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Egypt: Yesterday and Today

In his new hour-long special debuting this October, Rick Steves explores the historic and cultural wonders of Egypt. In Cairo, we greet the Sphinx and marvel at King Tut’s gold. Then we explore Alexandria's back lanes and visit the pharaohs' temples and hidden tombs at Luxor. After a timeless felucca cruise on the Nile, we finish at the temple ruins of Abu Simbel.

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RICK STEVES EGYPT: YESTERDAY AND TODAY
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October 2020


Rick Steves  Egypt: Yesterday and Today (30 words)

In this hour-long special, Rick Steves explores the wonders of Egypt: cruising on the Nile; the cultural treasures of Cairo, Luxor, and Abu Simbel; and the back lanes of Alexandria. 

Rick Steves  Egypt: Yesterday and Today (60 words)

In this hour-long special, Rick Steves explores the historic and cultural wonders of Egypt. In Cairo, we greet the Sphinx and marvel at King Tut’s gold. Then we explore Alexandria's back lanes and visit the pharaohs' temples and hidden tombs at Luxor. After a timeless felucca cruise on the Nile, we finish at the temple ruins of Abu Simbel.

Rick Steves  Egypt: Yesterday and Today (120 words)

In this hour-long special, Rick Steves sails beyond Europe, exploring the historic and cultural wonders of Egypt. In the teeming metropolis of Cairo, we climb to the center of a pyramid, greet the Sphinx, and marvel at King Tut’s gold. In the fabled city of Alexandria, we venture through a wonderland of back lanes, enjoy a shisha, and stroll a Mediterranean promenade. In Luxor, we revel in the glories of the pharaohs — their temples and their hidden tombs. And on the Nile, after sailing on a timeless felucca, we upgrade to a riverboat and kick back while enjoying iconic views of palm trees, minarets, and rustic villages. Our finale: Ramesses II's magnificent temple ruins at Abu Simbel.  

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The pyramid complex at Giza, Egypt

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Rick at the pyramid complex at Giza, Egypt

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Rick overlooking the Nile River and Cairo

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Rick exploring Old Cairo

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A Cairo artisan giving Rick a hands-on lesson in tombstone engraving

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Rick in Alexandria, Egypt’s second city

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Rick on a traditional felucca along the Nile in Egypt

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Rick sampling nibbles in the market in Luxor, Egypt

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Rick at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut near Luxor, Egypt

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The Temple of Ramses II in Abu Simbel, Egypt

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Rick at the Temple of Ramesses II in Abu Simbel, Egypt

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