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Easter Nile Cruise : Sonesta St. George

5 Days
Group Tour
10th & 17th April 2017
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A most delightful way to spend your Easter vacation 2017 is on this 5 day 5 star Easter Nile Cruise in Egypt from Luxor to Aswan. Starting with all of the famous pharaonic sites in Luxor with the Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Luxor Temples. Then setting sail down the tranquil River Nile unchanged for centuries with Temple tours enroute, then sailing into the colourful world of Aswan, known as ‘Nubia’ with all it’s history, traditions and sites. Sonesta St. George Nile Cruise is one of the best value Nile cruise tours over Easter holidays in Egypt.

  • Met with assistance on arrival and departure by our Representatives.
  • Expert assistance and guidance during your stay by our Personnel, including all tours mentioned
  • Accommodation for 4 nights aboard 5* 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 and Colossi of Memnon
  • Excursions to visit Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples as per cruise itinerary
  • Excursions to visit Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk
  • Admission fees to the sights throughout the tours as per the itinerary
  • Bottled Water during your tours
  • Free loan of phone during your stay charged with 30 min local calls / 2 min. international calls
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Applicable taxes for Nile cruise included in the price
  • Personal spending.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tipping for Nile Cruise Crew and Guides
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Day 1: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours

On arrival at Luxor Airport, you will be met and assisted by our Memphis tours Representative and transferred to your Easter Nile Cruise Sonesta St. George boat for check in. Lunch on board, then your experienced English speaking Tour Guide will escort you on a fascinating tour of 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).Then continue the tour to visit the majestic Luxor Temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the God Amun. Dinner and overnight in Luxor on your Nile cruise boat. *An optional tour of the Karnak Sound and Light Show is available. Free time to explore the City of Luxor and market.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

After breakfast on board your Nile Cruise, you will be accompanied over to the West Bank of the Nile 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 at the Valley of the Kings,(the Royal Cemetery to 62 Pharaohs) where the magnificent Tombs were discovered including the famous boy King Tutankhamun. These Tombs were carved deep into the desert rock,richly decorated and filled with treasures from the afterlife of the Pharaohs and include a visit 3 Tombs. 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. (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). Overnight on your Nile cruise boat.
Please note* There is an additional charge to enter the Tombs of of King Tutankhamun and Ramses VI.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Edfu and Kom Ombo - Sail to Aswan

After breakfast on board the Nile Cruise, sailing to Edfu where you will disembark with your Tour Guide to visit EdfuTemple. 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 towards Kom Ombo. Once arrived, you will indulge in an interesting tour with your Guide,of the Temple of Kom Ombo, famous home of the two Gods Sobek ( the crocodile God of fertility), and the falcon God Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder,(the Good Sister, a special form of Hathor). Sailing along on your Nile journey to Aswan under the spectacular Aswan Bridge,Gateway to Nubia and Aswan City and see the wonderful sandstone rocks illuminating the ‘Tombs of the Nobles’ dating back to the Middle Kingdom. Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

After breakfast, another exciting day awaits you where you will be escorted by your expert Egyptologist Tour Guide in Aswan with the first stop being the famous Aswan 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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Aswan Nile Cruise - Departure

After breakfast you will disembark your Nile cruise boat and be transferred to Aswan Airport for departure.
Meals: Breakfast
Price Per Person:
  • Sonesta St George Nile Cruise
Double $ 950
Single $ 1395
  • 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 Easter Tours to Egypt.

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  • 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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