Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

January 21–February 1, 2023

Join the Purdue President’s Council on an 11-night bucket list land and cruise program to uncover Egypt’s ancient secrets while visiting iconic landmarks, temples, and monuments! Begin and end the tour in Cairo while staying at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel Cairo and cruise the Nile aboard the brand new and all-inclusive, 42-suite Uniworld S.S. Sphinx, exclusively chartered for the President’s Council. An enchanting land of marvels, myths, and wonders old and new, Egypt is an extraordinary destination no culturally curious traveler will want to miss.

Your participation supports the
President’s Council Enrichment Fund
Your travel-package registration fee includes support for ongoing adventures, events, and lifelong educational opportunities with the President’s Council family. As a part of your overall price, a $500-per-person, tax-deductible donation to the President’s Council Enrichment Fund helps underwrite the involvement of Purdue educators and administrators to enhance your personal travel experiences—a benefit exclusive to Purdue President’s Council members.

Cruise & Tour Itinerary Highlights:

  • Gaze upon the mighty ancient Pyramids and the mysterious Sphinx
  • Wander amongst the towering ruins of the Temple of Karnak, the world’s largest ancient religious complex, and the Temple of Luxor
  • Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female ruler
  • Follow in the footsteps of renowned scholars and explorers at Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial grounds of Egyptian royalty
  • Enjoy an exhilarating ride in a felucca, a traditional Nile River sailboat
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum and its unrivaled collection of artifacts, including treasures recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamun
  • Join a bird-watching boat ride and enjoy tea with a Nubian family
  • 9 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking trained Egyptologists, visiting 15 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Exclusive President’s Council Package Inclusions:

  • Four nights at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
  • Seven-night luxury Nile River cruise aboard the all-inclusive, 42-suite Uniworld S.S. Sphinx, exclusively chartered for the President’s Council
  • President’s Council Welcome & Farewell Receptions
  • Sightseeing in Cario and daily shore excursions led by English-speaking, trained Egyptologists
  • All meals in two gourmet dining venues onboard the S.S. Sphinx, including al fresco dining on the upper deck and daily breakfast during land portion in Cairo (11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners)
  • Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee during lunch and dinner onboard the S.S. Sphinx
  • All gratuities for onboard and onshore staff including ship crew, tour manager, Egyptologist, local experts, and drivers
  • Complimentary shipwide Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Luxurious public ship areas, including a lounge with full-service bar, a sun deck with a swimming pool, and a massage room
  • Flights between Cairo and Luxor
  • Included transfers to and from the Cairo International Airport on arrival and departure days
  • $500-per-person, tax-deductible donation to the President’s Council Enrichment Fund
  • Purdue President’s Council and Global Tracks staff