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Oberoi Exclusive & Nile Cruise

"Our most complete and exclusive Egypt experience. Explore Cairo's Pyramids and Museum, Nile Cruise between Aswan and Luxor, and Red Sea resort. Accommodations at the luxurious Oberoi Properties. "

Trip Information:
 
Trip Start:
Cairo, Egypt
Arrival:
Jul 9, 2011
Duration:
12 days (11 nights)
Trip End:
Cairo, Egypt
Group Size:
2 people
Per person:
  • $4,749.00 (USD) (double room)
Trip Price Total:
$9,498.00 (USD) (excluding international airfare)
Quote #:
101019Doe2-124895 (expired - contact us for updated quote)

Description:

Experience the wonders of Egypt through the comfort and luxury of the exclusive Oberoi Hotels and Resorts. Begin your Journey in Cairo, enjoying spectacular views from the Mena House. Your private guide will unlock the secrets of Egypt while you explore the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, Memphis and the Great Sphinx. From there it's off to Aswan, to board your Oberoi Philae Nile Cruiser - your floating hotel for the next four nights. From Aswan to Ancient Thebes you will embark on a journey of discovery and splendor that is the Nile River. Tour the temples and monuments along the river's edge including: Kitchener Island and High Dam/Philae in Aswan, Edfu and Kom Obo Temples, to the Valley of the Kings & Queens and Karnak Temple in Luxor. Your private guide distinguishes you from the rest of the passengers as you explore at your own pace these amazing archaeological treasures. Following the cruise, continue on to the Red Sea resort area of Hurghada for some luxurious rest and relaxation at the Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh. Return to Cairo to explore the Egyptian Museum with its incredible Tutankhamun exhibit, Citadel and the bustling bazaars. A truly personalized experience with your own private driver and vehicle, plus a trained Egyptologist guide. Designed to be completely low hassle. Our most complete and exclusive Egypt experience.
ALERT: Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise is not running during the month of June 2010
NOTE: Travel in Egypt often involves early-morning starts, designed to avoid crowds and the hottest midday hours. It can be hot, especially in June, July and August, but there is virtually no humidity and evening temperatures cool off dramatically. Egypt is a moderate secular state, well used to hosting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. While you will want to avoid revealing clothing, loose shorts and short-sleeved shirts are fine for both genders on board your Nile cruise and while sightseeing.

Itinerary Summary

 

DayActivitiesHotel
Day 1: Sat, Jul 09 2011
Cairo
  • Transfer - Airport - VIP Vehicle/Driver
  • Airport Assistance and Visa Service
Mena House Hotel (5*)
Pyramids View Room (B)
1 DBL (2 Adults)


Alt: (None)
Day 2: Sun, Jul 10 2011
Cairo
  • Private - Pyramids, Saqqara, Memphis Tour - VIP Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Lunch Exclusive - Vehicle & Driver
Mena House Hotel (5*)
Pyramids View Room (B)
1 DBL (2 Adults)


Alt: (None)
Day 3: Mon, Jul 11 2011
Cairo - Aswan - Nile
  • Transfer - Airport - VIP Vehicle/Driver
  • Air - Cairo - Aswan [Direct (1.5 hr)] - Economy
  • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Private - Kitchener Island, Aga Khan - Sailing
Oberoi Philae
Standard Cabin (B,L,D)
1 DBL (2 Adults)


Alt: (None)
Day 4: Tue, Jul 12 2011
Aswan - Nile
  • Private - 1/2 d High Dam, Philae, Obelisk - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Private - Kom Ombo Temple - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
Oberoi Philae
Standard Cabin (B,L,D)
1 DBL (2 Adults)


Alt: (None)
Day 5: Wed, Jul 13 2011
Nile
  • Private - Edfu Horus Temple - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
Oberoi Philae
Standard Cabin (B,L,D)
1 DBL (2 Adults)


Alt: (None)
Day 6: Thu, Jul 14 2011
Luxor - Nile
  • Private - 1/2 d East Bank - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Private - 1/2 d West Bank (Valley of Queens & Valley of Kings) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
Oberoi Philae
Standard Cabin (B,L,D)
1 DBL (2 Adults)


Alt: (None)
Day 7: Fri, Jul 15 2011
Luxor - Hurghada
  • Private - Hurghada convoy (4hr drive) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (5*)
Deluxe Suite (B)
1 DBL (2 Adults)


Day 8: Sat, Jul 16 2011
Hurghada
  • At Leisure
Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (5*)
Deluxe Suite (B)
1 DBL (2 Adults)


Day 9: Sun, Jul 17 2011
Hurghada
  • At Leisure
Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (5*)
Deluxe Suite (B)
1 DBL (2 Adults)


Day 10: Mon, Jul 18 2011
Hurghada - Cairo
  • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Air - Hurghada - Cairo [Direct (1 hr)] - Economy
  • Transfer - Airport - VIP Vehicle/Driver
Mena House Hotel (5*)
Pyramids View Room (B)
1 DBL (2 Adults)


Day 11: Tue, Jul 19 2011
Cairo
  • Private - Museum, Citadel & Bazaar Tour - VIP Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Lunch Exclusive - Vehicle & Driver
Mena House Hotel (5*)
Pyramids View Room (B)
1 DBL (2 Adults)


Day 12: Wed, Jul 20 2011
Cairo
  • Transfer - Airport - VIP Vehicle/Driver
Depart (B) (Int`l Airport)
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, 1/2d = Half Day, Al = All Inclusive

Customizable Trip Options

All of our itineraries may be customized as you wish, add extra days, change a hotel, see different sights. Contact one of our expert consultants for your free, no-obligation vacation plan.

Locations

  • Egypt

    Egypt is a country in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge to Western Asia. Egypt borders the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west. Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East. The great majority of its estimated 75.4 million live near the banks of the Nile River, where the only arable agricultural land is found. The large areas of the Sahara Desert are sparsely inhabited. About half of Egypt's residents live in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Aswan. Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world's most famous monuments, including the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx. Luxor contains numerous ancient artifacts, such as the Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings. Important temples are located on the Nile cities of Edfu and Aswan, with the temple of Abu Simbel on the shore of Lake Nasser in the south.

  • Cairo

    Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the hub of the country. Millennia of history have made it one of the most fascinating places in the world. The Egyptian Museum whose 107 halls feature huge statues on the ground floor, and small statues, jewels, Tutankhamon treasures and the mummies on upper floors. Other downtown sights include the Saladin Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque, and Khan Khalili bazaar. Nearby Giza is famous for the Pyramids of Egypt, among the largest constructions ever built.

  • Hurghada

    The beaches of Hurghada stretch for about 40 km along the seashore. El Gouna is an artificially-created and privately owned luxury hotel town, about 25 km north of Hurghada. Beautifully designed with several islands separated by channels and connected by bridges, the hotels and marinas feature private beaches and an exclusive boutique village. It is an international center for aquatic sports and snorkeling and diving.

  • Nile

    Glide up the Nile at night and explore ancient temples during the day. Edfu (Idfu) is located on the west bank of the River Nile between Esna and Aswan. Of all the temple remains in Egypt, the Temple of Horus at Edfu is the most completely preserved. Kom Ombo was originally an Egyptian city called Nubt, meaning City of Gold. The town's location on the Nile 50 km north of Aswan (Syene) gave it some control over trade routes from Nubia to the Nile Valley, but its main rise to prominence came with the erection of the temple in the 2nd century BC.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

    • The Mighty SphinxThe Mighty Sphinx
    • Mena House HotelMena House Hotel

    Day 1: Sat, Jul 09 2011 - Cairo

    Transfer to/from Cairo Airport in private vehicle with English speaking driver.

    You will be met in the tunnel by an airport representative who will in turn facilitate the visa process ($15 per person - included in tour cost), escort you through customs and immigration, off to baggage claim and finally to passenger pick up. It is here that you will connect with our representative associate who will arrange airport transfer to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Mena House Hotel (5*)

    The Mena House Hotel stands tall, yet guarded by the mighty heights of the Great Pyramids of Cairo. Fascinating guests since 1869, the 523 room hotel has continuously held the attention of royalty, political thinkers, and celebrities over time. A range of continental dining and Egyptian specialty restaurants and bars satisfy even the most critical of appetites. The Mena House grants guests the opportunity to relax or stay active by checking out its golf courses, horse and camel stables, and extensive fitness options. Wander a few steps outside the hotel and you may run smack into a pyramid. Forty acres of jasmine-scented gardens will leave their scent on those who depart the hotel. It’s hard to leave this embellished haven of lush furnishings, oriental prints, and hand-woven fabrics.

    • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx of GizaAncient Egyptian Sphinx of Giza

    Day 2: Sun, Jul 10 2011 - Cairo

    Enjoy this tour which explores the relics of ages past, and includes visits to ancient Memphis, Saqqara and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Already millennia old by the birth of Christ, the elaborate statues and astonishing scale of these sites will amaze all who visit. This tour also features the famous Sphinx, whose constructor's still remains unknown, but its sheer beauty and allure has mystified the likes of Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte. This tour includes a private vehicle, a driver, and a highly trained Egyptologist, and entry to either Chephren (Khafre) or Menkaure (Mycerinus) pyramids, as well as the Solar boat. Entrance to the Pyramids come with an additional cost, and be aware that a limited number of people are allowed inside daily, so arrive early so you will not be disappointed.

    Enjoy the city's finest cuisine as you stop for lunch on your tour day.. 

    Accommodation: Mena House Hotel (5*)
    • NileNile
    • Room on the Oberoi PhilaeRoom on the Oberoi Philae

    Day 3: Mon, Jul 11 2011 - Cairo - Aswan - Nile

    Transfer to/from Cairo Airport in private vehicle with English speaking driver.

    Take your Egypt Air flight from Cairo to Aswan, flights as requests only and subject to change.

    Airport transfer with private vehicle, and driver in Aswan.

    Enjoy a Nile adventure as you sail aboard a traditional, non-motorized felucca around Kitchener's Island, the Aga Khan Mausoleum and botanical gardens.

    Accommodation: Oberoi Philae

    The essence of luxury, times gone by, and the power of ancient eras combine in making the Oberoi Philae the cruise of choice, as it gently glides along the Nile. With 58 cabins and suites, it provides a private escape into another time, where a world hidden on water is at the fingertips of guests. Dine as the Egyptian pharaohs once did, with remarkable service, upon elegant interiors and brushing against stylish teak paneling. With the Nile humming beneath your feet, let yourself relax as the sun sets over this cruise. Slip into the swimming pool, and let this journey envelope you as the Oberoi Philae floats peacefully through history’s landmarks.

    • Temple of Philae on the island of AgilikaTemple of Philae on the island of Agilika
    • Kom Ombo TempleKom Ombo Temple

    Day 4: Tue, Jul 12 2011 - Aswan - Nile

    This 1/2 day tour begins with a visit to the impressive Aswan High Dam. The water which was collected behind created Lake Nasser, the world's largest artificial lake. View the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the Goddess Iris, on the island of Agilika, stopping at the “unfinished obelisk,” a practical demonstration of the methods used by ancient craftsmen to create impressive monuments.

    Visit a unique Greco-Roman temple dedicated to two gods: Sobek, the crocodile god, and Haroeris, the sun god. The Temple in Kom Ombo (also known simply as Kom Ombo Temple) dates from about 180 BC, during a period known as the Ptolemaic era, and had some additions built on to it during Roman times. It stands right on the bank of the Nile between Edfu and Aswan. The temple is unusual in that it is a double temple, with one side dedicated to the god Haroesis and the other side to Sobek. The design is almost perfectly symmetrical, with two side-by-side sanctuaries and two parallel passageways leading through the outer parts of the temple. The right side is dedicated to Sobek-Re (the crocodile god combined with the sun god Re), along with his wife (a form of Hathor) and their son Khonsu-Hor. Sobek is associated with Seth, the enemy of Horus. In the myth of Horus and Osiris, Seth and his followers changed themselves into crocodiles to escape. The ancient Egyptians believed that by honouring the fearsome crocodile as a god, they would be safe from attacks. The left side is dedicated to Haroeris, the "Good Doctor" (a form of the falcon-headed god Horus the Elder) along with his consort Ta-Sent-Nefer, the "Good Sister" (another form of Hathor).

    Accommodation: Oberoi Philae
    • Temple of HorusTemple of Horus

    Day 5: Wed, Jul 13 2011 - Nile

    Visit the Nile-side Temple of Horus, the falcon god, built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III. The Temple of Horus in Edfu (also known as the Temple of Edfu) is considered the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt. This is partly because it was built later than most: in the Ptolemaic era from 237 to 57 BC. Despite its later date, it reflects traditional pharaonic architecture and so provides an excellent idea of how all the temples once looked. Edfu is also very large: the second largest in Egypt after Karnak Temple.

    Accommodation: Oberoi Philae
    • Karnak TempleKarnak Temple
    • Hatshepsut TempleHatshepsut Temple

    Day 6: Thu, Jul 14 2011 - Luxor - Nile

    Enjoy a private tour with a qualified Egyptologist guide exploring the East Bank of Luxor. Visit the most impressive temples of Karnak and Luxor, while learning about ancient Egyptian history from your own personal guide. Start your day with a visit to the Temples of Karnak. Walk along the Avenue of Sphinx to enter the complex as your guide explains how the massive facade was constructed. Continue to Luxor Temple which was once joined to the Temples of Karnak by a two-kilometre long Avenue of Sphinx, a portion of which marks the entrance to the temple. Your private guide will offer interpretation and guide you through the most important parts of the temples.

    This morning you will meet up with your guide and explore some of the most incredible sites of the country. You will visit the Valley of the Kings where you will have the chance to explore three tombs. For a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite modern Luxor. Then it's off to the nearby Valley of the Queens and also the recently renovated mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was the second pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty. The tour includes a visit to the huge Colossi of Memnon which are all that remain of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III.

    Accommodation: Oberoi Philae
    • HurghadaHurghada
    • Oberoi Sahl HasheeshOberoi Sahl Hasheesh

    Day 7: Fri, Jul 15 2011 - Luxor - Hurghada

    Queue up with the morning convoy departing Luxor. This 350 KM drive will cross the desert and rock terrain that is a feature across most of Egypt. Arrive at the sparkling sea mid-morning and transfer to your resort.

    Accommodation: Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (5*)

    A secluded haven on the Red Sea Coast, celebrating rare marine life, nature’s fabulous colours and the timeless beauty of the sea. Nature’s colours come to life at The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh, situated on 48 acres with private beach, white sand, aquamarine waters and vibrantly-hued marine life. All 63 Deluxe Suites and 21 Superior Deluxe Suites are spacious and elegantly appointed and have luxurious bathrooms with separate shower stalls. Their sunken marble baths overlook a private open-air walled garden. The 12 larger Grand Suites have their own private swimming pool, heated in the cooler months. Their restaurants and bar are all you would expect from this resort and offers an a la carte menu of Continental and Oriental cuisine. Get pampered at their Oberoi Spa with massages, scrubs and beauty therapies that leave you feeling completely rejuvenated or simply unwind in the private steam room or in the outdoor swimming pool, which overlook over the beach and the Red Sea.

  • Day 8: Sat, Jul 16 2011 - Hurghada

    Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

    Accommodation: Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (5*)
  • Day 9: Sun, Jul 17 2011 - Hurghada

    Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

    Accommodation: Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (5*)
    • HurghadaHurghada

    Day 10: Mon, Jul 18 2011 - Hurghada - Cairo

    Airport transfer with private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide.

    Take your flight from Hurghada to Cairo. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.

    Transfer to/from Cairo Airport in private vehicle with English speaking driver.

    Accommodation: Mena House Hotel (5*)
    • Interior of Saladin citadelInterior of Saladin citadel

    Day 11: Tue, Jul 19 2011 - Cairo

    This full day tour includes a private tour with your trained Egyptologist guide through the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and its Mummy Room, which houses priceless archaeological finds including the treasures of Tutankhamun and the Greco/Roman period. In the afternoon visit Saladin Citadel, a spectacular medieval fortress built by the renowned leader himself and dating back from the 12th century. Here you will explore the mosque and tomb of the Ottoman ruler Mohamed Ali, whom laid the foundation for the modern nation of Egypt. Later, on a walking tour, you will get to stroll through the fabled Khan Khalili bazaar, absorbing the sights, scents, exotic treats and energy of this ancient yet vibrant meeting place.

    Enjoy the city's finest cuisine as you stop for lunch on your tour day.. 

    Accommodation: Mena House Hotel (5*)
  • Day 12: Wed, Jul 20 2011 - Cairo

    Transfer to/from Cairo Airport in private vehicle with English speaking driver.

    Accommodation: Depart

    Depart from Cairo international airport - end of itinerary.

Travel Tips

  • Egypt

    VISA/PASSPORT
    A passport and visa are required for both US and Canadian citizens. Tourists can obtain a renewable thirty-day tourist visa on arrival at an Egyptian airport for a $15 fee, payable in U.S. dollars. Visitors arriving overland and/or those who previously experienced difficulty with their visa status in Egypt should obtain a visa prior to arrival. Processing generally takes 5 working days and is approximately US$30.

    Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Egypt for the most up to date visa information. 

    HEALTH
    Proof of yellow fever immunization is required if arriving from an infected area. Evidence of an AIDS test is required for everyone staying over thirty days, for the purpose of studying or working in Egypt. All passengers arriving in Egypt now undergo certain measures at the Cairo International Airport as a precaution due to the 2009-H1N1 virus. The passengers’ passports are examined and they are screened at immigration via infrared cameras. HEALTH Health insurance is required. Medical facilities are poor quality and not widespread. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/egypt.aspx

    COUNTRY INFO
    Capital: Cairo (El Qahira).
    Government: Republic.
    Language: Arabic is the official language. English and French are widely spoken.
    Religion: About 90% of the population follows Islam; the majority of the rest is Christian. All types of Christianity are represented, especially the Coptic Christian Church. There is also a small Jewish minority.
    Time: GMT + 2 (GMT + 3 from last Friday in April to last Thursday in September).
    Electricity: Most areas 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Certain rural parts still use 110 to 380 volts AC.
    Telephone: Country code +20.
    Mobile Telephone: Roaming exist with many international mobile phone companies. Coverage is limited to Cairo, Alexandria and along the north coast line of the Red Sea from Suez to Sharm el-Sheikh and the major towns along the Nile.
    Internet: There are Internet cafes in the main cities, including Cairo, Alexandria, Dahab and Luxor. Tourists can also access the Internet in hotels.

    More Info on Egypt

Accommodation

    • Pyramids View RoomPyramids View Room
    • Mena House HotelMena House Hotel
    • Mena House - Swimming PoolMena House - Swimming Pool

    Mena House Hotel (5*) - Cairo

    The Mena House Hotel stands tall, yet guarded by the mighty heights of the Great Pyramids of Cairo. Fascinating guests since 1869, the 523 room hotel has continuously held the attention of royalty, political thinkers, and celebrities over time. A range of continental dining and Egyptian specialty restaurants and bars satisfy even the most critical of appetites. The Mena House grants guests the opportunity to relax or stay active by checking out its golf courses, horse and camel stables, and extensive fitness options. Wander a few steps outside the hotel and you may run smack into a pyramid. Forty acres of jasmine-scented gardens will leave their scent on those who depart the hotel. It’s hard to leave this embellished haven of lush furnishings, oriental prints, and hand-woven fabrics.

    Room: Pyramids View Room

    Each room offers a breathtaking view of the Pyramids, the Palace and the lush gardens. There is a choice of either a king-size bed or twin beds. Every room is appointed with wooden flooring, a dining table, a stunning armoire and a large balcony. Room amenitites include satellite television, broadband internet access, electronic safe, direct dial telephone with voice mail, personal bar, 24 Hours in-room dining, hair dryers and Tea / Coffee making facility.

    Restaurant Amenities

    • Al Rubayyat

      Historical fine dining restaurant, offering gourmet continental cuisine. This restaurant operates for special events.

    • Khan El Khalili

      Cafe-of-the-world, our 24 hours restaurant, offering choice of continental and oriental cuisine, overlooking the Pyramids.

    • Alfredo

      The fragrance that wafts in from our lemon orchard and fresh herb garden, the warm aroma of the wood fired pizza oven and the authentic recipes in use at our open kitchen welcome you to the Alfredo experience. Alfredo offers a classic dinning experience with traditional Italian cuisine. The menu is a compilation of authentic Italian homemade food with a strong emphasis on farm fresh ingredients. Lunch — 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. Dinner — 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

    • The Moghul Room

      Cairo’s celebrated gourmet Indian restaurant. Purely Indian, truly exotic. Open from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    • Abu Nawas

      The finest of Continental & Oriental cuisine, lilting music from the golden 70’s, the trance like effect of a Sufi Dance, the sensuous elegance of a belly dance performance. Allow the skills of our chefs and entertainers to create an evening to remember. The experience starts at 7.00 p.m.

    • Sultan Lounge

      Enjoy cocktails with a panoramic view of the Pyramids.

    • Mamlouk Bar

      Where happy moments stretch through the evening. Open from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Recreation Amenities

    • Mena House Hotel Activities

      Enjoy a swimming pool open from 9am to sunset. The outdoor pool is set in landscaped gardens with a fabulous view of the Pyramids. The Oasis coffee shop serves snacks and light refreshments all day. The Fitness Centre is open 24 hours a day and offers a minigym that should suit all your needs. De-stress and tone up here on the Exercycle, Fit Cycle, Multigym, Steppers and Treadmills. The use of all gym equipment is free to hotel guests. Others like to spend their time on the golf course. It’s an 18-hole course right on your doorstep, with possibly distracting views of the pyramids. Mena House is the only hotel in Cairo with its own golf course. Horseback and Camel Riding are available at the stables. The most romantic way to visit the Pyramids is by roaming around in this age-old fashion. Outdoor tennis courts and a jogging track will also help to keep you fit. Fitness options include the fit cycle, steppers, treadmills, and a jogging track.

    • Room on the Oberoi PhilaeRoom on the Oberoi Philae
    • Oberoi PhilaeOberoi Philae
    • Lounging on the Oberoi PhilaeLounging on the Oberoi Philae
    • Poolside on the Oberoi PhilaePoolside on the Oberoi Philae

    Oberoi Philae - Nile

    The essence of luxury, times gone by, and the power of ancient eras combine in making the Oberoi Philae the cruise of choice, as it gently glides along the Nile. With 58 cabins and suites, it provides a private escape into another time, where a world hidden on water is at the fingertips of guests. Dine as the Egyptian pharaohs once did, with remarkable service, upon elegant interiors and brushing against stylish teak paneling. With the Nile humming beneath your feet, let yourself relax as the sun sets over this cruise. Slip into the swimming pool, and let this journey envelope you as the Oberoi Philae floats peacefully through history’s landmarks.

    Room: Standard Cabin

    All cabins and suites are fully equipped to ensure the comfort and security of our guests.Elegantly upholstered furniture, decorative ironwork on the balconies and rich fabrics and carpets lend an air of The British country house to the interiors. Each cabin has its own private balcony and sun loungers allowing peaceful contemplation of the ever changing views. All cabins feature private bathrooms, temperature controls, minibar, remote control TV, radios, computerized telephone system, safes and spacious wardrobes. The very highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness are observed throughout. A purified water supply and updated fire safety systems are installed on board. A misty system on the sun deck protects guests from excessive summer heat. Cabins and suites are arranged on A, B, and C deck, all with river views. Accommodation comprises 4 Single deluxe cabins ideal for the solo traveler, 50 Double deluxe cabins, with double or twin beds, and 4 Deluxe Suites.

    Restaurant Amenities

    • Oberoi Philae Restaurants

      The Philae restaurant offers fine dining in impeccable surroundings. Meals are served on fine china, with crystal, silver plates and white linen all adding to the illusion of country house living. Continental and Egyptian dishes are served here between 7am and 9.30pm. On the second deck the panelled Lounge Bar is open for drinks, cocktails and soft drinks from 7am to 1am the following morning. In the evenings, The Lounge Bar hosts a discotheque where guests can dance the night away.

    Recreation Amenities

    • Oberoi Philae Activities

      Recreation includes: out-door plunge pool, library, sundeck, lounge bar, in-door fitness centre, and daily sightseeing.

    • Oberoi Sahl HasheeshOberoi Sahl Hasheesh
    • BedroomBedroom
    • BathroomBathroom
    • Pool at nightPool at night

    Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (5*) - Hurghada

    A secluded haven on the Red Sea Coast, celebrating rare marine life, nature’s fabulous colours and the timeless beauty of the sea. Nature’s colours come to life at The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh, situated on 48 acres with private beach, white sand, aquamarine waters and vibrantly-hued marine life. All 63 Deluxe Suites and 21 Superior Deluxe Suites are spacious and elegantly appointed and have luxurious bathrooms with separate shower stalls. Their sunken marble baths overlook a private open-air walled garden. The 12 larger Grand Suites have their own private swimming pool, heated in the cooler months. Their restaurants and bar are all you would expect from this resort and offers an a la carte menu of Continental and Oriental cuisine. Get pampered at their Oberoi Spa with massages, scrubs and beauty therapies that leave you feeling completely rejuvenated or simply unwind in the private steam room or in the outdoor swimming pool, which overlook over the beach and the Red Sea.

    Room: Deluxe Suite

    The Deluxe Suites at The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh are located in lush lawns. The Superior Deluxe Suites situated very close to the shoreline, they are on a short walking distance to the beach. The Grand Suites have a beautiful private swimming pool. Set in the privacy of a courtyard garden, the pools are heated in the cooler months. All Grand Suites have king-size beds. All suites have a spacious bedroom and a living room separated by Arabic-style arches. The bedroom offers a choice of either king-size or twin bed. In addition, some suites also offer an option of a sofa cum bed. The luxurious glass-walled bathroom, overlooking a private open-air garden, has a sunken marble bath and separate shower stall. All suites have two televisions with satellite channels. There is a walk-in closet with ample storage space. Set within a walled courtyard, the private shaded terrace is ideal for al-fresco dining.

    Restaurant Amenities

    • Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh Restaurants

      The Restaurant has commanding views of the sea and offers an a la carte menu of Continental and Oriental cuisine for dinner. The Pergola is an incredibly romantic spot, located by the beautiful swimming pool, overlooking the Red Sea. It offers a light menu of salads, pastas, pizzas and light snacks as well as cocktails and desserts throughout the day. Elegantly styled in shades of blue and silver, Zaafran features eclectic Oriental and Indian cuisine. The 40-cover restaurant has a cozy and romantic ambience. A silver leafed central roof complements the fabric paneled walls that are painted in blue. The restaurant is open for dinner.

    Recreation Amenities

    • Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh Activities

      Rejuvenate your body and relax your mind in the beautifully appointed Spa. Trained therapists deliver a range of massages - Indonesian, Thai, Aromatic, Hawaiian, Ayurvedic, Indian and Pharoah’s - and treatments designed to promote a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing. The gym is located at pool level and is equipped with state of the art Life Fitness equipment to tone up every bit of your body. Other amenities include: swimming pool which offer spectacular views over the beach and the Red Sea and a tennis court.

Contact Information

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    Tel: 416-555-5555

  • Your Travel Consultant

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The Fine Print

  • What's Included:

    • Guaranteed departure - Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, Fees where indicated as per the itinerary - Local and international traveler assistance during your tour - Specialised and personalised services
  • What's not Included:

    • Tips - Laundry - Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages unless explicitly noted - Optional activities/extras – Visas (unless noted) - Vacation insurance
  • Trip Terms & Conditions

    • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
    • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
    • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
    • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
    • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
    • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.privateguided.com/terms-and-conditions
    • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.