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Egypt FAQ2019-05-03T08:44:58+00:00
Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL

When is the trip?2019-05-03T02:51:11+00:00

10th to 23rd November 2019.

Where does the trip begin?2019-05-03T02:56:08+00:00

The trip begins in Cairo, Egypt. Guests will be required to book flights into Cairo, arriving on the 10th November by mid-afternoon. Anyone arriving on the 10th will be met by a guide and transported to the hotel. If you wish to arrive before this date you are welcome to do so.

Where does the trip finish?2019-05-03T02:53:09+00:00

The trip finishes in Cairo on the 23rd November 2019. If guests wish to extend their stay, they are welcome to do so.

Is there a minimum age?2019-05-03T02:54:01+00:00

For safety reasons, children will need to be a minimum of 3 years to attend.

Where will the trip go?2019-05-03T02:57:33+00:00

The trip begins in Cairo, Egypt. We will spend 5D/4N in Cairo before flying to Aswan. We will then travel along the Nile River on a 3 Night 5* Cruise, followed by time in Hurghada, before returning to Cairo.

For the full trip itinerary, please click here.

How many families can participate?2019-05-03T03:02:46+00:00

This trip is strictly limited to a maximum of 40 people, approximately 10-12 families, dependant upon individual family sizes. This limit has been set to ensure that all families are all well taken care of during the journey.

If the trip is full, will there be a waiting list?2019-05-03T03:03:37+00:00

Absolutely. We can only accommodate limited numbers, so once full, we will add interested families to a waiting list. If, for any reason a place becomes available, we will contact our waiting list in the order of which they were added.

What do I need to bring?2019-05-03T03:22:58+00:00

Prior to the departure date we will provide Guests with a recommended packing list to help with preparation for the trip.

Will I have internet access?2019-05-03T04:13:49+00:00

Given that we are traveling to well-populated areas within Egypt, internet access should be available throughout the trip. Access is also available onboard our 5* Nile cruise.

We recommend Guests purchase a sim card with data for their phone before joining the trip. Data sims are readily available from 4 companies, Vodafone, Orange, Etisalat and WE. Throughout the journey, we will update our guests via Facebook Messenger, so it is important that at least one family member has internet access in order to be fully up to date with the information provided by us.

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

What is included in the trip price?2019-05-03T03:18:05+00:00
  • 5 Nights 4* Accommodation in Cairo.
  • 3 Night 5* Luxury Nile Cruise.
  • 4 Nights 4* Accommodation in Hurghada.
  • 1 Night 4* Accommodation in Luxor.
  • Domestic Airfare from Cairo to Aswan.
  • Domestic Airfare from Hurghada to Cairo.
  • 1 Optional Tour on Day 11
  • Qualified Egyptologist throughout the tour.
  • Entry Fees for the Sightseeing.
  • All Pickup & Drop off.
  • Transportation in private vehicle.
  • 13 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches & 7 Dinners
  • All Applicable Taxes.
What is not included in the trip price?2019-05-03T04:16:27+00:00
  • Airfares to/from Egypt.
  • Travel/Trip insurance.
  • Excess luggage on domestic flights.
  • 1 Breakfast, 3 Lunches & 7 Dinners.
  • Tipping.
  • Drinks.
  • Any services not mentioned in the program.
  • Personal expenses.
Is snorkelling equipment provided?2019-05-03T03:55:26+00:00

During snorkel tours, snorkels and masks are provided in adult sizes and shared between all guests. Some small sizes may fit older children, however if equipment is required for smaller children guests will need to bring it with them on the journey.

FLIGHTS

Are flights included in the trip cost?2019-05-03T03:22:48+00:00

Flights into and out of Cairo ARE NOT included in the trip cost, however domestic flights, as listed in the list of inclusions ARE included.

Guests will be required to arrange a flight into Cairo, Egypt, arriving by mid afternoon on 10th November 2019. Guests will be met at the airport and transported to the accommodation.

ACCOMMODATION

Can rooms accommodate more than two?2019-05-03T03:21:45+00:00

We are able to have an additional bed added to a room. Alternatively, if you feel your child is old enough, we may be able to match them up with another child of a similar age and have them share a room.

Older children (5-11 years) will have either a bed in a room with an adult or in the case of two sharing adults, an extra bed in the same room.

Younger children (3-5 years) will share parents accommodation and bedding. If you prefer your younger child to have their own bed, please select the older child option when booking.

What type of accommodation is provided?2019-05-03T04:07:01+00:00

The accommodation is of a high standard, to ensure all guests have a comfortable stay during our adventure. All accommodation is 4* rated while on our Nile Cruise we are spoiling our guests with a 5* experience.

Can I upgrade my accommodation?2019-05-03T03:25:07+00:00

There is no option to upgrade accommodation.

FOOD

What meals are included on the trip?2019-05-03T03:46:30+00:00

13 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches & 9 Dinners will be included and will primarily consist of local Egyptian dishes, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options where requested.

Please notify us of any dietary requirements well in advance to ensure your request can be catered for.

Will my child like the provided meals?2019-05-03T03:48:15+00:00

A variety of meals will be available and will consist of local Egyptian dishes with many meals being an open buffet so that our guests can select from a wide range of options. We expect most children will find something to their liking. Additional supplies can be purchased from local stalls and supermarkets (at Guest’s expense) if required.

Are snacks provided?2019-05-03T03:48:50+00:00

Snacks are not provided during the tour however they can be purchased from various stalls and supermarkets throughout the journey.

NILE CRUISE

What type of accommodation is provided?2019-05-03T04:07:01+00:00

The accommodation is of a high standard, to ensure all guests have a comfortable stay during our adventure. All accommodation is 4* rated while on our Nile Cruise we are spoiling our guests with a 5* experience.

What is it like onboard the boat?2019-05-03T04:06:47+00:00

M/S Nile Dolphin is a 5-star deluxe floating hotel cruising on the Nile between Luxor and Aswan. All rooms, reception, restaurant were completely renovated in July 2017.  The floating hotel has 63 deluxe double cabins and 2 suites, restaurant, panorama lounge, bars, ‘silent area’ adjacent to lounge with panorama terrace, sun deck with pool, Jacuzzi and bar, massage cabin, and air-conditioned gym with direct access to the pool on the sun deck. WIFI access is provided.

ROOMS: All cabins have large panorama windows that can be opened – so you can enjoy the view of the Nile, the palms and the desert… even from your bed. All cabins have en-suite, spacious, pre-fabricated bathrooms with marble floors and wall decorations, full glass shower cabins with jet panels, toiletries, hairdryer.

RESTAURANT: The elegant restaurant is located at the lower deck with seating for 150. You will indulge in a large variety of international cuisine and local dishes. Vegan and Vegetarian dishes are included.

If you are on gluten-free diet the onboard bakery will prepare fresh gluten free bread while you are staying on board.

The boat also has a galley up on the sun deck as well. You can enjoy your lunch/dinner and the beautiful landscape while cruising. This will make your stay unforgettable on board of the Nile Dolphin.

LOUNGE: The lounge bar is located at the 4th deck with large panorama windows where you can enjoy your drinks while gazing out onto the Nile. The lounge has seating for 140 with all the facilities to hold special evening entertainment programs. Adjacent to our lounge is our library where you can read or just admire the beautiful panorama in silence.

SUNDECK: You may enjoy the sun on the sun deck where the most fashionable cocktails and drinks are served. An oversized pool with deep and shallow water and two Jacuzzis will pamper you while relaxing in the sunshine. From the sundeck, you can directly access the airconditioned gym and spa with infra sauna at the fourth deck.

Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances the actual ship we travel on may vary from the ship mentioned above, however it will be of an equivalent standard with similar facilities.

Will I need sea sickness tablets?2019-05-03T04:14:34+00:00

It is unlikely that you will get sea sickness during the Nile cruise as we are traveling down a river with calm waters, plus most ships are quite wide, reducing the amount of motion guests should experience. If you are concerned about sea sickness, you should bring appropriate medication to prevent discomfort during the journey.

EGYPT

What currency is used in Egypt?2019-05-03T03:57:36+00:00

In Egypt the local currency is called the Pound and is abbreviated to EGP.

At the time of writing 1USD=17.7EGO. To learn more about the cost of living in Egypt click here.

What is the weather like in November?2019-05-03T04:02:10+00:00

Egypt is blessed with a hot and sunny climate all year round, making it a fantastic place to visit if sun is what you’re after at any time of the year.

However, with the heat becoming almost unbearable during the summer and many warnings not to visit the area during the peak months of summer because of this, the winter season is generally the most pleasant time of the year to travel to Cairo, making November a wonderful time to visit.

The average temperature this month is 19°C (65°F), while the average low is 14°C (57°F), and the average high is 23°C (73°F).

Is tipping required in Egypt2019-05-03T04:03:40+00:00

Tipping in Egypt is common to a certain extent and how much you tip always depends on how satisfied you are. For further information about tipping etiquette please click here.

PRICING

What is the cancellation policy?2019-05-03T03:01:16+00:00

Guests have a period of 48 hours from the time of booking to request a full refund. Once this time has passed, the initial deposit is non-refundable.

  • Cancellations by 30th June 2019 = No refund of the initial deposit
  • Cancellations 1st July – 1st Oct 2019 = 50% refund of the total trip cost
  • 1st Oct – 10th Nov 2019 = No refund
  • Minimum 30 Participants Required

We highly recommend all participants take out travel insurance to protect themselves in the case of unforeseen circumstances.

We reserve the right to cancel the trip if minimum numbers are not met, at which time a full refund will be provided.

When is payment due?2019-05-03T03:03:23+00:00

A 25% deposit is due at the time of booking.

A further 25% is due on 1st July 2019

The full balance is due on 1st October 2019.

What is included in the trip price?2019-05-03T03:18:05+00:00
  • 5 Nights 4* Accommodation in Cairo.
  • 3 Night 5* Luxury Nile Cruise.
  • 4 Nights 4* Accommodation in Hurghada.
  • 1 Night 4* Accommodation in Luxor.
  • Domestic Airfare from Cairo to Aswan.
  • Domestic Airfare from Hurghada to Cairo.
  • 1 Optional Tour on Day 11
  • Qualified Egyptologist throughout the tour.
  • Entry Fees for the Sightseeing.
  • All Pickup & Drop off.
  • Transportation in private vehicle.
  • 13 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches & 7 Dinners
  • All Applicable Taxes.
What is not included in the trip price?2019-05-03T04:16:27+00:00
  • Airfares to/from Egypt.
  • Travel/Trip insurance.
  • Excess luggage on domestic flights.
  • 1 Breakfast, 3 Lunches & 7 Dinners.
  • Tipping.
  • Drinks.
  • Any services not mentioned in the program.
  • Personal expenses.

MORE QUESTIONS

I have a question that hasn’t been answered.2019-05-03T04:19:59+00:00

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