Brand new for 2020, our Egypt Highlights & Discoveries holiday is part land-based and part Nile cruise, taking in an array of sites both iconic and lesser visited along the way. From the Valleys of the Kings & Queens to the amazing Abu Simbel, no ancient stone is left unturned on this unique Egyptian discovery.
The archaeology of ancient Egypt is one of the most instantly recognisable of all the great civilisations. This is a narrative of power, vision and ambition. The monuments of Egypt are much more than dry and dusty stones – through the real expertise of our Guide Lecturers, we ‘meet’ the real ancient Egyptians: from legendary pharaohs to the humble workers, who built their tombs and palaces.
Our adventure starts in Cairo then on to Luxor, followed by a Nile cruise to Aswan. The grand finale of this journey will be our visit to Egypt’s most impressive temple site, Abu Simbel. We also have access to the grand gallery and royal burial chamber of the Great Pyramid of Khufu.