The Nile - A Cruise through History

  • 8 Days

  • Egypt

Preserved in atmospheric temple ruins and intricate hieroglyphs, discover Ancient Egypt on a journey through the land of the pharaohs: stand beside the imposing pillars of the Hypostyle Hall and the awesome statues of Rameses II; and enter the Valley of the Kings.

Your journey starts here

New for 2018

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a local representative
Accommodation
Selected meals
Excursions
All airport and port taxes
VIP private home pick-up
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

of 8 days

Your detailed itinerary

Cruise departing on 08th January 2018

Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Overview

Preserved in atmospheric temple ruins and intricate hieroglyphs, discover Ancient Egypt on a journey through the land of the pharaohs: stand beside the imposing pillars of the Hypostyle Hall and the awesome statues of Rameses II; enter the Valley of the Kings.

At a glance

  • Karnak and Luxor Temples Stand before the imposing statues of Rameses II
  • Temple of Horus One of the best-preserved temples in Egypt
  • Aswan High Dam See this epic construction which created Lake Nasser, the world's largest artificial lake
  • Kom Ombo An impressive double-sided temple dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god and Horus the falcon-headed god
  • Felucca boat trip to Botanical Gardens A traditional boat ride to the tranquil gardens of Kitchener Island
  • Valley of the Kings An iconic burial ground for Ancient Egyptian royalty and the resting place of Tutankhamun.

Extensions

  • 7 nights hotel stay in Luxor

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

Day 1

UK - Luxor

Travel to Luxor where you will be met and transferred to the Steigenberger Legacy for embarkation. If you are on a late flight, sandwiches will be provided in your cabin.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Luxor - Edfu

Situated on the site of ancient Thebes, once the pharaoh's capital, Luxor is a feast of temple ruins and grand monuments, and is often referred to as the world's greatest open-air museum. This morning visit the impressive Karnak and Luxor Temples. Featuring a host of smaller temples and shrines, the highlight of the massive Karnak Temple complex is undoubtedly the atmospheric Hypostyle Hall; a remarkable architectural achievement of 134 enormous pillars, the highest 70 feet tall, and each about 45 feet around. This afternoon set sail for the ancient city of Edfu, situated on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan

With its cool ante-chambers and polished-granite sanctuary, the Temple of Horus was built during the Ptolemaic period, between 237 and 57 BC, and is one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. Sail on to Kom Ombo for a ship's orientation tour, and then continue your cruise to Aswan, for a Galabaya 'Egyptian night' party this evening.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Aswan

A full day to explore the impressive sights of Aswan, including the remarkable Aswan Dam, an epic construction which created Lake Nasser, the world's largest artificial lake. Located on an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam, downstream of the Aswan Dam, is the Temple of Isis at Philae. With its striking colonnades and delightful reliefs, the temple was saved from destruction and rebuilt on higher land brick-by-brick in an incredible construction project. It is undoubtedly one of Egypt's most beautiful temples. Today's tour continues with a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk in the northern region fo the city's stone quarries. This sleeping granite giant would have reached a stunning height of 42 meters if erected. Enjoy a Nubian folkloric show this evening.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Aswan

In the morning there is an optional visit to the magnificent rock temples of Abu Simbel, one of the most renowned ancient Egyptian landmarks, flanked by the giant-seated figures of Ramesses II on his throne. This afternoon sail on a traditional Egyptian Felucca to the botanic gardens of Kitchener's Island, given as a gift to Lord Kitchener. Explore the tranquil, lush grounds of palm trees and exotic plants.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Kom Ombo - Luxor

An early sail to Kom Ombo and a morning visit to the Greco Roman Temple Kom Ombo; a double-sided temple dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. After your temple visit, set sail and return to Luxor, this evening enjoy a disco party.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Luxor

A full day in Luxor to explore the epic Valley of the Kings in the West Bank. Used as a burial ground for Ancient Egyptian royalty between the 16th and 11th century BC, the site's most famous resident was Tutankhamun, discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. Perhaps enjoy an optional visit to this site. You'll also visit the stunning Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and towering Colossi of Memnon. This evening, enjoy a belly dancing show,

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Luxor - UK

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK or extend your stay in Luxor.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Notes

All excursions are subject to change.

A visa to Egypt is included in your holiday price.

Please note the 16th October 2017 departure will be operated on the Jaz Jubilee. Facilities on-board are similar.

Your ship

Steigenberger Legacy

With a uniquely elegant style, the Deluxe Five-star Steigenberger Legacy offers supreme comfort and cruising pleasure. It provides a variety of services, including round-the-clock reception. Internet facilities, international telephone and fax (all charged for use) are available as is a gift shop and laundry service. Meeting arrangements for conventions can be provided if the ship is fully chartered. 74 large double cabins and two Suites are located on the first four decks of this five deck vessel. The suites offer very comfortable and spacious seating and living areas with plenty of storage space. You can relax on the large sun deck with swimming pool and pool bar, visit gift shop or take your ease in the luxurious and spacious lounge on the third deck.

Amenities
  • Smoking
  • Adults only
  • Childrens facilities
  • Nursery
Ship facts
  • Style: Classic
  • Size: Boutique
  • Number of cabins: 76
  • Number of wheelchair cabins: 0
  • Number of large cabins: 0
  • Capacity: 152 passengers
  • Main language on board: en-GB
  • Currency on board: EUR
  • Number of decks: 5
  • Length (m): 72
  • Width (m): 14
Available cabins on this cruise
Suite

The main and upper deck cabins have large panoramic sliding windows.

All cabins and suites are fully air-conditioned (individually controlled) and furnished with marine satellite TV, in-house video channels, mini bar, in-cabin safe and a private bathroom with a shower and hairdryer. Cabins have large panoramic windows with a Nile view. 

Guests who book the Suites will also receive a complementary set of stationery, slippers and luxury bathrobes embroidered with logo and a departure souvenir logbook.

Details

  • 419 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps 2

Double Cabin

All cabins and suites are fully air-conditioned (individually controlled) and furnished with marine satellite TV, in-house video channels, mini bar, in-cabin safe and a private bathroom with a shower and hairdryer. Cabins have large panoramic windows with a Nile view.

Details

  • 204 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps 2

Life onboard

The Steigenberger Legacy is a 5 star deluxe cruise that features 76 cabins, 72 double cabins, 2 single cabins and 2 suites. The upper deck (2) has 18 doubles; upper deck (1) has 26 double cabins, 2 singles and 2 suites. The main deck has 20 double cabins and the lower deck has 8 double cabins.

The main and upper deck cabins have large panoramic sliding windows.

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