4-Night, 5-Star Nile Cruise From Luxor To Aswan

Overview

Cruise the world's longest river in style on this 4-night, full-board Nile cruise on a 5-star deluxe ship from Luxor to Aswan with Egyptologist guide. You'll visit Karnak temple, Luxor Temple, the Valley of the kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of memnon, before sailing to Edfu and Kom Ombo. You'll end in Aswan with a tour of the Unfinished Obelisk, the Aswan High Dam and Philae Temple, and a traditional felucca sailboat ride on the Nile.

Highlights

  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Ideal choice for families
  • All entrance fees included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Details about this tour

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. Sailthe 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.

Inclusions

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • All transfers to / from airport & hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on 05 star Nile Cruise on full board
  • Tour to Karnak and Luxor Temples
  • Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple & colossi of Memnon
  • Tour to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples
  • Felucca Ride trip on the Nile
  • Tour to the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Temple of Philae in Aswan
  • Meals as mention in the above itinerary
  • Meals as specified in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Qualified Egyptologist tour guide
  • Bottled water during the tours
  • All service charges and taxes

Exclusions

  • Airfare & Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (Tipping)
  • Extra entry fees (Tutankhamen, Ramses VI, Seti I in the Valley of the Kings)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Pickup will be arranged according to client's arrival time details (Needed)

The pick up / Drop off locations required (To arrange your Pickup & Drop off to your next Destination at Ease)

Recommended to arrive Luxor in the Morning, any time before 12:00pm & Depart Aswan at any time on Day 5. In case the Customer choose to do the famous Abu Simbel temple excursion - better to arrange his/ her flight afternoon (after 12:00pm)

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Children date of birth required at time of booking

Nile Cruise Cabin can host up to 3 persons Maximum, the triple room is a double room plus extra bed or sofa bed.

2 Adults and 2 children (0 - 05.99 Years) will be accommodate in 1 triple Cabin.

2 Adults and 2 children (6 - 11 Years) will be accommodate in 2 connected or adjacent Cabins.

A current at least 6 months valid passport is required on the check in time

Egypt has a lot of activities, Tour Guide will advise some extra excursions you might like add-on to your Nile Cruise activities, Our optional excursions are just recommendations to help our Customers to see some more of the remarkable sightseeing. Doesn't mean that we enforce our Customers to pay extra money.

You Can pay the extra excursions cost to your tour Leader on board the Cruise.

Nile Cruise ships do not provide Water through their meals, Only tea or coffee at breakfast and at Tea time while sailing on the Cruise sundeck. TV does not work while sailing as well as telephone and internet signal in your own phone.

Private tour means Private guide & vehicle only for Viator costumers, 2-9 adult tour mean sharing two families same tours or transfers.

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

New Year Gala Dinner or Xmas Eve dinner (if applicable)

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Cancellation Policy

This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • Damian R
    07-Apr-2018

    My sister, her husband, my wife and I took this cruise this past week and we really loved it. Everyone was very attentive and respectful. Our personal tour guide Mahmoud made everything feel welcoming and special. He is a very knowledgeable person and treated us like family. We highly recommend it.

  • Paula J
    21-Mar-2018

    We had a great time. The boat was comfortable and we really enjoyed it. The staff went out of their way to be helpful. The food was good. The guide, Abdul, was extremely knowledgable and explained everything to us, so that we had a good understanding of the archeological sites. Highly recommend him. Altogether a wonderful experience.

  • prasanth g
    06-Jan-2018

    We booked the tour with significant reliance on the association with Viator. I must admit for the first time, we felt that Viator had let us down by associating with such cruise lines.

    We were a group of 12 travelers consisting 8 adults and 4 children. The cruise was significantly below our expectations for various reasons - some within the control of the cruise operators and some probably beyond their control. But still they have to be blamed for being discrete about it. Now here are the details....

    We got on board the cruise line M/S: Monaco at 1.30 pm on 30th. But the vessel did not sail until 24 hours later. This was only the starting of many surprises that were awaiting us over the next 3 days. Also after she barely sailed for 2 hours, there was extreme traffic on the course and we found that many lines were stranded across the river due to inadequate depth with water levels insufficient for sailing. There was absolute chaos in the middle of the river with lines coming from Aswan and going to Aswan moving unregulated looking for depth. For about 4-5 hours this continued till the police arrived and started regulating traffic. There was complete anarchy on the river till the police arrived, with the crew of different lines showering abuses at each other. Our line even went and hit though not at high speed another line which was stranded while trying to maneuver. This was my first cruise experience ever and I was disappointed that the new year eve turned out to be a damp squib thanks to such chaos.

    If we thought we have had a bad day, there was more to come. The water supply stopped in the late afternoon. No one responsible from the crew came to us to inform of the situation. We followed up with crew for the status on various occasions but there was no definite answer. The planned party of the new year eve was cancelled because the conditions were not getting better. Finally after the journey resumed the water supply was restored - about 5-6 hours since it stopped.

    We had a comfortable sailing after that, till we reached Kom Ombo on 1st January in the afternoon. Before even we reached Kom Ombo, we realised that once again there was no water supply. We also came to know through our tour guide and not from the cruise crew that the planned trip to Aswan will be cut short and the line will berth at Kom Ombo because of insufficient water levels to continue sailing to Aswan. Kom Ombo is a nearly deserted, rather unimportant and poor town ship with nothing to entertain tourists, except an ancient temple. We set out to see the temple, which was within walking distance from the berth. Some of the tourists including ourselves followed up many times with the crew management to know the status of the water supply. We were told that the stand by RO system to clean water had failed and by now apparently both RO systems of the ship was not operating. We had to have a serious discussion with the cruise manager that we will disembark if the matter was not resolved. Without a bit of aggression no one seemed to be serious about anything. After about 7 hours of disruption the water supply was finally restored late in the evening. But the cruise did not move an inch forward beyond Kom Ombo. So except for about 12 hours of sailing the 4 nights/5 day cruise was stationery.

    The biggest disappointment was that the guest relation members were rather insensitive, clandestine and unforthcoming. Until the tourists started becoming aggressive and demanding explanation, no one seemed to bother. For a cruise claimed to be 5 star, and costing more than 6 thousand for the group, the tour was a rip off/a day light robbery.

    M/S: Monaco, the line, warranted quite some touch up. The bathroom linen needed changing, the carpets in the rooms and corridors were worn out. The tea time on the sun deck was short only half an hour and what was being served during the tea sessions were of poor quality. The food spread in the buffet was good and the food was tasty. Again, the breakfast, lunch and dinner were all of 1 hour duration each offering no flexibility to the tourists.

    On the whole, of the 8 day tour that we had to Egypt, 4 days was onboard and was supposed to be the highlight of the tour. But this was a great disappointment particularly with the big screw ups on the new year eve and the new year day with the water supply.

    The F and B crew were though very friendly and accommodating. They catered to certain dietary requirements of some of us and was easy to deal with. The cruise manager was rather ineffective. On days where the tourists went out on day tours and therefore missed a meal breakfast/lunch boxes were provided which were ok, not great.

    So, our first ever cruise experience was a big let down. There was only one positive - any other cruise can now only get better !

  • Mike
    06-Apr-2017

    Once we booked through Viator they subcontracted the booking to a local tour operator, who we found fantastic. Nile Holiday managed our trip from arrival at the airport until our departure with a private guide to take us to each location along the cruise.

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