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The largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures ever to travel out of Egypt comes to London this winter. This will be the last visit for the world’s most famous archaeological finds before the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo is completed.
Twelve thousand people visited the Tutankhamun exhibition at The O2 with us in 2007 and 2008. That show sold out. This show will also sell out very quickly. So you’ll need to act fast.
The show at The Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea runs from 2 November 2019 to 3 May 2020. Tutankhamun tickets need to be paid for at £21pp by mid June.
The remaining balance for Day Trips will fall one week before your Day Trip.
For SleepOvers separate terms apply.
Over 150 artifacts are coming to London, more than were shown at The O2 and more than at the original blockbuster show at the British Museum in 1972. Sixty objects in the new show have never left Egypt before, although like last time it won’t include the famous death mask which has been deemed too fragile to travel.
The discovery of the boy king’s tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter in an expedition financed by Lord Carnarvon of Highclere Castle stirred up ‘Egyptomania’ in England. The 3,300 year old Egyptian designs influenced the art and architecture of the Roaring Twenties.
We are offering an exciting choice of opportunities for your group to enjoy the Tutankhamun exhibition.
Tutankhamun & the Roaring Twenties
A City & Villages Tours Guided Day Trip
"Can you see anything?"
asked Lord Carnarvon as Carter opened
the tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings.
"Yes," replied Carter. "Wonderful things."
The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb came at the start of the Roaring Twenties, following all the global upheavals of World War One. The new fangled mass media of newsreels, telephones and newspapers was able to bring news of objects being carried out of the tomb to a wider audience, faster than ever before. Tutankhamun gripped the public imagination and its cultural significance was unprecedented. The designs of Ancient Egypt influenced the Art Deco style and Tut Mania quickly found its way into everything from fashion, makeup & architecture to the cinema and the music hall.
Meet your top notch Blue Badge Tour Guide at the National Army Museum in Chelsea at 10.30am. This is a great group stop with coach drop right outside and a nice big cafe. Following time to buy morning refreshments we begin with the amazing story of adventurers and chancers scrabbling for treasure in the desert against the backdrop of Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign. Thus began the story of archaeology which would lead to the discovery of the world of a young boy king who lived more than 3,000 years ago.
We leave the Museum to drive through Kensington & Chelsea and turn the clocks back to the Roaring Twenties. We see where Howard Carter was born and where he died. Discover how the fashion for Tutankhamun and Ancient Egypt influenced everything from the first Thomas Cook package tours to the Middle East to the novels of Agatha Christie -
We stop for free time for lunch on the fashionable Kings Road right by the Saatchi Gallery which means we can arrive there after lunch on foot. Your timed tickets are for a 2.30pm visit with no queuing.
Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh will transport your members to Ancient Egypt where they will accompany Tutankhamun on his journey to the afterlife and quest for immortality. The exhibition is staged to celebrate the centenary of the tomb discovery. Over 150 stunning authentic tomb objects, 60 on display outside Egypt for the first time, showcase the spectacular artistry of the boy king’s 3,300-
There's a cafe on site and you'll be ready to head for home at 4.30pm to steal a bit of a march on the rush hour traffic -
Minimum 30 people
Monday to Friday 2 November 2019 to 3 May 2020
excluding school holidays
£21 is payable by late October with the balance payable one week before your trip.
The Tutankhamun Jam Buster
A City & Village Tours Guided Day Trip
designed to avoid the rush hour traffic
Aim to arrive at midday at the National Army Museum to meet the Blue Badge Tour Guide and have free time to buy a lunch in the big cafe. The tour will begin in the museum and then continue by coach through Kensington & Chelsea telling the story of Tutankhamun and the Roaring Twenties.
This isn't an abridged tour so you wont miss a thing on the Jam Buster timings. We'll have a break to buy a cuppa before visiting the exhibition at 4pm.
You'll be ready to head home at 6.30pm on much quieter roads.
minimum 30 people
excluding School Holidays
Bookings for 2020, £21 is payable by late October with the balance payable
one week before your trip.
Tutankhamun & the Christmas Lights
Arrive for free time to buy lunch at midday -
The Blue Badge Guide will meet you and your coach at the gallery at 3.45pm. The coach tour combines aspects of the Tutankhamun & the Roaring Twenties tour with The London Christmas Lights & Sights tour.
The tour finishes at 5.30pm with time to buy refreshments at Somerset House before heading home at 6.30pm, or add a really good fish & chips supper in Clerkenwell & head home by 7.00pm.
Minimum 30 people
Monday to Friday 20 Nov to 13 December 2019
Add a fish & chip supper with a hot drink for £11pp
Please call and ask for payment deadlines for November and December tickets
Tutankhamun SleepOvers 2020
Stay with us for one or two nights with up to 20 single rooms.
Your choice of dinner, bed and breakfast or just bed & breakfast.
All itineraries bespoke for your group with options including:
Prices start from £149pp for one night bed & breakfast stays including your choice of executive coach, 20 single rooms without supplement and a Blue Badge Tour Guide.
Our prices are based on a minimum of 25 people with one free organiser place. There are more free places as you fill the coach with up to one in ten people travelling free. 100% ABTA Approved Passenger Payment Protection and Group Travel Organiser Liability Insurance is included.
Please speak to Gyll on 0208 692 1133 to discuss options and possibilities.
Tutankhamun in Chelsea 2019 & 2020