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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 4.7 out of 5
Based on 33 authentic and unedited participant reviews
Detailed historical overview
10/29/20 by Monet

Samia was very detailed in the information she provided on Ancient Egypt. I had to leave a little early but the first hour was very informative and provided a clear understanding of Ancient Egypt. History buffs will love th...

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EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 11/23/2020

Hi Monet. Thank you for joining us and for your feedback!

Awesome tour and history of Egypt!!!
10/17/20 by Christina

I really enjoyed the history of Egypt with Samia. She is very friendly, knowledgeable and gave an overall outstanding impression of the pyramids and history of Egypt. The architectural designs from an ancient civilization t...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 11/23/2020

Hi Christina, Thank you for joining us for this wonderful Escape to Egypt with Samia. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us.

Egypt Intro
09/30/20 by Joan

This was a basic introduction to Egypt, ancient and now, with statistics and relevant traveling info. Photos were worthwhile and explanations very clear. I am looking forward to my trip eventually! Thank you!

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 11/23/2020

Hi Joan, Thank you for taking a few minutes to pass along your thoughts - they are greatly appreciated!

Armchair travel
09/24/20 by Anonymous

Samia’s love for and knowledge of her country made this online escape highly enjoyable. She opened our eyes to the many ancient treasures to be seen in various parts of Egypt. The pictures were excellent. Technology is great-...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 10/07/2020

Hi fellow traveler, There's nothing like learning about a country or destination from someone who is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable. Thank you for your kind feedback. Take...

A look at Egypt
09/06/20 by Gary

The tour of Egypt was interesting and informative, Our tour guide, Samia Elbadry, was excellent. And EF Go Ahead Tours was kind enough to allow me to see the tour after missing it two previous times due to an emergency and a...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 9/09/2020

Hi Gary! We really appreciate the kind feedback and we are glad our team was able to accommodate you so you could sit back and enjoy this Escape with the wonderful Samia. Take car...

Getting ready

How do I participate in this online lesson on Egypt?

All Online Escapes are virtual experiences, 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 in this virtual experience?

Our Online Escapes are led by hosts from around the world. When you join this online experience, you’ll meet your host, Samia, an Egyptologist, 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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