When many people think of Egypt, there are certain images that quickly appear in their minds: the pyramids, the desert, the Great Sphinx of Giza… Certainly, if a holidaymaker wishes to take in some of the most fascinating ancient monuments in a country that combines a rich history with a high standard of modern hospitality, Egypt tends to be one of the first destinations to come to mind.
But of course, as a holidaymaker, it’s likely that you’ll appreciate a means of journeying from one Egyptian attraction to another, without that sense of being unduly rushed. Holiday companies have certainly spotted this, which is why many of them offer Nile cruise deals that allow you to travel where so many generations and civilisations have travelled before… that is, down a river that has long been a key route for trade, water and irrigation.
Now, many people who have already experienced cruises – if not specifically Nile cruises – will already be aware of their benefits, but what places can you expect to visit if you invest in such cruises yourself? Well, the obvious first place to mention is the capital city, Cairo, which boasts all of the usual big city attractions, from restaurants and clubs to museums and even opportunities for sport, such as mini-golf or tennis.
That is not to suggest, however, that Nile cruise deals do not also give you access to various other intriguing resorts. These include the likes of El Gouna and Hurghada, which are both sound choices for a peaceful and relaxing break. Or perhaps you’d like to discover the virtually unspoilt coastline of Marsa Alam, from which snorkellers can easily reach some pretty spectacular coral reefs? Then, there’s the practical open air antiquities museum that is Luxor to consider, with its many temples, tombs and monuments.
Together, such resorts make it possible for you to enjoy a bit of everything on Nile cruises.