Blue Water Holidays
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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

The Nile and Red Sea

Combine a 7-night Red Sea hotel stay on an all-inclusive basis with an all-inclusive 7-night Nile voyage discovering the highlights of Egypt. Includes flights, transfers and excursions on board

Fly Cruise
14 nights

Cruise and Stay Holiday
  • Luxor
  • Aswan
  • Kom Ombo
  • Karnak

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Red Sea Holidays

Enjoy a 5-night hotel stay at the Grand Makadi Hotel in Makadi. Situated in tranquil, extended gardens in a stunning beachside location, the Grand Makadi has an intimate and relaxed atmosphere and striking Moorish design with a palatial ambience. Add to this an impeccable service and views across the Red Sea and you'll naturally want to relax. A varied programme of evening entertainment, along with a selection of restaurants serving international, Italian, Caribbean and Oriental cuisine, complete the picture.

Transfer to Luxor and be greeted by a warm welcome and friendly ambience as you step on board the comfortably furnished MS Grand Rose and into the beautiful lobby for your 7-night Nile river cruise. Enjoy the view from the sun deck or panoramic windows as the shores of the Nile pass by. Visits include the Temples of Luxor, and Karnak, Kom Ombo, Aswan and Western Thebes. After you've reflected on the days adventure over dinner, sit back and enjoy a full and varied entertainment programme of music, shows and belly dancing. After your cruise, transfer back to Makadi for a 2-night stay at the Grand Makadi Hotel.

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All-inclusive Nile Cruise and Red Sea Hotel stay

Days 1 to 5 - Gatwick (UK) to Hurghada (Egypt)

Fly from the UK to Hurghada and transfer to the Grand Makadi, where you will stay for 5 nights on an all inclusive basis.

Day 6 - Luxor (Egypt)

Transfer to Luxor, a mesmerising city of ancient monuments, tombs and temples, and embark MS Grand Rose.

Day 7 - East Bank (Egypt)

After breakfast visit the East bank of Thebes and the Temples of Luxor and Karnak. At the vast open air museum of Karnak, marvel at the Great Hypostyle Hall with its 134 columns. In the afternoon, sail to Kom Ombo via Esna lock.

Day 8 - Kom Ombo (Egypt)

The cruise continues via the impressive sight of Kom Ombo standing sentinel at a bend in the river. Visit this unusual double temple, built in 250BC to honour the crocodile-headed Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, before sailing on to Aswan.

Day 9 - Aswan (Egypt)

Make the most of the onboard facilities as you sail to the Aswan area. Alternatively, take time out for one of the optional excursions, such as an early morning trip to Abu Simbel (by air or by bus)* or a day trip to an Aswan Nubian Village national park*. During the evening, there is an optional excursion to the atmospheric Sound and Light show in the Philae Temple.

Day 10 - Agilika (Egypt)

Spending the morning visiting the island of Agilika and Philae Temple, which was moved to the island between 1972 and 1980 to save it from flooding when the Aswan High Dam was built. After lunch, enjoy a romantic felucca or motor boat ride on the Nile (subject to weather conditions).

Day 11 - Luxor (Egypt)

Make the most of the onboard facilities as you sail back towards Luxor.

Day 12 - Western Thebes (Egypt)

Travel to the West Bank of Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, the final resting place of a succession of mighty Pharaohs. Optional visit to Tutankhamun's tomb (please note that the surviving treasures now reside in the Cairo Museum). Other highlights include the imposing Temple of Hatshepsut, the gigantic Colossi of Memnon, which have stood in the Theban necropolis for the last 3400 years, and Medinet Habu, the mortuary temple of Rameses III. Enjoy your last evening in grand style with the optional Sound & Light show at Karnak.

Days 13-14 - Hotel Stay in Makadi (Egypt)

After breakfast, relax on board before being transferred to the Grand Makadi Hotel for a relaxing, all-inclusive 2-night stay.

Day 15 - Hurghada (Egypt) to UK

Relax and enjoy the facilities at the Grand Makadi Hotel before transferring to the airport for your return flight to the UK

Price Includes

  • All-inclusive 7-night Nile cruise on board MS Grand Rose. Includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus afternoon tea and cake, unlimited soft drinks and local alcoholic beverages
  • All-inclusive 5-night stay pre-cruise and 2-night stay post-cruise at the Grand Makadi Hotel on an all-inclusive basis. Includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in one of the restaurants, plus snacks and unlimited soft drinks and local alcoholic beverages during bar opening hours
  • At the hotel, sports facilities, daily shuttle service to the Grand Mall in Hurghada, live daytime and evening entertainment and a choice of restaurants
  • Return flights from the UK. Supplements may apply, depending on departure date and/or departure airport. Flights are available from regional airports, including Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds-Bradford, and Glasgow. Please call us for details.
  • Transfers

Additional Information

  • 10 Free Included Excursions:
  • Luxor Temple
  • Karnak Temple
  • Colossi of Memnon
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Queen Hatshepsut's Temple
  • Medinet Habu
  • Temple of Sobek at Kom Ombu
  • Temples of Philae
  • Aswan High Dam

Special Features

  • This itinerary is a sample; hotel stays can be taken at a selection of hotels in a choice of resorts. The prices for other options may differ from the ones shown. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
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