Luxor Nile Cruises – Nile River Cruises from Luxor to Aswan

Luxor Nile Cruises provide visitors to Egypt with an unrivalled means of visiting and exploring many of Egypt’s most cherished ancient relics located along the shores of the Nile between Luxor and Aswan. Visit timeless tombs built for pharaohs and kings, and stroll through unforgettable temples built for the gods.

With Nile River Cruises to suit all tastes and budgets, and with cruises departing from Luxor almost daily, you are bound to find the ultimate cruise to suit your needs. Live a life of luxury on the water, and a life of discovery on land. Book your Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan with us, and get ready for an experience you will never forget.


Sonesta Moon Goddess Nile River Cruiser
Oberoi Philae Luxury Nile Cruiser
Sonesta St George
Movenpick Royal Lily Nile Cruise
MS Salacia Nile Cruise
The Oberoi Zahra
MS Esplanade Nile Cruise
MS Mayfair Nile Cruise
Steigenberger Minerva Cruise
MS Nile Goddess
Amarco Nile Cruise
Egypt Tour with Nile Cruise

Is it safe to cruise the Nile?

All the archaeological sites that you visit along the route of your cruise have high security. Nile River cruises are protected by the Egyptian government and as a result they are very safe.

Are Nile cruises worth it?

Absolutely! If there is one thing every visitor to Egypt should experience, it is a Nile River cruise holiday. Besides enjoying the passing scenery, you are get 4 to 6 hours of guided tours each day, complete with an Egyptologist guide. You also get three excellent meals each day and access to the ship’s various amenities.

Whether you book a regular five star Nile cruise, or whether you book a luxury Nile Cruise, you will also find that the accommodation tends to be excellent. You can look forward to spacious comfortable suites, most of which have their own snack bar, and everything you need to ensure that you stay on the ship is as comfortable as possible.

Which Luxor Nile cruise is best?

The Oberoi Zahra is one of the best and most luxurious cruise ships on the Nile, but also one of the most expensive. For a somewhat more affordable cruise, you could opt for a cruise on the Oberoi Philaethe which is almost as luxurious. For an even more affordable dream cruise consider Nile cruise ships such as the Movenpick Royal Lily or the MS Salacia instead.

How much is a Nile River cruise?

The cheapest standard Luxor Nile cruises start at around $900 per person for a 3 or 4-night cruise. Dahabiya cruises, which are a lot more private and personal, start at around $900 per person.

The above prices are for guidance purposes only and were accurate at the time of this post being written.

What to wear on Nile cruise?

There are no occasions that require a specific dress code, so feel free to wear whatever you feel comfortable in. However, passengers are expected to follow a smart-casual dress code for dinner in the evenings although this is rarely enforced. Don’t forget to take an extra layer of clothing during the cool winter months.

How to book a Luxor Nile cruise?

Visit our website here and browse through our selection of Luxor Nile cruises until you find one you like, then simply book your chosen river cruise online.

Amazing Luxor Nile Cruises

Nile Cruises from Luxor to Aswan

Nile cruises from Luxor to Aswan are designed to let visitors discover and explore many of the ancient majestic attractions which are located along the banks of the majestic Nile River between these two charming historical cities.

Whether you are in search of a short cruise on the Nile lasting only a 4 or 5 days, or whether you want an adventure lasting a week or more, you can be sure it will be the experience of a lifetime.

Cruising Down the River Nile – More Affordable than You Have Ever Imagined

Luxor Nile cruises from to Aswan don’t have to cost you thousands of dollars either. To the contrary, you can enjoy a luxury cruise on board a modern 5-Star cruise liner even if you are on a tight budget. With Luxor to Aswan cruises starting at just over $700 per person (at the time of writing), anyone can cruise the Nile in luxury and style and enjoy daily sightseeing tours which guarantee a truly immersive journey.

For those who want even greater comfort, and even more grandeur, Luxor Nile River cruise liners like the magnificent Oberoi Zahrah Nile cruise ship and the equally as magnificent Oberoi Philae Nile cruise ship are guaranteed to offer an experience like no other; a cruise in the lap of luxury through the ancient world where absolute comfort; absolute luxury; word-class cuisine, and world-class amenities are the order of the day. Both of these beautiful vessels have single cabins, double cabins, and a number of Presidential Suites, meaning you can choose a level of comfort which suits you best.

Nile River Cruises – Excellent Service from Beginning to End

When you book Luxor Nile cruises through us, you can expect 5-Star service every step of the way. When you arrive in Luxor, you can enjoy complete peace of mind, knowing that one of our friendly, and extremely dedicated tour representatives, will be right there to meet you, either at the airport, or at Luxor’s railway station.

You will then be taken directly to your awaiting cruise liner for embarkation before lunch, and the beginning of a journey you will never forget. All transfers take place in modern air-conditioned vehicles and an experience English-speaking expert tour guide accompanies you during all onshore excursions. Not only are these guides extremely knowledgeable, but they are very friendly, and always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Visiting Ancient Egypt’s Historical Wonders with Epic Nile Cruises from Luxor to Aswan

Luxor Nile Cruises - Cruise ship docked at Luxor temple

Cruise ship against Luxor temple, Nile embankment

All our Luxor Nile cruises begin with some unforgettable sightseeing in Luxor. Here you will get to visit some of the most famous ancient sites located on Luxor’s East Bank, and West Bank. While tour itineraries can and do vary between one cruise package and the next, most will include a visit to Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple on the East Bank, and a visit to Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon on the West Bank.

Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, in particular, are considered by many to be among the best historical sites in Upper Egypt. Valley of the Kings is a sprawling necropolis where more than 70 royal tombs have been discovered, with the tomb of King Ramses the 6th and the tomb King Tutankhamen being the most famous of them all. Queen Hatshepsut’s temple on the other hand, is a vast and magnificent structure that was carved out of a rock face. It is remarkably well-preserved, and it is probably one of the most memorable sites you will visit during your cruise on the River Nile.

After the sites in Luxor have been visited, your Nile cruise ship will more often than not start sailing towards Edfu via Esna, although some of the longer cruise packages include a sightseeing visit and an overnight stop in Quina, before they head towards Edfu. Depending on which package you choose, you may have an overnight stop in Esna, or else you will simply pass through the Esna lock and continue on to Edfu.

Most good quality Nile cruises from Luxor to Aswan will include an onshore excursion while in Edfu, during which time you will visit the best-preserved temple of the Ancient World. Commonly referred to as the Temple of Edfu, it was built to honor Horus the falcon-headed god, and it is believed to have taken roughly 25 years to complete. Its exceptional preservation is largely due to the fact that it lay buried beneath the sand for more than 2000 years.

After Edfu, most of the cruise ships that feature in our Luxor to Aswan cruises will then sail on to Kom Ombo for some more sightseeing. Depending on which Nile cruise you choose, you may only spend a few hours in Kom Ombo before heading on to Aswan, or you may spend the night at Kom Ombo, and then depart for Aswan in the morning.

Before you cruise officially comes to an end in Aswan, you will typically be taken to visit some of the area’s most prominent sites such as the Aswan High Dam and the spectacular Philae Temple which was moved in its entirety in order to rescue it from the rising waters of Lake Nasser.

Luxor Nile Cruises – World-Class Cruise Ships with World-Class Amenities

Luxor Nile Cruises - Pool area of the MS Mayfair

All of our Nile cruises from Luxor to Aswan take place on modern, world-class cruise ships, all of which have comfortable suites and world-class amenities; amenities that one would expected to find at any luxury hotel. However, each of the cruise ships that feature in our Luxor to Aswan cruises are unique in their own sort of way. Some are more luxurious than others; some are wheelchair-friendly, and some are not. These are all things which need to be taken into consideration when you book one of our Nile cruises from Luxor to Aswan. However, no matter which one of our cruise packages you book, you can rest assured knowing that you will be in the lap of luxury, from the time you board in Luxor, to the time you disembark in Aswan.

Enjoy breakfast on board, lunch on board and dinner on board followed by some enjoyable evening entertainment. Between meals, enjoy unforgettable daily excursions, and when you are not busy sightseeing enjoy a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool or simply relax and admire the passing scenery.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any aspect of our Nile cruises from Luxor to Aswan, simply get in touch with us and one of our dedicated tour managers will be more than happy to answer your question, and to provide you with all the information you require.

So, if you are longing to see and explore the ancient wonders of Egypt and you are ready for a truly unforgettable experience, contact us now to begin planning your trip or even to book your dream Luxor Nile cruise today


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Last Updated on June 21, 2024