Wonders of the Nile: Cairo to Luxor
Riviera Travel is one of the oldest and most reliable river cruise operators in the world, with 36 years of experience running guided and escorted tours, a land and water all around the world, including river cruises.
Riviera Travel operates a unique cruising experience, partnering with local guides and experts to create a programme of guided tours and river cruises, bringing like-minded travellers together and offering a selection of authentic and bespoke travel experiences.
The operator runs river cruises on European waterways like the Danube, Rhine and Douro, but also the Nile, Mekong and Yangtze. Championing escorted tours and guided holidays, Riviera Travel line also specialises in solo travel, providing a safe, friendly and social environment for travellers going it alone.
Cairo is the Arab world’s greatest city, the capital of Egypt and a sprawling cacophony of car horns, calls to prayer and the babble of 10 million voices. This historic city is known in the cruising world as the gateway to the fabled River Nile and is the start and end of many Nile river cruises. While the city itself pulsates with the its colourful Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Mosque of Muhammed Ali, modern Cairo Tower (with viewing platform), and trendy street art and culinary scene, tourists drive outside the city for the peace and grandeur of the last remaining wonder of the ancient world – the Giza Necropolis. You’ll soon see why Egyptians call their capital ‘Mother of the World’.
One of the smaller ships on the Nile, with just 52 cabins and suites, the five-star MS Darakum has been designed with a low draft in order to navigate the full length of the Nile in Egypt. It is currently the only vessel regularly operating this route, so this cruise is very much a unique experience!