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Nile River Cruises, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences


  • Felucca's on the Nile River at sunset are always a great photo opportunity during your Egypt vacation.
  • A hot air balloon with the rising sun at dawn over the Nile River
  • Cruise in comfort on the Nile River
  • Refresh in the pool after a day of sightseeing along the Nile River

The longest river in the world, the Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa.  While synonymous with Egypt, the Nile is an international river as its water sources are shared by eleven countries. It is also the heart of river cruising on Egypt tours. 

The northern section of the Nile flows through desert into Egypt and has proven to be the lifeline of Egyptian civilisations since ancient times.  The silt deposited from the annual flooding made the surrounding land incredibly fertile. As a result, the ancient Egyptians, who were mainly farmers, were successful in the cultivation of many crops. When the river flooded each year, the farmers were drafted as labourers to work on building projects like the Pyramids.  The Nile was also very important spiritually and was considered the causeway from life to death to the afterlife.

About the Nile River

Just as in ancient times, the Nile is still the primary water source in Egypt today.  It supports much of the population with many of Egypt’s cities, such as Aswan, Cairo and Luxor, located on its banks. The land is still fertile allowing Egyptians to inhabit otherwise uninhabitable areas of the Sahara Desert. Visitors on Egypt tours are encouraged to embark on a Nile River cruise where they will get a unique view of some of the country’s most famous sites as they watch five thousand years of history and culture float by. 


 

Egypt Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to an Egypt vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Egypt, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Egypt's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Egypt for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Egypt tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Egypt tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe Tours

 

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Nile River

  • Nile River Cruise: Sonesta Star Goddess from Luxor

    DELUXE | CRUISE: Enjoy a leisurely luxury cruise through ancient history along the beautiful Nile River with stops in Luxor, Edfu and Aswan taking in all the major archaeological treasures of this amazing region. Also included is a visit to the Aswan High Dam, a major engineering feat.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 922
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • Grand and Mysterious Egypt: Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This Egyptian vacation is perfect for travellers wanting an in-depth experience with luxurious accommodations and private tours. Visit the classic sites including Cairo and the pyramids, cruise the Nile, and see lesser-visited locations such as Alexandria, Dendarah, and Abu Simbel.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,897
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh Escape First Class

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore the treasures of ancient Egypt in Cairo with visits to the pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum. Then connect to Sharm el-Sheikh on the Sinai Peninsula for several days at a luxury resort. Swim off the beaches and dive some of the world’s best dive sites.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,559
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • Luxury Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh Getaway

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the historic city of Cairo and its ancient treasures, including the pyramids and the Sphinx. Then connect to Sharm el-Sheikh, one of the Red Sea’s finest escapes, where you’ll enjoy luxury accommodations and several days at leisure to relax and dive some of the world’s best dive sites.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,600
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • Modern Dubai & Historic Egypt with Airfare

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore modern wonders and ancient treasures on this vacation to Dubai and Egypt. Start in Dubai, where you’ll visit Expo 2020 Dubai, the Greatest Show on Earth. Then connect to Egypt to see the pyramids in Cairo and temple hop along the Nile River.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,099
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
    United Arab Emirates See Trip Details
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