Following the magic Nile
Egypt has an ancient past, which is still alive in its majestic monuments and relics, while the complexity of modern Egypt entrances any visitor. The ancient Egyptians were one of the most impressive civilisations the world has seen, but other ethnicities have shaped this country too, making Egypt a unique mix of Mediterranean, Arabian and Islamic influences. This rich history has created a tapestry of cultural and archaeo-logical treasures unmatched anywhere - so much so that the country is home to one third of the world’s treasured antiquities.
From the majestic Pyramids still standing proudly - to the mighty Nile flowing through the heart of Egypt, the stark Sahara Desert and the pristine beaches of the Red Sea, this is a destination not to be missed.
The Nile was the lifeline of ancient Egyptian civilisation and today the banks of the river are dotted with ancient tombs and temples. It’s the longest river in the world and it enters Egypt from Sudan and flows north for about 1,545km (960 miles) until it exits into the Mediterranean Sea.
An enchanting luxury Nile River Cruise Adventure
Luxor, further down the Nile River, is a destination worth its own. It’s the modern day name for Thebes, the ancient capital city of the New Kingdom Pharaohs. Lying 420 miles south of Cairo, it’s the most dramatic historical site in Egypt and is home to more than half of Egyptian antiquities. It’s the world’s greatest open air museum. Visit Aswan, the “Jewel of the Nile” – a pink and grey granite formation that thrusts upward through the Nubian sandstone.
The seven night cruise departs from Luxor and sails to Aswan, before returning to Luxor again. We recommend flying from Cairo to Luxor directly.
Your Nile River cruise blends in seamlessly with contemporary Egyptian culture - a blend of East and West, offering a luxurious yet relaxed cruise on the Nile with gourmet cuisine and sightseeing experiences accompanied by the country’s most experienced Egyptologists. The cruise ship has an exclusive docking area at Luxor and Aswan. The extensive sun deck areas, with their elegant teak floors, include private cabanas around the pool area, the perfect spot for relaxing while taking in the Nile scenery.
Each day’s sightseeing is tailor-make by offering an “a la carte” style touring itinerary. Bask in the beauty of the surrounding views – unchanged for hundreds of years – as you sip on delicate cocktails from the comfort of the dahabiya, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat. This is what sailing on the Nile was meant to be.
Best Time to visit Egypt
Egypt has a hot dry climate. The temperatures are hot on summer days and warm on summer nights; warm or mild on winter days and cool on winter nights. The thin coastal strip at the north of Egypt has the most moderate temperatures, because of prevailing Mediterranean Sea winds.
- Spring: From May to August
- Winter: From November to March
- Rainy: From December to February
Sometimes between March and May, a hot and dry sand storm, known as Khamasin winds, blows from the southwest. The best time to visit Egypt is from October through to April, as the weather is cooler.
How to get there
International Flights to Cairo
Local flight transfers: Cairo to Luxor - 1 hour.
Depending on your interest and available time, travel specialist will design the perfect safari itinerary and budget for you.