The late 19th century aristocracy of Europe would delight in cruising along the ancient splendours of the Nile Valley in their private ‘dahabiyyas,’ beautifully crafted wooden sailing vessels that presented the might of the Pharaohs from the vantage point of elegant convenience. At Bales we have recreated those halcyon days. Travelling with a small select group, you can witness the ancient treasures of Egypt up close and in a manner thought lost forever by discerning travellers. Avoiding the usual crowds and boats you have the advantage of an expert guide on hand to enlighten you along the way. Completing the entire journey between Luxor and Aswan (or vice versa), on either of our 4 exclusive Dahabiyyas, by boat also provides the opportunity to truly relax, with 7 nights onboard to fully appreciate this classic journey.
The Nostalgic Nile - Luxor-Aswan from £1,595 – Saving up to £600pp
12 day The Nostalgic Nile itinerary with Bales Worldwide, including scheduled flights and accommodation on The Amber, a traditional ‘dahabiyya’. Trip includes English-speaking guides on board who will also take care of tipping, private air conditioned vehicle for transfers, a sightseeing itinerary (including entrance fees), and exclusive ‘dahabiyya’ cruise. Prices are per person based on two adults travelling and sharing on a mixed board basis. Price includes all applicable UK and overseas airport taxes and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. Prices are based on 14 December 2011 departure date.