5 Day MS Esplanade Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan

5 Day MS Esplanade Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan

Egypt, Luxor
Duration

5 Days

Tour Type

Group Tour

Run

Every Monday

Start From

1169$ USD

Overview

This distinctive 5 Day MS Esplanade Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan is a magnificent opportunity to sail down the Nile in elegance and charm in the Easter. The MS Esplanade Nile Cruise is truly wonderful and offers all what tourists would need for a marvelous holiday in Egypt. Your visits would include Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings, Philae Temple, the High Dam, Kom Ombo Temple, and Edfu Temple.

Included
  • Meet a at airports and other points of embarkation and disembarkation
  • All transfers
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on board the 5-Star MS Esplanade Nile Cruise on full board basis
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the MS Esplanade Nile Cruise itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sights
  • English speaking guide for all excursions
  • All service charges and taxes
Excluded
  • Travel to Luxor and onward travel from Aswan
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Personal spending money
  • Optional activities
  • Tipping money
FAQ

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The fixed deposit amount is 25% of the tours total price Except for Egypt Christmas tours, new year’s and other peak seasons where the deposit goes up to 40%.

Yes, we at Deluxe Tours Egypt does provide a discount for private trips booked with large groups. as well for repeated customers, loyalty program members and students.

Service charges are by default included in the bill when dining in a restaurant. However, these fees go to the restaurant and not the waiters. Knowing this it is advisable and courteous to directly tip the servers with an additional 10 %.

Accommodations for travelers in Egypt fall across a broad range—everything from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations are available. The nicest hotels compare well with luxury hotels anywhere, Egyptian hotels have their own rating system that loosely classifies them on a 5-star scale. The check-in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.

Photography is allowed in most of the historical sites and museums in Egypt, but some of them have extra charges for taking in a camera. in some museums, like the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and some historical sites, like the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, photography is prohibited and visitors are asked to leave their cameras at the reception before entering.

Egypt is a relax country so you can wear whatever you prefer no problem at all Egyptians accept every one although modest dress would be highly recommended and, in some mosques, women will be asked to cover their hair and perhaps their arms and legs. Both women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque or some church’s.

It is always recommended for travelers who wish to have their own supply of cigarettes and alcohol with them in Egypt to purchase them upon arrival. There are duty free shops in the airports in Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh. Tourists are allowed to purchase up to 1 liter of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes on arrival. But still local Alcohol are available around the cities.

Most of the shops / Malls in Egypt open from around 10 AM and stay open until 11PM; however, many shops, cafes, and restaurants especially in major cities stay open much later and some facilities and shops are open 24 hours.

Most of the monuments, historical sites, and museums in Egypt open from 7 AM until 5 PM. Open-air historical sites, like the Pyramids of Giza, are open from 7:00 Am until 16:pm. Some museums have morning opening hours, from 9 AM to 4 PM evening opening hours, from 5 PM to 9 or 10 PM. during Ramadan, monthbe aware that these hours will change significantly. Sightseeing during Ramadan Month closed by 15:00pm.

Egypt is a relaxed country although relatively modest dress is recommended. wearing shorts for men in Cairo and other cities is common among Egyptians. Dressing with relative modesty is a way of respecting the local culture. The metro in Cairo has separate cars for women that might be more comfortable, especially during rush hours when the cars can be very full.

In a restaurant, it is good to give between 5% and 10% tip directly to the waiter. For a small favor, like carrying luggage or parking a car, a few Egyptian pounds would be appropriate. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver is completely optional but should be considered if you're provided with great service. If you decide to tip feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound, the value of the Pound is effectively fixed at the rate of 1 USD to Egyptian Pound 15.65, Credit cards are widely used in Egypt. Service charges that have been included on your bill go to the restaurant, not the waiter. Be sure to tip the servers 10% in addition by handing it to them directly. The metro is one of the best ways to go from one place to another within Cairo. Arabic is the official language; English is widely used as second language. Try “Fool”, Egyptian beans, and “Kochari”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish. Try Kebab and Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish. Some Locals restaurant will be the best way to discover the Egyptian cousin completely different experience than hotels food.

Visit the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and valley temple which belongs to king Chephren.
Visit Luxor temple, Karnak temple, Valley of the Kings, valley of the queens and Hatshepsut temple in Luxor
Admire the wonders of ancient history at the Egyptian Museum.
Discover the Egyptian oases like Siwa or Bahariya and more
Dive or snorkel in Red Sea Sinai Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Hurghada Marsa alam and cities situated on the Red Sea.
Going on a Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor or vise versa.
Shop at Egyptian Markets Khan El Khalili touristic market in Cairo Aswan Market and more.
Visit Nubian Village, Philae and Abu Simbel temples in Aswan.
Climb the Sinai monastery and visit Saint Catherine Monastery in Sinai.
Exploring Islamic and Coptic Cairo.

  • 01
    Day1
    Arrival to Luxor
    • Arrive at Luxor airport / Train Railway Station for your 5 Day MS Esplanade Nile cruise; you will be met by our tour representatives and one of our drivers, who will then take you to the Port where you will be boarding your 5-Star Nile River cruise ship.
    • After boarding your Luxury cruise ship, you will enjoy your first on-board lunch, and then you will be taken for a tour on the Luxor East Bank visiting the Karnak Temple. This is the largest Pharaonic temple in the whole world and in history. Although established in the Middle Kingdom, the Karnak took around 2,000 years to be completed. You enjoy exploring the huge columns of the Hypostyle Hall, the avenues of the sphinxes, the sacred lake, and many other features. 
    • You move on to the Luxor Temple, one of the finest ancient Egyptian structures of all time! This is where you view the huge colossi of Ramses II at the entrance, in addition to several other impressive sections.
    • Following your East Bank tour, you will then return to the cruise ship in time for a very entertaining Egyptian Belly Dance Show. Later in the day you will you served a good dinner aboard the ship, and there will also be an on-board disco in the evening. spending the first night of your 5 Day MS Esplanade Nile Cruise in your cabin on the water in Luxor.
    • Meals included: Lunch and dinner
  • 02
    Day 2
    Luxor West Bank Tour and Cruise to Esna
    • Morning enjoy your good breakfast on 5 Day MS Esplanade Nile Cruise on the cruise ship, and then our Egyptologist tour guide will take you for a tour of the Luxor West Bank
    • Visiting Valley of the Kings, the most impressive royal necropolis of ancient Egypt. Established more than 3000 years ago, during the reign of the 18th dynasty, the tombs are quite remarkable with their colors and various decorations. 
    • Your next visit would be to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the most charming mortuary temples of all time. You will be exploring the terraces of the temple, admire the statues of the queen disguised as a Pharaoh, in addition to the Punto section, the Chapel of Anubis, and the Chapel of Goddess Hathour and the Colossi of Memnon.
    • spending this night of MS Esplanade Nile Cruise on the water at Esna.
    • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 03
    Day 3
    Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, and on to Aswan
    • Early Morning Sailing to Esna quite early in the morning, with breakfast being served out on the water while you are sailing towards Edfu.
    • When you arrive at Edfu, your Egyptologist tour guide will escort you to see the truly magnificent Temple of Horus. This is the best-preserved temple ever discovered, thanks to the fact that it became buried beneath the sand and remained that way for more than 2000 years after it was abandoned by the Romans.
    • After spending some time at the temple, you will then return to the cruise ship and it will begin sailing to Kom Ombo. On arrival at Kom Ombo, you will once again disembark from the ship, and you will be taken to see the Kom Ombo Temple which was dedicated to two different gods. One half of the temple was dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, while the other half was dedicated to Horus the falcon-headed god. Because this temple was dedicated to two different gods, both halves had to be identical to each other.
    • Following your visit to the temple, you will return to the cruise ship, and it will then sail to Aswan where you’ll be spending this night on the water
    • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 04
    Day 4
    Aswan Sightseeing and Leisure Time
    • Enjoy another delightful breakfast on board the ship, and then your Egyptologist tour guide will be taking you for short tour in Aswan. During this tour you will get to see 3 amazing sites in Aswan, including the Aswan High Dam, Temple of Philae. Dedicated to the gods Osiris and Isis, the temple has some magnificent features including many pylons gigantic decorated stone capitals and many other wonders. The whole complex was relocated after the construction of the High Dam to its current location at the Agilkia Island. 
    • Then move to visit of the day would be to the Unfinished Obelisk. This huge structure was left untouched after the Pharaohs of the New Kingdom deserted it because of a fault in the bottom of the obelisk. The visit to the Unfinished Obelisk would include an interesting explanation of the methods used by the Pharaohs to construct these huge obelisks and the reasons behind their building.
    • Following your tour, you will return to the cruise ship in time for another good lunch, and then you will have the remainder of the day to yourself to enjoy as you wish. As usual, tea will be served in the afternoon, followed by another good dinner in the evening.
    • Tonight, there will be a very entertaining Nubian Folkloric Show. Enjoy the last night on the tranquil waters of the Nile River in Aswan.
    • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 05
    Day 5
    Ends with Felucca Ride and Departure
    • Today will be the last day of your Nile Cruise, After having your breakfast check-out from the cruise then be driven to the airport or to the railway station depending on what your onward travel plans are. Once you arrive at the airport or the railway station, your MS Esplanade Nile Cruise will officially be over,
    • Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation Plan
MS Esplanade Nile Cruise
  • 1169  $ Per Person in Double Room
  • 1665 $ One Person Travelling Alone

Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip all the Year Except over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.

  • 0 to 1,99 years: FREE
  • 2 Years Old and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • 6 Years up to 11.99 years: 50% of adult price
  • 12 and Up: Calculate as an adult price.

Notes:

  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents (Maximum 2 Child sharing parent's room some hotels Maximum 1 child sharing parents’ room) If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply. According to Booking Policy.

We are offering the minimum down payment of just 10% to secure your spaces on the tour including hotel room, cruise cabin, domestic flight ticket, and other travel services. The remaining balance can be paid up to four days prior to your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your Representative.

In case you cancel your trip, the following of charges will be applied:

  • From the date of booking until 61 days before your arrival date, 7% of the tour package price will be charged.
  • Between 60 and 21 days before your arrival date, 20% of the entire tour Package price will be charged.
  • Between 20 and 7 days before your arrival date, 40% of the package tour price will be charged.
  • Between 6 and 1 days before your arrival date, 75% of the tour package price will be applied.

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