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Luxor, Egypt | Tel: +2095 2282662
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| Rooms: 23 | Star Rating: 5 |

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ITINERARY

Day 1 Cairo
Your tour manager will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures) and then he will escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At hotel the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2 Pyramids/ Sakkarra
After breakfast you will be accompanied by your personl guide to Giza Plateau to visit the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus - Famous Sphinx and Valley temple facing the great statue. Move to Memphis; Old kingdom's capital and famous Necropolis. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 3 Cairo / Aswan
Check out after breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then you will be escorted by your private guide to visit: Egyptian Museum, Treasures room for the child king Tutankhamen, alongside many other fascinating artifacts. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Combining fascinating history with shopping in a lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar, which dates back to 1382. Then you will be transferred Cairo airport to fly to Aswan, where you will be met and assisted and transfer to your hotel and overnight stay in Aswan.

Day 4 Aswan
Early morning optional excursion to Abu Simbel to discover the temples and then transferred back to Aswan with direct transfer to your cruise ship in order to board the ship before lunch. Time to settle into your cabins. Gourmet lunch on the ship. First afternoon visit is to the temple of Philae. Free time in the souks of Aswan. Evening option, the "Sound and Light" show at Philae (with a French reading of the author André Castelot). First evening and dinner spent a board the ship at the port of Aswan.

Day 5 Aswan / Kom Ombo / Esna
Early set off for Kom Ombo, about 48km North of Aswan. Discover its temple, which resides on the summit of a sort of acropolis, a very unique structure to be found in Egypt. We continue towards Edfu, about 145km to the north of Kom Ombo. Gourmet lunch on ship. Afternoon visits to the temple, constructed under the Ancient Empire and reconstructed during the Ptolemaic and Roman period. We set off in the beginning of the evening for Esna, roughly 46km north of Edfou. Second night and dinner on board while docked at Esna.

Day 6 Esna / Luxor
After passing through the lock, we navigate towards Luxor, about 60km north of Esna. Gourmet lunch on ship. The end of the afternoon is dedicated to the discovery of the river banks of Luxor: first the temple of Karnak, then a visit to the temple of Luxor, in which construction began under Amenophis III and continued under Ramsey II. At last dinner and your last night on board the ship at Luxor.

Day 7 Luxor
Early departure for a long morning adventure and discovery of the Necropolis of Theban: visit some of the tombs in the Valley of Kings and the Valley of Queens. Discover the funeral temple of Ramsey III, the best conserved temple in the Necropolis. Transfer after the visit to your hotel in Luxor for free time at lesiure and overnight stay in Luxor.

Day 8 Luxor / Cairo
Optional hot air balloon flight trip in Luxor over the Valley of The Kings at the West bank of the River Nile followed by enjoyable breakfast the hotel in Luxor with free time at lesiure and some optional sightseeing tours available in Luxor and out of Luxor to Denderaha and Abydos temples . Later you will be transferred to Luxor airport to fly back to Cairo, where you will be met and assisted and transferred to your hotel for free time at lesiure in Cairo and overnight stay.

Day 9 Cairo
Breakfast at your hotel in Aswan and then transfer to airport to fly to Cairo, where you will be met and assisted and transfer to the other terminal to fly back home. Meals: Breakfast.

OVERVIEW

The Steam Ship Sudan, an authentic steamship built at the dawn of the 20th century, brings turn-of-the-century travel to life again. A boat inhabited by the memory of the King Fouad who received it as a gift in 1885; the memory of the Belle Époque travellers who used it; or that of Hercule Poirot who Agatha Christie had walking its decks in her writings...

All the cabins have kept their period character while offering services worthy of an actual hotel room. Bathroom with tub or shower, toilets, air conditioning.

The rooms and suites are all different, sometimes with Eastern decorative touches (carpets, fabrics), sometimes with beautiful classic 19th century furniture. Warm woodwork makes this refined atmosphere even more intimate. Each of the cabins has two windows and gives directly onto the promenade deck.

The prow and the poop of the upper deck are home to four of the five suites. They are distinguished from the more classic cabins by their paler tones as well as by their large bay windows opening onto the Nile. Panoramic and flooded with light, they are also slightly more spacious than the classic cabins.

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