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Archive for July, 2012

Interested in visiting Cuba? Let us know!

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

CubaUW Alumni Tours is planning to go to Cuba! We’ve applied for our license, and if it’s approved, we’ll be taking off in early 2013. If you’re interested in exploring Old Havana and experiencing firsthand the intellectual and cultural gifts of this captivating Caribbean nation, send us an e-mail at uwaatour@uw.edu, and we’ll keep you posted on all the developments.

Second Excursion Offered! Explore Egypt and the Nile with a UW Professor

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
The Pyramids

See the Pyramids at Giza—one of the wonders of the ancient world—with UW Alumni Tours

Did the visit of King Tut’s treasures to Seattle inspire you to see ancient wonders in their own neighborhood? Join UW Professor Jere Bacharach for Egypt & the Nile, a two-week educational excursion into ancient history. Beginning in bustling Cairo, your trip will start with visits to the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara, Old Cairo and the Egyptian Museum.

Next, relax while you cruise the shores of Lake Nasser, touring the ancient temples and monuments salvaged during the construction of the Aswan High dam. Explore the acclaimed Nubia Museum and get a look at Kasr Ibrim, the last Nubian settlement to remain at its original site. Then journey down the storied Nile to Luxor, known as the “world’s greatest open air museum.” With the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens as well as the famous temple complex at Karnak, Luxor represents the pinnacle of ancient Egyptian architecture.

Your tour will be enlivened by the presence of Professor Emeritus Jere Bacharach. Professor Bacharach lives half the year in Cairo and was present during the 2011 uprising. An authority on Egyptian history, his insights will be sure to deepen your understanding of what you’re seeing as you explore this unique and ancient land.

Demand for this destination is high—we’ve already filled one group—don’t miss this great opportunity!