Travel from vibrant Cairo and the Great Pyramids to Abu Simbel and the Upper Nile for a fascinating cruise on Lake Nasser. Then enjoy a classic voyage along the lower Nile from Aswan to Luxor before returning to Cairo.

Starting at: $4,897 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The Great Pyramids of Giza  Detail of sculpture at Abu Simbel  Traditional felucca on the Nile  Philae Temple at Aswan. Credit: Egyptian Tourism  The deity of Horus at the Temple of Edfu  Guardian of Karnak Temple in Luxor. Credit: Jarrod Castaing  Row of statues at Karnak Temple, Luxor  Luxor Temple illuminated at night  Evening at the Temple of Luxor  Wall decoration in tomb in the Valley of the Queens. Credit: Egyptian Tourism  Smiling camel at ancient site. Credit: Reza Akbari  The Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Credit: Egyptian Tourism  The iconic Treasury at Petra, Jordan  The Great Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel. Credit: Tony Ford

Egypt and the Eternal Nile

Featuring an Optional Extension to Petra, Jordan

15 days from $4,897 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Travel from vibrant Cairo and the Great Pyramids to Abu Simbel and the Upper Nile for a fascinating cruise on Lake Nasser. Then enjoy a classic voyage along the lower Nile from Aswan to Luxor before returning to Cairo.

or Call 855-330-1542

Dec 1 - 15, 2016 Departure; Feb 9 - 23, 2017 Departure
Emily Teeter

Emily Teeter

Emily Teeter, PhD, is an Egyptologist at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, specializing in the religion, social history, and the material culture of ancient Egypt. She lectures at museums and institutions throughout the country, and she has written a wide variety of popular and scholarly articles and published many books, including Baked Clay Figurines and Votive Beds from Medinet Habu, Religion and Ritual in Ancient Egypt, and Egypt and the Egyptians (which has appeared in Arabic and Turkish editions). She has curated many permanent and temporary exhibits of Egyptian artifacts in major museums in the United States. Dr. Teeter has conducted fieldwork in Alexandria, Giza, and Luxor, and she has appeared on many television programs about Egypt. Over the last 30 years, she has developed and led tours to Egypt and other areas of the Middle East. Dr. Teeter is on the Board of Governors of the American Research Center in Egypt and the International Committee for Egyptology (CIPEG/ICOM). She also has a deep interest in the later periods of Egyptian history and culture.

Jan 5 - 19, 2017 Departure; Nov 2 - 16, 2017 Departure
Janet Duncan Jones

Janet Duncan Jones

Janet Duncan Jones, is an archaeologist with over 35 years of field work at sites in Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, and Turkey. She received her Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Bucknell University specializing in classical and Egyptian archaeology and environmental history. Whenever possible, she teaches courses about her three passions: ancient technology, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and Alexander the Great. Over the years she has led many groups up the Nile, exploring the intriguing geography, history, and material culture of Pharaonic, Hellenistic, and Roman Egypt.  

Feb 23 - Mar 9, 2017 Departure
Rafael Chacón

Rafael Chacón

H. Rafael Chacón is Professor of Art History and Criticism at The University of Montana-Missoula where he lectures on a broad range of art historical subjects. He received his doctorate in art history with honors from the University of Chicago, having been awarded numerous research fellowships to study abroad. A generalist art historian with a focus on architectural and urban history, Dr. Chacón has taught Egyptian and Mesopotamian art for over two decades and has lectured and published articles on the topic of Egyptomania. Dr. Chacón has lectured on numerous successful Smithsonian Journeys program and was named one of ten “Five-Star Smithsonian Journeys Experts” in 2014.

Mar 16 - 30, 2017 Departure
William H. Peck and Elsie Holmes Peck

William H. Peck and Elsie Holmes Peck

William H. Peck is an Egyptologist and archaeologist with many years of experience excavating in Egypt, the Nile Delta and at Karnak Temple. He was Curator of Ancient Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts and has taught the history of Egyptian art at several universities. Currently he teaches at Wayne State in Detroit.  Among his publications are the books “Drawings from Ancient Egypt”, “The Splendors of Ancient Egypt” and, most recently “The Material World of Ancient Egypt”.

Elsie Holmes Peck is an art historian and archaeologist who specializes in the Arts of the Ancient Near East and Islam. She participated in excavations in Southern Iraq and in Egypt and has acted as a consultant to the Arab-American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. As Curator of Near Eastern at the Detroit Institute of Arts she and her husband led many tours to the Near East and North Africa. Elsie has published numerous articles on the arts of Islam and the Ancient Near East.

Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2017 Departure
David Price Williams

David Price Williams

David Price Williams has a degree in Ancient Near Eastern languages and Classical Greek and a doctorate in Near Eastern archaeology and has spent his working life as an East Mediterranean archaeologist. His first overseas field work was in 1969 as a surveyor at the classical site of Knidos in Turkey. He then worked for the Smithsonian Institution before directing his own field research in the same area through the 1970’s. David has designed and lectured on many cruises to Greece, Turkey and the Near East. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an elected life member of the Society for Old Testament Studies.

Nov 30 - Dec 14, 2017 Departure
Allan Langdale

Allan Langdale

Allan Langdale is an art and architectural historian, filmmaker, photographer, and travel writer who received his Ph.D. in art history from UC Santa Barbara. Allan has taught courses in Italian Renaissance art, Byzantine art, East Indian art, and Islamic art and currently teaches art history at UC Santa Cruz and film studies at UC Santa Barbara.

He has written the definitive guidebook to the little known region of Turkish Cyprus, In a Contested Realm (2012) and also made a documentary film on the architecture and history of the medieval city of Famagusta, The Stones of Famagusta: the Story of a Forgotten City (2008). Allan’s most recent book is Palermo: Travels in the City of Happiness (2015).

A popular Smithsonian Expert, Allan has traveled extensively in the Mediterranean, the Middle East, including Jordan and Egypt, and India. He lectures often in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Egypt and the Middle East.