If you go on a holiday, it is but natural to shop for souvenirs and gifts to take home as memories of the fantastic holiday and also for family and friends.
When you go on an exotic holiday, this urge is there all the more. But what happens when you are on a Nile Cruise river?
Will you be able to shop and collect memories and gifts?
The good news is that Egypt is a shopper’s paradise. This is the perfect place to pick up antiques and antiquities. While you are on a cruise, if your ship is a luxury liner, there will be shops on board selling the normal items and gifts that tourists love to pick up.
However, if you are looking for something special, then visit the bazaars and local markets when you ship drops anchor.
Invariably, the most popular cruises begin from Luxor. This is the best place to buy alabaster. You can even pick up some wonderful things in Aswan. So, no need to worry if your cruise begins from there. However, it is Cairo, the capital of Egypt, that attracts shoppers from all over the world. Whether you are looking for modern items or something ancient, you will be able to pick it up in Cairo. In Esna, when your cruise liner drops anchor, you will find feluccas coming up to the liner to sell you a whole range of products that you may not get in other towns and village.
Before making any purchase, remember it is expected that you bargain and haggle over the price. While most shop owners will say that their prices are fixed, majority of them will relent in the end. But make sure that you pay a fair price for the items you are buying. You will be able to pick up miniature pyramids and authentic Egyptian figurines to gift friends and family back home.
So just because you are on a Nile cruise, it does not mean that you won’t get an opportunity to shop and buy gifts. You will get ample opportunity to pick up items from the ancient land of the pharaohs.