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2011 Egypt & the Nile River Cruises and Tours


A view of Kom Ombo from the River Tosca sun deck

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Abu Simbel

Table of Contents A Nile River cruise…your gateway to Egyptian treasures...........................4 A world of benefits just for you...............................................................5 A boutique hotel that follows you wherever you go....................................6 Personalised hospitality…beyond ordinary service....................................7 You’ll get an “insider’s view” onboard and onshore...................................8 Extend your Egyptian adventure with other exciting destinations................9 Splendours of Egypt & the Nile Cairo to Cairo 12 Days............................................................... 10 – 13

Experience the greatness of Egypt from a closer vantage point on a

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise

Jewels of Egypt, the Nile, & Lake Nasser Cairo to Cairo 12 Days.................................................................14 – 17 Classic Egypt & the Nile Cairo to Cairo 8 Days................................................................. 18 – 21 A day onboard the River Tosca...your stylish, boutique hotel....................22 River Tosca Nile River Cruise Ship.........................................................................23 Prince Abbas Lake Nasser Cruise Ship......................................................................24 Uniworld Gold Seal Protection.............................................................25 Terms and Conditions.................................................................. 26 – 27

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A Nile River cruise…your gateway to Egyptian treasures “Egypt is the gift of the Nile. Nowhere are there so many marvellous things as in Egypt, nor in the whole world besides are to be seen so many things of unspeakable greatness,” wrote the Greek scholar Herodotus in 425 BC. Egypt has stunned and delighted its visitors for millennia, and the Nile River is the gateway to its many gems and one-of-a-kind treasures. A Nile River cruise: offers a whole new perspective on Egypt. Travelling onboard a Uniworld ship lets you experience the heart and soul of this amazing country, as many of Egypt’s cities and towns developed along the Nile. The Nile has long been a reflection of Egypt’s history and destiny—an economic lifeline, a great highway to conquest, and a source of inspiration throughout the centuries—and now it’s your turn to be inspired at every turn by its powerful myths, ancient history, and spiritual wonders. From grand colonnaded temples to bustling marketplaces to rural villages where life exists much as it did thousands of years ago, a cruise along the Nile is like watching 5,000 years of culture unfold before your eyes. Your ship: acts as an intimate, floating boutique hotel that brings you up close to Egypt’s great sites. A Uniworld ship has access to places where the big ships can’t go. You’ll never wait in long lines to get on or off the ship, you’ll never tender into port, and you’ll never experience rough water—only smooth and peaceful sailing throughout your river cruise journey. You: feel completely at ease because you settle right into your relaxing, value-packed, all-inclusive journey of a lifetime as you sail back in time to trace Egypt’s history, treasures, and timeless wonders.

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A world of benefits just for you

• An intimate all-suite ship, River Tosca, with a maximum capacity of 82 guests •B  eautiful suites with French balconies and inviting comforts, including custom-designed beds with luxurious linens, flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, iPod® docking stations, and bathrooms fitted with plush towels, lavish robes, cosy slippers, and soothing bath amenities • Twice daily in-suite turn-down service •A  ll meals onboard prepared daily using the freshest ingredients •A  n all English-speaking, world-class attentive staff with a ratio of two staff members to every three guests • Services of a professionally trained and educated Egyptologist throughout your trip to give you an “insider’s view” of Egypt’s ancient wonders •A  we-inspiring complimentary excursions hosted by both your Egyptologist and English-speaking local guides •U  se of a state-of-the-art, portable, lightweight audio headset system designed to enhance your sightseeing experiences • Over 98% guest service satisfaction rates •C  aptivating onboard entertainment showcasing local traditions and culture from the destinations of your itinerary, including a Galabeya party and a Nubian show • Deluxe hotels offering the finest amenities and superb service with buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage •A  ll transfers on arrival and departure days and throughout your tour, including domestic air within Egypt

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A boutique hotel that follows you wherever you go The newest addition to Uniworld’s family of boutique hotel-style ships is the beautifully appointed River Tosca. Old world elegance and sophistication blend in perfect harmony with modern amenities and comforts, so you will feel totally at home as you sail from one exciting and historic Egyptian site to the next. The ship has been decorated by the renowned interior design team responsible for furnishing the prestigious, award-winning Red Carnation Boutique Hotel Collection, one of Uniworld’s sister companies. The team employs the same thoughtful signature touches from the Red Carnation Hotels whenever decorating Uniworld’s ships, so you can expect the finest décor and furnishings to be used. This custom-designed ship offers enhanced views and ample conviviality. The inviting lobby is elegantly adorned with marble floors and rich, warm wood panelling. A cosy library provides the perfect setting for conversing with friends about the awe-inspiring sites you’ve seen or simply perusing one of the many interesting Egyptian books on display. The fitness centre gives you the opportunity to reenergise after a day of sightseeing. And the lounge with a full-service bar offers a place to gather with friends for cocktails or to enjoy some of the captivating onboard entertainment, such as a Galabeya party or Nubian music. Of course, relaxing on the River Tosca’s sun deck—complete with a swimming pool and cosy cabanas—offers you the ideal vantage point to see old-world villages surrounded by luxuriant palm groves, fertile plantations, romantic desert hills, lush oases, and ancient colonnaded temples.

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Personalised hospitality… beyond ordinary service One aspect that makes a Uniworld river cruise so special is the chance to encounter interesting people throughout your trip. Some will be the locals with whom you strike up a conversation while browsing in a shop onshore. Others will be the staff with whom you swap stories while onboard, forging the special friendships that will make your holiday all the more remarkable. With an attentive, all English-speaking staff and a ratio of two staff members to every three guests, we guarantee you’ll be well-cared-for throughout your holiday. Gracious and accommodating, Uniworld’s professionally trained staff is committed to helping you get the most out of your holiday. This means getting to know you, learning your individual preferences, sharing insights into the destinations you visit, and happily offering you those extra-special touches that will make your experience in Egypt even more memorable. Whether it’s enjoying an omelette prepared just the way you like it, being greeted by a friendly staff member offering you a beverage and a refreshing towel as you return from your latest excursion, or having an in-depth discussion with your Egyptologist about one of the fascinating places you have visited, there are certain things you can expect from world-class, award-winning hospitality with Uniworld. On a Uniworld river cruise, well-trained is more than a phrase; it’s our philosophy. It’s the spirit in which we go above and beyond to ensure that your journey through Egypt provides you with memories that will last a lifetime.

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Onboard Galabeya party

You’ll get an “insider’s view” onboard and onshore From the impressive temple complex of Karnak, the largest temple complex ever constructed; to the Temple of Hatshepsut, which rises majestically out of limestone cliffs; to the fabled Valley of the Kings, where many illustrious Egyptian Pharaohs were buried, your included excursions will take you to Egypt’s most amazing sites. A professionally trained and educated Egyptologist will accompany you every step of the way, so you can get an “insider’s view” of the history, culture, and people of Egypt. Your Egyptologist and local guides use a state-of-the-art, portable, lightweight audio headset system designed to enhance your sightseeing experiences, so you have the freedom to move at your own pace and hear your guides even if you are not standing right next to them. While onshore, explore the bustling city of Cairo with its famed Egyptian Museum— home to the greatest collection of Pharaonic artefacts in the world, including the treasures recovered from King Tutankhamen’s final resting place in the Valley of the Kings. Marvel at the sole surviving member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid of Khufu, in Giza. Gaze into the face of the legendary Sphinx that for thousands of years has been kneeling gracefully, and looking thoughtfully towards the East with a calm, mysterious smile. Discover Luxor, built on the site of ancient Thebes. Wander through the 2,000-year-old, beautifully preserved Temple of Horus, the falcon god, and sail on a felucca the way Egyptians have throughout the centuries. All of your onshore adventures, as well as your onboard ones—such as dressing up in a traditional Egyptian Galabeya for a fun-filled evening party or being entertained by Nubian musicians—have been designed to bring you closer to the glories of one of the world’s oldest civilisations. Join Uniworld in Egypt, and uncover the Pharaohs, the dynasties, the conquerors, and the mysterious forces that have shaped Egypt’s past and continue to influence its future.

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Jerusalem, Israel

Extend your Egyptian adventure with other exciting destinations With Uniworld’s carefully crafted pre- and post-cruise optional land packages, you can spend even more time in world-class destinations—all while getting even more value out of your international airfare. Uniworld offers three exciting optional land packages to add to your Egypt river cruise and tour program.

Amman and Petra, Jordan Explore two legendary cities in Jordan. Amman, the capital of Jordan, looks out over 19 hills and enchants visitors with its thriving art scene and pleasant Mediterranean climate. Petra, built around 100 BC, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. These cities are rich in culture and provide the ideal addition to your Egypt program.

Jerusalem, Israel The perfect extension to your Egypt trip is Israel and its holy city of Jerusalem. As one of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem draws pilgrims from diverse religious backgrounds and mesmerises them with its many ancient and sacred sites.

Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt Add more time in Egypt with an extension to Cairo and Alexandria. These two cities are very different, yet both will allure you with their inspiring cultural scenes; delightful local wares and rich histories. Cairo, the capital of Egypt, captivates visitors with its minarets, domes, spectacular museums, and ancient tombs. And Alexandria—Egypt’s second-largest city, known as the “Pearl of the Mediterranean”— enchants visitors with its Mediterranean flair and its history as the site of Cleopatra and Marc Anthony’s romantic saga. Please see the individual itinerary pages of this brochure for specific details on these exciting pre- and post-cruise optional land packages.

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Temple of Ramses II, Luxor

Splendours of Egypt & the Nile Cairo to Cairo 12 Days

Splendours of Egypt & the Nile Cruise/ Tour Package Includes:

Imagine sailing down the Nile in a style once reserved for pharaohs and queens

7-night Nile River cruise onboard the River Tosca in a beautifully appointed suite with a French balcony*

Experience amazing Egypt onboard the all-suite River Tosca. For eight splendour-filled days, Uniworld takes you to the Nile’s most fascinating sites in style. Spend time exploring breathtaking Karnak Temple—the largest temple complex ever constructed—with its avenues of sphinxes and halls of gigantic temples. Visit the Greco-Roman Temple of Hathor, one of the bestpreserved temples in Egypt. Wander around the Temple of Hatshepsut, which rises majestically out of the surrounding limestone cliffs, and the Valley of the Kings, where many illustrious pharaohs were buried.

4 nights at the deluxe Cairo Marriott Hotel and Omar Khayyam Casino with a room overlooking the Nile (or similar), including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage* All meals onboard Services of a professionally trained Egyptologist throughout your trip Captivating excursions, fully hosted by an Egyptologist and English-speaking local guides Exciting onboard entertainment, including 2 Galabeya parties and 2 Nubian shows Sightseeing on an air-conditioned coach Scheduled air travel between Cairo/Luxor and Luxor/Cairo Complimentary transfers throughout your cruise/tour and on arrival and departure days

Enjoy four nights in captivating Cairo, where you’ll be taken to the famous Egyptian Museum, an unrivalled warehouse of Pharaonic treasures as well as the remarkable artefacts recovered from the tomb of King Tut. Journey to Giza to pay homage to the mighty Pyramids and the very face of ancient Egypt, the Sphinx. Get ready to gaze in awe at the extraordinary creations that define Egypt—a land of complexity, marvels, and mythology.

Who will enjoy this cruise: *Hotel and ship are subject to change. Hotel Upgrade: An upgrade will be available from the Cairo Marriott to the Four Seasons Nile Plaza Hotel in Cairo from $1025 per person, based on double occupancy; from $2045 for a single. Price is based on the Nile view room.

© 2009 Egyptian Tourist Authority (ETA)

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From

4275

A$

per person, cruise/tour including taxes

Those who want to experience the splendours of ancient Egyptian history in a relaxed and refined way via cruise ship, with ever-changing scenery and frequent stops at ancient wonders.


Karnak Temple, Luxor

Cairo to Cairo Day

Port/City

Day 1 Arrive in Cairo Day 2 Cairo Day 3 Fly to Luxor (embark), cruising the Nile, Dendera Day 4 Dendera, cruising the Nile, Luxor Day 5 Luxor, cruising the Nile, Kom Ombo Day 6 Kom Ombo, cruising the Nile, Aswan

Day

Port/City

Day 7 Aswan Day 8 Aswan, cruising the Nile, Kom Ombo, Edfu Day 9 Edfu, cruising the Nile, Luxor Day 10 Luxor (disembark), fly to Cairo Day 11 Cairo Day 12 Cairo, transfer to the airport

2011 Cruise/Tour Start Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26. December 3,10,17, 24, 31.

Extend your holiday with a pre- and/or post-cruise optional extension Pre Petra and Amman, Jordan | Jordan is blessed with historic cities dating back to Biblical times, including the lost city of Petra, which was hewn from rose-colored sandstone.

Post Jerusalem, Israel | One of the oldest holy cities in the world, Jerusalem draws pilgrims from diverse religious backgrounds and mesmerises them with its many ancient and sacred sites.

Included in your 5-day stay: Flight from Cairo to Amman  • 2 nights at Kempinski Hotel Amman (or similar) • 2 nights at Crown Plaza Petra (or similar)  • Breakfast and dinner daily  • Tours with English-speaking guides  • All transportation and transfers

Included in your 5-day stay: Flight from Tel-Aviv, Israel to Cairo, Egypt  • 4 nights at Leonardo Plaza Jerusalem Hotel (or similar)  • Breakfast daily  • Tours Yad Vashem, Temple Mount, Old City, and Western Wall  • Via Dolorosa & Stations of the Cross  • All transportation and transfers

Only A$1975 per person (single supplement A$495)

Only A$2175 per person (single supplement A$625)

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Temple Temple of of Horus, Horus, Edfu Edfu

Splendours of Egypt & the Nile Cairo to Cairo 12 Days Day 1 | Cairo

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Day 5 | Luxor, cruising the Nile, Kom Ombo

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Board a coach to travel to the West Bank of the Nile where you’ll see the two gigantic statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. Next, visit the Temple of Hatshepsut; considered to be one of the most successful pharaohs of Egypt, Queen Hatshepsut accordingly required an immaculate tomb. Built into the face of steep cliffs at the basin of a valley, the site is unique among the landmarks of Egypt. From here, you’ll go to one of the most famous archeological sites in the world, the Valley of the Kings. The valley was used for royal burials from approximately 1539 BC to 1075 BC and contains over 60 tombs. Much of our understanding of Egyptian mythology has been garnered from these ancient chambers. Filled with a sense of wonder, you’ll return to the ship to sail to Kom Ombo, all while enjoying a Galabeya party. (BB, L, D)

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the Cairo Marriott.

Day 2 | Cairo

Featured Highlights: Citadel of Salah al-Din, Muhammad Ali Mosque, and Egyptian Museum Your tour of this historic city begins with the 12th century Citadel of Salah al-Din for breathtaking views of Cairo. Muhammad Ali Pasha restored the walls of the Citadel and built numerous palaces, schools, and government buildings in the 19th century. His masterpiece was the great Alabaster Mosque, which you’ll visit next. In the afternoon, explore the wondrous Egyptian Museum. (BB)

Day 3 | Fly to Luxor, cruising the Nile, Dendera

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Featured Highlight: Temple of Karnak Fly to Luxor in the morning. Before boarding the River Tosca and sailing to Dendera, you’ll visit the Temple of Karnak. This vast complex was built and expanded over a 1,300-year period. It’s the largest temple complex ever built by man and represents the combined achievements of many generations of ancient builders. (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Dendera, cruising the Nile, Luxor

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Featured Highlights: Temple of Hathor and Temple of Luxor In the morning, you’ll encounter the Temple of Hathor in Dendera, one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt, which contains a rare depiction of Cleopatra and her son Caesarion. The cruise then returns to Luxor, where you’ll enjoy leisure time before an early evening exploration of the ancient Temple of Luxor which is truly stunning at night. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Kom Ombo, cruising the Nile, Aswan

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Featured Highlights: Kom Ombo Temple, Aswan High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple, traditional Nile felucca ride, and onboard Nubian show In the morning, visit the Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus. After exploring the temple with your Egyptologist, continue your Nile cruise to Aswan, where you will discover the Aswan High Dam and Granite Quarries. See the enormous Unfinished Obelisk and the beautiful Philae Temple. During the afternoon, sail in a traditional Nile felucca around Aswan’s Botanical Gardens. In the evening, you’ll be entertained by a Nubian folklore show onboard your ship. (BB, L, D)

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Featured Highlights: Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Kings, and onboard Galabeya party

BB = Buffet Breakfast L = Lunch  D = Dinner


2011 Pay-in-Full Savings

Splendours of Egypt & the Nile Cairo to Cairo 12 Days Day 7 | Aswan

Pay in full at time of booking by November 1, 2010 to SAVE $1000 per couple ($500 per person) off cruise/tour.

-OR2011 Early Booking Savings

Book and deposit by December 31, 2010 to SAVE $500 per couple ($250 per person) off cruise/tour.

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Featured Highlights: High Tea at the Movenpick Hotel and onboard Nubian show

2011 Pricing Details Per Person

Irresistible Optional Excursion: Temples of Abu Simbel

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

Enjoy High Tea at the famous Aswan Movenpick Hotel. Back onboard the ship, be treated to another Nubian show with a live band playing Nubian music. (BB, L, D)

Jan 1

A$

Total per person twin share

Single Supplement

5,075

A$

2,030

Jan 8, 15, 22, 29

A$

4,950

A$

Day 8 | Aswan, cruising the Nile, Kom Ombo, Edfu

Feb 5, 12, 19, 26

A$

4,950

A$

Featured Highlight: Galabeya party

Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

A$

4,950

A$

Apr 2

A$

4,950

A$

Apr 9, 16

A$

4,875

A$

Apr 23, 30

A$

4,495

A$

May 7, 14, 21, 28

A$

4,495

A$

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25

A$

4,275

A$

Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

A$

4,375

A$

Aug 6, 13

A$

4,375

A$

Aug 20, 27

A$

4,295

A$

Featured Highlight: Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza

Sep 3, 10, 17, 24

A$

4,950

A$

Disembark in Luxor and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo. Check in to the Cairo Marriott, and then in the evening, attend the magical Sound and Light Show that illuminates the ancient history of the Pyramids of Giza. (BB)

Oct 1, 8, 15, 22

A$

4,950

A$

Oct 29

A$

5,695

A$

2,278

Nov 5, 12, 19, 26

A$

5,695

A$

2,278

Dec 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

A$

5,695

A$

2,278

This will be your day to relax onboard the River Tosca. As you journey north on the Nile to Edfu, you’ll see the picturesque environs of Kom Ombo once more from the ship. The evening hosts another fun-filled Galabeya party. (BB, L, D)

Day 9 | Edfu, cruising the Nile, Luxor Featured Highlight: Temple of Horus

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In the morning, you’ll visit the well-preserved Temple of Horus, also known as the Temple of Edfu, which is dedicated to the falcon god. Later, while enjoying lunch onboard, take in the peaceful Egyptian scenery en route back to Luxor. (BB, L, D)

Day 10 | Luxor, fly to Cairo

Day 11 | Cairo

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Featured Highlight: The Sphinx and the legendary Pyramids of Giza Today, you will be taken to the very face of ancient Egypt, the enigmatic Sphinx and the magnificent Pyramids—all of which will leave a lasting impression for years to come. (BB)

Day 12 | Depart Cairo

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Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (BB)

1,980 1,980 1,980 1,980 1,950 1,798 1,798 1,710 1,750 1,750 1,718 1,980 1,980

– Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 4, Cairo Deck and are inclusive of port charges. A limited number of singles are available for an additional supplement. – Please also refer to pages 26 – 27, or contact Uniworld for more information.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price below: Category 3 Suite

A$

200

Presidential Suite

Category 2 Suite

A$

400

See Deck Plans on page 23

Category 1 Suite

A$

600

A$

3350

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Stone carving at Temple of Ramses II, Abu Simbel

Jewels of Egypt, the Nile, & Lake Nasser Cairo to Cairo 12 Days Jewels of Egypt, the Nile, & Lake Nasser Cruise/Tour Package Includes:

Egyptian jewels—both natural and manmade—will capture your mind and beguile your heart forever

4-night Lake Nasser cruise (including Abu Simbel) onboard the Prince Abbas*

Perfectly designed to blend the wonders of ancient and modern Egypt—as well as showcase the country’s greatest natural and manmade treasures—this itinerary takes you across beautiful Lake Nasser to see mighty Abu Simbel, down the legendary Nile River, and into the heart of bustling Cairo. Discover ancient Egypt’s most exciting sites: the awe-inspiring Pyramids and mysterious Great Sphinx of Giza; the majestic Temples of Karnak and Luxor; the splendidly preserved Temple of Edfu; and Wadi El Seboua, the “Valley of the Lionesses.” The Nubian jewels you’ll find on this itinerary aren’t available on any of our other tours.

3-night Nile River cruise onboard the River Tosca in a beautifully appointed suite with a French balcony* 4 nights at the deluxe Cairo Marriott Hotel and Omar Khayyam Casino with a room overlooking the Nile (or similar), including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage* All meals onboard Services of a professionally trained Egyptologist throughout your trip Captivating excursions, fully hosted by an Egyptologist and English-speaking local guides Exciting onboard entertainment, including a Galabeya party and a Nubian show Scheduled air travel between Cairo/Aswan, Abu Simbel/Aswan, and Luxor/Cairo Complimentary transfers throughout your cruise/tour and on arrival and departure days Note: The Prince Abbas may not have the same amenities as the River Tosca. *Hotel and ship are subject to change Hotel Upgrade: An upgrade will be available from the Cairo Marriott to the Four Seasons Nile Plaza Hotel in Cairo from $1025 per person, based on double occupancy; from $2045 for a single. Price is based on the Nile view room.

From

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4025

A$

per person, cruise/tour including taxes

Cruise onboard Prince Abbas across stunningly beautiful Lake Nasser—the world’s largest artificial body of water. Along the way, encounter Nubian treasures and the awe-inspiring Abu Simbel—a 3,500-year-old complex displaying magnificent structures hewed from the rock during the rule of Ramses II and later rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Visit the impressive Aswan High Dam that created this remarkably remote and unspoiled lake in the 1960s. Then transfer to the River Tosca to discover all the wonders the great Nile River Valley has to offer.

Who will enjoy this cruise: This trip provides the perfect blend of touring great Egyptian monuments, cruising Lake Nasser and the Nile River, and sightseeing in Cairo. It’s a real connoisseur’s delight of everything Egyptian—from famous cultural artefacts to unspoiled natural beauty.


Luxor Temple, Luxor

Cairo to Cairo Day

Port/City

Day 1 Arrive in Cairo Days 2–3 Cairo Day 4 Cairo, fly to Aswan (embark) Day 5 Aswan, cruising Lake Nasser, Kalabsha Day 6 Wadi El Seboua, cruising Lake Nasser, Amada Day 7 Amada, Kasr Ibrim, Abu Simbel

Day

Port/City

Day 8 Abu Simbel, fly to Aswan (embark) Day 9 Aswan, cruising the Nile, Kom Ombo, Edfu Day 10 Edfu, cruising the Nile, Luxor Day 11 Luxor (disembark), fly to Cairo Day 12 Cairo, transfer to the airport

2011 Cruise/Tour Start Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21 , 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Extend your holiday with an optional land extension Post Jerusalem, Israel | One of the oldest holy cities in the world, Jerusalem draws pilgrims from diverse religious backgrounds and mesmerises them with its many ancient and sacred sites. Included in your 5-day stay: • Flight from Tel-Aviv, Israel to Cairo, Egypt  • 4 nights at Leonardo Plaza Jerusalem Hotel (or similar)  • Breakfast daily  • Tours of Yad Vashem, Temple Mount, Old City, and Western Wall  • Via Dolorosa and Stations of the Cross  • All transportation and transfers

Only A$2175 per person (single supplement A$625)

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Temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahri

Jewels of Egypt, the Nile, & Lake Nasser Cairo to Cairo 12 Days Day 1 | Cairo

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Day 6 | Wadi El Seboua, cruising Lake Nasser, Amada

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the Cairo Marriott.

Day 2 | Cairo

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Featured Highlights: Citadel of Salah al-Din, Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Egyptian Museum, and Khan el-Khalili Bazaar Begin today’s tour with a visit to the 12th-century Citadel of Salah al-Din for breathtaking views of Cairo. Next, visit the Mosque of Muhammad Ali. You’ll also have time to visit the famous Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. In the afternoon, spend time at the famous Egyptian Museum. (BB)

Day 3 | Cairo

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Featured Highlights: Sakkara and Memphis, and the Sphinx and the legendary Pyramids of Giza Drive out to Memphis to admire the colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx. Nearby at Sakkara, view the Step Pyramid of Zoser I—the oldest in the world. You’ll then visit Giza, where you will see the enigmatic Sphinx and the magnificent Pyramids. (BB)

Day 4 | Cairo, fly to Aswan

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Fly from Cairo to Aswan where you’ll embark on your Lake Nasser cruise onboard the Prince Abbas. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Aswan, cruising Lake Nasser, Kalabsha Featured Highlight: Kalabsha Temple

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You’ll arrive at Kalabsha Temple during the morning. Originally built around 30 BC, Kalabsha is the largest preserved temple in Nubia. Afterward, relax onboard for a full-day cruise on Lake Nasser as you travel to Wadi El Seboua. (BB, L, D)

Featured Highlights: Wadi El Seboua and Amada Temple

In the morning, enjoy time at Wadi El Seboua, the “Valley of the Lionesses,” which was named after the great Avenue of Sphinxes that led to the Temple of Ramses II. In the afternoon, cruise to Amada where you’ll visit the oldest surviving temple in the Nubian region, the Temple of Amada. (BB, L, D)

Day 7 | Amada, Kasr Ibrim, Abu Simbel

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Featured Highlight: Temples of Abu Simbel, and Sound and Light show During the morning, you will sail past the only major archaeological site to survive the Nile floods in Lower Nubia that followed after the construction of the Aswan High Dam: the Kasr Ibrim Fortress. You’ll reach Abu Simbel in the afternoon. This 3,500-year-old complex displays magnificent structures hewed from the rock during the rule of Ramses II and later rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Buried for decades in the sand, the site is impressively well preserved. In a remarkable feat of engineering, the temple was built so that the sun penetrates its inner confines only two days a year. On those two days, the four colossi of Ramses are basked in a solar bronze. When you look at the colossi, you’ll notice they’re wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, a symbol of dominance over the entire kingdom. During the evening, you’ll experience the monuments lit in all their glory during a spectacular sound and light show. You will not want to miss this incredible display of history reflecting off of the massive stone monuments with laser lights and music. (BB, L, D)

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2011 Pay-in-Full Savings

Jewels of Egypt, the Nile, & Lake Nasser Cairo to Cairo 12 Days Day 8 | Abu Simbel, fly to Aswan

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Featured Highlights: Aswan High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple, and Nubian show onboard In the morning, fly to Aswan. On arrival, visit the Aswan High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, and Philae Temple. During the afternoon, you’ll board the River Tosca to sail along the Nile. Later in the evening, be treated to a traditional Nubian show onboard. (BB, L, D)

Pay in full at time of booking by November 1, 2010 to SAVE $1000 per couple ($500 per person) off cruise/tour.

-OR2011 Early Booking Savings

Book and deposit by December 31, 2010 to SAVE $500 per couple ($250 per person) off cruise/tour.

2011 Pricing Details Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Dates

Total per person twin share

Single Supplement

Jan 7, 14, 21, 28

A$

4,725

A$

Feb 4, 11, 18, 25

A$

4,725

A$

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25

A$

4,725

A$

Featured Highlights: Kom Ombo Temple and onboard Galabeya party

Apr 1, 8

A$

5,075

A$

You’ll sail to Kom Ombo, where you’ll visit the only temple in Egypt dedicated to two gods. Don your Galabeya for a fun-filled onboard party, featuring traditional Egyptian music and activities. (BB, L, D)

Apr 15, 22, 29

A$

4,495

A$

May 6, 13, 20, 27

A$

4,025

A$

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

A$

4,025

A$

Jul 1

A$

4,025

A$

Jul 8, 15, 22, 29

A$

4,125

A$

Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

A$

4,125

A$

Sep 2

A$

4,125

A$

Sep 9, 16, 23

A$

4,275

A$

Sep 30

A$

4,575

A$

Featured Highlights: Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Valley of the Kings, the Colossi of Memnon, and Temple of Karnak

Oct 7, 14, 21

A$

4,575

A$

Oct 28

A$

4,925

A$

This is an exciting day filled with plenty of Egypt’s unforgettable historic sites. In the morning, visit the towering Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Next, explore the Valley of the Kings, the burial place of many illustrious pharaohs. Before flying back to Cairo, visit the Karnak Temple, the largest temple in the world, with its roof blocks supported by colossal columns that are 70 feet high. Fly back to Cairo later in the day and check in to the hotel. (BB)

Nov 4, 11, 18, 25

A$

4,925

A$

Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

A$

4,925

A$

Day 9 | Aswan, cruising the Nile, Kom Ombo, Edfu

Day 10 | Edfu, cruising the Nile, Luxor

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Featured Highlights: Edfu and Luxor Temples In the morning, spend time at the Temple of Edfu, the best-preserved major temple in Egypt. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus and was built over a 180-year period. You’ll then sail to Luxor, where you’ll have an opportunity to explore the Temple of Luxor—one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. (BB, L, D)

Day 11 | Luxor, fly to Cairo

Day 12 | Depart Cairo

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Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (BB)

1,890 1,890 1,890 2,030

1,798 1,610 1,610 1,610 1,650 1,650 1,650 1,710 1,830 1,830 1,970 1,970 1,970

– Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 4, Cairo Deck and are inclusive of port charges. A limited number of singles are available for an additional supplement. – Please also refer to pages 26 – 27, or contact Uniworld for more information. Note: The Prince Abbas sails Lake Nasser, and the River Tosca sails the Nile River. Amenities may vary on both ships. Please see pages 23 - 24 for more details.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price below: Category 3 Suite

A$130

Presidential Suite

Category 2 Suite

A$200

See Deck Plans on page 23

Category 1 Suite

A$400

A$1725

Note: suite upgrades apply only to the River Tosca.

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The Great Sphinx, Giza

Classic Egypt & the Nile Cairo to Cairo 8 Days

Classic Egypt & the Nile River Cruise/ Tour Package Includes:

Experience the mythical wonders and ancient treasures of Egypt and the Nile

4-night Nile River cruise onboard the River Tosca in a beautifully appointed suite with a French balcony*

Uniworld’s Classic Egypt & the Nile itinerary is designed to take you into the heart of ancient Egypt where you will discover a host of wonders. You’ll be swept away by romantic history and powerful legends as you explore this magnificent land with your professionally trained and educated Egyptologist.

3 nights at the deluxe Cairo Marriott Hotel and Omar Khayyam Casino with a room overlooking the Nile (or similar), including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage* All meals onboard Services of a professionally trained and educated Egyptologist throughout your trip Captivating excursions, fully hosted by an Egyptologist and English-speaking local guides Exciting onboard entertainment, including a Galabeya party and Nubian show Sightseeing on an air-conditioned coach Scheduled air travel between Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo Complimentary transfers throughout your cruise/tour and on arrival and departure days *Hotel and ship are subject to change. Hotel Upgrade: An upgrade will be available from the Cairo Marriott to the Four Seasons Nile Plaza Hotel in Cairo from $765 per person, based on double occupancy; from $1525 for a single. Price is based on the Nile view room.

From

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3275

A$

per person, cruise/tour including taxes

Spend time in Cairo where the ancient and the modern coexist in perfect harmony. Come face to face with the mysterious Sphinx that for thousands of years has been kneeling gracefully and looking thoughtfully towards the East. See the sole surviving member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid of Khufu in Giza. Explore the Egyptian Museum, home to the treasures of King Tutankhamen’s tomb. Traverse the Nile onboard the River Tosca, and let yourself be whisked away to magnificent sites: Karnak Temple—known to the Egyptians as “The Most Perfect of Places”; the Temple of Hathor—one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt; the Valley of the Kings, where many illustrious pharaohs were buried; Kom Ombo, the temple dedicated to two gods; and romantic Philae Temple.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Lovers of myth and mystery will be enchanted by the sites encountered on this journey. And photography buffs will have plenty of opportunities to photograph Egypt’s plentiful temples and grand monuments.


Pyramids of Giza via camel

Cairo to Cairo Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Days 1–2

Day 6 Kom Ombo, cruising the Nile, Aswan

Arrive in Cairo

Day 3 Cairo, fly to Luxor (embark), cruising the Nile, Dendera Day 4 Dendera, cruising the Nile, Luxor

Day 7 Aswan (disembark), fly to Cairo Day 8 Cairo, transfer to the airport

Day 5 Luxor, cruising the Nile, Kom Ombo 2011 Cruise/Tour Start Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22 , 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.

Extend your holiday with a pre- and/or post-cruise optional extension Pre Petra and Amman, Jordan | Jordan is blessed with historic cities dating back to Biblical times, including the lost city of Petra, which was hewn from rose-colored sandstone.

Post Alexandria and Cairo, Egypt | Explore Alexandria, the second-largest city in Egypt, known as the “Pearl of the Mediterranean” and the location of Marc Anthony and Cleopatra’s romantic saga.

Included in your 5-day stay: Flight from Cairo to Amman  • 2 nights at Kempinski Hotel Amman (or similar) • 2 nights at Crown Plaza Petra (or similar)  • Breakfast and dinner daily  • Tours with English-speaking guides  • All transportation and transfers

Included in your 4-day stay:  2 nights at the deluxe Grand Helnan Alexandria Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily  • 1 night at the deluxe Marriott Hotel and Casino (or similar)  • Tours with Englishspeaking guides  • All transportation and transfers

Only A$1975 per person (single supplement A$495)

Only A$765 per person (single supplement A$190)

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Temple Columns

Classic Egypt & the Nile Cairo to Cairo 8 Days Day 1 | Cairo

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Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the Cairo Marriott.

Day 2 | Cairo

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Featured Highlights: The Sphinx and the legendary Pyramids of Giza and Egyptian Museum On your first day in Egypt, you’ll be guided by your Egyptologist to some of Egypt’s most iconic sites. Travel to Giza where you’ll see the very face of ancient Egypt—the enigmatic Sphinx—as well as the magnificent Pyramid of Khufu—one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Your final stop of the day is the Egyptian Museum, an unrivalled warehouse of Pharaonic treasures, including artefacts recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamen by archeologist Howard Carter. (BB)

Day 3 | Cairo, fly to Luxor, cruising the Nile, Dendera

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Featured Highlight: Temple of Karnak In the morning, you will fly to Luxor, where you’ll walk through the magnificent Temple of Karnak with its avenues of sphinxes and halls of gigantic columns. This vast complex, situated about two miles from Luxor Temple, was built and expanded over a 1,300-year period. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man and represents the combined achievements of many generations of ancient builders. Eighty thousand labourers took part in its creation during the 19th dynasty alone. After seeing the temples, a coach will take you to the banks of the Nile to board the River Tosca. You’ll then set sail for beautiful Dendera. (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Dendera, cruising the Nile, Luxor

During the morning, you will encounter Dendera’s Temple of Hathor, dedicated the cow goddess Hathor, who was believed to possess the power of healing. The temple was built between 125 BC to 65 BC and is one of the best preserved of its kind in Egypt. It contains a rare depiction of Cleopatra with her son Caesarion, fathered by Julius Caesar. After visiting the temple complex in Dendera, you will cruise the Nile to Luxor, where you can enjoy some free time in the afternoon before an early evening exploration of the ancient Temple of Luxor. The temple was built by different Pharaohs over hundreds of years, beginning in the 14th century BC. The entire Luxor Temple complex is truly stunning at night, when its awesome beauty and mysterious power can best be enjoyed. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Luxor, cruising the Nile, Kom Ombo

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Featured Highlights: Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Kings, and onboard Galabeya party Board your coach and travel to the West Bank of the Nile to see the two gigantic statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. Next, take in the Temple of Hatshepsut, dedicated to Egypt’s 18th-dynasty pharaoh, who was one of a handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt. You’ll continue on to the Valley of the Kings, where many illustrious Pharaohs were buried, including the young boy king, Tutankhamen, whose mummified body still lies in its final resting place. Filled with a sense of wonder, you’ll return to the ship to sail to Kom Ombo. Along the way, enjoy a Galabeya party with Egyptian music. (BB, L, D)

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Featured Highlights: Temple of Hathor and Temple of Luxor

BB = Buffet Breakfast L = Lunch  D = Dinner


2011 Pay-in-Full Savings

Pay in full at time of booking by November 1, 2010 to SAVE $800 per couple ($400 per person) off cruise/tour.

Classic Egypt & the Nile

-OR2011 Early Booking Savings

Cairo to Cairo 8 Days Day 6 | Kom Ombo, cruising the Nile, Aswan

Book and deposit by December 31, 2010 to SAVE $400 per couple ($200 per person) off cruise/tour.

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Featured Highlights: Temple of Kom Ombo, Aswan High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple, felucca ride, and onboard Nubian show

2011 Pricing Details Per Person

Visit the impressive double-temple of Kom Ombo, the only one of its kind dedicated to two gods. You’ll then go to the Aswan High Dam, where you will see the enormous Unfinished Obelisk. Then you will travel by boat to the Temple of Isis, which rises from the waters of the Nile on the Island of Philae. Later, return to Aswan to sail in a traditional Nile felucca around Aswan’s Botanical Gardens. Back onboard the ship, enjoy a typical Nubian folkloric show with a live band playing Nubian music. (BB, L, D)

Day 7 | Aswan, fly to Cairo

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Irresistible Optional Excursion: Join us on our exciting optional excursion to Abu Simbel. Disembark the River Tosca. Before flying back to Cairo, you have the option of spending the morning at leisure in Aswan or joining us on an optional excursion to the magnificent Temple of Abu Simbel. This 3,500-year-old complex displays magnificent structures hewn from the rock during the rule of Ramses II—the longest ruling Pharaoh—and later rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. (BB)

Day 8 | Depart Cairo

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Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (BB)

Mask of Tutankhamen

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

Total per person twin share

Single Supplement

Jan 1

A$

3,875

A$

Jan 8, 15, 22, 29

A$

3,455

A$

Feb 5, 12, 19, 26

A$

3,455

A$

A$

3,455

A$

Mar 26

A$

3,555

A$

Apr 2, 9, 16

A$

3,555

A$

Apr 23, 30

A$

3,275

A$

May 7, 14, 21, 28

A$

3,275

A$

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25

A$

3,275

A$

Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

A$

3,275

A$

Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

A$

3,275

A$

Sep 3, 10

A$

3,455

A$

Sep 17, 24

A$

3,575

A$

Oct 1, 8, 15, 22

A$

3,575

A$

Oct 29

A$

4,095

A$

Nov 5, 12, 19, 26

A$

4,095

A$

Dec 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

A$

4,095

A$

Mar 5, 12, 19

1,550 1,382 1,382 1,382 1,422 1,422 1,310 1,310 1,310 1,310 1,310 1,382 1,430 1,430 1,638 1,638 1,638

– Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 4, Cairo Deck and are inclusive of port charges. A limited number of singles are available for an additional supplement. – Please also refer to pages 26 – 27, or contact Uniworld for more information.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price below: Category 3 Suite

A$160

Presidential Suite

Category 2 Suite

A$320

See Deck Plans on page 23

Category 1 Suite

A$500

A$1895

© 2009 Egyptian Tourist Authority (ETA)

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A day onboard the River Tosca… your stylish, boutique hotel Sail onboard the River Tosca, your chic, boutique hotel-style cruise ship, for your Nile River journey. While each day brings a new, exciting, and ever-changing adventure, you can always count on your floating hotel to provide you with all of the amenities and conveniences you need to make your trip of a lifetime in Egypt as worry-free as possible. Spend peaceful moments in the comfort of your suite watching the passing Egyptian scenery from your French balcony. Join friends as you share the many treasures you discovered while shopping in one of the open-air markets while out on an excursion. Refresh yourself in the swimming pool before enjoying a rejuvenating massage with soothing lavender and rose oil. Peruse one of the many books on Egypt in the library as you sip a refreshing Egyptian beverage, karkade, made from hibiscus. Workout in the fitness area before indulging in a traditional Egyptian dinner. Cap the day off with an evening of fun with friends in the lounge while listening to Nubian music; then relish the intimate ambiance of the setting sun over the Nile while enjoying a glass of wine on the sun deck. And finish each day in the quiet comfort of your suite, where you’ll fall asleep upon custom-made beds draped in the finest linens, so you are well rested for your next day of continued exploration of Egypt’s treasures.

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River Tosca

Presidential Suite

Inaugurated: 2009 | Length: 236 ft. (72 m.) | Width: 46 ft. (14 m.) | Voltage: 220 volts Guests: 82 | Presidential Suites: 2 x 651 sq. ft. (60.5 sq. m.) Suites: 39 x 313 - 335 sq. ft. (29 - 31 sq. m.)

Lobby

Lounge

Facilities onboard the River Tosca All beautifully appointed suites feature a French balcony, and custom-made beds from Savoir ® of England, 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.

• Stylishly adorned lounge with full-service bar, cosy library, and elegant restaurant • Sun deck with cabanas and a swimming pool • Fully equipped gym and massage room • Boutique for gifts and sundries • Wireless Internet access in public areas

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Stateroom

Prince Abbas Inaugurated: 1998 | Length: 280.5 ft. (85.5 m.) | Width: 50.9 ft. (15.5 m.) | Voltage: 220 volts Guests: 140 | Standard Staterooms: 50 x 226 sq. ft. (21 sq. m.)

Stateroom

Sun Deck

Facilities onboard the Prince Abbas The Prince Abbas is a deluxe Lake Nasser cruise ship. It provides the perfect setting to view awe-inspiring Abu Simbel and other Nubian monuments.

• Cosy library and elegant restaurant

• All staterooms have views of Lake Nasser and are comfortably appointed with a private bathroom

• Fitness centre and billiard room

• Lovely lounge with full-service bar

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• Sun deck with shaded restaurant and mosaic-lined swimming pool and Jacuzzi Note: The Prince Abbas may not have all of the same amenities as the River Tosca.


Uniworld Gold Seal Protection

International Airlines

Coverage for cancellation for only A$89 per person

Fly with the best: Emirates’

With the Uniworld “Gold Seal Protection” Policy, Uniworld will provide you with 100% of the Uniworld cancellation penalties in the form of a future cruise credit certificate, should you cancel your cruise/tour prior to your original scheduled flight departure time for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement . Cancellation penalties are reimbursed in the form of a Uniworld Cruise Certificate allowing you a two (2) year credit to travel with us at a later date. Please note that to be eligible for the “Gold Seal Protection,” you must enroll and pay for the

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policy at the time you make your initial trip deposit. The certificate is issued in the event of

For Australian travellers this

cancellation and is valid for travel within two years from the date of issue, is non-transferable,

extensive route network enables

non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future cruise certificates do not include

convenient travel to Cairo via

airfare cancellation charges for air arrangements.

Dubai or 25 other destinations in Europe and 14 destinations in the Middle East.

Emirates Cabin Crew

Now with the launch of Emirates’ early morning services from all airports in Australia, passengers can reach any of its European destinations within the same day of travel. Emirates is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world and its success rests with its outstanding service, and superior product offering. Among the perks offered is a generous 30kg luggage allowance for Economy Class travellers, and complimentary chauffeur-driven airport transfers and access to airport lounges for Business and First Class passengers. Emirates’ stunning onboard facilities include a state-of-the-art entertainment system with more than 600 channels on demand, lie-flat beds in Business Class in select aircraft, Private Suites in First Class, and gourmet food and wine service for all passengers. Operating one of the youngest fleets in the sky, including the ultra-modern Emirates A380 on selected Sydney departures, Emirates is considered one of the world’s safest airlines.

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Booking Conditions & Important Information We at Uniworld want to do everything we can to make sure your trip is enjoyable and worry-free. As part of that commitment, we are including the following information about your trip. Please read these pages carefully, as payment of a deposit represents an acceptance of the Uniworld Terms and Conditions. Your Trip Prices: Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a stateroom or hotel room and are in AU Dollars. Cruise/tour prices are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, taxes, levies, and exchange rates as of June 2, 2010. Should the total cruise/ tour price increase by more than 10%, passengers will have the right to cancel their cruise within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. No surcharges in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment for the deposit of your cruise/tour is received. This does not apply to fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges, or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. A limited numbers of singles are available for an additional supplement. Items not included in the cruise/tour price: Airfares to and from your destination except where specified, airport/departure taxes, passport and visa fees, insurances of all kinds, port taxes, laundry, phone calls, wines and liquor (unless specified), beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary. Optional excursions will be offered on your cruise and should be included within your holiday budgeting. Gratuities: it is our goal to ensure the service you receive is as wonderful as the sights you see. Whilst they are customary, gratuities including the customary end-oftrip gratuity/tip for the tour manager, cruise manager and crew are not included in the price of your trip. The amount of the tip is entirely subject to your satisfaction with your travel experience and is solely at your discretion. Reservations and Payments: Deposit

Final Payment

A$250 per person per cruise or extension within 7 days of booking

At least 90 days prior to departure from Australia

1. Your Cruise reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable deposit of A$250 per person, per cruise or extension which must be within 7 DAYS of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 2. Payment in full is required at time of booking for reservations made less than 90 days prior to departure from Australia. 3. Uniworld reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 4. Your Travel Agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which times those monies shall be remitted promptly by your Travel Agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. We will be entitled to keep for each account any interest earned on such monies. It is a condition of our confirmation of your booking and acceptance of your deposit in respect of your cruise, that all monies paid by you to us through your Travel Agent, whether by way of deposit or otherwise in respect of your cruise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit or in respect of the services to be provided or fees payable under the cruise programme, and the payment of a deposit or otherwise for your cruise, shall be deemed to be a direction to disburse such monies as aforesaid. 5. Any special meal requirements will be made on a REQUEST basis only. Uniworld cannot GUARANTEE special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if passengers’ special meal requests are not fulfilled. Booking Changes, Cancellations and Refunds Booking Changes: A fee of $35 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change of cruise date or cruise itinerary will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply.

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Cancellation and Cancellation Fees: • Your $250 deposit is non refundable and cannot be used as a credit towards a future cruise. • Notice of your cancellation must be received in writing by Uniworld. Any change or substitution of a passenger will be deemed a cancellation of the reservation and the applicable cancellation charges will be applied. • The following scale of charges based upon the date of cancellation, will apply:

No. of days prior to tour start date

Cancellation charges per person as a % of the fare*

90 days or more

$250 non refundable deposit

89 – 60 days

38.5%

59 – 30 days

55%

Less than 30 days

100%

*The fare is defined as the cost of any cruise, land or air element purchased through Uniworld. International or intra-European/Middle eastern air tickets may have additional cancellation or change fees/charges. • These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees or charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. • If you cancel a pre or post extension ninety (90) days or less before departure, penalties as shown on the cancellation scale will apply to the price of the extension. Refunds and Penalties: • Illness or Absenteeism: In the event of your withdrawal from a cruise after commencement for reasons of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a cruise, including but not limited to missed meals or sightseeing. Uniworld make no representation or guarantee concerning reimbursements of funds paid by you under any insurance claim. • Airlines & Airfares: If a promotional air fare contained in this brochure is broken or extended for any reason, an additional cost may be incurred. Airfares are subject to change at any time. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the Airline concerned and passed on to the passenger. Travel Documents Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to departure from Australia (providing full payment and your completed passenger information form have been received by us). If you are leaving home earlier please ask your Travel Agent to request your travel documents in good time.

• Cruise Participation: Uniworld trips are exciting, relatively active holidays. While there will be plenty of time to relax, there will also be much to see and do. Your included excursions may require an extensive amount of walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, and sometimes steps, so please bring any issues regarding your health or mobility to the attention of Uniworld when making your booking, as this could greatly impact your holiday experience. In addition, you should know that while river cruise ships are spacious and elegant, they are equipped to meet Egyptian standards, and may not have elevators. Accommodations in Egypt may differ from accommodations in Australia. If you are disabled, a companion who will be responsible for providing any required assistance must accompany you, as Uniworld is unable to provide individual assistance. Uniworld has sole discretion to decline the booking of any passenger whose condition may affect his or her own health, safety, and enjoyment, or that of other passengers. Additionally, Uniworld reserves its right to require a current passenger to end his or her trip for the aforesaid reasons. Transfers: Uniworld will provide complimentary scheduled group transfers to/ from the ship/hotel as long as your flights arrive/depart in the cruise/tour starting/ ending cities in accordance with the dates shown in this brochure and your flight arrangements comply with the Transfer Guidelines as shown below. There may be a waiting period between transfers of two hours or more unless private car transfers have been purchased. If your flight arrangements arrive/depart outside of these parameters, you may purchase a private car transfer from Uniworld or make your own transfer arrangements. Please ask your travel consultant for appropriate costs during the reservation process. Uniworld will not be responsible for late arrivals or missed transfers due to delayed or cancelled flights, for missed cruise/trip days, or for extra costs resulting from the foregoing. To qualify for transfers, it is required that flight information and pre-trip arrangements for all passengers making their own flight arrangements be given to Uniworld no later than 45 days prior to departure and conform to the following Transfer Guidelines:

Transfer Guidelines: Flights must arrive/depart within the following time limits: Arrival

Departure

Egypt

24 hours

24 hours

Extra Nights

24 hours

24 hours

Porterage/Baggage: One suitcase per person is allowed. Airlines may have baggage restrictions, please check with your air carrier before your flight. Uniworld is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to baggage and/or personal belongings. Keep an eye on your baggage – it is your responsibility throughout the trip. Uniworld is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to baggage and /or personal belongings.

• Passport/Visa: A passport with minimum 6 months validity (from return date) is required to travel on all Uniworld programs. Visas may be required, please check with your travel agent. Any visas or other travel documentation required for any particular journey is the sole responsibility of the passenger. Uniworld is not responsible for advice or obtaining travel documentation for any passenger or for any delays, damages and or losses including missed portions of any trip related to improper travel documentation. Uniworld may require passport or other information prior to departure.

Itinerary Changes: You can count on the value of Uniworld’s experience and regional knowledge to make sure you enjoy your cruise/tour even when conditions beyond our control occur. The very nature of a river, its sources, and networks of bridges and locks, means that there will be times when weather or other conditions in a region require Uniworld to make adjustments and/or modifications to an itinerary. Although every effort will be made to keep itineraries, vessels, and hotels as they are shown in the brochure, Uniworld reserves the right to substitute itineraries, hotels or vessels. In such cases, we will do everything we can to make sure the locations visited, the excursions taken, and the hotels or vessels offered are similar to the ones originally planned. Any changes to itineraries will not result in eligibility for a refund. Itineraries are subject to change without notice and may need to be altered specifically because of water levels, wind factors, or other conditions.

• Advanced, Cancelled or Delayed Sailing/Land Tour: Uniworld reserves the right to cancel, advance or postpone any scheduled tour and/or sailing date and may, but is not obligated to, substitute hotels or vessels. Uniworld shall not be liable for any loss to you by reason of any such cancellation, advancement or postponement. In the event of cancellation by Uniworld, your sole right of recourse shall be to obtain a refund of monies paid to Uniworld in connection with such cruise/tour.

Extensions/Land Tours: Uniworld reserves the right to reschedule and/or cancel land extensions or land tours if the minimum number of participants (20 people) is not reached or for safety reasons. If you cancel a pre or post extension ninety (90) days or less before departure, penalties as shown on the cancellation scale will apply to the price of the extension. Limited availability applies, book early to avoid disappointment.

General Information and Conditions


Booking Conditions & Important Information (continued) Medical Issues: Uniworld does not employ staff doctors or nurses. Should you need medical attention, it will be at local facilities, at your expense. Uniworld is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of medical services, or for the quality of medical care or medical services you receive. Young Travellers: Guests who are less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is 21 years of age or older. While we will accept children 4 years of age and older as guests, it is our long-term experience that most young children do not enjoy or appreciate the river cruise experience. There are no special arrangements, activities, medical facilities or accommodations (unless otherwise noted) for children on Uniworld cruise/tour programs. Adults accompanying children are responsible for their behavior onboard and ashore. Smoking Policy: For the comfort of all our guests, smoking is only permitted on the sun decks of our river cruise ships. Smoking is not permitted on coaches. On the Prince Abbas smoking will be allowed in all areas of the ship except for the restaurant, the library, and a small section of the bar. Onboard the River Tosca, smoking will be allowed in the Cigar Room. Diets: Please advise the Uniworld reservation agent of any specific dietary considerations and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Pets: Pets are not permitted on Uniworld trips. Your Egypt River Cruise: We are confident your River Cruise through Egypt will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Indeed, a cruise on the Nile River and/or Lake Nasser is the most comfortable way to experience this fascinating country. You will be traveling through a country that is continually changing. Many things are different from those at home, and what you might take for granted in Western countries may not be available during your cruise/tour. To make the most of your cruise/tour holiday through Egypt, please take along your spirit of adventure and willingness to be flexible and tolerant. You will be richly rewarded, because this River Cruise/tour is more than just a holiday; it’s a unique cultural experience you will remember and talk about the rest of your life. Your Passenger Ticket Contract Transportation aboard the ship is provided solely by the Suppliers (ship owners and charterers) pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract that you will receive prior to embarkation. A copy of the Passenger Ticket Contract will be provided with your final documentation or earlier upon request. Please note the Passenger Ticket Contract includes a clause specifying the courts of Basel, Switzerland as the exclusive forum for resolving disputes. The Passenger Ticket Contract is governed by the law of Switzerland and is subject to limitations of liability and time limits for making claims under the Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea, 1974 (“Athens Convention”) and the International Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 (“1976 Convention”). Responsibility and Waiver: The responsibility of Uniworld River Cruises, Inc. (“Uniworld”) is strictly limited. Uniworld promotes and sells tour programs consisting of certain travel services on the cruise ships (“Vessels”) or other modes of transport (“Transport”). Uniworld does not own or operate any of the Vessels/Transport. The owners, operators and charterers (“Suppliers”) of the Vessels/Transport are independent of Uniworld. Uniworld makes no representations or warranties concerning the Suppliers or the Vessels/Transport. We assume no liability for any acts or omissions of any Supplier including, without limitation, those involving cancellation of tours/ cruises, schedule changes, reroutings, delays, damage to or loss of baggage, property damage, equipment failures, accidents, death or injuries to persons regardless of cause, whether or not services are tendered or transportation provided is arranged through Uniworld. Accordingly, you will not have any right to claim or recover against Uniworld as a consequence of any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any Suppliers or the condition or operation of any Vessel/Transport. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the liabilities and obligations of the Suppliers to you and your rights against the Suppliers, are subject to any and all terms and conditions of the Suppliers’ contract of carriage and any and all governmental/jurisdictional laws and regulations bearing upon or otherwise relating to such rights, liabilities and

obligations, including, without limitation, choice of law, jurisdiction of disputes, limitations of liability and limitations on the time to file claims. By utilising the travel services of the Suppliers, you agree that you will look to such Suppliers for any accident, death, injury, property damage, or personal loss to you or to those travelling with you, and that neither Uniworld nor any representative of Uniworld shall have any liability whatsoever. 1. Omissions: Every effort has been made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however Uniworld is not responsible for omissions, printing and/or presentation errors in brochures, on Internet sites, or in any other media where such information may be presented; we reserve the right to make corrections as required. 2. Agreement: The payment of a deposit and/or the issuance of tickets or vouchers shall be deemed your consent to the terms and conditions as presented herein. 3. Trafalgar Tours is only responsible for the services of reservations and ticketing. It does not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the acts, omissions or defaults, whether negligent or otherwise, of the operators. All matters arising in relation to the services provided by Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd., but not in respect of other things, are subject to the law of the State of New South Wales. 4. Time of Printing: The Terms and Conditions listed are those in effect at the time of printing and remain in effect until replaced. These Terms and Conditions replace all previous versions. 5. Seat belts: Where the passenger occupies a coach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the Operators nor their agents or co-operating organisations or service providers concerned will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such accident or incident. 6. Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. The passenger contracts in use by the airlines or transportation companies when used shall constitute the sole contract between the airline, transportation company and passenger or purchaser of this tour and the Operators assume no responsibility in his connection. Enrolment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 7. The nominated and featured airline(s) does not by virtue of its endorsement of this brochure represent itself either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd. or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. All bookings made with any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions imposed by them. 8. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. Neither Uniworld nor Trafalgar, accept any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. Other Conditions It is your responsibility to comply with the terms, conditions or requirements of any service provider, or any country or governmental authorities, or to bear any costs or losses incurred as a consequence of you not complying with them.

Data Protection Statement In order to process your tour booking, Trafalgar Tours will need to use personal information for you and other passengers included in your booking. This personal information may include each passenger’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, credit/debit card number and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organisations, and otherwise as required by law. Similarly, we may also need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (eg., sending mail, processing payments, providing marketing assistance). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the tours and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or telephone) about other tours and services offered by us, that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Uniworld River Cruises, Travel House, Level 4, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022. We may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. Please note: In this brochure and in these Booking Conditions, Trafalgar Tours (Aust.) Pty Ltd (ACN 000 717 715) is included in the expressions “Trafalgar Tours”, “we”, “us” and “persons” taking advantage of the services offered by Trafalgar Tours or other persons (if any) included with that person in the booking and that person’s or those persons’ travel agent (if any) are included in the expression “you”, “your” or “passenger”.

Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd. (ABN   73 000 717 715) Travel House, Level 6, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, N.S.W. 2022

Telephone Numbers SYD Metro area (02) 9028 5199 All other areas 1300 780 231 • Fax: (02) 9028 0899 Email: res@uniworldcruises.com.au Licence No: 2TA00 1889 All Continental Europe cruises are operated by

Uniworld River Cruises SA 9b Boulevard Du Prince Henri, L-1724 Luxembourg This brochure supersedes any other current brochure on the market.

Booking Arrangements Your booking arrangements are to be made by your Travel Agent and the person effecting the booking shall be deemed to have accepted the booking conditions.

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Discover the Uniworld Difference Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, the premier river cruise company, is recognised in: Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Top Small Ship Cruise Lines; Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List, their Readers’ Poll for Top 50 Small Ships, and their Readers’ Choice Awards for World’s Top Small Ship Cruise Lines; and Cruise Critic’s Editors’ Pick for Best River Cruise Line and Best New River Cruise Ship for the River Beatrice. In addition, Uniworld was the only river cruise line represented in Zagat’s cruise survey with the best of the best in the cruise industry in the categories of Top Cabins and Top Dining. Uniworld features elegant, boutique hotel-style cruise ships with an average capacity of 134 guests; expertly planned itineraries with included shore excursions; world-class cuisine; and award-winning hospitality from an all-English speaking staff with a ratio of one staff member to every three guests. Uniworld offers over 500 departures on 35 itineraries sailing on 9 rivers in 16 countries throughout Europe, Egypt, and China.

For more information, please contact your preferred Travel Agent. Call Uniworld in the Sydney metro area at (02) 9028 5199, and for all other areas call 1300 780 231, or visit our website at www.uniworldcruises.com.au CST #2075415-20

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