Dr. J. Lawrence Turner 12-Day Adventure to Egypt & Dubai, February 25 - March 8, 2025

USD $5,895.00
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Location: Giza
  • Product code: JLTurner25

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Dear Friends,

I was once told that life isn’t just to be lived, but it should also be experienced! 

I want to invite you to join us on this incredible journey to Egypt and Dubai. We will explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and other treasures of Egypt as you piece together the life and times of one of the world's greatest ancient civilizations. Cruise the ancient Nile in style like the pharaohs once did, disembarking at iconic sites along your route. Discover the Aswan islands, the Valley of Kings, and tour the famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to artifacts recovered from the great Tutankhamun's tomb. We will continue on to the amazing city of Dubai, UAE. Here you enjoy a desert safari, shopping in the Gold Souk, and an excursion to see the Grand Mosque. 

This will be an unforgettable experience! Register now, as space is limited. 

- Dr. J. Lawrence Turner


ITINERARY

12-Day Adventure to Egypt & Dubai

DAY 1 (FEB 25): BEGINNING OF YOUR TOUR – Depart from USA for an overnight flight to Cairo, Egypt.

DAY 2 (FEB 26): CARIO, EGYPT – Arrive in Cairo, where you will be met by your tour representative and transferred to the hotel in Cairo for dinner and overnight. 

DAY 3 (FEB 27): PYRAMIDS OF GIZA/MEMPHIS Begin the day with a visit to the infamous Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Among the ruins, view the Pyramid of Menkaure flanked by the Pyramids of Queens. The iconic Sphinx, a massive monolith carved into the shape of a lion with the head of a man, rests in front of the Pyramid of Khafre. Khufu Pyramid, the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza complex, towers 481 feet above the plateau. Then continue to visit Egyptian Museum. Step into history at the Egyptian Museum. Admire antiquities from Egypt’s Pharaonic period, dating back fifty centuries and including the fabulous treasures of King Tut-Ankh-Amon. Next, showcasing Ottoman architectural style from the early 19th century. Journey through the centuries with a visit to Old Cairo, a city dating back to the sixth century BC. The Hanging Church, perched above the Babylon Fortress, features intentional design elements from the seventh century and a long, fascinating history rooted in the third century. Then, visit Abu Serga Church, built on the site believed to house Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus during their time in Egypt. Explore Ben Ezra Synagogue, Cairo’s oldest Jewish synagogue. End the day with a visit to Memphis. Tradition holds that the building is located on the site where baby Moses was drawn out of the water by the pharaoh’s daughter. Dinner and overnight in Cairo. Lunch included. 

DAY 04 (FEB 28): ASWAN/NILE CRUISE Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport for a flight to Aswan. Take in the views and marvel at the high dam, one of the world’s largest embankment dams, stretching two miles across the Nile. Enjoy a felucca boat cruise down the Nile to a traditional Nubian village on Elephantine Island. In the afternoon, step aboard the Movenpick for relaxing afternoon on the famed Nile River. Dinner and overnight aboard the Movenpick. Lunch included.

DAY 05 (MAR 1): KOM OMBO Spend the day discovering Kom Ombo. Explore the Temple of Kom Ombo, a double temple dedicated to the worship of two gods—Sobek and Haroeris. Observe the stunning columns, unique inscriptions, and duplicate design features of this distinctive landmark. Continue cruising the Nile to Edfu. Dinner and overnight aboard the Movenpick. Lunch included. 

DAY 06 (MAR 2): EDFU After breakfast, disembark the Movenpick to explore the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The temple, dedicated to the Egyptian god Horus, is one of the best-preserved monuments of ancient Egypt, showcasing traditional Pharaonic architecture and providing a wealth of information about ancient life through its inscriptions and reliefs. Sail to Esna and cross the lock en route to Luxor. Dinner and overnight aboard the Movenpick. Lunch included. 

DAY 07 (MAR 3): VALLEY OF THE KINGS/LUXOR Travel across the Nile for a visit to the west bank. Admire the splendor of the Valley of the Kings. Many New Kingdom pharaohs and royalty were interred in extravagant tombs concealed by the mountains of this valley. Next, explore the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, the foremost female pharaoh. Marvel at the elaborate reliefs and exquisite architecture. Stand in the shadows of the Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of Amenhotep III built to guard his mortuary temple. In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion to the beautiful Luxor Temple, built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II. Walk along the Avenue of Sphinxes, an ancient pathway lined with large statues of human-headed sphinxes, once connecting the temple of Luxor to the temple of Karnak. Wander through the enormous Karnak Temple Complex, the religious hub of Ancient Egypt. Gaze at the vast array of temples, chapels, and statues constructed over a span of 2,000 years. Transfer to Cairo for dinner and overnight. 

DAY 8 (MAR 4): CAIRO/DUBAI – Transfer to the airport for your flight to Dubai. Upon arrival, journey to the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood to explore Old Dubai. Meander through the narrow streets, admiring the creative art spaces, museums, and cafés. Experience the Textile Souk full of colorful fabrics, embellishments, and souvenirs. Visit the Saruq Al Hadid Museum and view the plethora of archaeological treasures discovered in and around Dubai. Embark on a water taxi ride from Bur Dubai Abra Station. Board a traditional wooden boat and cross the creek to Deira. Continue to the Gold Souk and bargain with shopkeepers for beautiful jewelry. Finish the day at the Spice Souk where aromas of cardamom, turmeric, dried lemons, and rose petals envelop the senses. Dinner and overnight in Dubai

DAY 9 (MAR 5): DUBAI – After breakfast, visit the church. Proceed to Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Ascend to the 124th floor for incredible views of the city. Spend time in Dubai Mall for shopping and lunch before returning to the hotel for a free afternoon. In the evening, savor the beautiful sights and unique experience of a Dubai dinner cruise. Overnight in Dubai.

DAY 10 (MAR 6): DUBAI/DESERT SAFARI – Spend the morning at leisure. After lunch, experience the thrill of a desert safari, coasting over the dunes of the Arabian Sahara. Enjoy dinner and a captivating show before returning to the hotel for overnight in Dubai.

DAY 11 (MAR 7): ABU DHABI – The morning begins with a city tour of Abu Dhabi. Visit the massive Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the central worship center for the United Arab Emirates. Take in the stunning white marble columns, mother-of-pearl engravings and intricate furnishings. Journey to the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village for a glimpse into Arabian desert life before the 20th century. Return to Dubai for dinner and overnight.

DAY 12 (MAR 8): DUBAI/USA – Transfer to Dubai airport for your return flight home with luggage packed with keepsakes and your heart full of memories!

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change due to various factors and your tour guide’s discretion.


PRICING:

  • $5895 per person based on double occupancy.
  • Single room supplement $1295
  • $500 per person with registration to secure space.
  • 50% of the total amount is due on or before August 25, 2024
  • Balance due on or before November 25, 2024


FLIGHT SCHEDULE:

  • DL1700 25FEB  MEM-ATL    400P  622P 
  • AF  33    25FEB  ATL-CDG    830P  1055A  26FEB 
  • AF 568   26FEB  CDG-CAI     655P 1215A  27FEB 
  • KL 428   08MAR  DXB-AMS  155A  620A 
  • KL 623   08MAR  AMS-ATL   935A  115P 
  • DL2001 08MAR  ATL-MEM   755P  820P

* Flight times, flight numbers, equipment, gates, and seats are subject to change. For the most current information check the airline website.


WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE REGISTERING

PASSPORTS: Passports must be valid with an expiration date of at least six months beyond the return home date of the tour. Participants with non-US passports are responsible for country-specific entry requirements. If you do not have a valid passport or need to renew your passport, enter "RENEWING" or "APPLIED FOR" when completing registration.

CANCELLATION POLICY: The $500 per person deposit is nonrefundable. Other payments exceeding the $500 per person are refundable in full up to ninety days prior to departure. After this date, refunds for unused accommodations and services will be limited to the amount received from and/or credited by all carriers, sightseeing operators, and hotels. All funds, including the deposit, are non-transferable.

AIR: The Standard Tour includes round-trip, economy-class airfare from the departure city listed in the itinerary. All group seating is assigned by the airline and cannot be changed by Signature Tours. Seat changes can only be made during check-in at the airport. Upgrades such as Comfort, Premium, Business, or First Class are not available with the standard tour. Participants who wish to upgrade or purchase a specific seat should choose the Land Only option when registering. Frequent flyer, TSA Precheck, and Global Entry numbers can only be added at check-in.

LAND ONLY: Participants who wish to arrange their own air should choose the Land Only option. $1000pp will be deducted from the standard tour price when selecting this option. Participants arranging their own air should notify Signature Tours at least 6 months prior to the departure date. Land Only Passengers arriving with or before the group are welcome to join the group bus at no additional charge. For those not traveling with the group, Signature Tours can provide contact information to arrange a private transfer.

GROUND/TRANSFERS: The group will be met on arrival by a Signature Tours representative and transferred to the hotel/airport. Land Only participants not traveling with the group are responsible for scheduling ground transfers.

HOTELS: Superior first-class hotels throughout. Priced based on two people per room with a private bath and shower.

CRUISE: Movenpick Cruise. All outside cabins. Guided Shore Excursions. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included on the cruise.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: A limited number of single rooms are available at additional supplement prices. Signature Tours and/or the group leader will make every attempt to pair single participants requesting a roommate. However, the single supplement fee will be charged for each person occupying a single room, whether by choice or circumstance.

MEALS: Breakfast and dinner are provided daily. Lunch is provided on days as noted in the itinerary. 

SIGHTSEEING: Entrance fees to all places listed in the itinerary are included, as well as an expert English-speaking guide.

LUGGAGE: Space is limited on the tour buses. Participants are allowed one suitcase weighing 50lbs or less and will be transported in storage under the bus. Participants are allowed one backpack/daypack or personal bag to carry on the bus during the tour. These requirements will meet most airline carrier restrictions. See the carrier website for airline-specific baggage restrictions and requirements. Medical devices are not included in these restrictions. 

TIPS, SERVICE CHARGES, AND TAXES: Tips, service charges, and taxes ARE INCLUDED in the selling price. Taxes, as imposed by national and/or local governments, that are not included at the time of booking are the responsibility of the participant.

NOT INCLUDED: Excess baggage fees, passport fees, visa fees, food or drink items not listed on the regular table menu for included meals, and items of a personal nature such as room service, laundry, etc. Any service not indicated in the itinerary and/or the above list of included features.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: This tour requires a substantial amount of walking. Many of the sites are not accessible by wheelchair, and the uneven terrain is not feasible for rollators. Signature Tours reserves the right to refuse individuals who may require special attention beyond what the tour guide and tour host can provide.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel Insurance is not included in the purchase price. For your convenience, we offer travel insurance through Travelex Insurance Services. For more information and rates, please review the product flyer or Click Here to enroll in the plan.
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