The Nile is the world's longest river and a luxury cruise on an elegant ship is the most relaxing way to discover the cultural landmarks and archaeological sites of Egypt. Retrace the routes followed by Egypt's pharaohs from Luxor and wonder at the views over Lake Nasser from Aswan's High Dam.
We offer a choice of luxury Nile cruises with various itineraries along the Nile and across Lake Nasser, and are delighted to feature a small selection of the most intimate, elegant and sophisticated vessels. Normal cruise itineraries include embarkation at Luxor, a cruise to Aswan, then disembarkation in Luxor, although some cruises end in Aswan, or can be booked from Aswan. For cruises ending or starting in Aswan, we can easily book travel between Aswan and Luxor.
Nile cruise holidays are an exceptional way to visit some of Egypt’s most famed and most captivating sights. The famed Valley of the Kings contains more than sixty tombs, chambers and halls: the most famous, Tutankhamun, contains a tomb with the mummy in situ, and the Valley of the Queens offers interesting insights into the Egyptian way of life as Queens and royal children were buried in separate valleys. One of the most magnificent monuments is the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut: dedicated to Egypt’s greatest female pharaoh. The Colossi of Memnon which is two huge stone sentinels overlooking the Nile, requires special mention, as does the Temple of Luxor, and the Temple of Karnak with its daily Sound and Light Show.
With Classic Collection Holidays River Nile cruises covering the routes between Luxor and Aswan; the cruise itineraries feature some fantastic stops along the way. At Edfu there’s a very well preserved temple dedicated to Horus - the second largest temple in Egypt. The Aswan High Dam built during the 1960’s to stem annual floods and provide hydroelectricity, boasts good views over Lake Nasser, and the two islands of the Nile offer contrasting attractions; Kitchener's Island boasts the exotic Botanical Gardens and Elephantine Island is home to the Temple of Khnum with its ram mummies on view at the museum.
Nile cruises are a truly charming and unique way to see and experience Egypt. With a fleet of stunning ships and a variety of itineraries, we can tailor make your perfect luxury Nile cruise. At Classic Collection Holidays we are also pleased to offer Lake Nasser cruises from Aswan to Abu Simbel.