A Portrait of Egypt (sailing Luxor to Aswan)

Embark on an in-depth journey through Egypt exploring the iconic sites of Cairo, the treasures of Tutankhamun and the ancient temples and tombs of the Nile on a stylish river cruise.

Journey Overview

With so much to discover in this alluring destination, Egypt deserves in-depth exploration and that’s how we’ve tailored this journey. You’ll be guided to the most iconic museums and ancient monuments around Cairo and along the Nile and be introduced to some unexpected attractions that will take you off the beaten path. Explore the famous mosques, madrasas, hammams and fountains of Islamic Cairo, founded in the 10th century, visit some unexpected tombs at Aswan and key WWII battlegrounds in the Western Desert with time to soak up the Mediterranean vibe in Alexandria.

Journey Highlights

  • Marvel at the mighty Pyramids and Sphinx and recently excavated tombs of their builders
  • Stay in grand Victorian style at two Nile-side palace hotels
  • Cruise for four nights in luxury aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV
  • Admire vivid wall paintings in Aswan’s tombs of the Nobles
  • Discover Roman ruins and the ultra-modern Library in Alexandria
  • Learn sobering stories of Australian soldiers at the renowned war site of El Alamein