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05 Days / 04 Nights
Availability : Sept. 2020 – April 2021
Min PAX : 2
Overview

The new Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise Ship sails on the Nile River for three, four and seven-night cruises between Aswan and Luxor. Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise has 33 spacious suites, each with a private balcony and named after famous music composers, giving it a touch of elegance and sophistication. The ship comprises 27 deluxe Beethoven Suites (each 40m), 4 lush Mozart Suites (each 35m), and 2 superior Chopin Suites (each 52m). Each of the 33 suites has a private terrace and is designed to offer maximum comfort and space. All suites are non-smoking. Smoking is allowed only in open areas of the ship. The sun desk bar of Sonesta St. George Nile Cruise is overlooking a panoramic view of the Nile, the Sun Deck serves refreshing cocktails and beverages until sunset, as well as barbecue specialties. Adjacent to the lobby, the Lounge, which features a dance floor, serves light meals and a wide range of cocktails and beverages in a comfortable and stylish ambiance.

04 Days / 03 Nights Program
Each Friday from Aswan

Day 1Nile Cruise, Aswan, Full Day High Dam, Philae Temple & Unfinished Obelisk

Morning time, you will be met with GAT Tours’ Representative, who will transfer you by private A-C vehicle to your Nile cruiser. After that, you will visit the High Dam, which was constructed by the president, Gamal Abdel Nasser to store the water of the Nile. We will then ride in a motorboat to visit Temple of Philae, constructed during the Greco Roman times. Our last visit of the day will be to the Unfinished Obelisk, which was found in the granite quarry in the Southern part of Aswan. We will then return to our boat for overnight. [Lunch & Dinner]

Day 2Nile Cruise, Kom Ombo Temple & Edfu Temple

Energizing breakfast on the cruise. Our Nile Cruise ship will land at the location of the city of Kom Ombo, where we will visit Temple of Sobek & Haroeris, which was established in the Ptolemaic period and completed in the Roman era and was dedicated to two gods, the local crocodile, Sobek and the famous eagle god, Haroeris. After that, we will get back to our boat for rest. Later on, we will visit Temple of Horus in Edfu, the finest preserved ancient Egyptian temple in the land of the Nile. We will then get back to our boat for overnight. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day 3Nile Cruise, Full Day West Bank

Morning time is free at leisure or (optional) you can enjoy a Hot-air Balloon over the West Bank of Luxor. Enjoy your delicious breakfast before exploring the city of the dead where we can visit Valley of the Kings, the richest and most fascinating ancient tombs in Egypt. This was the burial site of the kings from the New Kingdom. The next visit of the day will be to the Temple of Deir El Bahari, constructed during the reign of the 18th dynasty by Queen Hatshepsut, one of the greatest rulers of Egypt. Our last visit will be to the Colossi of Memnon; these two huge statues are the only remaining items of the great funerary temple of Amenhotep III constructed in 1350 BC and became a landmark of Luxor afterwards. After that, we will get back to our boat for overnight. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day 4Disembarkation, Full Day East Bank of Luxor

Check out after breakfast. Later on, we will move to explore the east bank of Luxor including two marvelous temple complexes. Our first visit of the day will be to the Karnak Temples Complex, constructed over a period of more than one thousand years, almost all the impressive items of the Karnak we see today date back to the new kingdom specially the huge amazing columns of the hypostyle hall which are constructed by Ramses II, the greatest builder of ancient Egypt. We will then visit Luxor Temple, another startling temple which was established around the 14th century BC and the construction continued for many years afterwards by Ramses II, Queen Hatshepsut, and many other Pharaohs. After the tour, we will transfer you to your location in Luxor. [Breakfast]

05 Days / 04 Nights Program
Each Monday from Luxor

Day 1Embarkation, Full Day Karnak Temple & Luxor Temple

Morning time, you’ll be met by GAT Tours’ Representative, who will transfer you by private Air-conditioned vehicle to your Nile Cruise boat. After lunch, you’ll join our expert tour guide to visit Temple of Karnak, constructed over a period of more than one thousand years. We will then visit Luxor Temple, which was established around the 14th century BC and the construction continued for many years afterwards by Ramses II, Queen Hatshepsut, and others kings. After the tour, you’ll be transferred to your Nile Cruise. [Lunch & Dinner]

Day 2Nile Cruise, Full Day West Bank of Luxor

Energizing breakfast will be served on board. After that, we will visit Valley of the Kings, the richest and most fascinating ancient tombs in Egypt. This was the burial site of the kings from the New Kingdom. Our next visit of the day will be to Temple of Deir El Bahari, constructed during the reign of the 18th dynasty by Queen Hatshepsut. On our return way to the cruise, we will visit the Colossi of Memnon, the only remaining items of the great funerary temple of king Amenhotep III. Finally, we will transfer you to your Nile Cruise. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day 3Nile Cruise, Edfu Temple & Kom Ombo Temple

Energizing breakfast will be served on board before our full day tour. Our Nile Cruise ship will land at the location of the city of Edfu, where we will visit the Temple of Horus, constructed by the Ptolemies in the 3rd century BC for the worship of the god Horus, the avenger of his father. After this marvelous visit, we will get back to our Nile Cruiser for lunch, rest and refresh. We will then proceed to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, established in the Ptolemaic period and completed in the Roman era finally, you will be transferred back to your Nile cruise ship for rest and refresh. Evening time, Egyptian folklore show will be operated by the staff. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day 4Nile Cruise, Full Day High Dam, Philae Temple & Unfinished Obelisk

Breakfast meal will be served on board. After that you will prepare yourself to join your expert tour guide to explore the wonderful city of Aswan. Our first visit of the day will be to the High Dam, which was constructed by the former president, Gamal Abdel Nasser to store the water, then generate a large volume of the electricity. We will then ride in a motorboat to visit Temple of Philae, constructed in the 3rd century BC in the Greco Roman era as the cult center of the goddess Isis. Our last visit will be to the Unfinished Obelisk, which was found in the granite quarry in the Southern part of Aswan. After the day tour, we will drive back to our Nile cruiser, so we can enjoy the tasty lunch. Evening time, Nubian show, Dinner and overnight on board. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day 5Disembarkation.

Check out after breakfast. Optional Abu Simbel Temples, simply the greatest achievement of ancient Egypt. Constructed by Ramses II, the two temples are cut out of rocks and buried under the sand for centuries before being discovered in the 19th century. The temples were actually relocated after the building of the High Dam by a UNESCO project, we will transfer you by private Air-conditioned vehicle to Aswan Airport in order to catch your domestic flight to Cairo, where our service will be ended. [Breakfast]

Tour Details

Price Includes

  • Meet and assist by GAT Tours’ English-speaking Representatives in all cities.
  • Accommodation on board of Nile Cruise – on (Full Board) basis.
  • Round-trip transfer ``Airport/Boat/Airport`` by private Air-conditioned vehicle with qualified drivers.
  • Private English-speaking tour guide in all the indicated historical sites in the program itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to all the indicated historical sites and attractions in the program itinerary.
  • All transfers by private Air-conditioned vehicles with qualified drivers.
  • All the current taxes applied by the Egyptian government.

Price Excludes

  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • International flight tickets.
  • Domestic flight or Sleeper Train tickets
  • All personal expenses like laundry etc.
  • Tipping to Guide, Driver, etc.
  • Any Optional tours may require.

Features & Services

  • In-suite dining available until midnight
  • Main dining room, sun deck bar & barbecue lounge
  • Wireless internet access is available throughout the ship and in all cabins for a charge
  • Spa & fitness center, with gym, massage services, sauna and steam bath
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Plasma TV with DVD, satellite channels and in-house movie programs
  • Panoramic windows
  • Private terrace
  • Direct-line telephone
  • International telephone line and Internet access
  • Individual climate control
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary bottle of local wine upon check in
  • Complimentary bottle of mineral water upon check in
  • Safe
  • Bathrooms equipped with full-size bathtub
  • Fully-purified water, filtered and softened before distribution
  • Guided sightseeing excursion
  • Doctor available on call against charge
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