The World’s Most Exotic River & Land Journey Uniworld River Cruise

The Ultimate Style in 43 days!

FOUR COUNTRIES – THREE UNIWORLD SUPER SHIPS – ONE UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY

Travel across Egypt, India and Southeast Asia on one incredibly unique itinerary. Guests will sail along the Nile, the Ganges and the Mekong as well as enjoying the very best land tours available, including a five night tour of India’s Golden Triangle. This sailing is their most exclusive itinerary ever offered.

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Itinerary

On arrival to Cairo International Airport you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and escorted to the Four Seasons at Nile Plaza.

The Best Accommodation: For the next two nights, take in the wonders of the Four Seasons at Nile Plaza. The luxurious hotel is located in the heart of Cairo’s elegant Garden City District.

The ancient quarter of Cairo is intense-the colours, the sounds, the density of people - and it’s likely been this way for thousands of years. Your Egyptologist will show you a 12th-century citadel and the beautiful Alabaster Mosque.

Featured Excursion: Citadel of Salah al-Din, Alabaster Mosque and Egyptian Museum.

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.

Featured Excursion: Temple of Karnak.

*If sailing to Dendera is not possible, the excursion will be arranged by motor coach from Luxor.

This morning, you’ll visit the Temple of Hathor, dedicated to the goddess of love and beauty. 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 - which you’ll see later this afternoon.

Featured Excursion: Temple of Hathor and Temple of Luxor.

*If sailing to Dendera is not possible, the excursion will be arranged by motor coach from Luxor.

The word “colossal” will take on a whole new meaning after today’s excursion to the twin statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. You’ll also visit the temple of one of Egypt’s rare female pharaohs as well as the Valley of the Kings. Kings, used as a royal burial place for nearly 500 years and where the mummified remains of Tutankhamen are on display.

Featured Excursion: Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut Temple and Valley of the Kings.

After visiting a temple dedicated to a Crocodile God today, hop aboard a small boat for a birdwatching excursion along the Nile.

Featured Excursion: Kom Ombo Temple and birdwatching boat ride.

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 Unfi nished Obelisk and the beautiful Isis Temple complex. Finally you will enjoy afternoon tea at a famous hotel depicted in Agatha Christie’s novel Death on the Nile.

Featured Excursion: Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Isis Temple, plus boat ride in traditional Nile River felucca and afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel Aswan.

Spend your morning at leisure exploring Aswan, perhaps stopping for an optional tour of the indescribable rock temples of Abu Simbel.

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 signifi cant cultural site.

Featured Excursion: Temple of Khnum.

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 tonight’s Farewell Dinner at the elegant Mena House Hotel.

It’s a day of bucket list moments 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 yesterday, you’ll have a thrilling opportunity to view them from an up-close perspective.

Featured Excursion: Ancient Memphis sites, including the Pyramids of Giza with small pyramid entry, Great Sphinx and Sakkara visit.

Not to Miss Moment: Today, you’ll visit the only surviving Wonder of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx.

Use today to explore Cairo and its surrounding areas, or simply relax before the next leg of your journey.

Today brings and end to the Egyptitian leg of your journey. From your hotel you will be transferred to the airport to fl y overnight into New Delhi.

Welcome to India. This morning you will be greeted at the airport by a Uniworld representative to be transferred to the Oberoi New Delhi. With no excursions planned today, you can relax and enjoy the city.

The Best Accommodation: Spend a luxurious night at the newly renovated Oberoi New Delhi, with unmatched views of New Delhi.

India’s sprawling capital city is colourful, confounding and captivating. Your expertly led city tour provides an ideal first foray into this fascinating land.

Featured Excursion: India’s Capital City with rickshaw ride into Old Delhi.

After Hours: To cap your day, taking in the sights of scenic New Delhi, relax this evening over a delicious dinner at the Oberoi.

This morning you will check out of your New Delhi hotel and head south via a luxurious motorcoach to Agra, the site of Shah Jahan’s best-known building project, the exquisite Taj Mahal.

Featured Excursion: Majesty and grace - the Taj Mahal at sundown.

Not to Miss Moment: You’ll visit the Taj Mahal this afternoon and stay for sunset, as the monument’s changing colours draw comparisons to the shifting mood of the late Emperor’s wife.

Is the Taj Mahal best seen at sunset or sunrise? It’s an impossible question to answer, so Uniworld guests have the rare pleasure of experiencing both. Wake up early this morning to see the white marble monument aglow with the rosy tinge of dawn.

Featured Excursion: Early morning at the Taj Mahal.

The Best Accommodation: You’ll spend your next two nights at the beautiful Oberoi Rajvilas. The luxury hotel sits on 32 acres of landscaped gardens and is built around an ancient Shiva temple.

Pink is the colour of hospitality in Rajasthan, which gives you an idea of what to expect in the “Pink City” of Jaipur. You’ll see some marvellous things here, including the Amber Fort and the City Palace complex.

Featured Excursion: Jaipur - Rajasthan’s princely city and Amber Fort.

Your Call: Take the afternoon to explore on your own-shuttles will be available to carry you to and from the hotel to the city’s shopping district.

Settle into your beautifully appointed suite aboard the Ganges Voyager II in Kolkata.

Kalna, once an important trade port on the river, is best known today for the magnifi cent Hindu temples built by the maharajas of Bardhaman-which you’ll experience today.

Featured Excursion: India’s “Temple City.”

Your Call: After marvelling at the astonishing Rajbari temple complex, you may opt to walk with your guide through the colourful local market.

Your ship serves as a time machine today, transporting you hundreds of years into the past, as we travel to the authentic artisan village of Matiari.

Featured Excursion: Matiari master craftsmen with an introduction to brass.

Today’s adventures take you to a duo of Bengali towns-Murshidabad and Baranagar-each one boasting surprising and beautiful architectural monuments closely linked to the ruling families of the area.

Featured Excursion: Visit to Murshidabad City, ride by buggy to Katra Mosque and visit to Baranagar village.

One of the world’s most sacred bodies of water, the Ganges River flows through a myriad of small villages and highly populated cities throughout India and Bangladesh. Take in the remarkable scenery as you sail and be on the lookout for a rare sighting of the endangered Ganges river dolphin.

Wellness: You may choose to relax and unwind with a body massage or treatment on-board at the soothing Voyager Spa.

Few places of worship exist on such a head-spinning scale as what you will witness today in Mayapur, the centre of the international Hare Krishna movement and home to the new Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, still under construction. Most students of history know a thing or two about the British colonial powers in India, but few are aware that the French had colonies here as well. You’ll visit this former French outpost today.

Featured Excursions: Hare Krishna complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium and India’s French colonial heritage.

The city of Kolkata is synonymous with the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa and the colonial-era British Raj, both of which you will get better acquainted with today

Featured Excursions: Kolkata city tour-visit the Flower Market, colonial sites and Kumartulli. Plus, your choice of NGOs Kolkata Rescue visit or Mother Teresa’s home and tomb.

Your incredible Indian adventure ends early this morning, as you disembark and transfer to the airport for overnight flight to Ho Chi Minh.

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh. After your overnight fl ight you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the Park Hyatt Saigon.

With no excursions or activities planned today, it gives a great opportunity to relax in the hotel or explore the city however you choose.

Your Call: Tonight, consider popping out to explore the lively Ben Thanh Night Market or one of the city’s quintessential evening cafés -either choice would mark a splendid start to your adventure.

Experience how ancient history melds with the boisterous present in Vietnam’s largest city, where skyscrapers tower over ancient temples and motorbikes putter along picturesque alleys.

Featured Excursion: Dynamic Ho Chi Minh City.

Not to Miss Moment: This evening on-board the Saigon Princess enjoy a dinner and a dance performance with beautiful views of Ho Chi Minh City at night.

Today’s featured excursion provides a fascinating glimpse of the Viet Cong’s vast network of incredibly narrow tunnels dating back to the Vietnam War. Following lunch, you’ll be taken to the Mekong Jewel.

Featured Excursion: Vestiges of war -Cú Chi Tunnels.

Today, you’ll witness the hustle and bustle of Delta River life as the local traders take their produce to market. After breakfast, you’ll board a traditional sampan and explore the narrow canals and backwaters of this famed region. The untouched island of Tien Loi awaits on a unique excursion created exclusively for Uniworld guests, where you can see how local farmers make rooster cages, decorate bonsais in their yards and more.

Featured Excursion: Step aboard a luxurious sampan to discover the village life along the Mekong.

Following breakfast, continue your journey via sampan, where you’ll observe the daily routines of the villagers in Sa Dec. Visit a colourful temple, the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le and then venture to Gieng Island, where you’ll experience how a local family makes incense sticks and the conical hat.

Featured Excursion: Sampans and colonial romance.

Visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, a major producer of the traditional Khmer scarves and located not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Since they’re woven in many homes around the village, you’ll have the opportunity to see the process firsthand. You’ll also stop at a local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam plus visit to the local home of a retired VC General.

Featured Excursion: Daily life on the great delta.

Today, you’ll discover the thriving and exotic capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. It stands at the juncture of three captivating rivers and is divided into three districts, the picturesque French colonial area, a handsome residential district and a rapidly changing Old Town.

Featured Excursion: Cambodia’s capital - Phnom Penh.

Today’s featured excursion may be the most profound and memorable experience of your entire journey. You’ll learn about the infamous Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge and visit a former school turned prison that is now a genocide museum.

Featured Excursion: The Killing Fields - tragedy and reconciliation in Cambodia.

If yesterday was an exploration of Cambodia’s dark past, today is a celebration of the country’s bright future. You’ll meet young children at a local school and friendly villagers in their homes, and have a rare opportunity to receive an unforgettable water blessing from local Buddhist monks.

Featured Excursion: Cambodia’s vibrant cultural life.

You’ll disembark in the morning and transfer via executive motorcoach to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor, the legendary archaeological site.

Featured Excursion: City tour & Artisan visit by remork.

Stunning Accommodation: Cap your trip with three nights at the Sofi tel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Resort Spa, minutes away from the famed temple complex of Angkor Wat.

Today is a bucket list moment kind of day as you explore the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, a gigantic religious complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Featured Excursion: Visit Angkor WatTemple - the largest religious monument in the world & the single most recognisable landmark in Cambodia.

Today you will enter the spectacular remnants of Angkor Thom, the royal city. Built during the heyday of the Khmer dynasty in the 12th century, this extraordinary complex of Hindu and Buddhist monuments was once lost to the world for many years, hidden under dense jungle vines.

Featured Excursion: South gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Prohm and Apsara show and dinner.

Enjoy free time in Siem Reap before your flight to Hanoi. Then, check in to your luxury accommodations, the Sofi tel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel.

Parisian elegance infuses Hanoi’s boulevards, which are lined with handsome colonial buildings, as you'll see on today's fascinating tour of the city.

Parisian elegance infuses Hanoi’s boulevards, which are lined with handsome colonial buildings, as you'll see on today's fascinating tour of the city.

You will arrive back in the UK in the early hours of the morning today.

Price Guide

7th January 2023 Price (pp)
Lead Grade Cabin was £18,885 now £16,995
Grand Suite was £23,585 now £21,225
Royal Suite was £26,985 now £24,285

What's Included - Part One: Egypt

  • Return flights from the UK & international transfers
  • Multiple excursions hosted by English speaking Egyptologist
  • Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served during lunch and dinner onboard
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Five nights’ stay in the Four Seasons Cairo
  • Visits to 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • All on board gratuities

What's Included - Part Two: India

  • Daily choice of included excursions, many of which exclusive to Uniworld guests
  • Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Exclusive early morning visit to the Taj Mahal
  • Visits to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • All on board gratuities

What's Included - Part Three: Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong

  • Daily choice of included excursions, many of which exclusive to Uniworld guests
  • Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Five nights’ accommodation in luxury hotels
  • Visits to 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • All on board gratuities