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Program #15860RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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
Feb 10, 2013
Program starts in Jerusalem, Israel at the program hotel.
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
Feb 25, 2013
Program ends in Cairo, Egypt at the program hotel.
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: The best option to get to the hotel to the airport is taking a taxi because it is inexpensive and convenient. The group leader or the hotel reception can assist you with this ahead of time.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located in downtown Jerusalem, at close proximity to restaurants, shops, internet cafes and pedestrian streets

Contact info:
60 King George st.
Jerusalem, 94262 Israel
phone: +00972-2-6201201
web: www.prima.co.il/hotel.aspx?resortID=2&LangID=2

Room amenities: Cable TV, Direct Dial Phone, Mini Bar, Safe deposit box, AC/Heat

Facility amenities: Outdoor Terrace, restaurant, bar.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: USD 160
Available upon request

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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