A Nile cruise is a relaxed and romantic way to visit the monuments of Ancient Egypt. Acting as floating hotels, the cruisers ply the river between Luxor and Aswan, stopping off twice a day at major monuments en route. Most boat trips last between three and seven nights and visit Aswan High Dam, the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple.
On an Audley tailor-made Egypt cruise you can choose to sail aboard a large, luxurious cruiser with a host of modern amenities, a traditional wooden dahabiyya or a refurbished steamship. Though the smaller boats are more basic, they make up for this in character and visit sites that larger boats cannot access.
Our suggested Egypt cruising itineraries
Each of these itineraries features an element, big or small, of experiencing Egypt by boat. As we’ve discovered, cruising lets you slow the pace and gain a different — sometimes exclusive — perspective on a destination. As with all our itineraries, treat these as just inspiration for your uniquely created trip.
Ships selected by our specialists
Ranging from luxurious floating hotels to far simpler options, the selection of Egypt cruise vessels you can choose from all have one thing in common: they offer unparalleled access to sights well off the beaten track.