Cruise the Nile in style aboard Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau

Cruise the Nile in style aboard Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau

Cruise the Nile in style aboard Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau

Offering up a luxurious oasis of calm and tranquillity, Sanctuary Retreats’ luxurious bespoke dahabiya, Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is surely the perfect way to explore one of the world’s most iconic waterways.

Generally regarded as one of the most sumptuous boats on the Nile, this stunning traditional-style Egyptian sailing ship features an expansive upper deck; a luxurious, Arabian themed sun deck; and an opulently styled dining area. Throw in beautifully appointed cabins, plenty of extended open spaces and sliding glass doors, and Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau delivers up a sublime river cruise experience.

Even better, for any aspiring pharaohs, Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is also uniquely placed among Egypt’s sailing boats, offering passengers the opportunity to tailor each cruise specifically to their needs. And with only four cabins and two suites, it is truly the epitome of exclusivity.

Bask in the beauty of dramatic scenery, unchanged for hundreds of years, while sipping on delicious cocktails from the comfort of your own private, floating villa. And with complete control over everything from food and to music to when you want to schedule any chosen activities, this is definitely not your typical Nile cruise.

But if you can bear to tear yourself away from your luxurious dahabiya, Sanctuary Retreats’ renowned Egyptologists will help you delve into the history of Ancient Egypt. And thanks to the unique style of touring offered by Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau – and its small size, as well as the signature attractions, you can also visit more off-the-beaten track sites that are largely devoid or tourists including the charming Valley of the Workers. This self-contained village on the West Bank was once home to the countless labourers who built the tombs of successive kings and queens and is one of the best places to discover how ordinary people lived in Ancient Egyptian times. Explore the well-preserved remains of their mud brick homes and admire their tombs, each one beautifully decorated with art depicting stories and scenes of every-day life.

As well as visits to the many temples and historical sites that make up any Egypt cruise, Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau can also organise a huge array of exclusive activities for passengers. Fancy a delicious private, candle-lit picnic on an island near Aswan, anyone, complete with your own optional flavoured hookah?

Such a grand and unique tour demands an equally impressive finale, and the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple doesn’t disappoint. This fascinating walking tour takes you through the history of the world’s largest temple complex where shadows play off the enormous columns in the grand Hypostyle Hall, bringing all the mystery and majesty of Ancient Egypt to life.

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.


The Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau can accommodate up to 12 guests and is priced from USD15,500 for 4-night charters in 2019.

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