Egypt will welcome you with open arms - the Nile awaits, as do mighty monuments, a golden desert and a lush delta. Explore this ancient land and discover a captivating mix of ancient meeting modern - on a post-wedding trip of a lifetime. Cruise the Nile, gliding serenely from Cairo to Thebes. Pass vestiges of ancient civilisations, lit by the golden glow that surrounds this magical river. Hit new romantic heights traversing the Nile, on a traditional 19th century dahabiya, complete with a spacious 21st century interior - it’s the perfect antidote to the traditional pre-wedding stress. A honeymoon
is the perfect time to contemplate Egypt’s many archeological wonders, as you wander dreamily through colonnades and temples. But if the sheer weight of antiquity becomes too much, simply decamp to a super-luxe beach resort on the Red Sea and dive into a different kind of pleasure - think sun-kissed private beaches, warm seas and coral gardens. Egypt honeymoons are adventure and historical wanderings wrapped into one, they are beach snoozes and Nile cruises - is there a better way to start married life?
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Begin your own timeless love story aboard the iconic Steam Ship Sudan, as you sail along the River Nile past historic cities where legendary romances played out in Ancient Egyptian times. Our Egypt honeymoons bring a degree of modernity to the country’s antiquity; while the steamship exudes authentic appeal – hailing from the Golden Age of travel in the 1900s – it has been renovated to include every possible modern comfort. This makes it the ideal location to embark on married life, with the perfect balance of luxury comfort and historical intrigue. Stays in two iconic Egyptian palaces in Luxor and Aswan, which have played integral roles in each region’s past, add to the regal feel of your honeymoon. Our expert travel consultants will tailor your itinerary to ensure it's the exemplary extension of your special day, while our in-country Concierge will be on hand throughout your post-nuptial retreat to offer under-the-radar recommendations and unparalleled local knowledge.
Board your floating home in Luxor and spend the first few days drifting peacefully along the Nile. Disembark on the East Bank of Luxor to explore the Karnak Temple Complex, one of the largest sacred monuments ever constructed and the first stop on your journey back in time. The complex was developed over more than 1,000 years, predominantly between the 12th and 20th Dynasties, with numerous Pharaohs adding their own constructions to the collection; today, it offers an invaluable record of ancient Egyptian religious beliefs and worship practices. The Temple of Luxor is perhaps the most intricate and elegant example of Ancient Egyptian architecture and your visit here can be followed by an equally enchanting sunset dinner on deck. As you sail towards Aswan, the landscape will transform from verdant river banks to striking sand dunes, denoting your entry into what was once considered the border of civilisation.
To further elevate your trip, your itinerary can include cookery classes and hieroglyphic lessons onboard the steamer. The craft of cooking Om Ali (an Egyptian puff pastry pudding) and the ancient art of hieroglyphic writing will serve as enduring reminders of your trip-of-a-lifetime, long after you’ve returned home. And if one or both of you are avid divers, the underwater world of the Red Sea is as wonderful as the archaic treasures found on land. Our Egypt honeymoons can conclude with a stay at the opulent Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, where the sumptuous suites have been exquisitely redesigned to mirror the colours that characterise Egypt’s landscapes – think rich cerulean blues, deep emerald greens and vivid copper hues. Here you can enjoy a few well-deserved days of pure leisure, with poolside relaxation and spa treatments taking priority. As a honeymoon destination, Egypt provides an excellent mix of historical exploration, relaxed river cruising and luxurious beachside respite, as well as the opportunity to master a few new skills.