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Aswan to Luxor

Example 4 Day Cruise aboard Sanctuary Sun Boat IV
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Board the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV and cruise along the Nile River on this 4-day tour. As you sail from Aswan to Luxor enjoy frequent visits to significant Egyptian ruins, take an Egyptian cooking class, visit Granite Quarries, and explore Valley of the Kings on this relaxed itinerary.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Aswan | Embark
Day 2 : Philae | Kom Ombo | Edfu Temples
Day 3 : East and West Bank of Luxor
Day 4 : Luxor | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore the Granite Quarries, used to build pyramids and temples
  • Visit ancient temples and learn about their history
  • View the Colossi of Memnon, known for their haunting voices at dawn

Ship

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Aswan, Egypt Philae Temple Visit the ruins of Egypt Camels in the desert of Egypt Kom Ombo temple

Day 1 Aswan | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Board the 5-star deluxe Nile cruise boat, Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, moored in a private dock in Aswan. On board, be welcomed by the reception staff, who offer chilled fruit juice and assist with the noon time check-in.

Delight yourself with an exquisite lunch served on board and in the afternoon, visit the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples, and still hold a huge unfinished obelisk.

Enjoy afternoon tea served in the lounge and tonight be greeted by your Boat Manager as you enjoy a selection of canapés with some complimentary Egyptian wine and local beer. Gourmet dinner served on board.

Day 2 Philae | Kom Ombo | Edfu Temples

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning enjoy a breakfast buffet on board followed by a short motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika. Later, an Egyptian cooking lesson is presented on board. Enjoy lunch while you cruise to Kom Ombo and visit the magnificent Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. Afternoon tea is served while you cruise to Edfu followed by a chance to explore the Temple of Horus at Edfu.

Tonight’s dinner on board is an “Egyptian Night” costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyya”. Enjoy a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties, followed by oriental music and dancing for everyone.

Day 3 East and West Bank of Luxor

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Savor a breakfast buffet on board whilst sailing to Luxor. This morning your Egyptologist guides you around the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor dedicated to the god Amun and then onwards to the Temple of Karnak.

After lunch, visit the Valley of the Kings. You can also visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens and visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. On the way back to the river, pass by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn.

Return to your cruise for afternoon tea on board. Tonight’s farewell dinner is a gala dinner (jacket required), with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine.

Day 4 Luxor | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy a final buffet breakfast on board before disembarking in Luxor at 8 a.m.

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

Per person starting at
$585
Main Deck Cabin on the Sun Boat IV
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Nile Deck Cabin
49.2- 59.1 ft². King or twin beds. A/C, window, private bath with shower & hairdryer, satellite TV & in-house movies, and mini-bar.
Nile Deck Cabin on the Sun Boat IV
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Main Deck Cabin
49.2- 59.1 ft². King or twin beds. A/C, window, private bath with shower & hairdryer, satellite TV & in-house movies, and mini-bar.
Promenade Deck Cabin on the Sun Boat IV
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Bridge Deck Cabin
49.2- 59.1 ft². King or twin beds. A/C, window, private bath with shower & hairdryer, satellite TV & in-house movies, and mini-bar.
Bridge Deck Cabin on the Sun Boat IV
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Promenade Deck Cabin
49.2- 59.1 ft². King or twin beds. A/C, window, private bath with shower & hairdryer, satellite TV & in-house movies, and mini-bar.
Presidential Suite on the Sun Boat IV
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Presidential Suite
124.7 ft². King or twin beds. A/C, window, private bath with bathtub & hairdryer, satellite TV & in-house movies, and mini-bar.
Royal Suite on the Sun Boat IV
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Royal Suite
180.4 ft². King or twin beds. Balcony, A/C, window, private bath with bathtub & hairdryer, satellite TV & in-house movies, and mini-bar.

Notes

* Seven-night cruises are available by combining any three and four night departures.

Children aged 3-15 inclusive pay child reduction rate when sharing with two paying adults.

Beverage packages:
Unlimited: covers local wine, local beer, soft drinks, juices, tea, coffee, and mineral water throughout the cruise. $85 pp/night.
Limited: covers a half bottle of wine or two bottles of local beer, mineral water, soft drinks, and juices during lunch and dinner. $55 pp/ night.
Children, upon request: covers mineral water, soft drinks, and juices throughout. $35 pp/night.

Included in cruise fare:
- Accommodation
- Full board meal plan, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner with mineral water, tea, and coffee served during meal times
- All sightseeing, guiding, and entrance fees as per itinerary
- Taxes and service charges

Not included in cruise fare:
- Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, and purchases from the gift shop
- Gratuity to staff
- Drinks package (US$35 - $85 per person per night)
- Medical services, travel insurance, or visas
- All transfers to/from the boat from airports
- International and domestic airfare

Included

  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
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