Nile River Cruise - Egypt 095 2372408

Eight-Day, Seven-Night Cruise with All Meals from Beyond Boundaries Travel

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The Nile River: Lifeline to Egypt

When the Nile floods, deposits of silt from the riverbed intermix with the surrounding soil. This simple phenomenon allowed the early Egyptians to cultivate wheat and flax, which sustained one of the world’s oldest civilizations. Large populations of Egyptians still live in the great and ancient cities along the river: Luxor, Edfu, Aswan, and Kom Ombo, each built around stunning temple complexes. Beyond Boundaries Travel allows you to visit these historical cities via an eight-day, seven-night cruise down the Nile.

Click here for a day-by-day breakdown of the trip.

Cruises take place aboard one of four five-star ships. The boats have about 70 cabins with private bathrooms and air conditioning as well as a restaurant, a swimming pool, and a discotheque. Some vessels add a little variety to the mix: the M/S Magic I recently installed a wine-and-cheese bar, and its fraternal twin, the M/S Magic II, boasts a sushi bar.

On day 2, the boat departs from Luxor and journeys south against the Nile current, docking for a day or two in three additional cities: Edfu, Aswan, and Kom Ombo. Each day, you can explore on your own or go on an optional guided excursion for an additional fee. Side trips range from a guided tour through of the Valley of the Kings in Luxor (Thebes), which contains 63 discovered tombs of pharaohs and nobles, to a leisurely camel ride in Aswan. Alternatively, you can explore the cities with nothing but a guidebook or simply hang back on the ship and work on your tan while practicing lines for the next Mummy sequel. On day 7, the ship reverses course for Luxor and lands back where it all started on day 8.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Eight-day, seven-night Nile River cruise for one in a standard cabin. Valid for Travel with a Friend packages (two Groupons required), or pay an additional fee to travel solo. Read about different purchase options here.

  • $399 per person, valid for August 2012 departures (a $1,325 value)
  • $499 per person, valid for September 2012–October 2012 departures (a $1,665 value)
  • $599 per person, valid for November 2012–April 2013 departures (a $1,995 value)

Book by: 8/27/12

Included in all options:

  • All meals
  • Round-trip transfer from Luxor Airport to ship

To travel solo, pay a $300 fee for August 2012 departures, $400 fee for September 2012–October 2012 departures, or $500 fee for November 2012–April 2013 departures.

This deal does not include airfare. Click here and scroll down for a comprehensive list of travel dates and to view what is and is not included.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Breakfast buffet, lunch, and dinner each day
  • Onboard swimming pool
  • Belly dancer and folkloric show party
  • Nightly discotheque party
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Optional daily guided excursions (additional charges apply)

The Fine Print

  • Book by 8/27 or promo value expires
  • Travel by 8/26, 10/28, or 4/28
  • Not valid 12/23/2012, 12/30/2012, 3/31/2013
  • Limit 1/person, 1 as gift
  • Limit 1/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Sub to availability
  • Cancels subject to $250 fee
  • 60-day written cancel notice or fee of 50% Groupon price applies; 30-day notice or fee of Groupon price
  • Must be 18+ to checkin or consume beer/wine, 21+ for other alcohol
  • Single travelers must pay single supplement or paired w/roommate
  • Supplements: Aug: $300; Sept-Oct: $400; Nov-Apr: $500
  • Airfare not included
  • Not valid w/rewards points
  • Trip may not be handicapped accessible
  • $45 tax/person not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Cabins vary slightly by ship. Click here for a ship-by-ship breakdown.

In All Included Cabins

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults and 1 child 11 or younger
  • Adding occupants above standard: each guest must have a Groupon.

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

Customer Reviews

Won't do the cruise till May but so far looks good.
Mary W. · November 27, 2014
We haven't taken the trip yet, but so far dealing with the travel agency has been great. They are mostly prompt with their emails and very informative.
Jessica K. · October 3, 2014
Very Easy to book and Great Price..airfares are out of sight..Even could fly from Dulles for $100 more...
Trula W. · May 29, 2014
By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.

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