The beauty and antiquity of Egypt are legendary. To enhance your journey, we have chosen the most luxurious ship on the Nile as well as the finest accommodations, in iconic locations, with unsurpassed views and easy access to the sites of antiquity we will explore. Blissful amenities to savor after eventful days—made all the more gracious by the fact that gratuities are included.
Egypt in Comfort & Style
The Nile Ritz-Carlton
Situated in the heart of Cairo along the east bank of the Nile, this premier hotel is a short walk to the Egyptian Museum and ideally located for seeing Cairo’s other sights. From your Nile-view room you will look across the river to Gezira Island and the Cairo Tower and, if the weather cooperates, the Pyramids in the distance.
Chartered aircraft with only our group aboard for internal flights in Egypt means we travel at ideal times and aren’t at the mercy of commercial air disruptions. Practically, it means you’ll have the luxury of exploring at your own pace in places like Abu Simel, where tours are typically rushed.
A voyage along the Nile is the centerpiece of your journey, and there are few, if any, ships that can match the elegance, ideal size, and graciousness of the Oberoi Philae. Originally built for 100 guests, it was completely remodeled in 2015 to accommodate just 44 in peerless style. Her 22 cabins, including 4 suites, are spacious and comfortable. Large windows offer panoramic views of life along the river. Relax in your cabin and watch life unfold along the Nile’s banks as people have for millennia. Gather at the swimming pool on the top deck to relax with new friends in the sun or cool off with a quick dip. Discover the ship’s nooks and private areas where you can sit on your own or in small groups. The al fresco dining area on the top deck lets you take in the air over lunch.
Since we have exclusively chartered this ship, you will travel only with other Lindblad Expeditions' guests and your expedition team, fostering a welcoming sense of community. Each day, you’ll experience all the hallmarks of a Lindblad voyage, including engaging gatherings in the lounge, informative presentations by expert Egyptologists, and the services of our certified photo instructor.