Steigenberger Minerva Nile Cruise

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Duration
04 Days / 03 Nights
Availability
21 Dec. – 5 Jan. 2020
Min PAX
2

The Steigenberger Minerva Nile Cruise is one of the most deluxe ships sailing from Luxor to Aswan and vice versa. With a marvelous sundeck, swimming pool, gym, the ship offers the highest levels of services and facilities all over Egypt. With 77 comfortable spacious cabins and 2 marvelous suites, Minerva guarantees the best sailing down the Nile experience.

Features

  • 4 decks
  • Restaurant, lounge and bar
  • Souvenir shop
  • Conference area
  • Extensive sun deck
  • Pool with pool bar
  • Fitness gym
  • Beauty salon
  • Individually controllable air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower and hairdryer in the bathroom
  • Balcony and sliding doors on the main and upper decks
  • Internet access and satellite TV
  • In-house video channels
  • Music system
  • Phone and fax

Transport:

  • Private Transportation
  • Horse Carriage at Edfu
  • Taftaf at Valley of the Kings.
  • Motor Boat to Philae Island.

 Itinerary

04 Days / 03 Nights
Day 01: Embarkation + Aswan Tours

Start the journey with the Nile Cruise ship sailing from Aswan to Luxor.

This marvelous Nile cruise trip will start by visiting the most wonderful historical sites in Aswan and begin by exploring the Philae Temple.  One of the most important centers for the worship of the goddess Isis. Constructed in the 1st century BC, it is among the most interesting ancient sites in Egypt. The whole complex was transferred to its current location in Agilkia Island after the building of the High Dam.  

Once you’re visiting Aswan city, you have to visit the High Dam,  constructed to restore the water of the River Nile and produce electricity, the dam was built more than 50 years ago by the help of the Soviet Union. Today, it is one of the popular sties included in many travel packages to Egypt. 

Your last visit of the day should be to the Unfinished Obelisk,  which was found in the granite quarry in the Southern part of the city of Aswan.  If completed, the unfinished obelisk would have been the largest piece of stone humans ever dealt with.

The Nile cruise sailing down the Nile, from Aswan to Luxor, or vice versa, would be having an amazing entertainment program in the evening to make you enjoy belly dancing shows, live music, costume parties, and much more.

Tonight you will sail towards Kom Ombo city while spending a relaxing night on the Nile Cruise.

Day 02: Tour to Kom Ombo & Edfu + Sail to Luxor

Breakfast will be served to you on the Nile Cruise before starting today’s magnificent sail from Aswan to Luxor.

Your beloved Nile Cruise ship will land first at the location of the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to two gods; Horus, the falcon god, and Sobek, the crocodile god. The Greco-Roman temple is famous for its matchless location overlooking the Nile. Construction work of the temple started in the 2nd century BC by Ptolemy VI and was completed during the reign of Ptolemy XII during the 1st century AD.

It’s now the time to sail towards Edfu city to enjoy discovering the most interesting Temple of Edfu, This temple is the largest and most wonderful Ptolemaic temple in Egypt. Established more than 2000 years ago after 3 centuries of construction works, the temple includes several wonderful features.

You will be having an amazing entertainment program in the evening on the Nile cruise where you will enjoy belly dancing shows, live music, costume parties, and much more.

Now you will be sailing towards Luxor city and enjoy your evening in the middle of the Nile.

Day 03: Luxor West Bank Tour

You will be enjoying the most delicious breakfast at the Nile Cruise to get ready for more fun in this Luxor and Aswan Nile Cruise trip.

Let's begin the adventure at the West Bank of Luxor by exploring the Valley of the Kings. considered the best preserved and greatest ancient Egyptian burial site. Established by the Pharaohs of the New Kingdom, starting from the 18th dynasty, more than 3500 years ago, it contains several amazing tombs.

Now, you will continue this incredible tour at the West Bank of Luxor and visit the greatest Temple of Hatshepsut, The finest mortuary temple to be built in Egypt. Constructed by Queen Hatshepsut more than  3500 years ago, the temple has several distinctive features.

To move on with today’s trip you will have to visit the Colossi of Memnon. These stunning and huge two statues are the only parts of the existing section of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. Named after the Greek hero, Memnon, one of these two statues used to make some humming noises. They believed they were of the mother of Memnon crying after the death of her son.

The Nile cruise will offer you amazing entertainment programs in the evening to enjoy your time, this will include belly dancing shows, live music, costume parties, and much more.

Let’s sail towards Luxor city tonight through the great Nile.

Day 04: Luxor East Bank Tours + Disembarkation

The most delicious breakfast will be served to you on the Nile Cruise.

Then you will be heading to the East Bank of Luxor to start today’s journey and visit the Karnak Temple. This is the biggest and most amazing temple of ancient Egypt. Established more than 4000 years ago, the most astonishing elements include the avenue of sphinxes, several obelisks, the sacred lake, and the huge hypostyle hall of Ramses II.

Your next stop at the East Bank of Luxor should be to the amazing Luxor Temple. Considered by many scholars as an open-air museum of ancient Egyptian art, the temple was founded more than 3500 years ago and it was where many kings celebrated their crowning.

It’s now the time to check out the Nile Cruise.

05 Days / 04 Nights

Day 01: Embarkation + Luxor East Bank Tours

Start your first day by checking in the Nile cruise ship for a marvelous ride down the Nile. 

The first place to visit should be so special, you will be exploring the Karnak Temple. The biggest and most astonishing temples of ancient Egypt. Dedicated to the worship of the god Amun and the holy triad of Thebes, these huge temples took 2000 years to be completed.

Then, the next visit should be more interesting, which leads you to discover the beauty of the Luxor Temple. Featured with the two huge statues of Ramses II at the entrance, the temple was founded in the 15th century BC. Many kings had their additions contributed to the temple afterwards.

Your beloved  Nile Cruise will be offering you all meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the whole trip.

Enjoy amazing entertainment events organized specially for you on the Nile Cruise, this will include belly dancing shows, live music, costume parties, and much more.

Get your Overnight onboard of the Nile Cruise.

Day 02: Luxor West Bank Tour + Sail to Edfu

In the early morning you will be enjoying the breakfast at the Nile Cruise to get ready for more fun in this Luxor and Aswan Nile Cruise trip.

Start your trip by exploring the historical sites of the West Bank of  Luxor and begin with the Valley of the Kings. Established more than 3500 years ago, the kings of ancient Egypt started hiding their tombs inside the mountains to protect them against intruders. Today, they still preserve their greatness and charm with bright colors and marvelous decorations.

Then better never miss visiting the great Temple of Hatshepsut. This impressive temple was constructed on the ruins of a much older mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II during the 15th century BC. Today, it is famous for its terraces, colorful statues, and many chapels.

Before ending this incredible trip, you have to explore the Colossi of Memnon. These stunning and huge two statues are the only parts of the existing section of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. Named after the Greek hero, Memnon, one of these two statues used to make some humming noises. They believed they were of the mother of Memnon crying after the death of her son.

Your Nile cruise will be organizing amazing entertainment events in the evening for you to enjoy belly dancing shows, live music, costume parties, and much more.

Tonight you will be sailing towards Edfu city while having a great relaxing sleep.

Day 03: Tour to Edfu & Kom Ombo + Sail to Aswan

Breakfast will be served to you in the morning on bread of the Nile Cruise then get ready to have more fun in this Nile cruise adventure in Egypt.

Your very first visit of today should be to the Temple of Edfu, the finest preserved ancient Egyptian temple in the land of the Nile. It was constructed by the Ptolemies in the 3rd century BC for the worship of the god Horus. The temple is featured with its marvelous stone columns and fascinating wall carvings. Afterwards, we would be sailing towards Kom Ombo.

Then your Nile Cruise ship will land net at the location of the Temple of Kom Ombo, established in the Ptolemaic period and completed in the Roman era, the temple is dedicated to two gods, the local crocodile, Sobek, and the famous eagle god, Haroeris. This was why the temple was divided into two sections; one for each god.

Enjoy your evening now on the Nile cruise ship as there will be an amazing entertainment program for you that will include  belly dancing shows, live music, costume parties, and much more.

You will be sailing towards Aswan now while spending your overnight in the Nile Cruise. 

Day 04: Aswan Tours

Enjoy your delicious breakfast on the Nile Cruise before starting this marvelous Nile cruise trip and visiting the most wonderful historical sites in Aswan. 

As a start in Aswan city you will be exploring the Philae Temple, the best example of Potomac temples that was finely preserved. It was a central hub for the worship of the goddess Isis. The whole complex was relocated to Agilkia Island after the construction of the High Dam in a huge project led by UNESCO.  

Continue this marvelous trip and visit the greatest old invention of Egypt the High Dam. Considered by many people as the most important construction of modern Egypt, the dam was built in the 1960s to restore the flood water of the River Nile and generate electricity.  

Your last visit of the day should be more special, you will be visiting the Unfinished Obelisk,  which was found in the granite quarry in the Southern part of the city of Aswan.  If completed, the unfinished obelisk would have been the largest piece of stone humans ever dealt with.

The Nile cruise ship will be offering you wonderful entertainment programs in the evening including belly dancing shows, live music, costume parties, and much more.

Enjoy your night on the Nile Cruise with the amazing Nile atmosphere. 

Day 05: Optional Tour to Abu Simbel + Final Departure

In the morning you will be enjoying your delicious breakfast at your beloved Nile Cruise.

Then you will get ready to check out the Nile Cruise.

AT the end of this marvelous adventure you will have the choice to go on an Optional Tour to Abu Simbel. the finest example of marvelous temples built by the ancient Egyptians in Nubia. Constructed by Ramses II more than 3000 year ago, the temple was transferred to its current location after the building of the High Dam.

Once your visit ends, you will be heading back to the Aswan Airport.

Include
  • 04 or 03 Nights’ accommodation on board the Nile cruise based on Full Board.
  • Meet and assist service upon arrival and Departure.
  • All Transfers by Modern A/C private Vehicles.
  • All the Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • All entrance fees to all sighs and Temples in and between Luxor & Aswan.
  • Private English speaking Tour guide.
  • All Services Charges and Tax.
Exclude
  • Any extra Meals and Beverages.
  • All personal Expenses like Laundry and etc…
  • Tipping to Guide, Driver and etc..
  • Any optional tours may require.

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