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Stopover in Egypt for religious jew - safe?

Old Aug 7, 15, 8:06 am
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Stopover in Egypt for religious jew - safe?

I'm trying to book a round-trip flight MAN-TLV and the cheapest I can find for the dates I need is $630, but it is with a overnight stop in Cairo (8pm until 8am) - Egyptair between MAN and CAI, and Air Sinai between CAI and TLV. Would find hotel for overnight stay. (The next flight is $760.)

Is this advised for a religious jew? and maybe some sightseeing?
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Old Aug 8, 15, 5:02 pm
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All that to save $130 (and then you've got CAI hotel and taxi costs)? Or am I missing something here? And you're not going to do much sightseeing between 2000-0800.....

But if you do make the stopover then lots to see and do for a day or two. No more risky for someone frum than anyone else, IMHO, assuming you look "normal" - if you've got the Shemoneh Begodim then that might be different ;-)

Just keep you head down - so perhaps don't go on a day when we're not saying Tachanun? ;-)

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Old Jan 3, 17, 3:39 pm
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bump again, considering this.
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Old Jan 3, 17, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by readicculus View Post
bump again, considering this.
Why are you bumping this? Are you also considering this for a saving of $130 despite having to pay for a hotel?
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Old Jan 4, 17, 1:08 pm
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Why are you bumping this? Are you also considering this for a saving of $130 despite having to pay for a hotel?
yes, except im looking to save more than $130.
can we stick to the topic instead of why people are participating in this thread?
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Old Jan 8, 17, 4:35 am
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So, I did this no problem. I wanted to see Cairo, So I even paid a bit more, and stayed in the Hilton Ramses, 10k points a night, but I hired a driver and guide to take me from airport to hotel, hotel to Pyramids light show, back to hotel, next day to Pyramids inside, then to Egyptian museum, and the synagogue Ben Ezra (coptic Cairo), then to airport. A total of around 30 hours in Cairo, arriving from TLV with Air Sinai, continuing to London with Egyptair, bookable on one ticket, using Expedia and other OTAs.

I used EMO Tours Egypt, highly rated on trip Advisor, and good price, and flexible according to what I wanted, (not according to their convenience, like some other companies I emailed).
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Originally Posted by benberg2013 View Post
So, I did this no problem. I wanted to see Cairo, So I even paid a bit more, and stayed in the Hilton Ramses, 10k points a night, but I hired a driver and guide to take me from airport to hotel, hotel to Pyramids light show, back to hotel, next day to Pyramids inside, then to Egyptian museum, and the synagogue Ben Ezra (coptic Cairo), then to airport. A total of around 30 hours in Cairo, arriving from TLV with Air Sinai, continuing to London with Egyptair, bookable on one ticket, using Expedia and other OTAs.

I used EMO Tours Egypt, highly rated on trip Advisor, and good price, and flexible according to what I wanted, (not according to their convenience, like some other companies I emailed).
Can you share how much you paid for the tour? Any issues walking around with a kippa?
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Can you share how much you paid for the tour? Any issues walking around with a kippa?
I went around with a baseball cap.

The itinearary I chose: (They are flexible and can do what you want)
Day 1:
Arrival to Cairo airport, our representative will meet you in the airport then you will be transferred by a private A/C car to Start your Day Tour Visiting the Old Cairo that known as Christian Coptic Cairo which is Among the most important locations visited by the Holy Family where the spiritual impact of their presence is most felt still; though their stay was brief, for the Governor of what was then Fustat enraged by the tumbling down of idols at Jesus' approach sought to kill the Child. But they took shelter from his wrath in a cave above which, in later years, the Church of Abu Serga (St Sergious) was built. This, and the whole area of the Fort of Babylon, is a destination of pilgrimage not only for the Egyptians but for Christians from around the world. An air of piety and devotion pervades the whole district there. Also There you will be able to visit and Enter the Church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara, the hanging church, and the old Jewish synagogue - Ben Ezra Synagogue. Then Visit Hart El Yahoud in Cairo
Then you will be Transferred to El Kayamaya Street where you can see the Tent Makers
Then from Outside take Photos for Adly Synagogue.
Then You will be transferred to Cairo Tower Where you can see the Panoramic View of Cairo (You pay for the Required entry fees)
Then Transfer to Giza Pyramids to attend the Sound and Light show at Giza Pyramids Show Starts From 7 to 8 Pm after the Show you will be Transferred to Your Hotel

Prices = 105 $

Day 2:
Full Day Tour to Giza Pyramids ,Egyptian Museum and Khan Kalili Bazaar
At 8:00 am Pickup from your hotel in either Cairo or Giza By Emo Tours`guide to Start your full day tour visiting the Great Pyramids - Cheops, Chephren & Mykerinos then Visit the Valley Temple where the Priests Mummified the dead body of King Chephre Also there you will have a close-up look at The Sphinx - The legendary guardian that stands by the huge funeral complex with its lion body and the head of king Chephren.

Lunch is included in between visits at Local Restaurant Based on Full Meal for each Person but Beverages are not included

Then Continue your day tour to the Egyptian Museum of antiquities. It displays the largest and most precious items of the Egyptian art in the world. It exhibits a rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artifacts that date as far back as 5000 years, including an exclusive exhibit dedicated to the TutankhAmon - A collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry that were buried in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was excavated.

Then Visit the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The numerous shops in this district are known for trading fine brass ware, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, antiques and much more .

at the end of the Tour you will be transferred to Cairo airport

Prices: Quoted Per Person in u.s.d Adult $100 Including inside the Great Pyramid

Tour details
Duration: 8 Hours
Type: Private Tour
Availability: Runs Everyday From 8:00 am to 16:00 pm
Pick up & drop off: Customers′ Location in either Cairo or Giza
Tour Includes:

Entry Fees
Expert Tour guide
Lunch at Local restaurant
All Taxes Services
Snacks Bag includes (Bottle of Water,Can of Pepsi,Chips & Cake)
All Transfers by Private A/C Van Vehicle Newest Model
Excludes:
Personal Items
Tipping
Entry Visa to Egypt,
any Optional Tours Such as Visiting any of the Pyramids from Inside & Solar Boat Museum.Mummies Room at the Museum
those Optional Visits will requires additional tickets Costs as the follow
Great Pyramid= 200 EGP
Middle Pyramid = 40 EGP
Small Pyramid = Closed
Queen Pyramid = Free of Charge
Mummies Room at the museum
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Old Jun 30, 17, 6:17 am
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Don't worry about it at all, it's safe.
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