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Dinner Cruise on the River Nile with Live Entertainment & Transfers

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  • This 2-hour cruise down the Nile is the perfect way to soak up riverside views of Cairo and Giza, complete with hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Learn about Egyptian culture from your multilingual onboard guide and enjoy an authentic folklore show.
  • Witness mesmerizing belly dance performances and a tannoura show as you indulge in an extensive open buffet, featuring a selection of regional delicacies.

Inclusions

  • 2-hr Nile River cruise
  • Round-trip hotel transfers from Cairo/Giza
  • Transfers via modern air-conditioned cars
  • Live guide
  • Open buffet dinner
  • Taxes & service charges

Exclusions

  • Any beverages not included
  • Tip: If you're considering when to cruise the Nile River, Oct to Apr offers excellent weather conditions.
  • The onboard live guide is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese.
  • A valid photo ID is mandatory.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • Smoking is allowed on board the ship.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Nile Crystal Dinner Cruise with Transfers

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  • Apart from being Egypt's lifeline since the Stone Age, the Nile is also the second-longest river in the world.
  • The best way to experience its sheer majesty is by going on a cruise aboard the Nile Crystal.
  • On this dinner cruise, enjoy views of Cairo's shimmering skyline, along with a delicious dinner buffet.
  • There are live shows on board too, including belly dancing and Tanoura performances.
  • All this, along with convenient hotel transfers with an English-speaking driver-guide.

Inclusions

  • Buffet dinner
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel transfers to and from select locations

Exclusions

  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Infants aged 0-5 can go for free. Children aged 6-11 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Dinner Cruise on the Nile with Belly Dancing Show

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  • Set sail on a cruise over the second-longest river in the world, and enjoy an open buffet dinner while you're at it.
  • There's live entertainment onboard too; sit back and enjoy the Tanoura spinner and belly dance shows as you float past the Cairo skyline.
  • When you feel like it, head up to the open sun deck to feel the sea breeze against you and catch sight of the glittering silhouette of Cairo.
  • Groove to the live music played by the Arabic band - they will play English as well as Arabic songs.
  • This experience includes transfers to and from your hotel in Cairo or Giza.

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • Buffet dinner
  • Live entertainment
  • Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase, optional)
  • Drinks or any beverages
  • Children aged 6-11 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo: Pyramids & Sphinx Half-Day Guided Tour + Nile River Boat Tour

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  • Explore ancient Egypt and take the Felucca boat for a sail along the River Nile on this guided tour complete with hotel transfers.
  • At the Great Pyramid find out intriguing facts and stories hidden within the pyramid walls, and take pictures with the spectacular Sphinx statue.
  • You'll also visit the Valley Temple and learn all about the mummification process.
  • After exploring the pyramids, hop on a traditionally-styled Felucca boat for a serene hour-long sail along River Nile.
  • From your unique vantage point, gaze out at the array of sights lined along the riverbanks and learn more about ancient Egypt.

Inclusions

  • Expert tour guide
  • Round-trip hotel transfers on minibus
  • Taxes & service charges
  • 1-hr Felucca ride on River Nile

Exclusions

  • Solar boat visit
  • Entry to the Pyramids of Giza
  • Entry to the Great Sphinx
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus
  • Great Sphinx
  • Valley Temple
  • Felucca boat sail on River Nile
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Tip: The waters between Aswan and Luxor are immaculate, making taking a dip an unforgettable pleasure. Swimming is safe (and encouraged).
  • The tour guide is fluent in English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, and Arabic.
  • Please note that the fees to enter the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx are not included in this ticket.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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1-Hour Felucca Sunset Sail on the Nile

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  • Relax and take in the ambiance, views, and scenery on this one-hour Nile River cruise.
  • After you are picked up from your hotel, head over to the Cairo pier where you will board a traditional Egyptian wooden sailboat called a felucca.
  • Sail down the Nile and let your hand glide along the waters.
  • Admire the sunset and look out at Cairo's buzzing city life onshore while having soft drinks and snacks.
  • After the cruise, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Cairo or Giza.

Inclusions

  • Cruise conducted in English, Arabic, German, or Spanish
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Hotel transfers

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Tour
  • Arabic Tour
  • German Tour
  • Spanish Tour
  • Children aged 6-11 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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2-Hour Nile River Lunch Cruise

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  • Bob along the Nile River’s gentle waters on this laidback 2-hour cruise.
  • This is your chance to escape Cairo's crowds and feel the warm breeze against you.
  • What's more, you get to sample traditional Egyptian delicacies from an open buffet.
  • As you float on by, take in sights of the palms and the city skyline, and fall in love with the views of the traditional feluccas and fishing boats dotted along the pier.
  • When you return to the port, your driver will take you back for the return trip to your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Cruise conducted in English, Arabic, German, or Spanish
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Hotel transfers

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Tour
  • Arabic Tour
  • German Tour
  • Spanish Tour
  • Children aged 6-11 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

5 Reasons to go on a Nile River Cruise

Cultural Entertainment- Experience Belly Dancing and Tanoura, a significant part of Egypt's musical and cultural prowess.

Indulge in Tradition- Sail the Nile and participate in a tradition dating back to the Pharaonic era as you witness the beautiful city of Cairo.

Travel Through Time- Experience the architecture of Old Cairo, unique and in contrast with the modern skyscrapers of New Cairo.

Scenic Views- Lush greenery, towering cliffs, and breathtaking desert landscapes bank The Nile river.

An Array of Experiences- Choose between a 5-star luxury dinner cruise to witnessing the wonder of the ancient world- The Pyramids of Giza.

Types of Nile River Cruises

Nile River Cruise

Dinner Cruises

Enjoy delicious Egyptian cuisine and beautiful cultural entertainment on board as you surrender to the sail from Old Cairo to New Cairo on the Nile.

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Felucca Boat Ride

Sightseeing Cruises

Experience a unique combination of the Nile River on a traditional felucca boat. And, if you would like a bigger Egyptian adventure, you can combine the felucca boat ride with the option of exploring the Pyramids of Giza, The Valley Temple, and The Great Sphinx depending on your ticket.

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Lunch Cruises

Relax and meander along the Nile under the fluffy clouds of Cairo as you pick through a delectable Egyptian buffet. Observe the beautiful sights along the banks of the Nile, including traditional Felucca and fishing boats, and wave as you drift across the Nile.

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Multi-Day Cruise

Spend 3 nights and 4 days cruising the Nile and explore the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, and the Philae Temple on the first day, Abu Simbel, Kom-Ombo, and Edfu Temple on the second, The Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon on the third, and finish with Karnak and Luxor Temple.

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Looking for a Quick Tour?

2-Hour Nile River Lunch Cruise and 1-Hour Felucca Sunset Sail on the Nile are perfect choices for a short and beautiful cruise across the deep blue waters of the Nile. Take in the beauty and indulge in scrumptious Lunch and snacks!

Duration: 1 to 2 hours

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Cruise the Nile Under the Starry Sky?

The Dinner Cruise tickets are perfect for sailing through Old and New Cairo in a single panoramic stretch as you enjoy delectable Egyptian cuisine. Choose from the Luxury Cruise, Crystal Cruise, Pharao Cruise, Belly Dancing Cruise, and Live Entertainment Cruise.

Duration: 2 to 4 Hours

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Want to go on an Egyptian Adventure?

This Sightseeing Cruise and the 4-Day Nile Cruise are longer tours with the opportunity to explore historical attractions in more depth and even learn about the mummification process! If you’re a true adventurer, jump into the waters between Aswan and Luxor.

Duration: 5 hours or 4 days

Know More about the Nile River Cruises?

Nile River Cruises

Egypt, a land of formidable terrain and undeniable beauty, thrives at the bosom of its crown jewel- The Nile River. Also known as the father of African rivers, Cairo is the gateway to the Nile Delta in Egypt. The contrast between the architectural silhouettes of Old Cairo and New Cairo is showcased effortlessly by this Capital city. Historically, The Nile was a highway that bore trade and military expeditions, among several other things. Today, millennia later, this arterial river prevails as the best way to experience the “Gift of the Nile.”

Left Bank-  Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Hatshepsut, Ramesseum, Medinet Habu, Tombs of the Nobles

Right Bank- Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Luxor Museum, Avenue of Sphinxes, Temple of Mut, Temple of Amun

Plan Your Nile River Cruise Experience

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What are the Sightseeing Cruise Timings?

Half-Day Tour: 5 Hours

  • 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

1-Hour Tour:

  • 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
What is the Lunch Cruise timings?
  • Starts: 1:30 PM
  • Ends: 3:30 PM
  • Duration: 2 hours
What are the Dinner Cruise timings?
  • Starts: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM 
  • Ends: 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
What are the 4-Day Nile Cruise timings?
  • Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Duration: Three nights & four Days
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Amenities on the Day Cruises:

  • Multilingual Tour Guide: Based on your choice of tour, an appropriate local expert will guide you through your experience in the language of your choice.
  • Hotel Transfers: You will be picked up at your hotel or designated pick-up point before the experience and dropped off safely after.
  • Photography: You can take unlimited photographs on the cruise and outside the Pyramids. Unfortunately, photography isn’t permitted inside.
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Unfortunately, the Nile River Cruises are still not completely wheelchair accessible. 

Amenities on the Multi-Day Cruise:

  • There are various onboard amenities like a swimming pool, spas, and lounges. Make sure to take advantage of these during your downtime between excursions!
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Best Time for a Cairo visit and Cruise:

The best time for any Nile Cruise or Cairo city visit is between October and mid-April when the weather is nice and cool, and all the Nile’s locks are open.

What is the average temperature in Egypt between October and April?

Between the colder months of October and February, Cairo maintains an Average high temperature of 29.2°C (84.6°F) and an average low temperature of 9°C (48°F). March and April maintain an average high temperature of 27°C (72°F) and a low temperature of 12°C (54°F).

Nile cruise dining

While all the dinner cruises include delicious dinner buffets, the afternoon sightseeing tour and Felucca boat ride do not include food. However, there are restaurants around the Pyramids.

  • Egyptian Cuisine: 9 Pyramids Lounge is located nearby, on the Giza plateau. This restaurant serves Egyptian food and offers stunning views.
  • Vegetarian & Vegan Food: Felfela is a 5-minute walk from the Pyramids and serves plenty of vegetarian and vegan Middle Eastern food.
  • Kid-Friendly Food: Other popular restaurants near the Pyramids of Giza include Koshary Hekaya and Restaurant El Dar Darak, opposite the main ticket gates. Additionally, there are kid-friendly fast food options such as Pizza Hut and KFC.

Top 4 Nile River Cruise Tips

Photo ID: If you have purchased discounted tickets, please carry your valid photo ID for verification. All foreign citizens must present their passport and visa information upon arrival.

Packing: Bring a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings. Modest dressing is recommended as a sign of respect for the local customs.

Safety Guidelines: Do not climb on any pyramids. Unauthorized camel drivers and touts are plenty. Be wary, and look for uniformed Tourist Police for assistance. 

Accessibility: Unfortunately, the Nile River Cruises are not entirely wheelchair accessible. 

Frequently Asked Questions About the Nile River Cruises

What are the types of Nile River Cruises available?

The Nile River Cruises offers a range between sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises.

Are the Nile River Cruises guided?

Yes, most of the Nile River Cruises listed are guided tours. Please check the tickets for more information.

How long do the Nile River Cruises take?

Depending on your ticket, the experience will range between 3 & 5 hours.

What is the best Nile River Cruise for families?

The Half-Day combo ticket of touring the Pyramids & Sphinx with Nile River Felucca Boat Tour will be the most fun experience for families, especially children.

What is the best Nile River Cruise for couples?

The 1-Hour Felucca Sunset Sail creates the most beautiful setting for a short and romantic sail on the Nile. The 5-Star Luxury Cruise will make for a memorable and beautiful dinner date.

What is the cancellation policy for the Nile River Cruises?

You can get a full refund on cancellations up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Why shouldn’t the Nile River Cruises be missed?

The cruises allow you an array of experiences ranging from The Pyramids of Giza, to witnessing the sparkling skyline of New Cairo from the longest river in the world- The Nile River.

How can I get to the Nile River Cruise?

There are hassle-free transfers included in all the Nile River Cruise packages.

What’s the best time to visit Cairo?

The best time to visit Cairo is between October and mid-April, when the weather is chill.

What are the Pyramids of Giza opening hours?

The pyramids are open seven days a week from 8 AM to 5 PM in the summer and 8 AM to 4 PM in the winter.

Is photography allowed?

You can take unlimited photographs on the cruise and outside the Pyramids. Unfortunately, photography isn’t permitted inside the pyramids unless you have purchased private time. You will receive instructions to leave your cameras at the entrance.