Egypt’s Nostalgic Nile by Dahabiya

Large luxury traditional Egyptian dahabeya river boat sailing on the Nile

Escorted Group Tours


On this magical journey through ancient Egypt, we’ll be guided on a small group tour through some of the world’s most famous historical icons by an expert Egyptologist. The Pyramids of Giza, Valley of the Kings, Luxor and Karnak top the spellbinding list of mind-blowing sights. But that’s just part of our trip back in time, as our adventure includes a magical Egypt river cruise - a five-night stay aboard a traditional dahabiya sailing boat. As the wind kisses the sails, we’ll journey down the Nile in effortless style, and feel like we’re on a private charter. We’ll watch life unfold on the riverbanks, as well as discover a different perspective of Egypt from the water.

Included with every escorted tour

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Knowledgeable tour managers
  • Included excursions
  • Selected meals and international flights


27 meals

  • 10 breakfasts
  • 8 lunches
  • 9 dinners


5 nights in hotels and 5 nights cruise on Queen Farida Dahabiya


Travel in destination by coach

Excursions and visits

  • Guided visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx
  • Visit to the Egyptian Museum, Howard Carter’s Luxor home, the village of Al Ramady, Aswan High Dam
  • West Bank tour including the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon
  • Visit Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Temple of Horus, Kom Ombo Temple, Philae Temple
  • The shrines and ancient quarries of Gebel el-Silsila
  • Guided walk around Al Fares Island


Two drinks (local wine, beer, soft drinks) per meal at the Luxor hotel, plus local wine, beer, soft drinks between 11am and 10pm on board dahabiya

Single-entry tourist visa


  • 10 nights

  • Africa . Egypt . Luxor . Cairo . Aswan

  • London Heathrow Airport

  • Multiple

  • Escorted tour moderate

From £4,115 per person

Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction if not required


Duration: 11 days

EGD tour - Egypt's Nostalgic Nile by Dahabiya

Please note

  • Dahabiya sailing boats are powered by the wind so on rare occasions they may need to be towed. However tugs travel a good distance ahead and the dahabiya remains under full sail, so your experience of the sights, sounds and magic of the Nile is little changed.


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