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Movenpick SB Feddya Dahabiya

Duration
8 Days
Prices:
On request

Enjoy a leisurely 7 night cruise on a luxury cruise ship along the beautiful and historic Nile River discovering amazing ancient archaeological sites in Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor.


Begin in Aswan, Egypt's sunniest southern city and ancient frontier town which has a distinctively African atmosphere and join your floating hotel for a 7 night cruise. Embark on your cruise ship then sail to Aswan Bridge, a large and impressive structure. Overnight in Aswan. The following day, visit Aswan's High Dam, a huge rock filled dam which captures the world's longest river, the Nile, in the world's largest artificial reservoir. Also visit the ancient Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae, a temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. Another overnight in Aswan.

Start your cruise along the Nile. Relax on board as you watch life along the river.  Your next overnight is at El Shakh Island. The following morning, sail on to Kom Ombo located on a bend in the River Nile on the east bank. It is home to an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Haroeris.  Enjoy a tour of Kom Ombo. Later, sail to Gabal El Selsela which was used as a quarry site in Greco-Roman times and where the rock for many temples and archaeological sites originated.  Overnight at Gabal El Selsela. 

The next day, sail on to Edfu, a small town and an important centre for sugar production and pottery making. It is the site where the god Horus was worshipped and where the battle between Horus and his traditional enemy, Seth, in ancient mythology, took place. Afterwards, sail on to El Kab to visit the El Kab Temple, a prehistoric Pharaonic settlement with rock-tombs dating back to a 1550 BC. Continue to El Hegaz Island for your next overnight. 

The following day is a leisurely day.  Arrive at Esna, home to the famous Lock where all of the cruise boats pass through. Then continue to Luxor with an overnight stay here. You can take an optional tour of the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple or a tour around Luxor City to see the markets and local traditions.

Luxor is a city that has often been called the World's greatest open air museum. Here, you will visit the West Bank and visit the Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of the Kings and Queens, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Then continue to the Valley of the Kings, home to many pharaonic tombs including those of King Tutankhamen and Ramses the Great. Later visit Luxor Temple on the East Bank of the Nile, a holy city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues and obelisks built over many centuries dedicated to the God Amon-Ra. Stay overnight in Luxor and disembark the next morning. 

 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices:
On request

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Day 1

Embarkation in Aswan

Today you will be transferred around 12:00pm midday to embark on your wonderful Feddya Dahabiya Boat. A delightful lunch onboard then sailing to Aswan Bridge (considered the Gateway to Aswan and the Nubian culture), a large and impressive structure especially at night. Overnight docking near the bridge.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration7 Nights
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Movenpick S/B Feddya Dahabiya

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    Movenpick S/B Feddya Dahabiya



    The Movenpick S/B Feddya is a boutique sailboat sailing the river Nile between Luxor and Aswan, offering fantastic shore excursions to explore the ancient Egyptian wonders. With only four suites onboard the Feddya, it is the closest experience to having your own private yacht - ...

    The Movenpick S/B Feddya is a boutique sailboat sailing the river Nile between Luxor and Aswan, offering fantastic shore excursions to explore the ancient Egyptian wonders. With only four suites onboard the Feddya, it is the closest experience to having your own private yacht - an exclusive and new concept for cruising the river Nile.

    This has been the traditional way of travel since the Pharaohs and now those days have been revived with modern comfort, five star service and luxurious accommodation.

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Day 2

Visit Aswan's High Dam and Philae Temple

A nice leisurely morning with breakfast and lunch onboard watching the passing boats and scenery before heading off with your expert English speaking Tour Guide to Aswan High Dam. Built in the 1960's, it provided much needed electricity and irrigation for Egypt. Nubia, the area that was flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has known. Then we go to see the 'Unfinished Obelisk' which still lies in the granite quarries which provided ancient Egypt with building materials. Then a visit to Philae Temple, one of the Nubian Temples rescued before the High Dam was built. Enjoy Philae's long colonnades, towers and reliefs which include the last surviving hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions in Egypt. Free evening at leisure to explore Aswan with its colorful Market with aromas of incense and spices. Overnight in Aswan.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Sail to El Shakh Fadl Island

Relaxing breakfast and lunch onboard whilst sailing along the Nile watching local life unchanged for centuries, with different species of birds and tranquil settings of islands and palm trees along the green delta. Your personal and friendly crew are happy to answer all of your questions as you sail along and keep you entertained. Enjoy a delicious evening dinner onboard with an overnight stay at El Shakh Fadl Island.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Sail to Kom Ombo

An early breakfast whilst sailing to Kom Ombo arriving around 9:30am. Here, your expert Tour Guide will accompany you to visit Kom Ombo Temple. Of all the ancient Temples in Egypt, this is the only one which is divided into two, to reflect that it is dedicated to two Gods: Sobek, the crocodile god of fertility and the falcon God Haroeris. Kom Ombo is also famous for the depictions of surgeon's instruments, giving us an early record of medicine and surgery in Ancient Egypt.

After the tour, you will sail on to Gabal El Selsela which was originally used a quarry site dating back to the 18th Dynasty to Greco-Roman times. On the West Bank are rock cut shrines for Horemheb, Seti I, Ramesses II and Merenptah along with a chapel dedicated by User, Vizier under Hatshepsut. Many talatats used by Akhenaten were quarried from here, and used for sites in Luxor and Amarna. Dinner onboard in the evening with an overnight stay at Gabal El Selsela.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Sail to Edfu

Today after breakfast, you will arrive at Edfu with your Guide to explore the famous site of the huge Ptolemaic Temple of Horus which is the most complete and best preserved of the Egyptian Temples, consisting of many columns, halls, chambers and chapels. Two statues of Horus flank the twin towered entrance gate; and inside, one of the interesting inscriptions lists the titles of books (scrolls) held in the library.

Back onboard for lunch then sailing to El Kab. Here you will visit El Kab Temple on the east bank of the Nile at Wadi Hillal. It is a prehistoric and Pharaonic settlement with rock-cut tombs dating from the 18th Dynasty (1550-1295 BC) and also the Ptolemaic period (332-30 BC) which was also part of the walls of a Coptic monastery. Dinner onboard whilst sailing to El Hegaz Island (From the East to the West). Arrive El Hegaz Island & Overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Sail to Esna and Luxor

Today is a leisurely day to sail and take in the sights. First you will arrive at Esna, home to the famous Lock in Upper Egypt where all of the Cruise boats have to pass through. Sometimes it can take a while, however it is a great photo opportunity both of the Lock and the local boatmen madly rowing up to the Cruise boats with all of their goods to sell to the passing tourists. It can be very entertaining! After this, you will continue sailing on to Luxor with an overnight stay in Luxor. You may be in time to catch the optional tour of the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple or even take a tour around Luxor City to see the markets and local traditions.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Luxor tours - East and West Bank

After an early breakfast, your Tour Guide will escort you to visit West Bank of the Nile to explore the sites of Ancient Thebes, overall one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon) and the impressive colonnaded and terraced Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri, which was built into a high cliff face and has graphics telling the story of Hatshepsut's expeditions to the mysterious land of Punt. Then you go to the Valley of the Kings to see a selection of the beautifully decorated rock-cut tombs, many of which still display vibrant color and breathtaking detail of deities and scenes from the Book of the Underworld. The most visited tombs have walkways and electric lighting, and the internal walls are protected by glass.(The three tombs visited are determined by the Egyptian Government as to preserve them from the large flow of visitors, therefore are rotated throughout the year and cannot be confirmed as to which tombs prior to your visit). Back to your cruise for lunch at midday.

In the afternoon, your Guide will accompany you to visit the East Bank of Luxor to Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. Karnak Temple, which is the world's largest ancient religious site. The hypostyle hall with its colossal granite columns is one of Egypt's famous landmarks. There will be free time to explore the different parts of the huge complex built during the reigns of various Pharaohs, then moving to Luxor Temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals that was dedicated to the God Amon. Return to the boat with overnight Luxor.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Disembark Luxor

After breakfast you will disembark in Luxor.

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DEPARTURES:

From Aswan
2017: Jan 2, 16, 30; Feb 13, 27; Mar 13, 27; Apr 10
2018: Departures on request

From Luxor
2017: Jan 9, 23; Feb 6, 20; Mar 6, 20; Apr 3, 17
2018: Departures on request

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights' accommodation on board the cruise as indicated
  • Meals as indicated
  • Tours and sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions
  • Meals and beverages not specifically noted in the itinerary
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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