Splendors of Egypt & the Nile 2020
12 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Rating:
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
Note: Dressing modestly is recommended as a show of respect for the culture and customs of the Egyptian people. In particular, women should ensure that shoulders are covered and legs are concealed at least to the knee on all shore excursions throughout this itinerary.
Citadel of Salah al-Din, Alabaster Mosque and Egyptian Museum
Day 3: Cairo, Fly to Luxor (Embark) Cruising the Nile River, Dendera
Temple at Karnak
Day 4: Dendera, Cruising the Nile River, Luxor
Temple of Hathor
Temple of Luxor
Day 5: Luxor, Cruising the Nile River, Kom Ombo
Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut Temple and Valley of the Kings
Day 6: Kom Ombo, Cruising the Nile River, Aswan
Kom Ombo Temple
Bird watching boat ride and tea with a Nubian family
Day 7: Aswan
After dinner onboard this evening, you’ll be treated to an enchanting Nubian show featuring traditionally attired performers, live music and dancing.
Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple
Boat ride in traditional Nile River felucca and afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel Aswan
Day 8: Aswan, Cruising the Nile River, Kom Ombo, Edfu
Day 9: Esna, Cruising the Nile River, Luxor
Later, savor the Nile’s majestic scenery as the ship cruises to Luxor.
Temple of Esna
Day 10: Luxor (Disembark), Fly to Cairo
Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza
Day 11: Cairo
Ancient Memphis sites, including the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx and Sakkara visit
Day 12: Depart Cairo
Note: Ship schedule and order of sightseeing my 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.
All This Included
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. Set sail on an eight-day voyage onboard the S.S. Sphinx, the new super ship debuting on the Nile in 2020. 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.
Cairo: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza (or similar)
Cruising: cabin aboard the S.S. Sphinx
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