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The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise

Duration
4-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,872

Enjoy a leisurely 7 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 7 night cruise. Visit here the Karnak Temple on the east bank of the Nile. It is a city of temples built over 2000 years ago. This is followed by a visit to the Luxor Museum.  Overnight in Luxor.

The next morning, head to the west bank and visit the Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of the Kings, the Colossos of Memnon, and the Temple of Madinat Habu. Later, travel by road to the Temple of Dendara dedicated to Hathor, Goddess of Music, Love and Joy. Return to Luxor.

The next day, visit the West Bank again and see the Valley of the Noble's tombs and Dier El Madina, the site of a very special workman's village whose craftsmen built and decorated the tombs of the Pharaohs.  Lastly visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. In the afternoon, visit the Luxor Temple, a holy city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues and obelisks built over many centuries. Overnight in Luxor.

Next sail to Edfu via the Esna Lock. Edfu is 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. Visit here the Ptolomaic Temple of Horus. The temple is perhaps the best-preserved in all of Egypt and ranks second behind Karnak, simply because of its immense size. Overnight in Edfu.

Continue to 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. Today you will 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 Temple of Philae, a temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. Overnight in Aswan.

Sail back down the Nile to Kom Ombo, located on a bend in the river 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 return to Aswan and visit the Botanical Gardens and later, experience a sound and light show at the Temple of Philae. Overnight in Aswan. 

The following day is free with the option of a tour to Abu Simbel with its Great Temple of Ramses II, constructed between 1274-1244 BC and  considered one of the most beautiful in all of Egypt.  Overnight in Aswan. 

The next day, your Nile cruise comes to an end. 

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Duration
4-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,872

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Day 1

Luxor

Today, embark your Nile Cruise Ship, your floating hotel for the next 7 days. After lunch visit the Temples of Karnak, 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. Next stop, the Luxor Museum which houses a large collection of tremendously significant objects. These include statues from the famous cachette found buried in Luxor Temple, as well as selection of items from the tomb of Tutankhamon.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration7 Nights
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The Oberoi Zahra

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    The Oberoi Zahra



    The Oberoi Zahra, is a jewel on the River Nile. Guests will discover ancient monuments, magnificent temples and five thousand years of Egyptian culture, in supreme style and comfort. While on board the cruiser, guests can enjoy traditional dance and music performances, relax and refresh …

    The Oberoi Zahra, is a jewel on the River Nile. Guests will discover ancient monuments, magnificent temples and five thousand years of Egyptian culture, in supreme style and comfort. While on board the cruiser, guests can enjoy traditional dance and music performances, relax and refresh in the exquisite spa, swimming pool, on a sun-kissed deck, or in the comfort of their luxurious cabins.

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    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

Luxor to Quina

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, and on the way back you will stop at the Colossi of Memnon.

Enjoy lunch on board as you sail to Quina. This afternoon, visit the Temple of Dendara, dedicated to Hathor, Goddess of Music, Love and Joy before returning to your ship.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Luxor

Sail back to Luxor this morning. After breakfast, continue your exploration of the West Bank. Visit the Valley of the Noble's tombs, Dier El Madina, the site of a very special workman's village, whose craftsmen built and decorated the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the King's and the Temple of Hatshepsut. This afternoon, visit the Temple of Luxor before returning to your ship.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Luxor to Edfu

This morning is at your leisure on board as you sail to Edfu. This afternoon, 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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Edfu to Aswan

This morning is at your leisure while you sail to Aswan. This afternoon begins 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 6

Aswan to Kom Ombo to Aswan

Start your day with a visit to 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. Afterwards, sail to Aswan and visit the Botanical Gardens by Felucca.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Aswan

Today you'll have the morning at leisure. Optional excursion to Abu Simbel. Enjoy a Cocktail reception with entertainment before dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Disembark Aswan

Disembark after breakfast.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

From Luxor:
8 Days
2020:
 Sep 15; Oct 13; Nov 10; Dec 8
2021: Jan 5; Feb 2; Mar2, 30; Apr 27; May 25; Jul 20; Aug 17; Sep 14; Oct 12

5 Days
2020: Nov 3, 24; Dec 1, 22, 29
2021: Jan 19, 26; Feb 16, 23; Mar 16, 23; Apr 13, 20; May 11, 18; Jul 6, 13; Aug 3, 10; Sep 7, 28; Oct 5, 26

 From Aswan

8 Days
2020:
 Sep 22; Oct 20
2021:Jan 12; Feb 9; Mar 9; Apr 6; May 4; Jul 27; Aug 24; Nov 16; Dec 14 

4 Days:
2020
: Nov 7, 28 ; Dec, 5, 26
2021: Jan 2, 23, 30; Feb  20, 27; Mar 23, 27; Apr  17, 24; May 15, 22; Jul  10, 17; Aug 7,14 Sep  4, 11; Oct  2, 9 

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/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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