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 in conjunction with the Department of Classical Languages, University of the Free State


Ancient Egypt

25 November – 9 December 2010


Cairo                  The Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza, built in 2650 B.C., – one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; Memphis, capital of Ancient Egypt with the gigantic statue of Ramses; the pyramid of Sakkara; the Egyptian museum with thousands of artifacts, especially the treasures from Tut Ankh Amun’s grave; we visit the Souk (bazaar) for shopping. (Optional break-away trip to Abu Simbel at an additional R 4 464.00; miss visit to Egyptian museum; only viable if there are 10 participants or more).

 Alexandria          The pillar of Pompeius; the catacombs; king Faruk’s gardens; the National Museum and the Library of Alexandria. Time for shopping.

 Aswan to Luxor  We sail on the Nile for four days and visit various landmarks from our luxury boat: the wall of the mighty Aswan-dam; the temples of Philae and Kom Ombo, the temple of Horus (the falcon-headed god) and the temples of Karnak and Luxor. In the Valley of the Kings we visit the tomb of Tut Ankh Amun and the temple of Hatshepsut, the only female Farao. Leisure time in Luxor.

 St Catherine’s    We get up at 2:00 to walk and admire the sunrise from the summit of Mount Sinai. We visit the monastery before continuing our journey.

 Sharm el Sheik  Time to rest and relax at a luxury hotel adjacent to the Red Sea. Time for shopping, scuba diving, snorkeling, or an optional boat trip to the islands. Camel ride followed by a Bedouin supper in the desert.

 Tour price in terms of present exchange rate (as on 11 March) is approximately R 22 300.00


The above price (based on 25 passengers) includes:

Return airfare from Johannesburg to Cairo (via Istanbul)

Free Visum for Egypt

Buffet breakfast with lunch and or dinner daily

Qualified English-speaking tour guide

Transport in an air-conditioned bus

All entrance fees

Accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels






The above price excludes:


Travel insurance ± R 300

Airport taxes ± R 2 500

Gratuities ± R 700

Pocket money



Supplement for single room = US$ 467 (R 3 720.00)


For more information


Prof J C Zietsman, Dept. of Classical Languages, University Free State, PO Box 339, Bloemfontein, 9300

e-mail:  zietsmanjc.hum@ufs.ac.za         tel.: 051 401 2303 / 082 96 777 19           fax: 051 444 5803