Karim Nile Steamer Cruise

Code: ETL21440
6Nights /5 Nights
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Description

Karim Nile Steamer Cruise

Built in 1917, this historic vessel was originally used by King Fuad I of Egypt and then by his son King Farouk. After the Egyptian revolution, the S/S Karim was used by the state and hosted President Gamal Abd El Nasser and later on President Anwar Al Sadat and his wife Gihan. Still powered by its original 1917 steam engine and stern quarter wheel paddles, the S/S Karim today combines the comfort of the modern era with the grandeur of the bygone past.

The boat is decorated in a period style with many subtle reminders of her distinguished past. The restaurant serves a splendid selection of both – international and Egyptian cuisine with buffet and waiter service. With 32 covers, this elegant room allows for dining in one sitting and provides an intimate setting for dinner parties on board. The lounge bar offers a full international bar service, a library with a collection of books dating back to 1849, as well as a dance floor and music system.

Outside, the lower sun terrace provides a shaded area with elegant tables and chairs as well as deck bar service. The upper deck has sun loungers, a Jacuzzi pool and is home for the ship’s steam funnel with original ship’s steam whistle. The reception area has colorful stained glass windows through to the restaurant and the reception provides full services including an international telephone.

Schedule:
Selected schedule

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Address or Intersection upon Traveler’s request, Airport, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building upon Traveler’s request, Rail or Bus Station
DEPARTURE TIME every day at any Location options: Airport, Hotel, Monument/Building upon Traveler’s request, Rail or Bus Station
INCLUDED
Meet & assist upon arrival and departure Accommodation on board with full board basis Shore excursions and Nile Cruise sightseeing tours Service charges and all applicable taxes included in the package price
Bottled water Professional guide Assistance of our personnel during your stay and excursions private sightseeing tours and excursions
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees Air Fair
Guide gratuity Entry visa
Cruise:

 

Cruise:

    Period lounge bar

    Elegant restaurant with 32 covers

    Sun terrace with bar

    Sun deck with Jacuzzi pool

    En suite bathroom with W. C. / shower

    Hair dryer  Individually controllable air conditioning

     Satellite-TV (when boat is docked)

     Mini bar

     Internal phone

     Safe deposit box

    Stern wheel paddle steamer 1917

     Length 48 m

     Width 15 m

     Height 10 m

    Draft 1.40 m

Cabin :

     The S/S Karim has a total of 15 cabins:

    6 Twin cabins between ca. 14 and ca. 19 sqm

    6 Double cabins between ca. 12 and ca. 14 sqm

     3 Royal cabins between ca. 20 & ca. 25 sqm featuring private balconies

     3 decks + 2 sun decks

     Water purification system

     Fire and sound proof walls and ceilings

     Approved by the American Bureau of Shipping

     Smoking is allowed on the sundeck only

 

 

Itinerary

1

Day 1:

Transfer to the ship. Settle in on board and into your cabin. Lunch on board. Afternoon visit of Luxor’s east bank through the discovery of the Karnak Temple Complex, one of the largest sacred site in the world; it especially comprises the Temple of Amun,, the patron deity of Karnak. Its construction lasted from the Middle Kingdom till the Ptoleamic Kingdom.

Visit of the Temple of Luxor. Built under Amenophis III and extended under Ramesses II, the Temple of Luxor is the most elegant pharaonic building.

Sailing towards Qena, located north of Luxor. Only a few ships sail this splendid stretch of the river Nile where you will be able to enjoy the sunset and admire both banks of the Nile. Dinner and overnight stay on board in Qena..

Meals: Dinner

2

Day 2

Eatly start (2 hours drive) to Abydos, a holy city and the cult centre of Osiris, regent of the Kingdom of the Dead and god of resurrection. From the Ancient Kingdom era, Abydos was an exceptional site of pilgrimage. The Temple of Seti I is a wonder with its colourful and fine bas-reliefs which mark the birth of Ramesside art.

Visit of the Temple of Dendera on the way back. Dendera is the name of the spectacular temple of Hathor, Goddess of love and joy, also known for protecting women and nursing Pharaohs. Secluded at the border of cultivated land and desert, with its richly decorated chapels, its Hathor-headed columns, its obscure corridors and stairs, the unique vestige of the ancient city of Dendera is one of the most famous best preserved monuments in Egypt and offers a splendid view of Upper-Egypt countryside from the roof.

Back on board for lunch. Relaxing afternoon sailing to Luxor. Dinner and overnight stay on board in Luxor.r

3

Day 3

EEarly start to the Theban Necropolis. The Valley of the Kings was the Pharaoh’s burial site, and the Valley of the Queens was the Pharaohs’ wives and daughters necropolis during the Dynasties XIX and XX. The Valley of the Nobles hosts the Tomb of Ramose. Its beautiful and fine reliefs show an exceptional realism.

Visit of the Temple of Ramesses III in Medinet Habu ; almost entirely preserved, it is the most perfect mortuary temple of the Ramesside Dynasty.

Back on board and sailing to Esna for an evening passing through the Esna lock and more night sailing to Edfu.

4

Day 4

Morning visit of the Temple of Edfu. Dedicated to Horus and Hathor, its construction started during the 3rd Century BC under the Ptolemaic Dynasty and was completed 170 years later; it’s one of the best preserved building of Ancient Egypt.

Back on board and sailing to Kom Ombo for sunset. Evening visit of the Temple of Kom Ombo, a unique architectural and religious type of complex in Egypt as it was dedicated to two divinities. Two temples are gathered on the same site. The south part is dedicated to Horus, the Falcon God and the north part to Sobek, the Crocodile God. Overnight on board.

5

Day 5:

Sailing to Aswan at the end of the Nile Valley, where ancient Nubia begins. Large sandy banks are slowly replacing cultivated land along the Nile. This is where civilisation once ended. From the 3rd Century, Elephantine Island was a trading centre. Nubia (which means gold in Nubian) had a rich soil, providing to Egypt not only gold but also soldiers, precious woods and ivory.

Visit of the Temple of Philae, home to Isis, Goddess of marriage, fertility, motherhood, magic and medicine who ruled over life, death and resurrection. Philae was one of the most important sanctuary in Egypt and Nubia till 550 AD, when Byzantine emperor Justinian ordered its closing.

Free time in Aswan before dinner. Optional « Light and Sound » show in Philae.

Overnight stay in Aswan

6

Day 6

At the early morning you will be picked up to visit Tuna El Gebel and Ashmunein. Lunch on board, then you will be transferred from your Nile boat to Beni Hassan where you will visit 4 tombs including Tomb of Baqet III (BH15) Tomb of Khety (BH17), Tomb of Amenemhet (BH2) and Tomb of Khnumhotep II (BH3). Back to your boat and have dinner on board with folkloric Show. Overnight Minya..

1

Day 1:

Transfer to the Steam Ship Sudan. Settle in into your cabin.

Lunch on board. Afternoon visit of the Temple of Philae – the Pearl of Egypt – in Nubia, dedicated to the cult of the Goddess Isis since the 3rd Century BC. Late afternoon free time in Aswan. Why not discover its colourful and popular souk. Dinner on board and overnight stay in Aswan.

Meals: Dinner

2

Day 2

Early start sailing to Kom Ombo, north of Aswan.

Visit of the Temple of Kom Ombo, erected on the Nile banks, on one of the most seducing

site of Upper-Egypt. This singular temple was dedicated to two devinities : Horus, the Falcon

God and Sobek, the Crocodile God.

Lunch on board while sailing to Edfu.

Late afternoon visit of the best preserved temple of the Ptolemaic Dynasty; its buildings are perfect examples of Ancient Egypt sacred architecture.

Back on board. Night sailing to Esna. Overnight stay in Esna.

3

Day 3

After the passing of the Esna lock, sailing to Luxor, the Ancient Egyptian City of Thebes. Afternoon visit of the majestic site of Karnak, dedicated to the God Amun, patron of the New Kingdom’s Pharaohs.

Evening visit of the Temple of Luxor. The evening light particularly highlights the perfection of Amenophis III’s columns. That’s where the Feast of Opet was held every year to celebrate the floodings of the Nile and the fertily of the land. Dinner and overnight stay in Luxor.

4

Day 4

Sailing to Qena, north of Luxor. Only a few ships sail this splendid stretch of the river Nile where you will be able to enjoy a relaxing morning admiring both banks of the Nile. Lunch on board and visit of the Temple of Dendera.

Dendera is the name of the spectacular temple of Hathor, goddess of love and joy, also known for protecting women and nursing Pharaohs. Secluded at the border of cultivated land and desert, with its richly decorated chapels, its Hathor-headed columns, its obscure corridors and stairs, the unique vestige of the ancient city of Dendera is one of the best preserved most famous monuments in Egypt and offers a splendid view of Upper-Egypt countryside from the roof.

Dinner and overnight stay in Qena.

5

Day 5:

Early start (2 hours drive) to Abydos, a holy city and the cult centre of Osiris, regent of the Kingdom of the Dead and god of resurrection. From the Ancient Kingdom era, Abydos was an exceptional site of pilgrimage. The Temple of Seti I is a wonder with its colourful and fine bas-reliefs which mark the birth of Ramesside art.

Lunch on board. Relaxing afternoon sailing to Luxor. Dinner and overnight stay on board in Luxor.

6

Day 6

Early start to the Theban Necropolis, a place of mysteries and the territory of Osiris under the New Kingdom,

Visit of the Valley of the Kings whose magnifically decorated tombs tell the afterlife journey of the dead.

Visit the Valley of the Queens, the secret necropolis of the royal wives. In the Valley of the Nobles, the Tomb of Ramose shows the art of the Akhenaten’s era.

Late morning visit of the Temple of Medinet Habu where Ramesses III engraved for eternity its successful battles against the Sea People.

October to april : From 2000€ to 2400€ per person, for a double standard cabin, depending on the deck*

May to september : From 1700€ to 1900€ per person, for a double standard cabin, depending on the deck*

* Except during French holidays (February and April), Christmas, New Years and Halloween holidays

Our prices do not include administration fees. For security reasons, we do not accept children under the age of 7 on board the Steam Ship Sudan.

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