Your Hotel Luxor - Winter Palace Hotel
In less than 20-minutes (Luxor Int’l Airport to Winter Palace) you will be arriving at your 5-star luxury hotel. The distance from the airport is just under 10km. Your first vacation begins with a night at the Winter Palace Luxor hotel before joining your Nile cruise the next morning, fit for a pharaoh.
Built in 1886 on the banks of the Nile and surrounded by century-old Royal Gardens, the hotel overlooks the Nile and the West Bank Necropolis. It's an oasis of tranquility and a gateway to the splendour of pharaonic times.
Each room appeals to a dream deep in your heart, calling on the allure of colonial charm, the distinction of fine woods, elegant materials, and harmonious décor with spectacular views. The hotel has a great dining facility, the Victorian Lounge, richly decorated with a majestic crystal chandelier and plush, pink oriental carpets, sip afternoon tea with delicate macarons and scones.
King Farouk, the last King of Egypt, enjoyed the beloved tea ritual in this opulent salon. You will enjoy breakfast as part of your package at this wonderful hotel. The next morning after a fantastic breakfast you are off on your Nile cruise, a sensational and fascinating journey. About Luxor Luxor, once ancient Egypt’s capital during the middle and new kingdoms, is a modern Egyptian city located on the Nile River 500km south of Cairo with a population of around 450,000.
Its name is derived from the Arabic al-uksur (the fortification), the Greeks named it “Thebes”, while the ancient Egyptians called is “Waset”. Nearby lies an ancient city, once one of the most spectacular in Egypt at that time, dating back to 1500 to 1000BC. Luxor is considered an outdoor museum, having the largest collection of historical monuments in Egypt
12 Night Magical Egyptian Escape
You are ready to embark on your authentic Egyptian luxury floating boutique hotel, setting sail to journey up the longest river in the world towards Aswan.
This voyage is somewhat different to conventional modern-day cruise vessels, as it is propelled by the winds of the mighty Nile. As you navigate the Nile in pure historical opulence, the breeze flapping the lateen sails, the river splashing and the faint noise of children on the riverbanks immerses you into an almost hypnotic feeling of tranquility.
Your mind begins to drift, conjuring up thoughts of ancient times, you begin to feel like you are on a journey to meet a Pharaoh. The history of these types of yachts go back to the Pharaonic times, inscriptions of very similar boats have been found within the tombs of ancient Egyptian Kings and nobles.
With no Aswan dam in those times, journeys through the Nile could take up to three months, and these trips were made in absolute decadence and style.
This 50m long yacht has been restored to its historical charm with all the luxurious comforts you need, ensuring your voyage will be cemented in your memory for many years to come.
The yacht comprises of ten elegantly designed airconditioned cabins of double and twin beds, fine Egyptian cotton bedding with en-suite bathrooms, high-quality towels and bathrobes, toiletries, hairdryer, in-cabin coffee and tea tray, safe, TV and large windows. There is a restaurant, bar, reading lounge, open-air jacuzzi, sundeck, free Wi-Fi and a doctor on-call 24-hours.
There is also a marine satellite onboard with sat channels as well as laundry and pressing services. Staff are both charming and very attentive to your every need, while the Chef will conjure a selection of gourmet dishes to satisfy your taste-buds. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as guided shore excursions are included in your fare. W