We visit various locations on this amazing trip all included in the price.
Below is the first draft of the schedule – it could all change!!
Travel dates are set – but the order we do thing on Cairo may change.
Arrivals – stay night of at airport hotel
Fly to Aswan
Visit Nubian Village
Check into Basma Hotel for the night
Nubian show, class and party
Sightseeing to Philae temple with guide
Check onto boat for 3 nights full board – arrive for lunch
Sightseeing plus lecture & class on boat
Arrive Luxor – sightseeing
Dance class / talk with Maazin sister
Tahtib demonstration / class
Valley of the Kings / Queens
Transfers to airport – fly to Cairo
Check into Grand Hotel Downtown for 6 nights
Basic Arabic and orientation
Lunch at local kosherie café
‘In the footsteps of Badia Masabne’ – walking tour looking at the site of Casino Badia and clubs of that era.
Includes talk with Eman Zaki about her mothers experiences working at Casina Badia.
Finish the day with a visit to the atmospheric Sheherazade nightclub – it has barely changed since the days of Badia.
Start 1pm (free morning to sleep)
Visit the Islamic museum. Walk down Mohamed Ali Street where historically, many performers were based. If you want to buys any musical instruments, this is the place. We will also visit an oud factory and see them being made.
Walk through to the Khan El Khalili for an evening of shopping.
Tannoura talk and history
1 day Alexandria with Aida Nour – Coach to Alex – how it was in the past.
9/10am Talk led by Kay about the current Cairo scene – discussion with current dancer.
Evening: Makaan (zaar singers)
Optional late cabaret to see Oxana.
Om Kalthoum experience
Includes a visit to the Om Kalthoum museum with interpretation. Visit the Maneel palace to get the atmosphere of the era.
Finish the day with an Om Kalthoum soiree. Our own Taht made up of master musicians and an amazing singer – immerse yourself in an evening of Om Kalthoum songs. Dress up for the occasion.
Check out transfers to airport