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Large luxury traditional Egyptian dahabeya river boat sailing on the Nile

Luxury dahabiya Nile cruise & tour

Head back in time and in style on a magical voyage through ancient Egypt and the Nile, combining stays in Cairo and Luxor with a luxurious five-night cruise aboard a beautiful dahabiya sailing boat. Travelling in a group of just 14, this is a unique and intimate journey reflecting a golden age of travel. Watch as life unfolds along the river banks are you’re served a sumptuous dinner on the top deck; moor up overnight in idyllic islands; see some of Egypt’s most spectacular sights from the water. On land, you;ll stand in awe in front of the Pyramids of Giza, trace the footsteps of Pharaohs through the Valley of the Kings and explore colossal honey-stoned temples with hieroglyphic-covered walls.

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Unlike larger Nile cruise ships, these traditional two-masted sailing boats with their polished decks, tented white canopies and crew dressed in long cotton gallabiyahs feel part of the local landscape. Windows are open, curtains stir in the breeze, and you’ll hear sounds of birdsong and children playing on the riverbank. Sailing with just 14 passengers, the experience of a dahabiya Nile cruise is that of a bygone age, when explorers and aristocrats came to see the treasures of ancient Egypt for themselves. 

This tour not only showcases the most epic sights from ancient Egypt including the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple, it also gives a rare insight into the lives of the people who live on and beside the Nile. You’ll walk through villages, talk to locals and even visit the home of Howard Carter which contains his original furniture and personal belongings including his typewriter and scribbled notes.

Your tour manager is also a trained Egyptologist who’ll be able to shed light on the history and stories of Egypt and bring each new sight to life. Hear tales of all-powerful Pharaohs, unravel the mysteries behind hieroglyphic-covered walls and find out how this ancient civilisation brought such monumental treasures into our world.

This Egypt tour starts with stays at two 5-star hotels in Cairo and Luxor, both chosen because of their exceptional locations for viewing and enjoying the Nile – The Cairo Marriott is even built on an island in the middle of the river. The hotels are beautifully appointed and have excellent facilities from fine dining to luxurious spas.


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