Luxury River Cruises

River Crusies- China Yanzi
River Cruises - Egypt
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Imagine the romance of drifting down a river, past ancient monuments and intriguing villages; sailing through epic, timeless landscapes; exploring some of the most incredible cultural and historical sites in the world.

A river cruise with Sanctuary Retreats is a remarkable journey through history - combining sightseeing led by only the most knowledgeable guides with time to relax on deck taking in the scenery along the banks of the Nile or the Three Gorges area of the Yangzi.

7 night bespoke charter


Five of our cruise ships explore rivers - the Yangzi in China and the Nile in Egypt.

A Nile cruise is one of life's epic journeys so relax and enjoy, knowing that we have thought of everything to make your holiday an unforgettable experience. With four boats to choose from, we offer the most varied selections of cruise itineraries on the Nile.

Or for the ultimate experience of any holiday in China, sail in style and comfort on board our luxury Yangzi cruise.

Egypt Zein Nile Chateau - Deck area


Nile Adventurer cruise - 3 nights
This three night cruise package, beginning in Aswan and ending in Luxor, is a perfect introduction to exploring the epic Nile.

Luxor to Aswan on the Sun Boat IV - 4 nights
Enjoy a taste of the Nile with our 4 night cruise, taking in the sights between Luxor and Aswan.

Luxor to Aswan on the Sun Boat III - 7 nights
With its elegant interiors, gourmet dining and unparalleled service, there's no better 7 night Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan than on board the Sanctuary Sun Boat III.

Yangzi Explorer Cruise - 3 nights
Downstream cruise on the Yangzi from Chongqing to Yichang, inclusive of shore excursion to Fengdu, Shennong Stream and the Three Gorges Dam Project.

China getaway - 8 nights
Experience China with a relaxed eight night getaway exploring the epic Yangzi River, as well as the bustling cities of Beijing and Shanghai.