Travel from vibrant Cairo and the Great Pyramids to Abu Simbel and Aswan, plus take a classic voyage along the Lower Nile from Aswan to Luxor.

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 Sunset on the pyramids  Traditional felucca on the Nile  Philae Temple at Aswan. Credit: Egyptian Tourism  Wall decoration in tomb in the Valley of the Queens. Credit: Egyptian Tourism  Luxor Temple illuminated at night  The Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Credit: Egyptian Tourism  The Great Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel. Credit: Tony Ford  The Great Pyramids of Giza  Evening at the Temple of Luxor  The deity of Horus at the Temple of Edfu

Ancient Egypt and the Nile

Featuring Abu Simbel

14 days from $5,297

Travel from vibrant Cairo and the Great Pyramids to Abu Simbel and Aswan, plus take a classic voyage along the Lower Nile from Aswan to Luxor.

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Experts

Jan 4 - 17, 2020 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.  

Jan 11 - 24, 2020 Departure
Ashley Arico

Ashley Arico

Ashley Arico received her PhD in Near Eastern Studies with a focus in Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology from the Johns Hopkins University, where her research examined Egyptian statues as evidence for interactions between Egypt and the Levant in ancient times. She is currently the Elizabeth McIlvaine Assistant Curator of Ancient Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Ashley participated in excavations at the temple of the lioness-headed goddess Mut in Luxor, Egypt for several years, and she has previously held positions at the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, the Walters Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her interests include tracing how Egyptian artifacts have moved and been interpreted over time from antiquity to today, and particularly in how tourism to Egypt in the late 19th century influenced the formation of Egyptian museum collections throughout the world, including in Chicago.

Feb 1 - 14, 2020 Departure
David Price Williams

David Price Williams

David Price Williams has a degree in Ancient Near Eastern languages and a doctorate in Near Eastern archaeology and has spent his working life as an East Mediterranean archaeologist. He taught Middle Eastern Archaeology and Egyptology at the University of London for many years. His first overseas field work was at the classical site of Knidos in Turkey. He then worked for several seasons as a surveyor for the Smithsonian Institution excavating a site on the Egyptian border before directing his own field research in the Levant. David has designed and lectured on many tours to Egypt, Turkey and Greece. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an elected life member of the Society for Old Testament Studies.  

Feb 15 - 28, 2020 Departure; Mar 21 - Apr 3, 2020 Departure
Emily Teeter

Emily Teeter

Emily Teeter received her PhD in Egyptology from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Her areas of specialization are the religion, social history, and the material culture of ancient Egypt. After recently retiring after a long career in the Oriental Institute Museum, she consults for museums and Egyptology projects throughout the world. Over the last decades, she has developed and led tours to Egypt and many other areas of the Middle East.

Emily has written a wide variety of popular and scholarly articles and published many books, including Baked Clay Figurines and Votive Beds from Medinet Habu; The Presentation of Maat: Ritual and Legitimacy in Ancient Egypt; Ancient Egypt: Treasures from the Collection of the Oriental Institute; 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. Emily also has a deep interest in the later periods of Egyptian history and culture.

She is the past President of the American Research Center in Egypt, and she continues to serve on their board. She is a Research Associate of the Polish Centre for Mediterranean Studies, an Associate of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, and she sits on the editorial boards of several prominent academic journals. 

Feb 22 - Mar 6, 2020 Departure
Mary-Jane Deeb

Mary-Jane Deeb

Dr. Mary-Jane Deeb received her Ph.D. in International Relations of the Middle East and Africa from the School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University and her B.A. and M.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from the American University in Cairo where she lived for many years. She is fluent in French and Arabic, and can read seven other languages. She was the President of the American Tunisian Association (2016-2018), and an elected member of the Board of Directors of the African Studies Association (2015-2018). She retired after twenty years as Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress in February 2019. She has traveled and lectured all over the world including, more recently, in Davos during the 2018 World Economic Forum, in Azerbaijan in March 2018, and in Nanjing and Nantong in China in May 2018. Before joining the Library of Congress she taught Comparative and International Politics at the American University in Washington for ten years. Deeb is the author and editor of several books and 190 articles on the Middle East and North Africa. She has also written four mystery novels: Cocktails and Murder on the Potomac, Murder on the Riviera, A Christmas Mystery in Provence, and Death of a Harlequin, and is a member of the Mystery Writers of America. She worked for the United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia, UNICEF, AMIDEAST, the USAID in Beirut during the civil war, and was also a UN observer for the 1997 Algerian elections. She has received a number of awards, and is listed in the Marquis' Who's Who in America and the Marquis' Who's Who in the World.

Mar 14 - 27, 2020 Departure; Apr 4 - 17, 2020 Departure
Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer

Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer

Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer received her PhD in Egyptology in 2016 from the University of Chicago. She now divides her time between teaching in the Department of Anthropology at the College at Brockport, SUNY, and acting as historian and curator for a local historical society. After studying Chemical Engineering in Lille, France, and completing a MA in Greek & Latin at the University of Vermont, Rozenn has lately centered her research on the ancient Egyptians’ relationship with their environment, most especially the avifauna encountered in the Nile Valley and surrounding deserts. Her current efforts focus on the study of bird mummies now held in museum collections in order to gain a better understanding of the various ways that birds were incorporated into the daily life of ancient Egyptians. She has worked as a consultant for the Art Institute of Chicago and the Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago, where she curated the exhibit Between Heaven and Earth: Birds in Ancient Egypt. Most recently, because of her volunteer activities in the Victorian village of Brockport, she has started delving into the letters and diaries written by European and American travelers of the Victorian era during their journeys through Egypt, as she wishes to gather information on sites, monuments, and landscapes that have since vanished.