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Nile River Cruise

From €1779pp plus €200 local tax
Depart From
Fly from Cork
Departure Date
14 May 2018 - 21 May 2018
7 Nights
From €1779pp plus €200 local tax
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Fly from Cork to Cairo via Heathrow and spend three nights in Cairo before setting sail on a three-night Nile River cruise.

You'll be met at Cairo Airport and transferred to the Cairo Pyramids hotel. You'll stay three nights here in a classic room on a bed & breakfast basis. 

The Cairo Pyramids resort is just 2 kilometres from the pyramids at Giza and around 15 km from the centre of Cairo. It is designed in a laid-back fashion as a bungalow holiday villageand is surrounded by lush gardens in an ideal setting for unforgettable holidays.

Fully renovated in 2002, there are a total of 240 guestrooms. In the lobby area of this air-conditioned establishment guests will find a reception desk manned around the clock, a hotel safe and a currency exchange facility. Guests are invited to enjoy the advantages of truly mobile internet access from all areas of the resort, through the wireless high speed internet connection, avoiding the problem of looking for access points.

The very popular Le Gourmet, a 24-hour international restaurant, is situated in the main lobby of the hotel. In addition, the hotel foyer features a lobby café and a take-away shop in which guests may buy fresh bakery and pastry items, cold platters, light sandwiches, drinks and Mövenpick ice cream. For younger guests there is a playground available. The standard rooms are equipped with an en suite bathroom with hairdryer and a bath tub, furthermore a telephone, a direct dial telephone, colour cable TV with CNN or news and remote control, radio, electric adapters, high speed Internet access, a minibar, a hire safe and a writing desk with a lamp are provided in all accommodation as standard. 

On day two you'll be escorted on a private, full-day excursion to the Egyptian Museum, Citadel, Old Cairo and the Bazaar. The following day you'll enjoy a private, full-day excursion to the Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara and Memphis. Lunch is included on both these day trips.

On day four you'll take an internal flight from Cairo to Aswan, where you'll board the HS Radmis II for your three night cruise. You'll stay in an upper deck cabin as you travel from Aswan to Luxor. 

Highlights of this cruise include visits to the high dam, Temple of Philae and the temple dedicated to Sobek and Haeroris in KomOmbo. In Edfu, visit the Horus Temple before continuing to Luxor. Here, you'll visit the East Bank to view the Karnak and Luxor temples. On the West Bank you'll visit the Valley Of The Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. 

After three nights onboard the cruise ship, you'll disembark at Luxor and take an internal flight to Cairo. You'll stay one night at Le Passage Hotel & Casino on a bed & breakfast basis. 

Le Passage Hotel is only 2 minutes from the Cairo International Airport in Cairo’s Heliopolis district. The hotel offers fine restaurants, a discotheque and casino. 

Guestrooms at Le Passage are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning and satellite TVs. Rooms also includes in-room safe deposit boxes, minibars and a hairdryers. 24-hour room service is available.

Guests can enjoy a swim in one of the 2 pools, heated during the winter months. Guests have access to floodlit tennis courts, volleyball courts, and a jogging track. There is a fully-equipped gym and of range of massage and body treatments at the spa. A popular breakfast is served at the 24-hour Orangerie Restaurant. Fine meals are also served at the Le Passage’s onsite Chinese, Italian, Egyptian and international restaurants. Guests can enjoy snacks and cocktails poolside at the Pool Restaurant. Cairo’s city centre is 10 kilometres from Le Passage Hotel. 

On your final morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel before taking the airport transfer for your flight home.

Highlights Include:

  • Egyptian Museum
  • Citadel
  • Old Cairo
  • Bazaar
  • Pyramids
  • Sphinx 
  • Sakkara
  • Memphis.
  • Aswan Dam 
  • Temple of Philae
  • Temple of Sobek and Haeroris
  • Horus Temple
  • Karnak 
  • Luxor Temples
  • Valley Of The Kings
  • Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

14 May

BA5928     14MAY      Cork – Heathrow         1140 1305 

BA 155      14MAY       Heathrow – Cairo       1715 2300 

15 May

Private full day excursion to Egyptian Museum, Citadel, Old Cairo, Bazaar – includes lunch 

16 May

Private full day excursion to Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara & Memphis - includes lunch 

17 May

Transfer to Cairo Airport

MS 391     17MAY    Cairo – Aswan                0700 0825 

Cruising Day 1

11.00 – check in

12.30 – lunch on board

13.30 – visit the high dam, the temple of Philae

19.30 – dinner onboard 

Overnight in Aswan

18 May

Cruising Day 2

07.00 – breakfast on board

12.30 – lunch on board

13.00 – visit the temple shared by two gods sobek & Haeroris in KomOmbo

18.30 – sailing to Edfu

19.30 – dinner on board

19 May

Cruising Day 3

06.00 – tea and coffee before the visit of Edfu Temple

06.30 – Visit Horus Temple in Edfu

08.00 – Breakfast on board

13.00 – sailing to Luxor via Esna

16.00 – Visit East Bank (Karnak & Luxor temples)

20.00 – dinner on board 

Overnight in Luxor

20 May

Cruising Day 4

07.00 – Breakfast on board

08.00 – check out  & visit the West Bank – Valley of the Kings & Temple of Queen Hatshepsut 

Transfer to Luxor Airport 

MS 360     20MAY Luxor – Cairo        1820 1930  

Transfer to Le Passage Hotel (1.6 km)

One night in Le Passage Hotel, Cairo, deluxe room B&B

21 May

Transfer from Le Passage Hotel to Cairo Airport

BA 154      21MAY 2 CAILHR DK1  0800 1210 

BA5929    21MAY 2 LHRORK DK1  1350 1510  

Price is per adult sharing and includes:

  • Flights and charges from Dublin via London Heathrow
  • Internal flights 
  • Transfers
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in the 5* Cairo Pyramids Hotel 
  • 3 night Nile River cruise on board the HS Radmis II
  • 1 night bed & breakfast accommodation in the 5* Le Passage Hotel & Casino
  • Tours & excursions as outlined in itinerary
  • Meals as outlined in itinerary

Please note:

  • Price does not include €200 local tax

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. Deposit required €600 per person. Balance due 10 weeks before travel.

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