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  1. Abu Simbel temple statues in night lights

    Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world's most famous monuments, including the Giza Pyramid and the Great Sphinx; the southern city of Luxor contains a particularly large number of ancient artifacts such as the Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings.

    Egypt is the oldest tourist destination on Earth, beginning with the Ancient Greeks to the modern day visitor. A wealth of awe-inspiring monuments attract thousands of visitors every year but these are just part of this country's fascination.

    Combining the great monuments, the hospitality of the Egyptian people and the natural beauty of the country all make for a holiday to remember.

    Are you fascinated by pyramids and ancient civilisations? Do you dream of sun-drenched beaches or superb diving?

  2. Passports

    A full 10 year passport is required for everyone entering Egypt and be valid for at least 6 months beyond your return date.

  3. Visa

    For British Passport holders, the cost of an Egyptian Visa is £25.00 (USD25). If your first point of entry into Egypt is Luxor, our representative at Luxor International Airport can also obtain a visa at a cost of £25.00. If your first point of entry is Cairo or Hurghada, the visa stamp is sold at approved bank kiosks within the arrivals hall just before the Passport control desk. The cost of the visa can be paid for in cash Sterling. All other nationalities should check their visa requirements before travelling.

  4. Health

    No compulsory vaccinations are required by UK residents at present. You should however, take advice from your doctor as to which, if any, may be advisable. Protection against Hepatitis, Typhoid, Tetanus and Polio are recommended.

    It is advisable to pack a small first aid kit containing remedies for short term stomach problems, dehydration and small cuts. Use of a repellent cream or spray is usually sufficient to keep mosquitos at bay. Try to avoid ice in drinks and use common sense when deciding what and where to eat and drink.

  5. Currency

    The local currency used in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (LE) with an approximate currency exchange of 35.00 Egyptian Pounds to Pound Sterling. Optional tours and the local drinks package can only be paid for in cash. Credit Cards are accepted on board the cruisers for bar bills for individual drinks settled at the end of your cruise. Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, local shops and restaurants. The exchange rate is applicable at time of publishing. Many street traders and shops will accept English pounds, Euros and Dollars for your purchases.

  6. Voltage

    The voltage in Egypt is 220v. Therefore, a two pin plug is required. We recommend that a travel plug adaptor be taken as part of your holiday requirements.

  7. Shopping

    You will find that bartering is the order of the day and expected when visiting the local bazaar or souq. There you will find crafts, antiques, jewellery, spices, clothing, and leather goods, all memories of your stay in Egypt.

  8. Special Requests

    We will endeavour to meet special requirements but no guarantee can be given.