Having an ancient civilisation dating back 5000 years and spanning 12 great dynasties, Egypt is one of the top destinations for specialist led historical holidays on the planet.
In ancient times the Pharaohs lived on the east bank of the Nile where the sun rose and life began. The west back of the Nile, where the sun sets and life ends, is home to elaborately decorated funerary monuments like the Great Pyramids of Giza and the tombs of the Valley of the Kings in Luxor or ancient Thebes. These vast tombs covered in colourful hieroglyphics had many chambers and extended far underground, housing a collection of artefacts they took with them for the after life.
Egyptâ€™s temples and monuments, considering their age, are very well preserved, some being buried beneath the desert sands and only discovered in recent years. It is estimated that only one quarter of Egyptâ€™s treasures have so far been found and the rest are waiting to be discovered.
Why not join a tour in Egypt led by a specialist expert whose knowledge and passion will bring the fascinating, multi-layered history to life? With in depth lectures and discussions along the way, the expert will add to your understanding and appreciation of the region.