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.
Egypt is a land of ancient splendour enriched by centuries of culture. Along the narrow ribbon of the 1,545-kilometre River Nile, dynasties of Kings and Queens created monumental legacies that will fascinate you.
Nile cruises visit a wider variety of antiquities along the banks of the river. But equally important, they also allow the tourist to gain a prospective of the rural Egypt, where people live much the same way they did even thousands of years ago, in mud-brick homes, tending their fields with wooden ploughs and moving produce via donkey. It is a wonderful experience to sit on a shaded deck of a floating hotel, sipping an iced beverage while watching 5,000 years of culture slowly drift by.