This 7 night cruise on a full board basis departs every Monday from Luxor to Aswan and back followed by a 7 night stay in the 5 star Sonesta Hotel in Luxor 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.
The Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor is on the East Bank of the Nile River, only a few minutes from Luxor Temple and Luxor Museum. This contemporary 7 floor stucco-facade building features attractively crafted iron balconies and terraces overlooking the Nile. There are 224 luxurious guestrooms and suites. Luxor is a typically bustling Egyptian city with historical archaeological remains to see and a local market full of colour, exotic sounds and smells. There are 3 main streets around which everything is based, with plenty of souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants.
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)
Sonesta Hotel - All have * bathroom/shower * WC * TV * telephone * mini bar * radio * 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 Sonesta Hotel in Luxor.
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 Sonesta Hotel on a bed and breakfast 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 Sonesta Hotel`s main restaurant serves a daily breakfast buffet of international and Japanese selections and nightly themed dinner buffets enjoyed whilst overlooking the Nile and the swimming pool. There is also an Italian a la carte restaurant open for lunch and dinner, a Japanese restaurant featuring a Tatami room and Teppan Yaki tables, an Oriental restaurant, a poolside restaurant, a coffee shop, a swim up bar and a British style bar.
The boat has a swimming pool on the sun deck, along with a Jacuzzi and a bar. The Sonesta Hotel has an outdoor heated swimming pool with a section for children.
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 a high standard of accommodation, plenty of facilities for relaxation and a varied choice for food and drink lovers.
Singles, Couples, Friends and Families