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Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise

Private Travel | Cruises | General interest 8 Days & 7 Nights Lead-in price: £3045

Stay in Cairo for 3 nights before a leisurely 4-night cruise up the Nile. In Cairo, choose from either a stay at Mena House or the Four Seasons Nile Plaza, both renowned for their luxury. After 2 full days exploring Cairo and the breathtaking Pyramids in Giza, board your luxury Nile cruise. The Oberoi Philae is one of the most prestigious Nile cruise vessels.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Entrance to the Royal Mummy Room in the Egyptian Museum included
  • Discover the Valley of the Kings & the vast Karnak temple complex near Luxor
  • Explore the Aswan High Dam & the Temple of Philae in Aswan
  • Fully guided visit to the Temples of Edfu & Kom Ombo
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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Cairo

Fly to Cairo and transfer to the Marriott Mena House or the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza for 3 nights. (N)

Day 2: Giza

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)

Day 3: Cairo

Morning visit to the Egyptian Museum, with its celebrated 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)

Day 4: Fly to Luxor

Early morning flight to Luxor (flying time approx. 1 hour). Transfer to the luxury Oberoi Philae for a 4-night cruise to Aswan. Afternoon visit to Karnak temple complex and Luxor Museum. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Luxor • Esna

Morning visit to the Valley of the Kings, Dier el-Medina and the Colossi of Memnon. This afternoon, sail to Esna, where the boat will moor overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Edfu • Kom Ombo

Sail to Edfu and visit the Temple of Horus before continuing on to Kom Ombo. This evening, visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Aswan

In the early morning, continue sailing to Aswan. On arrival, visit the Aswan High Dam and the Temple of Philae. Lunch will be served on board the ship before an afternoon visit to the Nubian Museum by motor boat. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Fly home via Cairo

Disembark in the morning and transfer to Aswan airport for a flight to Cairo and an onward flight home. (B)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Luxury tour

Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.

Single supplement

Available on request.


This tour departs on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 Jan to 26 Dec 2020. The cruise will not sail from 2 Jun to 3 Jul 2020, as it will be in dry dock for annual maintenance.

Non-exclusive cruise:

While on board the Nile cruise, the transfers and excursions are operated as a group with other passengers who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.

Other cruise options & tailor-made travel:

A reverse cruise itinerary operates from Aswan to Luxor, or join a 6-night cruise from Luxor. A detailed itinerary for both cruises is available on request. For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £3045 per person

High season from £4145 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Cairo

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  • Luxor

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  • Cairo

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