5 Day Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan – Starting from $2099
Any Nile cruise is a cruise to remember, but a luxury Nile River cruise on board the Oberoi Zahra cruise liner is well and truly a luxurious experience you will cherish for a lifetime. If only the very best will suffice, then our bespoke 5-Day Luxor to Aswan Nile cruise on board the Oberoi Zahra might be just what you are looking for.
Experience the magical ancient wonders of Egypt in unparallel style and comfort; visit the world’s most famous royal tomb, the tomb of King Tutankhamen; stroll through majestic temples built by Pharaohs and queens; dine on the finest cuisine; sip on cocktails under the stars, and enjoy unforgettable on-board entertainment as you sail along the tranquil waters of the Nile.
NOTE: Selected Departures Only
5 Day Cruise on Board the Oberoi Zahra
Day 1 – Oberoi Zahra Embarkation and Luxor Sightseeing
When you arrive at the airport or railway station for your luxury cruise along the Nile, one of our friendly tour representatives will be there to meet and greet you; assist you with your luggage, and then escort you to the private docking area for your 12h00 noon embarkation on the luxurious Oberoi Zahra. Once you have boarded and dropped your belongings off in your cabin, you will enjoy your first fine lunch on board this prestigious cruise ship.
At 14h00 you will disembark for s short but fascinating trip to Luxor’s East Bank where you will visit the ancient Karnak Temple complex that took more than 2,000 years to build. Next, you will be taken to see the wonderful Luxor Museum, after which you will return to your waiting cruise liner. Enjoy afternoon tea in the Oberoi Zahra Club Lounge at 17h00, followed by “Welcom” drinks and some music at 19h00.
At 20h00, dinner will be served in the Oberoi Zahra’s spacious and elegantly decorated dining area, and then you will have the remainder of the evening to spend as you wish. Enjoy a swim in the open-air pool; enjoy cocktails under the stars or in the bar, or simply retire to the comfort of your cabin for a good night’s sleep aboard the Oberoi Zahra on the Nile at Luxor.
Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2 – Luxor West Bank Tour and Cruise to Esna
Today, breakfast will be served aboard the cruise ship from 06h00 onwards, and at 07h00 you will disembark for a trip to Luxor’s West Bank. This excursion will see you visiting the soul-stirring Valley of the Kings where you get to see the famous tomb of King Tutankhamen and the tomb of King Ramses VI. This site is home to more than 60 royal tombs, but these are the two most famous ones of them all. Our Oberoi Zahra cruise package does not include entrance fees for these two tombs. Tourists have to purchase special tickets at the site.
At 12h00 the Oberoi Zahra will depart from Luxor and it will cruise along the river to Esna. The crew will start serving lunch at 12h30, and afternoon tea will once again be served in the Oberoi Club Lounge at 17h00, followed by another first class Oberoi Zahra dinner at 19h30. Enjoy this night of your cruise aboard the luxury Oberoi Zahra on the Nile at Esna.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3 – Sail to Edfu and on to Kom Ombo
Today the cruise ship will depart from Esna at 05h00 and it will cruise along the river to Edfu. Breakfast will be served on board from 07h30, and then at 10h00 you will be taken to see the magnificent Temple of Horus which is the best-preserved ancient temple ever discovered in Egypt. Return to the cruise ship after your visit to the temple, and then at 12h00 the luxury Oberoi Zahra will depart from Edfu and it will cruise along the river to Kom Ombo. At 12h30 the crew will begin serving lunch in the dining area, or you can arrange to have it served in your cabin as well if you prefer.
Enjoy tea in the Oberoi Club Lounge at 17h00, and then at 18h30 you will be taken to see another remarkable ancient site, the twin Temples of Kom Ombo. Have another good dinner aboard your cruise ship from 19h30 and enjoy another relaxing night aboard the Oberoi Zahra on the quiet waters of the Nile, this time at Kom Ombo.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 4 – Cruise to Aswan and Aswan Sightseeing
Day 4 of your luxury Luxor to Aswan Nile cruise will see the Oberoi Zahra departing from Kom Ombo at 04h00, with breakfast once again being served on the river between 07h30 and 09h0. After breakfast you will leave the ship to see the impressive Aswan High Dam and the indescribable Philae Temple, an ancient relic which appears to have been frozen in time. You and your group will then return to the Oberoi Zahra where you will enjoy another good lunch.
At 15h30 you and your group will again leave the ship, and you will visit the Aswan Botanical Gardens aboard a small Felucca boat which will also take you for a short ride on the river before returning to the Oberoi Zahra in time for you to enjoy afternoon tea in the Oberoi Club Lounge at 17h00. Enjoy dinner at 19h30, and enjoy the last night of your luxury Oberoi Zahra cruise on the Nile at Aswan.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5 – Breakfast, Disembarkation, and Transfer Airport for Onward Travel
Wake up and enjoy another delightful on-board breakfast, and then sadly, it will be time for everyone to disembark because your luxury Oberoi Zahra cruise on the River Nile has come to an end. Upon disembarkation, one of our friendly tour representatives will once again be standing by to meet and greet you, and to confirm whether or not your cruise on the Nile has been everything you were hoping it would be. They will also transfer you to airport for your onward journey.
Meals Included: Breakfast
What is included in your luxury Nile cruise aboard the Oberoi Zahra:
- Meet and Greet Service – One of tour representatives will meet you when you arrive in Luxor for your cruise, and another one will be there to bid you farewell when you depart from Aswan after your cruise.
- Full Personal Assistance – Our team of tour professionals will be available to offer assistance throughout the duration of your cruise in the unlikely event that something goes wrong.
- All Transfers – All transfers are done in modern air-conditioned vehicles and are included in the price of your luxury cruise.
- Full Board – Your 5-Day luxury Luxor to Aswan Nile cruise includes full board and lodging on board the luxurious Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruiser .
- All Excursions – All excursions (small group tours) mentioned in the itinerary are included in the tour price.
- Entrance Fees – Any and all entrance fees to the various sites visited are included.
- English Speaking Guide – One of our fully certified English-speaking Egyptologist guides will accompany you on all excursions. Our guides are extremely knowledgeable, and visitors are encouraged to ask question during excursions.
- All Service Charges and Taxes – The price of your luxury cruise is inclusive of all taxes, services charges, and etc. With us, there are NO hidden charges along the way.
What is not included in your luxury cruise aboard the Oberoi Zahra:
- Pre-Arrival and Post-Departure Travel – Tour price does not include travel to Luxor or onward travel from Aswan.
- Tipping – Tour price does not include money for tipping guides, waitresses, waiters, and etc. Tipping is not required or expected, but always appreciated if you feel it is well-deserved.
|Price per 1 person||May to September||October to April|
Prices for our luxury Oberoi Zahra package are quoted per person in US$ and valid until the 30th of September 2022, except during Easter, Christmas and New Year holidays.
Note: If you will be traveling as a family with young children, please be advised children under the age of seven (7) are not permitted on this cruise because the Oberoi Zahra is not designed for very young children.
There could be safety concerns for slightly older children. Parents and guardians are responsible for monitoring the actions of their children at all times.
Children over the age of twelve (12) must occupy a separate cabin which will be charged at the normal adult rate.