Cruise Along 5,000 Years of History
MS Royal Viking Nile Cruise 4*
The cruise boat is decorated throughout in a contemporary style and equipped to cater to your every need. You can relax in comfort and watch the ever-changing scenery unfold before your eyes./p>
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This cruise boat is decorated throughout in a contemporary style and equipped to cater to your every need. With high standards of service, accommodation and Egyptian hospitality, you can relax in comfort and watch the ever- changing scenery unfold before eyes. There are five decks and a host of on board facilities to enjoy and you can be assured of wonderful Egyptian hospitality throughout your cruise.
The main restaurant located on the lower deck offers a wonderful variety of international and local cuisine whilst the attractive lounge bar situated on the main deck is the perfect place to relax in the evening and watch the nightly entertainment.
The sun deck located on the upper deck with its lovely wooden sun beds and rattan furniture provides a relaxing place to sit and enjoy the spectacular views of the Nile. There is a swimming pool ideal for a refreshing dip during the day and a deck bar offering cool refreshments.
The 68 cabins, measuring 23 square meters, all have windows. The cabins are with air-conditioning en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hairdryer, dressing table, satellite LCD TV, plus an individual and safe.
EXCURSIONS NOT INCLUDED, COST TO ADD ON 10 EXCURSIONS - £220.00 PER PERSON.
Met upon arrival and transfer to your cruise vessel check in and dine on board.
Enjoy your first Egyptian sunrise, followed by visit to the West Bank to the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board as the boat sets sail towards Esna and then to Edfu. Overnight in Edfu.
Morning visit to the extraordinary Temple of Horus, the mythical son of Isis and Osiris in Edfu. Here, according to myth, Horus avenged the murder of his father Osiris by defeating his father-s Brother Seth in combat. Afternoon cruise onto to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris before sailing on to Aswan. Evening is the tradional galabya party night for dinner and afterwards. Overnight in Aswan.
Visit the High Dam - finished in 1971; it has ensured up to three harvests a year. The Unfinished Obelisk - still rooted to the bedrock of pink granite and the Temple of Isis on Philae Island. In the afternoon free time in Aswan whereare markets and shops to explore. Overnight in Aswan.
*Optional excursion to the ancient wonder of Abu Simbel priced at £230.00 pp by air, or £95.00 pp by road or enjoy a trip in a traditional felluca around Elephantine Island which will lead you to the Botanical Gardens on General Kitchener Island given as a gift in 1890. Here, visitors enjoy the beautiful flowers imported from Africa, India and the Far East. Evening Show with the Nubian dance troop. Overnight in Aswan.
Morning Sail to Kom Ombo then on to Edfu where the boat stops to allow clients who have joined the cruise in Aswan to visit the temple before sailing back to Esna and mooring for the night.
Morning visit the partly excavated Temple of Khnum which is dedicated to the ram headed god Khnum who was the patron god of cataracts who fashiuons mankind from Nile clay on his potter-s wheel. Afternoon sail to Luxor where you will visit the East Bank Temples of Luxor and Karnak which were originally joined an avenue of Sphinx nearly a mile in lenght. Fairwell dinner on board and moor in Luxor.
Check out of your cabin ready for transfer for your return flight to the UK or for your onward journey. Complimentary lunch on board for those with later flights. *Optional excursion, Balloon flight at sunrise priced at £120.00.
Please Note: The order or content of your itinerary may have to be amended due to lock closures, low water levels or any other unforeseeable circumstances.
Traditionally, a tip is expected at the rate of £4.00 per person per night which includes coach drivers, bell boys, housekeeping staff, crew, bar/restaurant staff and all off the boat tipping. Additional tipping is not expected.