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Cruise on the Nile: The land of the Pharaohs

7-Night Nile River Cruise

2020 Departure Dates & Pricing

Luxor to Luxor - 8 days

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Ship - Jaz Royale
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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Luxor (Embarkation)

Passengers are welcome to board our ship starting from 4 p.m. Enjoy dinner and your first night on board.

Day 2: Luxor - Esna - Edfu

We’ll visit the Karnak Temple Complex, once one of the largest and most important religious complexes in ancient Egypt. The immense size of Karnak, as well as its various details, makes it an invaluable historical site and resource for understanding the evolution of ancient Egypt. We’ll enjoy lunch on board. We’ll then tour the Luxor Temple, a strikingly graceful monument in the heart of the modern town. Its main function was during the annual Opet celebrations, when the statues of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu were reunited during the inundation of the river. After our excursion, we’ll return on board the ship. Enjoy dinner and the night on board.

Day 3: Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan

In Edfu, we’ll leave in horse-drawn carriages to visit the Temple of Horus. Built between 237 and 57 BC, this temple is one of the best-preserved ancient monuments in Egypt. It was excavated in the mid-19th century after being buried under sand and rubble for hundreds of years. We’ll enjoy lunch as we continue to cruise towards Aswan. During this time, we'll pass by Gebel el-Silsila, a major quarry site from the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt to Greco-Roman times. Join us for a presentation on ancient Egypt. We’ll enjoy an Egyptian-themed dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 4: Aswan

Discover the Aswan Dam, one of the largest dams in the world. It tames the Nile River and utilizes its power for a variety of reasons, most notably for providing electricity to the country. Since its construction, the dam has been able to control the annual flooding of the river and has allowed the installation of an irrigation system that helps produce two crops per year. We’ll then visit the Philae Temple Complex: After the dam was finished in 1902, the temple complex was partially submerged, so in 1960, UNESCO started a project to save the buildings. In the long run, every building was dismantled into units and then transported to this nearby island for reconstruction. The most ancient temple is dedicated to Isis and dates back to 380 BC. We’ll enjoy lunch on board. In the afternoon, we’ll board small local boats and enjoy a ride on the Nile, between the granite islands and the natural reserve, passing close to Elephantine Island. We’ll then take a stroll in a typical Nubian village and discover its school and clinic. We’ll enjoy dinner the night on board.

Day 5: Aswan - Kom Ombo

Take advantage of a free day in Aswan. You’ll be able to discover the Nubian Museum on your own, amble down the streets around the bazaar or choose to stop off for a cup of tea at the legendary Old Cataract Hotel overlooking the Nile.

Join us for an optional visit of the Abu Simbel temples. Discovering these amazing rock temples is one of the highlights of a trip to Egypt. Located about 140 miles (230 km and three hours driving time) southwest of Aswan, the complex is in the heart of the desert, at the border with Sudan, and is the most impressive imprint left by Ramesses II. We’ll have lunch in Abu Simbel and return to the ship in the afternoon before our ship begins to cruise once again. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 6: Kom Ombo

We ’ ll visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek (the crocodile god), Haroeris (“Horus the Elder”), Tasenetnofret (the Good Sister), and Panebtawy (Lord of the Two Lands). By the late 1800s, much of the temple had been either destroyed by earthquakes, the waters of the Nile, or builders who took the stone for other projects. It was cleaned and restored by Jacques de Morgan in 1893. The temple is unique because its dual design shows that there were courts, halls, sanctuaries, and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods. We’ ll enjoy lunch on board . During our cruise to Luxor, join us for a presentation on modern Egypt. We’ ll enjoy dinner on board this evening , along with a show of traditional Egyptian entertainment. We’ll travel through the Esna Lock. We’ll spend the night on board.

Day 7: Luxor

Join us for a visit to the Valley of the Kings and four of its tombs, including the longest and deepest of royal tombs built for Seti I. It was also the first tomb to feature decorations on every passageway and chambers with highly refined bas-reliefs and colorful paintings. When Giovanni Battista Belzoni first entered the tomb, the paint on the walls was still fresh looking, and some of the artists’ paints and brushes were still on the floor. We’ll also stop for a photo op at the Colossi of Memnon and the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. We ’ ll then visit “ The Harper’s Tomb,” one of the most famous in the valley. Tomb KV11 is the tomb of Pharaoh Ramesses III, one of the last great monarchs in ancient Egypt. The quality of the colors and the scenes represented on the temple walls make it one of the top tourist destinations in the valley. At the end of our excursion, we’ll see how stonemasons work. We’ll enjoy lunch on board. In the afternoon, we’ll cross the Nile in small, local boats to the west bank and begin our tour on an auto rickshaw. This is the moment to discover the off-the-beaten-path sites visited and experience daily life within typical villages. Tonight’s dinner will be a Méchoui. We'll also learn about the techniques used to make papyrus. We’ll spend the night on board.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS: Sound and Light Show at the Karnak Temple Complex .

Day 8: Luxor (Disembarkation)

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast before disembarking at 9 a.m. End of our services.

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.
  • Vaccines are not mandatory for this trip. It is nevertheless advisable to be up to date with the following vaccinations: tetanus, polio, hepatitis A and B, diphtheria and typhoid fever. The use of mosquito repellent is highly recommended.
  • CURRENCY EXCHANGE: The official currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (symbolized as E£). For the current exchange rates, please consult websites such as www.xe.com or www.onada.com/currency/converter. There are ample bank machines available, and they accept credit or debit cards to withdraw cash. We recommend not using credit or debit cards in the bazaars.
  • WEATHER: Northern Egypt can be rather cold in winter, but on the whole, the country enjoys a warm and dry climate throughout the year. From January to March, temperatures vary between 68° to 90°F (20° to 32°C) on the Mediterranean coast, and 82° to  122° (28° to 50°C) around Aswan, which also receives very little rain.
  • TIME DIFFERENCE: You can consult www.worldtimezone.com to see the time difference between your home and your destination.

Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE TRAVELER rate.
From Luxor
Cruise Embarkation Date
Nile Deck- Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Main Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Upper Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Nile Deck - Cabin w/ picture window - Single Traveler
Main Deck Cabin -w/ picture window - Single Traveler
Upper Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Feb 1, 2020
$2,095
$2,431
$2,595
$2,939
$3,389
$3,604
Feb 8, 2020
$2,095
$2,431
$2,595
$2,939
$3,389
$3,604
Feb 29, 2020
$2,095
$2,431
$2,595
$2,939
$3,389
$3,604
Mar 7, 2020
$2,095
$2,431
$2,595
$2,939
$3,389
$3,604
Mar 14, 2020
$2,095
$2,431
$2,595
$2,939
$3,389
$3,604
Mar 21, 2020
$2,095
$2,431
$2,595
$2,939
$3,389
$3,604
Mar 28, 2020
$2,095
$2,431
$2,595
$2,939
$3,389
$3,604
May 2, 2020
$2,095
$2,431
$2,595
$2,939
$3,389
$3,604
May 9, 2020
$2,095
$2,431
$2,595
$2,939
$3,389
$3,604
Sep 5, 2020
$2,095
$2,431
$2,595
$2,939
$3,389
$3,604
Sep 12, 2020
$2,095
$2,431
$2,595
$2,939
$3,389
$3,604
Nov 7, 2020
$2,095
$2,431
$2,595
$2,939
$3,389
$3,604
Dec 5, 2020
$2,095
$2,431
$2,595
$2,939
$3,389
$3,604
Dec 12, 2020
$2,095
$2,431
$2,595
$2,939
$3,389
$3,604
Pre-paid Gratuities: Additional $72 USD per person.
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

Your cruise in the cabin of your choice • your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day • all visits and excursions mentioned in the program (except for the optional excursions) • the assistance of English-speaking Egyptologists for all visits • the services of our cruise director on board • drinks at all meals (mineral water + 1 soft drink or 1 beer or 1 glass of wine + 1 tea or coffee per person at each meal) • all port fees

Prices Do Not Include:

Airfare and transfers to/from departure/arrival points Egyptian Visa • Cancellation and Baggage Insurance Pre-paid Gratuities Optional Excursions • Personal Expenses

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