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Enjoy a trip to the heart of Egypt, and take the Nile River Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or a Lake Nasser Cruise. It is the best way to see the incredible ruins of ancient Egypt and modern life along the banks of the Nile, which has brought life to Egypt for millennia.
By sailing onboard Egypt Nile cruises between Luxor and Aswan, you will have the chance to visit fascinating attractions in Upper Egypt such as Luxor Temple (the world’s largest outdoor museum), Karnak Temple (the heart of Egypt during the New Kingdom), Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Hatshepsut is distinguished in history for being one of the most successful pharaohs of Ancient Egypt), Philae Temple (Philae rose to prominence during the Ptolemaic Dynasty as the center of the cult of the goddess Isis) and many more!
Experience a relaxing journey to the south on a Lake Nasser cruise to see the monuments and ruins of Ancient Nubia. You will spend an evening docked next to the temples at Abu Simbel (these huge rock-cut temples marked the southern boundary of the Egyptian Empire with Nubia at the peak of its power during the New Kingdom).
Check out all our available itineraries for Egypt Nile cruises and Lake cruises now and plan your long-awaited and dreamed trip with us.
It’s best to visit Egypt anytime from September to May, a period when the climate tends to be milder, but Egypt can be visited year-round.
Can’t-miss sites in Egypt include The Great Pyramids of Giza; the magnificent royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings; the Pharaonic temples of the Nile; and Karnak and Luxor, the largest open-air museum in the world. A Nile cruise offers historic sites such as Aswan and Abu Simbel, an experience best bookended with time in Cairo to explore the city’s museums, Khan el-Khalili bazaar and diverse neighborhoods.
A four-night cruise affords enough time to see the Nile’s major highlights including the temples of Luxor and Abu Simbel, while a more leisurely paced seven-night cruise reveals a wealth of additional less-frequented sites, such as Dra Abu Nag and the magnificent Medinet Habu, built by Ramses III.
Yes, visitors are allowed into select interior chambers of one of Giza’s three most iconic pyramids. The Giza Pyramid Complex (or Giza Necropolis) also comprises some ancillary pyramid complexes and the Great Sphinx of Giza.
Aswan and Abu Simbel are can’t-miss sites in Upper Egypt. Fronting the Nile, Aswan boast a wealth of monumental treasures, including the Philae temple complex, the Temple of Isis and the Temple of Khnum. Located southwest of Aswan, the small Nubian village of Abu Simbel is renowned for its two massive rock-cut temples, both built during the reign of King Ramses II (1200 BC).
Egyptologists are experts who study the language, history and culture of ancient Egypt, a period dating back to 7,000 BC. Their skillsets span humanities disciplines such as literary theory to hard sciences, including the physics of radiocarbon dating. Leading every journey to Egypt, all of JtE Guides and Resident Tour Directors are also trained Egyptologists, revealing privileged insights every step of the way.
Yes, a tourist visa is required for U.S. and Canadian passport holders for entry into Egypt. JtE recommends an electronic visa (eVisa). To apply online, visit visa2egypt.gov.eg/eVisa/Home.