Event Price 
Starting at $5,247 (including airfare from select cities)

Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular journey through antiquity reveals a storied land’s many treasures. Your small group of no more than 24 travelers begins its 15-day immersion in Egypt’s unsurpassed historic atmosphere in Cairo and its environs with the open-air museum at Memphis, Egypt’s first capital. Next is splendid Sakkara, burial site of royalty for 3,000 years; then the astounding Pyramids of Giza guarded by their enigmatic Great Sphinx. Traveling to Abu Simbel, embark on a fascinating three-night Lake Nasser cruise through ancient Nubia. Visit the massive Abu Simbel temple complex and watch a dramatic sound-and-light show amid the statuary. After stops to explore the outstanding temples at Amada, Wadi el-Seboua, and New Kalabsha, tour the massive Aswan High Dam and the reconstructed Temples of Philae. Then depart from Aswan on a classic three-night Nile voyage, enjoying a leisurely sail on a traditional felucca along the way, and visiting Kom Ombo’s unusual temple and Edfu’s Temple of Horus, Egypt’s best-preserved temple. Sail on to Luxor, the world’s “greatest open-air museum,” for a two-night stay, encountering the East and West banks’ wonders:  the awe-inspiring Karnak and Luxor temple complexes, the haunting Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, the dramatic Temple of Hatshepsut, and the massive Colossi of Memnon. Returning to Cairo for three nights, tour the exotic Khan el-Khalili bazaar and historic Old Cairo, and visit the acclaimed Egyptian Museum. Discover fabled “rose-red” Petra, ancient Jerash, and Amman with an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour Jordan extension.  

Event Itinerary 

Day 1: Depart US for Cairo, Egypt
Day 2: Arrive Cairo
Day 3: Cairo
Day 4: Cairo
Day 5: Cairo / Aswan / Embark Lake Nasser Cruise
Day 6: Lake Nasser Cruising - Kalabsha Temples / Wadi el-Seboua
Day 7: Lake Nasser Cruising - Wadi el-Seboua
Day 8: Lake Nasser Cruising - Amada / Kasr Ibrim / Abu Simbel
Day 9: Disembark / Abu Simbel / Aswan / Embark Nile Cruise Ship
Day 10: Nile Cruising - Aswan / Kom Ombo / Edfu
Day 11: Nile Cruising - Edfu / Luxor / East Bank
Day 12: Disembark / Luxor / West Bank
Day 13: Luxor / Cairo
Day 14: Cairo
Day 15: Depart for the US

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Moderately Active


Dorothy Wallace

Dartmouth Professor of Mathematics Dorothy Wallace received her B.S. from Yale University and her Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego.  She has a broad background across multiple fields of mathematics, with publications in pure, applied, and educational topics. From 1995 to 2000 she led the seminal Mathematics Across the Curriculum project funded by the National Science Foundation. In 2000 she was named the was the New Hampshire CASE Professor of the Year and she won the Dartmouth Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award in 2005 and Dean of the Faculty Mentoring Award for 2016-17. Over the course of more than two decades of teaching at the College, she has supervised dozens of undergraduates conducting research through internships, independent study, and senior theses. Her research papers in mathematical biology include more than two dozen undergraduate collaborators among her coauthors. Professor Wallace’s trips with Dartmouth Alumni Travel stretch back more than 15 years, and her lectures have brought applied mathematics to alumni of all ages at destinations ranging from Greece to Iceland to Australia. She has delivered talks to alumni on campus, traveled to local Dartmouth Clubs, and engaged with the Dartmouth Alumni Council. Professor Wallace lives in Lyme, NH with her husband George.

Shared Program 
Dartmouth Exclusive Trip
Operator Name 
Odysseys Unlimited, Inc.