Best of Egypt & Nile Cruise

Timeless Cairo & the Pyramids, plus a Nile cruise through the temples & history of Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo & Aswan; optional extension to Petra


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Style Small Group TourTravel with a small, intimate group of no more than 16 likeminded travelers (and often much fewer), escorted by an English speaking guide and/or tour manager for some or all of your journey. More of these packages
Dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
Departures April – December 2023 Group Size 16 travelers max
Themes History & CultureGrand ToursRiver Cruises
Activity Level Moderate
What to Expect This fast-paced, escorted tour includes a reasonable amount of walking or hiking and requires an average level of physical fitness. Expect early wake up times and very long days in order to fit in all included visits. The Nile cruise portion of this tour can total up to 100 passengers. Travel safely and confidently with our new health & safety protocols.
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Join us to celebrate the land of ancient wonders and modern miracles on our Best of Egypt & Nile Cruise tour. Enjoy 11 wonderful days, including airfare from JFK, 5-nights in high-quality Cairo hotels, 4-nights aboard a deluxe Nile cruise, many meals, transfers, and plenty of included touring.

Once again, Friendly Planet is defying skyrocketing travel prices to bring you a fantastic, truly first class Egypt vacation deal fit for a pharaoh. You'll see the famous Sphinx and pyramids at Giza, the temples at Luxor and Edfu, King Tut's tomb, old Cairo, and much more.

Extend your stay with a post-tour to Jordan, including the spectacular lost city of Petra and Amman.

Package includes

  • Flights
  • Cruise
  • Coach
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Guides
  • Round trip flights from New York (JFK) via EgyptAir, including taxes & fees
  • Arrival & departure transfers with meeting, assistance and porterage
  • All intra-Egypt flights and ground transportation
  • 4 nights Deluxe hotel accommodations in Cairo
  • 1 night Deluxe hotel accommodations in Luxor
  • 4 nights aboard a 5-star Nile cruise ship in an outside, middle deck, cabin
  • 21 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 6 dinners, including welcome and farewell dinners
  • All shore excursions on Nile Cruise
  • Comprehensive touring program including entrance fees
  • Professional English-speaking Egyptologist tour director and local guides

Optional add-ons

  • Exciting optional excursions in Cairo and to Abu Simbel
  • Post-tour extension to Jordan and the lost city of Petra

Why you'll love it

  • Enjoy a free upgrade to a middle deck cabin aboard the 5-star MS Tulip.
  • Browse the Egyptian Museum's extensive collection of ancient treasures.
  • See the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Cheops and Chephren.
  • Visit the Temple of Karnak, one of the most significant monuments of the Pharaonic legacy.
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings, once a royal burial ground for pharaohs.
  • Tour the Temple of Hatshepsut, an architectural wonder built beneath a looming cliff face.
  • Discover the ancient mysteries of King Tut on an included tour of his tomb in Luxor.
  • Marvel at the towering sandstone walls of the Temple of Horus, one of Egypt's best-preserved temples.
  • Sail aboard a felucca to The Terrace in the Old Cataract Hotel for a traditional High Tea experience.
  • Visit Aswan's High Dam and learn about the dam's many purposes, such as controlling flooding and generating power.

Itinerary at a Glance

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Dates & Prices

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Departs U.S.: Thu, Jan 26, 2023
Finishes: Sun, Feb 5, 2023
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$3649 Departed
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If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when (or after) you book. More information Want to extend your trip?

Options & Fees

Best of Egypt & Nile Cruise
Rooming selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Occupancy
May 11, 2023;  May 18, 2023;  May 25, 2023;  Jun 15, 2023;  Jul 20, 2023;  Aug 10, 2023 $749
Aug 31, 2023;  Sep 14, 2023;  Sep 21, 2023;  Oct 5, 2023;  Oct 12, 2023;  Oct 19, 2023;  Nov 16, 2023;  Nov 23, 2023;  Dec 7, 2023;  Dec 14, 2023 $949
Mar 30, 2023;  Apr 27, 2023 $999
Dec 21, 2023 $1099
All other dates $849
Optional Excursions1
Discounted Optional Excursions Package $100
Abu Simbel Optional Tour
Feb 9, 2023;  Mar 16, 2023;  Mar 30, 2023 unavailable
All other dates $330
Memphis & Sakkara $70

1. Prices based on a minimum of two passengers.

Jordan Extension1
Jordan Extension
May 25, 2023;  Jul 20, 2023 $1599
Sep 21, 2023;  Oct 5, 2023;  Oct 12, 2023;  Oct 19, 2023;  Nov 16, 2023;  Nov 23, 2023;  Dec 7, 2023;  Dec 14, 2023;  Dec 21, 2023 $2099
Jun 15, 2023 $2199
Aug 31, 2023 $2249
Mar 16, 2023;  Mar 30, 2023 unavailable
All other dates $2049
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Occupancy
May 25, 2023;  Jun 15, 2023;  Jul 20, 2023;  Aug 10, 2023 $299
All other dates $449
Optional Excursions
The Ancient City of Jerash $150

1. Prices based on a minimum of four passengers.

So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc. Why are single rooms more?

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
New York Kennedy (JFK) included

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above. Please review the flight schedule, especially if you're booking connecting flights.

Want to fly from another city? Unfortunately, we don't offer flights from other cities, but you can book your own connecting flights.

Detailed Itinerary

Notice Note: Itinerary touring sequence is subject to change. However, please be assured that all included features will be provided.

Day 1 Depart USA

  • Check in for your overnight flight for Cairo

Day 2 Cairo

  • Arrive in Cairo and transfer to your hotel
  • Enjoy the afternoon at leisure
  • Evening panoramic tour of the city
  • Get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome dinner at a local restaurant

Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino or similar Dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Cairo cityscape

Arrive in Cairo, where East and West come together in a wonderful mix of old and new. After customs formalities, you'll be met by our representatives in Cairo and then escorted to your centrally located 5-star hotel overlooking the Nile River. You'll have the rest of the afternoon to explore independently.

This evening, take a panoramic tour by bus to Downtown Cairo including the culturally rich Zamalek Island, Cairo Opera House, Maspero television building, and the historic Qasr El Nil Bridge. Get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3 Cairo

  • Full day of sightseeing in Cairo
  • Discover the treasures of the Egyptian Museum
  • See the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque
  • Experience the sights and sounds of the Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Egyptian Museum, Cairo

This morning enjoy a full day tour of Cairo, starting with the Egyptian Museum, where you'll see, among other treasures, the priceless antiquities of Tutankhamun's tomb. After free time for lunch, your day of sightseeing continues with the Citadel of Saladin, built on the remains of a Crusader-style fortress and the Alabaster Mosque. Continue to the famous Khan El Khalili Bazaar, where the sights, sounds, spices, exotic clothing and jewelry, hand-hammered copper, ceramic ware, and other treasures await your deft bargaining to win them at astounding prices.

Optional Excursion: Walking Tour along El Moez and Dinner, $60
El Moez Street at night, Cairo

This evening, enjoy a guided walk along El Moez Street, one of the oldest and most impressive streets in Cairo, dating back to the Fatimid period. Begin at Azhar mosque, one of the best medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic world. Continue to Bab Zuweila, a medieval gate in Cairo considered one of the city's significant landmarks, and Al Hussein Mosque, named for the grandson of the Prophet Muhammed and one of the holiest Islamic sites in Cairo.

Walk by Al-Hakim Mosque, Bab al-Fetouh, and Bab al-Nasr, a massive fortified gate with rectangular stone towers flanking the semicircular arch of the eastern Portal. Proceed to Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, remarkable for its size and innovative architectural components, Al-Rifa'I Mosque, then to the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form.

Afterward, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 4 Cairo, Pyramids, Sphinx & Luxor

  • Tour the Pyramids of Cheops and Chephren
  • Afternoon at leisure or join an optional excursion
  • Evening flight from Cairo to Luxor

Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa or similar Breakfast & lunch

Full Day Itinerary
Pyramid and Sphinx

This morning, after breakfast, your guide will escort you on a fascinating tour of the most famous of all sites in Egypt—the Pyramids of Cheops and Chephren. These monuments have stood for 46 centuries and are considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World, possibly the most visited monuments of Egypt. The Sphinx, a feline character with the body of a lion and the face of Khufu (Cheops in Greek), is 50 meters long and 22 meters high. Carved from a single stone, it lies just before the Pyramids, and even today, its meaning and origin remain shrouded in mystery.

Later this evening, transfer to the airport for a flight to Luxor, the capital of the New Kingdom when in 1580 BC, Pharoah Ahmos drove foreign invaders (the Hyksos) from Lower Egypt. Then, Luxor became a grand city of luxurious palaces, massive temples, extensive gardens, and a significant diplomatic and trade center of the ancient world. Transfer from the airport to your hotel.

Optional Excursion: Inner Chamber of the Great Pyramid at Giza (purchased locally), $25
Pyramids at Giza

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to explore the interior of the pyramids. This 30-minute visit to the interior is unguided and will take place during free time.

You must be in good physical condition to fully enjoy this tour, which involves traversing narrow passages and steep stairways. Some areas have shallow ceilings preventing visitors from standing upright. This excursion is not recommended to anyone suffering from heart conditions, back problems, asthma, or claustrophobia.

Day 5 Luxor

  • Embark on your Nile cruise and enjoy lunch aboard
  • Tour the East Bank of the Nile and the Temple of Karnak

MS Tulip or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Temple of Luxor at night

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the pier for embarkation aboard your deluxe Nile cruise ship. Settle into your cabin and enjoy lunch aboard.

This afternoon, visit the East Bank of the Nile. Highlights of today's tour include visits to the Temple of Karnak, one of the most significant monuments of the Pharaonic legacy, with work carried out on the temples over 1500 years, and Luxor Temple, strikingly graceful and added to over the centuries by Tutankhamun, Ramses II, Alexander the Great, and others.

Day 6 Luxor, Esna & Edfu

  • Tour the West Bank of the Nile and the Valley of the Kings via motor coach
  • Visit the mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Discover the ancient tomb of King Tutankhamun

MS Tulip or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Aerial view of the Valley of the Kings, Luxor

After breakfast, disembark and board your touring coach to visit the West Bank of the Nile and the Valley of the Kings, where 64 of Egypt's Pharaohs have their royal tombs hewn into the sheer rock. Continue to the impressive Deir El Bahari mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, an architectural wonder built against a looming cliff face, and the Colossi of Memnon, two giant seated statues of Amenhotep III. Afterward, discover the ancient tomb of King Tutankhamun. Explore the rooms covered in mural paintings and the burial chamber, which still contains the pharaoh's mummy in its original sarcophagus.

Optional Excursion: Hot Air Balloon (purchased locally), $130
Hot air balloons over the  Nile River, Luxor

Wake up early to embark on a Hot Air Balloon ride for an incredible bird's eye view over the Nile. (Subject to weather conditions.)

Day 7 Esna, Edfu & Kom Ombo

  • Tour of Edfu including the Temple of Horus
  • Sail to Kom Ombo

MS Tulip or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Temple of Horus

Sail from Esna to Edfu. As you go south, have an opportunity to view rural life in Egypt. The crops, farming methods, animals, and irrigation systems have changed little from 4,000 years ago. Appreciate the fascinating contrast between ancient and modern ways of life, which coexist in Egypt and make it one of the world's most interesting travel destinations.

At Edfu, you'll see the Temple of Horus, Egypt's best-preserved temple. Afterward, board your ship and sail to Kom Ombo, where, in ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the river bank. The Temple of Kom Ombo is unique in all of Egypt and is shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. These Ptolemaic temples overlook the Nile and feature fascinating drawings on the walls, including detailed drawings of surgical instruments.

Day 8 Aswan

  • Sail to Aswan and explore this ancient trading hub
  • Visit Philae Temple
  • Take a tour by felucca
  • Enjoy a festive dinner on board

MS Tulip Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Feluccas, Aswan
Sail to Aswan, the gateway to Africa for the ancient Egyptians. Originally called "Sain" from "sanite," the red granite extracted from its quarries, Aswan became a hub of trade in spices, leather, ivory, fruit, grains, baskets, and mummified and living crocodiles.
After lunch aboard your cruise ship, visit Philae Temple, which was the holiest site for Isis worshipers for centuries. The temple was officially closed down in the 6th century A.D. by the Byzantine emperor Justinian and was the last pagan temple to exist in the Mediterranean world. After the construction of the Aswan Dam, the half-submerged temple complex was completely dismantled and rebuilt to the original specifications on the nearby island of Agilika, which was reshaped and landscaped to resemble the original Philae. Metal pylons on the old island of Philae can still be seen rising from the water to the south of Agilika.
Before returning to your cruise ship, enjoy a tour by felucca (a small, swift Egyptian sailboat). 

Later this evening, enjoy a festive dinner with the group.

Day 9 Aswan & Cairo

  • Morning at leisure
  • Visit Aswan's High Dam and the granite quarries
  • Enjoy High Tea at the Historic Old Cataract
  • Later today, fly to Cairo

Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino or similar Breakfast & lunch

Full Day Itinerary
Nile waterfront, Aswan
Early this morning, take advantage of an optional excursion to the temple complex of Abu Simbel.
Otherwise, remain on board and enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon visit Aswan's High Dam, which controls the Nile and is a significant source of hydroelectric power in Egypt. See the granite quarries where a partially carved and cracked obelisk demonstrates how the giant forms were hewn from the solid rock.

Later visit The Terrace in the Historic Old Cataract to enjoy High Tea. The Terrace is a legendary venue where Dame Agatha Christie once settled for hours, intently penning chapters of her celebrated Death on the Nile. Look out over the Nile, Khnum Temple, and Elephantine Island while savoring an authentic High Tea experience enriched with mouthwatering international pastries. 
Transfer to the airport to board your short flight back to Cairo.
Optional Excursion: Abu Simbel, $330
The Small Temple of Nefertari, Abu Simbel

Early this morning, fly from Aswan to nearby Abu Simbel, the site of the Great Temple of Ramses II, one of the most magnificent temples in Egypt and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Part of the Nubian Monuments, the twin temples of Abu Simbel were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Ramses II in the 13th century B.C. as a lasting tribute to himself and his queen Nefertiti. After the creation of Lake Nasser, formed by the building of Aswan High Dam in 1968, the Abu Simbel complex was relocated entirely above the reservoir. After exploring the temple complex, return to Aswan.

Day 10 Cairo

  • Spend your day at leisure, or enjoy an optional excursion
  • Meet with fellow travelers for a farewell dinner on your last evening in Egypt

Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino or similar Breakfast & dinner

Optional Excursion: Memphis & Sakkara, $70
Step Pyramid of Djoser

Today, visit the royal burial ground of Sakkara, located in the ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. Discover the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser, the oldest known complete stone building from the Third Dynasty.

Optional Excursion: Cairo's Old City, $50
The Hanging Church, Cairo's Old City

This afternoon, continue discovering Cairo's history during an optional excursion to its Old City. See The Hanging Church, named for its location atop the southern gate of the Roman Fortress. Continue to Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope. Visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue, believed to be Cairo's oldest synagogue.

Day 11 Cairo/USA

  • Bid farewell to Egypt as you're escorted to the airport for your return flight
  • Arrive in the USA later today


Discounted Optional Excursions Package: $100

Save by pre-booking a discounted package of our most popular optional excursions:

  • Walking Tour of El Moez and Dinner ($60)
  • Cairo's Old City ($50)

You can book these excursions individually in Egypt. But you can save if you purchase this special package ahead of time—with or before your final payment. These are not "seat in coach" excursions that pick up passengers at various hotels; all are operated for Friendly Planet groups only.

Abu Simbel Excursion: $330

Pre-book this excursion to save money and ensure your spot as space is limited. See details above.

Jordan & Petra Post-Tour Optional Extension

Why not take advantage of your already-included international airfare to visit Jordan and the lost city of Petra. You'll return to the U.S. 4 days after the return dates listed. This extension requires a minimum of 4 passengers to operate at the listed price.

Day 11 Cairo, Egypt/Amman & Petra, Jordan

  • Morning flight to Amman, the capital of Jordan
  • Drive to the lost city of Petra
  • En route visit Saint George Church and Mount Nebo
  • Remainder of the day at leisure

Old Village Resort or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Madaba Map

This morning transfer to the airport for your short flight to Amman, Jordan. After completing immigration and customs formalities, be met by our representatives. Drive south to the lost city of Petra. En route to Petra, visit Mount Nebo to see a panoramic view of the Holy Land. Afterward, explore the early Byzantine church of Saint George to see the 6th century Madaba Map, a floor mosaic depiction of the Holy Land. 

Check into your hotel, and have some time to relax and enjoy the facilities.

Day 12 Petra

  • Half day guided tour of Petra

Old Village Resort or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

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Siq and Petra Treasury

Your guided tour of Petra begins with a ride on horseback, followed by a walk through the Siq, a narrow gorge flanked by cliffs. At the end of the Siq, the breathtaking sight of the Treasury comes into view with its elaborately carved façade. Explore the various tombs and structures at this site and marvel at the artistry and creativity that must have inspired the Nabateans to construct so impressive and dramatic a city. After lunch, return to your hotel.

Day 13 Petra, The Dead Sea & Amman

  • Relax at the Dead Sea
  • Enjoy an Amman City tour
  • Visit the Iraq Al-Amir Women's Cooperative

W Amman or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Dead Sea

After an early breakfast, depart Petra for the Dead Sea. Relax along the Dead Sea's soothing, buoyant, and mineral-rich waters, thought to restore visitors with its healing properties.

After lunch, continue to Amman, where you'll visit important historical sites, including the Citadel and the Roman Theater. Next, visit Irag Al-Amir Women's Cooperative for a paper-making demonstration. Later, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with your fellow travelers.

Day 14 Amman

  • Enjoy the day at leisure in Amman

W Amman or similar Breakfast

Optional Excursion: The Ancient City of Jerash, $150
Nymphaeum, Jerash

Located 30 miles north of Amman, Jerash is considered one of the world's largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture outside Italy. Today, its colonnaded streets, baths, theaters, plazas, and arches remain in exceptional condition. Within the remaining city walls, archaeologists have found the ruins of settlements dating back to the Neolithic Age, indicating human occupation at this location for more than 6,500 years.

Day 15 Amman/USA

  • Early this morning, transfer to the airport as you bid farewell to Amman and board your return flight to the USA via Cairo.
  • Your fascinating journey comes to an end as you arrive in the USA later today.


Hotels & Ship


Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino
Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino

See Egypt in a new way at the Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino. Sitting on the west bank of the Nile River, the hotel proudly stands as one of Cairo's most recognizable landmarks. Try your luck at Blackjack or the slots in our dazzling casino or take a short walk to the Cairo Opera House, Egyptian Museum or Cairo shopping centers. The Pyramids of Giza are just 20 minutes away.

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Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa
Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

Enjoy modern luxury on the Nile River at Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa. Located less than 4 miles from the city center and a few miles from both Karnak and Luxor temples, Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa offers stylish decor with breathtaking views of the West Bank.

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Old Village Resort
Old Village Resort
First Class

The Old Village Resort is located on the outskirts of Wadi Musa, overlooking the Shahara Mountains, home to the fabled UNESCO world heritage site of Petra. There are many areas throughout the resort where guests can relax and sip a refreshing cup of mint tea or Arabic coffee whilst enjoying spectacular views of the mountains.

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W Amman
W Amman

Located in the heart of modern Amman, past meets future and local tradition and history are instilled into the bold design of the W Amman. Standing tall above the city, this contemporary architectural statement offers stunning views of the city's seven hills running across the Jordanian capital. The W Amman features a gym, outdoor heated pool and full service spa.

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In the unlikely event that a particular hotel is not available, a similar or better hotel may be substituted.

Cruise Ship

MS Tulip
MS Tulip

Wings Group welcomes you aboard their newly renovated five-star M/S Tulip cruise ship. Your deluxe cruise along the Nile will take you back thousands of years to places where history unfolded and unearthed the romances of Cleopatra, some of the wonders of the ancient world, and impressive structures mysteriously built without modern technology.

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* Advertised prices may include an "Instant Savings" discount and/or sale discount, available for a limited time. Prices reflect these discounts. Advertised prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge. Advertised prices are the best available based on the least expensive travel dates, departure city, and other options, and do not include optional excursions or other optional items. Your total price will vary based upon the dates, flights, and other options you select during the booking process. For packages including flights, prices include Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee, but do not include excess baggage fees or advance seat reservations. Prices and availability subject to change. More about our prices.

† The Carefree Booking policy is not travel insurance and only applies to a new booking—defined as booking without the use of funds on file from a previous cancellation. With our Carefree Booking policy, if you book one of our scheduled departures and decide later not to travel for any reason, you can transfer all payments you've made excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets, towards another available departure date or package, with no change fees or penalties.

Alternately, you can choose to receive a future travel credit for all payments made, excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets; or you can choose to receive a refund for that same amount, minus the deposit, per person future travel credit.

You may use these credits anytime, however they must be used or transferred within 5 years of your booking.

The Carefree Booking policy only applies to your original booking—limiting rebookings to one. Subsequent bookings will be subject to standard cancellation penalties. Additionally, any coupon or discount (other than our Instant Savings) does not transfer from the cancelled booking and therefore will not be applied to the new booking.

Travel protection premiums may be credited to your new tour provided: no claim is filed; (no vendor penalties such as Air, sea or rail etc have been incurred); and your new trip departs within 1 year of the cancellation of your original tour.

Valid for bookings made on or after September 23, 2022 Offer may not be available on all packages, including private and custom group departures and Biblical Journeys. Changes or cancellations requested after final payment due date are subject to our regular change and cancellation fees & policies. For more information and some additional restrictions, see our terms & conditions.

†† $199 deposit available on select packages. Valid for new bookings only. Changes to your package, departure date, or flights may require an increased deposit. If you select our optional travel protection plan, the premium will be added to your deposit. See additional terms & conditions.

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