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Dahabeya family adventure

Private Travel | Family adventures | General interest 12 Days & 11 Nights Lead-in price: £3345

Spend seven nights on board the small and luxurious Dahabeya, taking you back in time as it graciously sails on the Nile from Luxor to Cairo. This unique cruiser replicates the sailing vessels used during the elegant days of the monarchy between the 1920s and 1940s, when aristocrats and sophisticated travellers sailed the Nile in style. After the cruise, spend two nights in Cairo exploring the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx before visiting the fascinating Egyptian Museum.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Explore the Great Pyramid & Sphinx at Giza
  • Visit the Aswan High Dam & the Temple of Philae
  • See the well-preserved Temple of Horus
  • Overnight moorings beside Nile islands
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Cairo

Fly to Cairo and transfer to the InterContinental Citystars Cairo for 1 night. (N)

Day 2: Cairo • Aswan

Early morning flight to Aswan. On arrival, transfer to the luxurious Sonesta Dahabeya for a 7-night cruise. (D)

Day 3: Aswan

Morning visit to the Aswan High Dam and the Temple of Philae. Afternoon sailing towards Kom Ombo. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Kom Ombo

Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Philae. Overnight mooring beside a Nile island. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Kom Ombo • Edfu

Morning sailing to Edfu to visit the well-preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu. Overnight mooring beside a Nile island. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Edfu • Esna

Day at leisure sailing. Pass Esna lock before mooring overnight beside a Nile island. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Esna • Luxor

This morning you will sail to Luxor. Visit the Karnak temple complex and Luxor Temple. (B, L, D)

Day 8: West Bank, Luxor

Morning visit to the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the Mortuary Temple of Ramses III and the Colossi of Memnon. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Luxor • Cairo

Disembark in the morning. Transfer to Luxor airport for a flight to Cairo. On arrival, transfer to the Kempinski Hotel for 3 nights. (B)

Day 10: Cairo

Morning tour of Giza to see the Great Pyramid and Sphinx. Afternoon private tour of the Egyptian Museum. (B)

Day 11: Cairo

Day at leisure. (B)

Day 12: Fly to London

Early morning transfer to Cairo airport. Fly to London. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Non-exclusive cruise:

When on board the Nile cruise, transfers and excursions relevant to that cruise are operated as a group with other passengers who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Other cruise options & tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or for a cruise-only price, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £3345 per person

High season from £4295 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable