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Aggressor Nile River Cruise - Aboard the Nile Queen®

  Eygpt Facts:

  • Egypt lies in the North Eastern tip of North Africa. Egypt borders the Mediterranean Sea as well as the Red Sea joined by the Suez Canal on the western side of the Sinai Peninsula.

  • Day Temperature:  Summer is 33C/91F and Winter 21C/69F.

  • Official language of Egypt is Arabic but many of the people in the tourist resorts speak English and French.

  • Population: over 90 million.

  • Capital: Cairo

  • Local currency is EGP, Egyptian Pound. (Approximately EGP 8 = USD $1)

  • Time Zone: GMT + 2 hours with no daylight savings time.

  • Sharm el Sheikh, Sinai and Hurghada have a subtropical desert climate with mild warm winters and hot summers.


Sail on the beautiful Aggressor Nile Queen®, a 155 ft. Dahabiya sailing vessel where guests will travel back in time to see the land of the pharaohs that has changed little since they ruled.

The Nile Queen® departs every Saturday for 6 days/5 nights traveling from Luxor to Aswan. Guests will see breathtaking views while sailing on the Nile where you will stop for day trips to see ancient ruins, archaeological treasures, and ancient villages.

While the Nile flows from south to north, it does so with a very minimal current. This current is easily overcome by the strong southerly winds that blow year-round in this area of the country.

What makes the Nile Queen® different from other river cruises?

Click here to view the full 11 minute version of the maiden voyage

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation: 

The Luxor airport is approximately 25 minutes from where the Aggressor Nile Queen® docks. Guests will be met on the day of departure in the morning and transferred to the vessel.

Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.

Luxor Airport transfers are included if arriving on the day the river cruise begins and to the Aswan Airport on the day the river cruise ends. Those making their own way may board the Nile Queen at 10AM on the day the river cruise begins.

At the end of your trip, you will awake to the beautiful sight of the desert closing in on the river at Aswan Bridge. Check out is 8:00am. Guests have the option to visit the Aswan Philae Temple, High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk, and lunch at a local restaurant. This tour ends at 2:00pm and is included in your package price.

For guests doing the Abu Simbel Trip: 

Abu Simbel: Guests will depart at 7:00am to meet your guide and visit the High Dam. Staff will transfer guests to the airport to take a short flight to Abu Simbel around 10:00am. Guests will have the chance to visit Abu Simbel Temple and fly back to Aswan to meet your guide at around 1:45pm. You will have the chance to visit the Philae Temple & the Unfinished Obelisk and then proceed back to the Aswan arirport around 6:55pm. 

Guests may also depart in the morning or after your tour to Abu Simbel by domestic flight or continuing your holiday.  For details on Abu Simbel, please contact our travel department, info@aggressortravel.com.

Transfers For Combining Red Sea Aggressor I, Red Sea Aggressor II With Nile Queen®
For guests traveling on the Red Sea Aggressor I & II combined with the Nile Queen, transfers can be arranged for you and are scheduled at the below times. There is an additional charge for this and reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance.

Nile Queen/Red Sea Aggressor I & II
*  11 am - Depart Aswan to Hurghada to board the Red Sea Aggressor II
*  10 am - Depart Aswan to Port Ghalib to board the Red Sea Aggressor I

Red Sea Aggressor I & II/Nile Queen
* 7 am - Depart Hurghada to Luxor to board the Nile Queen
* 6 am - Depart Port Ghalib to Luxor to board the Nile Queenrn


Upon arrival to Egypt, all guests must pay an entry visa of $25. They do not offer a multi-entry visa. (subject to change without notice). If guests would like to purchase a visa in advance, please visit:  https://visa2egypt.gov.eg/eVisa/FAQ

Transfers and entrance fees to the historical sites are included in the price of your trip. There is a $80 port fee that will be collected from you at the end of the week which may be paid by Visa, Mastercard, or cash.

Arrangements can be made for transfers from Hurghada, Port Ghalib, and Aswan to/from the Luxor Airport (LXR) for an additional price. Please contact our travel department at info@aggressortravel.com for pricing and details.

Note Important Restriction: The Egyptian Government forbids international tourists from carrying drone aircraft into the country. If you do enter Egypt with a drone aircraft, the Egyptian Government warns they will confiscate the drone.