Explore Egypt at a leisurely pace aboard
the luxury Oberoi Zahra cruise vessel.
Visit remarkable ancient sights scattered
along the Nile as well as the Great
Pyramid and Sphinx in Giza. Additional
museum visits are made to the Solar
Boat Museum in Giza, containing a fullsize
ancient Egyptian ship, and to the
fascinating Royal Mummy Room in the
Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
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Fly from London to Cairo. Transfer to Mena House hotel or the Four Seasons
Nile Plaza for 3 nights. (N)
Morning tour of Giza to see the Great Pyramid,
the Sphinx and the Solar Boat Museum.
Afternoon at leisure or optional excursion to the
stepped pyramid at Saqqara (payable locally). (B)
Morning visit to the Egyptian Museum including
entry into the Royal Mummy Room. Afternoon
exploration of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar and
Early morning flight to Luxor (flying time approx.
1 hour). Transfer to the luxury Oberoi Zahra, for a
7-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
Mortuary Temple of Ramses III and the Colossi
of Memnon. Afternoon visit to Dendera temple
complex. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Tombs of the Nobles, Deir
el-Medina and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
on Luxor’s West Bank. Afternoon 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 Aswan. Afternoon visit to the Aswan High
Dam and the Temple of Philae. (B, L, D)
Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Kom Ombo
temple complex. Return to Aswan for an
afternoon felucca trip. Evening, sound and light
show at the Temple of Philae. (B, L, D)
Day at leisure. Optional visit to Abu Simbel
(payable in advance – please request at the time
of booking). (B, L, D)
Disembark in the morning. Transfer to Aswan
airport for flight to Cairo (flying time approx.
1.5 hours). Overnight at the Intercontinental
Citystars Hotel (Club room). (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly 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, transfers and excursions relevant to
that cruise are operated as a group with other
passengers who may or may not be Cox & Kings
A reverse cruise itinerary operates from Aswan
to Luxor, departing London on alternate
Saturdays. 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 every alternate
Saturday from 7 January 2017 to 31 March 2018.
The cruise vessel will not be featured between 27
May to 24 June 2016 as it will be in drydock for
Upgraded cabin supplements per person: Luxury Suite: £2,350 per person
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...
The InterContinental CityStars Hotel has direct access to the 'Stars Centre', one of the largest and most modern retail and leisure complexes in the Middle East with over 500 shops, an exhibition centre, 16 cinemas and a family entertainment centre. The hotel is approximately 10 minutes drive from Cairo airport. Downtown Cairo is 15 km from the hotel, while the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx are approximately 35 km away.
The hotel has 790 rooms offering various accommodation options from suites to garden wing poolside rooms and InterContinental Residence Suites. Club InterContinental rooms have the added benefit of upgraded facilities and amenities. All rooms include air conditioning, cable / satellite TV, mini bar, internet access, telephone, in room safe and tea / coffee making facilities.
The hotel offers a choice of dining options including Japanese teppanyaki, Italian fine...
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 Zahra brings a new level of luxury and comfort to Nile cruising and features just 25 elegantly appointed cabins and two suites. The 7-night itinerary has been carefully designed to combine sightseeing excursions accompanied by the cruiser’s Egyptologists with maximum leisure time to enjoy the on-board spa and wellness centre, which includes four massage suites.The Oberoi Zahra alternates its departures between Luxor 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.
EZC2017: 11 Nights
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...