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Getting up close and very personal with ancient history.


No other country needs so little introduction as Egypt.
A view of Egypt from space would depict a narrow strip of green running north to south surrounded on both sides by a dry, unforgiving landscape. This is Egypt, the “gift of the Nile”, an apt description of a civilization already ancient, labeled by the Greek scholar and historian Herodotus over 2,400 years ago. There is just no getting around it; Egypt begins and ends with the Nile River, and there’s no easier or better way to experience Egypt’s history and culture than on a safe and luxurious river cruise trip along the Nile River. View all Egypt cruises in the cruisGENIE™ Cruise Locator below.

We all know that Egypt is the land of the Pharaohs, the pyramids, incredible temples decorated with hieroglyphics, and possessed of more archeological treasures than most continents, let alone other countries! Thanks to the magic of movies and television we have been inundated with lurid tales of lost tombs and hidden treasures. Who hasn’t heard of the fantastic riches found in the almost perfectly preserved and intact tomb of King Tut — including the infamous curse that supposedly caused the deaths of several of those who first entered into his burial chamber? I’m sure most of us are familiar with the biblical portrayal of Egypt, especially concerning the events leading up to the flight of the Hebrews from Egypt to the Middle East during the time of the Pharaoh Ramses II. And please, by all means enjoy the Disney movie, but don’t take it as gospel!

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Egypt is much more than the sum of its parts.
It is a land with a history that is over 5,000 years old. When you think about it, compared to say the barely 500 year history of North America from the time of its discovery that is just astounding! For the first 3,000 years of its existence it was probably the richest and most powerful culture of the day and its influence was felt in Europe, the Middle East, and other African countries.

Egypt today plays a dominant role in the Middle East. Famous for being the first Arab country to establish diplomatic relations with Israel, it exerts enormous political influence among its neighbors. Its capital city, Cairo, comprises the largest urban metropolis in Africa, and it is perhaps one of the most influential cities, if not the most influential, in the Arab World today, a leader for centuries in the political, cultural, and social life of the region.

A river cruise is the best way for a first time visitor to explore Egypt.
We’re pretty confident in our recommendation because we know that a Nile River cruise offers a very different perspective of Egypt and her people, and because almost all of her important tourist landmarks are in cities along the Nile. So, why then would you travel by plane or on a bus along dusty roads, pack and unpack each night when you can choose a deluxe, fully air-conditioned river cruise ship to base your exploration from. That’s true if you are here for the history, culture and of course — the pyramids. If you’re here for lounging on the Red Sea, that’s a different story.


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