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Participants in our tour packages are encouraged to travel with an open mind, active
curiosity and thoughtful courtesy to others. We believe that it is very important to
maintain a positive attitude towards the people of the host country, their culture and way
of life. Lodging and meals, particularly away from large metropolitan cities, may
vary and be quite different from what you are used to at home. Enjoy them with a
spirit of adventure, which is the reward of foreign travel.
Reservations and Payment
A deposit of $400 per person is due at the time of booking for individuals and $1100 per group of 15 or more. Final payment for all tour packages is due 65 days prior to departure date. We reserve the right to cancel any reservation if full payment is not received by the due date, and assess appropriate cancellation charges.
Refunds and Cancellations
Penalties for cancellations received 60 days or more prior to departure are as follows: $150 per person per tour or tour extension: 59-45 days: 15% of total tour cost; 44-15 days: 22% of total tour cost; 14-7 days: 50% of total tour cost. If cancellation is received 6 days or less before departure date, registrant will be considered as a "no show" resulting in NO REFUND.
All arrangements are inclusive. No refund is granted for unused accommodations, meals, or if cruise ships alter their itineraries. All cancellations must be made in writing and within 60 days from tour date.
Travel insurance is available. We strongly recommend and advise that you obtain travel insurance. Policies are available to cover loss or damage to luggage, medical emergencies that your regular insurance might not cover when you are overseas, travel interruption, trip cancellation and unforeseen expenses if you have to cancel your trip.
Not Included in Tour Price
Charges not mentioned elsewhere in this brochure: passport, visa fees, laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages including wine and beer, mineral water, insurance of any kind, custom duties, gratuities to tour guides, tour escort, Egyptologist and drivers, excess baggage charges, etc. and extra charges for food ordered a la carte or from room service. These charges must be paid directly to the hotel or restaurant.
Final documents, vouchers, air tickets (if package is purchased as an air/land package) and general material will be forwarded approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to departure provided final payment has been received.
Our prices are based on foreign exchange rates; however should currency values change substantially prior to departure, prices may be subject to change. The quoted rate will be confirmed at the time of booking. Once your deposit is received your tour price is locked and guaranteed, so make sure you book early! If however for reasons beyond our control, such as flight schedule changes, any necessary or additional expenses arise, including any extra night accommodations, such expenses will be transferred on to you.
Airfare in this brochure is based on round-trip from and to New York. Add-on fares from other major U.S. cities are available upon request for an additional charge. Please call for your departure city. If you have frequent flyer miles that you are interested in using or if you will be arriving to your first destination from another foreign country other than the U.S. all that is required of you is to notify us of what airline and flight number you will be arriving on. Our staff will be waiting for you on that specific day and our package price can be adjusted to exclude the international airfare.
Meals are provided as indicated in each individual program. The cruise portion of any itinerary includes breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Included meals are specified in each itinerary at the end of each day: "B"=breakfast, "L"=lunch, "D"=dinner.
The maps on this website show only the approximate locations of cities and places of interest. Maps are not drawn to scale.
Egypt Tours & Travel, Inc., an Illinois corporation, acts solely in its capacity as a marketing agent in making and securing all arrangements for transportation, sightseeing and accommodations for the tour concerned. Egypt Tours & Travel of Illinois does not own, manage, control or operate any transportation vehicle, hotel, restaurant or any other supplier of services. Egypt Tours & Travel, Inc. shall not be held responsible for any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions by any supplier or other party not directly owned by Egypt Tours & Travel, Inc., or by the failure of any equipment operated by any such supplier or other party. Egypt Tours & Travel, Inc. shall not be liable for any loss, injury, or damage to person, property, or otherwise, in connection with any accommodations, transportation, or other services resulting directly or indirectly from any acts of God, dangers incident to the sea, fire, breakdown of machinery or equipment, acts of government or other authorities, wars declared and undeclared, hostilities, civil disturbances, riots, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, default of any third parties, quarantine, medical or customs regulations, acts of terrorism, sickness, strikes, epidemics, criminal activity, or from any other causes resulting from insufficient or improperly issued passports, visas or other documents. Neither Egypt Tours & Travel Inc. nor any of its affiliates or subsidiaries shall be or become liable or responsible for any additional expenses of liability sustained or incurred by the tour member as a result of any of the aforementioned causes. Egypt Tours & Travel, Inc. responsibility to passengers carried in vehicles and aircraft for transfers, excursions and tours is governed by the laws of the respective countries in which the tours take place and no other country. All claims are subject only to the jurisdiction of the courts of the country in which the cause of action arises.
The right is reserved to substitute hotels and cruise ships and to alter itineraries. The right is also reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure. If any tour is cancelled prior to its departure date, Egypt Tours & Travel, Inc. is liable only for a refund of monies received by Egypt Tours & Travel, Inc.
Egypt Tours & Travel, Inc. reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any tour participant should such person's health or general deportment impede the operation of the tour. At that point a refund covering the unfinished part of the land tour will be made to such individual.
Egypt Tours & Travel, Inc. accepts no responsibility for costs which may occur as a result of a participant failing to secure adequate insurance coverage, which is highly recommended. Since penalties can be extremely high, we strongly recommend you purchase trip protection for the money you invest in such a trip. Generally your health insurance does not cover expenses outside the USA. Egypt Tours & Travel, Inc. is not responsible for participants' visa or passport requirements, nor will a refund of unused services be made, nor reimbursement of any additional expenditure if a participant is denied entry to a country for this or any other reason.
Any litigation concerning the trip may be brought only within the state of Illinois and nowhere else, and the Illinois law will be applicable to any such litigation.
By embarking on his/her travel and by accepting the tickets and/or vouchers issued, the traveler voluntarily assumes all responsibility involved in such travel, whether expected or unexpected.
The receipt of your deposit and/or full payment will indicate that you have read and consented to these terms and conditions of your own free will.
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