Aswan Nile cruises are designed and meticulously structured for people who want to enjoy the best of both worlds; a world of luxury, and a world of ancient wonders. From short 4-Day cruises, to longer 8-Day adventures on the water, it is easy to find the perfect Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, and one which matches your budget as well.
Nile cruises are your gateway to the best ancient sites in Aswan; the best in Luxor, and the best in all the places where you will be stopping along the way. Enjoy absolute luxury on board your chosen cruise liner; dine on fine cuisine, as you explore the ancient world the way it should be explored.
FAQ: Nile Cruises
Are Aswan Nile cruises safe?
Yes, going for a cruise on the Nile River in Egypt is very safe. Protection is provided by the Egyptian government and there is ample security at all attractions that are featured in most itineraries.
How much is a Nile cruise?
As of July 2022, 5-star Nile River cruises with full board were starting at around $500 p/person, while 3 or 4 night Dahabiya Nile cruises were starting at $900 p/person.
Can you cruise the Nile River?
Yes, Nile cruises from Aswan to Luxor or from Luxor to Aswan are exceptionally popular among tourists. You can also cruise from Cairo to Aswan or Luxor if you want a more immersive experience.
Do Nile cruise boats have Wi-Fi?
Most of the modern Nile cruise ships, including most Dahabiya cruise boats have Wi-Fi access on board. However, free Wi-Fi is not included in all cruises so enquire before you book.
Are mosquitos a problem in Nile cruises?
Mosquitos are generally not a significant problem during a Nile River cruise, but expect to get bitten a few times, especially if you spend time out on deck in the evenings when the ship is docked.
Do I need vaccinations for Nile cruise?
There are no vaccination requirements for visiting Egypt, and the same applies to Nile River cruises. Some vaccines are recommended but not compulsory. Seek professional advice before traveling.
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Breathtaking Nile Cruises from Aswan to Luxor
All of our high quality Nile cruises from Aswan to Luxor begins with some wonderful sightseeing in Aswan itself before the cruise ships begin their journey along the Nile towards the fascinating city of Luxor. These cruises have different durations, ranging from 4 days to 8 days, but they are all designed and structured to ensure you have one of the most memorable experiences of your life.
Aswan Nile Cruises to Suits All Tastes and Budgets
Contrary to what many people believe, Nile cruises from Aswan to Luxor are not only for the rich and wealthy. In fact, depending on which cruise package you choose, your time spent on the water can cost you considerably less than what you might pay for a good hotel in any of Egypt’s major cities. Our cruises all take place on board 5-Star cruise ships, and they all include full board and lodging.
With cruises starting at just over $300 per person, even people on a tight budget can now experience the magic of the Nile River Valley and its many ancient attractions in comfort and luxury. For those travelers who have more money to splash out, and for those who want to experience the very epitome of luxury and comfort, cruise ships such as the Oberoi Philae and the Oberoi Zahra never fail to please.
World-Class Service All the Way
The high level of service you will experience throughout the duration of your cruise becomes apparent from the moment you step of the plane or train in Aswan, where one of our tour managers will be standing by to meet you and to assist you in any way they can. Your transfer to Aswan Port will take place in a modern air-conditioned vehicle, and in almost no time at all, you will be boarding your new luxury home on the Nile.
Enjoy delicious meals in a beautiful setting, enjoy luxuriously comfortable accommodation, along with all the amenities you would expect to find in a luxury hotel, and visit ancients sites in comfort and style, and always in the company of a highly experience, and very friendly Expert guide.
Exploring the Ancient Wonders from Aswan to Luxor
All our Aswan Nile Cruises begin with some sightseeing in Aswan. This typically includes a visit to Aswan High Dam and a visit to Philae Temple, although itineraries can differ from one cruise package to the next. Philae Temple is one of Egypt’s most famous ancient sites, and one which has a fascinating history, not least because it was very nearly lost forever when the water level of Lake Nasser started rising following the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Thanks to a huge international effort, the entire temple was relocated to higher ground, and today it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Depending on which cruise package you choose, your cruise ship may leave Aswan the next morning, or it may remain in Aswan a second night. For example, if you book our 8-Day Aswan to Luxor cruise on board the luxurious Oberoi Zahra cruise ship, you will spend two nights on board in Aswan, visiting Philae Temple again on your second night in order to enjoy a spectacular sound and light show.
After your ship leaves Aswan, it will head to Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna, and finally on to Luxor. All our Aswan to Luxor Nile River cruises include sightseeing excursions at all of these places, other than in Esna, although some of the longer cruise packages do include an overnight stay on the water in Esna. How long you spend in these places depends entirely on what cruise package you choose. For example, a 4-Day Aswan to Luxor cruise might only include a brief sightseeing stop at Kom Ombo and Edfu before continuing on to Esna, whereas an 8-Day cruise might involve an overnight stop at all the places you visit.
Regardless of which cruise package you choose, you will however get to visit the amazing Temple of Kom Ombo. This is essentially a twin temple complex that was built to honor two different Gods. Some cruise packages will also include a trip on board a traditional falucca boat. However, excursions such as this are generally only included in our longer and somewhat more costly cruise packages.
All our Nile cruises from Aswan to Luxor also include a visit to Edfu Temple. It is believed that this remarkable temple took more than 25 years to build. It is also Egypt’s best-preserved ancient temple, thanks to the fact that it remained buried under the sand for more than 2000 years.
After your stop at Edfu, your next sightseeing opportunities typically begin when you arrive in Luxor. With short 4-Day cruises, you will usually visit Luxor’s most famous historical sites, such as Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and then your cruise officially ends. With our longer cruise packages, you can usually expect to spend an additional night on board the cruise ship in Luxor, as well as a night in Quina.
Choosing the Perfect Aswan to Luxor Nile Cruise
All of our Nile cruises from Aswan to Luxor are special, and all carry the promise of an unforgettable experience, but different people have different tastes and requirement, so it is important to choose the right cruise package if you want to have the ultimate experience.
Some Aswan Nile Cruises include onboard entertainment which others don’t. For example, some cruises include cocktail reception parties; Egyptian Belly Dance shows, and even lively onboard discos. Others, such as those on board the Oberoi Zahra or the Oberoi Philae focus more on relaxation than they do on lively entertainment.
It is also worth noting that not all cruise ships are suitable for disable passengers or passengers with special needs. Although it is not the only wheelchair friendly ship operating between Aswan and Luxor, the MS Amarco is perhaps the most wheelchair-friendly one of them all.
All the cruise ships featured in our Aswan to Luxor cruise packages have no shortage of world-class amenities, from large open-air swimming pools, to well-equipped gyms; fully stocked bars, and etc. If you have any queries regarding our various cruises, or the cruise ships featured in them, simply contact us and one of our professional tour managers will be ready to answer any questions you may have, and to assist you in any way they can.
Our primary goal is to offer Aswan Nile Cruises that not only meet your own expectations, but exceed them.