A cruise along the Nile River is like watching 5,000 years of culture unfold before your eyes. Marvel at the contrasts of landscapes as you sail past old-world villages surrounded by beautiful palm groves. Explore the mysterious city of Cairo where the ancient and the modern coexist in harmony. Stand before the towering Sphinx. Take in the extraordinary sight of the sole survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the 4,500-year-old Great Pyramid of Giza. Let yourself be whisked away to the magnificent monuments of Luxor, the spectacular Karnak Temple complex, and awe-inspiring Abu Simbel, one of the world’s most magnificent temples.

Discover this fascinating country steeped in world history and antiquities as Uniworld delivers the royal treatment on three exciting cruise itineraries aboard their newest ship, the ultra-luxurious River Tosca, which will take her maiden voyage down the Nile in April of 2009. According to Guy Young, president of Uniworld, “Many of our guests say visiting Egypt is something they have always dreamed about. We aim to make their adventure in Egypt and along the Nile a truly unforgettable experience with our newly appointed luxury boutique hotel-style cruise ship and three magnificent itineraries that highlight this country’s greatest wonders.”

On all three programs, Uniworld is offering great savings. If travelers book and pay in full by November 30, 2008, they can save up to $800 per couple ($400 per person), and if they book and deposit by December 31, 2008, they can save up to $400 per couple ($200 per person).

Uniworld’s 2009 Egypt Programs include:

Ancient Wonders of Egypt and the Nile – A new 11-day Cairo to Cairo itinerary featuring a four-night Nile River Cruise on the River Tosca, four nights in Cairo, and one night in Alexandria. From $2,799 per person, cruise/tour only.

Jewels of the Nile – a 13-day Cairo to Cairo itinerary featuring a three-night Nile River Cruise onboard the River Tosca; four nights on Lake Nasser, home to world-famous Abu Simbel; and four nights in Cairo. From $3,099 per person, cruise/tour only

Splendors of Egypt – a 13-day Cairo to Cairo itinerary featuring a seven-night Nile River Cruise, and four nights in Cairo. From $3,399 per person, cruise/tour only.

All Egypt River Cruises include deluxe hotel accommodations with breakfast in Cairo, a luxury suite with a French balcony, all meals and entertainment onboard the River Tosca, exclusive sightseeing tours hosted by local English-speaking guides, and all transfers and domestic flights while in Egypt.

About Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Los Angeles-based Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, the premier river cruise company, was recently named to Travel+Leisure’s World’s Best Top 10 Small Cruise Lines, Condé Nast Traveler’s 2008 Gold List and their Reader’s Choice Awards for World’s Top 10 Small Cruise Lines. Uniworld features intimate, elegant boutique, hotel-style cruise ships with an average capacity of 134 guests, an award-winning staff with a ratio of one staff member for every three guests, world-class cuisine, and expertly planned itineraries with custom-blended shore excursions. The company offers over 500 departures on more than 40 itineraries sailing on 12 rivers in over 20 countries throughout Europe, Russia, China and Egypt.

For reservations and more information, contact your Professional Travel Agent or call Uniworld at 800.733.7820 or visit