with Julie Loar
October 28-November 10 (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.
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.
$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.
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
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.” http://www.guardiantravel.com
Return to the Nile Journey October 28 – November 10, 2019
Registration: To reserve your space a $1,000 deposit must accompany this form by March 1, 2019
Name exactly as on passport Note: Please also mail photocopy 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)
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Make check payable to Queen of Cups Tours Must be paid in full not laterthan July 15, 2019
$5,600 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 room mate. However,
If we are unable to match you with a roommate, you will be required to pay the single supplement fee.)
Optional add on tour to Alexandria, Egypt ($600 extra) (Nov 10-12, 2019)
I wish to pay for a single room ($1,200 single supplement)
Pyramid view room at the Mena House Oberoi ($220)
Medical Insurance ($120)
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