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The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise

The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise

By Sun Pyramids Tours
The best way to cruise the charming river Nile is aboard The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise, experiencing the unforgettable sights of Upper Egypt with comfort in a 5-star luxury Nile Cruise. The Oberoi Zahra luxury Nile cruiser offers luxury cruise dining, Spa, a fitness center and an open-air swimming pool with Free Wi-Fi access on board, sailing between Luxor and Aswan for 6 or 8 days in style.
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99
Duration: 6 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Norwegian, German, Swedish, Russian, Korean, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Danish, Dutch

  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • - Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure
  • - All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • - Accommodation on board 5 star cruise on full board basis
  • - All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • - Entrance fees to all sights between Aswan and Abu Simbel
  • - All service charges and taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Karnak
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Medinat Habu
  • Entry/Admission - Luxor Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Horus
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Philae
What's not included
  • - Any extras and personal expenses
  • - Tipping Kitty

    Pickup details
    • from your hotel in luxor at Luxor International Airport
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Luxor Airport, Luxor Egypt
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72617P814

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travelers can participate
      • recommended all travelers
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      Which attractions will I visit with The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise?
      How much is The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise?
      The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise price starts from $6,250.00. Discover and book The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise on Tripadvisor
      What is the The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise cancellation policy?
      The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise?
      The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise is hosted by Sun Pyramids Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Sun Pyramids Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise on Tripadvisor

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72617P814

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      • Sun Pyramids Tours
        Luxor, Egypt
        Joined in April 2018
      • Seaside50172212586
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Avoid the NS Beau Rivage vessel!!
        We spent 4 days/nights on this horrid vessel. Best part of each day was leaving the vessel. It was part of a tour package by Luxury Vacations. Unfortunately all of our meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner were on the boat. The food was repetitive and bland. So horrible that it wasn’t even worth getting out of bed for breakfast. But on the bright side it didn’t give us the runs. The ship is in desperate need of a refurbishment, starting with the small green ringed (stained/algae?) pool. The entire ship was treated to a 4am wake up call one night/morning. How incompetent can one be to accomplish that feat? They charge for bottled water (in a country where the water supply is unsafe) and forbid you to bring your own water on board. Ridiculous. There are much better vessels to cruise the Nile.
        Written April 10, 2024
      • Spoilt129
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Think carefully before you do it
        Whist our time on the BR was not private (given is has 70 add cabins don’t really know what private is), however we did go as a group of 12 who then shared the boat with about another 80 people. The rooms are anything but luxury, cleanliness is questionable, our first room came with the noise of the generator and the perfume of diesel, our second room came with the joy of a wall whole to the next cabin so that we could vicariously enjoy their television at 1.30am in the morning. The room did have windows that opened, the water pressure in the (bath) showe combo was good although the shower had a mind of its own in terms of change in water temperature and it decision to randomly lurch itself of its fixture. I you did want a bath you had to lean around a fixed shower screen to turn the taps on. Definitely not for a person with reduced mobility. Moving onto the service, well the crew is all male …a little disconcerting for myself, especially given that Egypt has rules around practices of males and females (eg at airports). I felt (and purely my opinion) they were a little misogynistic and I would even say rude, in fact will say some were quite rude, although the younger crew members appeared to have a little more sensitivity. The kitchen staff appeared a little friendlier. (In defense of staff We did get a better response from some staff after our guide spoke to them, although he should not have needed to.) In fact we were very lucky to have someone to speak on our behalf otherwise it could have been far worse. Day 2 of the journey my husband was ready to do anything to avoid staying on the boat, hence the benefit of our guide. Speaking of the kitchen leads to food quality, the question I had was ‘where is the Egyptian food? The dining consisted mostly of mass cooked chicken pollo, and overcooked beef. The salads were a little better. Dining was literally like going to a soup kitchen except there were about 80-100 vying to eat at the one time. It was pretty woeful of course you were expected to pay extra for water (tap water not potable), again this was resolved after our guide spoke to management. Tea and machine coffee were freely provided ONLY at breakfast The experience, whilst on the river cruising was nice, you could escape from the masses and enjoy the passing scenery which Egypt has in spades. On docking you were up against another boat and we had the joy of being level with the kitchen workers on the next Baat staring into our cabin, hence had to close the curtains, which did not cover the window completely. For us overall the experience was very substandard and did dampen our enjoyment of a Nile cruise, If you still wanted to ‘chance’ the BR make sure you have a room that is: not under the dance floor, is away from the engines, has twin beds (double reduces room size and is not that comfortable), would suggest towards the very front of the boat. Also suggest you hide plenty of water in your suitcase as the first night I was told in no uncertain terms that “you cannot bring outside water into the dining room”, and there are signs not to bring any food or drink onboard. It is a cruise that is very much one of nickel and dining. Facilities on board included a small pool, dance floor and bar gift shop that was reasonable in price, and they did try to have themed nights. There are over 100 Nile cruise ships, many looked much better than ours so really do your research before signing up to the BR.
        Written April 3, 2024
      • Getaway21206574742
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Greatly exceeded all of our expectations
        We just recently finished a 4 day river cruise on the Mayfair and had absolutely the best experience, it greatly exceeded our expectations. The service was top notch and the kind you’d see at a 5 star hotel or resort. For us the greatest surprise was the food. We were expecting bland or over salted food and instead felt we had gourmet meals for every sitting, even the buffets were incredible. Now granted the steak I had the second night was not as good as what I would normally get in the US, but it was good, just not a thick steak like I’m used to. Secondly we worried about the noise or gas fumes but the first night we were docked alone, one night with a few boats and then one night we were docked with the Mayflower in Luxor so we didn’t think the noise or fumes were bad at all. Overall these guys did a great job and we would absolutely return and highly recommend.
        Written March 24, 2024
      • Wasfi J
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sun goddess Nile cruise February 2024
        Excellent service from time of check in to time of check out , very professional staff, very decent and polite, full board is excellent, nice suites with a balcony, excellent tour guides well organized. The experience was amazing, they celebrated my wife birthday which was a very nice touch. If you ever think of a Nile cruise , this is it .
        Written February 27, 2024
      • Scenic54855132932
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience at Sonesta Nile Cruise
        My family and I were looking for the perfect Nile cruise and we came upon Sonesta Sun Goddess 4 nights Monday to Friday, I can’t Express, how impressed we are, from amazing, welcoming staff, the most delicious top quality food, clean, comfortable cabinet with awesome balcony views to the amazing leadership and management. I would like to express my gratitude to the Regional Manager who happened to be on the ship, his name is Mr. Khaled Fathalla, he was checking in all the guests, making sure that all our needs and wishes has been fulfilled, And gathering the staff daily to ensure they are doing their best service to their clients. If you are skeptical about a Nile Cruise or upper Egypt visit, I would highly highly recommend soonest our cruise, especially sun goddess!!
        Written February 21, 2024
      • SHA12311
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sun Goddess By Sonesta Nile Cruises was well worth the overall experience.
        This all sweets boat did meet our expectations. Very courteous staff at all levels from the moment you arrive, until departure. Be it reception, restaurants, bell boys, house keeping which by the way cleans the room twice a day with towels replenishments and bed folding while you have breakfast and dinner. All the meals provide a decent variety, the tours are well catered to, the buses used, the guides provided are knowledgeable and all people handling the trip details are all professional ensuring your experience is satisfactory in every aspect. Well worth it. Recommended.
        Written February 20, 2024
      • tissb2022
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good and bad.
        First the photo is not of the Nile Goddess. The actual NG is the most basic of the Sonesta ships. Having said that, the crew are wonderful and the food very good. Public areas very smart - dark wood and brass everywhere, although brass was left unpolished for the whole week. The cabins were the most disappointing part of the cruise. Shabby and in desperate need of a deep clean and/or refurb.
        Written February 14, 2024
      • free-heelinUT
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing staff but bad food
        Mayfair owns 3 boats. We were on the MS Mayfair. This boat is much older than the MS Mayflower and there was some wear and tear around the boat. The entire staff ( minus the reception) was amazing. They were friendly and helpful. The boat was immaculate. Unfortunately the food was poor quality. Based on the high price we paid for the cruise we expected the food to be much better than it was. The welcome cocktail party the first night looked and tasted like leftovers from an earlier cruise. The rest of our meals were uninspired and bland. While they had a variety of foods nothing tasted really good. However none of us experienced any GI illness which is common on cruises. They need to find a well trained chef to bring the food quality up a notch so it is equal to the high level of service provided and commensurate with the price charged for the cruise.
        Written December 27, 2023
      • mirellas16201
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing staff and great cruise ship!
        We booked directly with M/S Mayfair and we were appreciative from the beginning the prompt email responses to our questions before the trip as well as after booking. They arranged picked up from the airport and we were directly taken to the cruise ship which we were assigned to M/S Mayflower. The cruise ship staff was the best! I wish we could remember everyone’s name as everyone was amazing, a few names we do remember are Abdou, Soultan, Ahmed, M.D. Badawi from the the food and bar staff. Also, Soultan and Badawi kept us entertained figuring out some “table games”:) The cruise ship was impeccable and food was great with a variety of selection of buffet for breakfast and lunch, the course dinner was always a great selection to decide on. We did the 4 night/5 day cruise from Luxor to Aswan from November 27th to December 1st and throughout our trip day excursions we felt very safe and our tour guide, Mr. Adel was very educated and had great picture demonstrations-honestly the best tour guide!
        Written December 17, 2023
      • robinjM3424IR
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great service on the Nile but everything else needs attention
        The experience starts off great, the rooms are small the staff is wonderful. Our tour guide, let's just say, wasn't very motivated to stay with us and tell us everything that we could possibly ever want to know about the Egyptian temples. It was his preference to drop us off talk for a couple of minutes and then meet us later. The rooms on the ship were very clean. We enjoyed getting some sun the upper deck as we cruised down the Nile. The food was okay except for the day they made me some special soup, which led to a few special trips to the bathroom over the next couple of days. The service is above and beyond, and in all the places I've traveled in the world, 7 star. But the logistics in the operations Department failed we tied up to some other ships and there is either an outside party, wedding or just evening festivities on one side or engines running and the smell of diesel from the boat next to us on the other side. Towards the end of the trip we were offered a nature tour charge $50 per person the tour guide made a lot of money since to rent a boat it only cost $15 doesn't matter the number of people and tour no tour pointed out a few Birds. My entire stay in Egypt, I felt like I was being taken advantage of or hustled for money or misled.
        Written December 2, 2023
      • TheQueenslander
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A good modern cruise with friendly staff
        Furnished like an international standard hotel, the river cruiser had small but nice rooms with small but functional bathrooms, Juliet balcony and openable glass doors. Although we had a small issue with dysfunctional Aircon, it was fixed quickly. Food choices were plentiful and our gluten intolerant friend had plenty of choices; certainly ate too much over the 4 days as there were many delicious items. The top deck could have done with more shade, but nice to have a tiny pool and bar up there. Drinks were somewhat overpriced. Staff were very friendly, always smiling with both wait staff and housekeeping staff never short of a greeting or stepping up to serve. We felt welcome and enjoyed coming back after our days of touring.
        Written November 25, 2023
      • chuckn408
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Almost Cancelled Due to Conflict in Gaza
        We had planned our Nile River cruise with Mayfair cruises many months ago and when the war broke out in Gaza we seriously considered cancelling. After some discussion via e mail with Maureen (she was very helpful and professional- not to mention patient) we decided to go. We are so happy we did. Not only was the cruise entirely safe, it exceeded our expectations from an amenities, service and food quality perspective. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We have been on several cruises in the past including Hawaiian, Alaskan, Mediterranean and Caribbean but this was our first river cruise. It did not disappoint. While the temperatures were hot (32-35C) once the ship got moving it was very pleasant on the upper deck. We did tours every day and they were well worth the price, albeit they did make for a very busy day at times but better to be touring inland than sitting in port all day. Overall our experience was outstanding and really recommend this cruise line.
        Written November 16, 2023
      • NonsmokerJeff
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sonesta canceled my trip and left me hanging
        Sonesta canceled the trip over a month ago and has not returned my money after spending 3 hours on this . I am also losing a 600$ hotel reservation and air Egypt fares the main reason of our trip was the river boat I have been on these boats 3 times the boats themselves are a great Experience
        Written November 7, 2023
      • rmC9379EV
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A Wonderful Cruise on the Mayflower
        We booked the Mayflower because it is one of the newest boats cruising the Nile. The shower has good water pressure, the air conditioning was as icy as I like it, the windows are double pane and quiet. In short, exactly why you book a new boat. You go on a Nile Cruise to Egypt to see ancient Egypt. My wife and I were really excited for this trip, yes we are those strange people who read history for fun. We showed up with a heck of an itinerary and this 4 night cruise was just a portion of our 12 days in Egypt. We were very pleased to be touring in a smaller group of 12 people rather than the huge groups of people exiting buses and following around guide in horde wearing earphones. Huge advantage vs other Nile cruises. We had several guides during our time in Egypt some of them even recommended by friends who had been previously. But the Egyptologist on the Mayflower (his name was Adell) was far and away the best we encountered and touring with him was one of the highlights of the trip. Adell is originally a high school history teacher, he is tremendously passionate about Ancient Egypt in a way that our other guides were not. It’s a relatively common career path and frankly most others just knew the bare minimum to satisfy the average tourist. Adell spoke perfect English, and of the many many people we encountered he was the one we had complete trust in. Kudos to Mayflower for hiring one of the best. Someday we will be back to see the more esoteric sites with Adell. The food was actually quite good, and very good when the chefs made Egyptian food (more of this please), we were definitely never hungry. No one in our group of got food poisoning on the boat. That alone is a big win. Service was great, they remember your drink order, check in regularly with a smile. Housekeeping was excellent, the boat was spotless, cabins always immaculate when we returned. Overall cruising the Nile on the Mayflower was a wonderful experience. Even just sitting in the pool as Egypt slowly passes by was something we will never forget.
        Written October 18, 2023
      • norinm2022
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The great journey
        It was the most beautiful journey on this magnificent ship on the River Nile sonesta (sun goddess ) the food was super great the staff is courteous and efficient. I would like to extend my tags to the great staff front office( Shehab) kitchen chef wael and restaurant mr Mohamed and the rest of the staff and the Nubian show was a delightful and boat manager mr.Khaled We visited the most iconic historical sites Which we will cherish forever
        Written October 14, 2023
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles6 reviews
      Very good

      London, UK16 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The highlight of our Egyptian holiday. The boat itself is lovely and the journey so smooth. The staff are what make this experience unforgettable, always smiling, always helping and always providing surprises. The attention to detail in everything that is provided is on another level to what I have previously experienced. The food was impeccable and so much choice.

      The agenda for when to visit the unbelievable tombs and temples is clearly thought out so that you miss the crowds. Emad, The Egyptologist that accompanied us was extremely knowledgeable and steered us through 2000 years of history at a pace that worked for the group. Typical groups were no more than eight people with ours being six and some even smaller.

      The cabins were pure luxury and so much more sizeable than we had imagined.

      I cannot fault any aspect of the 3 night cruise and I would highly recommend it.
      Written April 15, 2024
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      Killyleagh, UK3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What a wonderful experience! From the moment we set foot on Zahra, we were pampered. Every member of the crew no matter their role, made us welcome and were truly invested in making sure we enjoyed our time with them.
      The food, service and attention to detail were exceptional.
      The Egyptologists accompanying us in small groups were friendly and very knowledgeable. Ours was obviously proud of his heritage and enthusiastic about his subject. He guided us with humour and was very easy to listen to.
      I would thoroughly recommend this trip
      Written October 25, 2023
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      Thank you very much for choosing Sun Pyramids Tours. It has been a pleasure to serve you during your stay in Egypt. We appreciate your review as it encourages us to do better in the next upcoming years. Looking forward to helping you more through your next journeys all around the world!
      Written March 1, 2024
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