This 7 night full board cruise departs every Monday from Luxor to Aswan and back followed by a 7 night stay in the 5 star Hilton Long Beach in Hurghada on a bed and breakfast basis. Transfers are included in resort to and from the airport and from the ship to the hotel. Look for Pure Holidays desk upon arrival at the airport for transfers.
The cruise travels along one of the world`s most famous waterways, The Nile, and takes in ancient sites from the Pharaohs, gods and temples alongside Egypt`s modern achievements including the mighty Aswan High Dam. The boat has 5 decks and 73 cabins including 4 suites. Cabins are 21 square metres and all feature panoramic windows. The boat is built to the international specifications of the American Bureau; she is 72 metres in length, 14 metres in breadth and has a draft of 1.5 metres.
This luxurious hotel overlooks its own private beach which is gently lapped by the Red Sea and is 13.5 miles from the Hurghada Town. It is the perfect destination for water sports and diving, has plenty of swimming pools and caters for children with a kids club and playground. All guestrooms at the hotel have a balcony to benefit from the lovely views and great sunsets. The Red Sea offers fantastic windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, swimming, snorkeling and especially diving. The area is world famous for its underwater plant and animal life and the warm water is ideal for many varieties of rare fish and coral reefs. Hurghada has an exotic climate and temperatures that rival the Canary Islands whilst in the town centre there are plenty of bazaars and mosques and a lively atmosphere. Hurghada also has a museum and aquarium.
Distance from Airport:
10 miles - Luxor
MS Al Kahila - All have * private bathroom * hairdryer * air conditioning * telephone * TV * DVD films * music system * minibar * safe deposit boxes * fire alarm and smoke detector * (certain amenities may be payable locally)
Hilton Long Beach Hurghada Hotel - All have * bathroom/shower * WC * balcony/terrace * TV * telephone * mini bar * air conditioning/heating * internet access * hairdryer * safe * (certain amenities may be payable locally)
Location and Resort:
7 night full board Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan and 7 nights bed and breakfast stay in the Hilton Hurghada Long Beach situated 13.5 miles from Hurghada town.
Day 1 - Luxor
Embarkation of boat
Dinner and overnight on board the cruise ship in Luxor.
Day 2 - Luxor / Edfu
After breakfast visit Luxor and Karnak Temples
Enjoy a day sailing up the Nile to Edfu (Full Board) and overnight on board.
Day 3 - Edfu / Kom Ombo / Aswan
A morning visit of the sights at Edfu and sail to Kom Ombo
Visit Kom Ombo Temple then sail to Aswan for overnight stay on board (Full Board).
Day 4 - Aswan
Visit the High Dam, Philae Temple and the unfinished obelisk. Enjoy some free time to explore the beautiful and ancient sights of Aswan situated on the first Cataract. Overnight Aswan (Full Board).
Day 5 - Aswan
Free day at leisure
Overnight stay on board. (Full Board).
Day 6 - Kom Ombo / Edfu / Luxor
Sail to Kom Ombo in the morning then on to Edfu and Luxor.
Overnight on board (Full Board).
Day 7 - Luxor / Esna / Edfu
Early morning visit to West Bank of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the Hapshetsut temple and the Memnon Colossi.
Sail to Esna, pass the lock then sail to Edfu.
Overnight on board in Luxor (Full Board).
Day 8 - Luxor
Disembarkation and transfer to Hilton Long Beach Resort in Hurghada on an All Inclusive basis (transfers included)
Eating and Drinking:
The MS Al Kahila has a restaurant and a lounge bar. There is also a bar on the sun deck by the pool.
The hotel has 3 restaurants and 5 bars, enjoy Italian cuisine at the Al Dente restaurant or Egyptian dishes at Marhaba Restaurant overlooking the sea.
There is a swimming pool on the sun deck, along with a Jacuzzi and a bar whilst in the Hilton there are 7 swimming pools to choose from.
This cruise will appeal to singles, couples, friends and families and is a fantastic boat in which to see the Nile in style. It is full of Arabic furnishings of great quality in the lounge bar whilst pristine white deck furniture on the sun deck gives a modern feel to the luxurious surroundings. The public areas have marble flooring to complete the feeling of opulence aboard this magnificent Nile Cruise Boat.
The hotel will appeal to those looking for luxurious beachfront accommodation with a wealth of facilities suitable for the energetic or those just looking to relax. The property could not be better placed for enjoying the varied underwater sea life that the Red Sea can offer.
Singles, Couples, Friends and Families