Nile Goddess Nile Cruise

Overview
Schedule
Schedule
4 Days Aswan/ Luxor
5 Days Luxor/ Aswan
Duration
Countries
1 Country
5 Cities
Type
Type
Small Group Tour
12 Persons
Run
Run:
Every Monday from Luxor & Friday from Aswan

Enjoy your trip in comfort on board the Nile Goddess Cruise, an elegant 5-star deluxe Nile cruise. Explore the wonders of Ancient Egypt and its majestic monuments as you sail between its top touristic cities, Luxor and Aswan. The Nile Goddess Cruise is designed to ensure that you enjoy an amazing cruise experience. With 49 deluxe cabins, 4 senator suites, and 4 presidential suites with private terraces, you are sure to find the accommodation that you need. The cruise is packed with features that will make your journey in the Land of Pharaohs one you never forget. 

It offers plenty of facilities, spacious living accommodation, and cabins that can be interconnected if required. The outward facing cabins will allow you to enjoy the scenery of Nile and its surrounding lands. It features an open-air swimming pool, an on board disco, entertainment programs, spa, and a gym.

Included
  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure
  • Assistance of our personnel during your stay and excursions
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • Accommodation on board 5 star cruise on full board basis
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary sharing nile cruise group
  • Entrance fees to all sights between Luxor and Aswan
  • English-speaking tour guide during your excursions
  • All service charges and taxes
Excluded
  • Any extras and personal spending
  • Tipping
  • bevarages
Itinerary

Day 1: Monday

12:00 (at noon) - Begin your journey with a captivating embarkation before lunch
13:00 - Delight in a delectable lunch on board, savoring the flavors of the Nile
14:30 - Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the East Bank, exploring the magnificent Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple
16:30 - Indulge in a delightful afternoon tea, surrounded by ancient wonders
20:00 - Savor an exquisite dinner on board, as the Nile glimmers under the starlit sky
21:30 - Be enchanted by a mesmerizing Belly Dancer, who will sway to the rhythms of Egypt

Overnight aboard your Nile cruise in Luxor.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple.

Day 2: Tuesday

06:30 - Awaken to a beautiful morning and enjoy a delicious breakfast on board
07:30 - Venture to the West Bank, where the Valley of Kings & Queens awaits, along with the awe-inspiring Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El-Deir El-Bahari and the majestic Colossi of Memnon
13:00 - Set sail towards Esna, embracing the tranquil rhythms of the Nile
13:00 - Delight in a mouthwatering lunch on board, savoring the flavors of Egypt
16:30 - Relax with a serene afternoon tea, soaking in the captivating views
19:30 - Join the Captain's welcome cocktail, a toast to the wonders that lie ahead
20:00 - Indulge in a gourmet dinner on board, a feast fit for pharaohs

Overnight aboard your Nile cruise in Esna.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Valley of the Kings and Queens, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon.

Day 3: Wednesday

05:00 - Sail towards Edfu, as the Nile accompanies your journey with its timeless allure
08:00 - Start your day with a delightful breakfast on board, preparing for new discoveries
10:00 - Step into the sacred realm of Horus Temple in Edfu, where ancient legends come alive
12:30 - Set sail towards Kom Ombo, embracing the gentle sway of the Nile
13:00 - Delight in a flavorful lunch on board, a culinary delight on the river's edge
16:30 - Enjoy a serene afternoon tea, reflecting on the wonders of the day
18:00 - Visit the captivating Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to the revered Gods Sobek & Haeroris
20:00 - Indulge in a delectable dinner on board, savoring the tastes of the Egyptian cuisine
21:30 - Join a lively Galabia party, immersing yourself in the vibrant traditions of the Nile

Overnight aboard your Nile cruise in Kom Ombo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo Temple.

Day 4: Thursday

03:30 - Sail towards Aswan, as the dawn unveils a new chapter in your adventure
06:30 - Delight in a delightful breakfast on board, energizing you for the day ahead
07:30 - Explore the wonders of Aswan, starting with the magnificent Philae Temple
14:30 - Embark on a serene sail on the Nile by motorboat, discovering the lush beauty of the botanical garden
16:30 - Indulge in a tranquil afternoon tea, savoring the tranquility of the Nile
20:00 - Relish a delectable dinner on board, a culinary journey through the flavors of Egypt
21:30 - Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms of a Nubian show, a celebration of culture and tradition

Overnight aboard your Nile cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Philae Temple, Botanical Garden.

Day 5: Friday

06:30 - Enjoy a delightful breakfast on board, reflecting on the memories of your extraordinary Nile adventure
08:00 - Disembarkation, bidding farewell to the enchanting Nile and the cherished moments shared on board

Meals: Breakfast.


Please note that the schedule is subject to change based on local conditions and unforeseen circumstances, but rest assured, your journey will always be filled with wonder and enchantment.

Day 1: Friday

12:00 (at noon) - Embarkation before lunch
12:30 - Indulge in a delightful lunch on board
13:30 - Explore the wonders of Philae Temple, followed by a serene sail on the Nile via motorboat
16:30 - Savor a refreshing afternoon tea
19:30 - Immerse yourself in the Captain's welcome cocktail
20:00 - Relish a sumptuous dinner on board
21:30 - Be captivated by an enchanting Nubian show

Overnight aboard your Nile cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Philae Temple.

Day 2: Saturday

06:00 - Set sail towards Kom Ombo
07:30 - Enjoy a delectable breakfast on board
08:30 - Step into the mystical Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to two powerful Gods, Sobek and Haeroris
10:00 - Continue your voyage to Edfu
13:00 - Delight in a satisfying lunch on board
14:30 - Uncover the secrets of Edfu Temple
16:30 - Indulge in a tranquil afternoon tea
16:30 - Sail towards Esna, embracing the beauty of the Nile
20:00 - Savor a delectable dinner on board
21:30 - Join a lively Galabia party, an authentic celebration of Egyptian culture

Overnight aboard your Nile cruise in Esna.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Kom Ombo Temple, Edfu Temple.

Day 3: Sunday

03:30 - Set sail early morning towards Luxor, as the world awakens
06:30 - Start your day with a delightful breakfast on board
07:30 - Journey to the West Bank, where the Valley of the Kings and Queens beckons, along with the magnificent Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El-Deir El Bahari and the awe-inspiring Colossi Memnon
13:00 - Delight in a flavorsome lunch on board
16:30 - Indulge in a serene afternoon tea
20:00 - Relish a tantalizing dinner on board
21:30 - Be mesmerized by a captivating Belly Dancer performance

Overnight aboard your Nile cruise in Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Valley of the Kings and Queens, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon.

Day 4: Monday

06:30 - Savor a delightful breakfast on board
08:00 - Conclude your unforgettable journey as you disembark
08:30 - Embark on a memorable visit to the East Bank, where the grand Karnak Temple and the awe-inspiring Luxor Temple await

Meals: Breakfast.

Visits: Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple.


Please note that the schedule is subject to change based on local conditions and unforeseen circumstances, but rest assured, your journey will always be filled with wonder and enchantment.

Cruise
  • Panoramic windows in each cabin
  • Cabins are fully air conditioned
  • Wireless internet access
  • Private bath/shower with hair dryer
  • Satellite color TV
  • Protection and smoke detector in each cabin
  • Spa center and message
  • Swimming pool, bar & Sun deck
  • Safe box in each cabin
  • Telephone system with international calls.
  • Doctor on calls on board.
  • Gymnasium
  • In-room dining available until midnight
  • Main dining room, lounge and Sun Deck Bar
  • Elevator on Board
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Fully-equipped Conference Room for up to 12 persons (round tables)
  • Laundry service & housekeeping
  • All major credit cards accepted
Prices
5 Days/4 Nights
Prices
MAY-SEP
Per Person in Single_room
US$ 1335
Per Person in Double_room
US$ 915
Per Person in Triple_room
US$ 877
OCT-APR
Per Person in Single_room
US$ 1659
Per Person in Double_room
US$ 1045
Per Person in Triple_room
US$ 1015
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Such A Wonderful Trip
William Johnson, 2/5/23

I just came back from the Nile Goddess Nile Cruise Tour from Luxor to Aswan, and it was an amazing experience. The ship was beautiful, with spacious cabins and elegant decor. The staff was friendly and attentive, and the food was exceptional. The daily excursions were led by such a great guide who provided fascinating insights into Egypt's rich history.

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Well-Planned Trip
Samuel Wills, 12/20/22

The itinerary was well-planned, with plenty of time to explore the ancient temples and tombs along the Nile. 

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Fantastic Tour
Emily Davis, 11/29/22

It was a fantastic trip, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a luxurious and educational Nile cruise experience.
 

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Excellent Guide
Olivia Parker, 6/3/22

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful Nile cruise on the Nile Goddess. The ship was stunning, with a lovely sun deck and comfortable cabins. Our guide was excellent, providing us with in-depth knowledge and fascinating stories about the sites we visited.

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A trip like no other
Benjamin Lee, 1/3/22

I had an amazing time on the Nile Goddess Nile Cruise. The ship was luxurious, with beautifully appointed cabins and public spaces. The staff was fantastic, always friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious, with a great mix of local and international cuisine. The excursions were well-planned and informative, with visits to the most important historical sites along the Nile. The tour guides were knowledgeable and passionate about their country's rich history, making the experience even more enriching.
 

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The Best Birthday Ever
Laura, 10/8/13
This was my first trip to Egypt. Memphis Tours Egypt was very helpful in organising everything, down to the smallest detail. I had the opportunity to have one of the most amazing day tours of my life on my birthday, courtesy of Memphis Tours. I mentioned the day before that the next day would be my birthday and I was asked to give the office a call in the morning, reminding them, which I did. After breakfast we were transferred to the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor and visited the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Our guide, Hany Shafik was very attentive and knowledgeable. He found out that it was my birthday as well and arranged for me to sit next to the driver of the small cart taking us back from Hatshepsut Temple to the minivan, so that I had first rate view of the surroundings. The driver gave me a small scarab as a gift. Upon our return to the ship for lunch & afternoon tea we took up sail to Edfu via the Esna Lock. We had dinner on board in Esna. Before desert was served, I suddenly noticed some commotion and the sound of drums. I immediately realised that it's the celebration of my birthday arranged by Memphis Tours and the staff of the Sonesta Nile Goddess Cruiser. It was a band of musicians, who came to our table and played a great drum based tune for me. They brought me a birthday cake too. I then went around to all tables and offered some to the other guests, to take part in the celebration. The evening was crowned by my and my travel companion's nocturnal trip to Esna temple, where we had tea at a local cafe, accompanied by our guide Hany Shafik, who shared his after hours time with us. It couldn't have been a more special day. I'd like to thank Memphis Tours for all their effort and professionalism. I will be back.
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“a great vacation!”
Gorbik1976, 2/12/13
On New Year's tour company in Memphis Tours Egypt organized a cruise on the Nile. Everything was great. Great service, friendly guide, good hotels. Special thanks to Mohamed Sakr, for organizing the tour.
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“Egypt is amazing - tour guide Alaa is awesome”
Buda 05, 10/17/12
We used Memphis tours to book the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan. We were On the Sonesta Star Goddess.
Te cruise was great but out tour guide Alaa El Savy made the trip better than could have been imagine able.
We than also used Memphis tours to do a desert tour and Giza Pyramids tour after having such a good experience.
Can recommend tO anyone to do the trip and ask for Alaa!
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Unforgetable Tour Handled by Memphis Tours
Khalil, 7/14/12
 The Nile cruise of Senista Star staff and fleet handled by Memphis Tours was wonderful! Mohamed Mukhtar, our tour manager in Memphis tours Cairo is top-notch of the tourism industry as shown from the reservations state side and who provided immediate responses to our inquiries and many questions prior to booking and arrival. The food was superb and staff was friendly and professional and made a great difference in the trip and most memorable. Ala El Sawy, our English tour guide, was great and very knowledgeable of the Egyptian history and spoke most eloquently. We’ll remember him always and hope that we will be in his group again. My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves so much that we will repeat this tour again in December 2012. Much success and thank you, Kareem and Kimberly Khalil.
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Sayed Selim ,flexible,knowledgeable tour guide
asnton d, 2/26/12
I Had the most amazing experience in Egypt My tour guide (Sayed Selim) was amazing kept us safe . We never felt like tourists, felt seem as if we were one family I would highly recommend him to everyone and Memphis Tours of Egypt is an experience, i highly recommend using Memphis Tours for your trip to Egypt.
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Custom Service with Memphis
Burkes64, 10/9/11


My husband and myself had been planning a trip to egypt "pre" the revolution. Wasn't sure whether to do on our own or with a service. Read the reviews on trip advisor and decided to reach out to Memphis. So glad we did. Had specific requirements on what we wanted to do and what hotels we wanted to stay. They came up with an itinerary that worked perfectly and we did it late September. Did not have to worry about anything, Memphis met us at airports, with representatives, arranged flights, arranged tour on Nile arranged tour guides/egyptologists, adjusted itinerary so we could do just that little bit more, including bicycling the west bank of Luxor before boarding our ship on the Nile.

Thank you Memphis. My husband is a history buff and he really enjoyed the enlightenment of our Egyptologists guides.

Only gripe - and we did mention this to Memphis - the :lunch buffets in Cairo were not commensurate with the rest of the service we received with Memphis.

Friends - this is a great time to visit Egypt - with less crowds. We loved talking with all the Memphis reps/Egyptologists about the "Revolution", "Arab Spring" and the overall transition. Progress and democracy takes time and it is a fascinating time. Very telling that on our cruise - of the approximate 88 people on our Nile cruise - only about 5 were American. The Europeans are going and of the 5 American (which include husband and self) - we were at least for four of us - were naturalized citizens in the US (I am Irish and husband Indian - or parents were from south america (saw a review from them on this site). Very telling. Ignore the media hype! I felt really safe - safe enough to cycle around the west bank of Luxor on our own steam. You just need to get used to the security presence there to protect the tourists. Heck Sean Penn was protesting in Cairo the day before we left. If you ever wanted to go to Eygpt - now is the time to go - history is in the making!
Visited September 2011
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“Excellent tour company with a wonderful guide on a Nile Cruise”
Toronto_canucks, 1/26/11
Got in touch with Memphis just as I was about to book a Aswan-Luxor, 3 night Nile cruise with another company. Memphis astounded me with the prompt responses. With other operators, I would email 3 questions, wait a day (time change) for a response and only get 1 question answered. And so it went back and forth for a few weeks. With Memphis, Mohammed Amer was so fast, he must have lived in the office as he always seemed to be online and was very good at answering all my questions. Booking was a breeze. On arrival in Aswan, the Memphis driver and our guide, Ahmed, met us at our hotel and drove us around town looking for a bank machine that would accept our card. We then transfered to our boat, the MS Nile Dolphin, which was wonderful (see separate review)! Our guide on the boat was another Ahmed, and he was fantastic. His knowledge of Egyptian history was truly impressive. He organized our day tours and was always there if there were any issues. Our group was 11, a good size, and Memphis offers some nice extra touches, like a cell phone during your trip and water and soft drinks during your excursions. Although a bottle of wate is inexpensive to buy, it is a very nice touch that Memphis includes it.
Part of our tour included a felucca ride in Aswan. There was some confusion so we were given a motor boat ride instead - still nice, but not as peaceful. Ahmed quickly offered to get us a felucca ride in Luxor to make up for it - without us even asking. Truly great service.
Our only comment would be regarding tipping. Memphis gave us the option to tip by hand (individually) or to group tip a fixed amount per person per day. Most go with the group tip to avoid the perceived hassle. We decided to do the group tip as we thought it would be easier, however, in hindsight, we should have done it individually. We were still hassled for tips regardless and we have no idea how much and who received tips in the end. By tipping individually you control who the money goes to and can tip more or less based on the service and experience you have.
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“When in Egypt depend on Memphis Tours!”
JinFO, 1/20/11
Just returned from my second visit to Egypt in 12 months, my first experience being so incredible that it prompted a more comprehensive visit. Both times we used Memphis Tours - we couldn't be more pleased with our selection.

Ahmed Shalpy was my online consultant He was completely professional and responsive to all my questions during the planning stage of our trip, always with a "can do" attitude and prompt response time in customizing our itinerary.

At our request, our tour representative in Cairo was Hamada Roshdi (who always wears a big infectious smile), our guide Ameni, and driver Sayed. We stayed at the 5 star Fairmont Nile City and took the 4 day Luxor-Aswan Nile River cruise on the Sonesta Nile Goddess. The days were filled with sightseeing, shopping (at our request) and eating.

For 3 of us, this was our 2nd Egypt trip, and for 3 the first. But for all of us, this was a totally top notch, amazing experience. Our Memphis team was completely flexible in adjusting our daily plans and working in personal requests, very knowledgeable, and knowing what foodies we are, found us the best restaurants and local snack places.

In our 10 days, we managed to visit the pyramids at Giza, take a camel ride, take in the light show, tour Sakkara and Memphis, take a day trip to Alexandria which included the Citadel, the Philae Pillars, Catacombs, tour the Alexandria library, fly to Luxor for the 4 day Nile cruise to Aswan (temples at Karnak and Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon, Horus temple @ Edfu, Kom Ombo), take a day trip to Abu Simbel (Memphis even provided day rooms at a hotel in Aswan to rest in until our evening flight back to Cairo), tour coptic Cairo (the Hanging Church, Abu Sirga Church, first Synagogue), visit Mosques, the Citadel, shopping in Khan al Khalili bazaar, tour the Egyptian Museum, and have the most wonderful Egyptian meals - and probably so much more than I can remember. Our days were packed from morning to night, our Memphis team putting in long days with us.

Anyone visiting Egypt with any tour company will see all the wonderful sights we did, but Memphis Tours made our visit a memorable and fun trip. We could not have had a better experience. In reading some of the complaints filed on TA, I would point out that no travel is completely without some mixups and problems. It is how the problems are met and resolved the makes the difference. Memphis is eager to try to resolve any problems and constantly asks for feedback in order to improve service. While everything is booked thru Memphis, not all things are under their control; e.g., the hotel, the cruise and the food and guides provided by the cruise.

I would not hesitate to use Memphis again (and probably will). I am all about service, and can say Memphis Tours does not disappoint. A first class operation at a very reasonable price.

Tips: Go to a bank and get a roll of coins (50 piastres or 1 pound) for bathroom tipping (about 5 to 10 cents). If you plan to shop in local markets, do exchange for Egyptian pounds. You will get a better price since the vendors will round off the exchange when setting the price - you can always use spare pounds at the end of your trip in your tips to the driver and guides. The service charge included in your restaurant bill, does not go to your server(s). If you wish to leave a little something for the wait staff, it will be very appreciated.

Shukran, Hamada, Sayed, Ameni, Achmed and all the other wonderful members of our Memphis tour team! Achmed, so sorry to cause you such distress in trying to keep us all safe while wandering the bazaar and streets of Cairo. Miss you all already.
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