17 day Grand Egypt tour with Nile cruise, Red Sea and Emirates flights

Including return international flights plus all internal flights, all accommodation, 3 night 5-star cruise on the River Nile, delicious breakfast daily, return airport transfers, dedicated air-conditioned transportation, in-depth sightseeing, and more.

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  • 17 day Grand Egypt tour with Nile cruise, Red Sea and Emirates flights
  • 17 day Grand Egypt tour with Nile cruise, Red Sea and Emirates flights
  • 17 day Grand Egypt tour with Nile cruise, Red Sea and Emirates flights
  • 17 day Grand Egypt tour with Nile cruise, Red Sea and Emirates flights
  • 17 day Grand Egypt tour with Nile cruise, Red Sea and Emirates flights
  • 17 day Grand Egypt tour with Nile cruise, Red Sea and Emirates flights
  • 17 day Grand Egypt tour with Nile cruise, Red Sea and Emirates flights
  • 17 day Grand Egypt tour with Nile cruise, Red Sea and Emirates flights
  • 17 day Grand Egypt tour with Nile cruise, Red Sea and Emirates flights
  • 17 day Grand Egypt tour with Nile cruise, Red Sea and Emirates flights
  • 17 day Grand Egypt tour with Nile cruise, Red Sea and Emirates flights
  • 17 day Grand Egypt tour with Nile cruise, Red Sea and Emirates flights
  • 17 day Grand Egypt tour with Nile cruise, Red Sea and Emirates flights
  • 17 day Grand Egypt tour with Nile cruise, Red Sea and Emirates flights
  • 17 day Grand Egypt tour with Nile cruise, Red Sea and Emirates flights
  • 17 day Grand Egypt tour with Nile cruise, Red Sea and Emirates flights
 

Highlights

 

Uncover the ancient wonders of old world civilisations and the age of pharaohs on a 17 day Grand Egypt tour, including a deluxe cruise along the legendary River Nile.

Cairo is a remarkable city; a frenetic mix of the old and the new. Your time in Cairo sees you take in a wealth of sights and experiences. Peer into displays housing millennia-old artefacts at the Egyptian Museum, be lost for words upon first setting eyes on the Pyramids of Giza, and get your pose photo-perfect in anticipation of seeing the Great Sphinx. Head out of Cairo for a day trip to Alexandria, the second-largest city in Egypt perched along the waters of the Mediterranean. Learn about the history of this city (it was founded by Alexander the Great) as you tour its catacombs, Roman amphitheatre and new library. Return to Cairo to spend the next few days learning about the Coptic and Islamic heritage of the city. 

Move to the south of Egypt with a flight from Cairo to Aswan. Spend two nights learning about traditional Nubian culture with a stay in a local guesthouse, and visit some of the area’s most iconic sights – the temples at Abu Simbel, the Temple of Philae and spots around the High Dam. It is then time to embark on your unforgettable cruising experience along the River Nile. Experience this world-famous waterway from aboard a deluxe cruise ship, and dock in ports including Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. Your cruising itinerary encompasses visits to the Temple of Kom Ombo, the Temple of Edfu, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepshut and the Colossi Memnon. Plus there are excursions to Karnak and the Luxor Temples. Swap the River Nile for the Red Sea upon arrival in Hurghada, one of Egypt’s most beloved beach towns. Indulge with full-board inclusions at your beach resort and revel in whiling away your two days here by moving between snorkelling trips, leisurely ocean swims or afternoons reading atop a sunlounge. 

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff Cairo

Make your way to the airport at the appropriate time in order to catch your flight to the Egyptian capital, Cairo. 

Day 2: Cairo

You have arrived in Egypt! You will be met upon arrival at Cairo International Airport and transferred to the hotel for check in. 

Day 3: Cairo (B, D)

The group is picked up after breakfast at the hotel and is taken on a guided tour to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square. The Egyptian Museum is brimming with a dazzling collection of ancient artefacts and antiquities, chronicling the history of the country. Among some of the Museum’s most famous pieces are those found in The Royal Mummies Hall and the King Tutankhamun Collection. Move towards the site of arguably Egypt’s most iconic sight – the Pyramids of Giza – afterwards and have lunch in the area. You then visit the Pyramids and the neighbouring Great Sphinx – a truly unforgettable experience getting up close to these magnificent structures! Return to the hotel to freshen up before dinner. The group heads out to the Zamalek neighbourhood and a local restaurant for a dinner of authentic Egyptian cuisine. 

Please note that traffic conditions on the day may mean the visits may happen in reverse order. 

Day 4: Cairo – Alexandria – Cairo (B)

It is an early start this morning as the group makes the drive from Cairo to the seaside city of Alexandria. This is the second-largest city in Egypt and was founded by Alexander the Great. Its lighthouse was famously one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World until it was destroyed by several earthquakes. Upon arrival in Alexandria, you will be taken on a guided tour of the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, the Roman Amphitheatre and the new Library of Alexandria. Lunch is taken at a local restaurant before setting out on the return drive back to Cairo (between two to three hours). 

Day 5: Cairo (B)

A full-day tour of Old Cairo, or Coptic Cairo, waits for you after breakfast. The area is rich with important religious sites. Among these landmarks is Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church (also known as Abu Serga), one of the oldest Coptic churches in Egypt and believed to have been built on the site where Joseph, Mary and an infant Jesus Christ once visited. Another site is the Mosque of Amr ibn al-As, the first Islamic mosque in Egypt. There is also a synagogue to see. Later on in the afternoon there is a walk around the Old Town, along El Moez Street and to Khan El Khalili Market. 

Day 6: Cairo (B)

Learn more about Islamic Cairo with today’s outing. This escorted trip takes you to Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, Mosque of Ibn Tulun, and the Gayer-Anderson Museum. You have the evening as free time on your return to the hotel. 

Day 7: Cairo – airplane-takeoff  Aswan (B)

You will be taken to the airport to catch a one-way flight from Cairo to Aswan, a city in the south of Egypt. A transfer takes you to West Aswan and to the location of the Nubian village where you will be spending the next two nights. The Nubians are a group indigenous to southern Egypt (as well as parts of Sudan). Use this afternoon to get your bearings around the village and settle in. There is also a guided tour to Heisa and Seheil Islands. These isles sit separate from the mainland and a visit here is excellent insight into traditional Nubian culture and way of life. You may even take up the chance to kayak around Heisa Island. 

Day 8: Aswan – Abu Simbel – Aswan (B)

A morning tour takes you away from Aswan and to the unbelievable temples at Abu Simbel. This site boasts two temples carved into the mountainside – one dedicated to Ramesses II and the other to his queen, Nefertari. These astounding monuments were relocated in their entirety in 1968 upon the construction of the Aswan High Dam, and the richly adorned interiors remain in pristine condition. Return to Aswan in the afternoon.

Day 9: Aswan – Nile River Cruise (B, L, D) cruise-icon

There is opportunity for a lie-in and late breakfast this morning before checking out of the Nubian village and being transferred to the dock to meet your River Nile cruise ship. Lunch is served on-board and is followed by a visit to the Temple of Philae. Head back to Aswan to enjoy your first dinner aboard the cruise ship.

Day 10: Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Your time in Aswan ends with a final visit to the High Dam site. You then sit down to lunch back on-board the ship as it begins its journey along the legendary River Nile towards Kom Ombo. The major lure of this town is the eponymous temple; unique for its ‘double’ design. The southern section of the temple is dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god of fertility, while the northern portion of the temple is dedicated to the falcon god Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder. Spend time learning about the temple’s architecture and history before returning to the ship for lunch. Set a course for Edfu, arriving later tonight. 

Day 11: Edfu – Luxor (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Visit the Temple of Edfu after breakfast. This is one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt and is dedicated to chief god, Horus. Continue to Luxor by bus and visit the famous sights of the East Bank, including the sprawling complex at Karnak and the Luxor Temples. The boat will meet you at port in Luxor and dinner is served aboard. Tonight is the final night of your Nile River cruise. 

Day 12: Luxor – Hurghada (B) 

Disembark the ship after breakfast, and head out to see Luxor’s West Bank. Among the sites on this side of the river are the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepshut and the Colossi Memnon. A land transfer waits to take you to Hurghada afterwards. Hurghada is one of Egypt’s most popular resort towns, located on the picturesque shores of the Red Sea. Check into your beach resort upon arrival. Your stay at the resort in Hurghada is on a full-board basis. 

Day 13: Hurghada (B)

There is no set itinerary today and you have the whole day as free time. You might make a beeline for the beach and while away the hours moving between a sunlounger and dips in the ocean. There is also an optional boat trip (additional cost applies) to the Red Seas Islands. 

Day 14: Hurghada (B)

You have another day of total free time. You may choose to rent some snorkelling equipment to take a peek into the underwater world of the Red Sea, or landlubbers can continue to soak up some Vitamin D from atop a sunlounge. 

Day 15: Hurghada – Cairo (B)

A private bus transfer takes you from Hurghada to Cairo. Enroute there is a stop at the Monastery of Saint Anthony. It is the oldest monastery in the world. Arrive back in Cairo in the afternoon and check into the hotel. 

Day 16: Cairo – airplane-takeoff Australia (B)

Breakfast is served at the hotel and a transfer will pick you up at the necessary time to take you to Cairo International Airport for your return flight home.

Day 17: Australia (B)

Arrive back in Australia today. 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return flights with Emirates; plus one-way flight from Cairo to Aswan; plus all airport transfers by private vehicle
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Small group experience with a maximum of 18 guests
  • 9 nights’ twin share luxury accommodation in Cairo and Hurghada, plus 2 nights in a Nubian Guesthouse
  • 3 nights’ accommodation on-board a 5-star River Nile cruise
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus all meals while on-board the River Nile cruise and during your stay in Hurghada
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the tour itinerary 
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout

Highlights:

  • Uncover the dazzling history of Cairo with guided visits to the Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx
  • Take a day trip to Alexandria to see its catacombs and library, and return to Cairo to explore the traditional Coptic and Islamic areas of the city
  • Spend two nights in a Nubian village near Aswan and learn about this unique culture, and adventure out to Abu Simbel to gaze upon this twin-set of ancient temples
  • Board a luxury cruise along the River Nile, and dock at Kom Ombo to see the temple dedicated to the gods Sobek and Haroeris enroute to Edfu
  • Travel to Luxor’s West Bank to marvel at the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi Memnon, and move to the city’s East Bank to explore Karnak and the Luxor Temples
  • Head to Hurghada, one of Egypt’s most popular beach resort towns, to unwind with time by turquoise waters, and see the oldest monastery in the world on the drive back to Cairo
 

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

Deposit 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 single supplements (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
  • Final payment is 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 2-3 weeks of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension and 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: $1,799 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, the internal one way flight from Cairo to Aswan will be included with the Tour Only option. 

Group Size: 1 – 18 pax

Child policy: Same price as adults. Min age 2 years.

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: Steigenberger Cairo Pyramids or similar
Aswan: Hadouta Masreya or Anakato Nubian Guesthouse or similar 
Hurghada: Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh or similar
Nile Cruise: MS Egypt or similar

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds. Maximum room capacity: 2 people. 

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

Triple Share: Not available

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.

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

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.).

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for 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

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

$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/

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

7 May
4 June
9 July
6 August
17 September
1 October
15 October
22 October
12 November
19 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 Emirates and their codeshare partners
  • 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, non-changeable 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

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour
  • 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

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class
  • 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

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
  • Return flights with Emirates; plus one-way flight from Cairo to Aswan; plus all airport transfers by private vehicle
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Small group experience with a maximum of 18 guests
  • 9 nights’ twin share luxury accommodation in Cairo and Hurghada, plus 2 nights in a Nubian Guesthouse
  • 3 nights’ accommodation on-board a 5-star River Nile cruise
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus all meals while on-board the River Nile cruise and during your stay in Hurghada
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the tour itinerary 
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout

 

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