Experience an impressive Nile River cruise with Viking River Cruises. As the leader in luxury river cruising, Viking River Cruises feature various itineraries through Europe, Russia, the Ukraine, Egypt and Asia. With over 28 ships, Viking offers exceptional services, exquisite cuisine, and diverse itineraries. The focus of every river cruise is the destination – exploring, learning and experiencing the history and culture.
The Nile is generally regarded as the longest river in the world, running through ten countries including Egypt, Sudan, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Burundi and more. The northern section of the majestic river flows almost entirely through the desert where civilization has depended on the river since ancient times.
Navigate through Cairo and pass through Aswan, Kom Ombo, Idfu and LuxorCairo — which Egyptians proudly call the ‘Mother of All Cities’, spreads along the banks of the River Nile for 25 miles north to south, the largest metropolis in Africa. Most of the city lies on the east bank of the river. While its western borders end abruptly at the Pyramids, new satellite cities are spilling into the Eastern Desert.
If you’re interested in spending more time traveling The Nile River, set sail out of Cairo. You’ll cruise may include visits to Cairo, Luxor, Idfu, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Amanda, and Wadi el Seboua before returning through Aswan and Cairo. Spend time in the caravan town of Kom Ombo, a town that used to be a training ground of army elephants, where you can visit the temple remains and enjoy the food stalls featuring local fare.
Every Viking River Nile Cruise includes shore excursions in every port which are led by experienced guides. There’s unique optional adventures including visits to local homes where “guests are able to interact with local residents and to gain a better understanding of the perceptions of current and historical events.”