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17 Days | 16 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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
Oct 19, 2014
Program starts in Jerusalem, Israel at the program hotel in the evening of Day 2.
You will be staying at the Prima Kings Hotel that night.
Location: Jerusalem
Nearest city or town: Tel Aviv
Nearest highway: Highway 1 to Tel Aviv
Nearest airport: Ben Gurion International Airport
Transportation to site: If you want to book your own arrival transfer, please follow these directions from the airport in Tel Aviv to the hotel. The special transportation services counters are located on the first floor of the east Gallery in the Greeters' Hall. Note that neither train nor bus service is available on Shabbat (Friday afternoon to Saturday sunset). Taxi service is also available, though not particularly cheap. A better option is a shared taxi, or sherut - these are available outside Terminal 3. Tour Bus: Service to and from Ben Gurion Airport, 24 hours a day, by prior telephone arrangement. Telephone: 011 972 3-975-4200 Sashir: Service to and from Ben Gurion Airport, 24 hours a day, by prior telephone arrangement. Telephone: 011 972 3-975-4033 Taxi (not shared/private) The Taxi companies at Ben Gurion Airport operate under supervision of the Israel Airports Authority. In order to be referred to a Taxicab, you must go through the dispatcher’s station. The price for a private taxi from Ben Gurion to Jerusalem is approx: NIS 225.00 (US$62.00) The price is higher at night and during Shabbat. An Airport or Luggage tax may be attributed. 45 minute drive time. Shared Taxis (Sherut) Participants wishing to utilize a Sherut or Shared Taxi, will need to exit the Greeters Hall through exit gate no' 02. Cost to the city center is approx: NIS 30. Cost to a specific address is Approx: NIS 45.00. (US $12.00). 1 – 2 hours drive time depending on how long it takes for patrons to fill the vehicle.

End of Program
Nov 3, 2014
Program ends in Cairo, Egypt at the program hotel in the morning of Day 17.
You will be staying at the Sofitel El Gezirah Cairo the night before.
Location: Cairo
Nearest highway: The Desert Highway to Alexandria
Nearest airport: Cairo International Airport
Transportation to site: Program Only Participants could take a taxi to the airport because it is inexpensive and convenient. The hotel reception usually has a list of phone numbers of taxis in the city that you could request.
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel Prima Kings is landmark in the heart of Jerusalem’s prestigious Rehavia neighborhood, overlooking France Square. Centrally located, only a short distance from the Old City's major sites, the Hotel is on the same block as the Great Synagogue of Jerusalem and across the square from the Terra Sancta College building. Guests enjoy luxuriously spacious rooms and Glatt Kosher meals, always prepared with the freshest ingredients, at the Hotel’s on-premise restaurant. Our Café Paris Coffee Shop offers snacks and beverages throughout the day for a relaxing destination to meet with friends and colleagues in “golden” Jerusalem style. The Hotel also features multiple conference and event spaces, as well as an in-house synagogue and Shabbat elevators. Hotel Prima Kings is perfectly suited to guests seeking an extra special Jerusalem experience. Our superb location and unparalleled service assure beautiful memories of a grand visit to the Capital City.

Contact info:
60 King George St.
Jerusalem, 9426224 Israel
phone: +972-2-620-1201
web: www.prima-hotels-israel.com/jerusalem-hotels/prima-kings-jerusalem-hotel

Room amenities: Rooms include: LCD TV, bath tub, desk, hair dryer, electric tea/coffee makers, mini refrigerator, safe and wireless Internet (additional charge). Non-smoking rooms available.

Facility amenities: The Lobby provides a mirror into both modern and traditional Jerusalem, with a soothing and calm environment featuring conversation nooks and writing tables. Beverages and snacks are available. Located in the Hotel Prima Kings lobby, the Cafe Paris Coffee Shop offers a delicious French-accented dairy menu with salads, pastries, croissants, sandwiches and an extensive variety of coffees and teas. Hotel Prima Kings offers a variety of business services. Internet portal in the lobby and wireless internet connections are available (additional charge). Secretarial services are also available upon request from the Reception Desk. Laundry and dry cleaning services are available(additional charge). Laundry and dry cleaning fill-out forms are available at the Reception Desk. Self-service iron and ironing board is available for guests' use.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call 18002411404 to inquire

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Sofitel El Gezirah is the luxury hotel of Cairo, located on the Nile River, in the heart of the city. French contemporary and elegant hotel with an Oriental inspiration and is the only Cairo hotel with a direct and private access to a quiet and peaceful promenade on the Nile River.

Contact info:
3 El Thawra Council St. Zamalek
PO Box 732 El Orman Giza
Cairo, 11518 Egypt
phone: +20 2 27 37 3737
web: www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-5307-sofitel-el-gezirah-cairo/index.shtml

Room amenities: Wireless Internet connection, LCD cable television, 2 direct telephone lines, 110/120 V AC, 220/240 V AC, air conditioning, safe in room, minibar, hairdryer, 24 hour room service.

Facility amenities: Outdoor heated swimming pool, 5 restaurants, bars, fitness center, jacuzzi, wi-fi wireless internet access, concierge, dry cleaning service, currency exchange, business center

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Contact the Program Provider
Contact the Program Provider at 866-359-5966.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

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15 nights of accommodations
44 meals: 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
23 Field trips
3 Flights during the program


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