CRUISETOUR

Splendors of Egypt and The Nile (12 Days)

Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Ship: River Tosca
Cairo, Egypt to Cairo, Egypt
DAY
PORT
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Cairo, Egypt

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 at Nile Plaza.

DAY 2
Cairo, Egypt

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, Egypt
Air travel
Luxor, Egypt
Dendera, Egypt

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, Egypt
Luxor, Egypt

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, Egypt
Colossi of Memnon, Luxor, Egypt
Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Luxor, Egypt
Valley of the Kings, Egypt
Luxor, Egypt
Kôm Ombo, Egypt

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
Kôm Ombo, Egypt
Aswan, Egypt

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, Egypt

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, Egypt
Kôm Ombo, Egypt
Edfu, Egypt

Spend the day at leisure.

DAY 9
Essna, Egypt
Luxor, Egypt

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, Egypt
Air travel
Cairo, Egypt
Giza, Egypt

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 into the Four Seasons Hotel 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, Egypt
Mît Riheina, Egypt
Giza, Egypt
Cairo, Egypt

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
Cairo, Egypt

Check out of your hotel. If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be escorted to Cairo International Airport for your flight home.

Splendors of Egypt and The Nile map

About the Ship

What's Included

Included

    • 7-night Nile River cruise in a riverview suite

    • 4 nights in Cairo at the splendid Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage

    • All transportation throughout the trip, including flights within Egypt

    • All transfers on arrival and departure days

    • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

    • Gala Reception

    • High tea at the Old Cataract Hotel Aswan

    • 9 days of captivating, fully escorted excursions with a professionally trained, English-speaking Egyptologist

    • 4 UNESCO sites: The Temples of Karnak and Luxor; various monuments around Ancient Memphis, including the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx; the Valley of the Kings; and the Temple of Horus

    • State-of-the-art portable audio–headset system on all excursions throughout the trip

    • Exciting onboard entertainment, including a Galabeya Party, a Nubian show, and an Egyptian belly dancing performance

    • Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza; boat ride on traditional Nile River felucca; Nubian village visit

Not Included

  • Items Not Included in the Published Price: These include, but are not limited to, airfares to and from your destination except where specified; airport/departure taxes; cost of passport and visas; taxes; excess baggage charges; laundry; phone calls; all items of a personal nature; items not included on regular menus; expenses for additional sightseeing not specified in the itinerary; premium spirits & premium wine (please refer to complimentary beverage program in Uniworld’s Terms & Conditions), meals not detailed in the itinerary; Gratuities for programs in Russia, Egypt, India, China and Vietnam/Cambodia (please refer to Gratuities section in Uniworld’s Terms & Conditions for details ); and health, accident, baggage, or travel protection plans.

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