The MS Darakum and Jaz Royale operate 'The Original Nile Cruise' route. This 'long cruise' offers a range of wonderful sights and sounds and operates from Cairo all the way down to Aswan (or vice versa). This cruise of discovery includes much less-visited sites such as Tel El Amarna, the remains of the desert city of Akhenaten, the tombs of Beni Hassan, Abydos Temple (one of the most complete temples of its era in Egypt) and Dendarah Temple (which has remarkable scenes and beautifully preserved colours).
These 5-star super deluxe cruisers are among the most best on the river. Offering comfortable and spacious accommodation with a contemporary design. The cabins are large and well-appointed whilst the main restaurant serves a range of international and local cuisine. Travel in style on board this wonderful Nile boat and enjoy lounging at the swimming pool, reading or playing games or enjoying the views on the sun deck.
The spacious cabins and suites have large panoramic windows.
Possible itinerary durations are 9 nights Luxor to Cairo, 11 nights Cairo to Luxor, 12 nights Aswan to Cairo and 14 nights Aswan to Cairo. The cruise includes up to 19 guided excursions.
London Heathrow Departures
25 Feb 2020
22 Mar 2020
17 Apr 2020
13 May 2020
08 Jun 2020
13 Sep 2020
09 Oct 2020
04 Nov 2020
Flights to/from Cairo and Aswan or Luxor from London Heathrow with EgyptAir
Up to 19 excursions escorted by our on board qualified Egyptologist
Re-opened in 2012 after 18 years, this cruise from Aswan to Cairo offers a fantastic opportunity to visit the lesser-known archaeological sites of Middle Egypt including the impressive Denderah Temple complex and the Temple at Abydos. This is the ideal way to fully explore the Nile and ancient Egyptian sites, with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the views of the river on a very comfortable 5-star boat.
Cairo - the Egyptian Museum & the Tutankhamun collection, Pyramids & the Great Sphinx Rock-tombs of Beni Hassan Tel El Amarna once the city of Akhenaten Abydos & Temple of Seti I Sail to Naga Hammadi where you pass through some of the most beautiful scenery along the Nile Dendarah one of the best preserved temple complexes in Egypt.
East & West Banks in Luxor
Aswan - High Dam & Temple of Isis on Philae Island
Luxury Cabin On Board
Up to 19 Excursions
Option to extend your stay in Cairo, Luxor or Aswan with a luxury hotel enjoying Pyramid or Nile Views from your room.
There are also possibilities to spend time relaxing in the sun on the Red Sea Riviera in Hurghada, El Gouna or Soma Bay after your Nile Cruise.
Alternative 'Long Cruise' dates available with the Jaz Royale which has 11-nts Cairo-Luxor and 14-nts Cairo-Aswan itineraries on offer.
Tailor made itineraries are available, please contact us for a bespoke quote.
Prices are from and based on the cheapest date available at the time of publishing.