February 13-24, 2018 – sold out! Overflow available March 13-24, 2018
On this once-in-a-lifetime journey, experience Egypt’s splendid cultural heritage and eternal allure. Contemplate the Great Pyramid in Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx. In Cairo, explore the Egyptian Museum’s dazzling treasures, discover its mosques, churches and synagogues, and revel in the old bazaar’s hubbub. Fly to Luxor and sail by felucca boat to the impressive Luxor Temple. Journey to the intriguing Valleys of the Kings and Queens. At the Oriental Institute’s Chicago House, learn about their meticulous epigraphic survey work. Then embark on a luxury Nile cruise to tour the temples of Karnak, Edfu and Kom Ombo. See Aswan’s High Dam and fly to Abu Simbel to witness Ramses’ colossal temple. Discuss what you are most curious about with your Egyptologist, a gifted, licensed professional who accompanies you on all excursions. While cruising, enjoy deluxe accommodations and generous meals, including wine with dinner. This nine-night, small-group program includes a Travel Director, four nights in a deluxe Cairo hotel and an overnight first-class hotel stay in Luxor.
Watch a video
Trip Type: Land/Cruise