Sonesta St George Cruise

The Sonesta St George is a quintessentially luxurious and elegant vessel sailing on the River Nile. Recently renovated, the lavish lobby, classic dining room, refined lounge and piano bars and well-appointed bedrooms combine to create the feel of a blissful 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
  • Oversized pool with Jacuzzi
  • Spa centre
  • Classically styled interiors

  • Guide Price:

  • £1,999 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

  • 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 £165pp)
    - Abu Simbel by Air (approx £349pp)

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

Day 1 | Monday

Embarkation before lunch at midday, followed with 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

West Bank Temples - Esna

Day 2 | Tuesday

In the morning enjoy your 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

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 Galabeya Party. Overnight in Kom Ombo.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 motor boat around kitchener’s island. Afternoon tea is followed by free time, dinner and then a Nubian Show. Overnight in Aswan.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day at Leisure - Aswan

Day 5 | Friday

Enjoy a day at leisure on board whilst also taking breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. In the evening enjoy the Nubian show. Overnight in Aswan.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

Luxor & Karnak Temples

Day 7 | Sunday

Sail to Luxor with breakfast, lunch and dinner on board. Visit the East Bank (Karnak and Luxor Temples). Afternoon tea and dinner on board with belly dancer. Overnight in Luxor.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 47 Deluxe cabins and 9 Presidential Suites on board the St. George I vessel provide guests with luxurious and comfortable accommodation with quality furnishings and upscale amenities. All accommodation features a plasma 43 inch TV, panoramic French windows, internet access, direct dial telephone, air conditioning, mini bar*, safe, hair dryer and a bathroom equipped with a spa unit which includes a steam bath, Jacuzzi and water massage. Complimentary fruit basket upon arrival, daily mineral water and tea and coffee service facility which is refilled daily.


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

Free Welcome drink upon arrival

Free tea & coffee during meals inside restaurants

Daily fresh juices during breakfast

Open buffet served during breakfast, lunch and a la carte menu during dinner, except night of Galabeya Party


Entertainment:

Nightly entertainment held in the Lounge Bar


Leisure Facilities:

Oversized pool with Jacuzzi

Sun Deck

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


Special Facilities:

Dry cleaning service

FREE WiFi throughout the ship

Laundry Service* - [* = At an Extra Charge]

Daily afternoon tea time


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