Nile river cruise Egypt booking, itineraries, classification, Prices

Nile river cruise indeed is the most unique way to explore the treasures of Ancient Egypt. In fact, the Nile river cruises is a floating hotel, sails on the Nile river. The Nile cruises ship sails on the Nile river for certain tours programs. Moreover, the Nile cruises ship sails on the Nile river in fixed days of the week. In fact, the Nile cruises ship sails between Luxor and Aswan in Upper Egypt. Some Nile cruises ships sail from Cairo to Aswan and vise versa in fixed dates of the year. The Nile cruises ships built according to the international regulations of hotels and safety. The Nile cruises always provide Egyptology guides who speak most of languages.

In fact, these guides go with the guests to the touristic sites. The guides explain the historical sites to the tourists in many languages. Moreover, they are always at the guests service. In fact, the tour usually starts at 8 AM and ends about 5 pm every days. Embarkation on the Nile cruises is always either in Aswan or Luxor at 11:30 before the lunch. Moreover, the disembarkation is also in one of the cities which mentioned above. In fact, the disembarkation is always after the breakfast meal at 8 AM. All Nile cruises have their own stations for treating the water. The accommodation on the Nile cruises board always based on full board. The breakfast, lunch and dinner meals always offered in a buffet style in fixed times. In fact, the drinks during the meals not included except these which offered in the buffet.

Accommodation:

In fact, the Nile river cruises ships feature single, double, twin and triple cabins. Moreover, the cruises also feature suites exactly like the international hotels. The suites comprise extra living room and more facilities than the cabins. In fact, the Nile cruises cabins feature private bathrooms and private showers. Moreover, the cabins also feature TV, telephone, hair dryer, bathroom towels and safe boxes. In fact, the cabin telephone connected to reception desk. So, you can call for room services and house keeping as well. The electricity current in all cabins is 220 Volt. The suites in most of Nile cruises have their own Jacuzzi. The largest capacity of all cabin is 3 person per each cabin. In fact, there is neither quarter nor family cabins except in few Nile cruises. Some Nile cruises have special cabins for the special needs people.

Most of cabins located in the main, second and the upper deck of the cruise. In fact, some cabins located in the lowest deck near to the engine rooms. So, you have to contact us to make sure that your cabin located in the deck which you desire. In fact, some Nile cruises have coffee and tea maker. Moreover, the these cabins have more facilities such WiFi and Satellite cable. Moreover, some cabins are non smoking while the other cabins permit the smoking. So, you kindly requested to contact us to make sure of the cabin which you wish to stay in. Some Nile cruises have balconies in their cabins and suites. In fact, the other Nile cruises have big windows from the floor to the ceiling. The large windows indeed offer a magnificent view of the Nile landscape.

Egypt Nile river cruise Facilities:

In fact, the Nile river cruise ship features most of hotels outlets. The Nile cruises offer swimming pools, sun decks, Spa centers, restaurants and games corners. Egypt Nile cruises consist of 4-5 decks due to the Nile river level of the water. The swimming pool always located on the upper deck which has a sunny and shady areas. The lowest decks always have the engine rooms of the ships. The main decks have the receptions, guest cabins, lounges, restaurants and bars. Moreover, the Nile river cruises ships have gift shops and bazaars for buying souvenirs. They also feature beauty salon and hair dresser salon. In fact, the Nile river cruise ship also has a clinic and a doctor in call. The most of Nile cruises offer service of laundry, massage and of course the room services.

The facilities on the Nile cruises board include bar and bar lounges. Moreover, the facilities also include discotheque and a place for dancing. In fact, most of Nile river cruises also have fitness rooms. The fitness rooms which equipped with the most recent machines. Some Nile river cruise ships have tennis tables on the sun deck. Moreover, few Nile cruises have casinos like Moon Goddess Nile river cruise. The Euros and the American dollars are acceptable on the cruise board. You also can pay for your extras in Visa, MasterCard, American express.

Egypt Nile cruises classification:

In fact the Nile cruises in Egypt classified into 5, 4 and 3 stars just like the hotels. This classification is according to the regulations of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism. Yet, we have our own classification which reflects the real category of the Nile river cruise. The classification is Luxurious, deluxe, Superior and at the bottom is the standard. In fact, our classification based on the real status of the Nile river cruise furniture. Moreover, it also based on the services and foods which offered on the cruise board. Furthermore, our classification also based on the punctuality and other factors.

Egypt Nile river cruise Sailing Schedule:

  • Four Days / 03 nights Ex Aswan every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • 05 Days / 04 nights Ex Luxor every Thursday, Saturday, Monday.
  • Eight Days / 07 nights Ex Aswan every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • 08 Days / 07 nights Ex Luxor every Thursday, Saturday, Monday.

Egypt Nile river cruise itineraries:

Three night Nile river cruise itinerary Day 1: Aswan

Upon arrival Aswan airport, there will be meeting and assist by our representative. And then, there will be also a transfer to the Nile river cruise by private coach. In fact, the embarkation on the cruise will be before lunch. The lunch will be on the Nile river cruise board. The time will be at leisure till afternoon. And then, we will sail by traditional Nile Felucca on the Nile. In fact, the sailing will be along the shores of Elephantine Island and Aga Khan Mausoleum. The tea and coffee served in the early evening on the cruise board. The dinner and overnight will be also on the Nile river cruise board.

** Optional Tour: There will be an excursion to Abu Simbel temples. In fact, the excursion will be either by private coach or by domestic flight.

Abu Simbel temples are 300 km southwest of Aswan and about 300 km by road. In fact, the complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It known as the “Nubian Monuments” which run from the complex downriver to Philae. In fact, The twin temples carved out of the mountainside. Moreover, it was during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC. They are a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari. The temples erected to commemorate his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh. Moreover, it was also to intimidate his Nubian neighbors. In fact, the complex relocated in its entirety in 1968. Moreover, the complex is now on an artificial hill which is high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir.

Three night Nile river cruise itinerary Day 02: Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu

The breakfast will be also on the Nile river cruise board. Today we will visit Aswan High Dam which built in 1960. In fact, the dam contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Giza. Moreover, the dam is 11,811 feet long, 3215 feet thick at the base and 363 feet tall. Proceed to the Unfinished Obelisk. It made of the red granite which used for the ancient temples and colossi. In fact, they came from quarries in the Aswan area. The obelisk weighs more or less than 2.3 million pound. And then, we will visit the beautiful Philae temple. In fact, the temple risen from the water of the Nile. The lunch will be also on the Nile river cruise board. It is while the cruise ship sails to Kom Ombo.

In Kom Ombo, we will visit Kom Ombo temple. In fact, it is the Ptolemaic temple of Sobek and Haroeries. The actual temple started by Ptolemy Vl Philometor in the early second century BC. And then, we will return back to the Nile river cruise. Relax on the sun deck and watch primitive villages on the banks of the river glide. The tea and coffee served in the early evening. While sailing to Edfu, we will enjoy a sumptuous oriental dinner on the cruise board. In fact, the dinner includes dance all night away. Moreover, the dinner also includes Egyptian folklore Party. The overnight will be also on the Nile river cruise board.

Three night Nile river cruise itinerary Day 03: Edfu – Luxor

The breakfast will be also on the Nile river cruise board. This morning, we visit the beautiful preserved Edfu temple. The temple also known as Horus temple, the Falcon God. It built in 237 BC during the reigns of six Ptolemy’s. Moreover, the temple indeed is the best temple which preserved in Ancient Egypt. It is the second largest after Karnak temple. Edfu temple built from sandstone blocks. The huge Ptolemaic temple constructed over the site of a smaller earlier temple. In fact, it oriented east to west towards the river.

The later structure of the temple faces north to south. It leaves the ruined remains of the older temple pylon to see on the east side of the first court. In fact, little known about the first Horus temple. An inscription shows that New Kingdom rulers Seti I, Ramses II and III did building work there. The lunch will be also on the Nile river cruise board. Sailing to Luxor through Esna lock while the tea and coffee served in the early evening. The dinner and overnight will be also on the Nile river cruise board.

Three night Nile river cruise itinerary Day 04: Luxor – Disembarkation

The breakfast will be also on the Nile river cruise board before disembarkation. And then, we cross to the west bank of the Nile to visit the Colossi of Memnon. They are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. In fact, they stood in the Theban necropolis for the past 3400 years since 1350 BC. It was across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. And then, we will go to the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. In the valley of the queens, we will visit Hatshepsut temple. In fact, the temple located beneath the cliffs at on the west bank of the Nile. Moreover, the temple is near the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

In fact, the mortuary temple dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra. The lunch will be at local restaurant. And then, we will visit the awe inspiring Luxor temple. In fact, the temple founded in 1400 BC and built with sandstone from the Gebel el-Silsila area. The area located in south-western Egypt. And then, we will continue to visit Karnak temple. The temple comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons and other buildings. Furthermore, building at the complex began in the reign of Sesostris I in the Middle Kingdom.

Four night Nile river cruise itinerary Day 1: Luxor

Upon arrival Luxor, our representative will meet and assist you. And then, there will be a transfer you to the Nile river cruise. In fact, the embarkation on the Nile river cruise will be before the lunch. The lunch will be on the Nile river cruise board. And then, we will visit Luxor temple. The temple founded in 1400 BC and built from sandstone. In fact, the sandstone brought from Gebel el-Silsila area which located south western Egypt. And then, we will visit Karnak Temple. The temple features a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons and other buildings. And then, we will be back to the Nile river cruise. The dinner and overnight will be also on the Nile river cruise board.

Four night Nile river cruise itinerary Day 02: Luxor – Edfu

The breakfast will be also on the cruise board. An then, we will cross to the west bank of the Nile to visit the Colossi of Memnon. The colossi are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. The statues stood for the past 3400 years in the necropolis. They are across the Nile River from the modern city of Luxor. And then, will go to the Valley of the Kings and Queens to visit Hatshepsut temple. The temple located under the cliffs on the west bank of the Nile. Moreover, the temple is near to the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.

The mortuary temple dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra. In fact, it located next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II. Moreover, the temple served as an inspiration and later as a quarry. The lunch will be also on the Nile river cruise board while sailing to Edfu. The dinner and the overnight will be also on the Nile river cruise board.

Four night Nile river cruise itinerary Day 03: Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan

The breakfast will be also on the Nile river cruise board. And then, we will visit the beautiful preserved Horus temple. In fact, it indeed the best preserved of all Egyptian temples which built by the Ptolemy’s. The lunch will be on the Nile river cruise board while sailing to Kom Ombo. Over there, we will visit the Temple of Sobek the crocodile god which situated on the riverbank. And then, we will sail to Aswan. We will enjoy an oriental dinner and dance all night away on the Nile river cruise board. The overnight will be also on the Nile river cruise board.

Four night Nile river cruise itinerary Day 04: Aswan

The breakfast will be also on the cruise board. And then, we will visit Aswan High Dam. In fact, it is an embankment dam which situated across the Nile River in Aswan. And then, we will visit the Unfinished Obelisk. The obelisk located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan. The lunch will be also on the Nile river cruise board. PM, we will sail on the Nile by traditional Nile boat. In fact, the sailing will be along the shores of Elephantine Island and Philae temple. The temple located at Philae Island. In fact, the island was a rocky island in the middle of the River Nile, south of Aswan.

The island called in Hieroglyphic “Apo” which means Ivory. Moreover, the island also known by the Greek “Elephantine”. It was most probably because it was an important center of trade, especially for ivory. The Ancient Egyptians built a beautiful and magnificent temple on this island. The temple built in fact for the Goddess Isis. In fact, the temple became submerged after the first dam built in 1906. The dinner and the overnight will be also on the Nile river cruise board.

Four night Nile river cruise itinerary Day 05: Aswan – Disembarkation

The breakfast will be also on the Nile river cruise board. In fact, the disembarkation will be after the breakfast. Transfer to Aswan airport.

** Optional Tour: There will be an excursion to Abu Simbel temples. In fact, it will be either by private coach or by domestic flight.

Day 01: Luxor

Upon arrival Luxor airport there will be meeting and assist. And then, there will be a transfer to the Nile river cruise by private coach. In fact, the embarkation on the Nile river cruise will be before the lunch. The lunch, dinner and the overnight will be also on the Nile river cruise board.

Day 02: Luxor – Esna – Kom Ombo – Aswan

The breakfast will be also on the Nile river cruise board. The Nile cruise river will sail to Esna to visit Esna temple. In fact, the temple dedicated to the ram headed God Khnum, the God of Creation. Thutmose III laid the foundation of the temple in the 18th Dynasty. The Ptolemaic and Roman Emperors completed it from 40-250 AC. Moreover, their names recorded all over the temple walls. The lunch will be also on the Nile cruise board. And then the cruise will sail to Kom Ombo.

In Kom Ombo, we will visit Kom Ombo temple. In fact, the temple is the Ptolemaic temple of Sobek and Haroeries. Moreover, the temple located in Kom Ombo town, about 28 miles north of Aswan. The temple dates back to Ptolemy’s and built on a high dune overlooking the Nile. And then, we will return back to the Nile river cruise. The tea and the coffee also served in the early evening on the cruise board. While we sail to Aswan, we will enjoy indeed an amazing oriental dinner. Moreover, we will also enjoy the dance all night away to the Egyptian folklore party. The overnight will be also on the Nile river cruise board.

Day 03: Aswan

The breakfast will be also on the Nile river cruise board. Today we will visit Aswan High Dam which built in 1960. In fact, it contains 18 times the material which used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops. The Dam is 11,811 feet long, 3215 feet thick at the base and 363 feet tall. Continue to visit the Unfinished Obelisk. The obelisk made of the red granite which used for the ancient temples and colossi. In fact, they came from quarries in the Aswan area. Around these quarries, there are many inscriptions. The inscriptions are of which describing successful quarrying projects.

The Unfinished Obelisk located in the Northern Quarry. It still lies where a crack discovered as it felled out from the rock. The obelisk weighs more or less than 2.3 million pound. It is the world largest piece of stone which ever handled. In fact, a crack occurred and let to abandon it. Then we will visit the fascinating Philae temple which risen from the water of the Nile. The lunch will be also on the Nile river cruise board. The tea and the coffee also served in the early evening. The dinner and overnight will be also on the Nile river cruise board.

Day 04: Aswan

The breakfast will be also on the Nile river cruise board. In fact, the time will be at leisure on the Nile river cruise board. The lunch will be also on the Nile river cruise board. The tea and the coffee also served in the early evening. The dinner and the overnight will be also on the Nile river cruise board.

** Optional Tour: There will be an excursion to Abu Simbel temples. In fact, it will be either by private coach or by domestic flight.

Day 05: Aswan – Edfu

The breakfast will be also on the Nile river cruise board. And then, we will sail to Edfu. The lunch will be also on the Nile river cruise board. In Edfu, we will visit the beautiful preserved Edfu temple. The temple known as the temple of Horus, the Falcon God. In fact, it built in 237 BC during the reigns of six Ptolemy’s. It indeed is the best temple which preserved in Ancient Egypt. Furthermore, the temple is the second largest after Karnak temple. It built from sandstone blocks. The huge temple constructed over the site of a smaller earlier temple. It oriented east to west, towards the river.

Furthermore, the later structure of the temple faces north to south. It leaves the ruined remains of the older temple pylon to seen on the east side of the first court. In fact, little known about the first temple of Horus. An inscription shows that the New Kingdom rulers Seti I, Ramses II and III did building work there. The tea and coffee also served in the early evening. The dinner and the overnight will be also on the Nile river cruise board.

Day 06: Edfu – Luxor

The breakfast will be also on the Nile river cruise board. And then, we will sail to Luxor. The lunch will be also on the Nile cruise board. The tea and the coffee also served in the early evening. The dinner and the overnight will be also on the Nile river cruise board.

Day 07: Luxor

The breakfast will be also on the Nile river cruise board. And then, we will start the tour by crossing to the West bank of the Nile river. Over there, we will visit the Valley of the Kings. In fact, the valley features many tombs which chiseled deep into the Cliff side. From the 18th to the 20th dynasty, Memphis area and Pyramid style tombs abandoned. In fact, it was in favor of the West bank of the Nile in Thebes. Moreover, several great leaders as well as many less important rulers buried here. In fact, more tombs discovered even today. The most famous is where Howard Carter discovered the treasure of Tutankhamen in 1922.

Continue to the Valley of Queens to visit the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari. In fact, the temple design set at the head of the valley overshadowed by the peak of Thebes. Our last stop will be at Colossi of Memnon. In fact, the site built by Amenhotep III (18th Dynasty) as a mortuary temple in Thebes. Moreover, the site guarded by two gigantic statues of Amenhotep. The lunch will be also on the Nile river cruise board. And then, we will visit Karnak temple, the largest temple built by a man. Continue to visit Luxor temple. The temple built by two Pharaohs, Amenhotep III and the King Ramses II. The dinner and the overnight will be also on the Nile river cruise board.

Day 08: Luxor – Disembarkation

The breakfast will be also on the Nile river cruise board before we disembark.


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