Cruise Up the Nile



December 31, 2022–January 13, 2023

How to register

To reserve your place, please complete the registration form, including your nonrefundable deposit. See amount under “registration information.”


Make your deposit online with a credit card using the online registration form.


(check or credit card)
Download and print this registration form and mail with your check or credit card information to:

Jewish Heritage Travel Program
27 North Chestnut Street
New Paltz, NY 12561


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Download and print this registration form and fax to:


(credit card)
Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm


General Information

Travel Insurance Participants are urged to purchase travel insurance for losses necessitated by having to cancel participation due to health issues. For your convenience, insurance forms will be sent upon registration, or consult your own insurance agent. Please contact The Jewish Heritage Travel office at 845.256.0197 for more information.

Air Arrangements U.S. domestic and international airfare is not included in the program rates. Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc., can help with airline arrangements for this trip and can be reached at 877-376-1754. You are also welcome to book your air transportation through your local travel agent, an online travel site, or the airline of your choice.
Group Size This program is limited to 28 participants, including travelers from Cornell’s Adult University.
Program Rates Do Not Include U.S. domestic and international airfare • Passport/visa expenses • Medical expenses, immunizations, or COVID tests if required for travel • Travel and trip cancellation insurance • Private transfers or airport transfers outside of group arrival and departure days • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour • Airline baggage charges • Meals not specified in the itinerary; dishes and beverages not part of the included meals; liquor or soft drinks except as noted • Laundry or dry cleaning • Telephone, fax, internet, and email charges • Room service • Other items of a personal nature
A Note About Rates
Tour rates are based upon current fuel prices, currency values, taxes, tariffs, and a minimum number of participants. While we will do everything possible to maintain the listed prices, they are subject to change. If there are significant changes, details and costs will be advised prior to departure.
By forwarding the deposit for passage, the passenger certifies that he/she does not have any physical or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other passengers. SARS-COV-2 (COVID 19) vaccinations are a requirement for participation on this program. Up-to-date COVID-specific protocols and requirements for this destination will be sent to confirmed participants and are available upon request.
Itinerary Changes
The itinerary presented for this tour is subject to modification and change by Jewish Heritage Travel and Criterion Travel. Every reasonable effort will be made to operate the program as planned; however, should unforeseen world events and conditions require the itinerary to be altered, we reserve the right to do so for the safety and best interest of the group. Any extra expenses incurred in this situation will be the responsibility of the participant.


Complete Terms and Conditions including Statement of Responsibility will be made available to you at time of registration, or in advance upon request. A signed “Terms & Conditions, Release from Liability, Assumption of Risk and Binding Arbitration Clause” is required from each applicant prior to participation on the tour.

Reservations & Payments A deposit of $1,000 per person is required to reserve space on this program. Final payment is due September 2, 2022 and must be made by check or bank transfer. For those who register after September 2, 2022, full payment is due upon registration.
Cancellations & Refunds
All reservations are subject to the cancellation provisions set forth below and by which the passenger agrees to be bound. Cancellations shall not be in effect until they are received in writing and confirmed by Jewish Heritage Travel and Criterion Travel. Deposits are refundable until final payment deadline (September 2, 2022). Cancellations after September 2, 2022: All payments are 100% nonrefundable, regardless of booking date. Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended. NOTE: Neither Jewish Heritage Travel nor the tour operator accepts liability for any airline cancellation penalties incurred with the purchase of nonrefundable tickets.

California Seller of Travel Program CST #2088800-40


Disclaimer of Responsibility
By registering for this program, participant specifically waives any and all claims of action against the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Jewish Heritage Travel office and their respective staffs for damages, loss, injury, accident, or death incurred by any person in connection with this tour. The Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Jewish Heritage Travel office and their respective staffs assume no responsibility or liability in connection with the service of any train, vessel, carriage, aircraft, or other conveyance that may be used wholly or in part in the performance of their duty to the passengers. Neither will the Museum of Jewish Heritage or the Jewish Heritage Travel office or their staffs be responsible for any injury, death, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity through neglect or default of any company or person engaged in carrying out the purposes for which tickets, vouchers, or coupons are issued. No responsibility is accepted for losses or expenses due to sickness, viruses, weather, strikes, wars, and other causes. In the event it becomes necessary or advisable for any reason whatsoever to alter the itinerary or arrangements, including hotels or scholars, such alterations may be made without penalty. All rights reserved to require any participant to withdraw from the tour at his/her own expense when such an action is determined by the tour staff to be in the best interest of the participant’s health and safety and that of the group in general. Prices subject to change. Cost in effect at time of registration will be honored.

Program Details

Program Cost: $12,990* (plus $54 Museum of Jewish Heritage fee for nonmembers)

All accommodations, meals, and excursions as specified in the itinerary, including:

  • 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, and 9 dinners
  • Comprehensive program of briefings, presentations, and discussions
  • On-tour flights (Cairo/Luxor and Luxor/Abu Simbel/Cairo)
  • Group transfers for all participants on group arrival and departure dates
  • All gratuities to porters, wait staff, guides, drivers, and ship personnel for all group activities
  • Port charges and entrance fees
  • Welcome and farewell wine receptions
  • House wine and beer at all dinners
  • Bottled water on motorcoaches
  • Comprehensive packet of pre-departure information
  • Professional tour manager and Egyptologist throughout the program.

*Per person, double occupancy on the Nile Deck; single occupancy: $18,990; other accommodation options available, please inquire. To reserve your place, please complete the registration form and submit with a nonrefundable deposit of $1,000 per person. Your booking will be confirmed and followed through by our partner Criterion Travel, who bring their over 30 years of experience and expertise to this trip. Final payment is due September 2, 2022 and must be made by check or bank transfer. For those who register after September 2, 2022, full payment is due upon registration.

Please note: If Covid restrictions cause us to postpone this trip, your deposit will be credited toward your choice of any 2022 or 2023 Jewish Heritage Travel program.


We consider this to be a moderately strenuous program that is at times physically demanding and busy. Daily activities can involve one to three miles of walking in hot, dusty conditions, often on uneven terrain where stairs are unavailable or do not have handrails. Participants should be fit and in active good health. All participants will be required to follow safety/sanitization protocols set forth by Jewish Heritage Travel or Criterion Travel, our tour operator; local staff; and host country laws. SARS-COV-2 (COVID 19) vaccinations are required for all participants as well as tour staff and shipboard crew. Up-to-date COVID-related protocols and procedures will be communicated in pre-trip documents.

Help with Travel Arrangements

One of the services we provide, at no additional charge, is to help with your travel arrangements. Our knowledgeable and patient staff can assist you in making your travel plans — including booking reservations that are available from the various airlines.

Additional Registration Information

Trip Cancellation Insurance

Because hotel and ground arrangements, and payments need to be made well in advance, we are limited in our refund policy. For this reason, we strongly urge all our participants to purchase travel insurance for losses necessitated by having to cancel their trip. For your convenience, we are providing a link to Allianz Global Assistance, which many past participants have used. Please use code ACCAM/Agency ID# F026815.

Feel free, however, to use your own insurance agent. When purchasing insurance please consider the plans carefully to familiarize yourself with what is covered and what is not in the event of cancellation. In this context, do take note that most insurance companies generally will waive exclusion for pre-existing conditions only if your application is received by them within 14 days from the date of your program registration. If you do have a pre-existing medical condition, and are interested in taking trip insurance, you should do so immediately either with Allianz or through your own insurance agent.


All rights are reserved by the Program Directors to make faculty substitutions and/or to modify the itinerary (including hotels) as needed.