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CAIRO, NILE & ALEXANDRIA

  • Explore Alexandria, Alexander the Great's capital
  • Discover Abu Simbel and the Valley of the Kings
  • Visit Cairo's Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Cruise along the Nile from Aswan to Luxor
  • 12 DAYS
    12 DAYS
  • TAILOR-MADE OR GROUP TOURS
    TAILOR-MADE OR GROUP TOURS

Trip Overview

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Alexandria, Alexander the Great's capital
  • Discover Abu Simbel and the Valley of the Kings
  • Visit Cairo's Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Cruise along the Nile from Aswan to Luxor

KEY DETAILS

  • Duration
    12 days
  • Travel style
    Tailor-made or Group Tours

Itinerary & Accommodation

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DAY 1
Cairo
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Om Kolthoom Hotel & Tower
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Novotel Cairo El Borg
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Marriott Mena House
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DAY 2
Cairo
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Sleeper Train
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Sleeper Train
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DAY 3
Aswan
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Obelisk Nile Hotel
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Basma Hotel
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Mövenpick Resort Aswan
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DAY 4
Abu Simbel
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MS Royal Esadora
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MS Royal Esadora
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Mövenpick MS Royal Lotus
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DAY 5
Nile Cruise
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MS Royal Esadora
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MS Royal Esadora
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Mövenpick MS Royal Lotus
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DAY 6
Nile Cruise
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MS Royal Esadora
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MS Royal Esadora
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DAY 7
Luxor
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Mercure Luxor Karnak
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Steigenberger Nile Palace
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Sofitel Winter Palace
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DAY 8
Luxor
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Mercure Luxor Karnak
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Steigenberger Nile Palace
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Sofitel Winter Palace
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DAY 9
Cairo
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Om Kolthoom Hotel & Tower
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Novotel Cairo El Borg
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Marriott Mena House
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DAY 10
Alexandria
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Aifu Resort El Montazah
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Alex Avenue Hotel
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Sheraton Montazah
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DAY 11
Alexandria / Cairo
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Om Kolthoom Hotel & Tower
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Novotel Cairo El Borg
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InterContinental Citystars
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DAY 12
Cairo
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Om Kolthoom Hotel & Tower
Om Kolthoom Hotel & Tower

Conveniently located in downtown Cairo, the Om Kolthoom Hotel & Tower features 105 rooms boasting panoramic Nile River and city views.

Property Facilities: GymRestaurantSafety Deposit Box, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air ConditioningBathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

Sleeper Train
Sleeper Train

The Watania Sleeper Train travels along the Nile River and is a good alternative to flying as you can enjoy the views along the way.

Train Facilities: Catering, Air Conditioning, Sink (Private), Toilets (Shared), Electrical Outlets

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Obelisk Nile Hotel
Obelisk Nile Hotel

Set amongst manicured gardens overlooking the Nile River, the Obelisk Nile Hotel has 100 rooms in a convenient location for visiting the many tourist sites in Aswan.

Property Facilities: Bar / LoungePoolRestaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air ConditioningBathroom (Private), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television

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MS Royal Esadora
MS Royal Esadora

Enjoy panoramic views from MS Royal Esadora whilst cruising along the Nile. With 54 cabins and suites, this comfortable boat offers ample space to relax between visiting the ancient sites.

Boat Facilities: Bar / Lounge, Pool, Restaurant WiFi (Fee)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Safe, Television, WiFi (Fee)

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Mercure Luxor Karnak
Mercure Luxor Karnak

Situated on the east bank of the Nile, the Mecure Luxor Karnak offers 347 rooms and is conveniently located for visiting the many sites of ancient Thebes.

Property Facilities: Bar / LoungeGym, Pool, Restaurant, Sauna, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air ConditioningBathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television

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Aifu Resort El Montazah
Aifu Resort El Montazah

Located next to El Montazah Royal Gardens, Aifu Resort El Montazah offers 86 rooms and is a short walk to the beach on the Mediterranean Sea.

Property Facilities: Bar / LoungeGym, Pool, Restaurant, Sauna, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air ConditioningBathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe, Television

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Novotel Cairo El Borg
Novotel Cairo El Borg

Located on Gezira Island, the Novotel Cairo El Borg has 141 rooms with panoramic river views and is within walking distance of the Opera House and Egyptian Museum.

Property Facilities: Bar / Lounge, Gym, Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Sleeper Train
Sleeper Train

The Watania Sleeper Train travels along the Nile River and is a good alternative to flying as you can enjoy the views along the way.

Train Facilities: Catering, Air Conditioning, Sink (Private), Toilets (Shared), Electrical Outlets

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Basma Hotel
Basma Hotel

With exquisite views over the Nile River, Hotel Basma has 208 rooms and is perfectly located for visiting the main tourist sites of Aswan.

Property Facilities: Bar / Lounge, Business Centre, Pool, Restaurant, Safety Deposit Box, Beauty Salon, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Safe, Television, Iron / Ironing Board

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MS Royal Esadora
MS Royal Esadora

Enjoy panoramic views from MS Royal Esadora whilst cruising along the Nile. With 54 cabins and suites, this comfortable boat offers ample space to relax between visiting the ancient sites.

Boat Facilities: Bar / Lounge, Pool, Restaurant WiFi (Fee)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Safe, Television, WiFi (Fee)

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Steigenberger Nile Palace
Steigenberger Nile Palace

With its own boat dock, the Steigenberger Nile Palace offers 303 rooms and suites in the heart of Luxor. Luxor’s vibrant market and the temples of Luxor and Karnak are within walking distance.

Property Facilities: Bar / Lounge, Gym, Pool, Restaurant, Sauna, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony, Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Alex Avenue Hotel
Alex Avenue Hotel

In the heart of Alexandria, the Sunrise Alex Avenue Hotel features 167 rooms and suites, each with a lovely sea view. The hotel is close to the city centre and bibliotheca Alexandria.

Property Facilities: Bar / Lounge, Gym, Pool, Beach, Restaurant, Sauna, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary), Iron / Ironing Board

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Marriott Mena House
Marriott Mena House

Featuring excellent views of the Great Pyramids of Giza, Marriott Mena House comprises of 331 rooms and suites set within picturesque landscaped gardens.

Property Facilities: Bar / LoungeGym, Pool, Restaurant, Safety Deposit Box, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Iron / Ironing Board (on request), Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Sleeper Train
Sleeper Train

The Watania Sleeper Train travels along the Nile River and is a good alternative to flying as you can enjoy the views along the way.

Train Facilities: Catering, Air Conditioning, Sink (Private), Toilets (Shared), Electrical Outlets

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Mövenpick Resort Aswan
Mövenpick Resort Aswan

Uniquely situated on Elephantine Island, the Movenpick Resort Aswan has 404 suites and villas with many offering panoramic river views.

Property Facilities: Bar / Lounge, Gym, Pool, Restaurant, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Mövenpick MS Royal Lotus
Mövenpick MS Royal Lotus

Relax and take in the scenery aboard the Movenpick MS Royal Lotus. With 62 cabins and suites, enjoy cruising the Nile between the historic cities of Luxor and Aswan.

Boat Facilities: Bar / Lounge, Gym, Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Fee)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Safe, Television, WiFi (Fee)

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Sofitel Winter Palace
Sofitel Winter Palace

Surrounded by tropical gardens and overlooking the Nile River, the Sofitel Winter Palace features 92 rooms and suites situated a short walk from Luxor Temple.

Property Facilities: Bar / LoungePoolRestaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air ConditioningBathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Iron / Ironing Board (on request), Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Sheraton Montazah
Sheraton Montazah

Situated by the beach, the Sheraton Montazah has 288 rooms and suites and is within walking distance to the Montazah Palace and Gardens.

Property Facilities: Bar / Lounge, Gym, Pool, Beach, Restaurant, Safety Deposit Box, Sauna, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary), Iron / Ironing Board

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InterContinental Citystars
InterContinental Citystars

Established in the Citystars Heliopolis next to the shopping centre, the Intercontinental Cairo Citystars has 818 rooms and suites set amongst well-manicured gardens.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / LoungeGym, Pool, Restaurant, Sauna, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air ConditioningBathroom (Private), Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Iron / Ironing Board, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Essential Info
3 STAR
4 STAR
5 STAR
    Included
    • Accommodation based on twin room sharing
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Vehicle transfers and overnight train as specified
    • English speaking guide(s) 
    • Activities as per itinerary
    • Entrance / Admission fees as per itinerary
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a group basis
    • One-way flight: Aswan to Cairo (Day 9)
    Excluded
    • All flights: international, domestic or regional, unless otherwise specified
    • Airport or departure taxes
    • Personal insurances
    • Any visas or travel permits required
    • Single room supplement
    • Late check out at properties
    • All drinks, unless otherwise specified
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Optional excursions and activities
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a private basis

     

     

    General Information

    Climate

    • Egypt has year-round sun and almost no rain, except in Alexandria, which has more of a Mediterranean climate than the rest of the country. Daytime temperatures range from pleasantly warm in the winter to very hot in the summer.
    • Cities such as Cairo and Alexandria in the north are generally a few degrees cooler than places like Aswan and Abu Simbel in the south. Nights in the desert can be cold.

    Language & Currency

    • Arabic is the official language of Egypt. Many Egyptians speak English, and some speak German and French with varying degrees of fluency.
    • The local currency is the Egyptian pound, which divides into 100 piasters. Euros, Pound sterling and US dollars are often accepted, in tourist areas; local currency is best for tipping, small purchases and dining in local restaurants. Larger shops, hotels & restaurants widely accept credit cards. Access to cash machines is available in most major towns, and exchanging currency can be done in banks, foreign exchange bureaus and larger hotels.

    Visa & Access

    • Most foreign nationals will require a visa for entry to Egypt. Please check with your local Egyptian Embassy or our travel team for further information. Many nationalities can obtain tourist visas on arrival, at most ports of entry. The Egyptian government has introduced an online 'e-visa' application system for obtaining tourist visas in advance of travel.
    • There are ten international airports in Egypt with Cairo International (CAI) being the biggest. Other important airports include Alexandria (ALY), Aswan (ASW), Hurghada (HRG), Luxor (LXR), Marsa Alam (RMF) and Sharm El Sheikh (SSH).

    Health

    • At least 6-8 weeks before departure, please visit your local health care provider or travel clinic for any vaccination requirements and to discuss any other potential health risks. All travellers should ensure they have a valid travel insurance policy in place.

    For any further questions on Egypt or your holiday, contact our friendly travel team who will assist you with any information you require.

    Included
    • Accommodation based on twin room sharing
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Vehicle transfers and overnight train as specified
    • English speaking guide(s)
    • Activities as per itinerary
    • Entrance / Admission fees as per itinerary
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a group basis
    • One-way flight: Aswan to Cairo (Day 9)
    Excluded
    • All flights: international, domestic or regional, unless otherwise specified
    • Airport or departure taxes
    • Personal insurances
    • Any visas or travel permits required
    • Single room supplement
    • Late check out at properties
    • All drinks, unless otherwise specified
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Optional excursions and activities
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a private basis
    General Information

    Climate

    • Egypt has year-round sun and almost no rain, except in Alexandria, which has more of a Mediterranean climate than the rest of the country. Daytime temperatures range from pleasantly warm in the winter to very hot in the summer.
    • Cities such as Cairo and Alexandria in the north are generally a few degrees cooler than places like Aswan and Abu Simbel in the south. Nights in the desert can be cold.

    Language & Currency

    • Arabic is the official language of Egypt. Many Egyptians speak English, and some speak German and French with varying degrees of fluency.
    • The local currency is the Egyptian pound, which divides into 100 piasters. Euros, Pound sterling and US dollars are often accepted, in tourist areas; local currency is best for tipping, small purchases and dining in local restaurants. Larger shops, hotels & restaurants widely accept credit cards. Access to cash machines is available in most major towns, and exchanging currency can be done in banks, foreign exchange bureaus and larger hotels.

    Visa & Access

    • Most foreign nationals will require a visa for entry to Egypt. Please check with your local Egyptian Embassy or our travel team for further information. Many nationalities can obtain tourist visas on arrival, at most ports of entry. The Egyptian government has introduced an online 'e-visa' application system for obtaining tourist visas in advance of travel.
    • There are ten international airports in Egypt with Cairo International (CAI) being the biggest. Other important airports include Alexandria (ALY), Aswan (ASW), Hurghada (HRG), Luxor (LXR), Marsa Alam (RMF) and Sharm El Sheikh (SSH).

    Health

    • At least 6-8 weeks before departure, please visit your local health care provider or travel clinic for any vaccination requirements and to discuss any other potential health risks. All travellers should ensure they have a valid travel insurance policy in place.

    For any further questions on Egypt or your holiday, contact our friendly travel team who will assist you with any information you require.

    Included
    • Accommodation based on twin room sharing
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Vehicle transfers and overnight train as specified
    • English speaking guide(s)
    • Activities as per itinerary
    • Entrance / Admission fees as per itinerary
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a group basis
    • One-way flight: Aswan to Cairo (Day 9)
    Excluded
    • All flights: international, domestic or regional, unless otherwise specified
    • Airport or departure taxes
    • Personal insurances
    • Any visas or travel permits required
    • Single room supplement
    • Late check out at properties
    • All drinks, unless otherwise specified
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Optional excursions and activities
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a private basis
    General Information

    Climate

    • Egypt has year-round sun and almost no rain, except in Alexandria, which has more of a Mediterranean climate than the rest of the country. Daytime temperatures range from pleasantly warm in the winter to very hot in the summer.
    • Cities such as Cairo and Alexandria in the north are generally a few degrees cooler than places like Aswan and Abu Simbel in the south. Nights in the desert can be cold.

    Language & Currency

    • Arabic is the official language of Egypt. Many Egyptians speak English, and some speak German and French with varying degrees of fluency.
    • The local currency is the Egyptian pound, which divides into 100 piasters. Euros, Pound sterling and US dollars are often accepted, in tourist areas; local currency is best for tipping, small purchases and dining in local restaurants. Larger shops, hotels & restaurants widely accept credit cards. Access to cash machines is available in most major towns, and exchanging currency can be done in banks, foreign exchange bureaus and larger hotels.

    Visa & Access

    • Most foreign nationals will require a visa for entry to Egypt. Please check with your local Egyptian Embassy or our travel team for further information. Many nationalities can obtain tourist visas on arrival, at most ports of entry. The Egyptian government has introduced an online 'e-visa' application system for obtaining tourist visas in advance of travel.
    • There are ten international airports in Egypt with Cairo International (CAI) being the biggest. Other important airports include Alexandria (ALY), Aswan (ASW), Hurghada (HRG), Luxor (LXR), Marsa Alam (RMF) and Sharm El Sheikh (SSH).

    Health

    • At least 6-8 weeks before departure, please visit your local health care provider or travel clinic for any vaccination requirements and to discuss any other potential health risks. All travellers should ensure they have a valid travel insurance policy in place.

    For any further questions on Egypt or your holiday, contact our friendly travel team who will assist you with any information you require.

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