Nile River Cruises
Where we sail to
Why choose a Nile River Cruise?
The Nile lays claim to being the world’s longest river, with this leggy waterway meandering its way through 11 countries. Egypt grabs the lion’s share of it though, and that’s where you’ll be gliding along on our Nile river cruises. They start and finish in one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, Luxor. Often dubbed ‘the world’s greatest open-air museum’ for its ancient sites, it’s also home to the famous Valley of the Kings and the impressive temples of Luxor and Karnak. The latter hosts a Hollywood-style sound and light show, which brings the old place to life, and the two temples are connected by the distinctive Sphinx Avenue, which is lined with more than 1,000 statues of sphinxes and rams’ heads. Between the Luxor sandwich, there are stops in Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan. Edfu’s big claim to fame is the Temple of Horus – one of the country’s best-preserved temples – while Kom Ombo has a striking temple of its own, with a unique ‘double’ design. And as for Aswan, you can venture out from there to the Abu Simbel temples, which are carved into a mountainside. Back in the city, the Aswan High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Philae Temple are the three biggest sights.