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Thank you for visiting our site. We offer luxury Nile cruises and Red Sea Holidays. Combine your river Nile cruise with a relaxing beach break in one of Egypt's top holiday resorts.
A traditional, 7 night Nile cruise will include all the major excursions along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan and back. These excursions normally include Luxor, the Luxor Museum, the Temples of Karnak and Luxor - all on the east bank of Luxor along with all the sights of the west bank, these include the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.
You will also visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu continuing on to Kom Ombo, the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris in Kom Ombo onwards to Aswan visiting the High Dam and the Temple of Philae.
On our site we offer traditional Nile Cruises as well as Lake Nasser Cruises, Cruise and Stay Holidays and Multi Centre Holidays or if you prefer we can tailor your holiday to your own requirements.
ANCIENT WONDERS & RIVERSIDE VIEWS
Unearth the mysteries of antiquity, and discover the eye-popping, jaw-dropping riches of the pharaohs, in comfort and style.
Catch your breath as you encounter the wondrous Pyramids at Giza and marvel at the collections of Cairo's stunning Egyptian Museum. Gaze in awe as you cruise along the tranquil Nile, past riverbank scenes unchanged in centuries, visiting some of the most important relics of Ancient Egypt, as well as the truly phenomenal High Dam at Aswan. Opportunities to visit Alexandria and Abu Simbel on optional excursions complete this extraordinary, unforgettable holiday in Egypt.
February 2022 - November 2022 From £1836
Discover the sights of Cairo and visit the Egyptian Museum
See Giza's magnificent, monumental Pyramids and Sphinx
See the Temples of Karnak and Luxor
Visit the Aswan High Dam
Sail on a felucca around Kitchener Island
Visit the Valley of the Kings
Optional excursions to Alexandria and Abu Simbel
Three nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the five-star Cairo Pyramids Hotel
Seven nights' full-board accommodation aboard a five-star Nile river cruise vessel
One lunch in Cairo
Return flights to Cairo, returning from Luxor (via Cairo)
An internal flight from Cairo to Luxor
Coach travel and transfers throughout
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager
View a full breakdown of your holiday to help you plan your trip
Fly to Cairo and transfer by coach to your five-star hotel in the shadow of the Pyramids at Giza, for a three-night stay.
Enjoy a full-day guided tour, which will include a visit to the Pyramids - the vast, extraordinary monuments to the ancient Egyptians' wealth and power - watched over by the enigmatic Sphinx. Another highlight will be Cairo's Egyptian Museum, with its fabulous treasures recovered from the tomb of the Boy King Tutankhamun.
At some stage during 2020, the Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza, containing many treasures of Tutankhamun, is expected to open. The tour will be adjusted to include the new museum when it is opened to the public.
This evening, return to the Pyramids on our optional Sound and Light excursion. On this mystical trip you'll hear the tale of how the Pyramids were built and what life was like in Ancient Egypt in 2611BC, with a spectacular light show adding to the storytelling.
Spend another day uncovering Cairo's treasures, or join today's optional excursion to Alexandria. Once the centre of the Hellenistic world, and now a bustling port, Alexandria is a city preserves an air of nostalgia - in its traditional coffee houses and cafes - for the "Alex" of old.
Visit the fascinating Graeco-Roman Museum, explore Egypt's only Roman amphitheatre, wander the eerie catacombs at Kom El Shoqafa, discover the site where the Pharos lighthouse (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) once stood, and see the Citadel of Quilt Bay - a 15th-century fortress located on the coastline.
Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Luxor, and board your magnificently appointed five-star rated river cruiser - your home for the next seven nights. After lunch on board, journey to the East Bank of the Nile to visit Luxor Temple with its colonnades and courtyards, and the staggering Temple of Karnak, where the vast columns of the giant hypostyle hall dwarf awestruck visitors. Later, enjoy a first dinner on board as your ship spends the night moored in Luxor.
Cross to the Nile's West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings, where in 1922 Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the sand-blocked entrance to the tomb of Tutankhamun. You'll also visit the temple of female Pharaoh, Hatshepsut, and gaze in awe at the twin "colossi" of Memnon.
Return to your river cruiser for lunch, and the begin your journey south, cruising through scenery seemingly unchanged in centuries, with fishermen sailing traditional feluccas and villagers washing their clothing in the river waters. Moor overnight in Edfu.
Visit perhaps the best preserved of all Egypt's Pharaonic relics, the stunning Temple of Horus, before you return to the ship and cruise towards the magnificent riverside Temple at Kom Ombo, with its hypostyle halls, burial chambers and mummified crocodiles. You'll also visit the twin temple of pharaohs Sobek and Haroeris, before cruising on to Aswan, where you will moor for three nights, giving you the opportunity to explore this mesmerising city where the constant backdrop is the Aga Khan's great mausoleum.
Today you'll visit the extraordinary Aswan High Dam, which holds back the mighty waters of Lake Nasser, and see the granite quarries from where many of Egypt's ancient obelisks were fashioned. Take a motorboat ride across the Nile to the great Temple of Isis on the island of Philae, and then join our included afternoon tour to enjoy a felucca ride around mid-stream Kitchener's Island, with its botanical gardens.
Explore some of the attractions of Aswan, perhaps visiting the Nubian Museum, which charts the history of one of Africa's most ancient peoples, or wandering the colourful souks. Alternatively, join an optional excursion by coach to remote Abu Simbel, where the staggering temples of Ramses II and the goddess Hathor are carved out of the mountainside. Rediscovered in the early 19th Century, the temples and their relics are among Egypt's greatest treasures.
Over two days, your river cruiser makes her lazy way north downriver once more, heading back past the sites at Kom Ombo and Edfu, and mooring for a last night in Luxor. Take the opportunity to spend two days enjoying the tranquillity of the ship, dipping in and out of the pool and making the most of the on-board amenities as the stunning scenery passes gently by.
Bid farewell to your ship and your Egyptian hosts, and transfer to Luxor airport for your flight back to Cairo and your international flight back to the UK.
DATES & PRICES
|Aberdeen||11 Feb 22||£1836|
|Aberdeen||11 Mar 22||£1935|
|Aberdeen||16 Sep 22||£2137|
|Aberdeen||07 Oct 22||£2137|
|Aberdeen||04 Nov 22||£2118|
|Belfast City||11 Feb 22||£1836|
|Belfast City||11 Mar 22||£1935|
|Belfast City||16 Sep 22||£2137|
|Belfast City||07 Oct 22||£2137|
|Belfast City||04 Nov 22||£2118|
|Edinburgh||11 Feb 22||£1836|
|Edinburgh||11 Mar 22||£1935|
|Edinburgh||16 Sep 22||£2137|
|Edinburgh||07 Oct 22||£2137|
|Edinburgh||04 Nov 22||£2118|
|Glasgow||11 Feb 22||£1836|
|Glasgow||11 Mar 22||£1935|
|Glasgow||16 Sep 22||£2137|
|Glasgow||07 Oct 22||£2137|
|Glasgow||04 Nov 22||£2118|
|Heathrow||11 Feb 22||£1836|
|Heathrow||11 Mar 22||£1935|
|Heathrow||16 Sep 22||£2137|
|Heathrow||07 Oct 22||£2137|
|Heathrow||04 Nov 22||£2118|
|Manchester||11 Feb 22||£1836|
|Manchester||11 Mar 22||£1935|
|Manchester||16 Sep 22||£2137|
|Manchester||07 Oct 22||£2137|
|Manchester||04 Nov 22||£2118|
|Newcastle||11 Feb 22||£1836|
|Newcastle||11 Mar 22||£1935|
|Newcastle||16 Sep 22||£2137|
|Newcastle||07 Oct 22||£2137|
|Newcastle||04 Nov 22||£2118|