Upon arrival, transfer to the opulent Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza for your two night hotel stay, including breakfast
The ancient quarter of Cairo is intense – the colours, 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 artefacts, including mind-boggling treasures once buried with the boy king Tutankhamen (B)
★ Featured Excursion - Citadel of Salah al-Din, Alabaster Mosque & Egyptian Museum
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor
Prepare to be amazed as you enjoy a tour of the legendary Temple of Karnak, a massive and astounding site, with gigantic columns, broad avenues lined with stone sphinxes and halls of truly epic proportions. Your local guide is a trained Egyptologist with fascinating insights to share.
Later, transfer to the port and embark the 5★ S.S Sphinx and set sail for beautiful Dendera. Uniworld’s new super ship will offer three gourmet dining rooms, a private dining room and an al fresco dining experience, a swimming pool, massage room and 42 gloriously appointed suites. Egyptian artwork, fabrics and hand-carved furnishings on board will bring the beauty of this region to life on board.
Enjoy a Gala Reception and dinner on board this evening (B, L, D)
★ Featured Excursion - Temple at Karnak
The impressive Temple of Hathor at Dendera was dedicated to the goddess of love and beauty. The temple dates to Egypt’s Ptolemaic era, when the heirs of Alexander the Great ruled over Egypt and adopted Egyptian culture and religion as their own.
★ Featured Excursion - Temple of Hathor
Return to Luxor for some time at leisure before visiting the ancient Temple of Luxor. 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 (B, L ,D)
★ Featured Excursion - Temple of Luxor
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 (B, L, D)
★ Featured Excursion - Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut Temple & Valley of the Kings
After visiting a temple dedicated to the 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 birdwatching excursion along the Nile (B, L, D)
★ Featured Excursion - Kom Ombo Temple & bird watching boat ride and tea with a Nubian family
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 on board this evening, you’ll be treated to an enchanting Nubian show featuring traditionally attired performers, live music and dancing (B, L, D)
★ Featured Excursion - Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk & Philae Temple
★ Featured Excursion - Boat ride in a traditional Nile River felucca and afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel Aswan
Spend the day at leisure or join an optional excursion to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel (B, L, D)
On today’s excursion, 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, savour the Nile’s majestic scenery as you cruise to Luxor (B, L, D)
★ Featured Excursion - Temple of Esna
After breakfast, disembark in Luxor, Egypt and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo
Upon arrival, transfer to the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza for your two night stay, including breakfast.
Spend time at leisure before attending a sensational Sound and Light Show at the pyramids of Giza (B)
★ Featured Excursion - Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza
It’s a day of Bucket List Moments today as you 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 last evening, you’ll have a thrilling opportunity to view them from an up-close perspective, the only way to fully appreciate their remarkable size and grandeur (B)
★ Featured Excursion - Memphis sites, including the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx and Sakkara visit
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to London (B)
(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)
* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.