Discover Egypt is launching a new ‘long cruise’ that takes passengers on a 14-night journey from Cairo to Luxor and on to Aswan and “Nubia”, as well as to access Abu Simbel.

The company's director, Philip Breckner, said: “The Nile long cruise was always a great favourite but sadly has not been available for the last 15 years due mainly to low water levels. We know that many of our clients will want to hear about this longer Nile cruise and we intend to offer agents exceptionally good value packages to help them cash in on these amazing lifetime travel experiences.”

Highlights of the trip include driving to the Ancient Kingdom of Memphis on the edge of the Western Desert, visiting the Pyramids of Giza, including Cheop’s Pyramid, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, visiting the Tombs of Beni Hasan and crossing the  West Bank of the Nile to visit the Necropolis of Ancient Thebes, Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens including Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.

There is also the opportunity for shopping in the medieval bazaars of Khan-El-Khalili.

Sailings will commence later this summer with prices leading in at £2,197 per person including scheduled flights from Heathrow, transfers, full board cruise and all excursions.

To book or for more information call 0844-880 0461 or visit

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