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Great Pyramids & Full-Board Nile Cruise

Egypt in 8 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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Our classic tour of Egypt, including the pyramids, 3 or 4 nights on board a Full-Board Nile Cruise, the ancient temples of Luxor and stays in Cairo.

Trip Highlights

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    Aswan
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    Cairo
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    Giza
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    Kom Ombo
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    Luxor
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    Nile River

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until December 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + £ 300

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  1. superior 3n cruise included

  2. superior 4n cruise included

  3. luxury 3n cruise from + £ 100

  4. luxury 4n cruise from + £ 400

  5. 5* lux. 3n cruise from + £ 1,400

  6. 5* lux 4n cruise from + £ 1,600

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  • 4 nights in Superior category hotels.
  • 3 nights on board the Nile Cruise.
  • 1 night in Luxor.
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  • 3 nights in Superior category hotels.
  • 4 nights on board the Nile cruise.
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From £ 1,199

  • 4 nights in Luxury category hotels.
  • 3 nights on board the Nile Cruise.
  • 1 night in Luxor.
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From £ 1,499

  • 3 nights in Luxury category hotels.
  • 4 nights on board the Nile cruise.
5* lux. 3n cruise

From £ 2,499

  • 4 nights in 5* Luxury category hotels.
  • 3 nights on board the Nile Cruise.
5* lux 4n cruise

From £ 2,699

  • 3 nights in 5* Luxury category hotels.
  • 4 nights on board the Nile Cruise.

Accommodation: 7 Nights

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Day 1 to 3

Ramses Hilton

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Cairo

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Rating TripAdvisor travelers

The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: Barcelo Cairo Pyramids, Baron Hotel Cairo, Concorde El Salam Hotel Cairo by Royal Tulip, Helnan Dreamland Hotel, Hilton Cairo Heliopolis, Hilton Pyramids Golf, Holiday Inn Cairo - Citystars, an IHG Hotel, Holiday Inn Cairo Maadi, Le Meridien Cairo Airport, Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino, Mövenpick Hotel Cairo-Media City, Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel, Safir Hotel Cairo, Sonesta Hotel, Tower & Casino Cairo, Sun City Hotel - The Gabriel, Swiss Inn Pyramids Golf Resort

Itinerary

Walk in the footsteps of the Pharaohs on a fascinating city and cruise experience in Egypt. Discover the secrets of the Great Pyramids in Cairo and unearth the history behind the iconic Valley of the Kings. Spend 3 or 4 nights under the stars on a Full-Board Nile River Cruise and delight in the sights of Aswan, atmospheric Kom Ombo, eternal Edfu and the magical Temples of Luxor.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Cairo
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It's time to unearth the secrets of Ancient Egypt and get to know the vibrant culture of Egypt's most emblematic cities. Arrive at your departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to Cairo*. Touch down in Cairo and transfer to the hotel. Once you've settled in the remainder of the day is free at your leisure to get to know the sights and sounds of Cairo, in the shadow of the Great Pyramids! Go shopping at the local souk or sample the national cuisine. Overnight stay in Cairo.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.


The order of the excursions and visits may vary, depending on the schedule of the internal flights, traffic and other logistical reasons. The planned visits will be carried out in any case.


Alternatively, for a full experience of Egypt, you can choose one of our optional excursion packages to add 3/4 optional excursions to your trip!

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramses Hilton or similar

4951 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Experience Egypt Optional Excursions Package (Limited Offer) - 3 Excursions

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Ultimate Egypt Optional Excursions Package (Limited Offer) - 4 Excursions

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2nd Day: Cairo
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Breakfast at the hotel. Get to know the Egyptian capital today with a tour of Cairo's most emblematic sights. Begin at the Giza plateau, home of the three Great Pyramids, built over 4,500 years ago and one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Explore the pyramids and learn about their fascinating history as you walk in the footsteps of the pharaohs. Continue to the Great Sphinx and the Temple of the Valley to unearth more secrets of Ancient Egypt before visiting the Egyptian Museum. This world-renowned museum is home to the largest collection of jewels, relics and statues from the golden age of the pharaohs. End the day with a walk through the lively Khan el Khalili neighbourhood, home to the largest bazaar in the city. Overnight stay in Cairo.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramses Hilton or similar

4951 Reviews

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Activities

included
Pyramids of Giza & Cairo Tour

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3rd Day: Cairo - Aswan
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Aswan, situated on the Nile River and known for its great importance to the Ancient Egyptian civilization. Upon arrival, head to the river to enjoy a cruise on a traditional felucca boat to see the Nile Falls. Watch life along the Nile as you travel along the river. Afterwards, continue to the Granite Quarry, home to an unfinished ancient obelisk and the High Dam of Aswan. Transfer to the port to board your Nile Cruise Boat, your home for the next three nights. Get settled in your cabin and enjoy the views of the river. Dinner and overnight on board.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Nile Treasure Cruise or similar
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Activities

included
Aswan Tour & Felucca Boat Cruise

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4th Day: Aswan - Kom Ombo
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Full-board on board. Today, if you're an early riser, you have the chance to enjoy an optional excursion to Abu Simbel*, home to many rock-carved temples. Afterwards, we recommend to take the chance to book an optional visit to the Island of Philae**. A river island in the Nile where the ancient temple of the goddess Isis is located. Afterwards, navigate northwards towards Kom Ombo. Upon arrival explore the twin Temples of Haroeris and Sobek and see the amazing Nilometer, used to measure the rising and falling levels of the Nile, an important life source in Egypt. Later, visit a unique Crocodile Mummy museum, home to a number of mummified crocodiles. Return to the ship and enjoy relaxing on board. Dinner and overnight on board.

* Optional Excursion to Abu Simbel: Visit these amazing temples, carved on the western cliff of the desert by Ramses II in the Xl century BC. See the iconic 20-metre high statues, dedicated to the god Amon Ra, and the Temple of Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor.

Please note: If you take the optional excursion to Abu Simbel, you will depart from the ship at approximately 3 a.m. to make the most of the coolest and quietest part of the day. This way, you can fully experience Abu Simbel without the crowds and avoid sightseeing in high temperatures.

** Optional Island of Philae Excursion: Discover the historic island of Philae, in the reservoir of the Old Aswan Dam. It is home to the ancient ruins of the Temple of Isis and offers a fascinating insight into life and beliefs in Ancient Egypt.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Nile Treasure Cruise or similar
See our full selection

Activities

included
Highlights of Kom Ombo Tour

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Optional
Island of Philae

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Optional
Abu Simbel Excursion

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5th Day: Edfu - Luxor
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Full-board on board. Dock in Edfu today to enjoy a ride in a traditional Egyptian carriage to arrive at the Temple of Edfu in style! Spend some time exploring the temple, dedicated to the Egyptian god of Horus. It's one of the best-preserved monuments in the country as its imposing structure has been protected by the desert sands. Back on the ship, continue to Luxor where the ancient heart of Thebes awaits you. Here, discover the Temple of Luxor, constructed by the two great pharaohs, Amenhotep II and Ramses II. Return to the ship. Dinner and overnight on board.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Nile Treasure Cruise or similar
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Activities

included
Temple of Edfu & Luxor Highlights Tour

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6th Day: Luxor
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Breakfast on board. Continue your discovery of the ancient city of Thebes today as you head to the world-famous Valley of the Kings*, where the tomb of Tutankhamon was discovered, revealing the riches of the ancient pharaohs. It is here that the most powerful and influential kings of Ancient Egypt were buried. After exploring the site, continue to the Temple of Hatshepsut, an imposing terraced structure, located below towering cliffs. Bid farewell to this world of ancient kings and queens as you cross the river into modern-day Luxor. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure. We recommend an optional Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show**. Overnight stay in Luxor.


Please note: The excursion to the Valley of the Kings includes visits to three tombs. Entrance to the tomb of Tutankhamun is not included but, if you are interested in visiting, you can buy a ticket to see this tomb at the site during your visit.

** Optional Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show: Visit the largest open-air museum in Egypt, the Karnak Temple in Luxor. Discover the secrets behind the temple's ancient name, Thebes, and explore its significant monuments.  As you wander through the ruins of this once great complex, you will be guided by the voices of the pharaohs who built this site to honor their god Amon. Watch as the temples and statues come to life with the clever use of special effects , relive the times of the ancient pharaohs with their customs and rituals as they recount the dramatic history of ancient Thebes.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Iberotel Luxor or similar

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Activities

included
Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut & Memnon Colossi Excursion

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Optional
Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show

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7th Day: Luxor - Cairo
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off early in the morning to visit the Karnak Temple Complex, home to a vast array of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other ancient buildings. Explore the ruins as you soak up the unique atmosphere and let your imagination run wild as you learn about life in Ancient Egypt. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to Cairo. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure. We recommend an optional excursion to the Saladin Citadel.* Overnight stay in Cairo.

Optional Excursion to Saladin Citadel: Visit the Alabaster Mosque and medieval fortification of Saladin Citadel, perched atop a hill in central Cairo and dating back to the 12th-century. Learn about the importance of the site to Egypt's Islamic heritage before walking through the Coptic Neighborhood, home to various churches.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramses Hilton or similar

4951 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Karnak Temple Complex

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Optional
Saladin Citadel Excursion

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8th Day: Cairo - UK/Ireland
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Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Included activities

Included
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All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

Pyramids of Giza & Cairo Tour

Included activity for day 2 in Giza

Visit the Great Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Explore the pyramids and learn about their fascinating history. See the Great Sphinx and the Temple of the Valley, visit the Egyptian Museum and explore the Khan el Khalili neighbourhood.

Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

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Active

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All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

Aswan Tour & Felucca Boat Cruise

Included activity for day 3 in Aswan

Get to know Aswan! Head to the river for a cruise on a traditional felucca boat to see the Nile Falls. Watch life along the Nile as you travel on the river. Afterwards, continue to the Granite Quarry, home to the unfinished obelisk and see the High Dam.

Duration 13:00h Approx. Pick up time: 05:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Included
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All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

Highlights of Kom Ombo Tour

Included activity for day 4

Explore the Twin Temples of Haroeris and Sobek and see the amazing Nilometer, used to measure the rising and falling levels of the Nile, an important life source in Egypt. Afterwards, visit a unique Crocodile Mummy Museum!

Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 17:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Included
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All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

Temple of Edfu & Luxor Highlights Tour

Included activity for day 5 in Luxor

Ride in a traditional Egyptian carriage to the Temple of Edfu. Spend some time exploring the temple, dedicated to the Egyptian god of Horus before continuing to Luxor to tour the ancient city of Thebes and visit the legendary Temple of Luxor.

Duration 13:00h Approx. Pick up time: 06:00 Approx

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Active

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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Important: Please avoid booking the activities included in this package separately.

Experience Egypt Optional Excursions Package (Limited Offer) - 3 Excursions

Suggested activity for day 1

Add 3 unforgettable experiences to your trip! See Karnak Temple like never before with the Sound and Light Show, discover medieval Cairo with an excursion to the Saladin Citadel and visit the Island of Philae.

Physical rating:

Active

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Optional
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Important: Please avoid booking the activities included in this package separately.

Ultimate Egypt Optional Excursions Package (Limited Offer) - 4 Excursions

Suggested activity for day 1

Add 4 unforgettable experiences to your trip! See the Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show, discover medieval Cairo with an excursion to the Saladin Citadel, visit the ancient Island of Philae in Aswan and take an excursion to the temples of Abu Simbel.

Physical rating:

Active

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Optional
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Depending on the day of arrival in Aswan, the pick-up time of the activity will be adapted to the included and optional activities of the day.

Island of Philae

Suggested activity for day 4 in Nile River

Discover the historic island of Philae, in the reservoir of the Old Aswan Dam. It is home to the ancient ruins of the Temple of Isis and offers a fascinating insight into life and beliefs in Ancient Egypt.

Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Active

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Please note: excursion leaves around 3:30 am All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

Abu Simbel Excursion

Suggested activity for day 4 in Nubia

Visit these amazing temples, carved on the western cliff of the desert by Ramses II in the Xl century BC. See the iconic 20-metre high statues, dedicated to the god Amon Ra, and the Temple of Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 03:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Cairo; Cairo - UK/Ireland.
  • Internal flights: Cairo - Aswan; Luxor - Cairo.*
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  • 4 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels and 3 nights on board the Nile Cruise. **
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  • 4 breakfasts and Full-Board the Nile Cruise.
  • Transfer in an air conditioned vehicle.
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary. ***
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Active tour with a comprehensive schedule of activities. ****
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  • 3-night Nile Cruise.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • English-speaking guide during the whole trip.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Visa (required)* drinks, tips** and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Visa issued on arrival. Price approx. $25.

** Please note: Mandatory tips of $55 per person for the Nile Cruise are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay during this tour. Tipping for the rest of the trip is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Egyptian culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not. 

Documentation of the internal flights will either be delivered to you on arrival at your destination.

Please note the following luggage allowances for your internal flight
  • Checked luggage allowance is between 21-23 kg (46-50 lbs)
  • Hand luggage (carry-on) allowance is 8 kg (17 lbs)

* For travellers arriving in Egypt on a Thursday, please note that the flight the following day from Cairo to Aswan usually departs early in the morning, so you will be required to leave for the airport before dawn.

** The allocated cruise ship may be changed due to routine maintenance, in which case you will be allocated a cruise of the same or higher category.

*** The order of the itinerary varies according to the day of arrival:

Monday: 2 nights in Cairo, 3 nights Nile cruise, 1 night in Luxor and 1 night in Cairo.

Wednesday: 2 nights in Cairo, 3 nights Nile cruise, 1 night in Luxor and 1 night in Cairo.

Thusday: 1 night in Cairo, 3 nights Nile Cruise, 1 night in Luxor, 2 nights in Cairo.

**** This is a fast-paced itinerary that includes a comprehensive number of sights and activities in order to give you the most complete experience of Egypt! You can expect several early morning departures and a full daily schedule of activities.  

Please note: Please be aware that the ship's Wi-Fi connection is dependent on satellite coverage and that there are sections of the cruise in which Wi-Fi will not be available. High-speed Wi-Fi is available to use in port only, for an extra fee of $8 USD per day.

IMPORTANT: This trip is not suitable for a person with reduced mobility due to the nature of the excursions and the terrain.
However, please note that this tour can be taken privately. There will be a private guide and a specifically designed itinerary to ensure maximum enjoyment. The excursions will be taken via alternative routes with ease of access and the pace will be dictated by the passenger.
To take part in the private tour it is required that the person with reduced mobility is accompanied by a dedicated person at all times, to assist in any necessary situations, such as getting in and out of the transport vehicle, on excursions, and so on.

  • Entry requirements

    Valid passport with at least six months validity.

  • Visa

    A visa is required. Issued on arrival in the country. Price approx: USD25.

  • Currency

    Egyptian Pound.

  • Language

    Arabic.

  • Electricity

    220 V. Adapter not required but recommended.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from the UK/Ireland.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 02:00.

  • Other useful information

    Egypt has a desert climate with mild winters and very hot summers.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://www.egypt.travel/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

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