RETURN TO THE NILE 2019 October 28-November 10 (optional add on to Alexandria
Oct 28:Depart from New York JFK airport to Cairo on Egypt Air
Oct 29:Arrive in Cairo. Meet and greet at airport. Assistance with entry visa, passport control, immigration, luggage claim, and customs. Transfer to the Mena House hotel and enjoy dinner.
Oct 30:Visit the Pyramids of Giza, Giza Plateau, tombs of Ido & Kar and the Solar boat. Enjoy a Panoramic view of the Giza Plateau, visit the Sphinx, and Valley temple. Perfume factory.
Oct 31: Visit Saqqara (including Serapeum) and Dahsure. Carpet factory. Enjoy a home-hosted Egyptian dinner at the Fayed home. Halloween costumes encouraged.
Nov 1:Visit the Egyptian Museums and Old Cairo (Hanging Church, Abu Serga Chuch, Ben Azra Synagogue and Amr Ibn el Aas Mosque. Fly to Luxor and overnight in Luxor hotel.
Nov 2:Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple, Valley of Queens, including Nefertari’s Tomb.
Nov 3:Visit the temples of Abydos and Dendara.
Nov 4:Check out of hotel and visit Karnack temples. Check in Nile Cruise and enjoy lunch. In the evening visit Luxor temple. Papyrus and jewelry shops.
Nov 5:Free day on board ship as we sail to Edfu at noon. OptionalEgyptian discussion circle with Julie
Nov 6: Visit Edfu temple and sail to Kom Ombo. Visit Kom Ombo temple and sail to Aswan.
Nov 7:Fly to Abu Simbel; visit temples and fly back to Aswan. Enjoy a long afternoon felluca sail.
Nov 8:Checkout of Nile Cruise and Visit Philae Isis temple and unfinished Obelisk. Enjoy a long Felucca (sail boat) ride on the Nile.
Nov 9:Morning free at Mena House. Lunch at a local restaurant. Evening private visit to the Great Pyramid.
Nov 10:Fly back to New York, or enjoy an optional trip to Alexandria to see catacombs, new library, and site of Pharos light house.
Regular tour — $5,600 all inclusive, including airfare from New York and flights within Egypt. Transportation, lodging, Luxury Nile cruise, admissions, transfers, and one of Egypt’s top guides are included. ($160 discount if paying by check).
Optional Tour to Alexandria, Egypt
Nov 10: Drive from Cairo to Alexandria and visit the Catacombs, Pompay’s Pillar and the Alexandria national Museum. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Alexandria hotel: Sheraton Alexandria Montaza Hotel.
Nov 11:Visit the Roman Amphitheater and the library of Alexandria. Relax by the Mediterranean Sea and Qait Bay’s Citadel before heading back to Cairo. Check in a hotel near the airport. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Nov 12: Transfer to Cairo international airport for final departure. Breakfast
$600 per personall inclusive (double occupancy).
Julie Loar is the multiple award-winning author of six books, dozens of articles, and a gold medal winning Blog. Through her company Queen of Cups, she’s led twelve trips to Egypt. The ancient land is her passion and her interest began at the age of three. Her highly acclaimed book Messengers, is a fictional account of her ancient memories. http://www.JulieLoar.com
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