Nile Cruise Tour- Best Way to Explore Egypt

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Nile Cruise Tour- Best Way to Explore Egypt Photo by Kalpesh Kumar

With a history of more than 5000 years, the river Nile is the lifeline of Egypt, the land of historic sites, ancient monuments and bustling souks. A luxury Nile Cruise and stay along the world’s longest river is on many tourists “must-do activities in Egypt” lists. It is indeed one of the most enthralling river cruise experiences that combines the aura of past with luxury of present.

A river Nile cruise from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan is an ultimate cruising experience, where you’ll get to see pictorial rural beauty of the country that seems to be unchanged for centuries and remarkable temples that are in-between Luxor and Aswan as well as modern urban Egypt.

Highlights of Nile Cruise Tour:

Nile cruising tours include sightseeing of almost all major sites, namely, Kom Ombo, Edfu and Horus Temple, Luxor Temple Complex, Valley of Kings & Queens,  Temples of the Queen Hatshepsut, El Deir El Bahari, Aswan High Dam, The Colossi Memnon, Philae Temple, and Granite Quarries.

A luxury Nile cruise is a comprehensive Egypt tour that includes not just river voyages and city tours but also stays at noteworthy hotels of Egypt. A luxury Nile cruise usually includes night stays in luxury hotels of Aswan and Luxor, so that the travellers get a chance to savour the opulence and hospitality of Egypt whilst they explore the monuments and archaeological sites. Luxor is known widely for Luxor Temple, which is an ancient Egyptian temple complex comprising of six temples, and any luxury tour in Egypt, be it a traditional land tour or a luxury Nile cruise tour, is simply incomplete without sojourning in The Sofitel Winter Palace hotel. Built in 1886, this palatial hotel blends magnificent colonial design with the grandeur of Pharaonic times. Similarly, luxury tours in Aswan include stay at The Old Cataract Aswan, where Egyptian atmosphere blends with Victorian grandeur and French art.

Facilities on board on a luxury Nile cruise ship would definitely include state-of-the-art amenities, impeccable services and a fine dining restaurant. What’s more, the price of Nile cruising package includes guided shore excursions. When the cruise stops at any port of call, passengers are escorted by an Egyptologist for sightseeing tours. He/she explains in detail the history of sites, temples and monuments.

Customized Nile Cruising Tours:

Cruising companies offering Nile tours often have the option of customized cruise tours. Travellers can extend their tours to Hurghada, El Gouna or Sharm El Sheikh to take pleasure of diving and snorkelling in Red Sea.

Best Time for Nile Cruise: November – March/April

Since summer months in Egypt are extremely hot and humid, the cruise tour season on River Nile starts in November and lasts till March/April. These are the months when weather is more pleasant.


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Kalpesh Kumar is a web enthusiast and a writer. Kalpesh has afforded his articles and write-ups autonomously and through various online forums. Get more information on: Nile Cruise & Luxury Nile Cruise

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