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Egypt and the Eternal Nile - WAITLIST ONLY!

Pyramids in Egypt

Monday, December 2, 2024 to Monday, December 16, 2024

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. Tour the acclaimed Egyptian Museum and the open-air museum at Memphis, Egypt’s first capital. Continue on to splendid Sakkara, royalty’s burial site for 3,000 years, and 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 overseen by the colossal statues of Ramses II, and watch a dramatic sound-and-light show. After stops to admire the outstanding temples at Amada, Wadi el-Seboua, and New Kalabsha, tour the massive Aswan High Dam – an engineering marvel – and explore the Temples of Philae. Then depart from Aswan on a classic four-night Nile voyage, enjoying a leisurely sail aboard a traditional felucca along the way, and visiting Kom Ombo’s unusual temple and Edfu’s Temple of Horus, Egypt’s best-preserved temple. Cruise on to Luxor, the world’s “greatest open-air museum,” to explore its wonders: the awe-inspiring Luxor and Karnak temple complexes; the haunting Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens; the impressive Temple of Hatshepsut; and the massive Colossi of Memnon. Returning to Cairo for two nights, tour the exotic Khan el-Khalili bazaar and historic Old Cairo.

Discover fabled “rose-red” Petra, ancient Jerash, and Amman with an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour Jordan extension. 

Dec 2, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024


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