When you think of a river cruise, you might immediately picture floating down thein luxury, seeing the most amazing sights along the way. That’s exactly what you get with our Egyptian river cruises. Any trip to one of the oldest civilisations in the world is a special one, with so much history and culture to take in, plus all the benefits of a luxury river cruise, this holiday will be one to remember.
So much of what we know as life today originated in ancient Egypt, from organised religion and government to agriculture and writing; civilisation there dates back to the 6th–4th millennia BCE. The Sphinx, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Valley of the Kings are amongst the greatest historical treasures to be found anywhere in the world and they can all be seen here, making a cruise in Egypt an essential trip for everyone to make at least once in their lives.
The Giza Pyramid Complex is the only one of the Ancient Wonders of the World that still exists. At over 4,500 years old, it’s an architectural achievement that has to be seen to be believed, and even as recently as the 19th Century, the Pyramid of Khufu was still the tallest building on Earth. Even older though is the Pyramid of Djoser, or the ‘Step-Pyramid’ - one of the oldest stone structures in the world, albeit far less famous or as frequently visited as the Giza Pyramids.
Experience the wonders of the majestic Nile on our unforgettable river cruises, from Cairo to historic Luxor or incredible Aswan. Choose from eight, 11 or 15 days sailing on theor and glide past amazing views, ancient cities and iconic landmarks – as well as lesser-known gems. On , your journey begins on the Luxor West Bank, from where you’ll explore the Valley of the Kings, with the famous King Tutankhamun’s tomb and temple of Queen Hatshepsut. You’ll also visit Abu Simbel, the fascinating rock temples built by Ramses II along the shores of Lake Nasser. The adventure doesn’t end here either – the Nile is brimming with endless ancient monuments and ‘must-sees’ that we explore on this Egyptian river cruise. Our is an equally captivating river cruise with a different angle. As well as the unmissable Pyramids at Giza, Sphinx and Tutankhamun, experience guided tours of the less-visited city of Amarna, ‘Step Pyramid’ and a mysterious temple dedicated to Osiris.
On our river cruises in Egypt, you can enjoy both the classic highlights of a bucket-list trip to Egypt as well as the lesser known delights, all while experiencing the kind of luxury cruising that would have suited the Pharaohs themselves.