There are many reasons for taking a Nile Cruise. First and foremost: It’s the best way to explore Ancient Egypt.
Explore Ancient Egypt
Egypt is a beautiful country with a long and colorful history. From their large and varied pantheon of god and goddesses to their beautiful artistic production and ethnic and scientific innovations, the ancient Egyptians were one of the most sublime cultures the world has ever seen. The culture of Egypt today is just as fascinating, and tens of thousands of visitors come to the area every year to experience all that the country has to offer.
The routes for luxury Nile cruises run from Luxor to Aswan or Abu Simbel, though most include a comprehensive tour to the entire Cairo area before departing, by air, to the southern locations.
Decades ago it was possible to depart from Cairo, but the creation of locks and “cataracts” in the river’s course now makes it impossible for larger ships to pass through some areas. For this reason most luxury Nile cruises begin or end in Luxor, which was a historical capital during the ancient times.
It is Unique
Those who come to Egypt for the first time, as well as those who have been there many times before, will likely want to find a unique way to take their vacation and see all of the greatest sights. Cruising along the lush banks of the Nile is sure a unique way to see the country.
The Comfort Factor
Most people who come to Egypt travel the desert in hot caravans or on busses that can become uncomfortable after several days of travel, especially if you are not used to travelling in such a way. A cruise down the Nile allows people to have more space and to be more comfortable.
Unlike the cruise ships that carry thousands of different passengers, the ships that sail along the Nile River are far smaller. This means that you will share the ship with fewer passengers, and this can provide a closer, more intimate setting for the vacation.
Set up Tours
The best Nile Cruise lines will be able to set you up on all of the excursions you want when your take in each ports. They can set up tours with the best local guides, ensuring that you see what you want to see and have a great time doing it.
Fine Dining and Luxury Accommodations
You can be assured that your ship will have great chefs and offer some of the top-quality local cuisine and international fare in the country. Everyone will be able to find something to satisfy his or her appetite. You will also be given great accommodations that are clean and comfortable.
12 Days: Egypt Nile Cruise Tour
Enjoy a truly grand journey on the classical Egypt Nile Cruise Tour. It takes in some of the most famous, notable, and treasured sites of ancient Egyptian history as well as some contemporary “hot spots” during this fully escorted, 12 day adventure.
12 Days: Nile River Cruise Holiday
Nile River Cruise Holiday is ideal for anyone who wishes to experience the romanticism of Egypt by water. This 12 day journey includes the best of both Egypt and Jordan.