The Ultimate Egyptian River Cruise

Luxor Temple, Egypt - Nile river cruise

There are holidays that are taken for a nice getaway, to refresh and recharge the batteries quickly and with minimal fuss. While they have a place in today’s modern work schedules, they sometimes don’t quite fit the bill.

That’s when really special holidays need to be arranged, holidays that prove to be memorable experiences that can’t be repeated anywhere else in the world. Taking river cruises along the length of the River Nile in glorious Egypt is such a holiday, and is truly an unmissable experience.

Cruises vary in length and price, of course, but the deciding factor is when and length of time. A week-long river cruise is ideal, and takes in an abundance of exciting historical sites. Packages on offer include transport from home to London Heathrow or Gatwick airports, as well as direct return flights from the UK to Luxor.

A typical 8-day package will start from the day of flying and boarding the ship at Luxor. Day two would offer a riverside view of Luxor, site of the Valley of the Kings and Tutankhamen’s tomb. Travellers have the opportunity to visit these famous archaeological sites before setting sail along the Nile. The afternoon will see the ship pass through Esna and pause at Edfu for the night.

Day three has a stopover at Kom Ombo, a historical agricultural town that is noted for its famous temple, then the journey continues to Aswan. Day four allows a trip into Aswan to peruse its bazaars and museums, or alternatively to take an excursion to Abu Simbel. The rest of the journey back upriver stops at different sites of interest along the downriver route.

Marvel at the huge High Dam near Edfu, and explore the second-largest temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus, at leisure. Do remember to relax on the ship whilst sailing! Once the ship docks again at Luxor, travellers are treated to one last sumptuous dinner on board and can make the most of their final evening in Egypt. Finally, travellers travel home, with every step of the way taken care of.

Ship facilities and staff are second to none, promising satisfaction on every count. Egyptian service is regarded very highly, and with good reason: Egyptian standards are extremely high. While the highlights of the river cruise are the sites visited, the comfort and style of the journey will provide the best possible setting for sailing through Egypt.

There is no better way to experience the delights of the Nile and also see some of the cultural treasures of Egypt. A river cruise is a slightly different way of exploring another country, but perfect for the traveller needing to relax, to be pampered and to really drink in the sights.

As well as being looked after from leaving the front door at home to returning to it, travelling by river always brings social opportunities resorts don’t. Have a real holiday and see what the longest river in the world has to offer you.


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