Nile Cruise holiday Luxor Aswan from Hurghada

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Steigenberger Minerva Nile cruise ship

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Duration 5 Days

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Highlights

  1. Kom Ombo
  2. Edfu
  3. Abu Simbel Temples
  4. Luxor temple
  5. Karnak temple
  6. Hatshepsut temple
  7. Colossi of Memnon
  8. Valley of the Kings
  9. Avenue of Sphinxes

Itinerary

  • 02:00 am - Pick up in the early morning from your Hurghada hotel.
  • 03:00 am - Transfer to Luxor by a privat a/c van.
  • 08:00 am - Visit to Memnon Colossus.
  • 08:30 am - Queen Hatshepsut temple exploration.
  • 10:00 am - The Valley of the Kings: visit 3 different tombs opened to public on the day.
  • 11:00 am - Optional visit to King Tutankhamon real or fake tomb is available.
  • 15:00 pm - Check in your floating hotel and dinner.
  • 20:00 pm - Overnight on boat.

  • 08:00 am - Breakfast on boat and visit to Karnak temple.
  • 11:00 am - Visit to Luxor temple.
  • 13:00 pm - Afternoon sail to Edfu vis Esna.
  • 21:00 pm - Overnight on boat.

  • 09:00 am - Morning visit to Edfu Temple.
  • 11:00 am - Continue sailing to Kom Ombo.
  • 13:00 pm - Visit of Kom Ombo temple and Crocodile museum.
  • 15:00 pm - Continue sailing to Aswan, overnight on boat.

  • 08:00 am - Visit to Hight Dam of Aswan.
  • 08:30 am - Optional visit to New Kalabsha site and Kirtasi kiosk.
  • 11:00 am - Visit to Philae island.
  • 14:00 pm - Lunch on boat and optional afternoon visits are available.
  • 21:00 pm - Overnight on boat in Aswan.

  • 04:30 am - In the early morning optional visit to Abu Simbel temples.
  • 12:00 pm - Check out your floating hotel at 08:00 pm.
  • 14:00 pm - Free afternoon, optional visits are available.
  • 17:00 pm - Transfer from Aswan to your Hurghada hotel
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Includes

  • Pick up/drop off from Hurghada hotel.
  • Group Transfer to Luxor.
  • 4 nights Nile cruise on 5* boat on FB (full board) basis.
  • Licensed English speaking Egyptology tour guide.
  • Entrance fees to sites as per the itinerary.
  • On board evening entertainments. Transfer back to Hurghada
  • Alcoholic, soft drinks and drinks with meals.
  • Optional activities in Aswan or Luxor.
  • Abu Simble temple visit.
  • Tipping: your guide may ask for approximately $15 per person for tips which will go to drivers, temple guards, the crew.
  • Any extras not mentioned in the program
  • Hotel in Makadi Bay, Soma Bay, Safaga and El Gouna 5 GBP per person extra will be charged.

What to take with you

  • Passport with full visa of Egypt

Full Description

Nile Cruise holiday from Luxor to Aswan with departure from your hotel in Hurghada is a good choice to combine Red Sea holiday and nile cruise experience. Our 5 days Nile cruise holiday package will lead you through Ancient Egyptian history: Luxor and Karnak, Abu simbel and Kom Ombo, Philae island and Memnon Colossi are a few to mention.

Pick up from Hurghada hotel

We do pick up from any hotel in Hurghada including Makady bay (extra 10 GBP per person). Pick up from your hotel in Hurghada and transfer to a meeting point with a group. Group transfer to Luxor by a comfortable a/c bus to Luxor. It may take up to 4 hours to reach the city.

West Thebes tour

We will 1st visit Colossi of Memnon. Next stop at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el Bahari) – this is the most beautiful temple in the necropolis and the queen herself is one of the most colourful figures in ancient Egyptian history. the Valley of the Kings is a remote valley deep in the limestone hills to the north-west of Deir el Bahri. Your visit includes entry into 3 tombs, however if you wish to see either the tomb of King Tutankhamen or Tomb of Ramses VI, there is an additional ticket cost.

Check in the boat & afternoon East bank exploration

Afternoon check in your floating hotel. Lunch on board, some rest and continue exploring the city. Karnak temples exploration - this great national monument of Egypt has no equal. Don't forget to have a look at Karnak Open Air Museum as well(optionally with extra ticket cost). Back to the boat for dinner and evening entertainment program, overnight in Luxor.

Morning visit to Luxor temple and set sail to Edfu

Breakfast on boat and let’s visit Luxor temple. This beautiful temple was built on the east bank of the Nile by Amenhotep 3, “the Magnificent.” The temple was dedicated to the Theban triad: the great god Amon-Ra, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. Afternoon we start sailing towards Esna city. The distance is around 55 km. Let’s enjoy with the beautiful views of the Egyptian countryside until we reach the lock of Esna, we pass through the lock and continue sailing to Edfu. The distance is around 65 km. Lunch & dinner on board. Overnight and evening entertainment program.

Edfu temple visit

In the morning after the breakfast we will visit Edfu temple of Horus, but to reach the temple we should catch a cab. The entire temple is embellished with wonderful reliefs. This is one of the most beautiful and certainly the best preserved of Egypt’s monuments. There is no ancient monument in the world that can match it.

Sail to Kom Ombo and temple visit

Then back to the boat to continue our journey toward Kom Ombo. In the afternoon we will visit Double temple of Sobek & Horus at Kom Ombo. After visiting the temple we will be back to the boat to continue sailing to Aswan. Let’s have lunch and dinner on board. Overnight and evening entertainment program in Aswan is available.

Aswan city visit

In the early morning after the breakfast we'll start our Aswan city tour. We will visit the High dam which is situated 6,5 kilometres south of the original Aswan dam built in 1902 & subsequently heightened on 2 occasions. Then move behind the Dam to visit unique Nubian site known as New Kalabsha with its temples and chapels (optional activity).

Philae temple by feluca

Our next goal will be a jewel of Upper Egypt, a beautiful small Philae island. To reach the extraordinary temple of Philae island we will sail by a feluca boat. The original monuments of the island was dismantled & re-erected on another island called Agilkai, slightly to the north of Philae. So, this is the place we are visiting these days.

Botanical gardens optional visit

Lunch on board and optional afternoon visit to Botanical garden. The island is one of the oldest gardens in the world & includes a rare collection of tropical plants which have been collected from all over the world. Also optionally you can visit Elephantine island and discover ancient Nilometers. Overnight and evening entertainment program on board in Aswan.

Abu Simble temples visit

In the early morning optional visit to the famous huge temples of Abu Simbel or the Nubian village.

Check out and back to Hurghada

In the afternoon transfer from Aswan to your Hurghada/Makady bay hotel. It may take up to 5 hours.

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Barbara Hollind , 04 Jan 2015
Once again, many thanks Sharm Club. We took a wonderful holiday of Nile cruise on 26th December. Our guide Ahmed was just as good as our guide in Cairo - Sherife. In fact at the end of the day, I asked him if he was an Egyptologist. His reply - "I just want to be a good guide" does not do him justice. The whole day was mind blowing and the organisation - as in Cairo - was faultless. Thank you Sharm Club - and especially Ahmed.