Discover the iconic sight of the Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Egypt.
Salt lake at Siwa Oasis, Egypt
Hurghada, Egypt.
The Nile River, Egypt.
Deluxe Nile River Cruise, Egypt
Cairo Markets, Egypt.
Pompey Pillar, Alexandria, Egypt.
Cairo city centre, Egypt.
Qaitbay Citadel, Alexandria, Egypt.
The Sphinx and Pyramids of Gizo, Cairo, Egypt.
Siwa Oasis, Egypt.
Siwa Oasis, Egypt.
Cleopatra's Pool, Siwa Oasis, Egypt.
Shali Fortress, Siwa Oasis, Egypt.
Kom Ombo Temple, Kom Ombo, Egypt.
Temple of Philae, Aswan, Egypt.
Optional tour: Abu Simbel, Egypt.
Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt.
Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt.
Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt.
Hurghada Port, Egypt.
Giftun Islands, Hurghada, Egypt.
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Grand Egypt & The Nile

Operated by TripADeal
Cairo, Aswan, Hurghada & more
Discover Egypt’s desert & ancient wonders
Cruise the River Nile & stay by the Red Sea
Dates: 12 Sep - 5 Nov 2024
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
12 nights in 4-5-star accommodation including an all-inclusive resort
3 night 5-star Nile Cruise aboard the MS Nabilatan
Enjoy 29 meals including all meals while cruising
Overview
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Overview

Get swept up in Egyptian legend as you venture to ancient temples, pyramids and tombs on this epic cultural odyssey through Egypt and the Nile.

Over 18 days, become a student again, taking in the past and present-day Egypt as you tour through Cairo, Siwa Oasis, Aswan, Luxor and more. Surrender to the majesty of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the only survivor of the Seven Great Wonders of the Ancient World, and the mighty Great Sphinx in Cairo in the first of many pinch-me moments. After exploring the incredible antiquities of Alexandria, embark on a safari through the desert to the mirage-like Siwa Oasis. By day, swim in Siwa’s turquoise salt-water lakes and Cleopatra’s Pool, a purported gift from Marc Anthony himself, and by night unwind in the comfort of a plush Ecolodge.

Next, embark on a panoramic cruise down the Nile River, setting sail to mysterious temples in Kom Ombo and Edfu. Cruise in style, enjoying a Galabeya Party in traditional dress, plus an Egyptian folk dance performance while on board. In Luxor, take a horse and carriage ride to the Temple of Horus and explore the Valley of the Kings, a royal tomb known as the ‘Gateway to the Afterlife’. Once you’ve had your fill of ancient history, unwind for three nights at an all-inclusive resort in the coastal town of Hurghada on the Red Sea. Reflect on your journey while soaking up the sunshine, or take up optional windsurfing, snorkelling or a boat trip to the untouched Giftun Islands nearby.

Teeming with treasures almost too good to be true, there’s no telling what else you’ll discover on this unmissable journey featuring return international flights, 12 nights 4-star accommodation and a 3-night 4-5-star cruise down the Nile. Want to see more ? Add extra days to your itinerary with Arrive Early or Stay Behind in Cairo, Egypt in the checkout section.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt on tour
  • Visit Cairo, Siwa Oasis, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Luxor and more
  • Marvel at the mighty Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza
  • Enjoy a 2 night desert experience in Siwa Oasis
  • Swim in the natural blue water of Cleopatra’s pool
  • Visit the famous Mountain of the Dead and Alexander the Great Temple
  • Explore Memphis, the capital of ancient Egypt
  • Visit the Valley of the Kings, one of Egypt’s most important archaeological sites
  • Explore the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo
  • Visit the best of the Old Cairo on a guided tour
  • Enjoy a free day in Cairo
  • Explore the beauty of the Nile on a Premium/Deluxe 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
  • Visit the extraordinary Temple of Horus
  • Travel by horse and carriage to the Temple of Edfu
  • Sail down the Nile and around Elephantine Island aboard a traditional felucca boat
  • Relax in an all inclusive resort in Hurghada on the Red Sea
  • Swim and enjoy the colourful Red Sea
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy flights) surcharges may apply
  • One-way internal flight in Egypt: Cairo to Aswan
CRUISE
  • 3 Night 4-star Nile Cruise aboard the MS Nabilatan
ACCOMMODATION
  • 7 nights 4-star hotel accommodation in Egypt
  • 2 nights 4-star Ecolodge in the desert
  • 3 nights 4-star all inclusive resort on the Red Sea
DINING
  • Enjoy 29 meals including all meals while cruising
ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking Egyptologist Tour Leader and Guide
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • One water bottle during sightseeing only
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
TRANSFERS
  • Return airport and cruise port transfers
UPGRADE
Arrive early pre-tour in Cairo, Egypt Stay behind post-tour in Cairo, Egypt Stopover packages available in Dubai, Doha, & Muscat Optional tours available
Day 1 Australia/New Zealand - Cairo, Egypt

Today depart from Australia or New Zealand for Cairo, Egypt.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some customers may be required to depart on day 2, to arrive on day 2. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation, which you will receive 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.

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: Hotel Barcelo Pyramids or similar, Cairo

Meals included: None

Day 3 Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara & Memphis

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) is the only survivor of the Seven Great Wonders of the ancient world; it 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, you will visit Memphis, one of the most important cities in Egypt. From the 3rd millennium BC, this 'City of the Dead’ was the capital of ancient Egypt when King Menes unified upper and lower Egypt. Then continue visiting the Pyramids of King Zoser in Saqqara. It was the first real pyramid to be constructed in ancient Egypt; it is the most ancient surviving monument and the oldest stone building in history.

Overnight: Hotel Baron or similar, Cairo

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Egyptian Museum, Salah El Deen Citadel, Muhammad Ali Mosque & Old Cairo

This morning enjoy a guided tour of the famous Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It's the richest museum of Egyptian antiquities in the whole world, it contains pharaonic treasures from over 5,000 years ago. The building is rectangular with a large rotunda on the ground floor containing massive exhibitions.

Afterwards proceed to visit the massive mediaeval Salah El-din citadel, a mediaeval Islamic-era fortification in Cairo against the Crusaders. Explore this ancient fortress and marvel at its brilliant domed ceilings, suspended lights, and commanding views of Cairo. The citadel houses the Alabaster mosque of Muhammad Ali.

Afterwards, drive to Old Cairo and visit the Coptic Cairo, a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Hanging Church, The Greek Church of St. George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites. It is believed in the Christian tradition that the Holy Family visited this area and stayed at the site of Saints Sergius Church (Abu Serga). Enjoy the evening free at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Baron or similar, Cairo

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Cairo - Siwa Oasis

Today starts your safari desert experience (approximately 700km) where your Egyptologist guide will escort you to Siwa Oasis via the El-Alamein Road.

Siwa Oasis is one of Egypt's best western desert oases with its thousands of palm trees and gorgeous hot springs.

Upon arrival visit what has become known as Alexander the Great's spectacular Temple of The Oracle. Previously the famous Temple of Amun, the Temple of the Oracle was renamed after his visit to consult the famous oracle during Alexander's Egyptian conquest. Continue on to The Mountain of the Dead (Jabal el Mawta) to see various archaeological monuments and countless ancient tombs.

The Mountain of the Dead contains thousands of graves cut in the bedrock, where inscriptions help date the oldest graves for researchers and scholars. Next, visit spectacular organic shapes of 13th-century mud-brick Shali Fortress, the old city and castle in the heart of the Siwa Oasis. Built from kershef (chunks of salt from the lake just outside town, mixed with rock and plastered in local clay), the labyrinth of huddled buildings was originally four or five storeys high and housed hundreds of people.

In the late afternoon, check in to your Hotel for a magical sunset view over the desert.

This evening you'll enjoy a traditional dinner at a nearby restaurant.

Overnight: Ghaliet Ecolodge Siwa Hotel or similar, Siwa

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 6 Cleopatra’s Pool & Salt Lakes

After breakfast, enjoy relaxing and swimming at the famous Cleopatra pool, a natural bubbling spring, one of many found throughout the oasis, although this is the most well-known of them all.

The water that comes from this spring is so clear that it would be invisible if it were not in constant motion. It fills a natural stone pool perfect for bathing, swimming, and relaxing.

Enjoy a dip in a cold or hot natural pool that has refreshed many a traveller for thousands of years. Discover the desert's famous Salt lakes, the largest of which have a depth of about 4m and 95% salt concentration. The clear blue hyper-saline water of Siwa Salt Lake makes it perfect for a relaxing float, and has been found to be therapeutically beneficial for many ailments.

This evening enjoy a traditional dinner at a restaurant, or alternatively take the opportunity to enjoy a desert safari (optional).

Optional Tour: 4x4 Safari - $140 AUD per person
In the afternoon embark on a 4WD safari. Enjoy a desert safari and drive on the dunes, stop to collect shells from the Fossils Mountain, enjoy sand boarding and watching the sunset from the highest place around Siwa with a glass of Siwa traditional tea. Have an evening swim in the freshwater lakes of Bir Wahed, then a quick dip in the Hot Spring before returning to the hotel.

Minimum per vehicle 4 people and maximum 6 people.

Overnight: Ghaliet Ecolodge Siwa Hotel or similar, Siwa

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 7 Siwa - Alexandria

Today travel to Alexandria (approximately 500km).

Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in this amazing Egyptian city. Founded and named for Alexander the Great in 331 BC, it was once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the great lighthouse and ancient library. Take time to explore the Greco-Roman architectural marvels alongside the history of Islamic and early Christian icons. Discover todays bustling souks and markets, and make sure to take a stroll along the Alexandria Corniche to immerse yourself among the vibrant cafes and seaside atmosphere of this age-old port city.

Overnight: Hotel Windsor Palace or similar, Alexandria

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Alexandria - Cairo

Today your tour guide will meet you at the hotel to escort you for a tour of Alexandria before journeying to Cairo (approx 350km).

Discover 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.

Afterwards, arrive at your hotel for the evening. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Baron or similar, Cairo

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Cairo - Aswan - Begin 3 Night 4-star 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, 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 4-5-star cruise along the beautiful Nile River. Lunch will be enjoyed onboard. In the afternoon (if weather permits) enjoy a sailing cruise around Elephantine Island aboard a traditional wooden Felucca sailing boat. Once back on board, enjoy a traditional dinner.

Overnight: MS Nabilatan ship or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Aswan - 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 Galabeya Party (traditional Egyptian costume) on board.

Overnight: MS Nabilatan ship or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 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 onboard sail pass by Esna city and sail to Luxor. Enjoy lunch on board before transferring to the East bank of Luxor to visit the amazing Abu Haggag Mosque, 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 dance and Egyptian folk dance (Tanoura) show on board.

Overnight: MS Nabilatan ship or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Luxor - Valley of the Kings

After breakfast disembark and be transferred to the West Bank of Luxor for a touring of 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. 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 late afternoon check in to your hotel.

Overnight: Pyramisa Hotel or similar, Luxor

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 Luxor - Hurghada

This morning 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; Lunch; Dinner

Day 14 Hurghada Red Sea - Free Day

Today, enjoy a free day at leisure to soak in the sun or engage in some holiday resort activities like windsurfing, kitesurfing, yachting, scuba diving and snorkelling (not included).

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 (not included).

Overnight: Hotel Golden Beach Resort, Hurghada or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 15 Hurghada Red Sea - Free Day

Enjoy today at leisure. Take the chance to join some extra activities like grand safari, submarine or boat trip bookable at the resort (not included).

Overnight: Hotel Golden Beach, Hurghada or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 16 Hurghada, Red Sea - Cairo

This morning be met and transferred to Cairo (approx 500km). Upon arrival check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Barons or similar, Cairo

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17 Cairo, Egypt - Australia/New Zealand

Enjoy a last breakfast before checking out and be transferred to the airport for the return flight back home.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 18 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. You must complete the Passenger Information Form 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 and 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 before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Qantas Tours packages are non-refundable. If your Qantas 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 Qantas Tour or 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. We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated). 
 
Offer essentials

This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 12th November 2024.
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $800 applies. 
 
Departure Dates
2024
September: ^12
October: 22, 31
November: *5
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Surcharges
Please note: 



  • Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $150 per person.
  • Dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $350 per person.


  
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, *Perth or *Auckland
  
Departure City Surcharges



  • *Perth: $100 per person
  • *Brisbane or *Adelaide: $300 per person 
  • *Auckland: $600 per person 


 

Flights

Full-Service Airline(s) Used
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Airlines: Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways, Oman Air, Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Virgin Australia, Malaysia Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Royal Jordanian and airline code share partners (subject to availability).
Please note: TripADeal cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 
 
Guaranteed Airline Surcharge
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Emirates: $400 per person 
• Qatar: $400 per person 
Please note: 
• Guaranteed airlines are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the above extra cost will be refunded.
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration. 
 
Arrive Early Options  
Cairo, Egypt: $300 per person, subject to availability
High season dates range up to $800 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• Arrivals before your selected departure date can only be booked up to one month before check-in. Should you wish to arrive earlier, please contact TripADeal to request availability. *Additional costs may apply.
• 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.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
- 18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
- 1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
- 23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
- 6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
 
Stay Behind Options  
Cairo, Egypt: $300 per person, subject to availability
High season dates range up to $800 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact TripADeal to request availability. *Additional costs may apply.
• 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.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
- 18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
- 1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
- 23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
- 6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
 
Stopover Packages 
* Dubai
Twin share: $1,100 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1,600 one way
* Doha
Twin share: $1,100 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1,600 one way
* Muscat
Twin share: $800 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1,300 one way  
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.
• When selecting an Arrive Early or Stay Behind in conjunction with a Stopover Package, the stopover will take place after the departure date you select for your Arrive Early or Stay Behind.
• Stopover packages are subject to availability.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
1st December 2023 - 9th February 2024
11th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
1st June 2024 - 30th July 2024
23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025 
• Stopover is not available during the 2024 following dates: 
Singapore Grand Prix: September 2024
Doha Grand Prix: October 2024
Doha MotoGP: November 2024
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (for Dubai): November 2024
Please note: The exact dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed. 
 
Flight Class Upgrades  
Business Class: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.
Please note: 
• Flight upgrades are subject to availability (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed; subject to aircraft configuration.
 
Domestic Flight Information
Baggage allowance per person
1 x 23kg bag + 1 x carry-on bag 7kg
Cruise

Nabilatan Ship
Al Nabilatan Nile Cruises offer to its guests the comfort of today’s modern life as they are discovering and experiencing the magnificence of a bygone era. Sailing with Al Nabilatan is considered such a memorable experience as it is one of the most luxurious on the Nile, an International Four Star. 
 
62 luxurious cabins overlooking the River Nile, with internal telephone system, colour TV with satellite (when boat is docked), central video system, individually adjustable air conditioning, private bathroom with shower and hairdryer, mini-bar and electronic safety deposit box in each cabin.
 
Accommodation

Accommodation Used:
4-Star (self-rated)



  • Cairo: Baron Hotel or similar
  • Alexandria: Windsor Palace Hotel or similar
  • Siwa Oasis: Ghaliet Ecolodge or similar
  • Luxor: Pyramisa Hotel or similar
  • Hurghada: Hotel Golden Beach Resort or similar


 
4-Star (self-rated)
Nile Cruise: MS Nabilatan or similar
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before 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 4-6 weeks before 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 12 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 information

Minimum group size 16, maximum group size 36 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 6 - 4x4 Safari - $140 per person
Please note:
• The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone before submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability). 
• Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements 
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer
• Mandatory supplement $10 USD per person, per day to cover expected tipping for guide, ship crew, hotel porters and drivers (payable at the beginning of the tour)
• Optional activities/tours 
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
 
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 where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it 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 art, architecture, or historical knowledge. 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 required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
February/March/May:
- 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.
 - In May, the tourist season is in full swing in Cairo and the weather is already very warm. The average temperature reaches a high of 32°C during the day and at night only dips to a low of around 18°C.
 
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 are 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 dips no lower than 18°C at night.
 
November/December:
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. The average daily temperature during December in Cairo is 15°C. This can reach highs of 20°C or drop to lows of 10°C.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At Qantas Tours, 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 must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
29 meals in total are included in the package. For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify Qantas Tours 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 tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
OTHER
Mobility:
If you would love to travel with Qantas Tours and require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.
 
Fitness Level Required:
Leisurely
Light walking, including up multiple stairs, and occasional hiking, may involve uneven surfaces. Able to travel unassisted and get on and off vehicles and small boats. Suitable for most fitness levels and mobility. 
Please note: 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 guide, ship crew, hotel porters and drivers.
Please note: In Egypt this amount is mandatory and will be collected at the beginning of your tour for the number of days on tour in Egypt at $10 USD per person, per day.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: If entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a 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 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 regarding shopping for further information.
 
Visas

A tourist visa is a strict requirement when travelling to Egypt on an Australian passport. The tourist visa is available for purchase upon arrival. 
Important:
Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. 
Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please 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.

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 and 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 provided, charges of $100.00 per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
Supplier Fees
In the event the Qantas Tour you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Qantas Tour 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. 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 we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points Offer - Terms and Conditions

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points. Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points on deals listed on qantas.com/tours where cash spent criteria (as listed below) is met during the promotion period of 12:01am Tuesday 16 April 2024 to 11:59pm Friday 31 May 2024 (AEST).

Cash spent criteria is the following:
Customers who spend $999 - $4,999 will receive 10,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $5,000 - $9,999 will receive 15,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $10,000 - $14,999 will receive 20,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $15,000 - $19,999 will receive 25,000 Bonus Qantas Points; and customers who spend $20,000+ will receive 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the Bonus Qantas Points are based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions, and the minimum cash spend to qualify for the offer is $999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers.

Bonus Qantas Points will be issued to the member who has made the booking and is valid once per order. This is in addition to the standard 3 Qantas Points earnt per $1 spent on the total booking value.

The offer is non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

All deals and associated base prices and travel dates are subject to availability and may be sold out, or can be withdrawn or varied without notice. All bookings will be bound by the Terms and Conditions and Important Information of your selected deal.

Payment is required in full, together with the redemption of the offer. The offer must be used within the stated validity period.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. To redeem this offer, book online at qantas.com/tours or contact the TripADeal Sales and Service centre on 137 066. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings, or on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice