Nile Legacy  

This adults focussed cruise teams stylish décor with big-league sightseeing. There’s an onboard pool and restaurant, too.

This luxury ship will take you to the Nile’s iconic sights in style. It’s made up of five decks, so it’s really spacious.

There’s a pool on the sundeck, with a bar for drinks. Talking of bars, there’s another one below deck. Meals come courtesy of a restaurant serving international buffet spreads. From May 2016, this hotel will become part of the Thomson Platinum collection.

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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks until 24.00 and bottled water which can be taken on the excursions.  Snacks at set times.

Facilities

You can enjoy those all-important panoramic views here, while relaxing on the sundeck or taking a dip in the pool.

They serve a variety of international dishes, along side some Egyptian classics here.

Cabins

With these classic-style cabins, you can lie back and take in views of the iconic River Nile. They come with a balcony for that bit of fresh air. And they have a king-size bed, and a lounge area. Plus, you'll also find air-conditioning, a fridge, and a flatscreen TV included.

With these classic-style cabins, you can lie back and take in views of the iconic River Nile. They have twin beds. Plus, you'll also find air-conditioning, a fridge, and a flatscreen TV included.

Itinerary

  • Day1

    Check in

    Fly direct to Luxor and join the boat, moored on the banks of the Nile.

  • Day2

    Luxor - Karnak - Edfu

    Today you’ll tick off Luxor and Karnak Temples before sailing on to Edfu via Esna Lock.

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    Explore the Temple of Luxor

    Towering obelisks, walls etched with hieroglyphics, and statues of gods four times the size of a person – these are just some of the reasons thousands of people flock to the Temple of Luxor every year. Set on the east bank of the Nile, this ancient sanctuary was built in 1,400 BC to honour the gods Amun, Mut and Chons.

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    See the supersized Temple of Karnak

    This place takes top honours as the world’s largest man-made temple complex. It took some 1,300 years to finish it – each pharaoh wanted to make his mark on the site the ancient Egyptians dubbed Ipet-Isut or ‘The Most Perfect of Places’. The end result? A mix of temples, sanctuaries and chapels. The absolute don’t-miss is the 13th-century BC Great Hypostyle Hall with its 140 pillars.

  • Day3

    Kom Ombo

    This morning, we’ll sail on to Kom Ombo – home to the Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god and Horus, the falcon-headed god.

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    Kom Ombo Temple

    This temple is unique as it's dedicated to a pair of gods. Everything is duplicated, there are two entrances, two courts and two sanctuaries. The right side honours Sobek, the crocodile god, and the left is for Horus, the hawk-headed protector of Egypt.

  • Day4

    Aswan

    Spend the whole day exploring Aswan, the High Dam is on the agenda along with the Nubian Museum, the waterside Temple of Philae, and a motor boat trip around the Cataract islands. There's an optional trip, the Philae Sound and Light Show, for an extra charge, too.

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    Aswan High Dam

    From the top of Aswan High Dam, you can see why it was hailed as an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. The 3-kilometre-long construction is pivotal in controlling floods and providing irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt. It serves up great views, too. They stretch right across the giant reservoir of Lake Nasser to Kalabsha Temple in the south and a massive power station to the north.

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    Philae Temple

    The Temple of Philae is set on Egilica Island after being moved, stone by stone, from flooded Philae Island. It’s a huge construction, with undamaged pillars and towers. The reliefs and images chiselled in to the walls of the vast halls do a great job of telling the story of Egyptian civilisation. They depict kings overcoming their enemies, and the goddess Isis with her son. Symbols carved by the Roman emperor Trajan and Coptic Christians have also stood the test of time.

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    Nubian Museum

    This museum houses a collection of treasures from Nubia, which translates as Land of Gold. Around 3,000 exhibits are arranged over 3 floors. Together, they tell the story of the development of this part of the Nile, from Pharaonic times to life under the rule of the Greeks and the Romans. There are large-scale models of temples and reconstructions of typical Nubian dwellings, plus rare statues and mummies.

  • Day5

    Free Morning in Aswan

    This is a morning for you to enjoy Aswan at your leisure. You can book up for the optional tour of Abu Simbel for an extra charge, if you choose. In the afternoon, the ship heads back to Luxor.

  • Day6

    West Bank

    Today, you’ll have the chance to cross the sights of the West Bank off your tick-list. Potter around the Valley of the Kings, explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and peer up at the gigantic Colossi of Memnon. You’ll stay overnight in Edfu.

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    Temple of Queen Hatchepsut

    This mortuary temple for the great Queen Hatshepsut is set at the bottom of a cliffside near the Valley of the Kings. It consists of 3 layered terraces accessorised with chapels, colonnades, and shrines. They’re covered in faded reliefs documenting the queen’s divine origins and details of her reign. Other scenes show trade expeditions and offerings to gods.

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    Shuffle through the Valley of the Kings

    Tutankhamen is the name most associated with The Valley of the Kings. The boy king’s burial chamber was discovered here in 1922 by Howard Carter. He isn’t the only person who was laid to rest in this valley, though. There are more than 63 burial chambers here, marking the final resting places of five centuries’ worth of Egyptian blue blood.

  • Day7

    Denderah

    Denderah Temple, one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt, is on today's itinerary.

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    Temple of Denderah

    Denderah Temple is dedicated to Hathor, the cow-headed goddess, and famous for the original signs of the zodiac. Climb up onto the roof to get some great shots of the temple and surrounding area.

  • Day8

    Check out

    Your cruise along the Nile comes to an end in Luxor where you'll be taken to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Unless of course you choose to extend your holiday in Egypt with a stay in one of our hotels.

Essential info

  • Children Onboard

    We don’t allow under 16s on our Nile cruises, but you may find that other travel companies accept bookings from children under this age so there may still be young children on board.
  • Excursions

    The excursions described in the itinerary are included in the price of your holiday, but visits to the sites can vary depending on water levels. Extra excursions are available to buy onboard.
  • Onboard Satellite TV

    Just so you're aware, marine satellite TV may go out of range from time to time, which can mean a loss of picture.

TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »

a room with a great view

hi just come back from Luxor in Egypt at the IBEROTEL HOTEL in room 503 what a view beautiful view over the NILE sunset was great you got to see it the room was very comfortable with tea and coffee marking facilities no milk or tea coffee you have to pay for it bathroom small but very great beautiful white towels I found breakfast tea coffee toast eggs the way u like them cold meats and fruit are you what for breakfast great pool on the NILE snack by the pool great and the view of course its very safe to go and people are very welcoming I a ask you go and enjoy.roseMore

rosemary w, 186424

Good trip,

Really loved the tour starting in Luxor, then sailing upriver through Edfu temple, komumbo, then finally docking in Aswan. Day trip to Abu sim bel about 7 hours by van through the desert; only worth it if you really want to see the temple that was moved stone by stone when they damned the river.More

Rachel W, 60763

One night on the Egyptian Nile

Have you ever think of having a nice Nile journey in a steamboat. Wow you will enjoy it for sure if you follow my advice to you. You can gather your friends, family or colleagues and rent a steamboat from a famous area in Cairo called Zamalek so u can go all over Cairo by the Nile away from the crowded and the traffic of the streets. The boat will take you from Zamalek and you will be seeing the following areas> 1- Bolak one of the most old areas in Egypt use to have the royal stables and still there till now 2- Shoubra one of the most crowded areas in Egypt and since Zamalek is an island so you will pass again by Bolak 3- Tahrir square where the Egyptian revolution starts in 4- Garden city one of the most high class area in Cairo where Four Season Hotel is located 5- Old Egypt area (another attractive area will talk about it some other time) 6- Maadi an area loved by expatriates and they love to live in whenever they are working in Cairo 7- Helwan again this area needs to be in another article 8- El Monib the beginning of the Cairo – Aswan agriculture road 9- Giza where the Zoo located 10- Dokki popular (public) area 11- Agoza again same as Dokki 12- The back again to Zamalek A dream trip will take between 3 to 4 hours but you will never forget it. you can start it in the morning or night time as you like but before start this trip I advise you to take 2 thermos with you one for coffee and the other for gold drink and of course don’t forget the water also you can have the famous Egyptian kabab with you will enjoy eating it during having the CrouseMore

Cairo1955,

An extraordinary country

My wife and I took a flight to Luxor from Gatwick. At Luxor we were met by the Saga representative and had a short journey to the boat Livingstone. Luxor, Karnak, Abu Simbel. Philae and Aswan were a wonder beyond my imagination!. Our tour manager Mohamed was an absolute delight to be with and his organisation of the large number of exertions was without hitch. We left in no doubt what to do and where to be and when. I expected the Egyptologist to be knowledgeable but nothing prepared me for the absolute delight that Michael was to learn from. A terrific teacher with huge enthusiasm - superb. It saddened me greatly that Egypt currently has only 10% of the number of visitors it had 7/8 years ago. The security wherever we went was very high and we were treated with curtesy and sensitivity. If you have ever wanted to visit the sights of ancient and modern Egypt do so with the confidence that you will be looked after well. I think it desperately important that we do not allow a very small minority of people spoil life for so many others. The Egypt economy needs visitors and those of us fortunate to have the resources to visit should do so. Howard Cater was reported to have been asked what he saw when he peered into Tut Akn Kamum tomb for the first time. 'Wonderful things' was his response. Egypt seems to be full of wonderful things and people. A wonderful holiday for my wife's special birthday.More

BobatPreston, 187062

Magic of the Nile............ with Saga

I have recently returned from holiday in Egypt & have no qualms about recommending it to others. The historic Sights were visited & our Egyptologist explained the building methods, the decorative paintings and their meanings. Our welcome on board The "M S Livingstone was appreciated after a long day, the staff were helpful, courteous and attentive. The cleanliness of the ship was exceptional.Our meals were appetising, plentiful and nicely presented. The "all inclusive drinks" made it easy and always available. The fact that everything was included.... entry to the sights and gardens was all paid for. No need to budget as it really was all inclusive. My cabin was roomy and had a good size bathroom with a bath and a shower. supplies of shampoo, towels and toilet paper were always topped up. I didn't experience disturbance from other passengers, engines or plumbing. Our Saga Rep Mohamed was always helpful, kind and attentive. Michael the Egyptologist was very knowledgable and was willing to answer any of our questions. I would recommend this holiday to anyone, but they must have stamina & be able to walk on uneven ground.More

Isabel G, 186225

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