Cruises on the Nile: to Egyptian antiquities-with comfort!
The Nile is one of the greatest rivers on the planet, flowing from the East African plateau, from South to North, through the entire territory of Egypt…
Tourists on Nile cruises swim only about a third of the full length of the Nile, in the lower reaches of the great river. There are many ancient monuments of the history of human civilization. Therefore, the main value of cruises on the Nile is their excursion programs.The cruise schedule is usually designed so that the trip takes three or four days, with the cruise ship moving mostly at night, and the daytime, immediately after Breakfast on the ship, is set aside for excursions. In this case, we are talking about quite expensive premium cruises.
You can also go on a trip along the Nile on a small boat or boat, in this case, your cruise will just resemble a river trip. But Russian tour operators often use five-star cruise ships with pleasure decks, comfortable cabins, bars, restaurants, discos, boutiques, and swimming pools.
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You can go on a cruise on the Nile from Alexandria, Cairo or Luxor (the closest is in Hurghada), this means sailing against the Nile current, from North to South. There is also a “South-North” option, in this case, the cruise ship departs from Aswan, and all the sights and monuments are viewed by tourists in the reverse order. Most often, these cruises are offered as part of a General tour to Egypt – three or four days tourists sail on the Nile, the rest of the time they rest in hotels in Hurghada or Cairo. Our compatriots on the cruise ship are accompanied by a Russian-speaking guide.
Cruises on the Nile
Cruises on the Nile are a great opportunity to relax and see a huge number of monuments of Ancient Egypt and later eras. And if your cruise starts in the South, in Aswan, your attention may be attracted by a monument of modern history – the grandiose dam of the Aswan hydroelectric power station, built in the desert by Soviet experts in the 60s of the last century.
There is also a unique Aswan Botanical garden, founded by an English scientist, Lord Kitchener at the end of the NINETEENTH century.
Cruises on the Nile
Well, then – a whole series of ancient cities, castles and temples: Abu Simbel, Karnak Castle, Edfu Castle, the Castle of Queen Hatshepsut, the Valley of the Kings-each of these and many other monuments, the visit of which is provided by the excursion programs of cruises on the Nile, deserves a detailed separate description.