This luxurious journey features some
fascinating additional visits in Cairo,
including the Royal Mummy Room at
the Egyptian Museum and the Solar
Boat Museum in Giza. Stay at Cairo’s
famous Mena House, a palatial hotel
in the shadow of the pyramids that
has received guests since 1869, before
joining the stylish Oberoi Zahra for a
leisurely 7-night cruise on the Nile.
The Oberoi Zahra brings a new level of luxury and comfort to Nile cruising, featuring 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 onboard spa and wellness centre, which includes four massage suites.
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Fly from London to Cairo with British Airways. 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, 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 Aswan (flying time approx. 1.5 hour) and transfer to the luxury vessel, the Oberoi Zahra, for a 7-night cruise to Luxor. Afternoon visit to the Aswan High Dam and 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). In the evening, watch the Sound and Light Show at the Temple of Philae. (B, L, D)
Sail to Kom Ombo. Morning visit to the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris at Kom Ombo. Return to Aswan. Afternoon felucca trip around the islands of Aswan. (B, L, D)
Sail to Edfu. Late afternoon visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu. (B, L, D)
Morning sail to Luxor. Afternoon visit to Luxor Museum and Karnak temple. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Valley of the Kings, the Mortuary Temple of Ramses III and the Colossi of Memnon. Sail to Qena. Afternoon visit to Dendera temple. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Tombs of the Nobles, Deir el-Medina and the Valley of the Kings on Luxor's west bank. Afternoon visit to Luxor temple. (B, L, D)
Disembark in the morning and transfer to Luxor airport for flight to Cairo (flying time approx. 1 hour). Stay overnight at the Intercontinental Citystars Hotel. (B)
Morning transfer to the airport. Fly from Cairo to London with British Airways. (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 Luxor
to Aswan, 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 2 January 2016 to 25 March 2017.
The cruise vessel will not be featured between 28
May to 25 June 2016 as it will be in drydock for
Upgraded cabin supplements per person: Luxury Suite: £1,155 per person
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...
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.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
EZZ2016: 11 Nights
Cairo - the Triumphant City - is the glorious capital of Egypt, the cradle of...