Discover Egypt with ten great books
A reading list for people interested in Egypt
Discover Egypt with ten great books.
Egypt captures the imagination and heart of us all. It is often our introduction to ancient history, and the mysteries of the pyramids and myths of pharaohs remain alive within us since childhood. Odyssey Traveller offers small group escorted tours to Egypt designed especially for senior travellers. On our Egypt tour: escorted small group history & cultural tour of Egypt, we engage the services of leading Egyptologists and local guides to provide unique insights into this country’s history. We also reflect upon Egypt today, and emerge with a fuller picture of this exotic destination, and an even greater appreciation of its charms. Highlights of our tour of Egypt include a walking tour of the Great Pyramids in the company of field experts. We have the opportunity to take a camel ride against the desert backdrop, but we also venture beyond Cairo and off the beaten track.
Our destinations include the Egyptian Museum, fully escorted by a qualified Egyptologist, and seeing the Oasis of Wadi El Seboua, Alexandria, and El Alamein. We also enjoy a cruise down the spectacular Nile River and enjoy shore excursions to Luxor, the Valley of Kings, and Kom Ombo. We will have the opportunity to take in the Red Pyramid, the Valley Temple, and the Sphinx. We also visit the Temple of Philae, the 3000 year old Abu Simbel, and Lake Nasser.
Ten great books to read about Egypt for mature & senior travellers.
If you are interested in visiting Egypt, the following reading list may help to prepare you for your small group tour.
1. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt (2010)
2. Public Culture and Islam in Modern Egypt: Media, Intellectuals and Society (2016)
3. Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to the Muslim Brotherhood (2013)
4. Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days (2016)
5. Creative Reckonings: The Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt (2006)
Odyssey Traveller offers regular escorted small group tours to Egypt each year. This link take you to our Tours of Egypt page. Egypt welcomes and appreciates visitors. This article outlines how visiting Egypt can help you to make a difference. Odyssey encourages responsible travel, which we discuss here. Check out Egypt’s own tourism website for more inspiration. And to keep in touch with Odyssey Traveller and receive information on our upcoming tours, please call or send an email. We’d love to hear from you!
6. The Automobile Club of Egypt: A Novel (2015)
7. Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction (2004)
8. Ancient Egypt (1997)
9. Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt (2004)
10. Napoleon in Egypt (2009)
Odyssey Traveller offers regular escorted small group tours of Egypt, along with other fascinating destinations aross the world. We design educational tours for seniors, and welcome both couples and solo travellers. To learn more about Odyssey Traveller and receive information on our upcoming tours, please call or send an email. We’d love to hear from you!