Highlights of the Nile

Highlights of the Nile

This 3 night / 4 day Nile Cruise starts from Aswan and finishes in Luxor.

Cabin Sales from £1,298

Meals: Full Board | Ship: M/S Nile Premium | Duration: 3 Nights / 4 Days

This is an ideal option for those who want to split their holiday between different destinations and would like to fit in as much sightseeing as possible into a short cruise.

1: Abu Simbel, Aswan & Philae

Optional excursion to Abu Simbel is from £99 per person. Embarkation before lunch. Visit the High Dam of Aswan, the granite quarries from whence the stone came to build most of the temples and the Unfinished Obelisk. Continue to the island of Philae with its stunning Temple of Isis, dedicated to the mother of all the gods, which would have been submerged when the dam was built, had it not been relocated. Sail on the Nile in a traditional felucca around Elephantine and Kitchener’sIsland. Optional excursion to Sound & Light Show at the Temple of Isis at Philae. Dinner & Overnight.

2: Temples of Horus in Edfu & Kom Ombo

After breakfast, sail to Kom Ombo to visit the temple dedicated to the two gods, Haroeris and Sobek, the crocodile Nile god. This was a place where crocodiles used to bask in the sun, although since the building of the dam they are no longer found on this stretch of the Nile. Lunch on board. Sail to Edfu to visit the Temple of Horus, the falcon God, whose battle with his evil uncle, Seth, is told in vivid pictures inscribed on its walls. Continue on to Luxor. Dinner & Overnight.

3: The West Bank, Karnak & Luxor

Breakfast on board and then visit to the West Bank including the fascinating tombs of the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. You will visit 2 or 3 tombs in each, to view the intricate wall paintings and learn more of the ancient Egyptians’ beliefs concerning the afterlife. The tombs are open according to a system of rotation, to minimise damage caused by visitors, andthere is an additional charge for visits to the Tomb of Tutankhamun and Ramses VI. Continue to the awe-inspiring Temple of Hatshepsut, the resting place of the only female Pharaoh and the Colossi of Memnon, two gigantic statues, which are all that remain of the temple of Amenophis III, once even bigger than Karnak. After lunch visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak, dedicated to the Theban deities, and linked by an enigmatic Avenue of Sphinxes. Karnak is the largest of the Nile temples and its most impressive, comprising three separate temple enclosures and a Sacred Lake. The Temple of Luxor is very well preserved and all the more dramatic for its location facing the Nile in the centre of the modern city. Optional Excursion to Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple. Dinner & Overnight.

4: Return

Breakfast followed by disembarkation.

Please Note: This itinerary forms part of a number of our tailor-made holidays. If you are interested in booking a 3 night cruise on its own then please speak to our tailor-made department for a costing. Depending on flight timings you may need to spend a night in Luxor or Aswan before and/ or after the cruise, which can easily be arranged.

Included in this cruise:

  • Accommodation on full board basis including breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea
  • Excursions as detailed above, guided by an Egyptologist
  • Transfers to/from Luxor Airport to your boat

Food & Drink

Nile cruise is based on full board basis including breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. You will enjoy absolute best of Egyptian cuisine with plenty of variety delicious dishes prepared by professional chef and served 5* services.

More Information

The price includes professional Egyptologist who sails with you during the cruise and takes you on for daily sightseeing tours. You will be entertained and bombarded with depth knowledge of ancients Egyptians beliefs and daily lives by your guide.

Departure Dates 

Nile cruise operating for all year round, including winter and summer - every Fridays
Winter period is more popular due to cooler temperature.

Call on 0330 390 0999

prices from1Nov-20Mar21Mar-30Apr 1May-31Oct
Highlights of the Nile£1,498£1,598£1,298

Note: Christmas & New year departure is high season, single supplement is 50% of above prices. Above prices for standard and lower deck cabin. Upper deck standard cabin supplement is £15 pppd, suite supplements on request.

Price Includes:
Return flights, Full Board Cruise, daily sightseeing tours with professional Egyptologist, private transfers.

Prices do not include: 

Flights info: 
Flights are included in above prices, however price subject to change depending on flight departure airports and flight timings. We can book any flight from any airport on request. Once you book flights with us, we will issue ATOL certificate for all packages including flights and you will be protected financially for any airline failures.

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