Egypt Tours with Ruth Shilling & All One World

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“Highlights of Ancient Egypt”

a one-week Egypt tour

Saturday, March 11 – Saturday, March 18, 2023   =  SOLD OUT  =

Contact Us for more details. Scroll down for a BRIEF Day-by-Day Itinerary


“Time & Space in the Temples & Pyramids”

Sunday, November 12 – Monday, November 27, 2023 

Registrations open April 1, 2023. Contact Us to save your spot before registrations open.

NOTE: The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is hoping to open in 2023.
If it has not opened at the time of this tour, we will visit other museums in Cairo on our museum day.

Join our small group (limited to 16 travelers) for an unforgettable 16-day tour of the Ancient Egyptian treasures. Unlike the other tours which hurry through the sacred sites, we will do our visits in a slower, more peaceful way. There is time to marvel, photograph, and let it all sink in.

Extras included in our tours

• Private 2-hour visit with just our group inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and a full day on the Giza Plateau
• A full-day visit to the new Grand Egyptian Museum (if open), otherwise we will 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!
• Abydos, Dendera, Silsila, Esna, Abu Simbel, Ramesseum, Medinet Habu Temple, Luxor Museum, Imhotep Museum (and, of course, the typical sites.

• Our own private dahabeya Nile sailboat enables us to visit sites which 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 dahabeya (also spelled “dahabiya”) is a large sailboat with 14 guest cabins, a full crew, specially prepared meals, and all the amenities, including wifi. We will have 5 nights on the dahabeya. Day-by-Day Itinerary.

The video above is by Wouter Bosman, All One World traveler, Feb-March 2019 Tour. Thank you, Wouter!


BOOKS ABOUT EGYPT by Ruth Shilling


Sites Included in Your 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 open), newly opened tombs in Luxor, the newly cleaned Karnak Hypostyle Hall, and renovations 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), 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: Tomb of Nefertari (special ticket) and other 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.

MUSEUMS: the Grand Egyptian Museum (if open), Luxor Museum, Open Air Museum at Karnak.
Note: the Imhotep Museum at Saqqara is now closed. 

One-week Tour: BRIEF SUMMARY

Scroll down for the TIME & SPACE in the TEMPLES & PYRAMIDS” Egypt Tour, November 12-27, 2023


Saturday, March 11 – Saturday, March 18, 2023



Day 1, Sat, March 11: Arrivals in Cairo.  Le Meridien Cairo Airport Hotel-1.

Day 2, Sun, March 12: Some people will arrive at 05:30am from Washington, DC. Breakfast for all at the hotel. Sightseeing at Saqqara – Step Pyramid of Zoser, Teti Pyramid, Old Kingdom Tombs Note: the Imhotep Museum is closed.  Lunch. Flight Cairo/Luxor. Luxor Hilton or similar-1. BB, L, D.

Day 3, Mon, March 13: Luxor East Bank sites – Karnak Temples, Lunch, shopping for papyrus and Egyptian-motif jewelry, Luxor Temple. Dinner on your own at the hotel.. Luxor Hilton or similar-2. BB, L. 

Day 4, Tues, March 14: Luxor West Bank sites: The Tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens, tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Lunch with a village family, Hatshepsut’s Deir El Bahari Temple, Alabaster shop, Colossi of Memnon. Dinner on your own at the hotel. Luxor Hilton or similar-3. BB, L. 

Day 5, Wed, March 15: Journey from Luxor to Aswan by road with a visit to the Esna Temple on the way. Lunch in Aswan. Afternoon visit to the Philae Isis Temple by boat. Basma Hotel, Aswan or similar-1. BB, L.

Day 6, Thurs, March 16: Visit the Unfinished Obelisk of Hatshepsut at the Aswan Granite Quarry, journey to Abu Simbel by road. Visiting the two temples at Abu Simbel. Dinner in Aswan. Flight from Aswan to Cairo. Le Meridien Cairo Airport Hotel or similar-1. BB, L, D

Day 7, Friday, March 17: Sightseeing on the Giza Plateau – Great Pyramid, 2nd and 3rd Pyramids with Mortuary Temples, Camel rides, Sphinx and Sphinx Temple. Lunch is followed by a visit to the Cairo Egyptian Museum. Farewell Dinner together. Those flying nonstop Cairo/Washington depart at 10:55pm. Those who are leaving the next day overnight at Le Meridien Cairo Airport hotel or similar-2. BB, L, D.  

Day 8, Sat, March 18: Departures home or add an extra day for seeing more sights in Cairo.

16-day Tour: BRIEF SUMMARY


“TIME & SPACE in the TEMPLES & PYRAMIDS” – 16 days

Sunday, November 12 – Monday, November 27, 2023


Mon, Nov 27, 2023: (departures on Tuesdays)


“TIME & SPACE in the TEMPLES & PYRAMIDS” – 16 days

Day 1, Sun, Nov 12, 2023: Arrivals in Cairo. Welcome meeting and dinner. Hilton Pyramids Golf Hotel or similar-1.

Day 2, Mon, Nov 13: Dashur – Red & Bent Pyramids, Blue Lotus Guesthouse lunch, Memphis. Hilton Pyramids Golf Hotel or similar-2.

Day 3, Tues, Nov 14: Saqqara – Step Pyramid of Zoser (now open inside!), Southern Tomb, Heb Sed Court, Northern and Southern Houses, Unas Pyramid (inside), Unas Causeway, Teti Pyramid, Tomb of Mereruka, Serapeum. Other tombs (depending on what is open).
Note: the Imhotep Museum is closed.  Hilton Pyramids Golf Hotel or similar-3.

Day 4, Wed, Nov 15: Giza Plateau – Great Pyramid, 2nd and 3rd Pyramids with Mortuary Temples, Camel rides, Sphinx and Sphinx Temple,  Private Great Pyramid visit.  Hilton Pyramids Golf Hotel or similar-4.

Day 5, Thurs, Nov 16: Flight Cairo/Luxor. Luxor Museum, Luxor Temple. Luxor Hilton Hotel or similar-1.

Day 6, Friday, Nov 17: Tomb of Queen Nefertari, West Bank tombs (Nobles or any newly opened ones), Ramesseum Temple, Hatshepsut’s Deir El Bahari, Colossi of Memnon. Other West Bank sites, depending on time.  Luxor Hilton Hotel or similar-2.

Day 7, Sat, Nov 18: Early Morning Optionals: Balloon Ride, 2nd Luxor Temple visit.
Karnak Temples with Open Air Museum, Luxor Bazaar. Luxor Hilton Hotel or similar-3.

Day 8, Sun, Nov 19: Day-long trip to Abydos and Dendera. Sekhmet Dahabeya boat-1.

Day 9, Mon, Nov 20: Valley of the Kings, Medinet Habu. Sail to Esna.  Cross the Esna Lock. Sekhmet Dahabeya-2.

Day 10, Tues, Nov 21: Esna Temple. Sail to Edfu. Sekhmet Dahabeya-3

Day 11, Wed, Nov 22: Edfu Temple. Sail to Silsila Mountain.  Sekhmet Dahabeya-4.

Day 12, Thurs, Nov 23: Silsila Quarries & Horemheb Temple, Kom Ombo Temple. Sail to Aswan. Sekmet Dahabeya-5.

Day 13, Friday, Nov 24: Abu Simbel Temples by road.  Basma hotel or similar-1.

Day 14, Sat, Nov 25: Aswan Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Isis Temple. Flight Aswan/Cairo. Meridien Cairo Airport hotel or similar-1.

Day 15, Sun, Nov 26: Grand Egyptian Museum (or other museums, if not open). Farewell Dinner.
Meridien Cairo Airport hotel or similar-2.

Day 16, Mon, Nov 27, 2023: Departure flights or OPTIONAL EXTRA DAY in CAIRO. Day-tours arranged with our Egyptian Land Operator: More Museums in Cairo, another day at Saqqara, Cairo bazaar and mosques, Alexandria day trip, there are many options.
Meridien Cairo Airport hotel or similar-3.

Tues, Nov 28, 2023: Departure flights (if you add an extra day at the end).


Our tours begin in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday evenings in 2022. Those leaving from the USA depart on Saturday, as the flights travel overnight and arrive in Egypt the next day.  More . . .


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Prices begin at
$4,995 USD pp
16 days/15 nights.

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