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Review: MS Fleurette

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Our Wonderful Nile Cruise

  • By SilverTraveller SylviaML

    8 reviews

  • Dec 2009
  • Husband
  • Special occasion
  • Outside

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Sadly African Safari Club ceased to trade a few months after our wonderful cruise so other readers will not be able to book with them but there are lots of other companies who do similar trips.

We were buzzing with excitement from the moment we left our house to travel to Gatwick. This was our first visit to Egypt with all its fantastic history and memorable places. Our first impression of Luxor was that it was hot, a dry heat that was not unpleasant but a vast contrast to the cold December we had left in the UK.

We were met at the airport and whisked away on coaches to 'Fleurette' which would be our home for the next 7 days. It had an old world charm that won our hearts immediately. The staff, all Egyptians who spoke perfect English, were exceptionally helpful and friendly. We even had our own qualified Egyptologists who were not only knowledgeable but a lot of fun.

Somehow, during the next 7 days, we crammed in an itinerary that left us breathless with the beauty and history of Egypt. It included a visit to the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens and the imposing Colossi of Memnon; a visit to the Temple of Horus; the High Dam and the Philae Temple; an excursion in a small boat to visit the Botanical Garden and Mango Island; an optional sightseeing excursion by road to Abu Simbel (for which we had to be up before the sun); the well-preserved Luxor Temple (stunning) and, the highlight for me, a hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings at sunrise (wow!!).

The whole trip was so memorable, not just because of the magnificent places that we saw but also because of the wonderful atmosphere on board. By the end of our 7 days we had many new friends both British and Egyptian. An amazing experience which marked my retirement, my 60th birthday and our forth -comming ruby wedding anniversary.

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