfu

Day 3: Edfu – Aswan (B, L, D)
After breakfast on board, the day begins with a visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, before returning to the boat to sail to Kom Ombo. Enjoy lunch on board, before arriving in Kom Ombo and visiting its fascinating double temple. You'll cruise to Aswan, arriving in time for a Middle Eastern buffet on board and an Egyptian costume party. Overnight on board in Aswan

Day 4: Aswan (B, L, D)
Should you wish, you can choose an optional day tour to the Abu Simbel Temples, in which case the Aswan itinerary will move to day 5. After breakfast on board, enjoy a tour of the highlights of Aswan, including the Unfinished Obelisk, the Aswan High Dam, and Philae Temple, before returning to your boat for lunch. Sail the Nile on a traditional felucca - you can also opt to tour a traditional Nubian village by motorboat for an extra charge. Finally, feast on your final on-board dinner and an extravaganza of Nubian music, Nubian dance, and belly dancing, complete with Egyptian costume party. Overnight on board in Aswan

Day 5: Aswan (B)
After breakfast on board your ship, you'll disembark. If you added the optional day tour to the Abu Simbel Temples on day 4, you'll spend day 5 enjoying the highlights of Aswan with a felucca ride on the Nile before transferring in the late afternoon to an Aswan hotel, the airport, or the train station. If you didn't, you'll be transferred early in the day to your next destination, be that the airport, the train station, or an Aswan hotel.

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See Egypt at a slower pace on this four-night deluxe cruise from Luxor to Aswan. With an Egyptologist guide, visit the highlights of the region, including the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, and the Colossi of Memnon. On board the ship, enjoy three meals a day and evening entertainment. You can also elect to visit the temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel for an additional fee at the end of the tour in Aswan.
  • Four-night cruise from Luxor to Aswan

  • Qualified Egyptologist tour guide

  • All entrance fees and meals included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Luxor included

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Reviewed 15 April 2018
A guide is important

My sisters and I did the cruise with multiple sites visited. The boat met expectations and the crew on board was very helpful and professional. We enjoyed the food. The highlight of our trip was our guide Ahmed Abas. He made the trip a "once...More

1  Thank deeringak
Reviewed 27 March 2018
Trip to Egypt with Fred Watson and Brenan Dew, with the assistance of Insider Vacations based in Cairo

Went on several side trips using boat as a hotel . Spent 2 days in Cairo before that.in the Marriot hotel, a former palace of the last King Farouk. Visited the pyramids at Giza and the sphinx Also visited Observatory at Katameya, largest in the...More

2  Thank Rosemary B
Reviewed 25 March 2018
Excellent Cruise

I arranged a solo cruise from Luxor to Aswan in early March. I was very impressed with the cruise and the overall planning. Everything ran very smoothly. The tour guide was very well informed about Egyptian history which made for a very good overall experience....More

2  Thank James C
Reviewed 6 March 2018
Amazing Cruise!!!!

We took the cruise and I cannot express how amazing this trip really was! Everything was perfect from the time we got on the ship. The staff was amazing, the food was fantastic! Our tour guide Mostafa was so knowledgable and thorough. All of the...More

4  Thank Shellybabe002
Reviewed 3 March 2018
Hany is the best!

Hany our tour guide was the best, he had a vast knowledge of Ancient Egypt and great sense of humour! The tour was great I learnt so much about Egypt and it's history.

Thank Andrea D
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