This multi-centre holiday lets you pair a stay at a beach hotel with a sightseeing cruise along the River Nile. You’ll spend your first 3 nights relaxing at the hotel, before boarding a boat for the following 7 nights. Then, you’ll head back to the hotel for a final 4 nights.
The cruise part of your holiday will be spent on the Nile Legacy, an elegant, adults-only ship with an open-air swimming pool and a plush lounge. You’ll tick off some of Egypt’s most famous sights during the journey, with the likes of the Aswan High Dam and the Valley of the Kings etched on the itinerary.
Your time in Sharm El Sheikh will be spent at the luxurious Iberotel Palace. This place is right on the beach, and only a 5-minute walk from the shisha bars and spice stalls in Old Sharm. Days here can be spent relaxing by the hotel’s palm-rimmed swimming pool, and night can revolve around meals in the international buffet eatery or the Italian à la carte.
Day 1-3 - Iberotel Palace, one of Sharm’s smaller hotels. This much-loved retreat sits right on a golden beach and is as cute as they come.
Day 4 - Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor and check in to the ship.
Day 5 - You’ll visit the Nile’s West Bank, where sights like the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatchepsut line up.
Day 6 - Horus Temple – dedicated to the falcon-headed sky god – is first up today. Then it’s on to Kom Ombo, where you’ll pay a visit to Sobek Temple.
Day 7 - Aswan’s best-known attraction, the Aswan High Dam, is on the agenda. Later, you’ll head to the Philae Temple, before boarding a felucca and sailing to Elephantine Island.
Day 8 - In the morning there’s an optional trip to Abu Simbel, which is home to a duo of temples guarded by 20-metre-tall statues of Pharaoh Rameses II.
Day 9 - In the morning, you’ll tick off the Luxor and Karnak Temples, before heading on to Edfu.
Day 10 - Denderah temple is first up on the itinerary today.
Day 11 - Things come to an end today, and you’ll check out of the ship and fly back to Sharm El Sheikh.
Days 12-15 - Relax for the rest of you holiday at the Iberotel Palace.
• 7 night cruise on the Nile Legacy with a Full Board Plus package
• 3 nights at the beginning and 4 nights at the end of your holiday at the Iberotel Palace with an All Inclusive package
• Internal flights between Sharm El Sheikh and Luxor
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Double cabins onboard the Nile Legacy Cruise come with air-conditioning, marine satellite TV, in house video, minibar, shower and panoramic windows.
Rooms at the Iberotel Palace in Sharm El Sheikh come with air-conditioning, satellite TV, tea and coffee facilities, a phone and hairdryer.
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