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8 Day Nile Cruise at Christmas : Movenpick MS Royal Lily

8 Days
Group Tour
19th DEC & 26th DEC 2016
from / per person
A delightful opportunity at the Christmas and New Year Holidays 2016/17 to sample a wonderful 8 Day Egypt Luxor Nile cruise on this 5 Star Nile Cruise Boat, Mövenpick MS Royal Lily Nile Cruise, sailing from Luxor to Aswan and return. Witness the beauty of life on the River Nile unchanged for centuries, whilst relaxing and taking in the ambience of the Nile cruise journey and experience.
  • Met and assisted on arrival and departure by a Memphis Tours Representative.
  • Expert assistance and guidance during your stay by our Personnel.
  • Accommodation for 7 nights aboard 5 star Nile Cruise on full board basis
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Excursions to visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple 
  • Excursions to visit Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple Colossi of Memnon
  • Excursions to visit Edfu Temple and Kom Ombo Temple
  • Excursions to visit Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk
  • 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 Nile Cruise Staff and Guide.
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Day 1: Arrival Luxor - Movenpick Royal Lily Nile Cruise

On arrival at Luxor Airport, you will be met and assisted with your Entry Visa and luggage by your Memphis Tours representative then transferred by air conditioned vehicle to your Deluxe Mövenpick MS Royal Lily Nile Cruise for embarkation and check in. Once settled in you will enjoy a welcome drink and evening dinner. Overnight docking in Luxor.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours

Morning breakfast on board your Mövenpick MS Royal Lily Nile Cruise before being escorted with your Tour Guide to visit the two enormous and impressive Colossi of Memnon the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III then a journey into ancient Egyptian history as the Valley of the Kings (the Royal Cemetery where the magnificent Tombs were discovered including the famous boy King Tutankhamun. Carved deep into the desert rock,richly decorated and filled with treasures from the afterlife of the Pharaohs.Then you will continue your tour to Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir El Bahary. This impressive Temple was dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut the only female Pharaoh, rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs. Return to your Nile Cruise for lunch and sailing on to Edfu with afternoon tea served on the sundeck, passing through the Large lock at Esna then docking in Edfu with dinner onboard and overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Nile Cruise Tour to Edfu Temple

After breakfast on board, you will disembark with your Tour Guide to visit Edfu Temple. An awe inspiring Temple dedicated to the God Horus (falcon headed God) and one of the best preserved Temples along the Nile. Following this, lunch on board your Nile cruise boat and afternoon tea whilst sailing on to Aswan known as Nubian country sailing under the huge structure of Aswan Bridge considered the ‘Gateway to Nubia’.Time to relax in the evening with an optional chance to see the very exciting Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple, or just relax on board with evening dinner. overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

Another exciting day awaits you after breakfast on board the Nile cruise vessel where you will be escorted by your Egyptologist tour guide in Aswan for an amazing tour to visit the High Dam,built in the 1960’s to provide the much needed electricity and irrigation for the country. Nubia, the area that was flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has ever known. Then a visit 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 which is 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. Dinner with overnight stay in Aswan with time to explore the city independently or with an optional tour and Guide. Overnight in Aswan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Nile Cruise Optional Excursion to Abu Simbel

Breakfast on board your Nile cruise with free time to explore Aswan City and it’s colourful incense and spice market. Highly recommended is the optional tour to the Abu Simbel Temples. Driving from Aswan to Abu Simbel by a private air-conditioned vehicle or by flight. Arrive at Abu Simbel on Lake Nasser to be in awe of the huge structure of the Temple of Ramses II, dedicated to the four universal Gods Ptah, Re-Harakhte, Amun-Re, and to Ramesses II. The second temple is dedicated to the beloved wife of Ramesses, Nefertari. Other optional tours are available in Aswan such as the Nubian Museum, Nubian Villages, St. Simeon’s monastery, Kitchener’s Island, Tombs of the Nobles, and Aswan Market. Lunch and free leisure time in Aswan. Dinner on board and Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Nile Cruise Excursion to Kom Ombo Temple

Enjoy breakfast onboard whilst sailing along the tranquil Nile enroute to Kom Ombo. On arrival, you will explore Kom Ombo Temple with your Guide. He will tell you the story of the Temple (the only Temple in Egypt dedicated to two Gods) Sobek the God of fertility, and Haroeis, the Falcon Headed God known as Horus the Elder.After your tour, sailing along the Nile with Afternoon tea on board then passing by Edfu and through the Lock at Esna on to Luxor. Dinner on board in Luxor with an overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Optional Balloon Ride - Luxor Nile Cruise Tours

Early morning at sunrise, you have the amazing opportunity to Enjoy a breathtaking adventure in a hot air Balloon Ride over Luxor for 45 minutes floating over some of the world's most important archaeological sites, including the Valley of the Kings and Queens, and iconic historic monuments. During the flight over Luxor you get breathtaking views of the sprawling Temples of Karnak and Luxor along with the green lush Nile delta and farmlands.
In the afternoon you will be escorted by your Tour Guide to the East Bank of the Nile.Starting at the magnificent Karnak Temple the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-isut means ‘The Most Sacred of Places’. The Temple or more correctly, the complex of Temples, was built over more than two thousand years ago by generation after generation of Pharaohs. Within the complex, the great ‘Hypostyle Hall’ is an incredible forest of giant pillars. Next on to nearby Luxor Temple (the two Temples were once linked by the ‘Avenue of Sphinx’ which is currently being reconstructed).On to the majestic Luxor Temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the God Amun.Evening to relax onboard or take an evening Kallesh ride (horse and carriage) into Luxor City and Market Overnight on your Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Luxor Nile Cruise - Fly Back Home

After final breakfast onboard the Deluxe Mövenpick MS Royal Lily Nile Cruise, you will disembark for your return to Luxor Airport.
Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation Plan:
  • Mövenpick MS Royal Lily Nile Cruise
 CabinRoyal Suite
Per Person in Triple Room $ 890 $ 1795
Per Person in Double Room $ 925 $ 1845
Per Single Room Occupancy $ 1345 $ 3545
  • 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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