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River Nile

River Nile holidays

Introduction

A Nile cruise is an eagerly anticipated part of an Egypt holiday and a great way to see the historic monuments that dot the riverbank between Luxor and Aswan. Vessels range from luxury cruise ships - with sumptuous cabins, swimming pools on deck and evening entertainment under the African sky - to traditional Egyptian feluccas. These simple sailing boats offer a more rugged form of transport, but one that sings with the romance of Egypt past and present.

Gently meandering along the river is a delightful Egypt travel experience and old-style dahabiyas are another cruise option. With wood-panelled cabins and double lateen sails they recall the elegance of travel in days gone by, but with all the modern amenities. Like feluccas, these distinctive sailing boats have the advantage of being able to moor at places that the bigger cruise ships can't reach. Itineraries on the smaller craft also tend to be less rigid, meaning that temples can be visited outside peak times.

 

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Special offers in River Nile

Pyramids of Giza

Cairo, Nile Cruise and the Red Sea

10-day stay & river cruise from £2,820 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Tailor-made stay & river cruise offer
Book by: 31 December 2019

Indulge in the very best of Egypt with Ritz-Carlton and Oberoi, combining a luxury Nile river cruise with 5-star stays in Cairo and on the Red Sea coast at Sahl Hasheesh

Oberoi Zahra

Cairo and Oberoi Zahra

10-day stay & cruise from £3,230 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Tailor-made stay & cruise fares
Book by: 31 December 2019

Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx & the Egyptian Museum before sailing on the Nile on the 5-star Oberoi Zahra

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Classic Nile Cruise

8-day tailor-made cruise from £1,640 pp incl. flights

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Fly-cruise fares

This fascinating tailor-made trip will see you enjoy a classic cruise on the Nile as you explore ancient Egyptian history, enjoying included meals, drinks and excursions throughout.

Top itineraries in River Nile

Sanctuary Sunboat IV

Grand Tour of Egypt with Sanctuary Retreats

10-day tailor-made journey from £3,200 pp incl. flights

Egypt is a country packed with history, where world-famous sites such as the Pyramids and Valley of the Kings complement the spectacular scenery of the River Nile. Explore it all in style by combining a luxury Sanctuary Retreats Nile cruise with stays at two of Egypt's most iconic luxury hotels.

Valley of the Kings, Egypt

Best of Egypt

11-day tailor-made journey from £3,430 pp incl. flights

For more than 5,000 years the world's longest river has been the lifeblood of Egypt and a cruise on the Nile is a must in any lifetime. However Egypt offers so much more, from Cairo's Pyramids to the stunning Red Sea - experience a bit of everything on this spectacular highlights tour.

Pool, Sun Boat IV

Sanctuary Nile Experience

11-day tailor-made journey from £3,565 pp incl. flights

Paired with the highlights of Cairo, this 8-day river cruise aboard Sanctuary Sun Boat IV takes in everything from the Valley of the Kings to Aswan's majestic Philae Temple. And, spread across a total of nine luxurious days, it's a truly relaxed way to experience the highlights of the Nile Valley.

Steam Ship Sudan

Death on the Nile Cruise: Steam Ship Sudan

9-day river cruise from £3,400 pp incl. flights

This fascinating tailor-made cruise holiday takes you onboard the vessel that inspired Agatha Christie's novel Death on the Nile. See ancient Pyramids, historic temples and sacred tombs in the sacred land of the Pharaohs.

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Top places to stay in River Nile

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, Egypt

Accommodation

The Sanctuary Sun Boat IV makes for an elegant, luxurious base for exploring the regal wonders of Egypt’s Nile river.

River Nile articles

Felucca, Nile, Egypt

First-hand review: River Nile cruise on board the Sun Boat IV

The classic Nile cruise is one of the most renowned ways for affluent travellers to sample Egypt's fascinating history and culture.

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