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Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise New Year

Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise New Year


Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Luxor & Embarkation

Meet in Luxor airport then transfer to Embark The Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise and lunch on board. 4:00 p.m.Tea at club lounge. Evening Luxor trip to Luxor museum, dinner & overnight in Luxor.

Day 2: Dendera & Abydos Temples

Breakfast on board then visit the Temples of Abydos and Dendara then back to cruise. 5:00 p.m.Tea at club lounge on board, dinner & overnight in Luxor.

Day 3: Luxor Sightseeing Tours

Free morning for optional Hot air balloon trip. Beakfast and lunch on board, Afternoon trip to Luxor & Karnak temples. 5:00 p.m.Tea at club lounge, Cocktail reception, dinner & overnight in Luxor.

Day 4: Luxor West Bank & Essna

Breakfast on board then visit the valley of kings, king Tut tomb, Ramses the six, Dier Elmadina, Habu and colossus of Memnon. Midday sail to Essna lunch on board while crossing Essna Lock. 5:00 p.m.Tea at club Lounge, dinner & overnight in Esna.

Day 5: Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples

Breakfast on board then morning visit to Edfu Temple then sail to Kom Omob. Lunch on board, 5 pm Tea at club Lounge then enjoy an evening trip to Kom Ombo temples, dinner & overnight in Kom Ombo.

Day 6: Aswan Sightseeing Tours

Breakfast on board then morning Aswan city tour to the High Dam and Philae temple. Lunch on board, afternoon trip to the Nubian Museum by motor boat. 5:00 p.m.Tea at club lounge, dinner & overnight in Aswan.

Day 7: Disembarkation & Depart Aswan

Breakfast then disembark Oberoi Philae and transfer to Aswan airport to fly back home

The Oberoi Philae Facilities:

  • 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

Philae Nile Cruise Cabins:

  • The Cruise Features 22 elegantly appointed cabins and Luxury Suites
  • Air conditioning with individual control
  • 10" pillow topped mattress
  •  Blackout blinds 
  •  Coffee machine
  •  Personal bar
  •  Soundproof, openable French window
  •  24-hour express laundry 
  •  Alarm and docking station 
  •  High-definition 40" LED television
  •  DVD player
  •  Electronic safe
  •  High speed WiFi access
  •  Wireless telephones
  •  iPod docking station
  •  Private bathroom offers hair dryer
  •  Overhead, multi pressure shower 
  •  Handheld shower
  •  Weighing scales

Trip Includes

  • Meet and assist service in both arrival & departure
  • All transport by modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • 6 nights aboard 5 star cruise on full board basis
  • All Nile Cruise tours as mentioned
  • Entrance tickets to the mentioned sites
  • Professional Egyptologist guide trips
  • All service charges & taxes

Itinerary Highlights

  • 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), also called the river Aur (black) for the color of the sediment left after the river’s annual flood.

  • Valley of Kings

    The Valley of the Kings is the major tourist attraction in Luxor. It is a valley in Egypt used as royal burial site for a period of nearly 500 years in ancient Egypt. In modern times it has become famous for the discovery of Tutankhamun tomb.

  • The Colossi of Memnon

    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.

  • Edfu Temple

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

  • 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.

  • Thebes Egypt

    Luxor is one of the world’s greatest cities, 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.

  • 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.

  • East Bank Luxor

    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 and one of the world’s greatest cities.

  • Karnak Temple

    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).

  • Hatshepsut Temple

    Hatshepsut Temple (Deir el-Bahri Temple Complex) 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.

  • Esna Lock

    Esna Lock in the River Nile links Esna to Aswan. The Lock was opened January 1 st 1996 at elevation difference of 8 meters, 17 meters wide, 221 meters long and 14.6 meters depth. Its body consists of 7 Joints each of them is 20.6 meters long.

  • Luxor Egypt

    Luxor is one of the most wonderful Egyptian cities. The city that witnessed the flourishing of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt when it was called Thebes and it served as the capital of Egypt for hundreds of years. Many Egypt travel packages would include a visit to Luxor.

  • Unfinished Obelisk

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

  • Aswan 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.

  • 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.

  • Aswan Egypt

    Aswan is a city of special magic of its own. Located at the southernmost point of the Nile Valley, Aswan has served as the southern gateway of Egypt for many years.

  • Abu Simbel Temples

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

FAQs

Is Egypt safe to travel?

Egypt is safe country to visit with notable low crime rate, tourist attractions are well secured and there is no common negative attitude towards foreigners, with some sensible precautions and preparations you will feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be.

What to wear when visiting Egypt?

There is no special dress code when visiting Egypt tourist sites, modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites and there is no special concern for women traveling alone.

How to get visa to Egypt
Visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions or apply and pay online for one month visa to Egypt through Egypt E-Visa Portal. Valid Passport with 6 months validity beyond your travel schedule is a must, visitors from Australia, Canada, Croatia, European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States can purchase a one month visa upon arrival.
What language is spoken in Egypt?

Egyptian Arabic is the most commonly spoken language in Egypt, it is also the national language in the country but Egyptians speak and understand English as they study it in school. Fewer Egyptians can speak other languages like French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Egyptians working in tourism sector are accustomed to speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

What airlines fly to Egypt?

Egypt is very connected to the world, it has many direct flights with Africa, Asia, European Union and United States. Visit Cairo Airport website for a full list of Airlines that fly to Egypt.

What is the duty free allowance for Egypt?

Duty free allowances on arrival to Egypt are 1L alcohol, 1L perfume, and either 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars or 200g tobacco. Duty free shops are available in Egypt airports and major tourist cities (Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh).

What time does the Pyramid open?

Giza Pyramids and most monuments and Museums in Egypt open between 8 Am to 5 Pm. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.

What are the opening hours for shops in Egypt?

Shops and stores in Egypt are usually opened from 10 Am to 10 Pm however in major cities it opens much later and some are open 24 hours.

Can non Muslim go inside mosque in Egypt?

Visitors are welcome in most mosques throughout the year. Modest dress is recommended, women should cover their hair, arms and legs. Both Women and men will remove their shoes before entering.

Can you take pictures in Egypt?

Taking pictures for people and streets is fine after people permission While Taking pictures for official type or army structures is not permitted. In most historical sites and museums in Egypt it is allowed to use camera,  some of them may charge you for camera but at the Egyptian Museum and some similar historical sites it is prohibited and you will be asked to leave camera at reception before entering.

What type of hotels are there in Egypt? check-in time?

Egypt enjoys big hotel variety from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations; Check in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.

Do you need any vaccinations to go to Egypt?

There in no health concerns or vaccinations required to visit Egypt but we recommend to check with your own doctor, he knows you and your medical history best.

What currency is used in Egypt?

The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (LE), it is about ,06 to USD. Money exchange is widely available, Credit cards are largely used in Egypt major cities and tourist spots.

How to get around in Egypt?

We do not recommend the public buses in big cities. Taxi and limousine service are fine every where but price is negotiable. Trains go to all big cities in Egypt except Sinai and the Red Sea. Flights from / to tourist cities are always available.

How much to tip in Egypt?

Tipping in Egypt is an appreciated habitual attitude but is Not obligatory. Generally 5 to 10 EGP for small favors is fine for carrying luggage, parking a car or to guys who clean bathrooms. 10 % is fine in restaurant and spa. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver should be considered if you're provided with good to great service, feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.

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