Combining the pyramids, sphinx and Egyptian Museum in Cairo with an extended Nile Cruise from Cairo to Aswan has long been one of the worlds most desired trips. Newly re-opened, this classic river cruise gives you the chance to see and learn about some fascinating ancient history while watching rural Egyptian life pass by as you sail along the Nile.
Explore the River Nile with us, all the way from Cairo to Aswan from the comfort of your 5-star-deluxe Nile Cruise boat. The lower reaches of the Nile between Cairo and Abydos have been closed to Nile cruisers for over 15 years, and this tour offers an exciting chance to be one of the very first to sail this route now it has been officially re-opened. < /br> Note: Very few boats are operating this route, and due to the continuing low numbers of visitors to Egypt, long periods may pass between any boats running, however we are offering 4 guaranteed sailings in 2016.
This fascinating journey passes through rural Egypt where you can watch traditional Egyptian life on the banks of the river Nile as you sail by. You will also visit all of Egypt’s most famous and important historical sites such as the Pyramids and Valley of the Kings, as well as some such as Tel Amarna, Beni Hassan and Hermopolis that are seldom visited and that this cruise is now making more accessible.
This 2-week cruise alternates between running from Cairo to Aswan, and then from Aswan to Cairo. The descriptions on this website show the Cairo to Aswan itinerary - the reverse route visits all the same places and includes the same sightseeing tours.
Our prices for this cruise are based on you sharing tours with other passengers onboard the cruise. We also offer the option of booking a private guide if preferred.
You can extend the tour if you wish to add more time in Aswan or Cairo for day trips to the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, or to visit the spectacular desert scenery at Wadi Rayan and Wadi Hitan just outside Fayoum, near Cairo. This tour includes the 'Valley of the Whales' World Heritage Site where ancient whale fossils are found and displayed on the sand. We can also extend the tour to take in some time at a Red Sea beach resort, or to head into Egypt's western deserts.
"Thanks for organising such a great trip for us! We all had an amazing time and it really opened our eyes to the country, both ancient and modern. Our guide, Emad Hussain was wonderful – very knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and willing to put up with four archaeologists (including one Egyptologist) for the 12 days. I’m just downloading my 1200-odd photos now..."
Tim Dawson (Egypt Revisited)
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