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The Oberoi Zahra 5* Luxury Luxor, Aswan Egypt

Explore the Nile in unparalleled luxury. The elegant Oberoi Zahra offers stylish contemporary accommodation, personalised service, fine cuisine and facilities to give an unique cruising experience.

The cruise itinerary gives the perfect balance between sighseeing and relaxtion. The excursions are accompanied by English speaking Egyptologists and some of the highlights include the Temple of Denderah, Valley of the Kings and the Temples of Luxor and Karnak. There is also plenty of time to relax and enjoy the spa and wellness centre which includes four massage suites.

Comfort

There are 25 luxury cabins all of which are tastefully appointed with timber floors and stylish interiors. Large windows in the cabins and bathrooms provide an ideal setting in which to relax and enjoy the splendours of the Nile. In addition there are two very spacious Luxury Suites each with their own separate living room, private terrace and outside Jacuzzi. All of the air-conditioned cabins feature a mini-bar, television and multi disc player plus an en-suite bathroom.

Features

Discover gourmet dining onboard as the Chef and his team prepare some of the finest international cuisine in the stylish restaurant. The lounge offers beautiful views of the Nile an ideal place to sit and relax in. On the sundeck there is a swimming pool and there are four massage suites onboard giving uninterrupted views of the Nile, rejuventaing treatments and the finest natural products to create the perfect Nile experience.

Other features onboard include

  • Library and cigar lounge
  • Boutique
  • Fitness equipment
  • Theatre
  • Internet and games room

To help plan you holiday and advise on our selection of itineraries we have a team of Luxury Travel Advisors available to take your call.

Date 8 nights
Departures 2012
20Aug-30Sep £3399
01Oct-31Oct £4299

 

Pricing Information

Prices given are per person based on two people sharing on full board basis on the cruise and include return flights, transfers and airport taxes.

 

Highlights

  • Luxor & Karnak Temples

  • Valley of the Kings

  • Temple of Hatshepsut

  • Colossi of Memnon

  • Luxor Museum

  • Temple of Denderah

  • Temple of Edfu

  • Aswan High Dam

  • Old Granite Quarries

  • Unfinished Obelisk

  • Temple of Philae

  • Felucca trip

  • Kom Ombo

  • Optional trip to Abu Simbel

Luxor to Aswan

Day 1: Depart from London Heathrow to Luxor. On arrival transfer to the 5 star Old Winter Palace in Luxor for a stay of 1 night on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 2: Morning at leisure before transferring to the Oberoi Zahra. After lunch you will take your first excursion to visit the Karnak Temple and Luxor museum. Dinner and overnight onboard in Luxor.

Day 3: Early morning visit to explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes and the Valley of the Kings with its royal tombs. This is followed by a visit to the Temple of Madinat Habu before a final stop at the Colossi of Memnon. On arrival back at the boat, lunch will be served and the boat will set sail for Quina. In the early evening there will be a private visit to the Temple of Denderah where a Cocktail Reception will held at the Temple. Dinner and overnight onboard in Quina.

Day 4: Early morning sail to Luxor. After breakfast, visit the Valley of the Noble's tombs on the West Bank plus the Temple of Hatshepsut. After lunch there will be the chance to to explore the streets of Luxor and shop for souvenirs and gifts before visiting the Luxor Temple. Dinner and overnight onboard in Luxor.

Day 5: Enjoy a leisurely day onboard as th boat sails to Edfu. There's time to take a dip in the pool, read a book or simply enjoy the view. Early evening visit the Temple of Edfu, the best preserved temple of the ancient world, dedicated to Horus the Falcon God. Dinner and overnight onboard in Edfu.

Day 6: Sail to Aswan. Lunch will be onboard. In the afternoon there is a visit to the High Dam and Philae Temple. Afterwards there will be time to enjoy the rejuvenating treatments on offer in the four onboard massage suites. Dinner and overnight onboard in Aswan.

Day 7: Early morning sail to Kom Ombo and visit the unique temple. One side is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world. The other side is dedicated to the falcon headed god Haroeris also known as Horus, the Elder. Boat returns to Aswan and after lunch take a Felucca trip on the Nile to the Botanical Garden. In the evening there will be an excursion to the Sound and Light show at the Philae temple. Overnight onboard in Aswan.

Day 8: Today can be spent at leisure on board the boat or you may wish to take an optional excursion to Abu Simbel either by coach (approx £85) or by air (£195). In the evening there will be a Cocktail reception with entertainment on the Mango Island. Overnight onboard in Aswan.

Day 9: Breakfast and disembark. Transfer to the airport for the return flight via Cairo to London.

Departures every Monday

Please note that the itinerary is 1 night Luxor & 7 nights Cruise as the Oberoi Zahra operates from a Tuesday to Tuesday which means your first night upon arrival will be spent at the Old Winter Palace in Luxor on a bed & breakfast basis. The Oberoi Zahra operates alternate weeks from Luxor and Aswan which means the itinerary from Aswan to Luxor differs slightly and it may not be possible to see all of the above on your trip. Please ask us for more details at time of booking.

There is a 10 night option available where you can spend 2 nights at the end of your cruise in Cairo. Please call us for more details.

Flight Information

Airport Departure Day Airline TimingsDep/Arr UK
Heathrow Monday EgyptAir/Bmi 14:25/20:10

 

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