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Pay for a 7-night luxury Nile Cruise and get 3 FREE nights at the Mercure Hurghada!
Combining both a luxury hotel stay and an unforgettable cruise down the River Nile, this Egyptian escape is the perfect way to sample Egypt’s biggest selling points – amazing weather, wonderful landmarks, and a chance to relax.
Flying into Hurghada, you’ll spend three nights at the all-inclusive Mercure Hurghada – a beautiful resort featuring it's own private beach, two bespoke restaurants, a Beach Cocktail Bar, four bars, and two outdoor pools. From here, you’ll embark on a seven-night cruise down the Nile aboard the MS Mayfair. Stopping off at incredible destinations like Luxor, where you’ll have the chance to see the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut’s Temple, Edfu, Kom Ombo, and Aswan. On your way back to Luxor at the end of the cruise, you’ll stop by the breathtaking Temple of Karnak – the largest temple in the whole ancient world. Your stay aboard the luxury boat is on a full-board basis, meaning you won’t have to worry about any meals.
Day 1 - Friday: Arrive in Hurghada and check-in to the Mercure Hurghada.
Day 2-3 - Saturday & Sunday: Stay at the 4* Mercure Hurghada on an all-inclusive basis.
Day 4 - Monday: Embark on the M.S. Mayfair. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 5 - Tuesday: Visit the East Bank, Karnak Temple, and Luxor Temple. You'll have lunch on the cruise and then sail to Esna.
Day 6 - Wednesday: You'll sail to Edfu in the early morning, visiting the Temple of Horus, sailing to Kom Ombo, and then continuing onto Aswan for dinner.
Day 7 - Thursday: An early morning start takes you to the High Dam and Philea Temple. You can explore Aswan in the afternoon or take the optional excursion to a Nubian village or have a came ride along the Nile (additional costs).
Day 8 - Friday: You'll have an optional early-morning tour of Abu Simbel (additional cost) or you can simply elect to relax on deck as you sail back to Edfu.
Day 9 - Saturday: Sail to Kom Ombo and visit Sobek Temple, before sailing back to Luxor for an optional city tour (additional cost).
Day 10 - Sunday: A morning excursion to the West Bank, the Valley of the Kings, Haschpust Temple, and the Colossi of Memnon. In the evening there will be an optional sound and light show at Karnak Temple (additional cost) before your last night on board.
Day 11 - Monday: Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport to catch your flight home to the UK.
Please note that admission fees are not included in this cruise. Packages are based on the Monday-Monday cruise time. please speak to a sales agent for more info.
Experience the beauty of the Red Sea from a beautiful resort located just 15 minutes away from Hurghada International Airport. Featuring its own private beach, at the Mercure Hurghada Hotel you can savour the warm rays of the sun, swim in the clear sea, or try your hand at one of the many water sports that are offered here. Snorkelling and boat tours are also available to guests who want to explore the Red Sea further. In addition to the delights of the beach, the hotel has numerous things and activities to offer holidaymakers. Enjoy a game of tennis or petanque, catch a show performed by a team of professional entertainers or join one of the excursions to ancient Egyptian and Roman sites that are situated nearby, and these are but a few of the many options available to you during your stay here. Throughout the day, the four bars and cafés, as well as the two restaurants will be on hand to serve you light meals and drinks, and before you retire to you comfy and luxurious private room, you can enjoy a delicious dinner from either the seafood or the Dar Al Andalus restaurants where dishes from all over the world are on offer.
A luxury liner made to ensure your Nile cruise is the most relaxing it could possibly be, the MS Mayfair is an elegant ship full of great facilities and amenities. The Mayfair has a pool and two Jacuzzis on deck, as well as numerous sun-loungers to relax upon. Rooms are classically designed with stunning furniture and fixtures, while the en-suites are modern and comfortable. The classy Nile Avenue restaurant is found on the Nile Deck and it offers a range of gourmet fare from internationally trained chefs for each meal. The Upper First Salon offers afternoon tea on an upper deck, the Bel Air lounge bar offers sophistication and comfortable seating, and the on-board spa has a host of treatments to ensure you’re feeling as calm as possible.