Choosing the destination for your next vacation can often seem like an impossible task, that once you finally choose, everything else will fall into place. Unfortunately, travellers often find that to be quite the opposite. Once you choose your travel destination, you have to find out what major attractions there are, hotel and transportation prices, and a million other small details.
However, if you travel to Egypt, booking a Nile cruise package can take all the stress out of planning that vacation. Keep reading to discover our top 6 recommendations for Egyptian Nile River cruise packages that will take the work out of trying to escape your work back home.
1. Pharaohs Nile Cruise Adventure, by Beyond the Nile Tours
This 8-day cruise makes our list because of the special care and convenience this cruise line provides. After you land in Cairo, this company will have someone there to pick you up and take you to your hotel the day before the cruise. They actually prefer their guests show up a day before, and same-day transfers from the airport straight to the cruise are an extra charge.
Once you set out from Cairo, you will stop at 8 total destinations , including the Great Pyramids, the Guardian Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, the Luxor & Karnak Temples, the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Temple, Edfu, the Philae Temple, Aswan. At the end of this itinerary, you’ll travel all the way back to Cairo and to the airport. If you wish to stay longer in Cairo after that, make sure your cruise director knows and isn’t caught off guard.
2. Felucca Odyssey, by Travel Talk
On a Felucca cruise, you’ll get to enjoy the scenic and peaceful trip down the Nile River while immersing yourself in ancient Nubian tradition. The felucca is a traditional Nubian ship that has a single sail and no lower cabins. This cruise has a max of 35 people, and you’ll all be sleeping out on the same deck, under the stars.
On the first day, you’ll enjoy a lively city tour through Cairo where you’ll be able to experience a bustling modern Egyptian city before diving into the country’s exotic history. That night, you’ll board an overnight sleeper train where you’ll ride to Aswan and begin your 9-day cruise.
3. King Ramses Tour, by On the Go Tours
At 13 days, this felucca tour is one of the longer options for your Nile River cruises. There are cruises that can last up to a month, but the most common option is between 5 to 8 days. On top of being longer, this tour is almost much smaller and intimate, with a maximum of 24 guests.
This tour leaves from Cairo like many others and takes you straight from the Great Pyramids at Giza. From there, you’ll take the normal route from Aswan to Luxor, stopping at all the magnificent cities and tombs along the way. Then, from Luxor, you’ll travel to Hurghada and spend three straight days enjoying the sandy beaches of the Red Sea Riviera.
4. Egypt Luxury Guided Tour with Nile Cruise & Air, by Truly Egypt Tours
One unique aspect of this tour is that the price includes your airfare. Reach out to the company to find out if there are any additional charges attributed to your specific corner of the world. Once you land in Cairo, a limo will be waiting to take you to your hotel, and you can explore Cairo that evening before embarking on your Nile River cruise the next morning.
From there, you’ll spend 2 days exploring everything Valley of the Kings and nearby Luxor has to offer, including Hatshepsut’s Temple, the Colossi of Memnon, and much more. After that, you’ll spend 1 day at Edfu and then 2 days exploring Aswan and all the nearby temples and monuments. From there, you’ll fly back to Cairo and spend your last day exploring the Great Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum.
5. Nile Cruise from Luxor, by Egyptology Travel
This shorter cruise is only 4 days long and is better for those who want to experience Egypt on a budget. This cruise doesn’t include airfare or transportation from the airport, but it does include meals and an expert guide who stays with you the entire time.
You’ll spend your first day in Luxor, one day in Edfu, one day in Kom Ombo, and then your last day in Aswan. One of the perks of these short cruises is that you don’t won’t be transported directly to and from the airport. This may seem like an inconvenience, but in reality, it gives you a chance to spend as much time as you want inn both Luxor and Aswan. Both cities and plenty of character and history and each deserve to be explored thoroughly.
6. Land of the Prophets, by Insight Vacations
Sitting at $10,000+ per person, this tour is the only tour on the list that spans almost a month. It’s perfect for those who want to explore everything the Middle East has to offer and end their travels with a relaxing cruise on the Nile. This tour leaves no stone unturned and includes everything from bustling Tel Aviv, High Tea at Old Cataract Hotel, and time in Luxor with a local family who has mastered Egyptian breadmaking.
This tour begins in Tel Aviv and goes on to Galilee, the Hula Valley, the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Amman and Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, and THEN you begin your cruse down the Nile river through Aswan, Kom Ombo, Luxor, and Cairo.
This tour will connect you to Upper Egypt and Northern Africa in a way that no other tour can. Once you’ve visited all these beautiful cities and taken in the Middle Eastern culture, your view of the world is bound to never be the same.
Your Life Will Never Be the Same
As we keep saying, if you choose any of these Egyptian Nile River Cruise packages, you will get to not only relax, but to expand your mind and views of the world in ways that you never thought possible. Book your Cairo Nile Cruise now and find out why travelers from around the world are calling the Nile River their most memorable Egypt Tour.