Duration
7 Nights
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019
Destination
Egypt

Egypt is home to some of the world’s most amazing ancient icons. You and your family will explore the Pyramids, Sphinx and Valley of the Kings with expert local guides. Uncover the ancient mysteries and modern marvels of Egypt and see why this classic destination inspires millions of travellers each year.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Sleep under the stars, feast on hearty cuisine and be dazzled by the riverside scenery on a felucca sailing trip down the Nile
  • The overnight train from Cairo to Aswan is a fun activity for the whole family, with comfortable sleeping quarters and good food

HOLIDAY INCLUDES

11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Flights Luxor to Cairo included in the deal!
Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
5 nights in Hotel, 1 night Felucca, 1 night Overnight sleeper train
You and your family will dine with Nubian village folk in a house in Aswan
Cairo – The Egyptian Museum & Pyramids and Sphinx
Aswan – Philae Temple
Luxor – Temple of Karnak, Donkey ride, Valley of the Kings (3 tombs) & Hatshepsut Temple
 

TRAVEL DATES

Departure dates in 2019:

  • Mar: 31
  • Apr: 06, 07, 13, 14
  • Jun: 29
  • Jul: 13
  • Aug: 03, 17

ITINERARY 

  • Day 1 Cairo
  • Day 2 Cairo/Overnights Train / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 Aswan / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 Aswan / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 5 Felucca Sailing / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Luxor / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 7 Cairo / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 8 Cairo / Meals: Breakfast

For full itinerary information CLICK HERE 


HOTELS

  • Cairo: Novotel Cairo El Borg or similar
  • Aswan: Pyramisa Isis Corniche hotel or similar
  • Luxor: Nile Valley Hotel or similar

WHY BOOK WITH FAMILY TRAVEL?

At Family Travel, we have a passion for helping families all over Australia create meaningful and memorable experiences. Whether you’re a band of avid campers, adventure-seekers, or if you prefer a little luxury, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for your family. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 100 and one of our accredited family travel specialists can create an incredible family holiday package for you.

The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back

 


FINE PRINT 

  • Valid for travel: Multiples departure dates in 2019.
  • Advertised Per Adult & Per Child prices are based on a package for 2 adult & 2 child package departing on 13 Apr, 3 & 17 Aug, 28 Dec 2019
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Family Travel Team members receive 10% off any travel insurance policy.
  • Once your Family Travel holiday has been purchased you will receive a voucher with full redemption details for you to book your travel.
  • If for any reason you are unable to book your preferred dates please refer to the Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names (as they appear on their passport), age of travellers and details of any special requirements you wish to highlight to the resort (e.g. vegetarian etc).
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.
  • Excludes: international flights, visa, entrance fees: USD$55-65 paid in USD, a tip for your tour guide (USD$3 – 6 per day, per traveller), tipping Kitty: USD$45-55 paid in USD.

VISA INFORMATION

Visas for Australians traveling overseas

A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country.

We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here


TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.FAMILYTRAVEL.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 100

BEST FOR FAMILIES

DESTINATION 

Egypt is a large country of very varied geography and its climate is pretty good. Life is easy here! You will feel relaxed and amazed by Egyptian wonderful nature and its rich history. Visit ancient pyramids, enter into the tombs of the Great Pharaohs, explore the might Sahara Desert, or enjoy the turquoise waters of the Red Sea and discover why traveling Egypt makes perfect sense.

TOUR 

With an action-packed itinerary that is purpose built for families, this authentic Egypt experience blends all the must-see highlights with plenty of adventurous, off the beaten-track activities. So whether you’re cruising the Nile in a felucca, sitting down to dinner with a Nubian family or checking out the mummified crocodiles at the Temple of Kom Ombo, this relaxing, exciting and always enlightening family tour of Egypt is sure to fill the photo album and keep you reminiscing around the dinner table for years to come.

1

Cairo

Salaam Aleikum! Welcome to Egypt. Cairo is an intriguing mix of the modern and ancient. You will meet your group and leader at a welcome meeting at 5 pm tonight, so please make sure you have your next of kin and insurance details handy. Head out for a meal with your new crew and get to know each other over some local fare. For those who arrive early and have free time, there are plenty of things to see and do. Travel along the river by felucca, head out to explore the markets, or, if the hustle and bustle of the city is too much, catch the metro into the oldest part of the city, the Coptic Christian sector. The latter is a haven of peace and quiet, with narrow cobbled streets and beautiful old churches.

Optional Activities: Islamic Cairo in Depth Tour, Saqqara and Memphis, Treasures and Tut Tour


2

Cairo/Overnights Train

Explore the amazing Pyramids of Giza which have stood tall for 4500 years. Afterwards, make your way to the Egyptian Museum, home to one of the world’s great collections of antiquities. Wander the treasure-filled halls of the museum, and be sure to check out the Mummies Hall (optional) for a close encounter with some of the country’s most important queens and pharaohs. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the sites today. In the evening you will board an overnight train to the southern city of Aswan (approximately 13 hours).

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Activities: The Royal Mummy Room


3

Aswan

Arrive in Aswan in the morning. Here the Nile runs deep and fast between granite rocks as the desert encroaches on the river. Even to travellers in ancient times, Aswan was known as the legendary gateway to the kingdom of Nubia. Today it is still something of a frontier town, where the Arab Middle East meets Africa. 
You will have the rest of the morning free to explore Aswan, have a swim in the hotel pool or simply sit back and enjoy the view of the Nile. In the early afternoon we will take a water taxi over to the Temple of Isis at Philae. The Temple of Isis (the Goddess of health, marriage and wisdom), which was rescued from the rising waters of the Nile and relocated on Philae Island. It’s a marvel of decorative pylons featuring some of Egypt’s finest carvings – definitely one of the real gems of Upper Egypt.

In the early evening you will take a trip across the river to a Nubian village and enjoy dinner at one of the local houses.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner


4

Aswan

Today is free for you to explore Aswan, or the surrounding area, at your family’s preferred pace. If you can wrangle the troops, you might want to visit the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel, located near the Sudan border. These two temples – one for Ramses II and another he dedicated to his wife Queen Nefertari – were cut into the cliff face in the 13th century and remain impressive in their scope and detail. Ask your leader for details on how to arrange a visit, but be aware you need a minimum of four people to participate in this optional activity. We highly recommend this activity.

If you would prefer to stay in Aswan and get a taste of contemporary Egypt there is plenty to do. The relaxed atmosphere makes Aswan a great city to wander and watch the boats cruise the Nile, plus there’s always the hotel pool nearby where you and the kids can cool off.

MEALS: Breakfast

Optional Activities: Unfinished Obelisk (entrance only)


5

Felucca Sailing

Climb aboard a felucca (traditional wooden boat with a broad canvas sail) with your family and spend a day on the Nile River and an evening under the stars. Watch the sun set across the river and relax, watching life along the water. While there’s no cabin or enclosed section on the felucca, a canopy offers shade and protection from the elements. Conditions are basic, but there is a clean toilet on board and the crew will prepare all your meals. and you will sleep outside, on a mattress on the deck. While blankets are provided, a sleeping sheet is recommended. During the colder months (October to March) it can get very cold at night (as low as 5°C) so a sleeping bag will be included for you on the boat.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


6

Luxor

Rise and shine – have breakfast on the felucca before transferring by bus to Luxor (approximately 4 hours), tracing the path of the Nile to the north. Upon arrival you’ll have time to relax at the hotel before we head over to the Karnak Temple in the afternoon.  Karnak Temple is perhaps the most impressive of all the ancient Pharoahs’ monumental works. One of the world’s most celebrated temple complexes, Karnak is a house of the gods built over a period of some 200 years. Your guided tour of this vast temple of impressive pylons, obelisks and chapels will reveal its finest sections, such as the Avenue of Sphinxes and the Great Temple of Amun.

MEALS: Breakfast

Optional Activities: Sound and Light Show at Karnak (entry fee)


7

Cairo

Embrace another early morning, cross the Nile and drive to the secluded Valley of the Kings. Sixty-three pharaohs were buried here as part of their journey to the afterlife. In the company of a local guide you will spend a few hours exploring some of the exquisitely decorated tombs. It is here that the burial site of the boy-king, Tutankhamun, was re-discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922. If you’d like to organise a visit to King Tut’s tomb today, this can be arranged with advance notice – ask your leader for details at the beginning of your trip. On your way back to the river, spend an hour at the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female ruler. Late this afternoon, board a flight back to Cairo. Check-in to the hotel on arrival, then perhaps freshen up and head out for an optional final dinner with your fellow family travellers. 

MEALS:  Breakfast

Optional Activities: Tomb of Tutankhamun


8

Cairo

You family adventure through Egypt comes to an end after breakfast this morning. There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart your accommodation at any time after check-out. 

MEALS: Breakfast

 

FLIGHT

Looking for flights to Egypt to start your holiday? Flights between Australia and Cairo, Egypt is mainly operated by Emirates, Qantas and Eithad Airways. from Brisbane, Oman Air and Malaysia Airlines are also available.

NEED FLIGHTS? CALL US ON 1300 404 100


TRANSFER

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer included!

WEATHER

The climate in Egypt varies from surprisingly cold to extremely hot. Along the northern coast of the country the climate is Mediterranean during winter (December through March) – cool, windy and humid, with occasional rains


VISA 

Visas for Australians traveling overseas

A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country.

We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here


TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Family Travel can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and for a 10% discount.

What is included in the deal? 
Please refer to the ‘HOLIDAYS INCLUDES’ section. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 100for more details.


Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that my family needs? 
We recommend you see your doctor at least eight weeks prior to travel for advice, and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.


Can Family Travel organise my travel insurance? / Do I need a travel insurance?
We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. Family Travel can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you. Call us on 1300 404 100 and quote Family10 for a 10% discount.


Can I arrange my flights with Family Travel? 
We at Family Travel are fully licensed travel agents and are able to arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 100 to get a personalised quote.


When will my booking be confirmed?
Once your Family Travel Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the Family Travel Reservations team. Family Travel will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking into your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements. The Family Travel team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.

The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back

 


What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking?
If for any reason you need to cancel, contact the Family Travel reservation team on 1300 404 100, and make sure you have your travel voucher number and traveller names on hand. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, Family Travel will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. Once we have received a variable request for cancellation, we request it be submitted in writing. Once received we will begin to process your cancellation. 


I haven’t received my Family Travel voucher yet. What do I do?

If you have not received your voucher within 24 hours contact Family Travel on 1300 404 100 and we will resend your voucher by email.


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