The Royal Tour with Dr. Zahi Hawass launches in Egypt
Experience Egypt like no-one else by visiting the Land of the Pharaohs with one of the most famous archaeologists in the world, enjoying private access to the country’s greatest monuments and sites closed to the public on the Royal Tour of Egypt.
Dr. Zahi Hawass, who has been pivotal in the field of Egyptian antiquities for over 20 years, leads the 14-day tour through the history of ancient Egypt, using his archaeological experience to offer expert observations next to the world’s greatest cultural attractions.
Dr. Hawass will provide fascinating lectures, revealing the latest and most exciting discoveries in Egypt, as well as discussing his own research and personal experiences including the mysteries of Tutankhamun, new findings in the Valley of the Kings and the search for the tombs of Cleopatra.
During the tour, guests will visit Egyptian landmarks such as the Great Pyramids of Giza, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Temple of Queen Hatchepsut, Valley of the Kings, Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Abu Simbel and the Grand Egyptian Museum, amongst many others.
Thanks to the special permissions from the Minister of Antiquities, the Royal Tour of Egypt includes private entrances outside of opening hours to many sites, including the Luxor Temple so guests can witness the temple lit at night. Guests will also have the unique opportunity to see sites closed to the public, including the Great Sphinx enclosure and the Tombs of the Pyramid Builders at Giza.
Dr. Hawass, former Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Minister of State for Antiquities, said: “The Royal Tour invites guests to witness Egypt’s unique magic and mystery. I have spent my life studying the marvel that is Ancient Egypt and I will take you to the best cultural attractions in the world; from between the two paws of the Great Sphinx of Giza to inside the lit Luxor Temple. These monuments belong to all of us and they will continue to captivate the imaginations of people from all around the globe.”
Rasha Azaizi, UK Director, Egyptian Tourism Authority, said: “The Royal Tour represents a special opportunity for tourists to experience Egypt’s unique cultural landmarks, and there is no-one better than Dr. Hawass to guide guests on a tour of the country’s famous ancient history. We feel this will give tourists a once in a lifetime experience and an opportunity to wholly embrace the outstanding Egyptian culture.”
The Royal Tour provides guests with 5-star hotel and luxury Nile Cruise ship accommodation as they travel from Cairo to discover the historical sites of the Middle and New Kingdoms. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet the former First Lady of Egypt, Mrs. Jehan Sadat, in the home of Egypt’s former president Anwar El-Sadat.
Archaeological Paths’ Royal Tour has six available dates, starting in September and running through until November 2017.