Barbara and I are off to cruise the Nile once again on Monday 28th of March 2011.Â We will be sending back daily Nile Cruise Podcasts so we can record our impressions and thoughts.Â Please visit the Nile Cruise Podcast page to listen to our latest podcasts.
** See our photos from the road in Egypt at http://www.twitpic.com/photos/NileCruises from 23rd November**
UPDATE 21 January 2010
We returned from our trip on Monday the 30th of November and over the coming weeks and months I’ll be adding all the various content that we gathered whilst travelling including sound clips, photographs and video footage.
** Please scroll down the page to see reports and links describing our trip.
Here’s the itinerary we took:
Monday 23rd November:
Depart Manchester Airport 0900
Arrive Luxor Airport 1615
5 Star Deluxe Royal Viking Nile Cruise Ship.
4 nights Full Board Nile Cruise in middle deck cabin.
Tuesday 24th November:
Morning visit to the Valley of the Kings – the site of Tutankhamun’s tomb, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Queens. Final stop of the day will be at the Colossi of Memnon before arriving back at the boat in time for lunch. Afternoon at leisure whilst the boat sails to Edfu via the Esna lock.
Wednesday 25th November:
Morning visit to the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god Horus and the largest, most preserved temple in Egypt. Afternoon set sail for Aswan.
Thursday 26th November:
Morning excursion to the High Dam, the Old Granite Quarries and the Unfinished Obelisk. There is also a trip by boat to the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis and occupying a picturesque location on an island.
Friday 27th November:
Disembark at Aswan.Â Transfer to Cairo from Aswan Airport to fly to Cairo.
Arrive and transfer to 5 Star Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel, Giza, Cairo.
Evening excursion to Sound and Light Show at The Pyramids (cost Â£13 per person).
See our Landing At Cairo Airport video.
Saturday 28th November:
Evening dinner at the Sofitel Le Sphinx Hotel, Giza, Cairo.
Sunday 29th November:
Half-day excursion to Egyptian Museum Cairo.
Transfer to Cairo Airport
Flight from Cairo Airport to Luxor Airport
Overnight in Mercure Hotel, Luxor.
Monday 30th November:
Return flight from Luxor to Manchester.
UPDATE 20 November 2009
We are off on our latest trip to Egypt on the 23rd of November and we’ll be posting daily reports, audio files, photos and video as we go along.
…we’ll certainly be trying each of those methods to see what works effectively AND what wont’ cost an arm and a leg! We will be using TWITTER as much as possible to upload text and pics, so please see our Twitter window on the right hand menu bar or visit our Twitter page at www.twitter.com/NileCruises.Â Â If we can upload a short daily video then we will but we’ll have to see if we can access free wi-fi or at least reasonable wi-fi facilities. We’ll also be uploading audio on the Nile Cruise Podcast page
You should be able to find our latest videos on the main page of the blog and you can also listen to our daily audio reports on this page (below).
If we can upload the video footage easily you can also see all of our videos as they are created on our YouTube Nile Cruise 4u channel.
This is the first time we have undertaken trying to communicate with this blog as we go along so we hope it works!Â So fingers crossed.
We’re taking an iPhone, a Flip HD Video Camera, a Zoom H2 sound recorder and a digital stills camera with us and we’re going to try and upload something every day.Â But…it will be a bit of a learning curve for us too.Â However I think it’ll be a lot of fun trying.
We’re going to be using various platforms, web facilities and websites to accomplish all this including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, AudioBoo, Flickr and others.Â I’ll let you know during and after how easily each one are to use and I’ll be adding to this page before we go letting you know how things are going.
Hopefully we’ll at least bring back a whole bunch of content we can use to add to the main Nile Cruise 4u website and we might also be able to communicate with anyone interested as we go along.