Discover Egypt’s pyramids, crypts and treasures of the Nile.
Step back in time and explore the cultural treasures, rich history and spectacular desert landscapes of Egypt. A fascinating mix of old and new, Egypt offers ancient historic sites, exotic culture, colourful souks, tantalising cuisine, a sunny climate and gorgeous beaches.
Be awed by the immense Great Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx, and explore Cairo’s churches, mosques and bustling bazaars. Sail down the River Nile passing ancient temples and picturesque villages. Wander beneath the giant columns of Luxor and Karnak temples, marvel at long-hidden pharaohs’ tombs and spend hours learning about Egypt’s glorious past inspecting the treasures on display in its museums.
Like the explorers of centuries past, the best way to discover Egypt is aboard a riverboat cruising slowly down the Nile. Choose from our handpicked selection of vessels, from small ships to intimate dahabiyas (traditional sailing boats). Each day guests enjoy guided excursions to some of the country’s major highlights before returning to the comforts on board.
Best Egypt Safaris & Tours
Explore some of the experiences that we can custom-design for you. All of our safaris and tours are tailor-made to suit your interests, budget and timeframe.
Cairo to Aswan Cruise
Discover the wonders of the ancient Egyptians on this unique 15 day cruise aboard the Mövenpick Darakum.
The Nile In Style
Cruise in style aboard Sanctuary Retreats fleet of beautiful cruise boats, which bring legendary service and a boutique experience to the Nile River.
Founded by Alexander the Great in 332 BC, Alexandria was the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt for almost 1000 years.
Abu Simbel by Air
Situated 280 kilometres south of Aswan, the majestic Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel is the most impressive monument in Egypt.
Legends of the Nile
Unlock the mysteries of ancient Egypt on this fascinating tour that combines the cultural treasures of Cairo, Luxor and Aswan with a romantic cruise down the Nile.
Slowly Down The Nile
Explore the Nile in luxury on an unhurried cruise aboard the exclusive Oberoi Zahra. This is the ultimate Egyptian tour, allowing you to discover 5,000 years of Egyptian culture at a leisurely pace
Antiquities & Wildlife
Explore the antiquities of Africa on this 16 day tour to Tanzania and Egypt. Explore the Pyramids of Giza and Marvel at the mighty Shypnx
Egypt & Jordan
Discover the mysteries of myth and religion on this fascinating tour that combines the ancient lands of Egypt and Jordan.
Nile Dahabiya Cruise
Return to the gracious era of turn of the century travel and cruise the Nile in style on board a traditional sailing boat called a dahabiya.
Accommodation in Egypt
Explorers and intrepid travellers alike have been touring Egypt for centuries – the centrepiece of which was a classical cruise down the Nile aboard a steam ship or exclusive sailboat. Major cities such as Luxor and Aswan are home to beautiful Victorian-style palaces built in the 19th century that bring a level of opulence and grandeur reminiscent of the golden-age of expedition travel.
There are also a number of traditional 19th century riverboats (known as dahabiyas) that take just 14-20 guests and offer a personal and intimate experience. Most Nile cruises are aboard larger vessels with air-conditioned rooms, restaurants, sun decks and rooftop pools. Whilst on board guests enjoy daily guided excursions to visit the sites along the Nile, mainly between Luxor and Aswan.
Talk to our Egypt Expert
Our resident Egyptologist, Hany grew up in Giza and spent his childhood years marvelling at the pyramids. This inspired him to study Egyptology at the University of Cairo before going on to lead tours across the length and breadth of Egypt. His favourite place to visit is the Valley of the Kings, and he loves the colours, decorations and stories that are inscribed within the tombs.