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Monday
20 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Tuesday
21 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday
22 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday
23 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Friday
24 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Saturday
25 August
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
26 August
10:00am - 4:00pm
Dreamstime L 22401238 Edfu Temple

For years Egypt and its sites have been depicted in many books and films, but to truly appreciate its magnificence and splendour it has to be experienced firsthand floating on the longest river in the world - the Nile.

Early Booking Offer: First four bookings receive a free upgrade to a Higher Deck Cabin. 

Africa, Egypt, Luxor, Karnak temple

Why Go?

  • Experience the ‘Land of the Pharaohs’
  • Travel along the longest river in the world
  • A treasure trove of Egyptian antiquities
  • Fascinating sites
  • Guided tours of mighty temples
  • Learn about historic legends
  • Cruising from Luxor to Aswan
  • Full board, onboard the MS Iberotel Crown Empress
  • Gain an insight into local culture

It's almost as if we step back in time as we cruise along this enchanting river. We cover the Egyptian stretch between Luxor and Aswan encompassing a treasure trove of Egyptian antiquities, many fascinating sites and historic legends. There are guided tours of mighty temples, such as Karnak and Luxor, plus the tombs of the Valley of the Kings. During the cruise there is also an opportunity to visit mesmerising Abu Simbel.

 

 Luxor - Esna

After breakfast and our welcome meeting our sightseeing begins 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. We sail on towards Esna this evening.

 

Esna – Edfu - Kôm Ombo

Upon arrival in Edfu we have the option to visit mighty Edfu Temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. From here we sail on to Kôm Ombo and overnight.

 

Kôm Ombo - Aswan

Our sightseeing includes a visit to the magnificent Temple of Kôm Ombo, dedicated to falcon and crocodile gods followed by cruising leisurely towards Aswan. Upon arrival we take a tour of the Philae Temple complex on Agilika Island.

 

Aswan - Abu Simbel (optional tour)

A free day in Nubian-influenced Aswan, with time to visit the fascinating markets or take an optional excursion to the great Temple of Abu Simbel. This impressive temple is home to the four 60ft high seated figures of Pharaoh Ramses II. In the afternoon we sail on a felucca boat, passing by a botanical garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum.

 

Aswan - Luxor

Day on board to relax and watch the stunning scenery sail by as we cruise back to Luxor.

 

Luxor

West Bank sightseeing of the Necropolis of Thebes, including the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon statues.

 

Iberotel Crown Empress or similar

Measuring approximately 110m in length and 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, safe and hairdryer.

 

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, steam bath, sauna and steam bath, fitness equipment, beauty salon, Jacuzzi, laundry service and internet (charges may apply for some services). Afternoon tea is also served on the sun deck.

 

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb 22°C, Mar 28°C,
Apr 33°C,
Nov 27°C, Dec 22°C

Approx. Flight Time

6 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 2 hours

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Choose an overseas holiday with confidence.  All holidays include flights and transfers in resort and are fully ATOL protected.

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
11 Feb 2019 18 Feb 2019 7 All Ages £ 1529 Call to book
29 Apr 2019 06 May 2019 7 All Ages £ 1529 BOOK

What's Included:

  • Scheduled return flights London Heathrow/Luxor with Egyptair & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double cabin for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Luxor & Karnak Temples
  • Necropolis of Thebes including Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut & the Colossi of Memnon
  • Temples of Kôm Ombo & Philae
  • Felucca ride from Aswan
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Full Board: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

Optional Excursions:*

  • Visit to the Temple of Abu Simbel
  • Edfu Temple
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Temple of Medinet Habu
    * Subject to availability

What’s extra:

  • Insurance, see here.
  • Egyptian visa – currently £20
  • Drinks & crew gratuities
  • Upgrade to a Higher Deck, please call.

NB:

  • A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required as we include plenty of sightseeing /travelling, sometimes with early starts. Please refer to Medical Conditions in Important Information.

 

 

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