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20 Day Europe & Egypt Tour with Flights

Paris - Jungfrau Region - Heidelberg - Amsterdam - Cairo - Luxor - Edfu - Aswan - Hurghada

Return international flights with full-service carriers

3-night luxury Nile River cruise included

Modern hotel accommodation

Guided sightseeing tours

 Experience 4 days in the Swiss Alps

From $5,999 $7,999 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


This is a tour that slowly brews to perfection. Immerse yourself in some of Europe's top destinations at a leisurely pace.

Savour the charms of Paris. Eat lunch on the river Seine and try French macarons. Scale the epic Jungfrau glacier in Switzerland. Encounter the authentic allure of the Dutch countryside. Accompanied by a seasoned tour leader, you'll eat where the locals eat and discover the true rhythm of life in Europe's finest cities. From cruises on the Seine to cheese-making in Amsterdam, you will do as the Europeans do. La vie est belle, no?  

There is an old saying stating that Egypt is a gift of the Nile, and this certainly rings true in modern day times. Passing through small towns and majestic monuments, Nile cruises offer a unique way to view many of the gems that Egypt has to offer.

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20

Day 1

Depart Australia

Depart for Paris!

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Paris

Welcome to your 12 day Europe tour! Arriving in Paris, the ‘City of Lights’ in the afternoon, we will transfer to your hotel and take you on a driving tour of the French capital; get your cameras ready - you’ll be seeing some of the city’s most treasured landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe! After the driving tour we'll enjoy dinner at a restaurant in the Latin Quarter, an eclectic, bohemian and historic neighbourhood. We'll then travel back to the hotel on Paris' world famous metro system, ready to explore the city further on our free day tomorrow!

Accommodation: Ibis La Defense or similar, Paris

Meals included: inflight and dinner

Day 3

Paris

Paris is yours. Enjoy exploring it at your leisure. Enjoy a macaron tasting, visit to a traditional parfumerie or head out for lunch cruise on the River Seine. Even consider going up Montparnasse tower to snap iconic city views and the perfect selfie. Ever dreamt of watching a live cabaret in Paris? Your tour leader can organise all of these unmissable experiences for you! For the art lovers, galleries abound at every turn, including the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay.

Accommodation: Ibis La Defense or similar, Paris

Meals included: breakfast

Day 4

Paris

Paris is vast and wonderful, so enjoy your second full day of exploring the French capital. If you missed anything on your first day, now is your chance to see it. Alternatively opt for a full-day optional excursion to one of France’s most famous regions - the Loire Valley. Visit some of the finest chateaux in the region and stop to taste delicious Loire Valley wines. The region is best known for dry whites such as Sauvignon blanc, Pinot noir and Cabernet franc.

Accommodation: Ibis La Defense or similar, Paris

Meals included: breakfast

Day 5

Swiss Alps

Au revoir, Paris! Leave the city behind to experience small town France, stopping in Beaune in the heart of the Burgundy region. Enjoy some free time for lunch and to explore the town - why not visit the Hospices de Beaune or sample local cheese and wines. Leaving France, take a scenic drive across the border into Switzerland. Head to the Swiss Alps for a stay in a quaint mountain village in the heart of the Jungfrau region. This UNESCO World Natural Heritage site is home to Europe’s largest glacier. On arrival at our beautiful partner hotel the Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens, settle into your rooms before we enjoy an included dinner.

Accommodation: Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens or similar, Wilderswil

 Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 6

Swiss Alps

The splendour of the Swiss Alps is all yours today. Join our optional group tour to Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe! The scenic beauty unfolds as soon as you board the train. Look out for villages nestled in the valleys beneath the snow-capped peaks and tumbling waterfalls. Revel in snow-capped mountain scenery and visit the magical Ice Palace and Sphinx Observation Terrace. The views from 3,466 metres are incredible, and at this altitude you are guaranteed snow 365 days of the year!

Accommodation: Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens or similar, Wilderswil

Meals included: breakfast

Day 7

Swiss Alps

Another gorgeous day in the village of Wilderswil in the picturesque Swiss Alps. Take full advantage of your second free day and join your Expat Explore tour leader on an optional excursion to the elegant city of Lucerne. Stop over in Altdorf to find out more about the story of William Tell, Swiss patriot and national symbol. Visit a Victorinox Swiss Army knife visitor centre in Brunnen and cruise the spectacular Lake Lucerne. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore Lucerne at your leisure. Alternatively in Wilderswil, you can follow walking and hiking routes into the mountains, or get your adrenaline pumping with skydiving, paragliding and other active sports in Europe’s adventure capital Interlaken.

Accommodation: Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens or similar, Wilderswil

Meals included: breakfast

Day 8

Heidelberg

Embark to our next destination: Strasbourg, France. This historic town is brimming with German and French influences and is best explored on foot. Strolling through the streets, gaze in wonder at the Strasbourg Cathedral and sweeping Rhine River views. After stretching your legs, we're back on the road, bound for Heidelberg in Germany. Once checked into your hotel room, the evening is yours to enjoy as you wish in this beautiful Baroque town. Maybe find a traditional beer garden and try some of the local brews. Prost!

Accommodation: Hotel Bayrischer Hof or similar, Heidelberg

Meals included: breakfast

Day 9

Amsterdam

Back on the road today and heading for Cologne. This 2,000-year-old city spans the Rhine River in Western Germany. The area is a landmark for High Gothic architecture, with the Cologne Cathedral a classic example, and boasts being the tallest cathedral in the world. Enjoy the rest of your free time exploring the local sights and delights. Then we're off to our next stop - Amsterdam. And what better way to experience the iconic capital of the Netherlands than an included dinner cruise on the canals? This is a wonderful way to experience Amsterdam, seeing its historic architecture and other sights from the water.

Accommodation: Hampton Inn by Hilton or similar, Amsterdam

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 10

Amsterdam

Today is a free day in Amsterdam! Choose to relax and take in the sights at your leisure.

Or join your tour leader for a fun-filled day exploring the Dutch countryside. We begin with an entertaining demonstration showing you how clogs are made. Do you like cheese as much as us? Watch our hosts make cheese the traditional Dutch way. Next up is the historical windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Here you will learn how vital these structures were to the industrial development of the country. Head to the historic fishing village of Volendam, which will show you what Amsterdam would have looked like centuries ago. Wander the streets, discover cafes and shop for local souvenirs.

Once we are back in Amsterdam, the rest of the afternoon is yours. Choose to relax, or visit a local landmark like the Heineken Experience, Van Gogh museum or Anne Frank’s House.

Accommodation: Hampton Inn by Hilton or similar, Amsterdam

Meals included: breakfast

Day 11

Cairo

After your Amsterdam adventure concludes transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo in Egypt.

Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met by our travel representative in Egypt and transferred to your hotel for overnight. Your Egyptologist tour guide will then brief you about the tour package and the incredible experiences you will have over the following eight days.

Accommodation: Oasis Hotel or similar, Cairo

Meals included: breakfast

Day 12

Cairo (Pyramids, Sphinx)

This morning you will experience the icons of ancient Egypt! Your Egyptologist guide will accompany you to the Giza pyramid complex, where you can see the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure, and the Great Sphinx. We’ll then visit Sakkara to see the unique step pyramid of Zoser (also known as Djoser), the first ever pyramid, constructed of six tombs built on top of each other.

Accommodation: Oasis Hotel or similar, Cairo

Meals included: breakfast

Day 13

Aswan and Nile Cruise

Early this morning you will be transferred to the airport for a short internal flight down to Aswan. Upon arrival you will be transferred to our 5-star Nile cruise ship. After some time to freshen up we’ll begin our Nile quest by visiting the High Dam of Aswan, where your guide will explain to you how the construction of the dam and subsequent creation of Lake Nasser required the relocation of the Nubian people and several important historical monuments, including Abu Simbel, which you have the opportunity to visit tomorrow. We’ll then take a short boat ride to Agilkia Island to explore the Temple of Isis at Philae. Built during the Ptolemaic Kingdom (305 BC to 30 BC), the temple is dedicated to Isis, one of the oldest goddesses of ancient Egypt and worshipped as the paragon of motherly virtues. It is believed that the last Egyptian hieroglyph was written on the island of Philae in the late fourth century.

Accommodation: Nile Cruise on board Admiral President Ship or similar

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 14

Nile Cruise (Kom-Ombo and Edfu)

This morning you will have the opportunity to join our optional excursion to the temples of Abu Simbel, two massive temples in southern Egypt. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Nubian Monuments”, these iconic temples were carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century BC, during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II.

The tour then continues with a visit to the Temple of Kom-Ombo, a unique ‘double’ temple dedicated to both the crocodile god Sobek, and the falcon god Haroeris (Horus). After some time to explore the temple, we’ll head to Edfu. Also dedicated to Horus, this temple is more than 2,000 years old but was covered by sand until it was re-discovered by a French expedition in 1798. Because it was hidden for so long it is the most well preserved temple in Egypt. We’ll then continue on to Luxor, where we’ll spend the night onboard the 5-star cruise ship.

Accommodation: Nile Cruise on board Admiral President Ship or similar

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 15

Nile Cruise (Luxor and Karnak Temple)

After breakfast we will arrive in Luxor and tour the East Bank of Luxor. Experience the incredible Karnak temple complex, part of the ancient city of Thebes. Dedicated to the powerful ram-headed god Amun, it offers a vast mix of temples, chapels, statues and obelisks. We’ll then explore Luxor temple, an place of worship that is dedicated to three gods: Amun, his wife Mut and his son Khons. Together these temples and gods are key players in the great Opet Festival which was held each year during the flood season.

Accommodation: Nile Cruise on board Admiral President Ship or similar

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 16

Valley of the Kings and Hurghada

This morning we’ll start our tour of the west bank with a visit to the World famous Valley of the Kings, where you can enter some of the incredible tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs, such as King Tutankhamen. We’ll then get to experience the Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir El Bahary), the mortuary temple of the only Pharaoh Queen that ruled Egypt. The day will finish off with a visit to the great Colossi of Memnon, the last remains of Amenophis III’s temple. We'll then take our air-conditioned private busto Hurghada on the Red Sea coast, where we'll be staying in an all-inclusive resort.

Accommodation: Grand Seas Resort or similar, Hurghada

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 17

Hurghada

This is a free day for you to enjoy however you wish. The resort in Hurghada offers a large swimming pool complex, long sandy beaches and all-inclusive food and drink; total relaxation awaits! Alternatively, you can choose to take part in any number of water sport activities, including full-day snorkelling and scuba diving excursions. The seas around Hurghada offer some of the best coral reef dive spots in the world, giving
the opportunity to see many colorful fish species, including the Red Sea Clownfish, Emperor Angelfish, Picasso Trigger Fish and Moray Eels.

Accommodation: Grand Seas Resort or similar, Hurghada

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 18

Cairo

This morning we’ll take an air-conditioned private mini bus back to Cairo. After some time to freshen up at our hotel, we’ll visit the Egyptian museum to learn more about the country’s incredible ancient history, followed by the old city of Cairo where you can explore Khan El Khalili, a bazaar crammed with souvenir shops, cafés and shisha bars.

Accommodation: Oasis Hotel or similar, Cairo

Meals included: breakfast

Day 19

Departure

The tour ends after breakfast at our hotel in Cairo, with transfers included to take you to the airport for your flight home.

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

Day 20

Arrive Australia

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart*, Canberra* or Darwin* (* surcharge applies)
  • International flights with Emirates Airlines, Etihad, Singapore AiIrlines, Qantas, Lufthansa or Swiss International Airlines (subject to availability)
  • Meet and Assist at the airport.
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation on twinshare basis
  • 3 nights accommodation on board 5 stars Nile cruise on twinshare basis with private, ensuite bathrooms and all meals included.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary: 17 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Modern air conditioned bus transport.
  • All sightseeing on board of the cruise.
  • Private English Guide/Egyptologist.
  • All taxes and local payments (excluding entrance fees)

Accommodation

Paris, France - Ibis La Defense or similar
Wilderswil, Switzerland - Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens or similar
Heidelberg, Germany - Hotel Bayrischer Hof or similar
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Hampton Inn by Hilton or similar
Cairo - Oasis Hotel or similar
Nile Cruise - Admiral President Ship or similar
Hurghada - Grand Seas Resort or similar

 

All Traveldream deals are backed by a 14-day refund guarantee! 

Exclusions

  • Any entry visas (as required)
  • Meals not mentioned
  • All Drinks.
  • Any additional requests
  • Tips (Driver, Representative & Guide)

 

Child Policy

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveler is $2000.

Departure Dates


MAY 2019
30 th
Thursday 30 May 2019  ‐  Tuesday 18 Jun 2019
JUN 2019
27 th
Thursday 27 Jun 2019  ‐  Tuesday 16 Jul 2019
JUL 2019
25 th
Thursday 25 Jul 2019  ‐  Tuesday 13 Aug 2019
AUG 2019
22 nd
Thursday 22 Aug 2019  ‐  Tuesday 10 Sep 2019
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