Cut like a long stemmed flower from the desert the River Nile presents life itself to the people of Egypt. From its source deep in Africa, the mighty Nile forges through the desert from Abu Simbel – Upper Egypt – to the Delta – Lower Egypt, coursing into the Mediterranean Sea at the end of a very long journey. Combined with a comprehensive itinerary of excursions, a Nile Cruise allows you to explore the banks of the river and visit ancient monuments and tombs, and to view village life that has changed remarkably little since ancient times.
The traditional 7 night Nile Cruise operates between Luxor and Aswan and is a memorable way to enjoy Upper Egypt’s ancient sites from the Temples at Luxor to the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Kom Ombo, Aswan and Philae Temple. All cruises are fully escorted by an English speaking Egyptologist who is on board throughout the cruise.
The stretch of river between Cairo and Luxor had been closed for 18 years and re-opened in 2012. As well as visiting the main sights in Cairo, visitors returning to Middle Egypt can now see Minya (including Tel-Amarna, the atmospheric remains of the desert city of Akhenaten and the tombs of Beni Hassan); Abydos Temple (one of the most complete temples of its era in Egypt) and Dendarah Temple (with remarkable scenes and beautifully preserved colours). Every cruise includes an expertly guided itinerary with a qualified Egyptologist who remains on board the boat and will accompany you on all your visits.
Our 5* boats are floating hotels equipped with all the latest modern comforts and have been specially selected for their high standards of service and comfort. All the cabins are on the middle or upper deck, so you have the best possible view on your journey through Egypt.
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