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Oberoi Philae cruiseboat on the Nile, Egypt
Above: Oberoi Philae cruiseboat on the Nile, Egypt

Nile cruise boats, dahabiyas & feluccas

Travelling by boat on the Nile is a very popular and enjoyable way of seeing Egypt. You see more of rural Egyptian life than if you were travelling by coach or flying, and the relaxed pace gives you a welcome break from the busy sightseeing you may be doing during the rest of your tour. There are three different types of boats to choose from when you travel on the Nile, and which you prefer will depend both on your budget, and on whether you want a more luxurious or adventurous holiday.
The most popular way to travel down the Nile is on a luxury Nile cruise boat. These floating hotels have up to around 100 en-suite, air-conditioned cabins on board, with restaurants, bars, and spacious sun decks and plunge pools.
Those looking for a cheaper and more adventurous trip on the Nile will love sailing on a felucca. These traditional Nile sail boats make for a very relaxing and fun way to travel, and you sleep on board the boat with your guide and Nubian crew.
The third option, Dahabiyas, combine the best of the experiences you get on a Nile Cruise boat and a felucca. These are larger sailing craft than feluccas and have been around for thousands of years; wall paintings of similar craft can be seen in ancient Pharaohs' tombs. Today, they provide a luxurious way to travel the Nile in style with just a few other lucky travellers. Prices are high and not many boats have been operating during Egypt's recent years of low tourist numbers.

Prices fromUK£1,699
Egypt | Cairo to Aswan Nile Cruise
Cruise boat on the Nile, Aswan, Egypt

Explore ‘All the Nile’ from the comfort of your Nile Cruise ship, sailing all the way from Cairo to Aswan. This fascinating journey passes through rural Egypt where you will see traditional Egyptian life, includes Egypt’s most famous ancient sites such as the Pyramids and Valley of the Kings, aswell as visiting almost forgotten sites such as Tel Amarna, Beni Hassan and Hermopolis.
**We can also offer this tour in reverse, sailing from Aswan to Cairo.

Prices fromUK£899
Egypt | Cairo, Luxor-Aswan Nile Cruise, Cairo
The Pyramids, Gisa, Egypt

This classic Cairo & Nile cruise itinerary starts with the pyramids and sphinx and a Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and then features a luxury 5 day/4 night Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan with one of our own Egyptologist guides, not joining the large boat groups. All the main highlights in the Nile Valley are covered, including an option to visit the spectacular temples at Abu Simbel.

Prices fromUK£2,199
Egypt & Jordan | Cairo, Luxor (Nile Cruise) Aswan, Jordan
The treasury, Petra, Jordan

This tour covers all the main sites in Egypt and Jordan. Following visits to the Pyramids, Sphinx and a city tour in Cairo, we enjoy a luxury cruise along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. We then head back to Cairo and on to Jordan for a comprehensive tour taking in the Roman ruins at Jerash and mosaics at Madaba, the Red Sea at Aqaba, a jeep safari & Bedouin meal in Wadi Rum and of course the hidden city of Petra. We also travel up the scenic King's Highway stopping at the crusader castle at Kerak before finishing at the Dead Sea.

Prices fromUK£1,239
Egypt | Cairo, Luxor (Dahabiya cruise) Aswan

An exciting journey along the Nile visiting Egypt's ancient monuments on board an exclusive Nile Dahabiya. This tour features the mighty Pyramids and Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple and much more!

Prices fromUK£1,899
Egypt | Cairo, Luxor-Aswan Nile Cruise, Lake Nasser cruise, Cairo

This classic tour gives you the opportunity to visit the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian museum in Cairo before transferring to Luxor for a 5-star deluxe cruise up the Nile to Aswan. While on the river you visit all the main sites before driving to Abu Simbel where you board a Lake Nasser cruise boat to visit the lesser known temples and tombs along the banks of Lake Nasser.

Prices fromUK£1,499
Egypt | Cairo, Luxor (Dahabiya cruise) Aswan
Dahabiya on the Nile, Egypt

This trip combines time in Cairo to see the pyramids, sphinx and Egyptian Museum, with a 7-night cruise on the Nile on board a classic Dahabiya. These elegant and stylish boats provide one of the most enjoyable ways to travel on the Nile in comfort, as you travel slower and see more than on the large cruise boats.

Prices fromUK£899
Egypt | Nile Cruise; Luxor - Aswan - Luxor
Nile cruiseboat, Egypt

This classic Nile Cruise tour spends a week travelling up and down the River Nile between Luxor and Aswan, visiting all the major sites en-route. These include the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, the temples of Edfu and Komombo, and the island temple of Philae in Aswan, with a local option to visit the temples to Ramses at Abu Simbel. This is a private tour with one of our own Egyptologists on a 5-star deluxe level cruise boat (you do not join with one of the large boat groups for the tours).

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Cairo, Egypt

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Dahab, Egypt

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Cairo, Egypt

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