with Julie Loar contact me for full details & to register https://julieloar.com/contact/
March 14-27, 2022 (Alexandria option 3/27-30)
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. This will be her 14th journey.
RETURN TO THE NILE — March 14-27, 2022
(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 to Alexandria and visit the Catacombs & Pompey’s Pillar. Enjoy a seafood lunch. Photo opp at Qait Bay’s Citadel. Check in Hilton Alexandria Corniche Hotel. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
March 28: Free day to relax and enjoy the Meditterean Sea. Breakfast, and Dinner
March 29: Visit the Roman Amphitheater and the library of Alexandria. Relax by before heading back to Cairo. Check in the Le Meriden airport hotel. 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 — $6,400 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 guide visitors on journeys that bridge modern Egypt to the time of the pharaohs.”