Nile River Cruises

There would be no Egypt without the Nile. Discover the civilization that rose along its banks, Explore Luxor’s legendary temples and tombs, then cruise to Aswan, stopping in ancient Edfu, Kom Ombo and more. A true travel milestone.

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Luxor & Aswan Cruises

A trip down the River Nile is one of the best ways to see Egypt and the relics of its ancient past.

River Yacht & Dahabiya Cruises

A cruise down the Nile on a Dahabiya Nile Cruise is the most luxurious way to experience the river.

Egypt Lake Nasser Cruises

A relaxing journey south on Lake Nasser to see the monuments and ruins of Ancient Nubia.

Egypt Nile Cruise Packages

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Highlights of the Nile River

Follow the timeline of Egyptian civilization, beginning in Cairo and culminating with a spectacular Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan and back. Let your imagination soar as your ship meanders through panoramic desertscapes, fertile farmlands, colorful villages and UNESCO World Heritage Sites that preserve the ancient glory of Egypt’s greatest temples, palaces and tombs. Included excursions in every port reveal highlights like these:

  • The pyramids and the Sphinx, the only Ancient Wonders of the World still standing
  • Cairo’s Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, featuring the treasures of King Tutankhamen
  • Luxor’s Karnak Temple complex
  • The Necropolis of Thebes, Egypt’s largest repository of pharaonic tombs
  • Luxor Temple, with its sphinx-lined avenue
  • Privileged Access to the tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens
  • The graceful temple of Hatshepsut, Egypt’s only female pharaoh
  • The temple of Hathor at Dendera
  • Aswan’s atmospheric souk
  • Nubian village and school visit
  • The romantic, waterbound Temple of Isis at Philae
  • Horse-drawn calèche tour to Edfu’s Temple of Horus

FAQ

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.