Cairo - LUXOR - EDFOU - KOM OMBO - ASWAN - ESNA - LUXOR
Discover the hidden treasures of the Egyptian capital. From the Cairo Citadel to the bazaar district, learn all about the intellectual and cultural capital of the Arab world and its must-see Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then, discover ancient Egypt, the cradle of all civilizations, which has fascinated humankind forever. Since the dawn of time, explorers, diplomats, writers, and painters have used the fertile banks of the Nile as inspiration for their work. Even today, we still seek the answers to the mysteries found within the pharaohs’ tombs. Over two thousand years of history are waiting for you on a cruise that promises exciting, spectacular, and unforgettable discoveries. Majestic temples, tombs, pyramids, and lively villages dot the Nile Valley landscapes from Luxor to Aswan. Wind down from your everyday grind and step way back in time on a cruise through Upper Egypt.
*Price based on double occupancy
Discount for 1 child under 15 years old, sharing 1 cabin with 2 adult(s) client(s) (excluding tips). This discount is valid on the cruise part.
Spare bed added in the parents' cabin.
>> CORE PROGRAM
Your cruise in the cabin of your choice on board - your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day - all visits and excursions mentioned in the program (except for the optional excursions) - the assistance of English-speaking Egyptologists for all visits - the services of our CroisiEurope cruise director on board - drinks at all meals (mineral water + 1 soft drink or 1 beer* or 1 glass of wine* + 1 tea or coffee per person at each meal) - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.
>> EXTENDED STAY
Domestic flight and airport taxes (€20 per person, subject to modifications) - all visits and excursions mentioned in the program (except for the optional excursion) - the assistance of an English-speaking Egyptologist - your stay in a 4* Hotel LS in a double room - all meals - drinks at all meals (1 mineral water or 1 soft drink + 1 tea or coffee per person at each meal) - travel assistance and repatriation insurance.
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Transfers to/from departure/arrival points - cancellation and baggage insurance - Egyptian visa - optional excursions - tips.
>> EXTENDED STAY
Cancellation and baggage insurance - tips.
For French, Swiss, and Belgian nationals: Passport that is valid for 6 months after your date of return, with at least three side-by-side pages free of any markings and mandatory Egyptian visa.
Egyptian visa information: You must apply for your Egyptian e-visa before you arrive in the country. You can do this yourself directly through the government website: https://visa2egypt.gov.eg/eVisa/
For other nationalities: Please consult the competent authorities (consulate/embassy) before your trip.
Vaccines are not mandatory for this trip. It is nevertheless advisable to be up to date with the following vaccinations: tetanus, polio, hepatitis A and B, diphtheria and typhoid fever. The use of mosquito repellent is highly recommended.
The official currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (symbolized as E£).
For the current exchange rates, please consult websites such as www.xe.com or www.onada.com/currency/converter.
There are ample bank machines available, and they accept credit or debit cards to withdraw cash. We recommend not using credit or debit cards in the bazaars.
The climates vary from region to region. Cairo and its surroundings are considered semi-arid, while the south is a desert climate.
Spring is brief in Egypt, and summer arrives quickly between March and May. Temperatures can change swiftly between 68° and 95° F (20° and 35° C) over a full day.
From the end of September to the end of November, temperatures vary between 77° and 95° F (25° to 35° C) from the north to the south of the country, with the sun still shining brightly.
In the winter months—from December to the end of February— we recommend a warm coat for Cairo, although Luxor and Aswan usually remain balmy.
You can consult www.worldtimezone.com to see the time difference between your home and your destination.