Nile Cruise and Stay - Sharm El-Sheikh

Price From £899pp

Adding on additional nights couldn't be easier with Sharm being accessible by daily flights. Furthermore, Sharm El-Sheikh is only 1 hour by.

Sharm El Sheikh itself is one of Africa's most popular destinations due to year round great weather, proximity to the airport and excellent diving waters. Sharm is around 35km long and growing all the time.

In our opinion, Sharm if a great place to relax for couples and families of all ages and enjoys great weather all year round. Sharm El-Sheikh also offers some fantastic excursions too from quad biking in the desert, camel rides and Bedouin evening entertainment under the stars.

Nile Cruise & Sharm Options

Our Nile Cruise & Stay options give you the perfect combination of incredible sights and culture combined with 7 nights relaxing by the beautiful Red Sea. All our boats and resorts are handpicked and offer you the very best experience throughout. There really is no better way to experience magnificent Egypt.

All our cruise include a fully qualified Egyptologist for your itinerary, Our cruises depart Luxor and head up the Nile to Aswan before returning to Luxor for your onward journey . Your cruise will include all the major sights, from Luxor and the magnificent city of Thebes and Valley of the Kings, on to the temple of Kom Ombo, and Edfu - one of the best preserved temples in Egypt - before reaching Aswan and its spectacular High Dam.

Sharm El-Sheikh has some amazing resorts for you to relax in. The area also has a great reputation for offering some of the most amazing coast line in the world. From just relaxing by the pool to snorkelling and discovering some great places to be entertained and discover. We are sure you will thoroughly enjoy a Nile cruise and stay in Sharm.

7 Nights Nile Criuse 7 Nights Sharm El-Sheikh

Enjoy 7 nights cruising the the beautiful Nile before heading for sharm to enjoy 7 nights on the Red Sea coast at one of Sharms5 grade resorts. This combination will allow you to enjoy your criuse on Full Board basis and your stay in Sharm on All Inclusive. Various Cruises, board options and ither hotels available may carry a supliment.

Itinerary:

  • Fly Gatwick - Luxor (direct)
  • 7 Nights 5* Nile Cruise (F/B) Includes full excursions, transfers and English speaking Egyptologist.
  • Fly Luxor - Sharm (direct)
  • 7 Nights 5* Sharm (A/I)
  • Fly Sharm - Gatwick (direct)

From £899pp

Typical Nile Cruise Itinerary (Luxor - Aswan - Luxor)

Day 1 - Arrival

Arrive at Luxor airport.
Meet and greet by local representative and transfer to your boat.
Check in to your cabin before dinner and over night on board as we depart. for Esna.

Day 2

Enjoy your first sunrise as we sail to Edfu to visit the extraordinary Temple of Horus, the mythical son of Isis and Osiris. Here, legend says, Horus avenged the murder of his father Osiris by defeating his father's brother Seth in combat. Following lunch the afternoon is free for leisure as we sail to Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 3

Visit the high dam which controls the flow of the Nile, an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960S, it contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Then onto the Unfinished obelisk in its bedrock of pink granite and take a short boat trip to the Temple of Philae dedicated to the Egyptian god Isis. The temple was moved 550 metres from its original location on Philae Island in 1971, when the high dam was completed, using money from UNESCO to its new home on Agilika Island.

Following lunch an afternoon felucca cruise along the Nile enjoying the views of the Aga Khan mausoleum, Elephantine and Kitcheners Islands. Dinner and overnight board.

Day 4

An early departure if the optional excursion to Abu Simbel by air has been chosen. Then we set sail for Kom Ombo. enjoying lunch on board. Then we visit the Temple dedicated to the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. Sobek was the crocodile god of Nile fertility before sailing onto Esna. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 5

Today we continue sailing onto Luxor with the morning free for leisure enjoying lunch on board. Following lunch, we visit the East Bank temples of Karnak and Luxor. Karnak is the biggest temple complex in the world with the famous 138 gigantic columns. Luxor faces the Nile and was originally joined to Karnak by an avenue of Sphinxes over 2 kms long. In the evening a possible optional excursion to the sound and light show at Karnak. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 6

An early morning excursion to the Necropolis of Thebes better known as the West Bank of Luxor. Here we visit the Valley of the Kings and the tombs of the new kingdom pharaohs including Tutankhamen (separate ticket required) and Ramses the Great.

Day 7

Today we move to the Temple of Deir El Bahari the mortuary temple of Queeh Hatshepsut with its 3 terraces, before a photo stop at the imposing Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board as we set sail for Esna and an afternoon free for leisure as we cross the lock. Dinner and overnight on board.. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 8 - Return Home

Head from Luxor Nile dock to your Hotel in Luxor.

Please Note: The order or content of your itinerary may have to be amended due to lock closures, low water levels or any other unforeseeable circumstances. Due to the increasing number of boats on the Nile, at some docking points boats are moored side by side obstructing the view from cabins.

General Information: Occasionally, due to operational difficulties a change of vessel can occur. However, the sightseeing itinerary will remain the same. At busy mooring points in Luxor and Aswan, boats often moor next to each other, this effects will restrict the views from cabins on board.