Romantic Adventures on a Nile Cruise: Unforgettable Experiences for Couples Exploring Egypt

The patch of desert nestled in between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea is a charming concoction of stunning landscape and centuries-old history

The patch of desert nestled in between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea is a charming concoction of stunning landscape and centuries-old history. From romantic escapades to dinners under the starlit sky, this dream honeymoon destination is a couple’s paradise.

While most of Egypt is a sight for sore eyes, a cruise on the Nile is one of the best ways to explore the Land of the Pharaohs. The majestic river was once the lifeline of the great Egyptian Civilization. Find out the best Egypt tour packages from our handpicked list and enjoy an unforgettable experience exploring the country:

Cairo-Aswan-Luxor in 7 Days

Have only a week in hand? We’ve got your back. Indulge in an exciting adventure spanning three different historical cities in Egypt, discovering the biggest and the best attractions in all. Start with exploring the Great Pyramids of Giza, followed by the Sphinx and the Valley Temple in Cairo. Also, visit the Egyptian Museum and walk around in the Tahir Square. 

Embark on the Nile cruise from Aswan on the 4th day. Stop at Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple in Aswan. Next, see the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple in Luxor before stepping inside the ancient royal necropolis, Valley of the Kings. It is where the tomb of Tutankhamun lies. 

Finish the day with a visit to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled over Egypt for nearly three decades. If you still have time, you can top at the Colossi of Memnon where two massive statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III stand at the front of his ruined Mortuary Temple in the Theban Necropolis.

4-Day Nile Cruise Between Aswan and Luxor

A shorter cruise often helps to prioritize your stops and enjoy a more compact tour. Our 4-day Aswan-Luxor trip is jampacked with not only sightseeing but also unique Egyptian experiences every night. 

On the first day, visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries, and the Temple of Philae in Aswan. At night, enjoy a Nubian Folkloric Show, telling the tales of Egyptian history, culture, and traditions. The next day, see Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples before participating in a grand Egyptian Galabeya party. It is a tradition in many Nile cruises to buy and wear a galabeya, the traditional floor-length gown that Egyptian locals wear, and attend a party on board. 

The third day will take you to the West Bank of the Nile, where you’ll visit the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. In the evening, you’ll attend a belly dance show while enjoying light snacks and drinks. Belly dance, while largely popular across the globe, is native to the Middle East and North African diaspora and is intricately entwined with the region’s folk music. 

A Romantic Dahabiya Cruise 

A “dahabiya” is a wooden boat with a shallow bottom, two decks, and two or more sails. It was once used as a passenger boat on the Nile back when people used the waterway as a regular mode of transport. 

It is nowhere near as grand in size as a modern cruiser, but the allure lies in its vintage look and feel. If you are a couple that prefers peaceful, secluded tours rather than the hue and cry of a packed cruise boat, pick a dahabiya tour to explore the beauty of the Nile. 

Our dahabiya cruises come with luxurious cabins and suites with wooden finish and private balconies overlooking the pristine blue of the Nile. After Boarding in Aswan and seeing the Kom Ombo Temple, you will sail towards Beshir Island. Your destination the next day will be Gebel el-Silsila, where the cliffs on both sides close in to create the narrowest point on the Nile. 

The place is home to the Temple of Horemheb, a rock-cut sandstone temple dedicated to seven deities, including Amun, the local god Sobek, and Pharaoh Horemheb himself. It is the largest structure at Silsila, with a grand facade portraying an image of Ramesses III offering Maat to Amun-Re, Mut, Khonsu, and Sobek.

Sail to Fawaza Island in the afternoon and watch the sunset while sharing afternoon tea with your loved one. The next day, enjoy visits to the Temple of Edfu in Edfu, Kab Temple in Vila el Kab, and later sail to Hegz Island.

To Sum Up

There are several Nile cruise options for you to pick from, depending on the duration of your vacation and how you would like to spend your romantic getaway. Cruising along the grand river, witnessing Egypt’s greatest treasures along its bank, and enjoying delectable meals under the open sky with your partner to tick this experience off your bucket list.

But if you would rather keep your feet on the ground, Nile Cruise Vacation offers many other Egypt tour packages as well.