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Movenpick Royal Lotus Nile Cruise

Royal Lotus Movenpick Nile Cruise in Egypt, Mövenpick M/S Royal Lotus sails between Aswan and Luxor and vice versa, with overnight stays at both Luxor and Aswan. There is a choice of either a 3 night or 4 night Nile cruise. Along the route, stops are made for sightseeing at Philae, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Esna. Nile cruise holidays provide the perfect environment in which to leisurely soak up the breathtaking views of Egypt’s stunning landmarks, while the Nile cruise and stay holidays are ideal for those who also wish to experience the hustle and bustle of Cairo, relax at a Red Sea resort, or explore the history of Luxor.

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Cruise Itinerary 3 nights

Itinerary A : Luxor - Aswan 3 Nights Every Saturday

Day 1 : Saturday Egypt Nile Cruise Shore Trips - Luxor East Bank Tours
Meet and assist by our travel REP in your arrival at Luxor airport, train terminal, or Luxor hotels and transfer to the Movenpick Royal Lotus, Egypt Nile Cruise.Embarkation before Lunch with leisurely free time. Enjoy your on board Royal Lotus Nile Cruise. Afternoon, enjoy a guided tour to go to visit Luxor East Bank Karnak & Luxor Temples dedicated to god Amon & his wife godess Mut, then transfer back to Royal Lotus Nile cruise, Enjoy your dinner, overnight stay in Luxor.

Day 2: Egypt Nile Cruise Shore Trips Luxor West Bank Tours - Edfu
Enjoy your breakfast on board the Movenpick Royal Lotus Nile Cruise in luxor, start your guided tours to visit Luxor West Bank (The Valley of the Kings, The temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El-Deir El-Bahari and the famous colossi of Memnon, the only thing remains from the Mortuary temple of Amon Hotep III. SHOPPING TOUR , Back to Royal Lotus Nile cruise to start sailing to Esna, Enjoy your lunch is served on board with Afternoon tea, dinner,
overnight stay in Edfu aboard the Royal Lotus ship.

Day 3: Egypt Nile Cruise Shore Trips - Visit Edfu - Kom Ombo
Enjoy your breakfast a board the Movenpick Royal Lotus Nile Cruise in Edfu, followed by a wonderful guided tour to visit Edfu temple dedicated to Horus god, then transfer back to Royal Lotus cruise ship, Proceed sailing to Kom Ombo. Enjoy your Lunch on board the Royal Lotus Nile cruise ship. Upon arrival to Kom Ombo, start your cruise shore trips, go to visit Kom Ombo Temple, it is a temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haeroris , back to the Royal Lotus Nile cruise for afternoon tea, dinner, overnight in Aswan.

Day 4: Egypt Nile Cruise Shore Trips - Visit Aswan
Enjoy your breakfast a board the Movenpick Royal Lotus boat, then disembark after your breakfast. Go in a guided tour to visit the Temple of Philae. This fabulous temple dedicated to the goddess Isis was constructed as one of the finest examples of the combined architecture of ancient Egyptians and the Greco-Romans styles. This temple, due to the construction of Aswan High Dam was all covered with water until it was relocated in its present day location in the Agilika Island by the UNESCO project
that took 8 years from 1972 to 1980 to be completed
- Proceed your tours to visit Aswan High Dam, built by the former Egyptian president, Gamal Abd El Nasser in the 1960s to reserve the Nile Water that was lost every year in the Mediterranean sea and keep it reserved in the artificial Nasser Lake. Aswan High Dam, was considered as an architectural miracle at  the time, the Aswan High Dam controls the Nile River's flooding cycles, allowing permanent settlements to be built in the Nile Valley and tripling the number of crops farmers can harvest.
Today, the Aswan High Dam provides Egypt with a lot of the electricity consumed in Egypt , After visiting Aswan attractions, you will be transferred to Aswan airport, train terminal or Aswan Hotels.

Itinerary 4 nights

Every :Tuesday 5 days, 4 nights cruise sailing from Aswan to Luxor

Day 1: Tuesday - Egypt Nile Cruise Shore Trips - Aswan
- worldtouradvice.com tour representative will pick you up from any destination in Aswan such as Aswan airport, train station or hotels
- Direct transfer to your cruise ship by private air conditioned van
- Check in your Nile cruise ship ( Royal Lotus Nile cruise ) , start your shore trips in Aswan by visiting Kitchener Island, to arrive the island where you will visit Aswan botanical gardens, you will take a Felucca, the traditional Egyptian sailing boat, it is a wonderful short trip down the Nile river
- if you want to go to visit Abu Simbel temples ( Optional tours , you do it first , then you go to the botanical garden after coming back
from Abu Simbel temples tour
-Spend the evening at leisure in Royal Lotus Nile Cruise
-Overnight in Aswan on board Movenpick Royal lotus Nile Cruise

Day 2 : Wednesday Egypt Nile Cruise Shore Trips - Aswan Tours
- Early morning enjoy your delicious breakfast onboard Royal Lotus Nile Cruise, then get ready for the remarkable shore trips of the day.
-Start your shore trips with one of the most splendid temples constructed in Egypt, the Temple of Philae. This fabulous temple dedicated to the goddess Isis was constructed as one of the finest examples of the combined architecture of ancient Egyptians and the Greco-Romans styles. This temple, due to the construction of Aswan High Dam was all covered with water until it was relocated in its present day location in the Agilika Island by the UNESCO project that took 8 years from 1972 to 1980 to be completed
- Proceed your tours to visit Aswan High Dam, built by the former Egyptian president, Gamal Abd El Nasser in the 1960s to reserve the Nile Water that was lost every year in the Mediterranean sea and keep it reserved in the artificial Nasser Lake. Aswan High Dam, was considered as an architectural miracle at  the time, the Aswan High Dam controls the Nile River's flooding cycles, allowing permanent settlements to be built in the Nile Valley and tripling the number of crops farmers can harvest.Today, the Aswan High Dam provides Egypt with a lot of the electricity consumed in Egypt
- Proceed your shore trips in Aswan, go to visit the famous unfinished obelisk, a gigantic granite obelisk dating back to the Pharaohs New Kingdom. If this huge obelisk was completed it would have weighed more than 1197 tons. This will be a marvelous chance to understand how the ancient Egyptians were capable of building such gigantic structures.
-We sail to Kom Ombo in the afternoon
-Afterwards, we visit the amazing Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to two gods; Horus, the falcon god, and Sobek, the crocodile god. The Greco-Roman temple is famous for its matchless location overlooking the Nile. Construction work of the temple started in the 2nd century BC by Ptolemy VI and was completed during the reign of Ptolemy XII during the 1st century AD.
-Afterwards the ship will sail to the North to reach Edfu Overnight in the Nile Cruise

Day 3: Thursday Egypt Nile Cruise Shore Trips Kom Ombo – Edfu Trips
Early morning enjoy your breakfast, then accompany your tour guide in a horse carriage to go to visit to the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Edfu temple is the largest and best preserved Ptolemaic temple in Egypt. The temple includes wonderfully decorated walls representing religious scenes from the eldest play in the world, representing the conflict
between Goodness and evil.
- Back to your Nile cruise ship, on the way from the temple to the cruise ship you will see the different traditional markets where you can buy Egyptian traditional clothes, enjoy the evening in the Nile Cruise
-Sailing to Luxor and overnight in the Nile Cruise.

Day 4: Friday Egypt Nile Cruise Shore Trips - Luxor Trips
- Enjoy your breakfast onboard the Nile cruise, accompany your tour guide to visit Luxor West bank, the Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of the Pharoahs who ruled Egypt during the New Kingdom. In New kingdom starting from 17th dynasty, the Pharaonic Kings stopped building pyramids to be their tombs, because they found that all their grandfathers mummies were stolen from the pyramids during the revolutions and the wars periods, so the New kingdom rulers discovered that a huge building such as the pyramids, is not to protect thier mummies but to show easily for the robbers where are the treasures and the mummies covered with golden masks and coffins, so New kingdom pharoahs tried to hide their royal tombs from robbers.
This was why they began to dig their tombs deep inside a Theban mountain that has a natural pyramid structure. These tombs have the finest colored decorations with the famous tomb of Tut Ankh Amun discovered by Howard Carter in 1922 and may other royal tombs belonging to the kings of the 18th and the 19th dynasty.

- Proceed your shore trip to go to visit the amazing the mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut temple was constructed by the 18th dynasty Queen Hatshepsut (1473 – 1458 BC) as a unique structure rising from the desert in the shape of imposing terraces. Hatshepsut temple is known also as El Deir Al Bahri temple", which means the Western Monastery, because it was used as a monastery in the Christian era.
- Proceed your shore trips to go to visit the ruins of the mortuary temple of Amon Hotep III, Where you visit his gigantic Colossi known now as Memnon colossi. They are two 18 meters high statues, During the Roman era music was heard coming out of one of the statues that were attributed, by the Greeks, as the legendary figure of Memnon greeting his mother Eos in one of the Greek myths.discovered in 1881.

Day 5: Saturday Luxor West Bank Trips – Final Departure

Breakfast a board the Movenpick Royal Lotus Nile Cruise in Luxor then disembark after breakfast, transfer to Luxor airport, train terminal or Luxor hotels.

Includes

  • Meet and greet service by our REP in arrival & departure to/ from Egypt Nile cruise
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned Modern vehicle to/ from Egypt Nile cruise
  • Accommodation aboard 5 star Royal Lotus ship on full board basis
  • Tour to visit Karnak temple and Luxor temples
  • Trip to visit Valley of the Kings, Hatshipsut temple 
  • Excursions to visit Edfu temple according to the Royal Lotus itinerary
  • Excursions to visit Kom Ombo temple according to the Royal Lotus itinerary
  • Tour to visit Philae temple, unfinished obelisk and The High Dam
  • Sailing around the Elephantine island and Botanical Gardens
  • Entrance fees to the above mentioned sights between Luxor and Aswan
  • Egyptologist tour guide during your excursions and nile cruise holiday
  • Egypt Nile cruise service charges and all applicable local taxes

Excludes

  • Optional tours such as Abu Simbel from Aswan, or Sound and light show
  • Any items not mentioned in Sonesta St. George tour itinerary
  • Tipping Kitty
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses

Cruise Facilities

  • Panoramic windows in each cabin
  • Cabins are fully air conditioned
  • Private bath/shower with hair dryer
  • Satellite color TV
  • Protection and smoke detector in each cabin
  • Spa center and message
  • Swimming pool, bar & Sun deck
  • Safe box in each cabin
  • Telephone system with international calls.
  • Doctor on calls on board.
  • Laundry service & housekeeping
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • The rOYAL Lotus cruise Restaurant
  • The Crescent Lounge and Bar and The Observation Bar
  • A refreshing plunge pool cleverly linked to a relaxing heated Jacuzzi
  • Sundeck Bar / Sun Deck has a canopied area
  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • Bridge tables and an internet corner



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