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  • What are Nile Cruises?

  • Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan

  • Lake Nasser Cruises

  • Long Nile Cruises between Cairo to Luxor and Aswan

What are Nile Cruises?

A Nile Cruise refers to a floating hotel. It has most of the accommodation features of a land-based hotel, including restaurants, swimming pools, bathtubs, exercise rooms, evening entertainment programs, small shops, and small libraries.

Nile Cruises have evenings of dance including live entertainment programs and dance areas for a disco. Nile Cruise boats offer a variety of nightly shows such as Nubian shows, belly dancers, and whirling dervishes, plays and even themed nights when guests can don traditional Egyptian styled costumes.

Nile Cruises may vary considerably, but typical Nile cruises are either three, four or seven nights Nile River Cruise or more. The shorter tours usually operate between Luxor and Aswan, while the longer cruises travel further north to Dendera, often offering day tours overland to more remote locations. and we also have the Long Nile Cruises which sail from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan. Best Nile Cruises Sail between Luxor to Aswan.

Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan

The Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan takes 5 days and vice versa from Aswan to Luxor 4 days. You also have the option to go on around cruise from Luxor to Luxor or from Aswan to Aswan. In all these options the sightseeing tours are the same.

During the tour days, you will visit the East Bank in Luxor which includes the Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Enjoy dinner onboard and feast your eyes on a Belly Dance Show.

Another day features a visit to the West Bank to see the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and Hatshepsut Temple, then dressing in casual attire for the Captain’s welcome party and chat the night away as you sail to Edfu.

A day tour to Edfu and Kom Ombo will let you explore the Temple of Kom Ombo and Temple of Horus in Edfu then sail to Aswan to visit the Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae.

Lake Nasser Cruises

Sailing on Lake Nasser gives you a unique opportunity to sail and relax onboard a luxury Cruise ship on the setting of this magnificent lake in Upper Egypt. Enjoy the unspoiled landscapes of the sixth-largest man-made Lake in the world, along with all of the nearby attractions included in this quality Lake Nasser cruise.

Lake Nasser Cruise tours include Aswan highlights such as the Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae. Also visits to Kalabsha Temple, and the magnificent Temple of Abu Simbel and more.

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Long Nile Cruises between Cairo to Luxor and Aswan

For those looking to take a longer holiday to experience more during their stay in this fascinating country Egypt, then our Nile Cruise Boats sailing between Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan for 2 weeks are the perfect opportunity to gain knowledge and discover some ’hidden treasures’ not seen on the shorter Nile cruises.

Having the advantage of sailing between Upper Egypt and Cairo means that you will visit sites and Temples such as Abydos and Dendara, not seen on the shorter Nile cruises, yet still, include all the magnificent Temples and sights of Upper Egypt and Cairo sightseeing.

  • 12 Day Cairo, Cruise & Hurghada

    Explore the top sights of Egypt. Tailor-made Travel package for your holiday includes Cairo, Nile cruise and Red Sea in Hurghada. Visit the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, Old Cairo, and Saladin&rs...
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  • 12 Day Pyramids, Cruise & Sharm El Sheikh

    Experience one of the best Egypt tours packages with Journey To Egypt. Indulge yourself in a vacation to Egypt visiting Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara and the Egyptian Museum. Fly to Aswan afterwards ...
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  • 4 Day Nile Cruise Aswan, Abu Simbel & Luxor

    On this intriguing 4 day itinerary, you can immerse yourself in ancient secret, long burial in desert sands while enjoying the welcoming culture of Egypt as you explore with Journey to Egypt...
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  • 7 Day Pyramids & Nile Cruise by Air

    Scenic wonders, rich heritage, warm hospitality...all part of what makes Egypt such an intriguing place to visit. On this Egypt 7 day Pyramids and Nile Cruise package, you'll enjoy ...
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  • 8 Day Nile Cruise Luxor to Luxor

    It is a journey where Egypt moves past you, children swimming in the Nile River, people riding donkeys, farmers planting their lands, fishermen in feluccas will wave back to you the same way thei...
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  • 8 Day Pyramids & Nile Cruise by Air

    Bask in the timeless majesty of ancient Egypt on an immersive journey through the land of the pharaohs, exploring its quintessential archaeological treasures with an expert tour guide, and cruise...
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  • Nile Cruise Package From Cairo

    Fly from Cairo to Aswan for a 4 day- 3 nights Nile Cruise. Having a private sightseeing tours and trips in Luxor and Aswan, Enjoy a leisurely&nbs...
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Q-How much is a Nile cruise? A-Nile cruises offered online or by JOURNEY TO EGYPT start from around $150 per day and that's for 5 star standard cruise ships. Generally these prices include 3 meals a day, plus 10 expert-led shore excursions with a Certified Professional Guides.

Q-Best time for Nile River Cruise? A-The best time to for Nile Cruise is October through April when the temperatures are mild and good weather. However, late spring – Easter Time – is also prime tourist season.

Q-Is it safe to do a Nile Cruise?A-There is no FCO advice against travel to Cairo, Alexandria, the tourist areas along the Nile, and the Red Sea resorts of Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada. The section of the country between the Nile and the Red Sea is also considered mostly safe.

Q-Which is the best Nile Cruise Ship?A- Most Nile Cruise Ships carry between 70 and 120 passengers and have four or five decks (but no lift), including a sun deck with loungers and a pool. The uber-stylish Oberoi Zahra is currently considered the best boat on the Nile.

Q-How long is a Nile Cruise?A-Most Nile cruise itineraries are a 3 night Nile cruise, 4 night Nile Cruise or 7 night Nile cruise. More exotic trips can occasionally stretch from 10 days to two weeks know as Long Nile Cruises

Q-How far is Luxor from Aswan? A-The distance between Luxor and Aswan is 181 km. The road distance is 214.5 km.

Q-Is the Nile River safe to swim in? A-Yes, of course! Every week our guests swim in the Nile without any problems or cause for concern. The currents ensure that you are swimming in clean, non-stagnant water.