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Splendours of Egypt & the Nile

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Gratuities included*

Free house wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner

Shore excursions & land tour included*

Luxury hotel stays in Cairo at the Four Seasons*

Cruise Overview

  • Duration 11 nights
  • Departs 17 Dec 2022
  • Sails from Luxor, Egypt
  • Ship River Tosca
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1731451

Your Itinerary

Two night hotel stay in Cairo, Egypt Sat 17 Dec 2022

Upon arrival, transfer to the opulent Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza for your two night hotel stay, including breakfast

Cairo, Egypt Sun 18 Dec 2022

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

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor Mon 19 Dec 2022

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor

Luxor (Safaga), Egypt

Luxor, Egypt Mon 19 Dec 2022

Luxor (Safaga), Egypt

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


Dendera, Egypt Tue 20 Dec 2022


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

Luxor (Safaga), Egypt

Luxor, Egypt Tue 20 Dec 2022

Luxor (Safaga), Egypt

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

Kom Ombo

Luxor – Cruising the Nile River – Kom Ombo, Egypt Wed 21 Dec 2022

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 (B, L, D)

★ Featured Excursion - Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut Temple & Valley of the Kings

Aswan, Egypt

Kom Ombo – Cruising the Nile River – Aswan, Egypt Thu 22 Dec 2022

Aswan, Egypt

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

Aswan, Egypt

Aswan, Egypt Fri 23 Dec 2022

Aswan, Egypt

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


Aswan – Cruising the Nile River – Kom Ombo – Edfu, Egypt Sat 24 Dec 2022


Spend the day at leisure or join an optional excursion to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel (B, L, D)

Esna, Egypt

Esna – Cruising the Nile River – Luxor, Egypt Sun 25 Dec 2022

Esna, Egypt

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

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo, Egypt Mon 26 Dec 2022

After breakfast, disembark in Luxor, Egypt and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo

Cairo, Egypt

Two night hotel stay in Cairo, Egypt Mon 26 Dec 2022

Cairo, Egypt

Upon arrival, transfer to a luxury hotel for your two night stay, including breakfast. (D)

Cairo, Egypt Tue 27 Dec 2022

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

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Wed 28 Dec 2022

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to London (B)

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)


What's included *

  • Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites with luxurious amenities from Hermes and L’Occitane en Provence
  • In-suite butler service on all ships in Europe (not available in Russia & Portugal)
  • Stays at luxurious and centrally located five-star hotels where applicable
  • All gratuities on board and ashore including local guides and bus drivers (gratuities included vary in Russia and Asia)
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Unlimited beverages on board including local wines, sparkling wines and champagne, craft beer and premium spirits (inclusions vary for Russia and Asia)
  • A variety of on board dining experiences with open seating and a casual-elegant dress code
  • Local entertainment & insightful lectures on board
  • Ship-wide Wi-Fi access (excludes Russia & Asia)
  • Fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Services of a dedicated Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager
  • Health & Sanitation Protocols: - All guests must complete a health screening prior to embarkation. - Gloves, face masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer will be readily available for each guest. - All coffee table books, magazines and brochures have been removed from public use. Guests will be able to access these reading materials via a complimentary PressReader app on their mobile devices. For full details, please visit the Uniworld cruise line page. Health & Sanitation Protocol features may vary in Russia & Asia.
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Grand Suite (313–335 sq ft - 29.1–31.1 sq m). All beautifully appointed Grand Suites (313–335 sq ft - 29–31 sq m) feature a French balcony, and custom-made beds draped with the finest bed linens. Added conveniences include a vanity and make-up mirror, generous built-in closets, a hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat for air conditioning, direct-dial telephone, iPod docking station and flat-screen television with satellite channels. Private bathrooms have both a bathtub and shower, and are stocked with thick towels, cosy robes, his and her slippers and soothing bath amenities.

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Royal Suite (651 sq ft - 60.5 sq m). All beautifully appointed suites feature a French balcony and custom-made beds draped with the finest bed linens. Added conveniences include a vanity and make-up mirror, generous built-in closets, a hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat for air conditioning, direct-dial telephone, iPod docking station and flat-screen television with satellite channels. Private bathrooms have both a bathtub and shower, and are stocked with thick towels, cozy robes, his and her slippers and soothing bath amenities.

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The Ship - River Tosca

  • Occupancy82
  • Length236 ft (71.93 m)
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The intimate 82-passenger, all-suite River Tosca provides a relaxing and comfortable setting for guests as they cruise the legendary Nile River and explore its most wondrous cultural sites. The vessel features a stylishly adorned lounge with full-service bar, cosy library, restaurant, fitness room, massage room, and an expansive Sun Deck with shaded cabanas and a swimming pool, perfect for a refreshing dip.

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Uniworld River Cruises FAQs

Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Uniworld river cruise ship?

If travelling aboard one of Uniworld's sailings departing prior to 31st December 2022 all guests will be required to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of embarkation until further notice. Guests under 12 will be exempt but will need to provide a negative PCR or antigen test result taken within 72 hours of travel. 

Is there a dress code on board?

The dress code on board is smart casual. Uniworld River Cruises recommend wearing comfortable clothing and packing for a range of weather conditions.

Do Uniworld cater for special diets?

Uniworld River Cruises cater for most dietary needs (e.g. low fat, low calorie, gluten free, sugar free, vegetarian) as long they are alerted in advance. Please call us prior to sailing so we can inform Uniworld River Cruises.

Is there Wi-Fi on board?

Select ships offer complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Can I book shore excursions once on board?

Additional shore excursions can be booked with your Cruise Manager once on board.

Can I smoke on board?

Smoking is permitted on board each ship but restricted to the sun decks only. This policy applies to all forms of smoking materials including vapor e-cigarettes.

How do gratuities work?

Gratuities are included in the price of your Scenic river cruise.

Last Updated: 21/03/2022

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