Want new inspiration & excitement? Come, join “Morocco” on a Casbah Dance Experience:
Captivating Cairo & Incomparable Istanbul
June 24 to July 4 or 14, 2009 pricing below (land only: take off $1,200.00)
Cairo June 24-July 4: $3,100.00 Istanbul July 3-13: $3,200.00 Both: June 24-July 14 $5,100.00
HAVE IT ALL III – *JUST* CAIRO, *JUST* ISTANBUL or BOTH!!!!
GO WITH THE PROVEN TOUR ORGANIZER: MOROCCO WAS THE VERY FIRST TO PLAN & ORGANIZE DANCE TOURS FOR DEVOTEES OF MIDEASTERN DANCE.
YOU DESERVE THE BEST & SHE ALWAYS DELIVERS ALL SHE PROMISES & MORE
I: CAPTIVATING CAIRO *ONLY*: JUNE 24-JULY 4, 2009 $3,100.00 – 11 days, 10 nights
June 24/DAY 1: Meet “ROCKY” at JFK airport. Check-in & orientation, then onto our Egyptair jet for our overnight flight. Dinner, movie, nap.
June 25/DAY 2: CAIRO!!! Have $15 in cash for your visa, change some money, meet our Cairo agency rep. get our bags, go through Customs & get on our bus to our 5-star MENA HOUSE hotel, right AT the Pyramids!. Unpack & explore the area.
Dinner on your own, then meet in Morocco’s room at 9 pm to give her your class selection sheets & pay for your classes in US $ cash. Early to bed – we start in earnest tomorrow morning!
June 26/DAY 3: Buffet breakfast & onto our bus for an all day CITY TOUR: the Sphinx, Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Salah El Din & Mohamed Ali Mosque Lunch at world famous Felfela Garden Restaurant (pay for your own).while Morocco registers & pays for the classes you selected at Raqia Hassan’s AHLAN wa SAHLAN FESTIVAL! (Cost of individual classes not included, since it totally depends on your own individual choices!!!)
June 27/DAY 4: Buffet breakfast, then bus to KHAN EL KHALILI & marvelous Mahmoud’s “AL WIKALAH”, a hidden 4-story building filled to the rafters with beaded, sequinned dance goodies: everything from whole costumes to scarves, shoes, canes, parts & pieces. Shop till you drop! It’s up to us to balance the 2009 Egyptian National Budget.
Evening: GALA OPENING SHOW/DINNER included!, starring Cairo’s current favorite ORIENTAL DANCERS!
June 28/DAY 5 – July 4/ DAY 11: Buffet breakfast, then the SEMINAR CLASSES that you paid for or shopping on the premises (several Cairo dancewear merchants vend at the seminar.) Lunches & dinners on your own: there are restaurants in the hotel & a great pool that also has a cafe. Plenty of nearby restaurants too.
July 1/EVE 8: Early eve we are going to a fabulous DERVISH SHOW at the magnificent KHAN THEATER in KHAN EL KHALILI.
EVERY other evening during the Festival: a DANCE SHOW by the seminar participants, (Speak to Rocky about participating & what she advises …). There is a limited food & drink menu available in the dance room …
JULY 3/EVE 10: The last AHLAN wa SAHLAN Festival eve, there’s the optional FINALE GALA DINNER with ORIENTAL DANCERS galore! MORE of Cairo’s favorite dancers!!! Rocky will collect from those interested.
July 4/DAY 11: Breakfast. Early a.m. transfer to Cairo airport for your Egyptair flight back to JFK.
CAPTIVATING CAIRO TOUR INCLUDES:
AIR: JFK/CAIRO/JFK (Land only package does NOT include *any* flights)
ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES / AIR CONDITIONED MOTORCOACHES /
ENTRANCE FEES to INCLUDED HISTORICAL SITES
5-STAR HOTEL in CAIRO with DAILY BUFFET BREAKFASTS
AHLAN WA SAHLAN REGISTRATION FEE (all dance classes extra)_
OPENING GALA DINNER SHOW / DERVISH SHOW/ FESTIVAL DANCE EVES AS LISTED/ VISIT TO COSTUMER/ HOTEL SERVICE CHARGES / STATE & LOCAL TAXES
DOES NOT INCLUDE: VISA FEES/ FESTIVAL DANCE CLASS FEES/ LUNCHES & DINNERS NOT LISTED AS INCLUDED/ PERSONAL EXPENSES/ TIPS to GUIDES, etc.
II: INCOMPARABLE ISTANBUL *ONLY* JULY 3-13, 2009 $3,200.00
DANCE CLASSES & MOST MEALS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!!! 11 days, 10 nights
July 3/Fri: For those only doing the Tantalizing Turkey portion, check-in for your flight at the airport, fly to Istanbul. Be at the airport at least 3 hours before departure time!
July 4/Sat: Arrive in Istanbul. Have $20 in cash ready for your visa. Get your luggage then you’ll be picked up and transported to our hotel. Unpack. Dinner in our Hotel Erboy www.erboyhotel.com/en/.Evening at leisure to change money and see the area.
July 5/Sun: Breakfast in hotel, guided tour of the amazing Aya Sofia and Cisterns. Lunch and afternoon on your own. Dinner in our Hotel. An orientation meeting with a fun and informative talk on Turkey and Turkish customs after dinner.
July 6/Mon: Breakfast in hotel, change money, guided tour of the amazing Grand Bazaar. Founded in 1453, it has over 4000 shops, restaurants, factories, banks and mosques. Lunch. Shop to your hearts content, then dinner in our hotel. Afterwards, we will loosen up with a party in the Turkish bath (“Hammam Sefasi”) with fruit refreshments, nargile (water pipe), live music and open dancing (optional massage too!).
July 7/Tues: Breakfast in hotel. A.M.: 1 1/2 hour dance class. Lunch in hotel. Two dance classes (1 1/2 hours each) in the afternoon. Master dance teachers include Sema Yildiz, Hale Sultan, Reyhan Tuzsuz, Tayyar Akdeniz and Egyptian master MOROCCO!
Eve: Oriental and Folk Dance show with dinner in a typical Turkish Cabaret known as a “Gasino”.
July 8/Wed: Breakfast in hotel. A.M.: 1 1/2 hour dance class. Lunch in hotel. Two dance classes in the afternoon.
Eve: Night out on the town to listen to some local music and practice our new dance moves!
July 9/Thurs: Breakfast in hotel. A.M.: 1 1/2 hour dance class. Lunch in hotel. Two dance classes in the afternoon. Dinner in hotel.
Eve: Boat tour – Istanbul by night! Cruise between two continents serenaded by our own live band! Lots of dancing and breathtaking views.
July 10/Fri: Breakfast in hotel, 1 1/2 hour dance classes in the morning Lunch in hotel. Two dance classes in the afternoon.
Eve: Dinner in KUMKAPI – the bustling seaport – serenaded by live Romany musicians.
July 11/Sat: Breakfast in hotel. A.M.: 1 1/2 hour dance class. Lunch in hotel. Two dance classes in the afternoon.
Dinner on your own, evening free to explore Istanbul – we will have lots of suggestions!
July 12/Sun: Breakfast in hotel, day free to make last minute purchases, or explore, lunch and dinner are on your own. Our hotel is in walking distance of Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofia and the Underground Cistern – all sights not to be missed!
Eve: our Goodbye Party and Teacher Show with live music – students are welcome to perform, lots of open dancing!
July 13/Mon: Breakfast in hotel, transportation from hotel to airport, beginning of optional tours.
All meals are included in your package deal (except *1*lunch a& *2* dinners during your free time).
Note: Day and evening activities are subject to change due to weather and other unforseen circumstances that will require flexibility in the schedule. For example, if it rains, the boat tour may have to take place on another night. We cannot tell you which days each dance instructor will teach because it is possible that a plane may be delayed, or an instructor may feel ill. We can, however, tell you when each class will be offered.
All music classes will be arranged on an individual basis by appointment with our instructors. Daily class schedule and itinerary will be posted in the lobby of the hotel every day. Our friendly staff has plenty of helpful suggestions and advice and we are happy to answer any questions you may have during our time together!
INCOMPARABLE ISTANBUL TOUR INCLUDES:
AIR: JFK/ISTANBUL/JFK (Land only package does NOT include *any* flights)
ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES / AIR CONDITIONED MOTORCOACHES /
ENTRANCE FEES to INCLUDED HISTORICAL SITES
3-STAR HOTEL with DAILY BUFFET BREAKFASTS, MOST LUNCHES & DINNERS
ALL DANCE CLASSES AS LISTED!!!
DANCE & MUSIC EVES AS LISTED/ VISIT TO COSTUMER/
HOTEL SERVICE CHARGES / STATE & LOCAL TAXES
DOES NOT INCLUDE: VISA FEES/ 1 LUNCH & 2 DINNERS NOT LISTED AS INCLUDED/ PERSONAL EXPENSES/ TIPS to GUIDES, etc.
III: HAVE IT ALL III – BOTH CAIRO *&* ISTANBUL – June 24 to July 14, 2009 $5,100.00
Leave JFK June 24 / arrive Cairo June 25
leave Cairo July 4/ arrive Istanbul July 4
leave Istanbul July 13/ arrive Cairo July 13
leave Cairo July 14 / arrive JFK July 14
21 days, 20 nights
HAVE IT ALL III TOUR INCLUDES:
Airfares: JFK/CAIRO/ISTANBUL/CAIRO/JFK (Land only tour does NOT include *any* flights)
Hotels: Cairo/ Giza – Mena House (5 star) & Istanbul (3 star: www.erboyhotel.com/en/), double occupancy.
Single supplement available.
Meals: Cairo: All buffet breakfasts & Opening Gala dinner show included
Istanbul: Meals included except for two lunches and three dinners during your free time!
Tours: those listed in Itinerary included
Dance shows: Cairo: Opening Gala & Dervish show at Khan
Istanbul: 5 eves include live music some with dancers or WE dance, Hamam
Dance classes: Cairo: pick & pay for your individual choices at Ahlan wa Sahlan
Istanbul: 5 days of classes, 4 1/2 hours a day, INCLUDED in price
Put both itineraries back-to-back & you have it!!! except for:
July 4/DAY 11: Buffet breakfast & off to the airport & our flight to ISTANBUL. Get your visa ($20) and go through Passport Control. Meet our agency rep & onto our bus to the 3-star, comfy & friendly ERBOY HOTEL. Check in, unpack & explore.
July 13/DAY 20: Buffet breakfast, morning & early lunch on your own. 12 noon off to the airport & our flight to CAIRO! Meet our Cairo agency rep for Passport Control, n.b.:additional $15 visa fee upon re-entering Cairo for the last night. Get our bags, go through Customs & onto our bus to the 3-star, comfy & friendly VICTORIA HOTEL, in downtown Cairo. Optional Egyptian dinner with Rocky in Alfi Bey, a famous local restaurant near the hotel. Cheap *&* fun!!!
July 14/DAY 21: Breakfast, then early morning transfer to Cairo airport for your Egyptair flight back to JFK
DOES NOT INCLUDE: VISA FEES/ CAIRO FESTIVAL DANCE CLASS FEES/
CAIRO LUNCHES & DINNERS NOT LISTED AS INCLUDED/
ISTANBUL: 2 LUNCHES & 3 DINNERS NOT LISTED AS INCLUDED
PERSONAL EXPENSES/ TIPS to GUIDES, etc.