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Sonesta St George Cruise

The Sonesta St George is a quintessentially luxurious and elegant vessel sailing on the River Nile. The lavish lobby, classic dining room, refined lounge and piano bars and well appointed bedrooms combine to create the feel of a sumptuous and classical floating 5* hotel. Dining on board comprises a buffet breakfast and lunch and an a la carte dinner with evening entertainment (on most nights) can be enjoyed in the lounge bar. Dress code for evening meals (smart/long trousers essential). For guests’ further enjoyment, there is a large swimming and sundeck and a spa and wellness centre where one can relax after a day full of adventure.

Cruise Highlights:

  • À la carte Dinners
  • Low key evening entertainment
  • Oversize pool with Jacuzzi
  • Spa centre
  • Classically styled interiors

  • Guide Price:

  • £1,429 Per Person
  • Price Based On: 2 adults sharing a Standard Cabin on Full Board, with return flights from London Heathrow, return private taxi transfers, 20kg baggage. See More

  • Duration:

  • 8 Days, 7 Nights

  • Board Basis:

  • Full Board

  • Star Rating:

  • 5 star

  • Cruise Type:

  • River Cruise

  • # of Cabins:

  • 47 Deluxe Cabins, 9 Presidential Suites & 1 Royal Suite

  • Start / Finish:

  • Luxor - Aswan - Luxor

  • Departures:

  • This cruise operates every Monday on a weekly basis.
    (Subject to availability)

  • Optional Extras:

  • - Hot Air Balloon Ride (approx £120pp)
    - Abu Simbel by Road (approx £90pp)
    - Abu Simbel by Air (approx £200pp)

What's Included:

  • Itinerary:
  • Sample 7 Night Nile Cruise ItineraryView Full Itinerary

  • Meals Included:
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners starting with dinner on check in day and ends breakfast check out day

  • Guide:
  • English speaking Egyptologist included

  • Excursions:
  • All excursions are included as per cruise itinerary below. (Except optional extras).

  • Entrance Fees:
  • Enrance Fees included as per cruise itinerary below

  • Assistance:
  • On-board 24 hour assistance available

  • Vehicles:
  • Minivan or coach depending on group size

  • Flights:
  • Return flights from your chosen UK airport with 20kg baggage allowance

  • Transfers:
  • Private transfer to/from airport on arrival and departure

  • ATOL:
  • ATOL Protection


What's Not Included:

  • Tips:
  • Tips for guides and crew

  • VISA Fees:
  • VISA Fees - $25pp

Note: * It may be necessary to amend the itinerary due to prevailing local circumstances. We will endeavour to provide you with as much notice as possible. As so many sites are visited, a Nile Cruise may not be suitable for the very elderly, people with walking difficulties or children. Please note that some excursions may take place very early in the morning. Optional excursions shown may be available to pre-book, and where a tour is capacity controlled and participants are limited it may be advisable to do so. All tours/activities/excursions are operated by local, independent suppliers and your contract will not be with us, but with them, subject to their terms and conditions. When booked locally we are not responsible for the availability, operation, or any risks that may be involved with these tours/activities/excursions.

Full Itinerary

Embarkation In Luxor Embarkation In Luxor

Embarkation In Luxor

Day 1 | Monday

Embarkation in the morning. Enjoy lunch on board and then free time to familiarise yourself with the boat. Take afternoon tea before more time at leisure. Dinner is taken in the evening followed by some live entertainment, a belly dancing and Egyptian folkloric show. Overnight in Luxor.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Valley of the Kings Valley of the Kings Colossi of Memnon Colossi of Memnon

West Bank Temples - Esna

Day 2 | Tuesday

In the morning enjoy your first breakfast on-board before visiting the Westbank, including the Valley of the Kings, Hatshesput Temple and Memnon. Lunch is taken on-board. Set sail for Esna whilst enjoying free time, afternoon tea and the Captain’s Welcome Cocktail reception. Dinner is served on-board followed by a disco. Overnight in Esna.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Kom Ombo Temple Kom Ombo Temple

Edfu - Kom Ombo

Day 3 | Wednesday

Set sail to Edfu whilst enjoying your breakfast. Visit the Edfu Temple and continue sailing to Kom Ombo. Lunch is served on-board followed by free time, afternoon tea, dinner and a Galabya Party. Overnight in Kom Ombo.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Temple of Philae Temple of Philae

Aswan - Temple of Philae

Day 4 | Thursday

Set sail for Aswan. After breakfast visit the High Damn and the Temple of Philae. Take lunch on-board and then sail on the Nile by felucca, visiting the botanical gardens. Afternoon tea is followed by free time, dinner and then a disco. Overnight in Aswan.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Day of Leisure in Aswan Day of Leisure in Aswan

Day of Leisure - Aswan

Day 5 | Friday

Enjoy a day at leisure on board whilst also taking breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. (Optional excursion to Abu Simbel available via Road or Air). Evening Nubian show. Overnight in Aswan.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Esna Temple Esna Temple

Kom Ombo - Edfu - Esna

Day 6 | Saturday

Breakfast on board whilst sailing to Kom Ombo. Upon arrival visit the Temple shared by 2 Gods, Sobek and Haerories. Set sail to Edfu whilst taking lunch and followed by afternoon tea. Continue on to Esna where you will have dinner on-board and then an Egyptian Galabeya party. Overnight in Esna.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Karnak Temple Karnak Temple Luxor Temple Luxor Temple

Luxor & Karnak Temples

Day 7 | Sunday

Sail to Luxor whilst taking breakfast. Upon arrival visit the East Bank including the Karnak and Luxor Temples. Back on-board enjoy free time along with lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Disco music in the evening. Overnight in Luxor.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Disembark in Luxor Disembark in Luxor

Luxor (Disembark)

Day 8 | Monday

Enjoy your final breakfast on-board before disembarkation. You will then be transferred to the airport or to a hotel if you have booked an extended stay.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Note: * It may be necessary to amend the itinerary due to prevailing local circumstances. We will endeavour to provide you with as much notice as possible. As so many sites are visited, a Nile Cruise may not be suitable for the very elderly, people with walking difficulties or children. Please note that some excursions may take place very early in the morning. Optional excursions shown may be available to pre-book, and where a tour is capacity controlled and participants are limited it may be advisable to do so. All tours/activities/excursions are operated by local, independent suppliers and your contract will not be with us, but with them, subject to their terms and conditions. When booked locally we are not responsible for the availability, operation, or any risks that may be involved with these tours/activities/excursions.

Cabins

The Sonesta St George is a quintessentially luxurious and elegant vessel sailing on the River Nile. The lavish lobby, classic dining room, refined lounge and piano bars and well appointed bedrooms combine to create the feel of a sumptuous and classical floating 5* hotel. Dining on board comprises a buffet breakfast and lunch and an a la carte dinner nightly entertainment can be enjoyed in the lounge bar. For guests’ further enjoyment, there is a large swimming and sundeck and a spa and wellness centre where one can relax after a day full of adventure.


Cuisine

Main dining room serving buffet breakfast and lunch and a la carte dinner

Sun Deck Bar serving cocktails and beverages

Lounge Bar

Piano Bar


Entertainment

Nightly entertainment held in the Lounge Bar


Leisure Facilities

Oversize pool with Jacuzzi

Sun Deck

Spa and wellness centre with gym, massage, sauna and steam bath


Special Facilities

Dry cleaning service


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