31st October 2022

Just in case there are any travel angles around the chaos of the last few days, here is a trip from luxury river cruise company Uniworld which – at 46-nights – is a shade longer than Liz Truss lasted as prime minister:


Uniworld’s Rivers of the World Cruise


This 46-night trip will depart on 20 May 2023, and take travellers to nine countries aboard five luxury Super Ships combining both cruise and land. 


The journey begins in the home of the world’s first river cruises, Egypt, with a celebratory kick-off event and two-night land stay in Cairo, followed by a weeklong cruise aboard the new super ship S.S. Sphinx. Guests will then cross the Mediterranean Sea and fly into the Swiss Alps with two nights in the stunning lake town of Lugano, followed by two nights in chic Milan prior to boarding the S.S. La Venezia for a weeklong cruise around the Venice Lagoon. Next, guests will continue to Hungary and sail on the S.S. Maria Theresa from Budapest to Passau through the heart of the former Holy Roman Empire before boarding the S.S. Joie de Vivre in France and exploring the best of Northern France along the Seine. The itinerary culminates in Portugal, with a cruise aboard the S.S. Sao Gabriel through the Douro River Valley from Porto to Porto, followed by a three-night land stay in Lisbon and closing event.


Itinerary highlights include a visit to the astonishing UNESCO-protected temples of Abu Simbel in Cairo; exploring Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence during the reign of Maria Theresa in Vienna; experiencing the iconic Moulin Rouge in Paris; and a day in the Portuguese beach town of Cacais and opulent town of Sintra.


The ‘Rivers of the World’ itinerary is all-inclusive including onboard dining, unlimited premium wine,  beer and spirits, Wifi, excursions, scheduled airport transfers, onboard gratuities and flights between cruise segments. The itinerary also features a dedicated Traveling Concierge that will accompany guests for the entire journey to assist with all needs. Guests will set sail aboard five unique Super Ships, each a distinctive floating boutique hotel designed to reflect the destinations in which they sail.


Prices start at £39,383.10 per person based on double occupancy (and based on Deluxe French Balcony as Classics are sold out)


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