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The Oberoi Philae from Luxor

Duration
5-7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,213

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$ 2,213

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Day 1

Luxor

Today, embark your Nile Cruise Ship at Noon, your floating hotel for the next 5 days. 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 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

Luxor to Esna

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. Sail to Esna.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Edfu to Kom Ombo

This morning, 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.

Enjoy lunch onboard while you sail to Kom Ombo. This afternoon, 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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Aswan

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 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
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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11 Sep 2021
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