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The Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Egypt
The Monastery in Petra; Aqaba shore excursion, Jordan
River Nile, Egypt
The Great Sphinx, Cairo, Egypt
MSC Splendida Ship
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Grand Egypt & Jordan

Discover the wonders of 3 incredible countries
Visit the historic cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Aqaba & more
Dates: 26 Jan - 16 Mar 2023
Earn & Use Qantas Points Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international flights ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/*PER/*AKL
3 night Nile Cruise & 7 night Red Sea Cruise
7 nights 4-star hotel accommodation
41 meals including all meals while touring & cruising
Overview

Overview

Buckle up for the adventure of a lifetime! Discover Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia on this spectacular 20 day tour and cruise package, spanning diverse cultures, ancient wonders and some of the most beautiful seascapes in the world.

See history come alive before your eyes in Egypt, witnessing the awe inspiring spectacles of the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo. Carry on to Alexandria where you will tour the Catacombs, before flying to Aswan to begin your epic 3 night cruise along the Nile River. Stop into historic temples in Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor and tour the Valley of the Kings, where many pharaohs have been entombed.

Transfer to Hurghada and enjoy the next 3 nights in an all-inclusive resort on the breathtaking Red Sea coast. Swim or snorkel in Hurghada's striking turquoise waters and coral reefs, before setting sail on your 7 night Red Sea Cruise aboard the luxurious MSC Splendida ship. Cruise in style to Jordan's Aqaba, the gateway to the stunning Petra. Explore this ancient city at your leisure before docking in Jeddah, the art capital of Saudi Arabia. Explore this bustling seaside metropole, then sail to Yanbu Al Bahr where you’ll relax in Saudi Arabi's most beautiful beaches. Return to Egypt for the final leg of your journey, where you'll unwind in beachside Sokhna and finally Cairo, for your return flight home.

With return international flights, two 4 star cruises through the Nile and the Red Sea, 7 nights hotel accommodation and select meals included, you're guaranteed to make unforgettable memories.

Tour Inclusions

Highlights
  • Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt on tour
  • Visit Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Luxor and more
  • Marvel at the mighty Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza
  • Discover Sakkara and the first real pyramid to be constructed in ancient Egypt
  • Visit the Valley of the Kings, one of Egypt’s most important archaeological sites
  • Explore the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo, home to the Tutankhamun exhibit
  • Visit the Catacomb in Alexandria, the largest Roman Funerary complex in Egypt
  • Admire the ancient Pompey Pillar and the Library of Alexandria
  • Explore the beauty of the Nile on a river cruise
  • See the Temple of Luxor on the East Bank of the Nile
  • Admire the beauty of Karnak Temple and its avenue of sphinxes
  • See Deir El-Bahari, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Marvel at the seated statues of the Colossi of Memnon
  • Visit the extraordinary Temple of Horus
  • Travel by horse and carriage to the Temple of Edfu
  • Visit the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis
  • See the famous Aswan High Dam
  • Witness local rural Egyptian life as you cruise the Nile
  • Visit the temples of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek
  • Witness the Great Temple of Abydos
  • Visit Safaga on the Red Sea coast
  • Relax in an all inclusive resort in Hurghada on the Red Sea
  • Dock in Aqaba, gateway to the stunning Petra
  • See Jeddah, a UNESCO Heritage sites and art capital of Saudi Arabia
  • Enjoy Yanbu, one of the premiere beach destinations in Saudi Arabia
  • Explore the popular beaches of Sokhna Port
Flights
  • Return international flights (economy flights) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/*PER/*AKL
  • One way internal flight in Egypt: Cairo to Aswan
Cruise
    Nile River Cruise:
  • 3 night 4-star Nile Cruise aboard the MS Tuya or similar
  • Admire the changing view in a Deluxe Outside Cabin

  • Red Sea Cruise:
  • 7 night Jordan and Saudi Arabia MSC Cruise
  • Sail aboard the 4-star ‘MSC Splendida’ ship
Accommodation
  • 7 nights 4-star hotel accommodation in Egypt
Dining
  • 41 meals included whilst touring and cruising
Tour Essentials
  • Parking and check point fees
  • English-speaking Egyptologist Tour Leader and Guide
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
Transport
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
Transfers
  • Port transfers and one-way airport transfer
Day 1 Australia/New Zealand - Cairo, Egypt

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, *Perth or *Auckland for Cairo, Egypt. Fly with airlines such as Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Finnair, Malaysia Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and airline partners to name a few (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight
Day 2 Welcome to Cairo

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

Overnight: Helnan Dreamland Hotel or similar, Cairo
Meals included: None
Day 3 Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum

After breakfast, join your Egyptologist guide 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), the only survivor of the Seven Great Wonders of the ancient world, is a breathtaking structure built from enormous stone blocks with a white limestone covering. Along with the smaller pyramids, the sight of these huge structures is unforgettable.

Next, visit the pyramid of Chephren. The best preserved of the three main Giza Pyramids, the top part still retains the original facing of smoothly-finished stone, giving an idea of how the pyramids would originally have appeared. Beside the pyramid of Chephren, you will see the Great Sphinx, carved out of a natural rocky outcrop. The lion's body stretches 45 metres. Afterwards continue to the Pyramid of Mycerinus, the smallest of the three pyramids, and partly dressed with pink granite slabs.

Following the tour of the pyramids, enjoy a guided tour of the famous Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It's the richest museum of Egyptian antiquities in the whole world, and contains pharaonic treasures from over 5000 years ago. The building is rectangular with a large rotunda on the ground floor containing massive exhibits including colossal statues of Ramses II and the gold and alabaster trappings from the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Overnight: Helnan Dreamland Hotel or similar, Cairo
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4 Cairo - Alexandria - Catacombs - Alexandria approx. 350Km

Today your tour guide will meet you at the hotel to escort you for a beautiful tour to Alexandria. Discover the Catacombs of Kom El-Shaqafa: the largest Roman Funerary complex in Egypt. This underground wonder world of ornate carvings and paintings, with a mixture of Roman and Egyptian designs, dated from the second century AD, is a warren of tombs on three levels.

See the Pompey Pillar, one of the remains of Roman antiquities that still exist today in the city of Alexandria in Egypt, and is one of the oldest and highest memorial columns in the world.

Stop at the Library of Alexandria, it is considered one of the most important modern archaeological sites in Egypt. It contains several important museums that convey the entire history and heritage of Alexandria.

Visit Qaitbay Citadel, an ancient fortress which was built by Sultan Qaitbay to protect Alexandria from the attacks of the Ottoman fleet. The Ottomans, however, succeeded in controlling Egypt, and the castle remained a great impact visited by tourists to discover the rooms of the fort and admire the most beautiful pictures in this huge fort.

In the late afternoon return to your hotel back to Cairo.

Overnight: Helnan Dreamland Hotel or similar, Cairo
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5 Cairo - Aswan - Begin 3 Night Nile Cruise

This morning check out and be transferred to Cairo Airport for your domestic flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour of the "Aswan High Dam”, an embankment dam built across the Nile in Aswan, between 1960 and 1970.

Later, visit the beautiful Temple of Philae, dedicated to the worship of the Goddess of Love, the Goddess Isis. Take a short motorboat ride to visit the majestic Philae Temple on Philae Island. Philae Island is a rocky island in the middle of the River Nile and the Temple was an ancient pilgrimage centre for the cult of Isis. This sacred site was revered from the Pharaonic era up to the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods.

Afterwards, transfer to the ship to begin the three night cruise along the beautiful Nile River. This evening enjoy a walk in Aswan market and Aswan Cornis, then get back on board to enjoy a traditional dinner.

Overnight: MS Tuya ship or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 6 Abu Simbel - Kom Ombo

After breakfast, relax on board or join an optional tour to Abu Simbel (bookable on board), the two famous massive rock temples on the western bank of Lake Nasser. Here, travellers may recognise the four colossus statues of Ramses guarding the Great Temple. This outstanding archaeological area contains monuments such as the Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel and the Sanctuary of Isis at Philae, which were saved from the rising waters of the Nile thanks to an international campaign launched by UNESCO.

Once back onboard, enjoy lunch while your ship sails to Kom Ombo. Visit the Temples of the Gods Sobek and Haroeris dedicated to both the crocodile god Sobek, and the falcon-headed god Horus. Back to the cruise, sail to Edfu and, at night, enjoy the Galabiya Party (traditional Egyptian costume) on board.

Overnight: MS Tuya ship or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 7 Edfu - Luxor

After breakfast, join the tour guide for a visit to the extraordinary Temple of Horus at Edfu, travelling by horse carriage. The Temple of Horus was the 'home' and cultural centre of the falcon god Horus of Behdet (the ancient name for Edfu).

Return on board, sail past Esna city, and sail to Luxor. After lunch, served on board, transfer to the east bank of Luxor to visit the amazing Luxor Temple and the biggest temple in the world Karnak Temple, dedicated to the worship of Almighty God of the New Empire "god Amun."

Enjoy a belly dancer show on board.

Overnight: MS Tuya ship or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 8 Luxor - Hurghada (approx. 300 km)

After breakfast, disembark and be transferred to the West Bank of Luxor for touring the Valley of the Kings, known as the ‘Gateway to the Afterlife’. The ancient Egyptians built impressive tombs for their pharaohs, of which the most famous can be found in the Valley of the Kings. Outside, the guide will give explanations of the tombs, unfortunately entrance is not allowed. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, you will also see the Temple of Hatshepsut - often referred to as the Pharaoh Queen. 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.

In the afternoon, transfer to Hurghada and enjoy the next 3 nights in an all-inclusive resort on the Red Sea coast.

Overnight: Hotel Golden Beach Resort, Hurghada or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 9 Hurghada, Red Sea - Free day

Today, enjoy a free day at leisure to soak in the sun or engage in some holiday resorts activities like windsurfing, kitesurfing, yachting, scuba diving and snorkelling.

Stunning coral reefs and turquoise waters, perfect for windsurfing, made Hurghada a busy resort town. Within easy reach of the stunning Giftun Islands and the Eastern Arabian Desert, Hurghada has seen enormous amounts of development in the past decade. Enjoy some of the world's best diving and snorkelling sites just offshore.

Overnight: Hotel Golden Beach Resort, Hurghada or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 10 Hurghada, Red Sea - Free day

Enjoy today at leisure

Overnight: Hotel Golden Beach, Hurghada or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 11 Hurghada - Safaga - (approx. 70Km) - Begin 7 nights Jordan and Red Sea MSC Cruise

This morning, spend time at leisure in Hurghada and in the afternoon be transferred to Safaga port terminal to board the MSC Splendida ship on a 7 night cruise.

The ship will be docked overnight. You can take this time to explore the many wonders of Safaga on the Red Sea coast, or book a shore excursion with MSC (optional extra bookable onboard).

Overnight: MSC Cruises - Splendida ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 12 Aqaba (Petra), Jordan 9am - 10pm

Start planning your cruise and book your excursions to Aqaba or to the stunning Petra.

If you’re interested in ancient history, Aqaba is a fantastic stop on your MSC cruise in the Middle East. Jordan’s only seaport has been an important trading port since 1500 BC and, under Byzantine rule, it’s thought the world's first church was built here.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - Splendida ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 13 At Sea

Overnight: MSC Cruises - Splendida ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 14 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 8am - 8pm

Beautiful views, UNESCO Heritage sites and art capital of Saudi Arabia - welcome to Jeddah!

Homeporting in this bustling metropole, you will have your pick of sites to visit, from the famed floating Al Rahma Mosque, which is built directly over the water, to the New Jeddah Corniche, offering a waterfront boardwalk and beautiful sea views, where you may even catch a stunning sunset.

For architecture buffs, King Fahad’s Fountain is the tallest of its kind and the under-construction Jeddah Tower (previously known as the Kingdom Tower) is set to become the world’s first 1-kilometre-high building.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - Splendida ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 15 Yanbu Al Bahr, Saudi Arabia 9am - 10pm

In Yanbu Al Bahr you’ll find the open desert touching the blue waters. Old Yanbu dates back 2500 years, and offers one of the oldest souks, where traders used to come from places as far as Africa to sell their goods.

Divided into three administrations, Yanbu is one of the premiere beach destinations in Saudi Arabia. The east, Yanbu Al Nakhl, was founded more than two thousand years ago and is dotted with villages.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - Splendida ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 16 At Sea

Overnight: MSC Cruises - Splendida ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 17 Sokhna Port, Egypt 6am - 7pm

Around 55km south of Suez is the town of Sokhna, whose beaches are popular with Egyptians, but attract few foreigners. The town’s name derives from the hot springs (35°C) originating in the Jebel Ataqa.

During your cruise you’ll be able to see light patches offshore that indicate coral reefs. MSC Grand Voyages also offers a range of excursions to mystic places for you to enjoy (not included, additional charges apply). Secreted amid the arid Red Sea Hills, Egypt’s two oldest monasteries – dedicated to St Paul and St Anthony – trace their origins back to the infancy of Christian monasticism, observing rituals that have scarcely changed over sixteen centuries.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - Splendida ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 18 Safaga, Egypt - Arrive at 8am - Cairo, Egypt (approx. 500km)

This morning after disembarking, be met and transferred to Cairo.

Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel or similar, Cairo
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 19 Cairo, Egypt - Australia/New Zealand

Enjoy a last breakfast before checking out and making your own way to the airport for the return flight back home.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight
Day 20 Arrive in Australia/New Zealand

Please note: some flights may arrive +1 day later.

Important Info

Booking information

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 countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead up to and immediately prior to travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return. 
  
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
• TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with.
 
It is strongly advised that you purchase travel insurance with Covid-19 protection after purchase. If you are unable to travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19, the standard cancellation policy will apply.
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
 
Offer essentials

This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 16th March 2023.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
Inside cabin: $1020
Ocean View cabin: $1300
Balcony cabin: $1500 
 
Departure Dates
2023
*January: 26
February: 16, 23
March: 2, 16
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Surcharges
Please note: 
• dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $200 per person. 
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, *Perth and *Auckland
  
Departure City Surcharges
Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth: $400 per person
Auckland: $650 per person
Flights

Full-Service Airline(s) Used
Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Finnair, Malaysia Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and airline 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, Egypt
$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 are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
• Between 15th December 2022 and 30th January 2023
• Between 31st March and 30th April 2023
• Between 16th June and 22nd July 2023
• Between 15th September and 14th October 2023
• Between 7th December 2023 and 31st January 2024
 
Stay behind in Cairo, Egypt
$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 are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
• Between 15th December 2022 and 30th January 2023
• Between 31st March and 30th April 2023
• Between 16th June and 22nd July 2023
• Between 15th September and 14th October 2023
• Between 7th December 2023 and 31st January 2024
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
 
Locations:
^Doha
*Dubai
*Abu Dhabi
*Singapore
 
Includes:
• 2 nights in 4-star accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Return airport transfers
 
Please note: 
• When a pre and post-tour stopover is chosen, the same stopover location must be chosen each way, due to the airline used.
• Stopover packages are subject to availability.
• Abu Dhabi stopovers are not available for Perth.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
 
^Doha:
Between 15th December 2022 and 30th January 2023
Between 31st March and 30th April 2023
Between 16th June and 22nd July 2023
Between 15th September and 14th October 2023
Between 7th December 2023 and 31st January 2024 
 
*Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Singapore:
Between 15th December 2022 and 30th January 2023
Between 31st March and 30th April 2023
Between 16th June and 22nd July 2023
Between 15th September and 14th October 2023
Between 7th December 2023 and 31st January 2024
Grand Prix 2023 weekend Friday-Monday inclusive (dates yet to be released)
 
Flight Class Upgrades
• Premium Economy: not available
• Business Class (International sector only): $8999 per person
Please note: 
• All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfil your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
 
Domestic Flight info:
Baggage allowance: 1 x 23kg bag + 1 x 7kg carry-on bag
 
Cruises

Cabins
All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.
 
Accommodation

Accommodation Used
4-star (self-rated)
Cairo: Helnan Dreamland Hotel, Radisson Blu or similar
Hurghada: Golden Beach Resort or similar
 
4-star (self-rated)
Nile Cruise: MS Tuya or similar
Red Sea Cruise: MSC Splendida or similar
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
Not available at check-out. 
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights of accommodation pre or post tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for Children 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 are allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please inquire upon booking if you require this option.
 
General tour information

Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 44 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Please note:
• Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
• Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).
 
Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements (a visa is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
• Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard the cruise)
• Gratuities/tipping:
Recommended land tipping is $10 USD (approx. $15 AUD) per person per day
Recommended cruise tipping is €10 EUR (approx. $15 AUD) per person per day, payable onboard at the end of the cruise
• Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of the cruise)
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance (Mandatory)
• Day 19, transfer from Cairo hotel to airport
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.
 
Other important information

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 the 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 at 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 of 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
January/February/March: 
January It's pretty mild at this time of year, but it's a good idea to bring along a jumper or light jacket for the evenings. The average daily maximum is 22 C and the average daily minimum is 12 C.
- February is usually the second-coldest month of the year with only slightly higher temperatures than January, but it is generally warm by day, with an average daytime maximum temperature of 22°C, while on average the temperature falls to 14°C at night.
 - March, as Spring gets underway the temperatures rise, but the day-to-day weather is rarely excessively hot. The daytime temperature typically reaches a high of 25°C around mid-March, though the average is a degree or two higher than that towards the end of the month.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is essential 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 the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Embarkation / 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.
Please note: strict COVID 19 terms may also apply regarding proof of insurance covering COVID 19 and/or vaccination. Please refer to the cruise lines’ terms and conditions for further information prior to boarding.
 
MSC Covid-19 Terms and Conditions: 
At Embarkation:
- All Guests aged 12 and older are required to be fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 and all Guests aged 2 and older are required to submit a negative test prior to boarding.
- Guests are required to bring proof of a negative COVID 19 test to the cruise terminal on embarkation day. Test must meet stated travel requirements by Country of residence and cruise destination.
- Boarding denied to any guest showing signs of illness or in case of exposure to a case of COVID-19 (14 days prior to embarkation). Boarding denied if proof of mandatory Covid-19 insurance policy is not provided. Please check the travel requirements for each destination.
- All Guests aged 12 years and older are required to be fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 and all Guests aged 2 and older are required to submit a negative test prior to boarding.
 
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:
41 meals in total are included in the package. For all other meals, 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, we 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 general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip in Egypt is $10 USD (approx. $15 AUD) per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected whilst on tour. 
 
Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however, please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Cruise:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. MSC is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a gratuities culture. Gratuities are expected on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account at approx. €10 EUR (approx. $15 AUD) per person per day. If you have any questions in regards to the gratuities on your cruise please speak to the guest services staff onboard the ship.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
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.
 
Visas

A tourist visa is a strict requirement when travelling to Egypt on an Australian passport. The tourist visas’ are available for purchase upon arrival. 
Important: 
Visa rules may have changed since COVID-19. Check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering. 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also 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, that some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.
 
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Schedule of fees


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.

• Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.

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