With this tour from Egypt Escapes you can enjoy a 7-night Nile Cruise, enjoying all the historical sites along the way, split over 2 stays with a 7-night Aswan break in the middle. You will fly direct from London Heathrow to Luxor to embark your 5-star Nile Cruiser & spend 4-nights sailing down to Aswan, the last resort in Upper Egypt bordering Lake Nasser & Sudan. Then disembark your cruise & stay 7-nights in 5-star luxury at the Pyramisa Isis Island in Aswan staying in a luxurious room with stunning River Nile views. After this you will re-embark your Nile Cruise at Aswan & sail back up to Luxor, stopping at more sites along the way, before flying home!
Return Flights From Heathrow
Outside Cabin with Panoramic Window
Full-Excursion Package with Egyptologist on Cruise
Upgrade to Deluxe Room with Nile View
Option to extend stay in Luxor or Aswan with a Lake Nasser Cruise.
Itinerary On Cruises
Arrival 4-Nt Nile Cruise Luxor to Aswan
Day 1 Luxor: Transfer to ship. Dinner on board or for late arrivals a light snack will be served. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 2 Luxor-Esna: Breakfast on board, early morning visit to the ‘world’s largest greatest open air museum’ at Karnak Temple, which covers a large area of land and includes several temples, the largest of them being the Temple of Amun and Luxor Temple returning to the boat for Lunch on board as the boats sets sail to Esna, dinner on board. Overnight in Esna.
Day 3 Esna-Kom Ombo-Aswan: Morning at leisure, for a brief stop at Edfu before sailing to Kom Ombo to visit the temple before dinner. This temple, unlike many others in Egypt, was dedicated to two gods; the Southern section is dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile headed man, god of fertility, and the Northern section to the Falcon headed god Horus. There is also a fascinating crocodile museum to visit with many artefacts and mummified crocodiles. Sail to Aswan and overnight in Aswan.
Day 4 Aswan: Visit Aswan starting with the Philae Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Isis. The island of Philae now lies submerged beneath the waters of Lake Nasser to the south of Aswan. When the Aswan High Dam was built in the 1960s, the island's temples were dismantled and reconstructed on a higher island. Visit the Aswan High Dam, located near Aswan which was an engineering miracle when originally constructed. The dam contains 18 times more material than that used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops. After lunch on board, there is a relaxing boat trip around Elephantine Island to the Botanical Gardens on General Kitchener Island and overnight Aswan.
Day 5 Aswan: Morning at leisure. There is an optional tour to visit Abu Simbel. Lunch followed by check out.
After your 4-night Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan you will then check-in to the 5-star Pyramisa Isis Island Resort for 7-nights enjoying half-board basis & a glorious River Nile view room. Then you re-embark your Nile Cruise at Aswan & sail back up to Luxor.
Departure 3-Nt Nile Cruise Aswan to Luxor
Day 1 Aswan-Esna: Transfer to the ship for embarkation. Lunch on board as the boat sets sail towards Luxor stopping briefly at Kom Ombo before sailing to Esna where the boat moors over night.
Day 2 Esna-Luxor: Breakfast on board and morning visit of the Temple of Khnum at Esna. The temple is dedicated to the ram-headed god Khnum, who was patron god of cataracts. Continue the journey south. Lunch on board and then set sail to Luxor arriving mid afternoon, free time on board. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 3 Luxor: Breakfast on board and morning visit to the West Bank including the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, burial sites for many of the most powerful and successful pharaohs and high priests, the Temple of Hatshepsut and Medinet Habu Temple. Afternoon at leisure or *optional Luxor city centre tour before dinner on board. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 4 Luxor: Optional early morning balloon ride for the adventurous. Breakfast on board followed by check-out and onward transfer to the airport or next destination.
Please contact our Egypt Experts for more details & to tailor this tour for you.