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  • Location:Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Nile River Dinner Cruise in Cairo

Celebrate an evening in Cairo with a glittering 2-hour dinner cruise along the iconic Nile River. Step aboard the elegant Nile Maxim cruise boat, and soak up the sparkling city lights, delicious food and live entertainment as you glide along the beautiful Nile. Feast on your choice of either a scrumptious set menu or à la carte menu; listen to tunes from the house band; and enjoy an after-dinner folklore show featuring sequinned belly dancers and spinning ‘tanoura’ artistes performing to foot-tapping folklore music.

Highlights

  • Two-hour dinner cruise on the River Nile
  • Views of Cairo's illuminated skyline
  • Music provided by a house band
  • After-dinner belly-dancing show and folklore band
  • Choice of set menu or a la carte menu
  • Choice of early or late dinner cruises
  • English-speaking guide (French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Russian guides are available if requested at time of booking)
  • Pick-up and drop-off from central Cairo and Giza hotels

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What You Can Expect

Nile River Dinner Cruise in Cairo

Nile River Dinner Cruise in Cairo

Select your desired cruise departure and menu option when you book. Then, after pickup from your central Cairo or Giza hotel, travel to the departure jetty on the Nile River to board your cruise boat.

Your vessel for the evening is the Nile Maxim, an elegant cruiser that echoes the style of the pharaonic barges of ancient Egypt. Step aboard and admire the views of Cairo’s waterfront sights as your boat cruises on the river. Snap photos of the city lights illuminated against the darkness and reflected in the lapping Nile waters.

As you relax and take in the views, enjoy the mix of pop and Middle Eastern music played by the live house band. Then, feast on a scrumptious set menu or à la carte dinner. Although the dishes may vary, expect to enjoy specialities such as seafood and Lebanese and Chinese delights. See the Itinerary for sample menus.

Following your meal, sit back and enjoy the sparkling live entertainment. Be entertained by live folklore music and watch a colorful belly dancing and ‘tanoura’ show, the latter with wide-skirted, whirling dervish-style dancers spinning hypnotically across the floor.

After the show, step back ashore and end your dinner cruise experience with a drop-off back at your hotel.

Itinerary

Sample Set Menu (subject to change without notice):
  • Selection of fresh breads
  • Salad bar
  • Grilled chicken with herbs, served with rice and vegetables
  • Nougat glacé
Sample A La Carte Menu (subject to change without notice):
  • Tahini (crushed sesame seed sauce) salad
  • Green spices salad
  • Fried kofta (meatballs)
  • Fried shrimps
  • Different kinds of rice and macaroni
  • Special dessert menu

Customer Reviews

monica w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Well worth the money. Great guide

Danielle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Everything about this cruise was great! The acts and food are definitely recommended.

ARASAKONE A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Good service, food is your choice but people they do smoke in the cruise that's is the minus point

Sione Sonata T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

First experience of Egypt with some traditional cuisines and traditional floorshows. Truly a wonderful experiences that we will always remember having dinner and cruising on the famous Nile River. The tour company looked after us very well especially on our first experience of Egypt and also our visits to the Egyptian Museum and other places. I will highly recommend this Tour Company to my friends and colleagues who are planning future trips to Egypt and I look forward to booking this company again for my future travel back to Egypt to complete my sightseeing of the other historical places in Egypt.

Timothy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is a very entertaining evening with a good meal and I recommend it.

Heather M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A very enjoyable evening, which I would highly recommend!

malek e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

great

Kathryn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wonderful tour - we covered an unbelievable amount of ground in a short time. Saw all the world class sights, great information from the friendly English speaking guides. A day I will truly remember forever.

Bryan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great food, entertainment and service!

Jim Tiedeman Germany

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great service and super local guides. Really a great set of drivers and guildes

Local pick up at the hotel was perfect and on time.
Interesting little local tour of local Nile bridge and hotel palace, then on to the ship.

Great views on Nile as you cruise along and dinner was good too.
Had a nice grilled fish and salad bar....Piano music and follow by the belly dancing show.
Was a great way to arrive into Cairo and tap into local feeling and get into the local
Nile views and culture a bit.

Would do this again and was a fun and pleasant evening event.

Side Note- limited wine card - Wine is a bit but its optional with dinner.

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