Feb 15, 2022 — Feb 26, 2022
Legends of the Nile ~ featuring Cairo, Luxor, a Nile Cruise & Abu Simbel
With Patrick Ryan
About this Trip
Discover ancient Egypt along the Nile River. This exhilarating, 10-night active adventure features four nights on a deluxe ship, five nights in Cairo and one night in Luxor. The Great Pyramids of Giza, the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and the tomb of King Tutankhamen come to life with an expert, licensed Egyptologist by your side during all excursions. Stroll the burial grounds at the Temple of Karnak, gaze at Tutankhamen’s gold burial mask and sarcophagus in the Grand Egyptian Museum and learn how ancient treasures are preserved with special access at the Oriental Institute’s Chicago House in Luxor. Marvel at the Great Temple of Ramses II carved out of a mountain in Abu Simbel, seek out treasures in Cairo’s old bazaar and visit venerable mosques and Coptic Christian churches. This small-group trip features four flights within Egypt, including round-trip to Abu Simbel; deluxe and first-class hotels; and a generous meal plan with wine at dinner. We've meticulously selected the most gifted and professional Egyptologists. Warm and genuine, they're ready to share their passion for their country with you and answer your questions. At every stop, this expert will open your eyes to the depth and breadth of the country's history.
From $6,190 per person plus airfare - a savings of $250 if booked by November 9!
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Your Council Leader
Patrick Ryan is the volunteer President and founder of the Tennessee World Affairs Council. Following a Navy career, he ran an editorial consulting firm specializing in global affairs newsletters, websites, and social media. At age 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served a 26-year career, assigned first in the Persian Gulf followed by assignments in the Submarine Service where he attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Patrick completed a BA degree at the University of South Carolina, in 1981, majoring in International Studies followed by commissioning in the Navy. He served aboard numerous ships, headquarter staffs and overseas assignments before retiring in 1998 as a Lieutenant Commander. Among his assignments were the Joint Staff in the Pentagon, the Center for Naval Analyses, and US Central Command headquarters. He has lived and worked in Bahrain, Italy, and Japan and has traveled to about 50 countries for work and leisure.