Steeped in thousands of years of captivating ancient history, come discover the mystery of Egypt’s most fascinating landmarks and architecture before setting off on a relaxing luxury Nile holiday cruise that’s soaked in serenity.

Your adventure begins in Cairo, the bustling capital of Egypt, where you’ll receive the luxury treatment at the five-star Marriott Mena House, which boasts wonderful views of the world-famous pyramids, alongside elegantly furnished rooms, and lavish gardens. Spend your days sampling the local cuisine, wandering the medieval Citadel and the show-stopping Ottoman-style Alabaster Mosque, before taking in the beguiling landmarks with sundowners overlooking the world-famous pyramids. 

From here, you’ll travel to Aswan to board the Amirat Dahabiya cruise and experience an unforgettable seven-night deluxe boat journey, travelling back in time to a more gracious era of travel. This luxury Nile cruise holiday experience will stop along the way to discover Egypt’s ancient wonders that remain under the radar. Awaken your spiritual senses as you visit the Temple of Abydos, feast your eyes on an array of ancient treasures at the Old Egyptian Museum, and uncover the hieroglyphic carvings of some intriguing temples.   


Experience highlights

  • Spend the morning with a local guide uncovering the history and stories at the Egyptian Museum, the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East, home to an unrivalled collection of Pharaonic antiquities.
  • In the afternoon explore the medieval Islamic-era Citadel and Alabaster Mosque which dominate Cairo’s skyline.
  • Watch the sunset over the Pyramids whilst toasting to another incredible day at the bar at Marriott Menahouse.
  • Take a scenic trip to admire Cairo from a whole new perspective as you set sail on a traditional felucca boat across the Nile. 
  • Delve into years of riveting history on a visit to one of the most iconic locations in the world, The Pyramids of Giza & The Sphinx. Explore inside the ancient pyramid dating back nearly 5,000 years, these historical monuments are a must-see during your time in Egypt.  
  • Board the luxurious Amirat Dahabiya and embark on a special seven night cruise from Aswan to Luxor
  • Discover the remarkable architecture of the Philae Temple, covered in ancient hieroglyphics, and dedicated to the goddess Isis.  
  • Tour the crocodile necropolis of Kom Ombo, where you’ll find a Ptolemaic temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, God of the morning sun. 
  • Explore the impressive Temple of Horus in Edfu, one of Egypt’s best preserved temples covered in giant hieroglyphics. Wander ant-like through its giant hallways as you feel the power of Egypt’s past rulers.
  • Wander the ancient site of Karnak which consists of a number of temples, chapels, and other buildings in the form of a villages.
  • On the East bank of the Nile River, walk around Luxor Temple which is surrounded by mud-brick walls to symbolise the separation between the world and the sacred realm of the gods.
  • Visit one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world and the great burial place of the Pharaohs, the Valley of the Kings – where Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922.
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Experience highlights

Uncover the history at the Egyptian Museum with a local guide
Explore the medieval Islamic-era Citadel which dominate Cairo's skyline
Watch the sunset over the Pyramids of Giza
Set sail on a traditional felucca boat across the Nile
Sit back and relax as you sail in a Felucca boat
Embark on a special seven night cruise from Aswan to Luxor on the luxurious Amirat Dahabiya
Discover the remarkable architecture of the Philae Temple in Aswan
Tour the crocodile necropolis of Kom Ombo
Explore the impressive Temple of Horus in Edfu, one of Egypt's best preserved temples
On the East bank of the Nile River, Luxor Temple is surrounded by mud-brick walls
The Valley of the Kings where Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922
Colossi of Memnon inn Luxor emits mysterious sounds at sunrise

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    Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, Luxor

    Nowhere combines heritage and location quite like the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract in Aswan. Situated on the banks of the Nile, like a terracotta-hued museum piece stuffed with old-world charm, this hotel feels torn straight from the pages of an Agatha Christie detective novel. That's because, in part, it actually is where the legendary crime author penned her Poirot classic, Death on the Nile, in 1937, and sections of the book are set here. Perched on a blush-tinged granite outcrop overlooking the Nile's first cataract (very shallow portions of the river), the hotel was built in 1899 by the famous travel guru Thomas Cook as a nineteenth-century Victorian palace to house European travelers. It has retained its time-honored soul magnificently, and sensitive refurbishments over the decades have created a delicate blend of Moorish, European, and Oriental styles, with an unmistakable Egyptian undercurrent as a subtle tribute to the pharaohs.


    Oberoi Zahra, Aswan

    Experience unparalleled luxury and refinement aboard the Oberoi Zahra, a floating oasis that redefines the art of cruising the Nile. Seamlessly blending traditional elegance with contemporary design, this opulent Nile River cruise ship offers discerning travelers an unforgettable journey. Indulge in spacious suites adorned with lavish amenities, relish gourmet culinary delights crafted by world-class chefs, and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of the onboard spa. Relax in the outdoor pool on deck in between visits to the amazing temples and tombs en-route. With personalised service and breathtaking views of ancient wonders, the Oberoi Zahra promises an enchanting voyage through Egypt's timeless treasures, leaving you with cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

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