A journey to the past, cruising through the former dynasties of ancient Egypt
Sailing on a cruise ship down the Nile is like travelling backwards through time. With not only modern Middle Eastern cities along the way but also many breathtaking sights still perfectly intact from the time of the ancient Egyptians, you are sure to get the best of both worlds. Cruise lines Uniworld and Viking River Cruises offer fantastic journeys along the Nile on modern, stylish, and purpose-built vessels.
The narrow ribbon of the 1545-kilometre-long River Nile is full of monumental legacies created by the dynasties of Kings and Queens - they will fascinate you.
Nile cruises visit a wide variety of antiquities along the banks of the river. But equally important, they also allow you to gain a prospective of the rural Egypt, where people live much the same way they did even thousands of years ago:
It is a wonderful experience to sit on a shaded deck of a floating hotel, sipping an iced beverage while watching 5000 years of culture slowly drift by.
Navigating the stunning River Nile is a privilege for the cruise lines. They have ships dedicated solely to the region, like the Viking River Cruises, for example.
While on your Nile cruise you will definitely want to get out and explore, so it is important to select the right time of year for your adventure.
The months between October and April are the best for travelling the region: