Nile Cruise: Introduction
Forging its way through the dusty desert until eventually pouring into the Mediterranean Sea, the River Nile has been the lifeblood of Egypt since antiquity. The river is fed from Lake Victoria, deep in the heart of Africa and is home to a huge variety of birds, wildlife and lush vegetation. Narrow strips of fertile land run along the water’s edge, filled with cotton plants and lines of sugar canes. Nile Cruise holidays offer the chance to explore this legendary river and visit the awe-inspiring historical sites lining its banks.
Reasons to Visit
Package Nile Cruise holidays offer the ultimate in comfort and luxury for the trip of a lifetime. Choose from a number of floating hotels such as the Lady Mary and Ms Lady Carol to tailor your perfect Nile Cruise experience, all of which offer elegant interiors and well-equipped cabins to suit a range of budgets. Take a break from sightseeing and recline in blissful repose on the sundeck, or take a refreshing swim in the onboard pool. Nile Cruise holidays also offer the chance to sample delicious Egyptian and worldwide cuisine, with afternoon tea for anyone looking to escape the midday sun. Traditional belly dancing, modern discos and live music will keep you entertained when the sun goes down on the calm river.
Things to See and Do
A Nile Cruise is a fantastic option for culture vultures and history buffs looking for a package holiday to Egypt. Sit back and relax as you cruise through the world’s largest outdoor museum, filled with towering monuments and atmospheric temples. Starting at the bustling town of Luxor, marvel at the Karnak Temple and legendary Valley of the Kings, home to Tutankhamun's tomb. Moving south, a Nile Cruise holiday will introduce you to the spectacular ancient architecture of Aswan and the rock temples of Abu Simbel. Rise above the landscape in a hot air balloon and see river life from a unique perspective. Farming continues to flourish along the Nile’s banks, providing a fascinating insight into the river’s continuing influence on Egyptian culture.
A Nile Cruise makes for a fascinating family holiday, providing a comfortable and safe environment to introduce budding archaeologists to the ancient world. On land, donkey rides will take you deep into the cultivated farmland, with plenty of picturesque spots for a family picnic.
Nile Cruise holidays are available all-year-round and enjoy the glorious sunshine and scorching summer temperatures typical of Egypt. The cooler weather between October and mid April is ideal for couples and families looking for a cheap winter holiday.
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