Splendours Of Egypt & The Nile 2020 Uniworld River Cruise

For 12 adventure-filled days, experience Egypt and the Nile’s most wondrous sites in style and luxury. Set sail on an eight-day voyage onboard the S.S. Sphinx, the new super ship debuting on the Nile in 2020, and the River Tosca. 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 unrivalled 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 traveller will want to miss.

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Itinerary

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.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Citadel of Salah al-Din, Alabaster Mosque and Egyptian Museum

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.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Temple of Karnak

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.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Temple of Hathor & Temple of 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.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut Temple and Valley of the Kings

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.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Kom Ombo Temple & Bird watching boat ride and tea with a Nubian family

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.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple & Boat ride in traditional Nile River felucca and afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel 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.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Temple of Esna

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.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza

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 at Nile Plaza and enjoy free time in the city before attending a sensational Sound and Light Show at the pyramids of Giza.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Ancient Memphis sites, including the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx

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.

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.

Price Guide

Date Ship Price from (pp)
26 September 2020 S.S. Sphinx £6,099
26 September 2020 River Tosc £6,099
3 October 2020 S.S. Sphinx £6,099
3 October 2020 River Tosca £7,999
10 October 2020 S.S. Sphinx £5,899
10 October 2020 River Tosca £7,999
17 October 2020 S.S. Sphinx £5,899
17 October 2020 River Tosca £7,799
24 October 2020 S.S. Sphinx £6,099
24 October 2020 River Tosca £7,999
31 October 2020 S.S. Sphinx £6,099
31 October 2020 River Tosca £7,999
7 November 2020 S.S. Sphinx £6,099
7 November 2020 River Tosca £7,999
14 November 2020 S.S. Sphinx £6,065
14 November 2020 River Tosca £7,929
21 November 2020 S.S. Sphinx £6,065
21 November 2020 River Tosca £7,929
28 November 2020 S.S. Sphinx £5,899
28 November 2020 River Tosca £7,799
5 December 2020 S.S. Sphinx £5,899
5 December 2020 River Tosca £7,799
12 December 2020 S.S. Sphinx £5,899
12 December 2020 River Tosca £7,799
19 December 2020 S.S. Sphinx £5,499
19 December 2020 River Tosca £7,399

What's Included

  • Free One Way Business Class Flight upgrade
  • Return flights from a selection of UK airports, supplements may apply
  • 7-night cruise on board the S.S. Sphinx - new for 2020 or the River Tosca
  • 4 Nights Touring
  • 25 meals including 1 gala dinner
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • 25 meals including 1 gala dinner
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions & Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • 12 excursions including 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to verify all visa and passport requirements necessary for your holiday. You are responsible for obtaining independently and paying for all visas and entry documents, for meeting all health and other requirements, and for any documents required by the laws, regulations, orders, and/or requirements of the countries you will visit. You should confirm the necessary requirements for visas via the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website which can be found here

If you are unsure regarding how to obtain a visa or would like more information then please give us a call and one of our river cruising experts will be more than happy to assist.