The Ultimate Guide About Egypt Nile Cruise

The Ultimate Guide About Egypt Nile Cruise

The Ultimate Guide About Egypt Nile Cruise

What You Don't Know About Nile Cruises and What to Bring on Board the Cruise | Egypt Tours Portal
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The Nile Cruise – Bespoke Activity to Do in Egypt

An Egyptian vacation is complete with a Nile cruise which is considered to be the centerpiece of a genuine Egyptian holiday since the victorian times. The Nile cruise is able to evoke romantic images of idyllic days spent drifting in complete luxury between the iconic sights of ancient Egypt. All the new visitors will have a variety of options when it comes to a Nile cruise. Here what you don’t know about Nile cruises in Egypt and how to enjoy your perfect vacation while exploring all the history and beauty of this divine country.

The History of Nile Cruises in Egypt

Nile Cruises History - What You Don't Know About Nile Cruises - Egypt Tours Portal

The history of the Nile cruise goes back to ancient times 4000 years ago when the ancient Egyptians learned how to navigate their way through it but with the beginning of the 19th and 20th centuries, travelers create what became to be a Nile cruise. In 1858, the main manner for travel across the Nile was a dahabiya which was limited but in 1870 the tourism company Thomas Cook Ltd which brought speedy steamers which revolutionized the entire industry cutting the time from three months to a maximum 20 days sightseeing expedition. Nowadays Dahabiyas are reserved only for wealthy travelers and a Nile cruise is over leisure travelers who wish to spend their vacation is a luxurious class fashion.

The Nile Cruises Duration

The Nile Cruises Duration - What You Don't Know About Nile Cruises - Egypt Tours Portal

A Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan would take 5 days and a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor would take 4 days. During your tour, you will visit the east & west bank of Luxor and Aswan plus experience the full luxury and comfort on this floating boat.

The Nile Cruises Categories

The Nile Cruises Categories - What You Don't Know About Nile Cruises - Egypt Tours Portal

There are a variety of Nile cruises waiting in Egypt that will fit every traveler’s criteria and need whether traveling on a budget or desiring to experience full luxury between the beautiful destinations of ancient Egypt. A Nile cruise will give you closer access to all the destinations simply by boarding one, there are three Nile cruise categories:

1. Standard Nile Cruises

On the budget and cheap Nile cruises holiday, travelers will experience all that this country has to offer and a relaxing comfortable treatment at the most affordable prices. Every traveler will get to witness the beauty and greatness of this amazing civilization at every sunrise and sunset

2. Luxury Nile Cruises

If you want to get the full ride with all fun toys then a luxury Nile cruise is the one for you where you get to spend the next couple of days in paradise with a five stars treatment and accommodation between the golden cities of Luxor and Aswan.

3. High Luxury Nile Cruises

High luxury Nile cruise is as finest as they come, preserved to the travelers who want to feel like royalty and live a truly magical time like how the ancient pharaohs used to live in the ancient times. Everything on the high luxury cruise is designed to make you feel like a king between the immortal cities of Luxor and Aswan.

Nile Cruises Types

Nile Cruises Types - What You Don't Know About Nile Cruises - Egypt Tours Portal

The Nile cruises differ in type as there are private Nile cruise called dahabiya which has about 10 cabins where you can experience the entire miraculous beauty of the Nile, Luxor, and Aswan all by yourself. The second one is the group Nile cruise where is a typical Nile cruise with 150 cabins or more.

1. Private Dahabiya Nile Cruises

A private Nile cruise is known as a Dahabiya where every traveler can explore the beauty of the Nile without on their own in total privacy that’s why it became known as the most exclusive and luxurious way to experience the Nile river in total comfort, peace, and quiet.

2. Group Nile Cruises

A group Nile cruise is a way to build a friendship with kind people who appreciate the beauty and history of the ancient Egyptian civilization. Onboard the cruise everyone will experience the most incredible treatment and witness a remarkable piece of art that shines in day and night spreading a sense of excitement, joy and bless on whoever lays their eyes on then between Luxor and Aswan.

Facilities on Board Nile Cruises

Facilities on Board Nile Cruises - What You Don't Know About Nile Cruises - Egypt Tours Portal

Onboard the cruise are an international telecom connection including wifi and satellite phone, inner swimming pool, sun deck where you and your company can relax under the beautiful skies, a full entertaining center where belly dancing shows and Nubians parts take place, lounge bar & discotheque, the main restaurant, a safe deposit box, beauty center, a laundry, a spa, and gift shops. Plus all the accommodation is superb both deluxe single or double beds offering the finest view from their enchanting windows. The cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, sat-tv, mini-fridge, a hairdryer, en-suite bathroom with bathtub, overhead shower and everything you could expect from a hotel that happens to float across the lifestream of this mesmerizing country.

Nile Cruises for Families

Nile Cruises for Families - What You Don't Know About Nile Cruises - Egypt Tours Portal

There is no greater adventure or a complete vacation to have with your family than a Nile cruise. There is always room for a family on a Nile cruise as long as you book early. Onboard the gates of heaven are opened and the vacation of a lifetime is begun where a family can truly bond under the historical attractions on the banks of the Nile and the satisfying service that will have your family experience full joy.

Best Time to Enjoy the Nile Cruise in Egypt

Best Time to Enjoy Nile Cruise in Egypt - What You Don't Know About Nile Cruises - Egypt Tours Portal

Any time to go on a Nile cruise is perfect but the best ideal time to go on a Nile cruise is between October and April in the winter months as it’s not too hot, which is important since you’ll be hopping on and off to visit the attractions along the way and also because the heat in Aswan and Luxor is intense, and it’s not recommended that you travel during the peak summer months from June through August.

What You Will Visit During Nile Cruises in Egypt?

What You Will Visit With Nile Cruises - What You Don't Know About Nile Cruises - Egypt Tours Portal

All Nile cruises are between the places that reflect the miraculous vision of beauty and grandeur created by the ancient Egyptians which are:

Luxor (The City of Hundred Gates)

Luxor is the world’s greatest open-air museum which is located in Upper Egypt and used to be the capital of Egypt during the Middle Kingdom(1975-1640 BC) and the New Kingdom(1570-1050 BC). You will explore one of the largest man-made religious temples in the world known as Karnak temple that is located at the heart of the city and the colossal Colossi of Memnon which belongs to Amenhotep III in the 18th dynasty.

The beautiful Luxor temple the second largest temple after the Karnak temple will be one of your stops also the phenomenal temple of Queen Hatshepsut is one of the most famous temples in the world which is a perfect example of the classical architectural style. Finally comes to the heavenly Valley of the Kings in the heart of a mountain containing more than 63 tombs out of which are 20 royal tombs from the New Kingdom like the Ramsess dynasty, Tutankhamun, Amenhotep I, Thutmose and more.

Aswan (The Nubian Heaven)

The city of Aswan is the southern guardian and a gateway due to Its strategic position which made it act as the final frontier of Egypt. During the Egypt new Kingdom (1550-1070) many constructions took place like the Unfinished Obelisk which showcases information about the construction process of obelisks through the history of ancient Egypt. The grand temple of Abu Simbel is one of the main highlights of the city which was created in 1244 B.C by Ramses II to immortalize his identity & legacy.

Various temples were built in the Greco-roman to reflect their deep religious nature such as the beautiful Philae temple that was built in 696 BC to be the worship center of deity Isis the Wife of Osiris during the Greco-Roman. In 237 BC, The Temple of the Sky God Hours, Edfu temple was constructed on the same spot where the great battle against his evil uncle deity Set happened. Across the Nile banks lies the double Kom Ombo temple of the crocodile deity Sobek was built between 332 and 395 BC. Finally, you will get to explore the modern wonder of the 50s which was created by the Egyptians called the Aswan high dam.

Answers for Most Common Questions About Nile Cruises in Egypt!

Questions About Nile Cruises - What You Will Visit With Nile Cruises - What You Don't Know About Nile Cruises - Egypt Tours Portal

Is there a Nile Cruise from Cairo to Aswan?

Yes, there is a long Nile cruise from Cairo to Aswan from 10 to 15 days starting from the point of departure whether Cairo or Aswan, departing at least once a month where every traveler will get to explore every single attraction between them while enjoying the most luxurious and relaxing service and treatment onboard the Nile valley.

Is a Nile Cruise Wheelchair-Accessible?

All the Nile cruises are equipped with a wheelchair-accessible as long as the traveler calls first so the cruise can be ready. The accommodation and the interior of most cruises are fully prepared and originally designed to handle this like any traveler.

How Safe are Nile Cruises?

Traveling onboard a Nile cruise is totally safe along you to have everything checked like your reservation on your chosen Nile cruise. The Nile cruise itself is secure and totally safe as there was no accident or any kind in the last three decades. It is equipped with the usual safety features, life jacket, a resident doctor on board, and cams all over the Nile cruise watching every move.

Will there be Wi-Fi on the Cruise?

There is wifi on board the cruise which you have to pay for it to access it so it is advised to buy a local sim card so you can have access to the internet at cheap prices. You can have a VPN line with you to always be connected.

Book Your Nile Cruise Holiday With Us!!!

The chance of a lifetime is just own click away to sail on the surface of a living miracle and wonder in the heart and soul of one of the oldest civilizations on the plant. The time is now to make you dream come true and board one of our dreamly Egypt Nile cruise holidays.

5 Days Abu Simbel Nile Cruise Package

Take the chance to discover ancient Egyptian history and archaeological sites for 5 days / 4 nights Abu Simbel Nile

4 Days Aswan Abu Simbel Nile Cruise

Live the adventure on board luxury Nile cruise and sail through the heart of Egypt to enjoy amazing 3 nights

5 Days Dahabiya Nile Cruise Luxor to Aswan

Great journey through the heart of Egypt for 5 days / 4 nights Dahabiya Nile cruise Luxor to Aswan joining a

4 Days Dahabiya Nile Cruise Aswan to Luxor

Get the chance to explore the ancient Egyptian landmarks in upper Egypt during wonderful journey through the Nile valley for a private

7 Night Nile Cruise Itinerary from Luxor

Immerse yourself on an amazing experience along the Nile valley for 8 days / 7 nights Nile cruise from Luxor accompanied by a private

7 Night Nile Cruise Itinerary from Aswan

Experience the Nile River "The Heart of Egypt" for 7 nights Nile cruise itinerary from Aswan accompanied by a private Egyptologist tour

5 Days Nile River Cruise Luxor to Aswan

Amazing experience along the Nile valley for 5-days-4 nights Nile River cruise Luxor to Aswan is joined by a private Egyptologist tour guide to

4 Days Nile Cruise Aswan to Luxor

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General Tips:

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.

Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.

Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Try “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, and “Koshary”.

Buy a local SIM card so you can call anyone you want.

Quality Measures:

Professional Egyptologist Tour Guides.

Modern Air-Conditioned Vehicles.

All Accommodations at 5* Hotels and Cruises.

Entrance Fees to All Sites that Mentioned at the Itinerary.

No Hidden Charges or Taxes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read More About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

You should pack everything you could ever need and but in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 10 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main concern priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the best atmosphere until you return home.

You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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