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Nile River, Egypt

Nile Cruises

With so much focus on the Nile, a cruise offers the perfect platform from which to access many of the country’s greatest archaeological treasures and sights.

There are many boats to choose from, however, we only work with a handful of the smaller vessels and know each of them personally and can advise which would best suit your holiday depending on the type of experience you are looking for.

The Nile Experience

The Nile enabled one of the greatest civilizations to grow and flourish. The Pharaohs’ spectacular architectural legacy has captured the imagination of travellers for generations and there remains no better introduction than a river journey on The Nile.

Cruises between Luxor and Aswan can take between three and seven nights and you can choose between a boat offering the ultimate in comfort and luxury onboard The Oberoi Zahra through to a more traditional Nile experience, onboard a dahabiya which relies on the river’s currents and the gentle breeze.

Cruise Inspiration

Our experts have created and curated these tailor-made cruise ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something that is the spark for your unique cruise adventure in Egypt.

Holiday Ideas


What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

Cruise by Ship

Drift in ultimate comfort between the iconic sights of Ancient Egypt on board a choice of luxurious cruise boats.

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Cruise by Private Sailing Boat

Hire a private sailing boat or Felucca with a tailored itinerary, docking in small harbours and quiet bays along the river.

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Expert Egyptologists

Benefit from the company of an expert Egyptologist who can guide you through the many archaeological sites and stories.

Life on the Nile

Experience life on the Nile and what this mighty river means to the local people.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.

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Our guide in Cairo was obviously one of the best and did wonders for our knowledge of the ancient history of Egypt.


Thank you so much for assisting us with all of the planning. We wouldn't hesitate to go back to Egypt again. There is so much to see there.


We are back now and I just wanted to thank you for your excellent planning and arrangements for what turned out to be a wonderful - albeit short - holiday! Without exception the service we received from your agents was terrific: we felt we got the total 5-star treatment! All the airport arrivals, departures and transfers were handled superbly and the service left us feeling very well cared for.


Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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