EGYPT: FROM ALEXANDRIA TO ABU SIMBEL 15 FEBRUARY ­ 08 MARCH 2010 This comprehensive tour of Egypt includes the usual cruise from Luxor to Aswan, with time to explore the Luxor temples and Valleys of Kings and Queens. You will also visit Abu Simbel. There will be time to explore both the ancient sites around Cairo but also the Islamic medieval city as well. You will visit the UNESCO Library in Alexandria and travel to the fabulous Siwa Oasis. The tour is led by Ben Churcher. Land Only price per person, twin share: $7,450 – TAASA Review December 2009


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Includes fabled Isfahan and Shiraz.

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