Take a BAS Travel/Study journey to ancient Egypt, and explore the background to so many of the Bible’s most compelling stories! Experience first-hand the monuments and grandeur of one of the ancient world’s greatest civilizations.
SEE EGYPT’S Pyramids. Temples. Shrines. Tombs. Museums. Be face-to-face with the pharaohs who were known to the earliest Israelites as they recounted the stories of Joseph or Moses and the Exodus.
Cruise the Nile, and experience the temples and towering monuments of Greco-Roman Egypt, sites and towns Jesus and the earliest Christians would have known.
October 24, Monday: Depart USA (B/D)
October 25, Tuesday: Arrive in Cairo
Visit Old Cairo complex, including Roman Tower / Hanging Church and chapels / National Museum of Egyptian Civilization / Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. (D)
October 26, Wednesday: Giza & Cairo
Giza Pyramid Complex / Sphinx / Grand Egyptian Museum / Late afternoon flight to Aswan / Dinner and overnight in Aswan. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B/D)
October 27, Thursday: Abu Simbel
Day trip to Abu Simbel (Charter Flight) / Visit to the relocated temples of Ramesses II and Hathor / Fly back to Aswan for dinner and overnight. Time permitting, take a boat trip to the nearby Nubian village. (B/D)
October 28, Friday: Aswan
Visit the Aswan Dam complex and discuss the construction and issues presented by its construction. Travel to the temples of Philae via boat. Also, go to Elephantine Island to see the museum. Finish the day at the only granite stone quarry in Egypt to see the unfinished obelisk. Board the tour cruise ship to begin your journey down the Nile. (B/D)
October 29, Saturday: Kom Ombo and Edfu
At Kom Ombo, visit the Temple of Horus and Sobek / Visit crocodile mummies in museum / Afternoon – depart ship and travel by carriage to Edfu – Temple of Horus / Return to the cruise ship / Dress like an ancient Egyptian night. (B/D)
October 30, Sunday: Luxor
Colossus of Memnon site / Temple of Hatshepset / Valley of the Kings and Queens / Evening tour of Luxor Temple (lit up for the night) / Return to ship. (B/D)
October 31, Monday: Luxor
Luxor Museum / Mummification Museum / Valley of the Sphinxes / Evening tour of Karnak Temple / Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B/D)
November 1, Tuesday: Karnak Temple
Overview of temple with guide / Meet with curator and visit new discoveries / Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B/D)
November 2, Wednesday: Cairo
Morning flight to Cairo / Afternoon visit to the Citadel and Mohammed Ali Mosque / Check into hotel for dinner and overnight. (B/D)
November 3, Thursday: Alexandria Day trip
Drive to Alexandria and enjoy a day tour of the city, including the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, the Citadel of Qaitbay and the modern Library of Alexandria. Return to Cairo for dinner and overnight. (B/D)
November 4, Friday: Memphis and Sakkara
Memphis – Visit the site and statue of Ramesses II / Sakkara – Visit the site. (B/D)
November 5, Saturday: Return to USA
COVID-19 TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS & EXPECTATIONS:
COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIRED for tour participation (copy of CDC vaccination card or other appropriate documentation must be submitted to BAS prior to travel). In addition, all passengers travelling to Egypt must be in possession of negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19 with Quick Response (QR) code, taken at a maximum of 72 hours before their flight departure time. Travelers must present paper copies of the test results with QR code; digital copies will not be accepted. For more information on the latest COVID-related travel requirements for Egypt, please consult the website of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt. COVID-related requirements may change depending on pandemic-related developments in the U.S. and overseas.
Essam Zeid was born and raised in Egypt, where he studied business administration and earned a post-graduate diploma in tour guiding. He enjoys working with tourists from all over the world. His special interest is linking Egypt’s ancient history with the lands and peoples of the biblical world. His favorite sites in Egypt are the majestical pyramids and the magical city of Luxor.
Our Egypt tour also features special lectures crafted just for you. And an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Khonsu Temple in Karnak with an Egyptologist from the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE).
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