Nile Legacy  

This adults-only 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. Plus, it’s adults-only, so you can expect plenty of peace and quiet

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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  • 76Rooms
  • Floors: 4 plus sun deck

Platinum

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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 have twin beds. 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 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.

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.

    Image representing Shuffle through the Valley of the Kings

    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.

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