Luxury Nile cruises in Egypt provides visitors with one of the very best ways to explore the magical Land of the Pharaohs. It is also worth remembering that most luxury Nile river cruises are quite literally floating 5-Star hotels, thereby enhancing you travel experience even more.
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Luxury Nile River Cruises in Egypt
There are many ways to tour Egypt in the lap of luxury, but for those interested primarily in the ancient and Pharaonic history of the country, luxury Nile cruise holidays are among the best of choices. This is because a visitor will essentially be following the same route people have been taking for thousands of years. They also get to enjoy many stops along the way to view the most well-known or even lesser known sites, including majestic temples and ancient royal tombs.
Luxury Nile cruises are a popular approach to seeing the history of Egypt, and the best of them provide guests not only with opulent surroundings, comprehensive amenities and the world-famous Egyptian hospitality, but also with guided land tours and expert lectures delivered by historical or cultural authorities.
For example, it is often seen that luxury Nile cruises include at least one speech or tour delivered by a famous or well-known archaeologist or historian.
Typical Luxury Nile River Cruise Routes and Itineraries
The routes for luxury Nile cruises run from Luxor to Aswan, though most include a comprehensive tour of the entire Cairo area before departing, by air, to the southern locations where cruises get underway.
Decades ago it was possible to depart from Cairo, but the creation of locks and “cataracts” in the river’s course now makes it impossible for larger ships to pass through some areas. For this reason most luxury Nile cruises begin or end in Luxor, which was a historical capital during the ancient times.
If luxury Nile cruises don’t include Cairo, what can a visitor see?
Many people unfamiliar with the land or history of Egypt may not realize that the pharaohs ruled the entire length of the country, even extending south into Nubia. There were periods when upper and lower Egypt were ruled separately, and this is where such locations as Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan come into discussion.
Experience History while Cruising Down the River Nile
Guests of luxury Nile cruises will be able to sail past, and visit, areas that were incredibly important during the thousands of years of Egypt’s Pharaonic rule.
At Luxor, for example, guests can go ashore and view significant sites on either side of the Nile River. On the western shore they can visit the famous Valley of the Kings, the final resting place of such pharaohs as the young Tutankhamen; they can hike to Hatshepsut’s gorgeous and elegant temple, or they can visit the eastern bank with the easily recognizable temple complexes of Karnak Temple Complex and Luxor Temple.
Heading south, luxury Nile cruises will provide visitors with opportunities to see large and small temples, and usually provide transportation to one of the most impressive of all, the enormous Abu Simbel monuments south of Aswan, which finishes off most luxury Nile cruises with an incredible finale.
Luxury Nile Cruise and Stay Holidays
All our luxury Egypt tours include a breathtaking luxury Nile cruise and an amazing holiday experience in Cairo and/or the Red Sea. Furthermore, they are private and fully customizable. You can have your luxury Nile cruise your way when you travel to Egypt with us.
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