Project Description

Enjoy Egypt’s ancient ruins on a luxury Nile cruise!

Nile Cruise Tour from Aswan to Luxor 6 Nights 7 Days from Cairo

Points of this tour

Luxurious heritage tour on a cruise on the Nile

Egypt is famous for the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, but there are many other places to see such as huge ruins. This plan is recommended for people who don’t know how to travel around the vast Egypt efficiently, and who want to go around in about a week. Take the sleeper train to Aswan, then transfer to your cruise ship. Let’s go on a Nile river cruise trip. On the way from Aswan to Luxor, there are many archaeological sites in the Nile basin, and you can go around all over. It is a 7-night, 8-day local trip that allows you to travel around Egypt efficiently and enjoy a cruise ship trip in a slightly luxurious mood.


Sanctuary Retreat Nile Cruise

Sanctuary Retreat Nile Cruises is the most prominent fleet on the Nile.
Four unique and world-famous ships, each with its own style and taste, but all equally luxurious and repeatedly voted among the country’s best cruises as Egypt’s most beautiful ship. selected. Sanctuary Retreat Nile Cruises has been operating Nile cruises since the 80’s, setting the trend for luxury Nile cruising and making it what it is today.
Our leadership and expertise in this field continues to thrive today, with Sanctuary constantly pushing boundaries and setting benchmarks.


Sanctuary’s strength lies in its people’s philosophy and attention to detail.
We offer an unparalleled level of service in all cruise standards.
Sanctuary Nile Cruises embodies the full magic of Egypt, from exceptional cuisine to first-class service, and exceptional facilities and comfort.

Sanctuary Retreat Nile Cruise Specialties

  1. focus on small groups

    Most Nile cruises have a capacity of 100 people.

    The more people there are, the more difficult it is to serve customers.

    Sanctuary Nile Cruises continues to focus on exclusive service with small groups.

  2. Stick to private docks

    There are more than 100 Nile cruise ships, the number of docks is limited, large ships are connected, and the ship on the outside departs. Therefore, you have to cross several ships to reach your ship.

    In addition, there are times when the ships are rearranged, and it often takes a lot of time.

    Sanctuary Nile Cruises has its own private dock for your comfort and convenience.

  3. stick to the guide

    In order to make your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Egypt even more fulfilling, guides with specialized knowledge in archeology, Egyptology, etc. are attending.

  4. stick to cooking

    If it is a large ship, the food will be buffet style.

    It’s nice to be able to enjoy a variety of dishes every day, but it’s rare that the food is served at just the right time, such as when the food is cold, the salad is dry, or the meat is too hard.

    On the Sanctuary Nile Cruise, we also offer course meals carefully selected by first-class chefs, and we also offer dishes that suit your tastes and preferences.

  5. obsessed with entertainment

    Top-notch dancers and musicians will make your cruise stay even more enjoyable.

    Please spend a blissful time enjoying entertainment while receiving wonderful food, delicious drinks and comfortable service.

tour highlights

Stroll through the souks in Cairo

Markets called souks are fun just to stroll around! Let’s enjoy the exotic scent of Arabia.

Great Pyramid and Sphinx

Speaking of Egypt, the pyramids are still mysterious. Most of them were built as tombs of Old and Middle Kingdom pharaohs or their families. This tour will take you to the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. And don’t forget to check out the sphinx standing right next to the pyramid! The royal symbol, the Great Sphinx, symbolizes the greatness of the king.

Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum (commonly known as the Egyptian Museum) is a museum exhibiting a collection of ancient Egypt located in the capital Cairo. There are more than 200,000 items in the collection. A golden mask excavated from the royal tomb of King Tutankhamen, a golden throne, a statue of Khafre, a statue of Nefertiti excavated from the palace ruins of Tell el Amarna, the capital of ancient Egypt, a mummy of Ramesses II, etc. Egypt treasures are on display.

Nile cruise

Select a luxury cruise ship for your Nile cruise trip! All suites cruise. Sit back and relax as you travel down the Nile as you travel back in time to ancient Egypt. Along the Nile River there are many huge ruins. Take a trip around the ruins with a professional guide.

Valley of the Kings and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

The Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut are must-sees when you arrive in Luxor. The Valley of the Kings is a group of rock-cut tombs that appear in a rocky mountain valley, and the tombs of the kings of the New Kingdom are concentrated in this area. There is a west valley and an east valley, with 60 tombs in the east valley and 4 in the west valley. The tour will visit three of these tombs. The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut was built for Hatshepsut, the only female Pharaoh of ancient Egypt. You will be overwhelmed by the scale that stands in front of you.

Temple of Horus and Temple of Kom Ombo at Edfu

The Temple of Horus in Edfu was buried in sand until 1860. Known as one of the most well-preserved temples in ancient Egypt, it has an important archaeological position. The Temple of Kom Ombo is famous for being a rare double temple built during the Ptolemaic period. Heavy stone construction.

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Tour schedule



Arrival in Cairo Our English speaking assistant will be waiting for you at the airport before immigration.
Guide to Cairo city tour with Japanese guide Mohammed Ali Mosque, Khan Khalili Lunch at local restaurant
Hotel pick-up

steigenberger pyramid caironight

Breakfast/- Lunch/- Dinner/〇

Overnight in Cairo


cairo tour

Breakfast at the hotel Sightseeing in Cairo & Giza with Japanese guide and private car
Giza Pyramids & Sphinx Sightseeing The Grand Egyptian Museum After sightseeing, return to the hotel

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Breakfast/〇 Lunch/〇 Dinner/〇

sleeper train night


Aswan Nile Cruise Tour

Breakfast or box at the hotel
Transfer to the airport by private car
Fly to Abu Simbel
Abu Simbel Temple Tour
After sightseeing, proceed to Aswan.
Arrive in Aswan and cruise
cruise check-in
~ Nile Luxury Cruise 4 nights journey begins. ~
Board a 5-star deluxe Nile cruise boat moored at a private dock in Aswan and enjoy a welcome zaffa with drums and flutes.

Lunch will be served on board.

In the afternoon, you’ll have the chance to board a felucca (a typical Egyptian sailboat) around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Mausoleum of the Aga Khan (life jackets provided weather permitting).

Afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the lounge while enjoying the sounds of the oud trio.
At night, you will be greeted by your boat manager as you enjoy a selection of canapés along with complimentary Egyptian wine and local beer. A gourmet dinner will be served on board.

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Cruise ship night


Philae & Kom Ombo

After a buffet breakfast on board, board a motorboat to visit the romantic and majestic Temple of Philae on Agilika Island.
Followed by a visit to the granite quarries that supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stones used in their pyramids and temples and still hold a huge unfinished obelisk.

Enjoy lunch as you cruise to Kom Ombo to visit the magnificent Kom Ombo Temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek.

Enjoy afternoon tea during your cruise to Edfu.

In the evening, enjoy a movie on board after a delicious dinner.

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Temple of Khnum and Temple of Horus

A buffet breakfast is served on board. In the morning, explore the amazing Temple of Horus.
Enjoy lunch on board during your cruise to Esna. After lunch, you will have an Egyptian cooking lesson on board.
This afternoon, an Egyptologist will guide you through the Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum in Esna. The beautifully preserved Great Hypostyle Hall was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius. Excavated from the silt accumulated by the annual Nile floods over the centuries, it lies about 9 meters below the current road level.
Enjoy afternoon tea while sailing to Luxor.
The evening is an ‘Egyptian Night’ costume party where all guests can dress up in a traditional Egyptian ‘Galabeiya’. Dinner is a sumptuous Egyptian buffet, followed by oriental music and dancing.

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Breakfast/〇 Lunch/〇 Dinner/〇

Cruise ship night


Luxor East and West Banks

Breakfast is served on board.
In the morning visit the Valley of the Kings. Visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens and have the chance to visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Pass the famous Colossi of Memnon on your way back to the Nile. This colossus was known in ancient Greece for its haunting voice at dawn.
After lunch, an Egyptologist will lead you through the stunning Luxor Temple, dedicated to the god Amun, before heading to the Karnak Temple.
Return to your luxury Nile cruise boat, where afternoon tea is served in the lounge.
The evening’s entertainment is the Gala Dinner, where white-gloved waiters serve gourmet meals, followed by a dervish show and belly dancer performances.

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Breakfast/〇 Lunch/〇 Dinner/〇

Cruise ship night


cruise checkout

After breakfast, cruise check-out
Transfer to Luxor Airport by private car
To Cairo by air
Arrival in Cairo
Japanese-speaking guide and Cairo sightseeing until departure
Walk around Khanhalili
Transfer to Cairo airport after sightseeing
Departure from Cairo

Breakfast/〇 Lunch/〇 Dinner/×

Overnight at Abu Simbel

Hotel used

Cairo Pyramids Hotel
Cairo Pyramids Hotel
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Cairo Pyramids Hotel
Sanctuary Nile Adventurer
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Cairo Pyramids Hotel
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

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Tour price/Cruise date

Cairo & Nile Cruise 7 Days Tour Price

Prices vary depending on the season and the cabins within the cruise.
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<What is included in the price>

  • Sightseeing with a Japanese-speaking guide other than the cruise
  • Hotel and cruise accommodation
  • Admission fee
  • Meals listed in the itinerary

<Things not included in the price>

  • chips
  • visa
  • drinks at the restaurant
    optional tour
  • International flight ticket
  • Domestic flight ticket CAI/LXR/ASW/CAI $310 per person Items not listed

Optional Tour: Sound and Light Show at Abu Simbel $65 per person

Point of departure Egypt International Airport
departure date as needed
hotel CairoCairo Pyramids Hotel
nile cruise ship Sanctuary Nile Adventurer(or Sanctuary Sun Boat IV)
Tour conductor Local staff will guide you
Minimum number of participants 1 person
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Notes on this itinerary

Egypt itinerary notes

  • Estimated tips for guides and drivers: 10-20 USD/day
  • Due to the limited number of Japanese-language guides, English-speaking guides may be provided.
  • If the listed hotel or restaurant is not available, we will arrange a hotel or restaurant of the same class.
  • During the tour, if the tour becomes impossible due to force majeure such as natural disasters, unforeseen disasters, political changes, wars, strikes and riots, the tour may be canceled. Please note that there is no guarantee or refund in that case.
  • Please note that the tour order may change at the discretion of the guide or driver. Local staff and guides will respond flexibly.
  • We are not responsible for damage, loss, or theft of your luggage, except in cases of intentional or negligence on the part of the organizer. Please be careful about the management of personal belongings.

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