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Elegant Nile Cruise & the Red Sea

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Red Sea & Luxor to Aswan Round Trip 15 Days

MS Grand Rose - River Nile
MS Grand Rose - River Nile

Combine the best of a relaxing holiday on Egypt's Red Sea coast with a voyage of discovery as you cruise through 5,000 years of Egyptian history.

Enjoy 3 nights in Hurghada or Makadi Bay then transfer to Luxor to join a 7 night Nile cruise, with an inclusive, fully-guided itinerary. After your cruise, return to the coast for a further 4 nights by the Red Sea.

Cruise from Luxor and the magnificent ancient city of Thebes, home to the valley of the Kings, down to the spectacular Aswan High Dam via the unusual double temple of Kom Ombu and Edfu - one of the best preserver temples in Egypt.

Popular with an international clientele, the MS Grand Rose is ideal for couples and singles of all ages. Whether you want to explore the sites or simply while away the hours to the sound of water lapping gently against the bow, you will enjoy first class service from the experienced and attentive english speaking crew.

What's Included

  • 7 night in your choice of hotel in Makadi Bay or Hurghada
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • 7-nights full board cruise on the MS Grand Rose in a river view cabin
  • 10 guided excursions:
    • Luxor Temple
    • Karnak Temple Complex
    • The Colossi of Memnon
    • The Valley of the Kings
    • Queen Hatshpsut's Temple
    • Temple of Horus at Edfu
    • Temple of Sobek at Kom Ombu
    • Temple of Philae
    • Aswan High Dam
    • The Unfinished Obelisk at Aswan
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard
  • Unlimited soft drinks and local alcoholic beverages onboard*
  • Afternoon tea, coffee and cake
  • Free late check-out
  • Return charter flights from London Gatwick or Manchester
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty

Just the Nile Cruise please...

7 Night Nile Cruise, MS Grand Rose >

Operator Awards

2011 British Travel Awards; Best Tour Operator to North Africa

This operator is a family business specialising in Egyptian travel. They have a select collection of resort hotels on the Red Sea and river cruise ships touring the Nile. Their attention to delail and lovely little touches make their holidays a real pleasure and have earned them these prestigious British Travel Awards.

* All inclusive features may be subject to specific opening/serving times. Some bars, restaurants, menu items and speciality drinks may be payable locally.

Day 1: Arrival in Hurghada / Makadi Bay

Egypt
Egypt & Nile River Cruise Map

Arrive in Hurghada on Friday and transfer to your choice of hotel either there or in Makadi Bay. Relax and enjoy the wonders of the Red Sea and your fabulous 5★ accommodation until your cruise starts on Monday.
Included Meals H

Day 4: Luxor

Transfer to Luxor, the start of your Nile cruise. The transfer is by luxury coach with wifi and takes approximately 5 hrs.

Luxor, is the site of the ancient Egyptian capital, Thebes, and home to many of the most renowned monuments, tombs and temples. It is the starting point for your Nile cruise. On arrival at Luxor Airport, you will transfer by coach to your chosen cruise ship in Luxor by coach. The transfer takes around 30 minutes.
Included Meals D

Day 5: The East Bank

After breakfast visit the East bank of Thebes and the Temples of Luxor and Karnak. At the vast open air museum of Karnak, marvel at the Great Hypostyle Hall with its 134 columns. In the afternoon, sail to Kom Ombo via Esna lock.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Kom Ombo

The cruise continues via the impressive sight of Kom Ombo standing sentinel at a bend in the river. Visit this unusual double temple, built in 250BC to honour the crocodile-headed Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, before sailing on to Aswan.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Aswan

polaroid style photo Temple of Horus, Edfu

Make the most of the onboard facilities as you sail to the Aswan area. Alternatively, take time out for one of the optional excursions, such as an early morning trip to Abu Simbel (by air or by bus)* or a day trip to an Aswan Nubian Village national park*. During the evening, there is an optional excursion to the atmospheric Sound and Light show in the Philae Temple.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Aglika

Spending the morning visiting the island of Agilika and Philae Temple, which was moved to the island between 1972 and 1980 to save it from flooding when the Aswan High Dam was built. After lunch, enjoy a romantic felucca or motor boat ride on the Nile (subject to weather conditions).
Included Meals B L D

Day 9: Cruise to Luxor

Make the most of the onboard facilities as you sail back towards Luxor.
Included Meals B L D

Day 10: Western Thebes

polaroid style photo Temple of Karnak, Luxor

Travel to the West Bank of Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, the final resting place of a succession of mighty Pharaohs. Optional visit to Tutankhamun's tomb (please note that the surviving treasures now reside in the Cairo Museum). Other highlights include the imposing Temple of Hatshepsut, the gigantic Colossi of Memnon, which have stood in the Theban necropolis for the last 3400 years, and Medinet Habu, the mortuary temple of Rameses III. Enjoy your last evening in grand style with the optional Sound & Light show at Karnak.
Included Meals B L D

Day 11-15: Hurghada / Makadi Bay

After breakfast, relax on board ship before transferring back to Hurghada or Makadi Bay by coach. As before, the transfer will take around 5 hours. On arrival in, check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your holiday at leisure, enjoying the hotel facilities, or the many diving and snorkelling opportunities.

On the day of departure you will transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Included Meals H

Please Note
*Optional excursions are payable locally.
The itinerary may be subject to change due to local operational or weather conditions.


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner, H: Hotel Board Basis.

MS Grand Rose

Elegant and sophisticated, this is one of the most beautiful ships sailing the Nile today. The MS Grand Rose is the height of understated luxury, offering panoramic views from the sun deck; exceptional international cuisine at the Jasmin restaurant; and the opportunity to relax and enjoy a cocktail in the Tulip bar as the sun sinks beneath the horizon - the perfect location for that special occasion.

Popular with an international clientele, it is ideal for couples and singles of all ages. Whether you want to explore the sites or simply while away the hours to the sound of water lapping gently against the bow, you will enjoy first class service from the experienced and attentive crew. MS Grand Rose is available to book as Nile Cruise or as a Cruise & Stay package.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Large sun deck with complimentary towels
  • On board restaurant
  • Disco Lounge bar
  • Sun deck bar
  • Evening enterntainment - includes music, shows & belly dancing
  • Fitness equipment and massage room
  • table tennis & billiards tables
  • 24 hour room service*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally. All inclusive features may be subject to specific opening/serving times. Some bars, restaurants, menu items and speciality drinks may be payable locally.

Accommodation

The five decks of the Grand Rose are home to 60 exterior cabins and 2 suites, all with panoramic windows. Tastefully furnished, they offer two single or double sized beds, a cosy lounge area, bath with shower, WC, air conditioning, hairdryer, satellite TV and safe. Use of the telephone and mini-bar in room is payable locally.

Standard cabins and suites each accommodate a maximum of 2 adults. Cabin pricing is based on lower deck cabins. Middle and upper deck cabins feature larger windows and are available for a small supplement, as are the two suites. Please ask for details.

Technical Data

Built: 2005
Refurbished: 2010
Length: 72m
Width: 15m
Height: 14m
Decks: 5
Registered: German Lloyd Certification GmbH


MS Grand Rose - deck plan

Take your pick from these fantastic hotels in either Makadi Bay or Hurghada.


The Makadi Spa Hotel starstarstarstarstar

Makadi Spa Hotel

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  • Indulge yourself at this superb new luxury all inclusive spa hotel in Makadi Bay on the Red Sea
  • Junior Suite accommodation
  • Buffet, breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • A choice of on-site restaurants, including a la carte options
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with cake
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited soft drinks and local alcoholic beverages
  • Access to the hotel's private beach
  • Free late checkout room
  • No hidden extras: includes resort transfers and 20kg luggage allowance
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The Makadi Palace Hotel starstarstarstarstar

Makadi Palace Hotel - Pool

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  • Relax in this lovely all inclusive hotel in Makadi Bay on the Red Sea
  • Junior Suite accommodation
  • Buffet, breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • A choice of on-site restaurants, including a la carte options
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with cake
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited soft drinks and local alcoholic beverages
  • Access to the hotel's private beach
  • Free late checkout room
  • No hidden extras: includes resort transfers and 20kg luggage allowance

All Inclusive•Family Friendly


The Grand Resort, Hurghada starstarstarstarstar

The Grand Resort, Hurghada

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  • Relax and enjoy the wide range of facilities on offer at this Red Sea resort hotel
  • Standard room accommodation
  • Breakfast buffet with range of hot and cold dishes, cereals and fruit
  • Access to the private beach at the Grand Hotel
  • Daytime and evening entertainment
  • Free late checkout room
  • No hidden extras: includes resort transfers and 20kg luggage allowance

Half Board•Family Friendly

Due to the ongoing political situation in Egypt we are not currently offering Nile cruises

Please call for latest prices and availability or Request a Callback ...

Cabin upgrades and extensions are available

Upgrades & Supplements:
Middle Deck Cabin £30pp; Upper Deck Cabin £50pp; Suite £245pp
Single Cabin £217pp

Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.

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