You will discover the Nile in a unique and exceptional way. You will observe the historical sites in Egypt, out of your sailing hotel.
Open the door to an ancient world; explore the remnants of past civilizations, and lose yourself in the splendor Egypt with a luxury Dahabiya Nile cruise.
Book a luxury Dahabiya Nile cruise and enjoy all the very best attractions in Egypt, and do so in style. Enjoy luxury accommodation; luxury transport, and top class service every step of the way. Visit Cairo's finest attractions like the pyramids; Sphinx; Egyptian Museum, and then fly to Luxor. Tour Luxor and board the magnificent Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya cruiser for a weeklong trip to Aswan.
Discover all the timeless attractions that await you along the way, and then tour the wonderful city of Aswan, now home to the majestic Temple of Philae. Fly back to Cairo; relax and prepare for your flight out of this fascinating land. Imagination sets sail with this amazing 12 day Luxury Dahabiya Nile Cruise.
- Every Day
- Tour type
- Pickup Location
- Cairo Airport
- Physical rating
- Cairo / Luxor / Aswan / Cairo
Why you'll love this trip
A good package to explore Cairo and upper Egypt with an adventure way by embarking a dahabiya boat. The Dahabiya is the classical way to see the Nile.
experience a grand and luxurious dahabiya for a romantic and unforgettable way of travel.
Your private, Egyptologist guide provides undivided attention and an insider’s perspective of Upper Egypt.
The comprehensive tour allows you to skip the headache of arranging hotels, plane tickets, and lunch reservations.
Enjoy the Nile scenery at a leisurely pace while visiting the ancient Egyptian monuments along the way from Luxor to Aswan.
Enjoy overnight lodging, meals, and admission tickets in the tour price
Tour is suitable for all ages and all genders
Giza Pyramids Complex
The Egyptian Museum
Saqqara Step Pyramid
The Citadel Of Saladin
Valley of the Kings
Your journey through time begins the minute to pass through immigration and you meet your tour manager. He will be there to assist you with your and to escort you to your hotel which in this case will be the luxurious Kimpinski Nile Hotel. After you have checked in the two of you will discuss your itinerary and confirm your pick-up times for upcoming day trips. With a complimentary "welcome" drink and the beauty of Cairo waiting, you’re free to spend the rest of the day as you wish.
- No meals
After breakfast, you will start your day trip with a visit to the old capital of ancient Egypt, Memphis. This area was started by King Menes during in the days of the Old Kingdom. Your day continues with a trip to Djoser’s Step Pyramid in Sakkara, which is a testament to the architectural mastery of an architect named Imhotep. The pyramid was built in honor of King Zoser.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and then travel to the Giza necropolis where you can explore the pyramids of Cheops, Mykerinus, and Chefren. These are known as the Great Pyramids of Giza, and this is also where you will see the Great Sphinx with its pharaoh head and lion body, and the Valley Temple.
Enjoy breakfast in your hotel, and then head out for a day of exploration and fun in Cairo. You will enjoy a private tour of the Egyptian Museum, including a glimpse into the life of Tutankhamen. The artifacts in this museum will take you back to ancient Egypt for an educational morning.
Next up is the Salah El Din Citadel. In 1183 AD, the citadel was built by Salah El Din in an effort to protect the city from attacking Crusaders. After the citadel, travel to the Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque. This mosque is dedicated to an ancient Egyptian ruler who controlled the land for more than 40 years.
After lunch, you will have an opportunity to shop at the El Khalili Bazaar. This is one of the most robust “shopping centers” in the city, and it is an esteemed part of Middle Eastern history. Moving on, you will end your day trip with a visit to some of the most amazing churches of the city. This includes the Church of St. Barbara, the Church of Abu Serga, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, and the Hanging Church.
You will return to your hotel for an enjoyable evening in Cairo.
After breakfast you’ll be driven to Cairo Airport where you’ll board a flight to Luxor for your luxury Dahabiya Nile cruise. Your Sonesta Dahabiya Amirat cruise liner will take you along the river for the next week, ensuring you see the most spectacular sights in comfort and complete safety.
After lunch, you will leave the cruise ship to see a complex of temples located at Amon-Ra at Karnak. You will see a hypostyle hall that was built with 137 columns, and it is a spectacular sight. You will also see the 28th Dynasty Luxor Temple before spending a relaxing night on board the cruise ship in Luxor.
Enjoy your breakfast on the cruise, and then head off board to explore the West Bank. The Valley of the Kings will show you where the tomb of Tutankhamen was found by Howard Carter in 1922. You will also visit the Valley of the Queens. Next up will be the temple dedicated to Medinet Habu and the Colossi of Memnon.
Back on your luxury Dahabiya Nile cruise, you will sail toward Esna and spend the night moored in a peaceful Esna location.
Relax on your cruise ship as you glide gracefully through the waters of the Nile River. You will end up near a beautiful island of the Nile where you will enjoy dinner and rest up for the next day of your Egyptian adventure.
After breakfast, your cruise ship will sail you to Edfu for an off board excursion. See the Temple of Edfu, and then spend another night on the Nile River.
Enjoy breakfast on the luxury Dahabiya Nile cruise, and then sail to Kom Ombo. Your off board excursion will take you to the Ptolemaic Temple of Kom Ombo. This temple was dedicated to two gods: Horus and Sobek. Horus had a falcon head and is known as the god of the morning sun. Sobek is known as the god of the crocodile. Spend another enjoyable night on board your cruise ship on the Nile.
Spend another relaxing day taking in the sights and sounds of the Nile River. You will sail to Aswan and spend the night on the river.
Spend the day off the cruise ship in Aswan. You will see the High Dam, which was constructed in 1971. You will also learn about the Philae Temple which had be be reconstructed in the same year the High Dam was completed.
Your luxury Dahabiya Nile cruise is over, and it is time to head back to Cairo. One of our tour managers will escort you to the airport and you will board you short flight to Cairo. On arrival, you’ll be met and taken to your hotel where you’ll check in for the night.
Final day of your 12 day Luxury Dahabiya Nile Cruise tour. Wake up to one last breakfast at your hotel and then you"ll check out and you"ll be driven to Cairo airport in the company of one of our tour managers and a driver. They will assist you with your luggage and with check in if need be, and then it’s unfortunately it will be time to say goodbye. Board your flight memories that words cannot describe, and know that we enjoyed the opportunity to show you the ancient treasures of this fascinating land.
11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners
- Dahabiya Cruise
- Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle
- Horse carriage at Edfu
- Taftaf at Valley of the Kings
- Motor Boat to Philae island
- 5* Luxury hotel in Cairo for 4 nights
- 5* Dahabiya Nile Cruise for 7 nights
- Meet and greet service for all arrivals and departures.
- Assistance from our customer service department for the duration of your stay.
- All transfers in private air conditioned vehicles with a company driver.
- All sightseeing tours mentioned in the itinerary.
- Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the luxury Dahabiya Nile cruise itinerary.
- English speaking Egyptologist guide for your tours.
- Lunch during tours in Giza.
- Bottled water during tours.
- Domestic flights.
- Portage when needed.
- Free loan of phone during your stay in Egypt, including limited free airtime
- International Airfare
- Entry visa to Egypt
- Optional activities and tours.
- Personal expenses
May to Sep:
Oct to April:
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
2 - 05.99 pay 25% of tour price
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.
Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents (Max 2 Children in one Room)
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