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Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise

from $545
Schedule:
Every Monday & Friday

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise takes you in the ultimate lap of luxury in Egypt. Its interior and design is that of ambience and rich taste with comfort and luxury in mind. With 3 and 4 night cruises between Luxor and Aswan the stylish surroundings with 5 decks will cover all of the most important Ancient sites in Luxor and Aswan and along the Nile. A truly Luxurious Nile Cruise experience in Egypt The Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise has 2 Royal Suites (55M²), 2 Presidential Suites (38M²) and 36 standard cabins (18M²).

Included:
  • Accommodation on board Sanctuary Sun Boat IV 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 and Luxor Temples
  • Excursions to the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple
  • Excursions to Valley of Queens and Colossi of Memnon
  • Excursions to Temple of Goddess Hathor in Denderah, Qena
  • Excursions to Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples
  • Excursions to Philae Temple and  the Unfinished Obelisk
  • Entrance fees to all sights between Luxor and Aswan
  • 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:
  • Tipping to Nile cruise crew and guides
  • Personal spending money
Itinerary:
4 Days - Aswan / Luxor Every Friday

Day 1: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

On arrival at Aswan Airport or train station, our Memphis Tours Representative will meet and assist you then transfer you by a private A/C vehicle to your Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise ship for embarkation in Aswan. Lunch will be served 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, built in the 1960’s to provide the much needed electricity and irrigation for the country. Nubia, the area that was to be flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has known. Then on to explore 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, one of the Nubian temples rescued after the floods. Return to your Nile cruise boat for dinner and some leisurely free time in Aswan to explore the City and aromatic spice and incense Market. Enjoyable overnight stay aboard the cruise with entertainment. Overnight in Aswan on the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples

Breakfast on board your luxury Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise before Sailing to Kom Ombo to visit Kom Ombo Temple, the only one divided into two reflecting it’s dedication to two Gods Sobek, the Crocodile God of fertility; and the falcon-headed Horus, God of the sky. Kom Ombo is also famous for the depictions of surgeon's instruments, giving us an early record of medicine and surgery in Ancient Egypt. then sailing on to Edfu to explore Horus Temple, said to be 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. Lunch, afternoon tea and dinner on board the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise. Overnight in Edfu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

Breakfast on board the Nile Cruise ship, then you will enjoy your last tour of the famous West Bank of the River Nile in Luxor to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir EL Bahari and the Colossi Memnon. The West Bank of the Nile is home to 62 tombs of the Pharaohs, overall one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon) and the Valley of the Kings to see a selection of the beautifully decorated rock-cut tombs, many of which still display vibrant colour and breathtaking detail of deities and scenes from the Book of the Underworld. The most visited tombs have walkways and electric lighting, and the internal walls are protected by glass. (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).
The next stop will be the Temple of the only female Pharaoh in Egypt, that of the colonnaded and terraced Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri, which was built into a high cliff face and has graphics telling the story of Hatshepsut’s expeditions to the mysterious land of Punt. Lunch on board, 
Then an afternoon visit to tour the East Bank of the Nile in Luxor to the Karnak and Luxor Temples. Starting at Karnak, the world's largest ancient religious site. The hypostyle hall with its colossal granite columns is one of Egypt’s infamous landmarks. There will be free time to explore the different parts of the huge complex built during the reigns of various Pharaohs, then moving to Luxor Temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals that was dedicated to the god Amon. The two Temples were once linked in ancient times by the Avenue of Sphinx, currently near completion after being reconstructed.
There is an evening optional evening Sound and Light show which tells the story of Luxor and Karnak, before joining your Nile cruise ship for dinner on board with an evening entertainment programme. Overnight in Luxor on the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Luxor Nile Cruise - Final Departure

Breakfast on board the luxury Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise, then check out for your transfer to Luxor airport.
Meals: Breakfast
5 Days - Luxor / Aswan Every Monday

Day 1: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours

A Memphis Tours Representative will meet you at Luxor Airport / Train Station to start the day at the Temple of Karnak built over more than a thousand years, by generations of Pharaohs. Transfer to your 5-star luxury Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise to check into your room. Lunch will be served on board followed by a visit to the West Bank of Luxor with your expert English speaking Tour Guide to explore the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Before returning back, you will visit the two gigantic columns known as the Colossi of Memnon. In the evening, the Nile Cruise Manager will host a Cocktail Reception with Complimentary cocktails and a selection of canapés followed by a gourmet dinner. Overnight on boar the luxury Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Nile Cruise Tour to Denderah Temple and Luxor

Breakfast on board your Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise while northwards towards Qena. On arrival, you will explore the Ptolemaic Temple of the Goddess Hathor in Denderah which consists of a massive stone roof, dark chambers, underground passages and towering columns inscribed with hieroglyphs. Hathor was considered the goddess or pleasure and of love. Back on board your Nile Cruise for Lunch whilst sailing back to Luxor.
Afternoon tea on board, followed by an afternoon tour of the East Bank of Luxor, to the lovely Temple of Luxor dedicated to the God Amun. Dinner on board with Gourmet menu followed by a belly dancer and whirling dervisher show. Overnight on board the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples

After breakfast on board, sailing to Edfu where you will move with your Tour Guide to visit Edfu Temple. 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. Evening Galabeya party on board your Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise. Overnight in Aswan. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

After breakfast on board the luxury Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise, 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.
Lunch on board your Nile cruise then a delightful felucca ride on an Egyptian sailing boat, around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener's Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Back on board for afternoon tea. A farewell gala dinner will be served. Overnight on board Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Aswan Nile Cruise - Final Departure

Breakfast on board and check out from your Nile cruise for your transfer to Aswan airport.
Meals: Breakfast
Cruise:
  • Reception 24 Hours 
  • Daily Housekeeping service
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spacious sundeck and Swimming pool 
  • Gymnasium and massage room 
  • Gift shop 
  • Room service 
  • Library and games room 
  • Computers and Internet access
  • Shaded sun deck with lounge Bar
  • Spacious dining room 
  • Medical service on call (24/7)
  • Wireless Internet access available
Cabin :
  • 36 Standard cabins boasting floor to ceiling windows
  • 2 Royal Suites Offering a private balcony with striking Nile views
  • 2 Presidential suites feature an LCD screen with satellite and in-house movies
  • Air conditioning with manual control
  • All cabins have Nile views
  • Satellite television, plus in-house movies
  • Mini-bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Hot and cold shower
  • Hairdryer
  • LCD Television
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Safety deposit box
Accommodation :

May - September (Price Per Person)

4 Days / 3 Nights
$ 545 Double Cabin Check Availability
$ 890 Single Cabin Check Availability
5 Days / 4 Nights
$ 725 Double Cabin Check Availability
$ 1150 Single Cabin Check Availability

October - April (Price Per Person)

4 Days / 3 Nights
$ 910 Double Cabin Check Availability
$ 1435 Single Cabin Check Availability
5 Days / 4 Nights
$ 1195 Double Cabin Check Availability
$ 1910 Single Cabin Check Availability

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Children Policy - Children over the age of 3 are welcome on the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV. Children between 3 & 12 years old are granted 20 % discount. The Minimum child age 3 years for guaranteed comfort and relaxation on our fleet.
  • 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.
  • 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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