Nile cruise to ancient Egypt

A cruise can be a great way to learn a new skill, polish up an old one or study an ancient culture. Maggie O’Sullivan combines a Nile cruise with a tour of Egypt’s temples and tombs.


The ancient Egyptians believed that their gods travelled up and down the Nile by boat. This would have been far easier to imagine when boats were elegant feluccas, powered by wind and graceful oar, rather than the ugly floating hotels that chug along the river today.

I say floating hotels but even a two-star wouldn’t get away with a room the size of the average Nile cruise cabin. However, you shouldn’t judge a cruiser by the size of its cabins. And a good job, too, I think, as I survey my accommodation on Oberoi’s new Zahra, billed as the most luxurious cruiser on the river. Suites measure a roomy 50m² but I’m not in a suite, I’m in a cabin and at 26.4m², it feels rather snug.

There’s room for two single beds (or are they berths?) and bedside tables, a built-in wardrobe, a desk that doubles as a dressing table, two armchairs and small table. The chairs are arranged side by side, facing the opaque glass wall of the – very luxurious – bathroom, and at right-angles to the picture window. I rearrange the chairs so that they are both next to the window and place the table against the wall to clear more space. When I return from lunch, the chairs and table have been restored to their original positions.

I notice that I can hear my neighbour moving about in her cabin. Perhaps you shouldn’t judge a cruiser by the quality of its soundproofing, either.

But it doesn’t matter, because I won’t be spending much time in my cabin. I’m on an introductory cruise, which means that we will only be spending two nights/three days on the Zahra Nile Cruise and travel from Luxor as far as Qena – the real thing goes from Luxor to Aswan (or vice versa). But as on the longer cruises, we are provided with our own Egyptologist who will guide us around the sights; transport will be on a small, private coach.

Our Egyptologist, Ahmed, announces that he will be calling us the “Royal Family” group. We don’t understand what he means until later at Luxor Temple he extracts us from the general mêlée by calling out: “Royals… follow me.” After that, we rather enjoy being addressed as Royals, particularly as we are following in the footsteps of so many real kings and queens.

We are mesmerised by the temple, for most of us, our first taste of ancient Egypt. Guarding the entrance is an 82ft high obelisk that looks strangely familiar. “There were two – the other one is in the Place de la Concorde. Empress Eugenie did a swap for a kiss and a clock. The clock has never worked. You can see who got the best end of the bargain,” sighs Ahmed.

But it isn’t the obelisk that stuns us into silence, it’s the two beautiful, colossal statues of Rameses II seated just behind it. It’s hard to believe that they were carved more than 3,000 years ago, and not something made up by a special-effects department. We’ve clearly all seen The Spy Who Loved Me too many times.

It’s still blisteringly hot at four in the afternoon but the temple is surprisingly uncrowded. This, says Ahmed, is because Zahra times its tours to be out of synch with everybody else’s. It’s true: when we get to Tutankhamun’s tomb on our third morning, we Royals are the only ones gazing down over the boy king’s sarcophagus. Although we try to obey Ahmed’s exortations not to talk – “when you talk, you exhale 20g of moisture, which harms the tombs” – we find it impossible to stay silent.

With Ahmed at the helm, the tours are also delightfully concise, so although we do the Luxor Temple and Luxor museum, Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Dier el-Bahri, Dier El Madina and the Temple of Denderah, in just three days, we never feel templed-out.

The other reason we’re so relaxed is why, I suspect, people will happily spend £1,795 on this particular cruise. Think of all the facilities you would expect to find in a luxury hotel – spacious room excepted, obviously – and they’re all on the Zahra: outdoor swimming pool (14 breast strokes from end to end), a gourmet restaurant serving – albeit rather slowly – superb Egyptian and Indian food (the chef is Indian), a swish bar area, a cigar room, a library, a gym and a small presentation theatre for lectures and films.

There’s a spa with four treatment rooms and, up on deck, an automated misting system to keep you cool (frizz alert, girls). I like the contemporary décor, too: lots of cream and chocolate with wooden flooring in the cabins and opaque glass stairs between the decks. Very different from the British colonial look that other Nile cruisers go in for.

It isn’t just the boat that’s relaxing – the Nile has the same effect, particularly once we get going. On the banks, fields of crops and half-finished houses slide by to a soundtrack of muezzins calling the faithful to prayer and the muted throb of the Zahara’s engines.

It’s also another chance to see some of the sights we have already visited: Hatshepsut’s glorious terraced temple at Dier el-Bahri looks especially dazzling from the water. We’re rather obsessed with Hatshepsut – Ahmet calls her “the Egyptian Margaret Thatcher – beautiful and intelligent” but we’ve all read the recent research which concludes that she was actually extremely fat.

There’s a wake-up call when we reach Qena: we are escorted to the Temple of Denderah by an armed tourist police car. This appears to be more for show than anything – and the car is so ancient that on our return journey it needs a push start – but it serves to remind us that the risk of terrorism against tourists remains high in Egypt. There’s a gun mounted on the deck of the Zahra, too, though this is quickly dismantled once we leave Qena.

It’s late in the afternoon and the ostentatiously armed guards at Denderah are irritable and keen for us to leave. It’s a shame because this is the loveliest temple of all – dedicated to Hathor, goddess of love, music and beauty – and really needs a little more time than we have.

In the end, the guards lock the gates and we have to walk across flowerbeds and round the back of the information centre to get out.

On our way to the airport to fly back to Cairo, we stop off at Luxor Museum. Cairo gets all the good stuff, of course, but there are still some interesting artefacts here, including a stunning statue of Thutmosis III in granite and several mummies. Wandering around the artefacts, I meet someone I know from London. I feel a stab of envy – for while my journey along the Nile has ended, his is just about to begin.

Things That Surprised Travelers About Egypt Travel


From the heights of the pyramids; 40 centuries look down to Egypt. Egypt is a remarkable country that is often considered as the jewel of North Africa’s crown and has the propensity that leaves the travelers speechless with its bewitching beauty.

Due to its unmatched combination of history buffs, natural wonders, and adventure spots the country attracts around 8.3 million tourists each year. Egypt Travel include some of the most iconic historical sites like Great Pyramid at Giza which is the sole surviving wonder that is still maintained its position in the 7 Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Acquiring a total landmass of 384,345 square miles, Egypt is a gem of North Africa where the traveler can meet friendliest hosts, tasty cuisines, and stories of ancient kings and tales of still mysteries in each step.

1. Explore Abu Simbel; The Safest Historical Spot

Abu Simbel; the complex of the temple that is dedicated to the Pharaoh Ramsis II “the Great” remains an evocative destination and the safest place to visit in Egypt. This corner of Egypt is marked tick by all the solo travelers and extremely hyped place between all the tourists despite age and gender. Abu Simbel lying 280 km south of Aswan and only 40 km north of the Sudanese border is a relatively small settlement but an insanely beautiful place to discover. The 2 massive rock temples are one of the iconic historical points of Egypt that deluge with stories of Pharaohs and their ruling period.

Attractions Of Abu Simbel:

  • Great Temple of Ramses II
  • Temples of Hathor

2. Meet The Most Amiable Egyptian Kids

Every time you get out for traveling a new spot in Egypt, you will mostly get approached by the young generation of Egypt as they are really friendly and very curious to know about other places of the world from the tourist’s mouth. It’s overwhelming to meet such friendly kids and interacting with them while sharing interesting facts about your own country and learning more about Egypt from them. You can easily capture some young smiling faces in your camera that can make your tour more memorable.

Best Part:

  • Taking some selfies
  • Exchanging views/travel tips

3. Traverse Through Cairo; The Most Delightful City Of Egypt

Cairo tops the list of many travelers who listed out the places to visit in Egypt. With a stunning world, famous Giza pyramids at the doorstep the city buzzes with many more pyramids, museums and art centers that display the authentic arts as well as the mosques and gigantic market places.

Attractions of Cairo:

  • Sakkara Step Pyramid
  • Memphis City
  • Giza pyramids
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Abu Serga Church

4. Food In Egypt Is Unique And Tasty:

Food is one of the most delectable essences for travelers no matter which corner of the world you are going to invent. Food doesn’t only represent the ingredients and test it also introduce the rich culture of any country. Egyptian food is not only something travelers would enjoy but also the recipes are very traditional and leave an essence in the tourist’s mind till a long time.

Few Egyptian Mouth-Watering Dishes To Test:

  • FulMedammes
  • Falafel
  • Koshari
  • Mahshi
  • Shawarma
  • Roz Bel Laban
  • Umm Ali

5. Amazingly A Very Less Tipping Amount Can Make Your Stay Enjoyable:

Tipping or “baksheesh” is something you will get to hear more often in Egypt however; amazingly the tipping amount is going to be very low. Tipping is not though clear-cut demanded but it’s expected, so it’s completely a tourist’s wish. But we recommend spending a small amount as the tip and witness the smile and warmth that will ultimately make you feel good.

Expected places where to tip:

  • Porters who carry your bag
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Tour Guides

6. Ancient Sites Are 10x Better In Real Life:

Egypt Tours is like a comic book- filled with amazing stories, fancy and colorful spots, as well as mysterious tales. But just imagine visiting the places in real that you have been reading in books or seeing just in the pictures. If you are making a bucket list for your 2020 travel plan, don’t forget to include Egypt. Trust us you will get amazed by witnessing the historical spots in real as it looks 10 times more enchanting than the pictures you have come across.

What To Expect:

  • Historical temples
  • The mummies of pharaohs
  • Oldest architectures

7. Egypt Is So Much Better With A Tour Guide:

Traveling Egypt without a guide will keep your trip incomplete. The country is the address of a few spectacular historical spots and monuments without a guide’s help it’s almost impossible to explore the true essence of the places. The guides of Egypt explain very interestingly the place’s history, stories, and myths/believe about the places.

Tip To Hire A Guide:

  • Hire a local guide or a knowledgeable guide who knows briefly about the places and history
  • Prefer guides who know fluent English or multilingual

8. Best Exchange Rates Ever In Egypt!!!

Egypt Travel lets you get the best value of your money; and get an amazing bang for your buck. Currently, it’s the best time to visit Egypt as far as the financial plan for your travel can be a little easy on you. Egypt’s Central Bank has divulged in the International currency market to market improve Egypt’s financial conditions.

9. Keeping Your Patience High At Pyramids Can Make You Wanderlust:

Visiting the world-famous pyramids is mostly a life-time experience for many travelers, so keeping a little patience will help you explore the dynamic pyramids. Most travelers visit Egypt to see the Pyramids.  Mostly pyramids lay a bit far across each other and from catching a glimpse to reach the real site may take some time and it’s recommended to keep your patience high. You will experience the best when you will reach the site.

10. New Discoveries At Egypt:

Egypt has hidden many historical gems in itself hence it’s an active archeological spot as the archeologist believes there are more Egypt kept inside. There are many new tombs, mummies; ancient pharaoh’s belongings are still getting invented.

Few New Inventions:

  • New tomb labeled KV63 near the Valley of the Kings in Luxor
  • Hidden chambers of tomb of King Tut
  • New room inside of the Great Pyramid

What Do You Think? Is Egypt Somewhere You’d Like To Travel?

We are sure the answer would be “yes” as the country is enchanting from the point of history, colorful heritage; natural sensations and undisturbed artifacts. Being one of the top-ranked Egypt tour providers, Plan Egypt Tours design the best of Egypt Travel Packages. Here are the two best of Egypt tours itineraries that we recommend which fits in all kinds of budget no matter it’s a pocket friendly one or the most luxurious one

  • Egypt Budget Tours: Plan your next Egypt Travel that with the most affordable travel packages in our Egypt Budget Tours that allows you to explore the best within a good budget.
  • Luxury Egypt Tours: Also, you can explore a splendid stay at Egypt enjoying the most incredible accommodation. Explore the best of Luxury Egypt Tours with us.

Best Cheap Holidays to Egypt

Egypt budget tours offer 14 nights tour packages in Egypt to discover the best sights in Egypt, best attraction places, ancient Egypt civilization, ancient Egypt history and ancient Egypt artifacts, the secret of mummification during your Egypt tour packages with amazing experience, private A.C Cars, support team, professional tour guides, your accommodation will be at 5* hotels.
Start your cheap holidays to Egypt from unique tours in Cairo.

Arrival to Egypt Land of Pharaohs

Upon arrival to Cairo international airport, you will meet our representative to assist you with a private A.C Car to your hotel in Cairo for relaxing time. Overnight at the hotel.

Pyramids Tour in Cairo.

After breakfast tour to Giza Pyramids complex one of the seven wonders of the world. The complex including Great Sphinx, Valley Temple, Great Pyramid, Sakkara the step Pyramid and Memphis City. Enjoy watching the great pyramid of “King Khufu”, it took about 20 years to be built, take amazing pictures for memory, then moves to continue your tours in Egypt by visiting old Cairo sightseeing for overnight.

Tours in Cairo Sightseeing

After breakfast joining your private tour guide to start your Cairo tours by a tour to Salah El-Din Citadel, which it one of the most important attractions in old Cairo because it has a strategic location, it was built by Saladin El Ayouby during the end of the 12th century between 1176 and 1183 CE. Then move to visit Mohamed Ali Mosque. A Turkish man Yousef Boushnaq who come from Istanbul to build this great mosque for Mohammed Ali Pasha. then have your lunch, then move to visit Khan El Khalili the best attraction in Cairo you will see. Khan El Khalili it’s called Al Moez Ladin Allah Al Fatmi Street, finish your Cairo day tours by visiting the Egyptian Museum “Hous of Mummys”.
The Museum contains a lot of artifacts of ancient Egyptians, there is section in the museum include the mummy of Egypt Kings and Queens, a lot of people around the world travel to Egypt and specially this place to collect and learn about ancient Egypt civilisation, after finish your Cairo tours transfer to your 5* hotel by a private A.C Car for overnight in Luxor to continue your Egypt holiday packages.

Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan

after breakfast joining your private tour guide fly to Luxor to start Luxor and Aswan Nile Cruise.
While you are in Luxor there are many things to do like visiting the most attractions and artifacts in ancient Egypt civilization. Your Egypt Nile cruise will start at Luxor to Aswan where you will visit the most historical temples along the Nile.
In Luxor you will visit Karnak Temple:
The Temple also called “House of Amon“, the temple is the largest in the world not only this is also the largest religious building ever made, it covers about 1.5 to 0.8 Km an area larger than some ancient cities, then moves to visitHatshepsut Temple the best beautiful temple in Luxor it was built by engineer Senmout, it’s the engineer of queen Hatshepsut, the temple includes three levels with two wide ramps in a central position joining the levels together.
After finish continues your Egypt tours by visiting “Colossi of Memnon“, then have your lunch then move to discover the ancient Egypt tomb of king “Tutankhamun” inside “Valley of the King“.
This amazing place contains about 60 tombs of Egyptian empires. after enjoying your visiting continues your Egypt Nile cruises for overnight in Aswan to visit Abu Simbel temple, The High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae temple.
After finishing your Nile cruise Luxor and Aswan transfer to Luxor by train then joining your private A.C car to enjoy your Red Sea holidays.

Thing to do in Hurghada – Hurghada Excursions

When you arrive in Hurghada our representative will take you to relax day in Hurghada 5* hotel.
Next day enjoy your Egypt holidays by a private snorkeling trip in the red sea to enjoy watching the coral reefs and colorful fish, then have your lunch in your hotel for overnight in Hurghada.
Next day continue your amazing holidays in Egypt by a private diving tour in the Red Sea. at overnight enjoy super safari tour by quads in Hurghada desert, then get relax day in Hurghada beaches to discover the wonderful beaches in Hurghada. After finishing your Hurghada tours transfer to Hurghada airport to catch your flight to Cairo for overnight. Next day transfer to Alexandria city to explore the best attractions in Alexandria and end your Egypt tour package.

Cairo and Luxor Tour package

When you visit Egypt to enjoy your Egypt Travel Packages there are many places that you will want to visit, the length of your travel package to Egypt may seem short to do! We often meet people during our tours, that have been to Egypt more than 5 times, and they keep returning to Egypt again to visit more places, in your tour package to Egypt you will always find new places to visit. we organize your trips to Egypt and Luxor in 5 days, then you could visit many places in Egypt.


Day1: Arrive at Cairo

Upon your arrival at Cairo international airport, you will find your representative waiting for you then he will escort you to your hotel for your check-in. start your Egypt tours with an amazing evening Nile cruise in Cairo while enjoying dinner there will be much entertainment like belly dancing and tanoura, then you will be transferred back to your hotel.

 Day2 Cairo Tours:

Your Breakfast will be at the hotel, followed by a full day tour to the pyramids, our guide will meet you to start your Egypt holiday packages. you will be driven to see the Great Pyramid, the Great Sphinx, The valley temple, Saqqara pyramid and Memphis city. You will see during your Egypt tours all the miracles and greatness, you will never see something like that throughout your life, You will see the creativity of ancient Egyptians, current engineers cannot even understand how they built these pyramids, temples, and tombs.

The Pyramids:

Scientists can’t be sure until today about how the pyramids were built, they have a large argued, some of them said that the ancient Egyptians built a massive ramp that allowed them to pull the blocks into its place. Engineers have suggested that the ramp was in a spiral shape around of the pyramid.
And other Scientists said that the ancient Egyptians may have been able to move massive stone blocks through the desert by wetting the sand in front of a contraption built to drag the heavy objects.
Your Egypt tours in your second day will be ended by visiting Memphis city, then we will drive you back to your hotel.

Day3 Cairo Sightseeing:

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel continue your amazing  Egypt Tour packages to The Egyptian museum, Salah el din citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque, and Khan El Khalili bazaar. You will visit places that will remain in your memory and places where you will feel that you are already in the world of ancient Egyptians and other places where you will find many things to buy as souvenirs for you and your friends.

The Egyptian Museum:

Enjoy your tour of the Egyptian Museum, The museum displays a rare collection of monuments that is considered the largest most precious collection in the world. it contains astonishing artefacts back to the Pharaonic period.  there are more than 250,000 natural artefacts, including an exhibition for Tutankhamen and valuable treasures.
At the End of this day, our tour guide will transfer you to Cairo airport to fly to Luxor. Arrival, and transfer to your hotel and check in at 5* hotel.

Day4 Luxor Sightseeing:

Luxor is awesomely beautiful, the Nile flowing between the modern city and west-bank necropolis. You will visit Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple, Colossi of Memnon and Karnak temples.

Karnak Temple:

During your tours in Luxor, you will visit Karnak temple that’s considered the most famous visited place after the pyramids in Egypt. One of the most astonishing examples of the greatness of ancient Egypt, and a great source of information for tourists from all over the world, who search answers about the mysterious history of ancient Egypt.
Luxor considered the heart of ancient Egyptian. It’s called an open museum of temples and monuments it was the capital of Egypt during ancient Egyptian. then you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Cairo. our tour guide will be with you during your tours in Egypt until you arrive to the hotel for your Overnight in Cairo.

Day5 End your Trip to Egypt:

wish you enjoyed your tours in Egypt, you will have your breakfast at the hotel. our guide will take you to the airport and assist you with your final departure formalities to end your Egypt Tour Packages.
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Why Spend your Holiday in Egypt ?

Holidays generally must be in a different place where getting new travel experience and discover new historical attractions from allover the world.
We all planing to spend our holidays in beautiful place where offer recreational time, wonderful natural views and historical sights. Combining all these activates you should make Egypt your first choice for so many reasons.
Egypt has beautiful mild weather all year time, and many tourists prefer to enjoy Red Sea holidays during their Egypt travel packages by visiting Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, El Gouna, and Marsa Alam. These fantastic resorts make Egypt one of the most attractive countries for tourism in the world. In addition to the historical places in Luxor, Aswan, Cairo and Alexandria.

Here we offer to you amazing itinerary to make your Egypt Christmas holiday or Egypt Easter Holidays a trip to remeber.


Egypt Holidays

The tour itinerary will start from Cairo by visiting Giza Pyramids one of the seven wonders of the world. Giza Pyramids is a must to be visited during your Egypt holidays . Also in Cairo you will enjoy visiting the Islamic city including Salah El Din Citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque and Khan El Khalili Bazaar.

Luxor and Aswan Nile Cruise

After finish your Cairo tour package move to Luxor enjoy Egypt Nile cruises from Luxor to Aswan or you can choose Dahabiya Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan, the different between them is the original Nile Cruise will be group tour with other tourists and Dahabiya Nile Cruise will be private boat trip in the Nile river.

During you Luxor and Aswan Nile cruise you will explore the historical temples a long the river, your Egypt Nile cruise will start from Luxor by visiting Karank Temple “House of Amen“.
Then move to Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Kings and Coloosi of Memnon.

Continue your Egypt holiday packages by visiting Aswan attractions.
While you are in Aswan, you will enjoy culture tour and get the knowledge of ancient Egypt history a long the River bank where you will see Philae Temple, Edfu “Temple of Horus” and Kom Ombo Temple, then move to visit The High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk,

Then move to visit the two temple of Abu Simbel, the most historical place in Egypt and perhaps in the world.
The temple include two temples one belongs to King Ramsess II “The Best King Ruled Egypt” and one to his wife “Nefertari” the favorite queen to the King.

Red Sea Holidays

Continues your Egypt tour packages by enjoying recreational tour in Hurghada Red Sea.
Enjoy natural view in Hurghada beaches and the sun with amazing services and luxury hotel.
Discover the color reefs and color fish under the amazing water by private snorkeling and diving trip with your private supervisor diving then have a free days in Hurhgada, then transfer to the airport to end your Egypt travel package.

Nile Cruise Guide – All you need to know

A Nile Cruise tour is one of the most enjoyable experiences that you must include in your trip to Egypt. It mixes between the Histories of ancient Egypt with relaxation which make your trip to Egypt an unforgettable Trip.

A lot of travellers don’t know the difference between Nile Cruises, dahabiya and feluccas. you can consider this article as a reference for best Nile Cruises in Egypt. Nile cruises is a medium size ships move by solar motors and has about 40 cabin, big dining restaurants, swimming pool, gym and other facilities.


Nile Cruise Guide

A Nile Cruise tour is one of the most enjoyable experiences that you must include in your trip to Egypt. It mixes between the Histories of ancient Egypt with relaxation which make your trip to Egypt an unforgettable Trip.

A lot of travellers don’t know the difference between Nile Cruises, dahabiya and feluccas. you can consider this article as a reference for best Nile Cruises in Egypt. Nile cruises is a medium size ships move by solar motors and has about 40 cabin, big dining restaurants, swimming pool, gym and other facilities.


Most Nile cruises sail between Luxor and Aswan visiting East Bank and West Bank in Luxor, temples at Kom Ombo, Edfu, and Esna beside Philae temple and high dam in Aswan. This journey takes three or four days. But longer cruises (six or seven days) sail north from Luxor to Dendera and Abydos then continue the regular route to Aswan. Lake Nasser cruises sail between Aswan and Abu Simbel visiting the temples at the South of Egypt.


Dahabiya is a small wooden boat, relies on winds and it has about 10 cabins. But felucca is very small boat has no cabins and sail by winds.

There are too many Nile Cruises in Egypt, about 300 Nile Cruise boats or more and it docks in different Marinas in Luxor or Aswan. So you have to arrange the pickup from Airport / Train Station to your Nile Cruise before your Arrival with a specific company to avoid the hassles of taxi and other transfers to your Nile Cruise before your Arrival.

Make sure you go with well-established companies which operate private or small group tours. The private guided tours can be the key to a successful trip. All tours preferred to be in the early morning, when it’s cooler. The afternoon time is for smaller activities like felucca ride, shopping and more….


When to book a Nile cruise trip?

The high season for Nile cruises is in between November and February; when the temperatures are 30 degrees Celsius in the day time and about 20 degrees Celsius at night. The low season is from June to august months, the temperatures can exceed 40 degrees Celsius.


How to reach your Nile cruise?


Nile Cruises Start from Luxor:

You can reach Luxor by several ways. From Cairo you can take the Train or Domestic Flight (Recommended). From Hurghada you can reach Luxor by Bus or Private Car. Also you can reach Luxor by Domestic Flights from Sharm El Sheikh.


Nile Cruises Start from Aswan:

You can reach Aswan by Train and Domestic Flight from Cairo and by Bus from Hurghada (Not Recommended).


Entertainment on Nile cruises:

Most Nile Cruises have a Discotheque, Belly Dance Show, fancy Galabia Party and Nubian Folkloric Show Every day there is a full entertainment program, which differs from one boat to the other.


Nile Cruise Food and Beverage

There are two types of Nile Cruise Package which are:

Nile Cruises on Full Board Basis:

The Majority of Nile Cruises is on Full Board Basis. All meals are included and are in an open buffet style (Or Set Menu in Some Cruises), some days there are many varieties, depending of the type and quality of the cruise boat; these meals are served with a fixed timetable. In Some Cruises, Tea and coffee is available, while on the move, every day at 5:00 pm. Other drinks are offered in the bar area.


Nile Cruises on All Inclusive Bases:

Very Few Nile Cruises are on All Inclusive Basis (Very Expensive, For 7 Nights Only). All Inclusive includes Full Board Basis and All Beverage such as Mineral Water, Soft Drink, Hot Drink, Coffee, Tea, Juice, Local Alcoholics (By Glass) etc..

What Is the Check In and check out Time? When The Tours Starts?

Nile Cruises Check In Time:

Normally the check in time is at 11:00 AM before Lunch. So if your Flights come very early in Morning you can start your tours directly after coming from Airport or Train Station before it come too hot then when you finish your cabin will be ready for you.

Nile Cruises Check Out Time:

The Checkout Time is at 8:00 After Breakfast. So if your Flight or Train is in the Afternoon you can still use the Cruise Facilities but Not the Cabin or the Restaurant, Also You can leave your luggage’s at the Cruise and take some tours.


What to Wear During My Nile Cruise Trip?

During The Daytime Tours in summer, it is recommended you wear lightweight clothes. But you have to put in your mind that Egypt is a Muslim country, so respect must be given to this, particularly when visiting temples and other religious monuments.

On Board Your Nile Cruise You can wear shorts and swimming costumes, if you wish.


How to plan your trip and Best Nile Cruise itinerary


A typical 5 day luxor aswan nile cruise itinerary

Day 1:  Meet & assist at Luxor Airport or railway station, Transfer and embark your Nile Cruise before lunch then enjoy Tours to East Bank (Karnak Temple & Luxor Temple). – Overnight in Luxor.

Day 2: Tours to West Bank — Valley of the Kings & Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Overnight in Edfu.

Day 3: Tours to Horus Temple in Edfu and the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris in Kom Ombo. – Overnight in Aswan.

Day 4: Tours to the High Dam, Philae Temple & Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan. Overnight in Aswan.

Day 5: Disembarkation after breakfast. Optional tours if your flight afternoon.  Transfer to Aswan Airport or railway station.


A typical 4 Days Aswan Luxor Nile cruise

Day 1: Meet & assist at Aswan Airport or railway station, Transfer and embark your Nile Cruise before lunch – tours to the High Dam, Philae Temple & Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan. – Overnight in Aswan.

Day 2: Tours to the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris in Kom Ombo. – Overnight in Edfu.

Day 3: Tours to Horus Temple in Edfu, the East Bank (Karnak Temple & Luxor Temple). – Overnight in Luxor.

Day 4: Tours to the West Bank – Valley of the Kings & Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Then Transfer to Luxor Airport or railway station.


Top 7 optional Tours to enjoy while you are on board your Nile cruise

  1. Hot air balloon in luxor. (Small Paragraph)
  2. Felucca Tour in luxor or aswan. (Small Paragraph)
  3. Shopping in old markets in luxor or aswan. (Small Paragraph)
  4. Tour to Nubian village in Aswan. (Small Paragraph)
  5. Carriage tour in luxor . (Small Paragraph)
  6. A Visit to Abu Simbel Temple. (Small Paragraph)
  7. Sound and light show in luxor. (Small Paragraph)

Danube River Cruises – Visit Austria on Water!

Europe, Austria, Durnstein

Danube River cruises are a fantastic way to enjoy all the sights Of Vienna while you cruise down the river and have an enjoyable time. These cruises can vary greatly in the cost, itinerary, and length, and there is something available for every taste and budget. It is possible to see some of the most popular Vienna attractions from the river, and these cruises can include other cities and countries as well. European river cruises can include Vienna and the Danube River, as well the rest of Austria, Holland, Hungary, Germany, Slovakia, and other European countries. These vacations can be both exciting and relaxing, and the accommodations on some cruise ships can be very luxurious.

With the availability of cheap flights to Vienna, a visit to this area can be very affordable. Danube River cruises can increase the areas in Vienna and the attractions that you see and experience, and the Danube is one of the most beautiful and historic rivers in the entire world. Villages with picturesque charm can be seen on both sides of the river, and you will pass many historical sites with fascinating facts and history behind them. Danube River cruises will take you through the Wachau Valley of Austria, which is a narrow gorge in the river between the Dunkelsteiner Woods and the Bohemian Massif foothills.

Danube River cruises can include the village of Durnstein, which has historical significance because this is where the castle is located that was the prison of King Richard the Lionhearted in the year 1193. No matter where your cruise starts and stops there are many fine hotels in Vienna Austria to stay in as a base to enjoy the area, and some of these lodgings will fit almost any preference or budget. Another popular sight on Danube River cruises is the Schonbuhel Castle, which has stood for more than eleven centuries and was remodeled during the last century. You will marvel at mountains covered with trees, beautiful scenery, and vistas that are exquisite.

Atlantis Bahamas Vacation: Top 10 Things to Do

1. Relax on The Beach – Paradise Island, Bahamas is known for beautiful beaches, with pure white sand and exquisite views. Relax and enjoy your time in the tropical atmosphere while getting a tan, and when you get too warm you can take a dip to cool off.

2. Enjoy The Water Park – No Atlantis Bahamas vacation would be complete without a visit to a world famous water park Aquaventure. There are many different pools and water slides to enjoy, and this is a fun activity for all ages. This water park features thrilling high-speed water slides, a mile-long river ride with rolling rapids and wave surges, 20 swimming areas, a spectacular kids water-play fort and 11 unique and refreshing swimming pools for the entire family fun. Among the many adventures there are the morning and afternoon adventures for age’s three to five. These include playing detectives, pirates and wizards. For ages six to ten the kids can visit the beach, have backyard blasts and play many interactive games. There are also evening adventures for children three to twelve. Among these activities are the candy carnival, buccaneers bash and a sleepless slumber party. This will be a vacation the kids won’t forget!

3. Scuba Diving – One of the biggest attractions with an Atlantis Bahamas vacation is the scuba diving opportunities. The waters around the Bahamas are full of exotic and colorful fish and other marine life species.

4. Joker’s Wild Comedy Club Atlantis – The Joker’s Wild is the comedy club at the Atlantis Resort Bahamas. This club books some of the funniest comedians seen on television in the USA, and is ideal for an evening out for adults who enjoy live comedy. This comedy club is located on Paradise Island, Bahamas between the beach and Coral Towers. If you enjoy comedies and stand-up comedian and are here on vacation, this is something you do not want to miss.

5. Gamer’s Reef Atlantis – The Gamer’s Reef is the perfect activity for kids, with many video games and other activities. There is an underwater theme used, and children of almost every age will greatly enjoy spending time on this reef. With its underwater themed atmosphere, there is plenty to entertain the children. The Gamer’s Reef Atlantis is located in the Beach Tower lobby and has many of the newest arcade games. Among the arcade games you will find Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Top Skater. This will give your teen and preteen something fun to do, so that they enjoy their vacation.

6. Atlantis Movie Theater – It’s important that while on your Atlantis Bahamas vacation to find something fun for the kids to do. A visit to the Atlantis Movie Theater will help to cure any boredom they may have. The movie theater is located in the convention center rotunda and is easy to find. An Atlantis Bahamas vacation includes free movies in the Atlantis Theater, although there is a charge for snacks during the shows. Each day you can use the TV to see a listing of the movies played and their show times. You will be able to view the newest Hollywood movies and enjoy snacks from their very own concession stand. The concession stand accepts payment from the room card, credit card or Atlantis gift cards. This is a treat the kids are sure to love!

7. Mandara Spa Atlantis – If you are looking for a place to spend your Atlantis Bahamas vacation where you can be pampered, then the Mandara Spa Atlantis is the place for you. The facility is 30,000 square feet with thirty-two spa therapy rooms and two private couples villas and two private couples suites with a private boudoir bathing facility. While visiting the Mandara Spa Atlantis you can make use of the 15,000 square foot fitness center or his and hers bathing pools, sauna and steam room. You can receive several treatments such as facials, cellulite therapy, body scrubs, manicures and pedicures. When you leave the spa your body will feel relaxed and rejuvenated and ready to tackle anything that comes your way. The Paradise Island Harbour Resort also offers some of the same amenities, but there are more of them available at the Atlantis Resort.

8. Shop Until You Drop – Shopping is one of the most popular Atlantis Bahamas vacation activities for adults, and you will have access to numerous stores and shopping locations during your stay.

9. Atlantis Speedway – One unique activity you should experience during your Atlantis Bahamas vacation is the Atlantis Speedway. The speedway is located on the lower level of Coral Towers. You will be centrally located no matter where you are staying. If you enjoy racing and remote control cars you will love the Atlantis Speedway. You can actually design and build your very own remote control vehicle. You can build a car, truck or monster truck. Then you can race other cars on one of the two courses available. You are able to get your own customized Driver License and a carrying case for your vehicle. This is a great, fun activity for the entire family!

10. Explore The Available Marine Exhibits – The Atlantis offers many different marine exhibits which feature animals found naturally in the ocean surrounding the island. It is often considered the equivalent of taking a Bahamas cruise without having to leave the island, because of the marine diversity seen.

Nassau Bahamas Vacations: Top 10 Things To Do!

1. Enjoy The Beach – The beach is one of the top things to do during Nassau Bahamas vacations. Sand which is soft and varied in color from white to pink offer a unique sunbathing experience, and children will find plenty to do along the shoreline.

2. Visit The Straw Market – One of the top attractions during a Bahamas vacation is the Straw Market. This market involves local vendors who sell authentic and handmade goods and crafts to visitors, and when making a purchase you will be expected to try and negotiate the price downwards.

3. Shop On Bay Street – Shopping is a popular pastime during Nassau Bahamas vacations, and a trip to Bay Street can be an exciting experience for any shopping enthusiast. This area offers luxury goods and designer items at discounted prices.

4. Climb The Queen’s Staircase – Most Nassau Bahamas hotels are just a short distance from the Queen’s Staircase, which has an incredible view of the entire island from the top. This staircase has been carved out of the side of a limestone cliff, and tool marks can still be seen.

5. Take A Glass Bottom Boat Tour – Glass bottom boat tours are one of the top attractions during Nassau Bahamas vacations. These tours allow you to see the marine life without having to go under the water to do so, all you have to do is look at the glass bottom of the boat.

6. Enjoy Snorkeling and Scuba Diving – Snorkeling and Scuba diving are two of the most common reasons why visitors come to the Bahamas. The diversity of marine life in the area is astounding.

7. Take A Shipwreck Cruise – Nassau Bahamas vacations should include a cruise of the local shipwrecks, many of which may date back centuries and include tales of pirates. Some of these wrecks are still visible, and they have a fascinating history.

8. Visit Paradise Island – One of the top things to do while in the Bahamas is to visit the Paradise Island Harbour Resort or the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. There are casinos, museums, marine life exhibits, and much more to see and do in this area.

9. Explore The Pirates of Nassau Museum – Any Nassau Bahamas vacations that includes the family or any children should include a visit to the Pirates of Nassau Museum. This museum offers interactive activities while teaching about the history that Nassau shares with pirates.

10. Visit The Atlantis Waterpark – The waterpark is one reason why an Atlantis Bahamas vacation is popular, and this attraction is just a short distance from Nassau.

Top 10 Grand Bahama Island Hotels

1. Pelican Bay at Lucaya – This resort is one of the four star Grand Bahama Island hotels, and it is a favorite with many visitors. The breakfast included is extravagant, and has a very wide variety. The staff are very friendly and the rooms are clean and comfortable.

2. Island Seas Resort – As the name suggests, this hotel is situated very close to the beach. Many rooms offer an ocean view, and the staff is excellent. All of the rooms are nicely decorated and very comfortable, and the price is typical of prices in the area.

3. Old Bahama Bay – A stay at the Old Bahama Bay Resort during a Bahamas vacation can be an excellent choice. Marble showers, jacuzzi tubs, and beachfront villas are all reasons why this resort is one of the top 10.

4. Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach – One of the top Grand Bahama Island hotels is the Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach resort. The all inclusive packages are available for single individuals, couples, and families, and the hotel is very clean and modern.

5. Island Palm Resort – Nassau Bahamas vacations are all about fun, and this is true of the Island Palm Resort on Grand Bahama as well. A sister resort to the Island Seas, the hotel is not located on the beach but is instead centered on the island. The amenities and private beach of the sister resort can be used at no charge though.

6. Vacation Club at Bahama – This is one of the Grand Bahama Island hotels which offer an all inclusive deal. Even the green fees at the golf course on the complex are included, and there are many other activities available as well.

7. Sheraton at Our Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort – The Sheraton name says it all, and lets you know what to expect from this resort. All inclusive options allow you to stay within budget without sacrificing anything.

8. Best Western Castaways Resort and Suites – This is one of the Grand Bahama Island hotels which is not as expensive, but still offers first rate services and accommodations. The rooms are clean and nicely furnished, and the staff is very welcoming and helpful.

9. Taino Beach Club and Resort – A short distance across the water from Freeport Grand Bahama, the Taino has a lot to offer visitors. Gorgeous views and a convenient location make this resort a top pick.

10. Ritz Beach Resort – An open beach restaurant, swim up bars, and numerous activities make this one of the best Grand Bahama Island hotels. Excellent service, great food, and plenty of beach and tropical weather combine to make this resort very popular.