Maiden Cruise September 8, 2018
Sail on the beautiful Aggressor Nile Queen, a 155 ft. Dahabiya sailing vessel where guests will travel back in time to see the land of the pharoahs that has changed little since they ruled.
The Nile Queen departs every Saturday for 6 days/5 nights traveling from Luxor to Aswan. Guests will see breathtaking views while sailing on the Nile where you will stop for day trips to see ancient ruins, archaeological treasures, and ancient villages.
While the Nile flows from south to north, it does so with a very minimal current. This current is easily overcome by the strong southernly winds that blow year-round in this area of the country.
What makes the Nile Queen different from other river cruises?
- 5 Star Aggressor service
- Intimate 16 passenger river cruise vessel
- Complimentary beer and wine
Nile Queen Itinerary:
DAY 1: LUXOR
The Karnak Temple
DAY 2 : LUXOR
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Nobles
Colossi of Memnon
DAY 3: EL KAB AND EDFU
DAY 4 - GEBERL SILSILEH AND EL BASHIER ISLAND
DAY 5: KOM OMBO
DAY 6 - CHECKOUT AND ASWAN
Awake to the beautiful sight of the desert closing in on the river at Aswan Bridge. Check out is 8:00am. Guests have the option to visit the Aswan Philae Temple, High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk, and lunch at a local restaurant. This tour ends at 2:00pm and is included in your package price.
For guests doing the Abu Simbel Trip:
Abu Simbel: Guests will depart at 7:00am to meet your guide and visit the High Dam. Staff will transfer guests to the airport to take a short flight to Abu Simbel around 10:00am. Guests will have the chance to visit Abu Simbel Temple and fly back to Aswan to meet your guide at around 1:45pm. You will have the chance to visit the Philae Temple & the Unfinished Obelisk and then proceed back to the Aswan arirpot around 6:55pm.
Guests may also depart in the morning or after your tour to Abu Simbel by domestic flight or continuing your holiday. For details on Abu Simbel, please contact our travel department, email@example.com.
Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:
The Luxor airport is approximately 25 minutes from where the Aggressor Nile Queen docks. Guests will be met on the day of departure in the morning and transfered to the vessel.
Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.
Upon arrival to Egypt, all guests must pay an entry visa of $25. They do not offer a multi-entry visa. (subject to change without notice). Transfers and entrance fees to the historical sites are included in the price of your trip. Additional purchases onboard may be paid by Visa, Mastercard, or cash.
Arrangements can be made for transfers from Hurghada, Port Ghalib, and Aswan to/from the Luxor Airport (LXR) for an additional price. Please contact our travel department at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and details.
- Official language of Egypt is Arabic but many of the people in the tourist resorts speak English and French.
- Local currency is EGP, Egyptian Pound. (Approximately EGP 17.60 = USD $1)
- Marsa Alam and Hurghada have a subtropical desert climate with mild warm winters and hot summers.
The Egyptian Government forbids international tourists from carrying drone aircraft into the country. If you do enter Egypt with a drone aircraft, the Egyptian Government warns they will confiscate the drone.