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Blue Shadow Nile Cruise Over Christmas

4 Days
Group Tour
28th DEC 2016
from / per person
A real treat of a tour in Egypt over Christmas Holidays 2016 aboard the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise with a variety of exciting sights and adventures starting from the colorful Aswan, on to Luxor with temples enroute. 4 Days of a fascinating mix of history and nature at it’s most beautiful touched only by climate and time itself.
  • Meet and greet service upon arrival and  departure from our Representatives
  • Assistance of our Personnel during your stay and excursions
  • All transfers by private deluxe air condition vehicle.
  • 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 and Unfinished Obelisk
  • Excursions to visit Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple
  • Excursions to visit Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon
  • Excursions to visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple
  • Admission fees to the sights throughout the tours.
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Guide.
  • Applicable taxes for Nile cruise included in the price.
  • Personal spending.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tipping for Nile Cruise crew and Guide
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Day 1: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

Your Memphis Tours Representative will meet and greet you at Aswan Airport or Train Station where you will be transferred by a private A/C vehicle to your Nile Cruise ship for embarkation in Aswan. Enjoy Lunch on board the Nile Cruise, then you will be accompanied by your knowledgeable Egyptologist Tour Guide for a tour to visit the Aswan High Dam which was 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 move to see the ‘Unfinished Obelisk’ which still lay 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 the Temple of Isis at Philae 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. Return to your Nile cruise boat with time to explore the City of Aswan with dinner on board and overnight stay in Aswan.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples

Breakfast on board the Nile Cruise before sailing to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple shared by two Gods Sobek and Haeroris in Kom Ombo ( the only Temple shared by two Gods in Egypt). Back to the Nile Cruise for Lunch and afternoon tea on board whilst sailing on to edfu. On arrival at Edfu, your Tour Guide will escort you to Edfu Temple by a Kalesh ride ( horse and carriage) for an exploration of 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. Sail to Luxor. Dinner on board and overnight on your Nile Cruise Ship Luxor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

Enjoy morning breakfast on board your Nile cruise ship, then you will be guided for a wonderful exploration of the East Bank of the Nile in Luxor to Karnak Temple the world's largest ancient religious site, then you will be transferred to the majestic Luxor Temple which built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the God Amun. Then move on to the West Bank of the River Nile in Luxor to the Valley of the Kings, which the original resting place of the world famous boy King Tutankhamun to visit 3 tombs, continue on to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (the only Female Pharaoh) at El Deir EL Bahari and the two towering statues of the Colossi of Memnon. You will be transferred back to the Nile cruise ship for afternoon tea and dinner on board with. Overnight aboard the Nile cruise vessel in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Luxor Nile Cruise - Departure

Breakfast on board the Nile Cruise ship before disembarkation, then you will be transferred to Luxor airport or Train Station for final departure.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation Plan:
  • Blue Shadow Nile Cruise
Per Person in Double Room $ 415
Per Single Room Occupancy $ 595
  • 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.

  • Tailor - Made Holidays - A holiday is a special occasion and often means spending your savings. Therefore, you need to make sure that it is the Holiday that you want. Here at Memphis Tours we are more than flexible in adapting your Holiday to what YOU require and can easily ‘Tailor’ it to your requirements .

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