Splendours of Egypt & the Nile – Save $2,000 per couple with Uniworld

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$10,499

Duration

12 days

Deal Type

River Cruise, Tour

Package Airfare
Credit Available

Be captivated by this Nile Cruise, – once reserved for queens and pharaohs, on this Splendours of Egypt & The Nile tour! 

👉🏻 Save $1,000 per person for a limited time.

Embark on a 12-day adventure filled with Egypt’s most wondrous sites in style and luxury. Explore the towering ruins of the Temple of Karnak, the world’s largest ancient religious complex, and the captivating Temple of Luxor. Trace the steps of renowned scholars and explorers in the Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial grounds of Egyptian royalty.

Your captivating journey begins and ends in Cairo, where you’ll visit the famous Egyptian Museum with its unmatched collection of pharaonic artifacts. Travel to Giza to marvel at the mighty ancient Pyramids and the Sphinx.

Explore Egypt & the Nile with Uniworld Cruise

Explore Egypt & the Nile with Uniworld Cruise

 

Included Items

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea & coffee will be served during lunch & dinner onboard
  • 8 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking trained Egyptologists
  • 7 night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the gorgeous S.S. Sphinx or the elegant River Tosca
  • 4 nights in Cairo at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza or at the Nile Ritz-Carlton
  • 12 UNESCO World Heritage excursion sites
  • Group transfers included on arrival and departure days
  • Internal flights between Cairo and Luxor
  • Gratuities for onboard and onshore personnel

Tour Company

Uniworld

Tour Location

Egypt

Deal Type

River Cruise, Tour

Map

Splendours of Egypt & The Nile map

Splendours of Egypt & The Nile map

More Information

Cruise 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 or to the stunning Nile Ritz-Carlton (or similar).

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.

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.

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

Cairo

Cairo

DAY 3 – CAIRO, FLY TO LUXOR (EMBARK S.S. SPHINX)

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.

Note: Flights to Luxor depart early in the morning to take advantage of more favorable weather and traffic conditions, and to optimize tour scheduling.

Before dinner onboard this evening, guests will be treated to a folkloric dance performance. A local band of dancers, in traditional costumes representing different Egyptian districts, will perform a Whirling Dervish show.

Featured Excursion: Temple at Karnak

DAY 4 – DENDERA, CRUISE TO 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 Excursion: Temple of Hathor / Temple of Luxor
DAY 5 – LUXOR, CRUISE TO KOM OMBO

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.

After dinner onboard tonight, guests will enjoy a Galabeya Party with music, dancing and singing by crew members. Guests are encouraged to bring their own Galabeya clothing.

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

Temple_of_Hatshepsut

Temple of Hatshepsut

DAY 6 – KOM OMBO, CRUISE TO 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.

Featured Excursion: Kom Ombo Temple / Life on the Nile Tour by Motorboat

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.

After dinner onboard this evening, you’ll be treated to an enchanting Nubian show featuring traditionally attired performers, live music and dancing.

Featured Excursion: Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelish and Temple of Isis / Boat Ride in Traditional Nile River Felucca and Sunset Tea at the Old Cataract Hotel Aswan.

Luxor

Luxor

DAY 8 – ASWAN, CRUISE TO EDFU

Spend the day at leisure or join us for an optional excursion to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel.

DAY 9 – ESNA, CRUISE TO 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 façade bearing the last known hieroglyphic inscriptions ever recorded in Egypt.

Later, savor the Nile’s majestic scenery as the ship cruises to Luxor.

Featured Excursion: Temple of Khnum

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 your luxury hotel 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 see a number of amazing monuments—including the enigmatic Great Sphinx. You’ll have a thrilling opportunity to view the pyramids from an up-close perspective, the only way to fully appreciate their remarkable size and grandeur.

Featured Excursion: Pyramids at Giza, the Great Sphinx, and Sakkara Visit.

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.

Pyramids

Pyramids

S.S. Sphinx +
Restaurant S.S. Sphinx

Restaurant S.S. Sphinx

Staterooms

The S.S. Sphinx offers two gourmet dining venues, a swimming pool, massage room, and 42 gorgeously appointed suites. This Super Ship vessel offers an authentically immersive onboard experience, with bespoke decor by local artisans and materials sourced regionally—such as fine Egyptian cottons, marble, and hand-carved blonde wood—to highlight Egyptian craftsmanship while minimizing our carbon footprint.

All staterooms and suites onboard have French balconies. While the S.S. Sphinx is a beautiful and luxurious ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld-company-owned ship.

S.S. Sphinx

S.S. Sphinx

Built – 2021

84 guests / 60 staff

Length – 72m / Width – 14.7m

French Balcony – 21.6sqm

Deluxe French Balcony – 26.5sqm

Suite – 32sqm

Grand Suite – 40sqm

Royal Suite – 46sqm

Sundeck S.S. Sphinx

Sundeck S.S. Sphinx

Booking Terms & Conditions

Advertised price based on 5 January 2025 departure in French Balcony cabin. Pricing is correct as of 28 May 2024 and includes the offer discount*, subject to availability at the time of booking. Offers may be withdrawn or prices updated by the supplier at any time, so please enquire with our expert consultants for the latest pricing, terms and conditions. Single supplement may also apply. *SAVE $1,000pp on all stateroom categories. Offer ends 30 June 2024. Note: Reduced pricing shown above is inclusive of “2025 Double The Savings” offer discount only. Additional 10% “Early Booking Savings” discount will be applied when payment in full is made at time of booking.

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