• Location: Luxor, Egypt
  • Duration: 8 days (approx.)
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Experience eight days of pure beauty on this Nile River cruise from Luxor that includes a stop in Aswan and an optional private guide to enhance this memorable experience. Explore historic temples, ancient relics and quiet tombs of the Upper Nile in what may well be the most impressive outdoor museum on earth.
Select guided tours along the way at stops like the Valley of the Kings, the Karnak and Luxor Temples, Philae Temple in Aswan and Edfu Temple. Enjoy exciting additional excursions like hot-air balloon rides over Luxor and Nubian dance performances. Opt for a private tour upgrade to enjoy the experience and knowledge of your own Egyptologist with a trip designed to meet all your expectations and interests.


  • Eight-day River Nile cruise from Luxor
  • Scheduled group tours include Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Luxor Temples, Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo and Philae Temple in Aswan
  • Upgrade for your own private guide and enjoy privileged, personalized attention !
  • Optional tours available, including Abu Simbel, hot-air balloon flight over Luxor and Aswan sound and light show
  • Evening entertainment including Nubian music and dancers, a Galabayeh night and belly dancing
  • All meals included, featuring a mix of Egyptian and Western food
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Luxor hotels, airport or port

What You Can Expect

8-Day Nile River Cruise from Luxor Including Aswan and Optional Private Guide

Admire Philae Temple

Experience eight days of luxury on the deluxe Nile cruiser M/Y Mirage, with its onboard restaurant, lounges, swimming pool, sundeck, massage service, boutique, laundry service and other chic offerings. Relax in one of the ship’s 58 air-conditioned cabins and enjoy private facilities and satellite TV.

Join any of the boat’s adventures and enjoy the thrift and social aspect of small group travel, where excursions are capped at 20 people. Of, for a more personalized experience, opt for your own expert local guide who will show you the ancient sites of Egypt on a private tour designed according to your time and interests. 

Meals, accommodation and sightseeing are all included in this Nile River Cruise from Luxor, which insures an easy, memorable trip back into ancient time. Whether its with a group, or with a personal guide, you’ll gain valuable insights into this nation’s ancient history, historical sites and incredible civilizations. 

Please note: Groups of travelers requiring different cabin types are required to make separate bookings in order to guarantee cabins of their choice


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Ayman, was my private tour guide. He was personal, friendly, and very knowledgeable. He made my trip!

Clyde C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

I have to say, this was a wonderful trip. The wife and I would consider the accommodations as four star as they were a little dated. But, WELL WORTH WHAT WE PAID. I would recommend this River cruise to everyone.

The staff were all wonderful and bent over backwards to make our voyage a memorable one. The food was so-so but let's face it, when you come from out of Egypt, the food will not what you are used to eating. That is just part of traveling. There was a lot of food and a good selection when it was buffet time. And when you had a nice sit down dinner, there were usually two choices of entries.

The thing we really enjoyed was laying and sitting in our cabin watching the world go by on the Nile River. A huge window with a spectacular view!

Now, about the sites. This is what we came for! Each day topped the day before. We had to keep pinching ourselves to make sure that this was real! We were assigned a private guide who just happened to have a Master's Degree in Egyptology. He accompanied us on the boat and was really our go to guy the entire cruise. I can not say enough about Hamet, our guide We quickly developed a relationship with him as he was so informative and just a wonderful person.

If you are thinking about coming and visiting Egypt, this is the way to do it. Perhaps a quick trip to Cairo to see those sites and then get yourselves to Luxor and hop on this Nile River Cruise to see this area. Egypt if very affordable right now with the dollar or Euro to the Egyptian Pound. When you divide up the price of the tour between 8 days, it is an unbelievable deal for your money! And remember, what you are paying also includes the guide and entry fees to almost everything!

In all honesty, we felt very safe the entire time with or without our guide. Egyptians are wonderful people! However, tourism has plummeted in recent years and there are many vendors etc who are still trying to make a living with this drastic drop in tourism. They are a desperate bunch and just want to sell you something to feed their families. This is the only negative and not any fault of this cruise but this is how Things are in Egypt.

So yes! FIVE STARS for this wonderful way to see Egypt!

carol hill-elbro United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

AMAZING EXPERIENCE from start to finish.... I did not sign up for the private guide option but was assigned one. I had the privilege of Michael Samir's company for the duration of my cruise. Michael is an OUTSTANDING guide..... His in-depth knowledge, passion and professionalism were second to none. Thanks to Michael, I would rate this trip 10 star not just 5 !!!!! The AMARCO1 was a great boat, excellent service, good food and the staff made every effort to make me welcome for the duration of my trip. The tombs and temples were extraordinary! Make the effort to visit ABU SIMBEL, it is a must see this is an optional trip and it is not your assigned guide who will accompany you - I hope you are lucky and get a decent guide..... mine was awful. Fantastic memories from each place. Sadly, my Egyptian adventure is over. Shukraan/thank you Michael for making my Nile Experience a trip one I will forever cherish.

Todd M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The is the second time we have taken this cruise in 12 months. The staff was great and we can't say enough about how wonderful everyone treated us. Our guide was excellent and will remain friends with us for years to come.

Sarah T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was our first tour booked with Viator and we were pleasantly surprised. Very organised which gave piece of mind to mum, super friendly guide and #39;Haythem and #39; who looked after every detail for us, and the cruise had large clean rooms, smooth sailing, the food varied a mixture of western and egyptian.

Fatma A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

I would guve this trip 10 stars not just 5. The boat and staff were so nice and went out of their ways to make us happy. Iour tour guide was amazing! Very polite and pleasant person. We enjoyed his company very much. I will try to add puctures to this review later! It was such an amazing trip.

Johnny W USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Great cruise. We had a very knowledgable guide and his brilliance made our experience incredible. AWESOME!!!!!!

PHILLIP S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

Could not fault the ship itself, the food or board service. Excellent in all respects. Only drawback was initial boarding at which point all we had was a voucher and there was no one to meet us on boarding the ship. To their credit however the front office manager of the ship soon inquired as to who we were and organised our documentation. They ended up sending over a guide some 2 hours later who informed us of the program and told us the cabin number. That part could have been much better handled but the overall experience was excellent. Would recommend but make sure they provide written documentation before you board.

Michael K Saudi Arabia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

El Nil, as we now call it went beyond all my expectations it was a wonderful experience especially so as there was only 10 passengers for the first 4 days and 25 for the last 3. The up side of cruising out of season! Full marks also for the tour guide.

Zachary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2008

Great trip! Service on the boat was excellent during this peak Christmas week. The boat was relaxing since it was the 7-night tour, but you could do the Nile cruise in 4 or 5 days as is also offered on this boat (though for some reason, not by Viator). Pack your jacket during the winter months as the mornings and evenings are cool, but days are sunny and warm. Entertainment was weak. Food was pretty good for a buffet, always with red meat, chicken, fish, salads, and fresh fruits. Heard no stories of intestinal disorders. We had a fantastic guide who gave us the history in a compelling fashion without endlessly going on and on or just repeating phrases as inexperienced guides can do. He made our tour experience fun and memorable.

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