23 October 2016
Sit back and watch the world go by as you cruise from Luxor to Aswan in style aboard the supremely well-appointed Oberoi Philae. With all the old-fashioned elegance of a 19th-century paddle steamer, it also has all the modern facilities you could wish for, including a fitness centre, spa, library and plunge pool, and offers excellent fine-dining and charming and efficient service.
You'll board the Oberoi Philae at noon, and enjoy a delicious lunch on board before your first stop, as you visit the temples at Karnak and Luxor. You'll then rejoin your ship for afternoon tea and have time to relax and explore until dinner. You'll dock overnight in Luxor.
You'll rise early this morning and, after breakfast, you'll explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes. Your tour will take in the Valley of the Kings, where you'll have the chance to admire its royal tombs, before you continue to the temple of Madinat Habu and Dier el-Madina, the ancient village which was once home to the workers who built the tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Your final stop will be at the magnificent Colossi of Memnon. You'll then enjoy lunch on board and some pampering in the onboard spa as you sail to Essna, crossing the Essna Lock. This evening you'll enjoy a cocktail reception with entertainment before dinner. You'll dock overnight in Essna.
After breakfast this morning you'll visit the incredibly well-preserved Temple of Edfu, dedicated to Horus the falcon god. You'll then enjoy lunch on board as you continue your cruise to Komombo, where you'll visit the twin temple of Komombo, one side of which is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, worshipped as a god of fertility and creator of the world, and the other to the falcon god Haroeis, also known as Horus. Afterwards, there'll be time for afternoon tea and some more pampering in the spa before dinner. Tonight you'll dock overnight in Komombo.
This morning you'll enjoy breakfast as you continue cruising towards Aswan. You'll visit the High Dam and Philae temple, then return to the ship for lunch and time to relax before a late afternoon visit to the Nubian Museum by motor boat. You'll return to the Oberoi Philae in time for dinner and dock overnight in Aswan.
Your cruise comes to an end after breakfast this morning, as you disembark in Aswan.
Deluxe Cabin fr £1625pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated