Splendors of Egypt & The Nile

from 

AU$11,879

per person
 
Duration: 14 Nights
Destination: Egypt
Region: Middle East
Deal Code: PAV78KR

 

 

Description

Your fly, stay and cruise package includes:

  • Return flights to Cairo with a stopover in Dubai
  • 12 day Splendors of Egypt & The Nile cruise tour
  • Includes 4 nights accommodation in Cairo & 7 nights onboard River Tosca
  • Meals onboard prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee
  • 8 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking trained Egyptologists
  • Flights between Cairo and Luxor
  • 3 nights accommodation in Dubai
  • Abu Dhabi Full-Day City Tour
  • Airport transfers throughout

 


***Rate based on twin share for travel 14 to 29 January 2023***

***Alternative dates available, a surcharge may apply***


Why Not Add?

Add a post cruise stay in Jordan or the Red Sea, chat to us today for pricing.

Jordan – 6 days

  • 3 nights at The St. Regis Amman hotel (or similar)
  • 1 night at Palmyra Mazayen camp (or similar)
  • 1 night at Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Hotel (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Explore Jordan—5 days of excursions
  • All transfers, and transportation including flights between Amman and Cairo
  • Services of a local host/guide

The Red Sea – 5 days

  • 3 nights at the Sharm El Sheikh at Four Seasons Resort (or similar)
  • 1 night at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Explore Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Dahab City, and Sea Scope Submarine
  • All transfers, and transportation including flights between Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh
  • Services of a local host/guide

Splendors of Egypt & The Nile

Day 1: Cairo
Arrive at Cairo International Airport. 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
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 Excursion: Citadel of Salah al-Din, Alabaster Mosque and Egyptian Museum

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.
Featured Excursion: Temple at Karnak

Day 4: Dendera, Cruising the Nile River, 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: Temple of Hathor > Temple of Luxor

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

Day 6: Kom Ombo, Cruising the Nile River, 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 Excursions: Kom Ombo Temple > Bird-watching boat ride

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 Excursions: Boat ride in traditional Nile River felucca and afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel Aswan > Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Temple of Isis

Day 8: Aswan, Cruising the Nile River, Edfu
Spend the day at leisure or join us for an optional excursion to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel.

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. 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.

Day 11: Cairo
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. 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: Ancient Memphis sites, including the Pyramids of Giza with small pyramid entry, the Great Sphinx and Sakkara visit

Day 12: Depart Cairo
Check out of your hotel and transfer to the Cairo International Airport


Abu Dhabi Full-Day City Tour
Abu Dhabi means ‘Father of the Gazelle’ and with a rich history and culture to discover, this full-day tour from Dubai will introduce you to the top sites in the UAE capital and the island on which it stands. Discover one of the largest Mosques in the world, impressive in size and elegance, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque boasts eighty marble domes and a thousand pillars. It can be seen from both bridges as you enter the city and there is no better place to begin your Abu Dhabi education. It is one of few mosques open to visitors between prayer times so that you can admire its impressive interior and well-kept gardens. Then continue on to Heritage Village, a small museum dedicated to daily Arabic life prior to the discovery of oil. In the afternoon, we drive along the spectacular Corniche, past gleaming white mosques, glass-clad offices and elegant high-rise apartments to the tip of the breakwater for a superb view of the city’s magnificent skyline. The last part of the tour is dedicated to the giant Saadiyat Island project where the Louvre museum and Guggenheim museums are being built to fulfil the image of Abu Dhabi as a cultural city. We finish our sightseeing tour at Yas Island, home to the Formula 1 Yas Marina Circuit, and the first-ever Ferrari attraction park in the world.

 

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Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest Grand Suite category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 02 August 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Hotel location and inclusions may vary depending on availability and alternative dates of travel. Visas are not included. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and are subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.