There is no better way to explore the treasures of ancient Egypt than by taking a cruise on the Nile. The Nile is widely considered to be the longest river in the world, and its northernmost section starts in the deserts of Sudan and flows north through Egypt to end its journey in the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile is at Egypt’s very heart - the fertile river valley giving sustenance to her people, most of whom live on the shores of the Nile. It was as important in ancient times as it is today and its banks are home to many of ancient Egypt’s most fascinating treasures.
Nile cruises have been favoured by travellers in Egypt since the beginnings of tourism and were a staple of the Victorians’ Grand Tour, in fact the first steamships were introduced to the Nile in 1869. We offer cruises on a number of different boats.
Most days on board will start early in order to avoid the heat of the midday sun whilst sightseeing. You will usually have a chance to relax later in the day. Choose to read in the shade on deck or take a refreshing dip in the pool. Modern-day sunworshippers will relish the opportunity to soak up some rays whilst admiring the views. Given the early mornings, many people choose to retire early too but there is usually entertainment on board after dinner on at least two nights of your cruise – typically this is a Galabiya party, where you have the opportunity to dress up in traditional attire, or a Nubian show, which is a chance to experience the local culture.
A Nile cruise is an integral part of most Egyptian holidays, it is a unique and unforgettable experience and provides a fascinating insight into ancient Egypt. You may find, however, that exploring all those temples and tombs, and soaking up so much history in a relatively short space of time, leaves you in serious need of a rest! We would recommend combining your Nile cruise with a stay in one of our carefully selected hotels.
With a Nile cruise and stay holiday you can either choose to stay on the Nile in Luxor or Aswan or, for a complete change of scenery, in one of our stunning Red Sea resorts. For full details call us today.