Event Price 
From $5,397

Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular small group journey through antiquity travels from vibrant Cairo and the Great Pyramids to Abu Simbel and the Upper Nile for a fascinating cruise on Lake Nasser. Then: a classic voyage along the Lower Nile from Aswan to Luxor before returning to Cairo. Highlights include: 

  • Cairo’s intriguing ancient sites, including the Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara
  • Old Cairo touring
  • Renowned Egyptian Museum
  • Abu Simbel’s dramatic temples
  • Sound & Light show at Abu Simbel
  • Lake Nasser cruise through ancient Nubian homeland
  • Aswan’s temples at Kalabsha
  • Nile felucca sail
  • Nile River cruise
  • Aswan Dam visit
  • Ancient temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor
  • Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens
  • Egypt’s inestimable historic atmosphere
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Moderate

Faculty

Steve Swayne
Steve Swayne

Steve Swayne, the Jacob H. Strauss 1922 Professor of Music at Dartmouth College, teaches courses in art music from 1700 to the present day, opera, American musical theater, Russian music, and American music. He has written two books—How Sondheim Found His Sound (University of Michigan Press, 2005) and Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life (Oxford University Press, 2011; winner of the 2012 ASCAP Nicolas Slonimsky Award for Outstanding Musical Biography)—is currently the president of the American Musicological Society, the premier organization for musicologists in the English-speaking world; and holds the 2022 Kluge Chair in Modern Culture at the Library of Congress. He specializes in making classical music intelligible to non-musicians and in linking the history of music to larger political, cultural, socioeconomic, and historical trends.

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Exclusive
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Odysseys Unlimited