The 5 Star Beau Soleil Nile cruise ship offers excellent facilities and accommodation for your River Nile cruise.
With a warm and pleasant atmosphere, this well known vessel offers traditional Egyptian hospitality with high standards of service and comfort.
The large restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner is situated on the lower deck. The lounge bar offering a range of drinks is an ideal place to sit and watch the nightly entertainment which includes a traditional Galabeya party. On the large sun deck there is a swimming pool and Jacuzzi for a refreshing dip during the day and a bar serving drinks plus sunbeds in which to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Nile.
All the 68 standard cabins are richly decorated and afford views out over the Nile and have full length opening windows and balcony rail.
The cabins all feature, air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with shower, hairdryer, mini-fridge, and TV.
Typical Beau Soleil Nile Cruise Itinerary:
|Day one||Depart from the UK, fly direct to Luxor. On arrival transfer to your chosen ship (approx 20 minutes) for a seven night cruise. A welcome meeting to discuss the week ahead will take place either this evening or the following morning, depending on your flight arrival time.|
|Day two||An early morning start crossing over to the West Bank of the Nile to visit The Valley of the Kings, (for an extra charge you can visit the Tomb of Tutanhkhamun, see your guide for more details), Hatshepsut's Temple, the Valley of the Queens and Colossi of Memnon. (This whole morning tour takes approximately 5 hours.) On arrival back at the boat, a buffet lunch will be served and the boat will sail for Esna. The afternoon can spent relaxing on the sundeck while watching the varied local life on the river and its banks. Afternoon tea will be served on the sun deck. After Dinner, there's a small informal cocktail party where the management of the boat is introduced to everyone. At some stage during the evening the boat will pass through the lock at Esna then dock overnight in Edfu 3-4 hours later.|
|Day three||Wake up at leisure and after breakfast, visit the Temple of Edfu. Afterwards, there is time to roam the local market where you will be able to prepare for this evening's Galabeya Party. Back on board the boat lunch will be served as the boat sails to Aswan. This wonderful journey takes approximately 10 hours and gives you chance to take a dip in the plunge pool, read a book or simply to enjoy the view. In the evening there will be a galabiya party, where everyone dresses up in traditional Egyptian costumes for dinner and the party games. Late that night the boat will dock in Aswan for a stay of two nights.|
|Day four||Morning visit to the High Dam, the Old Granite Quarries, the Unfinished Obelisk and then by boat to the Temple of Philae. In the afternoon sail by felucca around Kitchener's Island and its Botanical Gardens. After dinner, tonight's entertainment will be an Egyptian style 'Treasure Hunt'.|
|Day five||Today can be spent either at leisure or on optional excursions. The most popular excursion is to the Temple of Abu Simbel which is available by coach (approx 65 pounds) or by air (approx 130 pounds). In the afternoon an optional excursion to a Nubian Village via camel or boat can be arranged. In the late afternoon the boat will sail to Kom Ombo and a visit to the Ptolemic Temple usually takes place that evening. Dinner, evening entertainment and overnight on board.|
|Day six||The day is spent at leisure as the boat heads to Luxor arriving later that evening. After dinner, enjoy the delights of a traditional Belly Dancer.|
|Day seven||The day can begin with an optional Hot Air Balloon trip giving you a birds-eye view of the magnificent wonders of the West Bank and the surrounding countryside (approx cost for a 45 minute flight is 70 pounds per person this trip can also be taken on Day 8). Afterwards join a morning visit to Temple of Karnak, the papyrus museum and the traditional perfume shops of Luxor. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Luxor, afterwards there is ample opportunity to explore the markets of Luxor for souvenirs and gifts. That evening there is an optional excursion to the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple.|
|Day eight||The morning can be spent at leisure or take an optional Hot Air Balloon flight (see above). In the afternoon, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight or continue to your next resort.|
For operational reasons, Nile Cruises can be subject to alteration locally at short notice. With the introduction of a second lock at Esna it is anticipated that there will no longer be the need to close it during June and early December. If a lock closure does occur then guests will join and leave the boat in Esna during the closure period. Cruises will then sail Esna-Aswan-Esna. All excursions will take place but not necessarily in the order given. During certain periods the boat may have to sail after dark therefore the number of hours of daylight sailing is subject to change.
When the boat is moored, vessels may have to berth alongside each other restricting views and requiring clients to pass through a number of boats to disembark. Upon disembarkation clients will be required to walk along a gangplank and there may be steps to climb.
For more details and availability for cruising the Nile on board the Beau Soleil Nile Cruise ship please call our Freephone number 0808 1089 100.