Project Description

Enjoy Egypt’s ancient ruins on a Nile cruise!

Nile Cruise Tour from Luxor to Aswan 7 nights 8 days from/to Cairo

Points of this tour

1Luxurious heritage tour on a cruise on the Nile

Egypt is famous for the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, but there are also many other attractions such as huge archaeological sites. For those who do not know how to tour the vastness of Egypt efficiently and would like to tour around in about a week, this plan is recommended. After taking a sleeper train to Aswan, transfer to a cruise ship. Then it’s time to go on a Nile River cruise trip. There are many archaeological sites along the Nile River between Aswan and Luxor, and you will be able to visit them all. This is an 8-day/7-night trip that allows you to explore Egypt efficiently and enjoy a cruise ship trip in a luxurious atmosphere.

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2Sanctuary Retreat Nile Cruise

Sanctuary Retreat Nile Cruises is the most prominent fleet on the Nile River.
Their four unique and world-renowned vessels, each with its own style and taste, are equally luxurious and have been repeatedly voted best of cruise in the country as the most beautiful ships in Egypt. Sanctuary Retreat Nile Cruises has been operating Nile River cruises since the 80’s, setting the trend for luxury Nile River cruising and making it what it is today.
Leadership and expertise in this field continues to thrive today as Sanctuary is constantly pushing boundaries and setting benchmarks.

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Sanctuary’s strength lies in the philosophy and attention to detail of its employees.
We offer an unparalleled level of service in all standards of cruising.
From culinary excellence to first-class service, exceptional facilities and comfort, Sanctuary Nile Cruises is dedicated to providing you with all the magic of Egypt.

Sanctuary Retreat Nile Cruise Specialties

  1. focus on a small number of people
    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 best preserved ancient Egyptian temples, it also 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

DAY 1

Cairo

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

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Breakfast/- Lunch/- Dinner/〇

Overnight in Cairo

DAY 2

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

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DAY 3

Luxor Nile Cruise Tour

Breakfast or box prepared at the hotel Transfer to the airport by private car Fly to Luxor After arriving in Luxor, cruise Cruise check-in ~ Nile Luxury Cruise 4 nights journey begins.
~ Board your 5-star luxury Nile cruise ship moored at a private dock in Luxor and enjoy a welcome zaffa with drums and flutes. Visit the Luxor Temple. Lunch will be served in the main restaurant on board.
After lunch, visit the West Bank of Luxor and explore the Valley of the Kings. You will also have the opportunity to visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens and the Temple of Hatshepsut.

Pass by the famous Colossi of Memnon on your way back to the Nile. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge.
In the evening, you will be greeted by the boat manager and served with fresh canapés and complimentary Egyptian wine and local beer, followed by a gourmet dinner menu.

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Cruise ship night

DAY 4

Karnak Temple and Khnum Temple

After a delicious breakfast buffet on board, begin your tour of the East Bank with a visit to Karnak Temple.
After sailing to Esna, enjoy lunch on board.
After lunch, an Egyptologist will guide you through the Temple of Khnum in Esna. The beautifully preserved Great Hypostyle Hall, built during the time of the Roman Emperor Claudius, was excavated from the silt deposited by centuries of Nile flooding and stands about nine meters above current road level. It’s in Afternoon tea will be served on board during the cruise to Edfu. Tonight, after a delicious dinner, enjoy a movie on board.

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Breakfast/〇 Lunch/〇 Dinner/〇

Cruise ship night

DAY 5

Edfu Temple, Komombo Temple

After breakfast on board, visit the Temple of Edfu.
Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Kom Ombo.
You can also participate in Egyptian cooking lessons. After afternoon tea in the lounge, visit Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. The temple is located at the corner of the Nile River, and it is said that in ancient times, a sacred crocodile would bask on the banks of the river. Return to your Nile cruise ship and prepare to sail to Aswan.
Tonight’s entertainment is a costume party entitled «Egyptian Night». For dinner, enjoy a sumptuous buffet of Egyptian specialties.

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Cruise ship night

DAY 6

Philae Temple and Felucca Voyage

After breakfast on board, take a short motorboat ride to visit the majestic Temple of Philae on Agilika Island.
The granite quarries that supplied the hard stones for the pyramids and temples are left with a huge unfinished obelisk.
After lunch on board, board a felucca (Egyptian sailboat) to visit Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan (life jackets provided, weather permitting). Afternoon tea is served in the lounge while listening to the sounds of an oud trio.
Tonight’s farewell dinner will be a gala dinner with gourmet food served by white-gloved waiters. After dinner, enjoy a dervish show and belly dancer performance.

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Cruise ship night

DAY 7

cruise checkout

Transfer to Abu Simbel by Japanese speaking guide and private car

Free time Overnight at Abu Simbel

Breakfast/〇 Lunch/〇 Dinner/〇

Overnight at Abu Simbel

DAY 8

Departure from Cairo

After breakfast, hotel check-out
Japanese guide and Abu Simbel temple tour
After sightseeing, transfer to Aswan by private car After arriving in Aswan, go to the airport by private car
To Cairo by air
Transfer to international flight after arrival in Cairo
Departure from Cairo

Breakfast/〇 Lunch/- Dinner/-

In-flight night

Hotel used

Cairo
Cairo Pyramids Hotel
Cairo Pyramids Hotel
Abu Simbel
Setiab Simbel Hotel
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Cairo Pyramids Hotel
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Cairo Pyramids Hotel
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Tour fee

Cairo & Nile Cruise 8 Days Tour Price

Prices vary depending on the season and the cabins within the cruise.
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Price by season

Low

Medium

High

Peak

Festive

NILE DECK Standard Cabin

Price per person for 2 people per room

$2,788

$3,000

$3,789

$4,163

$5,296

Price per person in a single room

$4,061

$4,349

$5,774

$6,335

$8,034

MAIN DECK Standard Cabin

Price per person for 2 people per room

$2,898

$3,126

$3,924

$4,321

$5,605

Price per person in a single room

$4,210

$4,519

$5,974

$6,571

$8,498

BRIDGE DECK Standard Cabin

Price per person for 2 people per room

$2,940

$3,175

$3,979

$4,386

$5,675

Price per person in a single room

$4,268

$4,585

$6,059

$6,668

$8,601

PROMENADE DECK Standard Cabin

Price per person for 2 people per room

$2,983

$3,225

$4,034

$4,449

$5,811

Price per person in a single room

$4,326

$4,653

$6,141

$6,763

$8,806

JUNIOR SUITE

Price per person for 2 people per room

$3,174

$3,444

$4,351

$4,814

$6,341

Price per person in a single room

$4,584

$4,949

$6,616

$7,310

$9,601

PRESIDENTIAL SUITE

Price per person for 2 people per room

$4,200

$4,628

$5,958

$6,673

$9,053

Price per person in a single room

$5,969

$6,546

$9,028

$10,099

$13,669

ROYAL SUITE

Price per person for 2 people per room

$4,699

$5,201

$6,751

$7,594

$10,361

Price per person in a single room

$6,643

$7,320

$10,216

$11,480

$15,633

Cruise date

<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 Cairo Cairo 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
tour code

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 managing your personal belongings.

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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 Cairo Cairo Pyramids Hotel
nile cruise ship Sanctuary Nile Adventurer(or Sanctuary Sun Boat IV)
Abu Simbel Seti Abu Simbel Lake Resort
Tour conductor Local staff will guide you
Minimum number of participants 1 person
tour code

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 managing your personal belongings.

Be sure to check before traveling! [Useful information for African tours]

Tour option

Add options to the basic tour itinerary to make your trip even more enjoyable. If you wish to use it, please let us know when you apply for the tour.

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