Italy & Egypt in 17 Days

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Eternal Cities, Pyramids & Nile Cruise

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A one-of-a-kind journey through Italy & Egypt! Experience the eternal cities of Venice, Florence and Rome, marvel at the incredible Great Pyramids and discover the treasures of the Nile on a full-board river cruise!

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Aswan
Cairo
Giza
Luxor
Nile River
Florence
Rome
Venice
Included
All flights
Accommodation
Some transfers
Activities
Some meals
Availability
Departures available until
until May 2023
available
From + $1,090
Categories available
superior 3n cruise
included
superior 4n cruise
From + $400

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Accommodation: 15 Nights

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Included activities

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Included activity for day 3 in Venice
Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Guided Walking Tour of Venice

Take a guided walking tour through Venice to learn about the culture and artistic heritage of the city. Stroll through the city, taste a traditional spritz (own expense) at a local tavern, visit the iconic Rialto Bridge and cruise on the Giudecca Canal!

What's included: Walking tour in Venice with professional guide Not included: Hotel pick up and drop off, entrance fees.

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Included activity for day 5 in Florence
Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination
Physical rating:
Moderate

Guided Walking Tour of Florence

Discover the highlights of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, on a guided walking tour. Highlights include the historic Ponte Vecchio bridge, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza San Giovanni, the iconic Florence Cathedral and the Giotto Belltower.

What's included: Walking tour in Florence with professional guide Not included: Hotel pick up and drop off. Food and beverages.

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Included activity for day 8 in Rome
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination
Physical rating:
Moderate

Walking Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Take a guided walking tour of three of the main archaeological sites in Rome. Learn about the history of this empire, from its birth to the gladiator fights of the Colosseum and appreciate the relics of ancient Rome at the Forum and Palatine Hill.

What's included: Skip-the-line entrance tickets: Colosseum - Palatine Hill - Roman Forum, Authorized guide and headphones Not included: Hotel pick up and drop off

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Included activity for day 11
Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Active

Pyramids of Giza & Cairo Tour

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 neighborhood.

Not included: Entrance fees to Pyramids

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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.
Optional
Suggested activity for day 3 in Venice
Duration 00:35h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination
Physical rating:
Light

Gondola Ride in Venice

One of the most famous characteristics of Venice is its historic gondolas and now you can be a part of this legacy yourself! Experience an unforgettable 30-minute gondola ride through the charming waterways of Venice including the iconic Grand Canal.

What's included: 35 minute Gondola Ride Not included: Pick up and drop off, guide

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 3
Pick up time: info at destination

Pack of 2 Excursions: Must-sees of Italy

Make the most of your time in Italy with this pack of two unmissable experiences: a Skip-the-line guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and a gondola ride in Venice

What's included: Skip-the-line guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel & Gondola ride experience in Venice

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Suggested activity for day 6 in Florence
Duration 05:30h Approx.

Half-Day Tour to Pisa & The Leaning Tower

No trip to Italy is complete without a photo at the iconic leaning tower, so don't miss your chance to take a day trip to Pisa! Enjoy a guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli, visit the spectacular Pisa Cathedral and admire the famous Leaning Tower!

What's included: Round trip journey by GT Coach, expert multilingual escort, guided tour of Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli with professional guide, admission fee to Pisa Cathedral. Not included: Hotel pick up and drop off, meals, drinks and any other service not mentioned in included

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 8 in Rome
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination
Physical rating:
Moderate

Piazzas & Fountains of Rome Excursion

Discover the most symbolic piazzas and fountains in Rome! Visit Piazza Navona, home to Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain and see the Pantheon and the legendary Trevi Fountain. Finally, pay a visit to the famous Spanish Steps at Piazza di Spagna.

What's included: Professional licensed guide, headsets, pick up service from centrally located hotels Not included: Drop off at hotels. Pick up from hotels not located in the downtown area.

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Venice, Rome - Cairo, Cairo - US.
  • Internal flights: Cairo - Aswan, Luxor - Cairo.*
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  • Domestic high-speed train in standard class: Venice Mestre - Florence - Rome.
  • 12 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels and 3 nights on board the Nile Cruise. **
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  • 12 breakfasts and Full-Board on the Nile Cruise.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles as indicated in the itinerary.
  • 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.
  • Guided walking tours in Florence and Venice.
  • Guided visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill in Rome.
*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 in Egypt: 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.

*** Accommodation tax in Italy must be paid directly to the hotel (Approx. 6 € per person per night). 

Please note in Italy this itinerary is an independent tour, not a group tour. It includes accommodation, some activities and some transfers, but you will not be accompanied by a guide throughout the entire trip, nor will you be traveling in a group. As an independent tour, the dates of the excursions may differ based on the availability of the tours. The final date will be available on the voucher uploaded on your Exoticca account prior to departure. 

Please note in Egypt: 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.

Egypt: 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.

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days after you have made your booking or delivered to you on arrival at your destination.

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:
Wednesday: 2 nights in Cairo, 3 nights Nile cruise, 1 night in Luxor and 1 night in Cairo.
Thursday: 1 night in Cairo, 3 nights Nile cruise, 1 night in Luxor and 2 nights in Cairo.
Saturday: 2 nights in Cairo, 4 nights Nile Cruise, 1 night in Cairo.
Sunday: 1 night Cairo, 4 nights Nile Cruise, 2 nights Cairo.

*** 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!

**** 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: A free basic Wi-Fi connection of 4GB per stay is provided onboard the Nile Cruise. Uploading or downloading videos is not permitted due to limited bandwidth availability. 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.

  • Entry requirements
    Valid passport required.
  • Visa
    No visa is required to enter the country.
  • Currency
    Euro.
  • Language
    Italian.
  • Electricity
    220 V. No adapter required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from the US.
  • Time zone
    GMT + 01:00.
  • Other useful information
    Italian cuisine is one of the most prominent in the world. The national dish is pasta.
  • Tourist Office website
    http://www.italia.it/en/home.html

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 cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 888-488-0592 or via our contact form.

 

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