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Cruising the Nile has long been seen as the most romantic way of visiting the monuments of Ancient Egypt and what better way to do it than on one of Abercrombie & Kent's own Sunboats. The standard of service, quality of food and our private docks (which give you the privacy and exclusivity not always possible with other boats) are all part of our boats' recipe for success.

By taking a luxury Nile cruise you are able to see some of the country's most important sights with ease and comfort. Each Nile cruise includes a programme of fascinating shore excursions accompanied by one of our private guides, who, with their specialist knowledge and insider access, will guarantee to enhance your Egypt holiday.

Find out more about the Zein Nile Chateau and our new dahabiya Nile cruises. A 'dahabiya' is a sailing boat that affords a more private sailing experience upon the Nile. Enjoy the luxury Nile cruise experience with the help of our experts.

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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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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:

Luxury Small Group Journeys - Egypt & the Nile 2016

Nights: 9 | from £5,215pp

Cruise in luxury on Sanctuary 'Sun Boat III,' travelling to off-the-beaten-path Denderah, exploring Egypt's pyramids from the inside out and sailing the... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Historical Footsteps

Nights: 9 | from £2,395pp

Explore majestic Egypt and revel in the majesty of the pyramids, Luxor, Cairo and the Nubian desert city of Aswan. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Egypt

Nights: 10 | from £2,295pp

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

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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Highlights of Egypt

Nights: 6 | from £1,695pp

Egypt’s treasures are on many a traveller’s bucket list; this itinerary packs in the most important historical and cultural sites of the country’s illustrious... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Egypt with Jordan

Nights: 12 | from £3,595pp

This itinerary packs in the most notable highlights of Egypt’s illustrious past and the ancient treasures of Jordan culminating in a well-earned rest... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Sanctuary Nile Adventurer

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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Sanctuary Sun Boat III

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

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

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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An Easter voyage from Dubai to Athens

Nights: 18 | from £7,899pp

An 18 night cruise that takes you on a fascinating journey from Dubai through to Oman, Egypt, Jordan and Greece. Find out more

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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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