- The Oberoi Philae has been rebuilt as a luxury Nile cruiser with large cabins, luxury bathrooms and a spa.
- Tours during the cruise are all accompanied by an expert Egyptologist.
- The Philae is a boutique cruise experience – with so many boats on the Nile this is a more personal way to experience this fascinating journey.
- The Philae has a private docking area in Luxor and Aswan, making it a more relaxing experience embarking and disembarking the boat.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
The Colossi of Memnon are two huge stone statues, which are all that remains of the Temple of the hedonistic Amenophis III.
Your voyage of discovery across 5,000 years of Egyptian history.
Karnak Temple lay buried under sand for more than 1,000 years before excavation work began in the mid 19th century. The huge task of restoring this five acre temple continues until today.
This temple is dedicated to the Goddess Isis, with the oldest sections dating back to between 380 BC and 362 BC. With the building of the High Dam in 1971, Philae Temple was relocated to the nearby island of Agilika; a UNESCO-led project that took over nine years to complete and saw the island pumped dry, every stone block of the temple complex individually labelled, dismantled and reassembled like a giant jigsaw puzzle.
Luxor Temple is a remarkably delicate work of architecture, originally built by Pharaoh Amenophis and added to over the ages by various rulers, including Alexander the Great. Unlike the other temples, Luxor temple is not dedicated to a god or a king, but to kingship. It is thought to have been the site where many of the kings of Egypt were crowned.
Presented to Lord Kitchener in the 1890s as a reward for leading the Egyptian army’s successful campaigns in Sudan. He made the island his home and filled it with exotic flowers and rare plants from as far as India and Malaysia. This delightful island is less than 1 kilometre long and ½ kilometre wide.
Medinet Habu is second only to Karnak Temple in size and detail. It is probably best known for its decorated reliefs depicting epic battles that cover more than 75,000 square feet of wall.
Edfu is an historical town most famous for the sandstone Temple of Horus that was built here between 237 BC and 57 BC. Of all the temple ruins in Egypt, this is the best preserved, with beautiful inscriptions on the temple walls that provide important information on language, myth and religion in ancient Egypt.
This extraordinary monument rises out of the desert plain against a mountainous backdrop in a series of imposing terraces. The ongoing excavation of the site continues to reveal much exquisite decoration.
This temple has a unique double design that has to be seen to be believed, with duplicate courts, halls and rooms for two sets of gods. The southern end of the temple is dedicated to the crocodile god: Sobek and the northern end to the falcon god: Horus. Both sides are perfectly symmetrical.
This site is made up of more than 400 tombs of nobles and high officials. Overlooking the Nile River, the walls of these tombs are covered with vivid art works that provide an invaluable insight into daily life in ancient Egyptian times.
The site of 63 tombs that were built between the 11th and 16th centuries. In modern times, the Valley of the Kings excited curiosity when the tomb of King Tutankhamun was discovered here. In 1979, the valley became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Valley of the Queens or Ta-Set-Neferu: the Place of Beauty is located nearby the Valley of the Kings and was the burial place for the queens and noblewomen. It is the site of 91 tombs.
This spectacular feat of engineering was built between 1960 and 1971, and measures 3,830 metres (12,570 feet) long, 111 metres (364 feet) high and 980 metres (3,214 feet) wide. At the eastern end of the dam there is a visitors’ pavilion detailing how the dam was constructed. At the western end there is a lotus shaped tower, built to commemorate the Soviet Union’s support in the dam’s construction.
The Abu Simbel temples or Nubian Monuments were part of a UNESCO relocation project following the construction of the High Dam and the submersion of low lying areas in the 1960s. Originally carved out of the rock in the mountainside, this complex of temples is dedicated to “The Great” Pharaoh Ramsis II.
The Oberoi Philae offers a luxurious cruise along the Nile that sails past the landmarks of an ancient civilisation. The elegant cruiser sails from Aswan to Luxor or vice versa and courses through Pharaonic dynasties that span thousands of years. Having received accolade after accolade since its launch as the premier cruising vessel on the upper Nile, The Oberoi Philae has recently been completely revamped after being out of service for a number of years, securing it as the most luxurious of floating hotels on the Nile. Another important distinction is the Philae’s use of private docks in Luxor and Aswan, which enable her to moor next to the shore, a definite plus on the busy waters on the Nile.
Without doubt, the Philae is one of the most stylish ways to see the sights of the Upper Nile. Named after the site of an Ancient Egyptian Temple complex, the Philae has 18 luxury cabins on board (larger than The Oberoi Zahra’s suites) boasting large french sliding windows and bright shower rooms overlooking the Nile. Two of its four suites have their own terraces with Jaccuzis and all suites boast spacious bathrooms with separate rain shower, dual vanity counter and a television for bath time viewing. The Philae’s elegant restaurant specialises in gourmet international, middle eastern and indian dining and the impeccable service, presentation and design of both the restaurant and food make meals on board a first class experience.
On-board The Oberoi Philae guests can stay in either one of its 18 luxury cabins (36sq m) with shower room and opening french windows or one of four suites (54 sq m) each with spacious bathrooms, two with a terrace and Jaccuzi. The elegant and contemporary interiors of each cabin or suite have been designed with comfort in mind and to a high specification. All room options come with remote control blackout, coffee machine, LED TV, DVD player, electronic safe, wireless telephone, free WiFi and luxurious rain showers.
Our Luxury Cabins
For never ending River Nile views, you can simply open your window. Take in the sights from your comfortable armchair or from the comfort of your bed. Decorated in a natural palette, with clean lines and natural fabrics, these spacious cabins also include a living space and a bathroom with a shower.
Our Luxury Suites
Designed with your utmost comfort in mind. These suites have been carefully designed for your cruising pleasure, with floor to ceiling windows that open onto River Nile views. The spacious interiors include a king size bedroom, a living room, a bathroom with a standalone bathtub, a shower and a private changing room. Egyptian modern artworks provide the finishing touch.
Our Luxury Suites with Terrace
Your own private space on the River Nile. Uninterrupted River Nile views can be enjoyed from your king size bedroom, from a sun lounger on your private terrace or from your private heated outdoor whirlpool. The stunning interiors are decorated in a relaxing natural palette, with touches of Egyptian modern art. They also include a living room, a bathroom with a freestanding bathtub, a shower and a private changing room.
Savour fine dining in our Main Restaurant, at the Poolside Restaurant or relax in the Bar and Cigar Lounge.
Authentic cuisine freshly prepared by Oberoi chefs. Decorated in a natural palette, with natural lighting and River Nile views during the day, the Main Restaurant is transformed into a softly lit, ambient fine dining space in the evening. The menu spans fine Western, Indian, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines, freshly prepared on board by Oberoi chefs. The Main Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Our al fresco dining space with River Nile views. The top deck Poolside Restaurant offers panoramic vistas up and down the River Nile. For your comfort, it is shaded by a large canopy in the daytime. After dark, it exudes romance by the light of glowing lamps and underfoot spotlights. The Poolside Restaurant serves light meals, snacks and also offers a special barbecue lunch menu.The attached cocktail bar is open from morning until evening.
The Bar and Cigar Lounge
The Bar serves alcoholic and soft beverages at intimate tables. It also offers a dance floor and a movie theatre for your entertainment during the cruise. Cuban cigars can be savoured in the attached upper deck Cigar Lounge. River Nile views from here provide the perfect accompaniment to the evening.
The Philae Restaurant offers fine dining in impeccable surroundings, the Lounge Bar is open all day for drinks and cocktails and in the evening there is a disco for guests to enjoy. The boat also offers an outdoor pool, sundeck, library, fitness centre and spa with four therapy rooms and hairdresser.
The Oberoi Philae spa has private treatment rooms with River Nile views. There is also an on board beauty salon for ladies and gentlemen. Therapists well versed in the art of imparting wellness will guide you through elevating experiences that result in reduced stress, skin revitalisation and relaxation; holistic treatments that include Thai, Balinese, Ayurveda and signature Oberoi massage.
Air conditioned, with River Nile views and equipped with a range of exercise machines, all of which have personal audiovisual screens.