Includes Flights, Transfers and excursions guided by a qualified Egyptologist
DAY 1: CAIRO
Arrival day into Cairo where you will be met by a representative of Orbital Travel and transferred to the Jaz Royale. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.
DAY 2: CAIRO
Enjoy breakfast on board before visiting Giza where the famous Pyramids stands as monuments to the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt and the Great Sphnix, which has kept its secrets for centuries. Afternoon at your own leisure. (Optional Tours available through your guide). Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Cairo.
DAY 3: CAIRO
Depart after breakfast to visit the Egyptian Museum containing treasures from Egypt’s ancient past and including the wonderful Tutankhamun collection. Continuing to the Citadel located on a limestone plateau, the Citadel built to withstand the onslaught of the Crusaders has wonderful views over Cairo city. Afternoon at your leisure (Optional Tours available through your guide). Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Cairo.
DAY 4: BEN SUEF
Leisurely cruising from Cairo to Ben Suef. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Ben Suef.
DAY 5: MINYA
All day cruising from Ben Suef to Minya. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Minya.
DAY 6: MINYA
After breakfast visit three of the rock-tombs of Beni Hassan that are carved into the high limestone cliffs of the east bank of the Nile. The painted scenes depict the daily lives of the rulers and their families including scenes of desert hunting, weaving, spinning, fishing, country living, gathering crops and catching birds. Sailing to Tel El Amarna in the afternoon Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Tel El Amarna.
DAY 7: TEL EL AMARNA
After breakfast visit the Tel El Amarna site, once the city of Akhenaten, the Pharaoh known for his revolutionary religion that worshiped Aten. Continue to the Tuna El Gabal, the necropolis of Khmun, to visit the Tomb of Petosiris, Tomb of Isadora and the sacred Catacombs of Thoth then on to the Ashmunien. After returning back to the Jaz Royale cruise on to Assiut. Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Assiut.
DAY 8: SOHAG
Cruising all day from Assiut to Sohag. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Sohag.
DAY 9: EL BAYANA
Afterr breakfast visit Dendarah which is one of the best preserved Temples in Egypt. After visiting Dendarah you will visit Abydos Temple, the holy city of Osiris God of the Dead and the New Kingdom Temple of Seti 1. You will be transferred back to the boat in Nagaa Hamadi. Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Nagaa Hamadi.
DAY 10: LUXOR
Early morning cruising to Luxor with breakfast on board the beautiful Jaz Royale. After breakfast visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak located on the East bank. Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Luxor.
DAY 11: LUXOR
Breakfast on board followed by a visit to the beautiful West Bank. Visit the sites of the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepshut. Lunch on board and disembarkation the Jaz Royale. One of our Orbital Travel representatives will meet you after Lunch on the Jaz Royale and take you to your 5*Luxor Hotel for one night on bed and breakfast basis.
DAY 12: LUXOR
You will be met by a representative of Orbital Travel and transferred to Luxor airport for your flight back to the UK.
The programme and visits can change without prior notice due to operational restrictions.
Extensions available please speak to us at the time of your enquiry.
Confirmed 2019 sailing dates from Cairo to Luxor are:
Confirmed 2020 sailing dates from Cairo to Luxor are:
Prices are based on 2 people a sharing double/twin cabin on the Main Deck. Supplements apply for Upper Deck cabins. Single cabins available on the lower deck with no supplement.
All Inclusive dining is available with a supplement.
We also offer various options as an extension to a 11 night Nile cruise, stay in one of our beautiful hotels in Luxor after the cruise or stay in a 5* hotel in Cairo before the cruise and visit the sites of Saqqarh, Memphis, Mohamed Ali Mosque and visit the bustling Khan el Khalli Bazaar, or spend time relaxing in the sun on the Red Sea in Hurghada, El Gouna or Soma Bay after your Nile cruise. Tailor made itineraries available.