Antiquities of the Red Sea and Aegean Sea

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NOV. 2-15, 2021 From $7,995
Amman, Petra, Luxor, Suez Canal, Alexandria, Santorini, Athens
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Antiquities of the Red Sea and Aegean Sea

NOV. 2-15, 2021
Amman, Petra, Luxor, Suez Canal, Alexandria, Santorini, Athens
Aboard Le Lapérouse

Join us on this custom-designed, 14-day journey to the very cradle of civilization. Visit three continents, navigate the legendary waterways of the Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Aegean Sea, transit the Suez Canal and experience eight magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites. Cruise for eight nights aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Lapérouse, featuring just 92 elegant Suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony.

Spend three nights in Amman to visit Greco-Roman Jerash and one night adjacent to the “rose‑red city” of Petra. Visit the mythical island of Santorini, follow in the footsteps of nomadic Bedouins across dramatic Wadi Rum. Mid‑cruise, overnight in awe-inspiring Luxor in a Nile-view room and enjoy a specially arranged visit into the tomb of Queen Nefertari. Stand in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World. Visit the newly opening Grand Egyptian Museum, which will house 4,000 of King Tutankhamen’s treasures. Tour Alexandria or Cairo’s Egyptian Museum.

 

 

Cost: From $7,995
Thomas P. Gohagan & Company
Activity Level: Moderate Activity
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UCLA Faculty on Tour

Robert Gurval
Department of Classics
Robert Gurval is an Emeritus Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Classics. His area of research and teaching concerns ancient Rome and the legacy of its empire in popular culture and cinema. Gurval's publications focus on politics, literature and culture in the age of Rome's first emperor, Caesar Augustus. He earned his B.A. in Classics at Brown University and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught at UCLA since 1990 where he has served as Chair of the Department of Classics and of the faculty committees on the Honors College, General Education Governance, and Undergraduate Honors, Awards and Prizes. He is the recipient of the Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome, the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award known as the Eby Award for the Art of Teaching and the American Philological Association's Excellence in Teaching Award for university professors. He has regularly led the UCLA Summer Travel Study Abroad Program in Rome on its ancient history and monuments. Newly retired, Gurval continues to spend more time teaching Classics in China. He received a three-year grant from the UCLA Asia Institute to hold workshops in Hong Kong and Los Angeles on comparative approaches to the study of religion in the ancient worlds from the Near East to China. He has taught seminars on Augustus: First Emperor of Rome, Ancient Biography, and Cleopatra at universities in Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Beijing. Since 2005, Gurval has participated as a faculty lecturer on more than thirteen different UCLA Alumni Travel tours.

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $800 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Thomas P. Gohagan & Co. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.