A Tour to Egypt (Expressions of Interest)

Hi everyone. I want to run a tour to Egypt, and I want *you* to join. Are you interested? Check out this short announcement to learn more.

Date: 30th December 2018 – 17th January 2019.

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Cost: $6000 USD (single supplement $500 USD may apply)

Itinerary (Google Doc) at Google Drive

The itinerary

  • Cairo (Giza, Museums, Islamic and Coptic areas)
  • Saqqara + Dashur (pyramids and cemeteries)
  • Beni Hassan tombs
  • Amarna – city of Akhenaten and Nefertiti
  • Hidden sites of Middle Egypt
  • Abydos (Temple of Sety I and Ramesses II; Osireon)
  • Abydos (Enclosures and necropolis of First and Second Dynasties)
  • Temple of Hathor at Dendera
  • The Wadi Hammamat (ancient mining country)
  • Luxor: Karnak + Luxor Temples, West Bank Temples (Medinet Habu, Ramesseum, Deir el-Bahari)
  • Luxor: Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Tombs of the Nobles
  • The Colossi of Memnon
  • Temple of Horus at Edfu
  • Aswan: Elephantine island with necropolis, island temples, the Unfinished Obelisk etc
  • Aswan: St Simeon Monastery; Sehel Island
  • Abu Simbel: temple of Ramesses II and Nefertari
  • Return to Cairo for trip home

The tour includes:

  • Sightseeing to all the major locations (with some optional extras e.g restricted tombs of Sety, Nefertari, Tutankhamun etc.)
  • All Hotel accommodations
  • All breakfasts, most lunches, some dinners
  • Transport in Air Conditioned vehicles with Driver
  • Guide escorted throughout
  • Security
  • A regular series of evening seminars introducing upcoming sites and their history, by me

Tour does not include:

  • Air travel to/from Egypt itself
  • Personal insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Photo permits for certain areas (e.g. inside tombs)
  • Some tickets for restricted/”special” tombs (e.g. Tutankhamun, Nefertari, Sety I)