Steigenberger Minerva Nile Cruise

from $315
Schedule:
Monday from Aswan & Thursday from Luxor
The Steigenberger Minerva Nile Cruise is a deluxe Cruise Vessel operating between Luxor and Aswan. The Steigenberger Minerva sails from Luxor to Aswan over 5 Days, Aswan to Luxor over 4 Days, and 8 Day round trip from Luxor / Aswan, then return. Our Nile Cruise gives you plenty of time for relaxation along with exciting tours enabling you to enjoy your wonderful Nile Cruise experience. With 77 cabins (73 double cabins, 2 single cabins and 2 suites), there is ample choice for all to enjoy the delights onboard whilst sailing the Nile with more Temples enroute along with the sights and sounds of Luxor and Aswan.
Included:
  • Accommodation on board Steigenberger Minerva Nile Cruise with full board basis
  • Shore excursions and Nile Cruise sightseeing tours 
  • Meet and greet service upon arrival and departure 
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Assistance from our personnel during your stay and excursions
  • All sightseeing tours and excursions shared with Nile cruise group
  • Excursions to Karnak temple and Luxor Temples
  • Excursions to the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple
  • Excursions to Denderah Temple
  • Excursions to Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples
  • Excursions to Philae temple, High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk
  • Entrance fees to all sights between Luxor and Aswan as per itinerary
  • On board entertainment programme  
  • English-speaking tour guide for all Nile Cruise tours and shore excursions 
  • Service charges and all applicable taxes included in the cruise price
Excluded:
  • Personal spending money
  • Tipping to Nile cruise crew and guides
Itinerary:
4 Days - Aswan / Luxor Every Monday

Day 1: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

You will be met on arrival at Aswan Airport by a Memphis Tours Representative who will assist you then transfer you by air-conditioned vehicle to check into your Steigenberger Minerva Nile Cruise. Lunch will be served then you will meet yourEnglish-speaking expert Tour Guide to start your afternoon tours in Aswan. Start your visit to 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. 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. Back to your Nile Cruise for evening dinner onboard with time for relaxation and overnight stay in Aswan.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples

On arrival at Kom Ombo, you will be taken on your guided tour of the Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek, God of Fertility and Creator of the World. The other side is dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder. Following this, Lunch and afternoon tea on board until reaching Edfu then a  to visit with your Guide to Horus Temple, an inspiring Temple dedicated to the God Horus (falcon-headed God) and one of the best-preserved temples along the Nile. Back on board your Nile Cruise for sailing to Luxor with dinner on board. Overnight in Esna. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

An early breakfast on the Nile Cruise, then a guided tour of the West Bank in Luxor to visit the West Bank of the River Nile in Luxor to theValley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir EL Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. 
Return back to your Nile Cruise for lunch then you will be escorted by your guide for a fascinating insight into Ancient Egypt along the East Bank of the Nile in Luxor to Karnak and Luxor Temples. You will return to your Nile Cruise Boat for dinner with the option to enjoy the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple in the evening or discover Luxor City and the local market. overnight in Luxor. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Luxor Nile Cruise - Final Departure

Final breakfast onboard the Minerva Nile Cruise, then you will be transferred to Luxor Airport or Train Station for your departure. 
Meals: Breakfast
5 Days - Luxor / Aswan Every Thursday

Day 1: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours

On arrival in Luxor, you will be met and assisted at Luxor Airport or Train Station by a Memphis Tours Representative and driven by air conditioned vehicle to do your first tour on Luxor’s East Bank to Karnak Temple in all it’s magnificence and was 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. 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. After the tour, you will check in on your Steigenberger Minerva Nile Cruise. Evening onboard with dinner and time to familiarise yourself with the Nile cruise and facilities. 
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

Your opportunity to enjoy a lovely breakfast on board the Nile cruise boat in Luxor before heading off to the West Bank with your own personal Egyptologist Tour Guide for an incredible journey back into ancient Egyptian history to visit the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon followed by your transfer back to the cruise ship in Luxor. The afternoon will be spent sailing along the ancient River Nile to Edfu via the interesting Lock at Esna where you will have the opportunity to observe local life and take some memorable photographs. Once arrived at Edfu, you can enjoy your superb dinner on board the Nile cruise ship while docked overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples

Breakfast on board your Nile Cruise, then a visit with your Guide to Horus Temple, an  inspiring Temple dedicated to the God Horus (falcon-headed God) and one of  the best-preserved temples along the Nile. Back on board for sailing to Kom Ombo. On arrival, you will be taken on your guided tour of the Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek, God of Fertility and Creator of the World. The other side is dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder. After the tour, sailing to Aswan. Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

After breakfast, you will be escorted with your Tour Guide visiting 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. 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. Back to your Nile Cruise for lunch onboard with time for relaxation and overnight stay in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Optional Tour to Abu Simbel - Final Departure

Disembarkation after breakfast with free time to explore the lovely city of Aswan with it’s famous Nubian culture  then transfer to Aswan airport / train station for your departure.
Please note* There is an optional excursion to Abu Simbel (highly recommended) from Aswan by private air conditioned vehicle or by Egypt air to explore the impressive temples of King Ramses II and Queen Nefertari temple of Abu Simbel and then back to Aswan with free time at leisure in Aswan on your own.
Meals: Breakfast
8 Days - Luxor / Luxor Every Thursday

Day 1: Arrival Luxor - Steigenberger Minerva Nile Cruise

On arrival in Luxor, you will be met and assisted at Luxor Airport or Train Station by a Memphis Tours Representative and driven by air conditioned vehicle to embark and check in to your Minerva Nile Cruise Boat. Lunch will be served, Evening onboard with dinner wit time to familiarise yourself with the cruise 
and facilities. 
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

Morning breakfast on board your 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: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples

Breakfast on board then a visit with your Guide to Horus Temple, an inspiring Temple dedicated to the God Horus (falcon headed God) and one of  the best preserved temples along the Nile. Back on board for sailing to Kom Ombo. On arrival, you will be taken on your guided tour of the Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek, God of Fertility and Creator of the World. The other side is dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder. After the tour, sailing to Aswan. Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

After breakfast on board your Nile Cruise, you will be transferred with your Tour Guide 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. 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. Back to your Nile cruise for lunch onboard with time for relaxation.and overnight stay in Aswan. There is an optional ‘Sound and Light Show’ at Philae Temple which is highly recommended in the evening. Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Optional Tour to Abu Simbel - Sail to Esna

Today you have the option of an early start to visit the incredible Temples at Abu Simbel on Lake Nasser. The 2 temples consist of the enormous Ramses II Temple who was known as the ‘Great Builder’ and the 2nd most visited site after the Pyramids. The second temple is that of Ramses’s wife Nefertari who was his most favoured wife. Time for relaxation on the boat, then afternoon sailing back along the tranquil Nile to dock overnight at Esna.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours

Breakfast on board your Nile Cruise then on arrival in Luxor, your Guide will escort you to the East Bank of Luxor to visit the impressive Karnak Temple in all it’s magnificence and was 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. 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. You will return to your Nile Cruise Boat for dinner with the option to attend the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple in the evening, or discover Luxor City and the local market. Overnight in Luxor. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Nile Cruise Tour to Dendera Temple

Breakfast on board the Nile Cruise whilst sailing on to Qena to visit the Temple of Dendera, dedicated to the Goddess Hathor who was considered the Goddess of music, love and joy. Back on board for evening dinner and overnight stay in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Luxor Nile Cruise - Final Departure

Final breakfast onboard the Minerva Nile Cruise, then you will be transferred to Luxor Airport or Train Station for your departure. 
Meals: Breakfast
Cruise:
  • 77 cabins (73 double cabins, 2 single cabins and 2 suites)
  • 4 floors (upper deck 1 and 2, main deck and lower deck)
  • Restaurant, lounge and bar
  • 24 hour reception
  • Internet service
  • International telephone and fax
  • Cleaning service
  • Meeting area
  • Gift shop
  • Large sun deck with swimming pool
  • Pool bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Fitness center
  • Dimensions: 72 m length, 14 m width and 1.5 m depth
Cabin :
  • Individually controllable air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Video-on-demand channels
  • Minibar
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bathroom with shower and hairdryer
  • Sliding door with balcony (only on main and upper decks)
  • Cabin size: 19 sqm
Accommodation :
May - September (Price Per Person)
4 Days / 3 Nights
$ 315 Double Cabin Enquire Now
$ 415 Single Cabin Enquire Now
5 Days / 4 Nights
$ 365 Double Cabin Enquire Now
$ 495 Single Cabin Enquire Now
8 Days / 7 Nights
$ 535 Double Cabin Enquire Now
$ 850 Single Cabin Enquire Now
October - April (Price Per Person)
4 Days / 3 Nights
$ 355 Double Cabin Enquire Now
$ 465 Single Cabin Enquire Now
5 Days / 4 Nights
$ 405 Double Cabin Enquire Now
$ 575 Single Cabin Enquire Now
8 Days / 7 Nights
$ 635 Double Cabin Enquire Now
$ 899 Single Cabin Enquire Now
  • 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 April 30.2017 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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