Ancient Sands Resort 5* & Optional Nile Cruise - Hurghada - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Escape to Ancient Sands Resort 5* , a dreamy retreat that boasts plush guestrooms, 5 outdoor pools, an indulgent bar and easy access to the beach. 
  • Nestle down in your choice of a Deluxe Room or Junior Suite each of which come complete with a delicious All Inclusive dining package.
  • This offer also comes with the additional opportunity to add a 7-night Nile River Cruise, where you'll experience historical wonders from a comfortable Cabin.

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Your Destination

With its year-round sunshine and stunning scenery, above and below the water, the Red Sea Riviera has long been a holiday favourite for sunbathing and a world-class diving destination. The former fishing town of Hurghada has transformed itself into a spectacular retreat complete with 20 kilometres of golden sand and luxurious beachside hotels. Head downtown to Old Hurghada and capture traditional Egyptian life around the mosques and lively bazaars.

The resort town of El Gouna is 22km north of popular tourist destination Hurghada. This small pretty town is built across nine islands on the inviting Red Sea, creating a beautiful and secluded oasis accessible by interconnecting bridges and walkways surrounded by exotic plants and palms and 3km of sandy beaches - all on your doorstep!

There are two marinas at El Gouna Resort,
attracting upmarket yachts to visit the smart restaurants, bars and shopping boutiques. Pay a visit to the Marina Street Festival (Mondays & Fridays) when it is transformed  with live music, entertaining shows and food stalls. The Red Sea is famous for being one of the most diverse marine life destinations and is popular year round with divers, drawn here by the colourful coral reefs.

Our Optional Offers

When opting to add the Nile River Cruise, our members may choose from the following holiday durations.

10 Nights
3-night stay at the Ancient Sands Resort 5*
7-night Nile River Cruise on boat as per itinerary

11 Nights
4-night stay at the Ancient Sands Resort 5*
7-night Nile River Cruise on boat as per itinerary

12 Nights
5-night stay at the Ancient Sands Resort 5*
7-night Nile River Cruise on boat as per itinerary

14 Nights
7-night stay at the Ancient Sands Resort 5*
7-night Nile River Cruise on boat as per itinerary

Ancient Sands Resort 5*

The Ancient Sands Resort 5* is ideally located in El Gouna and sits just a 1-minute drive from Abu Tig Marina. The hotel is also just 850m from stunning beaches where guests can spend the day soaking up the Egyptian sun. There is plenty to do in the nearby area as El Gouna is home to plenty of restaurants, bars and sports and leisure activities that will keep everyone busy during their time here. 

The resort is home to 5 outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor Jacuzzi, a golf shop as well as a world-class, 18-hole, par 72 Karl Litten championship golf course making this the perfect break for a golf enthusiast! Relax in the cosy public areas of the hotel or make use of the free shuttle bus to marina beach and the hotel's tours and excursions options for an exciting day out. 

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Your Room

This offer is based on a stay in a Deluxe Room or Junior Suite.

Just for you
Just for you:
  • 4 pieces of laundry per guest per week (dry cleaning excluded)

Deluxe Room

Indulge in an elegant stay when you choose the lovely Deluxe Room. Featuring warm grey and turquoise decorative tones, this room is chic and modern, reflecting the dreamy colours of the close by Red Sea. These rooms are cosy and offer guests convenient amenities such as an in-room safe, minibar, bathrobes and tea and coffee making facilities. 

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child
or
Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults

Junior Suite

For a more spacious stay, opt for the Junior Suite where guests will find a sliding door that separates a living area and bedroom area. These suites are also complete with a fully-equipped kitchen and breakfast bar decorated in a chic, modern style that is both homely and comfortable. Sit out in the morning on the outdoor terrace or balcony or wind down in front of a TV - you can choose to from one in the bedroom and living room! 

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
1 Infant
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on an All Inclusive stay (Breakfast, lunch and evening meal with a selection of snacks and drinks).

Please Note: Guests staying on Christmas Eve (24th December) or New Year's Eve (31st December) will have an additional fee added to the cost of their holiday, payable for festive dinners on these dates.

Just for you
Just for you:
  • One Sundowner cocktail
Dunes Restaurant
Situated above the lobby, the charming Dunes Restaurant is where guests can head for their morning meal and enjoy tempting dishes such as French toast and falafel. There is also the option to dine inside or outside here for the perfect mealtime. 

Piazza Restaurant
In the heart of the hotel, this restaurant offers four unique themed menus which vary between Egyptian, Lebanese, Moroccan and seafood cuisine allowing guests to dine on a variety of different dishes. This restaurant is open for dinner and also offers a range of light dishes in the form of a snack menu.

Piazza Bar
For a view of El Gouna city, head to the Piazza Bar where you can be tempted with hand-crafted cocktails and light snacks or home-baked dishes. Here you can also choose to sit indoors or outdoors. 

MINT Bar & Lounge
Head to the Clubhouse area for an elegant space which is perfect for winding down in the evening. This modern bar is ideal for a martini, cocktail or gourmet coffee and offers a light and comfortable setting to relax in with a drink in hand. 

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.

Your Time

Don't miss a chance to head to the world-class, 18-hole, par 72 Karl Litten championship golf course for a round out in the Egyptian sun. Make use of the fantastic golfing facilities here which include a driving range, golf shop as well as brilliant views of the Red Sea. 

The resort also boasts five outdoor swimming pools and an outdoor Jacuzzi in which you can relax and spend your days soaking up the sun and the scenery. Guests can also head to the Vitalis WellFit Centre for a chance to unwnd or head out on an excursion in the nearby area, such as a fishing trip, a watersports adventure or a desert excursion.

Optional 7-Night Nile River Cruise

You may choose to extend your trip by adding a 7-night Nile River Cruise. During your cruise, you will stay in a Comfort Cabin Nile River View or Superior Cabin Nile River View on a Full Board Dining Basis (breakfast, lunch and evening meal served on board - excludes drinks).

Our members have the opportunity to upgrade to All Inclusive stay (breakfast, lunch and evening meal with a selection of snacks and drinks) at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Please Note: Guests staying during high season (23rd December 2019 - 5th January 2020 OR 13th April 2020 - 19th April 2020) will have an additional fee added to the cost of their booking, payable for a high season supplement. Guests staying on New Year's Eve (31st December) will also have an additional fee added to their booking, payable for special dinners on these dates. Guests staying on Christmas Day (25th December) may add a festive dinner at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Your Cruise Itinerary in Brief

Day 1: Luxor
Day 2: Luxor
Day 3: Nile Cruise
Day 4: Nile Cruise
Day 5: Nile Cruise
Day 6: Nile Cruise
Day 7: Nile Cruise
Day 8: Nile Cruise

Your Cruise Itinerary

When opting to add the additional cruise, following your stay at the Ancient Sands Resort 5*, you will enjoy a 7-night stay on one of the three boats listed below.

Please Note: The sequence and the timing of the below itinerary might change due to navigation circumstances but all included sights will be provided in all cases.

Day 1: Luxor (Nile Cruise)
After being met by your MeetingPoint rep at the hotel, take a transfer to the ship and embark on the cruise ship in Luxor. Overnight stay on board in Luxor.

Day 2: Luxor (Nile Cruise)
Take an early morning visit to the East Bank, the Karnak temple and the Luxor Temple. Enjoy lunch on the cruise. At noon, spend time sailing to Edfu. Dinner and overnight stay on board in Edfu.
Day 3: Nile Cruise
Enjoy early sailing at 9 am to Kom Ombo and visit Sobek Temple around 4 pm. Afterwards, sail to Aswan. After your arrival around 9 pm, enjoy dinner and an overnight stay on board in Aswan.

Day 4: Nile Cruise
Enjoy a early morning start by visiting Aswan, the High Dam and the Philea temple. Take an afternoon at leisure, giving you the chance to explore Aswan or try an (optional) excursion to the Nubian village. Overnight stay on board in Aswan.
Day 5: Nile Cruise
Enjoy an early morning (optional) visit to the famous temple of Abu Simbel in the south of Aswan, or just spend a relaxed morning on the sun deck. Enjoy sailing at 2 pm back north to Edfu and arrive around 9 pm for an overnight stay on board in Edfu.

Day 6: Nile Cruise
In the morning, sail to Esna on a visit that will take approx 10 hours. Visit the Temple of Khnum, and take time to relax and enjoy the cruise as you sail downstream to Luxor. After arrival at 2.30 pm, enjoy the possibility to join an (optional) city tour of Luxor. Overnight stay on board in Luxor.
Day 7: Nile Cruise
Enjoy a morning excursion to the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings, Hatschpust temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Take an evening visit to the sound and light show at Karnak temple (optional), and enjoy dinner and an overnight stay on board in Luxor.

Day 8: Nile Cruise
After breakfast on the cruise, transfer to the airport to for your return flight.

Please Note: The sequence and the timing of the below itinerary might change due to navigation circumstances but all included sights will be provided in all cases.

End of services.

Your Possible Cruise Ships

This offer is based on a 7-night cruise in either a Comfort Cabin Nile River View or a Superior Cabin Nile River View on one of the three boats listed below, with Full Board dining (breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant, excludes drinks).

Comfort Option:

Embarkation on Wednesday/Thursday = Presidential Nile Cruise
Embarkation on Saturday/Sunday = 
Nile Crown Nile Cruise
Embarkation on Sunday/Monday = 
Emilio Nile Cruise

Superior Option:

Embarkation on Wednesday/Thursday = Jamila Nile Cruise 
Embarkation on Saturday = 
Kahila Nile Cruise
Embarkation on Monday/Tuesday = Royal Viking Nile Cruise

Please Note: All boats include a stay in the same cabin type on the same board basis with the same itinerary. The only difference is the ship itself, depending on the departure day.

Comfort Cabin Option

Embarkation on Wednesday/Thursday = Presidential Nile Cruise
Presidential Nile Cruises offer 6 lovely boats with elegant and classical design as well as convenient air-conditioning. Here guests can find a restaurant serving tempting a la carte dishes and a 24-hour reception where guests can head to book an excursion or tour. There is also a charming pool where you can spend time unwinding in the afternoon, 

Embarkation on Saturday/Sunday = Nile Crown Nile Cruise
Enjoy spacious interiors in the quaint Nile Crown Cruise ships. Onboard guests can find 63 cabins and 5 decks filled with facilities including a swimming pool, buffet and bar area, seating area and ping pong facilities. Guests will be accommodated in cosy cabins complete with convenient amenities that will provide an easy and comfortable voyage across the Nile. 

Embarkation on Sunday/Monday = Emilio Nile Cruise
The MS Emilio Nile Cruise ship boasts 72 cabins furnished in a modern design each featuring a minibar, telephone, satellite TV and courtesy set. The boat features 4 decks plus a sundeck as well as a buffet restaurant, piano bar, sauna, Turkish bath and a swimming pool for ultra relaxation during your voyage on the Nile. 

Superior Cabin Option

Embarkation on Monday/Tuesday = Royal Viking Nile Cruise
The MS Royal Viking offers the most spacious accommodation on the fabulous River Nile and the highest standards of hospitality. With luxurious public areas, an extravagant dining room, a lounge bar and much more. The MS Royal Viking has 68 exterior deluxe cabins, measuring 23 square meters. All cabins have full-length opening panoramic windows and balcony allowing awesome views of the river as you sail.

Embarkation on Wednesday/Thursday = Jamila Nile Cruise
The MS Jamila sails on Thursdays from Luxor Port and gives you the opportunity to view the ancient monuments and temples along the River Nile. Grasp the view of the eternal Nile while enjoying your cruising. The most relaxing panorama on a luxurious ride would account for a vacation you will never forget. The MS Jamila leaves you with nothing to worry about. 

Embarkation on Saturday = Kahila Nile Cruise
MS Kahila Nile Cruise sets sail every Saturday and gives you the opportunity to view the ancient monuments and temples along the Nile. With high class extended facilities and luxurious atmosphere, we promise an unforgettable and remarkable cruise you will be coming back again.

All Cabins Sleep up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child
or
Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults

Your Optional Excursions

Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee - subject to availability. When booking the cruise, we recommend adding one of the following two packages, in order to fully enjoy the cruise experience and all the possible excursions.

Light Sightseeing Package

Your Optional Excursions
Entrance fees included for the following sites:
- Karnak temple, Luxor temple, Kom Ombo temple, Khnum temple in Esna, Philea temple, High Dam.

Not Included:
- Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut, Collossi of Memnon

Includes:
- English speaking tour guide (Egyptologist) at all tours
- All ground transportation by modern A/C vehicles

Full Sightseeing Package

Your Optional Excursions
Entrance fees included for the following sites:
- Karnak temple, Luxor temple, Valley of the kings, Hatshepsut temple, Collossi of Memnon, Kom Ombo temple, Khnum temple in Esna, Philea temple in Aswan, high dam of Aswan

Includes:
- English speaking tour guide (Egyptologist) at all tours
- All ground transportation by modern A/C vehicles

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: When staying only in El Gouna, shared transfers are included for guests booking flight-inclusive offers. When opting to also add the cruise, shared airport and inter-hotel transfers will be included for flight-inclusive bookings.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly. 

Weather

Jan
min : 13°C max : 20°C
Feb
min : 14°C max : 21°C
Mar
min : 17°C max : 23°C
Apr
min : 21°C max : 27°C
May
min : 24°C max : 30°C
Jun
min : 27°C max : 32°C
Jul
min : 28°C max : 33°C
Aug
min : 28°C max : 33°C
Sep
min : 26°C max : 32°C
Oct
min : 23°C max : 29°C
Nov
min : 19°C max : 26°C
Dec
min : 14°C max : 22°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.


Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 


You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 


British passport holders travelling to Egypt normally need a visa.


You can get a visa online at Visa2Egypt. Tourist visas granted using the e-visa system are valid for a maximum of 3 months. Although it’s still possible to get a tourist visa on arrival, it’s better to get one before you travel.


You can get a visa on arrival by payment in Sterling, US Dollars or Euros; the visa fee is US$25 at approved bank kiosks within airport arrival halls, before reaching immigration counters. 


You may also get a visa from an Egyptian Consulate outside of Egypt before you travel. For further information and enquiries, contact the Egyptian Consulate in London.


Health 


For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

Public Health England (PHE) has issued advice about E.coli prevention to people travelling to Egypt. This is after a of number travellers, including children, who all visited Hurghada in Egypt, returned with a serious illness caused by E. coli infection.

If you or a member of your party fall ill during your holiday, seek medical advice and report it to the reception, your travel provider, representative or their local agent. A copy of the Travellers Diarrhoea Factsheet can be accessed here.


If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip.


There are reports of some hotel doctors overcharging for treatment and medicines. Examine your bill closely and challenge excessive charges. Pharmacies outside hotels will often supply medication at lower prices.


Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.

Location Information

The address of the Ancient Sands Resort 5*: Hurghada, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

Distance from Hurghada Airport to the Ancient Sands Resort 5*: 41.7 km / 43 minutes.

In More Detail

At the Ancient Sands Resort 5*

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 2 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn't include any additional taxes which may be payable locally. 

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

Hotel Facilities

  • Onsite ATM Machine
  • Exclusive beach access at Marina Beach
  • Golf shop
  • Complimentary WiFi in public areas
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • 24-hour multilingual Reception
  • Limousine & car rental services
  • Tour & travel arrangements (external providers)
  • Free shuttle bus to the marina beach
  • El Gouna shuttle bus around El Gouna (extra charge)

Room Facilities

  • 1 Queen size bed or 2 Twin beds
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 1 large mineral water refilled daily
  • In-room dining menu (24-hours)
  • Telephone
  • 40” LED television with 60+ channels
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe
  • Scale & hair dryer
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Iron & ironing board (on request)
  • Laundry & dry cleaning services
  • Bathrobes
  • Tea & coffee making amenities
  • Make up mirror
  • Daily housekeeping services
  • Outdoor terrace or balcony with seating
  • Spacious walk-in shower
  • In-room directory
  • El Gouna Restaurant Delivery

Restaurants

  • Dunes Restaurant
  • Piazza Restaurant
  • Piazza Bar
  • MINT Bar & Lounge

Leisure Facilities

  • 5 Outdoor swimming pools (3 heated)
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Vitalis WellFit Centre
  • Filip Belgian Hair & Beauty Salon
  • Snorkeling & scuba diving trips (external providers)
  • Fishing trips (external providers)
  • Water sports (external providers)
  • Desert excursions (external providers)

Nearby Activities

  • Diving centres & snorkelling excursions
  • Windsurfing and kite surfing stations
  • Canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddling
  • Horseback riding
  • Desert excursions
  • Fishing trips
  • 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Fred Couples and Gene Bates
  • Go-kart track
  • Mini golf
  • Tennis courts
  • Jogging track
  • Cheeky Monkeys indoor playground and amusement centre
  • Open-air cinema
  • Downtown shopping arcade
  • Medical services of international standard at El Gouna hospital
  • Two marinas and one super yacht marina

On your Cruise

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This offer is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included?

  • 7-night stay in a Comfort or Superior Cabin onboard one of the above mention Nile Cruise ships
  • Full Board
  • Internal transfer from Hotel to Cruise

Not Included

  • Egypt Entry visa
  • Sound and light shows
  • Optional tours as indicated in the above program
  • Personal expense
  • Tips to be paid on the spot at the amount of 35€ per person per stay (covering porters at the airport, ship staff and drivers etc)
  • Any visits not mentioned

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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