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Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

12 Days | Cairo to Cairo

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Jerusalem, Israel

Included in your 5-day stay:

  • 4 nights at the Orient Jerusalem Hotel, Israel (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Explore Jerusalem—3 days of excursions
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Flight between Cairo and Tel Aviv
  • Services of a local host/guide

Day to Day:

2023 Jerusalem Post-Cruise/Tour Day to Day Overview (click here for details)

Day 1: Jerusalem
Upon your arrival in Jerusalem, you’ll be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Spend your first day in Israel to explore or rest at your leisure. As one of the oldest cities in the world, there’s plenty to experience—rich history, modern delights, including historic and archaeological sites, a thriving arts and cultural scene, awe-inspiring museums, bustling markets and much more!

Day 2: Jerusalem
FEATURED EXCURSION: Jerusalem City Tour
Set out on a half-day tour of this fascinating city, starting with a visit to Yad Vashem. Established in 1953, Yad Vashem is the global center for documentation, research, education and remembrance of the Holocaust. Located on the Hill of Remembrance, you’ll also tour the Children’s Memorial. Pay a visit to the Israel Museum, the country’s largest museum and a leading cultural institution. You’ll visit the Shrine of the Book, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls—ancient religious writings that were originally found in caves along the shores of the Dead Sea.

On your way back to the hotel, you’ll pass by Israel’s Parliament House and Supreme Court building and then have the afternoon to explore at your leisure. Your local host will be delighted to provide you with suggestions on the best places to dine and other ways to experience the city like a local.

Day 3: Jerusalem
FEATURED EXCURSION: Jerusalem Old City & Bethlehem
You’ll begin today’s full-day city tour by entering the Old City of Jerusalem through the Lion’s Gate—which marks the start of Jesus’ trek from his condemnation to crucifixion. As you venture into the Muslim Quarter, you’ll visit the Pool of Bethesda, the site of one of Jesus’ miracles in which he healed a paralyzed man.

From here, you’ll head toward Via Dolorosa. Many Christian visitors walk the winding path believed to be Jesus’ route to the spot where he was crucified. There are some 14 spots along the way that each mark a different event in Jesus’ journey as he carried his cross. Make sure to take in fantastic views of the city from the Temple Mount. It was here that King David captured Jerusalem and made it the capital of the Israelites as well as the spot that would house the Ark of the Covenant.

A visit to what is largely considered the world’s holiest Christian site—the Church of the Holy Sepulchre—is up next. The extraordinary church stands on the site where Jesus was crucified and buried.

This afternoon, you’ll hop on a motorcoach for a short drive to neighboring Bethlehem, David’s hometown and Jesus’ birthplace. Since we’ll be crossing over into Palestinian Authority, you’ll be guided by a local Palestinian through Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity.

Day 4: Jerusalem
FEATURED EXCURSION: Ancient Jerusalem
Start your last full day in Jerusalem at the serene site of the Garden Tomb. This rock-cut tomb and holy site is said to be the place where Jesus was buried and later resurrected. Continue atop the Mount of Olives for a tremendous view of the city. Since ancient times, the Mount of Olives has acted as one of the main burial grounds in Jerusalem for all three monotheistic religions. The foot of the Mount of Olives is said to be the location where Jesus prayed following the Last Supper.

You’ll then embark on a drive through Kidron Valley to Mount Zion, where you’ll see the sites of the Last Supper and King David’s tomb before entering the Old City through the Zion Gate. See the ancient remains of the city in the Jewish Quarter before continuing on to the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Judaism. Visitors will notice that many of the cracks between the blocks are filled with prayers written on paper. The final stop is the Davidson Center and Jerusalem Archaeological Park, which showcases more than 2,000 years of the country’s history.

Day 5: Jerusalem
After a delightful breakfast, you’ll check out of your hotel and will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Pricing:

$4,199 per person (for 2 guests)

For solo travelers, there is a single supplement of $1,019.


Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that end in Cairo. A minimum number of participants is required to operate these extensions.

Jordan

Included in your 6-day stay:

  • 3 nights at The St. Regis Amman hotel (or similar)
  • 1 night at Palmyra Mazayen camp (or similar)
  • 1 night at Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Hotel (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Explore Jordan—5 days of excursions
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Flight between Amman and Cairo
  • Services of a local host/guide

Uniworld - The Iraq al-Amir Women’s Cooperative

When you travel with Uniworld on our Jordan pre-cruise/tour extension you are helping to support local communities. See how you can make travel matter for the Jordanian women of the Iraq al-Amir Women’s Cooperative.

Pricing:

$4,039 per person (for 2 guests)

For solo travelers, there is a single supplement of $1,169.


Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin in Cairo. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this extension.

The Red Sea

The Red Sea area is one of the best places in the world for diving, snorkeling and sea sports. Discover why on this post-cruise/tour extension to our Egyptian river cruises, during which you’ll stay at a remarkably elegant resort in Sharm El Sheikh.

Please note: A local host will be with you throughout the itinerary to facilitate flights, excursions, hotel changes and any other needs guests may have.

Included in your 5-day stay:

  • 3 nights at the Sharm El Sheikh at Four Seasons Resort (or similar)
  • 1 night at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Explore Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Dahab City, and Sea Scope Submarine
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Flights between Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh
  • Services of a local host/guide

Day to Day:

2023 The Red Sea Post-Cruise/Tour Day to Day Overview (click here for details)

Day 1: Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh
Upon your arrival at Sharm El Sheikh Airport, you’ll be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the Sharm El Sheikh at Four Seasons Resort for the night. You’ll have the afternoon and evening to settle into your room and enjoy this elegant hotel at your leisure.

Day 2: Sharm El Sheikh
FEATURED EXCURSION: A Visit to St. Catherine’s Monastery
In a corner of the world suffused with sites of great historical and spiritual note, the Red Sea is certainly amongst the most significant. The Red Sea is best known for its place in the biblical story of Exodus, in which the prophet Moses is said to have parted the sea to aid the Jewish people’s escape from Egypt.

This area is also the site of the oldest working Christian monastery in the world, St. Catherine’s Monastery, which follows the Greek Orthodox tradition and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the oldest tourist sites in South Sinai, St. Catherine’s was built around 550 AD in the same place as the famous burning bush of Moses’s story.

After visiting the monastery, we’ll drive to Dahab, where you’ll have some free time to explore the city, shop and have lunch on your own at a local restaurant.

Day 3: Sharm El Sheikh
MASTERPIECE COLLECTION EXCURSION*: Snorkeling the Ras Muhammad Reef
Today is your opportunity to take full advantage of the luxurious amenities and experiences your hotel offers. The Sharm El Sheikh Four Seasons is an Arabic-style oasis, perched on private beaches by the sea. Treat yourself to a spa service, dine at some of the many restaurants and bars available on the property or partake in a few of the exciting activities curated by the hotel—some of which take you into the water or off to the surrounding desert.

Alternatively, you can join us on an optional Masterpiece Collection experience to Ras Muhammed National Park, bookable with your local host for an additional cost. Ras Muhammed is the southeast point in Sinai Peninsula and is Egypt’s first national park. The vast majority of the park protects marine land, including the Red Sea Reef—our destination for today.

We’ll set off for a relaxing day of sailing and snorkeling. Crystal clear waters will give us the perfect viewing conditions for observing the 1000+ species of fish native to the area, in addition to approximately 150 varieties of coral.

*Masterpiece Collection are optional experiences that go above and beyond our daily selection of included excursions and can be booked for an additional fee. Masterpiece Collection excursions may not operate if they occur on a holiday or if they require a minimum number of participants and that minimum is not met.

Day 4: Sharm El Sheikh, Cairo
FEATURED EXCURSION: Above and Below the Red Sea
Explore the Red Sea and its famous coral reef without ever having to get wet by boarding a semi-submarine—a sea scope boat with both an upper deck for appreciating the scenery above-water and a lower deck for getting an up-close look at fish and coral in their natural environment.

After the excursion, we’ll transfer to Sharm El Sheikh Airport for our flight to Cairo International Airport. Upon your arrival, a Uniworld representative will transfer you to your hotel, the Four Seasons Nile Plaza.

Day 5: Cairo
Check out of your hotel and transfer to the Cairo International Airport for your flight home.

Pricing:

$2,659 per person (for 2 guests)

For solo travelers, there is a single supplement of $1,119.


Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that end in Cairo. A minimum number of participants is required to operate these extensions.

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