Experience the wonders of ancient Egypt in a stunning elegant setting on board the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV. Modern furniture and harmonious colors which are used throughout the boat makes it a luxury floating haven.
There is a heated swimming pool on the sundeck with a very beautiful and modern marble decoration.
The dining room walls are decorated with hand painted images depicting the Nubian Daily life.
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV is one of only a few Nile boats to visit the Temple of Hathor at Denderah on a four night itinerary.
Your Cruise journey will start by checking in to your 5-star deluxe Nile cruise boat, starting the trip from Aswan city.
The Lunch meal will be the first thing to try on board to enjoy the delicious Egyptian food in the middle of the great Nile River.
During the afternoon, you will have a wonderful chance to try the felucca ride around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (weather permitting, life jackets will be provided).
Then you will enjoy your afternoon tea on board relaxing beside the pool.
This night will be somehow special as you will meet your Boat Manager who will greet you with a selection of canapés with some complimentary Egyptian wine and local beer. Then you will have your Dinner time on your Cruise.
Don’t miss the amazing Folkloric Show and the Dervish Show after having your dinner.
Enjoy your breakfast buffet on board and get ready for today’s trips.
Your first trip for today will be through a short motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple which is located on the Island of Agilika.
Then you will head to discover the Granite Quarries, this place was the source of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples and it hosts lots of unfinished obelisk.
Now, you will get a very special Egyptian cooking lesson on board to know more about Egyptian cuisine then you will try it yourself during your lunch meal.
You will continue sailing towards Kom Ombo city to visit the magnificent Temple of Kom Ombo that was built in order to worship the crocodile-god Sobek.
The Afternoon tea will be served to you on board while sailing towards Edfu city.
At night you will enjoy an “Egyptian Night” which will be a costume party, you will have the chance to try the traditional Egyptian “galabeya”.
The Dinner meal will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties, followed by oriental music and dancing for everyone.
The best buffet breakfast will be offered to you on board to enjoy it with the charming views of the Nile.
You will start the day by exploring the fascinating Temple of Horus. Then you will get back to your boat to get your Lunch meal while sailing towards Esna.
Enjoy this afternoon with your Egyptzologist in a tour round the Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum at Esna. This 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.
Enjoy the rest of the day on board with all the entertaining facilities with the charming views of the Nile while sailing to Luxor city.
Tonight, a delicious dinner will be waiting for you on board.
The best Egyptian breakfast will be served on board before starting the day.
Today, you will join your Egyptologist in another journey around the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor which was built in order to worship the god Amun. Then you will pass by the Temple of Karnak to enjoy the glory of the ancient Egyptian architecture.
It’s now the Lunch time to enjoy some delicious food while sailing towards the Valley of the Kings, then the Valley of the Queens and the charming Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
You will be visiting the famed Colossi of Memnon on your way back to your cruise. This site was known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn.
Let’s return to your luxury Nile Cruise ship to enjoy the resort of your day relaxing and enjoy the good vibes.
Tonight, there will be a farewell dinner prepared for you that will be a gala dinner, with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine.
A buffet breakfast will be served on board, before check out at 8:00.
To start an interesting journey in Luxor and Aswan, you have to check in to your 5-star deluxe Nile cruise ship.
The first visit for today will be to the Luxor Temple, you will enjoy such a great tour inside a very ancient temple.
Your Lunch meal will be ready for you in the main restaurant of the ship to enjoy the Egyptian food in the middle of the great Nile River.
The West Bank of Luxor will be your next destination after having your lunch where you will explore the Valley of the Kings. There will be another chance to visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens and you can’t miss the masterpiece of Luxor which is the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
After such a great tour in the city of Luxor, you will get back to your ship but on your way back you can catch a quick visit to the marvelous site of the famed Colossi of Memnon.
Now, you can get some rest and enjoy your night on board, your Boat Manager will be welcoming you through freshly prepared canapés with some complimentary Egyptian wine and local beer, followed by a gourmet dinner menu.
After having an oriantal delicious breakfast in the morning, you will get ready to discover the great monuments of the East Bank which will begin at the Temple of Karnak.
Enjoy your Lunch meal now while sailing towards Esna city.
Once you reach Esna, you will start touring around the Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum at Esna. Don’t miss visiting the Great Hypostyle Hall which was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius.
During the afternoon, you will enjoy your favorite drink on board while enjoying the beautiful weather and the charming views of the Nile.
Enjoy a gourmet Dinner meal in the evening while sailing towards Edfu city.
Enjoy your breakfast meal first thing in the morning, then get ready for today’s visits which will start with the charming Temple of Edfu.
Then you will get back to your ship to enjoy your Lunch while cruising to Kom Ombo city.
Once you arrive atKom Ombo city, you will head to explore the temple of Kom Ombo which was originally built to worship the crocodile-god Sobek. This temple was built at a bend in the Nile so the sacred crocodiles can lay under the sun.
Now, you will return back to your Cruise where you will enjoy the rest of your day, there will also be a great chance to take part in an Egyptian cooking lesson while the boat is sailing to Aswan City.
The entertainment tonight is loads as you will enjoy an “Egyptian Night” costume party so you get the chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeya”.
Dinner meal will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties to get the best out of all Egyptian cuisine.
Don’t miss today’s breakfast on board, before starting your own free time to enjoy all the Cruise facilities.
Then you can enjoy the lunch meal at the main restaurants.
After lunch you can try a short motorboat ride towards the majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika to visit all the fascinating monuments on this island.
The Granite Quarries will be your next destination for today. This site was the main source where ancient Egyptians got most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples, there are also lots of unfinished obelisks in this place.
Now you can have the best chance to try a felucca ride (a typical Egyptian sailboat) to tour around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (weather permitting, life jackets will be provided).
The rest of your day will be free. You can enjoy it on board before having the farewell dinner for tonight which will be a gala dinner, with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine.
Enjoy your farwell Folkloric show plus a Dervish show at the last time of your trip before getting to sleep.
Buffet breakfast on board and check out at 8:00 AM.