4 Day Luxor to Aswan cruise on board the Sonesta Moon Goddess Nile River Cruiser
Secure a dream Nile River cruise when you book our 4-Day Luxor to Aswan Nile cruise on the 5-Star Sonesta Moon Goddess cruise liner. Board one of our Nile cruises from Luxor, and enjoy unforgettable sightseeing excursions daily until you disembark in Aswan. Explore the finest attractions on Luxor’s East Bank and West Bank; cruise to Edfu for a visit to the best-preserved temple of the ancient world, and then cruise to Kom Ombo, and finally on to Aswan, visiting awe-inspiring attractions along the way.
The Sonesta Moon Goddess offers everything you would expect from a 5-Star hotel, including luxury cabins with private balconies; a spacious gym; spa and massage; bar and lounge; housekeeping and laundry services; an open-air pool, and even a doctor on standby 24 hours a day.
Sonesta Moon Goddess Nile Cruise departs from Luxor every Saturday.
4 Day Luxor to Aswan Sonesta Moon Goddess Nile Cruise
Day 1 – Embarkation and East Bank Tour
When you arrive at the airport or railway station in Luxor, we will have one of our friendly tour representatives there to meet you and to escort you in an air-conditioned vehicle to the port where you will board the luxury MS Sonesta Moon Goddess river cruiser. Once you board the vessel, there will be crew members to welcome you, and to show you to your wonderfully elegant cabin.
At around noon, or slightly later, a delicious onboard lunch will be served, and then it will be time for some sightseeing on the Luxor East Bank. This excursion will see you visiting the vast Karnak Temple complex, as well as the very impressive Luxor Temple. Karnak was essentially a city of temples, and it is believed that construction of Karnak lasted for about 2,500 years.
After your East Bank tour you will all return to the Sonesta Moon Goddess in time for a pleasant afternoon tea, which and an authentic Egyptian belly dance show. A fine 5-Star dinner will be served on board in the evening, and a little bit later, there will also be a disco for those who want to dance the night away.
The first night of you 4-Day Luxor to Aswan Nile cruise will be spent on the water in Luxor.
Meals Included: Lunch, Afternoon Tea, and Dinner
Day 2 – Luxor West Bank and Cruise to Edfu
Today kicks off with a hearty onboard breakfast, and then it will be time for an onshore excursion you will never forget.
Your first stop will be a visit to Valley of the Kings on Luxor’s West Bank. This sprawling site attracted archeologist from all over the world, leading to the discovery of more than 70 ancient royal tombs, including the tomb of King Tutankhamen. In fact, Tutankhamen’s mummy remains in the tomb to this day. Another famous tomb discovered here is that of King Ramses VI.
After Valley of the Kings, you will be taken to visit the spectacular Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. This is a huge rock-cut temple which attracts thousands upon thousands of visitors each year, and it is without question one ancient site which every visitor should try to see during their stay. After spending some time exploring this site, everyone will return to the Sonesta Moon Goddess, and it will begin cruising towards Edfu, with a delightful lunch being served along the way.
A little bit later in the day, afternoon tea will be served, and at around 18h00, there will be an enjoyable “Captain’s Welcome” cocktail reception. Shortly after this, the dining area will open, and the crew will begin serving dinner. At night there will be an onboard disco for those who are in the mood for dancing, but if lively music is not your sort of thing, you can simply choose to relax instead. This night will be spent on the water in Edfu.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, and Dinner
Day 3 – Edfu to Kom Ombo, and on to Aswan
Wake up and enjoy another superb onboard breakfast and get ready for another fun-filled day, which starts with a fascinating visit to the magnificent Edfu Temple. After your visit to this famous historical site, you will return your cruise liner, and it will begin sailing towards Kom Ombo.
Enjoy another fine lunch on the water, and then disembark at Kom Ombo for a visit to Kom Ombo Temple. This site actually features two identical temples that were dedicated to Sobek the crocodile God and Horus the Falcon God. Your English speaking Egyptologist guide will be more than happy to discuss the history and significance of this intriguing ancient relic.
After Kom Ombo Temple, it will be time to board the cruise line again, at which point it will set sail for Aswan. Enjoy afternoon tea along the way; another fine dinner on the water, and then enjoy a wonderful Galabia Party on board the vessel in the evening. Tonight you will be sleeping on the water in Aswan
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, and Dinner
Day 4 – Aswan Sightseeing and Disembarkation
Today marks the end of your unforgettable 4-Day Luxor to Aswan Nile cruise, but this doesn’t mean there’s no fun and enjoyment to be had.
Wake up to another splendid onboard breakfast, and then at around 08h00 you will disembark and you will be taken to visit the Aswan High Dam; the ancient granite quarries to see the Unfinished Obelisk, and finally the heartwarming Temple of Philae. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most popular relics of the ancient world, and visiting this attraction will definitely be an unforgettable experience.
Finally, with your sightseeing tour of Aswan behind you, one of our friendly tour representatives will meet you, and they will then escort you to the airport or the railway station in a modern air-conditioned vehicle for your onward journey.
Meals Included: Breakfast
What is included in your MS Sonesta Moon Goddess Nile River Cruise holiday:
- Meet and Greet Service – One of tour representatives will meet you on arrival in Luxor, and another one will be there to bid you farewell when you depart from Aswan.
- Full Personal Assistance – Our team of tour professionals will be available to offer assistance throughout the duration of your cruise in the unlikely event that something goes wrong.
- All Transfers – All transfers are done in modern air-conditioned vehicles and are included in the price of your cruise.
- Full Board – Your 4-Day Luxor to Aswan Nile cruise includes full board and lodging on board the Sonesta Moon Goddess Nile cruiser .
- All Excursions – All excursions mentioned in the itinerary are included in the tour price.
- Entrance Fees – Any and all entrance fees to the various sites visited are included.
- English Speaking Guide – A fully certified English-speaking Egyptologist guide will accompany you on all excursions. Our guides are extremely knowledgeable, and visitors are encouraged to ask question during excursions.
- All Service Charges and Taxes – The price of your cruise is inclusive of all taxes, services charges, and etc. With us, there are NO hidden charges along the way.
What is not included in your MS Sonesta Moon Goddess Nile River Cruise holiday:
- Pre-Arrival and Post-Departure Travel – Tour price does not include travel to Luxor or onward travel from Aswan.
- Tipping – Tour price does not include money for tipping guides, waitresses, waiters, and etc. Tipping is not required or expected, but always appreciated if you feel it is well-deserved.
- Sonesta Moon Goddess Nile Cruise
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Prices are quoted per person in US$ and valid up until the 30th of September 2022, except during Easter and Christmas and New Year holidays.