Academy Travel is the largest cultural themed tour operator in Australia and we are pleased to offer this tour to our UK travellers through our London office.

Egypt Beyond the Nile

Mar 15 - Apr 4, 2020
21 days
£6,490 per person, twin share (land content only). £1,195 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

Tour
Leader

Christopher Bradley

Overview

Uncover the Nile’s vital role in shaping Egyptian history from Lake Nasser to the river delta at Alexandria.

Witness some of the most iconic ancient structures the world has ever seen and delve deeper into Egypt’s fascinating history, from Pharaohs to Greek Ptolemaic rulers, the Romans, Coptic Christianity’s biblical legacy and on to the arrival of Islam in the 7th century. This new 21-day tour takes you to Cairo’s pyramids and museums, Luxor’s temples and the Valley of the Kings, and then down the Nile to Abu Simbel and a cruise on modern-day Lake Nasser. The tour culminates in Alexandria at the Nile River Delta with the modern Biblioteca and visits to Australian World War II sites and graves at El Alamein.

Highlights

  • Cairo’s unforgettable pyramids and Sphinx, the Step Pyramid of Djoser and the Egyptian and Islamic museums
  • Luxor’s impressive Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings, Nobles and Queens, the Ramesseum and Luxor Museum
  • Cruise the Nile to Aswan, stopping at Kom Ombo and Edfu
  • Egypt’s modern engineering marvel: Aswan High Dam
  • Abu Simbel and the temples of Lake Nasser
  • Alexandria’s waterfront Biblioteca, a reimagining of its ancient library
  • Moving World War II sites, graves and museum at El Alamein

Itinerary overview

Days 1–4: Cairo’s iconic sites and museums at Giza, Saqqara and Memphis.

Days 5–8: Fly to Luxor and explore the complex of temples and museums, as well as monuments and tombs on the West Bank at the Valley of the King, Queens and Nobles.

Days 9–12: Travel to Aswan aboard a luxury Nile cruise, stopping at Kom Ombo, Edfu, Elephantine Island and Philae Temple.

Days 13–15: Cruise Lake Nasser from Abu Simbel, to visit Nubian temples on the western shore.

Days 16–21: Fly to Alexandria. Visit Greco- Roman sites, the New Library and WWII sites at El Alamein. Return to Cairo for departure.

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