Museum Tours, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is a Colorado Corporation in good standing.
Our tours are provided in cooperation
- Egypt Air - who provides our international flights and our domestic flights within Egypt.
- Thomas Cook -
one of the world's foremost travel companies
- Nabila Tours and Cruises - who book our international air travel and certain
other, in Egypt, services.
We have worked with a number of Museums and other organizations through the years in providing
tours to Egypt, including:
Ancient Empires - Egypt (2003)
The Explorers Club, New York (1999, 2001,
The Denver Museum of Natural History (1996, 1999,
Birmingham Art Museum (2000)
The Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha (2000)
The Ancient Egypt Studies Association (2000)
The Association of Graduates, West Point (1999)
The Museum of Western Colorado, Grand Junction, CO
The Museum of Man, San Diego, California (1996)
The Archaeological Institute of America (2000
The Field Museum, Chicago (1999 - 2012)
Milwaukee Public Museum (2005)
If you would like information
on how your organization can participate in one of our tours, or if you, as an individual, would like to join one of our tours, simply
call us or E-mail us and we will send you the necessary information.
Museum Tours, Inc.
7110 Old Farm Rd.
Littleton, CO 80128
Phone: Toll free, U.S. and Canada 1-888-932-2230
(from outside the U.S. call 303-932-2230)
Museum Tours has specialized in providing tours to Egypt for museum members, organizations and individual travel enthusiasts since 1995.
Our president, Dr. William Petty, is a West Point graduate, and holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Illinois.
a past president of the Egyptian Study Society and of The Amarna Research Foundation and is a member the American Research
Center in Egypt. He has presented many lectures on Egypt travel and history, and has published a number of articles, and one book, on
Egypt, including four articles in Kmt (a Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt).
- Hatshepsut and Thutmose III Reconsidered: Some Thoughts
on the Nature of their Relationship, 1997
- Some Problems with the Chronology of Thutmose III, 2000
- Redating the Reign of Hatshepsut,
- Royal Fratricide: Ancient Egypt's Dirty Little Secret?, 2004
Bill has written several books, all of them are available
- Hieroglyphic Sign List
- Names of the Kings of Egypt (with Kevin Johnson)
- Hieroglyphic Dictionary
- Eghyptian Glyphary
In addition to his knowledge of Egypt he has been in the vacation planning business since 1988. Dr. Petty
personally designs, coordinates and (in some cases) leads our tours.
On November 7, 2001, Bill and Nancy were interviewed
by Julie Chen of CBS News on the effects of 9/11 on tourism in Egypt.
On June 7, 2002, Bill was featured
in a newscast on Denver's Channel 2.
Founder and President
Museum Tours, Inc.
Bill and Nancy Petty at the Temple of Seti I