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5-Day 4-Night Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan

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    Day 1: Depart from Luxor (L,D)

    On arrival in Luxor, meet your tour representative for the start of your tour of the West Bank. Luxor has often been called the world's greatest open-air museum, and the number of preserved monuments are unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Stroll around the ruins at the Valley of the Kings, used primarily for the burials of pharaohs. Admire the massive stone statues of the Colossi of Memnon, and the mortuary temples of the Temple of Hatshepsut. You will board your 5-star Nile River cruise boat in time for lunch, and enjoy afternoon tea as you relax before an evening dinner and belly dance show.

    Day 2: Luxor - Esna (B,L,D)

    After breakfast, tour the East Bank of Luxor and visit the Temple of Luxor, built by Amenhotep III from Nubian sandstone. You will also visit the other great monument of the East Bank, Karnak Temple, said to be the 2nd most visited site in Egypt after the Pyramids of Giza. Enjoy lunch onboard, and set sail for Esna. Afternoon tea will be served, and in the evening you can dance the night away to a disco party.

    Day 3: Edfu – Kom Ombo (B,L,D)

    Today you will tour Edfu, site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus. Visit the temple and ancient settlement, known in Roman times as Apollinòpolis. Then, set sail for Kom Ombo as you enjoy lunch onboard. Disembark to explore Kom Ombo Temple, located on a bend in the Nile where, in ancient times, sacred crocodiles are said to have basked in the sun. The temple is dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek, and the falcon-god Haroeris. Return to your boat for an onboard dinner and galabeya party. Overnight on board in Kom Ombo.

    Day 4: Aswan (B,L,D)

    Sail to Aswan to see the High Dama and the Temple of Philae. Dedicated to the love goddess Isis, the temple is only accessible by boat and was turned into a church of St. Stephen under Emperor Justinian. Lunch will be served on the boat. Afternoon tea and dinner will be served back on your cruise boat as you overnight onboard in Aswan.

    Day 5: Aswan - Departure (B)

    Following breakfast, disembark for the transfer to Aswan Airport. An optional trip to Abu Simbel by plane can be arranged on request.

    Please note: this itinerary is subject to change for reasons beyond the supplier's control.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Luxor
    Departure Time
    Morning
    Duration
    5 days
    Return Details
    Concludes in Aswan
    Inclusions
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    Exclusions
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Personal expensese
    • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Must reconfirm for departure times
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    My wife and I came to Egypt for our honeymoon, and part of our trip was a five day four night cruise from Luxor to Aswan on the Blue Shadow. Our cruise was breathtaking and the guided tour at each step was the best we have ever had. Hady, our tour guide, was with us for all five
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    My family and I (wife & I, 2 sons) just completed the 5-day 4-Night from Luxor to Aswan with Imperial Egypt tour company. Truly a 5-star experience on the M/S Blue Shadow; excellent staff, well maintained vessel, excellent facilities and sun deck. Cabins were clean and classy,
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    We had a wonderful trip down the river Nile with our Tour Guide Hady. He was very knowledgable during our day trips and went into great detail about the ancient history of the Egyptians by the end of the trip I felt as if I had lived through the history itself. He was on time
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    We went from Luxor to Aswan on the MV Tulip. The cruise and staff were very friendly and helpful except for the masseur who is inexperience ,not very good and expensive for what he does.If I pay for 60 minutes I expect to have a 60 minute massage not a 50 minute massage.
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    If you are considering a visit to Egypt, you should definitely request Hossam Roshwan via Imperial Egypt as your tour guide. He was an incredibly professional Egyptologist with the patience of a saint. We were traveling with young kids and he was kind and helpful. He made sure
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    By: Imperial Egypt
    Calex E
    10
    Review
    Our tour was amazing with Ahmed Aziz, his very professional and kind. We learned so much from him and enjoyed our
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    Jordan C
    Brea, California
    43
    The Real Review
    Ok, so I have different feelings about this company. First off the original contact was really helpful in
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    Kozdra
    Zagreb, Croatia
    2813
    The best way to see the Egypt
    Do not stay in Cairo too long. It is just dirty big city. One day is sufficient to see the pyramids and Egyptian
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    Perry
    Nashville, Tennessee
    30
    Excellent Nile River Cruise Experience!
    My wife and I had a wonderful experience on the 4 day/3 night Nile River Cruise. Our guide was Motaz, and he was
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    Anne S
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    10
    Great trip
    We had a great trip with the Nile Cruise in October, guided by Mahmoud. He was on hand whenever we needed anything
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    Rodrigo Veloso
    Lisbon, Portugal
    50
    Amazing experience with excelent guide! Amwaj cruise
    We did the cruise of 4 days starting in Aswan to Luxor with private guide. Our guide was Mahmoud Hassan and he
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    Stanley
    10
    Amazing Cruise Trip
    Me and two other friends have finished a 4 days 3 nights Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Imperial Egypt. The
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    Josh
    10
    Incredible Nile Cruise
    Myself and two friends took the four day three night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor operated by Imperial Egypt.
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    Juliette Welham
    Abingdon, United Kingdom
    31
    Surpassed expectations, a fantastic experience!
    As a group of friends we booked the 4 day 3 night cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Imperial Egypt. From the
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    Alice B
    10
    Incredible trip down the Nile
    I recently went on a 4-day Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with two of my friends, whilst on our year abroad here
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