Ancient Egypt focus of Study Abroad tour
Travel to the cradle of civilization with UW-Sheboygan
Tour to ancient Egypt offered in March 2011
King Tut. The Valley of the Kings. The River Nile. Alexander the Great and the ancient city of Alexandra. The Great Temples. And the list of the historic sites of ancient Egypt goes on and on.
Experience the history and awe-inspiring spectacles of Egypt firsthand in a new Study Abroad Tour offered by the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan Continuing Education Department.
“The Highlights of Egypt” eight-day tour will be offered March 18-25, 2011, and will explore the many legendary sites throughout this ancient land – from Cairo to Memphis to the great city of Alexandria. An additional extended four-day Nile River Cruise will also be offered at the conclusion of the eight-day standard tour that will take travelers to Aswan, Edfu, Esna, Luxor, Karnak and even the Valley of the Kings. Those travelers enjoying this four-day extension would return separately to the U.S. on March 29.
The tour will be led by UW-Sheboygan Senior Lecturer of Philosophy Dr. Richard Edwards, who has lived and worked in Egypt and spends his summers teaching in the Middle East. Edwards serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Encyclopedia of Arab-Israeli War.
Edwards holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s in Divinity from Columbia Biblical Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Wales (UK).
Edwards, who has traveled to Egypt seven times, will offer travelers historical insights into the many memorable stops on this tour, including the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Nile River, Suez Canal, and the many beautiful mosques, archeological dig sites and grand bazaars dotting the fertile Egyptian landscape.
According to Edwards, area residents participating in this tour will not only see with their own eyes some of the most spectacular historic sites in all of the world, but will learn the impact that Egypt and the civilizations that embraced this land have had on world history.
“What I think people will take away from this tour is the impact of Egypt on the world, both past and present,” Edwards said. “I will share my knowledge of ancient Egyptian religion and we will discuss the current state of Islam and the Islamic belief in Egypt. I am most looking forward to once again enjoying Egypt’s weather, its people and sharing its amazing history.”
The standard trip is priced at $2,898 per person based on double occupancy for the 8-day tour and an additional $898 for the four-day Nile Cruise extension. The standard 8-day tour includes the following:
- Bus transportation from UW-Sheboygan to and from O’Hare Airport
- Round-trip airfare
- Coach and bus transfers to and from airports abroad
- Accommodations with six nights lodging
- Breakfasts each day, three dinners and one lunch
- All tips for drivers and guides
- English speaking guides for specific tours
- Breakfast lectures on Egypt’s history and culture with Dr. Edwards
- All admission prices into designated sites on five sightseeing days
- Medical insurance, and
- You will have a choice on a final day activity – either a tour to Wadi el Natroun, or spend a free day on your own to shop or tour Cairo
- Additional Nile Cruise Tour includes all food and lodging in price ($898)
“The thought of traveling to Egypt is absolutely marvelous” shared Valerie Graczyk, UW-Sheboygan Continuing Education Director. “It is unique to have a professor who has traveled back and forth to Egypt seven times. Rich Edwards will offer an outstanding insight into the culture and history of Egypt. This is our first time offering an additional add on trip, in this case the “Valley of the Kings.” I truly believe this travel experience will be exceptional.”
To reserve your space on this first-ever offered tour, complete an Application Form (available on the UW-Sheboygan Continuing Education Web page or from the CE Office) and return with a $750 deposit. Additional payments will be due in the months leading up to the trip’s departure with full payment due by November 20, 2010.
For more information on this tour, contact the UW-Sheboygan Continuing Education Office at (920) 459-6617, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sheboygan.uwc.edu/continuinged/
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