Top 5 Sites on your Nile River Cruise

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Egypt is re-emerging as an excellent modern tourist destination. According to the World Tourism Organization, the nation received 19 million tourists in 2019, and those numbers are expected to increase. Rich culture and history are on display as Egypt continues to repatriate its national treasures and welcome western tourists back to enjoy them.

Just as it was in the age of Pharaohs, the Nile River is the lifeblood of the entire region. And– just like the golden age of travel, you must view it from a river cruise. We have made a list of the top 5 experiences we recommend on your Nile cruise:

  1. Giza Necropolis: Located just outside of Cairo and usually the first stop on any cruise, the Giza Necropolis houses The Great Pyramid of Giza and two other massive pyramids. Additionally–it is home to the Sphinx and several other surprises and photo opportunities. No visit to Egypt can be complete without this experience.
  2. Luxor is another fantastic destination for ancient Egyptian history. Guests can enter the Valley of the Kings. Home to the final resting place of King Tutankhamen and the subterranean burial chambers of many of Egypt’s Pharaohs. Home to a massive system of underground temples and tombs.
  3. The Museum of Egypt is another excellent experience that you cannot miss. You will encounter many temples, tombs, and pyramids on your journey; however, the wealth from those ceremonial sites has been pillaged over the years. The new Museum of Egypt has been painstakingly repatriating Egypt’s lost national treasures. Guests would rob themselves of a truly enriching experience to miss this.
  4. Memphis and Sakkara is another excellent necropolis that can usually be accessed on the same day as Giza. Home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the Alabaster Sphinx, and the monument of Ramses II.
  5. Edfu is known to be the home of Egypt’s most well-preserved temples. Home to the Temple of Horus, dedicated to the falcon-headed Egyptian god, and the second-largest temple in Egypt. This Unesco World Heritage Site is a must for history buffs and cannot be overlooked.

The Nile River Cruise is perfect for the lover of classical history, western history, philosophers, explorers, and romantics. As one of the hottest destinations in river cruising, you will be burdened with options. It is more important than ever to draw on the experience of your travel advisor. These sites have been waiting thousands of years for you to see them. Let Luxury Cruise Connections match you to the Nile River Experience you have always dreamed of.

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