Discover Egypt is to restart its 7-night Nile cruise programme on Monday after a three-month break due to unrest in the country.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said on November 22 it was no longer advising against all but essential travel to Cairo Governate and Greater Cairo. The Cairo Governate includes the pyramids at Giza.

The operator is offering weekly departures from Heathrow each Monday and from Manchester every Tuesday, from December 3.

Philip Breckner of Discover Egypt said: “It is important for the trade to lend their support to the restart of the Nile cruises and in so doing show support to the people of Egypt.

“This has been made possible by tourism minister Hisham Zaazou with the cooperation of national carrier Egyptair, making it possible to fly our clients out to Luxor for this momentous ‘inaugural cruise’.

“We are looking forward to the day when direct Luxor flights are also re-instated and will be working with Egyptair on the resumption of these flights from February 2014.”

Cruises take place on board the Royal Viking (pictured), which has 68 cabins and four suites.