Long cruises, or Egypt Nile cruises, are extended cruise between Cairo and Aswan, and have been one of the most dreamed about tour packages in Egypt. However, during a violent insurgency the government in 1992, militants began to target tourists. They attacked trains, boats, and buses, killing both Egyptians and foreigners. The Egyptian government decided to halt the Egypt Nile cruises between Luxor and Cairo. In 2011, due to the drastic falls in tourism, the Egyptian government approved the relaunch of the once-popular cruise route, and the first public cruise from Cairo to Aswan in nearly 20 years set sail on April 19, 2013.
The Nile River has been the lifeline of Egypt ever since the ancient times. The best way to trace the history of Egypt is to follow the Nile. They offer tourists the chance to learn and see some fascinating ancient Egyptian history, while watching the rural Egyptian life pass by as they sail along the Nile. Explore the Nile with Travel 2 Egypt, all the way from Cairo to Aswan, in a 5-star luxurious cruise boat. The section of the Nile between Abydos and Cairo has been closed to cruisers for more than 15 years, and now that it has been re-opened, join us for a long cruise and be one of the first to sail this route.
These Egypt Nile cruises typically last for 7–14 days. On the cruise, you will pass through rural Egypt where you can see how traditional Egyptian live on the river banks of the Nile. You will also have a chance to visit Egypt’s most important and famous historic sites, including the Valley of the Kings – an ancient royal burial site, the Pyramids – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Tel Amarna – a capital city built by Ekhnaton or Akhenaten, Beni Hassan – an ancient Egyptian burial site, as well as Hermopolis – the site of ancient Khmun.
It’s an unforgettable experience to travel on one of these Egypt Nile cruises. They let you fully discover the ancient wonders of Egypt. Each day, you will have an opportunity to explore new sights and enjoy a different view. If you wish to spend more time in Cairo or Aswan, you can extend your tour. Travel 2 Egypt offers Cairo tours that take you to places near this capital city of Egypt. We can also arrange tours to take you to other sites such as Alexandria, the Red Sea, or the Western deserts. You can check many Tour packages in Egypt.