Marvel at impressive pyramids in Cairo, Egypt
Admire the legendary Sphinx in Cairo, Egypt
Cruise by Aswan on the Nile River, Egypt
Turn back time in Luxor, Egypt
Be amazed by the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt
Explore the ancient city of Luxor, Egypt
Walk through the bustling markets at Khan el Khalili Bazaar, Cairo, Egypt
Marvel at the spectacular Sphinx & Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt
Admire the impressive stone carvings & hieroglyphs in Egypt
Welcome to the bustling capital city of Egypt, Cairo
Experience the best of both ancient and modern worlds in Cairo, Egypt
Enjoy a 3-night cruise on the Nile River on board the 'MS Royal Esadora'
Enjoy the facilities on board the "MS Royal Esadora"
Swim in the sparkling cruise pool while you admire desert landscapes on the Nile River, Egypt
Watch the sunset from your luxurious river cruise, Nile River, Egypt
Cruise the Nile River on board the 'MS Royal Esadora'
Watch the incredible desert landscapes as you cruise on the Nile River, Egypt
Cruise by the ancient city of Aswan, Egypt
Go back in time to ancient Egypt at the Abu Simbel Temples (optional tour)
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5 Star Jewels of The Nile

Operated by TripADeal
Cairo, Nile River, Luxor & more
Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt
Visit the Pyramids of Giza, Valley of the Kings & more
Dates: 4 Mar - 4 Nov 2024
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
6 nights 5-star hotel accommodation
3-night 5-star Nile Cruise
Enjoy 15 meals including all meals while cruising
Overview
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Overview

More beautiful than a desert mirage, with thousands of years of history and culture waiting to be uncovered, Egypt is a destination that will leave you speechless - then turn you into a storyteller. This 12-day bucket list tour and cruise package is a chance to discover this vast country's ancient and modern wonders, from bustling Cairo to the beautiful Nile and so much in between.

Experience the first of many ‘pinch me’ moments as you marvel at the pyramids and Sphinx of Giza; feel like an explorer in the Valley of the Kings, an archaeological wonder where many of the pharaohs of Egypt were buried; and see the impressive Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut rising from the desert. Explore Memphis, the ancient capital of Lower Egypt; cruise along the Nile River aboard a five-star river cruise; admire the intricate carvings of Karnak Temple and its avenue of sphinxes; travel to the temples of Philae and Kom Ombo. Witness local Egyptian life and enjoy a day at leisure exploring Egypt’s enchanting and fast-paced capital city, Cairo.

This once-in-a-lifetime trip includes return international flights, two internal flights, five-star accommodation, 15 meals, and an English-speaking Egyptologist guide.

Want more? Book an optional tour to Abu Simbel (a must-see!) or arrive early or stay behind in Cairo for more adventure!

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the ancient wonders of Egypt on tour
  • Visit Cairo, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Luxor and more
  • Discover the wonder of the mighty Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza
  • Explore Memphis, the 3rd Millennium BC ancient capital of Egypt
  • Visit Sakkara and the first real pyramid to be constructed in ancient Egypt
  • Tour the Valley of the Kings, one of Egypt’s most important archaeological sites
  • Explore the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo
  • See the mediaeval Salah El-din citadel and fortress
  • Visit the best of Old Cairo on a guided tour
  • Explore the beauty of the Nile on a 5-star 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 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
  • Sail down the Nile and around Elephantine Island aboard a traditional felucca boat
  • Witness local rural Egyptian life as you cruise the Nile
  • Visit the temples of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek
  • Discover the Great Temple of Abydos, a centre of worship for the god Osiris
  • Enjoy a free day in Cairo
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy flights)
  • Return internal flight (economy class) in Egypt: Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo
CRUISE
  • 3 night 5-star Nile Cruise aboard the MS Royal Esadora Nile
  • Admire the changing views in a Deluxe Outside Cabin
ACCOMMODATION
  • 6 nights in 5-star hotel accommodation on tour
DINING
  • Enjoy 15 meals including all meals while cruising
TOUR 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 air-conditioned vehicles
TRANSFERS
  • Return airport and cruise port transfers
UPGRADES
  • Arrive early pre-tour in Cairo, Egypt
  • Stay behind post-tour in Cairo, Egypt
  • Stopover packages pre or post-tour in Dubai, Doha or Muscat
  • Flight upgrades available on select airlines
  • Day 6 optional activity: Abu Simbel Tour
Day 1 Australia or New Zealand - Cairo, Egypt

Today, you will begin your journey to Cairo, Egypt.

Please note: some departures may occur on day 0 due to flight scheduling and availability. Affected customers must be available to depart the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents, issued 4-6 weeks before departure.

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Welcome to Cairo

Salām 'alaykum! Your tour awaits! Once you’ve arrived in Cairo, you will meet a representative at the airport and be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Concorde El Salam or similar, Cairo

Meals included: None

Day 3 Pyramids of Giza - Sphinx - Sakkara & Memphis Tour

After breakfast, get ready to meet 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.

After taking some token pictures, it’s time to visit the Pyramid of Chephren. The top part retains the original facing of smoothly finished stone, showing how the pyramids would have appeared back in ancient Egyptian times. Besides the pyramid, you will see the Great Sphinx stretching out over 45 metres, carved out of a natural rocky outcrop. Afterwards, marvel at the pink granite slabs on the pyramid of Mycerinus, the smallest of the three pyramids.

Your tour continues with a visit to 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. At the end of today’s tour, you will see the first real pyramid in ancient Egypt, the Pyramids of King Zoser in Saqqara. Look back on all the fantastic snaps from the day while you are transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Concorde El Salam or similar, Cairo

Meals included: Breakfast

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

Today is a big day filled with culture! In the morning, enjoy a guided tour of the famous Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It's the richest museum of Egyptian antiquities worldwide and contains pharaonic treasures from over 5,000 years ago. The rectangular building has a large dome on the ground floor containing massive exhibitions.

Afterwards, you will visit the medieval Salah El-din citadel, an 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.

You will then 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). In the evening, feel free to explore Cairo at your leisure.

Overnight: Concorde El Salam or similar, Cairo

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Cairo - Aswan - Temple of Philae - Begin 3-Night 5-Star Nile Cruise

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

Afterwards, you will visit the beautiful Temple of Philae, dedicated to worshipping the Goddess of Love, Isis. Take a short motorboat ride to 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 to the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods.

Later in the day, you will board the ‘MS Royal Esadora’ ship to begin your three-night 5-star cruise along the beautiful Nile River. Settle in and enjoy lunch as you watch the day go by. 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 Royal Esadora ship or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Aswan - Kom Ombo - Edfu

Relax on board or join an optional tour to Abu Simbel, the two famous massive rock temples on the western bank of Lake Nasser.

Optional Tour: Abu Simbel Tour:
$125 AUD per person
Early this morning, travel by coach from Aswan to the impressive Abu Simbel temples. 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, and sail to Edfu. 

Overnight: MS Royal Esadora ship or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Edfu - Temple of Horus - Luxor - Karnak Temple

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

Back on board, sail past Esna City and onwards to Luxor. Enjoy lunch on board before transferring to the East Bank of Luxor to visit the fantastic 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."

Overnight: MS Royal Esadora ship or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Luxor - Valley of The Kings Tour

After breakfast, it's time to disembark your cruise and transfer to the West Bank of Luxor, where you will then enjoy a tour 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.

Overnight: Steigenberger Achti Hotel, Luxor or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Luxor - Dendera - Temple of Hathor & Abydos

Today discover the ancient sites of the Dendera complex and visit the Temple of Hathor, goddess of love and joy. The temple is located in Dendera, north of Luxor. Afterwards, visit the Great Temple of Abydos, one of the main historical sites in Abydos. It was a cemetery for Egypt's earliest kings and later became a pilgrimage centre for worshipping the god Osiris.
In the afternoon, transfer back to Luxor for your overnight stay.
Today is approximately a 200 km travel day.

Overnight: Steigenberger Achti Hotel, Luxor or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Luxor - Cairo Free Day

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for your flight back to Cairo.

Upon arrival, be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in the Egyptian capital on the Nile River.

This mega city's constant buzz and noise are a product of its 22 million inhabitants. Tap into the energy of the place Egyptians call Umm Ad Dunya – the mother of the World.

Overnight: Concorde El Salam or similar, Cairo

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Cairo, Egypt - Australia or New Zealand

Today at the appropriate time, be transferred to the airport for the return flight back home.

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

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 12 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 



Covid-19 Booking 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 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.



 



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 direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



 



Offer essentials
 



This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 4th 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 $850 applies. 



 



Please note: accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability.



 



Departure Dates  



2024 



March: *4



May: 6, 20



June: ^17



August: *5



September: *9



October: 14



November: 4



 



Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.



 



Surcharges  



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



• Dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $550 per person.



 



Departure Cities  



Sydney, *Melbourne, Perth, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Auckland



 



Departure City Surcharges  



*Melbourne: $100 per person
*Brisbane: $200 per person



*Adelaide: $500 per person



*Auckland $950 per person



 



Flights
 



International Full-Service Airline(s) Used  



• Cabin Class: Economy Class



• Airlines: Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Oman Air, Royal Jordanian, Malaysia Airlines, Turkish Airlines and airline codeshare partners (subject to availability).



 



Please note: Qantas Tours 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.



 



Missed Flights   



If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight, you risk all flight and land arrangements in your destination being automatically cancelled by the airlines and land operator, respectively. Additional fees may apply to reinstate these services. If you will miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact Qantas Tours as soon as possible to make arrangements. 



 



Guaranteed Airline Surcharge  



• Cabin Class: Economy Class



• Emirates: $500 per person 



• Qatar Airways: $500 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.



• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased guaranteed airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the guaranteed airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.



 



Arrive Early Options



Cairo, Egypt: $300 per person, subject to availability  
High season dates: up to $700 per person, subject to availability
Please note: 



• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.



• You may book a date to arrive early via the Qantas Tours website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. 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.



• A high season stay behind can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):



23rd June 2023 - 23rd July 2023



14th September 2023 - 14th October 2023



1st December 2023 - 9th February 2024



18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024



1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024



23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024



 



Stay Behind Options



Cairo, Egypt: $300 per person, subject to availability 
High season dates: up to $700 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 Qantas Tours 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.



• A high season stay behind can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):



23rd June 2023 - 23rd July 2023



14th September 2023 - 14th October 2023



1st December 2023 - 9th February 2024



18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024



1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024



23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024



 



Stopover Packages   



* Dubai



Twin share: $1000 per person/one way



Solo Traveller: $1,500 one way 



 



* Doha



Twin share: $1000 per person/one way



Solo Traveller: $1,500 one way



 * Muscat



Twin share: $800 per person/one way



Solo Traveller: $1,500 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.



• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased guaranteed airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the guaranteed airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.



• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:



A stopover is also not available during the 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 date for the 2024 dates 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 and pricing changes (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.



 



Internal Domestic Flight Information  



Baggage allowance per person



1 x 23kg of checked baggage



1 x 7kg of carry-on baggage



 



Cruise
 



'MS Royal Esadora Nile' Ship  



Built in 2006, this five-star Nile cruise boat offers superior levels of accommodation with its elegant and contemporary design and large public areas creating a stylish environment from which to enjoy your cruise experience. The owners have taken their love of Italian architecture and furnishings to create a boutique-styled Nile Cruise boat that is full of individual themes without being too fussy.



 



The Royal Esadora offers its guests a modern cruising experience with the latest features to ensure the safety and comfort of those aboard. The ship has five decks with a host of onboard facilities to make your cruising adventure as enjoyable as possible including a large sun deck with a bar, a swimming pool, and two restaurants.



 



Facilities  



Fully air-conditioned cabins (individually controlled)



Marine satellite TV 



LCD Television in all cabins



Cabins are equipped with private W/C, shower and hair dryer



Sound System, safety box & Mini bar in all cabins



Front office available 24 hours



Internet service available for a fee



Laundry service



Large sun deck with swimming pool and pool bar



Gift shop



Doctor available



International telephone and fax service for a fee



Fitness equipment – Sauna and massage



Major credit cards accepted



Main Restaurant, Lounge Bar & Sun Deck Bar



 



Accommodation
 



Accommodation Used:



5-Star Properties (Self-Rated)



- Cairo: Concorde El Salam (By Royal Tulip)



- Luxor: Steigenberger Achti Hotel



 



5-Star Cruise (Self-Rated)



- Nile Cruise: MS Royal Esadora Nile 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 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  



No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 



 



Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.



 



Bedding Configuration  



Twin or double bedding (subject to availability).



 



General information
 



Minimum group size 16, maximum group size 26 per vehicle.



 



Optional Tours/Activities  



Day 6: Abu Simbel Tour (includes coach, guide & entrance fees) - $125 AUD per person



 



Please note: 



• Prices are based per person, and are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.



• 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 



• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer



• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer



• Optional gratuities/tipping 



• 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:  



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.



 



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:  



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 TripADeal/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:  



A leisurely level of fitness will be required. 



Leisurely is described as light walking, including up multiple stairs, and occasional hiking, which 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:  



Land 



Gratuities (tips) are not included for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is $10 USD per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected on tour. 



 



Please note: tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request.



 



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 visas’ are available for purchase upon arrival. 



 



Important: 



• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.



• 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  



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 + additional charges from 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 + 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. 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 unavailable from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. If TripADeal cannot 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.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.