If only you could travel back in time to the romantic heyday of the elegant art of travel. Keeping a vision of such a scene firmly in your mind, may we present you with – Egypt luxury holidays. Starting with the Nile (where else?), step aboard the Steam Ship Sudan, and step back in time. This 19th century steamer retains all the charm of the belle époque, laced throughout its oak panelled cabins and airy suites. The SS Sudan is a dream for anyone in search of some old-world glamour – forget the woes of everyday life and dine on sophisticated cuisine, enjoyed under a grand, glittering candelabra.
Add a few stops to take in the captivating Valley of the Kings, and the legendary temples of Edfu and Karnak, your luxury time travel begins to take shape. This is Egyptian elegance dressed in all its finery and a trip no one will forget in a hurry.
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You’ll be forgiven for thinking that you’ve stepped back in time upon arrival in this ancient nation, and our Egypt luxury holidays are possibly the closest you can get to time travel, with the legendary Steam Ship Sudan acting as the ultimate time machine. The authentic steamer hails from the ‘Golden Age’ of travel in the 19th century and has been refurbished with every possible modern comfort, while maintaining its Belle Époque allure. Your journey back in time can begin in Luxor, where you’ll board your floating home and settle into a comfortable cabin or spacious suite. Alternatively, start your trip in the vibrant and wonderfully chaotic Cairo, home to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, the guardian of the ancient Necropolis. Our vision of luxury centres around discretion and exclusivity, so our experts can arrange a walking tour of the energetic capital tailored to your personal interests (or you can opt to see the city from the deck of a traditional felucca on the River Nile). Exclusivity also comes in the form of the Steam Ship Sudan’s small capacity, with just 24 cabins and five suites, each named after a historical figure associated with the country.
The steamship isn’t your only option for lavish accommodation, as our Egypt luxury holidays can include stays at some of the country's most iconic hotels, including the Legend Old Cataract in Aswan and the Old Winter Palace in Luxor. Both are equipped with swimming pools, opulent interiors and relaxing spas, making for a truly sumptuous stay. The grand interiors exude timeless glamour, with glittering chandeliers, high ceilings, and even higher-quality furnishings. The surrounding landscapes are no less enthralling – think awe-inspiring landmarks, intricate ancient temples and intriguing historical artefacts. Wander through the Valleys of the Kings, Queens and Nobles in Luxor, before heading back onboard the SS Sudan to receive your own royal treatment, with a candle-lit dinner on deck.
Not only will you master the art of time travel on a luxury holiday to Egypt, you’ll have the opportunity to make some traditional Egyptian recipes and experience the past through your tastebuds. Delicacies include Egyptian falafel, Fiteer Baladi (pizza made of filo pastry) and Om Ali (a pillowy Egyptian bread pudding) for those with a sweet-tooth. However, it’s not only the cuisine which caters to every appetite; whether it’s old-world charm, historical intrigue or relaxed river cruising you’re after, Egypt has all of the ingredients for a mouth-watering luxury getaway. The magnificence of Egypt’s monuments can’t be overstated and our local Concierge will be on hand to add personal touches, which are sure to make your time away even more enchanting.