Orbital Travel, the Nile Cruise specialists, have launched a new 14 night cruise between Cairo and Aswan.
The stretch of river between Cairo and Luxor had been closed for 16 years and re-opened in 2012. As well as visiting the main sights in Cairo, tourists returning to Middle Egypt can now visit El Minya (including Tel-Amarna, the remains of the desert city of Akhenaten and the tombs of Beni Hassan); Abydos Temple (one of the most complete temples of its era in Egypt) and Dendarah Temple (with remarkable scenes and beautifully preserved colours). Cruises are fully escorted by an English speaking Egyptologist who is on board throughout the cruise.
John McCallum, Orbital Travel’s Managing Director commented: “We are absolutely delighted to launch this new 14 night cruise and it’s a great addition to our programme. We think this cruise has great potential as many people who have been on the short cruise have shown a lot of interest in going on the longer cruise. We are also really pleased that we can offer the Nile Vision as it is already proving very popular with clients.”
The season for the long cruise runs from April to the end of October. Departures are on a Tuesday with confirmed sailing dates for April and May 2013 to date (Cairo to Aswan or vice versa). Cruises will be on the 5 star deluxe Hs Nile Vision, which already forms part of Orbital’s fleet for the short cruise programme between Luxor and Aswan. Prices lead in at £1675 per person Full Board and £1865 All Inclusive. The Cruise includes scheduled flights from London with EgyptAir, 14 nights’ accommodation on Full Board or All Inclusive, transfers and 21 excursions.
Orbital Travel is an independent Tour Operator and has been operating since 2003. They are Egypt and Nile Cruise specialists and also offer tailor-made holidays to the Indian Ocean.