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Suggested Luxury 5 star Nile Cruises: Oberoi Philae, Sonesta Moon Goddess, Sonesta St. George, Sonesta Star Goddess, Sonesta Sun Goddess, Movenpick Radamis II, Adonis, Al Jamila, Al Kahila, Beau Soleil, Carnival, Diamond, Emilio, Grand Princess, Jasmine, L'aube Du Nil, Liberty, Mirage, Miss Egypt, Mojito, Monaco, Monica, Monte Carlo, Nile Ruby, Nile Story, Oberoi Shehrayar, Princess Sarah, Royal Ruby, Stephanie, Tamr Henna, Tower Prestige, Tulip, Florence, Nile Bride, Solitaire, Elite, Kasr El Nil, Presidential Nile Cruises, Sherry Boat, Royal Cleopatra Dahabia and much more..

Map showing route of Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor and back:


Brief Nile Cruise Itinerary:

3 nights/4 Days Nile Cruises

Day 1: Departures from Aswan
Aswan. Arrival, meet & assist by our local representatives. Visit The High Dam and The Philae temple. Sail to Kom Ombo. Transfer to the Cruise. Boarding before lunch, Embarkation. Lunch on board , Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board. Disco party, sail to Kom Ombo, Overnight on Board. (Lunch, Dinner) 

Day 2:
Breakfast on board. Visit the temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Edfu.. Lunch, Visit The Temple of Horus in Edfu. Cross the lock. Sail to Luxor. Overnight on board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 

Day 3:
Breakfast on board. Cross to the West Bank to visit the Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of The Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Afternoon tea. Dinner on board. Overnight on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 

Day 4:
Breakfast on board. Visit The Temple of Karnak & the Temple of Luxor, Disembarkation. Transfer to Luxor train station or Luxor airport .End of service (Breakfast)

4 nights/5 Days Nile Cruises

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Day 1: Departures from Luxor
Luxor. Arrival, meet & assist by our local representatives. Visit The West Bank - the Valley of the Kings, Valley of The Queens and The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari. Transfer to the M/S Nile Cruise. Boarding before Lunch. Lunch on board Afternoon tea. Dinner on board & Belly Dance show. Overnight on board. (Lunch, Dinner)

Day 2:

Breakfast. Visit The Temple of Karnak & the Temple of Luxor. Lunch on board. Sail to Esna. Afternoon Tea. Disco Party. Overnight on board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3:

Breakfast on board. Visit the temple of Horus in Edfu. Sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. Visit the Temple shared by the two Gods Sobek & Haroeies in Kom Ombo. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board & Galabeya party Overnight in Kom Ombo. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 

Day 4:

Breakfast on board. Sail to Aswan. Visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries & The Temple of Philae Lunch on board. Sail on the Nile by felucca around Kitchener's island and Elephantine. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board. Overnight in Aswan. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5:

Breakfast on board. Disembarkation after breakfast. (Optional trip to Abu Simble by plane), Free time. Transfer to Aswan airport ...End of service (Breakfast)

6 nights/7 Days Nile Cruises

  • DAY 1   Departures from Luxor
    Luxor - East Bank - Karnak and Luxor temple

    Pick up from your location in Luxor - Check in Before Lunch - enjoy your visit East Bank (Karnak & Luxor temples) - Karnak temple is consider the biggest complex construction in the world coverning an area of a hundred acres and it is more impressive for the first time visitor - later you will visit the temple Of Luxor -(Optional Sound & Light show at Karnak temple can be offered upon request) - Dinner on board - Overnight in Luxor (Lunch - Dinner )

  • DAY 2
    Luxor West Bank - Esna Lock - Edfu

    Breakfast on board - Morning Cross the West Bank for a visit to Thebes Necropolis - The valley of The Kings - El Deir El Bahary of Hatshepsut - Colossi of Memnon - Afternoon Sail to Esna - Cross the lock - Sail to Edfu which is like a small city on the west bank of the Nile, about 56 KM south of Esna and 105KM north of Aswan - today is an important center of sugar production and pottery making - Navigation to Edfu - Overnight in Edfu and Overnight. (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

  • DAY 3
    Edfu temple - Kom Ombo temple - Sail Aswan

    Breakfast on board - Visit the Temple of Hours in Edfu which is consider the most well preserved temple and the only one we know it has been completed built from Sandstone blocks related back to the ptolemaic period in Egypt - then you will be back to the ship after the visit and Sail to Kom Ombo - visit the Temple shared by the two Gods Sobek & Harores - At night Galabya Party - Navigation to Aswan and Overnight (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner )

  • DAY 4
    High Dam - Philae - Obliesk - Felucca

    Breakfast on board at 07.00am - Enjoy your tour to Visit High Dam - Temple of Philae - Afternoon view of the Elephantine Island by Felucca ( Sailing Boat ) and view of the Agha Khan Mausoleum - back to your Nile Cruise - Dinner on board - At night Nubian show - Overnight in Aswan. (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner )

  • DAY 5
    Sail to Kom Ombo - Sail to Edfu

    Breakfast on board - Morning at leisure - Sail to Kom Ombo - Stop for a panoramic view of Kom Ombo temple - Sail to Edfu and Overnight ( Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner ) Day 06: Breakfast on board - At leisure in Edfu - Sail to Esna - Cross the lock and Lunch on board - Continue Sail to Luxor - Dinner on board - Overnight in Luxor ( Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner )

  • DAY 6
    Sail to Esna - Sail to Luxor

    Day 06: Breakfast on board - At leisure in Edfu - Sail to Esna - Cross the lock and Lunch on board - Continue Sail to Luxor - Dinner on board - Overnight in Luxor ( Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner )

  • DAY 7
    Luxor - transfer to your location.

    Breakfast on board - Check out after breakfast - transfer to your location in Luxor.


Although the above brief itinerary shows the general basic for most Nile Cruises but may differ slightly from one cruise to another; below is an example of 5 star deluxe cruiser Oberoi Zahra:


Itineraries of Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise

Explore the Nile in leisure with the specially created itinerary available exclusively on The Oberoi, Zahra.

English speaking Egyptologists are available on board. French, and German speaking Egyptologists can be organised with prior notice. An audio-visual presentation on the next day's programme is held every evening. Telescopes available on board highlight the spectacular views of the Egyptian night sky.

The facility of private docking arrangements is unique to The Oberoi, Zahra and this ensures a relaxed experience while getting on and off the boat.

Small luxury coaches are available at each stop to take guests sightseeing. An Egyptologist accompanies each luxury coach.

The Oberoi Zahra – Luxury Nile Cruiser offers two 8 Days & 7 Nights itineraries.
*Embarkation on Tuesdays

ASWAN TO LUXOR ITINERARY

8 Days – 7 Nights Cruise
Embarkation: Aswan to Luxor
Day 1 - Tuesday
12:00 noon Embarkation
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:30 p.m. Visit the High Dam and the Philae Temple
7:30 p.m. Dinner

Overnight in Aswan


Day 2 - Wednesday
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast

Optional visit to Abu Simbel
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Spa Time
1:00 p.m. Lunch
After Sunset Sound and light show at the Philae Temple
7:30 p.m. Dinner

Overnight in Aswan


Day 3 - Thursday
7:00 a.m. Sail to Komombo
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Visit the twin temple of Komombo. One side of the temple is dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek, God of Fertility and Creator of the World. The other side is dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeis, also known as Horus, the Elder.
11:30 a.m. Sail back to Aswan
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Spa Time
12:30 p.m. Lunch
3:00 p.m. Visit to Botanical Garden by felucca
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Spa Time
6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception with entertainment on the Mango island
7:30 p.m. Dinner on board

Overnight in Aswan


Day 4 - Friday
9:00 a.m. Sail to Edfu
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Spa Time
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Spa Time
6:00 p.m. Visit the Temple of Edfu, the best preserved temple of the ancient world, dedicated to Horus the Falcon God.
7:30 p.m. Dinner

Overnight in Edfu


Day 5 - Saturday
6:00 a.m. Sail to Luxor
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Spa Time
12:30 p.m. Lunch
3:00 p.m. Visit Karnak temple and Luxor Museum
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Spa Time
7:30 p.m. Dinner

Overnight in Luxor


Day 6 - Sunday
6:30 a.m. onwards Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Transfer to the West Bank, to explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes. Visit Valley of the Kings, with its royal tombs, King Tut's tomb, Ramses "the Six". This is followed by a visit to The temple of Madinat Habu and on the way back stop at the Colossus of Memnon.
1:00 p.m. Sail to Quina
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 5:30 p.m. Spa Time
6:00 p.m. Travel to Dendara
Private visit to the Temple of Dendara, dedicated to Hathor, Goddess of Music, Love and Joy.
7:30 p.m. Dinner on board

Overnight in Quina


Day 7 - Monday
5:00 a.m. Sail to Luxor
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:30 a.m. Visit the West Bank (Valley of the Noble’s tomes, Dier El Madina, the site of a very special workman’s village, whose craftsmen built and decorated the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings & the Temple of Hatchepsut)
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Spa Time
4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Visit Luxor Temple
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Farewell Reception with live music at the club lounge.
7:30 p.m. Dinner

Overnight in Luxor


Day 8 - uesda
7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m.

Disembarkation

LUXOR TO ASWAN ITINERARY

8 Days – 7 Nights Cruise
Embarkation: Luxor to Aswan
Day 1 - Tuesday
12:00 noon Embarkation
1:00 p.m. Lunch
3:00 p.m. Visit Karnak Temple and Luxor museum
7:30 p.m. Dinner

Overnight in Luxor


Day 2 - Wednesday
6:30 a.m. onwards Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Transfer to the West Bank, to explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes. Visit Valley of the Kings, with its royal tombs, King Tut's tomb and Ramses "the Six". This is followed by a visit to The temple of Madinat Habu and on the way back stop at the Colossus of Memnon.
1:00 p.m. Sail to Quina
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 5:30 p.m. Spa Time
6:00 p.m. Travel to Dendara
Private visit to the Temple of Dendarah, dedicated to Hathor, Goddess of Music, Love and Joy.
7:30 p.m. Dinner on board

Overnight in Quina


Day 3 - Thursday
5:00 a.m. Sail to Luxor
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:30 a.m. Visit the West Bank (Valley of the Noble’s tombs, Dier El Madina, the site of a very special workman’s village, whose craftsmen built and decorated the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings. Lastly, visit the Temple of Hatchepsut)
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Spa Time
4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Visit of Luxor temple
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception with live music at the club lounge.
7:30 p.m. Dinner

Overnight in Luxor


Day 4 - Friday
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Sail to Edfu
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Spa Time
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Spa Time
6:30 p.m. Visit the Temple of Edfu, the best preserved temple of the ancient world, dedicated to Horus the Falcon God.
7:30 p.m. Dinner

Overnight in Edfu


Day 5 - Saturday
6:00 a.m. Sail to Aswan
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Spa Time
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:30 p.m. Visit the High Dam and Philae temple.
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Spa Time
7:30 p.m. Dinner

Overnight in Aswan


Day 6 - Sunday
7:00 a.m. Sail to Komombo
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Visit the temple of Komombo. One side is dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek, God of Fertility and Creator of the World. The other side is dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeris, also known as Horus, the Elder.
12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Spa Time
11:30 a.m. Sail to Aswan
12:30 p.m. Lunch
3:00 p.m. Visit the Botanical Garden by Felucca
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Spa Time
Sound and light show at Philae Temple
7:30 p.m. Dinner

Overnight in Aswan


Day 7 - Monday
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
Optional visit Abu Simbel
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Spa Time
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Spa Time
6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception with entertainment on the Mango Island
7:30 p.m. Dinner

Overnight in Aswan


Day 8 - Tuesday
7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Disembarkation


Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 January 2011 12:49)

 
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