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Monday
19 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Tuesday
20 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday
21 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday
22 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Friday
23 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Saturday
24 August
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
25 August
10:00am - 4:00pm
The Nile River and felucca sailing boats.

For years Egypt and its ancient historical sites have been depicted in numerous books and films, but to truly appreciate its magnificence and splendour you have to experience it first-hand. Join us on an unforgettable adventure along the longest river in the world - the Nile.

Africa, Egypt, Luxor, Karnak temple

Why go?

  • Experience the ‘Land of the Pharaohs’
  • Travel along one of the worlds most renowned river
  • A treasure trove of Egyptian antiquities
  • Guided tours of mighty temples
  • Learn about historic legends
  • Find out more compelling reasons to visit: read our blog post here!
  • Gain an insight into local culture

Itinerary

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Welcome to amazing Egypt! Upon arrival at Luxor Airport, we’ll proceed through immigration, collect our luggage and transfer to our ship on the Nile. Dinner and overnight in Luxor.

  • Accommodation 4 * Nile Odyssey Ship or similar
  • MEALS Dinner included

After breakfast and our welcome meeting we will begin our sightseeing of some of the amazing East Bank sites: the wonderful Temple of Luxor with its giant columns and avenue of sphinxes and the enormous complex of Karnak, as seen in James Bond, 'The Spy Who Loved Me' amongst many other films.

Overnight Luxor.

  • Accommodation 4 * Nile Odyssey Ship or similar
  • MEALS All meals included

Today we will have an early visit to the West Bank of Luxor including Valley of the Kings, temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon which are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII. 

In the afternoon we will sail to Edfu City via Esna lock.

Overnight Edfu.

  • Accommodation 4 * Nile Odyssey Ship or similar
  • MEALS All meals included

This morning we will have a free time whilst we sail from Edfu to Kom Ombo.

In the afternoon we will visit the temple of the Crocodile God Sobek known as the temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to falcon and crocodile gods. After the visit we will continue our sailing to Aswan.

Overnight Aswan.

  • Accommodation 4 * Nile Odyssey Ship or similar
  • MEALS All meals included

This morning we will visit the temple of Temple of Isis (Philae) and enjoy the view of the High Dam in Aswan.

In the afternoon we sail on a felucca boat. Feluccas are simple, traditional Egyptian sailboats that have plied the mighty Nile since ancient times.

Overnight Aswan

  • Accommodation 4 * Nile Odyssey Ship or similar
  • MEALS All meals included

Today morning is free at leisure or you can take an optional tour to Abu Simbel by land.

Overnight Edfu.

  • Accommodation 4 * Nile Odyssey Ship or similar
  • MEALS All meals included

Today is free at leisure. We will sail back to Luxor.

Overnight in Luxor.

  • Accommodation 4 * Nile Odyssey Ship or similar
  • MEALS All meals included

After breakfast we will transfer to the Luxor Airport for our flight home.

 

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Nile Odyssey or similar ★★★★

Impressive from the outset, our ship is elegant, personal and luxurious. Sit back and relax as we are entertained on board.

Cabins include

Our cabins are located on the main deck and all feature large panoramic windows, private facilities, air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini fridge and safe. There are no hairdryers in the cabins so you do need one, please take your own or spare hairdryers can be borrowed from front desk.

Facilities include

Extensive facilities to enjoy when we are not out sightseeing include a bar and lounge, restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, sun deck with swimming pool and pool bar, table tennis, jewellery and gift shop, massage, laundry service and internet (charges may apply for some services). Afternoon tea is also served on the sun deck. Please note that Nile Odyssey has no free WiFi. The front desk offers sim cards for sale for approximately GBP 20 with 3GB of included data but mobile phone needs to be unlocked to be able to use local sim card.

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb 18°C, Mar 21°C,
Apr 25°C, May 29°C,
Jun 32°C, Jul, Aug 33°C,
Sep 31°C, Oct 27°C,
Nov 23°C, Dec 19°C

Approx. Flight Time

6 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 1 hours

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What's included:

  • Scheduled return flights London Heathrow/Luxor/London Heathrow with Egyptair & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • 7 nights Cruise main deck twin/double cabin for single use 
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Guided Sightseeing as following:
  • Temple of Karnak & Temple of Luxor
  • Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut & Colossi of Memnon
  • Temple of the Crocodile God Sobek at Kom Ombo.
  • Temple of Isis (Philae) in Aswan
  • View of the High dam in Aswan
  • Felucca ride (sail boat) in Aswan

 What’s extra:

  • Insurance, see
  • Egyptian visa – currently $25
  • Drinks & tips
  • Upgrade to a Higher Deck, please contact us for more details.

Useful Information

Visas

British passport holders travelling to Egypt normally need a visa.

Visa on Arrival

You can get a visa on arrival by payment in Sterling, US Dollars or Euros; the visa fee is US$25 at approved bank kiosks within airport arrival halls, before reaching immigration counters. Visas granted on arrival are valid for a maximum of 30 days. There’s no need to buy a visa from an agent. In many cases agents will charge more than US$25 for a visa. If you’re harassed by an agent, report the incident to the tourist police in the airport terminal.

You may also get a visa from an Egyptian Consulate outside of Egypt before you travel.

British nationals travelling to Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba resorts for up to 15 days receive a free entry permission stamp upon arrival. If you intend to travel out of these areas or stay longer than 15 days, you must get a visa.

If you have travelled to one of the South Sinai Red Sea resorts, entered without a visa and your plans have changed, you can normally purchase a visa at Sharm el Sheikh Airport to allow you to travel elsewhere.

Applications for visa extensions should be made at Egyptian Passport and Immigration Offices. You may have difficulties leaving Egypt with an out of date visa. You will not normally be allowed to leave without paying a fine if your visa is out of date by more than 14 days.

For further information and enquiries, contact the Egyptian Consulate in London.

Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your sole responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant embassies and/or consulates of the countries in which you are planning to travel.

Visa Online

You can get a visa online at Visa2Egypt. Tourist visas granted using the e-visa system are valid for a maximum of 3 months.

The contact details of your host are as follows:

Host name - Corsini Travel

Host phone number - 00 202 33777073

Host fax number - 00 202 33777073

Host email - temostar@hotmail.com

Host address - 20B Hadayek El Ehram Street, Giza, Cairo

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Egypt.

Transfer time

The transfer time for the main tour between Luxor Airport and the ship is approximately 30 minutes, depending on the traffic.

Gratuities

We suggest a Group Collection to cover guides, transfer drivers, and hotel staff of minimum £40.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % to add on.

Currency

Egyptian Pound

Some shops accept credit cards or Sterling for larger purchases. There is a surcharge in most places for using a credit card of 3% to 5%, throughout Egypt. In the bazaars, and smaller shops, dollars or Egyptian pounds cash will only be taken.

For ease we recommend that you pay by cash for any optional excursions. Credit cards are NOT accepted.

US dollars, Sterling and Egyptian pounds can be used at the Duty Free shop. We also recommend you bring with you a good amount of cash Sterling as cash point machines are not easy to find especially during the Nile Cruise. Cash money can be easily exchanged to Egyptian pounds in Egypt and you get a better exchange for the sterling in Egypt.

We recommend that when travelling to Egypt you call your bank or credit card company to inform them of your trip so they do not block your cards.

Bartering

Away from the group, please remember that the Egyptians are very friendly and will constantly come up to you and try to offer their assistance and take you to “the best shop for a bargain”. Beware, there is an ulterior motive as they will expect baksheesh (a tip) at the end, and expect you to buy something.

The most important thing to remember when bartering is to discover at the beginning of the sale what currency the shop, or market stall are bartering in (i.e. US Dollars, Sterling or Egyptian Pounds). This is the easiest way to be caught out, as you assume they are talking about Egyptian pounds, but they mean Sterling or Dollars. Please be careful when buying jewellery as not all shops are genuine and you could end up buying a piece of jewellery, which is in fact worthless. We recommend that you do not buy jewellery from the markets in Egypt. Decide before you start bartering how much you are prepared to pay for your particular item and then stick to your guns; walk away if necessary as most times the seller will call you back! If you are unsure as to how much you should be paying, then a good guideline is to offer under half the price quoted by the seller, and then make sure you pay no more than half of his original selling price. Remember that the Egyptians EXPECT you to barter; it is all part of the fun of shopping in Egypt.

Included programme

A sightseeing programme is included in your touring package.

Optional Excursions*

Abu Simbel by land - £95

Balloon Ride - £85

Edfu Temple - £25.00

Temple of Medinet Habu – £25

*All information about the optional tours will be given during welcome meeting.

Dress code

The dress code for during the day is casual. In the evenings the dress code is smart with gentlemen requested to wear a shirt and tie. Comfortable shoes for walking and sightseeing are recommended.

Please note

  • A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required as we include plenty of sightseeing/travelling, some with early starts.
  • The order of the itinerary and events and ship may be subject to change

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From COMMENTS  
23 Dec 2019 30 Dec 2019 7 All Ages £ 2145 BOOK
10 Feb 2020 17 Feb 2020 7 All Ages £ 1835 BOOK
20 Apr 2020 27 Apr 2020 7 All Ages £ 1815 BOOK

What's included:

  • Scheduled return flights London Heathrow/Luxor/London Heathrow with Egyptair & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • 7 nights Cruise main deck twin/double cabin for single use 
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Guided Sightseeing as following:
  • Temple of Karnak & Temple of Luxor
  • Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut & Colossi of Memnon
  • Temple of the Crocodile God Sobek at Kom Ombo.
  • Temple of Isis (Philae) in Aswan
  • View of the High dam in Aswan
  • Felucca ride (sail boat) in Aswan

 What’s extra:

  • Insurance, see
  • Egyptian visa – currently $25
  • Drinks & tips
  • Upgrade to a Higher Deck, please contact us for more details.

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