The long Nile cruise.

15 days Cairo-Minia-Luxor-Kom Ombo-Aswan 2020

Enjoy the river of the pharaohs in the most comfortable way: on this cruise, your comfortable ship becomes your floating hotel from Cairo. The Valley of the Nile meanders through the desert landscape of Egypt as a band of green. Lined up like pearls on a chain, you’ll find highlights spanning thousands of years of Egypt’s history along the bank of the large river. Be amazed at the world-famous Pyramids of Giza and the sphinx. Explore parts of Tell el-Amarna, the legendary city of the Sun King Akhenaten and the place where the bust of Nefertiti was discovered. The relaxing days on the river ensure you get the best view of the passing riverside landscape.

Why this river cruise?

  • Maximum comfort: discover the whole length of the Egyptian Nile by ship
  • Oriental flair in the capital: the metropolis of Cairo with the Egyptian Museum and the Alabaster Mosque
  • Legendary rulers: explore the city of Akhenaten and Nefertiti
  • Extensive sightseeing programme

The first impressions of your trip.

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The services provided during your trip


  • 15-days cruise in an outside cabin in the booked category
  • Full board during the cruise:
    Welcome drink
    Extensive breakfast, lunch and evening buffet
  • Excursions and visits including all entrance fees (apart from excursion to the rock temple of Abu Simbel and Felucca trip to Kitchener Island)
  • On-board programme including an evening of folklore and a belly dance show
  • Personal travel documents
  • All transfers in modern and air-conditioned coaches and minibuses

Important travel information

Entry requirements: German citizens need a valid passport or ID card and additionally two biometric passport photos for entry into Egypt. Passports and ID cards must be valid for at least another six months after the end of the trip. For other information about entry and the visa application, please see page 354. Health: You need to find out in good time from your family physician about your infection prevention and vaccine protection as well as other prophylactic measures. Minimum number of participants need to be reached for this trip up to 30 days before departure: 10 people (see section 8.1. of our travel terms).

Your itinerary

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1

Cairo
Flight to Cairo, welcome by the local tour guide, transfer and check-in on MS JAZ ROYALE.

Catering: On-board catering during the flight

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Kairo
Check-in auf MS JAZ ROYALE.

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Cairo
Sight-seeing at the world-famous pyramids of Giza including the Sphinx and the Valley Temple.

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Cairo
Tour of the Egyptian Museum with its comprehensive collection of Pharaonic art treasures.

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Cairo
Afternoon city tour with a visit to the Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali and the famous Khan El Khalili Bazaar.

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Cairo
In the morning, the ship departs upstream to Beni Suef.

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Beni Suef

Catering: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

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5

Beni Suef
Time for relaxation on board. Enjoy the beautiful Nile landscapes that pass you by on the onward journey to Minia.

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Minia

Catering: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Minia
After breakfast, you will visit the rock tombs of Beni Hassan, an important necropolis for princes of the Middle Kingdom.

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Tell el-Amarna
Onward journey by ship to Tell el-Amarna.

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Tell el-Amarna
Morning excursion to Tel el Amarna, the legend-steeped city of the sun king Akhnaton and place where the world-famous bust of Nefertiti was found.

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7

Assiut
Cruise on further to Assiut and enjoy an outlook over life along the Nile from the sun deck.

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8

Assiut
Boat trip to Sohag.

Catering: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Sohag

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Sohag

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9

Nag Hamadi
Discover more about the goddess Hathor in the Temple of Dendera and visit the Temple of King Sethos I in Abydos, one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Ancient Egypt. Travel by ship to Luxor.

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10

Luxor
Visit to the temples of Luxor and Karnak. Continued journey by ship to Luxor.

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Nag Hamadi
Boat trip to Luxor.

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Luxor
Visit to some of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.

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Luxor
Onward journey with the ship to Edfu.

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12

Edfu
Waiting for you in Edfu is the Temple of Horus, one of the best preserved temples in the whole of Egypt.

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Kom Ombo
Onward journey to Kom Ombo.

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13

Kom Ombo
In Kom Ombo you will visit the so-called Double Temple, dedicated to the two divinities Haroeris and Sobek.

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Aswan
Continued journey by ship to Aswan. Here you will visit the imposing Aswan Dam on Lake Nasser, the granite quarry with the unfinished obelisk, and the Temple of Philae on the island of Agilkia.

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14

Aswan
Come on an excursion to see the rock temples of Abu Simbel.

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Aswan
Take a trip in a felucca to Kitchener Island with a visit to the Botanical Gardens.

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Aswan
Early morning disembarkation, transfer to the airport in Aswan and return flight via Cairo.

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Arrival and departure times are target times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high tides or a boat defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.

The itinerary of your river cruise on the map

Your ship on its journey: MS STEIGENBERGER ROYALE

 

On board MS JAZ ROYALE, modern luxury meets the sights and marvels of the Ancient Egyptian past. In a truly royal atmosphere, enjoy your relaxed cruise on the Nile through the breath-taking and exotic landscape of the kingdom of the Pharaohs. Comfort and elegance in harmony are waiting for you in the generously sized cabins and suites. Look forward to the splendid panoramic view from the on-board restaurant as the sun dips down into the Nile. A refreshing drink on one of the two sun decks after an unforgettable day will round off the on board experience.

 

Further details about your ship
  • At a glance

    nicko modern 104 75 72 m 14 m 1,2 m 220 Volt

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30.04. - 14.05.2020
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17.09. - 01.10.2020

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