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Sonesta St. George New Year Nile Cruise

4 Days
Group Tour
30th DEC 2016
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What better way to celebrate the New Year 2016/17 by cruising down the River Nile in Egypt aboard our New Year Luxury Nile Cruise Sonesta St. George, taking in the magnificent scenery, touring Ancient Luxor (old City of Thebes), Temples along the Nile and colourful Aswan with it’s Nubian culture. All of this along with a wonderful Gala New Years Eve dinner and Party with glamour and entertainment.
  • Met and assisted on arrival and departure by our Representative
  • Expert assistance and guidance during your stay by our Personnel
  • Accommodation for 3 nights aboard 5* Nile cruise on full board basis
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions to visit Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk
  • Excursions to visit Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo Temples as per cruise itinerary
  • Excursions to visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple
  • Excursions to visit Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon
  • Admission fees to the sights throughout the tours as per the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Applicable taxes for Nile cruise included in the price
  • Personal spending.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tipping for Boat Staff and Guide
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Day 1: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

Our Memphis Tours representative will meet and greet you at Aswan Airport or Train Station and then transfer you by a private A/C vehicle to your New Year Nile Cruise for embarkation before lunch on board. Once lunch is finished, your highly qualified Egyptian Tour Guide will accompany you on a visit to the Aswan High Dam built in the 1960’s to provide the much needed electricity and irrigation for Egypt. Nubia, the area that was flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has known. Then we go to see the ‘Unfinished Obelisk’ which still lies in the granite quarries which provided ancient Egypt with building materials. It would have been the largest piece of stone ever handled but when a crack was discovered it was abandoned where it was being hewn. Cross by boat to Angilika Island, to see Philae Temple, one of the Nubian Temples rescued before the High Dam was built. Enjoy Philae’s long colonnades, towers and reliefs which include the last surviving hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions in Egypt. Back to your Nile boat with afternoon tea included. Later a Captain’s welcome cocktail with dinner on board along with a colourful and vibrant Nubian Show. Overnight stay in Aswan.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples - New Year Eve

Breakfast on board your Nile Cruise, then the cruise will start sailing along the Nile for you to take some wonderful photographs and enjoy the scenery unchanged for centuries before stopping first at Kom Ombo, the Temple shared by two gods Sobek and Haeroris in Kom Ombo with lunch and afternoon Tea on board. Sail to Edfu to visit the huge Ptolemaic Temple of Horus at Edfu, which is the most complete and best preserved of the Egyptian Temples, consisting of many columns, halls, chambers and chapels. Two statues of Horus flank the twin towered entrance gate; and inside, one of the interesting inscriptions lists the titles of books (scrolls) held in the library. Dinner on board the Nile Cruise whilst sailing to Esna with a fun Egyptian Galabeya Party in the evening. Overnight at the Lock in Esna. Time to prepare for your New Years evening Gala dinner and Party to see the New Year in with glamorous dresses and a great party atmosphere.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions - Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Enjoy New Year morning breakfast on board the Nile Cruise boat whilst sailing to Luxor. Lunch on board then a visit with your Guide to the East Bank of Luxor and Karnak Temple which is the world's largest ancient religious site. The hypostyle hall with its colossal granite columns is one of Egypt’s infamous landmarks. There will be free time to explore the different parts of the huge complex built during the reigns of various Pharaohs, then moving to Luxor Temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals that was dedicated to the God Amon. Afternoon Tea and dinner on board your Nile Cruise with an evening Belly Dance Show. Overnight in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions - Departure

Breakfast on board your Nile Cruise before your disembarkation at 08:00 am. Following this, a final tour with your Guide to visit the famous West Bank and the Colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon), and then visit the Valley of the Kings, where many magnificent tombs were discovered (including the Boy King Tutankhamen), These tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the Pharaohs and here you will visit 3 tombs. (The three tombs visited are determined by the Egyptian Government as to preserve them from the large flow of visitors, therefore are rotated throughout the year and cannot be confirmed as to which tombs prior to your visit). Continue your tour to visit Hatshepsut’s Temple at El Deir El Bahary, this impressive Temple is dedicated to the Queen Hatshepsut the only female Pharaoh rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it. Then a transfer by air conditioned vehicle to Luxor Airport or Train Station for your departure.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation Plan:
  • Sonesta St George Nile Cruise
Per Person in Triple Room $ 675
Per Person in Double Room $ 695
Per Single Room Occupancy $ 1035
  • Prices - Prices per person are quoted in Sterling but can also be paid in US$ or Euros by credit or debit card via a secure credit card payment system. Any additional bank charges on bookings will be covered by Memphis Tours. Above prices valid for Christmas and New Year Tours in Egypt.

  • Payment - Reservations should be made as early as possible to avoid disappointment in securing your specific required tour package.Your booking will be secured upon receipt of a 25% deposit. Please note that during the Christmas and New Year holidays, tour packages require a deposit of 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment by credit or debit cards via our secured payment system. Packages and vacations which include International flights will require the full flight cost and deposit (25% or 50%) due to the regulations of the Airlines who require full payment

  • Transportation - All transport within your tours is included such as domestic flights, trains, and air conditioned vehicles by road. Wi-Fi can be provided in road vehicles, therefore please inform us on booking if you require Wi- Fi whilst travelling by road along with complimentary bottled water. All our vehicles are new and of the latest design and technology.

  • Tour Guides and Representatives - Throughout your holiday from arrival to departure, you will have the constant assistance of our Memphis Tour Representatives who are responsible for your transfers to and from Airports, Hotels and resorts and will assist at the Airports with Visa, tickets and luggage and are there to answer any questions you may have. Once you start your tours of the sites in Egypt, you will have the constant guidance of your highly qualified Egyptologist Tour Guide both on included and optional tours

  • Travelling with Children in Egypt - Many children delight in touring the Pyramids, Temples and Tombs in Egypt as often it is part of their school study programme. Therefore Memphis Tours offers packages and tours to suit all ages with excellent combined ‘twin centre’ and multi location destinations such as Cairo, Luxor, Aswan (Egypt Family Tours and Nile Cruise) and the Red Sea Resorts.

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