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Summary of Tours to Egypt
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The following is a brief summary of the tours to Egypt currently being offered by Museum Tours.
Pharaonic Highlights is the lowest
priced, tour we have ever offered. It is a 9 day, 8 night, tour which
includes international air between New York and Egypt, leaving
New York every Saturday of the year. It includes visits to Cairo and
Luxor (with an optional overnight trip to Aswan and to Abu Simbel).
This family friendly trip is designed for the first time visitor who
is traveling on a budget but still wants a great experience. It is
also available without international airfare for an even greater savings.
Egypt by Train is a low priced tour for those who would like
to travel Egypt by rail. It is a 12 day, 11 night, trip that covers
all the major sights, but the travel from Cairo to Luxor and
from Aswan to Cairo are on Egypt's deluxe, overnight trains. Travel
from Luxor to Aswan is by van, and the optional trip to Abu Simbel
may be made either by plane or by van. For those who don't like boats
or planes, or just like the idea of traveling by train, this is the
Pharaonic Journey is a modestly priced, 12 day,
11 night, trip to Egypt, leaving New York almost every Tuesday of
the year. It includes visits to Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and Abu
simbel and includes a 5 day, 4 night, Nile cruise. This trip
is designed primarily for the first time visitor.
Egyptian Odyssey is
our most popular tour. Yet it remains quite reasonably priced.
It consists of a 15 day, 14 night, trip to Egypt, personally
accompanied by an experienced Museum Tours staff guide throughout.
It includes a 4 day, 3 night, Nile cruise. You are now able to bookEgyptian Odyssey departing New York on almost any Saturday of the
year with an licensed, expert, Museum Tours' guide.
Egypt Revisited is
a reasonably priced tour, consisting of a 15 day, 14 night, trip
especially designed for those who have previously traveled with us
on our Egyptian Odyssey, Pharaonic Journey or Egypt by Train. For
the avid Egypt enthusiast, Egypt Revisited is the premiere tour. We
offer 5-star accommodations, a deluxe, Lake Nassar Cruise, experienced
tour leaders and fully licensed, expert guides. You will visit the
major sites as well as a significant number of lesser visited locations.
We offer only two departures annually for this special tour (Mid-October
Grand Odyssey is a very special, private tour,
offered at a very fair price. It consists of a 16 day, 15 night, trip
to Egypt, in which you will stay in the finest, 5 star, grand Victorian
hotels in Egypt (the palace section of the Mena House in Cairo, the
Old Winter Palace in Luxor and the Old Cateract in Aswan). It includes
a private cruise aboard the NeferuRa, one of the few, historic
dahabeyahs still sailing in Egypt (of course, you can cruise on a
standard cruise boat if you desire). The itinerary is similar to ourEgyptian Odyssey, but the accommodations, sailing the Nile (instead
of a diesel powered 100+ passenger cruise boat) and private tour status
make this tour extra memorable. Participation is limited to
the members of your party. Grand Odyssey may be scheduled for departure
at any time of the year.
Sailing the Nile is a very special, private
tour,offered at a very fair price. Sailing the Nile begins when you
are picked up from your hotel in Luxor and taken to the NeferuRa,
one of the few, historic dahabeyahs sailing the Nile. You
will then embark on a 3, 4 or 5 night private cruise, sailing from
Luxor (Esna) to Aswan aboard the 100 year old NeferuRa, which
has been recently restored to all of its former elegance. All meals
aboard the boat, admissions to sights along the Nile and a private
guide are included (You are on your own for sights in Luxor and Aswan).
This is a private tour, with participation limited to the members
of your party only (maximum of 5 or 7 by special arrangement). Sailing
the Nile may be scheduled for departure at any time, provided it has
not been previously booked.
Hieroglyphic Egypt is a bargain
priced tour. What better way to learn to understand the ancient
hieroglyphic inscriptions than by actually studying on site? During
this tour we will be seeing the sights in Cairo and Luxor. Stays wil
be in either 4-star or 5-star hotels throughout. The tour has both
beginning and intermediate courses to choose from. Join us for this
rare educational experience.
The Complete Valley of the Kings isexpensive but well worth it. Subject to final approval from Egypt's
Supreme Council of Antiquities, and sponsored by the Archaeological
Institute of America, this tour will visit virtually every Royal Tomb
in Egypt famed Valley of the Kings. From Thutmose I to Horemheb, from
Rameses I to Tauseret, from Setnacht to Rameses XI you will be able
to visit tombs that have never been open to the general public. This
is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Egypt's Private Tombs is our newest tour, being
offered for the first time in 2008. This tour will explore Egypt through
it's private tombs ... the tombs of the artisans, high officials,
nobility and members of the royal family. These tombs are historically
important because they often contain biographical texts. Artistically
these tombs rival, and in some cases exceed, the tombs of the kings
and queens. We will travel by bus from Cairo to Aswan stopping at
many sites along the way to visit these tombs, many of which are closed
to the public.
Tour Extensions in Egypt & the Middle East. Museum
Tours now offers extensions to popular destinations in and near Egypt,
which can be added on to your tour of Egypt. These extensions can
be taken either before or after your regular tour. Destinations
The Royal City of Amarna
Oasis & the Golden Mummies
St. Catherine's Monastery
Sharm el Sheikh
and the Red Sea
Splendors of Israel
Timeless Jordan and the Rose Red City of Petra
Please, contact us
for more information on these extensions.
When you travel with Museum Tours you -
See more. Our trips are each
individually designed by Dr. Bill Petty for the travel enthusiast.
Have more quality time. We plan our schedule so you have more time
at the more important attractions.
Do more. Our trips feature a two
hour walking tour of the Giza plateau, where you'll see things you
could never see from a bus.
Experience more quality. We stay, whenever
possible, in historic, 5-Star hotels
Have less crowds. To the extent
possible, we monitor other groups and arrange our schedule to avoid
the inevitable crowds