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Nile Cruise 7 nights

Whether you are thinking about cruising for the first time or you are a frequent visitor to Egypt we have a great selection of superb boats to choose from, all specifically designed with the Nile in mind. We carefully select all of our boats, so you can be rest assured of the best service and facilities as well as great value for money.

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Reviews

  • Nov 2018.. we have discovered Egypt!

    November 2018 - We had a great time on our 10 day Egypt tour / Nile cruise. We never had a problem and everything from meet & greet to hotels, cruises and tours were all looked after and properly arranged. Our Cairo guide, Mrs. Amal (Hope), was very helpful and amazingly knowledgeable. She interacted with the group and was very pleasant and sociable, even after those long, long days. The love for her job and pride for Egypt was evident. Our guide in Luxor, Mohamed Fouad, was equally up to the task! Mr. Fouad was always available to resolved issues and went out of his way to accommodate our wishes...even going off the tourist path to experience some amazing Turkish coffee at local coffee houses. His knowledge of the sites are exceptional, his kindness refreshing, his professionalism outstanding. Combining all of the above, from the time we set foot in Cairo, to the time we lifted it in Luxor, we can truly say we have discovered Egypt!

  • Excellent

    October 2018 - We just wanted to drop you a line following our excellent holiday with yourselves arranged through Elaine's Travel in Marlborough. In particular we much enjoyed the Nile cruise starting from Luxor on 22nd October on the Sonesta vessel. Our enjoyment and appreciation of the trip was much enhanced by the excellent guide you had engaged Mahomed who lives in Luxor. He was extremely knowledgeable, very well organised, and an excellent and engaged communicator. He really enhanced our experience. Stuart and Bernadette

  • above and beyond...

    Just back 24 September. I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed my time both in Cairo and on the Legacy on my recent holiday…I was very comfortable on the Legacy and felt very looked after by the restaurant and kitchen staff who went above and beyond to cater for my vegetarian diet. All the guides, staff, drivers, crew were impeccable and looked after me and my fellow travellers….I am already now saving up to use you again with my eye on the Jordan trip (any special deals for repeat travellers? lol). Simon,London.

  • Steigenberger Legacy 24/9/18

    Just back 01 October - I feel that I must send you this email to express our gratitude and satisfaction with our week aboard the Legacy. My wife and I could not have been more pleased with the suite that you arranged for us, and we will certainly be using Discover Egypt again. The vessel, staff and facilities were second to none. Please accept our sincere thanks for a wonderful, informative and relaxing holiday. Kind regards Steven and Janet

  • Legacy May 2018

    Excellent from start to finish Please do not put off a visit to Egypt, having done 10 days we were looked after from the time we stepped off the first flight to the moment we stepped on the flight home. In between we had a great 3 days in bustling Cairo staying at Le Meridian Pyramids and a fabulous cruise down the Nile on the Steigenberger Legacy. I have learned so much, seen astonishing sites and met some amazing people, Our guide on the boat/visits Walid was very knowledgable and friendly and was excellent with the group of eight we had. The boat staff were outstanding as was the food. The only slight problem was the temperature climbed to an unseasonable 45 degrees, but hey you can`t have everything. Egypt is a stunning country, the people are so welcoming and they need tourism to rise again. Go if you can, soon! Lynne

  • Legacy - January 2018

    Just thought we would drop you a line to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday in Egypt. All was good - the boat, the food, the sightseeing, the guides all excellent and what better way to pass a few days in January than sailing gently (a little too gently at one stage when a sand bank slowed things down a little too much! and caused a small change of schedule) down the Nile with a some bird watching thrown in and the local scenery to admire. Thanks for a great trip. Peter and Pat - London UK

  • Legacy - April 2018

    Just a quick thank you for organising our trip that commenced 2nd April. Even though I am a travel agent it was worth paying for the expertise of Discover Egypt and Wings were brilliant throughout. Janice - London UK

  • April 2018 - Highly recommendable cruise

    I would like to say what a wonderful time we had cruising on the Nile on the Sonesta Star Goddess earlier in April. All the arrangements were smooth and flawless. Mohamed, our guide, was knowledgeable, calm and patient. The crew were kind and obliging, always with a smile. And, as for the suites, they were amazingly spacious and well maintained. Highly recommendable in every way. Monica - Somerset.

  • April 2018 - Marvellous trip up the Nile

    Just back from the most marvellous trip up the Nile(April 2018) from Luxor to Aswan with the highlight being the visit to Abu Simbel. The whole cruise was well organised and planned complete with our most wonderful guide, Mohamed, who acted as guide, banker, personal shopper, dance teacher and nanny too! What a star! His fantastic knowledge was invaluable and nothing was too much trouble for him. We were a small group of 9 making the whole experience great fun and rather like being “family”. We had lots of laughs and all became great friends by the end of the week. The boat the Sonesta Star Goddess was very luxurious with plenty of room taking only 62 people in total and felt very personal. The crew were very friendly and helpful and we were amused to find our towels in the shape of either a swan or a crocodile each evening. The food was great and it was a real plus eating all meals on board thereby reducing the risk of “you know what”. Would recommend the cruise to anyone and would not hesitate to go again. Jean- Devon UK

  • Jan 2018

    New Year cruise 17/18 Just a quick message to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our trip down and up the Nile, which we returned from yesterday. We were particularly impressed by our tour guide Walid who was superb - please give him pat on the back, if that is possible.Looking forward to our next trip Peter - Kent UK

  • Clockwork arrangements October 2017

    October 2017 - We returned yesterday from our Nile Cruise and Cairo extension and I would like to take the opportunity to say just how much we enjoyed ourselves. All the arrangements went like clockwork and we were very impressed. The MS Mayfair lived up to all our expectations and was a very comfortable boat to sail on. The crew were all friendly and helpful and we felt really relaxed on board. The food was superb but perhaps too much of it! Our guide, Walid did a great job of taking us around the shoreside visits and was very supportive generally, a very nice guy who really knew his stuff. We were never left in doubt about where we should be and when. Egypt can be a bit intimidating to the occasional visitor and Walid did a great job in providing a 'security blanket' which was important in terms of enjoying our holiday. He also has an excellent sense of humour. In Cairo we were met as planned and whisked off to the Mena House by Mohammed. It was well worth the upgrade as we could dine al fresco in the shadow of the pyramids which was a unique experience for us and quite unforgettable. The hotel is lovely and the food in the 139 restaurant is effectively at UK pub prices which is amazing at a 5-star hotel. We did two tours, the Pyramids Sound and Light and the Pyramids and Saqqara. Sound and Light was very good although the driver took a short cut through the alleyways to avoid the traffic which was educational to say the least. I hope the guy being put up against the wall by some others who obviously had a complaint against him got away OK. It seemed like a middle east equivalent of Dickensian London and quite educational in showing how some of the people in Cairo live. Quite a contrast compared with the 5-star hotels half a mile away. We never got the full name of our guide on the Pyramids/Saqqara tour but he did an excellent job of taking us around both sites and telling us about modern day Egypt. We also had the opportunity to visit the solar boat at the Great Pyramid which we missed on our earlier visit and really enjoyed seeing. So, all in all, a great holiday and we are very glad we went. Colin and Elizabeth – Surrey.

  • Big thank you

    I have just returned from my holiday(24 April 2017) I just want to say a BIG thank you to the Discover Egypt team. I had a great time, all made possible by the great organisation of your team very thing was taken care of, I did not have to worry about anything. the reps who met us were very helpful, especially Islam who was with us throughout the cruise its self. he was very attentive to our needs making sure everything was to the standard expected, I particularly liked that he made sure we had a daily itinerary placed in our room the evening before, even-though he had already told us. Everything was explained, so there were no nasty surprises. Everything on the boat was great including the food(no jipping tummy ). Samy the rep who met us at Cairo airport to complete the second stage of our holiday was also outstanding, he even went as far as to complete our departure visa and carrying our cases right through to security check, well done to all, and thank you. Mrs J - London

  • Sonesta Star Goddess and Cairo – March 2017

    We have recently returned from a 3 nights Cairo, and 7 nights Nile cruise with Discover Egypt, and wanted to thank you for a holiday to remember. The planning that you put into holiday was first class meaning that everything ran smoothly. Our hotel in Cairo, le Meridien Pyramids, was a very nice hotel in a great location. Our guide, Faten, was very knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about Egypt and its history, and she made our day very enjoyable, taking us to the Pyramids, Sphinx, Solar Boat, and the Museum as well as lunch in a lovely restaurant. We were in a suite on the Star Sonesta Goddess, and we would recommend this boat to everyone. The suites were very spacious, and comfortable, and the food was plentiful varied, and excellent. The crew were very attentive, and polite, and a special thank you to Emad our waiter/ steward. Every day we were taken on tours to some of the most amazing temples and tombs, and the sights will stay with us forever. There were only 6 people in our party for the tours, who became good friends over the week, so we had plenty of time to enjoy everything at our own pace, and were never rushed at all. Our guide for the week was Essam whose passion and knowledge about everywhere we went was infectious, and he really helped make the tours exciting. We would strongly recommend Essam as a tour guide for your company in Egypt. We must point out that we never at any time felt unsafe in Egypt, and the local people were very friendly. Once again, thank you very much for the effort that your company put in to making our holiday very special. Nigel & Liz - Northampton

  • MS MAYFAIR FEB 2017

    We had a fantastic time! The organisation of flights, transfers, boat and excursions was perfect - everything went very smoothly and all the staff and guides were very friendly and attentive. The MS Mayfair was a great boat to be on - we appreciated the quality compared to some others we saw on the river - and made full use of the facilities and the drinks package! We were very lucky to have great weather for our week that made travelling nice - at just the right temperatures. The visits to the Temples were excellent - with so few tourists we could view as much as required with no queues or waiting around. So, big thanks from all of us to all on Board the MS Mayfair and to you for organising a great holiday. We'll be recommending it to anyone who'll listen! Russ and Chrissi, George and Jan - February 2017

  • A special memory

    We have recently returned from a Nile cruise and stay in Cairo. The holiday was excellent and we could not do more than thoroughly recommend it. The boat, The Sonesta Star Goddess was excellent, as was the food and the staff who were very friendly and had a good sense of humour. It is things like this that really make the holiday a special memory. Our guide for this part of the trip was Islam. He was very friendly, knowledgeable without making you feel that you would need to sit an exam later. In talking to our friends we can do no more than recommend DiscoverEgypt, The Sonesta Star Goddess and especially our tour guide Islam. Fran and Trevor 20 February 2017

  • Cruise and Cairo - Jan 2017

    just a quick thank you for arranging a wonderful holiday for us.We arrived home Wednesday evening after 11 wonderful days in Egypt. Everything went so smoothly and just a promised. We loved every minute of being there. What a wonderful country and people! Many thanks for all your help. Karen - Wales.

  • Nile Cruise and stay Feb 2017

    The holiday (both cruise and Luxor stay) was everything we hoped for, and some. The Mayfair - well, it was a beautiful boat that entirely lived up to the photos, which I know from experience is not always the case! It's like a very stylish boutique hotel, spotlessly clean and beautifully maintained. It surpassed our expectations and was extraordinary value - we'd all done our research on different boats before booking and could not believe the quality for the price compared with others - outstanding. Service was excellent and our Egyptologist, Islam, was wonderful. The food ranged from excellent to OK, the excellent being the Egyptian food, the OK being not-quite-successful versions of western dishes. We all wished there had been more Egyptian dishes (I for one would have been delighted if it had all be Egyptian) but my experience on other cruises and resort hotels has been the same. We were so glad we chose this option of a week in Luxor after the cruise. Our extra week meant we could re-visit several places and spend as long as we liked. And, of course, we could visit other places not on the cruise itinerary. So, for us, a perfect combination and, again, fantastic value for money at just a couple of hundred extra.

  • Just back 19 Sep 2016

    Just back from our Nile Cruise on the Star Goddess. The staff take such good care of us we have only to decide which clothes to wear. Lovely lovely crew. So friendly and hardworking. The food was excellent as usual. Thank you to everyone on the ship and our Egyotologist for the week Ashraf. Start saving for next time now.

  • Best holiday ever - May 2016

    We returned back to the UK on 31st May 2016 after spending 10 very enjoyable days in Egypt. We wish to convey our thanks to all concerned both in the UK and Egypt for making the holiday truly memorable, it has been without doubt the best holiday we have taken. The organisation, advice and information, locations and helpfulness of all staff encountered beforehand and then in both Cairo and on the Nile cruise were exemplary. From the moment we were met at Cairo airport by Mohammed, we were looked after in a way we had never previously experienced. Mohammed, our driver Ahmed and Egyptologist Abeer were wonderful. The stay in Cairo was everything we hoped for and far more. The Nile cruise aboard the Sonesta Star Goddess can only be described as magical, the staff were fantastic, the food superb and Omar Habibi our guide, was without doubt, exceptional in terms of his knowledge, patience and making us feel welcome in his homeland. If Discover Egypt has any form of recognition awards we would like to nominate Omar Habibi for exceptional service, he is a truly wonderful ambassador for both Egypt and Discover Egypt. We enjoyed every minute of our time in Egypt, we hoped that the holiday would be enjoyable but what we encountered far exceeded all expectations. Thank you for the best holiday we have taken and for the best 50th birthday Elaine could ever have had. We will definitely be in touch to book with Discover Egypt for us to return to Egypt hopefully next year. Shaun and Elaine

  • Wonderful, wonderful August 2014

    This just to let you know, we had a wonderful, wonderful time on our Egyptian holiday. The Nile Cruise was out of this world. I was expecting the image painted by Agatha Christie from the 1920's and when we were moved to the Sonesta boats, that's just about what we got with a modern twist. The tours were excellent, informative and Mohsen really brought the ancient Egyptian world to life. Hurghada was very different, being as it was a family resort but we soon adapted and enjoyed 2 great excursions with your guide. Overall a superb time was had by all and we would like to thank all your staff for their expertise and attentive care during our stay Jenny 11 August 2014

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