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Nile River Cruises

Great Sphinx of Giza, Giza Plateau, West Bank of the Nile, Giza, Egypt (Photo: Anton_Ivanov/Shutterstock)

About Nile River Cruises

Ancient pyramids, colorful bazaars and temples that were already ancient by the time Cleopatra took charge only begin to describe the highlights of a Nile River cruise through Egypt. Itineraries generally include tours of landmark sights in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan, as well as visits to more secluded temples such as Abu Simbel. With so many things to see, a Nile River cruise includes plenty of tours, but there's also time to relax and watch the world float by.

  • What is the best time to cruise to Nile River?

  • Which cruise lines go to Nile River?


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What is the best time to cruise to Nile River?

The most comfortable weather for a Nile River cruise happens between October and April; visiting any time during the summer is not recommended.

Which cruise lines go to Nile River?

Though there are quite a few cruise lines offering Nile River cruises, the quality of the experience can vary greatly. Well-known river cruise lines like Viking, Avalon, Abercrombie & Kent and Uniworld are all good bets. For more: Nile River Cruise Tips.

What are some things to do in Nile River?

Visiting Egypt's ancient tombs and temples -- including King Tut's tomb -- is the major highlight of a Nile River cruise. For more attractions: 11 Tips for Making the Most of Your Nile River Cruise.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to Nile River?

Yes, passports are required for Nile River cruises, which sail within Egypt.

What should I pack for a cruise to Nile River?

Egypt is hot and the river is humid, so lightweight, breathable clothing and sun protection are essential. Bug spray and anti-diarrhea medication are also highly recommended.

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Abu Simbel

Cairo (Port Said)

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