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Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise


The Oberoi Philae is pure floating luxury. The level of opulence on this Nile Cruise ship is unlike anything you have experienced before, this ship takes cruising the River Nile to another level. On board, guests can enjoy a large outdoor pool and sundeck, a 24 hour fitness centre and a spa offering exclusive Oberoi treatments. The elegant main restaurant serves exquisite cuisine from around the world, a poolside restaurant offers panoramic views and serves barbeque and light meals for lunch and the sophisticated bar and cigar lounge is an intimate setting to enjoy fine whiskeys and wines as well as having a dedicated outdoor cigar lounge. With just 24 luxurious cabins that are more akin to boutique hotel rooms, this graceful ship provides an ideal and romantic opportunity to experience Egypt’s glorious River Nile in ultimate style.

Map: Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise


22 Luxury air-conditioned cabins with ensuite bathroom and Four Luxury Suites, offering a large panoramic window, LCD Satelite TV, DVD player, Mini bar, Wireless Internet access, Coffee machine and Safe. The Four Luxury Suites additionally feature a separate living room and Private Terrace; two of them feature an outdoor jacuzzi.


• On-board international gourmet dining with daily menus & à la carte service.


• Swimming Pool • Gym • Library • Cigar lounge.

Sport & Leisure

• Sun Deck • A swimming pool and sun deck with loungers allow for relaxation • Massage (pay locally).

Spa Facilities

Spa with 4 massage suites, each featuring a private shower and steam room and offering rejuvenating treatments complemented by the finest natural products (pay locally).

Note: This 7 night Nile Cruise starts in Luxor and ends in Aswan. Given the sailing days and flight schedules, 1 night in Luxor before the cruise and 2 nights in Cairo after the cruise are advised.

Example 7 night Nile Cruise Itinerary


Depart from the UK for your flight to Luxor. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your chosen Nile cruise boat for an evening check-in. Overnight in Luxor.


In the morning, visit the Luxor Museum. In the afternoon, visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor on the East Bank. Overnight in Luxor.


In the morning, visit the highlights of the West Bank, including the Necropolis of Thebes, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon, sail via Esna Lock to Edfu. Overnight in Edfu.


In the morning visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu, before continuing along the Nile, midmorning, to Kom Ombo. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris in Kom Ombo, and then continue on to Aswan. Overnight in Aswan.


After breakfast, spend the day exploring the sights of Aswan, with a visit to the High Dam and the Temple of Philae in the morning, and a relaxing trip on a felucca past the Agha Khan Mausoleum and Elephantine Island in the afternoon. Overnight in Aswan.


Spend the morning at leisure in Aswan, with the option of a trip to Abu Simbel. In the afternoon, sail from Aswan to Edfu, stopping en-route for a view of Kom Ombo Temple. Overnight in Edfu.


In the morning, sail from Edfu to Esna. Visit the Temple of Khnum at Esna before crossing the lock and continuing on to Luxor in the afternoon. Overnight in Luxor.


After breakfast, disembark your cruise boat and transfer to Luxor airport for your return flight to the UK (or transfer to your chosen hotel, if extending your holiday).

Note: Call Reservations for the full itinerary of your chosen Nile Cruise. 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.
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