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12 Day Egypt & The Nile

  • Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt on tour
  • Enjoy a 5-star luxury cruise along the Nile
Includes Return International Flights

If you'd like to immerse yourself in a fascinating world of history, archaeology and culture while also exploring the best of Egypt, this trip is for you. With 12 days in this incredible country, you'll get to tick off the icons of ancient Egypt on land before boarding a cruise along the legendary Nile River.

Marvel at the iconic pyramids and Sphinx of Giza; feel like an explorer in the Valley of the Kings, an archaeological wonder where many of the ruling pharaohs of Egypt were buried; experience vibrant Khan el-Khalili bazaar on a guided walk of Cairo, along with many other historical sites within the city; see the Citadel of Salah El Din, the ancient Luxor Temple; the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh; Medinet Habu; the Colossi of Memnon and the Temple of Philae. Visit Aswan, Alexandria and the temples of Kom Ombo, and sail down the Nile on a felucca sailing boat. Your bucket-list trip includes return international flights, two one-way internal flights in Egypt, five nights in 4-star accommodation, four nights aboard a 5-star Nile Cruise, 20 meals and more.

12 days not quite long enough? Opt for the 16 day tour with Red Sea extension and enjoy the laid-back beach resort town of Hurghada!

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Cairo, Egypt. Fly with either Emirates, Etihad Airways or Lufthansa to name a few (subject to availability).

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 2 to arrive day 2. Affected customers must be at the airport on day 2 of the itinerary. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival to Cairo, you will be met by a representative at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Amarante Pyramids or similar, Cairo

Meals included: None

Today, join your Egyptologist guide (who will be with you throughout the tour) for a visit to the enigmatic Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza. At 500 feet high and 750 feet wide at its base, the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) is a breathtaking man-made structure, built from enormous stone blocks with a white limestone covering. Along with the smaller pyramids, the sight of these huge structures is unforgettable. Lunch is included and will be enjoyed on route as the tour continues. Afterwards, visit a Papyrus Institute on your way to Sakkara . Sakkara is one of several other notable necropolis sites near Cairo that offer impressive sights and hold great archaeological significance. The huge site hosts burials dating from before the beginning of the Old Kingdom up through the Greek Period of Egyptian history.

Overnight: Hotel Amarante Pyramids or similar, Cairo

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast, drive to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities for a detailed guided tour. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is home to the famous Tutankhamun exhibit and a huge number of other ancient Egyptian artefacts. After lunch, the tour continues to Citadel of Salah El Din, the medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo and the Mohamed Ali Mosque before continuing the exploration of the streets of Cairo. Wander through the huge Bab al-Futuh gateway and the Khan- el-Khalili Bazaar, the major souk in Cairo. You may choose to take advantage of some spare time for a break to try some tea and a shisha pipe, and perhaps enjoy an early dinner of Egypt’s unofficial national dish, Kushari (not included) before returning back to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Amarante Pyramids or similar, Cairo

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

This morning transfer to Cairo airport for the early flight to Luxor. Upon arrival to Luxor, you will be met by the tour leader and transferred to the ship to begin the Nile Cruise. Lunch will be enjoyed on board. The cruise begins as you visit the East Bank of the Nile starting with the especially graceful Temple of Luxor, a large Ancient Egyptian temple, before proceeding onwards to the North of Luxor to the Karnak Temple.

Overnight: M/S Radamis I or M/S Radamis II

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning, the ship will cross to the West Bank of the Nile for the tour to begin with your guide exploring the Valley of the Kings, known as the "Gateway to the Afterlife"; which provides a window to the past. The ancient Egyptians built massive public monuments to their pharaohs of which the most famed collection of these tombs is the Valley of the Kings. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces you will also see the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. On the way back to the river Nile, the road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III.

This afternoon, sail to Esna where you will cross the Esna Lock as the boat continues onto to Edfu where it will remain docked overnight.

Overnight: M/S Radamis I or M/S Radamis II

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, join the tour guide for a visit to the extraordinary Temple of Horus at Edfu; travelling there and back by horse and carriage. The Temple of Horus was the 'home' and cultural centre of the falcon god Horus of Behdet (the ancient name for Edfu). Once back onboard, continue sailing to Kom Ombo where you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god, while overlooking the Nile.

Overnight: M/S Radamis I or M/S Radamis II

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today the guide will take you on a tour to the Aswan High Dam before proceeding to the Granite Quarries, which reveals the techniques used by the ancient Egyptians to quarry and cut the stone that forms the Great Pyramid of Giza and the huge Unfinished Obelisk. Afterwards, take a short motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on Philae Island. Philae Island was a rocky island in the middle of the River Nile and the Temple was an ancient pilgrimage centre for the cult of Isis and has dazzled travellers with its power for centuries. This sacred site was venerated from the Pharaonic era up to the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods. In the afternoon (if weather permitting) take a ride on a Felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat, around Elephantine Island.

Overnight: M/S Radamis I or M/S Radamis II

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After the final breakfast on board the boat this morning there is the possibility for an optional tour to Abi Simbel Temples (not included), the two famous massive rock temples situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser. Transfer on to Aswan Airport for the flight back to Cairo and then to the accommodation in Alexandria for the night. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in this Mediterranean port city .

Overnight: Tolip Hotel Alexandria or similar, Alexandria

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, your guide will start the tour off with a visit to the Catacomb and Pombay’s Pillar, a Roman triumphal column in Alexandria, the largest of its type constructed outside the imperial capitals of Rome and Constantinople. See Qayet Bay Fort from the outside, a 15th-century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast established in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayfand. Afterwards, continue to on to visit the El Montazah Royal gardens before travelling back to Cairo in the afternoon.

Overnight: Hotel Amarante Pyramids or similar, Cairo

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, spend the last morning free at leisure in the Egyptian capital city before being transferred to the airport for the return flight back to Australia.

Please note: If your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: Some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Cairo, Egypt. Fly with either Emirates, Etihad Airways or Lufthansa to name a few (subject to availability).

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 2 to arrive day 2. Affected customers must be at the airport on day 2 of the itinerary. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival to Cairo, you will be met by a representative at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Amarante Pyramids or similar, Cairo

Meals included: None

Today, join your Egyptologist guide (who will be with you throughout the tour) for a visit to the enigmatic Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza. At 500 feet high and 750 feet wide at its base, the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) is a breathtaking man-made structure, built from enormous stone blocks with a white limestone covering. Along with the smaller pyramids, the sight of these huge structures is unforgettable. Lunch is included and will be enjoyed on route as the tour continues. Afterwards, visit a Papyrus Institute on your way to Sakkara . Sakkara is one of several other notable necropolis sites near Cairo that offer impressive sights and hold great archaeological significance. The huge site hosts burials dating from before the beginning of the Old Kingdom up through the Greek Period of Egyptian history.

Overnight: Hotel Amarante Pyramids or similar, Cairo

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast, drive to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities for a detailed guided tour. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is home to the famous Tutankhamun exhibit and a huge number of other ancient Egyptian artefacts. After lunch, the tour continues to Citadel of Salah El Din, the medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo and the Mohamed Ali Mosque before continuing the exploration of the streets of Cairo. Wander through the huge Bab al-Futuh gateway and the Khan- el-Khalili Bazaar, the major souk in Cairo. You may choose to take advantage of some spare time for a break to try some tea and a shisha pipe, and perhaps enjoy an early dinner of Egypt’s unofficial national dish, Kushari (not included) before returning back to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Amarante Pyramids or similar, Cairo

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

This morning, transfer to Cairo airport for the early flight to Luxor. Upon arrival to Luxor, you will be met by the tour leader and transferred to the ship to begin the Nile Cruise. Lunch will be enjoyed on board. The cruise begins as you visit the East Bank of the Nile starting with the especially graceful Temple of Luxor, a large Ancient Egyptian temple before proceeding onwards to the North of Luxor to the Karnak Temple.

Overnight: M/S Radamis I or M/S Radamis II

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning the ship will cross to the West Bank of the Nile for the tour to begin with your guide exploring the Valley of the Kings, known as the "Gateway to the Afterlife", which provides a window to the past. The ancient Egyptians built massive public monuments to their pharaohs, of which the most famed collection of these tombs is the Valley of the Kings. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces you will also see the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. On the way back to the river Nile the road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III.

This afternoon, sail to Esna where you will cross the Esna Lock as the boat continues onto to Edfu where it will remain docked overnight.

Overnight: M/S Radamis I or M/S Radamis II

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, join the tour guide for a visit to the extraordinary Temple of Horus at Edfu, travelling there and back by horse and carriage. The Temple of Horus was the 'home' and cultural centre of the falcon god Horus of Behdet (the ancient name for Edfu). Once back onboard, continue sailing to Kom Ombo where you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god, while overlooking the Nile.

Overnight: M/S Radamis I or M/S Radamis II

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today, the guide will take you on a tour to the Aswan High Dam before proceeding to the Granite Quarries, which reveals the techniques used by the ancient Egyptians to quarry and cut the stone that forms the Great Pyramid of Giza and the huge Unfinished Obelisk. Afterwards, take a short motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on Philae Island. Philae Island was a rocky island in the middle of the River Nile and the Temple was an ancient pilgrimage centre for the cult of Isis and has dazzled travellers with its power for centuries. This sacred site was venerated from the Pharaonic era up to the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods. In the afternoon (weather permitting) take a ride on a Felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat, around Elephantine Island.

Overnight: M/S Radamis I or M/S Radamis II

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After the final breakfast on board the boat this morning there is the possibility for an optional tour to Abi Simbel Temples (not included), the two famous massive rock temples situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser. Transfer on to Aswan Airport for the flight back to Cairo and then to the accommodation in Alexandria for the night. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in this Mediterranean port city .

Overnight: Tolip Hotel Alexandria or similar, Alexandria

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, your guide will start the tour off with a visit to the Catacomb and Pombay’s Pillar, a Roman triumphal column in Alexandria, the largest of its type constructed outside the imperial capitals of Rome and Constantinople. See Qayet Bay Fort from the outside, a 15th-century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast established in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayfand. Afterwards, continue to on to visit the El Montazah Royal gardens before travelling back to Cairo in the afternoon.

Overnight: Hotel Amarante Pyramids or similar, Cairo

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning, be transferred to the Cairo Airport for the flight to Hurghada. Upon arrival to Hurghada, be transferred to the 5-star resort where you will spend the next 4 nights at leisure.

Hurghada is a beach resort town stretching some 40km along Egypt’s Red Sea coast. There are several restaurants, bars and nightclubs, while the old town, El Dahar, is home to traditional Egyptian coffee shops and souks. Famous for its superb diving opportunities, Hurghada is especially appealing to those with little experience of scuba diving and/or snorkelling, who come to marvel at the underwater reefs and amazing marine life.

Overnight: Steigenburger Aqua Magic or Sheraton Soma Bay

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Enjoy today at leisure in Hurghada or perhaps choose one of the optional activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving or a dolphin show (not included).

Overnight: Steigenburger Aqua Magic or Sheraton Soma Bay

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Enjoy today at leisure in Hurghada or perhaps choose one of the optional activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving or a dolphin show (not included).

Overnight: Steigenburger Aqua Magic or Sheraton Soma Bay

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Enjoy today at leisure in Hurghada or perhaps choose one of the optional activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving or a dolphin show (not included).

Overnight: Steigenburger Aqua Magic or Sheraton Soma Bay

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight back to Cairo for the return flight back to Australia.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: Some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt on tour
  • Enjoy a spectacular 5 star Nile Cruise
  • Marvel at the iconic Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza
  • Visit the Valley of the Kings; one of the most important archaeological sites in the world
  • Explore the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities on a guided tour, home to the fantastic Tutankhamun exhibit
  • Visit Khan-el-Khalili Bazaar on a guided walk of Cairo
  • Discover the best of the historic centre of Cairo
  • See the Citadel of Salah El Din, the medieval Islamic fortification and the Mohamed Ali Mosque
  • Admire the avenue lined with sphinxes at Karnak Temple
  • Discover the ancient Luxor Temple
  • See the Temple of Queen Hatshepsu
  • Marvel at Medinet Habu and the Colossi of Memnon
  • Visit the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis
  • See Aswan Dam and wander through the busy markets of Aswan
  • See the Granite Quarries and the Unfinished Obelisk
  • Sail down the Nile on a felucca sailing boat
  • Watch local rural Egyptian life pass you by on the banks of the Nile
  • Visit the temples of Kom Ombo
  • Take a horse carriage to the Temple of Edfu
  • Discover Alexandria, the Egyptian port city
  • Visit the Catacomb and Pombay’s Pillar
  • See Qayet Bay fortress on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea
  • Enjoy a walk through the El Montazah Royal garden in Alexandria
  • Visit Sakkara notable Egyptian necropolis sites
  • Return international flights (economy flights) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/ADL/PER
  • 2 x one-way internal flights in Egypt (Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo)
  • 4 nights onboard a 5 star Nile Cruise
  • Sail aboard M/S Radamis I or M/S Radamis II
  • Stay in a Deluxe Outside Cabin
  • 5 nights in 4 star hotel accommodation on tour
  • Enjoy 20 meals including including all meals while cruising
  • English speaking Egyptologist Tour Leader and Tour Guide
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • Return airport/port transfers
All of the 12 Day Package, plus the following:
  • Relax with 4 night at leisure in Hurghada
  • Return domestic flights (economy class) from Cairo to Hurghada, Egypt
  • 4 nights 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 9 additional meals

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
  
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 21st November 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
12 Day Package: $460 per person
16 Day Package: $810 per person
 
Departure Dates (2019)
June: **20
August: *22
September: 12
October: 17
November: 7, 21
 
Surcharges
Please note: Dates/months with a * and ** incur a high season surcharge:
 
*Flight High Season Surcharge: $300 per person
**Flight Peak Season Surcharge: $500 per person
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Brisbane: $450 per person


Full Service Airline(s) Used
Emirates, Etihad Airways, Oman Air, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines, Egypt Air, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, and codeshare partners (subject to availability).
 
Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 
 
Arrive early in Cairo
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Please note: Arrive early is not permitted during and including the following dates: 4th April – 20th April 2019, 20th June – 17th July 2019 and 20th September – 13th October 2019
 
Stay behind in Cairo
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Please note: Stay behind is not permitted during and including the following dates: 20th June – 17th July 2019 and 20th September – 13th October 2019
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Not available.


Nile Cruiser Radamis I and Radomes II sail between Luxor and Aswan, a distance of 220 kilometers. With an overnight stay in Esna/Edfu and Aswan. Playing the calm waters between Luxor and Aswan on the world’s longest river, the vessel sails through the pages of history. Visit the wonders of Luxor and Aswan; the largest open-air museum on earth, on the Nile side, the temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo and the temple of Philae accompanied by expert guides that bring the ancient rulers to life.
 
Rooms & Suites
The cruise ship offers a total of 65 well-appointed deluxe cabins of approximately 20 square metres. All the cabins offer air-conditioning with individual temperature controls and benefit from a panoramic wall-to-wall window. The spacious bathroom is fully equipped with a bathtub, hairdryer and shaving sockets for 220V power supply. Also featured is a colour television, an in-house video channel and music channel and Wi-Fi for all cabins. Non-smoking cabins are available on request.
 
Restaurants & Bars
Orangerie Restaurant offers International cuisine and local delights. The Sun Deck Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a drink and a snack and is also the venue for delicious barbecues. The Lounge, with its warm colours and the flair of the big ocean cruisers, is the ideal location for small gatherings, reading or a game of backgammon. Aida Disco/Lounge, where the resident DJ makes this one of the best-known venues on the Nile to dance the night away.
 
Sports & Leisure
There is a refreshing plunge pool and the informal bar serves refreshments throughout the day. There are sauna and massage facilities available to be utterly pampered during your stay on board. Even on the cruise, there is no need to neglect your fitness regime with the range of exercise equipment at the health club.



Accommodation Used


12 Day Package

4 Star (self-rated)

Cairo: Amarante Pyramids or similar

Alexandria: Tolip Hotel Alexandria or similar

 

16 Day Package With Red Sea Extension:

4.5 Star (self-rated)

Hurghada: Steigenburger Aqua Magic or Sheraton Soma Bay 

 

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
- Cairo (Pre/Post Tour): $100 per room including breakfast.
Please note: Extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 40 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 3 Sound & Light Show at the pyramids - $35 USD (approx. $50 AUD) per person
Day 9 Abu Simbel Temples $95 USD (approx. $136 AUD) per person
 
Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).
 
16 Day Red Sea Extension only: The below activities are available for purchase direct with the hotel

- Water sports
- Beach snorkelling
- Snorkelling full day trip by boat
- Banana boat or Parachute (attached to a boat)
- Beach diving
- Diving full day trip by boat
 
Land Activities:
- Sunrise or Sunset Quad Runner Safari in the desert with Bedouin dinner
- Dolphin Show
- Submarine Excursion
 
Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the hotel in the currency specified 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.


- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping are at the customers discretion.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.


TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES 
June/July/August
The hot summer weather intensifies further in June and July, with an average daytime maximum temperature of 37°C, and an average minimum temperature of 22°C. Temperatures rarely fluctuate by more than a few degrees either side of the long-term average. You can expect no rain during this month and there is 13 hours of sunlight each day on average.
 
September/October
Temperatures begin to cool off a little during September though the daily weather is still hot. The daytime temperature reaches an average maximum of 35°C, and the temperature falls to an average minimum between 26 and 27°C overnight. October is slightly cooler than preceding months but remains hot. The average temperature still reaches a high of 30°C during the day and dip nolower than 18°C at night.
 
November
From November onwards, Egypt offers hot and sunny days which stay very dry. The average daily temperature during this month in Cairo is 20°C. This can reach highs of 25°C or drop to lows of 14°C .
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals :
Some meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: A standard level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping: 
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Gratuities and tips during the tour and cruise are at the customer's discretion. 
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping :
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
 
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


A tourist visa is a strict requirement when travelling to Egypt on an Australian passport. The tourist visas’ are available for purchase upon arrival. 
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

• 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

• 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

• Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

• Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

• Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
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