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Abercrombie & Kent Sunboat III Nile cruises

Sun Boat III Nile cruise

Aswan to Luxor 8 days/7 nights

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Sunboat III twin bed luxury cabin

Twin Bed Luxury Cabin

Sunboat III - H. Carter Lounge

H. Carter Lounge

Perfect for a relaxing journey along the River Nile, the stylish Abercrombie & Kent Sun Boat III is a truly elegant vessel with the discreet ambience of an exclusive club. Designed to be smaller than the average Nile cruiser to ensure a more personalised service, an Abercrombie & Kent cruise experience is unlike any other - with private docks in Luxor and Aswan, and uniquely tailored sightseeing to help avoid the crowds accompanied by a fully qualified Egyptologist. Experience our quality of service, entertainment, on-board facilities including an Egyptology lecture, food and beverages which are all equally vital ingredients. For guaranteed relaxation there is a no smoking policy throughout all internal areas of the boat. Mobile phones cannot be used in the public areas of the boat. ....

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Saturday, Day 1


Embarkation

Check-in at noon time: Arrive on your 5-star deluxe Nile cruise boat, the “Sun Boat III”, moored in Akorn’s private dock in Aswan. On board, you will be welcomed by the reception staff, who will offer you chilled fruit juice while assisting with your check-in.

Entertainment: Exact entertainment schedules during your cruise are adjusted according to the needs of each group and the exact sailing schedule of the boat, and, therefore, the day of each feature is subject to change. However, every cruise on the Sun Boat III will include:

A colorful “galabeyya party” which gives each guest the opportunity to dress up in traditional Egyptian dress and dance to Arabic music.

A belly dancer, accompanied by a whirling dervish show in Luxor.

A trio of authentic Egyptian musicians in Aswan during afternoon tea.

A lecture accompanied by a slide show, by your Egyptologist guide.

Food & Beverage: Menus are changed on a seasonal basis to enable the Chef to use the freshest ingredients at all times. However, the following is applicable to every cruise:

Most meals are served in the restaurant. However, at least one barbecue lunch (while sailing) and breakfast will be served on deck (weather permitting).

Afternoon tea includes a range of teas and herbal infusions, fresh coffee and a selection of freshly baked, homemade cake, cookies and finger food

Mineral water, tea and coffee are included on a complimentary basis during meals.

Lunch: Lunch will be served on board.

Felucca Ride: In the afternoon (weather permitting) take a ride on a felucca, a typical Egyptian sail boat, around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (life jacket will be provided).

Afternoon tea: Enjoy your afternoon tea served in the lounge with a trio of authentic Egyptian musicians.

Cocktail Reception: Tonight you will be greeted by your Boat Manager, who will introduce you to the boat staff and review on-board facilities and your cruise program for the next few days. Complimentary cocktail and a selection of canapés will be served.

Dinner: Gourmet menu on board.

Overnight: On board in Aswan.

Sunday, Day 2


Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board.

High Dam: This morning, your Egyptologist guide will escort you to visit the Aswan High Dam, Egypt’s contemporary example of building on a monumental scale.

Philae Temple: Take a short motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilka.

Unfinished Obelisk: Next we proceed to the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples, and still hold a huge unfinished obelisk.

Lunch: Return to your boat for lunch on board.

Afternoon at leisure to have the chance for optional visits in Aswan.

Afternoon tea: Afternoon tea will be served in the lounge. A trio of authentic Egyptian musicians will be in Aswan during the afternoon tea.

Dinner: Gourmet menu on board.

Overnight: On board in Aswan.

Monday, Day 3


Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board while sailing to Kom Ombo.

Kom Ombo Temple: Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank.

Lunch: Return to your boat for lunch on board.

Cooking lesson: Egyptian cooking lesson will be presented on board.

Afternoon Tea: A relaxing afternoon tea will be served in the lounge during sailing to Edfu.

Edfu Temple: This evening, explore the largest and most completely preserved Pharaonic – albeit Greek-built – temple in Egypt, the extraordinary Temple of Horus at Edfu.

Sail to Esna

Dinner: Tonight’s dinner on board will be an “Egyptian Night” costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyyas”. Dinner will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialities, followed by oriental music and dancing for everyone.

Overnight: On board in Esna.

Tuesday, Day 4


Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board.

Esna Temple: Your Egyptologist will guide you round the Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum at Esna. The beautifully preserved Great Hypostyle Hall was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius; it was excavated from the silt that had accumulated through centuries of annual Nile floods and is about nine meters below present-day street level.

Lunch: Lunch on board, while you cruise to Luxor.

Afternoon tea: Afternoon tea on board.

Karnak Temple: Afternoon visit to the Temple of Karnak, built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs. The great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars, covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Dinner: Gourmet menu on board.

Overnight: On board in Luxor.

Wednesday, Day 5


Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board.

Valley of the Kings & Queens: Morning visit to the West Bank of Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings, a vast City of the Dead where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks, decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the afterlife by generations of Pharaohs. You will also have the chance to visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens.

Hatshepsut Temple: Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Ancient Egypt’s only female Pharaoh) merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it, as if nature herself had built this extraordinary monument.

Photostop at Colossi of Memnon: On the way back to the river Nile, your road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon Tea: Afternoon tea will be served on board.

Dinner: Gourmet menu on board.

Overnight: On board in Luxor.

Thursday, Day 6


Very early sailing to Nagaa Hammadi

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board while you cruise northwards to Nagaa Hammadi passing by Qena. This part of your cruise is very much off the beaten track, and passes through some of the most beautiful scenery along the Nile, far away from the crowds or other cruise boats.

Lunch: Lunch will be served on board.

Abydos: Afternoon visit to Abydos. Abydos stands apart from other sites in Egypt, as it was in fact the center of a holy city dedicated to Osiris, Lord of the Netherworld. It was also the burial-place for pre-dynastic kings & pharaohs dating back to the fourth millennium BC.

Afternoon at leisure: Enjoy the facilities on board your cruise.

Dinner: Gourmet menu on board.

Overnight: On board in Qena.

Friday, Day 7


Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board.

Denderah: Visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Goddess Hathor in Denderah. This wonderfully preserved temple complex is a rare sight to behold, complete with a massive stone roof, dark chambers, underground passages and towering columns inscribed with hieroglyphs. The main Temple of Hathor is almost intact. Hathor was the goddess or pleasure and of love, usually represented as a cow, or a woman with a cow’s head. She was the beneficent deity of maternal and family love, of beauty and light; the Greeks associated her with Aphrodite.

Lunch on board: While you cruise to Luxor.

Luxor Temple: Upon arrival at Luxor, your Egyptologist will guide you on a tour of the East Bank of Luxor, to visit the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor dedicated to the god Amun.

Afternoon tea: Afternoon tea will be served in the lounge.

Dinner: Tonight’s farewell dinner will be a gala dinner (jacket required), with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine.

Overnight: On board in Luxor.

Saturday, Day 8


Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board, and check out.

Disembarkation

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Accommodation


Outside cabins based on two people sharing a double or twin room

Sightseeing


All shore excursions (as per itinerary) on small group basis inclusive of applicable entrance fees

Meals


All meals - breakfast, lunch & dinner

Not Included


Transfers

International and Domestic airfares

Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

Beverages (Alcoholic & Non Alcoholic)

Gratuities and tips

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Upon meeting your requirements and expectations, you will be requested to send a deposit in the amount of 25% of total. Final Payment is due 45 days prior to scheduled departure date.

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Approximately, 2 weeks prior to departure you will receive a personalized and detailed day by day itinerary booklet and the necessary vouchers for the services to be provided, along with a general information section on the various regions of Egypt.

The booklet and vouchers will include all the important information; addresses, phone and mobile numbers for all your service providers and hotels.

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