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Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise Ship

Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise Ship


Trip Itinerary

The Oberoi Zahra offers well planned itineraries:

6 Days From Aswan to Luxor

  • Day 1: Meet in Aswan airport, transfer to Embark on board Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise and lunch on board. Afternoon trip to the High Dam, the Philae Temple & Isis island, back to Nile Cruise. Dinner, entertainment and overnight in Aswan.
  • Day 2: Breakfast on board, free time for optional tour to Abu Simbel temples. Sunset transfer to attend the Sound and light show at Philae Temple, dinner & overnight in Aswan.
  • Day 3: Breakfast on board then morning visit to the Temple of Kom Ombo and back to cruise. Sail back to Asswan and lunch on board. Afternoon tour to Botanical Garden by felucca, dinner & entertainment and overnight in Aswan.
  • Day 4: Sail to Edfu, breakfast ad lunch on board. Afternoon tour to Edfu Temple, dinner, disco entertainment and overnight in Edfu.
  • Day 5: Sail to Luxor, breakfast ad lunch on board. Afternoon tour to the temples of Karnak, Hatshepsut obelisk, Ramses III and Luxor Museum. Dinner, disco entertainment and overnight in Luxor.
  • Day 6: Breakfast on board, disembark from cruise then transfer to Luxor airport to fly back home.

6 Days From Luxor to Aswan

  • Day 1: Meet in Luxor airport, pick up to transfer to Embark Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise and lunch on board. Afternoon trip to the temples of Karnak, Hatshepsut obelisk, Ramses III and Luxor Museum then back to cruise. Dinner & overnight in Luxor.
  • Day 2: Breakfast on board then morning visit to the valley of kings (king Tut tomb, Ramses The Six & Madinat Habu temple then back to cruise. Midday Sail to Qena, lunch on board then afternoon visit to Dendera Temple. Dinner & overnight on board.
  • Day 3: Sail to Luxor, breakfast on board then morning visit to the valley of the Nobles tombs, Dier El Madina temple, Hatshepsut temple and back to cruise. Lunch on board then afternoon trip to Luxor temple, Cocktail Reception, dinner & overnight in Luxor.
  • Day 4: Sail to Edfu, breakfast and lunch on board. Afternoon trip to Edfu temple then back to cruise. Dinner & overnight on board in Edfu.
  • Day 5: Sail to Aswan, breakfast and lunch on board. Afternoon visit to visit the High Dam and Philae temple then back to cruise. Dinner & overnight in Aswan.
  • Day 6: Breakfast on board, disembark from cruise then transfer to Aswan airport to fly back home.

8 Days From Aswan to Luxor

  • Day 1: Meet in Aswan airport, pick up and transfer for Embarkation, lunch on board then Visit the High Dam, the Philae Temple & Isis island. Dinner, entertainment and overnight in Aswan.
  • Day 2: Breakfast on board, optional visit to Abu Simbel temples of Ramses II & Nefertari and lunch on board. Sunset transfer to attend Sound and light show at the Philae Temple. Dinner,entertainment and overnight in Aswan.
  • Day 3: Breakfast on board then visit Kom Ombo Temple and back to cruise. Sail back to Aswan, lunch on board then an afternoon trip Botanical Garden by felucca. Cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment and overnight in Aswan.
  • Day 4: Sail to Edfu, breakfast and lunch on board sailing to Edfu. Afternoon visit to the Temple of Edfu. Dinner, entertainment and overnight on board.
  • Day 5: Sail to Luxor, breakfast and lunch on board the pay a visit to the temples of Karnak, Hatshepsut obelisk, Ramses III temple and Luxor Museum. Dinner, entertainment and overnight in Luxor.
  • Day 6: Breakfast on board the visit the valley of Kings with three royal tombs, Hatshepsut temple and Memnon Colossi. Lunch on board then sail to Quena. Evening visit to the Temple of Dendara, dinner & Overnight in Qena.
  • Day 7: Sail back to Luxor, breakfast on board then visit the East Bank of Luxor. Lunch on board then afternoon trip to Luxor temple, Farewell Reception, dinner & Overnight in Luxor.
  • Day 8: Breakfast on board then disembark and transfer to Luxor airport to fly back home.

8 Days From Luxor to Aswan

  • Day 1: Meet in Luxor airport then transfer to Embark Cruise and lunch on board. Evening Luxor trip to the temples of Karnak, Hatshepsut, Ramses III temple and Luxor Museum. Dinner, entertainment & overnight in Luxor.
  • Day 2: Breakfast on board then visit valley of the kings including king Tut tomb, Ramses The Six & Madinat Habu temple then back to cruise. Sail to Qena and lunch on board. Afternoon tour to Dendera temple, dinner, entertainment & overnight in Luxor.
  • Day 3: Sail back to Luxor, beakfast on board then visit valley of the Nobles tombs, Dier El Madina temple & Hatshepsut temple. Lunch on board then Afternoon trip to Luxor temple, Cocktail reception, dinner & overnight in Luxor.
  • Day 4: Sail to Edfu, breakfast and lunch on board then afternoon visit to the Temple of Horus. Dinner & overnight in Edfu.
  • Day 5: Sail to Aswan, breakfast and lunch on board then afternoon visit the High Dam and Philae temple. Dinner & overnight in Aswan.
  • Day 6: Sail to Kom Ombo, breakfast on board then morning excursion to Kom Ombo temple and back to cruise. Lunch on board while sailing back to Aswan. Afternoon tour to the Botanical Garden by Felucca followed by Sound and light Show in Philae Temple. Dinner & overnight in Aswan.
  • Day 7: Breakfast on board, optional visit to Abu Simbel temples of Ramses II & Nefertari and lunch on board. Cocktail reception, dinner,entertainment and overnight in Aswan.
  • Day 8: Breakfast then disembark and transfer to Aswan airport to fly back home.

Cruise:

  • 24/7 Reception
  • Private docking areas
  • Restaurant with varied menus on a daily basis.
  • Nightly entertainment programme
  • Sun Deck with Swimming pool and jacuzzi
  • Personal Care Attendant throughout your holiday.
  • On-board elevators and access for physically-challenged guests.
  • Laundry and daily housekeeping service
  • Internet and games room
  • Therapy rooms with a private shower and steam room
  • Gymnasium On board
  • Library and Cigar Lounge
  • Egyptologist for all shore excursions
  • Medical service on call (24/7)
  • Fully purified water, filtered and softened before distribution
  • Major credit cards accepted on board Nile Cruises

Cabins:

  • The Cruise Features 25 elegantly appointed cabins and 2 spacious Luxury Suites
  • All cabins with panoramic windows and Nile views
  • The Suites have separate living rooms, private terraces and Jacuzzis
  • Air conditioning with individual control
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access
  • Private bathroom offers hair dryer, a separate glass-enclosed steam and shower stall
  • High-definition LCD television and music system
  • Internal telephone with GSM lines
  • Safety deposit box and a well-stocked mini-bar, tea and coffee
  • Daily basket of fresh fruit

Trip includes

  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure
  • All transfers by modern AC deluxe vehicle
  • Accommodation on board Operoi Zahra on full board basis
  • All Cruise excursions sharing nile cruise group
  • Entrance fees to Luxor and Aswan sights
  • English-speaking tour guides during sightseeing
  • All service charges and taxes

Itinerary Highlights

  • Abu Simbel Temples

    Abu Simbel, site of two temples built by the Egyptian king Ramses II, now located in Aswān, southern Egypt. It is generally considered the grandest and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Rameses II, one of the most beautiful in Egypt and among the most interesting Pharaonic Temples.

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  • Aswan City

    Aswan is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the Aswan Governorate. Aswan is a busy market and tourist center located just north of the Aswan Dams on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract. Aswan is Egypt's hottest driest inhabited city where you can enjoy the warm winter sun & relax at the same time.

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  • Philae Temple

    One of the main sites visited by almost every tour to Egypt, Philae is actually a nonexistent island now buried beneath Lake Nasser and the previous site of an Ancient Egyptian temple complex in southern Egypt. It is believed to be the former center of worship to the goddess Isis during the Ptolemaic period of Ancient Egypt.

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  • High Dam

    To find a way to manage the water of the Nile so that Egyptians had just the right amount all the time so the solution of this problem was the dam. Tourists visiting Aswan come to marvel at the High Dam, which has become somewhat of a local attraction in its own right.

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  • Unfinished Obelisk

    The Unfinished Obelisk is one of the most popular sites in Aswan. Situated on the southern edge of the Northern quarry, provides insight into the stone working methods employed by ancient Egyptians. It is being promoted to attract more visitors to the Aswan offering unusual insights into ancient Egyptian stone working techniques

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  • Luxor City

    Luxor is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt. Luxor has often been called the world's greatest open air museum, as indeed it is and much more. To say that the Luxor area is a major attraction for tourists in Egypt would be an understatement, it has been a tourist destination since the beginning of tourism.

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  • Esna Lock

    Esna is a city in Egypt. It is located on the west bank of the River Nile, about 33 miles south of Luxor, The town was formerly part of the modern Qena Governorate. Esna Greek name was Latopolis and here fish (lates) where thought to embody the goddess Neith, who was sacred to the area.

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  • Hatshepsut Temple

    Deir el-Bahri Temple Complex It is an incredible expression of the absolute power of a pharaoh, whether woman or man. It includes one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt, perhaps in the world due to its design & decorations. In the 7th century AD, it was named after a Coptic monastery, known as the “Northern monastery”.

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  • Karnak Temple

    It is part of the monumental city of Thebes. Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest Temple in World ! It contains a group of Temples (Great Temple of Amon Ra, Temple of Khonso, The Ipt Temple, Temple of Ptah, Temple of Montho & the Temple of God Osiris).

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  • Luxor East Bank

    In ancient times it was known as Waset and later Thebes under the Greeks. Homer is said to have described Luxor as the ‘City of the Hundred Gates’. Travel to Luxor and you will know why it is one of Egypt's great tourist attractions. Luxor is one of the world’s greatest cities is nothing less than an understatement.

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  • Luxor Temple

    Known in the New Kingdom period as Ipt-Rsyt, means the southern shrine. Amenhotep III built Luxor Temple. Many festivals were celebrated in Thebes (Waset in ancient Egyptian). The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important one, the festival of Opet. It appears that the temple's purpose was for a suitable setting for the rituals of the festival.

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  • Luxor West Bank

    Luxor is one of the world’s greatest cities is nothing less than an understatement. The West Bank of Luxor in Egypt is even more of an archaeological paradise than the East Bank. It is much more than what we refer to as the Valley of the Kings, though many have called the whole of the area by that name.

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  • Kom Ombo Temple

    Kom Ombo is located in Upper Egypt on the east bank of the Nile. The origins of Kom Ombo are mysterious, perhaps still buried for future generations to discover. The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty in the Egyptian town of Kom Ombo.

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  • Edfu Temple

    Edfu is an Egyptian city, located 60 Km to the north of Aswan, today it is an important center for sugar production and pottery. The most important monument in the city is the Temple of Horus, considered to be one of the most beautiful and preserved Temples in Egypt & the second largest after Karnak.

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  • Memnon Colossi

    One of the main attractions in Luxor West Bank on the road to the monument area, 2 gigantic statues known as the Colossi of Memnon belong to Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For 3,400 years they have sat in the Theban necropolis.

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  • Valley of Kings

    The Valley of the Kings is the major tourist attraction in Luxor. It is a valley in Egypt where for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC. In modern times it has become famous for the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun and it is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world.

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  • Nile River

    The Nile is a major north flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. In the ancient Egyptian language, the Nile is called "Great River". The Ancient Egyptians called the river Ar or Aur (black) because of the color of the sediment left after the river’s annual flood.

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  • We speak Italian - German - Spanish - French - Chinese - Russian.
  • All packages are operated privately unless mentioned in itinerary.
  • Package price always excludes personal expenses & optional activities.
  • Package prices are fixed in USD but you can pay with any other currency.
  • Package prices are per person per trip including all items in tour offer
  • Package price is always valid except for Easter & Christmas periods.
  • Package price does NOT include Entry visas to any of served destinations.
  • Package price does Not include fees of any special archaeological sites.
  • Package prices are updated always to give you the best possible price.
  • Prices would NOT be changed once you have tour package confirmed.
  • Children under 2 years old are free of charge in similar tour packages.
  • Children between 5 and 5.99 years would pay 25 % of adult package price.
  • Children between 6 and 11.99 years would pay 50 % of adult package price.
  • Children will be charged in case your tour package includes any airfare.
  • 25 % down payment is required to get your tour package booking confirmed.
  • 50 % down payment is required to confirm Easter & Xmas package bookings.
  • Full payment should be settled in cash or credit card upon arrival.
  • You can pay by any debit or credit card via our secured system.
  • Printable Payment voucher & confirmation would be emailed to you.
  • You will get our contacts list (operators & 24/7 customer care).
  • We never apply cancellation fees in all ‘force majeure’ cases.
  • Cancellation fees are applied in personal & business conditions.
  • International airline tickets if added are your own responsibility.
  • We recommend you to buy good travel insurance as we do Not offer.
  • Ask our agents about group discounts and cancellation penalties.

Quick Travel Tips

  • Egypt is always safe country to visit with notable low crime rates
  • Tourist attractions are well secured and far from any unrest points
  • There is no negative attitude towards foreigners been ever reported
  • No special concern for women traveling alone to Egypt touristy sites
  • Modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites for men & women
  • Valid Passport with 6 month beyond your travel schedule is a must
  • Egypt entry visa costs 25 Usd & available in any of Egypt Embassies
  • Few nationalities can obtain Egypt entry visa upon their arrival
  • Obtaining Sinai Visa only would not permit you to get out of Sinai
  • Egypt has many direct flights with European Union & United States
  • Duty free shops are available in Egypt airports & major tourist cities
  • Egyptians speak & understand English as they study it in school
  • Most monuments & Museums in Egypt open between 8 Am to 5 Pm
  • Shops and stores in Egypt are usually opened from 10 Am to 10 Pm
  • Non Muslims can easily visit all religious historical sites in Egypt
  • Taking pictures for people & streets is fine after people permission
  • Taking pictures for official type or army structures is not permitted
  • Egypt has big hotel variety; Check in by midday & check out 2 pm
  • There in no health concerns or vaccinations required to visit Egypt
  • The Pound is the official currency & money exchange is widely available
  • Credit cards are largely used in Egypt major cities & tourist spots
  • Stay away from the public buses in big cities like Cairo & Alexandria
  • Taxi and limousine service are fine every where but price is negotiable
  • Trains are going to all big cities in Egypt except Sinai & Red Sea
  • Tipping is an appreciated habitual attitude but is Not obligatory

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