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Lazuli Nile Cruise

Why not experience a truly unique way of sailing on the Nile to explore the spectacular sites of Upper and Lower Egypt?

Lazuli Nile CruiseThe Lazuli, built at the end of the 19th century offers a luxurious atmosphere with modern comforts and convenience in six cabins, a large drawing room and a covered deck with tables and chairs, sun loungers and mattresses to relax and a view the passing countryside.  Four of  the cabins have double beds and the other two cabins have twin beds.

Taking a Nile Cruise in the Lazuli will transport you back to the 19th century when aristocrats cruised the Nile.  You will recapture those days of elegance and enjoy a tranquil journey, under sail, but with modern comforts and convenience.

We can offer you 3 Lazuli Nile Cruise options:

Lazuli Cruise 7  Nts
Lazuli Cruise + Cairo + Lazuli 10 Nts
Lazuli Cruise + Luxor Extension 10 Nts

Departures for 2008: 

28 Jan; 10 Mar; 14, 21 Apr; 05, 19 May; 02, 23, 30 June; 14 Jul; 11, 25 Aug; 01, 15 Sep; 06, 13 Oct; 10, 24 Nov; 01, 15 Dec 

The tour includes:

  • Meal Plan: Full breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout from Day 2 to breakfast on Day 7. Breakfast in Cairo and Luxor.
  • A local guide from Day 2 to departure from Luxor on Day 8, on the main itinerary
  • Accommodation as specified in the itinerary
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles where indicated.
  • Sightseeing tours where specified and entrance fees
  • An English guide throughout

Itinerary

Option 1: Lazuli Cruise: 7 nights

Day 1 London/Luxor

British Airways or Monarch Airlines flights from Gatwick, or Manchester at a supplement to Luxor. On arrival at Luxor Airport transfer to the Al Moudira Hotel on the west bank of the Nile and overnight

Day 2 Luxor/Esna/Cruise (El-Hegz)

Visit the west bank including the funeral temple of Rameses III Medinet Habou; the tombs of the nobles and craftsmen. Lunch will be in a traditional restaurant. Later depart in convoy towards Esna, the port for the Lazuli and begin the cruise to El-Hegz. Overnight on board.

Day 3 Cruise (El-Kab/Edfu/Ramadi)

Cruise to El-Kab and visit the temple where Hathor and Horus used to meet. Lunch on board during the cruise to Edfu and visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Sail to the Ramadi village and overnight on board.

Day 4 Cruise (El Ramadi/El Silsila/Kom Ombo)

Visit El Ramadi village, then sail to El Silsila and visit the temple of Horemheb era. Visit the ancient quarry where the temple stones were extracted. Sail to Kom Ombo and overnight on board in front of the temple.

Day 5 Cruise (Kom Ombo/Aswan)

Visit the temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to both Sobek the crocodile and Horus the hawk. Cruise to Aswan and visit the temple of Philae, centre of the cult for the Goddess Isis. Overnight on board.

Day 6 Cruise (Aswan/Fawaza Islands/Edfu/Esna)

Morning at leisure in Aswan or depending on wind conditions sail to Fawaza islands. Continue sailing to Edfu and finally to Esna. Overnight on board.

Day 7 Esna/Luxor

After breakfast disembark and transfer to Luxor. Check in to the Al Moudira Hotel for one night.

Day 8 Luxor/London

Visit to the famous Temple of Karnak and the Luxor Museum. Later transfer to Luxor Airport for your British Airways or Monarch Airlines flight to Gatwick or Manchester

Option 2:  Cairo + Lazuli

Cairo: 3 nights
Cruise: 7 nights

Day 1 London/Cairo

EgyptAir from Heathrow. On arrival transfer to the Four Seasons for three nights. You may prepurchase the excursion package to see the highlights of Cairo

Day Cairo/Luxor

EgyptAir flight to Luxor and follow the itinerary as detailed for the main itinerary

Day 11 Luxor/London

EgyptAir flight to Heathrow arriving later the same day.

Option 3:  Luxor Extension

Cruise: 7 nights
Luxor: 3 nights

Day 8 Luxor

Extend your stay at the Al Moudira for three nights. You may prepurchase the excursion package to explore Luxor

Day 11 Luxor/London

EgyptAir flight to Heathrow arriving later the same day.

** Please call our Freephone number 0808 1089 100 for prices and availability of this truly unique Nile Cruise.

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