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Blue Shadow Nile Cruise at Christmas and New Year

5 Days
Group Tour
24th DEC & 31st DEC 2016
from / per person
A fascinating Nile cruise vacation in Egypt during Christmas and New Year holidays 2016 for 5 days aboard the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise. Discover the ancient sights in Luxor and Aswan whilst sailing the river Nile and experience a different Christmas or New Year party on board your 5-star Nile Cruise.
  • Met and assisted on arrival and departure by a Memphis Tours Representative.
  • Expert assistance and guidance during your stay by our Personnel.
  • Accommodation aboard the Blue Shadow Nile cruise for 4 nights 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.
  • Free botteled water during the tours and during journeys by road
  • Applicable taxes for Nile cruise included in the price.
  • Personal spendings
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tipping for Nile Cruise Staff and Guide
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Day 1: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours

On arrival at luxor Airport or Train Station, you will be met and assisted by our Memphis Tours Representative who will accompany you by air-conditioned vehicle to board your 5 star Nile Cruise, Blue Shadow to check in. Lunch on board your Nile Cruise before meeting with your highly qualified Egyptologist Tour Guide to enjoy visits to the impressive Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple, then you will be transferred back to the Nile Cruise. Dinner, Belly Dance show and a disco on board in the evening. Overnight on board your Nile cruise in Luxor.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

After breakfast on board your Nile cruise, enjoy an excursion with your Guide to the West bank of Luxor to the Royal Cemetery of 62 Pharaohs at Valley of the Kings, (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). Then on to the mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Hatshepsut in the 15th century BC. Sailing to Esna after your tour with lunch and afternoon tea on board the Nile Cruise, enjoying dinner and a Captain's Welcome Cocktail Party and disco. Overnight on board the Nile Cruise in Esna.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples

Early breakfast on board the Nile Cruise sailing to Edfu to enjoy a visit to the well-preserved Ptolemaic Temple dedicated to Horus the Falcon-Headed God at Edfu. Sail to Kom Ombo to see the unique Temple of Sobek, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile God. Lunch and afternoon tea on board the Nile Cruise. Continue sailing to Aswan under the impressive Aswan Bridge ( gateway to Aswan). Overnight on board your Nile Cruise in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

Breakfast on board your Nile cruise, then you will enjoy a day’s sightseeing in Aswan with your Tour Guide. Starting with 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 the Temple’s long colonnades, towers and reliefs which include the last surviving hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions in Egypt. Back to your Nile Cruise boat with Overnight stay onboard in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Aswan Nile Cruise - Final Departure

Enjoy your breakfast on board your Blue Shadow Nile cruise before disembarkation, then you will be transferred to Aswan Airport or Train station for final departure.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation Plan:
  • Blue Shadow Nile Cruise
Per Person in Double Room $ 555
Per Single Room Occupancy $ 785
  • 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.

  • Wheelchair Travellers - Memphis Tours are particularly keen to promote and cater for disabled and wheelchair clients having Nile cruise boats, Hotels and tours especially adapted with rooms, cabins and transportation for easy accessibility. Please check the following link for more information.

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