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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: Aswan to Luxor "Low water level"

Cruise Dates of 18 October, 15 November, 13 December 2017 & 10 January and 7 February 2018.

Day One: Wednesday

12:00 noon

Embarkation.

12:30

Lunch.

16:00

Visit Nubian Museum by motor boat.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:00

Cocktail reception.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Aswan.

Day Two: Thursday

7:30

Breakfast.

9:00

Visit of Philae temple and High Dam.

12:00 noon

Sail to Komombo.

12:30

Lunch.

14:30

Visit the twin temple of Komombo.

16:00

Sail to Edfu.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Edfu.

Day 3: Friday

7:30

Breakfast.

10:00

Visit the Temple of Edfu.

12:00 noon

Sail to Essna.

13:00

Lunch.

Cross the Essna Lock.

Sail to Luxor.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:3 0

Dinner.

Overnight in Luxor.

Day 4: Saturday

5:00

Breakfast.

6:00

Visit West bank valley of kings, king Tut's tomb, Ramses "the six", Dier Elmadina, Habu and colossus of Memnon.

12:00 noon

Joy Sailing for 2 hours.

12:30 noon

Lunch.

15:00

Visit Luxor and Karank temples.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:30

Dinner

Overnight in Luxor.

Day Five: Sunday

8:00

Breakfast.

Free morning for your enjoyment.

12:00 noon

Joy sailing for 2 hours.

12:30

lunch.

16:00

Tea at club lounge.

17:00

visit Luxor museum.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Luxor.

Day Six: Monday

5:00

Breakfast.

6:00

Visit the Temple of Abydos by BUS and on the way back visit Temple of Dendara.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Luxor.

Day Seven: Tuesday

Breakfast.

8:00

Disembarkation.

6 Nights

Embarkation: Aswan To Luxor

Day 1

12:00 noon

Embarkation from Aswan.

12:30

Lunch.

16:00

Visit The Nubian Museum by motor boat.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:00

Cocktail reception.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Aswan.

Day 2

07:30

Breakfast.

9:00

Visit the High Dam and Philae Temple.

12.00 noon

Sail to Komombo.

12.30

Lunch.

14:30

Visit the twin temple of Komombo.

16.00

Sail to Edfu.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Edfu.

Day 3

7:30

Breakfast.

10:00

Visit the Temple of Edfu.

12:00 noon

Sail to Essna.

13:00

Lunch.

Cross the Essna Lock.

Sail to Luxor.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Luxor.

Day 4

5:00

Breakfast.

6:00

Visit West bank valley of kings, king Tut's tomb, Ramses "the six", Dier Elmadina, Habu and colossus of Memnon.

12:00 noon

Lunch.

15:00

Visit Luxor and Karnak temple.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Luxor.

Day 5

7:30

Onwards Breakfast.

11:00

Sail to Quina.

12:30

Lunch.

15:00

Visit the Temple of Dendara.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Quina.

Day 6

6:00

Breakfast.

7:00

Visit the Temple of Abydos.

12:00

Sail to Luxor.

12:30

Lunch.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Luxor.

Day 7

7:30

Breakfast.

8:00

Disembarkation.

6 Nights

Embarkation: Aswan to Luxor

Day 1

12:00 noon

Embarkation.

12:30

Lunch.

16:00

Visit Nubian Museum by motor boat.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:00

Cocktail reception.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Aswan.

Day 2

7:30

Breakfast.

9:00

Visit of Philae temple and High Dam.

12:00 noon

Sail to Komombo.

12:30

Lunch.

14:30

Visit the twin temple of Komombo.

16:00

Sail to Edfu.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Edfu.

Day 3

7:30

Breakfast.

10:00

Visit the Temple of Edfu.

12:00 noon

Sail to Essna.

13:00

Lunch.

Cross the Essna Lock.

Sail to Luxor.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Luxor.

Day 4

5:00

Breakfast.

6:00

Visit West bank valley of kings, king Tut's tomb, Ramses "the six", Dier Elmadina, Habu and colossus of Memnon.

12:00 noon

Joy Sailing for 2 hours.

12:30 noon

Lunch.

15:00

Visit Luxor and Karank temples.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Luxor.

Day 5

7:30

Breakfast.

8:00

Disembarkation.

LUXOR TO ASWAN

7 Days - 6 Nights Cruise

Embarkation: Luxor to Aswan "Low water level"

Cruise Dates of, 01 November, 29 November, 27 December, 2017 & 24 January, 2018.

Day One: Wednesday

12:00

Embarkation.

12:30

Lunch.

16:00

Tea at club lounge.

17:00

Visit to Luxor museum.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Luxor.

Day Two: Thursday

05.00 a.m

Breakfast.

06:00 a.m.

Visit the Temple of Abydos by BUS and on the way back visit Temple of Dendara.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Luxor.

Day Three: Friday

Free morning.

07:30

Breakfast.

12:30

Lunch.

13:00

Joy sailing for two hours.

15:00

visit to Luxor & Karnak temples.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:00

Cocktail reception.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Luxor.

Day Four: Saturday

05:00

Breakfast.

6:00

Visit West bank valley of kings, king Tut's tomb, Ramses "the 6th", Dier Elmadina, Habu and colossus of Memnon.

12:00

Sail to Essna.

12:30

Lunch.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Essna.

Day Five: Sunday

05:00

Sail to Edfu.

07:30

Breakfast.

10:00

visit temple of Edfu.

12:00

Sail to Kom Ombo.

13:00

Lunch.

13.00 to 15.00

Spa Time.

17:00

Tea at club Lounge.

18:00

visit temple of Kom Ombo.

19:00

Dinner.

Overnight in Kom Ombo.

Day Six: Monday

05:00

Sail to Aswan.

07:30

Breakfast.

09:00

Visit The High Dam and Philae temple.

12:30

Lunch.

13:00

Joy sailing for two hours.

13.00 to 19.00

Spa Time.

16:00

Visit Nubian Museum by motor boat.

17:00

Tea at club lounge..

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Aswan.

Day Seven:

07.00 to 08.00

Breakfast.

8:00

Disembarkation.

6 Nights

Embarkation: Luxor to Aswan

Day 1

11:00

Embarkation.

11:00

Sail to Quina.

12:30

Lunch.

15:30

Visit of Dendera temple.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Quina.

Day 2

6:00

Breakfast.

7:00

Visit the Temple of Abydos

12:00

Sail to Luxor.

12:30 noon

Lunch.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

18:00

Visit Luxor Museum.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Luxor.

Day 3

Free morning.

7:30

Breakfast.

12:30 noon

Lunch.

15:30

Visit Luxor & Karnaak Temples.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:00

cocktail reception.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Luxor.

Day 4

5:00

Breakfast.

6:00

Visit West bank valley of kings, king Tut's tomb, Ramses "the six", Dier Elmadina, Habu and colossus of Memnon

12:00

Sail to Essna.

12:30 noon

Lunch.

Cross Essna lock.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Essna.

Day 5

5:00

Sail to Edfu.

7:30

Breakfast

10:00

Visit the temple of Edfu.

12:00

Sail to Kom Ombo.

12:30

Lunch

17:00

Tea at club lounge

18: 00

Visit the twin temple of Komombo

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Komombo.

Day 6

5:00

Sail to Aswan.

7:30

Breakfast.

9:00

Visit the High Dam and Philae temple.

12:30

Lunch.

16:00

Visit Nubian Museum by motor boat.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Aswan.

Day 7

07.00 to 08.00

Breakfast.

8:00

Disembarkation.

4 Nights

Embarkation Luxor to Aswan

Day 1

12:00 noon

Embarkation.

12:30

Lunch.

15:00

Visit Karnak and Luxor temple.

17:00

Tea at club Lounge.

19:00

cocktail reception.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Luxor.

Day 2

5:00

Breakfast.

6:00

Visit West bank valley of kings, king Tut's tomb, Ramses "the six", Dier Elmadina, Habu and colossus of Memnon.

12:00 noon

Sail to Essna.

12:30

Lunch.

Cross the Essna Lock.

17:00

Teaa at club Lounge.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Essna.

Day 3

5:00

Sail to Edfu.

7:30

Breakfast.

10:00

Visit the Temple of Edfu.

12:00

Sail to Komombo.

13:00

Lunch.

17:00

Tea at club lounge.

18:00

Visit the twin temple of Komombo.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Kom Ombo.

Day 4

5:00

Sail to Aswan.

7:30

Breakfast.

9:00

Visit the High Dam and Philae temple.

12:30 noon

Lunch.

16:00

Visit Nubian Museum by motor boat.

19:30

Dinner.

Overnight in Aswan.

Day 5

07.30

Breakfast.

8:00

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.