Step back in time on this epic nine-day voyage of discovery through Egypt. After the unforgettable experience of exploring the Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza and the stalls of the Khan Al-Khalili bazaar in the historic centre of Cairo, we’ll continue our journey south, first by sleeper train and then by luxury cruise ship on the Nile. Marvel at ancient temples, kayak on the river and overload the senses at the Souq of Luxor. Wrap up your trip in Aswan, where you’ll enjoy an authentic Nubian dinner on your final evening.
There’s no hotel that better displays the Egyptian capital’s youthful spirit than this trendy spot in the hip Zamalek district. Work spaces, gym and spa facilities all speak to the hotel’s modern feel, but the President’s greatest asset is its dining – from the atmospheric Cairo Cellar restaurant to the lounge bar, cafe and, our personal favourite, the stunning 11th floor La Terrace restaurant, where you’ll be having breakfast with a view.
See Egypt from a different perspective on the overnight train from Giza to Luxor. Watch the urban sprawl give way to open countryside as you journey 500km (311mi) south – a fascinating window into rural Egypt. The compact cabins contain bunk beds, wash basins and charging ports.
Frequented by numerous royals and celebrities over the years, this British colonial-era hotel on the eastern bank of the Nile provides elegant, spacious rooms. Take a dip in the heated swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens.
Sail down the Nile in style on this luxury ship with 56 deluxe ensuite cabins. And don’t forget to bring your swimmers for the pool. Come evening, head to the Salon Deck and gaze out the panoramic windows – after you’ve ordered your tipple from the bar, of course.