Egypt Tours with Ruth Shilling & All One World

Ruth Shilling has been hosting a unique style of Egypt tours since 1999. The original website was 1worldtours.com.

Join our small groups (limited to 10 travelers) for unforgettable tours of the Ancient Egyptian treasures.
Unlike the other tours which hurry through the crowded sacred sites, we do our visits in a slower, more peaceful way and avoid the crowds.
There is time to marvel, photograph, and let it all sink in.

 

 

 

 

Some of What Makes Our Tours Different

• SMALL GROUP: Limited to 10 Travelers (however, Private Tailor-made Tours can be 4-50 persons)
• Fully escorted by American Tour Leader/Guide, Ruth Shilling.
    Ruth has led 70+ tours of Egypt since 1999. You will be in expert hands! Also see her books about Egypt on Amazon.
• Our own private dahabiya Nile cruise boat enables us to visit sites that are not accessible to the large cruise boats. We move at our own pace and truly relish the peacefulness and beauty of this renowned river. A dahabiya (also spelled “dahabeya”) is a large sailboat with 10 guest cabins, a full crew, specially prepared meals, and all the amenities, including wifi. We will have 4 nights on the dahabiya. 
Private 2-hour visit with just our group inside the Great Pyramid of Giza (10-day and 16-day tours)
• a full day on the Giza Plateau (16-day tour).

• A full-day visit to the new Grand Egyptian Museum (if open), otherwise we visit other Cairo museums
• New sites at Saqqara – go INSIDE the Step Pyramid, the newly opened Southern Tomb, the Serapeum, and more!
• Tomb of Ramesses V&VI in the Valley of the Kings
• Pyramid of Unas at Saqqara (earliest Pyramid Texts)
• Karnak Open Air Museum with the Red Chapel and White Chapel during our full day at Karnak. See the newly restored Hypostyle Hall!
• Visit the unforgettable Tomb of Queen Nefertari (if reopened) – see the book Ruth Shilling wrote about it!

• Abydos, Dendera, Silsila, Esna, Abu Simbel, Ramesseum, Medinet Habu Temple, Luxor Museum, (16-day tour)
• and, of course, the typical sites

=   MORE EGYPT VIDEOS from our TRAVELERS   •   VIDEOS from RUTH SHILLING  •   SLIDE SHOW from Judy Lovell (one of our travelers)  =

 

 

Sites Included in Our 16-day “Time & Space in the Temples & Pyramids” Egypt Tour

NEWLY OPENED SITES!! The Grand Egyptian Museum (very likely open, but not guaranteed), inside the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, the Southern Tomb at Saqqara, the newly restored Avenue of the Sphinxes in Luxor, the Golden City in Luxor (if it has opened), newly opened tombs in Luxor, the newly cleaned Karnak Hypostyle Hall, and renovations and cleaning at Dendera Temple and Esna Temple.

PYRAMIDS: The 3 Giza Pyramids & Sphinx, Saqqara Step Pyramid (inside), Unas Pyramid, Dashur Bent Pyramid & Red Pyramid. PLUS! a private visit with just our group inside the Great Pyramid!

TEMPLES: Sphinx Valley Temple, Karnak Temple Complex (multiple temples including the Temple Ramesses III and the Temple of Ptah and Goddess Sekhmet), Abydos Seti 1st Temple, Abydos Ramesses II Temple, Dendera Hathor Temple, Hatshepsut’s Deir el-Bahari, Ramesseum Temple in Luxor, Luxor Temple, Medinet Habu Temple, Esna Temple, Edfu Horus Temple, Silsila Horemheb Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Philae Isis Temple, Abu Simbel Temples.

TOMBS: Tombs on the West Bank of Luxor (depending on which are open), Saqqara Tombs including the newly opened Southern Tomb and the Serapeum, Valley of the Kings – 3 tombs + Tomb of Ramesses V&VI (extra ticket is included). Optional: King Tut, Seti 1st tombs. If the Tomb of Nefertari has been restored, it will be included with a special ticket.

MUSEUMS: the GEM – Grand Egyptian Museum (if not open, substitute the Cairo Egyptian Museum and the NMEC – National Museum of Egyptian Civilization), Luxor Museum, Open Air Museum at Karnak, Mummified Crocodile Museum at Kom Ombo. Note: Imhotep Museum at Saqqara has now reopened! It’s included!

 

 

Upcoming Egypt Tours

October 2024  •  Novmeber 2024 •  December 2024 •  January 2025 •  July-August 2027 (Eclipse in Luxor)

“The Delights of Egypt

A Historical & Cultural Tour

10 Days in Egypt from
Mon, Oct 14 – Wed, Oct 23, 2024

SMALL GROUP: Limited to 10 travelers
Escorted by Ruth Shilling, American Tour Leader/Guide

FULL Day-by-Day Itinerary

PRICES

Sites Included

  • Private Great Pyramid visit
  • Private Nile Cruise Boat, 3 nights
  • Serapeum
  • Tomb of Ramesses V&VI
  • Tomb of Tutankhamen 
  • Saqqara Step Pyramid, Tombs, Teti Pyramid
  • Giza Plateau with Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and Valley Temple, and camel ride (if you would like)
  • Open Air Museum (Red Chapel & White Chapel) 
  • Temple of Ptah with the Goddess Sekmet
  • And the usual sights:
    Giza Pyramids, Saqqara Step Pyramid, Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, Hatshepsut’s Deir El Bahari Temple, Luxor Temple, Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Mummified Crocodiles Museum, Philae Goddess Isis Temple
  • Cairo Egyptian Museum (or GEM, if open)
  • Abu Simbel Temples (optional) 

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“Time & Space in the
Temples & Pyramids”

Our All One World
Signature Tour
with Ruth Shilling, M.M.

16 days of In-Depth Touring
Sun, Nov 3 – Mon, Nov 18, 2024

SMALL GROUP: Limited to 10 travelers
Escorted by Ruth Shilling, American Tour Leader/Guide

FULL Day-by-Day Itinerary

PRICES

WHAT’S SPECIAL:  This tour gives you an in-depth experience of Egypt with longer visits at the major sites, a private visit inside the Great Pyramid, a private Nile Cruise Boat (with our small group of 10 travelers), and lots of extras not included in typical Egypt tours.

Sites Included

  • Private Great Pyramid visit
  • Private Nile Cruise Boat, 4 nights
  • Tomb of Ramesses V&VI
  • Full Day at Saqqara with entrance to under the Step Pyramid, Unas Pyramid, Serapeum, Tomb of Maya, Mereruka Tomb, Teti Pyramid, Tomb of the Doctor, and more!
  • Full Day on the Giza Plateau with the 3 Giza Pyramids, the Mortuary Temples of Khafre and Menkaure, the Sphinx and Valley Temple, and camel rides (if you would like)
  • Full Day at the Karnak Temple Complex, including the Red Chapel, White Chapel, Akhmenu, Botanical Garden, Ptah & Sekhmet Chapel, Temple of Ramesses III, and so much more!
  • Abydos Temple – Seti I Temple and Ramesses II Temple, Osirion
  • Dendera Hathor Temple
  • Esna Temple (newly restored)
  • Silsila Quarry and Horemheb Temple 
  • Medinet Habu Temple
  • Luxor Museum
  • NMEC – National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (Royal Mummies Exhibit) or GEM, if open.
  • Cairo Egyptian Museum (or GEM, if open)
  • Memphis Open Air Museum, Karnak Open Air Museum, Mummified Crocodiles Museum
  • Abu Simbel Temples (optional)
  • Entrance to the Tomb of Queen Nefertari (If it has reopened) – see Ruth Shilling’s book!
  • And the usual sights: Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, Hatshepsut’s Deir El Bahari Temple, Luxor Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Edfu Temple of Horus, Philae Isis Temple

FULL Day-by-Day Itinerary  

PRICES

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“Metaphysical Egypt
with Aaron Singleton

14 Days in Egypt from
Thurs, Dec 5 – Wed, Dec 18, 2024

Teachers: Aaron Singleton and Claudia Sanchez
Escorted by Ruth Shilling, American Tour Leader/Guide

FULL Day-by-Day Itinerary  

PRICES

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FULL Day-by-Day Itinerary  

PRICES

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“Gifts from the
Heart of Egypt

10 Days in Egypt from
Wed, Jan 1 – Friday, Jan 10, 2025

SMALL GROUP: Limited to 10 travelers
Escorted by Ruth Shilling, American Tour Leader/Guide

FULL Day-by-Day Itinerary  

PRICES

WHAT’S SPECIAL:  a private visit inside the Great Pyramid, a private Nile Cruise boat with just our SMALL GROUP of 10 travelers, the Tomb of Nefertari (if it has reopened), Silsila, inside the Step Pyramid, Tomb of Ramesses V&VI, and more. Abu Simbel is an optional opportunity.

Sites Included

  • Private Great Pyramid visit
  • Private Nile Cruise Boat, 4 nights
  • Tomb of Ramesses V&VI
  • Esna Temple (newly restored)
  • Silsila Quarry and Horemheb Temple 
  • Saqqara with entrance to under the Step Pyramid, Unas Pyramid, Mereruka Tomb, Teti Pyramid
  • Giza Plateau with Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and Valley Temple, and camel ride (if you would like)
  • Open Air Museum (Red Chapel & White Chapel) 
  • Temple of Ptah with the Goddess Sekmet
  • Entrance to the Tomb of Queen Nefertari (If it has reopened) – see Ruth Shilling’s book!
  • And the usual sights:
    Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, Hatshepsut’s Deir El Bahari Temple, Luxor Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Mummified Crocodiles Museum, Philae Goddess Isis Temple
  • Cairo Egyptian Museum (or GEM, if open)
  • Abu Simbel Temples (optional) 

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“Thanksgiving Week
2024 Egypt Tour

Over the American Thanksgiving Week
Sat, Nov 23 – Sun, Dec 1, 2024

SMALL GROUP: Limited to 10 travelers
Escorted by Ruth Shilling, American Tour Leader/Guide

Contact Us for Details 

PRICES

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“Tailor-Made Egypt Tours” 

Just for YOU!

Escorted by Ruth Shilling, American Tour Leader/Guide

Choose the dates that fit YOUR schedule.

See SUGGESTED ITINERARIES
with 6, 9, 10, 14, and 15-day tours.

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“Highlights of
Ancient Egypt” 

Egypt in One Week

Escorted by Ruth Shilling, American Tour Leader/Guide

Dates: Any Week – CONTACT US  

FULL Day-by-Day Itinerary  

PRICES

The “Highlights” Tour is designed for those who fly nonstop from Washington Dulles (IAD) or NY (JFK) to Cairo, leaving the USA on Saturday and arriving back in the USA the next Saturday. This gives you 6 full days of touring in Egypt (Sunday-Friday). From other destinations, add another night at the beginning and end (= 8 days).

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*Note that there may be changes to any of the above itineraries due to circumstances beyond our control. However, every effort will be made to maintain these programs as they are stated.

 

BOOKS ABOUT EGYPT by Ruth Shilling

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