Elegant and sophisticated, the MS Grand Rose offers a taste of understated luxury on an all-inclusive Nile Cruise including a free full-excursion package. Whether you are setting off to explore the sites or simply wiling away the hours to the sound of water lapping gently against the bow, you will enjoy first class service from the experienced and attentive crew.
All the cabins are tastefully furnished and offer a stunning River Nile view. The sun deck is perfect for topping up your tan as you sail the Nile. And as the sun slips beneath the horizon, enjoy a cocktail in the Tulip bar before dining in style at the ship’s excellent Jasmin Restaurant.
Tour Highlights Include:
Buffet breakfast and lunch on board
Buffet or set menu dinner
Tea, coffee, cakes and snacks
Soft and local alcoholic drinks by the glass – 10.00 to 24.00
Daytime activities and evening entertainment with local shows
Fully-guided itinerary with 10 free excursions
Karnak Temple complex
The Colossi of Memnon
The Valley of the Kings
Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple
Temple of Sobek at Kom Ombo
The Temples of Philae
Aswan High Dam
The unfinished obelisk in Aswan
MS Grand Rose Itinerary
Day 1: Arriving in Luxor
Luxor, is the site of the ancient Egyptian capital, Thebes, and home to many of the most renowned monuments, tombs and temples. It is the starting point for your Nile cruise.
Day 2: Luxor and East Thebes
After breakfast visit the East bank of Thebes and the Temples of Luxor and Karnak. At the vast open air museum of Karnak, marvel at the Great Hypostyle Hall with its 134 columns. Enjoy lunch and dinner on board, and overnight in Luxor.
Day 3: Luxor and Western Thebes
Travel to the West Bank, Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, final resting place of the Pharaohs; there is an optional visit to Tutankhamun’s tomb. Other highlights include the imposing Temple of Hatshepsut, the gigantic Colossi of Memnon, and Medinet Habu temple. In the afternoon, sail to Esna. Dinner is on board and you overnight at Esna.
Day 4: Kom Ombo to Aswan
The cruise continues via the impressive sight of Kom Ombo standing sentinel at a bend in the river. Visit this unusual double temple, built in 250BC to honour the crocodile-headed Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, before sailing on to Aswan.
Day 5: Agilika & the High Dam
Visit the unfinished obelisk first thing, then take a motor boat from Aswan to the island of Agilika and the Temples of Philae, devoted to Isis, and visit the famous Aswan High Dam Enjoy an optional day trip to Aswan Nubian Village national park.
Day 6: Aswan
A free day to explore Aswan and its lively Souk, enjoy the optional early morning excursion to Abu Simbel (optional), or to simply relax on board. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride along the Nile, before embarking and sailing to Kom Ombo. Overnight at Kom Ombo.
Day 7: Sail to Luxor
Enjoy a day soaking up the view, as you sail downstream, arriving in Luxor in the evening. Enjoy your last evening in style with the Sound & Light show at Karnak Temple (optional).
Day 8: Leaving Luxor
After breakfast, relax on board before being transferred to the airport for your flight home or your hotel stay. Complimentary late check-out means you will have full use of all facilities until time for your departure.