Spring Tours started building Nile boats 33 years ago. With every boat built, a new feature or design was added to achieve not only the elegance in style but also the maximum comfort we need for our valued guests. In 2021, Spring Tours inaugurated the Super Ship Sphinx, which combines a blend of the old luxury and modern comfort for the maximum pleasure achieved on the Nile so far with ultra-modern equipment and machinery to make it a green and echo friendly vessel as well.
The whole boat’s exquisite decoration is produced by Egyptian artisans with local materials and world famous Egyptian fine cotton with the ancient Egyptian blue and yellow color combinations to add elegance to an unforgettable journey on the Nile. Most of the details in the design and décor of S/S Sphinx will remind you of the charm and the luxury you have probably seen in the orientalists’ paintings: the woodwork in the ceilings, doors, the furniture inlaid with mother of pearl, the lanterns…
We are proud that all our staff members on board are enthusiastic young locals from Upper Egypt who have been highly trained by our Swiss partners to offer the high international standards of service combined with the local generous and warm welcome so guests can experience the Egyptian friendly smile and hospitality as well. The highly professional Egyptian chefs combine the local cuisine with the international one for more unique dining experience. The super ship offers 42 luxurious suites all with French balconies, swimming pool, massage room, elevator and two gourmet restaurants.
Boat’s Amenities & Public Areas
Staterooms & Suites:
All staterooms and suites overview the Nile and they feature:
Royal Suites have all the above-mentioned features with addition to a separate living room, and an Espresso machine.
Day 1 Friday: Cruise embarkation – Aswan sightseeing
Embarkation before lunch. Visit the High Dam, Philae Temple & the Unfinished Obelisk. Overnight in Aswan.
Day 2 Saturday: Kom Ombo – Sail to Edfu
Chance for optional Abu Simbel excursion. Sail to Kom Ombo. In the afternoon, visit the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo. One side of the temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world. The other side is dedicated to the falcon god Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder. Sail to Edfu. Overnight aboard.
Day 3 Sunday: Esna Temple – Sail to Luxor
Sail for Esna & visit its temple, sail to Luxor. Visit Luxor Temple. This temple is testimony to the history of the continuous history of Egypt, beginning from the 18th dynasty of Ancient Egyptian rule to the 14th century AD when a mosque was built in the complex. Many pharaohs played a part in building this temple over the years including Tutankhamen, Hatshepsut, Ramses II, and Amenhotep III. Dinner and overnight aboard.
Day 4 Monday: Cruise Disembarkation – Luxor Sightseeing Tour
Breakfast followed by cruise disembarkation. Your tour today will start with the Valley of the Kings. For a period of nearly 500 years, tombs were constructed for the kings and powerful nobles of Ancient Egypt. In modern times, the valley has become famous for the discovery of the tomb of Tut Ankh Amun and is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. On the West Bank, you will also visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and see the Colossi of Memnon. Afterwards, you will cross the Nile and visit Karnak Temple. This Ancient complex covers an area of ca. 2 sq. km. The temple of Amun, the complex’s main structure, is the largest place of worship ever built!
* This itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to navigational restrictions.
* The itinerary may change in sequence but all visits will be offered.