8 days

From £4,425

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A journey into the Hellenistic and Roman Kingdom

Travel in the footsteps of Alexander, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar & Mark Antony as we explore the monuments of Alexandria, capital of the Ptolemies, one of the great cities of the Hellenistic and Roman world. Near Alexandria on the edge of the western desert, we visit the 6th century Christian pilgrimage town of St. Menas, and Abusir, which in recent years has been a focus for the search for Cleopatra’s tomb. 

In modern Cairo, the Roman Babylon, we visit not only Roman and early Islamic remains but delve back further in time to the early Pharaonic monuments at Saqqara and Giza, including a visit to the Grand Egyptian Museum.

The sites we explore on this memorable tour will bring the world of Cleopatra’s Egypt vividly back to life.

Tour highlights:

  • See the grand gallery as well as the royal burial chamber of the Great Pyramid of Khufu
  • Visit the recently reopened step pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara
  • Experience the vibrant bustle of Coptic and Islamic Cairo
  • Explore the fascinating remains of Ptolemaic and Roman Alexandria

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Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £660

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Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Tony O’Connor

Andante Guide Lecturer

Tony O'Connor is a specialist in the Roman Empire, who has excavated widely across Britain, Europe and North Africa. He is particularly passionate about Roman North Africa, having excavated in Libya for many years.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
31 January 2022 ACEG220131 31 January 2022 (Monday) 7 February 2022 (Monday) Tony O’Connor £4,425
(inc. flights)
£500 £660 Book your trip
30 January 2023 ACEG230130 30 January 2023 (Monday) 6 February 2023 (Monday) Tony O’Connor £4,475
(inc. flights)
£500 £695 Book your trip
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