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Led by Jacob Shoshan

February 18-28, 2024

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             Join us and our tour guide Jacob Shoshan, as we travel in time and sail along the mighty

          Nile River, tracing Jewish history in the Eastern Sahara Desert. Discover 3,800 years of the

          unique relationships between two civilizations that have shaped the world as we know it today.



          Sun, Feb 18:    Arrival in Cairo, Egypt’s capital set on the Nile River. 

                                   Transfer to the hotel.

                                   Group orientation. Dinner in the hotel.                                         O/N CAIRO


          Mon, Feb 19:   Visit Sadat’s Tomb and proceed to visit the Egyptian museum which houses

                                   the largest collection of the Pharaonic antiquities in the world from the

                                   treasures of Tutankhamun and ancient jewellery. 


                                   Continue to the Saladin Citadel and the Mohammed Ali Mosque. 

                                   Proceed to Khan EL Khalili, the old Bazaar and walk through its narrow

                                   lanes.                                                                                                 O/N  CAIRO                                  


           Tue, Feb 20:    Visit the National Museum of the Egyptian Civilization presenting artifacts,

                                    mummies and art work from prehistoric times to the present day.

                                    Walk the streets of the Old Cairo district to see the Hanging Church, one of

                                    the oldest churches in Egypt which dates to the third century.

                                    Continue to view the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the site of the famous Cairo

                                    Geniza which consisted of documents written primarily in Hebrew,

                                    Judeo-Arabic and Aramaic which illuminated much of Jewish and ancient


                                    View the Shaar HaShamayim Synagogue, Egypt’s largest, built in 1899 in a

                                     style evoking Egyptian temples.

                                    Dinner at the hotel.                                                                         O/N CAIRO                                                                                              


           Wed, Feb 21:    Visit Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt.  Continue to Saqqara, the great

                                     necropolis of the old Kingdom where the first pyramid was built 100 years

                                     before the Giza ones, known as the Step Pyramid. 

                                     Visit the tomb of Princess Idut and proceed to the Giza plateau, where the

                                     great Pyramids are, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

                                     Travel to the airport for the flight to Aswan.                              O/N ASWAN


           Thu, Feb 22:     Transfer to Aswan Airport to fly to Abu Simbel.

                                     Visit the temples of Pharaoh Ramses II and of his wife, Nefertari with its

                                     beautiful hieroglyphics. Fly back to Aswan.

                                     Visit the High Dam on the Nile River, Egypt’s amazing modern construction.

                                     Dinner in the hotel.                                                                       O/N ASWAN                                                                                                                                                                           

            Fri, Feb 23:       Visit the Granite Quarry with the Unfinished obelisk.  Sail by Felucca around

                                      the Elephantine Island, site of a Jewish military colony and a Hebrew Temple

                                      dating back to the 6th Century.

                                      Visit the Botanical Gardens and the Nubian Museum dedicated to the

                                      history of Nubia, the area that stretches from Aswan in the north through

                                      the Sudan in the south.  

                                      Embark the Nile Cruise Ship to welcome Shabbat.

                                      Lunch and Dinner onboard.                                                    O/N ONBOARD


             Sat, Feb 24:      Once the ship docks at Kom Ombo, disembark and walk over to the nearby

                                       double Temple of Kom Ombo. 

                                       Lunch and Dinner onboard.                                                   O/N ONBOARD                                                                    


             Sun, Feb 25:     Sail to Edfu to visit the Temple of Horus, considered to be among the

                                       best-preserved temples in Egypt.  

                                       Continue sailing by way of Esna to Luxor.  

                                       Lunch and Dinner onboard.                                                   O/N ONBOARD                                                   


             Mon, Feb 26:    Disembark the cruise ship.  Visit the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank

                                       of the Nile River, including the tomb of Tut Ankh Amon.  See the two

                                       Colossi of Memnon and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahari. 

                                       Return to Luxor.

                                       Dinner at the hotel.                                                                      O/N LUXOR                                                                


              Tue, Feb 27:     Visit the Karnak Temple, the largest complex of its time ever built developed

                                        over a thousand years.  We will see cartouches of some of the Hebrew towns

                                        which were conquered by the Pharaohs.  Continue to the Luxor Temple.

                                        Early dinner.

                                        Fly to Cairo.                                                                                 O/N CAIRO                                                         


              Wed, Feb 28:    Transfer to Cairo International Airport for the flight back home.




                                                                  PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Price for land arrangements only:  USD 3995 per person in a double room
          ***EARLY REGISTRATION UNTIL JUNE 15th: USD 3945 per person in a double room***   
Single supplement (Double room for Single Occupancy): USD 1015
              Price is based on minimum participants


Price for airfare Tel Aviv-Cairo-Tel Aviv including airport taxes: USD 805          
(Based on airfares and airport taxes in effect at time of publication and subject to change)

 People joining us from abroad should meet us in the hotel Cairo or at the Cairo International Airport 

Deposit:  USD 900 with registration, of which USD 450 is non-refundable.
Remainder of payment is to be paid by Oct 10, 2023.   Please register promptly as our trips fill quickly.                                                       
Cancellation fees:                                                  
                   Oct 1-Dec 31, 2023...… .…......….................25%
                   Jan 1-25, 2024…….……...…………..….….50%
                   Jan 26, 2024 -Departure.………..........…100%                 
Trip includes:                                                                                                                                                                                               
•      Led by the tour guide, Jacob Shoshan
•      JHS Tour escort    hotel    
•      Local English speaking tour guides                        
•      7 nights accommodation in 5 star hotels H/B;   3 nights on a Nile Cruise F/B      
•      Local transport by bus and boat
•      4 Domestic flights in Egypt
•      Entrance fees according to itinerary      
Not included in the price:                                      
•    Obligatory health and cancellation travel insurance (which also covers Covid)              
•    Tips USD 160 (including tips on the boat)  
•    Visa fees                                       
Program subject to change:  All rights are reserved by Jewish Historical Seminars to make
staff substitutions if necessary and/or make changes to the program and conditions as
required by force majeure, including cancellation of the trip at any time due to drastic 
changes in the situation. Participants are reminded that weather conditions cannot be 
predicted and cancellations or changes to visits may be unavoidable.
Each participant needs to be vaccinated against COVID.


Further information: Contact Debbie:Tel: 972.2.534.5191, Cell: +972.54.2212503  Fax: 972.2.5700005
                                    The trip is run in conjunction with Ayala Travel and Tours, Jerusalem, 


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