Cruise on the River Nile

3, 4 , 7, 11 or 14 Nights – Which Nile Cruise is best for me ?

The River Nile is the longest river in Africa and possibly the World? so we hope you agree that a Nile Cruise is the perfect way to discover all of the wonderful sights and history on offer and its well within most people’s budget.

A Nile Cruise in Egypt has various ways to explore the River Nile which include a 14 Nights long Nile Cruise starting in Cairo and sailing down to Aswan or vice versa, 11 Nights Nile Cruise from Cairo to Luxor or vice versa, 7 Night Nile Cruise sailing from Luxor down to Aswan and then returning back to Luxor, 4 Nights from Luxor and departing in Aswan and finally a 3 Night Nile Cruise from Aswan departing in Luxor.

With any of the Nile cruise options above the flights are in most cases from London Heathrow with EgyptAir, the flight time is approximately 5 hours and includes 23kgs luggage allowance. The transfer from the Airport to the Nile Cruise is included and would normally take up to 30 minutes. You will need to obtain a VISA at the Airport in Egypt which costs around £20 per person, there is normally someone from the Tour company on hand who can help you with this. is a UK Nile Cruise specialist who can offer most of the boats that Cruise the Nile, we are part of the Thomas Cook group which means we not only offer some of the most popular boats but we believe we have some of the lowest prices available with up to 45% off.

We have information on all of the following Nile Cruises: Thomson Nile Cruise, Tui Nile Cruise, Thomas Cook Nile Cruise, Discover Egypt Nile Cruise, Cyplon Holidays Nile Cruise and Orbital Travel Nile cruise , if you cannot see a holiday on our website please call us on 0800 193 8382 because we offer a price promise which means you could end up saving £100’s ?

All the Nile Cruises we offer are fully ATOL protected, this will be confirmed at the point of sale,  you will have complete piece of mind knowing you are covered against most eventualities?

All of our Nile Cruises include excursions, these are included on each of the individual cruise pages on our website;  , you will be accompanied by a fully qualified Egyptologist on all of your excursions.

Sometimes the excursions will start early in the morning which helps with the midday sun and on these days in the afternoons you can relax on board your selected Nile Cruise and take full advantage of the facilities on offer.

In regards to board basis you have 2 main options which are full board which includes all meals and all-inclusive, normally costing between £20 / £30 pppn, this normally includes all meals and a drinks package starting at 10am and ending at midnight, the drinks package normally includes bottled water, local beers, tea / coffee and wine, a bottle of wine normally costs around £20 per bottle so you will need to work out what’s best for you?

Light entertainment is available on most evenings and the dress code is smart / casual. Egypt has all year-round sunshine, temperatures, particularly in the Summer time, can be very high so please make sure you are well prepared, in the cooler months it may be worth taking a cardigan / pullover for the evenings.

The Nile Cruises we offer like the 5* Grand Rose have Panoramic Nile Views, some have like the 5* Ms Emilio or 5* Deluxe Steigenberger Legacy Juliette balconies with windows that open and others like the 5* Deluxe Sonesta Star Goddess has a walkout balcony, you will also have a choice of deck level’s so there a number of things you can discuss with us before you make your booking.

Most of the Nile Cruise’s on offer will have rooms with air conditioning, Wi -fi (sometimes unavailable when sailing), mini fridge, shower/ bath and tea/coffee making facilities, a sun deck with a splash pool, sun beds and a shaded area for added comfort.

Extra information including costs that you need to be aware of are: Tips on the Nile Cruise, we suggest you budget around £4 pp per day, we also recommend you have suitable travel insurance for your Nile Cruise holiday.

Finally, you will need to ensure that your passport is in date and has at least 6 months to run from the date you return from your holiday.

Don’t forget that you can combine any of our Nile Cruises with a stay in Cairo, Luxor and the Red Sea including the following Red Sea resorts: Hurghada, El Gouna, Marsa Alam and Sahl Hasheesh.

If you would like to find out the latest travel information please click this link: Foreign Office

We hope this little piece of Nile Cruise information, whilst not exhaustive, will help you when you are making a decision to book, If you would like to book with or you would like further information on any of our Nile Cruises please call us Free on 0800 193 8382 or complete an enquiry form to let us know if and how we can help you any further.