RETURN TO THE NILE 2021 March 14-27, 2021 (optional add on to Alexandria)
Julie Loar has had a lifelong interest in Egypt and has been a student of Egypt’s mysteries for decades. She wrote her first picture book about Egypt in the 5th grade.
RETURN TO THE NILE March 14-27, 2020
(Optional add on to Alexandria, March 27-30)
March 14: Depart from New York JFK airport to Cairo on Egypt Air
March 15: 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.
March 16: 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.
March 17: Visit Saqqara (including Serapeum) and Dahsure. Carpet factory. Enjoy a home-hosted Egyptian dinner at the Fayed home.
March 18: Free morning. Lunch in a local restaurant and visit perfume factory/essential oils. Evening private visit to the Great Pyramid.
March 19: Visit the new Grand 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 Sonesta St. George hotel.
March 20: Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple, Valley of Queens, including Nefertari’s spectacular tomb.
March 21: Bus ride through country and visit the majestic temples of Abydos and Dendara.
March 22: 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.
March 23: Free day on board ship as we sail to Edfu at noon. Optional Egyptian discussion circle with Julie
March 24: Special morning program with Julie. Sail to Kom Ombo. Visit Kom Ombo temple and sail to Aswan.
March 25: Optional flight to Abu Simbel; visit Ramses temples and fly back to Aswan. Or, free morning on cruise
March 26: Checkout of Nile Cruise and Visit Philae Isis temple and unfinished Obelisk. Enjoy a long Felucca (sail boat) ride on the Nile.
March 27: Fly back to New York, or, enjoy an optional trip to Alexandria to see catacombs, new library, and site of Pharos light house, and relax by the Mediterranean Sea.
Optional Tour to Alexandria, Egypt
March 27: Drive from Cairo to Alexandria. Lunch and check into hotel. Free afternoon to relax by the Mediterranean Sea. Alexandria hotel: Hilton Alexandria Corniche Hotel.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
March 28: Visit the Catacombs, Pompey’s Pillar, and the Alexandria national Museum. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
March 29: Visit the Roman Amphitheater and the library of Alexandria. Relax by Qait Bay’s Citadel before heading back to Cairo. Check in a hotel near the airport.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
March 30: Transfer to Cairo international airport for final departure. Breakfast
Itinerary can change due to unforeseen circumstances or to delight you.
Regular tour — $6,200 all inclusive, including airfare from New York and flights within Egypt. Transportation, lodging, luxury Nile cruise, site admissions, transfers, most gratuities, and one of Egypt’s top guides are also included.
Alexandria — $880 per person all 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
Guardian Travel is one of the leading tour companies in Egypt. Your Egyptian guide will be among the highest rated and most sought after in the country. Their web site says,
“At the base of the mighty plateau of Giza sits the great Sphinx, guardian of the mysteries of the pyramids. What this guardian knows, the ancient gods have forbidden it to tell. The Fayed family at Guardian Travel knows many of Egypt’s secrets and have guarded the Sphinx for over 200 years. We actually live at the “Foot of the Sphinx.” Guardian Travel guides visitors on journeys that bridge modern Egypt to the time of the pharaohs.”
Return to the Nile Journey March 14-27, 2021(Alex 3/27-30)
Registration: To reserve your space a $1,200 deposit must accompany this form by July 1, 2020
Name exactly as on passport Note: Please include a color copy of your passport with this form!!!
Name/Nickname as desired on name badge
Date of Birth Place of Birth: State, Province/Country
Passport Number and Country of Issue (Passport must be valid for six months beyond travel date)
City State/Prov Zip/Postal Code
Make check payable to Queen of Cups Tours Must be paid in full NOT LATER than December 15, 2020
$6,200 double occupancy, includes airfare from New York and flights in Egypt
Double room. Name of roommate/spouse______________________________________________
Please assign a roommate (Queen of Cups Tours will make every effort to find a roommate. However,
If we are unable to match you with a roommate, you will be required to pay the single supplement fee.)
Optional additional tour to Alexandria, Egypt ($880 extra) (March 27-30, 2021)
Single room ($1,400 single supplement) (Alexandria $290)
Great Pyramid view room at the Mena House ($250 per person) (Ocean view Alex $120)
Abu Simbel ($275)
Medical Insurance ($120)
TERMS & CONDITIONS (aka the fine print)
Queen of Cups Tours prides ourselves on providing value and attention to detail. The tour covers all transportation from meeting point of tour (JFK airport), flights, buses, etc., lodging, excursions, entrance fees, service of expert professional guides and Guardian Travel, Queen of Cups Tours staff, and meals with group. Fares are based on double occupancy in twin-bed rooms. Queen of Cups Tours will make every effort to accommodate roommate requirements, however this cannot be guaranteed. If we are unable to match you with a roommate the single room supplement will be required. If you prefer a single room, hotels and ships charge a supplement.
Transportation from your home to origin point of tour and returning point of tour (New York JFK airport), airport taxes, passport fees, excess baggage charges, laundry, cleaning, telephone calls, faxes, wires, cables, alcoholic beverages, mineral water, soft drinks, coffee and/or tea (except where included with meals), room service, any meal not covered in tour, items of a personal nature, extra gratuities for photos or guides, cruise stewards, and trip cancellation, delay, or baggage insurance. Optional medical insurance is available for $80.
All monies paid for tour, less a $300 administrative fee, will be refunded for cancellations received in writing ninety days or more prior to departure July 28, 2019. Cancellations received in writing eighty-nine days or less prior to departure (July 29, 2019 and after) will be subject to a $500 cancellation charge plus any unrecoverable deposits from airlines, accommodations, and other non-refundable deposits made on your behalf. No refund will be made for cancellations received the day of departure, or for any portion of the trip unattended. A $150 late registration fee applies to registrations made thirty days or less before the tour departs. (Check out http://www.insureMyTrip.com)
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