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 Luxor via Cairo with Egyptair. Transfer to
the Mövenpick MS Hamees for 9 nights. (D)
Full-day tour visiting the West Bank and the temples of the East Bank
including the Valley of Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Luxor (Thebes)
and Karnack temples. (B, L, D)
Early morning sailing to Qena. Morning excursion to Abydos. Afternoon
visit to the Temple of Hathor at Dendera.
(B, L, D)
Full-day sailing to Sohag via Naga Hammadi bridge and
Abu Homar's lock. Overnight on board in Sohag. (B, L, D)
Full-day sailing to Minya via Sohag bridge and Asyuit's Lock.
Overnight on board in Minya. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to 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. Sail to Minya. (B, L, D)
Morning visit 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. Afternoon sailing to Beni Suef.
(B, L, D)
Sail to Cairo, stopping en route at 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 tour of the Egyptian Museum and the
pyramids and Sphinx at Giza. (B, L, D)
Early morning transfer to Cairo airport. 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.
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 11-, 12- or 14-night
cruise itinerary that operates from Cairo to
Aswan. 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
A 4-star vessel with 72 guest cabins, all with
air conditioning, bath, television, minibar,
and panoramic windows. Facilities include
a restaurant, bar, pool, sun deck, library and
This tour departs on 13 March, 3
April, 29 April and 7 September 2016.
Mövenpick MS Hamees, part of the Mövenpick fleet, is a 4-star vessel with 72 guest cabins. Each cabin is equipped with air conditioning, a bath,
satellite television, safe and minibar. All have views of the Nile through large panoramic windows. The ship's facilities include a restaurant,
bar, swimming pool, sundeck with bar, library, reading room, gift shop, beauty clinic, laundry and internet access. Evening entertainment varies, but can feature a reception cocktail party, a Galabeya evening and Nubian dancers / singers. The MS Hamees operates the 'long cruise' Upper and Lower Nile itinerary between Cairo and...
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.
Considered to be the most picturesque of all
Egypt’s towns, spend additional nights here to
relax at the end of your tour. Visit the renowned
Nubian Museum and the Temple of Kalabsha,
built during the reign of Emperor Augustus
and moved to its new location during the
construction of the Aswan High Dam. Take high
tea on the terrace at Hotel Sofitel Legend Old
Cataract to fully appreciate the views of the
Nile.From £210 per person including 2 nights’
accommodation at the Basma Hotel, private
transfers and a full-day guided tour of the
Nubian Museum and the Temple of Kalabsha.
(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.
Extend your stay at a hotel of your choice and
add a tour of the Pyramids in Saqqara and
Dahshur, which offer excellent examples of how
the first Pyramids were constructed. Alternatively
visit Coptic Cairo, the oldest quarter of the city,
which contains early Christian churches and
Africa’s first mosque. In the evening, enjoy the
sound and light show at the Sphinx, which tells
the story of ancient Egypt.From £180 per person including 2 nights’
accommodation at the Conrad hotel, private
transfers and a full-day guided tour of Saqqara
and Dahshur or Coptic Cairo.
One of the highlights of any trip to Egypt is
a stay in Luxor. Its renowned East and West
Banks are home to the temples and burial
chambers of the Pharaohs. Extend your stay to
visit these sights and many more that may not
have featured on your cruise itinerary. On the
West Bank, go beyond the Valley of the Kings
and visit the Valleys of the Nobles, the Queens
and the Artisans, and on the East Bank discover
the incredible artefacts on display in the Luxor
Museum.From £220 per person including 2 nights’
accommodation at the Sonesta St George
hotel, private transfers and an extended full-day
tour, either of the West Bank including the
Valley of the Queens, Howard Carter’s house
and the Tomb of the Nobles; or of the East
Bank including the Luxor Museum and the
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
ELW2016: 9 Nights
Luxor is a modern city, full of the monuments of both ancient Egyptian and other, more...