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Sonesta St. George I

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Duration

03, 04 or 07 Nights

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Tour type

Small Group Tour

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Activity

Cultural & Historical, Nile Cruise

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Languages

English

Overview

Sail in French-style grand luxury as you capture the sights, sounds and wonders of ancient Egypt’s myths and mysteries on a breathtaking voyage between Luxor and Aswan on the majestic Nile River for three, four or seven nights.

The newest ship of the Sonesta Nile fleet is the Sonesta St. George I Nile Cruise, with 47 deluxe cabins and 10 suites. Noted as one of the most elegant ships on the Nile, the St. George offers a full-service spa and fitness center, restaurant, bars, nightly entertainment and guided excursions.

All cabins and suites feature 23 LCD televisions with 16 international channels, double glass panoramic French windows, wireless internet access, direct-dial telephone, individual climate control, electronic door locks, min-bar, safe and hair dryer. In-cabin bathrooms are fitted with spa unit equipped with steam, Jacuzzi and water massage.

While sailing on the Nile River, from Luxor to Aswan or vice versa, we will have many stops to visit the unique collections of the ancient Egyptian treasures, in addition to modern attractions too covering the High Dam, the Temple of Philae and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan. In Luxor, scheduled visits to the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, the Colossi of Memnon, the Karnak Temples Complex and Temple of Luxor are included.

In addition to the classical tours in Luxor and Aswan, our dear guests, who are enjoying their vacation in Egypt and cruising the Nile, will have the chance to stop and see the Temple of Kom Ombo, or the Crocodile Temple as Egyptians used to name it, and the well-preserved Temple of god Horus in Edfu on the way between the two famous cities of Luxor and Aswan.

Various optional tours can be offered upon your request. Our valued guests, who are cruising the Nile for 03, 04 or 07 nights, will have enough time to add at least one or two optional tours to their Nile Cruise package that covers the historical sites in Aswan, Luxor and the sites located in between.

Among the optional tours that we are happy to offer is the Hot Air Balloon in Luxor, the Sound & Light Show at Karnak or Philae Temple, sailing by Felucca “a small sailing boat” around the beautiful islands of Luxor and Aswan or visiting the hidden treasures of our Pharaonic sites like the Valley of the Queens, the Ramsseum, Temple of Madinet Habu and the tombs of Deir El Madina in Luxor. However, in Aswan, we can regularly arrange for visits to the magnificent Temples of Abu Simbel, the Temple of Kalabsha, the Nubian Museum and the natural site of Nubian Village.

Itinerary

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Every Monday from Luxor to Luxor for 07 Nights

DAY 01: ARRIVAL TO LUXOR - CHECK IN & OVERNIGHT

Upon arrival to Luxor airport, you'll be met by our representative, who will help and assist you in all formalities. Then we will transfer you by private vehicle to your Nile Cruise boat. The rest of the day is FREE at leisure, so you can try our optional tours in Luxor.

Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

DAY 02: TOUR TO VALLEY OF KINGS, TEMPLE OF HATSHEPSUT & MEMNON

After breakfast, we will visit Valley of the Kings, followed by Temple of Deir El Bahari. On our return way to the cruise, we will visit the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch meal will be served while sailing to Edfu via Esna. Evening time is FREE at leisure on board.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

DAY 03: TOUR TO TEMPLE OF HORUS IN EDFU

Today we are going to visit the awesome Temple of Horus in Edfu, one of the finest preserved ancient Egyptian temple in the land of the Nile. After the tour, we will get back to our ship to enjoy lunch meal while sailing to another city, Kom Ombo.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

DAY 04: TOUR TO HIGH DAM, PHILE TEMPLE & FELUCCA RIDE

Energizing breakfast on board. After that, we will visit the High Dam, ride in a motor-boat to visit Temple of Philae. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a felucca ride around Agha Khan Mausoleum and the Kitchener Island.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

DAY 05: FREE DAY AT LEISURE IN ASWAN

Today is FREE day at leisure, so you can enjoy the amazing view of the Nile while relaxing in Aswan! You can enjoy a birdwatching tour at the Nubian Village or have a night tour to the Temple of Philae to enjoy the Sound and Light Show.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

DAY 06: TOUR TO TEMPLE OF KOM OMBO

Our Nile Cruise ship will land at the location of the impressive Temple of Kom Ombo, established in the Ptolemaic period and completed in the Roman era, the temple is dedicated to two gods, Sobek and Haroeris.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

DAY 07: TOUR TO THE KARNAK TEMPLES & TEMPLE OF LUXOR

Enjoy your buffet breakfast on board before exploring the east bank of Luxor, including the Karnak Temples Complex and Luxor Temple. The rest of the day is FREE at leisure on your own in Luxor to explore the city by night!

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

DAY 08: CHECK OUT & DEPARTURE

Check out after breakfast. Later on, you’ll be met by our representative, who will transfer you to Luxor airport in order to catch your departure flight after spending few days exploring the amazing temples, tombs and seeing unforgettable attractions.

Breakfast is included
Farewell Day

Every Monday from Luxor to Aswan for 04 Nights

DAY 01: TOUR TO KARNAK TEMPLES COMPLEX & TEMPLE OF LUXOR

Arrival to Luxor airport and transfer to your Nile Cruise ship. After lunch, you'll join our tour guide to visit the Karnak Temples Complex and Luxor Temple. After the tour, we will get back to our Nile Cruise for rest & refresh.

Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

DAY 02: TOUR TO VALLEY OF KINGS, TEMPLE OF HATSHEPSUT & MEMNON

After breakfast, we will visit the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Deir El Bahari and Colossi of Memnon. After the tour, we will get back to the Nile Cruise to have our delicious lunch meal on board. Enjoy your Afternoon tea on board while relaxing on the sundeck.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

DAY 03: TOUR TO TEMPLE OF EDFU & TEMPLE OF KOM OMBO

After breakfast, we will visit Temple of Horus in Edfu. Then, we will get back to the Nile Cruise to sail to Kom Ombo, where we can visit Temple of Sobek & Haroeris. Evening time is FREE at leisure to enjoy the Egyptian folkloric show on the Nile Cruise ship.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

DAY 04: TOUR TO HIGH DAM, TEMPLE OF PHILAE & FELUCCA RIDE

Energizing breakfast on board. After that, we will visit the High Dam, ride in a motor-boat to visit Temple of Philae. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a felucca ride around Agha Khan Mausoleum and the Kitchener Island.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

DAY 05: CHECK OUT & DEPARTURE

Check out after breakfast. "Depends on the schedule of your flight", you’ll be met by our professional representative in Aswan, who will transfer you by private Air-conditioned vehicle to Aswan Airport in order to catch your flight to your next destination.

Breakfast is included
Farewell Day

Every Friday from Aswan to Luxor for 03 Nights

DAY 01: TOUR TO HIGH DAM, PHILAE TEMPLE & THE UNFINISHED OBELISK

Check in before lunch. Later on, you’ll be met by our local tour guide in Aswan to visit the High Dam, Philae Temple, and the Unfinished Obelisk. We will then get back to our Nile Cruise for rest and refresh.

Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

DAY 02: TOUR TO TEMPLE OF KOM OMBO & TEMPLE OF EDFU

Morning time we will visit Temple of Sobek & Haroeris in Kom Ombo, followed by Temple of Horus in Edfu. Evening time is FREE at leisure to enjoy the Egyptian folkloric show on the ship with a belly dancer and many other entertaining performances.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

DAY 03: TOUR TO VALLEY OF KINGS, TEMPLE OF HATSHEPSUT & MEMNON

After breakfast, we will visit the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Deir El Bahari and Colossi of Memnon. After the tour, we will get back to the Nile Cruise to have our delicious lunch meal on board. Enjoy your Afternoon tea on board while relaxing on the sundeck.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

DAY 04: TOUR TO THE KARNAK TEMPLES COMPLEX & TEMPLE OF LUXOR

Enjoy your wonderful buffet breakfast on board before your amazing tour to the Karnak Temples Complex and Luxor Temple. After the tour, we will transfer you by private Air-conditioned vehicle to Luxor airport or your hotel in Luxor.

Breakfast is included
Farewell Day

Included

  • check-1 Meet and assist by our representatives upon arrival & departure.
  • check-1 Accommodation on board the Nile Cruise on (Full Board) meal plan.
  • check-1 Private transfer to & from the Nile Cruise ship by A-C vehicle.
  • check-1 Entrance fees to all the indicated historical sites.
  • check-1 Small Group Tours with English-speaking tour guide.
  • check-1 All taxes applied by the Egyptian government.

Excluded

  • remove Entry Visa to Egypt.
  • remove International or/and Domestic flight tickets.
  • remove Extras on board like "SPA, laundry, telephone, extra meals, etc."
  • remove Tipping to "Company Representatives, Guide, Driver, etc."
  • remove Any Optional tours may require.

Tour Info

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Is this price is per person?
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per package including all the mentioned sightseeing tours as per the program itinerary and valid from 01 May to 30 September 2020. However, in case of increase in fuel, taxes and/or tourist sites entrance fees, Vantage Travel International will keep the rights to amend all prices accordingly and without prior notice.
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How to book this tour?
Vantage Travel International requires only 50% from the total package price "non-refundable" at time of booking in order to guarantee space at the requested hotels, cruises, trains or domestic flights. The remaining balance is due six weeks prior to departure date for groups and four weeks prior to departure date for individuals.
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Is visa to Egypt included?
Passengers are responsible in ensuring that they are in possession of the correct travel documents upon departure and they have met all health requirements. Please check with the nearest consulate office for information concerning travel visas before you travel and if you are required to obtain this or any other document in advance.
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What about the tipping in Egypt?
In the Egyptian society tipping is customary and expected in daily life, especially for people working in tourism field. It forms the biggest portion of their income. It is a kind of appreciation to tip someone or not according to the service you receive from all people working for you and involved in your trip like drivers, guides, porters, tour company representatives etc.
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What is your Children Policy?
Children from 00.00 Years up to 04.99 years will be free of charge. However, please note that children from 05.00 Years up to 11.99 years will enjoy 50% discount from the adult rate.

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