Trip scholar

Professor Mark J Smith, Professor of Egyptology, University of Oxford
Mark’s research focuses on ancient Egyptian religion, in particular conceptions of the afterlife and how these developed over time.


  • Journey from Cairo to Luxor, visiting off-the-beaten-track sites, as well as the tombs and temples in Luxor
  • Enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to the Great Palace in Tel el Amarna, where archaeologist Professor Barry Kemp will reveal the team’s work uncovering this pivotal site
  • Learn about pyramid construction during visits to contrasting pyramids
  • Be amongst the first to visit the new Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza, destined to be the largest archaeological museum in the world (subject to the museum opening in 2020)
  • Take a 4x4 safari to Wadi al Hitan and the Valley of the Whales with its invaluable fossil remains of the Archaeoceti.
  • Explore the Middle Kingdom tombs cut in the cliffs at Beni Hasan, as well as Abydos and Dendera


21–31 October 2022


From £2,935 per person (single room supplement £430)

More information

Accompanied by a Professor of Egyptology, you will journey from Cairo to Luxor, visiting breathtaking pyramids, temples, majestic ruins and tombs. This new route will take you to a number of fascinating lesser-known and off-the-beaten-track sites, and you will also enjoy privileged, behind-the-scenes visits with local archeologist teams. The Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza is due to open in 2020 and you will be amongst the first to visit what is destined to be the largest archeological museum in the world. A 4x4 safari to Wadi al Hitan, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Valley of the Whales promises to blow any cobwebs away.

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