Splendors of Egypt & the Nile + Pre Jordan Extension

For 12 adventure-filled days, experience Egypt and the Nile’s most wondrous sites in style and luxury. An enchanting land of marvels, myths, and wonders old and new, Egypt is an extraordinary destination no culturally curious traveler will want to miss. With the pre-extension in Jordan, you’ll explore rosy deserts and magnificent ancient monuments, while helping to support local communities with TreadRight.

AAA Vacations Amenity

$300 per couple shipboard credit

AAA Member Benefit

Double Member Benefit – savings up to $1,000 per couple

Partner Promotion

Up to 30% savings on select 2020 voyages during the 100th Anniversary Celebration Event

Inclusions

  • Unlimited coffee, tea, and water available at all times while onboard. Complimentary wine and beer offered during lunch and dinner.
  • All meals, locally sourced and inspired by the places you visit
  • 24-hour coffee and tea
  • Multiple daily options for onshore excursions, each carefully crafted with Uniworld guests in mind to be utterly unique and memorable
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Fitness center and wellness classes
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • All gratuities, onboard and onshore
  • And more

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Temples of Karnak, Luxor and Hatshepsut
  • Great Pyramids and Sphinx
  • Valley of Kings
  • Wadi Rum desert
  • Petra Valley

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, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and escorted to the Four Seasons at Nile Plaza. The luxurious hotel is located in the heart of Cairo’s elegant Garden City District.

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 Egyptologist will show you a 12th-century citadel and the beautiful Alabaster Mosque.
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.

DAY 3: Cairo, Fly to Luxor (Embark) Cruising the Nile River, Dendera

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.

DAY 4: Dendera, Cruising the Nile River, 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.
An evening in Luxor means you’ll enjoy a night listening to the melodies of a local folkloric band onboard.

DAY 5: Luxor, Cruising the Nile River, Kom Ombo

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.
Tonight, don your galabeya (traditional Egyptian attire) for an onboard party featuring traditional Egyptian music.

DAY 6: Kom Ombo, Cruising the Nile River, Aswan

After visiting a temple dedicated to a crocodile god today, hop aboard a small boat for a bird watching excursion along the Nile.

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 Isis Temple complex. After dinner onboard this evening, you’ll be treated to an enchanting Nubian show featuring traditionally attired performers, live music and dancing.
Note: Order of sightseeing on Days 7 & 8 may change depending on closures or unannounced functions.

DAY 8: Aswan, Cruising the Nile River, Edfu

Spend your morning at leisure exploring Aswan, perhaps stopping for an optional tour of the indescribable rock temples of Abu Simbel.
Note: Order of sightseeing on Days 7 & 8 may change depending on closures or unannounced functions.

DAY 9: Esna, Cruising the Nile River, 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.
Later, savor the Nile’s majestic scenery as the ship cruises to Luxor.

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 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.
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 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.

DAY 12: Depart Cairo

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—or choose to extend your trip.
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.

 

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All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. Single Supplement applies for single accommodation. Itineraries, hotels, and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors. The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments.