Archaeology & History Tours & Cruises

Africa

EGYPT

With the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, Thomas Cook rented a steam ship and began offering Nile cruises to British aristocracy. Over a century and a half later, cruising the Nile is a popular way to explore ancient Egypt. The most favoured route is between Luxor and Aswan, along the southern section of the river. To the north is Cairo and the Giza Plateau – site of what is surely the most famous cemetery in the world.

The Egyptian Museum in the centre of Cairo at sunset.

EGYPT

With the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, Thomas Cook rented a steam ship and began offering Nile cruises to British aristocracy. Over a century and a half later, cruising the Nile is a popular way to explore ancient Egypt. The most favoured route is between Luxor and Aswan, along the southern section of the river. To the north is Cairo and the Giza Plateau – site of what is surely the most famous cemetery in the world.

The Egyptian Museum in the centre of Cairo at sunset.

South Africa

At the very southern tip of Africa, South Africa has as extraordinary past and a number of ways to explore that history. Whatever your preferred travelling style, a safari, a hiking trip, or a city stay, South Africa has it all. With just as many opportunities to explore this nation’s complex history, San Bushmen rock art in the Drakensburg, battlefields in KwaZulu Natal. And learn about the history and legacy of apartheid in Pretoria and Cape Town.

San Bushmen rock painting in the Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town.

South Africa

At the very southern tip of Africa, South Africa has as extraordinary past and a number of ways to explore that history. Whatever your preferred travelling style, a safari, a hiking trip, or a city stay, South Africa has it all. With just as many opportunities to explore this nation’s complex history, San Bushmen rock art in the Drakensburg, battlefields in KwaZulu Natal. And learn about the history and legacy of apartheid in Pretoria and Cape Town.

San Bushmen rock painting in the Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town.