Cruise in comfort to Egypt’s most fascinating destinations in the company of a world-renowned Egyptologist and a respected medical history expert. Learn about the history of medicine in Egypt as you progress along the River Nile aboard the deluxe MS Nile Goddess river cruiser and stay in first-class hotels in Giza and Luxor, including the historic Winter Palace in Luxor.
Listen to lectures by Professor Rosalie David, a renowned authority on the medicine of Ancient Egypt, who will also accompany you on shore visits.
This tour includes guided private shore visits to sites of medical historical interest, as well as the wonders of ancient Egypt. There is an optional 3-night extension to the great city of Alexandria and the battlefield of El Alamein after the tour.
Professor Rosalie David OBE, BA, PhD, FRSA is a British Egyptologist, emeritus professor and Director of the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology at the University of Manchester. The focus of her career has been the establishment of a new university specialisation – biomedical research within the field of Egyptology – to provide a different approach to understanding the civilisation of ancient Egypt. Graduating with a BA Degree in Ancient History from University College London, she subsequently pursued a PhD study of ancient Egyptian temple ritual at The University of Liverpool. Rosalie has lectured at universities in many countries and, since 1974, on Nile cruises. She is the author of over 30 books and many articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has been consultant and contributor to several television documentaries. In 2003, she was awarded an OBE for services to Egyptology, and has received Fellowships of The Royal Society of Arts and The Royal Society of Medicine.