The Nile Encounter

Classic Egypt from £1,645

Cruise the Nile on the intimate and luxurious Sanctuary Sun Boats owned and operated by Abercrombie & Kent. Be amazed by the Pyramids at Giza, see the Mummies Room at Cairo Museum... Read more ...

White Desert

White Desert Extension

Visit the small local museum in Bawiti, the main town of Bahariya, where finds from the surrounding ruins, including golden and painted treasures from the Valley of the Golden Mummies... Read more ...

Historical Footsteps

Historical Footsteps from £1,995

Highlights - Visit Cairo’s , historic bazaar, Khan El Khalili;Visit the 4,500- year old Pyramids built for Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus;travel south to Luxor and check-in to Sofitel Old Winter Palace... Read more ...

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Best time to be there

Winter (October to April) for cultural trips, although May to September is great for the Red Sea. Ramadan is a particularly exciting time to be in Egypt - it is celebrated here with more exuberance than anywhere else in the world.

Fly to

Cairo (British Airways, Egypt Air); Luxor (Egypt Air, Easyjet); Sharm el Sheikh (Easyjet); Hurghada (Easyjet)

flying time

4 hours 50 minutes direct

time difference

GMT +2 hours


Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

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Small Luxury Group Journeys: Sands of Time: Jordan & the Nile

Save up to £740 per person
Travel to Jordan and Egypt on this magical journey on any of the following departures 10th January, 14th February, 14th March and 19th September 2015 and receive a £370 discount per person when sharing a double or twin and £740 discount per person when staying in a single. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.




Special Offer: Save up to 50% on all our Nile cruise itineraries for travel in 2014 (excl. peak dates).

A Traveller's Tale: In February, Tony Talmage returned from a visit to Egypt with A&K and sent us this letter encouraging travellers back to the country. Read more...

   8 DAYS FROM £1,195

    * Featuring 7 nights along the Upper Nile
    * Luxury Sanctuary Sun Boat cruise
    * A&K Egyptologist throughout

Highlights of Egypt   HIGHLIGHTS OF EGYPT
   7 Days FROM £1,595

   * Featuring Cairo and the Upper Nile
   * Luxury Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Cruise
   * A&K Egyptologists throughout

11 DAYS FROM £1,645

* Featuring a three night private Cairo tour
* Luxury Sanctuary Sun Boat seven night cruise
* A&K Egyptologists throughout


At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. Please contact one of our expert travel consultants and they will be delighted to arrange your perfect holiday.


When it comes to the Land of the Pharaohs, we have heritage. Real heritage. It might not stretch back to Tutankhamun but over 30-plus years offering luxury Egypt holidays Abercrombie & Kent has established eight offices across the country, employing 400 knowledgeable staff. This makes a difference. A huge difference. When Cairo descended into the chaos of the Arab Spring and airlines temporarily abandoned the city, A&K's experienced team threw the rulebook out of the window, using unrivalled contacts to charter a private plane to London. The escape was made.

Most of the time, of course, we're dealing with Egypt's historic, cultural and scenic drama, rather than its political. Our brilliant guides - many of them expert Egyptologists and archaeologists - bring ancient civilisations back to life before your eyes, providing exclusive insider access to private tombs, temple openings and current excavations. They reveal the secrets of Giza's monolithic pyramids, the Museum of Antiquities' treasures and The Valley of the Kings, along with iconic temples including Karnak and Hatshepsut.

And then there's the Nile. Nobody offers a luxury Nile cruise like A&K with dedicated in-house specialists and four of the best, most elegant boats on the river. Your journey between Aswan and Luxor blends history with style, serenity and divine landscapes.

And you're just starting. You can sail on vast Lake Nasser, tour the surreal White Desert, and relax on the Red Sea coast with its translucent ocean and exquisite coral. Need more? There's Alexandria's Italianate cornice kissing the Mediterranean, and the remote western oasis of Siwa. Egypt is generous with its riches.

But A&K takes you beyond the blockbuster sites. Our guides happily share vignettes of daily Egyptian life. It might be Mohammed's favourite coffee house, falafel joint, or even belly dancer: the legendary Dina appears, often unannounced, at random Cairo nightspots. If you're happy with a 3am appointment, so are we.
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Sanctuary Sun Boat IV - 3 & 4 night cruises

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV is renowned as one of the finest boats operating on the Nile River. Rated five-star, it is air conditioned throughout and offers wonderful amenities, including...

Dahabiya Nile Cruise - Zein Nile Chateau

New to A&K the Sanctuary Zein Nile Château is a dahabiya designed to afford a more private sailing experience. This vessel is a six-cabin haven, offering a mix of modern elegance and old world glamour...

Four Seasons Resort Sharm el Sheikh  


Soaked in year-round sun, and set in an oasis of green against the surrounding desert landscapes, the Four Seasons is one of our favourite hotels in Sharm El Sheikh...

Sanctuary MS Nile Adventurer - 3 & 4 night cruises

Decorated in a modern, Pharonic inspired lounge style and providing gourmet cuisine, the Sanctuary MS Nile Adventurer offers an intimate and relaxed cruising experience on the epic Nile River...

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Guest Testimonial

Jon Dunne's client writes; “I would like to thank all the team on Sanctuary Sunboat IV for their exceptional and outstanding care during my seven-night cruise. For your future clients, I can assure you that the security was first-class. Thank you to everybody at Abercrombie & Kent for a marvellous holiday.”

- SW, London

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Egypt, Magdy Yacoub Foundation

Magdy Yacoub Foundation

Brings together world renowned surgeons and medical teams to volunteer their time and skills to perform life saving open heart surgery for people in need from Egypt and the surrounding areas - especially children.



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