Splendors of Egypt and the Nil, 12 Days

Egypt
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What's included

2 nights pre-cruise accommodation staying at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
7 Night cruise, from Luxor, onboard S.S Sphinx based on a riverview stateroom
2 nights post-cruise accommodation staying at the Four Seasons Hotel at Nile Plaza
All meals onboard
Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served during lunch and dinner onboard
9 days of excursions hosted by English speaking local experts
Why not upgrade to a Suite from an extra $11,599* per person
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Itinerary

  • 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.
    Note: For Arrival, Departure and Transfer details, please visit Uniworld.com/transfers. For Port Location details, please visit Uniworld.com/ports.

    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. This evening, you'll revel in a Welcome Reception and Dinner onboard.

    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 "colo6ssal" 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, 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 facade bearing the last known hieroglyphic inscriptions ever recorded in Egypt.

    Day 10 Luxor (Disembark), Fly to Cairo

    Disembark in Luxor and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo. Then, check in to the Four Seasons Hotel at Nile Plaza where you'll have time to relax before dinner.
    Note: Flights to Cairo depart early in the morning to take advantage of more favorable weather and traffic conditions, and to optimize tour scheduling.

    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.
    Note: Ship schedule and order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Tour to port of destination by motorcoach and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to the impact of water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors.
** Itinerary may vary by sailing date.
Travel now, pay later
0% 12 months interest free†
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