Nile River Cruises
Embark on a river cruise along the Nile and explore the heart of ancient Egypt. Visit the colossal monuments conceived by pharaohs past, from the Temples of Karnak to Abu Simbel, explore the Valley of the Kings, shop the bustling markets of Aswan, and observe life along the Nile as you become part of it during your Egypt river cruise, the trip of a lifetime.
Popular Nile River Cruises
Must do experiences and highlights along the Nile
Life on the Nile
Immerse yourself in Egyptian life on the Nile, don traditional dress (galabeyas) and enjoy an evening of local delicacies, music and dance on board.
Temple of Horus, Edfu
An entrance marked by an enormous wall inlaid with carvings and flanked by two flacon sculptures is a fitting welcome to this impressive site.
Feluccas and Flora
Sail on a traditional felucca to Kitchener’s Island, where the stunning botanical gardens flourish with exotic plants creating a lush oasis on the Nile.
Temple of Kom Ombo
Standing sentinel on a bend in the Nile, this temple complex is dedicated to two gods, Horus the falcon god and Sobek the crocodile god. Honouring Sobek, you’ll find mummified crocodiles amidst the other ancient artefacts.
Luxor at First Light
Luxor’s ancient temples and monuments are incredible at any time, explored any way. But there is a certain magic to floating over this landscape by hot air balloon as the sun lights up the open air museum below.
Nile River Cruise Brochures
80 Nile river cruises sourced from 31 Operator brochures
What our clients are saying about their journeys through Egypt
“Wonderful trip down the Nile”
What an amazing country Egypt is! We travelled in November, temperature averaged around 25C and no humidity, perfect for touring the temples, low crowds. The River Tosca is a beautiful older ship with lots of timber and a relaxed atmosphere. Staff were absolutely amazing, as with all Uniworld cruise staff, remembering drink preferences and names after the first day. The food fresh and lots of choice, including local flavours. Plenty of fresh bottled water each day. With only 60 guests on board ...read more (mainly American, 2 Brits and 4 Aussies; ages 17-70s) we were split into groups of 20 each with our own Egyptologist, Sabaa, and own full sized coach. Wonderful stories and explanation of everything we visited was given, we never felt rushed. Luxor and Aswan were beautiful and clean after crazy polluted Cairo. Hotel in Cairo was excellent. Very busy tour schedule with some early starts and long days. Highlights were balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings/Queens at sunrise, high tea at sunset at Old Cataract Hotel, bird watching on the Nile in a small boat, flying to Abu Simbel temples and of course the Pyramids. The locals were very friendly and welcoming, we didn’t feel uncomfortable in any situation, except for very zealous stall holders in the markets! Excellent security on board and everywhere we visited. If Egypt is on your bucket list, don’t hesitate! Amazing to be able to touch history thousands of years old.
I found the trip to be terrific. I was very happy with all the accommodation and arrangements. Everything pretty much ran to the schedule and I was so happy to be able to go to Abydos with this tour as a lot of tours do not go there. Obviously it was still very hot in Egypt when I was over there and there were a few occasions where I did not participate in climbing down some tombs or entering the Pyramids. My non participation on these few occasions was not an issue or frowned upon. Our group consisted ...read more of 7 people and we all got on wonderfully. The guide was superb, extremely approachable and knowledgeable. As far as booking with Global Journeys and Jemma, it was very easy, straightforward and any queries were answered straight away. I think it is unlikely that I will be travelling anytime soon however I must say that I would not hesitate to recommend your services and also that of Peregrine. P.S. I would have used that Peregrine shopping bag you posted to me every day... It was great!!
“Best of Egypt”
Great destination, amazing history and sightseeing. Archaeologically significant experience. River cruise was great, good opportunity to experience the Nile and the ports along the way.
This trip was everything I wanted and hoped it would be! :-) Thank you so much for suggesting this trip and making it work for us. The itinerary was very full but covered everything we wanted to see and more. The bus, the boat and the most of the accommodations were great - friendly, clean and courteous. Our guide was absolutely fantastic! He made our trip! His knowledge, explanations, consideration, help and friendliness made everything that was great even better! My one complaint was the Hilton ...read more Ramses. It was crowded, noisy and an unwelcoming place. From a wedding in full cry in reception, overcrowding and not enough tables for guest numbers at breakfast, early checkouts made very difficult by slow and overcrowded lifts, men physically pushing and shoving in crowded public areas (reception and into/out of lifts). This is no reflection on the trip itself but certainly is a criticism of the hotel.