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TUI Launches Brand New River Nile Cruise

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TUI River Cruises has announced a brand-new River Nile cruise set to commence in Winter 2024 with exclusive TUI charter flights to Luxor from London Gatwick and Manchester Airports.

The river cruise line will add a fully refurbished five-star ship, to be named TUI Al Horeya, which means ‘freedom’, to operate seven-night, all-inclusive round-trip sailings from Luxor.

TUI Al Horeya can accommodate 145 passengers and offers 74 cabins including singles, standard cabins and suites.

Two flights per week will operate from London Gatwick and Manchester to Luxor.

The new routes are exclusive to TUI, which will be the only tour operator to offer direct, non-stop flights from the UK to Luxor which will operate weekly on a Thursday from 7th November 2024 until 24th April 2025.

Chris Hackney, Managing Director of TUI River Cruises said:

“TUI River Cruises is going from strength to strength, and we are so excited to introduce this latest offering on the Nile which we are confident our customers will love.

“A cruise along the Nile offers a serene and unforgettable experience with lush landscapes, traditional villages, and other iconic landmarks such as the Luxor and Edfu Temples.

“With year-round sunshine, Egypt is the perfect destination for exploring ancient history and allowing guests to immerse themselves in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

“The name TUI Al Horeya was chosen to ensure we kept a local connection to Egypt, as it is our only TUI River Cruise ship that will stay in the country.

“TUI Al Horeya in Arabic means ‘freedom’, signifying the freedom the water brings to explore which is a great representation of what river cruising is all about.”

Dedicated licensed Egyptologists will be on hand throughout the trip to enhance the customer experience to be on hand to answer any questions.

The modern and contemporary ship will boast a top-deck swimming pool, two whirlpools, an entertainment area, a restaurant, Al Fresco dining, a lounge bar, a wellness studio and a boutique shop.

There will be two set excursions included within the sailing package price, this includes the Temple of Horus in Edfu and the temple of Kom Ombo.

To ensure that customers have as much flexibility within their cruise, a range of excursions will be on offer in Luxor and Awan for them to choose from. Options include:

  • Discovering the Temples of Karnak and Luxor with the Sphinx Avenue, a strikingly graceful piece or architecture on the banks of the Nile;
  • Experiencing a sound and light show at Karnak Temple, which recounts the history of Thebes and the lives of pharaohs;
  • Visiting the Nubian Village, located on an Island, and sail on a traditional felucca, a canvas-sailed boat;
  • Touring the High Dam, Obellsk and Phllae Temple, which was built in 1960

TUI Al Horeya is the latest addition to the TUI River Cruise fleet, which currently has three adult-only ships.

Available from £1399 based on two adults sharing a Deck 2 Superior French Balcony cabin on an All-Inclusive basis.

Price includes flights from London Gatwick airport on the 5th December 2024, and transfers. To find out more about this holiday or to book go to tui.co.uk/river-cruises.

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