8-Day Nile River Cruise From Luxor Including Aswan And Optional Private Guide

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Pickup is available from Luxor Airport, railway station or hotels
  • Return Details :
    Concludes after breakfast on Day 8 at the original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Spend eight days on a voyage down the beautiful and romantic Nile River on a cruise from Luxor to Aswan and explore the historic temples, tombs and relics of the the Upper Nile, described as the greatest outdoor museum in the world!
Scheduled guided tours on the cruise include the Valley of the Kings, the Karnak and Luxor Temples, Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo and the beautiful Philae Temple in Aswan. You also have the opportunity to upgrade to a private guided tour so you can plan your itinerary with a qualified Egyptologist during the cruise!

Highlights

  • All-inclusive tour
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

The deluxe Nile cruiser M/Y Mirage has an onboard restaurant, lounges and reading areas, a discotheque, swimming pool with jacuzzi, large shaded sundeck with bar, massage service, boutique, gift shop and laundry service. Evening entertainment may include Nubian music and dancers, a Galabayeh night and belly dancing. The cruiser's 58 air-conditioned cabins have private facilities and satellite TV.

Opt for your own expert local guide and ensure a more personal experience on your visit to Egypts ancient sites and monuments accompanied by a qualified Egyptologist. Alternatively, group sightseeing offers a great money-saving option and with group sizes restricted to 20 people you have plenty of opportunity to interact with your guide and ask questions.

With all meals, accommodation and sightseeing included, your M/Y Mirage cruise on the Nile River makes your journey into ancient Egypt as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. And with your own guide to lead the way at each of the stops, you'll gain valuable insights into Egypt's ancient history and civilization on this laidback but informative cruise.

Please note: Groups of travelers requiring different cabin types are required to make separate bookings in order to guarantee cabins of their choice

Itinerary:

8-Day Nile River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 (L,D):

• Embarkation upon arrival to Luxor
• Visit the East Bank (Karnak and Luxor Temple)
• Overnight in Luxor with opportunity to disembark
Day 2 (B, L, D):

• Early morning sail to Esna and Edfu
• Overnight in Edfu
Day 3 (B, L, D):

• Breakfast on board
• Visit Horus Temple in Edfu
• Sail to Kom Ombo and Aswan
• Overnight in Aswan (late night arrival)
Day 4 (B, L, D):

• Visit the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple
• Afternoon Felucca tour around Islands of Aswan
• Overnight in Aswan with opportunity to disembark or optional Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple (additional cost)
Day 5 (B, L, D):

• Free day in Aswan with possibility of optional tour to Abu Simbel (additional cost)
• Overnight in Aswan with opportunity to disembark
Day 6 (B, L, D):

• Sail to Kom Ombo and visit of Kom Ombo Temple
• Sail to Luxor
• Overnight in Luxor with opportunity to disembark
Day 7 (B, L, D):

• Possibility of optional Hot Air Ballooning over the West Bank (additional cost)
• Visit the West Bank (Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon)
• Overnight in Luxor with opportunity to disembark or optional Sound and Light Show at Karnak (additional cost)
Day 8 (B):

• Check-out after breakfast
Schedule subject to change due to Nile River traffic, conditions and water levels

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Qualified Egyptologist guide for the whole sightseeing on the cruise (if option selected)

On-board qualified Egyptologist guide

Sightseeing as per-cruise itinerary

All meals on board for 8 days start lunch on the first day and ends with breakfast of the eighth day

Belly dancer, Cocktail party, Nubian show

Coffee and tea time everyday at 4pm

Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans

Bottled mineral Water per person each tour

Exclusions

Gratuities

Anything extra is not included within the itinerary

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Infants are free of charge, provided they are sharing a cabin with 2 paying adults

Traveler Reviews

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  • 20-Nov-2017

    Ayman, was my private tour guide. He was personal, friendly, and very knowledgeable. He made my trip!

  • 11-Sep-2017

    I have to say, this was a wonderful trip. The wife and I would consider the accommodations as four star as they were a little dated. But, WELL WORTH WHAT WE PAID. I would recommend this River cruise to everyone.

    The staff were all wonderful and bent over backwards to make our voyage a memorable one. The food was so-so but let's face it, when you come from out of Egypt, the food will not what you are used to eating. That is just part of traveling. There was a lot of food and a good selection when it was buffet time. And when you had a nice sit down dinner, there were usually two choices of entries.

    The thing we really enjoyed was laying and sitting in our cabin watching the world go by on the Nile River. A huge window with a spectacular view!

    Now, about the sites. This is what we came for! Each day topped the day before. We had to keep pinching ourselves to make sure that this was real! We were assigned a private guide who just happened to have a Master's Degree in Egyptology. He accompanied us on the boat and was really our go to guy the entire cruise. I can not say enough about Hamet, our guide We quickly developed a relationship with him as he was so informative and just a wonderful person.

    If you are thinking about coming and visiting Egypt, this is the way to do it. Perhaps a quick trip to Cairo to see those sites and then get yourselves to Luxor and hop on this Nile River Cruise to see this area. Egypt if very affordable right now with the dollar or Euro to the Egyptian Pound. When you divide up the price of the tour between 8 days, it is an unbelievable deal for your money! And remember, what you are paying also includes the guide and entry fees to almost everything!

    In all honesty, we felt very safe the entire time with or without our guide. Egyptians are wonderful people! However, tourism has plummeted in recent years and there are many vendors etc who are still trying to make a living with this drastic drop in tourism. They are a desperate bunch and just want to sell you something to feed their families. This is the only negative and not any fault of this cruise but this is how Things are in Egypt.

    So yes! FIVE STARS for this wonderful way to see Egypt!

  • 15-Mar-2017

    AMAZING EXPERIENCE from start to finish.... I did not sign up for the private guide option but was assigned one. I had the privilege of Michael Samir's company for the duration of my cruise. Michael is an OUTSTANDING guide..... His in-depth knowledge, passion and professionalism were second to none. Thanks to Michael, I would rate this trip 10 star not just 5 !!!!! The AMARCO1 was a great boat, excellent service, good food and the staff made every effort to make me welcome for the duration of my trip. The tombs and temples were extraordinary! Make the effort to visit ABU SIMBEL, it is a must see this is an optional trip and it is not your assigned guide who will accompany you - I hope you are lucky and get a decent guide..... mine was awful. Fantastic memories from each place. Sadly, my Egyptian adventure is over. Shukraan/thank you Michael for making my Nile Experience a trip one I will forever cherish.

  • 09-Nov-2015

    The is the second time we have taken this cruise in 12 months. The staff was great and we can't say enough about how wonderful everyone treated us. Our guide was excellent and will remain friends with us for years to come.

  • 01-Nov-2015

    This was our first tour booked with Viator and we were pleasantly surprised. Very organised which gave piece of mind to mum, super friendly guide and #39;Haythem and #39; who looked after every detail for us, and the cruise had large clean rooms, smooth sailing, the food varied a mixture of western and egyptian.

  • 10-Dec-2014

    I would guve this trip 10 stars not just 5. The boat and staff were so nice and went out of their ways to make us happy. Iour tour guide was amazing! Very polite and pleasant person. We enjoyed his company very much. I will try to add puctures to this review later! It was such an amazing trip.

  • 11-Sep-2014

    The tour is really great. The room is perfect. However, if the door at the end of the hallway is left open, then the exhaust fumes comes into the boat and the room and it is nauseating. Make sure they keep that door shut. It is totally worth paying for the private tour. A on-line support was amazing. However, I sent A about 10 meals asking to clarify certain things. They promised to respond within 24-36 hours...they have not responded to a single one!!! Viator just abandoned us.

  • 19-May-2014

    Great cruise. We had a very knowledgable guide and his brilliance made our experience incredible. AWESOME!!!!!!

  • 19-May-2014

    I really enjoyed this cruise. There is a lot of free time and you can choose what you would like to do on excursions. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming. There were not many passengers onboard for our trip, and we had the same guide for our group of five the whole time. Food was great!

  • 05-Jul-2011

    great trip....outstanding value for money....unbelievable sites.....having more detailed trip notes and someone on the ship to give us a more comprehensive history of Egypt would have helped us to understand more about what we were looking at.....locals selling felucca trips,horse rides and taxis were a pain in the backside and the police ought to be doing more to stop them....guidance from Viator about how much to tip and to who would have been very helpful and helped to remove a constant source of worry

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