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The Oberoi Philae from Luxor

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

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$ 1,327

Itinerary

Day 1

Luxor

Embark at 12:00 noon. Enjoy lunch and then you will visit Karnak Temple and Luxor museum. Overnight in Luxor

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

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

Valley of the Kings

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.

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. Later you will 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 4

Aswan

Today visit the High Dam and Philae temple in the morning. After lunch, a motor boat will take you to visit Nubian Museum.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Aswan

Disembark after breakfast

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

4 Night Cruise
2017: Nov 11, 21; Dec 9, 19
2018: Jan 6, 16; Feb 3, 13; Mar 3, 13, 31; Apr 10, 28; May 8, 26; Jul 3, 21, 31; Aug 18, 28; Sep 15, 25; Oct 13, 23

6 Night Cruise
2017:  Nov 30; Dec 27
2018: Jan 24; Feb 21; Mar 21; Apr 18; May 16; Jul 11; Aug 8; Sep 5; Oct 3, 31

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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25 Sep 2018
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