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Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer provided by Cairo Dinner Cruise

Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer

Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer
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from ₱1,453.56 per adult (price varies by group size)
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from ₱1,453.56 per adult (price varies by group size)
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
The Nile River flows through 11 countries, but it is most closely connected to Egypt, where it looms large in the history and culture of the region. See the world’s longest river during this entertaining cruise past the Cairo skyline. Top off the tour with a hot dinner buffet and a traditional cultural performance with belly dancers and tanoura performers.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, German, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, German, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
A Nile River cruise with dinner buffet and cultural performances
Glide along the world's longest river, enjoying views of Cairo's skyline
Feast on an all-you-can-eat dinner spread, with a hot and cold buffet
Sample traditional Egyptian culture: Belly dancing and tanoura
What to expect
Get a front-row peek at Cairo’s spectacular skyline in an unforgettable cruise on one of the world’s most famous bodies of water. After a front-door pickup from your Cairo hotel, board your riverboat at the dock and feel the rhythm of the water as the captain cruises into the Nile’s current. Get ready to take a ride on the river that has inspired countless poems, artwork, and songs throughout the centuries. While Arabic music plays, belly dancers perform a predinner show, giving you a taste of traditional moves. Then, it’s time to hit the buffet: hot and cold dishes, including meats, salads, rice, and a tasty dessert spread. During the next performance, whirling dervishes, known as Tanoura dancers, hit the stage to Sufi music, showcasing traditional Egyptian religious devotion. You have time to head to the deck for a remarkable perspective on Egypt’s bustling capital city before returning to the shore.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26835P1
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Buffet dinner • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Live entertainment shows
Exclusions
Drinks & Beverage • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Tahrir Square, Ismailia, Abdeen, Cairo Governorate, Egypt Cairo
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Buffet dinner • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Live entertainment shows
Exclusions
Drinks & Beverage • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Tahrir Square, Ismailia, Abdeen, Cairo Governorate, Egypt Cairo
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Most travelers can participate
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
• Dress code is formal • Dress code is smart - no casual clothes (i.e. jeans, sportswear, joggers or sneakers) • Minimum drinking age is 18 years • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Tahrir Square
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Nile River
    Stop: 2 hours
    One of the best things to do in Cairo at night is a dinner cruise on the Nile with Belly dancer and Tanoura Shows. Enjoy sailing on the Nile for 2 hours with open buffet dinner with varieties of food items that contains desserts and fruits too beside the
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  • You'll end at
    Tahrir Square
    Ismailia, Abdeen, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
    Cairo
    See address & details
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PDS1000
Geneva, Switzerland21 contributions
Really Really avoid ... Not really a Cruise!
Nov 2020
6.30pm pick up – A man came into the Hotel Lobby to meet us and explained that our boat had been cancelled and the only option was to upgrade to the Nile Crystal boat at a cost of $20 each (we checked later and the Nile Crystal cost was exactly the same as the price we originally paid through Viator). We refused the increased price and told him to cancel the evening and he said ok, we can upgrade free of charge and we left the hotel in a taxi. The guy was just scamming us but this is a problem with Viator because we didn’t know the name of the boat, just that it was a River Nile Dinner Cruise with Belly Dancer. We were told the early pick up for a 8pm sailing was because the traffic can be bad, but the traffic was bad and we made the journey in 20 minutes arriving to the boat at 6.50pm (10 minutes before the boat opened and we had to wait outside until 7pm when we were allowed to sit down. Their aim is to get you on the boat as soon s possible to sell you the hugely overpriced drinks (see later). When we sat down, the tablecloth was dirty and then we noticed that all the tablecloths were dirty. You must note that ALL drinks are chargeable and expensive. We ordered a bottle of wine and the waiter (who was ok actually) told us that it was $40 per bottle or 550 Egyptian. In the end because it went on for so long, we had one tea ($2) two bottles of wine ($80 or 1100 Egyptian) and a bottle of water ($4). Read down for what we actually paid! We didn’t have high expectations for the meal, so we weren’t disappointed, but the whole thing was served at 8pm before the boat had left the dock ( it was supposed to be buffet , but at the end all customers were served with bread, some dips, main course ( chicken+ meat) , and desert. The boat left at 9.10pm and it really was laughable. I put my running app on just to check the distance and in 30 minutes, we went 200m. They made the boat go around in circles to give the impression that it was moving, but seriously, it went nowhere, we didn’t see anything of Cairo whatsoever before returning to the dock at 10pm. That was nearly 3 hours waiting to depart and then 50 minutes on the water staying mostly in the same place. There was a singer who tried his best, two other men doing an Egyptian dance with a Belly Dancer (a woman in fully covered evening dress) which was not good, and they were trying hard to sell photographs etc. When the boat docked, I was presented with a bill for $86 or 1250 Egyptian. Knowing that this was going to be a TripAdvisor review, I asked the waiter for a receipt and he didn’t like that very much. He went of to find a receipt and I counted out 1250 Egyptian, so it was ready for him when he came back. When he returned, he wrote down 660 Egyptian and told me that’s what I would pay with no receipt. I took my 1250 Egyptian back and paid 700... strange, but if you somehow find yourself on this awful trip, make sure you ask for a receipt. One positive note of the evening, the Hummus was good!
Written 22 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dr N. Knighton
1 contribution
Horrible!.Simply horrible!
Mar 2020
We were scheduled on Sunday, March 8, 2010, at 7:00 pm for a Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer. We were told that someone would contact us 2 hours before pickup. That didn't happen! After waiting in the lobby for 45 minutes, I called and was told that the driver was on his way. By 8: 30 pm, I called again and was told that the driver would not be there and that we could schedule the 10 pm show. We agreed and the driver arrived at 9:15 p.m. While we were on our way to what we thought was the Dinner Cruise the driver informed us that the cruise had been cancelled and that he was told to take us to a restaurant near the cruise ship. I informed him that we were not aware of this. He seemed to be as perplexed as we were. He called an agent and was told that we could schedule for the next day which was impossible because our flight was leaving the following morning. He said he was informed that the restaurant was very nice and that we could decide when we got there if we wanted to leave. Well, the restaurant was absolutely horrible. We were the only two there other than the staff. There was no entertainment, the place was a drab and the bathroom was filthy. I insisted that driver take us back to the hotel. I am upset and disappointed that Tripadvisor would try to pull this kind nonsense when they knew in advance that they did not have a 10:00 pm cruise that night. My husband who was looking forward to the Nile Dinner Cruise was extremely disappointed as this would have been his first in Cairo. Unfortunately, after this experience we left Cairo with a bad taste in our mouths.
Written 24 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dalbir_S_Virdi
Navi Mumbai, India3,028 contributions
Waste of Time - Its Just pathetic Dinner & No Cruise
Jan 2020
Highlight of this evening was the Belly Dance and performance by another male Dancer in traditional Dress. Rest of the part was an average experience. To start with the Boat sails not more than 200 meters and returns to the start point. Most of time its stand still. Dinner is served in a cramped place for large number of guests and its literally people falling over each other. We had a large group of Asian Tourists who started filling their Plates even before the Dinner was completely laid out and the Boat had not even started sailing. As a result by the time we reached the Buffet, there was hardly anything left in the Serving Bowls. Staff did not understand our language and didn't bother to refill the Bowls. Honestly speaking we could have had a better and peaceful dinner somewhere on the River side. If you are going for a 3/4/5 days Nile Cruise, I would strongly recommend that avoid this Dinner Cruise. Its waste pf Time and Money.
Written 14 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

PatriotRedSox
United States16 contributions
Overcrowded though entertaining
Jan 2020
If you are claustrophobic, then stay away from this cruise! There is very little space in between tables as they are trying to maximize capacity in a single hall. Having said that, I would recommend that you sit in the middle where the band is setup. The dinner setup is messed up and it creates a huge bottleneck and huge lines, so would recommend waiting out the crowd, i.e. be patient for 30mins. Also, note there is no drinks included - that means no water included! There is no alcohol which may be a plus for some, and it is cash only!! The dinner itself was terrible and I would never eat there again! The only thing that went right with this experience was our guide Ahmed and Waleed our driver. They were epitome of professionalism and customer service! The Sufi dervish show was great, whereas belly dancing was okay, and the second sufi dancer was sad! I do however have to give her credit for maintaining her composure when people started getting up and leaving when we got back to the docks! In summary, I would say performance was average, guides were amazing, and the food was terrible!!
Written 15 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ongmck
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia63 contributions
A pleasurable evening river dinner cruise.
Dec 2019
The cruise provided a delightful night view of beautifully lighted river Nile hotels, luxury apartments n imposting monuments. The buffet spread was sumptuous, accompanied with songs and belly dancing. A night of revelry n fun or a quite upper deck for a quiet drink to enjoy the cool night breeze.
Written 8 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Patrick C
Barcelona, Spain29 contributions
Interesting
Dec 2019
An interesting night out. Not really worth it. It's more about the dinner and not the Nile River. Might be able to find something similar on land for a cheaper price.
Written 7 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

THERESA147
Caloocan, Philippines66 contributions
perfect entertainment
Dec 2019
The performers did an excellent job. The buffet food were excellent too. The experience was worth the money we paid.
Written 6 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nadeem
5 contributions
Good Experience
Dec 2019
Good experience, boat was nice, nice food. need to pay for any drinks. dance was good, but music was very loud and my kids didnt enjoy i have to ask the DJ to reduce the music. many people put bud in their ears otherwise it was good. can go to cruise top roof to see cairo at night. hotel pick was in excellent condition van which was nice and comfortable.
Written 4 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sufyaan
7 contributions
Nile Cruise 25th December 2019
Dec 2019 • Family
I highly recommend this cruise. The entertainment is excellent. We were lucky enough to experience an Egyptian wedding on board. Our guides Mohammed Saeed and Esraa Shabaan were excellent.
Written 4 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jonalis K
1 contribution
Buffet dinner on ship on Nile River
It was a freezing evening as we need to wait for the ship to arrive about an hour in the open. So remember to bring a warm jacket. Entertainment by the Sufi dancer was awesome, creative and humourous- love it a lot. The belly dancer though does not look like an Egyptian belly dancer that would have added more originality as we were expecting an Egyptian rather than a Caucasian dancer. Buffet spread was not fantastic at all. Ship ride was smooth and none of us felt sea sick at all as the ship moved slowly through the Nile river.
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Cairo Dinner Cruise
andretapp
andretapp
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Excellent cruise, in the weekend could be even better!
I enjoyed my cruise with Nile Crystal cruise: pay attention to the location, the right address is Nile Crystal نايل
LudhianaGreat9
LudhianaGreat9
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over crowded
all these are crowded and if you have been to already done something like this in istanbul then you will be disappo
Mijanur K
Mijanur K
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Great show
its a must see thing of Cairo tour. Only thing I felt that they should be little more careful about the dinner it s
237stephaniem
237stephaniem
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Amazing and memorable
I booked the Maxim Nile River dinner cruise through my hotel concierge and took an Uber over to it which was about
NorthernLive20
NorthernLive20
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Fun night out with good food
The food was great, and so was the entertainment. The singers were talented and sang a nice mix of English and Ara
Nomad35414
Nomad35414
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Poor communication
This tour company operates under diffrent names, they were over an hour late with my first tour and they scheduled
Ann-Marie G
Ann-Marie G
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Good food and entertainment
The Nile cruise and dinner is a very good experience. The food is great if a tad too salty. The different hummus an
U3409CNadrians
U3409CNadrians
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Nor worth the time and money
I regret to write this but honesty goes a long way. We signed up with the understanding to see an actual Arabic bel
Sharaz K
Sharaz K
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Very disappointing over rated
The cruise was booked easily through an agent before arriving in Cairo. This was something that I wanted to experie
Carlos O
Carlos O
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Dinner boat tour on nilo with Ahmed tonsi.
Ahmed was on time at or hotel lobby, we start our trip to the boat with an really safe driver, on the boat there wa
fary
fary
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Cairo dinner with Egyptian music and food
Cairo dinner with Egyptian music and food I strongly recommend it to enjoy Nile music and food I am really happy t
Jayakumar S
Jayakumar S
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Ahmed Tonsi and the Nile
Great experience Mr Ahmed Tonsi...thanks to u it was a pleasant evening... Dance music food and the breeze ... It w
shirobiro
shirobiro
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A must do for Cairo visitors
This is a must do trip if you are visiting Cairo We went to The Nile Crystal boat The boat is clean and looks nice,
CityFolks777
CityFolks777
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Not up to the mark
The hour or so cruise on the Nile is not up to my expectation. With a crowded ship and trying to line up for the bu
Alexis H
Alexis H
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Nile River cruise
Great cruise, really fun and our tour guide Ahmed Tonsie was amazing! Would definitely recommend! Food was good als
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