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Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise

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

Abu Simbel

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2679 3086 3697 39102 41106 41106 40104 39102 3697 2984 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1457 1966 2373 2577 2577 2577 2475 2170 1559 1152
Sunshine hours 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity H VH E E E E E E E VH H H
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Alexandria (Egypt)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 2170 2475 2781 2984 3086 3086 3086 2781 2475 2068
Min temp (C)(F) 948 948 1152 1457 1661 2068 2272 2373 2170 1763 1457 1050
Sunshine hours 6 7 8 9 10 12 12 11 10 9 8 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 552 261 131 50 10 0 0 0 10 100 291 542
Rainy Days 10 8 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 9
Humidity M M H VH VH E E E VH H M M
UV 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 1864 1763 1763 1864 2170 2475 2679 2781 2781 2577 2373 2068

Aswan

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2679 3086 3595 38100 41106 41106 40104 39102 3697 2984 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1457 1966 2272 2577 2679 2577 2475 2068 1559 1050
Sunshine hours 10 10 10 11 11 12 12 12 11 10 10 9
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity N N M H VH VH VH E VH H M N
UV 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Cairo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1966 2170 2475 2984 3290 3595 3595 3595 3391 3086 2577 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 846 948 1152 1457 1763 2068 2170 2170 2068 1763 1355 1050
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 9 10 12 11 11 10 9 8 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 30 20 10 10 0 0 0 0 10 30 40
Rainy Days 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Humidity N N N L H VH VH VH H M L N
UV 4/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Dahab

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2170 2475 2984 3391 3697 3799 3697 3595 3086 2577 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1355 1763 2068 2373 2475 2475 2373 1966 1559 1152
Sunshine hours 8 9 9 10 11 13 13 12 11 10 9 8
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 40 30 20 20 0 0 0 0 30 20 50
Rainy Days 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Humidity N N N L M H H VH H M L N
UV 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2170 2170 2373 2577 2679 2882 2882 2882 2781 2577 2373

Hurghada

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2577 2882 3188 3391 3493 3493 3290 3086 2781 2373
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1152 1457 1763 2170 2475 2577 2679 2475 2068 1661 1254
Sunshine hours 9 10 10 10 11 12 13 12 11 10 9 9
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity M H VH E E E E E VH VH H M
UV 5/M 7/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2373 2272 2272 2373 2475 2679 2781 2882 2781 2781 2679 2475

Luxor

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2475 2984 3493 38100 40104 40104 39102 38100 3493 2882 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 643 745 1152 1661 2068 2272 2373 2373 2170 1763 1152 745
Sunshine hours 9 10 10 10 11 12 12 12 11 10 10 9
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity N N L H VH VH E E VH H M N
UV 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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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.

Departures

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.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • The Oberoi Philae
    The Oberoi Philae

    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. Cabins offer plush furnishings, a sitting area and a marble-finished bathroom with a vanity counter and a separate glass-panelled rain shower. The upper deck features a temperature controlled swimming pool and a poolside restaurant where snacks and light meals are served. Other culinary options are available in the Oberoi Philae's restaurant, which serves Middle Eastern, western and Asian cuisine against a backdrop of uninterrupted views ...

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  • Marriott Mena House
    Marriott Mena House

    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. The Marriott Mena House has 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. There is a selection of dining options to choose from including Khan ...

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  • Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
    Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

    Occupying 30 storeys of the prestigious Nile Plaza, the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza enjoys a great location on the banks of the Nile. The fifth floor of the hotel is dedicated to well-being, fitness and leisure, where guests can indulge in a little pampering at the spa, the largest in Cairo, or relax on the hotel's pool deck. The guestrooms and suites are generously-sized and reflect the vibrancy of contemporary Cairo, with bright interiors, natural wood finishes and chic comfortable furnishings. All guestrooms offer panoramic views, whether across the Nile to the island of Zamalek and beyond, or towards the 12th-century Citadel. The spacious marble bathrooms incorporate Four Seasons signature features: a deep soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed shower, large vanity unit and, in a separate alcove, WC with telephone. Features: 365 rooms & suites, 5 restaurants, 3 bars/ lounges, indoor swimming pool & 2 outdoor swimming pools. Room amenities: ...

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Dates & prices

EPM2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3045 per person

High season from £4145 per person

 

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

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

    Cairo - the Triumphant City - is the glorious capital of Egypt, the cradle of...

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  • Luxor

    Luxor is a modern city, full of the monuments of both ancient Egyptian and other, more...

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  • Cairo

    Cairo - the Triumphant City - is the glorious capital of Egypt, the cradle of...

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