Nile River Tours & Trips 2020

23 trips to Nile River tours from 42 tour companies. 130 reviews. 4.8/5 avg rating.

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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Solo Friendly Solo Friendly Good for Singles Trips that specifically cater to travelers looking to meet other singles.
No Single Supplement Trips where single supplement is usually not required for solo travelers.

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Pathways of the Pharaohs
River Cruise
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Pathways of the Pharaohs

Viking River Cruises
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12 days
$ 408 / day
$ 4,899
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • See the fascinating Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Opportunity to visit 4 amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Experience 4-night Nile River cruise
  • Explore Cairo
Visits:
Abu Simbel, Aswan, Cairo, Dead Sea, Luxor Temple, Nubian Desert, Valley of the Kings, Egypt
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Nile Valley Highlights

Peregrine Adventures
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9 days
$ 321 / day
$ 2,890
From : $ 3,125
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • A day spent among the incredible pyramids of giza is only the beginning. discover the mighty valley of the kings, spend a spectacular morning in abu simbel and see both sides of kom ombo temple.
  • A four-night river cruise is an ideal way to experience the nile. rest and relax on the sun deck and in the pool while local riverside life streams by.
  • Discover the traditions and cuisines of egypt with an included meal at a local family home, plus a memorable evening with a nubian community, full of food and dancing.
  • Cairo's khan al-khalili bazaar is an essential egyptian experience, and you'll have plenty of time to lose yourself in the colours and aromas of this fascinating marketplace.
  • Do like the locals and settle in with a coffee or mint tea amid the chatter and hookah smoke in what's said to be cairo's oldest coffee shop.
Visits:
Abu Simbel, Aswan, Cairo, Egypt
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Explore Egypt & Jordan
Small Group Tour
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Explore Egypt & Jordan

Intrepid Travel
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19 days
$ 252 / day
$ 4,785
From : $ 5,886
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Set sail down the Nile River on a three day cruise. Relax in comfort and watch scenes of everyday Egyptian life stream by from the deck.
  • Explore the marvel and mystery of Ancient Egypt with tours of the Pyramids at Giza, the Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel, the labyrinthian tomb catacombs in Alexandria and more.
  • Cairo's Khan al-Khalili Bazaar is an essential Egyptian experience – lose yourself in the colours and aromas of this fascinating marketplace
  • Be awed by the towering, windswept rock formations at Wadi Rum on a 4WD tour, then spend night star gazing in your Bedouin desert camp.
  • Discover the otherworldly beauty of Petra on a guided tour of this ancient city, which was carved from the pink-hued cliff at least 2000 years ago.
Visits:
Abu Simbel, Alexandria, Amman, Aswan, Cairo, Dead Sea, Petra, Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, Wadi Rum, Egypt, Jordan
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Legends of Israel and Egypt 15 Day Tour

15 days
$ 201 / day
$ 3,016
From : $ 3,710
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Explore Jaffa, an ancient port city and the oldest part of Tel Aviv
  • Explore Cana, where the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine took place and visit the Wedding Church
  • Get an opportunity to see the famous Bahai Gardens by passing by Mt. Carmel
  • Visit Nazareth and the Church of Annunciation
  • Experience Boat Ride on the Galilee Sea
  • See the Mt. Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the “Sermon on the Mount”
  • Visit along the Jordan River to Yardenit Baptismal Site
  • And many more exciting places like, Bethlehem, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, The Western Wall, Underground Jerusalem, Jeep Tour, Petra with Horseback Ride, Pyramids of Giza, Cairo City, Luxor, Aswan, Nile Cruise
Visits:
Aswan, Bethlehem, Cairo, Dead Sea, Galilee, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Luxor Temple, Nazareth, Petra, Pyramid of Giza, Egypt, Israel, Jordan
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Pyramids, Mummies & Pharaohs

Peregrine Adventures
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
14 days
$ 254 / day
$ 3,550
From : $ 4,793
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Explore ancient egypt with a local who has qualifications in egyptology and archaeology, the perfect person to illuminate the mysteries and marvels of places like luxor and aswan.
  • A three-night river cruise is an ideal way to experience the nile. alight at temples, cool off in the onboard pool and relax on the sun deck while local life goes by.
  • Geta a comprehensive view of ancient egypt with a mixture of iconic sights like the temples of abu simbel and lesser-known wonders like the inscriptions on elephantine island.
  • Enjoy a traditional dinner with a local family, a unique way to learn about life in egypt while feasting on a home-cooked meal.
  • Explore how old and new work together in the old cairo citadel, where you can sip on a mint tea or a coffee in the city’s oldest café.
Visits:
Abu Simbel, Aswan, Cairo, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, West Bank, Memphis, Egypt
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Land of The Pharaohs

9 days
$ 277 / day
$ 2,495
From : $ 3,069
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Explore the ancient marvels in this astounding city; the pyramids, Sphinx, Cairo Museum, Citadel, Mosque and Khan el Khalili Bazaar
  • Discover the fabulous Temples at Luxor and Karnak
  • Explore the ruins at Kom Ombo, Edfu, including the temple dedicated to the crocodile god, Sobek
  • Visit fascinating Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam
Visits:
Cairo, Luxor Temple, Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Egypt
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Splendors of Egypt & the Nile (2021)

12 days
$ 583 / day
$ 6,999
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Visits:
Cairo, Temple of Karnak, Aswan, Egypt
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Splendors of Egypt

SmarTours
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 230 / day
$ 2,299
From : $ 5,427
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit the great Pyramids of Giza
  • See the great Sphinx of Giza
  • Visit the Aswan High Dam and Philae’s Temple of Isis
  • See the Ptolemaic Temple for Horus and Sobek
  • Visit Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Visit the ancient Temples of Karnak and Luxor
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the colorful Khan El Khalili Bazaar district
Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Luxor Temple, Pyramid of Giza, Sphinx, Temple of Karnak, Egypt
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Jordan & Egypt: Petra to the Pyramids, Small ...

13 days
$ 876 / day
$ 11,390
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Explore biblical lands untouched by time from atop Mt. Nebo
  • at sandstone Petra
  • and in ancient Roman cities surrounding Jordan’s Dead Sea shores. Sail up the River Nile on a journey that spans 5
  • 000 years of history in the world’s oldest civilization. Visit pyramids
  • temples and tombs that speak volumes about the lives of Egyptian kings and queens
  • traveling by felucca
  • camel and small boat to places immortal and intriguing. And indulge in modern-day luxuries
  • enriched by the past
  • at premier hotels and resorts with views of the iconic sites you’ve dreamed of seeing.

    Explore the awe-inspiring wonders of ancient Jordan and Egypt on this 13-day journey from the Dead Sea to Cairo

  • including a 4-night cruise on the Nile from Aswan to Luxor aboard a luxury riverboat. Begin in Amman
  • Jordan
  • with visits to the Amman Citadel and the Dead Sea
  • a popular vacation spot for its spas and historical sites... in Madaba visit St. George Church
  • famous for its Byzantine art and 6th-century mosaic map... re-discover the 'lost' city of Petra
  • carved out of pink sandstone in a mountain pass at Wadi Musa... Board your luxury riverboat at Aswan for a Nile River odyssey to ancient Egyptian sites
  • including Abu Simbel
  • the grand temple built by Ramses II
  • with towering statues of himself... the Philae Temples
  • a breathtaking complex of Egyptian
  • Greek
  • and Roman temples and monumental statues on Agilika Island... the House of the Crocodile and the Castle of the Falcon at Kom Ombo... the dazzling tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens... the vast necropolis at the Valley of Kings and the tomb of Tutankammen... and the Avenue of Sphinxes at Luxor. Along the way
  • shore excursions include jeep safaris
  • camel rides
  • a visit to a Bedouin camp
  • dining at local restaurants
  • and an Arabic cooking lesson in Amman. Stay three nights at the exclusive Mena House in Giza
  • your base for exploring the Khufu Pyramid and the Great Sphinx with an expert Egyptologist
  • as well as treasures of Cairo
  • including the Hanging Church
  • the Al Rifai Mosque
  • the Khan El-Khalili Market
  • and the new Grand Egyptian Museum.

Visits:
Aswan, Petra, Egypt, Jordan
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Egyptian Escape with Nile Cruise

9 days
$ 177 / day
$ 1,589
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Egypt
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Egypt: Jewels of the Nile 2021

10 days
$ 699 / day
$ 6,990
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Few places inspire with ancient sites and treasures untold quite like Egypt does... home to a storied legacy of history that dates back to the days of Neolithic Age in 6000 BC. Considered a cradle of civilization
  • Egypt’s enduring achievements are chronicled in temples
  • tombs and pyramids thousands of years old
  • in humble feluccas and sailing ships seaworthy still
  • along the banks of the life-giving Nile
  • and in traditions and celebrations timeless all. 

    Cruise the Nile in search of ancient Egyptian temples and antiquities on a 10-day journey that includes 4 nights aboard a luxury riverboat

  • and shore excursions in Aswan
  • Luxor
  • and Old Cairo. Begin with visits to the Great Sphinx
  • the Pyramids of Giza
  • and a behind-the-scenes tour of the New Egyptian Museum in Cairo
  • with an overnight stay at Mena House
  • a luxury hotel with gardens and terraces overlooking the pyramids. Fly to Luxor for private visits to the tombs of Tutankhamun and Nefertari
  • then set off on a Nile River odyssey to sites that include the Temples of Karnak and the Avenue of Sphinxes... the twin Castle of the Falcon and House of the Crocodile
  • with its collection of crocodile mummies
  • at Kom Ombo... the massive
  • stunningly preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu... the Philae Temples on Agilika Island
  • a complex of temples
  • sculptures
  • and monuments that span architectural periods from ancient Egyptian to Byzantine... Abu Simbel
  • the grand lakeside temple with colossal statues of Ramses II
  • cut from the side of a mountain; in 1968 Abu Simbel was disassembled and moved to its present location
  • a feat of engineering as astonishing as the temple itself. With only 22 luxury suites your Oberoi riverboat offers spacious accommodations
  • large windows
  • and panoramic views. Shore excursions include felucca boat rides
  • a camel ride to Saint Simone Monastery
  • a photo-stop at the Dahshur Pyramids
  • dining at local restaurants
  • and visits to Old Cairo landmarks
  • including the Hanging Church
  • Ben Ezra Synagogue
  • the Al Rifai Mosque
  • and the Khan El-Khalili Market.

Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Egypt
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Jordan & Egypt: Petra to the Pyramids 2021

13 days
$ 753 / day
$ 9,790
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Explore biblical lands untouched by time from atop Mt. Nebo
  • at sandstone Petra
  • and in ancient Roman cities surrounding Jordan’s Dead Sea shores. Sail down the River Nile on a journey that spans 5
  • 000 years of history in the world’s oldest civilization. Visit pyramids
  • temples and tombs that speak volumes about the lives of Egyptian kings and queens
  • traveling by felucca
  • camel and small boat to places immortal and intriguing. And indulge in modern-day luxuries
  • enriched by the past
  • at premier hotels and resorts with views of the iconic sites you’ve dreamed of seeing.

    Explore the awe-inspiring wonders of ancient Jordan and Egypt on this 13-day journey from the Dead Sea to Cairo

  • including a 3-night cruise on the Nile from Aswan to Luxor aboard a luxury riverboat. Begin in Amman
  • Jordan
  • with a visit to the Dead Sea
  • a popular vacation spot for its spas and historical sites... in Madaba visit St. George Church
  • famous for its Byzantine art and 6th-century mosaic map... re-discover the 'lost' city of Petra
  • carved out of pink sandstone in a mountain pass at Wadi Musa... Board your luxury riverboat at Aswan for a Nile River odyssey to ancient Egyptian sites
  • including Abu Simbel
  • the grand temple built by Ramses II
  • with towering statues of himself... the Philae Temples
  • a breathtaking complex of Egyptian
  • Greek
  • and Roman temples and monumental statues on Agilika Island... the House of the Crocodile and the Castle of the Falcon at Kom Ombo... the dazzling tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens... the vast necropolis at the Valley of Kings and the tomb of Tutankammen... and the Avenue of Sphinxes at Luxor. Along the way
  • shore excursions include jeep safaris
  • camel rides
  • a visit to a Bedouin camp
  • dining at local restaurants
  • and an Arabic cooking lesson in Amman. Stay three nights at the exclusive Mena House in Giza
  • your base for exploring the Khufu Pyramid and the Great Sphinx with an expert Egyptologist
  • as well as treasures of Cairo
  • including the Hanging Church
  • the Al Rifai Mosque
  • the Khan El-Khalili Market
  • and the new Grand Egyptian Museum.

Visits:
Aswan, Petra, Egypt, Jordan
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Source of the Nile safari

Audley Travel
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
8 days
$ 4,101
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Visits:
Entebbe, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
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Luxury Cairo & the treasures of the Nile

Audley Travel
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 3,707
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Luxor Temple, Pyramid of Giza, Temple of Karnak, Egypt
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Highlights of Egypt: Cairo & Nile cruise

Audley Travel
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
7 days
$ 2,113
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Luxor Temple, Pyramid of Giza, Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Egypt
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Top Nile River Experiences and Attractions

Top Nile River Experiences

Floating down the ancient waters and the lifeblood of Egypt on a river cruise.

Seeing first hand the incredible historical and archaeological sites along the Nile’s banks.

Learning about the incredible importance of the Nile from ancient times to today.

Getting amazing photographs of the Egyptian landscape and traditional village life.

Visiting local villages and being introduced to new customs and cultures.

Watching the desert simmer under the sun while you are sipping a cold drink in the shade of your boat’s desk, a light breeze cooling you down as the ship glides forward.

Trying different and delicious Egyptian delicacies and you travel between regions.


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Nile River Trip Reviews

130 Nile River Tour Reviews - Summary 99% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 113
Great 16
Average 0
Disappointing 0
Terrible 1
Value
4.8
Guide
4.8
Activities
4.8
Lodging
4.8
Transportation
4.8
Meals
4.8

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Very interesting tour

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

This is a very interesting tour. It turned out to be much more interesting than I expected at advance. To a large extent, this was facilitated by the Program Director Mrs. Soha Sabbour. I will recommend this tour to my friends.

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Operator SmarTours

Loved the tour

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Loved the tour, the guides, the hotels, the cruise ship & the food!! Great trip!! Can't wait to choose my next Smartours destination! Thanks again Luke!!

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Operator SmarTours

another great experience with smarTours

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

"The Splendors of Egypt" was our eleventh SmarTorus trip. As usual, it was an incredible experience. We can't say enough about our tour guide, Soha. Besides being an outstanding organizer and trouble-shooter, her local background and education as an Egyptologist gave us a welcome extra understanding of the culture(s) and history of Egypt. Her experienced local assistants helped make everything run as smoothly as possible. The riverboat for our Nile cruise was far more comfortable that we had expected, with a spacious cabin and attentive crew. Granted, there are a couple of early wake-ups during this trip, but they were actually welcomed by our experienced group of travelers (just a few good-natured groans) as they allowed us to get a jump on our filled days, and a jump on other tour groups. All in all, another great experience with smarTours. Can't wait for another "smart" adventure. Marsha & Joel

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Operator SmarTours

amazing to see

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Our Egyptologist guide, Dina, was a marvel. She enthused the entire trip with her knowledge and love of country. The trip exceeded my expectations, with the exception of the airline controlled timing of the excursion to Abu Simbel. Our time there was frenetic and unfortunately brief. That information was not included in pre-trip sales details. The Movenpick boat was fabulous, and the treasures of antiquity amazing to see.

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Operator SmarTours

great experience

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Our trip to Egypt with Smart Tours was great. We traveled with a terrific group of well traveled people ranging in age from the 20s to the 80s! I'd be happy to see any one of them at any future trip. The accommodations were all very good and we were well taken care of by attentive but not overbearing staff. Our guide Tarek was really great. He was passionate about the beauty of the incredible ancient sites of Egypt. There is a concern about safety in Egypt and between the tour company and the tourism department in Egypt we felt safe at all times, with a security agent with us in addition to the guide and also the government provides police escort for the bus. In addition, my husband developed a respiratory bug about 2 weeks before our trip and was sure he was on the mend before our trip, but about a week into it took a turn for the worse. We were so grateful to Smart Tours for the attention they gave him. He was taken to a clinic and was accompanied throughout the appointment with a doctor who took an X-ray, blood test and administered antibiotics and then monitored for the next 2 days with a nurse coming to check on him even. We really appreciated the attentive health care. My only criticism of the way the tour is set up is the tipping situation. I like tipping those people like the guide who was with us the entire trip and driver who was our main driver. I felt that it got a little confusing when we had a different driver for just a day or had the security agent on the bus. I would like those incidental tips to be added to the cost of the trip up front so there wasn't the constant small tipping we did on those days. Overall, I would be confident to reccomend Smart Tours and to travel again with them myself and I want to thank you for this great experience!

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Operator SmarTours

great experience

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Our trip to Egypt with Smart Tours was great. We traveled with a terrific group of well traveled people ranging in age from the 20s to the 80s! I'd be happy to see any one of them at any future trip. The accommodations were all very good and we were well taken care of by attentive but not overbearing staff. Our guide Tarek was really great. He was passionate about the beauty of the incredible ancient sites of Egypt. There is a concern about safety in Egypt and between the tour company and the tourism department in Egypt we felt safe at all times, with a security agent with us in addition to the guide and also the government provides police escort for the bus. In addition, my husband developed a respiratory bug about 2 weeks before our trip and was sure he was on the mend before our trip, but about a week into it took a turn for the worse. We were so grateful to Smart Tours for the attention they gave him. He was taken to a clinic and was accompanied throughout the appointment with a doctor who took an X-ray, blood test and administered antibiotics and then monitored for the next 2 days with a nurse coming to check on him even. We really appreciated the attentive health care. My only criticism of the way the tour is set up is the tipping situation. I like tipping those people like the guide who was with us the entire trip and driver who was our main driver. I felt that it got a little confusing when we had a different driver for just a day or had the security agent on the bus. I would like those incidental tips to be added to the cost of the trip up front so there wasn't the constant small tipping we did on those days. Overall, I would be confident to reccomend Smart Tours and to travel again with them myself and I want to thank you for this great experience!

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Operator SmarTours

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