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Nile River Cruise: M/S Nile Goddess

Duration
4-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 491

The vast majority of Egypt’s civilization – and therefore, its wonders – can be found along the banks of the Nile. This makes the river’s ‘floating hotels’ a convenient and luxurious way to travel – even for those who think they don’t like cruising!


Explore the wonders of Upper Egypt on this 4, 5 or 8 day journey, including the Valley of the Kings, where Pharaohs of the New Kingdom were entombed between the 16th and 11th centuries BC. Visit the ruins of ancient Thebes and the incredible temples of Luxor and Karnak.

The Temple of Horus is the most complete ancient site in nearby Edfu, and perhaps the best preserved anywhere in Egypt. The nearby Temple of Sobek is one half of a distinct double temple. You’ll see the crocodile god enshrined in much of the temple’s artwork, and in the 300 mummified crocodiles displayed in the temple’s Crocodile Museum.

Visit the Aswan High Dam, with the option of staying for a morning tour of Aswan, followed by an afternoon sail around beautiful Elephantine Island.

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Duration
4-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 491

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Day 1

Embark Aswan

Today you will embark your Nile Cruise Ship, your floating hotel for the next 4 days. After lunch, visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae, and sail on the Nile by felucca around Kitchener's Island. Overnight in Aswan.

Just north of the border between Egypt and Sudan lays the Aswan High Dam, a huge rock fill 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, 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 Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
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M/S Nile Goddess

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    M/S Nile Goddess



    This elegant Nile Cruise features deluxe accommodation with broad panoramic views, bathrooms with full-size bathtubs, Elevator on board and all modern conveniences. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool, experience the exciting nightlife in the ship's discotheque or a relaxing massage treatment at the spa. ...

    This elegant Nile Cruise features deluxe accommodation with broad panoramic views, bathrooms with full-size bathtubs, Elevator on board and all modern conveniences. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool, experience the exciting nightlife in the ship's discotheque or a relaxing massage treatment at the spa.

    Elegant amenities on the Nile Goddess cruise ship are delivered with deluxe touch of hospitality.

    Facilities

    • Barbeque Area
    • Conference Room
    • Elevator
    • Lounge
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Spa

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Day 2

Sail Aswan to Kom Ombo, Edfu and Esna

Set sail early this morning for Kom Ombo and, after breakfast, visit the temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haeroris. Sail to Edfu afterwards. After lunch, you'll visit the Horus Temple and then set sail for Esna. Enjoy afternoon tea en route. Dinner and a Galabeya party will be your evening fare. Overnight in Esna.

Kom Ombo is located on a bend in the river Nile about 50 km north of Aswan. 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.

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. The main monument at Edfu is the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus on the edge of the town. The temple is perhaps the best-preserved in all of Egypt and ranks second behind Karnak, simply because of its immense size, approximately 230 by 400 feet with a pylon measuring over 100 feet high. At the temple's entrance stand two large black granite statues of Horus depicted as a falcon. The elaborate carvings on the walls of the temple are as beautiful as if they were carved just yesterday. Inside the temple is a small sanctuary where the priests of the day offered the best parts of the animals to the gods.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Sail Esna to Luxor

After breakfast, visit the West Bank across the Nile from Luxor, where you will find the Valley of the Kings which includes the tombs of the Thebian rulers, and the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut, the only woman pharaoh to reign in ancient Egypt (in the new Kingdom). Her temple, with its impressive architecture, is traditionally associated with Hathor, the goddess of love and joy. It was formerly surrounded by tropical gardens with plants imported from Somali land. Your afternoon and evening will consist of afternoon tea, a belly dance show, dinner, and disco. 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 else 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 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Disembark Luxor

This morning after breakfast, you'll disembark and visit the Luxor and Karnak Temples, a holy city of pylons (monumental gateways), hypostyle halls, colossal statues, shrines, and obelisks built over centuries and dedicated to the God Amon-Ra, his consort Mut and their son Khonsu.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Mondays from Luxor
Fridays from Aswan

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3, 4 or 7 nights accommodation aboard your chosen Nile cruise
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Tours/sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International and domestic airfare and airfare taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions
  • Beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Visa fees if applicable 

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. 

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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27 Apr 2018
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