Reopened in 2012 after 15 years,
this cruise from Luxor to Cairo offers
passengers the chance to visit the lesserknown
archaeological sites of the Lower
Nile. A cruise is the ideal way to fully
explore the Nile and ancient Egyptian
sites, with plenty of time to relax and
enjoy the pace of life on the river, without
rushing between sites.
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Fly from London to Cairo
on Egyptair. Transfer from Cairo airport
to the Nile to board the Movenpick MS Darakem. (D)
Full-day tour of the Egyptian
Museum and the pyramids and Sphinx at Giza.
Stay overnight in Cairo. (B, L, D)
Set sail from Cairo in the
morning towards the city of Beni Suef, a journey
of 12 hours, allowing time to relax and enjoy
the Nile scenery for the first time. (B, L, D)
Early morning breakfast
before a visit to the archaeological sites at
Fayoum, a city founded in 4000BC and one of
the oldest continuously-inhabited sites in the
world. Tour includes the Hawara Pyramid and
Mydom Pyramid. (B, L, D)
Full-day sailing from Beni Suef
to Minya, a city 245km south of Cairo and a
journey of 12 hours. (B, L, D)
Early morning drive from
Minya to the ancient Egyptian burial site of
Beni Hassan, with four of its 39 tombs open
to the public: Baqet III, Khety, Amenemhet
and Khnumhotep II. Mid-morning, visit the el-
Amarna site, including Akhenaton’s tomb and
Great Palace. After lunch, visit the necropolis of
Tuna el-Gebel, including the tombs of Petosiris
and Isadora, and then drive to El Ashmunein
to visit the museum, the Temple of Thoth and
the sanctuary of Amun. Stay overnight in Minya.
(B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Tel El Amarna to view the northern tombs of Ahmose, Meryre, Pentum Panehesy, the Royal tomb of Akhenaten, the Great Palace of Akhenaten, the small and great temples of Aten. Afternoon sailing to Asyut. (B, L, D)
Sail to Sohag, an 8-hour journey,
stopping en route at Abydos to visit the Great
Osiris. Stay overnight in Sohag. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Abydos Temple. Afternoon sailing to Qena, passing
two locks and the railway bridge in Naga
Hammadi. Stay overnight in Qena. (B, L, D)
Early morning visit to the
Temple of Hathor at Dendera. Return to the
boat and sail to Luxor, journey time 8 hours.
(B, L, D)
Full-day tour of the
west bank, including the Valley of Kings, Colossi
of Memnon and Hatshepsut’s Temple. Stay
overnight in Luxor. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to Luxor’s east bank
to see Karnak and Luxor temples. After lunch, sail
to Edfu. Stay overnight in Edfu. (B, L, D)
Early morning visit to Edfu
temple. Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the double
temple, dedicated to the Gods of Sobek and
Haroeris. In the afternoon, sail to Aswan to
dock for the night. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to Aswan Dam,
and the Philae temple complex on Agilkia
Island. Afternoon visit to the Nubian Museum.
(B, L, D)
Early morning transfer
to London via Cairo airport and fly to London with Egyptair. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is led in each
destination en route by a local tour escort.
accommodation in Cairo and an upgraded
When on board the Nile
cruise, the transfers and excursions relevant to
that cruise are operated as a group with other
passengers who may or may not be Cox & Kings
We can offer an alternative 9-, 12- or 14-night
cruise itinerary that operates from Luxor to
Cairo. A detailed itinerary is available on
request. For a price quote based on alternative
accommodation standards or flight options, or
a cruise-only price, please call 020 7808 6784 or
This tour departs on 21 March, 16 April, 12 May and 15 September 2017.
There are 52 cabins on the Movenpick Darakem including Superior cabins and suites. All feature a large panoramic window and are comfortably furnished with an en suite bathroom. Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool with sunbeds for relaxation - an ideal place to watch the Nile pass by. There is also a gift shop selling souvenirs and a small fitness centre. The main restaurant serves a mixture of traditional and international cuisine. A buffet breakfast is served daily. Lunch and dinner are either a buffet or a set menu with a choice of starters, mains, soups and desserts. Afterwards, retire to the lounge bar for a post-dinner aperitif. There is also a sun deck bar with cabanas for afternoon drinks and snacks, offering wonderful panoramas of the...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
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