Welcome to the River Nile.

Only a small section of the majestic River Nile, the longest river in the world, runs through Egypt; yet it is the most well known portion of the river due to the ancient temples and monuments that lie along its banks. According to ancient Egyptians, the eastern bank was perceived to be the place of birth and growth, and the west, the place of death.

Cruise along the River Nile on The Oberoi Philae and fall in love with the secrets of ancient Egypt; from timeless monuments to hand carved temples and tombs.

Our cruiser offers spacious accommodations, all day fine dining and revitalising spa treatments, as well as an in house movie theatre and a dance floor; luxuries that are complemented by our sincere consideration for your every need.

The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser, River Nile, Egypt


Egypt is home to the ancient pyramids and is intersected by the River Nile, which stretches 6,853 kms, making it the longest river in the world. Egypt also sits upon the Sahara: the world’s largest desert.

The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser is an easy drive from Luxor and Aswan international airports, both of which are a short flight from Cairo.



May we show you to your cabin?

Our twenty two spacious luxury cabins and suites offer River Nile views, luxurious bathrooms and complimentary Internet.

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Where would you like to dine?

Savour fine dining in our Main Restaurant, at the Poolside Restaurant or relax in the Bar and Cigar Lounge.

Main Restaurant.

Decorated in a natural palette, with natural lighting and River Nile views during the day, the Main Restaurant is transformed into a softly lit, ambient fine dining space in the evening. The menu spans fine Western, Indian, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines, freshly prepared on board by Oberoi chefs. The Main Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dress Code: We recommend elegant casuals...

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Poolside Restaurant.

The top deck Poolside Restaurant offers panoramic vistas up and down the River Nile. For your comfort, it is shaded by a large canopy in the daytime. After dark, it exudes romance by the light of glowing lamps and underfoot spotlights. The Poolside Restaurant serves light meals, snacks and also offers a special barbecue lunch menu.The attached cocktail bar is open from morning until evening. Dress...

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The Bar and Cigar Lounge.

The Bar serves alcoholic and soft beverages at intimate tables. It also offers a dance floor and a movie theatre for your entertainment during the cruise. Cuban cigars can be savoured in the attached upper deck Cigar Lounge. River Nile views from here provide the perfect accompaniment to the evening. Dress Code: We recommend elegant casuals (jacket not essential) for dinner and convenient clothes...

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Relax. Replenish. Rejuvenate.

Oberoi spa experiences, just for you. A temperature controlled pool, an air conditioned fitness centre and a unisex beauty salon.

The Oberoi Spa Experience holistic treatments that include Aromatherapy, Eastern, Western and signature Oberoi massage. With River Nile views.

Swimming Pool We have a temperature controlled pool located on the upper deck. Take a dip or relax on a poolside lounger with a drink and snacks beside River Nile views.

  • Length 36 feet (11 metres)
  • Timings: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

Fitness facility Air conditioned, with River Nile views, and equipped with a range of cardiovascular and weights machines.

May we offer a little persuasion?

A few more good reasons for you to stay with us.

Unforgettable Experience.
Exotic destinations await.

Cruise with us on board The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser for four or six nights and take away memories...

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Exploring banks of river Nile.

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Karnak Temple.

Karnak Temple lay buried under sand for more than 1,000 years before excavation work began in the mid 19th century. The huge task of restoring this five acre temple continues until today.

Visit to Philae Temple.

This temple is dedicated to the Goddess Isis, with the oldest sections dating back to between 380 BC and 362 BC. With the building of the High Dam in 1971, Philae Temple was relocated to the nearby island of Agilika; a UNESCO-led project that took over nine years to complete and saw the island pumped dry, every stone block of the temple complex individually labelled, dismantled and reassembled like a giant jigsaw puzzle.

Luxor Temple.

Luxor Temple is a remarkably delicate work of architecture, originally built by Pharaoh Amenophis and added to over the ages by various rulers, including Alexander the Great. Unlike the other temples, Luxor temple is not dedicated to a god or a king, but to kingship. It is thought to have been the site where many of the kings of Egypt were crowned.

El Nabatat Island, or Kitchener’s Island.

Presented to Lord Kitchener in the 1890s as a reward for leading the Egyptian army's successful campaigns in Sudan. He made the island his home and filled it with exotic flowers and rare plants from as far as India and Malaysia. This delightful island is less than 1 kilometre long and ½ kilometre wide.


For which we thank our guests and our people.

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