Egypt: Nile Be Seeing You

Egypt Tour
For 2019, Abercrombie & Kent is adding a new 10-day Egypt tour to its Luxury Family Journey series.

In September, Signature Travel Network’s Executive Vice President Ignacio Maza and Jean Newman Glock, managing director, communications and public affairs, presented the next emerging destinations for 2019 at Signature’s annual Owner’s Meeting. Topping the list is Egypt, a personal favorite of both Maza and Newman Glock, who cited the opening of Grand Egyptian Museum in 2019 as one of the main points of interest for travelers, alongside Nefertari’s tomb, sites at Aswan, the pyramids and the Sphinx,  and many other cultural attractions.

Also noted as a must-see is Aswan, the city that mesmerized Julius Caesar, Agatha Christie and other luminaries. 

“Without question, now is the moment to visit Egypt,” said Newman Glock in a written release. “Always top of everyone’s wish list, sophisticated travelers are returning to Egypt. Now is the year to go before riverboats are once again rafted six deep along the Upper Nile.” 

Egypt has already registered a 264 percent growth in year-over-year bookings among U.S. travelers for the fall and holiday season, according to a recent released by Virtuoso. This puts the Gift of the Nile near the top of the “Virtuoso Hot 10,” second only to Turkey. Egypt was among Travel Impressions’ newly added destinations for 2018, with departures of its seven-night “Egypt: Land of the Pharaohs” itinerary slated through March 2020. Trafalgar’s nine- and 12-day trips to Egypt will also continue next year. 

Wild Women Expeditions launched the “Goddesses, Queens and Heroines Tour” this month. The 12-day women-only tour of Egypt also has four departures scheduled for 2019 to explore “the ancient land where Isis and Cleopatra reined, where Hatshepsut and Hathor were the Divine feminine powers.” 

Targeting the family market is Abercrombie & Kent with its 10-day “Family Egypt & The Nile 2019,” a new addition to its Luxury Family Journeys series. Highlights include a treasure hunt in the labyrinthine Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, exploring a pyramid from the inside out, riding like a local on camel back and sailing in a traditional felucca. Also included is a four-night Nile river cruise with a Children’s Activity Coordinator who arranges fun, hands-on activities for younger guests. A+K is also adding an Egypt / Jordan / Israel itinerary to its ultra-luxury “Wings Over the World” series.

Egypt: Nile Be Seeing You

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