A Tour to Egypt (January 2020)

Announcement

Hello everyone!  I am pleased to report that the second History of Egypt Podcast Tour to Egypt is now in preparation! The tour will take begin January 19, 2020 and run for 14 days. In that time, we will explore Egypt from Cairo to Aswan, seeing all the major sites and many which the average tour doesn’t visit.

After the success of the first tour, I am excited to announce lots of improvements and adjustments to the itinerary, with lots of special extras just for us! Listen to the full announcement below for details or follow this link for more information.

Queries and questions to egyptpodcast@gmail.com

Itinerary

Day 1 – Cairo

Guests arrive on individual flights.
Tour operator meets each guest at airport and provides transfer to our hotel.
Stay at Steigenberger Pyramids Hotel for three nights.
Airport transfer, room and breakfast included.

Day 2 – Cairo

Morning: the Great Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx.
Afternoon: the Egyptian Museum (Tahrir Square).
Breakfast and lunch provided. Optional extras: the Khufu Boat museum; entry to the Great Pyramid.

Day 3 – Cairo

Morning: Necropolis of Saqqara including the Step Pyramid of Djoser, New Kingdom tombs (Horemheb and Maya), mastaba of Kagemni; entry to pyramids of Unas and Teti.
Afternoon: the pyramids of Sneferu at Dahshur (Bent and Red Pyramid).
Breakfast and lunch provided.

Day 4 – Minya

Morning: Drive to Minya, stopping at the Tombs of Beni Hassan (Middle Kingdom) en route.
Stay at Nefertiti Hotel for one night.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Day 5 – Minya

Morning: the City of Amarna, all landmarks including the royal tomb of Akhenaten.
Afternoon: drive from Minya to Abydos.
Stay at House of Life Hotel for two nights.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Day 6 – Abydos

Full day: Abydos. Temples of Sety I and Ramesses II; Old Kingdom ruins at Kom el-Sultan and the Enclosure of Khasekhemwy (Second Dynasty).
Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Day 7 – Abydos/Luxor

Morning: Drive to Luxor, stopping at the Temple of Hathor in Dendera.
Stay at the Old Winter Palace, Garden Pavilion Wing for four nights.
Breakfast and lunch provided.

Day 8 – Luxor

Morning: the Colossi of Memnon (Amunhotep III); the Valley of the Kings including entry to the tomb of Sety I; the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari.
Afternoon: the House of Howard Carter including a replica of Tut’ankhamun’s tomb; the Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramesses II).
Breakfast and lunch provided.

Day 9 – Luxor

Morning: the Valley of the Queens including entry to the tomb of Nefertari; the Workers’ Village of Deir el-Medina; the Temple of Medinet Habu (Ramesses III); private tombs of Sen-nefer, Ramose and others.
Evening: Luxor Temple, guided tour by night.
Breakfast and lunch provided.

Day 10 – Luxor

Morning: Karnak Temple, guided tour and free roaming.
Free afternoon.
Evening: Luxor Museum by night.
Breakfast provided.

Day 11 – Luxor/Aswan

Drive to Aswan, stopping at Gebel el-Silisila.
Stay at the Movenpick Hotel, Elephantine Island for three nights.
Breakfast and lunch provided.

Day 12 – Aswan

Morning: the Unfinished Obelisk of Hatshepsut; temple of Isis at Philae.
Afternoon: the island of Elephantine.
Evening: the Nubian Museum.
Breakfast provided.

Day 13 – Aswan

Full day: the Temples of Abu Simbel, day trip by bus.
Breakfast and lunch provided.

Day 14 – Aswan/Cairo

Morning: fly to Cairo – flight is included.
Stay at Le Meridien Hotel, Cairo Airport for one night.
Breakfast provided.
Guests depart on individual flights, as booked (suggested to book for following morning/day).

 

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Tour #2 Announcement (Listen Online or Save As mp3)

 

Booking Form

Some photos from our first tour!

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Examining offering tables and tombs in Elephantine (our guide, Marco, at right).
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Visiting the Colossi of Memnon at Amunhotep III’s mortuary temple.
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Inside the pyramid of Unas.
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Wandering the grand bazaar of Cairo (Khan el-Khalili).
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The tomb of Maya, Saqqara. Most groups don’t go here.
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Temple of Hathor at Dendera.
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The group gathered in St Simeon’s Monastery at Aswan.

 

 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Tahya says:

    OMG! I want

  2. Patrick says:

    My sister and I were the Australian representatives in the first tour group.
    My initial concerns were threefold:
    1. Safety – bit daunting at first but the Egyptians are extremely supportive of tourism. Our group was at all times under the watchful eye of the local police and after a few days you took it for granted that you were in safe hands. Our Egyptian guides are also very experienced and conscious of our concerns. We were even collected at the airport by our guide before we even got to customs!
    2. Cost – given the access we had to the sites and the experienced guides, and throw in Dominic I felt it was value for money. Admit it, this is a bucket list trip, Before I went I thought it would be the Pyramids number 1. As we were nearing the end of our first tour we took a straw poll amongst the group about their best experience. None of them were the same! Every day is another highlight.
    3. The group. We had Americans, Indians, New Zealander and Aussies all from divergent backgrounds. Due to the common interest we all got along extremely well. The nightly reviews (bar talk) only brought us closer together. We are still exchanging photos (thousands of them) and I expect to catch up with them some time in the future.

    Dominic is a complete gentleman and his passion for egypt is infectious.
    I can’t recommend the trip if you are considering it highly enough. I’ve told anyone who may be interested this is the trip you must do.

    1. DominicPerry says:

      Thanks Patrick! Great to hear from you, hope things are well in Australia 🙂

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