Nile Cruising Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 5086

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Valley of the Kings

Day 1: Luxor - Nile Cruising

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your incredible honeymoon! Upon arrival at the airport our local rep will be there to greet you and transfer you to the embarkation point for your 7 night luxury Nile Cruise. Enjoy lunch on board before visiting the East Bank of Luxor taking in Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. After sightseeing enjoy a spot of afternoon tea back on board with dinner served later this evening.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 2: Nile Cruising

Today you will visit the West Bank of Luxor with guided sightseeing of the Valley of the Kings and Queens. The Valley of the Kings is studded with often highly decorated tombs, constructed to once house the regal sarcophagi enclosed mummies of the mighty pharaohs awaiting their passage into the afterlife. You'll also visit the awesome ramped and colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Lunch and dinner on board.

Looking across the Nile

Day 3: Nile Cruising

Relax on board and take in the scenery of the Nile as the ship plies its route to Edfu and on to Kom Ombo. Later this afternoon you'll visit the temple at Kom Ombo, a double temple that was dedicated to two distinct divinities - the crocodile-headed Sibek, god of fertility and creator of the world and Haroeris or the ancient falcon-headed Horus, the solar war god.

Kom Ombo

Day 4: Nile Cruising

This morning the ship sails to Aswan for sightseeing of the gargantuan High Dam - a modern feat of engineering, the local Granite Quarries and the Temples of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. After lunch back on board enjoy a felucca trip around Kitchener's Island & Agha Khan.

View from Nile cruise boat

Day 5: Nile Cruising

Today is a free day with no sightseeing activities planned. Soak up the sun on the top deck as you cruise the Nile or make the most of the on board facilities.

Day 6: Nile Cruising

This morning the ship heads back to Edfu. Arriving around midday, have lunch on board before visiting the Horus temple in Edfu, one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. Afternoon tea and dinner back on board.

Valley of the Kings

Day 7: Nile Cruising

The cruise ship arrives back into Luxor today for further touring of this city described as a living museum!

Sharm resort pool view

Day 8: Nile Cruising - Sharm el Sheikh

After breakfast this morning, disembark from the Nile cruise ship and meet our local rep who will transfer you to the airport for your flight to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for check in with the remainder of the day at leisure.

Hurghada beach

Days 9-14: Sharm el Sheikh

Open your eyes this morning and take a peek out the window to the magical blue of the Red Sea. Here you can opt to relax in the sun, go snorkelling or diving to view the amazing array of aquatic life in the nearby reefs for your remaining days in Egypt. The next 6 days are completely at leisure for you to do as little or as much as you please.

Sunset at Sharm

Day 15: Sharm el Sheikh

Today marks the end of wonderful time in Egypt. After breakfast and hotel check out we will transfer you to the airport in time for your onward departure flight.

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Egypt Spotlight
Luxor Temple at night

Luxor

As the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, 4000-year old Luxor has frequently been characterised as the "world's ...

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