Twisting through East African desert land, The River Nile brings life to 3,000 years of majestic culture and imagery which intrigues and influences people to this day. Civilisations have left their mark on the luscious green land that follows the Nile and provides an unmissable opportunity to be surrounded by its beauty.
Discover the history and glory of which many world renowned sites are based, on a luxury cruise ship full of single travellers with the same interests.
Peer through your cabin window for stunning views of this landscape dominating river as we stop off at lively cities along the banks of the Nile. Get involved with the journey into Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, or visit ancient temples of Kom Ombo and join other solo travellers on a memorable experience.
With food and entertainment on board the ship, and activities also included as you walk through impressive sites there is plenty to enjoy on this singles holiday!
A five star rated ship (MS Semiramis or similar) ready to welcome you aboard one of 66 spacious cabins each with their own views of the River Nile. The cabins are equipped with a telephone, Satellite TV, Music channel, air conditioning, mini bar, bathroom with hairdryer. Spanning 75 meters by 13 meters with a draft of 1.5 meters, this stunning ship is big enough to explore by itself, with other solo travellers on the same experience.
The buffet with its culinary highlights is served in the comfortable on board restaurant. After a delicious meal enjoy the nice atmosphere in the lounge bar or later on in the discotheque. Relax as well at the Sun Deck bar with a drink and experience the fantastic Nile panorama
A swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym area and massage guarantee relaxing times as well as sporty activities. Enjoy the fantastic view from the Sun Deck, relax with a book in our reading lounge or enjoy a game of billiard.
Explore the mystery of the Pharaohs resting place with tombs in the Valley of the Kings, or stand in awe below one of many stunning Temples built in appreciation of the mythological Egyptian Gods.
Stroll across the banks of the River Nile in the magical cities of Luxor and Aswan.
Join fellow solo travellers on expeditions of the Kom Ombo Temple and walk amongst the site of an unfinished Obelisk with an Egyptologist ready to give amazing facts and fascinating insights.
Every day along the Nile will provide different perspectives from your cabin window and right under your feet. Famous for its pyramids and great Sphinx at Giza, the Egyptian landscape by the banks of the Nile will unravel many more magnificent structures such as the Temple of Philae, Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon and Luxor Museum to provide the finer details of Egyptian history.
These excursions are generally taken and enjoyed best early in the morning or late evening to avoid the midday sun.
Due to the number of cruise boats that sail on the Nile there are sometimes delays which normally occur at locks. Your boat may dock alongside other cruise ships causing obscured views whilst the ships engines must be kept running.
It is expected to tip in Egypt. For your convenience this may can be collected at the beginning of the cruise and is usually £20 per person for the entire week.
Please note that sailing times and itineraries may be subject to change, for operational reasons. Cruise boats on The Nile are not suitable for the less mobile. On the Nile cruises English speaking guides will join you and give information on visits to the historic sites but they may not be on board on the cruise boat itself.
Red Sea & The Nile (Twin Centre Option)
Combine the best of both worlds on our dual experience for single travellers.
Begin with Nile Cruise & Spend your second week at Hotel Desert Rose *****
The stay part of your holiday offers you accommodation at the Desert Rose 5 star hotel in Hurghada on all-inclusive basis ideal for making the most of the Red Sea Riviera, whether it be pampering yourself with a spa, chilling by the pool, or snorkelling on the stunning coral reefs.
Fascinate yourself with the mystery of ancient Egypt on this luxury Nile Cruise(MS Semiramis). Our journey takes us across the river with magical sights of the colourful Aswan City and wonders of the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.
Fly to Hurghada for an overnight stay at a 5 star hotel (Desert Rose) on all Inclusive basis. Following day after breakfast you are transferred to Luxor by road approximately 3 hours 30 minutes.
Luxor - Edfu. Relax with views across the Theban Necropolis opposite the city of Thebes before descending on the Valley of the Kings where you will be surrounded by vast tombs that laid rest to the rulers of Egypt. Following this, we continue our cruise to Edfu.
Edfu Aswan. We visit the historic Edfu Temple site and marvel at its glory. Built between 237 and 57 BC, this temple is dedicated to Horus the falcon God and has inscriptions covering walls which depict an ageold battle between Horus and Seth. Back on the ship we will travel to Aswan.
Aswan. Enjoy the sights of the High Dam and Temple for the Egyptian Goddess of Magic, Isis. We will also visit the unfinished Obelisk site for an open air experience in this archaeological site. The white marble structure of Aga Khans burial site is placed high above The Nile, overlooking Aswan, and gives brilliant views for us passing on the cruise.
Aswan Kom Ombo. Explore the ancient city of Swenet, Aswan, celebrated for its stone quarries which provided much of Egypt with the materials for its grand temples and other structures. With free time to discover market stalls and enjoy the warm air, you can join in with views of two enormous rock temples of Abu Simbel or simply relax with other single travellers. Later, we depart Aswan and head toward Kom Ombo.
Kom Ombo Luxor. Before returning to Luxor we have the chance to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, a fascinating double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty and dedicated to the Gods of fertility and the sky.
Incredible sights across the East Bank of Luxor are a joy to behold, including the enormous complex of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor. Adjacent to these are the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens necropolis on the West Bank.
You will be transferred by road to Hurghada. Fly home with newfound friends and an extraordinary memory of what was left behind by ancient civilisations.
Those who opted for the second week at the Hotel Desert Rose, you are transferred to the resort and begin the excitement all over again!
Special Offer: Book early and enjoy Solitair £100 Smart Price Discount
Red Sea & The Nile - Twin Centre 15 Days Special Offers:
First week on Cruise & Second week at Hotel Desert Rose
Flight timings are approximate and for guidance only
Fly from your local airport at a Supplement
Price & Itinerary may be subject to change
Price Excludes: Egyptian Visa £20 payable on arrival
Frequently asked Questions
Who are Solitair?
The specialists in Singles Holidays
Sophisticated, fun & adventurous holidays chosen especially for the single traveller
Who books with Solitair?
Our customers join us from all walks of life. We have found that people choose to travel solo for many reasons, but appreciate the communal ambience created by the Solitair concept. Our guests can be single, separated, divorced, widowed or simply unable to co-ordinate holidays with family and friends. We always endeavour to balance numbers, genders and ages within each group, but naturally, we can never guarantee a particular mix of people.
Read more about just who our customers are, with our survey on Singles Holidays Uncovered!
Why book with Solitair?
We operate our holidays with a real knowledge of the single traveller's wishes and aspirations, with recommendations personally tried and tested by ourselves. Our guests benefit from the knowledge and experience we have accumulated over the past 15 years, enabling us to offer the very best singles holidays. With Solitair you will find great company, total freedom, good food and friendly hosts at all our holiday destinations.
Age - does it matter?
Definitely not... We know from our experience that a cross section of ages offers the best mix for our groups, so you will have the opportunity to meet new friends across a wide range of ages. Our experienced travel advisors will guide you towards your perfect holiday dependent on age and interests.
What is the age range of people travelling on a Solitair holiday?
Solitair arrange specific holidays for singles who want to match their age range and interests. We cater for single travellers from the ages of 29 to 79 with some holiday highlighted for particular age groups as below.
· 29 – 49 years of age
· 30 – 59 years of age
· 50 + up to 89 years of age
What is the average group size on Solitair singles holidays?
The average group size is 12 but the numbers vary depending on time of the year and destination.
What is the ratio of men to women?
We do not manage the proportion of women to men on our solo holidays. The ratio varies, but is usually around three women to each man.
How do I connect with other singles going on holiday?
Once you have booked your holiday, you can register to our site by using your booking reference number to join our on line community of single travellers. Never be bored or stressed in the airport again! Find your new friends before you travel with our email exchange service and online community. Perhaps to meet before you travel at an airport lounge, generally get to know your fellow travellers before to go on holiday or just to chat and share experiences.
Are you a dating agency?
No, we do not design our holiday packages to have any aspect of introduction or dating services. We offer holidays purely for single travellers who want to go it alone but do not want to spend their holiday on their own. Good friends do certainly result from our holidays. Although individuals have met and become a couple as a result of our holidays this is not an intention of Solitair.
First time Traveller?
We understand that going away on your own for the first time can be daunting, which is why becoming part of a Solitair group can help you feel more at ease. In the company of new friends, you can enjoy a different way of holidaying, safe in the knowledge that you are free to enjoy your own company or join others if you wish for exploration, dining, travel and fun.
I have never travelled on my own before ?
Don't worry, more than half of our single customers have never booked on their own before, so you'll be amongst likeminded people with something already in common.
Will I be left on my own?
Only if you choose to be. Our hosts are at hand to greet you at the airport at your holiday destination and organise your ice breaker get together. On all our singles holidays we arrange meals together, offer advice on excursions and answer any questions. Of course there will be plenty of time and space for you to be alone whenever you choose.
When will I meet my Solitair Representative?
Your Solitair representative will meet you either at your resort or at your destination airport.Your representative will be available during your holiday to ensure everything runs smoothly and add that reassuring personal touch. Our friendly hosts are specially selected from the respective countries, as our experience has shown that their local knowledge and skills will add value to your holiday and also we are committed in supporting local tourism.
Can I extend my holiday?
If you would like to extend your holiday at the time of booking just ask and we can sometimes arrange this for you.
How can I book a holiday?
You can book over phone by ringing reservations on 0844 4144010 or online by simply clicking the 'Book On-line’ link and you will be guided through the booking process in easy-to-follow steps.
· acknowledge receipt by e-mail
· send a confirmation invoice by e-mail within 24 hours
· Simply book on-line.
If you have any further queries, please call 0844 414 4010
By phone contact our Travel consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
What is smart price?
Smart price is an early booking discount and to take advantage of smart price you should book early and pay in full at the time of booking.
How much deposit is required to book the holiday?
You can secure your booking by paying £100 deposit for UK holidays, £200 for European holidays & £500 for Worldwide holidays anytime up to 10 weeks prior to departure.
How do I know if my booking has been confirmed?
When booking a holiday on-line or over phone, you will receive a confirmation in 24 hours with a booking reference by e mail. Please print the page or write down the booking reference number when you receive it. You will also receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of your payment.
When do I have to pay for my holiday in full?
The balance is required no later than 10 weeks before departure. If you are due to travel within 10 weeks of making the booking, payment is required in full when you book your holiday.
What payment methods do you accept?
Payment can be made by debit or credit card when you book. We accept MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Switch, and Delta.
Please note a 2% handling fee will be charged on MasterCard, Visa and 3% on Amex. All Debit cards, Delta, Visa Debit, Master Debit, Solo, Electron cards are subject to no surcharge.
Please note a minimum card charge of £5 is applicable on all credit card payments for the amount of £1 to £250.
If I have a special request?
If you have a special request this must be made at the time of booking over the telephone or online booking. Please be advised certain request are subject to supplement for e.g: Pre bookable seats, Extra legroom seats, Pool / Sea view rooms. Special dietary request must be notified at the time of booking and vegetarian diet, gluten free diet can be catered on all our holidays. All special request must be notified at the time of booking and appropriate supplement if applicable must be paid to guarantee the service.
Will you send me a reminder when I have to pay the balance?
We do not issue reminders for the balance. Your holiday confirmation advice you the date for balance payment and serves as your final invoice.
Can I fly from my local airport?
To make your travel easier, we endeavour if available to offer direct flights to a selection of our destinations at a supplement. Or we can arrange regional connection to major airports.
When will I receive my tickets?
Your Electronic tickets and final travel details will be issued approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.
What are your opening hours?
You can Contact our Holiday Consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
If there is a mistake in my confirmation, what should I do?
Telephone 0844 414 4010 quoting your booking reference number immediately on receipt of email invoice. Once confirmed and invoiced, any changes by you to your details or holiday arrangements will incur an administration fee of £50.
Can I cancel my holiday?
Yes you can. Please advise us by telephone immediately and also in writing. If you cancel you will be liable to pay cancellation fees detailed in our Booking Conditions.
Do I have to share a bedroom?
No, we recognise that people have the right to travel without the burden of additional supplement costs, which is why Solitair make no single supplement charges and we do not ask or expect you to share a room with one of your companions unless you decide to.
Do you charge a single room supplement?
No. Our prices are based on single occupnacy.
What is Share & Save option
Certain holidays we offer Share & Save option with same gender and similar age group to reduce the cost of the holiday.
Can two single friends travel together?
Although the vast majority of our customers travel alone, some people who have recently become alone or solo and are not ready to go alone do travel with a friend.
Can Solitair organise my car parking and overnight stay at the airport?
Yes just give us a call and we will be pleased to assist you with your arrangements.
Can I pre-book my seats on the aircraft?
Yes, you can pre book your seats on the aircraft for a supplement, please advise at the time of booking.
When are flight times confirmed?
If you contact our Customer Services approximately 7 – 10 days before the departure date, we should be able to confirm final flight times.
Why do you need my insurance and next of kin/friends details?
If you have taken your own insurance we ask for details so that in the event of an emergency, we can deal with any problems. Also to assist you if required to contact your next of kin or friend.
If I have a concern or a complaint what do I do?
Please refer to the Solitair complaints procedure the terms and conditions of booking, and you can use the Contact Us function.
Book with confidence
Solitair is fully bonded and holds an Air Travel Organisers Licence number (ATOL) 6184. This means your money and holiday are fully protected when you book with us.
If you cannot find answers or got any queries regarding this holiday please contact us or request a call back.
Phone - 0844 414 4010
Email - Sales@solitairhols.com