- Nile by felucca
- Abu Simbel
Magic of the Nile 2023
- All inclusive on board ship/Full board hotel
- VIP door to door
Marvel at Egypt's ancient wonders as you cruise the Nile, visiting the temple of Karnak, Abu Simbel and the Valley of the Kings.
Along the banks of the Nile lie some of the finest archaeological sites in the world. Marvel at Egypt's ancient treasures, including the Valley of the Kings, on this rewarding journey aboard a luxury river cruise ship.
An experienced host will sail with you, and Egyptologists will join included excursions and help provide a deeper insight into the sites you visit.
7 nights all inclusive on board cruise ship, 3 nights full board at hotel
29 meals: 10 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L) and 10 dinners (D)
Free bar open 11 hours a day on board ship
- On board MS Livingstone, there will be bathrobes and slippers, fruit and water on arrival, and tea and coffee-making facilities replenished daily in your cabin
- Two local drinks with lunch and with dinner during hotel stay
- Local wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner (on board Livingstone only)
- Return flights and transfers
- Welcome drink reception
- Porterage aboard the ship
Included excursions and visits
- The Valley of the Kings and Tutankhamun's Tomb
- Tomb of Ramses VI
- Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon
- Temples of Karnak and Luxor
- Kom Ombo Temple ruins
- Visiting Aswan High Dam
- Visit the Nubian Museum in Aswan
- Temple of Philae visit
- Traditional Felucca cruise to the botanical gardens on Kitchener's Island
Day 1 UK to Luxor
Fly to Luxor and transfer to the 5-star Sonesta St George, for a three-night stay on a full-board basis.
Located on the east bank of the Nile, the hotel has a number of restaurants, bar, lounge, fitness centre, swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam bath (extra charge).
Most of the 322 rooms have a balcony, plus television, minibar, air conditioning, safety deposit box, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi. D
Day 2 Luxor
Enjoy the day at leisure. B, L, D
Day 3 Luxor
Today is at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities, explore independently or join an optional excursion to Denderah.
This evening, you could also join an optional excursion in the evening to a Sound and Light show. B, L, D
Day 4 Luxor
Travel to the port and embark your all-inclusive Nile cruise ship. You’ll remain moored here overnight so you can enjoy an included excursion to Luxor’s East Bank visiting Karnak and Luxor’s temples.
Later, perhaps join an optional excursion to Luxor’s West Bank, the gateway to the amazing Valley of the Kings. B, L, D
Stay 7 nights on board the 5-star MS Livingstone.
Day 5 Luxor to Edfu
Tour the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings, where 62 rock-cut tombs of the Pharaohs have been unearthed, including that of Ramses VI and Tutankhamun.
Next, visit Hatshepsut Temple and the two Colossi of Memnon. Later you sail to Edfu, where you will moor overnight. B, L, D
Day 6 Edfu to Kom Ombo to Aswan
Sail to Kom Ombo and visit Kom Ombo Temple, which is split in two and built on a high dune overlooking the Nile.
Continue to Aswan where you’ll moor for three nights. B, L, D
Day 7 Aswan
Discover the Aswan High Dam, then travel by motorboat to Agilka Island where one of the most beautiful temples, the Temple of Philae, was relocated.
Moor overnight in Aswan. B, L, D
Day 8 Aswan
Enjoy the morning at leisure in this enchanting riverside city, or perhaps join an optional excursion to Abu Simbel, which dates back to 1264 BC.
This afternoon, an included excursion takes you on a short ride by felucca to the botanical gardens on Kitchener’s Island, a peaceful paradise of exotic birds and colourful flowers.
You will stay on board in Aswan overnight. B, L, D
Day 9 Aswan to Edfu
Today visit the Nubian museum before sailing to Edfu at noon where you will moor overnight. B, L, D
Day 10 Edfu to Luxor
Enjoy a leisurely day cruising back to Luxor. B, L, D
Day 11 Luxor to UK
Travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK. B
The order of included excursions may differ to that detailed.