Nile River
Sailboat floating down the Nile River, Egypt
Sailboat floating down the Nile River, Egypt

Nile River Tours and Tickets

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Measuring a mighty 4,150 miles (6,680 kilometers) from end to end, the Nile is the longest river in the world. It's also the lifeblood of Egypt, flowing through the heart of the Sahara desert and passing through cities, including Khartoum, Aswan, Luxor, and Cairo, before emptying into the Mediterranean Sea at Alexandria.

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Minh_L, Nov 2023
Nice evening, but misleading
I had a pleasant evening. The food was good, not much options though. Dances were exciting. Was surprised that the cruise didn’t move. It was more a boat restaurant than a cruise “from Cairo”. It didn’t go anywhere so there was no point saying “from Cairo”.
isaac_t, Nov 2023
worth the money
good value for the money. we got picked up from the hotel and dropped off and it was all included. dinner was good but not great and the show was good
nessmik, Nov 2023
Dinner cruise a must!!
Jessie our tour guide was very informative on the ride to the cruise. She made the trip wonderful and took many photos for us. The dinner was pretty good and the entertainment was awesome.
KnutHogstad_N, Nov 2023
Wonderful evening-cruise at the Nile
Everything was wonderful. We had our own table, and we could altså go upstaris and sit and see the beautiful view over the Nile bynight. Very good food and drinks. Live music and entertainment. We were pickt up at our hotel by a very clever and kindly driver.
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Q:Can you tour the Nile River?
A:Yes. Popular options are multi-day cruises that run one-way between Luxor and Aswan, stopping for guided tours of Edfu, Karnak, Abu Simbel Temple, and other treasures of ancient Egypt. Alternatively, if you're staying in Cairo, Luxor, or Aswan, you can get out on the Nile's waters on dinner cruises or short, scenic felucca sailboat rides.
Q:How much does a Nile River cruise cost?
A:Nile River tickets for a cruise vary in price depending on the season, duration, and the boat's comfort level. A typical 4-night Luxor-Aswan trip on a cruise ship can cost around 12,000 EGP ($388) in summer (low season) to 32,000 EGP ($1,034) in winter (high season), including full-board accommodation and excursions. Meanwhile, cruising the Nile in winter on a luxurious, small-group dahabiya boat might hit 80,000 EGP ($2,587).
Q:What is the best month for a Nile River cruise?
A:The months between November and March are prime for Nile cruises as Egypt's weather is sunny and comfortable for sightseeing. Cue average daytime temperatures of around 68°F (20°C)—perfect climes for lounging on a boat sundeck and investigating UNESCO-listed ancient gems like Luxor's Valley of the Kings and Aswan's Philae Temple.
Q:Are Nile River cruises worth it?
A:Yes, Nile cruises are worth it, especially if you like visiting numerous sights in one relaxed, seamless trip. You'll glide by scenic riverbanks, be transported directly to some of the greatest treasures of the ancient world like the Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx, and enjoy the amenities of a floating hotel—all for one very affordable price.
Q:What is included on a Nile River cruise?
A:Most Nile cruises are full-board, so they include your cabin and all meals, which are typically buffet-style. Most trips also include guided tours at each stop (but not necessarily admissions), return airport and hotel transfers, and onboard entertainment. Some cruises include water, tea, and coffee, while others charge extra for all drinks.
Q:What do you wear on a Nile River cruise?
A:While aboard your Nile boat, swimsuits and shorts are fine during the day, although some cruises request smart dress for dinner. During shore excursions, however, plan for cool, light, and airy garments and respect local customs: Men should wear long pants, while women should cover their legs and avoid revealing clothing.