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2022 2023
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Cruise on the Nile: The Land of the Pharaohs (port-to-port cruise)

8 Days - 8NL_PP
# Description

Cruise

LUXOR - EDFOU - KOM OMBO - ASWAN - ESNA - LUXOR

The cradle of all civilizations—ancient Egypt—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.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals
  • Refined local cuisine
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Tour leader or cruise director on board
  • Onboard activities and/or lectures
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Visit the most beautiful sites in Upper Egypt: The Karnak Temple Complex, Luxor, Edfu, the Philae Temple Complex, and Kom Ombo
  • Local boat tour around the island of Elephantine
  • English teatime in a unique setting—taking you back to the golden age of the Nile
  • THE MUSTS:
    • The Valley of the Kings and four of its tombs, including Seti I
    • The magnificent Philae Temple Complex
    • Sound and Light Show at the Karnak Temple(3)

Route

Day 1

LUXOR

Boarding, dinner at the restaurant.

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Day 2

LUXOR - EDFU

Excursion included: The Karnak Temple Complex.

We’ll spend the afternoon cruising.

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Day 3

EDFU - KOM OMBO

Excursion included: The Temple of Horus.

We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Kom Ombo.

Join us for a presentation on ancient Egypt.

Excursion included: The Temple of Kom Ombo.

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Day 4

ASWAN

Excursions included:

- The Philae Temple Complex and photo op at the Aswan Dam

- Local boat tour on the Nile, passing close to the island of Elephantine, and teatime in a magnificent setting.

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Day 5

ASWAN - ESNA

Time on your own in Aswan.

Optional excursion: The amazing rock temples of Abu Simbel.(1)

The ship will cruise to Esna.

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Day 6

ESNA - LUXOR

We’ll spend the morning cruising. Join us for a presentation on modern Egypt.

Excursion included:  The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut and Tomb KV11

Optional excursion: Sound and Light Show at the Karnak Temple Complex(3)

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Day 7

LUXOR

Optional excursion: Hot-air balloon ride over the Nile River Valley.(2)

Excursion included:

- The Valley of the Kings and four of its tombs, including Seti I

- The Luxor Temple

Enjoy a show of traditional Egyptian entertainment.

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Day 8

LUXOR

Disembarking.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2023
Departure 03/04/2023
Arrival 03/11/2023
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Departure 03/11/2023
Arrival 03/18/2023
FROM $ 2,581 PP
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Departure 03/18/2023
Arrival 03/25/2023
FROM $ 1,683 PP
$ 2,244
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Departure 03/25/2023
Arrival 04/01/2023
FROM $ 1,683 PP
$ 2,244
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Departure 04/01/2023
Arrival 04/08/2023
FROM $ 1,796 PP
$ 2,395
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Departure 04/08/2023
Arrival 04/15/2023
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$ 2,395
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Departure 04/15/2023
Arrival 04/22/2023
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Departure 04/22/2023
Arrival 04/29/2023
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Departure 04/29/2023
Arrival 05/06/2023
On request
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Departure 10/07/2023
Arrival 10/14/2023
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Departure 10/14/2023
Arrival 10/21/2023
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Departure 10/21/2023
Arrival 10/28/2023
FROM $ 2,395 PP
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Departure 11/04/2023
Arrival 11/11/2023
FROM $ 2,395 PP
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Departure 11/11/2023
Arrival 11/18/2023
FROM $ 2,395 PP
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Departure 11/18/2023
Arrival 11/25/2023
FROM $ 2,395 PP
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Departure 11/25/2023
Arrival 12/02/2023
FROM $ 2,244 PP
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Departure 12/02/2023
Arrival 12/09/2023
FROM $ 2,244 PP
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* Price based on double occupancy

Included :
Not included

Your cruise in the cabin of your choice - 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.

Transfers to/from departure/arrival points - Egyptian visa - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions - tips.

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

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.


PRECAUTIONS

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.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

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.

WEATHER

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.

TIME DIFFERENCE:

You can consult www.worldtimezone.com to see the time difference between your home and your destination.


These cruises and tours are not recommended for persons with reduced mobility. There are no elevators on the ship, and many tours and visits are done on foot.

The ship is not a part of the CroisiEurope fleet.

(1) The Egyptian government can decide to close the roads to the Abu Simbel site at any time. Departure for the Abu Simbel excursion takes place very early in the morning. You must reserve this excursion before you leave for your cruise.

(2) The balloon ride will be at either sunrise or sunset, depending on the weather. Reservations can only be made on board.

(3) The sound and light show is in English. You must reserve this excursion before you leave for your cruise.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :

  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
  • The excursions may be modified or reversed for technical requirements or in case of cultural events… Please note that Egyptian authorities can unexpectedly close certain sites or museums. If this occurs, we will propose an alternative.
  • The excursions will take place by either air-conditioned coaches or small local boats.
  • The excursions are guided by an English-speaking Egyptologist. Passengers are equipped with audio guides for more comfort during the visits.
  • Certain places we will visit have very high levels of security. We cannot be held liable for any unforeseen closings, but we will commit to doing our best to ensure comparable substitute excursions.
  • Frequent traffic jams in Luxor and Cairo caused by intense traffic or religious events can disturb the sequence of certain excursions.
  • If necessary, the itinerary, stopovers or visits may be modified by the cruise company or our local representatives
  • There is no heating on board.
  • In Egypt, it is customary to cover your shoulders, head and knees while visiting religious sites.

*Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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