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Ancient Splendors of Egypt and the Nile aboard Uniworld's S.S. Sphinx a Hosted-Group 12-day Sailing

Price Starts At

$6699

Dates

January 20, 2024

January 31, 2024

Your Experience

Step into the ancient world of Egypt and discover the Great Pyramids. Are you ready to be transported back in time to the days of Cleopatra and ancient tombs? For 12 adventure-filled days, explore Egypt and the Nile’s most mind-blowing sites in style and luxury. 

Wander amongst the Pyramids of Giza and explore the towering ruins of the Temple of Luxor. View the historic and renowned Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial ground of Egyptian royalty. Journey to Giza to gaze upon the mighty ancient Sphinx and experience one of the world’s greatest wonders.

This captivating itinerary begins and ends in Cairo, where you’ll visit the famous Egyptian Museum and its unrivaled collection of pharaonic artifacts. 

It’s important to note that it is illegal to be queer in Egypt, but our tours are committed to safety and designed to make this an enjoyable experience for all.

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Ancient Splendors of Egypt and the Nile

January 20, 2024

$6,699.00 – $11,948.00

Step into the ancient world of Egypt and discover the Great Pyramids. Are you ready to be transported back in time to the days of Cleopatra and ancient tombs? For 12 adventure-filled days, explore Egypt and the Nile’s most mind-blowing sites in style and luxury.  Wander amongst the Pyramids of Giza and explore the towering ruins of the Temple of Luxor. View the historic and renowned Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial ground of Egyptian royalty. Journey to Giza to gaze upon the mighty ancient Sphinx and experience one of the world’s greatest wonders. This captivating itinerary begins and ends in Cairo, where you’ll visit the famous Egyptian Museum and its unrivaled collection of pharaonic artifacts.  It’s important to note that it is illegal to be queer in Egypt, but our tours are committed to safety and designed to make this an enjoyable experience for all.

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DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
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$ 6,699.00
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TWIN OCCUPANCY
I am traveling with a companion and we would like to share a room with two separate beds in a French Balcony room. This is per person.
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$ 11,948.00
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Details

Date:
January 20, 2024
Cost:
$6,699.00 – $11,948.00
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Website:
https://www.rfamilyvacations.com/egypt-overview

Organizer

Kelli Gregg Travel
Phone:
917-522-0985
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Venue

Egypt
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Quick Facts

Who's it for?

LGBTQ+ people, friends, and family

Countries Visited

Egypt

Duration

12 days

STarts In

Cairo, Egypt

Ends In

Cairo, Egypt

Accommodations

5-star hotels

Meals

11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners

TEAM

Max 80

Theme

Culture

Why You'll Love This Trip

This Egypt and the Nile cruise will be run by our friends at Kelli Gregg Travel. They are industry leaders in LGBTQ+ group tours for everyone under the rainbow. This tour is not exclusively LGBTQ+, but Kelli Gregg Travel is dedicated to making everyone feel welcome. Over 8 days of excursions, you’ll be visiting 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites. This will all be fully hosted by English-speaking trained Egyptologists.

A Cruise with Uniworld

Uniworld’s boutique river cruises allow guests to travel from one exciting destination to the next aboard a stylish floating hotel with inviting lounges, cozy libraries, panoramic restaurants, sumptuous cuisine, exquisite antiques and original art, and luxurious river view staterooms and suites. Meticulous attention to detail is readily apparent on each journey.  The S.S. Sphinx offers two gourmet dining venues, a swimming pool, a massage room, and 42 gorgeously appointed suites. This Super Ship offers an authentically immersive onboard experience, with bespoke decor by local artisans and materials sourced regionally—such as fine Egyptian cotton, marble, and hand-carved blonde wood—to highlight Egyptian craftsmanship while minimizing our carbon footprint. Join us on this hosted group sailing and experience a trip of a lifetime with some incredible friends.
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Exclusive Entertainment & Activities

Uniworld’s boutique river cruises allow guests to travel from one exciting destination to the next aboard a stylish floating hotel with inviting lounges, cozy libraries, panoramic restaurants, sumptuous cuisine, exquisite antiques and original art, and luxurious river view staterooms and suites. Meticulous attention to detail is readily apparent on each journey.  The S.S. Sphinx offers two gourmet dining venues, a swimming pool, a massage room, and 42 gorgeously appointed suites. This Super Ship offers an authentically immersive onboard experience, with bespoke decor by local artisans and materials sourced regionally—such as fine Egyptian cotton, marble, and hand-carved blonde wood—to highlight Egyptian craftsmanship while minimizing our carbon footprint. Join us on this hosted group sailing and experience a trip of a lifetime with some incredible friends.
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Itinerary

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Arrive at Cairo International Airport. If your tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, a Uniworld representative will be on hand to greet you and escort you to the opulent Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza or to the stunning Nile Ritz-Carlton (or similar).

Sunday, January 21st, 2024

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

Note: Dressing modestly is recommended as a show of respect for the culture and customs of the Egyptian people. In particular, women should ensure that shoulders are covered and legs are concealed at least to the knee on all shore excursions throughout this itinerary. It’s very important to follow these guidelines, especially in places where you won’t be guided.

Monday, January 22nd, 2023

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

Note: Flights to Luxor depart early in the morning to take advantage of more favorable weather and traffic conditions, and to optimize tour scheduling.

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024

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 and Temple of Luxor

Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

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

Thursday, January 25th, 2024

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 and Bird-watching boat ride

Friday, January 26th, 2024

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.

​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
After dinner onboard this evening, you’ll be treated to an enchanting Nubian show featuring traditionally attired performers, live music, and dancing.

Saturday, January 27th, 2024

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.

Sunday, January 28th, 2024

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.

​Featured Excursion:

Temple of Khnum
Later, savor the Nile’s majestic scenery as the ship cruises to Luxor.

Monday, January 29th, 2024

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.

Note: Flights to Cairo depart early in the morning to take advantage of more favorable weather and traffic conditions, and to optimize the tour schedule.

Tuesday, January 30th, 2024

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

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

Depart Cairo

Check out of your hotel and transfer to the Cairo International Airport for your flight home, or extend your trip with a memorable optional extension in Jerusalem.

​Note: Optional add-ons to Jordan or Israel are available!  Please email [email protected] for more info.

 

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Tickets

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
I'm traveling with a companion and we will be sharing a room and a bed. Per Person based on double occupancy.
$ 6,699.00
Unlimited
TWIN OCCUPANCY
I am traveling with a companion and we would like to share a room with two separate beds in a French Balcony room. This is per person.
$ 6,699.00
Unlimited
SOLO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
I am traveling solo and would like my own French Balcony room.
$ 11,948.00
Unlimited

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