Villa Belle Époque
With such deep immersion into ancient Egyptian history, you’ll need somewhere comfortable to lay your head and recuperate. The Villa Belle Époque’s calm ambience is the perfect antidote to Cairo’s clamour; enjoy its pool shaded by fig trees and spacious rooms littered with antiques. Enjoy the hotel's excursions such as high-tea by the Nile, visits to Cairo’s opera house or walking-tours of leafy neighbourhood Maadi’s historic homes and gardens.
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Where Agatha Christie stayed while writing the book Death on the Nile, the Old Cataract was also the location of the 1978 film. Today it rekindles an old world glamour of travel with its emblematic dusky-pink exterior dotted with palm trees in between a stunning pool. Inside its décor is made up of Moorish touches, chandeliers and elegant furnishings.
SS Misr Royal Steamer
This 1918-built steamship, constructed for the Royal Navy is now a floating example of how time travel might just be achieved. Decorated with rich fabrics, elegant styling and opulent antiques, it’s not hard to see why this boat was the vessel of choice for Egypt’s last monarch, King Farouk. Choose between a three-, four- and seven-night cruise with days spent on shore excursions with knowledgeable Egyptologists exploring pyramids, desert tombs and temples