Uncovering Egypt: Past, Present and Future

An unparalleled cradle of human history and culture.

Register now to hold your place on this tour and you can cancel with a 100% refund up to 60 days prior to departure* Take advantage of our early booking discount and book by February 28 to save $150 per person.

On this exceptionally rich and unique tour we will not only explore extraordinary sites of the ancient world, including a visit to the ancient city of Alexandria, but also delve into the important issues facing the country at this crucial turning point in its history. Our goal is to understand what is happening today while experiencing the magnificence of Egypt’s unparalleled cultural treasures.

Prior to departure, we’ll work with a leading journalist in Egypt who will host a call to help us prepare for what we will see (and upon our return we will spend more time on a post- trip call with our expert to discuss what we experienced). And while the political climate in Egypt is difficult for outspoken members of the media and activist community, our hope is that throughout the tour we will meet with people who can give a first-hand account of today’s challenges, as well as travel with a renowned Egyptologist who will help to bring the country’s resplendent past alive.

Egypt today remains a singular destination for exploring human history and culture, even as its current government grows more repressive and the freedom of its people more limited. Yet passionate and committed citizens continue their brave work; it’s a critical time to support the people of Egypt.

See the itinerary for complete details. Questions? Contact us via the form at the bottom of this page or call us at 212-209-5401.


  • Visit the ancient city of Alexandria and meet with Mohamed Mehaina of the Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center to learn about the city’s past, not just from a historical perspective, but also about its current role as a center of activism. 
  • Explore iconic sites such as the Great Pyramids of Giza, the legendary cities of Memphis and Luxor, and more in the company of a top Egyptologist.
  • Meet with architect Ahmed Hassan, who started an initiative that aims to protect Alexandria’s heritage buildings. 
  • Spend time at the Egyptian Museum, and explore the Tutankhamum Galleries. *The new Grand Egyptian Museum is scheduled to open in late 2020 and the collection will be moved here. We will visit the new museum if open.
  • Travel to Aswan and see the magnificent site of Abu Simbel, hewn out of solid cliff in the 13th century. 
  • Cruise the Nile on a 3-night voyage aboard the MV Sonesta St. George.
  • Attend intimate discussions with civic leaders who will provide first-hand accounts of the challenges faced by Egypt today.

See the itinerary for complete details. Questions? Contact us via the form at the bottom of this page or call us at 212-209-5401.

*Our travelers’ safety is paramount and if a trip cannot be operated after this date you will have the option of transferring all monies to the next scheduled departure OR receive a full refund minus a $750 credit that can be applied towards a trip in the next 24 months from the original date of departure. See individual tour terms for complete details.

100% of the proceeds from our travel programs support The Nation’s journalism.

The Nation purchases carbon offsets to cover the emissions generated by our travel program in order to help mitigate effects on the climate.


November 5-17, 2021


From $7,580