The MS Tuya was fully renovated in 2017, bringing modern touches to guarantee both comfort and service. Offering an exceptional cruising experience along the Nile, you are able to enjoy the history of the area from the relaxing, luxurious surroundings of the MS Tuya. The boat combines beautiful, traditional styling with contemporary service within the bar, restaurant and lounge areas.
From the large sun deck to the peaceful music room, enjoy the array of facilities available to you, complete with a feeling of warmth and sophistication in every room. Enjoy a drink on the sun deck before dining in the main restaurant, and then dance your night away on the lounge dance floor. Admire the scenery and magic of the Nile from both inside and outside the luxury 5-star MS Tuya.
Day 1: Embark on the Cruise
Luxor, is the site of the ancient Egyptian capital, Thebes, and home to many of the most renowned monuments, tombs and temples. It is the starting point for your Nile cruise. You will transfer by coach to your chosen cruise ship in Luxor.
Day 2: Luxor and East Thebes
After breakfast visit the East bank of Thebes and the Temples of Luxor and Karnak. At the vast open air museum of Karnak, marvel at the Great Hypostyle Hall with its 134 columns. Enjoy lunch and dinner on board, and overnight in Luxor.
Day 3: Luxor and Western Thebes
Travel to the West Bank, Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, final resting place of the Pharaohs; there is an optional visit to Tutankhamun’s tomb*. Other highlights include the imposing Temple of Hatshepsut, the gigantic Colossi of Memnon, and Medinet Habu temple. In the afternoon, sail to Esna. Dinner is on board and you overnight at Esna.
Day 4: Kom Ombo to Aswan
The cruise continues via the impressive sight of Kom Ombo standing sentinel at a bend in the river. Visit this unusual double temple, built in 250BC to honour the crocodile-headed Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, before sailing on to Aswan.
Day 5: Agilika & the High Dam
Visit the unfinished obelisk first thing, then take a motor boat from Aswan to the island of Agilika and the Temples of Philae, devoted to Isis, and visit the famous Aswan High Dam Enjoy an optional day trip to Aswan Nubian Village national park*
Day 6: Aswan
A free day to explore Aswan and its lively Souk, enjoy the optional early morning excursion to Abu Simbel*, or to simply relax on board. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride along the Nile, before embarking and sailing to Kom Ombo. Overnight at Kom Ombo.
Day 7: Sail to Luxor
Enjoy a day soaking up the view, as you sail downstream, arriving in Luxor in the evening. Enjoy your last evening in style with the Sound & Light show at Karnak Temple*.
Day 8: Disembark the Cruise
MS Tuya has 64 cabins
8 Doubles (some interconnecting)
2 Royal suites with large bed
2 Junior suites with large bed
All rooms have:
TV (intermittent signal, may only be available when docked)
Bathroom with bath and overbath shower
Main restaurant serving buffet food
Air conditioned bar
Lounge with dance floor
Large sun deck with bar and swimming pool
Music room at the front of the 4th deck area
Air conditioned massage room
Boutique, beauty and gift shop
Internet and fax facilities (when docked – intermittent & chargeable)
The main restaurant serves a buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Lightweight and informal summer clothes are the norm during the day, with shorts and t-shirts being acceptable.
In the evening, informal smart/casual attire is expected.
Please note sailing times and itineraries maybe subject to change, for operational reasons. The boats may not be suitable for the less mobile. On each cruise English speaking local guides will join you for the visits to the historical sites but they may not travel on the cruise boat with you.