Discover the many facets of Egypt. Stay in the finest accommodations, sail the Nile’s grandest ship, and go with top Egyptologist guides and a certified photo instructor. Explore all the must-see sites—from the great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, to Karnak Temple in Luxor, to monumental Abu Simbel built into a hill by Ramses II, to colorful artwork in seldom-visited tombs of Seti I and Nefertari. Along the way you’ll meet proud, welcoming people in a land whose history has touched us all. See the ways of life along the Nile and learn the stories of the people who live here. Modern Egypt is also fascinating, and there is a spirit of optimism here that indicates things are improving greatly.

Highlights


• Explore the great sites of Ancient Egypt, from the pyramids and the Sphinx to the Valley of the Kings and Abu Simbel, and learn about contemporary life

• Travel with a certified photo instructor at your side who will give you timely tips in the field to make sure you go home with top photos

• Sail aboard the privately chartered, 42-guest Oberoi Philae, one of the finest ships on the Nile, and stay in remarkable hotels in Cairo

• Fly within Egypt aboard chartered aircraft to help you make the most of your time and ensure your comfort

• Choose an optional extension to Jordan, to add Petra and some of Jordan’s exceptional other sites to your experience

Arrive in Cairo and transfer to the Nile Ritz-Carlton, your home for the next two nights. The hotel has a prime location along the Nile in the heart of this great city, and your room will face the Nile (with the Pyramids visible in the distance, weather permitting).
After a morning welcome briefing, we start the day exploring the most iconic and mysterious of all things in Egypt: the Pyramids and Sphinx complex in Giza. Among the seven wonders of the ancient world, only the Pyramids of Giza have survived. The magnificent Pyramid of Cheops was built from over two million blocks of stone and took tens of thousands of workers twenty years to build. Nearby is the great Sphinx, carved out of a single massive piece of stone, showing the Pharaoh Chefren’s head on the body of a lion. You’ll have the chance to go inside the Great Pyramid, following the narrow passageway of the Grand Gallery to the burial chamber of Cheops. Your Egyptologist will regail you with stories and details of the site's construction while your Certified Photography Instructor will be on hand to ensure you get the perfect photos. Marvel at the Solar Boat, built about 2500 BC for the Pharoah Khufu’s use in the afterworld. You'll have the chance to ride a camel if you wish.
The treasures of Egypt are vast and the stuff of legend. No trip to Egypt would be complete without expertly-guided visits of amazing collections. Tour the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), scheduled to open in early 2022, which holds an almost endless collection of some of the greatest masterpieces ever crafted, including the treasures of Tutankhamun, the brightly painted limestone sculptures of Prince Rahotep and Princess Nofret, the bizarre relief of Akhenaten, and pharaoh mummies including Ramses II. Note: If the GEM is not opened as scheduled, we will instead visit the Antiquities Museum which houses a grand collection of ancient marvels, and is scheduled to close when the GEM opens.
Enjoy a change of pace today as you explore some of Cairo’s greatest architecture and monuments to Islam, interpreted and brought to life by your Egyptologist through stories and personal experiences. Among the sites you'll visit is the Ottoman-era Muhammad Ali Mosque, completed in 1848. It occupies a commanding position overlooking Cairo from atop the Citadel, and its five domes can be seen throughout the city. Continue to the mosque of Sultan Hassan, built between 1356 and 1363 during the Bahri Mamluk period. Renowned for its size and use of unorthodox architectural elements, the Sultan Hassan mosque and madrassa is considered one of the best examples of Islamic art in Cairo. We have lunch at a local restaurant, then explore the Khan el Khalili bazaar, a maze of streets with thousands of shops selling everything from filigreed silverwork to camel saddles. (B,L,D)
Fly via private charter flight to Luxor, in Upper Egypt, where we’ll visit Karnak Temple. For 2,000 years some 30 pharaohs added their own monuments and shrines to this vast temple. The 134 columns of the great hall create a forest of stone 70 feet high, while the towering obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut shadows the rear of the temple. The reliefs and carvings, created by some of Ancient Egypt’s finest artisans, are dramatic. We’ll then embark the elegant, privately chartered Oberoi Philae, our home for the next six nights, in time for lunch. Onboard you will find spacious cabins, warm public areas and a welcoming Egyptian crew offering impeccable service.
We start the day sailing through some of Upper Egypt's most stunning scenery to arrive at the remote temple of Dendera, constructed during the time of the Roman emperors, noted for its dramatic columns and magnificent ceilings. The reliefs on the temple walls depict the empress Cleopatra. Hundreds of years of black soot was delicately removed to reveal the stunning and colorful artwork beneath, considered among the finest in all Egypt.
Rise early for an optional hot air balloon ride and a panoramic view of the Luxor area. This morning we will cross the Nile to the fabled West Bank and Valley of the Kings, burial ground for hundreds of years to Egypt's greatest pharaohs. Explore and photograph the tombs of Set I and Tutankhamun. Visit the Valley of the Queens and the most remarkable tomb of them all: that of Nefertari. Vivid paintings show the queen's beauty and depict her journey to the afterlife in exquise color and quality found nowhere else in Egypt. See the temple of Hatshepsut, dramatically set beneath sandstone cliffs.
Walk to the nearby Temple of Khnum, which lies beneath the contemporary town of Esna and has not been fully excavated. Your Egyptologist will explain how silt from centuries of the Nile's annual floods buried the temple, which sits below street level. Walk back to the ship through the narrow streets of Esna, talking with locals, sharing stories and smiles, and learning about everyday Egyptian small-town life. Enjoy more time onboard where you can relax, dip into the ship's library of Egyptian history, or take a cool swim in the pool. Presentations and Recap onboard will cover Egyptology as well as modern Egypt plus photo instruction that take into account the sites and lighting you are experiencing. We overnight in Kom Ombo, just under the riverside temple. (B,L,D)
Set strikingly atop a hill overlooking the Nile we will visit Kom Ombo, built during the Ptolemaic era, dedicated to two gods—hawk-headed Haroeris and crocodile headed Sobek. It is richly decorated, and even has a hieroglyphic calendar. Stand on deck as we approach Aswan, a glorious location on the Nile, backed by hills, with granite rocks protruding from the riverbed and sailboats (called feluccas) plying the water. It is just downstream of the northernmost Nile cataract, which historically made it a frontier town and trading center with Nubia. This afternoon we visit the fine Nubian Museum where you’ll learn about the Nubian history and culture of Upper Egypt, as well as the architectural marvel that is Abu Simbel. We will end the day with High Tea at the legendary Old Cataract Hotel, from where commanding views of the Nile and Elephantine are sure to please. This evening enjoy a Nubian cultural show onboard Oberoi Philae. (B,L,D)
This morning we visit the lovely Temple of Isis on the island of Philae, from which the Oberoi Philae gets its name. In Greek, Philae means "the end" and the island was aptly named due to its border with ancient Nubia. Like Abu Simbel, the Temple of Isis would have been lost to the floods caused by the building of the High Dam if not painstakingly dismantled, moved and reconstructed at its present location. Visit a granite quarry to learn about how massive obelisks and other structures were carefully cut from solid rock and transported to the river for sailing the Nile. Get a good look at an unfinished obelisk on site. This afternoon enjoy a relaxing sail on a traditional felucca as the Nubian crew sing local songs and show you the beauty of the cataracts in the afternoon light. (B,L,D)
Disemark Oberoi Philae and fly by private-charter to southern Nubia and the remarkable site of Abu Simbel, on a sun-baked island in the azure waters of Lake Nasser. Two temples are found here; one large, dedicated to Ramses II's victory at Kadesh, and one small, dedicated to his beloved Queen Nefertari. Contructed in the mid 13th century BC, Abu Simbel was excavated from the sand in 1817. The temples were moved piece-by-piece to where it sits today to avoid being lost again, this time not to sand and neglect but to the creation of modern Lake Nasser.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flights home. (B)
All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.

Category 1

$15,730 AUD pp
Category 1
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 2

$16,900 AUD pp
Category 2
Cat 02 #C01-C10: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 3

$18,090 AUD pp
Category 3
Cat 03 #D03-D04:These spacious cabins have two single beds (which can be pushed together), a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 4

$20,240 AUD pp
Category 4
Cat 04 #D01-D02: These very large suites have an adjoining seating area, a queen-size bed, large windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 5

$22,650 AUD pp
Category 5
Cat 05 #D05-D06: These very large suites have a queen-size bed, side and stern-facing windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Each has a large private outdoor terrace with private spa tub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1 Solo

$25,170 AUD pp
Category 1 Solo
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1

$15,430 AUD pp
Category 1
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 2

$16,590 AUD pp
Category 2
Cat 02 #C01-C10: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 3

$17,740 AUD pp
Category 3
Cat 03 #D03-D04:These spacious cabins have two single beds (which can be pushed together), a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 4

$19,850 AUD pp
Category 4
Cat 04 #D01-D02: These very large suites have an adjoining seating area, a queen-size bed, large windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 5

$22,230 AUD pp
Category 5
Cat 05 #D05-D06: These very large suites have a queen-size bed, side and stern-facing windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Each has a large private outdoor terrace with private spa tub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1 Solo

$24,690 AUD pp
Category 1 Solo
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1

$16,030 AUD pp
Category 1
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 2

$17,230 AUD pp
Category 2
Cat 02 #C01-C10: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 3

$18,430 AUD pp
Category 3
Cat 03 #D03-D04:These spacious cabins have two single beds (which can be pushed together), a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 4

$20,630 AUD pp
Category 4
Cat 04 #D01-D02: These very large suites have an adjoining seating area, a queen-size bed, large windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 5

$23,090 AUD pp
Category 5
Cat 05 #D05-D06: These very large suites have a queen-size bed, side and stern-facing windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Each has a large private outdoor terrace with private spa tub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1 Solo

$25,640 AUD pp
Category 1 Solo
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1

$15,430 AUD pp
Category 1
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 2

$16,590 AUD pp
Category 2
Cat 02 #C01-C10: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 3

$17,740 AUD pp
Category 3
Cat 03 #D03-D04:These spacious cabins have two single beds (which can be pushed together), a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 4

$19,850 AUD pp
Category 4
Cat 04 #D01-D02: These very large suites have an adjoining seating area, a queen-size bed, large windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 5

$22,230 AUD pp
Category 5
Cat 05 #D05-D06: These very large suites have a queen-size bed, side and stern-facing windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Each has a large private outdoor terrace with private spa tub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1 Solo

$24,690 AUD pp
Category 1 Solo
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1

$15,430 AUD pp
Category 1
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 2

$16,590 AUD pp
Category 2
Cat 02 #C01-C10: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 3

$17,740 AUD pp
Category 3
Cat 03 #D03-D04:These spacious cabins have two single beds (which can be pushed together), a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 4

$19,850 AUD pp
Category 4
Cat 04 #D01-D02: These very large suites have an adjoining seating area, a queen-size bed, large windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 5

$22,230 AUD pp
Category 5
Cat 05 #D05-D06: These very large suites have a queen-size bed, side and stern-facing windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Each has a large private outdoor terrace with private spa tub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1 Solo

$24,690 AUD pp
Category 1 Solo
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1

$15,730 AUD pp
Category 1
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 2

$16,900 AUD pp
Category 2
Cat 02 #C01-C10: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 3

$18,090 AUD pp
Category 3
Cat 03 #D03-D04:These spacious cabins have two single beds (which can be pushed together), a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 4

$20,240 AUD pp
Category 4
Cat 04 #D01-D02: These very large suites have an adjoining seating area, a queen-size bed, large windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 5

$22,650 AUD pp
Category 5
Cat 05 #D05-D06: These very large suites have a queen-size bed, side and stern-facing windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Each has a large private outdoor terrace with private spa tub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1 Solo

$25,170 AUD pp
Category 1 Solo
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1

$15,430 AUD pp
Category 1
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 2

$16,590 AUD pp
Category 2
Cat 02 #C01-C10: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 3

$17,740 AUD pp
Category 3
Cat 03 #D03-D04:These spacious cabins have two single beds (which can be pushed together), a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 4

$19,850 AUD pp
Category 4
Cat 04 #D01-D02: These very large suites have an adjoining seating area, a queen-size bed, large windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 5

$22,230 AUD pp
Category 5
Cat 05 #D05-D06: These very large suites have a queen-size bed, side and stern-facing windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Each has a large private outdoor terrace with private spa tub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1 Solo

$24,690 AUD pp
Category 1 Solo
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1

$15,730 AUD pp
Category 1
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 2

$16,900 AUD pp
Category 2
Cat 02 #C01-C10: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 3

$18,090 AUD pp
Category 3
Cat 03 #D03-D04:These spacious cabins have two single beds (which can be pushed together), a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 4

$20,240 AUD pp
Category 4
Cat 04 #D01-D02: These very large suites have an adjoining seating area, a queen-size bed, large windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 5

$22,650 AUD pp
Category 5
Cat 05 #D05-D06: These very large suites have a queen-size bed, side and stern-facing windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Each has a large private outdoor terrace with private spa tub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1 Solo

$25,170 AUD pp
Category 1 Solo
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1

$15,730 AUD pp
Category 1
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 2

$16,900 AUD pp
Category 2
Cat 02 #C01-C10: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 3

$18,090 AUD pp
Category 3
Cat 03 #D03-D04:These spacious cabins have two single beds (which can be pushed together), a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 4

$20,240 AUD pp
Category 4
Cat 04 #D01-D02: These very large suites have an adjoining seating area, a queen-size bed, large windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 5

$22,650 AUD pp
Category 5
Cat 05 #D05-D06: These very large suites have a queen-size bed, side and stern-facing windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Each has a large private outdoor terrace with private spa tub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1 Solo

$25,170 AUD pp
Category 1 Solo
Cat 01 #B01-B06: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 2

$16,590 AUD pp
Category 2
Cat 02 #C01-C10: These spacious cabins have a mix of queen beds or two single beds, a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 3

$17,740 AUD pp
Category 3
Cat 03 #D03-D04:These spacious cabins have two single beds (which can be pushed together), a large window and a shower. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 4

$19,850 AUD pp
Category 4
Cat 04 #D01-D02: These very large suites have an adjoining seating area, a queen-size bed, large windows that open, a shower and a bathtub. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant.

Category 1

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Category 5

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Category 1 Solo

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Oberoi Philae

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Passenger Capacity: 42

Built / refurbished: 1996 / 2015

The Oberoi Philae originally began service in 1996, configured at the time with 50 cabins and maximum capacity of 100 guests. A multiyear renovation completed in 2015 converted her into an extraordinarily beautiful and private ship, with just 22 cabins and accommodations for 42 guests, modern amenities, and a relaxed, elegant ambiance.

Cabins & Suites:

Our cabins and suites are elegantly adorned with Egyptian modern art, paneled with rich wooden flooring and decorated in a subtle natural color palette. Soft lighting lends the suite a delicate charm, with large French windows can be opened. Cabins include a spacious bedroom-cum-living area and a separate bathroom. They are furnished with a queen or twin-size beds. Suites include a spacious queen size bedroom and a separate, luxuriously comfortable living room. Guests can lie back upon their beds or nestle into a deep armchair or sofa, to enjoy magnificent Nile views. Category 5 suites feature a private terrace with heated whirlpool.

The luxurious, spacious bathrooms are fitted with a large, overhead shower and a separate hand shower, and with walls lined with sparkling mirrors and fine Egyptian style mosaic tiles. Suites also feature a standalone bathtub.

Guests can relax at the end of a fulfilling day of sightseeing with a cup of tea, fresh coffee or drink from their personal bar. High speed internet or a movie from our in-house collection can be enjoyed on the television, before guests move to the bar or restaurant for refreshments.

Public Areas:

There is a great deal of attractive and comfortable public space. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant. D Deck has a fully equipped spa with treatment rooms, and there is a selection of spa treatments and massages available (a professional masseuse is on board). There is a fitness room with cardio and weight machines. C Deck has lounge and library, ideal for reading about Egyptian history. On B Deck you’ll find the main lounge, which is the venue for talks and presentations. And A Deck has the elegant restaurant.

Meals:

Served in single seatings, meals focus on fine Egyptian, Middle Eastern, and Continental cuisine. Refreshments are always available. Lunch is often served on the E Deck, weather permitting.

Special Features:

Her spaciousness and ideal size set Oberoi Philae apart from virtually all other ships on the Nile. She has the feel of a luxurious private yacht. There is complimentary wireless internet access throughout the ship.

Wellness aboard:

Making daily discoveries and exploring the wild world is naturally uplifting. Add to that a variety of wellness treatments available aboard, as well as outings led by your wellness specialist, and you’ll find your expedition relaxing as well as revitalizing. Massages, body treatments, natural facial treatments, and hand and foot treatments are all available in the LEXspa. You will have the opportunity to sign up for a treatment once on board.

Cabin layout for Oberoi Philae

Optional tours and excursions available. Please contact us for more details.

Special Offers

COMBINING OFFERS. Certain offers may be combinable, up to two savings opportunities, except where noted otherwise. For example, travel with a group of 8 or more on back-to-back expeditions, and take advantage of both savings.

TRAVELING AS A GROUP. Save 5% when traveling as a group of 8 or more people. Take advantage of these great savings, while enjoying traveling with your friends and family. This savings is applicable to voyage fares only, and is not valid on extensions or airfare. Deposit, final payments, and cancellation policies for group travel vary from our regular policies.

BACK-TO-BACK SAVINGS. Save 10% on any consecutive journeys taken on board one of our expedition ships. This savings is applicable on voyage fares only, and are not valid on extensions or airfare.

Inclusions


• Voyage on board in selected cabin category
• All meals while on board
• Non alcoholic beverages
• Experienced expedition team and leader
• All excursions
• Zodiac and kayak exploration
• Snorkeling, including wetsuits, masks, fins & snorkel where relevant
• Lectures and presentations on board

Exclusions


• International and domestic flights unless otherwise stated
• Travel insurance
• Passport and visa costs if applicable
• Alcoholic beverages on board unless otherwise stated
• Gratuities unless otherwise stated
• Wifi on board
• Any items of a personal nature including laundry
Oberoi Philae
North Africa Small Ship CruiseSmall Ship Cruise
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$15,430 AUD pp

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