Nile River
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Stretching for 4,187 miles, the longest river in the world flows from its major source, Lake Victoria in east central Africa, through Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia and northwards into Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.
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  • Ronald Fletcher
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to see the Nile and its treasures
    Everything was wonderful, from the friendly, helpful staff to the very comfortable accommodation to the tasty and varied food. Although it was extremely hot the boat, including cabins, is well air conditioned. Nothing was too much trouble no matter who we spoke to. We enjoyed the pool, a couple of massages and the shop selling traditional clothing and souvenirs. What an amazing trip we had from Luxor to Aswan and back.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 3, 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crossed this River Several while Visiting Cairo and Giza
    My driver told me that this River divides or separates Cairo from Giza. One side of the River is Cairo, while the other side is Giza. Noted some locals doing their fishing from the Bridge. Wondered what kind of fish they are catching. Will see other parts of this River as I travel South to Luxor and Aswan.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 21, 2023
  • michael l
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    #trafalgar best of Egypt
    #trafalgar tours took us on a wonderful tour of Egypt. We saw the highlights and it was wonderful! Our guide, Mohamed, did a wonderful job of taking care of us and providing great info about the history of ancient Egypt and living in modern Egypt. We all felt very safe the whole 9 days.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 27, 2023
  • chenry9charlotte
    Oaxaca, Mexico26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nile River Cruise
    The boat was Tosco and it was so nice with very nice food. Such a surprise at how nice the Nile River was. I had no idea but was happily surprised. This was planned by Odynovo tours and our guide was traveling down the river on the Nile with us so we got off the boat in the morning and he had a driver pick us up and off we went.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 31, 2023
  • Mike W
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb Nile Cruise with Hassan Ali
    An amazing 4 night cruise from Luxor to Aswan on the boat the Nile Style with our guide Hassan Ali. The hospitality and service on the boat didn’t disappoint, and we enjoyed every tour which Hassan lead us. He had great knowledge & took time to explain everything clearly - his English was excellent. Loved cruising down he Nile after our early morning tours, watching the the sunsets.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 4, 2023
  • Guide34062396929
    Mosman, Australia10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Doing the Nile in Style
    Our guide on this part of our tour was Hassan Ali. I think Hassan was born a natural guide and history teacher. He recounts the stories of Egypts past with passion and enthusiasm. He is the type of guide that truely cares about the happiness of his clients. I thank him for showing us this special part of Egypt. Our 4 day cruise on board the MS Nile Style was a pleasure. The food and service onboard is excellent. Once again Egypt Tours Portal has provided expert advice and service.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 10, 2023
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas5,090 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous Nile River Cruise
    My wife and I went on a fabulous Nike River cruise this past December. We used Vantage Deluxe Travel (which has since gone bankrupt) and it was the best cruise we have ever taken. Our tour guide, Ramy, is an Egyptologist and is very knowledgeable about ancient Egypt and its culture. We started with four nights in Cairo, then flew to Luxor to start the cruise. We were on the Nebu, a forty cabin modern boat. Our stateroom was the largest we have had on any of our river or ocean cruises. We visited the temples at Luxor, Karnak, the Valley of the Kings and Edfu. We cruised down the Nile to Aswan and visited the High Dam, Abu Simbel, Philae, and the Old Cataract Hotel. The scenery on the Nile was amazing and the sunsets were spectacular. I was really surprised at how beautiful the Nile is and how expansive it is. We flew back to Cairo from Luxor and bused to Alexandria for three nights then one more night in Cairo before flying home. It was a fantastic experience.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 10, 2023
  • Gustavo W
    Copenhagen, Denmark18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect Place
    The sun casting a warm glow on the ancient temples and ruins that lined the riverbanks created a mesmerizing backdrop. Hand in hand, we marveled at the historical wonders, each telling tales of a civilization that once thrived along the Nile. Our evenings were enchanting as the sun dipped below the horizon, painting the sky with hues of orange and pink. The gentle lapping of the water against the boat provided a soothing soundtrack as we enjoyed intimate dinners under the open sky. Cruising under the starlit Egyptian night sky, we stargazed from the deck, captivated by the celestial display above. The rhythmic sounds of the Nile and the distant calls of wildlife added a touch of serenity to the romantic ambiance. Exploring local markets and engaging with the vibrant culture along the riverbanks allowed us to create lasting memories. From savoring local delicacies to partaking in traditional dance, every moment was a shared experience that deepened our connection.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 21, 2024
  • Silvia_MLk
    Haarlem, The Netherlands8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful relaxing tour
    Had AMAZING sunset felucca ride with Mahrousa and captain Said, recommended by our guide in Food tours by Mila,one of the best food tour I have ever had btw! feluccas are old wind boats that you can hire for hour or two and it goes around the city and can stop occasionally for taking photos or show you some small island, I recommend doing at sunset or sunrise. You can hire easily boat from city center marsa and negotiate the price with captains or boat owners
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written January 31, 2024
  • scottelaine30
    Bracknell, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10 for Classic Holidays
    My husband and I recently took a Nile Cruise as part of a package booked with Classic Holidays , I had never heard of Classic holidays before this trip and booked after looking at their reviews . This was without a doubt one of the best holidays we have had , Classic holidays from start to finish were brilliant . We were met by a representative at every point of arrival and departure and the service overall was outstanding . Their recommendations were excellent and I would use them again , and again and again , they even assisted me with a problem I had regarding a purchase on board the cruise ship , which was not their responsibility , but they did anyway . Their customer service ethic is just wonderful .
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 16, 2024
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Roberta P
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Waleed adan was our amazing guide for the visite at Abu Simbel! He was very great, very knowledgeable and patient with a very detailed explanation! Very happy with all
Written June 18, 2024
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Jamestexas68
Portland, ME15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We traveled on the Steamship Sudan and it was the experience of a lifetime. Amir and his team provided perfectly gracious and cheerful hospitality and the service was impeccable down to the finest detail. The ship travels from Luxor to Aswan (or vice versa), with stops at Karnak/Luxor temples, Abydos, Edfu, Dendara, Komombo and Philae temples, plus Deir El-Medina, Valley of queens and Valley of kings. From the tranquility of the Nile to the incredibly knowledgeable guides, this was a truly unforgettable trip
Written May 21, 2024
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Kathryn B
North West England, UK50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Truly amazing experience the Valley of the Kings was exceptional. A short sail in a Felucca too and visited a Nubien village again fascinating. The cruise was fabulous and amazing food. The thing that spoilt it for me was our Guide Mohammed who from Day 1, was bleating on about tipping him personally £25.00, which was repeated numerous times. Also bad planning on his part at the Valley of the Kings. He did a 35 minute talk, then had to queue for almost an hour for the tickets.. surely they could have been purchased in advance or our driver collect them. He then insisted he had chosen x3 Temples for us to view, none of which were Tutankharmun's, which the majority obviously would want to see. He limited our time too to 30 minutes in the Botanical garden, presumably because there was no commission in it for him. We were to have an Egyptian dress night on the Saturday, no communication was received from him, as changed to a " leaving party" on the Monday for a group of 4 Americans, who had been heavily tipping him. Extremely selfish behaviour from the Guide.
Written May 20, 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,579 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
It's the major geographic feature of this sprawling city. Some of the finest residences and hotels line its banks, plus lots of high end restaurants. So the good addresses are here. History, water, flowing.
Written May 6, 2024
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York3,872 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I took a seven night cruise on the Viking Aton. It was truly excellent. The ship was less than one year old and everything aboard was pristine. The crew really take good care of you. Since I have dietary requirements, each morning the Maitre D', Gabor, would come to me at breakfast to make sure I had appropriate foods for lunch and dinner. My server, Alex, would see me enter the restaurant and know what to bring me for breakfast. My tour guide, Yomna, was excellent and provided a wealth of information. She and the other tour guides were enthusiastic about their jobs and that made it a pleasure to have them show me the country.

We boarded the ship in Luxor and sailed to Aswan before returning to Luxor. I highly recommend Viking River Cruises.
Written May 1, 2024
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MrsGodsy
Frinton-On-Sea, UK64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Booked 7 day cruise through Cyplon via Co op travel and flew direct to Luxor to join boat the Emilio Prestige. The boat was very Egyptian and immaculate clean and staff were wonderful. The food was very good and entertainment ok. Our tour guide Mish was amazing and because of the high temperatures he arranged early tours to all the places and we avoided the crowds and the intense heat. It was a great experience regarding the history we saw and the boat and staff but unfortunately there was a negative we did not expect.
There are less sail days than moored days and when you are moored you cannot see out of your window as other boats are crammed in around you. All boats continue to tick over when docked and this creates an overwhelming stench of diesel and thick black smoke that covers the sunbeds on top deck of boat and inside the boat. You cannot open your room window without the diesel smell coming in. This did spoil the trip as we had nowhere to go when the boat was moored without breathing in diesel fumes. I asked the staff about this and they accepted it is a problem. It wasn’t our boat but other boats causing the issue.
I’m glad we did experience the wonderful history of Egypt and fortunately we had an extra week in Hurghada by the beach and pool in a hotel.
Written April 28, 2024
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Andy P
Chandler’s Ford, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Omg. If you ever can go on a Nile Cruise grab the chance with both hands. The Grand Mandarin Nile Cruise ticks every box. From Luxor to Aswan visiting Temples everywhere. Tea at the Old Cattarack Hotel, The Valley of the Kings and Queens, Abel Symbel, Philea Island , the list is endless.
Written April 26, 2024
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SingaporeHO
Singapore, Singapore224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
To immerse ourselves in experiencing the Nile River, we hopped on board MS Medea from Luxor to Aswan. There's much of human activities and wildlife to savour on both sides of the Nile. The meals on board the boat were wonderful and the quality of the buffet spread was high. Most of all, we enjoyed the great service at the restaurant; The ever so attentive staff actually remembered each guest by name and preferences! During one dinner, we casually uttered that the sesame seed-coated Egyptian cracker was so delicious. They actually packed a box of it and hand it to us on our final day on the boat, saying with a broad smile, "Please enjoy!"
Written April 23, 2024
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eurostuff
Izaut-de-l'Hotel, France15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Nile dolphin cruise. The ship is dirty. Old and run down. It has been painted so many times. The drapes in the room were hanging off of the stained wall. the carpet was filthy.toilet leaked urine onto the floor and the shower door did not close properly. The food for me was inedible and tasteless. The staff were very friendly but the boat itself is a dump. Swimming pool is tiny and had a thick black grease ring all around the tile we're it had Not being cleaned in ages. I ordered an orange juice which was watered down along with a virgin pina colada that was the same.It was expensive. I would not recommend this boat to anybody.I am dreading my next meal. Photos online on office sleep from when the ship was first built. I don't think they have changed the carpets in 20 years.
Written April 20, 2024
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Philip E
Merthyr Tydfil, UK40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The Nile River is breathtakingly beautiful, no wonder the Ancient Egyptians gave it a personality and made it a Goddess in the process.

It certainly made us Hapi.

Cruising along its course from Luxor to Aswan was a joy reserved only to the rich travellers of yesteryear- now thanks to Explore Travel & Cruises - they have put the Luxury into Luxor and placed it within the price range of the ordinary working family too.

Waving to locals as you sail by watching children celebrating Eid festival is a sight I will never forget - relaxing and entertaining in equal measures on the longest and calmest river in the World.
Written April 16, 2024
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