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Please note that the Alexander The Great operates from a Tuesday to Monday which means the first night upon arrival will be spent at the Old Winter Palace in Luxor on bed & breakfast basis followed by 6 nights cruise on full board. Please see itinerary below.
Special note: We do not accept children under 8 years of age on Alexander The Great.

About Alexander The Great Nile Cruise

Alexander The Great is more than just a cruise it is a luxurious Yacht that is both elegant and sophisticated offering the ultimate in comfort and service on the Nile.

Each of the 30 suites are individually designed to provide an ideal environment in which to relax and enjoy the splendours of the Nile. All of the cabins are air-conditioned with an in-room safe, mini-bar, Satellite TV and DVD player and an en-suite bathroom with bath tub, hairdryer and vanity mirror.

During your stay on the Alexander The Great breakfast, lunch and dinner is included. The ‘Red Fiesta’ restaurant situated on the third deck has large panoramic windows overlooking the Nile and offers a variety of international cuisine with buffet breakfasts and lunches and a la carte dinners, whilst the barbeque on the pool deck is a great place to enjoy traditional oriental food and music under the stars. There is a bar and lounge located on the fourth deck which provides the ideal meeting place.

The sun deck is provided with a shaded area and loungers to relax and enjoy the views of the Nile. There is a swimming pool and Jacuzzi plus a bar offering drinks and light snacks.

A tempting selection of international and Egyptian cuisine is served in the on board restaurant. Breakfast is buffet style, with a choice of fruit juices, tea and coffee, cereal, rolls and breads, cheese and cold meats, pastries, boiled eggs or omelette. Lunch and dinner are taken in one sitting often buffet style with a wide selection of starters including salads and delicious soups with fresh rolls and breads. A number of main course choices are available – chicken, beef and fish dishes, fresh vegetables, pasta and rice. For dessert take your pick from superb pastries and creamy puddings whilst a healthy option of fresh fruit is usually available if you prefer. To accompany your meal, choose from a range of soft drinks, beer, wine or bottled water. Remember, you just sign for them as you go along and pay at the end of your cruise. Afternoon tea and cake is usually served on the sundeck when the boat is sailing.

Alexander The Great Nile Cruise Itinerary

1 night Luxor & 6 nights Cruise

The Alexander the Great operates from a Tuesday to Monday which means your first night upon arrival will be spent at the Old Winter Palace in Luxor.

Day 1:

Depart from either London Gatwick or Manchester, fly direct to Luxor. On arrival transfer to the 5 star Old Winter Palace in Luxor for a stay of 1 night.

Day 2:

Morning at leisure before transferring to the Alexander The Great. After lunch you will take your first excursion to visit the temples of Luxor and Karnak. Dinner and overnight on board in Luxor

Day 3:

An early morning visit to the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. On arrival back at the boat, a buffet lunch will be served and the boat will set sail for Esna. Afternoon tea will be served on The Club sun deck. In the evening enjoy a welcome cocktail and presentation of the yacht’s crew in the lounge bar (smart dress). After an a la carte dinner in the restaurant, watch a Nubian dance show in the comfort of the lounge bar. At some stage during the evening the boat will pass through the lock at Esna then docks overnight.

Day 4:

Early morning sail to Edfu. Wake up at leisure and after breakfast, visit the Temple of Edfu. Afterwards, the boat will sail to Kom Ombo while you enjoy lunch in the Red Fiesta restaurant. In the evening there will be an Egyptian BBQ dinner on the sun deck with the opportunity for guests to dress up in traditional Egyptian costumes. Overnight Kom Ombo.

Day 5:

Early morning sail to Aswan. Morning tour by felucca (sail boat) around the islands. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, visit the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae. Overnight on board in Aswan.

Day 6:

The day can be spent at leisure on board the boat or you may wish to take an optional excursion to Abu Simbel either by coach (approx £60) or by air (£100).

Day 7:

Today the boat will sail to Kom Ombo in the early morning. After breakfast the day will begin with a morning visit on foot to the Temple of Kom Ombo. Afterwards the boat sails to Esna while lunch is served on board. Afternoon tea is served on The Club sun deck. Dinner, evening entertainment and overnight in Esna.

Day 8:

Morning at leisure as the boat heads to Luxor. On arrival in Luxor, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight or transfer to your next resort

Please note that the itinerary may be amended if local conditions deem it necessary.
Tipping (known as baksheesh) is a way of life in Egypt and guests should be prepared for this when visiting the country or cruising on the Nile
Because they are mechanical it may be necessary (in rare circumstances) to substitute a Nile cruise vessel, in this event a similar or better standard boat would be used.