are no doubt one of most popular ways to visit famous sites
along the Nile River banks between Luxor and Aswan. In comfort
with a relaxing ambiance, a Nile cruise is the best way to take
in these mind-boggling ancient monuments and temples that are
not easily accessible by road. The roads are here, this is not
the problem but if you're not looking for a courageous road trip
with the Walton's and even possibly an extended holiday due to
circumstances out of our control, trust me - a Nile cruise ship
is the way to go!
Not only are
Nile cruises the best option to travel between Aswan and Luxor
but it is the best way to fully discover the ancient wonders of
Egypt, a cruise on the Nile River is truly an unforgettable
experience. The Nile River has been Egypt lifeline since ancient
times and there is no better way to trace the passage of Egypt
history than to follow the course of the Nile. A Nile cruise
gives you every opportunity to explore new sights or simply
enjoy a different view.
We have a great
selection of superb boats to choose from, all specifically designed to
enhance your Nile cruise experience. We carefully select all of our
boats, so you can be rest assured of the best service and facilities as
well as exceptional value for money. We offer a choice of 3, 4 and 7
night cruises ranging from budget class ships up to luxury class ships.
Nile Cruise Ship Classifications
Nile cruise ship
ratings vary a lot in quality and you can be very disappointed if you're
taken in by the very low price and/or misleading pictures shown on many
websites. Even if you search for ratings on review sites like
Holiday Watchdog, it's still difficult to get a accurate perception of
the true quality a cruise ship. Remember the old motto "if it sounds too
good to be true than it probably is?" Well this ageless proverb was made
to help us avoid bad choices and it's free advice! The bottom line is
perceptions and/or standards in Egypt are simply not in line with
Here's how it
is usually works. Ratings you see on the internet for most Nile
cruise ships are rated by the Egyptian authorities, typically by
friends at the dinner table but the problem is their rating
system is based different decisive factors than what you might
expect. We prefer to use more general terms with pictures and
details to be more biased so our scores are more in line with
your expectations. And if we seriously disappoint you, be sure
we'll be available to discuss your criticism personally even
after your return home.
Here are some of the criteria we use for our Nile cruise
services. First, we do not put our guests on any boats we
wouldn't go on ourselves. We don't use boats that permit river
rat guests. We offer a selective range cruise ships that meet
95% of our client's needs. Tourist class is a good choice for
budget travelers, deluxe class for clients who need a little
more than basic comfort, and luxury class for clients who want
to need to be spoiled in royalty.
Tourist Class Ships
These ships typically are older, updated less often, have smaller
cabins, ordinary cuisine, mediocre amenities and limited nightly
entertainment. These ships often dock several ships from the banks
so you must walk through several ships to get on shore. On the
positive side these ships are less expensive and suitable for the
Deluxe Class Ships
These ships typically are more updated, have larger cabins, some
suites, cuisine with more variety, more amenities and nightly
entertainment. These ships usually dock closer to the banks and dock
in better locations where you don't have to hear the engines or
smell the fumes of other ships. We strongly recommend these ships
for western travelers and the extra cost for these ships is
insignificant and a good value for most travelers who don't
necessarily need luxury but expecting comfortable accommodations.
Luxury Class Ships
These ships are among the best cruise ships on
the Nile River. As the demand for cruises increases the designs and
standards of these ships continue to evolve. Most have spacious
well-appointed cabins, some with balconies, deluxe suites,
international and high-quality cuisine, abundant amenities including
internet access and delightful nightly entertainment. Some of these
ships have private docking directly on the banks separate from the
mainstream ships. For honeymooners or discerning travelers, these
boats are sure to deliver the best cruise experience one could
Sailing the Nile along the lush Nile Valley
surrounded by golden dunes and sightseeing Ancient Egyptian
monuments such as
is tourism at its best. Wake to the soft light of the morning sun,
take in the heat and cool off in the pool on the deck of a cruiser;
watch fishermen cast their nets, farmers take to their fields, a
flight of birds, and water buffalos staring back at you. Book a Nile
cruise and you just might unravel another layer of the mystery that
is Ancient Egypt.
For a softer but still very inspiring cruise
experience in Egypt, try the short felucca cruises on the Nile, in
Luxor or Cairo,
or take it to the next level and enjoy an unforgettable night aboard
one of the luxurious dinner cruises available in the Egyptian
capital, the different cruise mentioned below:
A Nile Cruise From
Cruise from Aswan to
and go for brief felucca sailing excursions to visit world renowned
monuments and secluded islands.
During the first two days, you'll get
to explore the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and sail to the Temple
You also have the option to sail the Nile by felucca around
Kitchener's Island to visit the famous botanical garden.
During day three, you'll love the
and the Galabiya
During day four, you'll see the best
visiting the Temple of
Hatshepsut's Temple, the Valley of the
Kings and Queens, and Luxor
One Week Nile Cruise
to Aswan, visiting iconic ancient Egyptian sites during a one week
vacation. This classic journey has been the standard way of
across Egypt since the days pharaohs toured their empire.
During day one and two, cruise boats
are moored on the East Bank and and tour operators take you to see
the Valley of the Kings,
Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi
on the West Bank. After the tour, a buffet is served on board while
you cruise for Esna.
During day three, you'll visit the
local market, the Temple of
and enjoy the
Party while sailing to Aswan.
During day four and five, you'll visit
major attractions such as the High Dam, Temple of
Philae, the Unfinished Obelisk,
Kitchener's Island and Abu
During day six, cruise boats sail to
for a visit on your way back to Luxor.
Day seven, you'll get to explore all
has to offer, from hot air balloon rides, shop for souvenirs in a
traditional bazaar, the Temple of
several museums to the Temple of Luxor.
The last day is spent at your leisure-
check for the possibility of seeing a sound and light show at
Philae Temple or Abu
There's no better way to experience Ancient Egypt in one week.
Lake Nasser Cruise
Lake Nasser cruises became popular after the
construction of the Aswan High Dam, across the Nile, between 1958
and 1970, the anticipated rising waters behind the dam required
major relocation projects that were carried out during the 1960s.
There were 18 ancient temples in the area.
The Lake stretches for 180 miles and cruising on
it is an unforgettable experience. The area is also home to temples
such as Abu
were painstakingly moved to save them from the rising waters. The
cruise offers a journey of natural beauty and discovery in luxury
surrounds. Lake Nasser cruises Egypt are operated on a full board
basis and can be part of your tailor made holiday to Egypt.
A great way to relax and see the
sights is to take a cruise along the Nile or a sail around Lake
Nasser. From the decks of a
, a traditional wooden sailing boat, or a luxury boat you can see
many temples along the way.
Lake Nasser Cruises will take you to
the great Temples of Abu
II and Nefertari
which date back to Pharaonic
Egypt and the reign of Ramses
II. They were moved in an Unesco
project to their present site when the Aswan Dam caused water levels
to rise. They were in danger of being submerged under the water.
They were literally, carved out of the mountainside. Motorboats take
visitors on shorter trips too.
During a Lake Nasser cruise holiday
you will sail between Aswan and Abu
Simbel for 3 and 4 night journeys
through Lake Nasser to discover the Legends of
and the majestic temples and ruins of the region, a cruise holiday
on Lake Nasser cruises at Egypt allow unforgettable experience of
dining by candlelight on board the cruise mooring beside Abu
Simbel temples the
Egypt best treasure after the Great Pyramids of
.Lake Nasser Holiday will be unforgettable.
There is an impressive variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles, with
more than 100 species of birds having been recorded. Wild duck,
Egyptian geese, pelicans, herons, egrets and various species of
hawks, kites, falcons and eagles will be among the birds seen on
Lake Nasser cruises.
Are you interested in a different
cruising experience on the Nile River, less commercial and more
adventurous? Take a private sailing yacht on the Nile River - take a
in Arabic means "golden boat" derived from the historical boats of
the Pharaohs and nobility of ancient Egypt which were painted gold.
Nile cruises accommodate up to 8 passengers. Accommodations are in
separate triple or double cabins, each with private w/c and shower.
These boats are designed to entertain guests on the center of the
upper deck. A spacious deck and a good size dining and lounging area
and a comfortable cabin size are customary features. The sailing
duration of the Dahabiya
Nile cruises are also flexible, typically cruises are 3 nights or up
to 5 nights. Since Dahabiya
boats are privately chartered, the sailing schedule is totally
flexible according to your personal holiday travel needs.
Cruising on a Dahabiya
is like stepping back in time via an antique passage in world class
historically rich country. These unique sailing boats are for
travelers who want soft adventures; something different but not too
much to handle. Escape to the pleasures of relaxing under the sun,
visit temples of the Pharaohs, enjoy freshly prepared cuisine with
magnificent scenery for desert. The daily experience of cruising to
a new adventure on the Nile River on a
Dahabiya cruise makes is an extraordinary holiday to remember!
cruise sailing programs are very flexible and the size of the boat
makes it easier to maneuver and enables it to stop in small villages
along the way to gives guests a unique experience and direct contact
with the local life in the southern regions of the Nile River.
Explore the beautiful wonders of Ancient Egypt by a traditional
Egyptian boat "Dahabiya",
escape to the tranquility of relaxing under the sun, visit temples
of the Pharaohs and enjoy freshly prepared traditional cuisine.
Enjoy the blue sky and green Valleys, lounge on the deck sunbathing,
sipping your drink, read your favorite novel or explore the natural
beauty of Egypt as you sail. Sightseeing tours of ancient ruins and
temples are included. Highlights include
Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan. Meal times are another form of
entertainment with all that local Egyptian cuisine and wonderful
conversation. Having a meal under the stars on the River Nile, its
waters gently touching the sides of the boat is an experience not
finishing your trip in Cairo and you want to travel to Upper Egypt
and Aswan, there is another way to take instead of the sleeper train
or the domestic flight. You can make your trip strange and excited.
This is by taking a Long Cruise from Cairo directly to Aswan.
Really, it is a very fantastic and unique adventure.
The long Cruise
Trip from Cairo to Aswan was stopped for more than 20 years ago. But
the re-launch of the long cruises was a very interesting.
will not only visit
and Aswan like the classical Nile Cruise, but you will visit all the
historical sited in your way towards the south. This beside the long
relaxation you will have in your long stay.
Cairo dinner cruise
home after your Egypt holiday, why not top of your Egypt holiday
going on a dinner cruise in Cairo? The Nile River banks are
blanketed in 'the city of lights' of Cairo making it an exceptional
experience as you sail onboard a floating restaurant. Dinner is
included followed by live entertainment including life folklore
show, belly dancing and a colorful belly dancing show with a
folklore band, featuring the unforgettable
Tanoura spin, in
keeping with Egypt's whirling dervishes tradition - an unforgettable
show not to be forgotten!
Enjoy a Nile River
dinner cruise aboard one of our elegant cruising restaurants sailing
the world's longest waterway.
You will begin
your tour between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm; this is left to your
discretion and also availability. An air conditioned vehicle will
transfer you to the docks for your 2 hour cruise. This tour takes 3
A night spent on
the Nile or at least an evening seems to be a must for every
tourist. A number of floating restaurants in Cairo respond to this
desire and offer a special nightlife experience. All of them
entertain their guests with more than only with a luxurious dinner.
This is a splendid way to see the Nile and city skyline at its best.
Few can complete with the romantic setting of dinner on a Nile
cruise ship. These cruisers float for 2 hours and bring you and your
party tasty meals, excellent entertainment and an unforgettable
evening of stargazing along the Nile banks. The tour includes belly
dance shows and live music of all styles, Arabic as well as Western,
and Sufi or even acrobatic performances.
Belly dancer, the
Oriental Show, an open buffet style dinner, air conditioned vehicle
transfer, the Western Show, and all taxes and service charges.
dinner beverages are not included in the price of this Dinner Cruise
on the Nile tour package. Any services not listed here will be
considered as separate expenses apart from the pricing of this tour.
You can choose
from the set menu or go for the a la carte selection offering
seafood, Lebanese and Chinese or Egyptian cuisines.
cruise on the River Nile
Views of Cairo's
Music provided by
a house band
belly-dancing show & folklore band
Choice of set menu
or a la carte menu
Choice of early or
late dinner cruises
guide (French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch & Russian guides are
available if requested at time of booking)
drop-off from central Cairo and
Cairo Lunch cruise
Enjoy a relaxing
lunch cruise in Egypt, fine food, accompanying live music,
impeccable service and spectacular views of Cairo any day of the
week! Bring the family along and make the most of Cairo sunshine.
You can choose
between stable & moving
restaurants Nile cruises on various standards.