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Live from Cairo, Egypt

Demystifying Ancient Egypt with an Egyptologist

1 hour
From $25.00 CAD
Group size
Up to 20 people

Take a journey through ancient Egypt with an Egyptologist.

A conversation with Samia, a Tour Director and Egyptologist, is about as close as it gets to time travel. Her country’s fascinating history dates back thousands of years, and she’ll break down ancient Egypt for you during this Online Escape. Ever wonder how a huge slab of stone held the key to deciphering hieroglyphics? Samia will show you how the writing on the Rosetta Stone helped to translate and unravel the meaning of the writing system used in ancient Egypt. Then, get a closer look at the other aspects of this civilization. Learn about the unique geography of ancient Egypt and how it helped shape its culture and day-to-day life. Meet the gods that were worshipped by ancient Egyptians. And hear from Samia about everything the ancient Egyptians built, from the step pyramids of Saqqara to elaborate tombs to the Great Pyramids of Giza. It’s not every day that you can ask an expert in Egyptology anything! You’ll have an opportunity to participate and ask questions as you spend an hour in Egypt.

Shared real-time experiences

Online Escapes are livestreamed, so you’ll use your computer, phone, or tablet to connect with your host and others around the world.

What you'll need to participate

  • An internet connection
  • A device that can stream audio & video

We also recommend bringing

  • A curiosity for Egyptology & the history of Egypt


Overall rating 4.8 out of 5
Based on 24 authentic and unedited participant reviews
Watch before you visit Egypt
07/25/20 by Linda

The Egyptian Online Escape was wonderful. We were in Egypt in late October, 2019 with Atef. It was so much fun to hear Samia describe many of the sites that we visited. I wish we had seen her presentation before we went. ...

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EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 8/05/2020

Hello Linda! Atef and Samia are some of the most knowledgeable and passionate Egyptologists we know. We are glad you were able to spend some time with both - thank you for joining ...

Egypt with an Expert
07/16/20 by Barbara

Samia presented an excellent program that covered history, philosophy, religion, geography, familiar - and unfamiliar - tourist sites and more! Her enthusiasm was infectious, and her knowledge deep. She tied pieces of informa...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 8/05/2020

Hello Barbara! Thank you for your kind feedback regarding your host - we will make sure to pass along your comments to her. Take care!

Passionate Speaker, Needs Organization
07/15/20 by Larry

Samia is an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable Egyptologist. Her passion for ancient Egypt and her knowledge of familiar Egyptian symbols we know -- pyramids, Sphinx, mummies, headwear, statues, Pharaohs, etc. -- are amazin...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 8/05/2020

Hello Larry, your feedback and suggestions for improvement are very appreciated. Thank you for being so detailed and for letting us know how we can do better - we are glad you enjo...

Egypt OnLine
07/15/20 by Patti

Samia’s Online presentation of Egypt was excellent. Samia is extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and well spoken. Definitely enjoyed the Online Escape!

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 7/27/2020

Hello Patti! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed this class with Samia. We hope you will join us for more Escapes soon!

Getting ready

How do I participate?

All Online Escapes are virtual experiences, so you’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video. You can use your computer, tablet, or phone—whichever you prefer.

A link to manage your reservation, along with details about how to join, will be included in your confirmation email.

Who else will be joining?

Our Online Escapes are led by hosts from around the world. When you join, you’ll meet your host as well as anyone else who signs up. Each Online Escape has a maximum group size listed. Currently, Online Escapes are led in English and available to anyone in the United States and Canada.

What if I need to cancel?

While we hope you don’t have to, you can cancel your reservation online for a full refund up until 24 hours prior to the start of your Online Escape. You can read our full policy here.

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