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The Spectacular Nile for Solo Travellers

8 days from only £1,699pp

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

Departures in March and April 2019

 
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 (speeds may vary)
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 with breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, including a welcome dinner and drinks on the second night, all tours as mentioned, scheduled flights as mentioned, airport departure taxes, all local accommodation taxes, transfers and the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager.

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

Useful Information

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

Fact File

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

Visas

All British passport holders require an Egyptian visa. This is available on arrival at Cairo airport for £20 per person in cash (in UK pounds), or from the Egyptian Consulate in London prior to departure.You may now also obtain an e-visa online prior to departure, please visit www.visa2egypt.gov.eg.

Please ensure that you have at least one empty page in your passport and that it is valid for at least 6 months after your return date.

Visa fees are subject to change without notice and are non-refundable.

Whilst care has been taken to ensure that the information provided relating to visa requirements is true and correct at the time of publication, changes in requirements after this time of publication may impact on the accuracy of this information. therefore, whilst we strive to provide the most up-to-date information, we strongly suggest that you re-confirm requirements with the relevant embassy prior to travel.

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.

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