Spendors of Egypt & the Nile River Cruise
12 days from Cairo to Cairo
With Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
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 all-suite River Tosca. 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.
This captivating itinerary begins and ends in Cairo, where you’ll visit the famous Egyptian Museum and its stupendous and unrivaled collection of pharaonic artifacts, including treasures recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamun. Journey to Giza to gaze upon the mighty ancient Pyramids and the timeworn, enigmatic Sphinx—iconic images that continue to amaze.
An enchanting land of marvels, myths, and wonders old and new, Egypt is an extraordinary destination no culturally curious traveler will want to miss.
DAY 1: Cairo
DAY 2: Cairo
DAY 3: Cairo, Fly to Luxor
DAY 4: Dendera, Cruising the Nile River, Luxor
DAY 5: Luxor, Cruising the Nile River, Kom Ombo
DAY 6: Kom Ombo, Cruising the Nile River, Aswan
DAY 7: Aswan
DAY 8: Aswan, Cruising the Nile River, Kom Ombo, Edfu
DAY 9: Esna, Cruising the Nile River, Luxor
DAY 10: Luxor (Disembark), Fly to Cairo
DAY 11: Cairo
DAY 12: Depart Cairo
TO CHECK OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST:
✓ Cruise the Nile
✓ Egyptian Museum
✓ Afternoon tea at a famous hotel depicted in Agatha Christie’s novel Death on the Nile.
✓ Mummified remains
✓ A temple of one of Egypt’s rare female pharaohs
✓ Valley of the Kings
✓ A 12th century citadel
✓ Bird-watching excursion along the Nile
✓ Mummified crocodiles
✓ Temples of Karnak, Hathor and Luxor
✓ Tea with a Nubian family
✓ Ride in a felucca—a traditional Egyptian sailboat
✓ Hieroglyphic inscriptions
✓ The enigmatic Great Sphinx