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Cairo, Lake Nasser and Nile Oases.

Experience Egypt’s history.

10 days Cairo-Abu Simbel-Aswan-Luxor 2020

Gigantic pyramids, impressive and unique buildings that are thousands of years old, incomparably beautiful Nile landscapes: this is Egypt. The magic of the Orient can be felt everywhere and takes you into a world in which you’ll have more than just one wonder to explore. Take in the sights and sounds of present-day life and activities in Cairo before the leisurely cruise on Lake Nasser and the Nile takes you back thousands of years to the time of the pharaohs. On the deck of both our Steinberger ships, you can relax and cool off in the pool, while the heavenly countryside passes you by like a scene from a movie.

This combination trip takes place on MS STEIGENBERGER OMAR EL KHAYAM and MS STEIGENBERGER MINERVA . When you book, you choose a cabin on MS STEIGENBERGER OMAR EL KHAYAM. Accommodation on MS STEIGENBERGER MINERVA will be in at least in the same category.

Why this river cruise?

  • Voyage of discovery taking in Egypt’s highlights: the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Temple of Abu Simbel, the Valley of the Kings and much more
  • Stylish and luxurious: Modern ships at 5-star level and luxury hotels with views of the pyramids
  • Extensive sightseeing programme

The first impressions of your trip.

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The services provided during your trip


  • 3 overnight stays with breakfast in the 5-star Steigenberger Pyramids Hotel Cairo with views of the pyramids (or comparable hotel) and 2 lunchtime meals in Cairo
  • 3 nights respectively on Lake Nasser and Nile cruise in an outside cabin in the booked category
  • Full board during the cruise:
    Welcome cocktail
    Extensive breakfast, lunch and evening buffet
  • Excursions and visits including all entrance fees (apart from the hot-air balloon flight in Luxor and visit to the sound and light show at Karnak Temple)
  • On-board programme including an evening of folklore and a belly dance show
  • Personal travel documents
  • All shipping charges
  • Inland flight from Cairo to Abu Simbel
  • All transfers in modern and air-conditioned coaches and minibuses

Disclaimer

You will receive the cabin number for MS STEIGENBERGER OMAR EL KHAYAM with the booking confirmation. You will receive the cabin number for MS STEIGENBERGER MINERVA with your travel documents. The accommodation on MS STEIGENBERGER MINERVA is guaranteed to be at least in the same category or higher.

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 into the Hotel Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo in Giza.

Catering: On-board catering during the flight

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1

Kairo
Check-in im Hotel Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo in Gizeh.Verpflegung: Bordverpflegung während des Fluges

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2

Cairo
Guided tour of the Egyptian Museum with its comprehensive collection of Pharaonic art treasures. Lunch in a typical Egyptian restaurant.

Guided tour of the Egyptian Museum with its comprehensive collection of Pharaonic art treasures. Lunch in a typical Egyptian restaurant.

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2

Cairo
Afternoon excursion to Memphis, the capital city of the Old Empire, and then on to Sakkara with a visit to the step pyramid of the pharaoh Djoser.

Catering: Breakfast, lunch

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3

Cairo
Sight-seeing at the world-famous pyramids of Giza including the Sphinx and the Valley Temple. Lunch in a typical Egyptian restaurant.

Sight-seeing at the world-famous pyramids of Giza including the Sphinx and the Valley Temple. Lunch in a typical Egyptian restaurant.

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3

Cairo
Afternoon: excursion to Memphis, the capital of the Old Kingdom, and to Saqqara with a visit to the Stepped Pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser.

Afternoon: excursion to Memphis, the capital of the Old Kingdom, and to Saqqara with a visit to the Stepped Pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser.

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4

Cairo
Early morning hotel check-out and flight via Aswan to Abu Simbel (included). You will receive your ticket by your local tour guide.

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4

Abu Simbel
Embark MS STEIGENBERGER OMAR EL KHAYAM. Afternoon: sight-seeing at the rock temples of Abu Simbel.

Embark MS STEIGENBERGER OMAR EL KHAYAM. Afternoon: sight-seeing at the rock temples of Abu Simbel.

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4

Abu Simbel
Nachmittags Besichtigung der Felsentempel von Abu Simbel.

Verpflegung: Frühstück, Mittagessen, Abendessen

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5

Abu Simbel
Start of the Lake Nasser cruise on board MS STEIGENBERGER OMAR EL KHAYAM.

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5

Qasr Ibrim
Relaxed hours on board with a view from the sun deck over to the fortress ruins of Qasr Ibrim.

Catering: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

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5

Amada
Afternoon: excursion to the temple and tomb sites of Amada.

Afternoon: excursion to the temple and tomb sites of Amada.

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5

Wadi es-Sebua
Onward journey by ship to Wadi es-Sebua.

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6

Wadi es-Sebua
Morning: excursion to the Wadi El Sebua Temple in the “Valley of the Lions”.

Morning: excursion to the Wadi El Sebua Temple in the “Valley of the Lions”.

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6

Aswan
Boat trip to Aswan.

Catering: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

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7

Aswan
Disembark after breakfast, followed by a visit to the Aswan Dam and boat trip to the Temple of Philae on the island of Agilkia.

Disembark after breakfast, followed by a visit to the Aswan Dam and boat trip to the Temple of Philae on the island of Agilkia.

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7

Assuan
Anschließend Besichtigung des Assuan-Staudamms und Boots-Ausflug zum Philae-Tempel auf der Insel Agilkia.

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7

Aswan
Midday embarkation onto MS STEIGENBERGER MINERVA.

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7

Aswan
Felucca trip on the Nile towards the sunset.

Felucca trip on the Nile towards the sunset.

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8

Aswan
Start of the Nile cruise with MS STEIGENBERGER MINERVA.

Catering: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

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8

Kom Ombo
Journey by ship to Kom Ombo and sight-seeing at the double temple.

Journey by ship to Kom Ombo and sight-seeing at the double temple.

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8

Edfu
Followed by cruising to Edfu and a visit to the Temple of Horus in the afternoon.

Followed by cruising to Edfu and a visit to the Temple of Horus in the afternoon.

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8

Luxor
Onward journey by ship to Luxor.

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9

Luxor
Hot air balloon trip over the western shore.

Hot air balloon trip over the western shore.

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9

Luxor
Visit to some tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Afternoon: visit to the temples of Luxor and Karnak.

Visit to some tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Afternoon: visit to the temples of Luxor and Karnak.

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9

Luxor
Visit to the sound and light show at the Temple of Karnak.

Visit to the sound and light show at the Temple of Karnak.

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10

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

Catering: Breakfast, on-board catering during the flight

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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. Depending on the water level on Lake Nasser, motorboats can be used for embarkation/disembarkation and excursions.

The itinerary of your river cruise on the map

Your ship on its journey: MS STEIGENBERGER OMAR EL KHAYAM

 

MS STEIGENBERGER OMAR EL KHAYAM is one of the most comfortable and modern cruise ships on Lake Nasser in Egypt. The spacious sun deck with pool and numerous deck chairs invite you to relax. Enjoy the landscapes of Egypt from your private balcony or let your eventful days come to an end with a game of billiards or a cool drink in one of the four bars.

 

Further details about your ship
  • At a glance

    nicko modern 160 Passagiere 125 Crewmitglieder 113 m 17 m 2,6 m

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from € 1.939

10.11. - 19.11.2020
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from € 1.769

01.12. - 10.12.2020

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