Archive for July, 2011
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
Christmas can be a time of great fun. You might be lucky enough to get some time off work and there is also the opportunity to catch up with friends and relatives and enjoy some nice food and drink.
However, all too often this time of year can become stressful, particularly if you are expected to organise and cater for many of the gatherings. Indeed, December 25th itself can be chaotic and leave you in need of a holiday, rather than feeling relaxed and full of festive cheer.
So, to make sure you avoid such difficulty this year, you might want to consider jetting off on a vacation. This is the perfect way to get out of slaving over a hot stove and playing mass caterer and supreme host.
Instead, you can let someone else worry about the cooking and entertainment and spend Christmas genuinely relaxing and enjoying yourself.
A great option may be taking a Nile cruise. After all, if you are looking for indulgence and luxury, this is the perfect way to achieve it.
Spending a week or two on these floating havens and taking trips to some of Egypt’s amazing points of interest is the ideal way to celebrate this time of year.
Meanwhile, another advantage of such Nile cruises is the fact that they enable you to escape the inclement weather of Britain in mid-winter. It is highly likely that the UK will be cold, wet and dark at this point in the calendar. Egypt on the other hand should be pleasantly warm and sunny.
To find out more about our Nile cruise holidays, simply take a look around our website.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
If you are considering booking Nile cruise holidays, you might be excited about the prospect of spending time in a country so steeped in history. There is arguably nowhere on Earth with a richer and more interesting past than this north African land. Since you were a child, you may well have read about the nation’s fascinating pyramids, pharaohs and so on and there have been plenty of films on the subject too.
Therefore, when you arrive on this beautiful and intriguing land, you might be eager to visit sites of interest that help you learn more about the story of the area and one of the best places to do this is the Egyptian Museum.
Trips to this centre of artefacts and information, which is located in Cairo, can easily be combined with Nile cruises.
However, there are certain issues you should bear in mind before you make your trip to the museum. The main point is that due to the sheer size of the building and the amount of items in it, you will not be able to see them all in one day. Therefore, it can be best to plan two visits, perhaps tackling one floor at a time.
Of course, if you do not have the luxury of spending two days there, you can be tactical and head for only the things that you are most keen to see.
While you may well have seen museum exhibitions about Egypt before, this is nothing in comparison with seeing the artefacts in the country itself.
If you are eager to find out more about the options open to you on a Nile cruise, simply take a look around the rest of our website.
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
When packing for Nile cruises there are many items you do not want to forget. Of course, certain items of clothing are of paramount importance. Meanwhile, protection from the sun is vital. After all, the climate in Egypt is typically hot and sunny, meaning you may be at risk of getting burnt if you are not careful. Also, sun glasses come in very handy when you are sightseeing.
In addition, you might be eager to bring reading material to keep you occupied while you are in transit and if you are taking the trip with friends, a partner or family members, games can be a great way of spending the evening. For example, a deck of cards can come in handy.
However, there is one item that has particular importance and that is your camera. There is nothing worse that realising when you reach this fascinating and beautiful land that you have no means of taking pictures to commemorate your trip.
After all, a Nile cruise can be the holiday of a lifetime. Arguably, nowhere else on Earth is as interesting and aesthetically captivating as this African country.
By taking plenty of snaps, you can rest assured you will not forget any of the highlights of your vacation and when you need cheering up after returning to the UK, you can look through the pictures. Of course, photos are also the perfect way to convey your adventures to friends and relatives back at home.
So that you do not forget to pack anything, it can be helpful to make a list before heading off on your Egypt Nile cruises.
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Egypt as a whole is a great place for history lovers to visit. As one of the oldest sights of complex human civilisation it provides fascinating insights into the history of humans and many of the ancient ruins have been preserved fantastically well.
However, there are of course certain areas of the country that are considered to be more interesting than others and so if you are planning a Nile cruise, you might want to bear this in mind.
One of the cities that is particularly intriguing and a hit among holidaymakers is Luxor. Referred to as Al ‘Uqsur in Arabic, it covers an area of around 416 square kilometres and is the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes.
Many people regard it as the world’s most impressive open air museum, simply because the history has been so well preserved there. For example, it contains the ruins of temple complexes, which are incredible to see.
Meanwhile, immediately across the River Nile lie the temples and tombs of the West Bank Necropolis, which include the Valley of the Kings. These are among the most popular areas among international tourists and are well worth a visit.
The great thing about Nile cruises is the fact that as well as Luxor, you get to see many other places of interest and your transport and accommodation is the ultimate in luxury and style.
You can also opt for a Nile cruise and stay, which enables you to combine your trip along this famous waterway with a stay in one of Egypt’s excellent resorts.
Monday, July 18th, 2011
These days, diving fans have many different locations to choose from if they are planning vacations to indulge in the sport. Thanks to modern transport, they can get to almost anywhere in the world with relative ease.
One of the most popular and best renowned spots for diving is the Red Sea. Holidays to this fantastic part of the globe can be combined with a Nile cruise and stay as this means that as well as getting to experience the fabulous deep sea waters, you can also benefit from taking in many more of this ancient land’s sights and sounds.
The Red Sea is part of the Great Rift Valley, which is a huge trough formation that runs from Israel to south of the equator. This crack in the Earth’s surface makes for a particularly deep sea. Indeed, in places it reaches nearly 3,000 metres.
In some areas there are around 1,000 species of fish to be seen, as well as 150 species of coral. Meanwhile, the temperature of the water can reach 29 degrees centigrade in September, making it pleasant to swim in.
Because of its natural qualities, this destination can make the perfect end to a Nile cruise. After experiencing the interior of this fascinating country, you can get stuck into some aqua adventures along its coast.
And as well as wonderful diving, the Red Sea resorts are also praised for their quality dining and entertainment facilities.
So, if you cannot decide which of the Nile cruises to take, you might want to consider ones that culminate with a stay in this area.