Sonesta St George I Nile Cruise
Edfu – Temple of Horus, Kom Ombo
Aswan – Old and High dams
Luxor – Valley of the Kings and temples of Karnak and Luxor.
An excellent quality ship, with lovely cabins. Great facilities as well.
The Sonesta St. George I offers luxurious accommodations that provide the ultimate in comfort, elegance and design 47 deluxe cabins and 9 Presidential Suites, one Royal Suite . All feature the highest quality furnishings and upscale amenities including plasma screen TV, equipped with the latest technology and featuring a live sailing channel, double-glass panoramic french windows that open to bring in fresh breezes from the Nile, internet access, individual climate control, mini-bar, safe, hair-dryer. Bathrooms equipped with spa unit, including steam bath, Jacuzzi and water massage.
Restaurants, Bars & Facilities
Main Dining Room – Located on the lower deck, our Main Dining Room, designed with sophistication and style, serves breakfast and lunch buffets as well as à la carte dinners.
Sun Deck Bar – Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Nile, the Sun Deck serves refreshing cocktails and beverages.
Lounge – Unique classical motifs decorate the walls and ceiling of the Lounge, which features a dance floor and stages nightly entertainment. A full-service bar serves a wide range of cocktails and beverages.
Panoramic Lounge – Adorned with elegant décor, the Panoramic Lounge, located on Deck 4, offers panoramic views of the Nile and is available for special functions and meetings.
Piano Bar – Elegant and sophisticated, the Piano Bar is lit by a dramatic, handmade chandelier and serves a variety of cocktails and beverages.
Oversize pool with shallow water extension and Jacuzzi
Spa & Wellness Center, with gym, massage services, sauna and steam bath
Daily Guided Sightseeing Excursions
Day 1 Monday Departure Flight – Luxor
Depart from the UK for Luxor. On arrival check in on board the Sonesta St George. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight on board in Luxor.
Day 2 Tuesday Luxor – Edfu
Morning visit to the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Queen Hatsheput. Set sail for Edfu. Spend the afternoon at leisure, free to explore Edfu. Enjoy dinner on board, and spend overnight docked in Edfu. Overnight in Edfu.
Day 3 Wednesday. Edfu-Kom Ombo
In the morning visit the 2000 year old Temple of Horus, an elongated structure made up of halls and chambers with well-preserved story-telling interior decorations, then continue sailing to Kom Ombo. The afternoon is free to explore the town, whose name means ‘City of Gold’. Spend the night docked in Kom Ombo.
Day 4 Thursday. Kom Ombo – Aswan
Sail to Aswan, and upon arrival visit the Aswan High Dam, which stands at 111 metres tall – a major accomplishment in engineering – the Philae Temple and the Granite quarries. Your afternoon is free to explore the delightful bazaars of Aswan. Spend overnight on board in Aswan.
Day 5 Friday. Aswan
Spend the morning at leisure followed by lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a sail in a felucca – a traditional Egyptian Nile sailing boat – around Kitchener’s Island. Spend overnight on board, docked in Aswan.
Day 6 Saturday. Aswan – Esna
Set sail to Esna, stopping in Kom Ombo for some further exploration, visiting the temple of the Horus and Sobek. Arrive in Esna late afternoon and spend the night there.
Day 7 Sunday. Esna – Luxor
Sail to Luxor, spending the afternoon discovering the East Bank, featuring the famous Karnak and Luxor temples. They may be shadows of their former selves, but as you wander around the vast statues, towering columns and decorated walls, you soon appreciate their original ornate grandeur. Spend overnight docked in Luxor.
Day 8 Monday. Luxor – UK.
Disembark the Sonesta St George 1, before departing Luxor on your return flight to the UK or onto your chosen hotel for a continued stay.
Sailing times and itineraries are subject to change. Whilst the order of the itinerary is subject to change the content will not be sacrificed in any way. Occasionally it may be necessary to use alternative Nile cruise boats of the same standard and with similar facilities. Please note that as most cruise boats offer similar facilities, cruise boat ratings reflect the standard of the cruise boat in relation to other cruise boats. Cruise boat ratings are not directly comparable with hotels of a similar rating.
Beach Extensions to Makadi, Marsa Alam or Hurghada available. Or extend your stay in Luxor for 7 nights.
Need to Know
- An entry visa is required on arrival in Luxor, this can be paid locally.
- Guide – Your cruise is accompanied from Day 1 to Day 7 by a local English speaking tour guide/Egyptologist. Extensions are not escorted but assistance is provided in each destination by our local representative.
- Meal Plan – Prices include breakfast, lunch and dinner on board
- Gratuities – For guides and boat crew we recommend tipping at the end of your cruise.
- Travel Tips – We would recommend taking a sun hat and glasses and a few jumpers especially during the winter months December, January and February. A camera is a must.
- NB – Itineraries are subject to change with little or no notice. Entrance fees to antiquities can increase with little notice.