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MS Mayfair: 4 Nights from Luxor

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 597

Enjoy a leisurely 4 night cruise along the beautiful and historic Nile River discovering amazing ancient archaeological sites in Luxor, Kom Ombo and Aswan. Also visit the architectural wonder, the Aswan High Dam, a major engineering feat.


Beginning in Luxor, a city that has often been called the World's greatest open air museum, you join your floating hotel for a 4 night cruise. Visit here the Luxor and Karnak Temples on the east bank of the Nile, a holy city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues and obelisks built over many centuries. Stay overnight in Luxor.

The next morning, head to 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. In the afternoon, depart from Luxor and sail to Edfu via the Esna Lock. Moor overnight in 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.

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. The temple is a beautiful sight as you approach from either direction on the river. Later, continue to Aswan for overnight.

Aswan, Egypt's sunniest southern city and ancient frontier town has a distinctively African atmosphere. You can stroll up and down the broad Corniche watching the sailboats with their tall masts or sit in floating restaurants listening to Nubian music and eating freshly caught fish.
The following morning, 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. In the afternoon, you will sail around Elephantine Island on a felucca and see the Aga Khan Mausoleum.

The next day you disembark and your cruise sadly comes to an end.

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 597

Itinerary

Day 1

Embark Luxor

Today you will board your Nile Cruise Ship, your floating hotel for the next 5 days. After lunch, you will visit the Luxor and Karnak Temples, a holy city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues and obelisks built over many centuries, dedicated to the God Amon-Ra, his consort Mut, and their son Khonsu. Overnight in Luxor.

Luxor is a city that has often been called the "world's greatest open air museum". With the number and preservation of monuments in the area, it is unparalleled to anywhere in the world. Luxor is actually composed of three different areas: the city of Luxor - located on the east side of the Nile, the town of Karnak- located just north of Luxor, and Thebes - which is on the west side of the Nile across from Luxor.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

M.S Mayfair

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    M.S Mayfair



    Experience true luxury aboard the M.S. Mayfair where exceptional services, attentive and friendly staff ensure you have a memorable experience. Sophisticated accommodation, tranquil relaxation and delectable dining are complemented by an unprecedented sense of discovery as you sail the Nile. M.S. Mayfair's classy cabins blend ...

    Experience true luxury aboard the M.S. Mayfair where exceptional services, attentive and friendly staff ensure you have a memorable experience. Sophisticated accommodation, tranquil relaxation and delectable dining are complemented by an unprecedented sense of discovery as you sail the Nile. M.S. Mayfair's classy cabins blend unmatched intimacy and comfortable individuality with tasteful attention to detail.

    Facilities

    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Corner
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Egyptologist
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair Salon
    • Jacuzzi
    • Laundry
    • Library
    • Lounge Bar
    • Massage Facilities
    • Medical Services
    • Pool bar
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Steam Room
    • Swimming Pool
    • Table Games

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Day 2

Explore Luxor's West Bank, Sail to Esna and Edfu

This morning, cross 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. In the afternoon you will sail to Edfu via the Esna lock. Overnight in Edfu.

The Valley of the Kings in Upper Egypt is home to many pharaonic tombs of the New Kingdom, including those of King Tutankhamen and Ramses the Great. Each king's formal name and title is inscribed in his tomb, which is also adorned with his images and statues. Most of the tombs were cut into limestone following a similar pattern: three corridors, an antechamber, and a sunken sarcophagus chamber.

The small town of Edfu is situated on the west bank of the Nile, 56 km south of Esna and 105 km north of Aswan. Today, it is an important centre for sugar production and pottery-making. The site of Edfu was known as Wetjetser-hor (classical name-Apollinopolos Magna), the place where the god Horus was worshipped and where the battle between Horus and his traditional enemy, Seth, in the ancient mythology, took place.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Sail Edfu to Kom Ombo and Aswan

Kom Ombo is located on a bend in the river Nile about 50 km north of Aswan. Located 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 (Horus the Elder). Despite being badly damaged, the temple is a beautiful sight as one approaches from either direction on the river, particularly as sunset nears and the colours change. Overnight in Aswan.

Aswan, Egypt's sunniest southern city and ancient frontier town located about 81 miles south of Luxor, has a distinctively African atmosphere. Its ancient Egyptian name was Syene. Small enough to walk around and graced with the most beautiful setting on the Nile, the pace of life is slow and relaxing. Days can be spent strolling up and down the broad Corniche, watching the sailboats etch the sky with their tall masts, or sitting in floating restaurants listening to Nubian music and eating freshly caught fish.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Exploring Aswan

This morning, visit Aswan's High Dam, the ancient Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae. In the afternoon, you will sail around Elephantine Island by felucca and see the Aga Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan.

Just north of the border between Egypt and Sudan lays the Aswan High Dam, a huge rock filled dam which captures the world's longest river, the Nile, in the world's largest artificial reservoir, Lake Nasser. The dam, known as "Sadd El-Aali" in Arabic, was completed in 1970 after 10 years of work.

A short trip on a motorboat to temple of Philae will bring you to a magnificent vista of the island, before landing at what would have been the ancient quay on the south side. The temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis and has many legends connected to it. The most well known legend tells the story of how Isis found the heart of Osiris here after his murder by his brother Seth.

Aswan is the best winter resort in Egypt. On its eastern bank are mosques, bazaars, the Ferial Gardens, the Nubian Museum, Fatimid Cemetery, an unfinished obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut, Kitchener's Island, and Elephantine Island, the largest in Aswan. As for its western bank, there are the tombs of local Pharaonic nobles and dignitaries, the tomb of Aga Khan, the Coptic Monastery of St. Simeon, and the Old Aswan Dam.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Disembark Aswan

You will disembark after breakfast.

Aswan, Egypt's sunniest southern city and ancient frontier town located about 81 miles south of Luxor, has a distinctively African atmosphere. Its ancient Egyptian name was Syene. Small enough to walk around and graced with the most beautiful setting on the Nile, the pace of life is slow and relaxing. Days can be spent strolling up and down the broad Corniche, watching the sailboats etch the sky with their tall masts, or sitting in floating restaurants listening to Nubian music and eating freshly caught fish.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Mondays

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 4 nights accommodation on board the cruise
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary by Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tours/sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions
  • Beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Travel insurance
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified

OTHER INFORMATION:

We recommend you include a day trip to Abu Simbel which is the Temple of Ramses II which is a spectacular site. Please inquire for details.

TERMS & 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.

The Nile cruise schedule is at the discretion of the cruise line and may be altered with or without notice. During the month of June, the Esna Lock is closed for maintenance and therefore sailing happens between Esna and Aswan only.

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24 Sep 2018
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