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Nile Cruise Holidays

Author: Angela Benette
by Angela Benette
Posted: Feb 22, 2020
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Egypt cannot be imagined without the Nile, a mighty river, a source of life in the desert. On the banks of the river many centuries ago a powerful ancient civilization began to grow. Beautiful and majestic cities were built along its shores, thanks to the Nile, local residents collected 2-3 crops a year. Perhaps this is the most iconic and important landmark of Egypt, which is fraught with an incredible amount of stories, knowledge and impressions.

Nile Cruise is an exciting and unforgettable experience. Just imagine how in the morning you go out to have breakfast on the deck, and, admiring the river scenery, drink coffee or fresh fruit juice. During the day, you can take a walk around the most iconic and memorable places of Egypt, and in the evening relax on the ship again, enjoying the sunsets, dancing, delicious food, great company and the amazing feeling that you will spend the night in a cabin, with a subtle feeling of swaying on the water, which lulls you to sleep and relaxes.

The Nile cruise is one of the most fascinating tourist routes that English aristocrats took over more than a hundred years ago.

Along the banks of the Nile are the most famous monuments of the ancient civilization of Egypt. Motor ships ply from Aswan to Luxor and vice versa, stopping on the way to Kom Ombo, Edfu and Esna.

What will you see during your Nile Cruise vacation?

Aswan, the southernmost city during the time of the Pharaohs, is famous not only for its gigantic dam. On the island of Elephantine, there is the Philae temple dedicated to Goddess Isis the patroness of the Nile, has been preserved. On the Kitchener Island, there is a botanical garden in which more than 400 species of subtropical plants grow.

To the north of Aswan, in Kom Ombo, there is a temple built during the time of the Ptolemies and dedicated to the crocodile-headed god Sebek and the god Horus the falcon.

Luxor occupies a special place in the history of the country. In the middle of the second millennium BC here was the capital of Egypt, and now it is the world's largest open-air museum. On the eastern bank of the Nile in Luxor, in the "city of the living", there are two grandiose temples - Luxor and Karnak temples.

On the west bank, in the "city of the dead", at the foot of the cliff lies a monumental burial temple of the mysterious Queen Pharaoh Hatshepsut. In the Valley of the Kings, under the thickness of stones and sand, 42 tombs of the pharaohs were discovered.

Tourists will find not only a magnificent excursion program along famous historical monuments, but also an interesting entertainment program aboard a comfortable five-star ship. Discos, shows, costume evenings are offered. It offers tourists bars, restaurants, boutiques and pools.

Nile Cruise Tips

  • Five-star ships have outdoor pools, many have saunas and solariums, and you can watch TV in the wardroom.
  • Cruise passengers are offered three meals a day, which is included in the price.
  • Drinks, with the exception of tea and coffee at breakfast, you need to buy yourself.
  • In the evening, disco work on all ships, and occasionally Arab nights are organized.
  • The Nile Cruise also includes dinner parties, so be sure to grab the evening toilets!
  • When to go on a Nile Cruise?

    The high season for Nile cruises is December-February. At this time, almost all steamers are clogged.

    Do not lose if you go on a cruise on the Nile in the period from October to November. There are much fewer tourists, the weather is wonderful: during the day there is no such crazy heat, and in the evening it is not cold.

    However, at this time, as well as from March to May, the level of the Nile may be low, and this complicates the movement of ships.

    The Nile Cruise Itineraries

    The Nile Cruise itineraries can start either from Aswan or Luxor. It ranges from 3 nights, 4 nights and 7 nights. Many think that the Nile Cruises are available all days of the week however they start sailing from Luxor or Aswan on certain days. Sailing from Aswan is either Monday, Wednesday or Friday while sailing from Luxor is either Monday, Thursday or Saturday. Few ships sail on Tuesdays, or Sundays.

    And how wonderful the Nile is in calm weather!

    Be sure to sit on the upper deck and watch the shores sailing past, shrouded in the velvet of the Egyptian night

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    A member or Deluxe Tours Egypt a licensed travel agency and tour operator in Egypt offers memorable luxury vacations

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