Nile River
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Stretching for 4,187 miles, the longest river in the world flows from its major source, Lake Victoria in east central Africa, through Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia and northwards into Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,687 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The life-giving river
    As we know Nile River gives the life in a barren desert. First I saw it in Cairo, it was impressive. Later we went to Luxor temple by small boat, it was very exciting. Finally an old dream of us came true: we travelled on a cruise ship from Luxor to Aswan. Nile was very peaceful and beautiful, we enjoyed every moment of it. We visited the Aswan Dam. Nile River was huge like a sea at the dam. It’s marvellous! Must-see!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 April 2023
  • Ronald Fletcher
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to see the Nile and its treasures
    Everything was wonderful, from the friendly, helpful staff to the very comfortable accommodation to the tasty and varied food. Although it was extremely hot the boat, including cabins, is well air conditioned. Nothing was too much trouble no matter who we spoke to. We enjoyed the pool, a couple of massages and the shop selling traditional clothing and souvenirs. What an amazing trip we had from Luxor to Aswan and back.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 October 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,546 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crossed this River Several while Visiting Cairo and Giza
    My driver told me that this River divides or separates Cairo from Giza. One side of the River is Cairo, while the other side is Giza. Noted some locals doing their fishing from the Bridge. Wondered what kind of fish they are catching. Will see other parts of this River as I travel South to Luxor and Aswan.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 October 2023
  • michael l
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    #trafalgar best of Egypt
    #trafalgar tours took us on a wonderful tour of Egypt. We saw the highlights and it was wonderful! Our guide, Mohamed, did a wonderful job of taking care of us and providing great info about the history of ancient Egypt and living in modern Egypt. We all felt very safe the whole 9 days.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 October 2023
  • chenry9charlotte
    Oaxaca, Mexico24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nile River Cruise
    The boat was Tosco and it was so nice with very nice food. Such a surprise at how nice the Nile River was. I had no idea but was happily surprised. This was planned by Odynovo tours and our guide was traveling down the river on the Nile with us so we got off the boat in the morning and he had a driver pick us up and off we went.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 October 2023
  • Mike W
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb Nile Cruise with Hassan Ali
    An amazing 4 night cruise from Luxor to Aswan on the boat the Nile Style with our guide Hassan Ali. The hospitality and service on the boat didn’t disappoint, and we enjoyed every tour which Hassan lead us. He had great knowledge & took time to explain everything clearly - his English was excellent. Loved cruising down he Nile after our early morning tours, watching the the sunsets.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 November 2023
  • Guide34062396929
    Mosman, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Doing the Nile in Style
    Our guide on this part of our tour was Hassan Ali. I think Hassan was born a natural guide and history teacher. He recounts the stories of Egypts past with passion and enthusiasm. He is the type of guide that truely cares about the happiness of his clients. I thank him for showing us this special part of Egypt. Our 4 day cruise on board the MS Nile Style was a pleasure. The food and service onboard is excellent. Once again Egypt Tours Portal has provided expert advice and service.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 November 2023
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas3,866 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous Nile River Cruise
    My wife and I went on a fabulous Nike River cruise this past December. We used Vantage Deluxe Travel (which has since gone bankrupt) and it was the best cruise we have ever taken. Our tour guide, Ramy, is an Egyptologist and is very knowledgeable about ancient Egypt and its culture. We started with four nights in Cairo, then flew to Luxor to start the cruise. We were on the Nebu, a forty cabin modern boat. Our stateroom was the largest we have had on any of our river or ocean cruises. We visited the temples at Luxor, Karnak, the Valley of the Kings and Edfu. We cruised down the Nile to Aswan and visited the High Dam, Abu Simbel, Philae, and the Old Cataract Hotel. The scenery on the Nile was amazing and the sunsets were spectacular. I was really surprised at how beautiful the Nile is and how expansive it is. We flew back to Cairo from Luxor and bused to Alexandria for three nights then one more night in Cairo before flying home. It was a fantastic experience.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 November 2023
  • Gustavo W
    Copenhagen, Denmark23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect Place
    The sun casting a warm glow on the ancient temples and ruins that lined the riverbanks created a mesmerizing backdrop. Hand in hand, we marveled at the historical wonders, each telling tales of a civilization that once thrived along the Nile. Our evenings were enchanting as the sun dipped below the horizon, painting the sky with hues of orange and pink. The gentle lapping of the water against the boat provided a soothing soundtrack as we enjoyed intimate dinners under the open sky. Cruising under the starlit Egyptian night sky, we stargazed from the deck, captivated by the celestial display above. The rhythmic sounds of the Nile and the distant calls of wildlife added a touch of serenity to the romantic ambiance. Exploring local markets and engaging with the vibrant culture along the riverbanks allowed us to create lasting memories. From savoring local delicacies to partaking in traditional dance, every moment was a shared experience that deepened our connection.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2024
  • Silvia_MLk
    Haarlem, The Netherlands8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful relaxing tour
    Had AMAZING sunset felucca ride with Mahrousa and captain Said, recommended by our guide in Food tours by Mila,one of the best food tour I have ever had btw! feluccas are old wind boats that you can hire for hour or two and it goes around the city and can stop occasionally for taking photos or show you some small island, I recommend doing at sunset or sunrise. You can hire easily boat from city center marsa and negotiate the price with captains or boat owners
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 January 2024
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Izaut-de-l'Hotel, France15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Nile dolphin cruise. The ship is dirty. Old and run down. It has been painted so many times. The drapes in the room were hanging off of the stained wall. the carpet was filthy.toilet leaked urine onto the floor and the shower door did not close properly. The food for me was inedible and tasteless. The staff were very friendly but the boat itself is a dump. Swimming pool is tiny and had a thick black grease ring all around the tile we're it had Not being cleaned in ages. I ordered an orange juice which was watered down along with a virgin pina colada that was the same.It was expensive. I would not recommend this boat to anybody.I am dreading my next meal. Photos online on office sleep from when the ship was first built. I don't think they have changed the carpets in 20 years.
Written 20 April 2024
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Philip E
Merthyr Tydfil, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The Nile River is breathtakingly beautiful, no wonder the Ancient Egyptians gave it a personality and made it a Goddess in the process.

It certainly made us Hapi.

Cruising along its course from Luxor to Aswan was a joy reserved only to the rich travellers of yesteryear- now thanks to Explore Travel & Cruises - they have put the Luxury into Luxor and placed it within the price range of the ordinary working family too.

Waving to locals as you sail by watching children celebrating Eid festival is a sight I will never forget - relaxing and entertaining in equal measures on the longest and calmest river in the World.
Written 16 April 2024
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Connector05388018635
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A visit to Egypt had long been a hope I never thought would happen. But suddenly it seemed imperative to go, to experience the country while we still can. I chose a ship carefully. The Nile Princess looked to be traditional. Three days before departure I was informed it would not be sailing; I and my daughter were transferred to another ship The Grand Mandarin, owned by the same company. We discovered that all of our fellow passengers were similarly transferred, and all of us were initially unhappy but only because we had all opted for tradition and simplicity, not evening entertainment or loud music and we feared the worst. For no good reason, we were very lucky to be on the Grand Mandarin. None of our apprehensions were warranted!
Having got that out of the way, I am writing to say that the Grand Mandarin was light, airy, and spotlessly clean, the staff were very obliging, and the buffet food was lavish and excellent, if anything, far greater choice of salads and cooked dishes than was needed. The cabins were provided with everything. I cannot praise it enough. The upper deck with its bar, constantly staffed, meant that drinks or coffee were available throughout the day. It was luxurious.
The temples are simply indescribable, no picture does them justice, it cannot capture their scale or power; their preservation is astonishing, and it is unique to see a history written by the people of the time. Karnak and Luxor Temples deserve more time than we could give them, and Kom Ombu at night was special. Abu Simbel and its preservation is simply mind-blowing. The guide to the Botanical Garden was very amusing and clearly an expert not just on Egyptian trees but their European equivalents. Egypt is very moving as a country, brave and resilient, despite being plundered by successive occupation from the Greeks onward.
Our guide, Ahmed, was all a guide should be, and much more. He made the holiday what it was, informative, sensitive, and amusing. He introduced us to the country he both loves and studies, and he was aware of the needs of the group at every point, whether it was stopping long journeys for a loo, or saving us from heat. He is amazing. If you are on a tour with him, you are blessed. Everyone should visit Egypt, for its roots to all our cultures. I shall never forget Ahmed or the Grand Mandarin. It was totally wonderful.
Written 6 April 2024
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Susan C
Melbourne, Australia871 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I wanted a Nile Cruise but I didn't want a third rate generic over-crowded (not likely at the moment with tourist numbers) cruise boat jammed up against other noisy cruise boats. I wanted it to be special. So, via Memphis Tours, I booked a cruise on the Ashranda Nebyt Dahabiya and it was a wonderful experience.

A dahabiya is a smaller boat mostly with felucca type sails but typically towed by an ancillary motored boat which still means no engine noise. Ours had about eight to twelve cabins and we sailed with 11 guests (German, French and English speaking), 3 tour guides and the crew who handled sailing the boat, cooking all the meals and keeping everything ship-shape. The boat had an enclosed eating and sitting area and a partly-shaded sundeck all in polished wood. There were lots of seating for everyone. There were two crew areas at the front and back of the boat and you could watch the sails being put up and down and the manoeuvring to dock from the sundeck, including the deployment of the "log" when the boat needed to be kept off the shore. My husband and I sail so we find those technicalities interesting. We never had to raft up to another boat on our trip and could get to shore easily.

Our cabin was spacious with a king-size bed with bed-side tables on both sides with charging spots. It was nicely decorated and there were some nice touches with the pretty cloth coverings for the tissue box and the alabaster soap dispensers. The wifi was reasonable for Egypt. The luggage storage space was good too and included an extra doona if needed. There was a mini-fridge in there with environmentally friendly glass bottles of water refilled from the larger size plastic water bottles kept on deck to reduce waste. The bathroom was probably one of the best we encountered in Egypt as they had a modern full size shower instead of the usual shower over a bath with both rain and hand-held shower heads. Good water pressure and good hot water. There was space for toiletry kits on either side of the sink

The food was cooked fresh on board, even the bread, and included delicious local specialities. Breakfast had yogurt and fruit, fresh croissants and other pastries with freshly cooked eggs an option. Lunch was more buffet style with meat, salads, rice, hot vegetables, etc. One of the lunches served an amazing assortment of stuffed vegetables. Dinners were three course with soups, main courses and deserts. Every meal was fantastic and on our last night the eating area was lit up with fairy lights to make it very special. All cooking used large litres of bottled water and we were given hand-towels when returning from tours to keep hands clean. There were soft drinks, teas and coffees available, included in the cost, while alcoholic drinks could be ordered and paid for on departure.

We chose to take the three night cruise from Aswan to Luxor. It started around 1 pm (not 5 pm) and stopped overnight on an island, in Esna and in Luxor which varied from what I expected (though they do warn you it could). I think they adjusted the cruise to fit around the sight-seeing we and the other people had booked in Aswan and Luxor. I had been worried that the last morning combining the East Bank and West Bank in Luxor would be too short and miss out some sights. By getting to Luxor early we had a full tour on the East Bank and another on the West Bank while on the cruise. We didn't miss out on seeing anything we expected to see and seemed to visit attractions at uncrowded times. We all got to see the Philae Temple before our departure and enjoyed the visits to Kom Ombo, Edfu Temple, Esna Lock and Luxor. We even had a chance to take a night walk at Esna. Our tour guide, Abdalla Hashem, was excellent both in his organisational skills and his depth of knowledge.

If you want to see El Kab Village or the old Pharaonic quarries of Silsela and its Temple of Hormoheb you need to take the four night cruise from Luxor to Aswan and this is clear in the itinerary. The four day cruise has another advantage, as we were told by someone staying eight days on the dahabiya, that the wind is behind you so there is no wind on the sundeck and it is easier for the dahabiya to put up their sails. Going towards Luxor we still got to experience sailing, and probably as much as you get on the four day tour, but the boat actually had to sail back the way we had travelled to do it.

I took two cruises in Egypt. One was on Lake Nasser and this one on the Nile. I enjoyed both very much and found the boats, staff and tours very special. However, if I had to choose between them, I would choose this Nile cruise because the Ashranda Nebyt Dahabiya was a more intimate experience and because the scenery along the banks of the Nile is more interesting, continually changing with jungles, marshes, deserts, towns, sometimes with and sometimes without the looming escarpments of the ranges behind them.
Written 3 April 2024
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Colo_Traveler05
Greenwood Village, CO224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The longest river in the world and, yes it flow south to north. Not as wide as you might think. We did a five day cruise on the Viceroy but the river was always close by even when we weren't on the boat. essentially, everything in Egypt revolves around that water that the Nile provides. A must see.
Written 21 March 2024
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scottelaine30
Bracknell, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My husband and I recently took a Nile Cruise as part of a package booked with Classic Holidays , I had never heard of Classic holidays before this trip and booked after looking at their reviews .
This was without a doubt one of the best holidays we have had , Classic holidays from start to finish were brilliant .
We were met by a representative at every point of arrival and departure and the service overall was outstanding .
Their recommendations were excellent and I would use them again , and again and again , they even assisted me with a problem I had regarding a purchase on board the cruise ship , which was not their responsibility , but they did anyway . Their customer service ethic is just wonderful .
Written 16 March 2024
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Hazel W
St Mary's Bay, UK65 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Nile cruise boat Nile supreme my partner and I went on sadly was not great, ok we did get a discounted trip and that should be taken into consideration, we started out trip feeling very queasy as boats all dock in a line, meaning cabins very dark with the smell of diesel as boats have to keep engines running all the time, nice when on the move but not in dock which was for several days at a time, trips were too highly priced and to then charge £35 pp for tips I felt outrageous as we wanted to tip the staff we felt went the extra mile and because we felt ripped of the whole time I wasn’t convinced staff actually received it!! the boat is tired with plastic flowers everywhere, the staff were great and the towel sculptures from the room cleaning were outstanding so well done there. The tea & coffee only appeared 3rd day and then no milk, lounge bar sadly lacking atmosphere and music played loud and distorted so drove us to bed, the cabin was small with absolutely no draw space so struggled a lot, last thing was breakfast 6/8 am and no wifi so sadly never again.
Written 13 March 2024
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Anany Center
Egypt143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa. It flows into the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile is the longest river in Africa and has historically been considered the longest river in the world, the Nile is measured by annual flow in cubic metres of water. About 6,650 km (4,130 mi) long, its drainage basin covers eleven countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, and Egypt. In particular, the Nile is the primary water source of Egypt, Sudan and South Sudan. Additionally, the Nile is an important economic river, supporting agriculture and fishing.
Written 8 March 2024
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Silvia_MLk
Haarlem, The Netherlands8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Had AMAZING sunset felucca ride with Mahrousa and captain Said, recommended by our guide in Food tours by Mila,one of the best food tour I have ever had btw!
feluccas are old wind boats that you can hire for hour or two and it goes around the city and can stop occasionally for taking photos or show you some small island, I recommend doing at sunset or sunrise. You can hire easily boat from city center marsa and negotiate the price with captains or boat owners
Written 1 February 2024
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Gustavo W
Copenhagen, Denmark23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The sun casting a warm glow on the ancient temples and ruins that lined the riverbanks created a mesmerizing backdrop. Hand in hand, we marveled at the historical wonders, each telling tales of a civilization that once thrived along the Nile.

Our evenings were enchanting as the sun dipped below the horizon, painting the sky with hues of orange and pink. The gentle lapping of the water against the boat provided a soothing soundtrack as we enjoyed intimate dinners under the open sky.

Cruising under the starlit Egyptian night sky, we stargazed from the deck, captivated by the celestial display above. The rhythmic sounds of the Nile and the distant calls of wildlife added a touch of serenity to the romantic ambiance.

Exploring local markets and engaging with the vibrant culture along the riverbanks allowed us to create lasting memories. From savoring local delicacies to partaking in traditional dance, every moment was a shared experience that deepened our connection.
Written 21 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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