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Spend a scenic week cruising Egypt's majestic Nile on a luxurious, authentic 1920s-style sailing boat - includes full board, all travel and a suite option
Fulfil a dream and sail the Nile aboard the elegant, family-owned Dahabiya Dream. The Nile is the nurturing lifeblood of the earliest and most advanced of the world's ancient civilisations and its importance in world history cannot be underestimated, nor can its sense of evocative mystery, its beauty, and the impact of the vast temples and monuments on its shores.
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 - whose house you’ll be visiting as part of your trip, along with the 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 delicious Egyptian and European fare, using traditional spices. You'll bed down each evening in a luxurious cabin, perfect for recharging your batteries before another day on the Nile's waters.
Good to know
Please note that the entry visa to Egypt is $25 (or sterling equivalent) and payable on arrival at Luxor airport. Please also note that onboard gratuities are not included.
The highly qualified Egyptologist revealing the history behind the Nile wonders from Luxor to Esna
Enjoying delicious Egyptian cuisine on board, with entertainment on some evenings
Discovering some seriously impressive sites, from Karnak Temple to the Valley of Kings
To find out more about the Dahabiya Dream and compare our rates with those available elsewhere online, visit our supplier's website
If you choose to buy it, the money will go towards your purchase, if not, the cash will be credited to your Secret Escapes account.
Important: Please note, this is not a deposit, complete or guaranteed booking; holding the date simply prevents other members from swooping in and booking your preferred date while you're still having a think about it. Secret Escapes will not be liable for expenses incurred should that date not be available to book and a hold is cancelled.
In short, you pay Secret Escapes a non-refundable deposit to secure your holiday, then you pay the holiday supplier the remaining balance of the holiday - as advertised - at a later date (before you travel).
We've added deposit-only sales to enable our members to get early-bird access to more amazing holidays, and because we know that planning and paying for a holiday can take time.