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Splendors of Egypt & the Nile (2022)

Duration 12 days

Destinations visited :
  • Egypt
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Cruise the Nile in a manner once reserved for queens and pharaohs.

For 12 adventure-filled days, experience Egypt and the Nile’s most wondrous sites in style and luxury. Wander amongst the towering ruins of the Temple of Karnak, the world’s largest ancient religious complex, and the entrancing Temple of Luxor. Visit temples dedicated to Hathor, Horus, and other mythological figures, and pay homage to the country’s first female ruler at the Temple of Hatshepsut. Follow in the footsteps of renowned scholars and explorers as you venture forth into the Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial grounds of Egyptian royalty. You will enjoy an exhilarating ride in a felucca, a traditional Nile River sailboat.

This captivating itinerary begins and ends in Cairo, where you’ll visit the famous Egyptian Museum and its stupendous and unrivaled collection of pharaonic artifacts, including treasures recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamun. Journey to Giza to gaze upon the mighty ancient Pyramids and the timeworn, enigmatic Sphinx—iconic images that continue to amaze.

An enchanting land of marvels, myths, and wonders old and new, Egypt is an extraordinary destination no culturally curious traveler will want to miss.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

DAY 1

Cairo
Arrive at Cairo International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, a Uniworld representative will be on hand to greet you and escort you to the opulent Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza.

DAY 2

Cairo
The ancient quarter of Cairo is intense—the colors, the sounds, the density of people—and it’s likely been this way for thousands of years. Your local expert will show you a 12th-century citadel, the beautiful Alabaster Mosque and an unsurpassed collection of priceless artifacts, including mind-boggling treasures once buried with the boy king Tutankhamen.

DAY 3

Cairo, Fly to Luxor (Embark) Cruising the Nile River, Dendera
Prepare to be amazed at the legendary Temple of Karnak, a massive and absolutely astounding site, with gigantic columns, broad avenues lined with stone sphinxes and halls of truly epic proportions. Your local guide is a trained Egyptologist with fascinating insights to share, many not found in any guidebook.

DAY 4

Dendera, Cruising the Nile River, Luxor
Like its twin shrine, the Temple of Karnak, the Temple of Luxor stands on the site of ancient Thebes, the once flourishing capital of Egypt’s New Kingdom. It was built over hundreds of years and even in ruins it is still an extraordinary place. You’ll also visit the Temple of Hathor, dedicated to the goddess of love and beauty.

DAY 5

Luxor, Cruising the Nile River, Kom Ombo
The word “colossal” will take on a whole new meaning after today’s excursion to the gigantic twin statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. And that’s just the beginning—you’ll also visit the temple of one of Egypt’s rare female pharaohs as well as the Valley of the Kings, used as a royal burial place for nearly 500 years and where the mummified remains of Tutankhamen are on display.

DAY 6

Kom Ombo, Cruising the Nile River, Aswan
After visiting a temple dedicated to a crocodile god today (don’t miss the display of some of the 300 mummified crocs found in the local area), hop aboard a small boat for a bird-watching excursion along the Nile.

DAY 7

Aswan
Today is an epic day, filled with wonders from start to finish. You’ll visit a marvel of modern engineering—the Aswan High Dam—as well as the Unfinished Obelisk and the beautiful Philae Temple complex, which was moved from one island to another back in the 1970s. But wait, there’s more. You’ll also take a ride in a felucca—a traditional Egyptian sailboat—and enjoy afternoon tea at a famous hotel depicted in Agatha Christie’s novel Death on the Nile.

DAY 8

Aswan, Cruising the Nile River, Kom Ombo, Edfu
Spend the day at leisure or join us for an optional excursion to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel.

DAY 9

Esna, Cruising the Nile River, Luxor
On today’s excursion, you’ll learn how the Temple of Esna was buried under debris for many centuries and is one of the last great Egyptian temples ever built. Your Egyptologist guide will share all sorts of fascinating insights about this significant cultural site and show you the façade bearing the last known hieroglyphic inscriptions ever recorded in Egypt.

DAY 10

Luxor (Disembark), Fly to Cairo
After disembarking and flying back to Cairo, you’ll have time to relax before tonight’s featured excursion—a Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza. Disembark in Luxor and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo. Check in to the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza and enjoy free time in the city before attending a sensational Sound and Light Show at the pyramids of Giza.

DAY 11

Cairo
It’s a day of Bucket List Moments today as we venture to Ancient Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a number of amazing monuments to see—including the enigmatic Great Sphinx. After seeing the pyramids from afar last evening, you’ll have a thrilling opportunity to view them from an up-close perspective, the only way to fully appreciate their remarkable size and grandeur.

DAY 12

Depart Cairo
Check out of your hotel and transfer to the Cairo International Airport for your flight home, or extend your trip with a memorable optional extension in Jerusalem.

River Tosca restaurant

DINING

  • Meals onboard prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served during lunch and dinner onboard
Temple of Hatshepsut

EXCURSIONS

  • 9 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking trained Egyptologists
River Tosca Royal Suite

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the gorgeous S.S. Sphinx or the elegant River Tosca
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites
  • 4 nights in Cairo at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza (or similar)
Pyramids

EXPERIENCES

  • 1 country: Egypt
  • 15 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Egyptologist
  • Cultural enrichment
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
Ship Deck Details
French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
Sat 26 Feb 2022 £6,099 £6,599 £7,499 £8,199 £8,999
Ship: S.S. Sphinx / Cairo to Cairo
Sat 05 Mar 2022 £6,099 £6,599 £7,499 £8,199 £8,999
Ship: S.S. Sphinx / Cairo to Cairo
Sat 12 Mar 2022 £6,099 £6,599 £7,499 £8,199 £8,999
Ship: S.S. Sphinx / Cairo to Cairo
Sat 19 Mar 2022 £6,099 £10,699
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 02 Apr 2022 £6,099 £10,699
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 09 Apr 2022 £6,099 £10,699
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 16 Apr 2022 £5,499 £10,099
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 23 Apr 2022 £4,499 £9,099
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 30 Apr 2022 £5,499 £10,099
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 07 May 2022 £5,499 £10,099
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 14 May 2022 £5,499 £10,099
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 21 May 2022 £5,099 £9,699
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 24 Sep 2022 £5,499 £10,099
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 01 Oct 2022 £5,699 £10,299
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 08 Oct 2022 £6,099 £10,699
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 15 Oct 2022 £6,099 £10,699
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 22 Oct 2022 £6,099 £10,699
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 29 Oct 2022 £6,099 £10,699
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 05 Nov 2022 £5,699 £10,299
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 12 Nov 2022 £5,699 £10,299
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 19 Nov 2022 £5,699 £10,299
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 26 Nov 2022 £5,699 £10,299
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 03 Dec 2022 £5,499 £10,099
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 10 Dec 2022 £5,499 £10,099
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 17 Dec 2022 £5,499 £10,099
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 24 Dec 2022 £5,499 £10,099
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca
Sat 31 Dec 2022 £5,499 £10,099
Ship: River Tosca / Cairo to Cairo - River Tosca

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Splendors of Egypt & the Nile (2022)

Cruise the Nile in a manner once reserved for queens and pharaohs.

For 12 adventure-filled days, experience Egypt and the Nile’s most wondrous sites in style and luxury. Wander amongst the towering ruins of the Temple of Karnak, the world’s largest ancient religious complex, and the entrancing Temple of Luxor. Visit temples dedicated to Hathor, Horus, and other mythological figures, and pay homage to the country’s first female ruler at the Temple of Hatshepsut. Follow in the footsteps of renowned scholars and explorers as you venture forth into the Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial grounds of Egyptian royalty. You will enjoy an exhilarating ride in a felucca, a traditional Nile River sailboat.

This captivating itinerary begins and ends in Cairo, where you’ll visit the famous Egyptian Museum and its stupendous and unrivaled collection of pharaonic artifacts, including treasures recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamun. Journey to Giza to gaze upon the mighty ancient Pyramids and the timeworn, enigmatic Sphinx—iconic images that continue to amaze.

An enchanting land of marvels, myths, and wonders old and new, Egypt is an extraordinary destination no culturally curious traveler will want to miss.