3 Night Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor
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, the 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. We'll visit the Temple of Philae first – the perfect start!
Day 2: Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu
After breakfast, anyone who wants to can take 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 we'll visit two of the most spectacular temples in the country, the Luxor and Karnak temples. These temples were separated in antiquity by the 3-kilometre-long Avenue of the Sphinxes. 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. 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 & Categories
There are 2 different categories of boats to choose from:
- 5* Standard: MS Pioneer II, MS Mirage, MS Nile Delta, Miss Egypt, Beaurivage II, Grand Princess, Voyager, MS Jasimn, MS Grand Princess or similar.
- 5* Premium: Royal Esadora,MS Zeina, MS Nile Dolfine, MS Tuya, Royal Princess, Crown Jewel, MS TiYi, MS Liberty, MS Renissance, MS Stéphane, MS Jaz C. Jubilee, MS Nile Marquiz or 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 category, the first day you get to Aswan whenever you want, and the same applies to the premium category if you arrive on a Friday. However, if you have booked a premium category with arrival on a Wednesday, you must be in Aswan before midday, since you'll join a tour on that day.
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 during Easter, refunds will not be available in the event of cancellation.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks 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
Tips (€ 20 (US$ 21.40) per person)
Wifi on board (€EUR
€ 10 (US$ 10.70) per day)
When to book?
You can book up until 3 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Do the boats have a swimming pool?
A - Yes.
Q - Is it possible to book a hot air balloon ride in Luxor?
A - Yes, you must choose the fourth (last) day of the cruise to go on the hot air balloon ride.
Q - Can a child under 12 years old stay in the same room as their parents?
A - Yes, in this case the double room will have a double bed for two people and a sofa bed for one person. Triple rooms are not allowed, so you also have the option to book a double and a single room.
Q - Can I stay in the same room as my partner although we're not married?
A - Yes, you can stay with your partner or another person in the same cabin as long as you don't have Egyptian nationality.
Q - Where do we leave our luggage if visiting the Philae Temple on the first day?
A - You leave them on the boat, then do the excursion.
Q - Is it possible to spend an extra night on board?
A - Yes, but you must pay a supplement in the destination.
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 - What types of beds do the superior luxury cabins have?
A - Superior luxury accommodation includes two separate beds or one double bed.
Q - Do under 4s need to leave a tip?
A - No, under 4s do not need to leave a tip.
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 - Will we have any free time when visiting the temples?
A - Yes. You'll have free time during each visit.
Q - What drinks are included in the price?
A - The price only includes drinks at breakfast (tea, coffee, juice...)
Q - How many people can stay in the cabins? Do the cabins have a full bathroom and hot water?
A - The cabins are for 2 or 3 people. Each cabin has a private bathroom with hot water.
Q - Is it possible to leave luggage in the boat up until the afternoon on the last day?
A - Yes.
Q - Can we bring our own food on board?
A - No.
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 - 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 - 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 - What does the €20 per person tip include?
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 - 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 - Do the boats have air conditioning?
A - Yes, all boats have air conditioning, and it is in all the bedrooms.
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 - 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 have any other questions please contact us .