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Journey Down the Nile River
Jewish Egypt
Led by Mike Hollander

February 17, 2023 - February 26, 2023
Destination Egypt
Duration 10 days
Who’s Going Adults
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Trip Type Featured
Group Size Minimum 20
Price From $4,795
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Program Outline

01
ON THE WAY TO EGYPT Friday, February 17, 2023
  • Depart the USA.
Overnight Flight
02
THE START OF A SPECIAL JOURNEY Saturday, February 18, 2023
03
EGYPT: BOTH VERY OLD AND VERY YOUNG Sunday, February 19, 2023
04
THE GIFT OF THE NILE Monday, February 20, 2023
05
AN EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES: LUXOR Tuesday, February 21, 2023
06
FROM LUXOR TO EDFU AND KOM OMBO Wednesday, February 22, 2023
07
ASWAN: A LAND OF GOLD Thursday, February 23, 2023
08
THE EXODUS WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING: THE JEWS OF EGYPT Friday, February 24, 2023
09
THE THREE MONOTHEISTIC RELIGIONS IN CAIRO Saturday, February 25, 2023
10
BACK HOME WITH A STORY TO TELL Sunday, February 26, 2023

Expert Educator

Mike Hollander

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR EXPERT TOUR EDUCATOR
Mike Hollander grew up in Canada, where he attended Jewish elementary school and earned a BA in History from York University.  He was very involved in a Zionist Youth Movement, as a participant as well as a leader.   Upon completion of his degree, he enrolled in a master’s program for Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University for overseas students.  While in Israel, he helped form a group of people who made Aliyah together in 1988 to Kibbutz Ravid.  

In 1990, Mike moved to Jerusalem, where he worked in fundraising, while taking the Israeli Government Ministry of Tourism Course.  He qualified as a Licensed Tour Guide in 1994.  For over 20 years, he has worked full-time, lecturing, teaching courses to teenagers on long-term programs in Israel, as well as taking visitors of all ages around Israel.  

In the summer of 2001, Mike was sent by the Jewish Agency for Israel to be an educational emissary (Shaliach) to the Federation of Zionist Youth (FZY), the largest Zionist youth movement in Great Britain and the Israel Experience, UK (IE).  For three years, he worked as an educational consultant, helping plan the year’s activities for over 1,000 Jewish youth. In addition to constructing Israel youth programs, Mike helped design a training program for the youth movement leaders to prepare them for taking 1,100 teens to Israel in the summer.  

Upon returning to Israel in 2004, Mike returned to work as a tour educator, and in 2008, completed his master’s degree in Jewish-Christian Relations from the Cambridge Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations.  As a Jewish educator outside of Israel, Mike has led many groups on Jewish travel journeys throughout Eastern and Central Europe.  He has also lectured and taught as a scholar-in-residence at Jewish communities throughout North America. 

With a wide range of experience working with all ages, from individual family groups, through teenagers and university students, adult groups, political and business groups, as well as interfaith lay and clergy groups, Mike has almost 25-years of experience working as an informal Jewish educator. 

Mike is married to Michele, and they have three children, Tal (27), Adi (24), and Matan (21).

Rates & Lodging

Land Only

# of participants 20+
Price per person sharing a double room $4795
Price per person in a single room $5349
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Choice Lodging
Cairo Sheraton
Nights: 4 Room Category: Run of the House
Hilton Luxor
Nights: 2 Room Category: Standard Nile View
Movenpick Aswan
Nights: 2 Room Category: Superior Nile View

What to Expect

  • Included
  • Excluded
  • The small print
Included
  • 8 nights' accommodations, including portage at the hotels.
  • 7 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus including all airport transfer for the domestic flights.
  • 8 days of touring with a Da’at tour educator and a local guide.
  • All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary.
  • Meals: daily breakfast, 4 lunches & 6 dinners.
  • Domestic flight from Cairo to Luxor.
  • Domestic flight from Aswan to Cairo.
  • Mineral water during all touring days.
  • Whisper system on touring days.
  • Egypt entry visa.
Excluded

  • Flights to and from Egypt.
  • Evening transportation when dinner is not included.
  • Amendments to the program: In the event that any sites, programs or meals etc are added to the program, an additional fee may be required.
  • Personal extras: Items of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, beverages, coffee, tea, food other than the table d’hotel menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, and foreign port taxes, unless otherwise specified.
  • US and foreign airport taxes, Q fuel surcharge and border taxes when applicable.
  • Gratuities: We recommend the following guidelines for tipping (amounts in US dollars):
  • Group of 20 participants or more:Da'at Expert Educator: $8 | Local Guide: $5 | Driver: $3 - per participant per day

The small print
  • Rates: Rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of
    20 full-paying participants. Should the number of participants drop below the minimum
    listed, the cost of the trip will be adjusted to reflect the additional expense of operating the
    program.


  • Currency: Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All hotel accommodations, motor coach
    transportation, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, luggage handling and the services
    of local guides, drivers, and the tour guide/educator are included.


  • Payment policy: Da'at Educational Expeditions reserves the right to adjust its terms of
    payment, including cancelation policies and initial deposits. Notification of any changes will
    be made explicitly to the participants where relevant.
    • An initial deposit of $500 per person, non-refundable, non-transferable is due at the time of reservation unless another amount is indicated.
    • Final payment is due 90 days before the scheduled trip begins, or as specified in your invoice.


  • Cancelation policy: All cancelations need to be made in writing. The cancelation fee
    depends on the date when we receive written notification of your request to
    cancel your booking. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable.


  • Cancelations made:
    • 90 or more days prior to departure incur the loss of the deposit.
    • 89 to 46 days prior to departure incur the loss of 50% of the full trip cost.
    • 45 days or less prior to the departure incur the loss of 100% of the full trip cost.

  • Cancelation fees may also include:
    • Hotel or supplier cancelation fees.
    • For trips in Israel only: The cost of the PEACE OF MIND TRAVEL PROTECTION PROGRAM (POM), if this was purchased.
    • Group airfare penalty fee.


    • Travel insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase your own travel insurance.
      Please discuss land, air, and health insurance options with your insurance provider or contact
      Travel Insured at 1-800-344-6226, ext. 257. Some insurance programs provide more
      comprehensive coverage when the policy is purchased in close proximity to the initial trip
      deposit. We, therefore, recommend that you secure insurance within 14 days of your initial
      deposit payment date.


    • Choice lodging:
      • Room categories are based on standard Run of House unless otherwise noted.
      • Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort.
      • We reserve the right to make substitutions with hotels of equal standard. No refunds will be issued for the differences between hotel prices.
      • The standard hotel room in Israel is generally smaller than in the US, comfortably accommodating two people in either one queen-size bed or two single beds. Some hotels offer triple rooms consisting of standard twin beds plus a sofa/folding bed or cot for the third person.
      • Special requests such as room selections, bed types, and smoking preferences are subject to availability and are strictly at the discretion of the hotel's management on a run-of-house basis.
      • All hotel rates are non-negotiable and are based on the agreements made between Dalat Educational Expeditions and its suppliers.
      • Hotel check-in time is generally not before 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is prior to noon. If you are taking a late-night flight, make sure to organize adequate arrangements for accommodation until you are ready to leave for the airport. If a day room is included in the itinerary, check-out time will usually be at 6:00 p.m.
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