Luxury Nile Cruise Travel Plan
- 7 nights on the exceptional luxury 5 star Sonesta St George, considered the most elegant ship on the Nile
- Exclusive to Weekend a La Carte clients PRIVATE GUIDED VISITS for the shore based tours, rather than joining the boat crowd.
- Visit Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Horus, Aswan Dam, Karnak and Luxor Temples.
You cannot overestimate the benefit the private tours will bring to your enjoyment of the array of historical sites you will visit.
The luxurious accommodation features double glass panoramic French windows that open onto the Nile, each cabin has its own Spa. The ship a Piano bar, Oversize pool, Spa, wellness centre as well as sun deck bar.
DAY 1Fly to Luxor and transfer to Sonesta St George for the start of your Luxury Nile Cruise
On arrival at Luxor airport you will be assisted with your Visa prior to a private driver transfer to the Sonesta St George for one of the most romantic weeks in your life. This will indeed be a luxury week break.
DAY 2Private Guided visit to the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, the Colossi of Memnon and Ramesseum.
A private guide will take you to the Valley of the Kings in Upper Egypt which contains many of the tombs of pharaohs from the New Kingdom, including Ramsess the Great. Nearby is the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut which you will visit. After the Valley of Kings tour continue to see the famous 'Colossi of Memnon'. These massive quartzite statues which once flanked the entrance to Amenhotep III's mortuary temple now stand virtually alone in a field.
DAY 3Sail to Edfu, Private Guided Tour of Temple of Horus, Galabeya Party
Your deluxe Nile Cruise will continue to visit Edfu, the site of the extraordinary Temple of Horus. Lunch and relax aboard the cruise whilst sailing to Kom Ombo.
DAY 4Sail to Aswan, Private Guided Tour of Aswan High Dam & Unfinished Obelisk, Folklore show
Sail to Aswan to visit the impressive Aswan High Dam, and the only unfinished Obelisk. Folklore show on board in the evening.
DAY 5Private Felucca Sail.
Enjoy a 2 hour PRIVATE Felucca sail on the Nile passing by the historical Nilometer used to measure the Nile's water level and Elephantine Island.
DAY 6Private Guided Visit to Kom Ombo, Sail to Edfu and Esna
Your Luxury Nile Cruise continues with an early morning sail to Kom Ombo to tour with your private guide the unique temple dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god and Horus the falcon-headed god. Sail to Edfu whilst enjoying afternoon tea.
DAY 7Private guided visit to Karnak and Luxor
Sail to Luxor where your private guide will take you to visit the Karnak and Luxor temples Travel along an avenue of ram-headed Sphinxes for 2 miles to Karnak Temple, the centre of worship in ancient Egypt.
DAY 8Private transfer to airport for flight home after your luxury Nile Cruise
Breakfast aboard the Cruise prior to disembarkation and private transfer to Luxor airport for flight home after your romantic week break away.