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“Really great experience”
Review of Nile River

Nile River
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4-Day 3-Night Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor
Ranked #79 of 754 things to do in Egypt
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Stretching for 4,187 miles, the longest river in the world flows from its major source, Lake Victoria in east central Africa, through Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia and northwards into Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.
Reviewed 21 June 2014

If you want to get to see the sights of Egypt then this is the way to do it, everything is organised for you, you get a wake up call (if needed lunch boxes are provided free of charge) and the tour guide we had was really good and informative, the coaches are all air conditioned (which is a big plus when we went which was June!). The rooms were really nice (security safe in your room included), staff extremely friendly and helpful, the food was really good and very tasty, the laundry service was very good and very cheap.
A few things i would say are to make sure you book all inclusive as you drink a lot of water on your trips off the boat, it is very much worth it. Also it is a tipping country so try to make it so you have smaller notes so you don't have to try and get change back which the boat can do at some points during the day, they like it if you tip the bus driver on your trips which we paid LE 5 (round 50p!) each which is nothing but make sure you take some money every-time you go out on a trip for them.
We felt safe on all the trips we went on (we didnt do Cairo which would cost extra) and the country is in need of tourists, so if you are thinking of going i would definitely consider this as an option. We loved it and would love to go back.

4  Thank Kate M
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Cruised the Nile on the GRAND ROSE in May this year. An amazing experience...surpassed expectations. Our wonderful guide Hady became more like a friend..nothing too much trouble..and the knowledge of his subject breathtaking.
Staff went way beyond to make sure we had a good time and we did...you were all fantastic. Special thanks to the 2 Mohammeds for looking after us in our cabin..Mahmoud Abbass and all restaurant staff...marvellous food..especially the creations conjured up by the pastry chef...and to Mohammed on top deck who looked after us so well.

8  Thank 651pip
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Had great time boat and staff were brill ain't could not do another for you. Meet some great people and saw loads best was sitting on top deck as we sailed up and down the Neil

4  Thank Essie2014
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

My sister and I have just returned from sailing on the Legacy in the Nile. An absolute fantastic experience. We felt totally safe and the Egyptians are absolutely wonderful. They could not do enough for us so please support them and visit Egypt. I cannot begin to explain the wonderful experience. It is something you have to try for yourself. I have travelled extensively and have never been so welcomed. The children even wave and shout hello from the banks of the Nile. We also stayed a week at the Sheraton in Luxor which was also wonderful. Sheets and towels changed everyday and hotel was spotless. Again the staff were so attentive. I will be going again to Egypt in January because I had a great time. If you want heat and sunshine Egypt is the place to be.

6  Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

This was a last minute trip as I had hurt my leg and could not drive my motorcycle to Europe as planned.
The holiday was truly fantastic from start to finish. The flights were as expected slight delays and satisfactory service. Once on board the boat the standard of accommodation was excellent as was the service. The food was of a high standard and plentiful , with a good range of meat,fish and vegetables served in an international style. We had booked fully inclusive so all drinks and many trips were included. We paid extra to go on two additional excretions.
The staff were friendly and efficient and knowing was too much trouble. The cabins were cleaned at least twice a day and wonderful towel sculptures left which delighted.

The tour guide was extremely knowledgable friendly and a pleasure to talk to.
I would love to go back to Egypt and in particular to cruse the Nile again. There is so much to see and do, but just being on board is so relaxing so even if temples are not for you it would still be a great holiday.

7  Thank AnDee2014
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