This Nile cruise features a swimming pool with a sun-lounger terrace, opulent lounge and bar, reading areas and a discotheque. The luxurious cabins with panoramic views have en-suite shower room, individually controlled air-conditioning, TV, minibar, climate control and telephones. The restaurant offers a mix of local and international buffet-style cuisine. Guests can enjoy their drinks while soaking up the sun by the pool bar. Room service is available 24 hours.
Day 1: (L, D) Upon arrival at Aswan Airport you will be transferred to your cruise ship for a 3 night Nile cruise. After check-in, you begin a guided day tour to the Temple of Philae, which was built in honor of goddess Isis. After this visit you will go to the High Dam, an engineering miracle used as an embankment dam situated across the Nile River, built in the 1960’s to protect Egypt from annual floods. You will be transferred back to the cruise ship for lunch, where you can enjoy cruise activities and dinner in the evening. You spend the night on board in Aswan.
Day 2: (B, L, D) Early in the morning you have the option of visiting Abu Simbel Temple (at an additional cost). Today the ship sails to Kom Ombo and Edfu. In Kom Ombo you visit the Temple of Sobek, dedicated to the crocodile god. After this visit you have lunch on board as the ship sails toward Edfu. There, you will be taken to see the Temple of Horus, dedicated to the falcon-headed god. This relatively young pharaonic temple is well-preserved and therefore very impressive. In the evening you have dinner on board and spend the night.
Day 3: (B, L, D) As the ship sails on toward Luxor, you pass the city of Esna. Today you can just enjoy the view relaxing on the sundeck while watching the local life on the river and its banks. After arrival in Luxor you have the option of seeing the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temples in the evening. You spend your last night on board in Luxor.
Day 4: (B) After breakfast on board, you check out at 8 am to start your day tour of the West Bank of Luxor. First you will be transported to the Necropolis of Thebes, the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of Luxor. This ancient necropolis is a must-see for Luxor travelers. It consists of tombs embedded in the mountain Thebes. Here you visit 3 tombs of various dynasties. Your Egyptologist tour guide will be on hand to recommend and advise you as to which tombs to visit. After visiting the tombs you will be transported to the Temple of Ramses III (Medinet Habu). Afterwards, you will be taken to see the Colossi of Memnon, the two largest ancient statues in Egypt. To conclude your Nile cruise, you visit Karnak Temples on the East Bank. Karnak beats every other pharaonic monument: it is simply one of the most beautiful ancient monuments in Egypt. At every site you will get information from your Egyptologist tour guide and you will get free time to explore the ancient monuments by yourself.