Just the word ‘Cairo’ conjures up images of dusty, cart-lined streets, ancient monuments and iconic faded grandeur. You’ll get that and so much more. This sprawling city is home to 22-million inhabitants, so expect to have all your senses bombarded. Rest assured, the overwhelming nature of your visit is a small price to pay for the experience of Umm Ad Dunya or the Mother of the World.
The Giza Pyramids, the Great Sphinx, the Valley Temple are so iconic, they almost seem the stuff of folklore, but you can experience these wonders of the world in all their glory on a river cruise along the Nile. The grandeur of the architecture defies words and is worthy of its legendary status. Step back in time to witness the glory of the ancient Egyptian civilisation.
Sometimes, referred to as the world’s finest open-air museum, Luxor is able to showcase ancient style and grandeur on an almost implausible scale. Set against the Nile and the modern city beyond, Luxor will inspire your inner historian and allow you to comprehend the sheer wealth and power of ancient Thebes.
Ancient history is ever-present along the Nile, but spectacular monuments are not the only thing you’ll witness. Small rural dwellings appear as if from nowhere, and the spectacular sunsets reveal a colour palette you didn’t even know existed. A cruise along the Nile is undoubtedly a life-enhancing experience.