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Nile Cruise Holidays

A Nile Cruise allows you to discover the ancient wonders of Egypt in comfort onboard one of our carefully selected Nile Cruise ships.

Follow in the footsteps of the pharaohs as you sail along the world’s longest river, and then moor up alongside some of Ancient Egypt’s most iconic and beautiful sights as your Nile cruise makes the leisurely journey between Luxor and Aswan.

Every Nile cruise includes an expertly guided itinerary delivered by a qualified Egyptologist. You will have the opportunity to visit the major sights from in and around both the East & West Banks of Luxor and then on to Esna, Edfu and unique double temple of Kom Ombo. Once you reach Aswan, one of Egypt’s most beautiful cities, you have the chance to visit the spectacular High Dam, the Temple of Isis on Philae Island and an optional excursion to Abu Simbel.

A Nile Cruise may also remind us of famous people such as Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great and other warriors such as Napoleon Bonaparte and Kitchener. Or perhaps we have been seduced by Agatha Christie’s famous novel ‘Death On The Nile’ featuring Hercule Poirot to add further mystery to this most mystical destination.
Nile Cruise holidays have become tremendously popular way of visiting the spectacular sites of Ancient Egypt in style. A Nile cruise is the best way to do this as some sites are difficult to reach by road from the major centres such as Luxor and Aswan. We have selected a range of amazing Nile Cruises allowing you an opportunity to explore Egypt’s timeless river. Combined with a fabulous package of excursions, a Nile Cruise will allow you to explore the banks of the river and visit ancient monuments, tombs and to view village life that has changed remarkably little since biblical times.
Nile cruise ships vary tremendously in quality and people can often be very disappointed by the standards of so-called ‘5 Star Nile cruises’ which are clearly not in line with UK standards. These ships may have been awarded 5 Stars by the Egyptian authorities but their rating system is not based on the same criteria as in the UK. The ratings you see on our website are provided by our suppliers and are more in line with UK expectations.
At Nile Cruise Holidays we can offer you a range of superb 4* and 5* Nile cruises which include 10 to 12 excursions. Some ships can offer All-Inclusive – others are on a Full Board basis.