Egypt Tour: Travel from Cairo to Luxor to Aswan to Abu Simbel with private entrée to some of Egypt’s most memorable temples and tombs.
Why take the Egypt Tour?
• Egypt tour is led by Professor Bob Brier, a Great Courses lecturer and Art Historian Patricia Remler
• Private opening of Nefertari’s Tomb and the pyramid of Unas
• Private opening of the Queen’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid
• Specially-arranged cocktail party with archaeologists at the Chicago House
• Private tour at Medinet Habu
• View five UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Herodotus said it 2,500 years ago: “Egypt is the gift of the Nile” – and what a gift it is – a narrow strip of cultivatable land teased from barren expanse of desert that is home of one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known. The Nile, from the Sudan to the Mediterranean, was the life-blood of this remarkable culture that flourished for over 3,000 years.
Far Horizons presents an extraordinary 14-day archaeological tour to Egypt that includes many highlights. We have made special arrangements to enter the Queen’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid, Nefertari’s Burial Chamber, and the Unas Temple at Sakkara — all closed to the public. We meet with the excavation director at Elephantine Island, and hear about the Kharga Oasis Project from the archaeologist working there.Hosted by the Director, we join working archaeologists for cocktails and a tour of the incredible library at the Chicago House, a major center for Egyptian Studies. Traveling from Cairo to Luxor to Aswan, we will travel in the footsteps of the pharaohs and marvel at the glory of these monuments that have withstood the passage of time.
Join us for the opportunity to go behind the scenes, and experience a tour of Egypt that tourists rarely see!
Egypt Tour Daily Itinerary
Day 1: Depart the USA.
Day 2: Arrive Cairo.
Day 3: The Giza Plateau. Private entry to the Great Pyramid.
Day 4: Saqqara. Dahshur. Private entry to Unas Tomb.
Day 5: The Egyptian Museum. Fly to Aswan.
Day 6: Aswan.
Day 7: Optional extension to Abu Simbel. Nubian Museum
Day 8: Transfer to Luxor. Kom Ombo. Edfu.
Day 9: Karnak Temple. Luxor Temple. Private reception at Chicago House.
Day 10: Private entry to Nefertari’s Tomb. Luxor’s West Bank.
Day 11: Denderah. Abydos.
Day 12: Luxor’s Valley of the Kings.
Day 13: Fly back to Cairo.
Day 14: Return to USA.