Cruise to Nile River

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Nile River Cruises: Your guide to sailing the longest river in the world

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Frequently asked questions

Get your bucket list ready, because key highlights of a Nile River cruise include the Valley of the Kings, the temples of Luxor and Karnak, the Temple of Philae, and the Aswan High Dam. You know, nothing too major or anything.


Yes, Nile River cruises are generally family-friendly, offering educational and engaging experiences for all ages. Forget textbooks – what better way to learn about Ancient Egypt then from seeing it in real life?


If Ancient Egypt taught us anything, it’s that luxury is a MUST! With that in mind, there are a wide range of luxury cruises along the Nile that offer upscale accommodation, gourmet dining, and exclusive guided tours. Chat with your travel agent to find accommodation fit for a Queen, or even a Pharaoh.


The best time to cruise the Nile River and explore the surrounding parts of Egypt is between October and April, when the weather is cooler and more comfortable for sightseeing.


While less common, some cruises may cater to adults only, offering a more peaceful and immersive experience. Chat with your Flight Centre travel expert to find the right cruise line for you.


Nile River cruises usually last anywhere from 3 to 7 days, offering a range of experiences from short trips to more in-depth explorations of ancient Egyptian sites.


Most ships offer comfortable accommodation and state rooms, a range of dining options, sun decks, swimming pools, entertainment and cultural shows. Check with your individual ship itinerary to confirm what is included in your package.


Many Nile River cruises focus on the rich history and archaeology of Egypt, with expert guides providing insights into ancient civilizations.


Many Nile River cruises offer packages that include meals and excursions, but it's important to check the specifics with your cruise line. Just let your booking agent know if you’re keen on an all-inclusive holiday and we’ll take care of the rest.


Beyond exploring some of the ancient wonders of the world, prepare to spend your days enjoying stunning river views, visiting temples and tombs, learning about Egyptian history, and immersing yourself in local culture and cuisine.


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