We offer different holidays combining a Nile River cruise with visits to the main
sights of Egypt. We offer many Nile River cruise and stay options, of lengths from 8 to 17 days. Itineraries can include Egypt
Land Tours, Red Sea Diving Holidays, Red Sea Liveaboard Safari, Western Desert Oasis Safari, Cairo and the Pyramids, or extensions
to Abu Simbel by lake Nasser Nile River cruise ship or air.
Visits to Cairo are usually based on Giza to the south east of the city, where
you find the Pyramids and the Sphinx and be amazed by their size. The fascinating Egyptian Museum includes the burial treasures
of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun. In the evening is a Sound and Light Show in the shadow of the Sphinx.
From Cairo fly to Luxor or Aswan to join your Nile River cruise ship - alternatively
start your holiday by direct flight to Luxor. From Luxor some Nile River cruises go north to Dendera, for a visit to the temple
of the God Hathor, then sail back to Luxor.
From Luxor visit the Valley of the Kings, with its hundreds of tombs, most famously
that of Tutankhamun. See also the Valley of the Queens, Deir El Bahari, the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi
of Memnon. Nile River Cruises also offer visits to the temple complexes of Luxor and Karnak, both noted architectural sights.
Your Nile River cruise ship sails via the river lock at Esna to Edfu. The temple
of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon-headed God Horus, is one of the best preserved in Egypt. Further down the River Nile is the
famous Kom Ombo temple dedicated to the crocodile God Sobek, with its mummified crocodiles.
Aswan is a colorful city, noted for its markets. Visit the Aswan High Dam,
and the temple of Philae, which was dismantled and rebuilt to avoid being submerged under the Dam's rising waters. Kitcheners
Island is a beautiful botanic garden with many exotic plants and trees.
From Aswan there are excursions by air to the temples of Abu Simbel. This massive
ancient site was moved from its original position and rebuilt to avoid being submerged by the rising waters of the new Lake
Nasser. The people in the picture (bottom right) indicate its huge size.
It is also possible to cruise from Aswan to Abu Simbel and see marvelous desert
landscapes, particularly sunrises and sunsets. This allows visits to temples and sights only accessible by water, on the shores
of Lake Nasser. There are virtually no towns or villages, or mooring sites, so small boats are used for transport ashore.
Excursions include Wadi El Seboua and the temple of Ramsis II, Kasr Ibrim and the relocated temple of Amada.
The Nile River cruise listing below shows the length of each Nile River cruise
holiday and the areas covered. Click on the Nile River cruise name to reach the detailed information pages.
Recommended Luxury Nile river Cruises in Egypt
Between Aswan, Luxor & Dendera