Aswan

Sailing Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor for 2 Nights

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sailing Nile cruise from Aswan to luxor for 2 nights special rate
  • 3 days (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Take the river route to get from Luxor to Aswan, and check a Nile River cruise off your bucket list. With this 2-night experience, you’ll enjoy a slow-paced yet scenic journey that cuts out the traffic on the Egyptian roads. Meals are provided on board, and the cruise itinerary includes tours of the temples at Edfu and Kom Ombo.
  • Book an Aswan to Luxor cruise online and plan your vacation in advance
  • Maximize your travel time to Luxor and experience a Nile River cruise
  • Soak up the riverside scenery and try the local Egyptian tea on deck
  • Enjoy two nights aboard a riverboat that offers 5-star accommodation

What's Included

  • 2 nights on 5 stars cruise board from Aswan to luxor
  • Cruise cabin with all facilities
  • Meals start with lunch first day end with breakfast third day.
  • Door to door transfers from and to your destinations in Luxor and Aswan.
  • Egyptology tour guide
  • Horse and carriage in Edfu
  • Taxes and charges.
  • Edfu temple and Kom Ombo temple
  • Qualified licensed drivers.
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
  • Tipping(optional).
  • Entrance fees
  • Water or Drinks on the cruise.
  • Wifi on The cruise (with extra charge on the cruise)
  • It is available to pick Travelers from Aswan west bank hotels with extra 10$ USD per person
  • It is available to drop off Travelers at Luxor west bank hotels with extra 10$ USD per person.

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

We pick up all our guests from Aswan hotels,train station or airport

What To Expect

Your personal Egyptologist collects you from Aswan airport, Aswan train station, or your Aswan hotel on day 1 and escorts you and your luggage to your ship. (An additional charge applies for pickup from hotels on the West Bank.)

Check in, then watch the Nile and Nubian village life glide by as you enjoy lunch, the first of your included meals. Around sunset, you arrive at Kom Ombo Temple, an unusual temple that’s sacred to both the crocodile and jackal gods.

Buy your ticket, explore the site with your private guide, then savor dinner as you sail to Edfu, where you’ll spend the night.

Day 2 begins with breakfast on board. Then ride your included horse and carriage along the Nile to the Temple of Horus at Edfu. Buy your ticket and learn about the falcon god from your Egyptologist.

Unwind with lunch then a local drink on the sundeck, and arrive in Luxor in time for dinner and a disco party.

Your cruise ends after breakfast on day 3, with drop-off at Luxor airport, Luxor train station, or your Luxor hotel. (A fee is payable for drop-off at West Bank hotels.)
Day 1

Aswan,Sailing Nile cruise&Kom Ombo temple

1 Stop

Aswan Market

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Accommodation: Overnight on cruise board

Meals: LunchDinner

Day 2

Edfu temple&Enjoy sailing

1 Stop

Temple of Horus

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Accommodation: Overnight on cruise board

Meals: BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 3

Luxor

1 Stop

Luxor

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Abu Simbel day trip is available with extra cost upon your request
  • Philae temple and the High dam in Aswan are available with extra cost upon your request
  • West and East banks in Luxor are available with extra cost
  • Hot air balloon in Luxor is available with extra cost
  • We pick up all our guests from east bank hotels and available to pick up from west bank hotels with extra 10 us dollars per person
  • (A child from 6 to 11 accompanied by one adult will be treated as an adult).
  • (Children from 6 to 11 sharing with parents .(maximum 2 children in one room).
  • (Sometimes due to sailing conditions on the River Nile,Nile Cruises itineraries schedule and sailing time maybe updated.We assure that our clients will see all what is on their itineraries but maybe in different order).
  • (If you want to have your own room, then you need to book for a single person)
  • (If you are traveling in a group of 3 people, you will enjoy one triple room)
  • If your traveling in a group and wanted to have your own room, then do a separate booking for a single person).
  • Disembark from your Nile cruise in Luxor in day number 3 around 8:30 am after breakfast
  • We drive all our guest to Luxor east bank hotels and available to drive them to west bank hotels with extra 10 us dollars per person
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Reviews

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Interesting with huge potential
KarenA_P, Nov 2023
Very nice and playful crew. Rooms were nice size, beds comfortable. Big negative is the horrible Egyptian air pollution and diesel exhaust of all river boats making it impossible to leave windows open while cruising. And This is not a 5-star cruise. All upholstered furniture dirty and dingy and window treatments need deep cleanings. I saw no female crew which could account for the need of deep cleaning.
Good experience
Carmen_G, May 2023
Bassant was great and always at hand making sure we were looked after. So from that perspective that was good! The cruise itself was nothing particularly fancy but then I think to get something above of what we had, the price tag would certainly be much higher.
Misleading advertising
David_K, May 2023
We booked this tour and paid over 500 euros for the following "services": - The entire boat was reserved for a Chinese group. All the information boards (as per my pictures) were in Mandarin... we had to use our internet services (as those aren't provided in the package) to loosely Google Translate our program - The boat was old and dirty. Since we were dropoff passengers (the group had a 5-day program), we were put on the lower deck near the machine rooms where we could not only hear thr rumbling noise of the machinery but also smell the fumes emanating from them - The room was dirty. I don't expect a luxury vacation when the company doesn't advertize it as such. In this case, it was misleading at best and blatantly dishonest if I'm being honest: this is anything but a 5-star cruise. Just look at the picture I uploaded: everything was gross. I didn't want to shower because it felt disgusting... - The sites were beautiful. One problem: there is no proper schedule (the description is very basic) and when you're asking for details, Egypt Tours will send you the description of the tour... we had to wake up at 4:30 to see Edfou. It was gorgeous and absolutely worth it, but again we could have received this information beforehand. We also missed our dinner because there was no proper (English) - (This is about the ship -Sultan Hassan-, not Egypt Tours) When leaving the ship, they asked us to pay them "tips for the crew members" and for "cleaning services" (I had to use Google translate since no one spoke proper English on board). We gave them the money, and they then asked for the double.... I had to tell them that I already tipped people and that I can't be requested to pay for something like that.... - The food was mediocre. Bland. That's buffet food at best, and it looked really bad. Overall, after literally sending a dozen of messages to Egypt Tours, they paid us one night at the Winter Palacr in Luxor. That's a nice gesture, for sure, but we had to tell them that we'll report them to the Tourism Authorities for misleading advertising... they were first very reticent to help, but it looks like it takes a LOT of efforts to get them react. I'm happy they helped us, but the cruise in itself is really not worth it. We had high expectations and the trip turned into a horrible experience overall. ONE ADVISE: book the boat directly. There are very beautiful boats such as Movenpick. They're mich better equipped and you don't pay for an unnecessary third party.
Highly recommend but watch your schedule
LISA_S, Mar 2023
This cruise was amazing! The Nile is so lovely, and the best part was just sailing along and seeing the beautiful landscape along the way. The room and food were even better than I had expected! The only thing to watch out for is that on the way out and when you dock, you have a lot of wasted time on the boat. On day 1, I was picked up at 11am, but the boat didn’t leave until 3pm. You actually arrive to Luxor and dock on day 2 in the afternoon (and then just sleep on the boat that night even though you are already at the final destination), not day 3 in the morning. If I had known that in advance, I would have arranged to do more in Aswan on day 1 and Luxor on day 2 rather than just sit and wait on the hot boat.
Good trip with Monica cruise
Nathan_M, Jan 2023
Great experience and a must do to your Egypt trip. Very thrustworthy company. We were put on the Monica cruise. Great ‘luxury’ cruise with very comfortable beds, good food, friendly staff (although some of them stare like they have never seen a woman before without shame..) Our contact person from Viator was available 24/7 and took care of our trip. Guide’s name was Mohammed Mamdouh, also very friendly, honest and helpful. He has a playful style of guiding and knows his stuff. Unfortunately I lost my Airpods on the upper deck and after searching for 3 days (Find My app) they were found hidden in a staff member’s bunk.. management felt sorry and dealt with this issue immediately.
Nile Cruise... definately! Through Viator agency...no!
Konstantinos_V, Jan 2023
Nile cruise is a must-have experience which can't be missed, but I would strongly recommend to arrange it independently. We booked this cruise months ago and when we got on the boat (Monte Carlo), we realised that it was overbooked and there was no room for us. Our operators, Muhammed and Mona from the agency trying to calm us down for almost three hours with cheap excuses, even convince us to stay overnight in a hotel in Aswan and begin our cruise the next day. Suddenly we realised that we were helpless with no real back office support to rely on. In the end and while all the boats were ready to depart, they got us an upgrade to another bigger and better boat (Crown Emperor), -which they should have done from the first moment, and paid for our entrances in Kom Ombo temple. Although the beginning was very stressful and disappointing, our cruise turned to be delightful, the Kom Ombo and Edfu temples are quite impressive and our egyptologists were excellent. If you are about to book a Nile cruise, I would strongly recommend to do it on your own and plan enough time, about half day to see Luxor East and West bank.
Great cruise. Even better tour guide.
Vlad_C, Dec 2022
We cruised on Opera, largest of the fleet. Great ship and crew. Plentiful food. Tour guide Ahmed made trip even better. He had scheduled our 4 days Luxor stay and even got us train tickets when none was available on the web.
Do not book with Viator
Maria_K, Oct 2022
DO NOT BOOK WITH VIATOR. When things go wrong it makes it even more difficult. They have no help or support line. Our boat was a dirty dump that did not even leave Aswan. The tour operator was non responsive. I had to get us off the boat and onto another one by myself. We missed a day of sailing and one if the temples we were supposed tonsee. Viator was nowhere to help.
Appalling experience
Sara_G, Sep 2022
Awful company. Contacted week before saying we had to do 3 nights instead of 2. Cancelled a hotel, lost the money. Contacted us night before saying we had to get a train from luxor to aswan (had just travelled from A to L) then told us 5am. We said no, got train at 7am, was absolutely disgusting. Now on 2 day cruise again so have lost hotel money and need new hotel. 5* cruise isn't true, food was OK, cabin, OK. Haven't contacted us for refund despite immediate complaint, just sent 30£. Do not book.
Nice Cruise
Romuald_P, Aug 2022
Very nice cruise, very beautiful but prepare cash. The crew is a bit agressive and they won't let you get out of the ship if you don't give them "tips". The price depends on the time spent on board. Bad way to finish this wonderful time.
Osama the best and most handsome guide in Egypt cruising onboard the Magic
Eric_L, Jun 2022
This tour was definitely a highlight among many on our trip to Egypt. All the crew were friendly and ready to accommodate your needs. A roomy cabin with large window, Cold A/C, a comfortable bed and marble bathroom. Great buffet with some authentic flavors mixed with international fare. All of which is much needed when you are summer temple hopping. A special distinction must go to our best and most handsome private guide in Egypt. His name is Osama and he is exactly what you need for an exclusive Egyptian tour of the great temples along the great Nile. He took great care of us every step. From the water’s edge at Philae Temple, to stepping into an 78 Peugeot blasting down the dusty African Edfu streets to the magnificent Edfu Temple, to the the cool sunset river stroll to the Beautiful Komombo or a few local falafel sandwich, he has got your bases well covered. His stories and narratives bring the artwork and architectural designs alive. He is knowledgeable and he is passionate about Egyptian history and we highly recommend his services as they were absolutely invaluable. One of our best experiences in Egypt. Thank you.
Must Do!
Daniel_R, Jun 2022
Great experience! All the transfers and arrangements were seamless! The food on board was delicious and the ship was modern and very comfortable!
Average Experience but Great Location
Sean_R, May 2022
My wife and I took this cruise from Aswan to Luxor and didn’t have the best experience. Firstly, when we boarded we were assigned a room toward the rear of the boat, which seemed fine at the time, but we later discovered was adjacent to the engine room and subject to much more noise and vibration than the rest of the rooms. The room smelled of smoke, which we shrugged off as maybe it was formerly a smoking room, but we also later realized that because it was adjacent to the engine room, when the sailors were smoking it seeped into the room. The meals were good and the hospitality was very friendly and kind. Our tour guide was ok, not the best and not the worst but seemed to rush a bit through the sites and was actually rude at times when other guests asked questions. As I said in the title, the locations are great and even though the ship was somewhat lacking it all balanced out to be an average experience.
2 night trip is the way to go
leandra_P, May 2022
Great experience on the Semiramis III. Newly remodeled and contemporary, we felt quite lucky to be placed on this ship. The rooms had a lovely palette -- kudos to the design team. We chose the two night itinerary to save money (why stay on the boat for nights in Aswan and Luxor when you could stay in a hotel or guesthouse for much, much cheaper) and it was perfect -- we got to see two temples which otherwise would have required some logistics to reach, and they were both great examples of Greco-Egyptian architecture. Getting tickets though at the sites was a nightmare (as were the street vendors) -- we had to stand in line with all the other guides cutting in front of us and jostling to get their tickets first. We felt the guide should have purchased tickets ahead of time to save the hassle of standing in a sweaty line of hundreds of people, but it seems like that's probably not a feasible possibility with how things are run in Egypt. Our guide was good, although with the time spent waiting in line for tickets (significant, 45+ minutes), some of the information felt cut short. Our ship had a great sailing schedule that seemed to be 30 minutes behind all the other ships -- which allowed us to have Edfu to ourselves after the crowds had gone. Speaking of sailing -- that's why you book a Nile cruise, right? This two night itinerary had 14 hours of sailing over two days -- much more enjoyable than sitting at the dock. Great scenery, vignettes of Egyptian agrarian life, minarets in the distance. The sundeck was wonderful although the pool was tiny. It was HOT in Aswan -- 111 degrees, which was too hot to lay out. 106 the next day was acceptable with the breeze while cruising and very enjoyable. Food was actually very, very good. I went in with no expectations other than to be fed and walked away pleasantly surprised at every meal. I have celiac disease and I quickly found the head chef who walked with me through the whole buffet (at every meal) to tell me what I could and couldn't have (with reasonable accuracy -- he said yes to rice with vermicelli which I knew I couldn't eat but otherwise I only experienced minor cross-contamination issues, and I'm extremely sensitive). A fantastic experience overall, well worth the money, and I would recommend this highly to anyone who wants to experience a Nile cruise without breaking the bank. Pick up and drop off were also included which was great.
Fantastic
Nicole_S, Apr 2022
We had a fantastic time. The staff on the boat were amazing - 5 star service from the moment we checked in. Everything was as expected based on the Viator listing. The pictures are not exactly what we had on our boat, but overall things were similar, except for the pool (it was only a small plunge pool) but that wasn't an issue for us. In the reception area, there was a posted sign of the day's activities so you knew what to expect throughout the day (meal time, temple visits, etc.). The rooms are good size and comfortable. The food was amazing. The rooftop area was great. There were lots of shady spots, sun loungers, and a small pool. It was great to spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the Nile. We also had a great tour guide for the temples. He was one of the better guides we had during our time in Egypt. This cruise was a highlight of the trip and would strongly recommend it to anyone wanting to experience the Nile.
Busy but relaxing
Kim_T, Apr 2022
All the tours were carefully coordinated and our guide Ahmed was thoughtful. The food was good and the staff very very kind.
Once in a Lifetime Experience
Amy_G, Apr 2022
Our Nile river cruise was a last minute decision. We booked only a couple of weeks before departing and we were nervous about making such a quick decision, but the experience is one, we as a family, will never forget. The boat was the perfect size, not too big and not too small. Our rooms were clean, we had great views to the Nile, the rooftop pool deck was everything we hoped for and expected and the food was delicious. Prior to boarding the boat we arranged a tour in Aswan, as well as a tour in Luxor after disembarking. These tours were also a complete treat for us as a family. I was nervous about all of the transfers and coordination of time between stops because we wear arriving into Aswan by train and departing Luxor by bus, but Ahmed our tour guide was fantastic, he put me at ease with letting me know he had it all under control with the logistics and that we had no need to worry about making the boat or missing a bus. The entire 3 days we were with him, from start to finish he was amazing. His knowledge of the temples and sacred sites that he grew up around is priceless. He explained things to us in such a way that helped us to see the temples in a whole new light. We felt as though we were capable of translating the mysteries that lie with in the artwork. He is also a great photographer and knows the right spots to grab the perfect family picture. It was a fantastic family experience that we have no regrets with and we thank Ahmed for all his help and time during our adventure. We will never forget it or him!! Thank you!! :)
Best trip of our life!
Magdalena_M, Apr 2022
The cruise was absolutely amazing. The rooms are spacious and with massive windows! Food is excellent. Trips to temples included are just mind-blowing... We had the best tour guide you could hope for- Michael. He was passionate and knowledgeable, funny and caring. We booked additional temples trips with him!
2 nights on The Nile
Brian_G, Apr 2022
I had a great experience. Mohamed Wafa was a great tour guide who handled everything and was very communicative and knowledgeable about Ancient Egypt. While the cruise wasn’t truly a 5 star luxury cruise I found it to be an excellent experience overall. I was a solo traveler and it was easy to make friends and there were even other solo travelers as well.
Good boat but poor organisation.
Kenneth_D, Apr 2022
The cruise was fine but: our hotel pickup was due at 12 noon. A car arrived at 11.15. We rushed to our room to pack. When we returned to reception, the car had gone. On the boat reception knew nothing of our reservation. Your BR number meant nothing to them On departure morning, we agreed pick up at 9 am. Then Mina asked us to switch to 8 am. We compromised on 8.30. The car arrived at 9.20. On our seat we found a half eaten breakfast. Mina' s English was not great. He spoke quite quietly when showing us the ruins. I could not make much of what he said.
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