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 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

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

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 2 - 16, 2017 Departure
Janet Duncan Jones

Janet Duncan Jones

Janet Duncan Jones is Professor of Classics at Bucknell University. Janet received her B.A. in Latin from the College of William and Mary and her M.A. and Ph.D. in classical archaeology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Janet is an active field archaeologist specializing in Greek and Roman art and architecture, ancient urbanization, ancient technology with a focus on ancient glass production, and ancient environmental issues. She has published widely on the history of technology and is a frequent lecturer at universities and museums. She is full of stories from her extensive travels in the Mediterranean and Middle East and from over 20 years of archaeological field work in Greece at Athens and Corinth, in Turkey at Gritille Hoyuk and Gordion, in Tunisia at Carthage and in Jordan at el-Lejjun, Humayma, and Aqaba.

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.