A River Nile Cruise is a wonderful way to see some of the most historic towns and cites in Egypt. The biggest challenge about Booking a River Nile Cruise is identifying which itinerary most intrigues. We're here to help you narrow down your choice. But before we get started, here are some things you should know, followed by a few tips.
Most River 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.
Nile cruises almost always start from fantastic cities of Upper Egypt. In almost cases, daily excursions are included. Nile cruises run along the lines of pretty basic introductory tours to the cities and town you visit.
You start the cruise from Aswan to Luxor you visit Aswan city then sail to Luxor. On the way the cruise ship will stop 2 stops, the 1st stop at Kom Ombo town to visit temple of Sobek and Horus, is one of the most picturesque as seen from the river, and its unusual in being dedicated to two deities. And the 2nd stop us at Edfu to visit Edfu temple, the most complete of all Egyptian temples. Then the cruise ship will sail to Luxor and overnight. In Luxor, the great capital of the Egyptian Empire, you visit Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple, Karnak and Luxor temples.
You start the cruise from Luxor to Aswan, spending a day and half in Luxor to see the wonders of Nile banks then sail to Aswan. On the way the cruise ship will stop 2 stops, the 1st stop at at Edfu to visit Edfu temple, the most complete of all Egyptian temples And the 2nd stop is at Kom Ombo town to visit temple of Sobek and Horus, is one of the most picturesque as seen from the river, and its unusual in being dedicated to two deities. Then the cruise ship will sail to Aswan and overnight. In Aswan, you visit Aswan dam and Philae temple, which captured the imagination of countless travelers to Egypt from early times. In our opinion this is the ideal itinerary for a Nile cruise journey.
You start the cruise from Luxor to Luxor. In this itinerary you make the same tours as 4 night Nile cruise itinerary. In our opinion this is a long trip, we recommend you take a 4 night Nile cruise and spending one night or two nights in Cairo to see the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum, unique in the world for the treasures it contains.
Egypt has elevated the process of cultural transformation to whole new levels. The majestic cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan offers the once in a lifetime chance to witness true wonder and magic in their fullest light and if you want to make your experience more memorable then you can board an enchanting Nile cruise on the beating heart of Egypt with our Egypt tours and Egypt travel packages.
Q-Is it safe to travel to Egypt 2020? A-Tourists have been visiting Egypt for centuries and Egyptians have well-earned reputation for warmth and kindness toward visitors. Egyptian cities are generally very safe, especially in area where tourists frequent.
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-What to pack for a Nile Cruise?A-Light cotton clothing is advisable for the warmer months (April to September) and a light jacket for the evenings during the cooler months (October to March) | Blouses/shirts with long sleeves to protect you from the sun | Short sleeves are also fine | Cotton t-shirts and tops| sun screen, lip balm and insect repellent| Hat, sunglasses and prescription glasses| Comfortable walking shoes| Camera.
Q-What will i see on a Nile Cruise?A- Sailing from Luxor, the boat stops at Edfu and Kom Ombo before spending two nights at Aswan, where you visit Philae and have the option of paying for an extra excursion to Abu Simbel. The return leg visits Edfu and, on docking at Luxor, includes a full-day’s sightseeing at Karnak and the Valley of the Kings.
Q-What does the meals includes In my Nile Cruise trip?A-Three meals a day are included on all Nile Cruise Holidays; Meals are usually buffet, mixing Egyptian with international dishes- something for everyone.(Vegetarian food is available)
Q-Evening entertainment? A-Most Nile Cruises have a bar or lounge and will host a galabiyya party, where all are encouraged to dress in the traditional Egyptian men’s robe (sold onboard). Some boats feature local musicians.
Q-Nile Cruise facilities? A-Reception area & Lounge bar with panoramic view | Restaurant located on the lower deck | Swimming pool, bar & Sun deck | Boutique & Jeweler shop |Massage room with charge| Wi Fi with charge| Laundry & dry cleaning facilities with charge| Credit cards are accepted on board.