12 Days Nile Cruise from Cairo to Luxor

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12 Days Nile Cruise from Cairo to Luxor you can see rare historical places: Beni Hasan tombs, Tuna El Gebel and Al Ashmunin city, beautiful tombs and temples of Luxor, Dendera temple of Hathor and mysterious Abydos city

Can you cruise the Nile from Cairo?

Yes, you can cruise the Nile from Cairo on a luxury 5* deluxe ship MS Daracum.

How long is the cruise from Cairo to Luxor?

The Nile cruise from Cairo to Luxor takes 7 days to reach the destination.

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo and acquaintance with the ship.

Arrival in Cairo international airport. Our driver will meet you upon arrival and transfer to the boat. Check in the boat at ….? Light dinner on board and you can relax at the bar with a light music on. Overnight in Cairo on the cruise ship.

Day 2: The Great Pyramids day tour.

Early 6 am breakfast will be served on board and after our English speaking guide will meet you at the reception of the ship to take to the Pyramids. Full day Cairo tour includes not only visit to the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Sphinx and its valley temple, but also Cairo Museum walking tour. Lunch and dinner will be served on the ship - International Buffet. Free time at leisure in the evening while overnight in Cairo.

Day 3: Islamic Cairo and Old Cairo excursion.

Today after breakfast we will go to discover Islamic sights of Cairo. We will visit

- Cairo Citadel of Salah Al-Din Al-Ayoubi Citadel
- Mosque of Muhammad Ali
- Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
- Al-Rifa'i Mosque
- Mosque of Ibh Tulun
- Gay Anderson museum situated in a beautiful 18-19th century house
- Old Cairo quarters with christian churches and Ben Ezra synagogue

Lunch will be served on the ship - International Buffet. Set Menu Dinner in the evening on board together with Manager Cocktail Party will be available this day. Free time at leisure in the evening while overnight in Cairo.

Day 4: Long Nile cruise journey to Beni Suef.

Today after breakfast the ship will start sailing towards Beni Suef. We will spend all the day cruising the Nile . At 1 pm Lunch on board (International Buffet) will be offered to the guests. Spend the day at leisure while enjoying the views. After team time Egyptian Wine Tasting activity will be offered to the guests. BBQ dinner on board and free time at leisure. Overnight in Beni Suef.

Day 5: Nile cruise journey to el Miniya.

This day we will spand on our cruise ship sailing through the Nile, enjoying relaxing holiday and good meals offered on board of our luxury 5* floating hotel. Today during our lunch time we will have set menu - Egyptian Tablya. Dinner will be served as an Italian Buffet. Overnight in el-Minya.

Day 6: Tour to Beni Hasan and Tuna el-Gabal site.

Let’s have our early breakfast and go for a first visit. Today in our program visits to the following attractions are included:

- Tuna El Gebel and Ashmunein city
- Beni Hasan tombs: Tomb of Baqet III (BH15), Tomb of Khety (BH17), Tomb of Amenemhet (BH2),
Tomb of Khnumhotep II (BH3)
As the Beni Hasan tombs are situated not on the river bank we will take a one hour drive by bus to the spot. The visit will take around two hour. Then we will return to our ship for lunch. Lunch on board will be served as an International Light buffet. We will spend the entire day in el-Minya. So tea time and dinner on board (set menu). After the dinner let’s enjoy a Folkloric Show. Overnight in a dock in el-Minya.

Day 7: Nile cruise journey to Tel El Amarna.

Early breakfast around 5 am will be served on board. Then visit to the northern tombs of Tel El Amarna, the Royal Tomb of Akhenaten, The northern Palace, The Small temples of Aten. Back to our cruising ship to continue sailing towards Asiut city. We will have a short stop in front of Prince Tawdrous Monastery to view the monastery from the boat. Lunch on board as an International Buffet will be served as always in due time. Tea time. After our dinner, served as an Oriental Buffet, guests will have Galabeya Party. Do not forget to buy one if you still do not have. Overnight in the city of Asiut.

Day 8: Cruising the Nile to Sohag.

Today we will spend the entire day cruising the Nile towards Sohag city. Lunch on board as a set Menu – Egyptian Tablya, dinner - International Buffet. Spend the day at leisure, enjoy music at Music Bar. Overnight in Sohag.

Day 9: Mysterious Abydos city tour.

We will sail towards El Balyana today. After breakfast around 7 am let’s take a bus tour to Abydos temple, the holy city of Osiris God of the Dead and the new kingdom Temple of Seti I. Back to the boat and sail to Naga Hammadi via Naga Hammadi Bridges. Today lunch on board will be served as a Moroccan set menu and dinner as B.B.Q.

Quiz Night will be waiting for your after the dinner. We will arrive to Naga Hammadi by 8 pm. Overnight on our cruise ship.

Day 10: Dendera – the Temple of the goddesses of Hathor.

In the early morning, around 5 am the boat will start sailing towards Qena. After breakfast we will take a bus tour to Dendera city (around 20 minutes drive), where a beautiful temple of the goddess of Love Hathor is situated.

Back to our ship and continue sailing towards Luxor. Lunch on board as seafood buffet will be offered to the guests. Cookery lesson on board are waiting for you during the day. Dinner on board as an Italian Buffet will be offered before the Belly Dancer party. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 11: Luxor sightseeing tour

Today after early breakfast we will go to discover the following sites in Luxor:
- West bank attractions:
Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut
Colossi of Memnon
Medinet Habu (optionally)
Valley of the Kings
Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun (optionally)
Tomb of Ramses VI KV9 (optionally)

- East bank attractions:
Karnak Temple and Karnak Open-air Museum
Luxor Temple
Avenue of Sphinxes

Lunch and dinner will be offered on board as an International Buffet. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 12: Hot-air balloon tour

Before breakfast we recommend you to do an optional activity Hot Air Balloon Luxor excursion. The best experience will be at dawn. Breakfast at 7 am and check out the boat by 8 am. Free time until your transfer to Luxor airport for departure. Optional tours and activities can be arrange. Also on this day you can visit the sites that were missed on the previous day.

  • Transfers by a/c van to/from the airport to your hotel, cruise ship
  • Transfers during all sightseeing tours as per the itinerary.
  • Entrance tickets to all visited sites in Cairo and during the cruise, as per the program
  • Accommodation on a 5* Deluxe cruise ship for 11 nights on full board basis.
  • English speaking Egyptologist tour guide during Cairo tour and Nile cruise
  • Alcoholic, soft drinks and drinks with meals during Nile cruise
  • Tipping for all the ship team.
  • Optional activities in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and other cities
  • Single cabin supplement.
  • Any extras not mentioned in the program

What to take with you
  • Passport with Egyptian visa
  • Extra cash

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Published: 09 May 2024 Last update: 09 May 2024