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Classic Nile Cruise

8-day river cruise from £3,035 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

This classic Nile cruise reveals ancient treasures on the grandest of scales

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Highlights

  • Discover many of the most famous Egyptian sites, such as the Valley of the Kings & the Luxor Temple
  • All meals included, with afternoon tea and soft drinks, as well as nightly themed party
  • Explore with included excursions and resident Egyptologists
  • Be treated to an on-board spa, pool deck, several opulent bars & onboard expert Egyptologists
  • A superb value-for-money option for exploring the Nile in style

In Brief

  • 1 Night Luxor
  • 1 Night Esna
  • 1 Night Kom Ombo
  • 2 Nights Aswan
  • 1 Night Esna
  • 1 Night Luxor

About

Recommended for:
History & culture | River cruise

This fascinating cruise will see you explore Egypt's ancient treasures as you sail along the famed river Nile. Beginning in Luxor in scenes made famous in iconic films such as Death on the Nile and with a base in a stylish river ship, you'll discover the great capitals and spectacular riches of these ancient lands, from the emblematic Valley of the Kings to the sprawling Karnak and Luxor temples. Throughout you'll be guided by the onboard expert Egyptologists aboard the luxurious St George I who'll explain every tomb, temple and valley that surrounds you as well as the history of the Nile. Plus, expect nightly themed parties, daily afternoon tea, an outdoor pool deck, spectacular spa and more, knitted together with included meals, excursions and transfers throughout. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Luxor

After enjoying your complimentary airport lounge access at your departure airport, board your flight to Luxor and join the ship in the afternoon for a welcome rest before your cruise begins on day two.

Stay: Sonesta St. George I

Day 2
Esna

Wake up to breakfast in your spectacular stateroom with its panoramic French windows. On-board you will find steam Jacuzzi baths alongside a gorgeous spa, gourmet restaurant and array of opulent bar areas. Your adventure begins today with a visit to the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, a sprawling desert landscape dotted with tombs and burials once home to pharaohs thousands of years ago. Then, after a delicious lunch on board, you’ll sail to Esna – a perfect opportunity to explore the ship. Perhaps relax on the teak-wood sun deck or take a dip in the pool before enjoying afternoon tea and later, a cocktail reception to welcome you and your fellow guests alongside the company of the captain. 

Stay: Sonesta St. George I 

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Kom Ombo

After breakfast you'll set sail to Edfu and the Horus Temple, one of the greatest and most well-preserved temples of ancient Egypt. Return to the ship as it sets sail to Kom Ombo and perhaps indulge with a sauna and optional spa treatment before a sundowner on the bar deck, or relax in the opulent lounge while the Nile ripples alongside. Then, an Egyptian Galabeya party awaits tonight as you enjoy your gourmet dinner. 

Stay: Sonesta St. George I

Meals: B L D

Days 4-5
Aswan

Begin your voyage to Aswan on day four as you enjoy breakfast on board. There’s the chance to visit the spectacular High Dam and the Temple of Philae, a spectacular monument perched on a rocky outcrop. After lunch on board, sail on the Nile by felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat, and visit beautiful botanical gardens. Come evening, take advantage of the knowledge of the on-board Egyptologists who'll provide nightly talks about the ancient temples, tombs and ruins in the surrounds. Day five will see you enjoy a day sailing at leisure, with opportunities for everything from relaxing in the library with a good book to sprawling on the sun deck and taking a dip in the pool, before another included dinner and traditional Nubian performance tonight. 

Stay: Sonesta St. George I

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Kom Ombo, Edfu, and Esna

Today you'll visit the spectacular 'double temple' of Kom Ombo that's unusually shared by two gods, Sobek and Haroeris, dotted with hidden gateways and chapels and surrounded by sugar-cane fields. Then, set sail to Esna as you enjoy an exquisite la carte supper and perhaps a tipple in the opulent piano bar before the on-board Egyptian Galabeya party.

Stay: Sonesta St. George I

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Luxor

Sail to Luxor today as you enjoy breakfast on board. Highlights today include the incredible Karnak and Luxor Temples, an enormous scattering of crumbling temples, chapels and rows of Sphinxes that create what was once one of the most important centres of worship in ancient Egypt. Then, return to the ship for lunch and relax before your final afternoon tea and indulgent dinner for your final night. 

Stay: Sonesta St. George I 

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Luxor to UK

After an early breakfast, disembark the ship and take your included private transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, arriving on the same day.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Deluxe cabin

Low Season

from £3,035 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £4,055 pp. incl. flights

Fares include:

  • Airport lounge access at Heathrow
  • Return scheduled flights from Heathrow to Luxor
  • Private transfers from Luxor airport to ship and back
  • 7-nights accommodation on board Sonesta St George I with selected sightseeing included 
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and soft drinks on board

Departs most Mondays throughout the year.

  • Low season: May to September 
  • High season: Rest of the year (additional surcharges apply for travel over Christmas, New Year and Easter)

Price varies by exact departure date and stateroom availability,  please call for details.

Why not extend your Egyptian experience with a stay in Cairo before or after your cruise? Speak to one of our cruise specialists to discuss the options.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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