Discover Egypt has published its ‘Ultimate Long Nile’ cruise for 2016 with two itineraries on the epic 600 miles between Cairo and Luxor on the River Nile.

Philip Breckner, the company’s commercial director, said: “Traditionally this has been one of the more sought after itineraries and we are pleased that we re-introduced the Nile long cruises for this year and have now published dates for 2016.”

Two journeys are available following in the footsteps of the Pharaohs, with an eight-and ten-night itinerary available on the five-star Movenpick MS Hamees, one of the largest boats on the Nile. Providing a high standard of comfort and service, passengers will get to experience some of Egypt’s top ancient sights, including Luxor and the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, Temples of Karnak and Luxor; and the Pyramids and Sphinx.

The eight-night cruise for this year departs on September 10 and travels from Luxor to Cairo. Departures for 2016 are offered on March 13, April 3 and 29 and September 17, with prices leading in at £1,887 per person.

The ten-night cruise for 2015 departs on September 18 and travels from Cairo to Luxor, with prices starting from £2,185 per person. Departure dates for next year are on March 23, April 12, May 8 and September 16.

All cruises include flights from Heathrow, transfers and the full board cruises with guided excursions.

For more information call 020-7407 2111 or visit

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