Explore Egypt in style with a Viking voyage
By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva
Is Egypt is on your bucket list? If so this is the right time to plan your trip. Viking Cruises is expanding its Egypt voyages on the new Viking Osiris. The intimate, elegantly-designed 82-passenger, 41 stateroom Scandinavian-style vessel debuts September 2020.
Egypt itineraries include five day tours where you’ll see the pyramids along the way. The Viking’s Pharaohs & Pyramids tours give you exclusive access to exhibits in London and Oxford.
“Egypt has inspired explorers for generations. It remains a top destination for many of our guests,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking.
New pre-cruise options
Another excursion follows in the footsteps of the world’s most famous Egyptologist, Howard Carter, and his benefactor, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon. There’s also visits to British Collections of Ancient Egypt and two museums.
If you crave more art and history there’s a visit to the home and personal museum of world-renowned architect, Sir John Soane and to London’s Petrie Museum which houses more than 80,000 artifacts from ancient Egypt and Sudan. If you’ve always wanted to see mummies, a visit to the Ashmolean Museum, in Oxford will satisfy your craving. The experience highlighted by behind the scenes visits to Oxford University’s Griffith Institute. The institute houses Carter’s archives and details the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Passengers booked through April 2020 can also opt for the new five-day King Tut & the UK’s Egyptian Collections extension, which includes an opportunity to visit Tutankhamun.
Viking Cruise fares include an outside stateroom, a complimentary shore excursion in each port of call, all onboard meals, and all port charges and government taxes. Other free amenities include beer and wine with lunch and dinner, Wi-Fi; and cultural performances.
For additional details, or to book a Viking cruise, contact a Pavlus travel specialist on line or at 800-528-9300.