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Demystifying Ancient Egypt with an Egyptologist

1 hour
From $19.00
Group size
Up to 20 people

Take a journey through ancient Egypt with an Egyptologist.

A conversation with Samia, a Tour Director and Egyptologist, is about as close as it gets to time travel. Her country’s fascinating history dates back thousands of years, and she’ll break down ancient Egypt for you during this Online Escape. Ever wonder how a huge slab of stone held the key to deciphering hieroglyphics? Samia will show you how the writing on the Rosetta Stone helped to translate and unravel the meaning of the writing system used in ancient Egypt. Then, get a closer look at the other aspects of this civilization. Learn about the unique geography of ancient Egypt and how it helped shape its culture and day-to-day life. Meet the gods that were worshipped by ancient Egyptians. And hear from Samia about everything the ancient Egyptians built, from the step pyramids of Saqqara to elaborate tombs to the Great Pyramids of Giza. It’s not every day that you can ask an expert in Egyptology anything! You’ll have an opportunity to participate and ask questions as you spend an hour in Egypt.

Shared real-time experiences

Online Escapes are livestreamed, so you’ll use your computer, phone, or tablet to connect with your host and others around the world.

What you'll need to participate

  • An internet connection
  • A device that can stream audio & video

We also recommend bringing

  • A curiosity for Egyptology & the history of Egypt


Overall rating 4.8 out of 5
Based on 18 authentic and unedited participant reviews
Egyptian holiday
06/20/20 by Christine

I appreciated Samia's enthusiasm during our tour. She was interactive and very knowledgeable. I am looking forward to one day visiting Egypt to see all of the antiquities that she covered in her presentation. Thank you, Sa...

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EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 7/06/2020

Hi Christine! We would be delighted to travel with you to show you all of the wonderful sites and treasures Samia talks about in her Online Escape. We are one phone call away once...

Great lecture on a great civilization
06/13/20 by Nancy

Our expert, Samia Elbardhy, was excellent, and she made me visualize what it would be like to be able to travel to Egypt and see all the amazing sights she showed us. I like that she gave a good overview of Egyptian history, ...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 6/25/2020

Hi Nancy, We agree that this Online Escape is like taking an actual trip to Egypt. Samia's ability to help bring everything to life is a gift. We are glad you felt like you were th...

Excellent History Lesson
06/11/20 by Cheryl

Samia was excellent as a virtual tour guide. She gave the history of Egypt in a nutshell and then focused mainly on the places that the Go Ahead Tours will takes travelers. She was engaging, and extremely knowledgeable. I tho...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 6/25/2020

Hi Cheryl, Doesn't Samia take you back [instantly] to all of the wonderful places and sites you visited during your tour with us? Samia is such a skilled Egyptologist and has a mag...

Added Egypt to Wish List!
06/07/20 by Suzann

Our host was exceptional - very well educated in this field and great presentation skills. The slides she selected to share were intriguing and her talk about each was mesmerizing. It’s hard to realize that civilizations exis...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 6/25/2020

Hello Suzann! Thank you very much for letting us know your thoughts about your Online Escape. When you learn about Egypt from Samia, you will truly leave with a vast knowledge of t...

Getting ready

How do I participate?

All Online Escapes are virtual experiences, so you’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video. You can use your computer, tablet, or phone—whichever you prefer.

A link to manage your reservation, along with details about how to join, will be included in your confirmation email.

Who else will be joining?

Our Online Escapes are led by hosts from around the world. When you join, you’ll meet your host as well as anyone else who signs up. Each Online Escape has a maximum group size listed. Currently, Online Escapes are led in English and available to anyone in the United States and Canada.

What if I need to cancel?

While we hope you don’t have to, you can cancel your reservation online for a full refund up until 24 hours prior to the start of your Online Escape. You can read our full policy here.

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