Magnificent Nile cruise on a 1920s-style sailing boat

Dahabiya Dream, Egypt

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Spend a week cruising Egypt's majestic Nile on a luxurious authentic 1920s sailing boat - all travel and full board included

Spend seven nights sailing the Nile with this wonderful cruise aboard the elegant, family-owned Dahabiya Dream. The Nile is the nurturing life blood of the earliest and most advanced of the world's ancient civilisations. Its importance in world history cannot be overestimated, nor can its sense of evocative mystery, its beauty, and the impact of its vast temples and monuments.

Aboard the Dahabiya Dream, you'll travel with highly trained staff and a fluent, English-speaking Egyptologist who will reveal the marvels of the ancient world that you'll see as you make your way south from Luxor to Aswan. The boat itself is designed to be as close as possible to a traditional Nile cruise boat, which the likes of Howard Carter and Nelson - whose house you’ll be visiting as part of your trip, along with the recently opened replica of Tutankhamun's tomb - would have travelled on when first exploring Egypt.

As you make your way towards Aswan and back towards Luxor, you'll see some of the most important and impressive archaeological sites of antiquity. The Valley of Kings and the Karnak Temple are unparalleled sites of Pharaonic significance, and Kom Ombo is a fascinating and beautiful example of the durability of ancient design principles and the arrival of Roman influence.

While on board the traditional Dahabiya Dream, you can chill out on the sun deck and admire the view, or curl up in a shady spot with a book. Each day you'll be served organic gourmet cuisine, hand-prepared by the chef with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and traditional spices. You'll bed down each evening in a super-luxurious cabin, perfect for recharging your batteries before another day on the Nile's waters.

Brief itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Luxor to embark the Dahabiya Dream
Day 2: Luxor, Esna and Edfu
Day 3: Edfu and Kom Ombo
Day 4: Kom Ombo to Aswan
Day 5: Aswan and Esna
Day 6: Esna to Luxor
Day 7: Luxor
Day 8: Disembark in Luxor and fly back to London

Good to know

This holiday allows you to spread the cost of your break by paying only the deposit upfront. The remaining balance is due at a later date and is to be paid directly to the holiday supplier (the exact date will be stated on your booking confirmation).

Please note that the entry visa to Egypt is $25 (or sterling equivalent) and payable on arrival at Luxor airport. Please also note that on-board gratuities are not included.

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