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, as well as by tour leader Natasha McEnroe, an expert on the history of medicine and the Keeper of Medicine at the Science Museum, both of whom will 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.
Natasha McEnroe is the Keeper of Medicine at the Science Museum in South Kensington, London. Her previous post was Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum, and prior to this was Museum Manager of the Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy and Curator of the Galton Collection at University College London. From 1997 – 2007, she was Curator of Dr Johnson’s House in London’s Fleet Street, and has also worked for the National Trust and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Natasha was co-editor of The Hospital in the Oatfield – The Art of Nursing in the First World War (2014); The Tyranny of Treatment: Samuel Johnson, His Friends and Georgian Medicine (2003); and editor of Medicine: An Imperfect Science(2019) and co-editor of The Medicine Cabinet(2019). Her research interests focus on 18th and 19th-century medical humanities. Natasha is a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Barbers.
The cost of the tour is USD $5151 per person sharing (excluding international flights and transfers). The cost of the tour with a room to yourself is USD $8,188.