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Newly refurbished in 2018, the M/S Tulip cruise ship has been totally refurbished. Contemporary themed cabins and spacious communal areas with panoramic views from the large windows. Most standard cabins have a large opening window with balcony rail while the Upper Deck Terrace Suites have private sit-on balconies.
There is a large sun deck with sun beds and stylish furniture. It provides a relaxing place to sit and enjoy the spectacular views of the Nile and the swimming pool is ideal for a refreshing dip during the day. The Deck bar offers cool daytime refreshments and the lounge bar offers drinks and entertainment in the evening. There is also a Sauna, small fitness suite that is free to use and a massage service with charge. Please be sure to check out the typical MS Tulip Nile Cruise Itinerary below.
Each of the standard 40 cabins have panoramic window and balcony rail. The 8 Upper Deck Terrace Suites also offer an outside terrace with table and chairs. There are 2 Single cabins with standard windows at the front of the Main Deck that can be offered without single supplement.
All cabins and suites offer air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with bathtub and overhead shower. Hair dryer, satellite TV and an individual safe and mini fridge. Tea and coffee making facilities with tea bags and coffee sachets. A large bottle of mineral water is provided in the cabin daily.
|Day one||Luxor: Depart the UK to Luxor. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your chosen cruise boat (transfer time approx 30 minutes). Overnight in Luxor.|
|Day two||Valley of the Kings: Today cross over to the West Bank of the Nile for the first excursion, The Valley of the Kings. From here visit the impressive Temple of Hatshepsut. Afterwards there is a visit to the enormous statues of the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch is served back on board the boat. Set sail upstream to Esna and pass through the Lock. Overnight in Esna.|
|Day three||Edfu and Kom Ombo: Early morning visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu. The cruise continues upstream to Kom Ombo where there is a late afternoon visit to the Ptolemic Temple dedicated to the gods Haroeris and Sobek. Afterwards still sailing upstream the boat will arrive in Aswan where you will remain for two nights.|
|Day four||Aswan: Today is spent exploring the delights of Aswan. Sightseeing includes a visit to the High Dam, the Old Granite Quarries, the Unfinished Obelisk and then by boat to the Temple of Philae on Agilika Island. After lunch board a Felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat for your included cruise down the Nile and around the picturesque Kitchener Island before returning for dinner.|
|Day five||Abu Simbel: The morning can spent at leisure to roam Aswan some more or alternatively join the optional excursion to Abu Simbel to see the four colossal statues of Ramses II which for many will be the highlight of the cruise. This popular excursion is available by coach (approx Â£85) or by air (approx Â£225). In the afternoon an optional bird watching excursion and a visit to a Nubian house can be arranged.|
|Day six||Nile River: Today we enjoy a quieter day sailing downstream along the Nile before arriving late evening in Esna. During this pleasant journey you can choose to take a dip in the pool, catch up on some reading or simply enjoy the view. Overnight on board in Esna.|
|Day seven||Luxor Temples: Sailing from Esna to Luxor arriving at lunch time. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Karnak - an enormous complex of three temples dedicated to the Theban Gods. Afterwards explore the magnificent Temple of Luxor which was once connected to the Karnak Temple by an avenue of sphinxes.In the evening there is an optional excursion to the exhilarating Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple (approximately Â£28.00 per person).|
|Day eight||Luxor: Transfer to the airport, for your flight home or to your next destination.|
Please note: All excursions and Entrance fees are included unless referred to as "optional". Please note that visits to the Temples and Tombs are usually on foot and can involve steps and uneven surfaces.Boats often moor alongside each other causing obstructed views. Access to your boat is sometimes through other vessels' lobbies and across gangplanks. The programme may be altered due to navigational factors or local conditions.