Cutting through the barren, lifeless desert, and through lush farmland, the River Nile flows past some of Egypt's most spectacular and well preserved ancient temples and tombs. This tour uses one of Egypt's famous luxury Nile Cruise boats (5-star deluxe level) and sails up and down this great river between Luxor and Aswan, allowing you to experience the wonders of ancient Egypt as you go, and enjoy all the comfort and luxury that modern Egypt has to offer.
Note: We run this tour with one of our own Egyptologist guides accompanying you on the boat. All the sightseeing tours are done with our own transport and guide - you will not be joining one of the large boat groups for these tours.
You start your cruise in Luxor with a visit to the temples of Luxor and Karnak on the East bank of the Nile. You also have some time to explore the town and bazaars of Luxor itself, and stroll up and down the banks of the river.
Surrounded by the sumptuous surroundings of the cruise boat you slowly make your way up river. You can relax by the pool and watch the world go by during the day, and dine and enjoy traditional Egyptian entertainment by night. En route south to the beautiful town of Aswan you will stop to tour the ancient temples of Esna and Edfu.
Aswan is situated on the banks of the cascading waters of the Nile, just below Lake Nasser. Here you can relax and watch myriad feluccas sail lazily around the many small islands or experience traditional Egyptian life with a stroll along the mazy streets of the town’s colourful bazaar. We take you on a visit to the island temple of Philae and you have the option of a flight or drive out to Abu Simbel, with its remarkable temple to Ramses II, before continuing your cruise back down the Nile towards Luxor, stopping to tour Komombo temple en-route.
Your tour ends in Luxor with a transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Note: If you would like to combine a Nile Cruise with a visit to Cairo to see the Pyramids & Sphinx, and visit the famous Egyptian Museum, please check our Splendours of the Nile tour. Alternatively, our Egypt Experience tour combines both Cairo, a Nile Cruise, and also some time to relax by the Red Sea.
Gateway to Lake Nasser and felucca capital of the world.
Short guide to Edfu Temple dedicated to Horus, the falcon headed god.
Interesting temples situated on the banks of the River Nile near Aswan.
Luxor is one of the world's most popular and largest 'open air' museums.
Short guide about the island temple of Philae, dedicated to the Goddess Isis, situated in Aswan.
Interesting feature about how ancient Egyptians wrote using hieroglyphs.
"I just wanted to let you know how thrilled I was with the holiday and that was down to the country itself, the fantastic itinerary, and the wonderful people involved with Egypt Uncovered."
Dan Matthews (Grand Egyptian Adventure)
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