Our People
  • Amy Waters snow biking Our Team

    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

  • William Dalrymple Our Tour Experts

    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

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    the people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education

Nile Cruises

With so much focus on the Nile, a cruise offers the perfect platform from which to access many of the country’s greatest archaeological treasures and sights.

There are many boats to choose from, however, we only work with a handful of the smaller vessels and know each of them personally and can advise which would best suit your holiday depending on the type of experience you are looking for.

The Nile Experience

The Nile enabled one of the greatest civilizations to grow and flourish. The Pharaohs’ spectacular architectural legacy has captured the imagination of travellers for generations and there remains no better introduction than a river journey on The Nile.

Cruises between Luxor and Aswan can take between three and seven nights and you can choose between a boat offering the ultimate in comfort and luxury onboard The Oberoi Zahra through to a more traditional Nile experience, onboard a dahabiya which relies on the river’s currents and the gentle breeze.

The Oberoi Zahra, Nile Cruises, Egypt
The Oberoi Zahra, Nile Cruises, Egypt

Luxury Egypt with Oberoi Zahra

This holiday offers the perfect combination of a luxury cruise down the River Nile while taking in some of the best known Egyptian archaeological and historical sites. Expect personalised service and private guiding by expert Egyptologists

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Experiences

What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

Expert Egyptologists

Benefit from the company of an expert Egyptologist who can guide you through the many archaeological sites and stories.

Life on the Nile

Experience life on the Nile and what this mighty river means to the local people.

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Cruise by Ship

Drift in ultimate comfort between the iconic sights of Ancient Egypt on board a choice of luxurious cruise boats.

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Cruise by Private Sailing Boat

Hire a private sailing boat or Felucca with a tailored itinerary, docking in small harbours and quiet bays along the river.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list.

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Our guide in Cairo was obviously one of the best and did wonders for our knowledge of the ancient history of Egypt.

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Thank you so much for assisting us with all of the planning. We wouldn't hesitate to go back to Egypt again. There is so much to see there.

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We are back now and I just wanted to thank you for your excellent planning and arrangements for what turned out to be a wonderful - albeit short - holiday! Without exception the service we received from your agents was terrific: we felt we got the total 5-star treatment! All the airport arrivals, departures and transfers were handled superbly and the service left us feeling very well cared for.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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