Cruising the Nile – from Luxor to Aswan
If you feel like escaping the winter cold, and have been inspired by the exhibition of Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, then now might be the time to go on a cruise down the Nile, and with some of the tempting offers available at the moment, why not?
Discover Egypt are offering one week Nile cruises on the four star Viking II for a bargain £529, and that’s full board! If you feel like going later on in the month, or in March, then prices still remain below £600. The prices are per person and include flights, transfers, in-flight meals, and the complete excursion package with over 10 excursions available, which I think represents excellent value for money.
The cabins of the Viking II all have panoramic views and air conditioning, and on deck there is even a plunge pool where you can cool off. There are even on-board Egyptologists who will be your guides.
The cruise takes you from Luxor to Aswan, and gives you the chance to visit wonderful ancient sites such as the Valley of the Kings, and the famed temples of Karnak and Luxor.
Luxor was the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, and is like a vast open air museum, attracting many tourists each year. The Valley of the Kings is probably most well-known as being the place where the tomb of Tutankhamun was found. Aswan has a busy market, and is also a popular tourist centre.
If you are looking for value for money, and a taste of the history of Egypt, then this makes a great winter holiday.