Nile River Cruises From Cairo Review

Nile River Cruises

The longest river in the world is a destination unto itself when you choose to take Nile River cruises as part of your Egyptian vacation. The beauty of the cities comes to life as you cruise the waters taking in the sights, whether you go the traditional route and hire a felucca or take an overnight cruise on one of the many Egypt cruises offered.

Felucca cruises are aboard a small wooden boat with billowing white sails that allow you a relaxed atmosphere as your captain steers up the Nile with his feet. The boat is adorned with pillowed seating and usually has a table in the center which makes it perfect for picnics or refreshments as you sail. Take in the sights, either at sunrise or at sunset or anytime in-between when you choose this more primitive form of transportation on Nile River cruises.

If a bigger more modern ship is for you, there are many Egypt travel packages available that offer cruising the Nile in addition to hotel stays in Cairo, guided sightseeing, meals and an English speaking host. These range from eight day excursions up to fifteen day tours that feature different themes like Egypt Antiquities, Egypt Classical and Egypt Grand Circle Tours among others. All are aboard the ships of the M/S line that offer a smaller ship, with that intimate elegance you have come to expect from the Nile River cruises experts. Tours are available throughout the year on a regular basis, making for a delightful addition to your Egyptian adventure.

Cruising the Nile is just one of the many varied things to do in Egypt. With over seven thousand years of historical influence and history to its credit, Egypt boasts many temples, tombs, museums, pyramids and of course, the famous Sphinx to visit and explore. Enjoy a camel ride, the many National Parks, theme parks, shopping and various water and beach activities like parasailing, snorkelling, kite-surfing and yachting that also make Egypt a wonderful tourist destination.
Cairo is the starting point for many adventures in Egypt and serves as a gateway to the famous Nile. Nile River cruises offer you the chance to get up close and personal with this great waterway and gives you the chance to see the sights from a different perspective, whether you choose the traditional voyage or a more modern method to take your tour.