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The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser
The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser
Welcome to the River Nile.

Only a small section of the majestic River Nile, the longest river in the world, runs through Egypt; yet it is the most well known portion of the river due to the ancient temples and monuments that lie along its banks. According to ancient Egyptians, the eastern bank was perceived to be the place of birth and growth, and the west, the place of death.

Cruise along the River Nile on The Oberoi Philae and fall in love with the secrets of ancient Egypt; from timeless monuments to hand carved temples and tombs.

Our cruiser offers spacious accommodations, all day fine dining and revitalising spa treatments, as well as an in house movie theatre and a dance floor; luxuries that are complemented by our sincere consideration for your every need.

The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser, River Nile, Egypt

The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser

Travel Notes

  • Aswan Airport
  • Luxor Airport
  • Distance 25 kms
  • Driving time 45 minutes

Egypt is home to the ancient pyramids and is intersected by the River Nile, which stretches 6,853 kms, making it the longest river in the world. Egypt also sits upon the Sahara: the world’s largest desert.

The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser is an easy drive from Luxor and Aswan international airports, both of which are a short flight from Cairo.

May we show you to your cabin?

Our twenty two spacious luxury cabins and suites offer River Nile views, luxurious bathrooms and complimentary Internet.

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Our Luxury Cabins. ... For never ending River Nile views, you can simply open your window. Take in the sights from your comfortable armchair or from the comfort...

Our Luxury Suites. ... These suites have been carefully designed for your cruising pleasure, with floor to ceiling windows that open onto River Nile views. The...

Our Luxury Suites with Terrace. ... Uninterrupted River Nile views can be enjoyed from your king size bedroom, from a sun lounger on your private terrace or from your private...

Where would you like to dine?

Savour fine dining in our Main Restaurant, at the Poolside Restaurant or relax in the Bar and Cigar Lounge.

Main Restaurant at The Oberoi Philae Luxury Nile Cruiser
Main Restaurant.

Decorated in a natural palette, with natural lighting and River Nile views during the day, the Main Restaurant is transformed into a softly lit, ambient fine dining space in the evening. The menu spans fine Western, Indian, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines, freshly prepared on board by Oberoi chefs. The Main Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dress Code: We recommend elegant casuals...

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Poolside Restaurant at The Oberoi Philae Luxury Nile Cruiser
Poolside Restaurant.

The top deck Poolside Restaurant offers panoramic vistas up and down the River Nile. For your comfort, it is shaded by a large canopy in the daytime. After dark, it exudes romance by the light of glowing lamps and underfoot spotlights. The Poolside Restaurant serves light meals, snacks and also offers a special barbecue lunch menu.The attached cocktail bar is open from morning until evening. Dress...

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The Bar and Cigar Lounge at The Oberoi Philae Luxury Nile Cruiser
The Bar and Cigar Lounge.

The Bar serves alcoholic and soft beverages at intimate tables. It also offers a dance floor and a movie theatre for your entertainment during the cruise. Cuban cigars can be savoured in the attached upper deck Cigar Lounge. River Nile views from here provide the perfect accompaniment to the evening. Dress Code: We recommend elegant casuals (jacket not essential) for dinner and convenient clothes...

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Relax. Replenish. Rejuvenate.

Oberoi spa experiences, just for you. A temperature controlled pool, an air conditioned fitness centre and a unisex beauty salon.

Oberoi Spa at The Oberoi Philae Luxury Nile Cruiser

The Oberoi Spa Experience holistic treatments that include Aromatherapy, Eastern, Western and signature Oberoi massage. With River Nile views.

Swimming Pool at The Oberoi Philae Luxury Nile Cruiser

Swimming Pool We have a temperature controlled pool located on the upper deck. Take a dip or relax on a poolside lounger with a drink and snacks beside River Nile views.

  • Length 11 metres
  • Timings: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
Gym at The Oberoi Philae Luxury Nile Cruiser

Fitness facility Air conditioned, with River Nile views, and equipped with a range of cardiovascular and weights machines.

May we offer a little persuasion?

A few more good reasons for you to stay with us.

Unforgettable Experience Offer at The Oberoi Philae Luxury Nile Cruiser
Unforgettable Experience.
Exotic destinations await.

Cruise with us on board The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser for four or six nights and take away memories...

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Best of Egypt.
Cruise on the Nile, Dive in the Red Sea.

Ancient monuments, magnificent temples, five thousand years of Egyptian culture and a stunning beach....

Exploring banks of river Nile.

Your voyage of discovery across 5,000 years of Egyptian history.

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Aswan.

Egypt's southernmost city, Aswan is located 240 kilometres along the River Nile from Luxor. At Aswan, the desert touches the banks of the Nile River and the waters are dotted with islands. Aswan was historically an important trading town and remains a bustling marketplace.

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Deir El Madina.

This ancient Egyptian village was home to the artisans who worked on the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and presents one of the most complete examples of age old community life. Inhabited for almost four hundred years, extensive excavation work in contemporary times has enabled us to understand the social structures and interactions, working and living conditions of this working community; even to name many of the inhabitants and describe their daily interactions.

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Esna.

The temple of Esna is a magnificent structure of red sandstone, with a grand portico composed of six rows of four columns adorned with unique lotus leaf details. Inscriptions carved upon the temple walls give very specific instructions about the code of conduct expected from visitors. Not only are you required to wash your hands, but also to cut your finger and toe nails, remove all body hair and to have abstained from sexual relations for several days before entering this sacred space.

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Karnak Temple.

Karnak Temple lay buried under sand for more than 1,000 years before excavation work began in the mid 19th century. The huge task of restoring this five acre temple continues until today.

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