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)
Morning sailing to Sohag via Naga Hammadi bridge and
Abu Homar's lock. Afternoon visit to Abydos Temple. 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
This tour departs on 12 March, 7 April, 3 May and 6 September 2017
Cabins: There are 52 cabins on the Movenpick Darakem including superior and suites. All cabins feature a large panoramic window and are comfortably furnished with en suite facilities.
Leisure facilities: These include an outdoor swimming pool with and 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.
Dining: The main restaurant serves a mixture of traditional and international cuisine. A buffet breakfast is served daily. Lunch and dinner are served 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 sundeck 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.
ELW2017: 9 Nights
Luxor is a modern city, full of the monuments of both ancient Egyptian and other, more...