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Nile Cruise

To fully discover the ancient wonders of Egypt, a cruise on the River Nile is truly an unforgettable experience. The Nile River has been Egypt's lifeline since ancient times and there is no better way to trace the passage of Egypt's history than to follow the course of the Nile.

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Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya

The Sonesta Amirat – with its 5 cabins and 2 suites is one of the most stylish dahabiyas sailing the Nile and has a decor inspired by the vessels of a 100 years ago.Offering 7 night cruises between Luxor and Aswan (and vice versa) the Sonesta Amirat will take you, and a small group of fellow travellers, along the Nile at a leisurely pace visiting small islands, local villages, and Pharaonic sites that are often missed by the larger Nile cruises, enabling you to experience an Egypt that has long been removed from the tourist radar.

All of the 5 standard cabin are twin bedded (15 sq.m including bathroom) and feature private direct-dial telephones, individual climate control, hairdryers, mini-bar, safe deposit boxes, plasma televisions and movie channels.

The 2 suites (27 sq.m including bathroom and terrace) feature double beds and offer attractive private terraces at the bow of the boat.

On board facilities include an open air oriental-style Jacuzzi, spacious sundeck and stylish common lounge.

A la carte dining; and a crew to guest ratio of greater than one to one.

It is possible for families and small groups of friends to charter the Sonesta Amirat dahabiya for an exclusive private cruise experience.


Call 020 7407 2111 or email sales@discoveregypt.co.uk for more information


  • Dahabiya Nile Cruise & Cairo - 10 Nights Feb 2019

    Feb 2019 - After planning and anticipating this trip for over 6 months, we spent 10 days in Egypt in February and our holiday surpassed all our expectations. We were a group of five, with three of the group traveling from the USA and the other two traveling from Ireland. We booked with Discover Egypt because they offered the combination package of Cairo and a Nile Cruise on a Dahabiya. Discover Egypt worked tirelessly on the planning and the logistics and making sure that we were able to squeeze in every sight we wanted to see along the way. We were met in the airport, helped through the visa controls and then escorted to a welcome van. We were even helped through the check in process at our hotel, the Marriott Mena House. The Mena House was lovely and tranquil, with an amazing view of the Giza Pyramids. I want to go back to Egypt just to stay there again. Each morning in Cairo we were met promptly by our driver with the van and our guide. Raham, who was so much more for us than a tour guide - mostly guide, but also group photographer, shopping director and culture interpreter - was fabulous. Our transportation to the Cairo Airport for our flight to Aswan, was also seamless, and we were met at the Aswan Airport without incident. A Dahabiya is a small boat. Ours, the Sonesta Amarit, had a total of five regular cabins and two suites. Our group, along with another couple who had booked with Discover Egypt, had our own guide along for the cruise. Assem, just as our guide in Cairo had been, was excellent. He was very accommodating for our group, and unselfishly shared the history and his love for his country with us. He went out of his way, at every turn, to ensure that we were enjoying our holiday. Our experience with Discover Egypt was, from start to finish, simply amazing. We won’t hesitate to book with them again when we start planning our next vacation. Jamie and friends - USA and Ireland