Nile Cruise Vacations - Travel - Cruises

Nile Cruise Vacations   by Zanita Jo

in Travel / Cruises    (submitted 2012-03-23)

Nothing beats sitting on deck of a Cruise while it glides gently along the Nile. Cruise Holidays combines both accommodation and transport in a relaxing way to see the and explore the main ancient sites scattered along the banks of the River. The River has more than 300 Cruises, plenty of feluccas and luxury Dahabias. Many tour operators offer 4 days, 6 days and 8 days Cruise package holidays.

The best time to go for a Cruise is from November till April, when the weather is pleasant and it is not too hot for your excursions. But this also means that sites will be overcrowded with tourists and prices will be higher than any other time of the year. From May to October the weather is hottest but you will be lucky to bargain for a good deal for your Cruise vacation.

Since the 19th century cruising the Nile has been a popular tourist pastime and it was romanticized in many films and novels. The Cruise holiday business has developed greatly since this time. Now, there are incredibly number of Cruises sailing between Luxor and Aswan offering modernized, luxury accommodation, on board entertainment and offshore excursions.

The best was to organize a Cruise holiday is to book an all inclusive package holiday. You can either book it along with international flight or you can bargain best deal for your international flight and book your Cruise vacation separately.

Nile Cruise vacations vary in length and can be either from Luxor to Aswan or from Aswan to Luxor. A typical holiday will start from Luxor for seven nights. In that way you can explore each city and enjoy sailing. This tour includes visiting Luxor West bank, the Valley of Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon, Luxor East bank Karnak and Luxor temples then enjoy the monuments in other cities along your journey to Aswan to see Edfu temple, Kom ombo temple, Esna and finally see the main monuments in Aswan, the High Dam, Philae temple, Unfinished Obelisk.

As the boat sails slowly along the ancient River the traveler can either enjoy the beautiful scenery and unwind on the sundeck, or enjoy the many activities and entertainment provided by the Cruise which are all included in the price for Cruise package Holiday.

It is a journey where Egypt moves past you, children swimming in the river, people riding donkeys, farmers planting their lands, fishermen in feluccas will wave back to you the same way their ancestors did to the pharaohs thousands of years ago.