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Nile Cruise

To fully discover the ancient wonders of Egypt, a cruise on the River Nile is truly an unforgettable experience. The Nile River has been Egypt's lifeline since ancient times and there is no better way to trace the passage of Egypt's history than to follow the course of the Nile.

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MS Tulip

The M/S Tulip cruise ship has been totally refurbished. Contemporary themed cabins and spacious communal areas with panoramic views from the large windows. Most standard cabins have a panoramic opening window with balcony rail while the Upper Deck Terrace Suites have private sit-on balconies


Most of the standard 42 cabins have panoramic window and balcony rail.

The 8 Upper Deck Terrace Suites also offer an outside terrace with table and chairs. There are 2 Single cabins with standard windows at the front of the Main Deck that can be offered without single supplement.

All cabins and suites offer air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with bathtub and overhead shower. Hair dryer, satellite TV and an individual safe and mini fridge. Tea and coffee making facilities with tea bags and coffee sachets. A large bottle of mineral water is provided in the cabin daily.


There is a large sun deck with sun beds and stylish furniture. It provides a relaxing place to sit and enjoy the spectacular views of the Nile and the swimming pool is ideal for a refreshing dip during the day. The Deck bar offers cool daytime refreshments and the lounge bar offers drinks and entertainment in the evening.

There is also a Sauna and a massage service with charge.


The main restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a wonderful variety of international and local cuisine. Afternoon tea is served daily on the Sun Deck on sailing days. The lounge bar, on the Main deck, is the perfect place to relax in the evening and enjoy variety of local beers, wines and spirits.Tea and coffee is served with meals.

What's Included:

Exterior cabins with view

Full board with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner

Evening entertainment

Exciting itinerary with 10 excursions Qualified Egyptologist on board throughout cruise

Return flights to Luxor from the UK

Resort transfers and airport taxes

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Please note that Nile Cruise itineraries and excursions can, for operational reasons, be subject to alteration locally at short notice

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Main deck cabin for cabin upgrades see supplements below.

Please note that we do not accept children under 8 years of age on our cruises.

Free WI-FI for email browsing purposes(ie not enough band width for downloads and films) is available on board. Please note that the connection is via a mobile signal and service can be intermittent along remote stretches of the Nile.

Please note there is a No smoking policy on board in all the cabins and the Lounge bar. Smoking is permitted in an enclosed area attached to the Lounge Bar and on the sun deck.

Cabin supplements on 7 nights cruise

Middle Deck Standard Cabin                    £240   Per Cabin

Upper Deck Standard Cabin                     £480  Per Cabin

Upper Deck Terrace Suite                        £1350 Per person

Twin for sole use*                                  £695   Per Person

*Christmas, Easter, New Year                  £945   Per Person


  • Cairo and cruise November 2023

    Having recently returned from my trip I just wanted to thank you for all your help. I had the adventure of a lifetime and everything was absolutely wonderful. I think your company is excellent and I will recommend it to everyone Susan

  • Cairo and cruise November 2023

    A big thank you to Discover Egypt for an amazing 10 day holiday 17th November. 3 nights in the Kempinski Hotel Cairo followed by 7 nights cruise down the nile on MS Tulip. Our egyptologists- Karim, Ahmed and Omar were fantastic throughout, and the sites, temples we visited were mind blowing. Still on a high

  • Tulip Nile Cruise December 2023

    Just to let you know & you can advice Philip, the trip is beyond my expectations. Everything is going to plan & the so well put together & brilliant guides.

  • MS Tulip April 2023

    We are now safely returned from our 2 week adventure in Egypt which was truly amazing! We are so grateful for the excellent trip you so skilfully put together at rather short notice for us. Every detail was superbly organised from Visas and transport to the airport to the 6 flights and all transfers and hotel bookings. Everything went so smoothly and we learnt so much from the excellent Egyptology Guides who supported us so well around pyramids, temples , tombs and museums. We even tried a camel ride and watched belly dancing and many Egyptian traditional events. Thank you so much for your wonderfully supportive help, advice and assistance for this very happy and memorable holiday. Kind Regards, Chris and Alice - booked through Malvern World Travel

  • Cairo and cruise April 2023

    Discover Egypt Classic Egypt 10 Nights Hotel Ramses Hilton Cairo This is a large busy modern hotel set in the city centre. It is an ideal location for sightseeing in Cairo and Giza. It has many restaurants with varied menu choices. We found the breakfast buffet and evening buffet the best option. The public areas were clean and tidy and the reception area always busy. Our room was spacious clean and comfortable. All the staff that we spoke to we friendly and helpful. Our stay was short but very enjoyable. We booked both optional tours the first to the Great Pyramids with our wonderful guide Saad Zaki who was both interesting and informative. The second days tour took us to the Egyptian Museum and the beautiful Citadel again accompanied by our guide Saad who would ensure that our trip was both fun and flexible to suit our needs. 10/10 MS Tulip The Nile After a short hassle free flight, we boarded this elegant vessel at Luxor. Our cabin on the second deck was clean comfortable and surprisingly spacious. Our next 7 days were full on visiting some of the ancient world’s treasures. This time accompanied by our friendly informative and humorous guide Mostafa. The facilities on board were of a high standard our only comment would be that the buffet food could be a little hotter, it was tasty though. This is a comment only not a criticism. We took the long and exhausting trip to Abu Simbel which was magnificent even for me a partially sighted traveller We all had a magnificent trip and if you get a chance please go with Discover Egypt and their local guides at Wings Travel. 10/10 Stephen and Nicola.

  • Cruise 11 February 2023

    We just wanted to thank you for advising and arranging a superb adventure for Jo, Sam, and myself. The trip was brilliant in nearly every aspect …. Discover Egypt had everything organised to the minute. Everyone we met couldn’t have been more helpful and friendly and on reflection I can’t believe the amount we have crammed into 7 days. We would recommend Discover Egypt again.

  • Cruise 03 February 2023

    we are back from Egypt. Thank you very much for organising this wonderful trip. Everything went according to the itinerary. I must mention a special thanks to Mr Walled our guide from Luxor to Aswan. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, and very patient.

  • Nile Cruise 16 January 2023

    This is just to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday to Egypt. We returned on the 26th of Jan having enjoyed a wonderful time, and absorbing so much Egyptian culture our brains were fit to burst. All the arrangements ran smoothly, the boat was lovely, as were all the staff on board. Our fellow passengers were interesting companions whose company we much enjoyed We’d like to stress the amazing guide we had whilst on board the MS Tulip, he was so thoughtful, well informed, and considerate. A trained archaeologist his specialist knowledge was excellent as was his organisation of excursions. He took time out to guide us through local souks and spice stores. His name is Mohamed Fouad - we cannot recommend him highly enough, perhaps you might be able to let Discover Egypt know how much we appreciated his attention and thoughtfulness. Cairo was a real contrast to the Nile especially the traffic! Again, we had a lovely guide, Nivene. She escorted us to the monuments and museum and found lovely typical places for our lunch. She was great company We are safely home in rainy Berkshire after an amazing time in Egypt. Everything was very well organised - the management and staff on the cruise went out of their way to make us feel at home - the food was excellent. I can understand why you have returned to Egypt - hopefully we can too someday. Thank you once again for your help in planning our trip

  • Nile cruise March 17th, 2023

    I thought you would like to see this feedback from my clients travelling now.... wanted to let you know that we've had a great first 2 days. We have the below the feedback which we would be grateful if you can pass to Discover Egypt and Wing Tours. Particularly if they have an employee award scheme. "We had the most amazing time with our Egyptologist and Driver on 18th March from Mena House to the Pyramids & Sphinx and Sakkara. Plus, the following day 19th March to the Egyptian Museum and Citadel. Our Egyptologist hit the right note with excellent information on what we were seeing and giving us a real flavour of the history of Egypt. He has a great way of engaging with us and bringing ancient Egypt to light We enjoyed our conversations with him, and he made us feel very much at ease. We would highly recommend both our Egyptologist and the driver too who was courteous and ensure we were always comfortable”.

  • February 2023

    Nile cruise 10 February 2023 My partner, and I were lucky enough to go on one of your Nile Cruises from 10th to 20th February made through Miles Morgan in Nailsworth. We were accompanied throughout the tour by Mr Mohamed Fouad from Luxor Tours, and he was so exceptionally good that we want to write, on behalf of our group, to commend his services. Our group of eight English tourists witnessed a whole host of guides at the many sites we visited and saw how they shouted and scrambled in quite physical scrums at times as various vendors wanted to take us in boats, horse drawn carriages or other minibuses. On the other hand, Mr Fouad was calm, firm, and polite, and our transport was always in the right place at the right time. Mr Fouad was a gentle, gentleman who had extensive knowledge of history, geography and politics and the story of the region was his passion, yet he briefed us in a simple and interesting way without being pompous or condescending. In short, he was outstanding, and he made the holiday for us all. We will never forget him. It would be wonderful if you could find a way to convey to Mr Fouad what a difference, he made to our Nile experience and how much we appreciated his professionalism, humour, and organisational skills. He is a good man, and we would love it if you could pass on our appreciation to him. Crichton and Amanda

  • January 2023

    Nile cruise January 2023 This is just to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday to Egypt. We returned on the 26th of Jan having enjoyed a wonderful time, and absorbing so much Egyptian culture our brains were fit to burst. All the arrangements ran smoothly, the boat was lovely, as were all the staff on board. Our fellow passengers were interesting companions whose company we much enjoyed. We would like to stress the amazing guide we had whilst on board the MS Tulip, he was so thoughtful, well informed, and considerate. A trained archaeologist his specialist knowledge was excellent as was his organisation of excursions. He took time out to guide us through local souks and spice stores. His name is Mohamed Fouad - we cannot recommend him highly enough, perhaps you might be able to let Discover Egypt know how much we appreciated his attention and thoughtfulness. Cairo was a real contrast to the Nile especially the traffic! Again, we had a lovely guide, Nivene. She escorted us to the! monuments and museum and found lovely typical places for our lunch. She was great company. Thank you again for helping us to select our holiday! Julia

  • MS Tulip Nile cruise

    Cairo and MS Tulip cruise March 2023 We used Discover Egypt; very professional they organised two cabins for us as I snore loudly! Sorting out a Visa is very easy, just google Egypt Visa and check that it’s the official eVisa Egyptian government website. Follow the instructions and fill in the form making sure you copy exactly the details in your passport, any mistake will result in a NO, and cost you your fee. You will get PDF versions of your Visa emailed to you. When you arrive at Cairo airport just join the queue. Transfer to the hotel was fun and smooth, again great support from the staff on the ground, despite it being late at night. The organisation in Egypt from start to finish was exceptional, the Steigenberger Hotel with view of the Pyramids was delightful, food was great. We organised a couple of private tours before we left the UK as our son has ADHD and needed something small. Transfer to Luxor went smoothly, again very well organised, and soon we were on our boat M/S Tulip. Brilliant staff, friendly and attentive, the boat was clean, comfortable, and not too big which was very nice. All I can say about the tours and guide were exceptional. Ahmad Mozamel was the best guide we have ever had, not only was he an expert Egyptologist, but the way also he explained the history and took us to important locations within temples to show different aspects of the Pharaoh, Roman and Greek influences was exceptional. During the 7 days he let slip that he worked for Dr Zahi Hawass (the top main in Egypt) and frequently took part in archaeological exploration and digs, and had a Masters in Egyptology, he was a passionate professional. Food on board was excellent, lots of choice, well prepared and very tasty. There is enough to suit all tastes unless you are impossibly fussy!! Entertainment was fun and typical of a Nile Cruise with Egyptian night, Belly Dancing, local musicians etc. Quality and quantity of drink available was great and sensibly priced. There is a coffee machine on Deck 3 towards the front of the boat past the fitness room if you needed a quick fix at any time. The whole holiday was just brilliant, our son loved it and we will be going back to Egypt again soon. Elaine, Julian and Justin

  • MS Tulip Feb 2022

    I would like to express our thanks for a wonderful holiday to Egypt. It was so well organised, everyone was friendly and helpful. Your guides were very knowledgeable. It was my 60th Birthday while I was in holiday and the boat did a surprise celebration and a cake of the event, without any of our party saying anything, which was lovely. I don't think the holiday could have been any better and I would certainly recommend your company to our friends. Well done to you all. Karen

  • MS Tulip 21 March 2022

    Tulip Nile cruise March 2022. We had a really wonderful holiday courtesy of Discover Egypt. The MS Tulip was a really spacious and comfortable boat, our bedroom was much larger than I was expecting – plenty of storage space and an excellently comfy bed. It helped that the other guests were good fun and the excursions were well thought out and didn’t disappoint. Omar, the trips’ Egyptologists was an absolute delight. He was knowledgeable, passionate and hardworking. It was a truly lovely holiday and definitely exceeded our expectations. All at head office seems to know their stuff and offered flexibility when we needed it, so an overall professional and hassle free experience. Thank you all! Chrissie - Oxfordshire.

  • Full of superlatives - FEB 2022

    Steigenberger Pyramids and MS Tulip February 2022 Just got back from our 10-day trip to Cairo (3 nights) followed by 7 nights on MS Tulip. What a fantastic trip full of superlatives. Particularly high points include: Amazing guides (Amhad Badawy in Cairo and Ahmad Al Mozamel on Tulip) who combined huge enthusiasm/positivity, vast knowledge with an ability to convey it in remarkable English, and an unstinting dedication to providing a 1st class client experience Very attentive customer service by the Wings reps who met us at the airport and organised transfers etc removing hassle and worry - especially valuable given my mother-in-law (Octogenarian) was with us. Fabulous overall standard of service from every member of staff, great accommodation, facilities and food on MS Tulip. I would thoroughly recommend this trip and will refer friends and family to you Jeremy Shropshire

  • Brilliant - 09 Dec Tulip

    just returned from your one week trip on the MS Tulip, Luxor to Aswan and back, and wanted to let you know it was excellent. Exceeded our expectations in every department; beautiful ship, spacious cabin, great food, wonderful friendly staff, really really faultless. And we were blown away by the excursions to the amazing temples and tombs, all vividly brought to life by Ahmed, our incredibly knowledgeable and attentive tour guide who was brilliant. We were looked after every step of the way, from touch down in Luxor, to boarding the plane to leave a week later. I always like to review our trips honestly, but rarely are they so positive. But in this case, thoroughly well deserved. Thanks for a brilliant trip, we shall certainly be recommending you. Brian

  • Wonderful Trip - Tulip Dec 2019

    Dear Philip, we're now back home from our holiday 10 days. I'd like to say we had a wonderful trip to Egypt and everything was top notch, the boat and staff were 101% and our historical visits were exceptional, I would like to praise our great tour guide Muhammed for making it a holiday to remember. His knowledge and enthusiasm reverberated through the group and nothing was too much for him, be it sites, questions, fun or even locating ATM machines, he certainly was the cherry on top of our holiday. Jan -

  • Great Cruise on MS Tulip

    September 16 2019 Thank you for the valuable information,it was a wise move to go on the MS Tulip, such a wonderful holiday,I cannot fault any one on that boat,from the highest to the lowest all were polite helpful and such a happy crew,I would say exceptional. Food Wonderful,cabins so bright and clean. Mr George sends you his best wishes. hank you for an enjoyable holiday. Lesley and Nicola

  • Tulip and Cairo May 2019

    May 2019 I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful holiday the guides were great both on the boat the tulip and in cairo Mustapha was brilliant he went above and beyond to help us in cairo and at the airport after ward in fact we have booked the same boat and hotel in luxor for next year would recommend you to any one and say go to Egypt Thank you once again. Janice - Cheshire.

  • MS TULIP 29 April 2019

    MS Tulip - Luxor to Aswan 7 day Nile Cruise 29 April 2019 Myself and my family have just returned from an amazing holiday on MS Tulip. It was the first visit to Egypt for my family and my seventh as I love the country and people very much, however, this was my first experience sailing on this beautiful boat. The fabulous food and service onboard is second to none. The Manager and staff could not do enough to make this a memorable holiday for all of us, all so friendly and helpful. The decor is stunning, cabins spacious, all areas so clean, kept to such a high standard. The guide, Omar, was fabulous as usual, very knowledgeable and went out of his way to ensure we had a wonderful time, not only during the inclusive trips but also a coffee shop experience in his hometown. I can not rate this holiday company and MS Tulip & staff highly enough. Thank you for a memorable & wonderful holiday yet again! Carol, Somerset

  • Whole week on Tulip amazing

    We have just returned from one of your cruises on the MS Tulip (31st December to 7th January). I would like to pass on my thanks to everyone who made our holiday such an experience. All the staff were wonderful, helpful and the whole week was amazing. However, I want to make a special reference to our guide, Mohammed. What an absolute treasure you have there. Such knowledge and a lovely manner. As an archaeologist myself, with having had very little previous dealings with Egyptian Archaeology, I had a lot of questions and he showed so much patience. He really is an asset to your trips and I cannot praise him enough. I do hope he continues to work for you as he such a fabulous representative for both yourselves and Egypt. Many thanks again for a wonderful experience. Penny - Shropshire.

  • 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!