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Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya Nile Cruise
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Description :

Looking for luxury and privacy all together? The Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya Nile Cruise is the option for you then. Enjoy modern amenities and long itineraries that will give you time to visit the best of Ancient Egypt and relax, simply no rush. The Nile, beautiful locations, and fantastic monuments are waiting for you.


Inclusions :
  • Greet & meet service
  • Accommodation on board the cruise
  • All taxes
  • Full board
  •  All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to the places as mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  •  Loan of mobile phone (3 min local call / 5 min international calls)

Exclusions :
  • Any extras and personal expenses
  • Tipping kitty

Additional fees apply if the booking is made within less than three weeks to the embarkation day.


Cruise Facilities :
  • Panoramic windows in all cabins
  •  5 cabins and 2 suites
  •  Open-air Jacuzzi
  •  Telephones
  •  Mini-bar
  •  Safety box
  •  Plasma TV
  •  Bathrooms equipped with full-size tubs
  •  Laundry service & housekeeping
  •  Motorboat (used when there is no wind)
  •  Sundeck

Itinerary

You will be taken to the cruise upon your arrival.

Visit to the Karnak Temple, the largest religious complex of the Ancient World, followed by the Luxor

Temple, dedicated to the god Amun.

Visit the Valley of the Kings, burial place of several pharaohs during the New Kingdom.

Visit the Temple of Medinet Habu, the mortuary temple of Ramses II, and the Colossi of Memnon - statues of Amenhotep III.

Sail to Esna.

This day is dedicated to leisure on the Nile.

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

Relax and enjoy leisure time while we sail to Kom Ombo.

We will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, an unusual temple because it was duplicated. It served two gods: Horus and Sobek.

Visit the Aswan High Dam, that put an end to the Nile floods, as the Old Dam, built in early XX century.

Next, visit to the charming Philae temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis.

Check-out after breakfast. You will be taken to the airport or train station.

You will be taken to your Dahaneya upon your arrival in Aswan. Enjoy the leisure time.

Visit to both High Dam and Old Dam; the first was the ultimate solution to the Nile floods and the second was built in the beginning of the XX century.

Visit the beautiful Philae Temple on Agilkia Island; the temple is dedicated to the goddess Isis and was relocated to the island after the construction of the High Dam.

Sail to Kom Ombo.

You will visit the Temple of Kom ombo, that was built in honour of the gods Sobek (the crocodile-headed god) and Horus (the falcon-headed god).

Sail to Edfu to visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god Horus. This is the best-preserved temple in Egypt.

Enjoy a leisure day on board your Dahabeya cruise. Enjoy the landscape and the pleasant winds.

Explore the majestic Temple of Karnak, the largest temple of the Ancient World that still exists, followed by the temple of Luxor, dedicated to the god Amun. Both temples were connected in the past by an Avenue of Sphinx of 2km. Some are still seen.

Visit the Valley of the Kings, where dozens of pharaohs were buried during the New Kingdom era.

Next, visit to the Medinet Habu Temple, which is the mortuary temple of Ramses II, followed by the Colossi of Memnon, two statues of King Amenhotep III.

Check-out after breakfast aboard the Dehabeya. You will be transferred to the airport or train station in Luxor.




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.

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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.