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Cruising the Nile by Luxury Riverboat

Martin Morrell Leaving Aswan at daybreak.

Photo: Martin Morrell

The thriving markets of Aswan. The grand archaeological sites of Luxor. The lush, ancient landscapes. Experience a luxuriously unhurried riverboat cruise in Egypt on the Nile. Read the article

Destinations: Egypt · Cairo · Luxor · Aswan · Karnak

Inspired by: Cruising the Nile by Luxury Riverboat — by Gini Alhadeff, Published Aug. 2008

Hotels (6)

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    Nile Hilton Hotel

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    Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

    Aswan, a palm-fringed city an hour’s flight south of Cairo, saw glory in the 1950’s, when politicos and bold-faced names arrived to visit the Aswan

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    Oberoi Zahra

    The latest luxury cruise ship to hit the Nile, this vessel has spacious accommodations, spa suites, and a pool. The boat has private docks and Wi-F

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    Sofitel Winter Palace, Luxor

    The Sofitel-managed property overlooking the Nile, near the temple of Luxor, was built in 1886 for European aristocracy.

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    Mena House Hotel

    With what is perhaps the most coveted location in all of Egypt—on 40 lush acres in the shadow of Khufu or “Great” Pyramid in the Cairo suburbs—the

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    Al Moudira

    Al Moudira—a baroque hotel fit for royalty, just a few miles south of the Valley of the Queens—incorporates materials salvaged from the corners of

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Activities (8)

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    Open Air Museum

    Composed of many historic ruins under restoration, the museum creates facsimiles put in place to hold up the fragile structures.

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    Kom Ombo Temple

    The most breathtaking ruin on the Nile, Kom Ombo has thick round columns supporting the roof.

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    Lindblad Expeditions Salacia

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    Explore Cairo and sail the Nile aboard this 40-passenger ship. Enjoy tours and lectures led by Lindblad Expeditions' expert

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    Sonesta St. George

    Travcoa Escorted Journeys takes small groups of 18 on a guided trip down the Nile. Passengers stay in presidential suites. The tour also encompasse

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    La Flâneuse du Nil

    A seven-bedroom sailboat, fit for 14 passengers. Trips can be tailored for first-timers or Nile aficionados.

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    Assouan

    An intimate boat, equipped for 16 passengers. Excursion are tailored to each passenger, but those who crave creature comforts should be wary, as th

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    Abercrombie & Kent Sun Boat IV

    A&K has new, comfortable boats, with internet access, lounge pools, and private docks (which means faster, more accessible loading).

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    Sudan

    Cruise along the Nile for four days from Aswan to Luxor in this 1885 steamship that was renovated in 2007. The 23 rooms and five suites are arrang

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