The Nile opens up in style

Cruise the entire 600 miles of river for the first time in 15 years

One of the dahabiyyas used by Corinthian Travel for its specialist Nile cruises
One of the dahabiyyas used by Corinthian Travel for its specialist Nile cruises | Image: Sonesta Nile Cruises

Cruising the length of the Nile in Egypt, from Cairo to Aswan, has been thwarted by part-closures for about 15 years, thus forcing travellers to start from Luxor instead. That was until last year, when the Egyptian government declared the entire 600-mile route reopened. Now Bales Worldwide (www.balesworldwide.com) is reviving its classic 14-night itinerary from October, using a fleet of four 12-berth, six-cabin dahabiyyas, at a cost of about £3,995 per person. Also try Hugh Fraser at Corinthian Travel (www.corinthiantravel.co.uk) – a UK-based travel company that has built its reputation on beating the crowds in Egypt.

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