This archaeological tour in Egypt takes you closer to one of the most compelling and controversial figures in Ancient Egyptian history: Akhenaten. Known today as a heretic, Akhenaten sought to impose the worship of a single god — the sun — upon Egypt and its people.
In doing so, Akhenaten changed our country in every way. This fascinating 4-day Egyptian tour package helps you to discover more about this enigmatic, captivating Pharaoh.
To continue your learning experience through Ancient Egypt’s most famous figures, consider our King Tutankhamun Egypt Tour.
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We will pick you up from your chosen location. If you are flying into Cairo, this includes full meet and greet service as soon as you disembark from your plane, including tourist visa if required. We will then transport you to your 5-star hotel, your home for the next three nights.
Morning – The Egyptian Museum
We’ll start our search for Akhenaten in the historic Egyptian Museum. Here we will find many artefacts related to Akhenaten, and begin to learn more about this unusual pharaoh, his First Royal Wife Nefertiti, his parents Pharaoh Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye, and his grandparents Yuya and Thuya. You will see from the statues and other artefacts that Akhenaten is represented with a distorted physique not present elsewhere in the artwork of Ancient Egypt. He is portrayed with exaggerated facial features, such as a long nose, hanging chin, and thick lips. This has sparked numerous debates among scholars.
Afternoon – The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
After lunch at Studio Masr in Al Azhar Park, we’ll head to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the home of the 22 mummies moved in the Golden Parade. This includes Queen Tiye, mother of Akhenaten. You can also view another statue of Akhenaten himself, and many other wonderful artefacts from Ancient Egypt and other periods in the history of this incredible country. You will also see many items from Ancient Egyptian life including agriculture, writing, fashion and makeup as well as fascinating items from Coptic and Islamic Egypt.
Today we will visit what remains of Pharaoh Akhenaten’s city. The ancient site of Tell Al Amarna extends across several square kilometres of desert on the edge of the River Nile. Comprising monumental buildings, waterfront facilities, industrial areas, residential suburbs, and edge-of-town cemeteries, the site represents the complete ancient city of New Kingdom founded by Akhenaten.
The Tombs of Beni Hassan are situated on the East Bank of the River Nile. This ancient necropolis is named after the nearby village of Beni Hassan, and the tombs here are some of the best examples of mortuary architecture in the Middle Kingdom of Egypt.
We will also visit the Museum of Akhenaten, the only museum dedicated The dedicated to Pharaoh Akhenaten, his family and his wife, Queen Nefertiti.
Return to Cairo.
Today marks the end of our tour. If you are leaving Egypt we will take you to Cairo airport, right through to your gate. But why not extend your holiday in this remarkable country? See our website for many more tours, or consider a relaxing break on the Red Sea, where you can snorkel or dive, or just soak up the sun.
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