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The Spectacular Nile for Solo Travellers

Selected departures in September 2020 & April 2021

Experience more with so much included

  • Guided tour of the amazing temples of Karnak and Luxor
  • Visit the Pharaohs’ tombs in the Valley of the Kings & the temple of  Hatshepsut
  • Visit Howard Carter’s house and the newly-opened replica of King Tutankhamun's tomb
  • Discover the stunning temples at Kom Ombo and Philae in Aswan
  • Enjoy an afternoon sail on a traditional felucca around Kitchener Island
  • Opportunity to visit the extraordinary site of Abu Simbel
  • Seven nights on board, with a choice of spacious cabins, all with river views
  • Return direct scheduled flights
  • All meals included, including complimentary on-board tea & coffee
  • The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout
 
At a Glance
7 nights on the MS Hamees
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

Egypt, just the name is enough to set your imagination spinning back to the start of recorded human history – to a time when all-powerful Pharaohs controlled a mysterious and fabulously wealthy empire which lasted virtually intact for over 5,000 years! Our Nile cruise explores the mighty monuments, the intriguing history and the extraordinary artistic masterpieces from the greatest and oldest of all the ancient civilizations.

We fly direct to Luxor, known as Thebes in ancient times, centred around the two great temple complexes of ancient Egypt – Karnak and Luxor. These are both on the East bank of the Nile and dedicated to the sun god, Amun Ra, the giver of life. The West bank, where the sun sets, was reserved for the tombs and funerary temples of the Pharaohs – the famous Valley of the Kings. As our ship sails south, we pass the great docks at Esna and We’ll spend some time in Aswan, so that you have time to enjoy the town as well as have the option to visit the incredible temples of Abu Simbel. As our ship sails back north, visit the riverside temple complex at Kom Ombo, uniquely dedicated to two gods and featuring some of the earliest depictions of surgical instruments.

Today’s Egyptians are immensely proud of their ancient lineage and with typical middle-eastern courtesy and hospitality they are some of the most welcoming and friendly people you are likely to meet.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person based on sole occupancy of a twin/double cabin on board the MS Hamees. The price includes:

  • Seven nights’ accommodation on board the MS Hamees
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • A welcome dinner and drinks on the second night
  • All tours as mentioned
  • Return scheduled flights as mentioned
  • Airport departure taxes
  • All local accommodation taxes
  • All transfers
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

An Egyptian visa is not included in the price, please see below. 

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Egyptian Pound
  • Deposit: £250 per person
  • Flight Time: Approx. 5 hrs 40 mins
  • Language: Arabic
  • Time Zone: GMT+2
  • Country: Egypt

Visa Information

Along with a valid passport, UK citizens must have a visa in order to travel to Egypt. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/entry-requirements

Visa cost is US$25 per person. Full details of how and when to apply will be sent with your booking confirmation.

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Please note that visa costs may be subject to change.

Health

Whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical health, we would point out that in visiting a number of historical sites, paths are uneven and uphill and we often enjoy walking tours of the main sights.

A reasonable level of fitness is required to get the best out of this tour, for example there are no lifts on board the MS Darakum and entry into some of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings involves steep descents with numerous narrow steps. Therefore this holiday will not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility.

Daytime temperature levels will also be high for most of the year and in summer months most excursions start early in order to avoid excessive midday desert heat.

Please consult your GP regarding the appropriate inoculations required for Egypt at least a month before departure.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport Ship location Transfer time
Luxor International Airport Luxor 30 mins

Ships Available


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