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Beyond the Pharaohs: Egypt Past and Present

Program No. 12778RJ
Immerse yourself in the wonders of Egypt, exploring iconic pyramids, fascinating museums, vibrant bazaars and cultural treasures on this expert-led Nile study cruise.

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At a Glance

How were the pyramids built? How were the temples of Abu Simbel saved? And why does King Tut, the “boy king,” still capture the public imagination? Journeying overland and on the Nile, Egyptologists reveal the mystery behind Egypt’s storied history and the country’s place in the modern world.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to three miles per day over uneven terrain in hot conditions with little to no shade. Days are long and can include various hours standing. Stairs on this program are often uneven and without railings. This program includes two domestic flights within Egypt.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn from Egyptologists who lead expeditions to Saqqara, Dahshur, the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.
  • Venture to the Valley of Kings, King Tut's tomb and Colossi of Memnon.
  • Delve deeper into ancient Egypt during a study cruise on the Nile.

General Notes

Ship varies by departure date.
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