Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Luxor-Luxor + Abu Simbel Excursion by FlightSanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Luxor-Luxor + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Luxor-Luxor + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight
 

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Luxor-Luxor + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

$ 2115

Sail the longest river in the world on one of the most luxurious Nile Cruises. From Luxor to Aswan visit the greatest and most important sights in the Egyptian History. From the breathtaking temples of Karnak and Luxor , famous Valley of the Kings to the awe-inspiring “holy of the holies” mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut in the ancient Thebes. Follow the river to the Ptolemaic temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo and the crown jewel – the magnificent island temple of Philae. The best of Egyptian History in the palm of your hand


Includes:

  • Private airport transfers
  • All sightseeing as per cruise itinerary with sharing transportation during visit
  • 7 Nights accommodation on board Sun boat IV Luxurious Cruiser on full board basis with all sightseeing 
  • Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight
  • Tea, Coffee, Bottled water all through & with meals

Exclude:

  • For all-through private transfers with private Egyptologist additional charges will apply
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Luxor-Luxor + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Day 1

Check-in at noon time: Arrive on board the 5-star deluxe Nile cruise boat the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, moored in a private dock in Luxor. On board, you will be welcomed by the reception staff, who will offer you chilled fruit juice and assist you with your check-in.

Lunch: to be served on board

Valley of the Kings & Queens: Visit the West Bank of Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings, a vast City of the Dead where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks, decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the afterlife by generations of Pharaohs. You will also have the chance to visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens.

Hatshepsut Temple: Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Ancient Egypt’s only female Pharaoh) merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it, as if nature herself had built this extraordinary monument.

Photo stop at Colossi of Memnon: On the way back to the river Nile, your road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn.

Afternoon Tea: Afternoon tea will be served on board. Captain’s Cocktail Party: Tonight you will be greeted by your Boat Manager, who will introduce you to the boat staff and review on-board facilities and your cruise program for the next few days. Complimentary Egyptian wine and local beer will be served.

Dinner: Gourmet menu on board.

Overnight: On board in Luxor.

Check-in at noon time: Arrive on board the 5-star deluxe Nile cruise boat the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, moored in a private dock in Luxor. On board, you will be welcomed by the reception staff, who will offer you chilled fruit juice and assist you with your check-in.

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Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Luxor-Luxor + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Day 2

Very early sailing to Qena

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board while you cruise northwards to Qena, a particularly alluring part of Upper Egypt's landscape.

Denderah: Visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Goddess Hathor in Denderah. This wonderfully preserved temple complex is a rare sight to behold, complete with a massive stone roof, dark chambers, underground passages and towering columns inscribed with hieroglyphs. The main Temple of Hathor is almost intact. Hathor was the goddess or pleasure and of love, usually represented as a cow, or a woman with a cow’s head. She was the beneficent deity of maternal and family love, of beauty and light; the Greeks associated her with Aphrodite.

Lunch: Lunch will be served on board during sailing to Luxor.

Afternoon Tea: Afternoon tea will be served on board.

Dinner: Gourmet menu on board.

Overnight: On board in Luxor.

Very early sailing to Qena

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board while you cruise northwards to Qena, a particularly alluring part of Upper Egypt's landscape.

Denderah: Visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Goddess Hathor in Denderah. ...more


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Luxor-Luxor + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Day 3

Early sailing to Edfu passing by Esna

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board while you cruise to Edfu.

Edfu Temple: This morning, explore the largest and most completely preserved Pharaonic – albeit Greek-built – temple in Egypt, the 3 extraordinary Temple of Horus at Edfu.

Lunch: Lunch on board,

while you continue cruising to Kom Ombo.

Afternoon Tea: Afternoon tea will be served while you cruise to Kom Ombo.

Cooking lesson: Egyptian cooking lesson will be presented on board.

Dinner: Tonight’s dinner on board will be an “Egyptian Night” costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyya”.

Dinner will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties, followed by oriental music and dancing for everyone.

Overnight: On board in Kom Ombo.

Early sailing to Edfu passing by Esna

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board while you cruise to Edfu.

Edfu Temple: This morning, explore the largest and most completely preserved Pharaonic – albeit Greek-built – temple in Egypt, the...more


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Luxor-Luxor + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Day 4

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board during sailing to Aswan.

Philae Temple: Take a short motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika.

Unfinished Obelisk: Next we proceed to the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples, and still hold a huge unfinished obelisk.

Lunch: Lunch on board. Afternoon tea: Enjoy your afternoon tea served in the lounge with a trio of authentic Egyptian musicians.

Dinner: Tonight’s farewell dinner will be a gala dinner (jacket required), with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine.

Overnight: On board in Aswan.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board during sailing to Aswan.

Philae Temple: Take a short motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika.

Unfinished Obelisk: Next we proceed to the Gra...more


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Luxor-Luxor + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Day 5

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board. Morning at Lesiure.

Lunch: On board.

Felucca Ride: In the afternoon proceed (weather permitting) by taking a ride on a felucca, a typical Egyptian sail boat, around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (life jackets will be provided).

Afternoon Tea: Afternoon tea will be served on board.

Dinner: Gourmet menu on board.

Overnight: On board in Aswan.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board. Morning at Lesiure.

Lunch: On board.

Felucca Ride: In the afternoon proceed (weather permitting) by taking a ride on a felucca, a typical Egyptian sail boat, around Elephantine Island, Lor...more


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Luxor-Luxor + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Day 6

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board.

Sailing to Kom Ombo.

Lunch: Lunch will be served on board.

Kom Ombo Temple: Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank.

Afternoon tea: Afternoon tea on board.

Dinner: Gourmet menu on board.

Overnight: On board in Esna.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board.

Sailing to Kom Ombo.

Lunch: Lunch will be served on board.

Kom Ombo Temple: Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. The temple stands at a bend in the...more


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Luxor-Luxor + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Day 7

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board during sailing to Luxor.

Karnak Temple: Visit the Temple of Karnak, built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs. The great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars, covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Luxor Temple: Your Egyptologist will guide you on a tour of the East Bank of Luxor, to the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor dedicated to the God Amun.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon tea: Afternoon tea will be served on board.

Dinner: on board in Luxor

Overnight: On board in Luxor.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board during sailing to Luxor.

Karnak Temple: Visit the Temple of Karnak, built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs. The great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars, c...more


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 8 Days Luxor-Luxor + Abu Simbel Excursion by Flight

Day 8

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board and check out at 8:00 AM.

BON VOYAGE!

PLEASE NOTE: ENTERTAINMENT, SAILING TIMES AND ORDER OF VISITS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.