From 619
Destination:
Available from:
25 March 2023
Available to:
28 October 2023
from:
Paris
Duration:
7 nights
Travellers:
1 to 11
Meal plan:
full board
Star rating:
5 stars
Transport  Transfer  Guide  Visit  Entertainment  Pool 

Embark on an Egypt 7 day cruise along the lower Nile River and explore all the historic treasures that Upper Egypt, the Ramesseum and the surrounds have to offer. These luxury Nile cruises in Egypt invite you to demystify Ancient Egypt with visits to: the mortuary temples of the Theban Necropolis, the ancient site of Medinet Habu (the location of Ramesses III’s Mortuary Temple), the monumental sculptures of the Colossi of Memnon, Edfu Temple (Temple of Horus), the Karnak Temple Complex, the royal necropolis of the Valley of the Queens, the Temple Kom Ombo (the Temple of Sobek and Horus), last but not least the Temple of Isis of Phileas on the Aguilkia Island.

Travel back in time with this 5 star luxury Nile cruise Egypt and explore the ancient cities of Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan in a luxurious, newly outfitted boat that boasts 5-star standards. These luxury Nile cruises 2022 offer comfort with 58 spacious cabins (18 m²), fitted with well-appointed amenities including: a bathroom, air-conditioner, minibar, a hairdryer and satellite TV.

From 619 per person for 8 days and 7 nights (flights from Paris only). Non-contractual information as of 23 June 2024.

 

The first and last day of this offer is dedicated to traveling. Arrivals and departures are airline dependent and may take place at night.


  • This luxurious cruise offers a cost-effective way to explore a region rich in historical significance and ancient sites
  • This package includes visits to major Egyptian archaeological sites
  • Make the most of your journey with outstanding on-board entertainment, facilities and services (outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, bar, snacks, shows, dances, buffet meals…)
  • It was in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor that Tutankhamun’s Treasures were discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter, a British Egyptologist. A set of 5,000 valuable objects, mostly made of pure gold, accompanied the tomb of the young pharaoh (he probably died before he was 20).
  • The ancient city of Thebes began to decline seriously in 1070 BC to the benefit of the city of Memphis which became the new capital of the empire. A series of invasions weakened the central power and extensive looting damaged many of the jewels around the Theban city. Some temples, such as Luxor (a large building 190 metres long and 55 metres wide, praised for its architectural homogeneity), were even used as stone quarries.
  • The Opet festival was held every year in Luxor. According to the Egyptologist Florence Maruéjol, a great procession organised the relocation of a statue of Amun from the Karnak Temple Complex (aligned with the trajectory of the sun) to the Luxor Temple (facing the nourishing river Nile) through ceremonial boats. Rites aimed at renewing the generative forces of the god Amun (Luxor Temple was considered the place of the creation of the world). By his presence, the king revived his royal functions by receiving the blessing of three deities (Theban Triad) of Egyptian mythology: Amun (god of Thebes), his wife Mut (symbolized by a vulture) and their son Khonsu (god of the Moon).
  • Each cabin can comfortably accommodate two adults and a child. Afternoon cakes and tea will be available during the cruise. Drinks are not included in meals and will be charged separately.
  • Vaccination certificates are mandatory upon entering Egypt. A mandatory, non-refundable visa service fee (approx. €30) and a €45 tip will be charged upon arrival in Egypt. A negative PCR test, no older than 48-hours, is required before departing for France (clients are liable for the tests (approximately €55). A local representative will accompany you to a testing centre.
  • The itinerary also includes a complimentary felucca trip (a small and motorless sailing boat), allowing guests a closer look at the small islands that dot the Nile. Optional half-day excursions are available to other major parts of Upper Egypt. These include: the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut burial temple, Abu Simbel temples, light and sound shows of Philae and Karnak, Aswan Botanical Gardens and a traditional Nubian village. It is customary to haggle at local bazaars, shops and markets.