About the Hotel
Thousands of years ago, a civilization was created along the Nile, building upon its shores, living off of its fertile waters, and coming to dominate the ancient known world. Now millennia later, discover the wonders of Egypt - from Luxor to Aswan - aboard The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser. Enjoy this fabulous journey and explore amazing sites with the help and teachings of onboard Egyptologists. Sleep in elegant rooms, bright and comfortable with modern style and a soothing atmosphere. Relax in marble mosaic bathrooms, complete with a steam shower and picture window looking out over the Nile, and enjoy all the entertainment amenities of contemporary living. On The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser, discover a world of ancient beauty while enjoying a trip thousands of years in the making.
Start your journey at the High Dam in Aswan, created in modern times, and see Lake Nassar, the world's largest artificial lake. From there cruise to Philae, take a small boat to the island temple, and see the "Pearl of Egypt" - created for the Goddess Isis between 380 and 362 BC. Then venture to Nubia to see the Abu Simbel Temples, originally carved from the mountainside in the 13th century BC during the reign of Ramses II. Tour the temples of Kom Ombo next, dedicated to Sobek and Horus, before heading to Edfu to see the temple of Horus, the most well preserved temple of ancient Egypt. See the largest ancient religious site in the world at Karnak, and wander through temples, chapels and pylons, as well as the precinct of Amun-Re. As you make your way to Thebes, disembark and travel to the Valley of the Kings, where King Tutankhamun's tomb awaits, and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut will astound you. All along your journey you will return to the comforts of The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser, and dine on fabulous international cuisine from daily menus. After a day exploring all that Egypt has to offer, sit back and look out over the Nile, and a sunset that has been gazed upon for thousands of years.