MS Darakum Nile Cruise

MSDarakum Deluxe Cruise. Nile Cruise Sale quote "cruisesale2016/17"

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Darakum Nile Cruise Cabin
Darakum Nile Cruise Pool
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MS Darakum

The 5* Deluxe MS Darakum is one of the most luxurious Nile cruisers on the river offering comfortable and spacious accommodation with a contemporary design. The cabins are large and well-appointed whilst the main restaurant serves a range of international and local cuisine. Travel in style on board this wonderful Nile cruiser and enjoy lounging at the swimming pool, reading or playing games or enjoying the views on the sun deck. 

ROOMS

The 36 spacious cabins and 8 suites have large panoramic windows.
There are  8 lower deck cabins which have 2 sealed marine windows.

All rooms have:

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bath tub
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite LCD TV
  • Mini bar
  • Phone
  • Safe deposit box
  • Internet through USB modem

 

Facilities

ROOMS

The 36 spacious cabins and 8 suites have large panoramic windows.
There are  8 lower deck cabins which have 2 sealed marine windows.

 

All rooms have:

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bath tub
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite LCD TV
  • Mini bar
  • Phone
  • Safe deposit box
  • Internet through USB modem

 

Dining

The main restaurant is on the Lower Deck and offers an international and local buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The spacious and elegantly appointed Lounge Bar is the perfect place to relax after a day’s sightseeing, dancing or watching entertainment shows in the evenings. There are marvellous views of the river from the Sun Deck where you can relax with a cold beverage.

Exterior cabins with view

Full board with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner

Evening entertainment

Exciting itinerary with 10 excursions

Qualified Egyptologist on board throughout cruise.

Direct flights to Luxor from the UK

Resort transfers and airport taxes

 

 

Please note that Nile Cruise itineraries and excursions can, for operational reasons, be subject to alteration locally at short notice

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Main deck cabin for cabin upgrades see supplements below.

Please note that we do not accept children under 8 years of age on our cruises.

 

Supplements per cabin for this cruise:

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Twin-Centre Holidays

This Nile Cruise is available as part of a twin-centre holiday and you can choose from any of the following great combinations.

  • Nile Cruise & Luxor
  • Nile Cruise & El Gouna
  • Nile Cruise & Sharm El Sheikh
  • Nile Cruise & Cairo 

Pricing Information 

Departures are available from Heathrow and indirect from Manchester, Newcastle Glasgow & Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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5 star Cruise MS Darakum Long Nile Cruise

includes excursions 23kg pp*

Come and discover the ancient wonders of the Nile, on an awe-inspiring cruise. We’re offering you the chance to do just that on an exciting Nile cruise. We have a great selection of Nile cruises to choose from including the 5 star Darakum. You will visit some of the most spectacular ancient sites in the world including the Valley of the Kings and the Temples of Luxor and Karnak.

For all of our Cruise's we have many offers including free deck upgrades, optional excursions parking and airport lounge. Call 01455613613 for an instant quote or fill out the enquiry form and we will get a SPECIAL OFFER quote back to you with in half an hour. The best Nile Cruise prices on the Web

See all of the itinerarys at the bottom of the page

 9N Luxor to Cairo Cruise
11N Cairo to Luxor Cruise
12N Aswan Luxor Cairo Cruise
14N Cairo Luxir Aswan Cruise
Long Cruise  Prices are not live &   Subjext to Change 
9 Nights Option Route Duration Price pp
12-Mar-17 Luxor to Cairo 9 Nights 1785
03-May-17 Luxor to Cairo 9 Nights 1631
06-Sep-17 Luxor to Cairo 9 Nights 1950
 11 Nights Option  Route Duration   Price pp
21-Mar-17 Cairo To Luxor 11 Nights 2058  
16-Apr-17 Cairo To Luxor 11 Nights 1876
12-May-17 Cairo To Luxor 11 Nights 1861
15-Sep-17 Cairo To Luxor 11 Nights 2109
       
12 Nights Option Route Duration Price PP
09-Mar-17 Aswan-Luxor-Cairo 12 Nights 2256
04-Apr-17 Aswan-Luxor-Cairo 12 Nights 2319
30-Apr-17 Aswan-Luxor-Cairo 12 Nights 2067
03-Sep-17 Aswan-Luxor-Cairo 12 Nights 2365
       
14 Nights Option Route Duration Price PP
21-Mar-17 Cairo -Luxor-Aswan 14 Nights 2368
16-Apr-17 Cairo -Luxor-Aswan 14 Nights 2349
12-May-17 Cairo -Luxor-Aswan 14 Nights 2334
15-Sep-17 Cairo -Luxor-Aswan 14 Nights 2614

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For a holiday with a difference, the River Nile is hard to beat - it is truly an unforgettable experience. To fully appreciate the beauty of the Nile, there is no better way to trace the passage of Egypt's history than aboard a Nile cruise boat.

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9 Night Long Cruise Luxor to Cairo

 9 Night Long Nile Cruise Example Itinerary 

LUXOR – QENA - SOHAG –TEL EL AMARNA –  MINYA - BENI SUEF - CAIRO

DAY 1: LUXOR

Embarkation on cruise in Luxor, dinner and overnight in Luxor. 

DAY 2: LUXOR

Visit to the West Bank to the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut. After lunch visit the East Bank Temples of Luxor and Karnak. Dinner, Belly Dancer show and overnight in Luxor. 

DAY 3: LUXOR - QENA

After breakfast visit the impressive Denderah Temple complex which has some of the most vibrant and colourful paintings dating from antiquity. Return to boat. Dinner and Manager's Cocktail Party. Overnight in Qena.

DAY 4: QENA - SOHAG

After breakfast visit the Temple of Abydos.  The main monument at Abydos is the Temple of Seti I, built around 1300 BC by Seti and his son Ramses II. It is especially notable for its fine reliefs, considered among the best of the New Kingdom.Sail to Sohag via the Naga Hammadi Bridge and the Abu Homar Lock. Dinner, Galabya Party night and overnight at Sohag.

DAY 5: SOHAG - MINYA

Enjoy the beauty of the Nile whilst sailing from Sohag to Tel El Amarna via Asyut. Dinner and overnight in Tel El Amarna.


DAY 6: TEL EL AMARNA - MINYA

After breakfast visit the tombs at Tel El Amarna, the Great Palace of King Akhenaten and the small and great temples of Aten. After visiting Tel El Amarna visit Tuna El Gebel and Ashmunein. Visit the Tomb of Petosiris, tomb of Isadora and the sacred catacombs of Thoth. In Ashmunein visit the Open Air museum, the temple of Thoth and the sanctuary of Amun.Lunch on board. Sail to Minya. Dinner and Folkloric show on board. Overnight in Minya.

DAY 7: MINYA – BENI SUEF

After breakfast visit in the rock-tombs of Beni Hassan that are carved into the high limestone cliffs of the east bank of the Nile. The painted scenes depict the daily lives of the rulers and their families including scenes of desert hunting, weaving and spinning, fishing, country living, gathering crops and catching birds. Return to the boat.. Return to the boat and sail to Beni Suef. Dinner and overnight at Beni Suef.

DAY 8: FAYOUM - CAIRO

After breakfast visit the Maydom Pyramid and the Hawara Pyramid in Fayoum. Maydom is the location of a large pyramid, and several large mud-brick mastabas. Hawara is an archaeological site of Ancient Egypt at the entrance to the depression of the Fayoum oasis where you will visit the Pyramid of Amenemhet III. Sail to Cairo and overnight.


DAY 9: CAIRO

After breakfast visit the Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza. Lunch on board. After lunch visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Takht (Oriental Music), dinner and overnight in Cairo. 

DAY 10: CAIRO

Check out and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Please note: the order or content of your itinerary may be amended due to lock closures, low water levels or any other unforeseeable circumstances. Due to the increasing number of boats on the Nile, at some docking points boats are moored side by side obstructing the view from cabins. Occasionally, due to operational difficulties a change of vessel can occur. However, the sightseeing itinerary will remain the same.

 

11 Night Long Nile Cruise Cairo to Luxor

 11 Night Long Nile Cruise Example Itinerary 

LUXOR – QENA - SOHAG –TEL EL AMARNA –  MINYA - BENI SUEF - CAIRO

DAY 1: CAIRO

Fly to Egypt's capital city, Cairo. Check into the MS Dakarum, dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 2: CAIRO

Depart after breakfast to Giza, where the famous Pyramids stand as monuments to the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt and the Great Sphinx, which has kept its secrets for centuries. After lunch, the tour continues to the Egyptian Museum containing treasures from Egypt’s ancient past including the magnificent Tutankhamun collection. Cocktail party, Takht (Oriental Music), dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 3: CAIRO - BENI SUEF

Enjoy the beauty of the Nile whilst sailing from Cairo to Beni Suef. Dinner, crew show and overnight on board. 


DAY 4: FAYOUM

After breakfast full day tour to visit the Maydom Pyramid and the Hawara Pyramid in Fayoum.

Maydom is the location of a large pyramid, and several large mud-brick mastabas. Hawara is an archaeological site of Ancient Egypt at the entrance to the depression of the Fayoum oasis where you will visit the Pyramid of Amenemhet III. Return to the boat (approximately 1.5 hours), dinner and overnight Beni Suef.

 

Day 5: FAYOUM - MINYA

Morning sailing to Minya which takes around 12 hours. Lunch on board. Treasure Hunt, dinner and overnight in Minya.

DAY 6: MINYA

After breakfast visit Tuna El Gebel, the necropolis of Khmun, to visit the Tomb of Petosiris, tomb of Isadora and the sacred catacombs of Thoth. Continue to Ashmunein to visit its Open Air museum, the temple of Thoth and the sanctuary of Amun. Return to the boat for lunch. Afternoon visit to the rock-tombs of Beni Hassan that are carved into the high limestone cliffs of the east bank of the Nile. The painted scenes depict the daily lives of the rulers and their families including scenes of desert hunting, weaving and spinning, fishing, country living, gathering crops and catching birds. Dinner. Folkloric show and overnight Minya.

Day 7: MINYA – TEL EL AMARNA - ASYUT

Early morning sailing to Tel El Amarna. After breakfast visit the tombs at the Tel El Amarna site, once the city of Akhenaten, the Pharaoh known for his revolutionary religion that worshiped Aten. Return to the boat for lunch. Sail to Asyut. Stop in front of Prince Tawdrous Monastery and view from the boat. Dinner and overnight Asyut.

 

DAY 8: ASYUT – SOHAG 

Early morning sailing to Sohag. After lunch visit Abydos. The main monument at Abydos is the Temple of Seti I, built around 1300 BC by Seti and his son Ramses II. It is especially notable for its fine reliefs, considered among the best of the New Kingdom. Dinner, Black & White Party night and overnight in Sohag.

DAY 9: SOHAG - QENA

Full day’s sailing Naga Hammadi and Qena where you pass through some of the most beautiful scenery along the Nile. Dinner, Contest Party and overnight in Qena.

DAY 10: QENA - LUXOR

After breakfast visit Dendarah. The temple complex of is one of the best preserved in Egypt. Sail to Luxor. Belly Dancer show and overnight in Luxor.


DAY 11: LUXOR

Visit to the West Bank to the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut. Overnight in Luxor.

DAY 12: LUXOR 

After breakfast visit the East Bank Temples of Luxor and Karnak. Lunch followed by check out transfer to the airport for your flight home. 

 

Please note: the order or content of your itinerary may be amended due to lock closures, low water levels or any other unforeseeable circumstances. Due to the increasing number of boats on the Nile, at some docking points boats are moored side by side obstructing the view from cabins. Occasionally, due to operational difficulties a change of vessel can occur. However, the sightseeing itinerary will remain the same.

 

 

 

 

 

12 Night Long Nile Cruise Aswan to Cairo 

12 Night Long Nile Cruise Example Itinerary 

ASWAN – KOM OMBO – EDFU – LUXOR – QENA - NAGA HAMMADI  - SOHAG – ASYUT – TEL EL AMARNA – MINYA - BENI SUEF - CAIRO 

DAY 1: ASWAN

Embarkation on cruise in Aswan, dinner and overnight in Aswan. 

DAY 2: ASWAN

Morning visit of the High Dam in Aswan and the Temple of Isis on Philae Island. Afternoon visit to the Nubian Museum. Dinner, Cocktail party and overnight Aswan.

DAY 3: ASWAN

Morning at leisure for those clients not taking the optional Abu Simbel trip, a chance to relax on the sun deck, or stroll around Aswan. After lunch sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris.  Sail to Edfu. Crew show, dinner and overnight at Edfu.

DAY 4: EDFU - LUXOR

Visit Edfu Temple, one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. Sail to Luxor via Esna Lock. Overnight in Luxor.

DAY 5: LUXOR

Visit to the West Bank to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut. After lunch visit the East Bank Temples of Luxor and Karnak. Dinner, Belly Dancer show and overnight in Luxor.

DAY 6: LUXOR - QENA

Early morning sailing to Qena. After breakfast visit Abydos Temple.The main monument at Abydos is the Temple of Seti I, built around 1300 BC by Seti and his son Ramses II. It is especially notable for its fine reliefs, considered among the best of the New Kingdom. After lunch visit the impressive Denderah Temple complex which has some of the most vibrant and colourful paintings dating from antiquity. Return to the boat in Qena. Dinner and Contest Party. Overnight in Qena.


DAY 7: QENA - SOHAG

Full day sailing to Sohag via Naga Hammadi Bridge and Abu Homar’s Lock. Dinner,  Treasure Hunt and overnight at Sohag.

DAY 8: SOHAG - ASYUT

Enjoy the beauty of the Nile whilst sailing from Sohag to Tel El Amarna via Asyut Lock. Stop in front of Prince Tawdrous Monastery to view the monastery from the boat. Dinner and overnight in Tel El Amarna.

DAY 9: TEL EL AMARNA - MINYA

After breakfast visit the tombs at Tel El Amarna, the Great Palace of King Akhenaten and the small and great temples of Aten. Return to the boat for lunch on board. After lunch sail to Minya. Visit the rock-tombs of Beni Hassan that are carved into the high limestone cliffs of the east bank of the Nile. The painted scenes depict the daily lives of the rulers and their families including scenes of desert hunting, weaving and spinning, fishing, country living, gathering crops and catching birds.Return to the boat. Dinner and Folkloric show on board. Overnight in Minya.

DAY 10: MINYA – BENI SUEF

After breakfast visit Tuna El Gebel and  Ashmunein. Visit the Tomb of Petosiris, tomb of Isadora and the sacred catacombs of Thoth. In Ashmunein visit the Open Air museum, the temple of Thoth and the sanctuary of Amun. Return to the boat and sail to Beni Suif. Galabya Party night and overnight at Beni Suef.

DAY 11: FAYOUM - CAIRO

After breakfast visit the Maydom Pyramid and the Hawara Pyramid in Fayoum. Maydom is the location of a large pyramid, and several large mud-brick mastabas. Hawara is an archaeological site of Ancient Egypt at the entrance to the depression of the Fayoum oasis where you will visit the Pyramid of Amenemhet III. Sail to Cairo and overnight.


DAY 12: CAIRO

After breakfast visit the Sphinx and Pyramids. Lunch on board. After lunch visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Dinner followed by Takht (Oriental Music). Overnight in Cairo.

DAY 13: CAIRO

Check out and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Please note: the order or content of your itinerary may be amended due to lock closures, low water levels or any other unforeseeable circumstances. Due to the increasing number of boats on the Nile, at some docking points boats are moored side by side obstructing the view from cabins. Occasionally, due to operational difficulties a change of vessel can occur. However, the sightseeing itinerary will remain the same.

 

 

 

14 Night Long Nile Cruise Cairo to Aswan

14 Night Long Nile Cruise Example Itinerary

CAIRO - BENI SUEF - MINYA - ASYUT - SOHAG - QENA - LUXOR - ESNA - KOM OMBO - ASWAN

DAY 1: CAIRO

Fly to Egypt's capital city, Cairo. Check into the MS Darakum, dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 2: CAIRO

Depart after breakfast to visit Giza, where the famous Pyramids stand as monuments to the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt and the Great Sphinx, which has kept its secrets for centuries. After lunch, the tour continues to the Egyptian Museum containing treasures from Egypt’s ancient past including the magnificent Tutankhamun collection. Cocktail party, Takht (Oriental Music), dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 3: CAIRO - BENI SUEF

Enjoy the beauty of the Nile whilst sailing from Cairo to Beni Suef. Dinner, crew show and overnight on board.  

DAY 4: FAYOUM

After breakfast full day tour to visit the Maydom Pyramid and the Hawara Pyramid in Fayoum.

Maydom is the location of a large pyramid, and several large mud-brick mastabas. Hawara is an archaeological site of Ancient Egypt at the entrance to the depression of the Fayoum oasis where you will visit the Pyramid of Amenemhet III. Return to the boat (approximately 1.5 hours), dinner and overnight Beni Suef.

Day 5: FAYOUM - MINYA

A full day’s sailing to Minya which takes almost 12 hours. Treasure Hunt, dinner and overnight on board.  

DAY 6: MINYA

After breakfast visit the Tuna El Gebel, the necropolis of Khmun, to visit the Tomb of Petosiris, tomb of Isadora and the sacred catacombs of Thoth. Continue to Ashmunein to visit its Open Air museum, the temple of Thoth and the sanctuary of Amun. Return to the boat for lunch. After lunch, visit the rock-tombs of Beni Hassan that are carved into the high limestone cliffs of the east bank of the Nile. The painted scenes depict the daily lives of the rulers and their families including scenes of desert hunting, weaving and spinning, fishing, country living, gathering crops and catching birds. Dinner, Folkloric show and overnight in Minya.

Day 7: MINYA – TEL EL AMARNA - ASYUT

Morning sailing to Tel El Amarna. After lunch visit the Tel El Amarna site, once the city of Akhenaten, the Pharaoh known for his revolutionary religion that worshiped Aten. Sail to Asyut. Stop in front of Prince Tawdrous Monastery and view from the boat. Music in the bar.  Dinner and overnight.

DAY 8: ASYUT – SOHAG – EL BALYANA

An eight hour sailing to Sohag. Visit Abydos. The main monument at Abydos is the Temple of Seti I, built around 1300 BC by Seti and his son Ramses II. It is especially notable for its fine reliefs, considered among the best of the New Kingdom.  Return to the boat and overnight on board. Black & White Party night. Overnight in Sohag.

DAY 9: ABYDOS - QENA

A full day’s sailing to Qena. Return to the boat at Naga Hammadi, sailing through two locks and under the railway bridge to reach Qena.  Contest party. Dinner and overnight in Qena.

DAY 10: QENA - LUXOR

After breakfast visit Dendarah. The temple complex of is one of the best preserved in Egypt. Return to the boat and sail to Luxor. Belly Dancer show and overnight in Luxor.

DAY 11: LUXOR

Visit to the West Bank to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.  Overnight in Luxor.

DAY 12: LUXOR – EDFU

After breakfast visit the East Bank Temples of Luxor and Karnak. Dinner and Galabya Party night. Sail to Edfu and overnight.

DAY 13: EDFU – KOM OMBO - ASWAN

Morning visit to Edfu, one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Aswan and overnight in Aswan.


DAY 14: ASWAN

Morning visit of the High Dam in Aswan and the Temple of Isis on Philae Island. Afternoon visit to the Nubian Museum. Dinner, Nubian Show and overnight in Aswan.

DAY 15: ASWAN

Morning at leisure for those clients not taking the optional Abu Simbel trip, a chance to relax on the sun deck, or stroll around Aswan. Disembark after lunch and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Please note:the order or content of your itinerary may be amended due to lock closures, low water levels or any other unforeseeable circumstances. Due to the number of boats on the Nile at some docking points boats are moored side by side, obstructing the view from cabins. Occasionally, due to operational difficulties a change of vessel can occur. However, the sightseeing itinerary will remain the same.