Stay in Cairo for 3 nights before a
leisurely 6-night cruise up the Nile. In
Cairo, choose from either a stay at the
celebrated Mena House, or the Four
Seasons Nile Plaza, both renowned for
their luxury. Operating since late 2015
after a 4-year refurbishment, the Oberoi
Philae is one of the most prestigious
cruise vessels operating on the Nile.
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Fly to Cairo and transfer to Mena House hotel or
the Four Seasons Nile Plaza for 3 nights. (N)
Morning tour of Giza to see the Great Pyramid
and the Sphinx. Afternoon at leisure or optional
excursion to the stepped pyramid at Saqqara
(payable locally). (B)
Morning visit to the Egyptian Museum, with its
famous exhibition of Tutankhamun’s treasures.
The visit includes entry into the museum’s Royal
Mummy Room. Afternoon exploration of the
Khan el-Khalili bazaar and citadel. (B)
Early morning flight to Luxor (flying time approx
1 hour). Transfer to the luxury Oberoi Philae for a
6-night cruise to Aswan. Afternoon visit to Karnak
temple complex and Luxor Museum. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Valley of the Kings, the
Temple of Medinet Habu, Dier el-Medina and
the Colossi of Memnon. Sail to Qena. Afternoon
visit to Dendera temple complex. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Temple of Abydos.
Afternoon sail to Luxor and visit to Luxor
Temple. (B, L, D)
Sail to Edfu. Late afternoon visit to the Temple
of Horus at Edfu. (B, L, D)
Sail to Kom Ombo. Morning visit to the Temple
of Sobek and Haroeris at Kom Ombo. Afternoon
sail to Aswan and visit the Nubian Musuem by
motor boat. (B, L, D)
Morning optional visit to Abu Simbel (Payable in advance – please
request at the time of booking). Afternoon visit
to the Aswan High Dam and the Temple of
Philae. (B, L, D)
Disembark in the morning and transfer to
Aswan airport for a flight to Cairo and an
onward flight home. (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.
Featuring some of the most
luxurious accommodation throughout the tour.
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 a reverse cruise itinerary that
operates from Aswan to Luxor or a 4-night cruise
from Luxor to Aswan. A detailed itinerary for
both cruises is available on request. For a price
quote based on alternative accommodation
standards or flight options, or a cruise-only
price, please call 020 3930 5211 or email
This tour departs every alternate
Sunday from 8 January 2017 to 31 March 2018.
The contemporary Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza is located on the banks of the Nile, with views to the island of Zamalek and the 12th century Citadel. It is approximately 45 minutes from the international airport and a 15-minute walk from the Egyptian Museum.
The 365 rooms and suites offer bright interiors and natural wood finishes. The marble bathrooms include a deep soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed shower, large vanity unit and, in a separate alcove, a toilet. All rooms and suites offer panoramic views and feature satellite TV, CD and DVD player, Internet access, hair dryer, safe and mini bar.
The hotel has 7 restaurants and 3 lounge bars, each specialising in different cuisine including Italian, Cantonese, Japanese and Lebanese. The Shisha Lounge, located on the upper pool deck, is surrounded by flora and overlooks the hotel's 3 pools. The 5th floor of the hotel is...
Located in the shadow of the Great Pyramid of Giza, this beautiful character property is one of the most famous hotels in Egypt and a favourite for visitors drawn by the rich heritage of Egypt's mosques, churches and temples. Originally built in 1869, the hotel is just 700 metres from the towering pyramid of Cheops and is surrounded by 16 hectares of landscaped gardens. It is approximately 1 hour from the international and domestic airports and 30 minutes from the city centre.
Mena House has 523 rooms and suites in the Palace and Garden wings, and Cabana style rooms by the swimming pool. Whether you choose to stay in the modern Garden Wing or in the original Palace Wing, we would recommend upgrading to a pyramid-view room. All rooms and suites are lavishly appointed with traditionally inspired furnishings. Room facilities include air conditioning, tea / coffee making facilities, an...
The Oberoi Philae, the latest addition to the Oberoi Group's portfolio, cruises between Aswan and Luxor in Egypt (and vice versa) as part of a 4-night or 6-night itinerary, offering unrivalled views of the River Nile as guests experience the legendary Oberoi service and explore 5,000 years of Egyptian culture, with English-speaking Egyptologists on board.
The ship features 22 spacious cabins and suites, some of the largest on the Nile today, each with large French doors that offer picturesque views of the Nile and its changing landscapes. The cruiser also incorporates the latest technology including high-speed Wi-Fi.
The upper deck features a temperature-controlled swimming pool, and a poolside restaurant where snacks, light meals and lunch can be enjoyed. Other culinary options are available in the Oberoi Philae's restaurant, which serves Middle Eastern, western 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.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
EPG2018: 9 Nights
I just wanted to say thank you to you for arranging my recent trip to Egypt. It was a wonderful holiday and I felt really taken care of from beginning to end. Your advice regarding the extra day was excellent and the upgrade to a pyramid view room worth every penny.Mr. Patterson
Brilliant, you are wonderful, never had such an efficient travel consultant before. Very many thanks Shameem.Mr.Hammerton
Cairo - the Triumphant City - is the glorious capital of Egypt, the cradle of...
Luxor is a modern city, full of the monuments of both ancient Egyptian and other, more...