5 Day Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan
Step outside the eye of your mind, and discover an ancient past that was shaped and ruled by pharaohs and kings. Step aboard the breathtaking Oberoi Philae luxury Nile cruiser, and get ready for your magical 5-Day Luxor to Aswan luxury Nile cruise where unforgettable Egypt sightseeing and unimaginable luxury blend together in perfect harmony to deliver an experience that will remain with you until the end of your days.
Explore the Valley of Kings, an ancient royal necropolis located on the West Bank of Luxor; stroll through imposing temples that have stood for thousands of years, and marvel at how an ancient civilization helped to shape the world as we know it today. Enjoy absolutely flawless Nile River cruises in true comfort and style
NOTE: Selected Departures Only.
5 Day Cruise On Board The Oberoi Philae Luxury Nile Cruiser – Travel in Style
Day 1 – Oberoi Embarkation and Luxor East Bank Sightseeing
When you arrive in Luxor, one of our friendly tour managers will be standing by to give you a warm welcome and to assist you in any way they can. From there, you will be taken in a modern air-conditioned vehicle to a private docking area at Luxor Port where you will be boarding the magnificent Oberoi Philae luxury Nile cruiser at 12h00.
Once you have boarded and you have been shown to your luxury cabin or suite, you will get to enjoy your first outstanding onboard lunch.
After lunch, you will disembark for a short trip to Luxor’s East Bank where you will visit the ruins of the ancient Karnak Temple complex. This sprawling complex took more than 2000 years to complete. Next, you will visit the even more impressive Luxor Temple which is surprisingly well-preserved.
Finally, you will head back to the Oberoi for some leisure time. At 19h30, the crew will begin serving dinner. The Oberoi Philae has different menus for each day of your cruise, so you can look forward a great deal of culinary variety.
After dinner, the night is yours to enjoy as you wish. Relax in the bar; go for a massage; or sip on some refreshments out on the deck, under the stars, and then retire to the luxurious comfort of your cabin. Spend tonight sleeping blissfully aboard your luxury Nile cruiser on the quiet waters of the Nile in Luxor.
Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2 – Luxor West Bank Tour and Cruise to Esna
Today starts quite early with an excellent breakfast being served on board the Oberoi between 06h00 and 07h00.
Immediately after breakfast, you will be disembarking, this time for an unforgettable trip to Luxor’s historic West Bank. On arrival, you will first visit one of Egypt’s ultimate ancient attractions, the Valley of the Kings. More than 60 royal tombs have been discovered here, including the tombs of King Ramses VI and King Tutankhamen, both of which you will see during your visit.
Your next visit will be to the lesser known Temple of Medinet Habu, and then you will move on to Deir El Medina, an ancient site which once served as a village for all the craftsmen who were tasked with building and decorating the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
Finally, as you make your way back to your luxury Nile cruiser, you will stop briefly to see another famous relic, this time the Colossi of Memnon.
At 12h30 lunche will be served on board, and the Oberoi will start cruising towards Esna, crossing the Esna Lock along the way. At 19h00 there will be a short cocktail reception, followed by another scrumptious dinner starting at 19h30.
Enjoy another relaxing evening onboard the Oberoi, and have a good night’s sleep on the water in Esna.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 3 – Sightseeing Cruise to Edfu and Kom Ombo
Today your cruiser liner will depart from Esna and head for Edfu for some fabulous sightseeing. Enjoy another wonderful breakfast in Oberoi Philae’s elegantly styled and decorated dining area from 07h00 to 08h00, and then disembark for a visit to the ancient world’s best-preserved temple, the Temple of Horus at Edfu, Horus was the famous falcon God. After you have had time to explore this amazing site, you will head back to the Oberoi Philae luxury Nile cruiser where you will enjoy a delicious lunch while you are cruising to Kom Ombo.
At 15h00 you will disembark in Kom Ombo for another fascinating excursion, this time to Kom Ombo Temple. This ancient temple is best described as being a twin temple, with one side built to honor Sobek, the God of fertility and creator of the world, and the other side built to honor Horus the falcon God.
After visiting and exploring this remarkable site, you will return to your cruise with ample time to spare before dinner is served, starting at 19h30. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing or enjoying the vessel’s outstanding amenities, and have another good night’s rest on the water at Kom Ombo.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 4 – Cruise to Aswan and Sightseeing Excursions
Today you will set off from Kom Ombo at 06h00, and you will cruise to Aswan, enjoying a leisurely breakfast along the way from 07h00 to 10h00, at which point you will disembark for a visit to the Aswan High Dam and the amazing ancient Temple of Philae which had to be moved in its entirety to its present day location. Had it not been moved, this majestic relic from the ancient world would have been lost forever to the rising waters of Lake Nasser that resulted from the construction of the High Dam.
After visiting Philae Temple you will return to your Nile cruiser in time for lunch which the crew will begin serving at 12h30. After lunch, you will have some time to yourself, and then at 16h00 you will be taken to visit the Nubian Museum in a motor boat.
Enjoy another first class dinner back on the Oberoi Philae luxury Nile cruiser at 19h30, and then spend the rest of the evening doing as you wish, before finally retiring to your cabin for a good night’s sleep aboard your luxury Nile cruiser on the water in Aswan.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 5 – Oberoi Disembarkation and Transfer for Departure
Wake up to another lovely breakfast onboard the Oberoi Philae luxury Nile cruiser. Since this is you last onboard breakfast, the crew will continue serving breakfast for three hours, from 07h00 to 10h00 so that everyone can enjoy a nice leisurely meal before they disembark.
After breakfast, it will be time for you to leave the ship, and you will once again be met by one of our tour managers who will assist you in any way they can, and then escort you in air-conditioned comfort to the airport, or to the railway station if you are planning to leave Aswan by train. After a final farewell, you and our tour manager will part ways.
Meals Included: Breakfast
What is included in your Oberoi Philae luxury Nile 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 on the River Nile 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 5-Day Luxor to Aswan Nile cruise includes full board and lodging for 5 days and 4 nights on board the 5-Star Oberoi Philae luxury 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 Oberoi Philae luxury Nile 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.
- Oberoi Philae Luxury Nile Cruise
|Price per 1 person||May to September||October to April|
Prices are quoted per person in US$ and valid until the 31st of December 2021, except during Easter, Christmas and New Year holidays.
Note: The Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise is unable to accommodate children under the age of seven (7) as the ship is not designed for very young children.
There could be safety concerns for very young children. Parents and guardians are responsible for monitoring the actions of their children at all times.
Children under the age of twelve (12) must occupy a separate cabin which will be charged at the normal rate.