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Adventures Afloat: Beyond the Pharaohs: Egypt Past and Present

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Program #12778RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Sep 13, 2014
The program starts in Cairo, Egypt at the program hotel on Day 2 after the arrival of the whole group is cheked-in at the hotel around 8:00 PM.
You will be staying at the Mercure Le Sphinx Cairo that night.
Location: Giza
Nearest airport: Cairo International Airport (CAI)
Transportation to site: Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus The new Shuttle Bus service is comfortable, prompt & direct from the airport according to your own preference, the latest fleet of vehicles is vast in terms of space & air-conditioned. It should be pre-booked. The cost is 35 LE per person (subject to change). The Buses depart from the Airport every half an hour. Charges are in Egyptian pounds. Limousines Limousine service is offered by 19 different companies for your convenience; ask for valet assistance once you're outside the terminal. Upon exiting from the arrivals hall there will be a long line of black Mercedes. Go toward the front of the line and ask for a limousine. A dispatcher will tell you the fare and direct you to the correct car. It's a good idea to have a few pounds for tipping the men, or boys, who will help you put your bags into the car. Departing the airport you will stop at a Tourist Police booth where they will write down your limo's license number, along with your name. You will be asked to sign the log book for your security. The cost of a limo from the Cairo airport to the Mercure Le Sphinx Hotel is approximately 150 Egyptian pounds (subject to change). You pay the driver. A 15% tip is customary. Taxi Services At Cairo International Airport taxis are available at any time outside the arrivals hall, and operated on a flat fee basis. Official Cairo taxis are predominantly black and white. Recently the government has introduced new white taxi models which have replaced some of the old black & white taxis, so look for these as well. The taxis generally cost about 150 Egyptian pounds (USD 30).

End of Program
Sep 25, 2014
The program ends in Cairo, Egypt after breakfast at the program hotel on Day 14 around 8 AM.
You will be staying at the Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars the night before.
Location: Cairo
Nearest airport: Cairo International Airport (CAI)
Transportation to site: A shuttle bus from Holiday Inn Citystars to the Cairo Airport is available for approximately $5 per person (subject to change). This has to be arranged in advance. Taking a taxi to the airport is easy, inexpensive and convenient. The hotel reception usually has a list of taxi numbers that you could use.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Mercure Le Sphinx Cairo combines an exciting location & good service This hotel offers its guests a unique opportunity to explore the historical surroundings in total comfort & convenience. Located in a magnificent park at the foot of the Giza Pyramids & the Sphinx, 35 km from Cairo international airport.

Contact info:
1 Alexandria Desert Rd.
P.O. Box 16 Pyramids
Giza, 12556 Egypt
phone: + 20 233 776 444
web: www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-1789-mercure-cairo-le-sphinx/index.shtml

Room amenities: A/C, Satellite TV, direct dial phone, minibar, safe, broadband internet connection, hairdryer,

Facility amenities: Concierge, dry cleaning service, currency exchange, gift shop, fitness center, jacuzzi, massage, outdoor heated pool, sauna, restaurants, 24 hour room service, bar.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Available upon request
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and reservations.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The 311 room Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars offers guests an intimate and sophisticated venue for both business and leisure. It is all the services and amenities guests want and the value they expect.

Contact info:
Golden Pyramids Plaza S.A.E., 2 Aly Rashid St.
Star Capital 2, P.O. Box 5112 Heliopolis West
Heliopolis-Cairo, 11771 Egypt
phone: +202 24 800 500
web: www.citystars.com.eg/citystars/holidayinn/

Room amenities: Coffeemakers, hairdryers and irons, flat LCD TV screens, direct dial IP telephone,

Facility amenities: Four restaurants and bars, 24-hour Business Centre, fitness center, pool, free high-speed wireless internet throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Contact the Program Provider
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12 nights of accommodations
33 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 10 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
2 Flights during the program

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