You can book relaxing cruises along the Nile River that let you enjoy the desert sun while taking in the ancient sights.
Nile River boats range from small and cozy to spacious and luxurious (though even the big ships are small by the standards of ocean-going cruise vessels) with passengers complements running between 20 and 150 guests.
A typical Nile River cruise starts in Luxor or Aswan and runs up or downriver, stopping to visit historical sights such as...
- The Valley of the Kings (where tombs of Tutankhamen and other pharaohs are found)
- The Valley of the Queens
- The Tombs of the Nobles
- The Temple of Philae
- Kom Ombo, Edfu, and Esna (temple sites that date from the Greek period)
If you take a Nile River cruise, you'll find lots of art and history to appreciate.