Known for their adventurous spirit, Bart & Barb O’Brien invite you to join them for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. For 12 adventure-filled days, explore Egypt and the Nile’s most wondrous sites in style and luxury.* Wander amongst the towering ruins of the Temple of Karnak, the world’s largest ancient religious complex, and the entrancing Temple of Luxor. Follow in the footsteps of renowned scholars and explorers as you venture forth into the Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial grounds of Egyptian royalty.
This captivating itinerary begins and ends in Cairo, where you’ll visit the famous Egyptian Museum and its unrivaled collection of pharaonic artifacts. Journey to Giza to gaze upon the mighty ancient Pyramids and the Sphinx.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Vintners, O'Brien Estate
O’Brien Estate 2024
Destination: Egypt & Nile River
To & From: Roundtrip Cairo
Dates: September 28 – October 9, 2024
Length: 12 Days
Ship: S.S. Sphinx
Arrive at Cairo International Airport. Transfer to the opulent Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza or to the stunning Nile Ritz-Carlton (or similar)
Uniworld guided tour of 12th-century Citadel of Salah al-Din, Alabaster mosque and Egyptian Museum
Fly from Cairo to Luxor. Tour Temple of Karnak. Embark S.S. Sphinx
Note: This program includes some early morning activities. Flights between Cairo and Luxor may require wake-up calls at 5:00am or earlier. Guided tours typically begin in the morning and may include a motor coach drive.
F&WT Onboard Event: O’Brien Estate Welcome Toast
Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Temple of Hathor & Temple of Luxor
F&WT Onboard Event: O’Brien Estate Group Dinner
Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut Temple and Valley of the Kings
Uniworld Included Shore Tours: Kom Ombo Temple & Bird Watching boat ride
Uniworld Included Shore Tours: Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Temple of Isis & Boat ride on traditional Nile River felucca
Spend the day at leisure or join Uniworld for an optional excursion to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel
Uniworld Include Shore Tour: Temple of Khnum
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
Uniworld Included Shore Tours: Ancient Memphis sites, including the Pyramids of Giza with small pyramid entry, the Great Sphinx and Sakkara visit
F&WT Event: O’Brien Estate Farewell Toast
Check out of your hotel and transfer to Cairo International Airport for your flight home
OR extend your stay with F&WT’s optional 6-night post extension in Jordan – In Development
Ask your Travel Advisor about additional savings in the Suite, Grand Suite and Royal Suite categories of $700-$1,000 per person, available for a limited time only.
PRICES ARE PER PERSON, CRUISETOUR ONLY, BASED ON DOUBLE (OR SINGLE) OCCUPANCY, AND INCLUDE UNIWORLD PRE & POST-CRUISE HOTEL STAYS AS INDICATED IN ITINERARY, FLIGHTS BETWEEN CAIRO AND LUXOR, SHIPBOARD ACCOMMODATIONS, PORT TAXES, AIRPORT TRANSFERS ON TOUR BEGIN AND END DATES ONLY, ONBOARD MEALS, GRATUITIES, COMPLIMENTARY HOUSE WINES, BEERS, SOFT DRINKS, TEA COFFEE DURING LUNCH AND DINNER, COMPLIMENTARY UNIWORLD SHORE EXCURSIONS, AND LIMITED TRAVEL MANAGEMENT SERVICES. PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE ROUNDTRIP AIR BETWEEN THE US AND CAIRO, VISA’s FOR EGYPT OR JORDAN, PREMIUM WINE AND SPIRITS, F&WT’s OPTIONAL PRE- AND/OR POST-CRUISE PROGRAMS, TRAVEL INSURANCE, OR ALL ITEMS OF A PERSONAL NATURE. F&WT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CORRECT PRICING ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. PRICES WILL NOT INCREASE AFTER DEPOSIT RECEIVED, EXCEPT FOR FUEL SURCHARGES AND ANY TAXES, CHARGES OR LEVIES IMPOSED BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.
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S.S. Sphinx Download ship’s deck plan here
The S.S. Sphinx offers two gourmet dining venues, a swimming pool, massage room and 42 gorgeously appointed accommodations. This Super Ship offers an authentically immersive onboard experience, with bespoke decor by local artisans and materials sourced regionally—such as fine Egyptian cottons, marble and hand-carved blonde wood—to highlight Egyptian craftsmanship while minimizing our carbon footprint.
NOTE: All staterooms and suites onboard have French balconies. While the S.S. Sphinx is a beautiful and luxurious ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld-company-owned ship.
Click Here to download Uniworld’s Cruise Companion, containing answers to what to expect and all the frequently asked questions for travel in Egypt. Everything from required visas, to local currency and electrical outlets, to suggested packing, is covered in this comprehensive guide.
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To book a stateroom on this sailing, you must submit a completed registration form with deposit. For your convenience the registration form can be completed and electronically signed online by all passengers traveling.
For PC users the PDF form can be completed online, saved and returned via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Include your credit card information on the registration form and FAX to (707) 346-5789.
All Guests will be required to check‐in online to complete and submit their PASSENGER INFORMATION FORM before final documentation will be processed. Check‐in online at www.uniworld.com/before‐you‐go/expresscheckin. Please complete Express Check‐in as soon as possible after making your booking.
F&WT strongly recommends the purchase of (Allianz) travel insurance to safeguard your trip investment.
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.
Please note: Cruise escorts, experts scheduled to appear and onboard programming are subject to change with or without notice. For a complete listing of all tour conditions, please refer to the registration form.
Flights between Cairo and Luxor may require wake-up calls at 5:00am or earlier. Guided tours typically begin in the morning and may include a motor coach drive.
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