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Sonesta Nile Goddess Cruise

  • Duration4 Nights or 3 Nights
  • Cruise TypeDeluxe Cruise
  • AvailabilityFriday from Aswan
    Monday from Luxor

Price starts from: $940

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Sonesta Nile Goddess Cruise Overview

Take the Sonesta Nile Goddess Cruise to get to the heart of old Egypt. This trip is a perfect mix of luxury and tale. Every bend in the Nile tells you a new story from the past. This trip is your deluxe Nile Cruise to the mystery of ancient times.

The awe starts in Aswan, where the quiet Philae Temple on an island tells stories from long ago. Look at the Unfinished Obelisk, an interesting work of Egyptian art. The huge Aswan High Dam is a marvel of modern engineering that stands out among these old wonders. Amazing figures of Ramses II watch over the land at the Abu Simbel Temple, which you should not miss.

The dual-deity temple of Kom Ombo is a unique building marvel you will see as the ship goes north. The Edfu Temple, dedicated to Horus, the falcon god, shows Egypt’s past beauty.

Luxor is waiting for you with its treasure trove of ancient sites. The huge Karnak Temple complex is full of stories from long ago. The footsteps of pharaohs can be heard in the Luxor Temple, which is especially beautiful at night. The Temple of Hatshepsut stands tall and proud in the desert. It is a lovely tribute to a powerful queen. The Colossi of Memnon, which stand tall and strong, are a sight that will never get old. Pharaohs are buried in the Valley of the Kings in beautiful tombs that make history feel alive.

The Sonesta Nile Goddess does have some background, but not all of it. Traditional folk dances under the stars are fun and different things to do. You can take it easy on the sun deck and enjoy the view of the Nile, or you can treat yourself to a spa treatment that uses techniques from old times to heal.

When you go on the Sonesta Nile Goddess Cruise, every moment is a gift, a mix of old beauty and modern comfort just waiting to be found.

Additional information

  • Your daily tours usually starts at 7 am, but you can change the time in coordination with your private guide.
  • For reservations, contact us, and your reservation will be confirmed with one of our travel advisors.
  • After booking the trip, we will send you a voucher with all the booking details.

The tour is available in:

English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, French

Note: The Mentioned prices include a tour guide in English only; in case of requesting any other language, there will be an additional cost.

Sonesta Nile Goddess Cruise Facilities

Free WiFi
Swimming Pool
Private bath
Laundry
Safe Box
Smart TV
Gift Shop
Mini Bar
Air Condition
Other Facilities
  • Panoramic windows in each cabin
  • Cabins are fully air conditioned
  • Wireless internet access
  • Private bath/shower with hair dryer
  • Satellite color TV
  • Spa center and message
  • Swimming pool, bar & Sun deck
  • Safe box in each cabin
  • Doctor on calls on board.
  • Gymnasium
  • Panoramic bar
  • Elevator on Board
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Laundry service & housekeeping
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • In-room dining available until midnight
  • Telephone system with international calls.
  • Main dining room, lounge and Sun Deck Bar
  • Protection and smoke detector in each cabin
  • Fully-equipped Conference Room for up to 12 persons

Sonesta Nile Goddess Cruise Itinerary

3 Nights Itinerary

Day 1:Friday - Aswan City Tour

Upon arrival at Aswan Airport or the train station, our representative will greet and assist you and then transfer you to your Egyptologist tour guide, who will accompany you on a fantastic tour of the Aswan High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, and the Temple of Philae in Aswan.

After your tours, you will be transferred to your Nile cruise boat in Aswan to embark with lunch, afternoon tea, and overnight in Aswan.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 2:Saturday - Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples

A scenic sail to Kom Ombo passes through the modern architecture of the stunning Aswan Bridge with breakfast on board the Nile cruise boat. When you arrive in Kom Ombo, your tour guide will accompany you to the temple that the gods Sobek and Haeroris share.

After your wonderful tour, lunch on board will be followed by sailing to Edfu for your time at the Temple of Horus (Edfu Temple).

Afternoon tea will be served on the upper deck while sailing to Luxor via Esna Lock, where you can witness local life and take some unforgettable photos.

Dinner and overnight on board the Nile cruise ship in Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 3:Sunday - Luxor West Bank

After arriving in Luxor, breakfast will be served onboard your Nile cruise ship, followed by your guided tour with a beautiful look at ancient Egypt along the east bank of the Nile in Luxor to the Karnak and Luxor temples. You will then be transferred to the Nile cruise in Luxor for lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner on board overnight on the Nile cruise in Luxor.

Please Note: There is free time to discover Luxor in the afternoon

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 4:Monday - Check Out & Luxor East Bank

Disembarking from the cruise After breakfast, your tour guide will take you to visit the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon with free time at leisure in Luxor and then you will be transferred to Luxor airport or train station for departure.

Meals: Breakfast

4 Nights Itinerary

Day 1:Monday - Luxor East Bank

Our representative will greet and assist you when you arrive at Luxor Airport or the train station.

Then, your Egyptologist will accompany you on a fantastic journey along the east bank of the Nile in Luxor to the most famous historical landmarks known as the Karnak Temple and Luxor temple. Once you have completed your guided tour, you will be transferred to the Nile cruise ship in Luxor for boarding, including lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner on your Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan.

Please Note: There is an optional sound and light show at Karnak Temple in Luxor.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 2:Tuesday - Luxor West bank

Enjoy a lovely breakfast on the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan before heading to the West Bank with your Egyptologist guide.

Take a fascinating journey back in ancient Egyptian history with a visit to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon, followed by a transfer back to the cruise ship in Luxor. You will spend the afternoon sailing along the ancient Nile to Edfu through the attractive lock in Esna, where you will have the opportunity to observe local life and take unforgettable photos.

Once you arrive in Esna, you can enjoy a wonderful dinner on the Nile cruise ship while mooring overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 3:Wednesday - Edfu & Kom Ombo

After a good night’s sleep, breakfast will be served onboard the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan, followed by your next wonderful tour with your guide.

Start your tour today by going to the Temple of Horus in Edfu, then return to the cruise to sail to Kom Ombo with lunch on the Nile River cruise boat. Your guide from the world of Egyptology will accompany you to visit the temple of Kom Ombo, shared by the gods Sobek and Harris, then sail to Aswan via the impressive Aswan Bridge to the magnificent lights of the Aswan Tombs of the Nobles with dinner and overnight.

On board the Nile cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 4:Thursday - Aswan City Tour

Another exciting day awaits you after enjoying breakfast on the Cruise. Your tour guide will accompany you on a fantastic tour of the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, and the Philae Temple in Aswan.

Then you will be transferred to your Nile cruise boat in Aswan for lunch and afternoon tea and overnight in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 5:Friday - Check out

Disembark after breakfast with free time to explore the beautiful city of Aswan with its famous Nubian culture, then transfer to the Aswan airport or train station for departure.

Please Note: There is an optional flight to Abu Simbel (highly recommended) from Aswan by a private air-conditioned vehicle or by EgyptAir to explore the magnificent temples of King Ramses II and the Temple of Queen Nefertari of Abu Simbel and then return to Aswan for free time in Aswan on your own.

Meals: Breakfast

What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of the tour price.
  • 4 or 3 nights accommodation on Nile Cruises on an FB basis
  • Meet and assist upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers in a modern private air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sights in and between Luxor and Aswan
  • English-speaking tour guide on board the cruise (share group tours)
  • One complimentary bottle of water per person per day
  • All transfers are by A-C vehicles with qualified drivers
  • All service charges and taxes
What is Excluded in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of the tour price.
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any additional meals and drinks
  • All personal expenses like laundry etc.
  • Tipping to the guide, driver, cruise crew etc
  • Any optional tours & activities

Things to know about price policy

Prices Policy

  • Prices are in US dollars per person per Per 3 or 4 Nights Package, and you can pay in any other currency.
  • Rates are subject to change in case of any changes in airport taxes, hotel rates, transport rates, or government taxes.
  • Rates are not valid during Christmas or New Year.
  • Travel insurance and entry visa charges are not included in the package.
  • Rates Include Tours as Per Cruise Program
  • Rates Include Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Rates Include Transfers From Airport / Train Station / Hotel upon arrival
  • Triple Cabin is a Normal Double Cabin + Extra Bed or Sofa Bed

Children Policy

  • Up to 2 years: FREE
  • From 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • From 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
  • From 12 and Up adult price.

Notes:

  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents ( Maximum 1 Child sharing parent’s room )
  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation after confirmation with payment before 30 days of the commencement of the tour: 10% of the value of the tour package.
  • Canceling the tour 30 to 20 days before commencement of the tour: 25% of the value of the package
  • Canceling 19-15 days before commencing the tour: 50% of the tour cost
  • Canceling 14-11 days before commencement of the tour: 75% of the tour cost
  • Canceling before 10 days or less before the tour date: No refund for the tour

Tipping on Nile Cruise

The tip is about $3-5 USD per person per night. For example, if you are 2 people staying 4 nights on a Nile cruise, the tip amount is $4 x 4 nights x 2 people = $32. So you leave $32 in an envelope at the front desk at the end of your Nile cruise.

Extra Expenses

Extra personal expenses on the trip may include a food tour, alcoholic beverages, tipping, visa fees, recreational expenses, and other services not listed.

Following are the items with extra costs during the trek:

  • For the visa fees, please check Visa and Passport Information.
  • Additional transport that you require.
  • Tipping for the guide and driver after the trip.
  • In case of unforeseen events like bad weather conditions and eventual flight cancellations, you are responsible for extra hotel nights and meals.

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking.
  • We are offering a low down payment of just 25% to secure your spaces on tour, including hotel rooms, cruise cabins, domestic flight tickets, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid up to two days before your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour manager, making you’re booking a risk-free investment.

Things to bring with you

  • A valid Passport for 6 months
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Sanitizer gel
  • Water holder
  • Bug spray
  • Warm clothes in winter
  • Cotton clothes in summer
  • A hat
  • Travel adaptor
  • Camera
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Medication

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Top Activities to do in Aswan & Luxor.

From Luxor’s majestic temples to Aswan’s vibrant souks, Egypt Cruise Planner offers an array of immersive experiences that will transport you to the heart of Egypt’s rich history and culture.

  • Embark on a Majestic Hot Air Balloon Ride over Luxor

    Embark on an unforgettable journey above Luxor, the world’s greatest open-air museum. As the sun peeks over the horizon, your hot air balloon gently lifts off, revealing a breathtaking aerial view of ancient temples and the majestic Nile. Glide serenely over the Valley of the Kings and Queens, witnessing the timeless splendor of these ancient burial grounds from a unique perspective.

  • Experience the Authenticity of Nubian Village Life in Aswan

    Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of a Nubian village near Aswan. These colorful settlements, nestled along the Nile’s banks, offer a glimpse into the rich traditions and lifestyles of the Nubians. Wander through the brightly painted houses, interact with the friendly locals, and learn about their fascinating history and customs. Enjoy traditional Nubian life to make memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Delve into the Enigmatic of Medinet Habu in Luxor

    Step into the past at Medinet Habu, the mortuary temple of Ramesses III. This architectural marvel in Luxor is a testament to ancient Egypt’s grandeur. Explore the well-preserved temple complex adorned with intricate carvings depicting victorious battles and daily life. The towering columns and vivid reliefs make Medinet Habu a must-visit destination for all travelers like you.

  • Delve into the Delights of Aswan's Spice Market

    Delve into the bustling Spice Market of Aswan, a sensory explosion of colors, scents, and flavors. Stroll through the vibrant alleys with stalls overflowing with fresh, aromatic spices, herbs, and exotic ingredients. Engage with local merchants, sample unique spices, and learn about their uses in traditional Egyptian cuisine. It’s an experience that captures the essence of Aswan’s rich cultural tapestry.

  • Witness the Enchanting Philae Temple Sound & Light Show

    Experience the magic of ancient Egypt at the Philae Temple Sound & Light Show. As the stars twinkle above, the temple comes alive with stunning lights and captivating narration, telling the tales of gods and goddesses. The interplay of light and shadow across the temple’s majestic structures, enchanting music, and dramatic storytelling create a mesmerizing spectacle that transports you back in time.

  • Embark on a Tranquil Felucca Ride along the Aswan Nile

    Set sail on a traditional felucca and glide gracefully along the Nile in Aswan. Feel the gentle breeze as you navigate the tranquil waters, witnessing the timeless beauty of the Nile Valley. Watch the sun set behind the palm-lined banks, casting a golden glow on the river. This peaceful boat ride offers a journey through the heart of Egypt’s enchanting landscapes and ancient history.

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Emily Anderson

Group Traveller

Our voyage on the Sonesta Nile Goddess Cruise was a dream come true. The accommodations were divine, and waking up to Nile views from our private balcony was enchanting. The dining experience was exquisite, and the various activities and excursions left us in awe of Egypt’s wonders. I Highly Recommended!

July 11, 2023

Joseph Garcia

Solo Traveller

The Sonesta Nile Goddess Cruise exceeded our expectations in every aspect. The cabins were comfortable and elegantly appointed, and the sun terrace with its pool was a fantastic spot to unwind. Dining was a culinary adventure, and the excursions perfectly blended history and culture. The guides were knowledgeable, adding depth to our journey.

April 18, 2023

John Smith

Family Traveller

Our Trip on the MS Sonesta Nile Goddess Cruise was simply extraordinary. The cabins were spacious and elegant, and the private balcony added a touch of luxury. Dining was a culinary highlight, and the sun terrace was a tranquil oasis. The excursions were captivating, and the guides’ insights into Egypt’s history were invaluable. This cruise is a must for those seeking a blend of luxury and culture in Egypt.

March 22, 2023

Susan Wilson

Couple Traveller

Our journey on the Nile Goddess Cruise Ship was nothing short of magical. The cabins were a sanctuary, and the Nile views were mesmerizing. Dining was a delight; the staff’s warmth and hospitality made our trip even more special. The educational and immersive excursions connect us with Egypt’s rich heritage.

January 25, 2023
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