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8 Night Nile Cruise Luxor to Luxor


8 Night Nile Cruise Luxor to Luxor

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Day 1

Embark in Luxor

Arrive on your 5-star deluxe Nile cruise boat, where you will be welcomed by the reception staff.

In the morning, your Egyptologist will guide you around the East Bank of Luxor including the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor, dedicated to the god Amun.

Lunch and afternoon tea will be served in the lounge.

In the evening, you will be greeted by your Boat Manager for a cocktail reception, who will review your cruise program for the upcoming days.

Enjoy local Egyptian wine and beer, as well as a selection of canapés, followed by a gourmet dinner.


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Day 2

TEMPLE OF KARNAK AND TEMPLE OF KHNUM

After breakfast, you will visit the Temple of Karnak, built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs. The great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars, covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Following a sail to Esna, your Egyptologist will guide you around the Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum. The beautifully preserved Great Hypostyle Hall was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius; it was excavated from the silt that had accumulated through centuries of annual Nile floods and is about nine meters below present-day street level.

Afternoon tea will be served on board during the cruise to Edfu.

In the evening, a gourmet dinner will be served on board.

 

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Day 3

TEMPLE OF KOM OMBO

Breakfast will be served on board.

Spend the morning at leisure while we cruise to Kom Ombo and enjoy the facilities on board, including the pool, games room and gymnasium.

Lunch and afternoon tea can be enjoyed on board.

This afternoon you will also have the chance to take part in an Egyptian cooking lesson.

Following afternoon tea, visit the Temple of Kom Ombo - dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where, in ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank.

Return to the boat to sail to Aswan.

Tonight’s entertainment will be an “Egyptian Night” costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyyas”. Dinner will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties.


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Day 4

PHILAE TEMPLE AND THE UNFINISHED OBELISK

A breakfast buffet will be served on board, after which you will have the morning at your leisure.

Enjoy lunch on board, followed by a short motorboat ride to visit the majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika. You will also have a chance take a ride on a felucca (a typical Egyptian sail boat) around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (weather permitting, life jackets will be provided).

Tonight’s dinner will be a gala dinner, with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine.

Enjoy a Folkloric Show and a Dervish Show after dinner.


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Day 5

UNFINISHED OBELISK

A breakfast buffet will be served on board. This morning, enjoy the facilities on board, including the pool, games room and gymnasium.

After lunch on board, visit the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples, and still hold a huge unfinished obelisk.

Enjoy local Egyptian wine and beer, as well as a selection of canapés, followed by a gourmet dinner.

Enjoy a Folkloric Show and a Dervish Show after dinner.


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Day 6

PHILAE TEMPLE

A breakfast buffet will be served on board, after which you can enjoy the onboard facilities, including the pool, games room and gymnasium.

Enjoy lunch, while you cruise to Kom Ombo. Spend the afternoon at leisure and enjoy the facilities on board, including the pool, games room and gymnasium.

Afternoon tea will be served while you cruise to Edfu. This afternoon, explore the extraordinary Temple of Horus.

Enjoy an Egyptian buffet menu for tonight’s dinner with the chance for guests to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyya”.


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Day 7

VALLEY OF THE KINGS

A breakfast buffet will be on board whilst sailing to Luxor. Spend the morning at leisure and enjoy the facilities on board, including the pool, games room and gymnasium.

After lunch, visit the Valley of the Kings. You will have the chance to visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens and visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. On the way back to the river Nile, you will pass by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn.

Return to your cruise for afternoon tea on board.

Tonight’s farewell dinner will be a gala dinner, with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine.


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Day 8

disembark in luxor

A buffet breakfast will be served on board, before check out at 8am.


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Day 9

DISEMBARK IN LUXOR

A buffet breakfast will be served on board, before check out at 8:00.

 
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