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.
You can reach Luxor city by several ways. From Cairo you can take the Sleeper Train and By Domestic Flights (Recommended). From Hurghada you can reach Luxor by Private Car. Also you can reach Luxor by Domestic Flights from Sharm El Sheikh.
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.