The Oberoi Zahra Christmas Cruise

from $4995
Duration:
8 Days
Type:
Small Group Tours
Run:
24th of December

Pamper yourself in style on The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise One if not the best of our Egypt Christmas Tours with all of the delightful amenities and service with style. Embark on an Unparalleled cruise from Luxor to Aswan including all of the famous sites of Luxor including the Valley of the Kings, the Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple and more whilst sailing along the picturesque Nile all while enjoying the onboard Delightful spa facilities.

Included:
  • Accommodation for 7 nights onboard the Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise with full board basis (or Similar) 
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary sharing nile cruise group
  • Shore excursions and Nile Cruise sightseeing tours
  • All transfers between airports and train stations with a Representative 
  • Meet and greet service upon arrival and departure
  • Entrance fees to all sights between Luxor and Aswan 
  • Onboard entertainment programmes 
  • Tour to Karnak and Luxor Museum in Luxor. 
  • Tour to Luxor temple
  • Tour of Dendera Temple
  • Valley of the Kings including King Tut's Tomb and Ramses "the Six"
  • Tour to Madinat Habu temple and Colossus of Memnon.
  • Tour to Valley of Noble’s tombs, Dier El Madina and Temple of Hatshepsut
  • Visit the Temple of Edfu.
  • Visit the High Dam and Philae Temple in Aswan.
  • Tour to the temple of Komombo
  • Visit the Botanical Garden by Felucca
  • Sound and light show at Philae Temple
  • Bottled water on transportation during tours
  • English speaking Tour Guide
  • All service charges and taxes
Excluded:
  • Personal spending
  • Optional excursions
  • Tipping for Guides and Nile cruise Crew
Itinerary:
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Day 1: Arrive Aswan - Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

On arrival at Aswan Airport where you will be met an assisted by a Memphis Tours Representative and taken by air-conditioned vehicle to embark and check in to your Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise, then enjoy lunch on board. In the afternoon, you will be escorted by your expert Egyptologist Tour Guide to start your tours beginning with the famous Aswan High Dam, built in the 1960s 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. After this, you will be guided to explore 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. Back to your luxury Nile cruise boat for overnight in Aswan with dinner onboard. Time to explore Aswan City with its colourful market and aromas of spices and incense.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours - Sound and Light Show

Spend your Day relaxing onboard or taking one of several optional tours. Recommended is the wonderful Temples of Abu Simbel ( the second most visited Pharaonic site after the Pyramids). An awe-inspiring colossal Monument moved during the flooding of the Nile River with two Temples, that of the great Rameses II and the Temple of his Beloved wife Nefertari. Other optional tours that are available on request. with plenty of time to take a relaxing Spa onboard while enjoying great cuisine and some warm tea At Sunset, your Guide will accompany you to visit the lovely Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple. Back onboard for an overnight stay in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Sail to Kom Ombo Temple - Back to Aswan

Enjoy breakfast onboard whilst sailing along the tranquil Nile en route to Kom Ombo. On arrival, you will explore Kom Ombo Temple with your Guide. He will tell you the story of the Temple (the only Temple in Egypt dedicated to two Gods) Sobek the God of fertility, and Haroeis, the Falcon Headed God known as Horus the Elder. Once the tour is finished, back onboard for sailing back to Aswan for lunch with spa time onboard whilst sailing. In the afternoon you will be taken on a delightful sail by a traditional felucca boat to visit the Botanical Gardens, known as Kitchener’s Island, named after Lord Kitchener as a reward for his services in the Sudan Campaign of 1896-1898. Further Spa time in the afternoon with a cocktail party and dinner in the evening. Overnight in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Sail to Edfu Temple - Excursion to Edfu

After breakfast, a relaxing day sailing with Spa time in the morning and afternoon with lunch and afternoon tea on board. You will arrive in Edfu by late afternoon and be escorted with your Guide to the Temple of Edfu. An awe-inspiring Temple dedicated to the God Horus (falcon-headed god), one of the best-preserved temples along the Nile. Evening overnight in Edfu with dinner onboard.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Sail to Luxor - Luxor Nile Cruise Tours

After a Delightful Breakfast onboard whilst sailing on to Luxor. You will have the morning to relax with Spa time and lunch onboard. In the afternoon, you will be taken into Luxor to visit the very informative and fascinating Luxor Museum of Antiquities, hosting an array of ancient artifacts, a collection of masterpieces of pharaonic art with several galleries devoted to spectacular groups of statues found in 1989 hidden beneath the floor of the Luxor Temple. A new annex is dedicated to Egypt's Golden Age (the New Kingdom, ca. 1550-1070 BC) and includes two Royal Mummies. A visit to explore the Majestic 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. Back to your Nile cruise boat for Spa time, dinner, and if you wish, time to explore Luxor City or attend the optional Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Day 6: Sail to Dandera Temple - Luxor West Bank Tours

After Treating yourself to An early breakfast to enable you to have ample time to explore the West Bank of Luxor, starting with one of the most famous excavation sites in the world known as the Valley of the Kings (the Royal Cemetery to 62 Pharaohs) where the magnificent Tombs were discovered including the famous boy King Tutankhamun (included in your visit). These Tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures from the afterlife of the Pharaohs. (The 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). After which a visit to the Temple of Madinat Habu then on to the two enormous and impressive Colossi of Memnon, the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III. Back to your Nile cruise boat for lunch, spa time, and sailing to Qena. Once arrived in Qena, you will be taken to explore the Temple of Dendera, dedicated to the Goddess of Music, love and joy. Dinner onboard and overnight in Qena.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 : Luxor West Bank Excursions

A leisurely breakfast aboard your luxury cruise boat before being guided to the West Bank of Luxor to visit Valley of the Noble’s tombs, Dier El Madina, a very special workman’s village where the original craftsmen built and decorated the tombs of the Pharoahs. Lunch back onboard with Spa time, then a further visit to Luxor Temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the God Amun. Back onboard for dinner and a farewell reception and music in the club lounge. Overnight in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 : Final Departure

Final breakfast onboard Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise, then you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for your departure.


Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation :
Price Per Person:
The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise
Price per Person
$ 4995 Per Person in Double
$ 7795 One Person Traveling Alone
  • Prices - Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid for Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020 holidays in Egypt. The price of single is valid for those coming with others and prefer single occupancy.

  • 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

  • Traveling 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.

  • 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.

  • Children Policy - Children's policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents (Maximum one child sharing parent’s room). In case of 2 or more children changes may occur.

                                        0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
                                        2 - 5.99 pay 25% of tour price
                                        6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
                                       12+ pay full tour price as per adult person

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