If you would like a Nile cruise or a Nile cruise and stay holiday in November 2014, let Nile Cruises with GoCruise help find the ideal one for you.
We can offer a good selection of boats ranging from a 4 star up to a 5 star luxury, most of which are on a full board basis. There are also some which can be booked on an All Inclusive basis, so there should be a boat and board basis to match your requirements. The cruise lines we use in the main are Discover Egypt, with Alexander the Great, Royal Viking and Viking Princess, Red Sea Holidays with Grand Rose, Grand Preziosa & Grand Star, as well as Bales Worldwide with their amazing Dahabiyyas. Other companies we use include Longwood Holidays, Presidential Nile Cruises, Kuoni, Cosmos and Titan Travel etc, which offer a wide selection of boats between them.
You can add 3 nights in Cairo to make a 10 night holiday including the Nile cruise, or how about a week at a hotel in Luxor or perhaps at a Red Sea resort such as El Gouna, Hurghada or Makadi Bay. When staying by the Red Sea there is of course the option to go diving, and you could even obtain your PADI certificate while you are there. Alternatively take your clubs and play a few rounds of golf while you are there. There is the option to add a short cruise on Lake Nasser on certain departures, and this is an amazing way to see Abu Simbel, as your boat moors within walking distance. The main boats we use on Lake Nasser are Eugenie, Kasr Ibrim & Prince Abbas. There are of course a lot more options we can look at, to ensure that we find the best holiday for you.
There are usually 10 excursions included in the price of your 7 night Nile cruise and, while the selection might vary slightly from one company to another, they will usually include the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Temple of Karnak, Temple of Luxor, the High Dam at Aswan, Temple of Philae, Temple of Horus & Sobek at Edfu, and a ride in a traditional Felucca. Various optional excursions are available to be booked locally, including a sound & light show at one of the temples, a trip to Abu Simbel, a hot air balloon flight from Luxor, and if you add the Cairo hotel stay you can visit the Pyramids & Sphinx. Alternatively you can take a full day excursion by air to Cairo from Luxor, or from Hurghada on the Red Sea.
Flights generally depart from Gatwick on a Monday, with some dates having the option of a Manchester departure, which could be a Wednesday. If you are doing a 14 night Nile cruise and stay with Red Sea Resorts it would be a Friday departure. On a 10 nights Cairo and Nile cruise holiday, you would need to fly from Heathrow on a Monday or a Friday.