These shorter cruises are ideal if your time is more limited but you would still like to visit some of the main sites of Upper Egypt whilst spending time relaxing on board a 5* Nile cruiser. All included excursions are guided by a qualified Egyptologist.
This short 3 night cruise begins in Aswan and sails to Luxor and visits some of Ancient Egypt’s most memorable temples along the way. You spend some time in Aswan before setting sail to Luxor stopping at Kom Ombo to visit the Temple. On arrival at Luxor there is a visit to the West and the magnificent temples at Karnak and Luxor. Please click here for an example itinerary.
This 4 night cruise is a fascinating journey through Egypt's classical past, visiting some of the landmark temples, tombs and ruins in the region. Visits include the ‘world’s largest greatest open air museum’ at Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, the unusual double temple of Kom Ombo and Philae Temple and the High Dam in Aswan. There is an optional tour to visit Abu Simbel. Please click here for an example itinerary.
These short cruises are ideal to combine with a stay Cairo, Luxor, Aswan or the Red Sea. It is possible to combine the 4 night cruise with 3 nights in Cairo, the shorter version of our Classical Tour. We recommend staying at the historic Mena House Hotel or the Meridien Pyramids in Cairo.
Alternatively it is also possible to extend your stay in Aswan after the cruise. We recommend staying at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan; this historic hotel offers attentive service and first class amenities.