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Bespoke Luxury Along the Nile

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Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is an oasis of calm and tranquillity – a bespoke dahabiya (traditional sailing boat) that is the first of its kind on the Nile. This intricate dahabiya features a beautiful upper deck, a luxurious, Arabian themed sun deck and an opulently styled dining area. The extended open spaces and sliding glass doors allow you to enjoy a delightful indoor/outdoor lounge experience on the Nile.

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is uniquely placed among Egypt’s sailing boats in that it offers the opportunity for the cruise to be tailored to the needs of the visitors. And with only four cabins and two suites, Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is the epitome of exclusivity.

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau Lounge Luxury Nile Cruise Egypt

Bask in the beauty of the surrounding views, unchanged for hundreds of years, as guests sip on delicious cocktails from the comfort of their own private, floating villa. With complete control over everything from the food and music to the timings of your chosen activities, this is not a typical Nile cruise.

If guests can tear themselves away from the luxurious dahabiya, our renowned Egyptologists will help them delve into the history of the Ancient pharaohs; their lives, loves, hatreds, wars and inter-palace rivalry. Thanks to the unique style of touring offered by Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau, as well as the ship’s small size, it can visit more off the beaten track sites such as the Valley of the Workers.

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau Valley Of The Workers Luxury Nile Cruise Egypt

This self-contained village on the West Bank was home to the workmen who built the kings’ and queens’ tombs and is the best place to discover how ordinary people lived during Ancient Egypt. Visit the remains of their mud brick homes, or admire their own tombs which have been beautifully decorated with the art and stories of ordinary Egyptians.

The “a la carte” style of sightseeing offered by Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau means that you can choose exactly what sites to visit, and which ones to miss off the itinerary.

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau Upper Deck Luxury Nile Cruise Egypt

In amongst the many temples and historical sites that make up any Egypt cruise, Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau can also offer exclusive activities, such as a private, candle lit lunch or dinner on an island in Aswan. This delicious picnic-style meal comes complete with optional flavoured hookah.

Such a grand and unique tour demands an equally impressive finale, and one such example is the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple. This fascinating walking tour takes you through the history of the world’s largest temple complex. Shadows play off the enormous columns in the grand Hypostyle Hall, bringing the mystery and majesty of Ancient Egypt to life. 

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau Karnak Luxury Nile Cruise Egypt

With its graceful interiors, renowned Egyptologists and caring staff, a cruise on Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is a truly bespoke experience, perfect for intimate gatherings of friends, couples and families.

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau Farouk Suite Luxury Nile Cruise Egypt

For more information about booking a charter cruise aboard Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau, please contact our reservations team on reservations.egypt@sanctuaryretreats.com.