Absolute Egypt (land tour)

Dates: Saturday, February 23, 2019 to Monday, March 11, 2019 (17 days)
Tour Leader: Stephen Harvey

Avenue of Sphinxes, Luxor. Image by R. Todd Nielsen

“I enjoyed everything. Best tour I have ever taken. Accommodations and food were all excellent. The scheduling was excellent and worked perfect for me. I like to be kept busy and see as much as possible, which we did. I have no criticism." 
- Willow, Washington


Offering two 2019 departures (17 days each) 
January 26 - February 11 or February 23 - March 11

with optional, 5-day, post-tour extension to Jordan

Absolute Egypt is carefully crafted to provide the discerning traveler with the finest Egypt tour available. It combines all the best attributes of an in-depth, all-inclusive, well-paced luxury trip.

Highlights include:

  • Traveling with Egyptologist Stephen Harvey plus a wonderful local Egyptologist guide and an excellent trip manager, who have been working together for years and have received excellent reviews;
  • The exclusivity of a maximum of just twelve participants plus your triad of leaders;
  • A 15-night itinerary, longer than most Egypt tours, so that your pace is in-depth and not rushed;
  • The best accommodations:
    • Pyramid-view rooms at the 5-star Mena House hotel in Giza for four nights to start your trip;
    • nights in Luxor at the 5-star Old Winter Palace in Luxury Garden rooms, which are quieter and larger than the Standard Nile-view rooms;
    • Huge suites (over 400 square feet) with private balconies aboard the 33-suite, 5-star for three nights cruising the Nile;
    • Spacious rooms with great views of the 5-star Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan hotel for three nights;
    • In the middle of the trip you stay one night at the best available hotel in Abydos so that you can explore two less-visited and fabulous sites, Abydos and Dendara;
  • Special meetings with excavators and conservators, including behind-the-scenes visits, when possible.

Please join our small group of just 12 travelers plus our expert leaders on either our January 26th or February 23rd departure. It will be an enjoyable, fascinating, and unforgettable adventure!


Main Tour Pricing per person (15 nights):
Double Occupancy (10-12 participants) - $10,295
Double Occupancy (8 to 9 participants) - $10,695
Single Supplement* - $2,295

With fewer than 8 participants, a small group surcharge may be added.

Extension Price per person (4 nights):
Double Occupancy (5 or more participants) - $3,495
Single Supplement* - $845

With fewer than 5 participants, a small group surcharge may be added.* Single room supplement will be charged when requested or required (limited availability).


 

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Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday, January 26, 2019 or February 23, 2019: Depart Home
Day 2: Sunday, January 27 or February 24, 2019: Arrive Cairo, Egypt | Private transfer to hotel in Giza | Welcome dinner
Day 3:  Giza Plateau
Day 4: Cairo | Egyptian Museum | Mosque of Ibn Tulun | Gayer-Anderson Museum
Day 5: Saqqara | Serapeum | PM at leisure
Day 6: Fly to Luxor | Karnak | Luxor Temple
Day 7: Luxor | Valley of the Kings | Deir el Bahari | Luxor
Day 8: Luxor | Valley of the Queens | Deir el Medina | Luxor Museum
Day 9: Luxor | Dendara | Abydos
Day 10: Abydos | Luxor | Embarkation | PM at leisure
Day 11: Nile Cruising | Esna
Day 12: Esna | Edfu | Kom Ombo
Day 13: Aswan | Disembarkation | Philae | Nubia Museum
Day 14:  Elephantine Island | Aswan
Day 15: Day at leisure in Aswan
Day 16: Aswan | Fly to Abu Simbel | Fly to Cairo | Farewell dinner
Day 17: Monday, February 11 or March 11, 2019: Cairo | Fly home OR begin post-trip extension to Jordan

Optional Post-Tour Extension to JORDAN

Day 1: February 11 or March 11, 2019: Cairo | Fly to Amman, Jordan | Jordan Archaeological Museum | Amman city tour | ACOR
Day 2:  Jerash | Ajloun Castle | Amman
Day 3: Mt. Nebo | Madaba | Lunch at a local home | Um er-Rasas | Petra
Day 4: Petra
Day 5: February 15 or March 15: Petra | Wadi Rum | Amman | Fly Home

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If you have any additional questions, please email us at aia@studytours.org (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).

Related PDFs

  • https://www.archaeological.org/sites/default/files/egypt1-19_resform_0.pdf
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