Study trip to Egypt

Study trip to Thebes and the Pyramids in Egypt

For Associates, family and friends of the New Acropolis Association

January 2-9, 2020

Program that perfectly complements a complete exploration of the Pyramids of Giza and the monuments of Luxor, the ancient Thebes, with classes and lectures during the afternoons, once the visits of each day end.

The ancient Thebes offers us, in itself, the largest concentration of archaeological sites in the world. The recent opening of many monuments, such as the Mut Temple, the spectacular tombs of Queen Nefertari and Seti I, or the countless tombs of the Craftsmen’s Valley, Abd el-Qurna, Assasif or el-Khokha, closed to the public until recently, this trip becomes a unique opportunity to learn about this ancient culture, from the hand of a true expert, who will bring the special vision and philosophical sense we expect from a trip organized by New Acropolis.

For those who want to extend their stay, we also offer the possibility of celebrating the arrival of the New Year 2020 in Egypt, complementing the trip with a four-night cruise on the Nile, on a full board basis, and completing our vision of the Beloved Land. with visits to the extraordinary temples of Abydos, Dendera, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Philae and Abu Simbel.

Programa que complementa a la perfección una completa exploración de las Pirámides de Giza y los monumentos de Luxor, la antigua Tebas, con clases y conferencias durante las tardes, una vez que terminan las visitas de cada día.

Travel itinerary:

Day 1 THURSDAY, JANUARY 2: Country of origin – EL CAIRO

Arrival at El Cairo, where our representative will assist you with obtaining a visa and with the immigration procedures. Transfer to the hotel where you will spend the night. Each passenger is required to bring two “small” (driver´s license size) pictures for the special pass that will give us access to all archaeological sites and museums in Luxor.

Day 2 FRIDAY, JANUARY 3: LUXOR

Breakfast and dinner at the hotel

Breakfast. Transfer to El Cairo airport to take the plane to Luxor. Arrival in Luxor. Visit of the complex of temples of Karnak, the Great Temple of Amun, the Temple of Khonsu and the open-air museum, that includes the Red Chapel of Hatshepsul. Lunch. After lunch visit to the Temple of Mut and the Museum of Antiquities of Luxor. Transport to the hotel and check-in. In the evening talk on Egyptian symbolism, hieroglyphs and history.

Day 3 SATURDAY, JANUARY 4: LUXOR

Breakfast and dinner at the hotel

Breakfast. Departure to visit the Necropolis of Thebes: Temple of Ramsés III at Medinet Habu, Valley of the Queens, including the tomb of Queen Nefertari, the main wife of Ramses II. Lunch. Temple of Merenptah and the Temple of Ramses II or Ramasseum. Temple of Sethi I Abd el-Qurna. In the evening, talk on Egyptian symbolism, hieroglyphs and history.

Day 4 SUNDAY, JANUARY 5: LUXOR

Breakfast and dinner at the hotel

Breakfast. Departure to continue the visit of the Necropolis of Thebes. The valley of the artisans (tomb builders) of Deir el Medina: Tombs of Pashedu, Sennedyem and Inherjau, Prolemaic Temple, Chapels of Amenhotep and Sethi I. Lunch. Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari. Tombs of Assasif. In the evening, talk on Egyptian symbolism, hieroglyphs and history.

Day 5 MONDAY JANUARY 6: LUXOR

Breakfast and dinner at the hotel

Breakfast.

Visit to the Valley of the Kings with optional entry to all the open tombs, including the one of Sethi I and the famous tomb of Tut Ankh Amun. Tomb of Ay at the Valley of the Monkeys. Panoramic view of the exploration zone of the Spanish Djehouty project. Lunch. Tombs of Dra Abu el Naga, Tomb of Roy (TT255) and Tomb of Shuroy (TT13). Transfer to the Eastern river side to visit the Temple of Luxor and the Museum of Mummification. In the evening, talk on Egyptian symbolism, hieroglyphs and history.

Day 6 TUESDAY JANUARY 7: LUXOR

Breakfast and dinner at the hotel

Breakfast. Visit to the tombs of the Nobles, such as the Tomb of Ramose, Tomb of Rejmire, Tomb of Sennefer, Tomb of Usherhat and Tomb of Jaemjat. Lunch. In the evening, talk on Egyptian symbolism, hieroglyphs and history.

Day 7 WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8: LUXOR – EL CAIRO (PLANE)

Breakfast and dinner at the hotel

Breakfast. Transport to the Luxor airport to fly to El Cairo. Visit of the Pyramids of Gizah: Kheops, Khefren, Micerinos, the Sphinx and the Valley Temple. Lunch. Visit to the Egyptian Museum of El Cairo.

Day 8 THURSDAY JANUARY 9: CAIRO – COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Breakfast

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take your flight back to your country of origin. End of the trip and our services.

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VISITS INCLUDED

Pyramids at Gizah: Kheops, Khefren, Micerinos, the Sphinx and the Valley Temple. El Cairo Museum, Tomb of Tut Ankk Amun, Tomb of Nefertari, Tomb of Sethi I. Complex of Temples at Karnak, including the Great Temple of Amun, the Temple of Khonsu and the open-air museum. Museum of Mut, Temple of Luxor, Museum of Antiquities of Luxor, and Museum of Mummification, Temple of Ramses III at Medinet Habu, Valley of the Queens, Temple of Merenptah, Temple of Ramses II or Ramasseum. Temple of Sethi I at Qurna, City of Tomb Builders at Deir El Medinah, Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, Tombs of Assasif, Valley of the King, with included entrance fee to all open tombs. Tomb of Ay at the Valley of the Monkeys, Tombs of Dra Abu el Naga and visit to the Tombs of the Nobles.

COST PER PERSON

Cost excluding the international trip to and from Egypt, and including two domestic air trips:

1390,00 euros (the prices are fixed in euros, The price in dollars may vary with the exchange rate)

Add +: Airport taxes: 60,00 euros

Add +: Tips at destination: 45,00 euros

The cost includes:

  • Domestic flights Cairo-Luxor-Cairo.
  • Entry (tickets) to sites listed
  • All lunches listed in the program
  • Transport by air conditioned bus
  • Local English-Spanish tour guides
  • Guide and lecturer  (Harry Costin), who will give talks on symbolism, hieroglyphs and history in Ancient Egypt
  • 1 night at the Sonesta Airport Hotel 5***** at El Cairo, lodging and breakfast.
  • 5 nights at the Sonesta St. George Hotel 5***** at Luxor, lodging and breakfast.
  • 1 night at Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel 5***** at El Cairo lodging and breakfast.
  • Travel insurance.

Not included:

  • Entry visa to Egypt: 25,00 dollars
  • Drinks during meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to local guides (estimated at 15,00 euros per person)

Optional:

  • Supplement for a single-occupancy room 310,00 euros
  • Optional cancellation insurance 40,00 euros
  • Extra night at El Cairo, per person in double room: 85,00 euros.
  • Extra transfers: 25,00 euros per person and trip (minimum of two persons per trip)

Optional New Year extension to the trip.
Including a Nile Cruise, and visits to Abydos and Denderah.

From December 29 to January 2, 2020

Day 1 SUNDAY DECEMBER 29: COUNTRY OF ORIGIN – EL CAIRO

Arrival at El Cairo, where our representative will assist you with obtaining a visa and with the immigration procedures. Then, flight to Aswan. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 2 MONDAY DECEMBER 30: ASWAN

All meals included

Breakfast. Departure by bus to visit the Temples of Abu Simbel and return to Aswan. Boarding of our cruise ship and lunch on the ship. In the afternoon visit of the Temple of Isis a Philae known as the Jewel of the Nile. Dinner and lodging on the ship

Day 3 TUESDAY DECEMBER 31: ASWAN – KOM OMBO – EDFU

All meals included

Breakfast. Arrival at Kom Ombo and visit of its Temple dedicated to the Gods Sobek and Haroeris. Lunch on the ship. Navigation to Edfu. Special New Year´s dinner and party. Lodging on the ship.

Day 3 WEDNESDAY JANUARY 1: EDFU – LUXOR

All meals included

Breakfast. Visit of the Temple of Edfu dedicated to the God Horus. Return to the ship and lunch. Navigation to Esna. Dinner and lodging on the ship.

Day 4 THURSDAY JANUARY 2: DENDERA – ABYDOS

All meals included

Breakfast. Arrival at Luxor and disembarking from the ship. Bus trip to visit the Temples of Abydos and Denderah. Picnic lunch or at a local restaurant. Return to Luxor and check-in at the hotel. Meeting with the participants of the main trip. Lodging in Luxor.

COST PER PERSON

Cost per person sharing a double-room: 835,00 euros

Tips to be paid at destination: 15,00 euros

The cost includes:

  • 4 cruise nights cuise ship M/S Radamis II or similar 5***** All meals included.
  • All entrance fees to places visited included.
  • Local bilingual Spanish-English tour guide.
  • Accompanying guide  (Harry Costin)
  • Travel insurance

Not included:

  • Drinks during meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to local guides (estimated at 10,00 euros per person)

Optional:

Supplement for single room occupancy: 420,00 €

Optional excursion for those who arrive at Cairo:

Saturday, December 28 or Sunday, December 29 at dawn.
Wednesday, January 1 or Thursday January 2 at dawn.

Day 0: CITY OF ORIGIN – EL CAIRO

Lodging and breakfast

Arrival at El Cairo, where our representative will assist you with obtaining a visa and with the immigration procedures. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 1: MEDIEVAL CAIRO (DECEMBER 29 OR JANUARY 2)

Breakfast and lunch

Breakfast. Excursion to Medieval Cairo to visit the most interesting sites, the City of Saladin

Breakfast. Excursion to Medieval Cairo to visit the most interesting sites, the City of Saladin, the Alabaster Mosque, the Market of Khan el Khalili and the Coptic neighborhood. Lunch at a local restaurant. Free afternoon to rest, eenjoy the pool at the hotel, or independent visits. In the evening you will join the other tour participants. Lodging.

COST PER PERSON

Cost per person sharing a double-room: 140,00 euros

The price includes:

  • One night at the Hotel Le Meridien Pyramids 5***** in Cairo with breakfast included.
  • Bus tour with a local bilingual Spanish-English speaking guide. All entry tickets are included. Lunch

Optional:

Single-occupancy room supplement: 65,00 euros

General information for reservations:

General conditions:

– The price of the international air ticket from the country of origin to Egypt is not included, and is the responsibility of each participant.We are available to help you with the reservations.
– You may ask us about the cost of international air transport, without such information representing a commitment to buy your ticket from us. You may purchase your ticket on your own, if you so prefer.
– The airport fees are subject to change until the tickets are issued.
– In the majority of the countries of the world hotels do not offer triple-occupancy rooms. Some may offer portable beds, but we rather recommend the use of double and single rooms for your comfort.
– The order of the visits may vary for organizational or logistic reasons. The program of visits is also subject to minor changes.

Cancelation costs:

– This trip us subject to special concellation costs on the total opf the trip, and is ruled by the Law of Combined Trips.
– Once the airline tickets have been issued they cannot be changed nor cancelled, which means a loss of a 100% of the ticket cost for changes or cancellations, independently of the costs associated with the cancellations of other reservations..

Reservations:

You may send your requests for reservations to our address at

juanadrada@larutadelascivilizaciones.com, indicating you full name, as it appears on your passport, your citizenship, number of passport, e-mail address, and telephone, where we can contact you.

Request for information:

You may request further information writing to the email address above or calling us to our office in Alicante:

: +34 965 162 742.

To reserve:

700,00 euros per person as a first payment to reserve a space.

Payment for optional services:
40,00 euros per person if you want to buy the optional cancellation insurance (not valid for issued airplane tickets)

The spaces available are limited to 25 participants until April 15, 2019
After that date the confirmation will depend upon the availability of spaces in the hotels which we have reserved for the tour, and prices may vary.

Bank transfers are to be made to:

Bank Name: Banco Sabadell
Agency: Avenida Alfonso el Sabio, 14. 03004 Alicante. España
Swift: BSAB ESBB
Account nº: 0081 1034 73 0001064010
IBAN: ES83 0081 1034 7300 0106 4010
Beneficiary: Juan Adrada Lozano – Viajes por el Mundo.
Beneficiary Address: Virgen del Socorro, 13 – 6º derecha. 03002 Alicante. España.

Please send us the receipt confirming the transfer also by e-mail.

In the case of having to make international transfers, many of our customers are lately using an online transfer system called TransferWise, which seems very cheap and effective. For more information you can access the website https://transferwise.com/es/. The page can be translated into many languages.

By credit card:

Providing the complete name of the credit card holder, number of the credit card, expiration date, and 3-digit security code.
Those paying by credit card need to add 2% to the total amount, for credit-card related costs.
We cannot process payments made with American Express.

Other payment systems:

We cannot accept other payment systems, in particular payments made through Western Union or any other system that forces us to pick up the money in person at a street office.

Second payment:

To be done by the same means than the first one by July 15, 2019.
500,00 euros per person in concept of second payment.
Payment for optional services:
– Full payment of 310,00 euros If you choose to stay in a single room.
– If you decide to take the optional New Year´s Cruise on the Nile:
Full payment of 835,00 euros per person for double-room occupancy.
Supplement for individual room occupancy.
– If you decide to take the additional optional full-day visit to Medieval Cairo, full payment of 140,00 euros per person staying in a double room.
Supplement for individual room occupancy in El Cairo, if this is your choice.. 

Final payment:

Before November 1, 2019, 60 days before the trip begins, the final payment will be done, i.e., the balance, including airport taxes.

Payments at the destination (Egypt):

Entry visa to Egypt: 25,00 dollars (it can also be paid in euros)
Tips for complementary services: 45,00 €
Tips for the local tour guides: 15,00 €
Tips for complementary services: 15,00 € (only for those taking the Cuise)
Tips for the local tour guides: 10,00 € (only for those taking the Cuise)

The Path of Civilizations is a product of Viajes por el Mundo.
Virgen del Socorro, 13 – 6º Dcha. – 03002 Alicante – Spain

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