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Enjoy a trip to the heart of Egypt and take a Nile River Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or a Lake Nasser Cruise. It's the best way to see the incredible ruins of ancient Egypt and modern life along the banks of the Nile, which has brought life to Egypt for millennia. By sailing onboard a cruise, you will have the chance to visit fascinating attractions in Upper Egypt from temple complex to ancient tombs such as Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, and Philae Temple. Check our Nile cruises, Lake cruises, and Dahabiyas and plan your long-awaited and dreamed trip.




 

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Enjoy a trip to the heart of Egypt, and take the Nile River Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or a Lake Nasser Cruise. It is the best way to see the incredible ruins of ancient Egypt and modern life along the banks of the Nile, which has brought life to Egypt for millennia. 

By sailing onboard Egypt Nile cruises between Luxor and Aswan, you will have the chance to visit fascinating attractions in Upper Egypt from temple complex to ancient tombs such as Luxor Temple (the world’s largest outdoor museum), Karnak Temple (the heart of Egypt during the New Kingdom), Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Hatshepsut is distinguished in history for being one of the most successful pharaohs of Ancient Egypt), Philae Temple (Philae rose to prominence during the Ptolemaic Dynasty as the center of the cult of the goddess Isis) and many more!

With so many different choices to choose from, we broke it down to you to only 5 types of cruises you can board down the Nile. Browse them and pick what suits your taste.

1. Luxor and Aswan Nile Cruises: Cruise the Nile and explore the mysteries of 7,000 years of ancient Egyptian history along the Nile between Luxor and Aswan, with top facilities and premium service. Take in the scenery of the Nile Valley while enjoying daily tours from your cruise. Prices starting from $425.

2. Lake Nasser Cruises: Experience a relaxing journey to the south with a Lake Nasser cruise to see the monuments and ruins of Ancient Nubia. You will spend an evening docked next to the temples at Abu Simbel. Prices starting from $505.

3. Dahabiya Nile Cruises: No need to worry about the crowds. With Dahabiyas, you are sailing in complete privacy, intimacy, and the highest level of luxury. Plus, you get to explore new sites along the Nile, sites that are unique to Dahabiyas and not available on large cruises. Prices starting from $775.

4. Nile Steamer Cruises: Take a trip back in time on board of Nile Steamer Cruise and discover how they used to sail a century ago and explore the Nile in 1920s style. Prices starting from $ 2995.

5. Long Nile Cruises: Enjoy a long sail with long Nile cruises, starting at the capital of Egypt, Cairo, and ending your journey far south at the picturesque city of Aswan. Visit Egypt’s major cities: Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. Prices starting from $ 3765.

One important question remains: What is the best time of the year to take a Nile cruise? The best time to take a cruise down the Nile River is between October and April. During these months the weather is not too hot, so you will get the chance to enjoy your day trips to the iconic sights from Luxor to Aswan and lounging on the deck of your cruise. Unlike the summer months when the heat is intense.

Check out all our available itineraries for Egypt Nile cruises and Lake cruises now and plan your long-awaited and dreamed trip with us.

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4/5/8 Days - 1 Country

Cruise the Nile in style on the Golden Lady of the Nile, Nebyt Dahabiya.  The 5-star deluxe Nile cruise will offer you elegantly decorated cabins, a shaded sun deck level with a hot tub and chaise lounges.

from $837
4 Days Aswan/ Luxor - 1 Country

Enjoy your cruise down the Nile with the Movenpick Royal Lily. This cruise ship offers stylish and comfortable suites, an elegant dinning room,a spacious sundeck, swimming pool and other amenities.

from $796
4 Days Aswan / Luxor - 1 Country

Salacia cruise offers you a unique experience cruising on the Nile with high quality of service & accommodation. Salacia Nile cruise offers 3 and 4 nights itineraries in which you will explore the wonders of Egypt.

from $619
4/5/8 Days - 1 Country

Experience unique routes and the Nile River in the most exclusive and luxurious way by taking a cruise on Nuun or Nuut. Life on board a dahabiya will bring together superb sightseeing, sailing, and delicious meals.

from $835
8 Days - 1 Country

Discover the classic way to cruise the Nile with one of the most luxurious Dahabiyas out there, Eyaru Dahabiya. Enjoy the most luxurious hospitality while exploring new destinations in Egypt through unique routes.

from $5795
4/5 Days - 1 Country

5-star Mövenpick Prince Abbas is a 5-star cruise that offers you a comfortable home from which you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Nasser and see the magnificent temples and tombs of ancient Nubia.

from $675
11/13/14/15 Days - 1 Country

The Mövenpick Darakum has a comfortable and contemporary design and is among the largest and best-appointed crafts on the river Nile. Enjoy a truly memorable journey to Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. 

 

 

 

Check availability and the sailing dates of our Nile Cruises Cairo Luxor Aswan.

from $4519
5 Days Luxor/ Aswan - 1 Country

Oberoi Philae offers luxurious accommodations and features, from a spa to fitness center and massage treatments, all to provide you a comfortable place to relax in between touring the sights of ancient Egypt.

from $2115
9/10 Days - 1 Country

Take a trip back in time with a cruise down the Nile on a historic steamship. Enjoy the luxury and leisure on-board Mövenpick SS Misr Steamer Nile Cruise. Visit the Great Pyramids, Famous Sphinx and Valley temple, Solar Boat, Old and Islamic Cairo then Cruise the Nile between Luxor and Aswan Visiting the best attractions. 

from $2995
4 Days Aswan/ Luxor - 1 Country

Sail through time on board the newest and one of the most luxurious cruises on the Nile. Historia Nile Cruise is designed to give you luxury and comfortable along your pharaonic journey from Luxor to Aswan and vice versa.

from $1235
4 Days Aswan/ Luxor - 1 Country

Pure luxury and unrivalled Swiss hospitality await on Movenpick Royal Lotus as you embark your journey from Luxor or Aswan. It will give you the chance to discover the ruins of Ancient Egypt with style and comfort.

from $619
4 Days Aswan/ Luxor - 1 Country

Oberoi Zahra is a 5-star luxury cruise; it offers a number of luxury accommodations, from all-day fine dining to personalized spa treatments. Sailing between the majestic cities of Luxor and Aswan in style and comfort.

from $1749
4 Days Aswan/ Luxor - 1 Country

Sonesta St. George is a 5-star luxurious cruise decorated in a distinguished turn of the century French style. Elegantly designed, this all-suite Nile cruise ship offers all the excellent services you would expect.

4 Days Aswan/ Luxor - 1 Country

Nile Goddess Cruise is an elegant 5-star deluxe cruise. It's designed to ensure that you enjoy an amazing cruise experience, packed with features that will make your journey in the Land of Pharaohs one you never forget.

from $619
4 Days Aswan/ Luxor - 1 Country

Steigenberger Minerva is a 5 star modern deluxe cruise sailing between Luxor and Aswan. The cruise offers classic and comfortable suites, an elegant dinning resturants, sundeck, swimming pool & other amenities.

from $619
FAQs
Is Egypt considered a safe destination?
- Egypt has served as one of the best and safest tourist destinations for decades. Surrounded by warm Egyptian hospitality, courteous and kind-hearted locals you're gonna feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be. With some Sensible precautions and preparations, you will be able to explore Egypt tours and trips and enjoy Egypt's generally very safe cities with your mind at ease. Boasting a usually low crime rate visitors will be more than safe especially in areas frequently visited by tourists.
What are the health procedures Memphis Tours are taking during COVID-19?

To ensure the health and safety of our travelers, Memphis Tours has adapted to the new care measures established by WHO. We are taking all the necessary procedures and precautions when it comes to the health and safety of our travelers as your safety and well-being remain our top priority. We always aim to ensure that your trip is stress-free. With Memphis Tours, traveling and exploring Egypt with health and safety will be possible.

Why book with Memphis Tours Egypt?
Memphis tours being one of the leading figures and key players in tourism industry offers a wide array of benefits to its clientele. Ensuring that your journey with us is a once in a lifetime experience that will leave you longing for more. Here are a couple of reasons why Memphis Tours should be your default to-go travel companion... - Customer Feedback: With over 8000 reviews on Tripadvisor scoring at an average of 4.9 - Flexible itineraries - Competitive prices - Excellent customer service - Facilitated payment - Our River Nile Cruises: home to the fascinating river Nile cruises we assure you a unique and insightful experience.
Is there a special rate for private groups booking with Memphis Tours?
Yes, Memphis Tours Egypt does provide a discount for private trips booked with large groups. Some Egypt travel packages will include discount as well for repeated customers, loyalty program members and students.
How much will I have to pay as a deposit?
The fixed deposit amount is 25% of the tours total price Except for Egypt Christmas tours, new years and other peak seasons where the deposit goes up to 50%.
What types of tours are offered in Egypt?
With countless experiences to live and a lot of wonders to see in Egypt, there are more than one kind and one type of tour you can go on that suits your taste. 1. Classic Egypt Tours: Discover Egypt’s history and its most iconic attractions. From its Great Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx to majestic tombs and temple complex in Luxor and Aswan, combine a tour of Cairo with a cruise down the longest river in the world, the Nile River. Prices starting from $983.  2. Off the Beaten Track Tours: Take a unique track during your journey in Egypt. Discover ancient Egypt from a different perspective as you explore unique monuments telling different stories. Prices starting from $775. 3. Luxury Tours:  Our luxury packages will take you back to a bygone era of more comfortable travel. Kick back and experience all the charm and history that Egypt has to offer with the most exclusive service. Prices starting from $1929. 4. Christmas in Egypt Tours: Change the usual scene of snow and sitting by the fire and spend the holidays in the warmer weather of Egypt as you follow the steps of Pharaohs. Prices starting from $825 5. Small Group Tours: If you are looking for a more intimate travel away from the crowds, but still be able to meet and befriend some fellow travelers, then traveling with a small group is the perfect pick for you. This will give you a deeper connection to Egypt as you explore its hidden gems. Prices starting from $227.
Is there any surcharge on transactions completed using a debit or credit card?
Standing by our designation to make the payment process as smooth and effortless as possible we do not apply any surcharge on your transactions via Debit or Credit card.
How can I obtain my visa to visit Egypt?
Visitors and travellers to Egypt are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months from there arrival date. However, in an effort to revitalize tourism in Egypt the following nationalities can purchase a 1-month entry visa on arrival. The Nationalities that benefit from the aforementioned exception are Australia, Canda, Croatia, the European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, South Korea, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and The U.S.A. The Process for acquiring these entry visas is extremely simple and only takes a mere couple of minutes through any bank window before proceeding to customs.
What kind of transportation can be used to move in Egypt cities ?
From your very first step after landing in Cairo airport, there will be a wide range of comfortable and affordable means of transport under your beck and call. The Fastest and most abundant is the Taxi. It is preferred to avoid white taxis as they Rarely abide by a meter reading and might ask for an exaggerated fare. However, the GPs and meter utilizing Uber transportation service is a preferred alternative. Another popular and highly accessible option for moving around is the Subway/Metro. With the Streets occasionally getting congested with people and automobiles the metro has become one of the fastest means of transportation to move from point A to Point B in Egypt. It tends to get crowded in rush hour times but still stands as a fast and convenient means of transport.
Do Egyptians speak languages other than Arabic?
Have no fear Most Egyptians living in Cities have a basic command over the English language and some English words and phrases. However the same cannot be said for French, Italian, Spanish and finally German. Nevertheless, Professionals working in the tourism sector have easily adapted to visitors who don't speak Arabic. Satisfying the needs of most travellers with a combination of English and other lingual phrases.
Is it a common practice to give tips in Egypt?
Service charges are by default included in the bill when dining in a restaurant. However, these fees go to the restaurant and not the waiters. Knowing this it is advisable and courteous to directly tip the servers with an additional 10 %.
Do I have to learn Arabic in order to enjoy my visit to Egypt?
It's not a must but definitely advisable and beneficial to learn a couple of day to day basic Arabic words and phrases such as greetings amongst others. If you are planning to dive deeper and explore more than the Popular destinations and famous tourist attractions learning some phrases is surely a smart move.
What different types of hotels are there in hotels in Egypt? What about check-in time?
Accommodations for travelers in Egypt fall across a broad range—everything from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations are available. The nicest hotels compare well with luxury hotels anywhere, Egyptian hotels have their own rating system that loosely classifies them on a 5-star scale. The check-in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.
Can I take pictures while visiting the monuments in Egypt?
Photography is allowed in most of the historical sites and museums in Egypt, but some of them have extra charges for taking in a camera. in some museums, like the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and some historical sites, like the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, photography is prohibited and visitors are asked to leave their cameras at the reception before entering.
Is there any special dress code to be followed during visiting a mosque in Egypt?
modest dress would be highly recommended and in some mosques, women will be asked to cover their hair and perhaps their arms and legs. Both women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque.
Are there any health issues that I should worry about in Egypt?
Some travelers might suffer sunburn or heat stroke from the heat and sun during the summer if they are not careful; however, taking the proper precautions and drinking bottled water can eliminate any health risks.
Can I bring a supply of cigarettes & alcohol while visiting Egypt?
It is always recommended for travelers who wish to have their own supply of cigarettes and alcohol with them in Egypt to purchase them upon arrival. There are duty free shops in the airports in Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh. Tourists are allowed to purchase up to 3 liters of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes on arrival.
What are the opening hours for shops and different stores in Egypt?
Most of the shops in Egypt open from around 10 AM and stay open until 10PM; however, many shops, cafes, and restaurants especially in major cities stay open much later and some facilities and shops are open 24 hours.
What are the opening hours for monuments in Egypt?
Most of the monuments, historical sites, and museums in Egypt open from 9 AM until 5 PM. Open-air historical sites, like the Pyramids of Giza, are open from 8 AM until sunset. Some museums have morning opening hours, from 9 AM to 4 PM evening opening hours, from 5 PM to 9 or 10 PM.During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.
Is there any special advice for women travelers while visiting Egypt?
In less touristic places, relatively modest dress is recommended. Women should avoid very tight clothing, keep their shoulders and knees covered, and avoid very revealing necklines. Men should also avoid particularly revealing clothing. wearing shorts is not very common among Egyptians. Dressing with relative modesty is a way of respecting the local culture. The metro in Cairo has separate cars for women that might be more comfortable, especially during rush hours when the cars can be very full.
How much should I tip?
In a restaurant, it is good to give between 5 and 10% tip directly to the waiter. For a small favor, like carrying luggage or parking a car, a few Egyptian pounds would be appropriate. Not more than five. Often times in Egypt you will find someone tending to the bathroom to keep it clean. Giving them one Egyptian pound is an appropriate amount. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver is completely optional but should be considered if you're provided with great service. If you decide to tip feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.
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