While it may feel that life as we know it is currently on hold, and that plans are also furloughed for the foreseeable future, there’s nothing wrong with dreaming of your next adventure and starting to plan for that trip…

One destination that has captured holidaymakers’ imaginations for centuries is Egypt. While its hot climate attracts those looking for sunshine, no one can deny the allure of its culturally rich history. Home to the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, Egypt offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit one of the most enlightened early civilisations who helped build the world as we know it today.

The Voyageurs Collection’s River Nile experience provides both luxury and a cultural experience in exceptional circumstances. The eight day trip from its startpoint in Luxor to its close in Cairo incorporates the very best of Egyptian history, showcasing a plethora of well preserved monuments from this golden age.[/vc_column_text]

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 Faustine Poidevin – Voyageurs du Monde

While each day has been specifically chosen to enjoy the best that Egypt has to offer, highlights include visits to the Alley of the Kings and Queens, the Karnak Complex and a myriad of historic testaments, including the Temple of Luxor, the Dendera Temple and the Temple of Edfu, plus many more.

As well as sightseeing along the banks of the Nile, guests can enjoy a sound and light show, exceptional dining, and an opportunity for spa treatments for ultimate relaxation. Optional extras of the holiday include fishing on Lake Nasser, taking hieroglyphics and cooking classes, as well as staying on for a few extra days to visit the temples of Abu Simbel.

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Avenue of Sphinxes next to Luxor Temple

The Steam Ship Sudan lets travellers experience Egypt in a way like no other. Follow in the footsteps of the illustrious Agatha Christie who immortalised the trip in her enduringly popular Poirot novel Death on the Nile. Steeped in history, the Steam Ship Sudan is the oldest steam ship in the river cruise and the last remaining relic of the Belle Epoque Nile cruising era. A luxurious haven, the ship retains its heritage, with the lounge, the woodwork, copper and furniture all genuine period craftworks of the period.

As well as accomodation on the Steam Ship Sudan, guests stay in Egypt’s most exclusive hotels, The Old Winter Palace & The Old Cataract.

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Olivier Romano – Voyageurs du Monde

Amidst global warming and the current pandemic, the welfare of the planet is of utmost importance. The Voyageurs Collection is 100% carbon off-setting, ensuring peace of mind for those looking to adventure in a more sustainable and eco-friendly way.

With fifty destinations (and counting!), The Voyageurs Collection can make the experience of travel as special as possible by tailoring the experience to your exacting requirements and not compromising on what you’re looking for in a holiday. We do this by first getting to know you; your experts will spend time discussing precisely what you are looking for in your holiday. Next, we will build you an ultra personalised itinerary, cherry picking the ideal accommodation, experiences and activities. Lastly, we’ll add in those little extras that make a big difference; from fast tracking at the airport to utilising our network of local concierges and expert guides.

The newly launched Voyageurs Collection is the British partner of Original Travel. To find out more about what the award-winning Voyageurs Collection can offer you, click here.

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Main image: Faustine Poidevin – Voyageurs du Monde