A Cruise in the River Nile, Roadway of Pharaohs
Visit archaeological sites of unsurpassed beauty in the style of the Pharaohs. Sail the Nile on which shores flourished one of the great civilisations.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
Where Ages Converge
You arrive in Cairo. It is clear to you that you have entered a different world. To be more exact, you have entered a crossroads... between the Middle East and Africa, between the modern and the ancient. At first it is not easy to understand. However, as you approach your hotel, The Mena House, you are placed in a unique vantage point: the Great Pyramid dominates de view from your window. Call that a good start.
A Better Way to See the Sights
The problem with famous sites ― nevermind wonders of the ancient world! ― is that tourists tend to flock to them. You’ve harboured the suspicion that visiting the pyramids is a tad too touristy. Fortunately, your guides are dedicated expert in Ancient Egypt and they also know of the best ways to avoid the crowds. Alongside them, you get immediately caught in the narrative of the ages. By the time you visit the Egypt Museum later in the day you have a deeper understanding of the ancient civilisation. Read more
Egypt Is the Nile
Luxor is the jewel of of Upper Egypt. Here you embark on a luxurious cruise from Luxor to Aswan. The Pharaohs themselves used to survey their domains in this fashion. Roman emperors saw this as the perfect vacation. Everytime you dock, there is something marvellous to discover, from Karnak to the Temple of Kom Ombo and the Temple of Horus. Your cruise is a luxury felucca that glides over the waters of the Nile with ease and elegance.
Temples in the Desert
As you dock in Aswan, you are transported to the colonial era of Egypt. Your hotel, the Sofitel Old Cataract is in a 19th century Victorian palace. After a couple of days of sailing, you welcome the sophisticated gardens and the rhythm of life, that seems to go all so well with the river. Before you take your leave of Egypt, you must first venture into the Nubian Desert, where the temples of Abu Simbel stand as testimony of the wonders of the Ancient World, may they endure thousands of years more.