Nile River

Mystery, history, and grandeur await you onboard a river cruise to Egypt along the Nile River. You can see the wonders of Egyptian culture, and the gripping story of the history that shaped it, from Moses to the great emperor Julius Caesar and his lover Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt. The Nile possess a fantastic mysticism that draws visitors year after year, from century to century. Itineraries include stunning visits to Cairo, the capital of Egypt, with shore excursions to the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx and the ancient city of Memphis. Featured below are sample highlights for Egypt river cruises along the Nile River:

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Karnak Temple Sculpture
  • In Luxor you will have a chance to mix the modern world with the ancient as you attend a light show at Karnak Temple. An Egyptologist will explain many of the features of the temple complex.
     
  • In Lower Nubia, you will be delighted by a sound and light show during the evening near the Temples of Abu Simbel. You may also get the chance to experience a Galabeya party onboard the ship, filled with native music and fun activities!
     
Egyptian Hieroglyphics
  • On many Nile River cruises, you'll be guided by an Egyptologist, someone dedicated to studying the language, society and history of Egypt. This guarantees the most enriching experience for everyone onboard.
     
  • Take a trip to the famous Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. Here you can sample some authentic street food from the vendors, enjoy some of the best Arabian coffee in the world, and see the Al-Azhar University.
     
Great Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  • Many itineraries start in Cairo, the capital of Egypt, where you can journey by camel to the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. You can also learn more about ancient Egypt at the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which has a vast array of artifacts, including a gold mask of King Tut. Other attractions include the Citadel of Salah al-Din, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali and the Egyptian Museum.
     
  • Some itineraries also visit Lake Nasser, a reservoir created by the Aswan High Dam. The serene Lake Nasser is surrounded by some incredible sites, such as the Kalabsha Temple of Nubia and the Wadi El Seboua (Valley of the Lionesses).
     

 

Answer Egypt's alluring call and discover the majesty of the Nile River on a river cruise in Egypt. Contact one of our river cruise experts to start planning today.

 

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