Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution

An amazing opportunity to find out about events in Egypt and the upheaval taking place across the Middle East.

Tour Summary

23rd  November -1st  December 2013

8 days 7 nights

£2700.00 pp

Single supplement of £250.00

Call +44 843 289 2349 or mail
info@politicaltours.com to book

Or call Nicholas Wood on 07855 266 151.

 

The January 25 Revolution launched in Cairo’s Tahrir Square has had profound implications for the Middle East, and represents the biggest sea change in international affairs since the fall of the Berlin wall.

Our eight-day tour examines the roots of the revolution and looks at where it is headed now. International and local experts on Egyptian affairs will guide the group throughout.

Key Elements

The tour will examine Egypt’s “democratic deficit”, the lack of development and autocratic rule – a common element in many Middle-Eastern countries – that fuelled the revolution. We travel to Cairo’s suburbs and a provincial town to see the everyday problems faced by ordinary Egyptians; corruption, joblessness and lack of services.

The Mubarak regime: How Egypt has been ruled for the past forty years? We meet with former insiders who explain how the government worked. The tour provides insight into the business elite that thrived on it, and looks at the role of security services, police and military.

We look at the key events leading up to the demonstrations in Tahrir Square – the sparks from Tunisia and the impact in Egypt. How did protestors organise themselves? What was the role of unions, religious movements, and social media? We meet with leaders who explain how the events unfolded. We also talk with protestors and human rights workers who were arrested and beaten during the uprising.

What next for Egypt?

There is now an uneasy coalition between reformers, the military and religious parties who have competing notions of how the country should be governed. We meet with reformers, members of the army as well as leading international and local analysts who provide their insight into what is happening.

As well as insight into Egypt we get briefings from human rights experts, correspondents and analysts who have been covering events in Libya, Tunisia, Bahrain and Yemen.

This will be an unforgettable tour and will provide unparalleled insight into one of most dramatic developments in current affairs in the last decade.

Further details

The tour will be based in 3-4 star hotels close to Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The hotels all have swimming pools.

All meals and accommodation are included in the tour price.

Travel around and out of Cairo will be in an air-conditioned minibus.

Flights are excluded from the price, and must be booked separately.

The number of participants is restricted to 14. There will be at least two tour guides with the group at all times.

Level of fitness required: there will be some walking during the tour, but this will not be overly strenuous.

For further details please call Nicholas Wood on +44 7855 266 151 or email
info@politicaltours.com
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