Luxury River Cruise - Nile, Yangtze & Irrawaddy River

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 the most knowledgeable guides with time to relax on deck. Take in the scenery along the banks of the Nile, the Three Gorges area of the Yangzi or the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin Rivers in Myanmar.

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River Cruises

Our ships provide expedition cruising on the Yangzi River in China and the Nile in Egypt. Our newest addition to the Sanctuary portfolio is the Sanctuary Ananda, which has been sailing the Myanmar rivers since late 2014.

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.