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Splendours of Egypt & the Nile

7 night cruise & 4 nights hotel. Book by January 31st 2022.

€3,999

Description

Cruise the Nile in a manner once reserved for queens and pharaohs. An enchanting land of marvels, myths, and wonders old and new, Egypt is an extraordinary destination no culturally curious traveller will want to miss. Your journey includes 4 nights accommodation at the Four Seasons Cairo s well as 7 nights cruising on board the brand new Super Ship Sphinx.
 

Itinerary

DAY 1: CAIRO On arrival to Cairo International Airport you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and escorted to the Four Seasons at Nile Plaza. The best accommodation: For the next two nights, take in the wonders of 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 colours, the sounds, the density of peopleand it’s likely been this way for thousands of years. Your Egyptologist will show you a 12th-century citadel and the beautiful Alabaster Mosque. Featured Excursion: Citadel of Salah al-Din, Alabaster Mosque and Egyptian Museum.

DAY 3: CAIRO  LUXOR (EMBARK)  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 of Karnak.

DAY 4: DENDERA*  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. Featured Excursions: Temple of Hathor and Temple of Luxor. *If sailing to Dendera is not possible, the excursion will be arranged by motor coach from Luxor.

DAY 5: LUXOR  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. 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  ASWAN After visiting a temple dedicated to a crocodile god today, hop aboard a small boat for a birdwatching excursion along the Nile. Featured Excursions: Kom Ombo Temple and birdwatching 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 Isis Temple complex. Finally you will enjoy afternoon tea at a famous hotel depicted in Agatha Christie’s novel Death on the Nile. Featured Excursions: Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Isis Temple, plus boat ride in traditional Nile River felucca and afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel Aswan.

DAY 8* : ASWAN  EDFU Spend your morning at leisure exploring Aswan, perhaps stopping for an optional tour of the indescribable rock temples of Abu Simbel.

DAY 9: ESNA  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. Featured Excursion: Temple of Khnum.

DAY 10: LUXOR (DISEMBARK)  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.

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. Featured Excursion: Ancient Memphis sites, including the Pyramids of Giza with small pyramid entry, Great Sphinx and Sakkara visit. Not to Miss Moment: Today, you’ll visit the only surviving Wonder of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx.

DAY 12: CAIRO (DEPART) Check out of your hotel and be transferred to the airport to begin your journey home.

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Prices from €3,999pp, booked by January 31st 2022
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