Disney Goes to Egypt

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Adventures by Disney will be taking guests to the Middle East for the first time next year, specifically to Egypt to see the pyramids.

Disney's land tour operation is including Egypt in the 25 escorted vacation itineraries it will offer in the U.S. and internationally in 2011 and into 2012, the company announced.

The Egypt Family tours are privately guided trips. Guests start in Cairo where they will visit the Egyptian Museum, with its mummies and ancient artifacts; and Giza, home to the Great Pyramids and Pharaoh's Boat Museum. Also included is a desert camel ride past the pyramids and Sphinx.

Then they travel by motorcoach to Southern Egypt for a 3-day cruise on the Nile on the M/S Tulip from Aswan to Luxor, with stops at temple ruins including those of pharaohs Tutankhamen and Ramses VI.

Activities include learning how to write your family's name in Hieroglyphics, Egyptian cooking classes, an Egyptian clothing dress-up night and Disney movie nights for the kids.

The 7- to 9-night packages are on sale for travel in April, June, August, October and December, 2011, as well as dates in 2012, from $4,149 per adult, $3,749 per child. Rates include accommodations at top-flight hotels, guide services, scheduled meals, activities and entertainment and transportation within Egypt.

The longer package includes two nights in Sharm El Sheikh with Red Sea snorkeling a featured activity.

Adventure by Disney's other trips take visitors to Washington, D.C., the Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks as well as international destinations including in Europe, Asia, South America, South Africa and Australia.

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