Foreign Office advice updated today 15 February 2011 no longer advises against ‘non essential travel to Luxor’.This has been welcomed by leading Nile cruise specialist tour operator Discover Egypt.
Philip Breckner, director for Discover Egypt said: “We are delighted with this amendment to the Foreign Office advice for travellers going to Egypt and wishing to cruise the Nile and visit Luxor. The disruption to our programme and the operations following the onset of the disturbances was difficult for all concerned so naturally we are delighted with the news.
“From the start of the unrests we have been in constant contact with our ground handlers and partners in Egypt. We have received confirmation that hotels, Nile cruise boats and excursions are all ready to receive visitors.”
Discover Egypt’s weekly departures to Luxor from Gatwick and Manchester have been reviewed according to Foreign Office advice, the first cancellation was on 31 January 2011. The operators weekly charter flights are scheduled to resume on 28 February 2011.
Discover Egypt had already reported strong bookings to Egypt for the rest of the year prior to the unrests. February and March are peak booking months for the destination.
The lead in price for a seven night Nile cruise starting and ending in Luxor is £849 per person, including return flights, transfers in resort, full board cruise and 10 land based excursions. This is for departures in March 2011 and on the 5 star Viking Princess. Discover Egypt can now offer 7-nights bed and breakfast at the four star El Luxor hotel located on the Corniche from just £499 per person including flights, transfers and accommodation.
For reservations contact Discover Egypt on 0844 880 0461 or visit www.discoveregypt.co.uk