Debonair’s Egyptian Adventure with WGCU Sept. 2022

Debonair’s Egyptian Adventure with WGCU

Sept. 21- OCT. 2, 2022

We hope you can join us on our second fundraising trip for WGCU to fascinating Egypt!

Just below the photos is the itinerary for this trip of a lifetime to see the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, The Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, and more!

Our 2017 group in front of the Great Pyramids

Our group in front of the Great Pyramids in Giza and other photos from our last adventure in 2017 with Tarek Mousa, President of Egypt & Beyond seen in the red shirt above. Tarek also arranged and escorted Rick Steves during the filming of his Egypt special that can be seen on PBS.  Tarek and his wife hosted Rick in their home for a delicious home-cooked Egyptian dinner.


Debonairs Egyptian Adventure at Sakara

In Sakara, the oldest pyramid

Debonair's Egyptian Adventure in Luxor

                                                      Luxor

Debonair's Egyptian Adventure to Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel

Debonair Concierge Travel Services’ WGCU Egyptian Passport to Adventure Fundraising Trip-

             Here are some of the special inclusions in this customized itinerary created for WGCU’s fundraising trip and is open to the public to join-
-Your English speaking Egyptologist guide will privately escort the group during the entire trip.
-Visit to the Nubian village in Aswan.
-Walk through Old Cairo, El Moez Street, and Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
-Dinner in Cairo at special, secret restaurants that only the locals know about.
-See the amazing temple of Abu Simbel with your private Egyptologist guide with same day roundtrip flights from Aswan to Abu Simbel in Economy Class.
-Private lecture with Dr. Zahi Hawass or Dr. Mostafa Waziri world renowned Egyptologists, before the Pyramids & Sphinx are open to the public.
-Stays at the historical and famous Sofitel Old Winter Palace in Luxor and the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan which are sure to WOW you!
Debonair Concierge Travel Services  WGCU Egyptian Passport to Adventure:  9/21-10/2/22 12 day trip with 11 nights stay in Egypt with Nile Cruise (Departing USA 9/20/22) Includes:
* Meet and assist upon arrival and departure. 
* All transfers and transportation during the trip.
* Egypt Visa.
* Transportation by A/C modern deluxe motor coach during all excursions. 
* Entrance Fees to all visited sites. 
* All sightseeing as per itinerary of Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, the Valley of the Kings, the Nile and more.
* 2 Bottles of water per person per day during tours. 
* 23 Meals included as specified  by B– Breakfast, L– Lunch, D– Dinner 
* Domestic airfares Cairo to Luxor & Aswan to Cairo in Economy Class.
* Cost is based on group of 20 passengers traveling together.
* 5 star hotel and Nile cruise accommodations per the itinerary or similar subject to availability- 5 nights Cairo at the Four Seasons at First Residence, 1 night Luxor, 4 nights Nile Cruise & 1 night Aswan. 
* Complimentary Balloon ride over Luxor if deposit is made by 5/1/21!!!!
Egyptian Land/Cruise tour cost is –
 $6,250.00 USD per person based on twin share, double occupancy which is 2 people in each room
Single room rate is $8,910.00 USD for accommodations with just 1 person in the room
TOUR EXCLUDES:
Any arrangements not specified on itinerary, travel insurance, international airline tickets, laundry and tipping. Extras, beverages or any other items not mentioned above. 
Additional International Air Fare cannot be priced until November 2021 since the flights are only come out 11 months in advance & rates are never guaranteed until purchased.
Deposit:   $2,750.00 USD per person required to reserve your spot by check made out to- Debonair Concierge Travel Services
Final Payment:  Balance due on or before 5/1/22.
For final payments, Visa and Mastercard are accepted but there is a 3% Egyptian bank fee that will be added.
 
Cancellation fees:
More than 6 months prior to departure- deposit is refundable minus a $100 processing fee.
6-4 months prior deposit is non-refundable 
Less than 4 months to 45 days of arrival 50% cancellation fee
44 days to arrival date 100% cancellation fee
 
Optional pre-Egypt tour to Alexandria for 2 nights and optional post-Egypt tour to Petra, Jordan for 3 nights is offered at the bottom of the WGCU Egypt Group Trip itinerary at an additional cost.
Please contact Debra to make your reservation for this exciting adventure! 
 
Debra Lee Nashed ~
Owner & Founder
Debonair Concierge Travel Services, LLC
Phone 239-288-7554
Cruise and International Destination Specialist~
Egypt Specialist, Certified Travel Counselor, 
Elite Cruise Counselor, Certified Destination Specialist and Luxury Cruise Specialist
   EGYPTIAN PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE  WITH DEBONAIR CONCIERGE TRAVEL SERVICES  ESPECIALLY CREATED FOR WGCU Day to Day Itinerary-
“September 21 to October 02, 2022”
Wednesday        21  September       –          Arrival                                  Cairo  
Upon arrival at the Cairo International airport and before immigration an Egypt and Beyond travel representative will meet you and assist you through immigration Look for your name on a sign”. Once you have collected your bags, then pass through customs to transfer you to your hotel. 
OVERNIGHT: FOUR SEASONS AT FIRST RESIDENCE
Thursday            22 September                       Cairo  
Early morning visit to the Egyptian Museum. The museum holds an astonishing array of archaeological finds, but nothing compares to the exquisite riches of Tutankhamun, whose death-mask is magnificent, after lunch drive to set off to explore the mysteries of the Pyramids, first we visit the Great Pyramids of Giza “Cheops, Chaperon, and Menkaure“, plenty of photo opportunities at the Panorama. Afterward, we will visit the mighty Sphinx, and nearby visit the Valley Temple. Before returning to the hotel, you will have a chance to visit the Karnak Gallery for quality souvenirs, silver & gold. Around 6:30 pm you will be picked up for dinner tonight at a local restaurant. Back to the hotel and overnight.
OVERNIGHT: FOUR SEASONS AT FIRST RESIDENCE               (B, L, D)
  
Friday             23  September                                                                    Cairo  
Around 4 am this morning (breakfast boxes will be organized) transfer to the Great Pyramids of Giza for a special private opening of the Pyramids area for our group & Enjoy a lecture with Dr. Zahi Hawass about the history of Egypt, an experience of a lifetime is waiting for you!!!
Later on drive to the oldest, ancient cemetery of Sakkara. View the world’s first monumental stone building, the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, built by the famous engineer Imhotep. After visiting the complex continue to one of the Mastabas (funeral chambers) built nearby, for an inside visit. Then visit the carpet school to see how local women learn new skills to help their families. 
After lunch walk through El Moez Street & visit the Textile Museum, hold an immaculately maintained collection of textiles, tools, and other artIfacts. The lights are low to protect the pieces, and the whole museum is temperature- and humidity-controlled! The Egyptian Textile Museum may indeed be one of the best-cared-for museums in Cairo, continue to  Khan El Khalili Bazaar one of the world’s oldest bazaars through to  El Moez St., Spice market “AL Ataren”, you will get a chance to visit the perfume factory shop where you will experience how the Pharaohs used to make irresistible essence.
OVERNIGHT: FOUR SEASONS AT FIRST RESIDENCE                    (B, L) 
Saturday       24  September                                                                    Cairo                                                                        This morning visit Old Cairo where in AD 98-177, the Roman Emperor Trajan built a military fortress on the site which later evolved into a Christian & Jewish enclave. Dating from the 5th century, Abu-Serga is the oldest of its churches containing a crypt where Coptic tradition claims the Holy Family rested after fleeing from Herod. The remains also include El Mullaqa (hanging), a church built over the remains of the Roman gate, and the Coptic Museum with a wonderful collection of medieval statues, icons, and colorful textiles, 
OVERNIGHT: FOUR SEASONS AT FIRST RESIDENCE                       (B, L)
   
Sunday            25  September                                                                 Luxor                                                   
Morning at leisure.
Transfer from hotel to the airport, fly Cairo to Luxor, then transfer to your hotel for check-in. Afternoon and evening at leisure to enjoy the wonderful gardens of this hotel.
OVERNIGHT: OLD WINTER PALACE HOTEL                               (B)
Monday          26  September                                                                   Cruise                                                                        Morning Balloon ride aboard Nelly, as per name list of those who paid their deposit by 5/1/21!!!!
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to your cruise which you will board for the next 4 nights. This morning will start with Karnak temple, the greatest example of worship in history, dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. After Lunch will visit Deir El Madina  “workmen’s village – the tomb of Senedgem ” and Valley of Nobles ” tomb of Ramosa”.
OVERNIGHT: ACAMAR NILE CRUISE OR SIMILAR                             (B, L, D) 
  
Tuesday          27  September                                                                Cruise    
Today transfer to the West Bank, to visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut of Dynasty XVIII was built just north of the Middle Kingdom temple of Mentuhotep Nebhepetre in the bay of cliffs known as Deir el-Bahri. In ancient times the temple was called Djeser-djeseru, meaning the ‘sacred of sacred’. It was undoubtedly influenced by the style of the earlier temple at Deir el-Bahri, but Hatshepsut’s construction surpassed anything which had been built before both in its architecture and its beautiful carved reliefs. Continue on to Valley of the Kings,  Here, hundreds of tombs, including that of Tutankhamun, were carved into the desert rock., Sail to Esna, Rest of the afternoon is free at leisure to enjoy cruising the Nile.
OVERNIGHT: ACAMAR NILE CRUISE OR SIMILAR                             (B, L, D)
  
Wednesday        28 September                                                               Cruise  
After breakfast on board, you will enjoy visiting the Temple of Horus in Edfu, the best-preserved temple on the Nile. Sail to Kom-Ombo; where you will visit the temples of Horus the falcon god and Sobek the crocodile god. Sail to Aswan. 
OVERNIGHT: ACAMAR NILE CRUISE OR SIMILAR                             (B, L, D)
  
Thursday         29  September                                                                Cruise
Morning visit to Temple of Philae, Botanical Gardens & Nubian village excursion by motorboat to experience how Nubian people live their day to day life today. 
OVERNIGHT: ACAMAR NILE CRUISE OR SIMILAR                             (B, L, D)
  
Friday          30  September                  Aswan                             
Excursion: After breakfast check out from your cruise to be transferred to Aswan airport to fly to, at Abu Simbel you will visit the temples of the great Ramses II and his Queen Nefertari. These temples received world-wide attention in 1968 when they were completely dismantled and relocated to avoid inundation. Fly back to Aswan and transfer to your hotel where you can spend the rest of the day relaxing or sightseeing. 
OVERNIGHT:   ASWAN OLD CATARACT  HOTEL OR SIMILAR               (B)
  
Saturday       01 October                                      Cairo                                                                                                              After breakfast, check out from your hotel and be transferred to the Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, our representative will meet and assist you in getting from the airport to the Cairo hotel to rest this afternoon. Around  6:00 pm you will be picked up for our Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.
OVERNIGHT:  FOUR SEASONS AT FIRST RESIDENCE                 (B, D)
Sunday           02 October –        Departure                                         (B)                                                                                After breakfast, we will be transferred to Cairo international airport to fly back home with everlasting memories of the Land of Egypt.
 (  MAA EL SALAMA, GOOD BYE   )
Tour Includes:
  • Egypt Visa (USA PASSPORTS)
  • All sightseeing as per itinerary. 
  • Entrance Fees to all visited sites. 
  • Meet and assist upon arrival and departure. 
  • English Speaking Escort/Guide during the excursions.
  • 2 Bottles of water per person per day during tours. 
  • Abu Simbel Excursion by Air with a private guide.
  • Cost is based on a group of 20 people traveling together. 
  • Lecture with Dr. Zahi Hawass about Egyptian History.
  • Transportation by A/C modern deluxe coach during all excursions. 
  • Domestic airfares Cairo / Luxor- Aswan / Cairo in Economy Class. 
  • Meals included as specified (Buffet breakfast in Cairo, Lunch at local restaurants during Cairo sightseeing, all meals on the cruise).
Tour Excludes:
Any arrangements not specified on itinerary,  travel insurance, international airline tickets, laundry, and tipping ground staff, guides & drivers, any extra hotel or cruise beverages, or any other items not mentioned above itinerary. 
*** accommodation may be changed to equal of better hotels & cruise ***
*** order of sightseeing may change due to local traffic & security conditions ***
 
 
Optional pre-Egypt tour add on- 
ALEXANDRIA PRE-TOUR ESPECIALLY CREATED FOR
DEBONAIR CONCIERGE TRAVEL SERVICES’ WGCU GROUP
“FROM 19 TO 21 SEPTEMBER, 2022”
Monday 19 Sep                                                                               Arrive Cairo 
Arrive in Cairo on, meet & greet and transfer to your Cairo hotel.
OVERNIGHT: FOUR SEASONS SAN STEFANO HOTEL OR SIMILAR   
   
Tuesday 20 Sep Alexandria
After breakfast, you’ll check out from the hotel and transfer by a private air-conditioned vehicle to Alexandria (around 3 hr). Check-in at hotel and overnight. 
We will begin the tour by visiting Pompey’s Pillar,  Catacomb of Kom El Shukafa, an extensive three-level funerary complex dating from the 2nd century A.D. Afterwards will visit the Jewellery Museum. The Royal Jewellery Museum is located in Alexandria’s Zizenia neighborhood and is one of the largest museums in Egypt with a surface area of around 4,185 meters. the Royal Jewellery Museum hosts the most valuable displays including the jewelry and the ornaments that the queens and the princesses of the last royal family of Egypt have worn for a considerable period of time, Next step will be the Library Alexandria, known as the Royal Library of Alexandria or the Great Library, is the largest library of its time it was rebuilt under the name of the New Bibliotheca Alexandrina, After lunch will stop for photos at the Qait Bey Fort built on the original site of the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Back to Cairo “road around 3 hrs”, check-in hotel and overnight.
OVERNIGHT: FOUR SEASONS AT FIRST RESIDENCE OR SIMILAR    (B, L)
  
Wednesday 21 Sep        –     Departure to Cairo                                          (B)
After breakfast, morning at leisure, you will be transferred to Cairo hotel around 11 am, check-in at your hotel
(MAA EL SALAMA, GOOD BYE)
Tour Includes:
  • Accommodation 2nts on twin share or single occupancy.
  • Roundtrip land transfer in a modern air-conditioned car.
  • English speaking licensed Category A guides.
  • Sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned car.
  • Entrance fees to the places mentioned above. 
  • Transfer to the airport for final departure.
  • Meals included as specified.
Tour Excludes:
  • Any arrangements not specified on the itinerary.
  • Tips for portage, driver, and guide. 
  • International airline tickets.
  • All personal expenses.
  • Lunches, Beverages.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Laundry, Extras.
Optional pre-Egypt tour to Alexandria for 2 nights is-
$1,056.00 USD per person based on twin share, double occupancy which is 2 people in each room
$1,770.00 USD Single room rate for just 1 person in the room
 
Optional post-Egypt tour add on- 
JORDAN POST-TOUR ITINERARY ESPECIALLY CREATED FOR
DEBONAIR CONCIERGE TRAVEL SERVICES’ WGCU GROUP
“FROM 02 OCTOBER TO 05 OCTOBER, 2022”
Sunday 02 October      –      Arrival                                                    Petra
Upon arriving in Amman you will be met by an Egypt & Beyond Travel representative who will assist you through immigration and customs, he will escort you to Madaba to visit the Mosaics in the church of St. George. Then, you will drive to visit El Karak Castle which is one of the three largest castles in the region.
OVERNIGHT: MOVENPICK PETRA                                                           (B)
  
Monday 03 October                                                                                Petra  
A full day dedicated visit of the lost Nabteans city of Petra. Start with a morning ride on a Bedouins guided horse; you’ll pass through fabled SIQ, an immense sandstone, which opens out to reveal the treasury. Continue on to see hundreds of ancient Temples, Royal Tombs, Roman theatres, and houses. Return to your hotel in Petra for overnight. 
OVERNIGHT:  MOVENPICK PETRA                                                          (B)
  
Tuesday 04  October                                                                  Wadi Rum
After breakfast, you will drive to Wadi Rum, including jeep safari for two hours. A journey to Wadi Rum is a journey to another world. A vast, silent place, timeless and starkly beautiful. Wadi Rum is one of Jordan’s main tourist attractions being the most stunning deserts cape in the World, lying 320 km southwest of Amman, and 120 km south of Petra. Wadi Rum is uniquely shaped massive mountains rise vertically out of the pink desert sand, which separates one dark mass from another in a magnificent desert scenery of strange breathtaking beauty, with towering cliffs of weathered stone. The faces of the sheer rock cliffs have been eroded by the wind into faces of men, animals, and monsters. Wadi Rum is probably best known because of its connection with the British officer T.E. Lawrence, who was based here during the Great Arab Revolt of 1917-18, and as the setting for the film that carried his name “Lawrence of Arabia”. , Enjoy a mint tea or cardamom coffee before touring this moon-like landscaped desert in a Bedouin driven jeep till before sunset. Dinner & Camping in wadi rum.
OVERNIGHT:   BEIT ALI CAMP WADI RUM                                              (B, D)
 
Wednesday 05 October   –     Departure                                                      (B)
Transfer from your hotel to Amman’s international airport for departure. 
 
(MAA EL SALAMA, GOOD BYE)
Tour Includes:
  • Accommodation on twin share and single occupancy based on B.B.
  • Sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned private transfer.
  • Transfer from/to airport upon arrival and departure.
  • English speaking licensed Category A guides.
  • Entrance fees to the places mentioned above.
  • Meet and assist upon arrival and departure.
  • Four hours Jeep tour in Wadi Rum.
  • Meals included as specified.
Tour Excludes:
  • Any arrangements not specified on the itinerary
  • International airline tickets.
  • Tips for guide and driver.
  • All personal expenses.
  • Lunches, Beverages.
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry, Extras.
  • Visa fees.
Optional post-Egypt tour to Petra, Jordan for 3 nights is-
$2,034.00 USD per person based on twin share, double occupancy which is 2 people in each room 
$2,880.00 USD Single room rate for just 1 person in the room
Plus the airfare from Cairo to Amman, Jorden roundtrip is approximately $600.00 per person additional. Air rates are not guaranteed until purchased.