NEW YORK, NY, January 18, 2018 --- Lindblad Expeditions has announced its return to Egypt with a remarkable 13-day journey, Passage Through Egypt. The epic adventure combines explorations of Cairo and stays at the exclusive Nile Ritz-Carlton and the historic Mena House, with a six-night cruise on the Nile aboard the elegant and intimately-sized, 42-guest Oberoi Philae.
From a visit to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, to the sites along the Nile including Abu Simbel and Giza, guests will witness the astonishingly vivid momunents, art and objects the ancient Egyptians created, and learn about life in both ancient and modern Egypt. Traveling via private aircraft for all internal flights, and accompanied by an outstanding team of Egyptologist guides versed in the fields of culture, art, history, and archaeology—many who have worked with Lindblad for years—guests will experience a journey of the highest standards.
“I am so pleased to announce the resumption of our program in 2018. I first traveled to Egypt with my father in 1961, when he was researching his first expedition there. The journey was epic, and the experience was indelible. Things are very much on the upswing, and there is a pervasive optimism there about the future. And the resplendent antiquities remain,” stated Sven Lindblad, CEO of Lindblad Expeditions.
The program has been specially crafted to showcase Egypt’s many facets, and offers privileged access to some of the most remarkable sites – accompanied by a Lindblad Certified Photo Instructor, who will help guests build their skills and take your best photographers of the iconic sites. Highlights include:
The Cairo sojourn will begin in the heart of the city at the Nile Ritz-Carlton, in a beautifully appointed room overlooking the Nile. After returning to Cairo from Upper Egypt, guests will stay at the historic Mena House, stunningly sited at the foot of the Giza Plateau, with rooms featuring Pyramid views from their balconies.
A Nile cruise is the centerpiece of the journey, and few if any ship can match the elegance of the Oberoi Philae. Built originally for 100 guests, she was completely remodeled to accommodate just 42, and offers the finest and most exclusive accommodations on the Nile. Her 22 cabins, including 4 suites, are large and comfortable, and the ship’s nearly floor to ceiling windows offer idyllic views of the Nile and the passing scenery. The top deck features a swimming pool and an al fresco restaurant, with a stylish enclosed restaurant downstairs, as well. A spa and a professional wellness specialist add an extra level of amenity and comfort. The lounge is the venue for talks and recaps, and there are a number of other public spaces to relax, read, and enjoy the views.
Departures are October 28 & November 25, 2018; and January 20 & March 17, 2019. Rates begin at $8,480 per person in a category 1 cabin based on double occupancy. Guests can also choose to enhance their experience with an optional 5-day post-voyage extension to Jordan.
For reservations or additional information on Lindblad Expeditions voyages to some of the most beautiful and fascinating places on Earth, visit www.expeditions.com, call 1-800-EXPEDITION (1-800-397-3348) or contact your travel agent.
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