Cairo, Egypt

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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 5 more

Overview

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.
  • 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
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

Reviews

Viator Traveler's Reviews

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K
, Oct 2018

A must do!

M
, May 2018

The food was not good and even though I specified that I am deathly allergic to nuts and peanuts when I booked this tour they brought it out with almonds not once, but twice after I pointed out the fact after the first time. The entertainment was like sitting at a bad Las Vegas show. The Tanourah dance was really the best. The belly dancing was OK. The Nile was OK but my hotel is downtown and it was no different than when I walked to the highway or bridge and looked at it from there. My tour guide then demanded more money for his tip because what I gave him initially he raised his voice and said this was nothing. So I went to my hotel room, came back to the care with more money and even then he appeared to not be satisfied even though. He didn't really show me anything. The driver picked me up and he stayed on the cruise - that was it. Very bizarre. Don't recommend.

M
, Feb 2018

In general its good, but not great, it should be better, when i was in the cruise, they put me in a table in the middle not directly beside the window even there were too many empty tables beside the window, and when i asked them, they told me that the tables beside the window are reserved, but when i reserve this trip via viator i did not now that we can reserve a specific table!! if i knew that, i would reserve a table on the window !!! is this the fault of viator or of the organizer or the cruise responsible ???

C
, Jan 2018

What a fun evening. The guide and driver were very friendly and careful with us. We took my friend's twelve-year-old son, and he had a blast. The food was really good, with enough choices to satisfy a child/picky eater. The dancing was spectacular, and the dancers were very friendly. We really enjoyed seeing Cairo at night from the river.

G
, Jan 2018

Our tour guide waited at our hotel for us even though we were running late. As for the cruise experience it was ok. If you like loud music and decent food then I would recommend.

D
, Dec 2017

If you are first timer to Cairo this tour is a must. The tour leader picked me up at my hotel, delivered me to the ship and then was there to pick me up when I finished and brought me to my hotel. Soo easy.
The dinner on the ship was delicious and the service was fantastic.
The show was ok. Nothing too fabulous. The belly dancer was gorgeous. The singers / male dancers, well.....they couldn't compete.
Excellent value for the price paid.
Above all, its a boat ride on the Nile in Egypt. Holy cow! Amazing.

D
, Dec 2017

Cruise was fantastic. Had lots of Egyptian decorations and food was good. The belly dancer and Whirling Dervish were very entertaining. Best way to cruise the Nile!

m
, Nov 2017

Food was okay. Service was good. Music was nice. It’s Cool being able to say I sailed down the Nile. Belly dancer was fun to watch. I booked it as a space filler so we could get out of the hotel for a night.

A
, Nov 2017

Cruise experience was good.. But there is not much to be seen in terms of views

M
, Oct 2017

Good food and drink to go along with an entertaining show. Also very nice to be able to walk outside on the deck and see the Nile.


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