Sanctuary Sun Boat IV
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

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Why we like it

  • Visits to the lesser known sites of Abydos and Dendarah north of Luxor
  • All cabins have Nile views, air-conditioning, private bathrooms and mini-bar
  • Inclusive drinks supplements available so there is no need to sign for wine, beer or soft drinks
  • The decks provide space for sunbathing, heated pool and exercise machines
  • Wi-fi Internet access is available throughout the boat at an extra charge
  • Great for those wanting peace as no children under eight years are permitted

A&K Top Tip

Enjoy the tranquillity of the cruise thanks to a no smoking policy in all internal areas and no mobile phones in public areas.

Guest Testimonial

We would like to express our thanks for what we have called the best holiday we have had with A&K…. Everything was incredible, we have never experienced service like this.

- SW, London

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 an outdoor bar for sundowners on the lower deck and refreshing plunge pool on the upper deck. Choose from two Royal Suites with balcony (not private) located on the Promenade Deck, two Presidential Suites located on the Main Deck and the 36 Luxury Cabins located over all four decks.

There is a non-smoking policy in all internal areas of the boat and a no mobile phone policy in public areas. An A&K Nile voyage is the ultimate Nile experience, with private docks, exceptional food, service and attention to detail on board (everything prepared in the kitchen is done so with mineral water) while the country's ancient sites and legends are brought to life by Egyptologists of the highest calibre.

The Sanctuary Sun Boat IV is featured in the following journeys, cost from £2,398 per person:
Classic Egypt
Egypt in Depth

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Useful info

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


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Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

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