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Nile cruises holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

With a reach that stretches over 6,590km, the River Nile is as enigmatic as it is enormous and small boat cruises offer an experience very different and much more Egyptian than those on huge, packed vessels. Carrying only 6-12 passengers, feluccas sail so low on the riverís still waters that the Nile appears to roll away into the horizon like a magnificent infinity pool. Nile cruises holidays are an exceptionally peaceful way to experience Egypt.
Nile felucca cruise in Egypt
Unforgettable stay in Aswan and magical felucca cruise, from £220 - £300 (4 days) ex flights
Nile cruise holiday in Egypt
Discover ancient temples & tombs & travel by Nile cruise boat, from £1179 - £1349 (9 days) inc UK flights
Nile cruises, 19th century style
Explore this ancient land, from £1195 (6 days) ex flights
Nile cruises
Travel along the Nile River, from £585 (8 days) ex flights

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Dahabya Nile cruise holiday in Egypt
Easter on the Nile aboard private Dahabya, max 14 travellers, from US $1150 (8 days) ex flights
Nile cruise & cultural holiday, Egypt
A flavour of Egypt tailormade, from £595 (9 days) ex flights
Holiday in Egypt, Lake Nasser escape
An incredible boat journey across Lake Nasser, from £1495 - £1545 (9 days) ex flights
Egypt river Nile cruise and Pyramids tour
Unforgettable moments on The Land of Pahroahs "Egypt", from US $700 (8 days) ex flights
Egypt tailor made holidays
An introductory tour for the zealous traveller, from £750 (10 days) ex flights
Budget holiday to Egypt
Maximum Egypt at minimum cost, from £304 - £449 (8 days) ex flights
Nile traditional cruise of Egypt
Join our Nile cultural voyage of discovery, from £1845 (9 days) ex flights
Egypt adventure holiday
A fabulous introduction to Egypt, from £711 - £855 (8 days) ex flights
Egypt culture holiday and River Nile cruise
Spend a Unique Trip on the Nile River in Egypt , from £625 (7 days) ex flights
Budget holiday in Egypt
Discover Egypt in 8 Days at affordable price, from US $790 - US $1350 (8 days) ex flights
Nile cruise in Egypt for families
Enjoy a fabulous felucca cruise with your familly, from £260 - £390 (4 days) ex flights
Wheelchair accessible Nile cruise, Egypt
Egypt wheelchair accessible Nile Cruise, from £860 - £999 (8 days) ex flights
Egypt small group tour, Alexandria & Nile cruise
Experience the 'Land of the Pharaohs' on this exciting trip, from £1110 - £1705 (12 days) ex flights

49 reviews for Nile cruises holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Nile cruises holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Egypt tailor made holidays
The trip on a Dahabiya "Princess Donia" was the most memorable moment. Floating so gracefully down the Nile in the sanctuary of such a small boat with only 10 passengers and being so graciously cared for by the 9 staff. (more)Caroline Blundell
The most memorable part was sightseeing in Egypt - guided tours in Cairo. (more)Michael Salomon
It was ALL amazing without exception. Sunrise at Abu Simbel, donkey ride overlooking Valley of the Kings, gliding along the Nile in a felucca, King Tut collection in Cairo, camel riding at the pyramids, etc. etc. (more)Belinda Wade
From £750 excluding flights
Nile cruise & cultural holiday, Egypt
The tour guides provided historical background and information on the sights to stimulate our imagination and awe. Ahmed, our guide in Luxor and Aswan was knowledgeable, answered all our questions and patiently taught us to read hieroglyphics carved in the temples. (more)Hou-Yin Ma
My most memorable part of my holiday was my visit to The Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel and Karnak Temple. Part of the reason I consider my entire trip memorable is because of my tour guides. (more)Mary Lyons
Most memorable? I think the Pyramids at Giza and the paintings in the tomb of Ramses I, or perhaps it was the gold mask of Tutankamun, or was it the statue of Ramses II at Memphis... it was always a jaw-dropping moment at each place we visited. (more)Amanda Bristow
From £595 excluding flights
Budget holiday in Egypt
The guides in Cairo and in Shram were of great help, involved and dedicated. They made the stay worth it....Excellent because the people that I met prove to be very interested, interesting and prepared to share their culture. (more)Louis Boucher
We liked visiting the pyramids on the back of a camel and the Valley of the Kings very much. As one of our tour guides was so kind to invite us to his home we could meet his family and get an idea how people live in Egypt today. (more)Boris Schaeling
Most memorable were the wonderful ancient monuments we visited - in particular Queen Hatshepsut's mortuary temple - but also Luxor temple, Kom Ombo and Karnak. Also the beautiful vistas on the Nile and sailing in a felucca. (more)Lekha Klouda
From US $790 - US $1350 excluding flights
Nile felucca cruise in Egypt
Memorable parts? Waking up as the sun rose over the milky waters of the Nile was pretty incredible. Walking on the sandy banks and washing as the fishermen and farmers arrived for their work was truly magical. Tips? Bring some mosquito repellent and a sheet or sleeping bag liner. The blankets provider are warm but you'd want something between you and them. Wake up for sunrise. Be prepared for plans to change slightly as wind and currents are your masters. Local benefits? You... (more)Dominic Kelly
From £220 - £300 excluding flights
Nile cruises, 19th century style
The amazing sites of ancient Egyptian civilisation were very well commented and made to come alive by our very good guides Joseph and Mohamed from the operator...Excellent, we were extremely well looked after by staff. (more)Christa Gonschorrek Noguera
One of the best holidays we've ever had, and will definitely be back, especially to the sites of upper Egypt. My children, aged 13 and 11, and 72 year-old mother all loved it too, so it is very well suited to a wide age range. (more)Penny Shankar
From £1195 excluding flights
Egypt adventure holiday
The best was the people I met the travellers and the local people unforgettable!! Excellent. (more)Raquel Orcajo Miranda
Highlights were the hot air ballooning at sunrise, meeting the donkeys on landing to ride to the valley of the Kings & going into the tombs, all on the final day!! (more)David Varney
From £711 - £855 excluding flights
Nile cruise holiday in Egypt
Memorable parts? The attention given to us by our leader Mohammed he made sure we did not miss anything Tips? This is not a relaxing holiday there are early starts and long days but well worth it the train journey is long and not smooth all the way Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? 5 star apart from the train journey. Saw everything we wanted plus more. It was a fabulous holiday, Mohammed is so knowledgeable - he is a credit to your company. Well done! (more)Elaine Gay
From £1179 - £1349 including UK flights
Nile cruises
The journeys on the small boats on the Nile meant that families were also able to eek out a living and help to preserve the way of life that has been customary to them for hundreds of years whilst still allowing new technologies to embrace and enhance their lives. As a couple who have travelled extensively around the world, this is one of our most memorable and enjoyable holidays. (more)Alan Pavey
The side excursions like the donkey ride, horse & buggy, Nubian Museum were the most memorable part. (more)Carolyn Muegge-Vaughan
The Nile cruise and regular stop over points were both unique and spectacular. As someone who has travelled quite widely across the globe, Egypt offers something very different. (more)Paul Hide
From £585 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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