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The Oberoi Philae from Aswan

Duration
5-7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,327

Enjoy a 4 or 6 night leisurely cruise on a luxury cruise ship 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.


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 4 or 6 night cruise. 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. You will have a visit to the Nubian Museum with its three thousands pieces of antiquities, representing various ages - Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic. Overnight in Aswan.

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.

Sail next 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.

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.

Next it’s on to Luxor, a city that has often been called the World's greatest open air museum. Here, 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.

The Valley of the Kings is 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
5-7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,327

Itinerary

Day 1

Aswan

Situated down river from the First Nile Cataract, Aswan is Egypt's southernmost city. Located at the
crossroad of ancient trade routes between Egypt, Africa and India, the town was also a prosperous
marketplace, where exotic goods were traded. Aswan stands on the most enchanting part of the Nile,
where the desert comes right down to the waters'edge and the river is dotted with islands. After lunch on board, a motor boat will take you to visit Nubian Museum.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration4 Nights
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The Oberoi Philae

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    The Oberoi Philae



    Discover ancient monuments, magnificent temples and five thousand years of Egyptian culture on a leisurely four or six night cruise between Luxor and Aswan, on board our luxury cruiser, The Oberoi Philae. Spacious accommodations feature, magnificent bathrooms and are refreshed with uninterrupted River Nile views. ...

    Discover ancient monuments, magnificent temples and five thousand years of Egyptian culture on a leisurely four or six night cruise between Luxor and Aswan, on board our luxury cruiser, The Oberoi Philae.
    Spacious accommodations feature, magnificent bathrooms and are refreshed with uninterrupted River Nile views. Guests can enjoy freshly prepared international cuisine, exclusive spa and beauty services, an outdoor, temperature controlled swimming pool and a 24-hour gymnasium. Unravel the secrets of Egypt's past, delve into the sands of time and luxuriate with the legendary hospitality on board The Oberoi Philae.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Gym
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

Komombo

Start your day with a private sun rise visit to Philae Temple and High Dam. After breakfast, you will sail to Komombo to visit the twin temple of Komombo. One side of the temple is dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek, God of Fertility and Creator of the World. The other side is dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeis, also known as Horus, the Elder.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Edfu

Visit the Temple of Edfu, the best preserved temple of the ancient world, dedicated to Horus, the Falcon God. The rest of the day will be spent sailing to Luxor.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Luxor

Transfer to the West Bank to explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes. Visit the Valley of the Kings, with its royal tombs, King Tut's tomb and Ramses "the Six". This will be followed by a visit to the temple of Medinet Habu, Dier El Madina and on the way back you will stop at the Colossi of Memnon. This evening before dinner you will visit Luxor temple.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Luxor

Disembark after breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

4 Night Cruise
2017:
 May 13, 23; Jun 6, 24; Jul 4, 22; Aug 1, 19, 29; Sep 2, 12, 30; Oct 10, 28; Nov 17, 25; Dec 5, 23
2018: Jan 2, 20, 30; Feb 17, 27; Mar 17, 27; Apr 14, 24; May 12, 22; Jul 7, 17; Aug 4, 14; Sep 1, 11, 29; Oct 9, 27

6 Night Cruise
2017:
 May 3, 31; Jun 14; Jul 12; Aug 9; Sep 20; Oct 18; Nov 15; Dec 13
2018: Jan 10; Feb 7; Mar 7; Apr 4; May 2, 30: Jul 25; Aug 22; Sep 19; Oct 17

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 4 or 6 nights' accommodation on board the cruise 
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Tours/sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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 inquire.

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11 Sep 2018
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