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26 Day Egypt, Jordan & Turkey

  • See the Pyramids, Petra, Dead Sea & More
  • Enjoy a 5-star cruise along the Nile River
Includes Return International Flights

A region steeped in myth and legend, of ancient gods and spectacular landscapes, inviting hospitality and cities that almost call out to be explored; Egypt, Jordan and Turkey are three of the world’s most evocative destinations. Discover them for yourself on this once-in-a-lifetime 26 day journey.

Take a journey through the past and present with visits to Cairo, Istanbul, Petra, Amman, Luxor and more. See the famed Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace on a tour of Istanbul; separate fact from fiction as you explore the ancient ruins of Troy, Ephesus and Hierapolis; and view incredible natural rock formations in the Devrent Valley of Cappadocia. Feel dwarfed by the mighty sphinx and pyramids of Giza; view the stunning temples of Karkak, Deir el-Bahri and Abu Simbel; and admire the ever-changing scenery as you sail down the Nile aboard a five-star river cruise. Then, travel into the vast desert of Wadi Rum; visit the ancient rose-coloured city of Petra and so much more!

Includes return international flights, four internal flights, a four-night 5-star river cruise, 18 nights 4-5 star hotel accommodation, an overnight glamping experience in the desert and more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Auckland for Istanbul, Turkey! Fly with award winning airlines such as Emirates, Etihad Airways or Qatar Airways to name a few (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Ramada Plaza Istanbul City Centre / Golden Horn Hotel or similar, Istanbul
Meals included: Dinner

Following breakfast this morning you will be picked up from the hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul. Visit Topkapi Palace, the great palace of Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries, which houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver and Chinese porcelain. Robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle, and enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed are also featured.

Next you will see Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque, built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It is perhaps more commonly known as the Blue Mosque, due to its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Afterwards you will see the ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. After lunch you will visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. This evening you have the opportunity to join an optional evening cruise (not included).

Optional activity: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise - $85 NZD
This evening join a dinner cruise and see sights such as the Bosphorus Bridge, which runs from Europe to Asia. Also see the Imperial Gardens of Royal Yildiz Palace, Ciragan Palace, Camlica Hill, Kempinski Hotel, Dolmabahce Palace, Rumeli Fortress and Beylerbeyi Palace.

Overnight: Ramada Plaza Istanbul City Centre / Golden Horn Hotel or similar, Istanbul
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today you will depart for Gallipoli to visit the battlefields. Along the way there will be a rest stop in a restaurant area. Arrive in Gallipoli around midday and enjoy lunch before departing for the battlefields. Visit Kabatepe Museum, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugge’s Plateau. Afterwards head to Canakkale for the night.

Overnight: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar Canakkale
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today you will visit the famous archaeological site of Troy, known for the Trojan Horse and story of Helen of Troy. After the tour drive to Pergamon. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch before setting off on a tour of the acropolis of Pergamon - its impressive temples and library made it a cultural and political centre at the time. Pergamon is famous for its jewellery, stones and silver, and today you will see this firsthand with a stop at a jewellery centre. Arrive in Kusadasi this evening in time for dinner.

Overnight: Suhan360 Hotel & Spa or similar, Kusadasi
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today enjoy a guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world. Visit the Temple of Artemis, Curetes Street, Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand Theatre and the House of the Virgin Mary. After lunch, visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre.

Afterwards enjoy a tour of the Turkish village of Sirince - a pretty village that mostly dates back to the 19th century with original white painted houses. Sirince also has a fantastic reputation for producing some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. Visit a vineyard and learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. On the way back to the hotel visit one of the famous leather production centres of the region.

Overnight: Suhan360 Hotel & Spa or similar, Kusadasi
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Depart for Pamukkale after breakfast this morning. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel and enjoy lunch. Afterwards you will visit the famous calcium terraces of Pamukkale (which means ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish) and the ruins of Hierapolis. Walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of laying in the mineral-rich waters of the natural springs.

Overnight: Pam Thermal Hotel or similar, Pamukkale
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After an early breakfast, depart to Konya at approx. 8:00am. After 2.5 hours enjoy a break for coffee and some rest before getting back on the road, aiming to arrive in Konya for lunch around 1:00pm. After lunch, visit the imposing green - tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). Afterwards depart for Cappadocia, arriving at around 6:30pm to check into your hotel.

Overnight: Best Western Premier Cappadocia or similar, Cappadocia
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Early this morning why not take the opportunity to join an amazing optional experience – Hot Air Ballooning (not included). For hot air ballooning you will need to book your own tour directly with a hot air balloon operator in Cappadocia.

Today you will experience a tour of Cappadocia. Drive to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the area’s best preserved underground cities, and then visit Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. Next you will visit Goreme Open Air Museum, famous for its 16th century frescoes, which depict the life of Jesus Christ and monks.

After lunch, visit a pottery work shop and see how pottery is made. Then, visit Pasabagi where you can see three headed fairy chimneys. Afterwards visit another workshop to see handwoven carpets and kilims. The next stop is Devrent Valley, also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations. Then you will have some time for shopping at a Handicrafts Centre. The last stop is the Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. After the tour transfer back to hotel.

Overnight: Best Western Premier Cappadocia or similar, Cappadocia
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today depart for Kayseri Airport for a domestic flight to Istanbul, where you will take an international flight to Cairo -the sprawling capital of Egypt. Upon arrival, be transferred to your hotel. In the evening enjoy a group welcome dinner in Giza.

Overnight: Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx Hotel / Cairo Pyramids Hotel or similar, Giza
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Your Egyptian odyssey begins at the amazing Great Pyramids of Giza and the nearby Sphinx. At 500 feet high and 750 feet wide at its base, the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) is a breathtaking man-made structure, built from enormous stone blocks with a white limestone covering. Together with the smaller pyramids, the sight of these huge structures is unforgettable. Afterwards, visit the ancient capital of Memphis and the famous Step Pyramid of Sakkara.

Overnight: Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx Hotel / Cairo Pyramids Hotel or similar, Giza
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a visit to the 12th century Saladin Citadel of Cairo and the Mohammed Ali Mosque. Afterwards discover the 14th century souk, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, famous for its handmade crafts. In the afternoon, explore the world-famous Egyptian Museum, home to the Tutankhamun exhibit and a staggering number of other ancient Egyptian artefacts.

Overnight: Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx Hotel / Cairo Pyramids Hotel or similar, Giza
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning transfer to the Cairo Airport for your internal flight to Luxor in Upper Egypt. Upon arrival, explore the fascinating Karnak Temple, dedicated to the Pharaoh Amun, and once linked to the Luxor Temple by the three-kilometre-long Avenue of Sphinxes. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the Luxor cruise port to embark on your four-night 5-Star Nile River cruise.

Overnight: MS Sarah / Royal Ruby Nile Cruise or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning, the ship will cross to the West Bank of the Nile to explore the Valley of the Kings, known as the "Gateway to the Afterlife"; which provides a window to the past. Many of the tombs within the valley were once filled with an abundance of antiquities. Though many suffered at the hands of grave robbers, others thankfully remained unscathed. Next is a visit to Deir el-Bahari, the mortuary temple of ‘Pharaoh Queen’ Hatshepsut. Rising out of the desert sands in a series of terraces, it’s an incredible sight to behold. On the way back to the river Nile, the road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III.

Overnight: MS Sarah / Royal Ruby Nile Cruise or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning visit the magnificent Temple of Horus. The temple was the 'home' and cultural centre of the falcon god Horus of Behdet (the ancient name for Edfu), and remains one of Egypt’s best preserved temples. Once back onboard, continue sailing to Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. Dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god, the temple occupies a stunning location overlooking the Nile. In the afternoon, the cruise continues to Aswan. Tonight, experience a galabeya (a traditional Egyptian garment) party on board.

Overnight: MS Sarah / Royal Ruby Nile Cruise or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

An early start this morning to cross the desert to visit the incredible Abu Simbel, which was originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC, as a monument to himself and his queen, Nefertari. The complex was relocated to higher ground in its entirety in 1968 to make way for the Aswan High Dam reservoir. In the afternoon relax on board a traditional felucca as you cruise down the Nile towards Aswan.

Overnight: MS Sarah / Royal Ruby Nile Cruise or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, disembark the cruise ship in Aswan before enjoying a sightseeing tour of the city. See highlights such as the impressive Aswan High Dam, the picturesque Temple of Isis on Philae Island, and the Unfinished Obelisk. Afterwards transfer to the Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo, where you will enjoy one last group dinner to farewell Egypt.

Overnight: Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx Hotel / Cairo Pyramids Hotel or similar, Giza
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

An early start this morning as you depart for Aqaba, a picturesque resort town on the Red Sea. Today will be a travel day, however there will be pit stops along the way to keep everyone fresh. The drive will take you to the Nuweiba Port in South Sinai, where you will embark a ferry to Aqaba (approx. 2 hours sailing). Upon arrival be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: La Costa or similar, Aqaba
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, head to Wadi Rum, a protected desert wilderness in southern Jordan. It features dramatic sandstone mountains like the many-domed Jebel Um Ishrin, and natural arches such as Burdah Rock Bridge. Many prehistoric inscriptions and carvings line rocky caverns and steep chasms, such as Khazali Canyon. The natural watering hole of Lawrence’s Spring is named after British lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (best known as Lawrence of Arabia), who allegedly washed there. Enjoy an exciting jeep tour through the dunes, and then ride a camel through the uniquely shaped landscape. Tonight enjoy accommodation in a Bedouin-style glamping desert camp under a blanket of stars.

Overnight: Hasan Zawaideh Camp, Wadi Rum
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, depart for Petra, home to the iconic Lost City of Petra. On the way, enjoy a stop at ‘Little Petra’, which is believed to be a suburb of the Lost City. With a history dating back some 9000 years, it is one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Middle East. Afterwards continue to Petra for the night.

Overnight: Grand View Hotel or similar, Petra
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today visit the famous Lost City of Petra. Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It’s one of the world's most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture. Travel along the Siq, the main entrance which is a natural passage between two mountains, leading to the Treasury, the most elaborate temple in Petra.

Overnight: Grand View Hotel or similar, Petra
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning continue north and visit Shobak Castle and the Crusader fortress of Kerak. Afterwards travel to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. The Dead Sea is a salt lake with banks more than 400m below sea level, the lowest point on dry land. Its famously hypersaline water makes floating easy, and its mineral-rich black mud is used for therapeutic and cosmetic treatments.

Overnight: Ramada Resort Dead Sea or similar, Dead Sea
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today travel to Madaba to see a beautiful mosaic map of the Holy Land in the Greek Orthodox church of St George. Then continue to the biblical site of Mt Nebo, which overlooks the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Mount Nebo is where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land. This afternoon we’ll arrive in Amman, Jordan’s capital, and enjoy a short city-sightseeing tour.

Overnight: Geneva Hotel Amman or similar, Amman
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today visit the beautifully preserved cities of Jerash; a Roman city with cardo arches, theatres and Roman churches. Also visit Umm Qais, a Roman city with stunning views of Mount Tabor. Afterwards visit the impressive Ajloun Castle. In the evening, enjoy the opportunity to join an optional cooking class with your fellow travellers and enjoy each others creations for one last group farewell dinner.

Overnight: Geneva Hotel Amman or similar, Amman
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today transfer to the airport for your return flight home after this trip of a lifetime!

Please note: Due to flight scheduling, some customers will depart after midnight of Day 25 (early hours of Day 26). These customers will arrive home Day 27.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: Some flights may arrive + 1 days later.

Tour Inclusions

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    Turkey:
  • Discover the wonders of Turkey, Egypt and Jordan
  • Visit Topkapi Palace and more on a city tour of Istanbul
  • Experience the sights, sounds and smell of the Spice Bazaar
  • See Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque and explore the Hippodrome
  • Travel to Gallipoli and explore the historic battlefields
  • Separate fact from fiction at the archaeological site of Troy
  • Explore the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon and stop at a jewellery centre
  • Visit the Temple of Artemis and House of the Virgin Mary on a tour of Ephesus
  • Visit a carpet weaving centre and learn about one of Turkeys oldest arts
  • Travel to the pretty Turkish village of Sirince
  • Visit a vineyard and learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers
  • Stop at a leather production centre
  • Witness the incredible terraced pools of Pamukkale ‘cotton castle’ and the ruins of Hierapolis
  • Visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Whirling Dervishes
  • Explore Ozkonak Underground City – one of the best preserved underground cities
  • Visit Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia
  • See amazing 10th century frescoes at Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Learn about pottery production at a pottery workshop
  • See three headed fairy chimneys in Pasabagi
  • Visit a Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims worksop
  • See the ‘Three beauties’, the symbol of Cappadocia
  • Admire incredible natural rock formations in the Devrent Valley

  • Egypt:
  • Marvel at the iconic Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza
  • Visit the ancient capital of Memphis and see the Pyramid of Sakkara
  • Shop for wares at Khan-el-Khalili Bazaar, a 14th century souk
  • Visit the Cairo Citadel and Mohammad Ali Mosque on a guided walk of Cairo
  • Explore the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, home to the fantastic Tutankhamun exhibit
  • Enjoy a 4 night 5 star cruise along the iconic Nile River
  • Watch local rural Egyptian life pass you by on the banks of the Nile
  • Admire the avenue lined with sphinxes at Karnak Temple
  • Visit the Valley of Kings; one of the most important archaeological sites in the world
  • Step inside 3 amazing pharaonic tombs
  • Visit the mortuary temple complex of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Admire the Temple of Horus, one of the best preserved temples in Egypt
  • Stop at the riverside temple of Kom Ombo
  • Experience a traditional Galabeya Party during the cruise
  • Visit the incredible Abu Simbel temples, built during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II
  • Sail along the Nile River aboard a Felucca boat
  • Visit the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis
  • See the Aswan Dam and Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan

  • Jordan:
  • Relax in the picturesque resort town of Aqaba on the Red Sea
  • Travel to the amazing wilderness for a Wadi Rum Desert Camp glamping experience
  • Soak up the atmosphere with dinner under the stars in the desert
  • Enjoy a jeep tour through the mountains and sand dunes
  • Explore the archaeological site of Little Petra
  • Discover the rose-coloured city of Petra on tour
  • Visit the Shobak Castle and the Crusader Fortress of Kerak
  • Float your worries away day at the hypersaline Dead Sea
  • See the historic mosaic map of the Holy Land in St George’s Church
  • Visit Mount Nebo which overlooks the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea
  • Enjoy a farewell cooking class and dinner
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex Auckland
  • 4 x internal flights: Cappadocia to Istanbul, Istanbul to Cairo, Cairo to Luxor, Aswan to Cairo
  • 4 night 5-star cruise along the majestic Nile River
  • 18 nights 4-5 star hotel accommodation
  • 1 night desert camp glamping experience with ensuite
  • Enjoy 57 meals including a welcome dinner
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Airport taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return airport and cruise transfers

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 12th of November 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $1275 applies.
 
Departure Dates
2019:
October: 14
October: 28 (SOLD OUT)
November: 11, 14
November: 7 (SOLD OUT)
 
2020:
February: 10, 24, 27
March: 7
March: 2, 5 (SOLD OUT)
May: 14, 25 (SOLD OUT)
June: 4
July: 27* 
August: 10
September: 3, 6, 10
October: 15, 17, 22, 29
November: 2, 5, 9, 12
  
Surcharges
Please note: Dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $350 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Auckland


Full Service Airline(s) Used
International:
Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
  
Internal:
Turkish Airlines, Egypt Airlines and any codeshare partners (subject to availability)
 
Please note: One-way flights cannot be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.
 
Arrive early in Istanbul, Turkey
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates:
* 20 September 2019 – 13 October 2019
* 14 December 2019 – 20 January 2020
* 28 March 2020 - 27 April 2020
* 20 June 2020 - 19 July 2020
* 17 September 2020 - 11 October 2020
 
Stay behind in Amman, Jordan
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 Blackout dates:
* 20 September 2019 – 13 October 2019
* 14 December 2019 – 20 January 2020
* 28 March 2020 - 27 April 2020
* 20 June 2020 - 19 July 2020
* 17 September 2020 - 11 October 2020
* 10 December 2020 - 20 January 2021
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $550 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $800 one way
Locations:
* Abu Dhabi
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers
Please note:
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen; however, the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.





Accommodation Used


4-5 Star (self-rated):

Turkey:

- Istanbul: Ramada Plaza Istanbul City Centre / Golden Horn Hotel or similar

- Canakkale: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar

- Kusadesi: Suhan360 Hotel & Spa or similar

- Pamukkale: Pam Thermal Hotel or similar

- Cappadocia: Best Western Premier Cappadocia or similar

  

Egypt:

- Giza/Cairo: Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx Hotel / Cairo Pyramids Hotel, Giza or similar

- Nile Luxury Cruise: MS Sarah / Royal Ruby Nile Cruise

 

Jordan:

- Aqaba: La Costa or similar

- Wadi Rum: Hasan Zawaideh Camp desert glamping experience with ensuite or similar

- Petra: Grand View Hotel or similar

- Dead Sea: Ramada Resort Dead Sea or similar

- Amman: Geneva Hotel Amman  or similar

 

Please note
: Rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
- Istanbul (Pre Tour): $150 per room (including breakfast).
- Amman (Post Tour): $120 per room (including breakfast).
 
Please note: Extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Day 3: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise - $85 NZD
Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).


- Visa fees and requirements ( See visa section below for more information.)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping (please see recommended amounts in the gratuities section below)
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide:
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group.
 
Tour Leader:
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however, they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined.
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured.
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Egypt:
There is never a shortage of sunshine in Egypt, with averages of 11 hours a day during the summer and 8 hours a day in winter. From April to October the average temperature ranges from 21-28C while between November and March this drops to 13-20C. This does vary along the Mediterranean coast which, while still warm, is more prone to periods of cloud and rain in winter. Generally, winters in Egypt are warm enough to allow pleasant and comfortable travelling all year long, though travellers should be prepared for cold nights.
 
Jordan:
For ideal sightseeing conditions, the best time to visit Jordan is during the spring (March - May) and autumn (September to November) months. At these times of the year the temperatures are cool enough to spend your days exploring Jordan's iconic sites.
 
Turkey:
Istanbul
Temperatures in May/June and September/October are between 22 and 30°C. January/December has an average temperature of around 15°C.
  
Cappadocia
Cappadocia has a continental climate characterised by dry summers and sometimes snowy winters. Rainfall is sparse and the region is largely semi-arid to arid. There is a sharp difference in the temperature between day and night and it is not uncommon to have cold nights interspersed with hot days. 
 
Kusadasi
There are two main seasons in Kusadasi: the cold season and hot season, which basically correlate with winter and summer in other parts of Europe. The shoulder seasons, autumn and spring, experience weather patterns that are a mix of both the cold and warm seasons.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
57 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile.
Please note: A general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
 
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is: 
  
Turkey:
The recommended tip is 25 Lira (approx. $7 NZD) per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. This covers the tour leader/guide and driver.
 
Egypt:
Gratuities and tips during the tour and cruise are at the customer's discretion. 
 
Jordan:
The recommended tip is $5 USD per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. This covers the tour leader/guide and driver.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience.
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts.
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
 
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



Turkey


A tourist visa is not required for Turkey if travelling on a New Zealand Passport.

  

Jordan
A tourist visa for Jordan is a strict requirement if travelling on a New Zealand Passport. 
The tourist visa is available for purchase upon arrival.
 
Egypt
A tourist visa for Egypt is a strict requirement if travelling on a New Zealand Passport. 
The tourist visa is available for purchase upon arrival.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not New Zealand citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Post-Purchase Change


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

- $50 NZD per change request post-purchase + any additional charges applied by the travel partners associated with the order.
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