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Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise

Private Travel | Cruises | General interest 12 Days & 11 Nights Lead-in price: £4295 Current prices from: £4295
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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • The Royal Mummy Room at the Egyptian Museum
  • Visit the Solar Boat Museum in Giza
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings & the vast Karnak temple complex near Luxor
  • Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu

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, the Sphinx and the Solar Boat Museum, which contains a full-size ancient Egyptian ship that was discovered buried at the foot of the Great Pyramid. Afternoon at leisure or optional excursion to the stepped pyramid at Saqqara. (B)

Day 3: Cairo

Morning visit to the Egyptian Museum including entry to the Royal Mummy Room. Afternoon tour of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar and citadel. (B)

Day 4: Fly to Luxor

Early morning flight to Luxor. 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)

Day 5: Luxor • Dendera

Morning visit to the Valley of the Kings, the Mortuary Temple of Ramses III and the Colossi of Memnon. Afternoon visit to Dendara temple complex. (B, L, D)

Day 6: West Bank, Luxor

Morning visit to the Tombs of the Nobles, Deir el-Medina and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Afternoon visit to Luxor Temple. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Edfu

Sail to Edfu. Late afternoon visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Aswan

Sail to Aswan. Afternoon visit to the Aswan High Dam and the Temple of Philae. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Kom Ombo • Aswan

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 10: Aswan

Day at leisure. Optional visit to Abu Simbel (payable in advance – please request at the time of booking). (B, L, D)

Day 11: Fly to Cairo

Disembark in the morning. Transfer to Aswan airport for flight to Cairo. Overnight at the Intercontinental Citystars hotel in a Club room (or similar). (B)

Day 12: Fly home

Transfer to the airport and fly 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.

Non-exclusive cruise:

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 clients.

2020 Depatures

11 Jan, 8 Feb, 7 Mar, 4 Apr, 2 May, 25 Jul, 22 Aug, 19 Sep, 17 Oct, 14 Nov, 12 Dec

Other cruise options & tailor-made travel:

The Oberoi Zahra also operates a reverse cruise itinerary from Aswan and it is possible to take 3- or 4-night cruises on this vessel; detailed itineraries 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 Zahra
    The Oberoi Zahra

    The Oberoi Zahra brings a new level of luxury and comfort to Nile cruising. The ship's 5- and 7-night itineraries between Aswan and Luxor (and vice versa) have been designed to allow passengers to experience the sights of the Nile at a more leisurely pace. The included excursions are in small Mercedes minivans and private docking arrangements ensure a relaxed experience when going ashore as well as good access for guests with limited mobility. The ship has 27 luxury cabins and suites, each with modern decor, plush armchairs, a coffee table and a picture window to view the passing scenery. Cabins are equipped with high speed internet access for up to four devices, a fully stocked minibar, rain shower and a bespoke pillow menu. The restaurant provides a sophisticated all-day dining space with an a la carte menu that changes daily and large panoramic windows. Fresh food is prepared on board by ...

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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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  • InterContinental Citystars Cairo
    InterContinental Citystars Cairo

    The InterContinental Citystars Cairo is a comfortable property with spacious guestrooms offering luxury furnishings. It is adjacent to Cairo's largest retail and leisure complex with an access corridor to 550 shops, an exhibition centre, 16 cinemas and a family entertainment centre. There are a variety of dining options at the hotel including Japanese, Lebanese, Italian and authentic Egyptian cuisine. The hotel is approximately a 10 minute drive from Cairo International Airport. Features: 824 rooms & suites, 6 restaurants, 3 bars/lounges, fitness centre, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, spa, casino. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, safe, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

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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

EZC2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £4295 per person

High season from £6075 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

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  • Cairo

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  • Cairo

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

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  • Luxor

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