Biblical Sinai Tour Extension

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Biblical Sinai Extension
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3 days/ 2 nights including Sharm el Sheikh, Mount Sinai, St. Catherine's Monastery and more

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This extension may be done as a pre-tour or post-tour program.

Here's an example of a post tour program:

Day 01: Staff transfers you to the airport, assists with checking in for a flight to Sharm el Sheikh. You have now left Africa and are in Asia!! Arriving, staff will transfer you to either the Renaissance Golden Beach Resort or the Stella Di Mare resort. Both face the world famous underwater park, Ras Mohammed. Overnight Sharm (B)

Day 02: Buffet breakfast, check out and depart for the famous Sinai mountains.
"...a journey through Feiran is to pass through an entire chapter of the Old Testament itself..."
Few places are as steeped in Biblical mystery as the great Wadi Feiran - the Sinai's largest Wadi and one of it's most archeologically important stretches of terrain. It was here, according to locals, scholars, and legend, that Moses struck a rock with his staff, bringing forth a spring so his people could drink. Feiran is also the site of Rafadim, the fabled oasis where the Hebrews camped and battled the Amelecites. For the pilgrims and believers who have been coming to this Wadi for centuries, a journey through Feiran is to pass through an entire chapter of the Old Testament itself, Exodus 17. Given such prominence in the Old Testament, it is no surprise that Feiran is littered with the ruins of dozens of ancient churches; some dating back to the 4th century AD, when Feiran began to develop into a major religious center for monks and pilgrims, many on their way to Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery further east. The Wadi's chief religious sites are the rock from which Moses drew water, which convention places at the western entrance to the oasis, and Mount Tahoun, which Moses supposedly used as an observation point to view the battle with the Amelecites. Atop the mountain is an ancient cross, and the ruins of a small church dating back to the 4th century. End the day at the foot of
Mt. Sinai. Overnight Mt. Sinai at St. Catherine’s Plaza hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 03: Rise well before dawn and climb Mt. Sinai to see the sunrise on the mountain where God gave Moses the 10 commandments. Return to the base for a buffet breakfast then visit St. Catherine's Monastery and the Chapel of the Burning Bush. Departing St. Catherine's, travel to the Rock of Inscriptions where travelers have left messages and directions for over 8,000 years. View Ein Kudra oasis, traditionally Hazarot for the Children of Israel. Continue to the coast, have lunch at a wonderful restaurant right on the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba. Return to Sharm for an evening flight to Cairo. (B,L)


TOURS INCLUDE:
Round trip air from Cairo to Sharm in economy class. All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle relating to the tour program. Baggage handling of no more than 1 piece of luggage per person however baggage and personal effects are at the owner's risk at all time during the tour (baggage handling does NOT include tips for bellmen, porters, etc.). Hotels (based on double occupancy). Meals as outlined by B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner. Fees for visiting antiquity sites and museums. Services of an English speaking licensed guide. Service charges and taxes.
NOTE: During any of our small group tours people may join or leave at various times, however at no time would any group be larger than 16 travelers. We can provide private tours with an additional supplement. The cost depends on the tour chosen.

NOT included are:
Items of a personal nature such as tips for guide, phone calls, laundry, beverages, any items not specifically covered in the included items.

Laundry in Egypt

All hotels and the cruises have laundry/dry cleaning available.
Sample laundry prices IN EGYPTIAN POUNDS (LE) are:
Men:Shirts (collared, short or long sleeve): 9 to 17 LE
Trousers: 12 to 20 LE
Under shorts: 5 to 7 LE
T Shirts: 6 to 13 LE
Socks: 3 to 6 LE
Shorts: 7 to 13 LE

Ladies
Blouse: 10 to 17 LE
Panties: 5 to 8 LE
Bra: 5 to 8 LE
Slacks: 12 to 22 LE
Dress: 20 to 36 LE
T shirt: 6 to 13 LE
Shorts: 6 to 13 LE

Laundry in before 9AM is back at 6PM.
Laundry in after 9AM is back the following day.
Rush laundry is generally available at 50% more cost.
Dry cleaning is available with prices about the same as laundry.
Children's clothes are generally 50% of the adult cost.

Beverages

No drinks are included in tour prices. Some hotels and cruises give one bottle of water free daily others do not. As a general guide you could expect to pay:
Bottled water at hotels or on the cruise: $1 to $3 for a small bottle, $2.50-$5 for a large bottle.
NOTE: This is filtered water. If you order perrier it will cost more.
Coffee or Tea: 50 cents
Soft drinks (Coke, Pepsi, etc): $1 each
Alcoholic drinks:
Local beer: $3 per bottle
Imported beer: $5 to $8 per bottle
Wine: local $4 to $6 per glass. imported will be more $$.
Liquor: local $5 per cocktail + cost of mixer (soft drink, juice, etc), imported $8-$15 per cocktail + cost of mixer)
ICE: In the hotels and on the cruise the ice is prepared from filtered water.

Estimated tour cost: $625 per person, double occupancy
Single supplement : +$225
Flights: Cairo to Sharm estimated cost $89 each way in economy class + taxes

Tours must be booked at least 45 days prior to arrival.
Prices and itinerary subject to change without notice.

Single Price is for Single occupancy hotel rooms and cruise cabins based on a minimum of two travelers. Single travelers (one person on the tour) would have additional cost.

We contract with most major hotel chains including:

Alexandria:
Alexandria Corniche Hotel
El Salamlek Palace
Four Seasons
Mercure
Radisson Blu
Sheraton Montazah

Aswan:
Aswan Nile Resort
Basma
Bet el Kerem
Movenpick
Old Cataract

Cairo:
Barcelo Pyramids
Baron
Concorde El Salam
Fairmont (Heliopolis, Nile City)
Four Seasons First Residence
Helnan Shepheard
Hilton (Dreamland, Ramses, Conrad,
             Zamalek Residences)
J.W. Marriott
Kempinski
Le Méridien Pyramids
Marriott
Movenpick Pyramids Resort
Mena House
Pyramids Park Resort
Radisson Blu
Sheraton (Towers, Dreamland)
Sofitel El Gezirah
Sonesta
Helnan Auberge
Cataract Pyramids Resort

Hurghada:
Marriott
Sonesta
Steigenberger (el Gouna)
Kempinski (Soma Bay)
Sheraton (Soma Bay)

Luxor:
Iberotel
Maritim
Mercure
Sheraton
Sofitel (Old Winter Palace, Karnak)
Sonesta St. George
Steigenberger Nile Palace

Sharm El Sheikh:
Hyatt
Maritim Jolie Ville Resort
Marriott
Ritz-Carlton
Sheraton
Sonesta (Beach Resort & Casino, Le Royale)
Renaissance
Hilton
St. Catherine’s Plaza
Stella Di Mare

Prices are based on using the hotels shown. If you change hotels the tour price may change.

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Click a photo to enlarge. Renaissance Golden View Resort in Sharm el Sheikh
Stella Di Mare
Snorkeling
Coral Reef
Anemone Fish
Diver over Coral
Ras Coral
Golden Coral
Wadi Feiran
Sunrise on Mt. Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery
Burning Bush
Bell Tower of St. Catherine's Monastery
Rock of Inscriptions
Ein Kudra
Crusader Island

 
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