Egypt & the Nile River



Egypt’s Nile River has been the source of life-giving sustenance, cultural riches and mythic power for centuries. Aboard an 18-cabin private yacht, explore the glorious age of the pharaohs. See Giza’s iconic pyramids, visit the majestic temples at Abu Simbel, delve into the tombs of the Valley of the Kings, marvel at the Great Dam at Aswan and view the immense riches gathered at the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo. Also explore
Islamic and Coptic Cairo. Embrace the cherished legacy, both ancient and modern, this region has bequeathed to future civilizations.

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Trip Type
International Land & Rail Voyages, International River Voyages
Departure Dates
Mar 12, 2020 - Mar 24, 2020


SUN BOAT III was built in 1992 and extensively refurbished to reflect the graceful style of the 1920s and 1930s. Of the more than 200 cruisers now sailing the Nile, none surpasses this elegant vessel in comfort, service, or cuisine. Its limited capacity and old-world elegance evoke the feeling of sailing the Nile on a private yacht. Secure, well-located, private docking facilities in Luxor and Aswan ensure that Sun Boat III is always convenient and easy to board. All cabins face outside with two picture windows and are equipped with full en suite bathrooms with shower and hair dryer, individually controlled air-conditioning, satellite television, internal telephone and external telephone with international line access, safe deposit box, individual CD player, and mini-bar. Sun Boat III has large, inviting lounges rimmed with windows for comfortable observation of the passing scenery. On the vessel’s spacious sun deck, comfortable lounge chairs surround a plunge pool, perfect for a refreshing dip under brilliant Egyptian skies. Other amenities include a gift shop, restaurant, laundry service, and on-board Internet access.

Sun Boat III


  • John Meffert

    John Meffert

    John Meffert, consultant on Heritage Conservation Services, has a long tradition with the National Trust. He has served as the Director for our Southern Office from and was the director of the Preservation Society of Charleston, the oldest nonprofit organization in the United States, responsible for preserving the historic resources of Charleston, S.C. John has delighted many study tour groups with his lectures and insights on preservation, and receives rave reviews as study leader.


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