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Mövenpick MS Darakum Nile Cruise
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Description :

The Mövenpick MS Darakum offers elegance and contemporary design so you can best enjoy your Nile cruise. This is an opportunity to enjoy truly long cruises that mix both famous attractions and less famous gems that will enrich your experience. It is the perfect fit for those who want to have a fulfilling experience between Luxor and Aswan at the same time that comfort is not behind.


Inclusions :
  • Meet & assist services
  • Assistance throughout the trip
  • All transfers
  • Internal flight tickets
  • Accommodation in Cairo 5 stars hotel (breakfast included)
  •  Accommodation on board Nile Cruise (full board)
  • Tours in group
  • Entrance fees to the sights as per itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide
  •  Loan of mobile phone (30 min local calls/ 3 min. international calls)
  • Charges and taxes

Exclusions :
  •  International airfare
  •  Entry Visa to Egypt
  •  Personal spending
  •  Optional activities
  •  Tipping

Cruise Facilities :
  • 72 deluxe cabins
  • Private bathroom in the cabins
  • TV, music channels, internal telephone
  • AC
  • Safety box
  • Restaurant
  • Luxurious Lounge & mini-bar
  • Discotheque
  • Gift Shop
  • Clinic
  • Swimming pool
  • Sundeck with recreation area & bar
  • Reading & Playing room

Itinerary

Your tour manager will meet you at the airport. He will assist you and take you to your hotel.

Enjoy a Welcome Drink.

After breakfast you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Luxor, where a representative will meet you and escort you to the cruise.

Enjoy the facilities and relax on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

You will visit the Valley of the Kings, burial place of several pharaohs, followed by the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, that has an original style.

Explore the Karnak Temple; the complex houses many temples and was built over 2 thousand years.

Next, visit the Luxor Temple, dedicated to the deity Amun.

Have fun with a Belly Dancer show on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Sail to Qena.

In Qena you will visit the majestic temple of Dendera, dedicated to the goddess Hathor and whose state impresses - original colours can still be seen.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

The cruise will sail to El Balyana via Naga Hammadi Bridge and Abu Homar's Lock.

You will visit the Abydos Temple, the temple of Seth I.

Sail to Sohag.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

The cruise will cross Sohag bridge and sail to Tel El Amarna via Asyuit’s Lock.

Enjoy lunch on board while sailing to Tel El Amarna.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

In Tel El Amarna, the site of the ruins of the city of Akhenaten, you will visit the Tomb of Akhenaten, the temples of Aten and the Great Palace of the King, as other tombs (Ahmose's, of Meryre's, Pentu's, and Panehesy's).

Enjoy a Folkloric Show on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Once we arrive in Beni Hassan, we will drive for 1h until reaching the Minya dock. We will visit the Tomb of Baqet III, Tomb of Khety, Tomb of Amenemhet, and Tomb of Khnumhotep II.

Return to the cruise and sail to Beni Suif.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Sail to Cairo.

Enjoy a day tour in Cairo and visit Old Cairo, that contains the Coptic and Islamic part of the city.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Visit the Egyptian Museum, that has a fabulous collection of Ancient Egypt's items.

Next, visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, and the Great Sphinx.

Enjoy an evening of Oriental music on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Check-out after breakfast. Our representative will transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure.

Meals: Breakfast

Your tour manager will meet and assist you at the airport upon your arrival, then take you to your cruise.

Meals: Dinner

After breakfast on board, you will visit Old Cairo, that contains the Coptic and Islamic area of the city.

Enjoy a cocktail party on board with Oriental Music.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

After breakfast on board you will visit the Pyramids of Giza, the greatest attraction of Egypt, followed by Sphinx.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then we will go to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt; nowadays an open air museum.

Next, let's explore Sakkara, site of the Step Pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser, one of the oldest in Egypt.

Return to the cruise. Enjoy a Cocktail Party and dinner on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Full day sailing to Beni Suef (almost 12 hours).

Guest Show and overnight in Beni Suef.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Sail to and overnight in Minya.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Visit Tuna El Gebel and Ashmunein.

Sail to Beni Hassan, where you will visit the tomb of Baqet III, Khety, Amenemhet, and Khnumhotep II.

Enjoy a Folkloric Show on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Sail to Tel El Amarna. Upon your arrival you will take an approximately 2h drive to the tombs of Ahmose,

Meryre, Pentu, and Panehesy. You will also visit the Royal Tomb of Akhenaten, his Great Palace of King Akhenaten and the small and great temples of Aten.

Return to the cruise and sail to Assyut.

Stop in front of Prince Tawdrous Monastery to view the Monastery from the boat.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Sail to Sohag.

Have fun at the Black & White Party.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Full day sailing to El Balyana

Visit Abydos Temple, the temple of Seth I.

Sail to Qena via Naga Hammadi Bridges. Have fun at the Contest Party.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Visit the Temple of Dendera, dedicated to the goddess Hathor.

Sail to Luxor while enjoying Belly Dancing show.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Visit the Valley of the Kings, the royal burial place of kings in the New Kingdom, followed by the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.

Next, visit the Karnak Temple, the largest ancient temple in the world, and the Luxor Temple, dedicated to the god Amun.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Check-out after breakfast.

We will take you to Luxor Airport for your flight to Cairo. A representative in Cairo will take you to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo Airport to catch your flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Once you arrive at the Cairo Airport, our representative will meet 7 assist you, then escort you to your hotel.

Enjoy a Welcome Drink.

After breakfast you will be escorted to the airport to catch the flight to Aswan, where you will be met by our representative who will accompany you to the cruise.

Enjoy the facilities of the cruise and the leisure time.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Visit the High Dam, built in the 60's to solve the Nile floods.

Next, visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, and the Nubian Museum.

 

Enjoy a Cocktail Party and Nubian Show on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Sail to Kom Ombo to visit Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to the gods Horus (falcon-headed and Sobek (crocodile-headed).

Sail to Edfu. Enjoy a Guest Show on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Visit to Edfu Temple dedicated to the god Horus.

Sail to Luxor via Esna Lock.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Visit the Valley of the Kings, burial place of pharaohs, then the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a temple of unique architecture.

Visit Karnak, a complex of many temples, and Luxor Temple, dedicated to the god Amun.

Enjoy a Belly Dance show on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Sail to Qena.

Visit the Dendara Temple, a beautiful temple that still displays original colours and is dedicated to the goddess Hathor.

Enjoy a contest Party on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Sail to Naga Hammadi via Naga Hammadi Bridge and Abu Homar’s Lock.

Sail to El Balyana.

Visit Abydos Temple, dedicated to Seth I.

Sail to Sohag.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Sail to Tel El Amarna via Asyuit’s Lock.

Enjoy your lunch and time on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Tour in El Amarna: visit the tombs of Ahmose, Meryre, Pentu, Panehesy, and Royal Tomb of Akhenaten.

Visit also the Great Palace of King Akhenaten, the small and great temples of Aten, Tuna El Gebel and Ashmunein.

Enjoy a Folkloric Show on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Sail to Beni Hassan to the tombs of Baqet III, Khety, Amenemhet, Khnumhotep.

Sail to Beni Suif.

Enjoy a Galabya Party on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Sail to Cairo.

Visit Coptic, Islamic and Old Cairo

Return to the ship. Enjoy Takht Music (Oriental Music) on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Visit the Egyptian Museum and the largest collection of pharaonic artefacts.

Visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the great Sphinx.

Enjoy Takht Music on board the cruise (Oriental Music).

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Check-out after breakfast. You will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your final departure.

Meals: Breakfast

Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport, then you will be taken to the Nile Cruise.

Meals: Dinner

Visit the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt's greatest attraction, as the famous Sphinx.

Lunch on board, then visit the Egyptian Museum.

Enjoy an evening of Takht (Oriental Music).

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Visit Memphis, the former capital of Ancient Egypt, and Sakkara, where is the Pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser.

Lunch on board, then visit Coptic Cairo, including the Hanging Church, Coptic Museum and Jewish synagogue.

Return to the cruise and enjoy a Cocktail Party.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Sail to Beni Suef, approximately 12 hours sailing from Cairo.

Enjoy a guest show on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Sail to Minya.

Arrive in Minya after lunch.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Visit Tuna El Gebel and Ashmunein.

Lunch on board and visit to Beni Hassan to see the tombs of Baqet III, Khety, Amenemhet, and Khnumhotep II.

 

Enjoy a Folkloric Show.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Sail to Tel El Amarna to visit the tombs of Ahmose, Meryre, Pentu, Panehesy,and the Royal Tomb of Akhenaten.

You will also see the Great Palace of King Akhenaten and the small and great temples of Aten.

Return to the cruise ship and sail to Asyut. Stop in front of Prince Tawdrous Monastery to view the monastery from the boat.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Enjoy your free time on board while sailing to Sohag, an 8 hours trip.

Have fun at the Black and White Party.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Visit Abydos Temple, the temple of Seth I.

Sail to Qena via Naga Hammadi Bridges.

Enjoy a Contest party on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Visit Dendera Temple in Qena, dedicated to the goddess Hathor and that still displays original colors.

Enjoy a Belly Dance show on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Explore the Valley of the Kings, a burial place that hides dozens of royal tombs, such as Tutankhamun's.

Visit the unique temple of Queen Hatshepsut Temple.

Return to the cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Explore the incredible Karnak Temple, a complex that houses many temples, followed by the Luxor Temple, built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II.

Enjoy a Galabeya Party (Traditional Egyptian dress) on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Visit to Edfu Temple, dedicated to the god Horus and the best-preserved in Egypt.

Sail to Kom Ombo for visiting the Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek.

Sail to Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Visit to the High Dam, built in the 60's.

Visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, followed by the Nubian Museum.

Enjoy a Nubian Show on board the cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Check-out after breakfast. You will be transferred to Aswan Airport for your flight to Cairo.

At Cairo Airport you will be assisted to take your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch


11 Days - Luxor / Cairo

  • US$ 3929 Per Person in Double Room (15th Feb 2020)
  • US$ 5889 One Person Traveling Alone (15th Feb 2020)
  • US$ 3675 Per Person in Double Room (12th March 2020)
  • US$ 5455 One Person Traveling Alone (12th March 2020)
  • US$ 3675 Per Person in Double Room (7th April 2020)
  • US$ 5455 One Person Traveling Alone (7th April 2020)
  • US$ 3445 Per Person in Double Room (3rd May 2020)
  • US$ 5080 One Person Traveling Alone (3rd May 2020)
  • US$ 3770 Per Person in Double Room (3rd September 2020)
  • US$ 5619 One Person Traveling Alone (3rd September 2020)
  • US$ 3895 Per Person in Double Room ( 29th September 2020)
  • US$ 5830 One Person Traveling Alone (29th September 2020)
  • US$ 3895 Per Person in Double Room (25th October 2020)
  • US$ 5835 One Person Traveling Alone (25th October 2020)
  • US$ 4285 Per Person in Double Room (14th February 2021)
  • US$ 6415 One Person Traveling Alone (14th February 2021)
  • US$ 4015 Per Person in Double Room (12th March 2021, 7th April 2021)
  • US$ 5955 One Person Traveling Alone (12th March 2021, 7th April 2021)
  • US$ 3765 Per Person in Double Room (3rd May 2021)
  • US$ 5555 One Person Traveling Alone (3rd May 2021)
  • US$ 4109 Per Person in Double Room (3rd September 2021)
  • US$ 6145 One Person Traveling Alone (3rd September 2021)
  • US$ 4239 Per Person in Double Room (29th September 2021, 25th October 2021)
  • US$ 6355 One Person Traveling Alone (29th September 2021, 25th October 2021)
13 Days - Cairo / Luxor

  • US$ 4285 Per Person in Double Room (25th Feb 2020, 22nd March 2020, 17 April 2020)
  • US$ 6440 One Person Traveling Alone (25th Feb 2020, 22nd March 2020, 17 April 2020)
  • US$ 3999 Per Person in Double Room (13 May 2020)
  • US$ 5985 One Person Traveling Alone (13 May 2020)
  • US$ 4399 Per Person in Double Room (13th September 2020)
  • US$ 6645 One Person Traveling Alone (13th September 2020)
  • US$ 4559 Per Person in Double Room (9th October 2020)
  • US$ 6899 One Person Traveling Alone (9th October 2020)
  • US$ 5075 Per Person in Double Room (4th November 2020)
  • US$ 7745 One Person Traveling Alone (4th November 2020)
  • US$ 4679 Per Person in Double Room (24th February 2021, 22nd March 2021, 17 April 2021)
  • US$ 7035 One Person Traveling Alone (24th February 2021, 22nd March 2021, 17 April 2021)
  • US$ 4379 Per Person in Double Room (13th May 2021)
  • US$ 6549 One Person Traveling Alone (13th May 2021)
  • US$ 4799 Per Person in Double Room (13th September 2021)
  • US$ 7265 One Person Traveling Alone (13th September 2021))
  • US$ 4965 Per Person in Double Room (9th October 2021)
  • US$ 7519 One Person Traveling Alone (9th October 2021)
  • US$ 5509 Per Person in Double Room (4th November 2021)
  • US$ 8399 One Person Traveling Alone (4th November 2021)
14 Days - Aswan / Cairo

  • US$ 5035 Per Person in Double Room (12th Feb 2020)
  • US$ 7615 One Person Traveling Alone (12th Feb 2020)
  • US$ 4695 Per Person in Double Room (9th March 2020, 4th April 2020)
  • US$ 7039 One Person Traveling Alone (9th March 2020, 4th April 2020)
  • US$ 4390 Per Person in Double Room (30th April 2020)
  • US$ 6545 One Person Traveling Alone (30th April 2020)
  • US$ 4825 Per Person in Double Room (31st August 2020)
  • US$ 7259 One Person Traveling Alone (31st August 2020)
  • US$ 4989 Per Person in Double Room (26th September 2020)
  • US$ 7539 One Person Traveling Alone (26th September 2020)
  • US$ 4989 Per Person in Double Room (22nd October 2020)
  • US$ 7539 One Person Traveling Alone (22nd October 2020)
  • US$ 5465 Per Person in Double Room (11th February 2021)
  • US$ 8275 One Person Traveling Alone (11th February 2021)
  • US$ 5109 Per Person in Double Room ( 9th March 2021, 4th April 2021)
  • US$ 7675 One Person Traveling Alone ( 9th March 2021, 4th April 2021)
  • US$ 4775 Per Person in Double Room (30th April 2021)
  • US$ 7139 One Person Traveling Alone (30th April 2021)
  • US$ 5245 Per Person in Double Room (31st August 2021)
  • US$ 7925 One Person Traveling Alone (31st August 2021)
  • US$ 5429 Per Person in Double Room (26th September 2021, 22nd October 2021)
  • US$ 8199 One Person Traveling Alone (26th September 2021, 22nd October 2021)
15 Days - Cairo to Aswan

  • US$ 5215 Per Person in Double Room (25th February 2020, 22nd March 2020, 17th April 2020)
  • US$ 7870 One Person Traveling Alone (25th February 2020, 22nd March 2020, 17th April 2020)
  • US$ 4869 Per Person in Double Room (13th May 2020)
  • US$ 7305 One Person Traveling Alone (13th May 2020)
  • US$ 5379 Per Person in Double Room (13th Sep 2020)
  • US$ 8145 One Person Traveling Alone (13th Sep 2020)
  • US$ 5560 Per Person in Double Room (9th October 2020)
  • US$ 8455 One Person Traveling Alone (9th October 2020)
  • US$ 6215 Per Person in Double Room (4th Nov 2020)
  • US$ 9529 One Person Traveling Alone (4th Nov 2020)
  • US$ 5689 Per Person in Double Room (24th February 2021, 22nd March 2021, 17th April 2021)
  • US$ 8599 One Person Traveling Alone (24th February 2021, 22nd March 2021, 17th April 2021)
  • US$ 5299 Per Person in Double Room (13th May 2021)
  • US$ 7965 One Person Traveling Alone (13th May 2021)
  • US$ 5855 Per Person in Double Room (13th September 2021)
  • US$ 8875 One Person Traveling Alone (13th September 2021)
  • US$ 6049 Per Person in Double Room (9th October 2021)
  • US$ 9199 One Person Traveling Alone (9th October 2021)
  • US$ 6739 Per Person in Double Room (4th November 2021)
  • US$ 10329 One Person Traveling Alone (4th November 2021)


REVIEWS

I had a great experience in Turkey & Egypt. It has such marvellous places to visit. The blue mosque and Giza Pyramids are amazing.

Victor P. Eisenhower

We booked with Nile Cruise Vacation an 8 days Trip to Egypt. They planned our trip nicely and gave us more than what they promised.

Dorothy R. Davenport

You can Absolutely TRUST Memphis Tours for an Amazing Trip to Egypt and Jordan! It's one of the best Egypt-based private company.

Ethel S. Brown

We felt super safe and really appreciated the promptness and attention to every detail that made our tour a success.

Richard Robinson


Frequently Questions

Mosques and all other places of worship occupied a high and greatly respected place in the hearts of most Egyptians There aren’t really special clothes to be put on while visiting a mosque in Egypt; however, conservative attire would be highly recommended. In some mosques, women will be asked to cover their hair and perhaps their arms and legs. Both women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque.

Usually, the check-in time is at 11:00 AM after breakfast and before Lunch. As most Flights arrive much earlier, Immediate access to your cabin will be provided if available. If the option is unavailable, however, you will kindly be asked to wait until check-in time. A good way to kill time and make the most of the previous situation is to start your tours early in your trip.

Normally, Nile Cruise Check out Time is at 8:00 or 9:00 AM right after Breakfast. However, if your Flight or Train is running late, all the cruise facilities are under your beck & call,  except the Cabin and the Restaurant. Moreover, you can safely keep your luggage onboard your designated Cruise and explore the city until your flight/train departure time.

The two standard meal plan variations for a Nile Cruise is All-inclusive & Full Board with the Latter being the most common. Full Board options include all meals in either a Set menu of Buffet form, served at a fixed time with the meals & food with quality and variety differing depending on the quality of the cruise itself. Items that are not included in the meal plan are beverages except for the breakfast tea, coffee, juice, afternoon tea are all complimentary & free of charge. As for the Second meal plan criteria, The  all-inclusive meal plan that includes all types of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks

For The Nile Cruise Crew: Usually, there are around 50 to 70 employees onboard the cruise ship and all contribute to make your trip a wonderful journey. Considering this fact, it's advisable to Equally distribute the tip amongst the crew. Although there's a strict rule against tipping during the trip a great way to do it is to leave an envelope at the cruise reception with the total amount which they will divide equally amongst the crew members. In conclusion, tipping is an act of courtesy and not obligatory by any means.