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Cruises to Aswan

Aswan, Egypt (Photo: Marcel Bakker/Shutterstock)

About Aswan

A mid-size city situated on the banks of the Nile River in Egypt, Aswan is a true hub of culture and ancient history. There are a number of archaeological sites in Aswan, but it lacks the urban chaos of Cairo, making it an ideal destination for those who want to explore Egypt's rich history away from the hustle and bustle.

Visitors can take a traditional boat ride along the river to see the ruins of the Temple of Khnum, which dates back to 180 B.C.; check out Elephantine Island, which served as the cult center of the ancient god Khnum; visit the Nubian Museum; go for a camel ride at the Nubian Village or visit the Aswan Market where locals shop for food, spices and other goods.

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Viking Osiris
Viking Osiris (Image: Viking)

11 Night
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Leaving:Cairo
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Ra
Viking Ra (Photo: Viking River Cruises)

11 Night
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Leaving:Cairo
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Leaving:Cairo
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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River Tosca
River Tosca

11 Night
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Leaving:Cairo
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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Leaving:Cairo
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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Leaving:Cairo
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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4 Reviews
Leaving:Cairo
Cruise Line:Oberoi Group
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Why go to Aswan?

Pros:

Aswan offers travelers the chance to explore Egypt’s ancient history and rich culture without the crowds and chaos.

Cons:

Ongoing political unrest may affect travel plans to Egypt.

Bottom Line:

There are tons of landmarks, cultural and historic sights to keep cruisers busy in Aswan.


Aswan Cruise Reviews
Aswan was part of our river cruise. We had a short sail on a traditional felucca, and a tour of the Nubian village which was built by the Egyptian government for the Nubian people displaced by the Aswan high dam andRead More
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oakquilter
Our day trip to Aswan to visit Abu Simbel was one of the highlights of our trip. Read More
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David Allan
Phillea Temple was beautiful and situated on an island. I thought the sound and light show was worth seeing but not a "must do". Our boat ride to a Nubian village and the trip to the Papyrus center were both intereRead More
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Kirklulu
We enjoyed this city greatly. We saw the Great Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser.Read More
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