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There's no better way to explore the Great Pyramids than on a luxury small boat cruise of Egypt down the Nile River or an exploration tour with Adventure Life. In Cairo witness the titanic monuments of Giza, including the Great Pyramid, Sphinx, & smaller pyramids. Cruise up the longest river in the world, the Nile River, to see the impressively preserved ruins of the ancient Egyptian civilization. At Aswan, admire the Philae Temple, the Granite Quarry, & the famous Aswan Dam. Discover Luxor, the tombs of the Valley of the Kings & Valley of the Queens on the West Bank. Alternatively, cruise the Suez Canal that connects the Mediterranean with the Red Sea. Some of the activities offered include visits to local markets, villages, and cooking classesContact one of our Egypt experts to start designing your adventure today.
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Pharaohs & Pyramids$649912Aug 7, 2024Immerse yourself Experience the wonders of Egypt on this 12-day cruise aboard Viking Cruises. Don't miss the opportunity to sail the Nile on a …
Luxor to Aswan$18095Sep 6, 2024Explore this historic region of Egypt on a 5-day Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, discover the legendary …
Luxor to Aswan$15695Jul 6, 2024This 5-day Nile River trip from Luxor to Aswan explores this ancient region of Egypt. Discover the famed Nile River and some of the most significant …
Secrets of Egypt & the Nile$629912Oct 11, 2024Allow yourself to be treated to a connoisseur’s discovery of this ancient civilization as only AmaWaterways can provide – with an unparalleled …

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Walk like an Egyptian... And live and eat like one too!

As you embark on your Egypt tour or cruise, you will walk the same lands that Egyptians have crossed for millennia. While many countries have hidden treasures and monuments tucked deep in their jungles, Egypt is not shy about its awe-inspiring memorials.

In every city of Egypt, you will witness the imposing pyramids, temples, and monuments climbing towards the heavens in reverence to the ancient gods. On your excursion, you will step back into the mummified history, as you visit splendid sites like:
  • Cairo & Giza: The modern capital of this ancient country, Cairo is home to the extensive Egyptian Museum and also provides a great base for tours of Giza, where the pyramids & the renowned Sphinx are located.
  • Aswan: Best known for the Aswan Dam, you will also see the archaic temples of Philae.
  • Luxor: Called "Thebes" in ancient times, this was one of the main capitals of the pharaohs, where you will explore the haunting Valley of the Kings & Valley of the Queens on the West Bank of the Nile River.
  • Cruise the Suez Canal, the waterway built between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
  • Kom Ombu & Edfu: Here there are two temples that you will explore - the Temple of Horus & the Temple of Kom Ombu, a tribute to the crocodile god Sobek.
About Adventure Life's Egyptian Cruises

It doesn't take long to see what sets our Egyptian cruises and tours apart - from the moment you board the Sanctuary Sun Boat III or IV, you will feel the intimate atmosphere that promises an exciting trip with exclusive itineraries that help maximize exploration while minimizing the dreaded crowds. 

You will tour in style from aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, which even features its own feluccas (the traditional wooden sailing boats), which make your day tours even more private. 

The expansive sun deck features a pool where you can relax after a long and exciting day of touring, plus modern and elegant lounge and dining areas inside. 

You'll also feel right at home with your fellow shipmates as you cruise Egypt, as each boat has occupancy for less than 100 people. 
Top Egypt Cruises 2024

Adventure Life's Egypt experts have put together a list of their favorite cruises to Egypt, and it's full of all kinds of trips that will take you from one stunning landmark to another. 
  • Suez Canal cruises. The Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea via the Isthmus of Suez. Don't miss out on visiting the beautiful Port Said Military Museum and the El Nasr Museum For Modern Art, both located near the canal inside the city. See our top cruises through the Suez Canal 2024-2025. 
  • Nile River cruises from Luxor to Aswan. This is one of the most popular ways to explore ancient cities like Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings. See our list of the best Nile river cruises 2024-2025. 

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  • Ponant strikes the perfect balance between passion for travel and taste for sophistication, spreading the French way of life to its passengers. Building on years of experience, the company offers exceptional Pharaonic heritage Egypt cruises on modern fleets Le BougainvilleLe Jacques Cartier, and Le Bellot, created for an intimate environment. 
  • Silversea Cruises is the gold standard in luxury cruising, where travelers may experience adventurous voyages that include ocean-view suites, unique culinary experience, and service with a crew-to-guest ratio of nearly one-to-one. Embark the Silver Cloud to cruise Egypt and see one of the greatest architectural feats by man and the last remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Great Pyramid of Giza.
  • AMA Waterways allows you to indulge in superb cuisine, luxurious accommodations, unique tours, and exceptional service. The new MS Amadahlia brings you to some of Egypt's most iconic locations, including the Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak, the captivating Temple of Luxor, and the enigmatic Valley of the Kings and Queens, with special access to Queen Nefertari's Tomb.
  • Variety Cruises combine unique destinations, yachts suitable to your liking, professional crew, and exquisite cuisine always with a local flavor. Cross the Suez Canal, and discover Israel, Egypt, and Jordan with an expert Egyptologist onboard Harmony V and onshore to enhance your experience with insights that bring each destination to life. 
  • Emerald Waterways announced its first foray into the African continent with two new Egypt cruise and tour itineraries aboard Emerald Azzurra. Guests can join daily excursions to see Temples like the Hathor, Luxor, Temple of Horus, and the Osiris.


FAQs for Egypt Tours & Cruises

Do I need a visa to travel to Egypt?
Your passport must be valid for six months, and you need either a $25 30-day tourist visa or a $35 multiple entry visa.
Is tipping customary in Egypt?
Gratuities are expected in Egypt and generally start around 10% of service or a few dollars.
What is internet access like in Egypt?
You will likely find many places in the cities you visit that have free public Wifi, but since all of our Egypt excursions are cruises, don't expect internet on your vessel.
Can I use my cell phone while in Egypt?
You probably won't be close enough to the cell phone towers to get a signal on your phone. If you do, you will have to replace the SIM chip with one you purchase locally (at the airport).
Do I need power adapters?
Power in Egypt is 220v with "Types C & F " sockets. These have two round pins. If your devices aren't compatible with this voltage, you will need a step-down converter. You will definitely need a plug adapter.
What are the toilets like in Egypt?
Your boat will have Western style flush toilets but if there is a sign indicating that you should throw waste paper in the basket, you should definitely follow those instructions.
Can I drink the water in Egypt?
You should not drink the water in Egypt, but your cruise ship will have filtered or bottled water for you at all times.
Are credit cards accepted in Egypt? Will I be able to find ATMs?
Don't expect to find too many ATMs along the way - when you're in the bigger cities, you will likely come across ATMs that accept major international credit cards, but otherwise enjoy the fact that our itineraries are all-inclusive. Take some cash out of an ATM at the airport when you arrive for souvenirs and any tips and you should be covered.
Should I purchase travel insurance?
While not required, it's definitely a good idea to have travel insurance just in case, and we have some great deals via TravelGuard on our Once You're Booked page.
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