Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya Nile Cruise

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Schedule:
Every Saturday from Luxor & Saturday from Aswan

The most luxurious, delightful and classy way to travel along the River Nile is on this absolutely delightful 8 day Nile Cruise on the Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya sailing from either Luxor to Aswan or Vice versa depending on your personal requirements. Launched in February, 2009, it offers a River Nile cruise experience like no other on the Nile taking you back in time to a gentler, more gracious era on the Nile. Cabins are 5 deluxe and 2 elegant suites with sliding glass balconies with private lounges.

Included:
  • All shore excursions along the Nile cruise journey
  • Accommodation on board Dahabiya Nile Cruise on full board basis
  • Meet and greet service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Sightseeing visit to historical places as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned historical places.
  • Excursion to Luxor Temple 
  • Excursion to Karnak Temple
  • Excursions to the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi Of Memnon
  • Excursions to Edfu Temple as per cruise itinerary
  • Excursion to Kom Ombo Temple as per cruise itinerary
  • Excursions to Philae Temple, High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk
  • Felucca sailing ( typical Egyptian sailing boat ) on the River Nile
  • Entrance fees to all sights between Luxor and Aswan are included
  • Professional Egyptologist Guide for all shore excursions aboard cruise
  • Service charges and all applicable taxes at present included
Excluded:
  • Personal spending money
  • Tipping to Guides and Boat crew
Itinerary:
8 Days - Luxor / Aswan Every Saturday

Saturday

Upon arrival Luxor you will be met and assisted by our Memphis Tours Representative and transferred to the Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya cruise. You will be welcomed on embarkation by your personal Cruise Crew in Luxor for a relaxing week sailing the Nile on a Luxuriously appointed Dahabeya. After Lunch on board, a tour to the magnificent Temple complex of Amon-Ra at Karnak, with its vast hypostyle hall of 137 columns. Then on to the imposing 28th Dynasty of Luxor Temple. Overnight moored on the Nile Banks of Luxor.
An evening to relax either on the boat, or take an optional tour of the Karnak Sound And Light Show or a walk around Luxor’s traditional City and Market. Overnight in Luxor.
Meals:  Lunch, dinner

Sunday

Today after breakfast on board, you will visit the West Bank with your experienced English speaking Tour Guide for visits to the burial places of the Pharaohs Valley of the Kings  where Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922. Continue to the adjacent Valley of the Queens ( the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only female Pharaoh), then on to the Temple of Medinet Habu and the giant Colossi of Memnon. Sailing on to Esna (noon time). then docking overnight near to Esna.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Monday

Today will be a leisurely day. After Breakfast you commence sailing taking in the breathtaking taking and tranquil views of the Nile and daily life unchanged for centuries. Overnight moored beside a Nile Island.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Tuesday

This morning you will sail to Edfu and be escorted with your Tour guide to visit the wonderfully preserved Temple of Edfu, the Ptolemaic Temple dedicated to Horus the Falcon-Headed God. Overnight moored beside a Nile Island.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Wednesday

Enjoy your daily breakfast whilst sailing on to Kom Ombo. A day relaxing and taking in the views and wildlife along the river. Overnight moored beside a Nile Island
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Thursday

A visit today to see the unique well preserved Temple of Sobek, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile God worshipped by Pharaohs of ancient times. A leisurely day sailing to Aswan and moored nearby Aswan’s spectacular Bridge, the Gateway to  Aswan.Time to explore if you feel like walking through the lovely Souk in Aswan with it’s aroma’s of incense and spices. Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Friday

Today you will visit 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.You will also visit  Philae Temple, a Nubian temple dedicated to the Goddess Isis, a structure rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser at the time of the High Dam's construction. Rest of the day and evening to relax or explore colourful and friendly Aswan. Overnight on board. 
Meals: Breakfast, lunch dinner

Saturday

Breakfast aboard the Dahabeya then disembarkation with free time at leisure in Aswan before your transfer to Aswan Airport for Departure.
Meals: Breakfast

8 Days - Aswan / Luxor Every Saturday

Saturday

Upon arrival in Aswan you will be met and assisted by Memphis Tours Representative and transferred to the Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya cruise. Embarkation in Aswan for a relaxing week sailing the Nile on a Luxuriously appointed Dahabeya.Overnight, the ship moors on the Nile Banks of Aswan
Meals:  Lunch, dinner

Sunday

Today after breakfast,you will  visit the Aswan High Dam (completed in 1971); the Old Dam (completed in 1902) 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. You will also visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Isis, a structure rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser at the time of the High Dam's construction. Begin your luxury sail to Kom Ombo (noon time). Overnight near  Kom Ombo.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Monday

After breakfast, a visit to Kom Ombo to see the Ptolemaic Temple (Kom Ombo Temple) dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, God of the morning sun. It is the only Temples in Egypt dedicated to two Gods. Overnight moored beside a Nile island.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Tuesday

This morning you will sail to Edfu to visit the wonderfully preserved Temple of Edfu (known for it’s Falcon Headed God Horus which has a large statue flanking the entrance to the Temple. Considered one of the best preserved Temples in Egypt.  Overnight moored beside an island.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wednesday

Today will be a leisurely day; After Breakfast, commence sailing to Esna, and passing the lock and watching the locals trade their wares to the passing tourists on the boats, then your Dahabeya will moor beside a Nile Island for an overnight stay . 
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Thursday

This morning you will sail to Luxor (once the ancient capital of Egypt known as Thebes) to visit the magnificent  Karnak Temple complex of Amon-Ra, with its vast hypostyle hall of 137 columns,  followed by the imposing 28th Dynasty Luxor Temple. The two Temples were once linked by the Avenue of Sphinx which is currently near completion after reconstruction. Overnight moored in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Friday

Today after breakfast, you will be escorted to the West Bank of the Nile to visit the great burial places of the Pharaohs,  ‘The Valley of the Kings’ where Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. Continuing on to the adjacent Valley of the Queens to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Medinet Habu Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Overnight moored in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Saturday

Breakfast aboard the Dahabeya followed by disembarkation with free time in Luxor and transfer to Luxor airport for Departure.
Meals: Breakfast

Cruise:
  • The Cruise has 5 cabins with panoramic windows and 2 suites with private lounge.
  • Laundry service
  • Housekeeping
  • Accompanying motorboat to pull it in case wind is calm.
  • Sun Deck
  • Sun Deck Bar Overlooking the Nile
Cabin :
  • Private, direct-dial telephone
  • Individual climate control
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Safety deposit box
  • Television and Marine Satellite Program
  • Bathrooms equipped with full size tubs
  • All Cabins and Suites are non-smoking. Smoking is allowed only in open areas
Accommodation :
  • Prices - Per Person in Sterling Per Tour and can be paid in US$ or Euros by credit card via a secure payment system with no extra surcharge.Current prices valid through December 31.2017 excluding Christmas Holidays.

  • Payment - Early Reservations advised to avoid disappointment in securing your spaces..Booking secured upon receipt of a 25% deposit. During the Christmas holidays, packages require a deposit of 50%. forming part of your final payment.

  • Transportation - Transport for all tours included: domestic flights, trains, and air conditioned vehicles by road.Wi-Fi, Bottled water and ice box all included whilst travelling by road. All are new vehicles of the latest design and technology.

  • Food and drinks - Nile Cruise Boats offer lunch on arrival and breakfast on your departure. On board, all meals are included along with certain drinks. Alcoholic drinks served at the bar and restaurants are at an additional cost

  • Excursions - Included are the sites enroute including Luxor: Luxor and Karnak Temples, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon,along the Nile to Aswan including Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples.In Aswan,High Dam, Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk

  • Tour Guides - Are available to assist you with transfers to and from Airports, Hotels assisting at Airports with Visa, tickets, luggage. All tours of the sites in Egypt include constant guidance of a highly qualified Egyptologist Tour Guide.

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

  • Wheelchair Travellers - Specially adapted Nile Cruise boat MS Amarco 1 has all amenities for wheelchairs and special assistance customers on the boat and disembarking for tours. Assistance from the Boat Crew and Tour Guides are always ready and available.For Wheelchair adapted tours and packages in Egypt (Please click here).


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