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5 Days
Availability : Easter Holiday
Airport
Luxor / Aswan
Overview

Be part of a private Nile cruise for Easter 2023 aboard a 5 star Nile cruise boat and experience unforgettable Easter holidays in Egypt. Marvel at the most famous sights of Luxor such as the imposing Karnak Temple, the enchanting Hatshepsut Temple and the Valley of the Kings, and admire the imposing temples along the Nile.

A professional Egyptology will expertly explain the history and culture of the ancient Egyptians during the excursions.

Include
  • 4 Nights Nile cruise on 5-star boat
  • Full board on board
  • All entrance fees of the mentioned sights
  • All rides in comfortable and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Local English-speaking tour guide during your tours
  • Bottled water during your tours and transfers
  • Free wifi service during your stay in Egypt
  • All service charges and applicable taxes
Exclude
  • Costs for international flights (we will gladly book the flights for you)
  • Entry Visa
  • Excursion to Abu Simble (optional bookable)
  • Personal expenses
Itinerary

Day 1- Arrival & check In / Thebes-East

For your 5-day Nile cruise at Easter 2023 you will be warmly welcomed by our tour guide upon arrival at Luxor Airport and transfer to your 5-star Nile cruise ship, where you will be embarked.

Note:
Your Egypt Holiday Service tour guide, a qualified Egyptologist, will accompany you on board the ship for the entire Nile cruise and the sightseeing.

After lunch on board, you will visit the mighty temple with your guide:

The Complex of Karnak Temples

The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings near Luxor, Egypt. It is a city of temples built over 2,000 years and dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. This derelict place is still capable of overshadowing many wonders of the modern world and in its day must have been awe-inspiring.

Then visit:

Luxor Temple

The Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it is known as ipet resyt, “the southern sanctuary”. The temple was built by Amenhotep III (1390-52 BC) but completed by Tutankhamun (1336-27 BC) and Horemheb (1323-1295 BC) and then added to by Rameses II (1279-13 BC). Toward the rear is a granite shrine dedicated to Alexander the Great (332-305 BC). At the Luxor Temple you can see a part of the Sphinx Avenue.

After the tour, the first day ends in Luxor and you will be transferred back to your 5 star Nile cruise ship.

Enjoy your dinner and the first-class service on board the ship and look forward to the rest of the holiday for the next few days.

Tip of the day: In the evening you have the opportunity to experience the fascinating sound and light show in the Karnak Temple. (optional)

Day 2- Thebes-West / Sail to Edfu 

After a leisurely breakfast on board, you will drive to Thebes-West with your guide. The first highlight of the day awaits you:

The Valley of the Kings

Also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings, is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. It was part of the ancient city of Thebes and was the burial site of almost all the kings (pharaohs) of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties (1539–1075 BCE), from Thutmose I to Ramses X. In 1922 Englishman Howard Carter discovered the Tomb of Tutankhamun with its golden treasures.

We leave this unique valley and the magical atmosphere and go to another magical place:

The Hatshepsut Temple

The Temple of Hatshepsut is a mortuary temple built during the reign of Pharaoh Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Located opposite the city of Luxor, it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Its three massive terraces rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari. Hatshepsut was a female pharaoh who had herself represented pictorially as a male. She served as co-regent with her nephew Thutmose III (c.1479-1425 B.C.E.).

Enjoy the view of Luxor and the Nile Valley from the terraces of the temple, then continue visit:

Memnon Colossi

The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Since 1350 BCE, they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. The Colossi Twin Statues are the still standing to welcome the visitors until our day.

You will have transfer back to your ship. After lunch on board, the ship leaves for Edfu via the Esna lock.

(There is no program in the afternoon, just enjoy the boat trip from Luxor to Edfu. You have enough time to relax on the sun deck. Find your favorite spot on the ship and let the typical Egyptian Nile landscape work its magic on you)

Tip of the day: Today you have the opportunity to enjoy the unique view of the ancient treasures of Luxor on a hot air balloon ride at sunrise over Thebes West.(optional) 

Day 3- Edfu & Kom Ombo Temple / Sail to Aswan

Today you will have an extensive breakfast on board, then a visit to one of the best preserved temples in Egypt is on today trip:

Edfu Temple

A majestic Temple, it has been considered to be the best-preserved cult Temple in Egypt. According to ancient Egyptian mythology, it was the place where the falcon-headed God Horus revenged the murder of his father Osiris by killing Seth. The Temple of Edfu is located on the West Bank of the Nile in Edfu.

After the Edfu Temple, your dream trip continues and the ship sets off towards Kom Ombo. In the afternoon you visit the one located directly on the banks of the Nile:

Kom Ombo

Close to the river Nile, the Kom Ombo Temple was built during the Ptolemaic period between 180 BC and 47 AD. The limestone temple was built by men on elephants and was dedicated to 2 primary Egyptian gods: Sobek and Horus the Elder, gaining it the dual names of ‘House of the Crocodile’ and ‘Castle of the Falcon’.

Then you continue up the River Nile with the ship until it docks in Aswan.

Day 4- Aswan Sightseeing

After breakfast on board, enjoying the view of the beauty and atmosphere of the city of Aswan with its green islands and red granite boulders, take an excursion around the city. Enjoy a boat trip to the Nile island of Agilika. There you will find the last great sanctuary of the ancient Egyptian religion, the:

Philae Temple

The Philae Temple was dedicated to Goddess Isis of Love and beauty. The Temple complex was dismantled and relocated to nearby Island of Agilkia Island in Aswan. Is one of the last Temples to ever be built in Egypt. It also contains the remains of Several Ancient Temples. A great deal of information about the mythology of ancient Egypt was known through this temple like the Myth of Osiris.

Then you will visit the imposing dam, which dams the Nile to Lake Nasser, and the construction of which has had many positive and negative effects:

The High Dam of Aswan

This was built across the Nile at Aswan, and has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt. Aswan High Dam is a water dam located on the Nile River in the southern part of the Republic of Egypt. The dam controls the Nile water flow rate and reduces the effects of its flood. It is also used to generate electricity in Egypt.

Tip of the day: This afternoon you have the opportunity to visit the beautiful botanical garden on Kitchener Island and a Nubian village on an excursion and get to know the hospitality of the locals. (optional)

Day 5- Abu Simbel Temple / Return Home

Today you have the unique opportunity to take an unforgettable private excursion to Abu Simbel – or you have a day off in Aswan.

Abu Simbel Temple

Abu Simbel is two massive rock-cut Temples in the village of Abu Simbel, A huge 3,000-year-old monument to Ramesses II, the two Temples of Abu Simbel are of the great sun Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Queen Nefertari, which was built by Ramses II to his favorite wife Queen Nefertari among his other 200 wives and concubines. This fantastic monument is one of the best places to visit in Egypt.

The trip to Abu Simbel starts early in the morning. You drive through the desert with a private vehicle and your private tour guide and experience the sunrise during the outward journey – on the way back from Abu Simbel you will be able to admire the mirage.

You will then be transfer to Aswan Airport.
Note:
It is possible to combine your Nile cruise with a visit to Cairo or to extend it with a beach holiday in Hurghada, Makadi, El Gouna or Marsa Alam.

Price
  Easter Holiday 2022  
Single room / cabin 775 $  
Double room / cabin  575 $  

5 * Standard
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  Easter Holiday 2022  
Single room / cabin 975 $  
Double room / cabin 725 $  

5 * Deluxe
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