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For millennia the iconic sights of Egypt have held visitors in their sway, from the pyramids of Giza to the dazzling colours of the Pharaoh's tombs. The country that gave birth to the world's first great civilisation has an unrivalled legacy that has been attracting tourists for thousands of years. Ancient sights abound, from the Temples of Karnak to the Valley of the Kings and of course, the incomparable River Nile. Home to the evocative white sail of the felucca, here you can board a luxurious Sanctuary Sun Boat and cruise the mighty waterway in style.

Egypt is a veritable melting pot of ancient history. The country that gave birth to the world's first great civilisation has an unrivalled legacy and has been attracting tourists for thousands of years. Wandering around Cairo is a treat in itself, although make sure you allow plenty of time for the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, with its remarkable Mummies Room and the treasures of Tutankhamun.

North of Cairo is Egypt's second city, Alexandria, the location of the legendary lighthouse that was once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and Egypt's most important port.

In western Egypt, Siwa is one of the country's most interesting regions. Here ancient traditions have been preserved, and the area is replete with beautiful rock formations and iridescent salt lakes. In Luxor, arguably the world's greatest open air museum, you can explore the Temple of Karnak and the colossal Valley of the Kings. Alternatively, see the surreal rock formations of the White Desert, dive among the colourful corals of the Red Sea or simply soak up the sun on Egypt's sandy beaches.

Egypt with A&K

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.


Egypt Offers

Save 35% on all Nile Cruises

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Book any Nile Cruise for travel before the 31st of December 2016 and save up to 35%. Offer includes a 7 night Nile cruise on board the Sanctuary Sunboat IV alongside expert Egyptologists. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic Egypt

Nights: 10 | from £2,195pp

Ever since there have been travellers, there have been travellers in Egypt. Its unparalleled ancient sites have drawn the curious for centuries – and... Find out more

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Classic Nile

Nights: 7 | from £1,545pp

The River Nile is the lifeblood of Egypt. It is along this riverbank than ancient civilisations thrived, and where modern Egyptians still live and farm... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Nile Dahabiya Private Charter

Nights: 7 | from £1,495pp

7 nights aboard a sailing boat on the Nile, passing beautiful little-visited regions as well as exploring the temples of Luxor and Aswan with an Egyptologist. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Egypt

Nights: 6 | from £1,595pp

Spend 7 days like an Egyptian Pharaoh while exploring the ancient worlds greatest treasures with expert Egyptologists and local guides. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Egypt with Jordan

Nights: 12 | from £2,795pp

This unforgettable journey will take you on a comprehensive Egyptian and Jordanian history lesson through time as you visit both countries exquisite sites. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Sanctuary Sun Boat III

Egypt

Perfect for a relaxed cruise along the Nile, the stylish Sanctuary Sun Boat III exudes all the discreet, elegant ambience of an exclusive club. Smaller...Find out more

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Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

Egypt

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...Find out more

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Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau

Egypt

The six-cabin haven on board the Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is one of the most luxurious boats sailing on the River Nile. The smallest of the Sanctuary...Find out more

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Four Seasons Resort Sharm el Sheikh

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...Find out more

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Family Holidays | Honeymoons

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Sanctuary Nile Adventurer

Nile Cruise

Decorated in a modern, Pharonic inspired lounge style and providing gourmet cuisine, the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer offers an intimate and relaxed cruising...Find out more

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Save 35% on all Nile Cruises

Egypt

35% off all Nile cruises
Book any Nile Cruise for travel before the 31st of December 2016 and save up to 35%. Offer includes a 7 night Nile cruise on board the Sanctuary Sunboat IV alongside expert Egyptologists. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Egypt with Abercrombie & Kent

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, Luxor (British Airways, Egypt Air); Sharm el Sheikh (British from Sep 2015, Easyjet); Hurghada (Easyjet)

Flying time

4 hours 50 minutes direct

Time difference

GMT +2 hours

Visas

Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

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