The MS Tuya Nile Cruise ship is a luxurious Nile Cruiser. This attractively designed and decorated ship is in a classic Nile style. It offers stylish accommodation and spacious public areas. The Hatshepsut Restaurant serves international and local specialities open buffet style and there is also an a la carte restaurant on board. The main restaurant serves a buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lightweight and informal summer clothes are the norm during the day, with shorts and t-shirts being acceptable. In the evening, informal smart/casual attire is expected.
The MS Tuya is a traditional style Nile Cruise boat. Traditional interiors give the boat a feeling of warmth & sophistication. Additionally, there are great opportunities to admire the unfolding scenery from the comfortable sun deck. MS Tuya was fully renovated in 2017. Bringing tradition right up to date by adding modern touches to enhance the comfort and also, the service.
MS Tuya Nile Cruise packages are available including return flights & stay on the Red Sea Riviera in a luxurious, all-inclusive property with packages available from just £699pp.
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MS Tuya Nile Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: LUXOR
Transfer from Luxor International Airport or Hurghada Hotel to the Ms Tuya. Dinner will be served on board and overnight in Luxor, for late arrivals cold cuts will be made available.
DAY 2: LUXOR – ESNA
After an early breakfast, travel a short distance to visit the ‘world’s largest greatest open air museum’ known as Karnak, which covers a large area of land and includes several temples, the largest of them being the Temple of Amun. Then drive a short distance to Luxor Temple. Originally, the temple was joined to Karnak by a long avenue of Sphinxes, many of which can still be seen today. Returning to the boat for Lunch as the boat sets sail to Esna where it shall moor overnight. Dinner on board.
DAY 3: EDFU – KOM OMBO – ASWAN
Breakfast on board as the boat leaves it mooring point and travels south towards Edfu stopping briefly (no tour) , before sailing on towards Kom Ombo. Lunch on board and visit the temple. 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. Set sail to Aswan and overnight.
DAY 4: ASWAN
After breakfast, visit the High Dam in Aswan, built in 1960-1971 to provide electricity to the villages along the Nile, the unfinished obelisk and the Temple of ISIS on Philae Island. After lunch on board, there is a relaxing boat trip around Elephantine Island to the Botanical Gardens on General Kitchener Island.
DAY 5: ASWAN
Optional early morning visit to Abu Simbel, the impressive site built by Rameses II to show his strength and power. Abu Simbel stands on the bank of Lake Nasser. Lunch on board as the boat sets sail to Kom Ombo for a brief stop before sailing on to Edfu and mooring overnight.
DAY 6: ASWAN -LUXOR
Breakfast on board and morning visit to the Temple of Khnum at Esna. This temple is dedicated to the ram-headed god Khnum, who was the patron god of cataracts. After the visit the boat continues its journey south having lunch on board while sailing to Luxor where the boat will moor for the night.
DAY 7: LUXOR
Early morning visit 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. Returning to the boat for lunch and free time in Luxor where the boat will overnight.
DAY 8: LUXOR
Optional early morning balloon flight for the adventures. Breakfast followed by checkout and transfer to Luxor Airport or your next destination, with possible holiday extension at beach hotel in Hurghada or Marsa Alam.
Full Sightseeing Package from £199pp:
Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings (Tutankhamen), Hatshepsut Temple, Collossi of Memnon, KomOmbo Temple, Khnum Temple in Esna, Philae Temple in Aswan, High Dam of Aswan. English speaking tour guide (Egyptologist) at all tours. All ground transportation by modern A/C vehicles.
Please note: the order or content of your itinerary may be amended due to lock closures, low water levels or any other unforeseeable circumstances. Due to the increasing number of boats on the Nile, at some docking points boats are moored side by side obstructing the view from cabins. Very occasionally, due to operational difficulties a change of vessel can occur with a ‘like for like’ replacement offered. However, the sightseeing itinerary will remain the same.
During your cruise you can choose to join the professional Egyptologist guided excursions, relax on the boat or disembark & spend your time exploring Egypt your own way!