Sonesta St George 1 - Elite Cruise
Cruise Highlights: Edfu - Temple of Horus, Kom Ombo, Aswan - Old and High dams, Luxor - Valley of the Kings and temples of Karnak and Luxor.
A Nile Cruise is a wonderful way to discover the incredible ancient treasures of Egypt. You will fly from the UK to Luxor where you will be allocated to your cruise boat for the week on arrival. The cruise then sets sail for Esna and the following day visit the Edfu temple, and then later the Kom Ombo temple, before sailing to Aswan All of our cruise ships are well-appointed and enjoyable, with onboard comforts such as a swimming pool, a restaurant and bar, and cosy cabins with a good range of facilities, and a Nile view while you are sailing. The crew are welcoming and provide wonderful warm hospitality during your stay, making you feel like an honoured guest throughout your holiday.
Sonesta St George 1 - Elite Cruise Itinerary
Monday Departure Flight - Luxor
Depart from the UK for Luxor. On arrival check in on board the Sonesta St George 1. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight on board in Luxor.
Tuesday Luxor - Edfu
Morning visit to the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Queen Hatsheput. Set sail for Edfu. Spend the afternoon at leisure, free to explore Edfu. Enjoy dinner on board, and spend overnight docked in Edfu. Overnight in Edfu.
Wednesday. Edfu-Kom Ombo
In the morning visit the 2000 year old Temple of Horus, an elongated structure made up of halls and chambers with well-preserved story-telling interior decorations, then continue sailing to Kom Ombo. The afternoon is free to explore the town, whose name means ‘City of Gold’. Spend the night docked in Kom Ombo.
Thursday. Kom Ombo - Aswan
Sail to Aswan, and upon arrival visit the Aswan High Dam, which stands at 111 metres tall - a major accomplishment in engineering - the Philae Temple and the Granite quarries. Your afternoon is free to explore the delightful bazaars of Aswan. Spend overnight on board in Aswan.
Spend the morning at leisure followed by lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a sail in a felucca - a traditional Egyptian Nile sailing boat - around Kitchener’s Island. Spend overnight on board, docked in Aswan.
Saturday. Aswan - Esna
Set sail to Esna, stopping in Kom Ombo for some further exploration, visiting the temple of the Horus and Sobek. Arrive in Esna late afternoon and spend the night there.
Sunday. Esna - Luxor
Sail to Luxor, spending the afternoon discovering the East Bank, featuring the famous Karnak and Luxor temples. They may be shadows of their former selves, but as you wander around the vast statues, towering columns and decorated walls, you soon appreciate their original ornate grandeur. Spend overnight docked in Luxor.
Monday. Luxor - UK.
Disembark the Sonesta St George 1, before departing Luxor on your return flight to the UK or onto your chosen hotel for a continued stay.