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The Oberoi Philae from Luxor

Duration
5-7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,778

Enjoy a leisurely 4 or 6 night 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, 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 or 6 night cruise. Visit here the Karnak Temple. It is a city of temples built over 2000 years ago. 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. Later, sail towards Qena and enjoy time at a spa. In the evening visit the Temple of Dendara dedicated to Hathor, Goddess of Music, Love and Joy. Overnight in Qena.

Before sailing back to Luxor, visit the Temple of Abydos. On arrival in Luxor, visit the Luxor Temple on the east bank of the Nile, a holy city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues and obelisks built over many centuries. Overnight in Luxor.

The next morning, set sail for 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 with a visit to the Nubian Museum with its three thousands pieces of antiquities, representing various ages - Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic. Overnight in Aswan.

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, there is an optional visit to 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 an optional visit to the Temple of Philae, a temple dedicated to the goddess Isis.

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

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Duration
5-7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,778

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Day 1

Aswan

Today you'll embark your Nile Cruise Ship, your floating hotel for the next 5 days. After lunch on board, a motor boat will take you to visit Nubian Museum.

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.

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

Aswan - Kom Ombo - Edfu

Start your day with a 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, Lake Nasser. The dam, known as ''Sadd El-Aali'' in Arabic, was completed in 1970 after 10 years of work. Next it is on to see the Temple of Philae. After your touring, you will sail to Kom Ombo to visit the twin temple of Kom Ombo. 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. Continue sailing to Edfu.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Edfu - Esna - Luxor

This morning you will have a tour of the Edfu Temple, dedicated to the god Horus. 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.

Continue sailing via the Esna Lock to Luxor.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Luxor

After breakfast on board, you will visit the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El-Deir, El-Bahari and the Colossi Memnon. Luxor is a major attraction for tourists in Egypt. It is considered the world's largest open-air museum with its various temples since the Pharaonic era till the Greco-Roman era, most famous of which is Karnak and Luxor Temples dedicated to the triad of Thebes. The West Bank of Luxor is known for the famous tombs of Seti I, Tut Ankh Amon, Tuthmosis III in the Valley of the Kings and also Queen Hatchepsut's Temple. 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 titles 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 mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut of the 18th Dynasty was built just north of the Middle Kingdom temple of Mentuhotep Nebhepetre, amid the bay of cliffs known as Deir El-Bahri. In ancient times the temple was called Djeser-djeseru, meaning the sacred of sacreds. The female pharaoh chose to build her temple in a valley sacred to the Theban Goddess of the west, on a direct axis with the Karnak Temple of Amun on the East Bank.

After lunch 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, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Disembark

Disembark after breakfast

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

4 Night Cruise
2019: Jan 5, 15; Feb 2, 12; Mar 2, 12, 30; Apr 9, 27; May 7, 25; Jul 2, 20, 30;
Aug 17, 27; Sep 14, 24; Oct 12, 22

6 Night Cruise
2019: Jan 23; Feb 20; Mar 20; Apr 17; May 15; Jul 10; Aug 7; Sep 4; Oct 2, 30

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on board the cruise 
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • 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

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share in low season. Subject to availability.

 

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