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Enchanting Egypt Dahabeya Cruise

Private Travel | Cruises | General interest 10 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £3495

Discover the highlights of Egypt while staying in carefully chosen, characterful accommodation. See the majestic Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza before spending five nights aboard an intimate and luxurious dahabeya. Cruise leisurely along the Nile, stopping to explore the iconic sites and temples found along its shores. Finish with a stay in a historic hotel in the lush city of Aswan, where life takes place at a slower pace.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Sail along the Nile in a 6-cabin dahabeya
  • Stay in a traditional property in the heart of Islamic Cairo
  • Spend 2 days relaxing in Aswan
  • Entrance to the Royal Mummy Room at the Egyptian museum in Cairo
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Cairo

Fly to Cairo and transfer to Villa Belle Epoque for 2 nights. (N)

Day 2: Cairo

Morning tour of Giza to see the Great Pyramid and Sphinx. Afternoon private tour of the Egyptian Museum including entry to the Royal Mummy Room. (B)

Day 3: Fly to Luxor

Early morning flight to Luxor. Board the Jaz Yakouta for a 5-night cruise. This upscale dahabeya is elegantly decorated and provides an intimate cruising experience. Visit the Karnak temple complex and Luxor Temple. (D)

Day 4: Luxor • Esna

Visit the main sites of the West Bank including visits to the Valley of the Kings, Deir el-Medina and the Colossi of Memnon. Take lunch on board and sail to Esna this afternoon, where the dahabeya will overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Edfu • Kom Ombo

Set sail for Edfu this morning and visit the wellpreserved Temple of Horus. Continue to Kom Ombo and overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Aswan

Visit the unusual double temple of Kom Ombo before sailing to Aswan. On arrival, visit the Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan High Dam and the Temple of Philae. Tonight you will be moored in Aswan. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Aswan

Morning at leisure with an optional excursion to Abu Simbel (additional cost). In the afternoon take a relaxing felucca ride to the botanical garden. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Aswan

Disembark this morning and transfer to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, a colonial-era property, for a 2-night stay. (B)

Day 9: Aswan

Day at leisure. Optional activities include visiting a Nubian village and the local bazaars (additional cost).

Day 10: Fly home via Cairo

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, via Cairo. (B)

Meal basis

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

Important information Superior tour

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

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.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Other cruise options & tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £3495 per person

High season from £4245 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

Destinations on this tour

  • Cairo

    Cairo - the Triumphant City - is the glorious capital of Egypt, the cradle of...

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  • Luxor

    Luxor is a modern city, full of the monuments of both ancient Egyptian and other, more...

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  • Aswan

    Aswan is situated at the south end of the section of the Nile plied by the cruise fleets...

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