Cairo » Aswan » Kom Ombo » Edfu » ESNA / Luxor » Cairo
08 Days / 07 Nights
- ·All sightseeing tours throughout (including entrance fees) with private licensed guide.
- All airport transfers and ground transportation in a/c vehicle as stated Program.
- 03 nights including breakfast in Mena House Oberoi hotel in Cairo.
- 01 night including breakfast in Sofitel Old Winter Palace in Luxor.
- 03 nights boarding The steamship include :Accommodation in cabins with private bath All meals (from the first day lunch to the last day's breakfast) Visits and entrances to historic sites
- For security reasons, we do not accept children under the age of 7 on board the Steam Ship Sudan.
- International Flights.
- The entry visa to Egypt .
- The extras [ drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc..]
- Any optional tours.
Cairo ( FRIDAY)
Arrive to Egypt our expert representative will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport. Afterward, you will be driven to your Cairo accommodation aboard a modern, air-conditioned vehicle. overnight in Mena House Oberoi hotel
Cairo /Aswan (SATURDAY)
After Breakfast. Transfer to the domestic airport leave to Aswan ;will arrive in Aswan Morning transfer to the Steam Ship Sudan. Settle into your unique Edwardian cabin or suite.
Gourmet lunch served on board.
An afternoon exploration of the Temple of Philae (just south of Aswan). The domain of the protectoress Isis, Philae was one of the most important shrines in ancient Egypt and Nubia for approx. 4000 years. Dismantled due to the construction of the High Dam irrigation system; it was amazingly rebuilt on Agilika Island.
Before dining on board, you will have time to meander through the colourful markets of Aswan. There is an option for the evening entertainment - the ‘Sound and Light’ show which illuminates the Temple of Philae.
Overnight on board in Aswan
(Aswan / Kom Ombo / EDFU / ESNA (SUNDAY)
The steamship departs early and journeys north for 48km to unveil the pillars of the temple at Kom Ombo on the banks of the Nile.
Dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god, the temple dates back to 180BC during the Ptolemaic era with Roman structures added later.
Lunch served on board.
Time to take in the rhythm of the cruise, as you continue your journey 145km north to Edfu.
An afternoon exploration of the temple at Edfu.
Built in honour of the falcon-headed sky god, Horus, the temple lay buried under a protective coating of sand until it was excavated by French Egyptologist, Auguste Mariette, in the 1860s.
Relax and contemplate the Nile while cruising gracefully towards Esna, approx. 46km north.
Dinner on board.
Overnight in Esna
Esna / Luxor (MONDAY)
Passing through the lock at Esna, The Steamship Sudan navigates 60km north to Luxor.
After a gourmet lunch on board, you will be taken ashore to discover the Temple of Karnak.
This city of temples was constructed over a 2000 year period and houses the Temple of Amun, the largest religious structure ever built.
Walking through the 2sq km site of obelisks, pylons and sanctuaries, you will be astounded by the almost perfect illustrations that honour the glory of the Pharaohs and their Gods.
Before re-boarding for dinner, you will have time to explore present day Luxor.
There is an option for the evening entertainment, the ‘Sound and Light’ show, which illuminates the Temple of Karnak.
Overnight onboard in Luxor
The steamship departs early for an exploration of the Valley of the Kings.
This limestone valley houses the burial chambers of the great Pharaohs, powerful nobles - and later the royal spouses - of the 18th-21st dynasties.
63 magnificent temples of eternal life line the valley including Tutankhamen’s Tomb.
The vibrant colour and conservation of the hieroglyphics lining the tomb of Ramses III never ceases to captivate., Here marks the end of your journey on the steam ship .
Transfer after the visit to the Sofitel Old Winter Palace Hotel .& overnight
departs early for an exploration of the West bank to the Nobels tombs of Ramose WHO was the vizier and governor of Thebes in the 14th century, in the times of the Akhenaten.
Akhenaten introduced new religious concepts for all of Egypt, revering only one god, involving the loss of importance for Thebes, THEN,see the tomb of Sennofer WHO was the mayor of Thebes in the 15th century BCE, during the reign of Amenophis 2.
This is a very colourful tomb, with large parts in excellent condition.
After the visit transfer to the Luxor airport to fly back to Cairo.
On arrival at Cairo you will be transferred to your hotel MENA House Oberoi & overnight
Your private tour guide will pick you up and start your tour.
Drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids. See the Great Pyramid, and the Sphinx. Continue to Memphis, capital of the pharaohs during the Old Kingdom. Visit the recumbent statue of Ramesses II and the 80-ton alabaster sphinx.
Then continue to Sakara to see the prototype of the Pyramids, the Step Pyramid, built for the 3rd Dynasty pharaoh Djoser by the exalted architect Imhotep, and continuing to visit the Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque, and return to your hotel MENA House Oberoi & overnight
After Breakfast checkout then transfer to Cairo International Airport for final departure.