10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with Nile cruise and flights

Including return Emirates flights, one-way flights from Luxor to Cairo, all accommodation, overnight sleeper train experience from Cairo to Aswan, luxury Nile River cruise, small group experience, and more.

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  • 10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with Nile cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with Nile cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with Nile cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with Nile cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with Nile cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with Nile cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with Nile cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with Nile cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with Nile cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with Nile cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with Nile cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with Nile cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with Nile cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with Nile cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with Nile cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with Nile cruise and flights
 

Highlights

 

Be awestruck by the legendary sights, myths and history on a 10 day Highlights of Egypt tour with luxury Nile River cruise.

Cairo is a city of many treasures, yet none are more emblematic than the Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza. A visit to these iconic structures is your first sightseeing excursion of the tour; a magnificent way to set the precedent for the days that follow. Getting up close to these legendary landmarks is an experience you’ll never forget! Your time in Cairo also includes a visit to the Egyptian Museum, the home of the finest collection of Egyptian antiquities and treasures in the world. Wander throughout the museum’s galleries and displays, gazing upon artefacts, tools, sarcophagus and even petrified royal mummies.

Say goodbye to the Egyptian capital as you board an overnight sleeper train for the journey to Aswan. This sprawling city sits on the banks of the Nile River and is your springboard for visiting the temple on the island of Philae. The isle is actually the temple’s second home; it was relocated to save it from the rising waters that resulted from the High Dam’s construction. Aswan is also the embarkment point for your luxury cruise along the Nile. Spend three nights aboard this deluxe cruise, making stops in Kom Ombo and Edfu ahead of arriving in Luxor. Once known as Thebes, the all-powerful capital favoured by the ancient Egyptian pharaohs, Luxor is teeming with remarkable archaeological sites. Head below ground to explore three of the tombs located within the legendary Valley of the Kings, find out more about one of Egypt’s most famous queens at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, and gaze up at the gargantuan stone statues of the Colossi of Memnon.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Cairo

Make your way to the airport and board a flight that takes you to the ancient city of Cairo!

Day 2: Cairo

Your flight touches down at Cairo International Airport. A tour representative will be on hand to greet you and assist with the transfer to the hotel for check in. Have the rest of the day to relax after your flight, or get out and explore the area around the hotel.

Day 3: Cairo – train-icon – Aswan (B, D)

Your time in Cairo begins on a spectacular note as you join your fellow travellers and make the trip to the fringe of the city to see the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza. These ancient structures are known the world over and are emblematic of Egypt’s awe-inspiring history. Your eyes will certainly widen in amazement as you take in these mammoth monuments, learn about their construction, and the place they have in Egypt’s cultural identity. Move onto the Egyptian Museum to marvel at the galleries and artefacts on display – including the glittering gold Mask of Tutankhamun, arguably one of the museum’s most prolific treasures. A guide takes you around the museum, offering insight about the antiquities housed within.

It is then time to leave Cairo behind as you make for the railway station and board an overnight train for the journey to Aswan in Egypt’s south. Accommodation aboard these trains is in a two-berth cabin that is converted to bunk beds when required. These cabins are compact yet comfortable, and each train carriage has Western-style toilet facilities. Bags must be stored in your cabin, and airline-style dinners and breakfast are served in-cabin. Dinners usually contain some meat as well as rice and vegetables, and breakfasts tend to be bread-heavy. Those wanting something additional to snack on for the duration of the journey are welcome to bring their own food aboard.

Day 4: Aswan (B)

Wake up to find the train rolling into Aswan. Disembark and set out for your first activity of the day: an excursion to the temple at Philae. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Isis and sits on an island located in the Aswan Low Dam. Its current perch was not its original location though; the temple was relocated to save it from the rising waters of the Nile upon the High Dam’s construction. Have time to explore the temple complex and admire the intricate carvings. Afterwards, the group checks into the hotel and has some time to relax and freshen up ahead of another watery outing; this time aboard a traditional wooden boat (known as a felucca) for a scenic trip around some of the smaller river islands of Aswan.

Day 5: Aswan – Nile River Cruise (B, L, D) cruise-icon

A transfer collects you after breakfast and takes you to the port where you will step aboard the cruise ship for your journey along the Nile River. This boat will be your home for the next three nights, and all your meals are included for the duration of your cruise. You have free time once you have completed the embarkment formalities and settled into your cabin. Opt to explore the boat’s on-board facilities, mingle with fellow passengers, or step back onto dry land to see even more of Aswan.

Day 6: Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The cruise departs Aswan for Kom Ombo in the morning. There is an excursion to the Temple of Kom Ombo upon arrival. This temple is unique in that it is dedicated to two gods; it has a double design. The northern section of the complex is devoted to the falcon god, Horus the Elder, while the southern part was built for the crocodile god Sobek. Explore the temple and its structures, and there is a crocodile museum here too. Return to the ship and continue sailing through the afternoon and evening towards Edfu. 

Day 7: Edfu – Luxor (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The cruise arrives into Edfu and there may be some time to explore the city before the boat departs for Luxor. The day is spent sailing, and this route includes passing through the Esna Lock.

Day 8: Luxor – Cairo (B)

You disembark the cruise upon arrival in Luxor. This old world city spans both sides of the Nile and is home to some of Egypt’s most prized ancient sites. Your itinerary today sees you visit a handful of these wonders. Begin by venturing to Karnak, one of the world’s most celebrated – and largest – temple complexes. The structures here were built over a period of 2000 years, and an expert guide will take you around the complex and share stories about particularly notable buildings, carvings and the ancient rulers who left their mark on Karnak.

The next stop on the sightseeing agenda is the Valley of the Kings. Don’t be fooled by the valley’s gravelly and desolate appearance; beneath the surface are more than 60 tombs belonging to pharaohs and nobles of ancient Egypt. The most famous tomb undoubtedly belongs to Tutankhamun; discovered after years of searching by Howard Carter in 1922 – more than 3000 years after it was first built. Your time in the Valley of the Kings sees you head into three tombs, plus you’ll also learn about the traditional funerary rites and the symbolism of the paintings and hieroglyphics seen throughout many of the crypts. Continue to the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut and then to the Colossi of Memnon.

Following a jam-packed day of sightseeing, you are transferred to the airport and catch an afternoon flight back to Cairo. You have the rest of the day as free time once checked into the Cairo hotel. Tonight is your final evening in Egypt.

Day 9: Cairo – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

A transfer collects you from the hotel at the necessary time and takes you to the airport where you board a flight to begin the return journey to Australia.

Day 10: Australia

Arrive back in Australia today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Top 20 Sale is on NOW! Book by 29 January to save $200* per couple on this Egypt experience
  • Return international flights with Emirates
  • One-way flight from Luxor to Cairo
  • Return group airport transfers
  • Option to arrive early or extend the stay with Flexi Flights
  • Small group experience with a maximum of 20 guests
  • 3 nights’ twin share hotel accommodation
  • 3 nights’ accommodation on-board a 5-star Nile River cruise
  • Overnight sleeper train experience from Cairo to Aswan
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 3 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transport with English-speaking Tour Director throughout


Highlights:

  • Marvel at the magnetism and grandeur of the Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza while in Cairo, and peer into cases housing treasures and antiquities inside the Egyptian Museum
  • Overnight on a sleeper train for the journey to Aswan, visit the temple at Philae and see some of the smaller islands in the region from aboard a traditional felucca
  • Embark on a luxury cruise along the famous Nile River for three nights, make port in Kom Ombo to see the unique double temple, and pass through the Esna Lock following time in Edfu
  • Feel dazzled by the history of Luxor, the former site of Thebes, and now home to some of Egypt’s most significant ancient sights
  • Explore three of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, admire the scale of the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, and gaze up at the massive stone statues that are the Colossi of Memnon
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  •  Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Payment Information: 

  • A deposit of $499 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and Flexi Flights cost (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • All payments received are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

Documentation:

Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and before 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Tipping
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” in the itinerary

Single Supplement: $349 per person in addition to the twin share price. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without return international flights, please click on the yellow Tour Only button. By selecting this option, all airport transfers (if applicable) will be forfeited. Please refer to the live calendar to view and select Tour Only start date. Please note, internal flights from Luxor to Cairo will be provided as part of the Tour Only package.  

Group Size: 4 – 20 pax

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed.

Cairo: Oasis or similar
River Cruise: Nile Dolphin
Aswan: City Max or similar

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Triple Share: Not available

Optional Tour: Hot Air Balloon Excursions – $120 USD (Approx. $180 AUD)

Please note, the optional activity is payable on tour only in local currency or US Dollars and cannot be prepaid prior to departure. Optional tour is subject to weather conditions, change and currency fluctuation. Please specify on the booking form in the Special Request field that you wish to include this optional tour (subject to availability). 

Coach Transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Train: Accommodation aboard the overnight train is in two-berth cabins which convert to bunk beds. All bedding is provided on-board and western-style toilets are located in each carriage. Your bags will be stored in your cabin, where airline-style dinner and breakfast will be served. However, it may be worth bringing some additional snacks, especially if you are vegetarian or have dietary requirements. Your tour leader can help you to arrange this. Despite being a tourist class train facilities are basic. 

Tipping: Tipping is part of local customs in Egypt and your Tour Director will brief you during the group meeting at the start of your journey. You should consider approx. USD $5 per person per day for the Tour Leader and a total of USD $5 per person per day for all other services (local drivers, hotels, etc.).

Child Policy: Same price as an adult – Minimum age 2 years.

Health/Fitness Requirement: Accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and average mobility. Tours may involve sightseeing on foot, some climbing of stairs and getting on and off boats. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself from the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visa: For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

$100 spending money offer valid for any Webjet Exclusives tour or resort booking made at www.exclusives.webjet.com.au. Eligible bookings will receive a unique account application link from Webjet Exclusives via email within 72 hours of making a booking. Any HSBC Everyday Global Account applications not made via this link or if the booking is cancelled, the offer will not be fulfilled/paid. One (1) offer will be paid per booking. The offer is a 100 AUD deposit into the newly opened HSBC Everyday Global Accounts and the activated Visa Debit card. The offer may take up to 6 weeks to be fulfilled/paid. Webjet Exclusives reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. The email address entered at the time of booking will be used as the primary contact. Webjet Exclusives’ standard booking terms and conditions apply. For more information go to www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/offers/everyday-global/webjet/

*Top 20 Sale: Offer is valid from 09:00 Friday 24 January until 23:59 Wednesday 29 January 2020 (AEDT) or unless sold out. Offer is strictly valid per couple on eligible deals. A $200 discount per couple will be deducted from the final invoice, which will be issued 150 days prior to departure. A cash back will occur for selected tours to China, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka and Japan and will be deposited into the original form of payment used at checkout within one month of purchase. Tour Only bookings are valid for offers, per couple. Solo travellers are not eligible for offers. If the booking is cancelled, the booking will not be eligible for discount or upgrade. Can be used for multiple bookings. Cannot be applied to prior purchases or bookings. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer is non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged in any other form. All deals are subject to availability at the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives standard terms and conditions apply.

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

31 August 
7 September 
14 September 
21 September 
28 September 
5 October 
12 October 
19 October 
26 October 
2 November 

Surcharges will apply to some peak season dates, please see the availability calendar for more details. 

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button. 

Tour Only option – Navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button and select “Book Now” to view live availability. Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure. 

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy flights departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Singapore Airlines and their codeshare partners
  • Adelaide – A $250 interstate surcharge per person apply
  • Please purchase the interstate fee after you click ‘Book Now’ or by clicking here in addition to your tour
  • Flights include one piece of carry-on and one checked-in baggage per person
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable and non-transferable

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.
  • In the event you need to make any changes post booking, an additional cost of $250 per person plus any airline fees and additional airfare and taxes will apply. These requests are also subject to seat and cabin class availability

Flexi Flight Options: 

Arrive early and/or extend your stay:

  • If you wish to arrive earlier and/or extend your stay this can be accommodated for an additional $250.00 per person when flying in and out of the same cities per the itinerary
  • To arrive early or extend your stay, you must detail at the time of booking how many days you wish to extend via the dropdown selections.
  • Flights will be booked using the promotional carrier outlined above in the Airline Information along with any codeshare partners. Tickets will be issued as per the request in the booking form and emailed to you. Any further change requests post booking will incur change fees so please ensure you confirm your exact dates at the time of booking.
  • Accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. In the event you arrive early or extend your stay, you will forfeit any included airport transfers (where applicable) and will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • In the event you need to make any changes after flights have been ticketed, an additional cost of $250.00 per person plus any airline fees and additional airfare and taxes will apply.
  • Your airline tickets will automatically be issued per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.

Change your itinerary routing:

  • If you wish to change your arrival and/or departure city this can be done for an additional $400.00 per person. For example, your tour may begin and end in Zurich, but you may wish to fly into London, make your own way to Zurich then fly out of Zurich at the conclusion of the tour.
  • To change your arrival and/or departure city you must detail this at the time of the booking within the special requests box by advising the airport you wish to fly into and the airport you wish to fly out of
  • Changes to the arrival and/or departure cities must be on the same continent as the original arrival/departure city of the tour itinerary.
  • Flights will be booked using the promotional carrier outlined above in the Airline Information along with any codeshare partners. Tickets will be issued as per the request in the special request box on the booking form and emailed to you. Any further change requests post booking will incur change fees so please ensure you confirm your exact dates at the time of booking.
  • In the event you require additional internal flights to meet the tours arrival or departure points, these will need to be booked by the individual customer at their own expense. It is the responsibility of the customer to make sure they allow ample time to connect with the start/end of the tour.
  • Accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. In the event you make changes to your flight itinerary you will forfeit any included airport transfers (where applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • In the event you need to make any changes after flights have been ticketed, the cost is an $250.00 per person plus any airline fees and additional airfare and taxes will apply
  • Your airline tickets will automatically be issued per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.

Premium Economy and Business Class Upgrades (where available):

  • Premium economy and business class upgrades may be available on select itineraries and airlines. Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of completing the booking form.
  • Upon completing your booking, a quote will be sent via email which includes the additional amount due per person should you wish to proceed with the upgrade, together with the payment due date which is typically 24-48 hours.
  • In the event we don’t hear from you at all we will proceed with issuing economy class tickets as per the deal inclusions and send these through to you via email.
  • The flights will be quoted using the promotional carrier outlined above along with their codeshare partners in the Airline Information
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfers (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • In the event you need to make any changes post booking, the cost is $250.00 per person plus any airline fees and additional airfare and taxes will apply. You may still subject to seat availability upgrade from economy to premium economy or business class.

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Top 20 Sale is on NOW! Book by 29 January to save $200* per couple on this Egypt experience
  • Return international flights with Emirates
  • One-way flight from Luxor to Cairo
  • Return group airport transfers
  • Option to arrive early or extend the stay with Flexi Flights
  • Small group experience with a maximum of 20 guests
  • 3 nights’ twin share hotel accommodation
  • 3 nights’ accommodation on-board a 5-star Nile River cruise
  • Overnight sleeper train experience from Cairo to Aswan
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 3 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transport with English-speaking Tour Director throughout

 

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