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Cruises to Aswan


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Top Aswan Cruises

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Splendours of Egypt & the Nile

S.S. Sphinx 14 Sep 2024 11 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Luxor (Safaga)

Gratuities included*

Free house wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner

Shore excursions & land tour included*

Luxury hotel stays in Cairo at the Four Seasons*

Itinerary: Luxor, Egypt - Dendera, Egypt - Luxor, Egypt - Luxor – Cruising the Nile River – Kom Ombo, Egypt - Kom Ombo – Cruising the Nile River – Aswan, Egypt - Aswan, Egypt - Aswan...
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Balcony from £6,299pp

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Shore Excursions Included
Splendours of Egypt & the Nile

S.S. Sphinx 30 Nov 2024 11 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Luxor (Safaga)

Gratuities included*

Free house wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner

Shore excursions & land tour included*

Luxury hotel stays in Cairo at the Four Seasons*

Itinerary: Luxor, Egypt - Dendera, Egypt - Luxor, Egypt - Luxor – Cruising the Nile River – Kom Ombo, Egypt - Kom Ombo – Cruising the Nile River – Aswan, Egypt - Aswan, Egypt - Aswan...
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Balcony from £5,199pp

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Shore Excursions Included
Splendours of Egypt & the Nile

S.S. Sphinx 14 Dec 2024 11 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Luxor (Safaga)

Gratuities included*

Free house wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner

Shore excursions & land tour included*

Luxury hotel stays in Cairo at the Four Seasons*

Itinerary: Luxor, Egypt - Dendera, Egypt - Luxor, Egypt - Luxor – Cruising the Nile River – Kom Ombo, Egypt - Kom Ombo – Cruising the Nile River – Aswan, Egypt - Aswan, Egypt - Aswan...
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Balcony from £5,199pp

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What to see in Aswan

Aswan, Egypt's southern gem, graces the banks of the Nile River with ancient wonders and natural beauty. This serene city boasts the iconic Philae Temple, the grand Aswan High Dam and the tranquil allure of Nubian villages. With its timeless charm, Aswan offers a peaceful retreat along Egypt's majestic river.

A cruise to Aswan would be incomplete without exploring the captivating Philae Temple, an exquisite archaeological gem that beckons travellers from the midst of the Nile River. This ancient temple complex, dedicated to the goddess Isis, is not only a testament to Egypt's rich history but also a testament to human determination and ingenuity. The Philae Temple was originally located on Philae Island, but due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam and the resulting threat of submersion, the temple was meticulously dismantled and relocated to its current location on Agilkia Island. The meticulous restoration preserved the temple's intricate reliefs, columns and sanctuaries, allowing visitors to experience the grandeur of ancient Egyptian architecture.

The Nile River is the lifeblood of Egypt, and no visit to Aswan is complete without embarking on a leisurely felucca ride along its serene waters. A felucca is a traditional wooden sailboat that has been used on the Nile for centuries, providing a tranquil and authentic way to experience the river's beauty. Sailing on a felucca allows you to unwind and appreciate the slow-paced rhythm of life along the Nile. The felucca captains are skilled sailors who navigate the boat with ease, and they often serve as local guides, sharing stories and insights about the river and its surroundings.

Exploring a Nubian village near Aswan is a cultural journey that offers a unique perspective on Egypt's rich heritage and the indigenous Nubian culture. The Nubians are known for their warm hospitality, vibrant traditions and colourful homes adorned with intricate murals. One of the most popular Nubian villages to visit is Gharb Soheil, located on the west bank of the Nile. A short boat ride from Aswan takes you to this picturesque village, where you can interact with the friendly Nubian residents and learn about their customs and way of life.


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