MS Minerva Wednesday Itinerary
12 FREE Excursions included (no hidden extras)
- Valley of the Kings
- Valley of the Queens
- Karnak Temple
- Aswan High Dam
- Temple of Hatshepsut
- Colossi of Memnon
- Luxor Temple
- Temple of Philae
- Felucca Ride
- Kom Ombo Temple
- Abu Simbel (optional)
- Hot Air Baloon (optional)
- Sound and Light Show (optional)
Arrive at Luxor airport and transfer to your 5* cruise vessel. Dinner on board and overnight stay in Luxor.
Early morning visit to the West Bank to the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, the Temple of Hatshepsut, Medinet Habu Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board and afternoon at leisure. Dinner on board and overnight in Luxor.
Morning visit to the East Bank which combines a visit to Luxor Temple, originally joined to Karnak by an avenue of sphinxes and Karnak temple which covers a huge area and includes several temples, the largest being the Temple of Amun. In the afternoon set sail to Esna lock and overnight in Esna.
Breakfast on board and set sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris and overnight in Kom Ombo.
Set sail early to Aswan and visit the High Dam in Aswan, the Unfinished Obelisk – still rooted to the bedrock of pink granite - and the Temple of Isis on Philae Island. Overnight in Aswan.
*Optional excursion to the ancient wonder of Abu Simbel by road or air. Morning at leisure for those clients not taking the optional Abu Simbel trip, a chance to relax on the sun deck, or stroll around Aswan. In the afternoon, relax and enjoy a boat trip around Elephantine Island which will lead you to the Botanical Gardens on General Kitchener Island given as a gift in 1890. Overnight in Aswan.
Sail towards Esna, lunch on board and sail to Luxor arriving late afternoon. Overnight in Luxor.
Check-out and transfer to Luxor international airport for your return flight to the UK.
Please note: the order or content of your itinerary may be amended due to lock closures, low water levels or any other unforeseeable circumstances.
Traditionally, a tip is expected at the rate of £4.00 per person per night which includes coach drivers, bell boys, housekeeping staff, crew, bar/restaurant staff and all off the boat tipping. Additional tipping is not expected.