June 3 – 13, 2023

The call of history beckons! We invite you on a journey of adventure, intrigue, culture and relaxation to the cradle of Western Civilization. Egypt is a destination that offers something for each member of the family, from the youngest to the oldest and a perfect place to create memories that will last a lifetime.


Call 941.951.1801 to secure your space on this unique journey (scroll down for journey details)

Camel Rides at the Pyramids of Giza

June 3, 2023: Welcome to Egypt! You will be met at the Cairo International Airport to proceed through customs & immigration. A private road transfer leads to Giza, where we will be for 3 nights at the Marriott Mena House Hotel.

Marriott Mena House

June 4, 2023: Discover the brand new Grand Egyptian Museum, the largest archaeological museum complex in the world and host to more than 100,000 artifacts.

This evening, discover Cairo on a special evening walking tour to discover the sites!

June 5, 2023: Today our group will discover the Pyramids of Giza and Sakkara.

The Great Pyramids of Giza are the only present-day survivors of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, built more than 4,500 years ago as giant tombs for the mummies of the pharaohs Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, who were a father, son and grandson. The pyramids are truly monumental in scale, with the largest, Khufu’s, constructed from over two million blocks. The pyramids were not built by slaves but by Egyptian peasants, whose labor in building the pyramids paid their taxes to the Pharaoh, who also fed, clothed and housed them.

Sakkara is the former necropolis (cemetery) for the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis and the place where the very first pyramids were built as tombs for kings. Instead of the smooth sides featured on other pyramids, the pyramids here feature six steps on the outside, representing the pharaoh’s stepladder to heaven. Discover the famous Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the first pyramid ever built and the world’s oldest freestanding stone structure. Admire the beautiful tomb art at Sakkara, which gives great insight into the lives of the ancient Egyptians.

Camels at Sakkara

The Great Pyramids of Giza

June 6, 2023: Today our group will fly to Aswan to check-in to the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan.

Enter the world of legendary people and stories. Indulge in the authentic legend and luxury personalized hospitality of Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan.

The hotel is built in the Nubian desert on the banks of the Nile, opposite Elephantine island, majestically positioned on a shelf of pink granite overlooking the Nile. Behind its Victorian facade, the hotel retains its original beauty, receiving visitors in an historic lobby with polished marble floors and high, classic Islamic arches.

June 6 – 8, 2022: Aswan

Aswan is Egypt’s southernmost city. At Aswan, the desert touches the banks of the Nile River and the waters are dotted with islands. Aswan was historically an important trading town and remains a bustling marketplace.

June 7, 2023: Abu Simbel – Visit this masterpiece of a temple with its four massive statues of Ramses II overlooking Lake Nasser.

Abu Simbel

June 8, 2023: Drive to Luxor.

June 9 & 10, 2023 – Luxor

Explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes. Visit Valley of the Kings, with its royal tombs, King Tut’s tomb and Ramses “the Six”.

Visit to The Tomb of Nefertari: Long praised as the most beautifully-decorated of all the tombs on the West Bank of Luxor, this masterpiece of Egyptian art was restored by the Egyptian Antiquities Authority and the Getty Conservation institute in the USA. Specialists worked for 6 years to clean the paintings and re-affix them to the plaster walls from where they had been flaking, and today it is hardly conceivable that such vibrant colors have actually not been retouched since they were first laid thousands of years ago.

Visit Luxor temple: It’s much smaller temple than Karnak but still as important as the Karnak.

Luxor, Egypt

Valley of the Kings

Visit the Valley of Nobles, Deir el-Medina, and the Temple of Hatshepsut. The stunning Luxor Temple marvels in the late afternoon.

West Bank of Luxor

The West Bank of Luxor contains one of the largest collections of archaeological treasures in the world.

Temple of Luxor

June 11, 2022: Our group travels back to Cairo

Today we will enjoy an exciting tour of of Islamic Cairo, including the beautiful and graceful Mohamed Ali Mosque and the ancient Citadel, a spectacular medieval fortress perched on a hill above the city, as well as special permission to visit Abdeen Palace, constructed in 1863 on order of Khedive Ismail as part of the plan for a modern Cairo.

Abdeen Palace

Inspired by the architecture coming out of Paris at the time, the plan was to have the Palace finished by the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, but the 500 rooms weren’t completed until 1874. The Palace acted as the royal residence until the monarchy was abolished in 1952.

June 12, 2023: Today, our Egyptologist will guide you through the highlights of Coptic Cairo. There you will find the remains of the old Fortress of Babylon, built at the time of the Romans in Egypt to protect the country from invading enemies.

June 13, 2023 – Departures home

Call Jolene DiRocco at 941-951-1801 at extension 106 now to reserve your space on this unique journey today!  You may also e-mail at jolene@admiraltravel.com

A $50 per person Admiral Travel booking fee will apply.


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