River Cruises

Taking a river cruise can often allows you to explore areas where hotels simply don’t exist, meaning you can truly get away from the main sights and into the hidden corners of a destination. River cruising is very much like a moving, luxury hotel that takes you far away from the main cultural sights, and allows you to see the countryside as you drift further off-the-beaten track. Take Burma, cruising along the Irrawaddy or Chindwin Rivers not only allow you to see Mandalay and Bagan, but you stop in remote villages seeing a totally different side of the destination. Cruise along the mighty Brahamputra River in Assam in India and you quickly realise that by staying on a river boat, you can immerse yourself in the wonderful culture by day, and sleep well at night. Usually they are all-inclusive, offering all meals, drinks and excursions meaning you don’t need to pack and unpack every few days. Cruising is incredibly social, as you meet fellow travellers over G&Ts and dinner.

River Cruises Suggestions

Simply Egypt

Cairo - Aswan - Luxor  

This five-night Egyptian sojourn is for those who want a short snapshot of Egyptian culture and history. Combine Cairo and a short Nile cruise before flying home.

5 days from £1500 p. p.

Oberoi Philae & the Red Sea

Cairo - Aswan - Luxor - Hurghada  

From the desert oasis of the Sahara to the myriad of fish and coral in the Red Sea, Egypt is an eternal land of contrast, mystery, intrigue, and romance. This delightful suggested itinerary combines Cairo, a Nile cruise on the Oberoi Philae & the Red Sea. 

11 days from £4450 p. p.

Egypt & Jordan Tour

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan - Amman - Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea  

Delve into timeless antiquity in undoubtedly two of the world’s most historically rich destinations, Egypt & Jordan. 

16 days from £3465 p. p.

Oberoi Zahra Cruise

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan  

The Oberoi Zahra is unquestionably one of Egypt’s most luxurious and iconic Nile cruises. You'll cruise along the Nile, being looked after by the finest Egyptologists. Stay in fabulous cabins and relishing world-class cuisine and spa treatments.

11 days from £3795 p. p.

Classic Egypt & Nile Cruise

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan  

Uncover the ancient world of Egypt on this classic tour of Egypt. Explore Cairo and the Pyramids before cruising down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. 

9 days from £2145 p. p.

The Road to Mandalay: Cruising the Irrawaddy

Yangon - Mandalay - Irrawaddy Cruise - Bagan - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach  

Nothing quite compares to a gentle cruise along the Irrawaddy from Mandalay to Bagan. You’ll see the major sights of Burma, but also see the traditional villages and rural charm along the banks of the river.

12 days from £3795 p. p.