Aggressor Nile Queen

The new Aggressor Nile Queen’s maiden cruise is set for September 1, 2018. Sail on the beautiful Aggressor Nile Queen, a 155 ft. Dahabiya sailing vessel where 16 guests will travel back in time to see the land of the pharaohs, which has changed little since they ruled. The Nile Queen departs every Saturday for 6 days/5 nights traveling from Luxor to Aswan. Guests will see breathtaking views while sailing on the Nile where you will stop for day trips to see ancient ruins, archaeological treasures, and ancient villages. This is the perfect complement to a Red Sea dive adventure.

The Aggressor Nile Queen is a spacious yacht with a 26 ft. beam, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She is sail powered with supporting motors. She has 220-volt power onboard (with attached plug in). Comfortable accommodations for 16 guests include 8 spacious staterooms with central air-conditioning. A private bathroom, picture windows with views, mirrored cabinet, hair dryer, fresh towels and volume controls are included. Each stateroom has a 23-inch flat screen TV able to play a selection of 700 movies or 700 hours of television (not that you’ll be needing to watch TV!).

 The Aggressor Nile Queen has 2 Master staterooms, each with a queen bed and 6 Deluxe staterooms, each with two twin beds. The yacht has a beautiful spacious salon, large sun deck with shading, Jacuzzi, chaise lounges and deck chairs, bar and a complete photo/video center. The menu aboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Egyptian feasts and local cuisine. If you have any special dietary requirements, please add this to your reservation through the GIS and speak to the yacht chef once onboard so he/she can adequately prepare to meet your needs. You will wake up to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style, featuring hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are chef prepared and served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location, so we highly recommend you bring these items with you.  The Aggressor’s selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary. Due to the high duty charged on liquor, we suggest you bring your favorite brand. 

There is a variety of nightly entertainment, movies, games and more. We have a selection of 700 classic and new release movies on hard drive that can be viewed in the boats salon or taken to your cabin on a small flash drive to watch. However, if you have a favorite movie, digital slide show or a video to share, we encourage you to bring it along. The crew especially loves new releases movies, recent magazines and books.  A small library of books for exchange is maintained onboard. 

Extra 2 Nights Cairo – Experience Cairo by night and fantastic day tour including Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum the Old Bazaar of Khan El Khalili. We’d be happy to arrange extra time in Egypt to include your stay in Cairo and Abu Simbel.

DAY 1 Saturday: LUXOR

After arriving in Luxor in the morning from either Cairo, Hurghada or Port Ghalib, guests will be met at the airport, transferred to the Nile Queen to board at 10:00 am. After guests check in, unpack, meet the crew and have lunch topside, your half day afternoon Luxor tour will begin to:

The Karnak Temple: It is a large complex consisting of many destroyed temples and chapels. It is dedicated to Theban Triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. The temple of Amun-Re, head of the Theban Triad, is one of the three main temples of the complex and consists of pylons and a Hypostyle Hall. The hall is home to various colossal statues and columns standing erect.

Luxor temple: This attractive temple is located on the east bank of the Nile River. The inner part of the temple was built by the King Amenhotep III, and the outer part by Ramesses II. You can find the chapels built by Tuthmosis III on the rear side of the temple. The six station shrines, consisting of different sphinxes, separate the Luxor temple from the Karnak area. Guests will eat lunch at a local Restaurant

After sightseeing, you return to the Aggressor Nile Queen for dinner and your first night on the Nile.

 

DAY 2 Sunday: LUXOR – NILE CRUISE

After breakfast, guests will transfer to West bank in an air-conditioned vehicle and visit:

Valley of the Kings: This valley is known to contain tombs of the Pharoahs like Tutankahmun and is the burial place of the Egyptians of the New Kingdom. This valley consists of the two valleys, the East valley, where majority of tombs are situated and the West valley.

Hatshepsut Temple: It is the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut located beneath the Deir el Bahari complex, near the Valley of Kings. The sculpture, situated in the temple depicts the story of the birth of the Queen. The temple was once home to the various statues of Queen and Osiris which have now been destroyed.

Valley of the Nobles: Is in an area of of the West Bank called Sheik Abd El Korna. The site has rock tombs of Nobles and high officials of ancient Egypt, who once served the ancient Pharoahs. It is renowned for the decorative tombs with colored paint that looks as if it was just painted even though they are thousands of years old.

Colossi of Memnon: These are the twin stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III standing in the Theban region across the Nile River. The statues depict Pharaoh Amenhotep III in the seating position, facing towards the Nile River and his hands resting on the legs.

After your west bank tour you will rendezvous with the Aggressor Nile Queen at ESNA for lunch and to visit the Temple of Khrum. After sightseeing, you return to the Aggressor Nile Queen for dinner and sailing on the Nile.

 

DAY 3 – 5:   Over the following 3 days your itinerary will include:

El KAB – El Kab, located on the East Bank of the nile, was once the capital of Upper Egypt and is still home to the temple of Nekhbet, as well as a row of fascinating decorated tombs carved into the slope of the mountain. Upon docking, you will embark on a beautiful walk through a small fishing village to visit the necropolis.

EDFU – The boat will arrive at EDFU, HOME OF THE Greco-Roman temple dedicated to the god Horus. This is among the best preserved of all Egyptian temples. Horse and carriage will take you to the temple through the busy city streets.

GEBEL SILSILEH – Here, the Nile, flowing between two mountain ranges, is at its narrowest. You will usually be the only visitors at this fascinating site as the large Nile cruisers are not allowed to stop here. After visiting the small temple of Horemheb and walking through the sandstone quarries, where ancient Egyptians cut stone for many of their most famous temples, you will visit a picturesque cafe to enjoy tea and Shisha.

KOM OMBO – The temple was built during the Ptolemaic period on the site of an older temple and at one of the most beautiful locations on a bend on the river. The temple was dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile-headed god. After enjoying the temple, you will visit the new crocodile Museum, which contains many mummified crocodiles, attesting to the importance the creatures played in the this region in ancient times.

 

DAY 6 Thursday – Check Out

Awake to the beautiful sight of the desert closing in on the river at Aswan Bridge. Check out is 8 am. Guests have the option to visit the Aswan Philae Temple, High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk, and lunch at a local restaurant. This tour ends at 2:00pm and is included in your package price.

 

Guests may also depart in the morning or after your tour.  You may opt to extend your trip to Abu Simbel by domestic flight or an additional cost.

 

Rates:

Deluxe from $1479 per person

Master from $1599 per person

 

 

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