Enjoy beautiful Nile Valley scenery as you cruise down the River Nile on a 4-day cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Explore the temples of Karnak, Luxor, Edfu, and more. See the Valley of the Kings and Queens, and soak up the luxury of your 5-star boat.
What to Expect
Take this 4-day luxury cruise on the Nile River, from Luxor to Aswan, and see many of the most important archaeological sites of Egypt on one journey. Visit the Valley of the Kings at Luxor, take in the splendors of the Kom Ombo Temple, see a sound and light show, and much more.
You will be transferred by air-conditioned vehicle to Luxor from the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. After your arrival, check-in to your 5-star Nile cruise boat and take in the luxury facilities. You will receive privately guided tours throughout the duration of the cruise, allowing you to plan your itinerary with your guide according to your preferences.
Your journey back in time to Ancient Egypt will be as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. You will gain valuable insights into Egypt’s ancient civilization on a laidback, but informative journey.
Day 1: (Sunday) Luxor: (Lunch, Dinner)
Before setting sail, you will have time to explore the fabulous ruins of Luxor. Cross the Nile to visit the West Bank attractions, including the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. Return to the East Bank to visit the Karnak and Luxor Temples.
You will spend an overnight on board the boat in Luxor, with the opportunity to disembark to enjoy an optional Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple.
Day 2: (Monday) Edfu: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Set sail in the early morning for Esna and Edfu. Enjoy the fabulous scenery of the Nile Valley as you sail. Edfu is the site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, and an ancient settlement that was known in Roman times as Apollinòpolis. Just to the north of the ruins lie some important Egyptian pyramids.
Spend the night on board your boat at Edfu, and enjoy a relaxing dinner at leisure.
Day 3: (Tuesday) Edfu / Kom Ombo / Aswan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast on board, visit the Temple of Horus by car. The Ptolemaic temple dates from 237 and 57 BC, into the reign of Cleopatra VII, and is one of the best preserved temples in Egypt.
Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek, and the falcon-god Haroeris. It stands at a bend in the Nile, where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun.
Continue to Aswan for an overnight stay. Dinner will be served on board the boat, and you will arrive in Aswan late in the evening
Day 4: (Wednesday) Aswan:(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, check-out and transfer to tour the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, and Philae Temple. At the end of your excursion, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and then start your drive by air-conditioned vehicle back to your hotel in Hurghada.
- 4 days on a 5-star Nile cruise
- Sightseeing as per itinerary, including entrance fees
- Qualified Egyptologist guide
- Meals as per itinerary (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What's Not Included
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple
What to Remember
• Tour schedule - Sunday departure at 04:30. Pick-up available from Hurghada hotels