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Slow Journey Down The Nile

Inspirational holiday to Egypt

A wonderful way to discover Egypt at a gentler, more refined pace. Combine seeing the sites in Cairo with a ‘Death on the Nile’ luxury cruise sailing for 7 nights from Aswan to Luxor or vice-versa.

The Nile Ritz Carlton, situated in downtown Cairo, overlooks the Nile River. It’s a long-celebrated icon of luxury within the city and offers the ideal location for explorations of the bazaar district, the adjacent Egyptian Museum and to Tahrir Square.  Head a little further out and tick the Pyramids of Giza and the famous Sphinx off your bucket list. Fly then to the Nile Valley and board the Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruiser which will allow you to leisurely discover 5000 years of Egyptian culture. Expect luxury cabins and suites, fine dining, a full-service spa, and sincere, courteous hospitality. When you dock, English-speaking Egyptologists will share their fascinating knowledge with you as you visit the Nile’s well-known monuments including the Valley of the Kings, Philae Temple, and the temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu. There is the option to extend in Aswan after the cruise if you choose.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cairo
  • 3 nights - The Nile Ritz Carlton, Cairo, Egypt
  • 7 nights - Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruiser, Nile Valley, Egypt
  • Ends - Transfer to Cairo for your international flight home

At a glance

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  • Nights Icon 10 Nights
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  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cairo

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive in Cairo Airport to be transferred via private vehicle to The Nile Ritz Carlton.

  • 3 nights

The Nile Ritz-Carlton Cairo
Bed & Breakfast | Deluxe City and Museum View Room

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Day 4 - 11

Fly from Cairo to Luxor Airport to be transferred to the dock for embarkation onto Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruiser to Aswan.

  • 7 nights

The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser
Full Board | Luxury Cabin

The Oberoi Zahra

Day 11

Disembark and be transferred to Aswan Airport for your flight home via Cairo.

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  • International and domestic flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Private Tours of Cairo’s Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaar
  • Shared Cruise Sightseeing Tours of the Nile Valley’s best monuments and tombs including the Valley of the Kings, the Temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo and Philae Temple
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entrance into any of the 3 Pyramids
  • Beverages
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