Nile Cruises and Egypt Tours with Blue Danube Holidays 

Nile Cruise Egypt

Take a Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor for 3Nile Cruise Egypt nights. We also have a Nile Cruise Luxor to Aswan for 4 nights. Explore our Egypt Tours with Nile Cruise.

See the antiquities in Cairo and fly to a Nile Cruise from Awan or Nile Cruise in Luxor. We offer the Nile Cruise best value all inclusive packages with private guides. Take a Nile Cruise from Cairo to Luxor. Nile Cruise Dahabiya ships are also available.

 

The Wonders of Egypt

Visit the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and thePyramids of Giza Egyptian Musuem. See all the wonders of Egypy with a Nile Cruise to Luxor from Cairo.

See the Valley of the Kings. Visit the museum that houses all the treasures. Wonder at the temples of Hatshepsute, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Philae and Abu Simbel.

Nile Cruise in Egypt with a Private Guide

All tours are with our private guides. They are trained Egyptologists and Guides. We recently hosted the French President Emmanuel Macron. Our guide is at your service for any concerns throught the trip.

Cairo Tours & Cruises

Nile Cruises

A Taste of Egypt (7 Nights) -Tour EG311
3 nights Cairo, 4 nights Nile cruise with Flights

Cairo and Nile Cruise (7 Nights) - EG302
2 nights Cairo, 3 Nile cruise and 2 on sleeper train

Cairo & Nile Cruise by Train (7 Nights) - Tour EG310
1 night in Cairo, 4 nights on a Nile cruise and 2 nights on a sleeper train

Jewels of the Nile Cruise (8 Nights)  - EG312
2 nights in Cairo in deluxe Hotels, 4 nights cruise from Luxor to Aswan and 2 nights on the sleeper train

Mysteries of Egypt (8 Nights) - Tour EG301
3 nights Cairo, 3 nights Nile cruise, 2 nights on sleeper train 

Highlights of Egypt (8 Nights) - Tour EG304
4 nights Cairo, 4 nights Nile cruise. Sightseeing in Cairo and flights to Luxor / Aswan
Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Cairo by Train (8  nights) EG306

2 nights Cairo, 1 night sleeper train, 2 nights Luxor, 2 nights Aswan, 1 night sleeper train

Temples and Pyramids (9 Nights) - Tour EG303
3 nights Cairo, 1 Aswan, 2 overnight train and 3 nights Nile cruise

In The Footsteps of Cleopatra (10 Nights) - Tour EG305
6 nights Cairo, 4 nights cruise, a comprehensive tour with visits to the Pyramids, Sakkara, Alexandria and Nile Cruise

Grand Tour of Egypt (14 Nights) - Tour EG307
Cairo, Alexandria, Baharya Oasis, Sharm El Sheikh, St. Catherine's, Nile Cruise, Abu Simbel and Cairo 

The Red Sea

Cairo and Red Sea Resort (7 Nights)  - Tour EG308
3 nights in Cairo and 4 nights in Sharm El Sheik

Cairo Nile Cruise and Hurgada (12 Nights) - EG309
3 nights in Cairo, 3 nights on a Nile cruise, 6 nights in Hurgada 

Desert Safaris

Mt.Sinai to St Catherine's Excursion (1 or 2 Nights) - Tour EG321 and EG322
1,000 year old monastery on the site of the burning bush

Egypt Nile Cruise (3 Nights) - EG325
Cruise from Aswan to Luxor 

 
Nile Cruise (4 Nights) - EG313
Cruise from Luxor to Aswan

Cairo & Nile Cruise with flights (4 Nights) - EG314
Cruise 3 nights Aswan to Luxor, fly for 1 night Cairo

Cairo & Nile Cruise with flights (5 Nights) - EG317
2 nights Cairo with tours, fly to 3 night cruise from Aswan to Luxor

Cairo & Nile Cruise  with flights (5 Nights) - EG315
1 night in Cairo with tours, fly to 5 night Cruise from Luxor to Aswan

Cairo & Nile Cruise with flights (6 Nights) - EG318
2 nights Cairo with tours, fly to 4 night cruise from Luxor, Valley of the Queens and Kings, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan 

Nile Cruise (7 Nights)  - EG316
A leisurely cruise from Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan and return to Luxor

Long Nile Cruise (14 Nights) - EG321
Cairo to Aswan or Luxor on selected dates only

Economy Nile Cruise-EG319
Aswan - Luxor or Luxor - Aswan, 3 and 4 nights

Nile Cruise Ships

We offer excellent value cruises. See our Nile Cruise Ships. 5 star ratings in Egypt, may be considered 4 star. For Luxury see below.

Nile Cruises Luxury

Please see our Nile Cruise Luxury options below on Blue Danube Holidays

Nile Cruise Movenpick MS Sunray (3 Nights) - BD334
4 day luxury Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor

Nile Cruise Farah (4 Nights) - BD331
5 Day luxury Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan

Nile Cruise Sonesta St. George (7 Nights)
8 day luxury Nile Cruise from Luxor, with Kitcheners Island

Nile Cruise Dinner, Lunch & Breakfast are Included

Accommodation aboard the cruise boats is on full board basis. All meals are included and are in an open buffet style, some days there are many varieties, depending of the type and quality of the cruise boat; these meals are served with a fixed timetable. Tea and coffee is available, every day at 5:00 pm. Adult beverages and soft drinks are offered in the bar.

Entertainment on Board

Enjoy a daily entertainment program including Disco, Belly Dance Show, Captain's Welcome Cocktail Party (formal), fancy Galabia (long dress) Party and Nubian Folkloric Show.

Nile Cruise Ships
We use several 5 star classified cruise ships on the Nile. See the Ships HERE. The cruises we offer are excellent value and the categories are:

  •  Standard Class (3 - 4 star in Europe or US - older ships)

  • Superior Class (4 - 5 Star in Europe or US)

  • Deluxe Class (5 Star Plus in Europe of US - Newer ships)

Whichever Class you choose you will have 5 Star Deluxe Service from our team of Private Guides. You will have an en-suite, air-conditioned cabin and full use of all the boats facilities such as restaurants, sun deck, swimming pool, etc. There is a large selection of  beverages (adult and non-alcoholic) available at the bar.

 If you want a lavish luxury experience we recommend on of our Luxury Cruises on Blue Danube Holidays.com

Clothing 

During the daytime, while enjoying the tours, wear lightweight clothes, due to the extreme heat. It is recomended that you cover your shoulders and that shorts or skirts come down to the knees. This shows respect for the local customs and protects from you from the blistering Egyptian the sun. The same rules apply in European places of worship. While relaxing on board it is much less formal in shorts, t-shirts and swimming costumes, if you wish. Breakfast and lunch can be taken dressed like this, but for dinner, smarter clothes are the norm. 

How to pay your Extras 

All extras such as bar tabs, laundry, and spa visits, should be settled on the last day of your cruise at checkout time. Payment can be made with credit card or cash. We recommend visiting a bank, to change your money, before cruising, as most of the cruise boats do not offer this facility.

Tipping

Can be in dollars, euro or Egyptian pounds. Use notes as coins are useless. Fold the tip in the palm of your hand. Quietly pass it in a handshake while expressing your thanks. Some Egyptians consider it good manners to quietly decline the tip once or twice. So it is considered good manners on your part to insist.

  • Tour Manager/Tour Leader $5 per day

  • Tour Guide $5 per day

  • Bus/Taxi Drivers for tours $2 per day

  • Hotel Housekeeping $2 per day

  • Restaurant Waiter  $3 per day

  • Porter or Baggage Handler $1

  • Bathroom Attendant 5 Egyptian Pounds

End of Cruise or Hotel Stay:

  • Most ships have a tip box in reception.

  • It is customary to tip a minimum of $5 per day, per guest. This is divided among all crew except the managers

  • If the cleaner or waiter was very good, an extra tip of $5 on departure day is always appreciated

  • If a receptionist or manager  has been especially helpful you can tip $10 on departure day

  • If you liked the food, compliment the Chef and $10 is appropriate

Check In/ Check Out Times

Check in is at 12:00 p.m. and Checkout is at 08:00 a.m.

Visa Entry Into Egypt

A foreign citizen who wishes to enter The Arab Republic of Egypt, must obtain a Visa. This can be done upon arrival or via an e-Visa. The E-Visa application must filed at least 7 days prior to arrival: E VISA

You will need a passport that is valid for six months at the end of your visit.

General

For practical reasons, the cruise may be subject to cruise sequence alterations. Sometimes the ship will be moored alongside two or three other vessels. Most sailing is done during the day, but some sailing may be required after dark.

At busy periods the boat may be required to wait for a short time to get through the lock on the Nile at Esna.

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