Cairo Tours
Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer
4

Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer

By Cairo Dinner Cruise
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.

Ages 1-120
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Arabic, German, English, Italian, Spanish
More
Audio guide: Arabic, German, English, Italian, Spanish
More

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

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Buffet dinner
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Live entertainment shows
What's not included
  • Drinks & Beverage
  • Personal Items
  • Tipping

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.

Start:
  • Option 1
    mohmed, 26VP+X8F, Ismailia, Qasr El Nil, Cairo Governorate 4272101, Egypt
    Cairo
  • Option 2
    2 Baradah, Al Omraneyah Ash Sharqeyah, Al Giza, Giza Governorate 3724202, Egypt
    Giza
  • Option 3
    Zein Matareid, Kafr Al Gabal, Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt
    Zein Matareid, Kafr Al Gabal, Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt
  • Option 4
    18 Hadayek Al Ahram, Kafr Nassar, Al Haram, Giza Governorate 3514802, Egypt
    18 Hadayek Al Ahram, Kafr Nassar, Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt
  • Option 5
    2F4Q+RRX, New Cairo 1, Cairo Governorate 4726221, Egypt
    J, 2F4R+GC9, New Cairo 1, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
  • Option 6
    17 Al Mehwar Al Markazi - No. Ber 1, 6th of October City (2), Giza Governorate 3227120, Egypt
    17 Al Mehwar Al Markazi - No. Ber 1, 6th of October City (2), Giza Governorate, Egypt
  • Option 7
    98 Masr We Al Sodan, Al Khassah, Hada'iq El Qobbah, Cairo Governorate 4381420, Egypt
    Joseph Fayez Bishay, 98-96 Masr We Al Sodan, Hadaeq Al Qubbah, Hada'iq El Qobbah, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
  • Option 8
    200 Al Haram, St, Al Haram, Giza Governorate 3531310, Egypt
    alharam
Pickup details
  • You will find our tour guide/representative in the Lobby area holding a sign that shows our Company name
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26835P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer?
    Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer price starts from $30.40. Discover and book Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer on Tripadvisor
    What is the Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer cancellation policy?
    Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer?
    Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer is hosted by Cairo Dinner Cruise. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Cairo Dinner Cruise on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer?

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26835P1

    Reserve your spot
    from
    $38.00
    per adult (price varies by group size)

    Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

    Similar experiences

    Itinerary
    • 1
      Starts at 06:30 Pm Our Representative will Pick you up from your Hotel then transfer by Private A/C Vehicle to downtown of Cairo 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 later you will be transferred back to your Hotel at 22:00pm
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Cairo Dinner Cruise
      263
      Cairo, Egypt
      Joined in December 2013
    • RunningSteve
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun night out
      Loads of places organise Nile dinner cruises with a lift to the cruise and back included. Your hotel will organise one for you. Uber is very cheap and reliable in Cairo, so getting a lift is not a big part of the package. As long as you know where the cruise is starting from (there are many cruise companies along the Nile in Cairo), you can organise your own lift at very low cost (£1 Sterling each way, including tip, would be sufficient for most Uber trips, including those from hotels near the pyramids). You can even book direct with one of the operators, such as Nile Crystal, or The Pharaohs, for around £20 Sterling per person. GetYourGuide was the cheapest of the agencies booking a Nile cruise, and - as standard - they included a lift to and from the cruise, which was organised by Nile Crystal. The boat cruise and entertainment was fun. It's not really authentic belly dancing or Sufi whirling, and the food is simple buffet (meat, chicken, and fish options, with enough veg dishes for veggies, though nothing specific), but it's all good fun, and the food is tasty enough. Beer and wine can be bought as extras. Views from inside are not clear, but you can go outside (either upstairs or at the back, depending on your boat) for a good view, but be aware that there will be cigarette smoke outside. The agency we used, GetYourGuide, let us down on the lift, and did not respond to messages or phone calls. Luckily we knew where the cruise was going from so were able to book an Uber. Though the cruise starting time was 6pm, the ship set off around 30 minutes late, so we were able to get on board. Our recommendation is that you either book direct and organise your own Uber, or you make sure that the agency you use is contactable when you need them (will your hotel have an English speaking receptionist in the evening, for example). Or you can insist on knowing where the cruise will go from, so you can organise your own transport in case your lift fails to turn up. All in all a good night out if your expectations are reasonable, and you make preparations for if your lift doesn't turn up.
      Written April 6, 2024
    • Colleen C
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very loud very average bland food
      The show was good but very loud. Food not good. But being on the Nile was fun. I don't think it's worth the money. But we wanted to see belly dancing so for that I gave the 3star otherwise I would have given 2
      Written October 4, 2023
    • estaputter
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Poor food with to many people
      To many people with poor food. The price for the experience not worth the money spend. The entertainment is average and the music to loud to enjoy.
      Written December 15, 2022
    • andykQ9360RL
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Organised chaos
      It was a good evening, but the organisation was chaotic at best. We couldn’t enjoy the show properly because we were constantly being hassled for money, which was a bit strange because it’s not like we could go anywhere - we were on a boat after all. The food was good though.
      Written December 18, 2021
    • andretapp
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 كريستال - Kornish Al Nil Street out of Il Cairo. Text to them on WhatsApp!
      Written April 5, 2021
    • munird2014
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day explring history
      Great experience. We enjoyed every bit of our visit and it felt that we had just seen an Egyptian cultural movies going back to 5000 years. Thanks to a good Egyptologist, we understood what we saw,
      Written June 1, 2020
    • LudhianaGreat9
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      over crowded
      all these are crowded and if you have been to already done something like this in istanbul then you will be disappointed .
      Written March 6, 2020
    • Mijanur K
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 self. seems that they try to make profit by serving cheaper food.
      Written November 10, 2019
    • 237stephaniem
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 5 mins away from my hotel and the Uber ride was literally $1. Uber is the way to go in Cairo because traffic is ridiculous so don’t try to drive anywhere. The cruise was worth it because it was so beautiful to see all the sites while sailing along the Nile River. The food was decent. I had the buffet with salad and sea bass for my entree. The food was just ok as to be expected for a quick dinner cruise. It wasn’t a rushed cruised. For entertainment we had the belly dancer and another show onboard. It literally was a nice fun cruise and worth the money. I would definitely try it if in Cairo. The Maxim was nice.
      Written October 24, 2019
    • NorthernLive20
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 Arabic music. The belly dancer put on a great show and it was nice to see what Cairo looked like lit up at night.
      Written September 12, 2019
    • Nomad35414
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Poor communication
      This tour company operates under diffrent names, they were over an hour late with my first tour and they scheduled this tour at 8am when none of the shops are open. Fortunately (?) because of they scheduled the wrong time on the first tour me and the guide realized they did the same thing with this tour. I had the same guide for both days so I just asked him to change it to 11am when the shop are actually open. I had no issue with the guide and driver, the company does not operate well and no apology will be forthcoming. The guide helped me find the silver necklaces I wanted, I appreciated that.
      Written February 20, 2019
    • Ann-Marie G
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 and breads were amazing! The entertainment is good. The belly dancer was very good but what we enjoyed the most was the dervish dancer. He was incredibly amazing!
      Written January 2, 2019
    • U3409CNadrians
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 belly dancer only to be disappointed that she came from a foreign country. The boat was crowded and the food well below average. I would not recommend this to anyone.
      Written December 23, 2018
    • Sharaz K
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very disappointing over rated
      The cruise was booked easily through an agent before arriving in Cairo. This was something that I wanted to experience as it is highly recommended in guides. The pick up was prompt and we were driven about 45-60 drive away out of Cairo to board the cruise. The cruise ship was ‘Andrea’. This was really no cruise but a floating double deck flotilla. The evening commenced with the quartet of males singing and playing their instruments. After about 15 minutes , the belly dancer appeared. The dancer danced to the tunes from the quartet. I found the whole routine rather boring and sleazy. This is my own opinion on this. There were a couple of females who were invited to join the dancer and that was better entertainment as they were all trying to perform the moves as the dancer. Then the dancer walks around the room , with the photographer in tow taking photos on each table. This is a ploy to make you purchase a photo with the dancer at a premium price of about $6. The tanoura was the male entertainer who spun around in his costume as well as perform some juggling tricks whilst spinning . This entertainment was far more better and he has the entire crowds attention. His routine lasted about 20 minutes but was great to see him. Once again the photo round was around each table to sell back photos that can be taken quite well, with current smartphones of a better quality. The buffet food was finally available and that was over stated. The food was rationed out , whilst some of it was lukewarm at best. If you are the 3rd person or more in the queue then you will have to have what’s left after spoons have been used to serve from different containers of food. The hot food is all served by the catering staff. I have never been a champion of buffet food and this was only going to ensure my opinion will remain the same. Dinner should be served at the table. One should not have to queue in a line to be served rations. After the meal , you are allowed to the top deck to take in the night views of the Nile as we sailed back. Overall , I cannot fault the driver and host from the company as they picked and dropped back to the hotel as agreed. The dancer was something I wanted to experience, but I would not use again. The tanoura was very entertaining indeed. The food was as above. I certainly would not describe it as dinner. I do think that the Nile cruise is overrated as it is a part ploy to make you part with extra cash at each stage with souvenirs , photos which they try to hard sell to you. I would not recommend this again , but it was something I wanted to experience .
      Written November 5, 2018
    • Carlos O
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 was lot's of entertainment and dancing and then the dinner, witch was good then ahmed took us back safely to the hotel. Thank you ahmed.
      Written September 28, 2018
    See all 263 reviews
    These reviews are the subjective opinions of Tripadvisor members and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

    Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

    Popular mentions

    4.0
    4.0 of 5 bubbles102 reviews
    Excellent
    51
    Very good
    17
    Average
    17
    Poor
    8
    Terrible
    9

    Seaside36477649303
    2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    Loud . Touristic. Overprised. Poor quality dancing. Never had waiter come once to offer drinks. Inside with dirty cracked windows. Dry food buffet. Waste of 2 hours. Not a sightsering tour. Noisy tourist trap.
    Written February 26, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Ahmed J
    Karachi, Pakistan22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a wonderful time with Mostafa, who became a friend that night. I was there solo, but Mostafa kept me company and made me enjoy the experience.
    Written October 22, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Dony H
    Oakland Gardens, NY3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023
    Excellent Service,Excellent Show, big clean boat with dancing quarters in the center, nice local agent Emo Travel come to pick you from hotel & drop you off to hotel
    Written April 28, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Don
    2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023 • Couples
    Supposed to of been a four hour cruise ended up being two hours. Had a singer on, belly dancer and a whirling man on for entertainment. The whirling man was superb and talented and he should of been on in place of the belly dancer as you can see them anywhere.
    We got picked up by Emo Tours and he stayed around on the cruise with us. Felt like we had a body guard watching our every move so it was very of putting.
    Written March 25, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    aman123717
    London, UK37 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our host who picked us up was excellent so the review is nothing to do with him, he got us there and returned us safely.

    The already expensive ticket does not include any drinks (no alcohol or soft drinks) - a jack daniels is nearly £20, water is also pricey. On top of this they will add an extra 30-40% onto your bill as service charge, entertainment charge and some sort of VAT...they also try to demand cash as the waiters take money visibly from the bill for themselves.

    The performers all tried which was the only good part.
    Written September 17, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Omrita B
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our trip was rescheduled from the day it was originally booked but that didn’t really bother us as we stayed in Cairo for a few days. Our guide Mohamed Salah (not the footballer) was very friendly and very well spoken ( very good). Good entertainment, ok food
    Written August 19, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Casey G
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The host Habib was excellent. He got us on the boat first with the vest seats and was around all evening to make sure we had everything we needed
    Written August 8, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Karen L
    9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Couples
    This trip was very touristy but fun! There was plenty of food and the belly dancer show was good. Beautiful picture of the Cairo skyline at night.
    Written August 3, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    TrailBlazer442178
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    Our pick up was on time, the automobile was very comfortable, attractive and the driver was very professional. Our tour guide was very friendly, informative, efficient and really took care of our family. Our guide surprised our family with an unplanned birthday wish for our mom which was a lot of fun and we will never forget. In fact, we have ran into numerous people who sung happy birthday to mom on the cruise at other places and attractions and they remembered mom and continued to say happy birthday. It was really funny and nice. Our guide spoke English extremely well and was very accommodating.
    Written July 12, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    aidenvbatenburg
    Nashua, NH4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The drivers of the car to the cruise were friendly and very informative about the area which was great for the first night trying to figure out safe areas. The cruise itself also had a wide variety of foods for variety of dietary needs and all the food was delicious. Finally, the performers were amazing and created an electric experience.
    Written July 6, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Showing results 1-10 of 90

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

    All Cairo HotelsCairo Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Cairo
    All things to do in Cairo
    Day Trips in Cairo
    RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars