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River Nile

River Nile holidays

Introduction

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

white and luxurious Uniworld SS Sphinx on the River Nile at sunset and calm waters

Ancient Egypt & the Nile with Uniworld

12-day escorted tour & river cruise from £4,765 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offer - 10% off 2023 departures
Book by: 31 August 2022

Journey into history as you explore the splendours of Egypt's River Nile as you combine luxurious Cairo stays with an extended and indulgent seven-night Uniworld river cruise.

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Sanctuary Retreat River Nile Sunboat IV

Grand Tour of Egypt with Sanctuary Retreats

10-day river cruise holiday from £3,975 pp incl. flights

Explore the ancient treasures of Egypt in style, combining a Sanctuary Retreats Nile river cruise with stays at two of Egypt's most iconic luxury hotels.

Valley of the Kings, Egypt

Best of Egypt

11-day river cruise holiday from £4,385 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.

Sanctuary Retreat River Nile Sunboat IV

Sanctuary Nile Experience

11-day river cruise holiday from £4,430 pp incl. flights

Paired with the highlights of Cairo, this 8-night Nile luxury cruise with Sanctuary Retreats takes in everything from the Valley of the Kings to Aswan's majestic Philae Temple.

Nile River, Egypt

Classic Nile Cruise

8-day river cruise from £2,755 pp incl. flights

Offering superb value for money, this classic Nile cruise explores the ancient Egyptian sites that line the river between Luxor and Aswan, with guided sightseeing and all meals included.

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Sanctuary Nile Adventurer

Sanctuary Nile Adventurer

Accommodation

The Sanctuary Nile Adventurer is a spectacular river cruiser based on the Nile, offering understated luxury and an intimate experience as you explore one of the world's most famous rivers.

Pool, Sun Boat IV

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

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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