Luxury Cruise Itinerary on Nile - The Oberoi Philae
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Itineraries

The itinerary on The Oberoi Philae is designed to allow you the opportunity to experience Egypt at a leisurely pace on board the most luxurious cruiser on the Nile. Enjoy four or six unforgettable days of unravelling centuries of Egyptian history and discover the Nile and its wonders like never before.

The facility of private docking arrangements, with access for physically-challenged guests, is unique to The Oberoi Philae. We aim to ensure a relaxed experience while getting on, off and while on board the cruiser.

English-speaking Egyptologists are available on board. Multi-lingual Egyptologists can be organised on prior notice.

Small luxury coaches are available at each stop to take guests sightseeing, while audio-visual presentations provide extra information about sights visited.

The Oberoi Philae Route Map

The Oberoi Philae Route Map

The itinerary from Luxor to Aswan covers the same destinations and excursions in reverse order, with slight change in timings.

ASWAN TO LUXOR

7 Days - 6 Nights Cruise Embarkation

Day 1 - Wednesday

12:00 noon

Embarkation from Aswan Port.

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

4:00 p.m.

Visit The Nubian Museum by motor boat.

7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Aswan.

Day 2 - Thursday

6:00 a.m.

Sail to Komombo.

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Explore the twin temples of Komombo.

10:30 a.m.

Sail back to Aswan

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Free time for Spa

1:00 p.m.

Lunch

2:00 p.m.

Visit the High Dam and Philae Temple.

5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.

Free time for Spa

7:00 p.m.

Cocktail reception

7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Aswan

Day 3 - Friday

7:00 a.m.

Sail to Edfu

7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Free time for Spa

1:00 p.m.

Lunch

2:00 p.m.

Visit the Temple of Edfu, the best preserved temple of the ancient world, dedicated to Horus the Falcon God.

3: 00 p.m.

Sail to Essna

7: 30 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Essna

Day 4 - Saturday

6:00 a.m.

Sail to Luxor

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Free time for Spa

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

2:00 p.m.

Visit Karnak temple and Luxor Museum

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Free time for Spa

7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Luxor

Day 5 - Sunday

6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Visit the West Bank. Explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes. Visit Valley of the Kings, with its royal tombs, King Tut's tomb, Ramesses the 6th. This is followed by a visit to Temple of Medinet Habu, Dier El Madina and on the way back stop at the Colossi of Memnon.

12:00 noon

Lunch and sail to Qena

2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Free time for Spa

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Visit the Temple of Dendara, dedicated to Hathor, Goddess of Music, Love and Joy.

8:00 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Qena

Day 6 - Monday

6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

07:00 a.m.

Visit the Temple of Abydos

12.00 p.m.

Sail to Luxor

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Free time for Spa

5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Visit Luxor Temple

8:00 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Luxor

Day 7 - Tuesday

7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Disembarkation

5 Days - 4 Nights Cruise Embarkation

Day 1

12:00 noon

Embarkation

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

4:00 p.m.

Visit Nubian Museum by motor boat

7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Aswan

Day 2

06:00 a.m.

Tea and coffee with cookies

06:30 a.m.

Private sun rise visit to Philae temple and High Dam

9:00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.

Breakfast

9.00 a.m.

Sail to Komombo

10:00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.

Free time for Spa

1:00 p.m.

Visit the twin temple of Komombo. One side of the temple is dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek, God of Fertility and Creator of the World. The other side is dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeis, also known as Horus the Elder.

2.00 p.m.

Lunch
Sail to Edfu

7:30 p.m.

Cocktail reception

8:00 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Edfu

Day 3

7:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Visit the Temple of Edfu, the best preserved temple of the ancient world, dedicated to Horus the Falcon God.
Sail to Essna

1:00 p.m.

Lunch
Cross the Essna Lock
Sail to Luxor

7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Luxor

Day 4

6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

7:00 a.m.

Visit the West Bank, to explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes. Visit Valley of the Kings, with its royal tombs, King Tut's tomb, Ramesses the 6th. This is followed by a visit to The temple of Medinet Habu, Dier El Madina and on the way back, stop at the Colossi of Memnon.

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Visit Luxor temple

7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Luxor

Day 5

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Visit Karnak temple

Disembarkation

LUXOR TO ASWAN

7 Days - 6 Nights Cruise Embarkation

Day 1 - Wednesday

12:00 noon

Embarkation

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

2:00 p.m.

Visit Karnak Temple and Luxor museum

7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Luxor

Day 2 - Thursday

6:00 to 7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

7:00 a.m.

Explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes.
Visit Valley of the Kings,
with its royal tombs,
King Tut's tomb, Ramesses the 6th.
Followed by a visit to
the temple of Medinet Habu,
Dier El Madina and Colossi of Memnon

12:00 noon

Sail to Qena

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Free time for Spa

6:00 p.m.

Visit the Temple of Dendara.

8:00 p.m.

Cocktail reception

8:30 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Qena

Day 3 - Friday

6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

7:00 a.m.

Visit the Temple of Abydos

12:00 a.m.

Sail to Luxor

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free time for Spa

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Visit Luxor Temple

7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Luxor

Day 4 - Saturday

6:00 a.m.

Sail to Edfu

7:00 a.m. to 10: 00 a.m.

Breakfast

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Free time for Spa

1:00 p.m.

Lunch

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Free time for Spa

4:00 p.m.

Visit the Temple of Edfu.

7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Edfu

Day 5 - Sunday

6:00 a.m.

Sail to Komombo

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

11:00 a.m.

Visit the twin temple of Komombo. One side of the temple is dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek, God of Fertility and Creator of the World. The other side is dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeis, also known as Horus, the Elder

12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Sail to Aswan

4: 00 p.m.

Visit Nubian Museum by motor boat

7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Aswan

Day 6 - Monday

7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Free Morning for Optional visit to Abu Simbel

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

2:00 p.m.

Visit the High Dam and Philae temple

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Free time for Spa

7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Aswan

Day 7 - Tuesday

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Disembarkation

5 Days - 4 Nights Cruise Embarkation

Day 1

12:00 noon

Embarkation

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

2:00 p.m.

Visit Karnak and Luxor temple

7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Luxor

Day 2

6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

7:00 a.m.

Visit to the West Bank, to explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes. Visit Valley of the Kings, with its royal tombs, King Tut's tomb, Ramesses the 6th. This is followed by a visit to the temple of Medinet Habu, Dier El Madina and on the way back, stop at the Colossi of Memnon.

12:30 p.m.

Lunch
Sail to Essna
Cross the Essna Lock.

7:00 p.m.

Cocktail reception

7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Essna

Day 3

4:00 a.m.

Sail to Edfu

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Visit the Temple of Edfu, the best preserved temple of the ancient world, dedicated to Horus the Falcon God. Sail to Komombo

1:00 p.m.

Lunch

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Visit the twin temple of Komombo. One side of the temple is dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek, God of Fertility and Creator of the World. The other side is dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeis, also known as Horus the Elder

7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Komombo

Day 4

6:00 a.m.

Sail to Aswan

7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast

10:00 a.m.

Visit the High Dam and Philae temple

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

4:00 p.m.

Visit Nubian Museum by motor boat

7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Overnight in Aswan

Day 5

7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Disembarkation

Inclusions

  • Accommodation and all meals.
  • Sightseeing and guide as per the itinerary.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Service charge & taxes.

Terms & Conditions

NOTE:

  • Cruise price does not include spa therapies.
  • Oberoi Hotels & Resorts reserves the right to change the prices and polices without giving any prior notice.

Child Policy

  • The Oberoi Philae is unable to accommodate children under the age of seven (7) as the vessel is not designed for very young children.
  • There could be safety concerns for very young children.
  • Parents and guardians are responsible for monitoring the actions of their children at all times.
  • Children must occupy a separate cabin which will be charged at the normal rate.

Reservation Guarantee Policy

  • 15% deposit is required within 48 hours from receipt of booking.
  • 35% deposit is required 90 days prior to check in date.
  • 50% deposit is required 45 days prior to check in date.

Cancellation Charges

  • Full amount of the cruise will be charged if cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to check in date.
  • 50% of the cruise amount will be charged if cancellation is received 60 to 31 days prior to check in date.
  • 15% of the cruise amount will be charged if cancellation is received 90 to 61 days prior to check in date.

Pre-Embarkation Information

1. Are there any formal nights for dinner?

No there are no formal nights. We recommend elegant casuals (jacket not essential) for dinner and convenient clothes during the day.

2. Are shorts permitted in the restaurant in the evening?

Shorts are not permitted during evening meals.

3. Are gratuities included?

The cabin prices already include a service charge. This is distributed amongst the team members. However, if any guest wishes to leave additional gratuities, they can do so at the time of departure. It is a common pool and all additional gratuities are distributed equally amongst the staff members.

However, the gratuities for the Egyptologists are not included and can be given directly by the guest at their discretion.

4. Is there a laundry, pressing and dry cleaning facility on board?

Same day laundry and pressing service is available at an additional charge. Government regulations do not allow storage of chemicals on board and hence there is no dry cleaning service available.

5. Is there a web access in the cabins?

The entire cruiser is wireless enabled. If guests are carrying their own laptop with Wi-Fi facility, it can be connected to internet. However, there are also two laptops available on board for guest use in the Club Lounge. This is a complimentary facility.

6. Is there a 110-voltage outlet in the cabin?

The normal voltage in the cabins and suites is 220 Volts. However, 110 Volts is available in the bathroom. Converters are available on request.

7. Are there medical facilities on board?

The cruiser is reasonably equipped to handle a minor medical situation including an oxygen cylinder. However, doctor is available on call in case of any emergency.

8. Is there a wheelchair on board?

Yes, there is a wheelchair on board. However, there is very limited mobility for the wheelchair in the existing docking areas and at the sightseeing locations.

9. Is there room service in the cabins if a guest does not want to go to the restaurant?

Due to infrastructure limitations, we do not encourage room service. However, if someone is indisposed, we can make an exception. We also have an all day dining menu available from 11:00 hrs till 19:00 hrs on the sundeck comprising of lite meals.

10. What is the Entertainment available on board? Are there any theme nights?

We have a marine satellite on board that ensures availability of TV channels 24 hours, even during sailing. Besides, each cabin has a DVD player with a selection of Digital Video Discs available at Front Desk. We do not do any theme nights.

11. Do the cabins have telephones?

Yes, all the cabins have telephones with international dial facility.

12. What is included in our cruise?

Three main meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)in the Restaurant. Water is served during the meals and given during excursions. Sightseeing are as per the itinerary excluding the optional tours. Cost of an Egyptologist, service charge and taxes are also included.

13. What is suitable clothing for sightseeing?

Light summer clothes are suitable almost throughout the year including sightseeing between 10:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs in winter months. A light jacket is recommended during winter months. However, early morning and late evenings can be fairly cool during winter months with temperatures ranging from 8 degree Celsius to 15 degree Celsius. We recommend flat sole shoes for sightseeing excursions.

14. If we wish to do some extra excursions, can it be organised?

Our group size for sightseeing does not exceed 8 guests. Extra excursions can be organized at an additional charge with sufficient notice. However, availability of guide is based on the tours planned for the rest of the members of your group. Priority for guide will be given for the normal sightseeing itinerary.

15. Can we request for a specific language speaking guide?

Guides are English speaking. However, if you wish to have any other language guide, please inform us at least three weeks prior to your arrival so that we are able to fulfil your request.