Culture and Dance Study Tour in Egypt
Scheherezade School of Dance in conjunction with Scheherezade Imports sponsors trips to Egypt. Scheherezade has been traveling to Egypt since 1983. She has sponsored numerous cultural tours and dance study tours to Egypt
The 2019 tour was a rollicking success! We are in the planning phase for 2020.
Email or text 804 839 1564 for details
Because we strive to give personal attention to each tour particpant we keep our group numbers limited with a staff to participant ratio of no greater than 1 staff to 12 participants. It is important to us that we have time to be accessible to our tour participants. We strive to give the most in depth experience our limited time in Egypt allows us to, and, if it is within power to make "it" happen for our tour participants. We request that you dress in modest Western style clothing appropriate to the season....Females are NOT requested to or required to wear any form of hejab or head covering while touring. Out of respect females are requested to wear a head kerchief or scarf when visiting religious sites.
Non stop Flights JFK/CAI/JFK , hotel +breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 2 dinners/Airport transfers in Cairo 3 days site seeing in Cairo via private air conditioned minibus,English speaking Egyptologist and admission to historic sites, escorted shopping days/ 2 folkloric dance performance, day in Alexandria. Pyramids and Sphinx, Cairo Tower, the Egyptian Museum, Islamic and Coptic Cairo and other delightful treats and adventures.
Nile Cruise tour extension: Air Cairo/Aswan/Luxor/Cairo, transfer to and from airport in Aswan and Luxor, , 1 night hotel in Aswan, with breakfast, /3 nite 5 star Nile Cruise Aswan to Luxor/all meals & all site seeing. Aswan/River Temples along the route, the Valley of the Kings and queens, Hatsheupsut's Temple, Karnak and Luxor temples with private ground transport and English speaking Egyptologist/additional 2 nights in Cairo.
Optional: daily and evening excursions based upon group interest. Examples dutch treat evening Nile Dinner Cruise with dancer, , history walk Bab Zweila to Bab Futuh, balady walk Mohamed Ali street, markets and back streets, walk along the Nile and felucca ride, day trip to Fayoum, Visit the Cairo Tower, shoe shopping and bookstores downtown, the “Attaba/Muski” experience, evening at Cairo Opera House for traditional Oriental Music, papyrus factory or perfumerie visit.
Nile River Cruise Extension -Optional: visit to the Aswan market/souk, Horse drawn carriage ride, visit to the Aswan Cathedral, visit to the Luxor Museum or mummy museum, dawn hot air balloon ride in Luxor, Visit Nubian Village, take a felucca ride to the Aswan Botanical Garden.
Exclusive Features of Our Tours:
~Travel/tour agencies/personnel partners here in the US and Egypt who are members of travel industry professional organizarions and that appreciate our travel needs. They have handled all of my international travel since the 1980s.
~ extensive pre-trip planning, preparation & orientation via email and phone
~Orientation meetings at JFK on day of departure and upon arrival in Cairo.
~Well planned and well paced touring/site seeing with licensed fluent English speaking guides and Egyptologists for touring at all historical sites.
~Private air conditioned transportation for all included site seeing and touring.
~No impersonal large groups that are rushed/herded. 1 staff to 12 guest ratio with personalized assitance and attention throughout the trip.
~Personalized optional activites planned on site in Egypt based upon the interest of the tour participants.
~Assistance in arranging transportation for daily optional outings
~For those who want to powershop we provide you with introductions to reputable merchants and offer you opportunities to make purchases from the same manufacturers and suppliers used by Scheherezade Imports at discounted rates.
~It is our pleasure to teach you how to manage Cairo's famous traffic so you can cross the street safely, how to bargain, the basics of Egyptian Etiquette, how to hail a cab and negotiate the fare, what to eat and what not to eat, how to avoid cultural blunders etc etc.
~If there are specific sites you want to visit that are not included in our group touring package we will be happy to assist you in arranging visits with reputable transportation and guides
Tour/Trip Payment options:
Prices quoted are discounts for cash only: Money order, US check drawn on a US branch bank only or Western Union Cash Transfers.
VISA, AMEX,MasterCard, DISCOVER or Paypal payments are 3.5 % above quoted discounts for cash. International bank wire tranfers must be for the full discounted cash amount.
General Payment Policies:
A $1200 nonrefundable deposit due at time of booking. Remainder due 6 weeks prior to departure. If booking after October 1, full fee do at time of booking. There are no refunds or credits given unless the trip is canceled by Scheherezade Imports. Please note that we will require a minimum of 6 participants for the trip. In the event that we do not meet the minimum of 6 we reserve the right to cancel and we will refund your entire payment made to date, including any deposits.
Not Included in Any Tour or Trip Options
~meals, acitivities and admissions, fees not specifically identified as included in the packages described above, any food or beverage items not part of the meal packages that were preselected for the group inclusive meals, personal purchases, incidentals, transportation charges for itemsnot specifically identified as included in the tour packages, any and all items listed in the Optional or add on activities for any items listed as DUTCH TREAT or optional, bottled water/beverages/meals not specifically noted as included in the tour packages noted above, alcoholic beverages, cost of obtaining a tourist visa for ARE(Egypt), cost of obtaining a valid passport, cost of obtaining medical insurance or care while on the trip, taxis, any transportation not specifically listed as included in your package, tips, gratuities, additional taxes or fees either in the US or Egypt related to the import or export of goods for personal or business use and and all items not expressly indicated as included in trip options above.
~Additional airport/airline taxes, airport fees, new international tourist security taxes or fees that are placed in effect AFTER you book. This is the result of the ever fluctuating status of the airline industry,international airport and tourism security.
All prices for the various trip/tour options include the taxes and fees current as of the date of publication however we suggest you budget between $250-350 for additional taxes and fees....the date of group ticket issuance (ie the date the airline physically releases and sends the tickets )... not your booking date... is the date the taxes and fees are applied.
If we get lucky and the fees do not go up then no additional monies will be due. While we regret this area of uncertainty regarding final costs, we are committed to full disclosure regarding final costs prior to any bookings.
We are pleased to offer you references regarding our trip/tour.
Please contact us with any question or to request references:
phone: 804 749-3059