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3 Night Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor
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3 Night Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor

8.4 / 10
215 reviews
The only negative is the very early in the morning visits at the temples
8 Filippos
  • English English
  • 3 nights
  • Hotel pick up

No trip to Egypt would be complete without a cruise on the Nile, the most memorable experience during a holiday to this beautiful country. This 3 day cruise leaves from Aswan and arrives in Luxor, the ancient capital of Thebes.

3 Night Nile Cruise

Day 1: Aswan

We'll pick you up on the first day at Aswan airport, train station, your hotel, or whichever point you would like. Then we'll take you to the cruise boat, where your full room and board is waiting for you.

Day 2: Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu

Having eaten breakfast we'll disembark to visit one of the most beautiful temples in all Egypt, the Philae Temple (this visit may also take place on the first day of the tour, if all guests arrive early). And for anyone who wants to, there is an optional excursion to the temples of Abu Simbel, which comes highly recommended.

Then, back on the boat, we'll eat and begin to sail along the Nile, arriving at the Kom Ombo Temple at sunset, one of the images of Egypt which will stay with you for life. Then having visited the temple, we'll continue sailing towards Edfu, where we'll drop anchor to eat dinner and spend the night.

Day 3: Edfu – Esna – Luxor

Once we've eaten and with batteries fully charged, we'll visit the Edfu Temple, dedicated to the God Horus. The cruise will then continue on its way towards Esna, where we'll cross the famous floodgate.

Having arrived at the majestic city of Luxor (the ancient Thebes, once the capital) we'll visit two of the most spectacular temples in the country, the Luxor and Karnak temples, separated in antiquity by the Avenue of the Sphinxes, three kilometres long. Here we'll eat and spend the night anchored in Luxor.

Day 4: Luxor

Having eaten and checked out, around 6 am we'll hit the road towards the giant necropoles nearby. We'll visit the Valley of the Kings (taking a look inside three of the tombs) the Hatshepsut Temple (dedicated to the only woman to rule over Egypt for an extended period of time) and the Colossi of Memnon (two giant statues in homage to the Pharoah Amenhotep III). The tour then finishes at around 4:30 pm, then we'll take you to the Luxor airport, the train station, or whichever point in the city you would like.

Boats and Categories

There are three different categories of boat to choose from:

  • 5* Standard: MS Jasimn, Royal Esadora, MS Nile Delta, Miss Egypt or similar.
  • 5* Luxury:  Radamiss II, MS Tuya, Princess Saran, Crown Jewel, MS TiYi, MS Jaz C. Jubilee or similar.
  • 5* Superior Luxury: MS Amarco I, Concerto, MS Le Fayan, Blue Shadow, MS Amwaj, Sonesta Nile Goddess, HS Moon Dance o similar.

The specific boat will be assigned a week before the activity begins.

All of these boats offer comfort and are a good option to make the most of the cruise. If you're looking for a more luxurious option we recommend the two luxury cruises, their rooms, service and food have that extra special touch.

If you book a standard or luxury category, the first day you get to Aswan whenever you want, and the same applies to the superior luxury category if you arrive on a Friday. However, if you have booked a superior luxury category with arrival on a Wednesday, you must be in Aswan before midday, since you will join a tour on that day. 

Important Information

The order of the activities may change depending on the boat, but you'll always enjoy all of the activities indicated in the itinerary. Once on the boat, you can also reserve additional visits not included in the tour, such as the Valley of the Queens, Deir el-Medina or the Unfinished Obelisk.


From 20th December to 2nd January (Christmas), and the 1st to 10th April (Easter), refunds will not be available in the event of cancellation.


Adults Children under 4 years old
5* Standard
US$ 221.80
5* Luxury
US$ 277.20
5* Superior Luxury
US$ 332.70
5* Standard with Abu Simbel
US$ 299.40 US$ 288.30
5* Luxury with Abu Simbel
US$ 354.90 US$ 343.80
5* Superior Luxury with Abu Simbel
US$ 410.30 US$ 399.20

5* Standard

  • Adults

    US$ 221.8
  • Children under 4 years old


5* Luxury

  • Adults

    US$ 277.2
  • Children under 4 years old


5* Superior Luxury

  • Adults

    US$ 332.7
  • Children under 4 years old


5* Standard with Abu Simbel

  • Adults

    US$ 299.4 US$ 288.3
  • Children under 4 years old


5* Luxury with Abu Simbel

  • Adults

    US$ 354.9 US$ 343.8
  • Children under 4 years old


5* Superior Luxury with Abu Simbel

  • Adults

    US$ 410.3 US$ 399.2
  • Children under 4 years old


* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

More Information


3 nights.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

3 night cruise with full board.

Air conditioned cabins.

All the tours on the itinerary.

Official English speaking guide.

Hotel or airport transfer in Luxor.

Not included

Tips (€20 per person).


Wifi on board (€5 per day).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Aswan local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Is it possible to spend an extra night on board?

    A - Yes, but you must pay a supplement in the destination.

  • Q - What is visited in the Valley of the Kings?

    A - In the Valley of the Kings 3 of the open tombs will be visited

  • Q - If we decide to visit Abu Simbel, will we miss other places?

    A - No, choosing this option doesn't mean missing any other visit. Take into account that visiting Abu Simbel we'll leave around 3 am and be back at the boat around midday.

  • Q - Do the boats have air conditioning?

    A - Yes, all boats have air conditioning, and it is in all the bedrooms.

  • Q - What kind of food is served? Is it suitable for vegetarians, vegans, or celiacs?

    A - There is a wide variety of food on board and it's possible to adapt to any dietary requirement.

  • Q - Is the €20 per person tip included?

    A - The €20 tip should be given to the guide on the first day of the tour to pay tips during the cruise to the crew, drivers, etc.

  • Q - Is there any limit on the times clients can be picked up from the airport?

    A - There are no restrictions, but we recommend that you arrive as early as possible to make the most of the full board on the first day. You will also have time to get accustomed to the boat before departure.

  • Q - Is it possible to guarantee an exterior cabin?

    A - All the cabins are exterior.

  • Q - In the Superior Luxury category, are services such as sauna and gym included?

    A - In the Superior Luxury category, all the facilities on the cruise ship are included, except for if you want to have a massage or some other additional service.

  • Q - Does the boat have WiFi? Is it included in the price?

    A - The boats do have WiFi, but this service is not included in the price. You can contract this and other services when you arrive at the boat.

  • Q - Is it possible to leave luggage in the boat up until the afternoon on the last day?

    A - Yes.

  • Q - When do the boats set off?

    A - The majority of the boats set off on the day after you embark, and in the evening - that is to say in the evening of day 2.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 221.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.