7 Nights Cruise Embarkation: Luxor to Aswan

Itineraries

Explore the Nile in leisure with the specially created itinerary available exclusively on The Oberoi, Zahra.

English speaking Egyptologists are available on board. French, and German speaking Egyptologists can be organised with prior notice. An audio-visual presentation on the next day’s programme is held every evening. Telescopes available on board highlight the spectacular views of the Egyptian night sky.

The facility of private docking arrangements is unique to The Oberoi, Zahra and this ensures a relaxed experience while getting on and off the boat.

Small luxury coaches are available at each stop to take guests sightseeing. An Egyptologist accompanies each luxury coach.

 

8 Days – 7 Nights Cruise
Embarkation: Luxor to Aswan
Day 1 – Tuesday
12:00 noon Embarkation
1:00 p.m. Lunch
3:00 p.m. Visit Karnak Temple and Luxor museum
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Overnight in Luxor

 

Day 2 – Wednesday
6:30 a.m. onwards Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Transfer to the West Bank, to explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes. Visit Valley of the Kings, with its royal tombs, King Tut’s tomb and Ramses “the Six”. This is followed by a visit to The temple of Madinat Habu and on the way back stop at the Colossus of Memnon.
1:00 p.m. Sail to Quina
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 5:30 p.m. Spa Time
6:00 p.m. Travel to Dendara
Private visit to the Temple of Dendarah, dedicated to Hathor, Goddess of Music, Love and Joy.
7:30 p.m. Dinner on board
Overnight in Quina

 

Day 3 – Thursday
5:00 a.m. Sail to Luxor
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:30 a.m. Visit the West Bank (Valley of the Noble’s tombs, Dier El Madina, the site of a very special workman’s village, whose craftsmen built and decorated the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings. Lastly, visit the Temple of Hatchepsut)
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Spa Time
4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Visit of Luxor temple
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception with live music at the club lounge.
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Overnight in Luxor

 

Day 4 – Friday
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Sail to Edfu
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Spa Time
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Spa Time
6:30 p.m. Visit the Temple of Edfu, the best preserved temple of the ancient world, dedicated to Horus the Falcon God.
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Overnight in Edfu

 

Day 5 – Saturday
6:00 a.m. Sail to Aswan
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Spa Time
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:30 p.m. Visit the High Dam and Philae temple.
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Spa Time
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Overnight in Aswan

 

Day 6 – Sunday
7:00 a.m. Sail to Komombo
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Visit the temple of Komombo. One side is dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek, God of Fertility and Creator of the World. The other side is dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeris, also known as Horus, the Elder.
12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Spa Time
11:30 a.m. Sail to Aswan
12:30 p.m. Lunch
3:00 p.m. Visit the Botanical Garden by Felucca
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Spa Time
Sound and light show at Philae Temple
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Overnight in Aswan

 

Day 7 – Monday
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
Optional visit Abu Simbel
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Spa Time
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Spa Time
6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception with entertainment on the Mango Island
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Overnight in Aswan

 

Day 8 – Tuesday
7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Disembarkation

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