Ultimate Dubai & Egypt Adventure
7 Day Tour + 7 Night Cruise + Flights + 1 BONUS Night & Incl. $3000 BONUS Value
Deal Code: MC-77101
- 7 Day Tour
- 7 Night Cruise
- Return Flights
- All Onboard Meals
- Activities & Entertainment Onboard
- Port Charges & Taxes Included
Exclusive Bonus Value
- Upgrade to a Fantastica Experience
- Choice of the Best Locations of Cabin
- 24-Hour Room Service
- Breakfast Daily in your Cabin
- Priority Preferred Dinner Times & More!
- BONUS Flights Between Cairo & Luxor
- BONUS 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight in Luxor
- BONUS One-Way Flight from Cairo to Dubai
- 1 BONUS Night in Dubai
- BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Savings
- Return Economy Class flights to Cairo, returning from Dubai including checked luggage
- 7 Day leisurely guided coach tour from Cairo including 6 Nights accommodation in 5* hotels
- 7 Night cruise from Dubai onboard MSC Lirica in an upgraded Interior Fantastica Experience Cabin
- All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues, & selected non-alcoholic beverages
- A wide range of onboard activities, & entertainment
- All port taxes & charges included
- BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Holiday Savings including:
- Complimentary upgrade from a Bella to a Fantastica Experience onboard
- Fantastica Experience includes:
- Choice of the best locations of cabin
- 24-hour room service
- Breakfast in your cabin daily
- Priority preferred dinner times & more!
- BONUS Return domestic flights between Cairo & Luxor
- BONUS One hour of Hot Air Balloon flight in Luxor to experience sunrise over the Valley of the Kings
- BONUS One-way flight from Cairo to Dubai
- BONUS 1 Night, pre-cruise accommodation in a centrally located hotel in Dubai
General Sail Date Information
Tour Starts on Friday, March 6, 2020
Set Sail on Saturday, March 14, 2020.
*Surcharges may apply
Day 1: Cairo, Egypt
After breakfast, join one of the Egyptologist guides to visit the Egyptian Museum with its ancient Pharaonic exhibits and the fantastic Tutankhamun exhibit. Then head to Giza on the outskirts of Cairo to visit the Sphinx and the three great pyramids of Egypt. At 500 feet high and 750 feet high, the Great Pyramid is an awesome structure constructed of giant stone blocks with a hard limestone casing. Together with the smaller pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure, the sight of these enormous structures rising out of the desert is a breathtaking spectacle. You will have the opportunity to climb down right inside the pyramids if you wish (not included). This evening we transfer to the airport for the flight down to Luxor, with free time after check-in to relax at the Luxor hotel.Day 2: Luxor, Egypt
Start today on a tour of Luxor’s West Bank and the wonderful Valley of the Kings. The tour includes several Pharaonic tombs, as well as the temple of Queen Hatchepsut, Deir el-Medina (the Valley of the Craftsmen), and the huge Colossi of Memnon. The afternoon is free, relax at your 5-star hotel on the banks of the Nile or explore Luxor further; visit the popular market, mummification museum or take a felucca trip to nearby Banana Island (not included). Additional sightseeing is also available, your tour guide can arrange extra visits (an extra cost will apply to cover transport, entrances and the guide's services) to the Rammesseum, Medinat Habu or Valley of the Queens on the west bank of the Nile, which are all worth a visit.Day 3: Luxor, Egypt
Start today with a once-in-a-lifetime hot air ballooning experience! Be up early to catch the sunset over the Nile’s West Bank. In the afternoon, tour the huge temple complex at Karnak. Once linked to Luxor by a sphinx-lined avenue, the whole complex was further connected to the Nile via a canal created for the sacred boats of the god Amun. Entering through a smaller sphinx-lined avenue, come to an immense pylon entrance. Inside the huge courtyard are three chapels dedicated to the gods Amun, Khous and Mut. The remarkable Hypostyle Hall has 134 towering columns, each carved with scenes of gods and pharaohs, and hieroglyphic inscriptions adorn the walls. (Please note that the included hot air ballooning is strictly subject to favourable weather conditions and not refundable).Day 4: Luxor, Egypt
Start today with a once-in-a-lifetime hot air ballooning experience! Be up early to catch the sunset over the Nile’s West Bank. In the afternoon, tour the huge temple complex at Karnak. Once linked to Luxor by a sphinx-lined avenue, the whole complex was further connected to the Nile via a canal created for the sacred boats of the god Amun. Entering through a smaller sphinx-lined avenue, come to an immense pylon entrance. Inside the huge courtyard are three chapels dedicated to the gods Amun, Khous and Mut. The remarkable Hypostyle Hall has 134 towering columns, each carved with scenes of gods and pharaohs, and hieroglyphic inscriptions adorn the walls. (Please note that the included hot air ballooning is strictly subject to favourable weather conditions and not refundable).Day 5: Cairo, Egypt
Arrive back into Cairo this morning and transfer to the hotel. Most of the day is free to explore Cairo or take an optional (not included) tour, such as Coptic Cairo city tour, the Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque, or a half day tour to Saqqara, Dashour and Memphis to learn more about pyramid building. In the late afternoon take a guided walk through the back streets and bazaars in Old Cairo. Walk through the huge Bab al-Futuh gateway and explore streets dedicated to metalwork, spices, pottery, fabric, jewellery and more before entering the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. There’s time for mint tea and a shisha pipe and to pick up some souvenirs of your time in Egypt. t.Day 6-7: Cairo, Egypt — Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Transfer to Cairo airport for departure to Dubai.Day 8: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Welcome to Dubai where you will be able to explore some of the most astounding man-made sites in the Northern Hemisphere. Check out The Palm, an island built in the shape indicative of its name, filled with opulent mansions and in close proximity to the Burj Al Arab Hotel. The Burj is a 7 star, unmatched experience built for the ultra wealthy elitists. The most well known building in Dubai is without a doubt the Burj Khalifa, extending 830 metres, seamlessly entering the stratosphere. Size and decadence seem to be the only two prerequisites in Dubai.Day 9: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Welcome to one of the most astounding destinations of luxury in the world, a visit to the Ferrari World Theme Park, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Emirates Palace are all must see experiences. A pleasure for both sight and senses can be achieved with lunch at Etihad Tower.Day 10: At Sea
Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.Day 11: Khor Al Fakkan, United Arab Emirates
This destination may seem peaceful and relaxing but the nearby adventure activities in the Hajar Mountains argue the opposite. The beautiful Al Wurrayah Falls is a great day trip, combine that with a hike of Jayi Mountain and Wadi Wurayah National Park and your day of adventure is set!Day 12-13: Muscat, Oman
A beautiful oasis of pristine lawns, trees and an array of flowers are not the first thought when picturing a typically desert country. Traditional architecture, elegant mosques, and eye-opening museums intertwine with modern structures to create a striking resemblance to what Mars would be like if filled with opulence.Day 14: Khasab, Oman
Turquoise waters and limestone fjords probably aren't the first thing to pop in to your mind when you hear Oman. Khasab was founded by the Portugese in the 17th century which is represented through the incredible Khasab Fortress. Swim in the stunning waters of the northern most city in the Emirates.Day 15-16: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Welcome to Dubai where you will be able to explore some of the most astounding man-made sites in the Northern Hemisphere. Check out The Palm, an island built in the shape indicative of its name, filled with opulent mansions and in close proximity to the Burj Al Arab Hotel. The Burj is a 7 star, unmatched experience built for the ultra wealthy elitists. The most well known building in Dubai is without a doubt the Burj Khalifa, extending 830 metres, seamlessly entering the stratosphere. Size and decadence seem to be the only two prerequisites in Dubai.
Welcome aboard MSC Lirica, renowned for her elegance, comfort and fine dining. The panoramic windows provide endless ocean views whilst the spacious layout still boasts a lot of intimate areas. Visit Lord Nelson Pub or Beverly Hills Bar for a delightful drink prior to catching an astounding performance in the Broadway Theatre. Dine in an array of incredible restaurants including Kaito sushi bar, La Pergola, La Bussola and Le Bistrot then relax in your Mediterranean-inspired cabin. The kids will also love Lirica with the Chicco, LEGO and Namco partnered play areas, fit for children of all ages. Aurea Spa is the perfect place to unwind each day with a range of treatments, suitable for anyone and everyone.
Travel based on sail date, March 14, 2020.
Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Surcharges may apply.
Flights may not be direct or operate daily.
Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change. Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur.
Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be onboard 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.
- Entrance fees
- Visa fees (USD $25 p/p available on arrival for AU & NZ citizens)
- Travel insurance (compulsory)
- Drinks, snacks, guide tips, & other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one checked bag not exceeding 7kg, plus one carry-on bag not exceeding 20kg. However, you are strongly encouraged to pack lightly below these limits, as you will be required to carry your own bag between the coach and hotel rooms, and to and from any other transport, while travelling to multiple cities and hotels.
The indicative itinerary and its order are subject to change based on local conditions and as we see fit to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the tour.
The indicated length of trip includes time in flight and is subject to change depending on the prevailing flight schedule to be provided when you receive your final documentation.
Tipping for guides and drivers is customary in Egypt. A tips kitty will be collected by your guide at the beginning of the tour, travellers should budget approx. AUD $45.
Triple-share is available on this tour in the form of extra bedding, subject to availability.
Children under 12 years old are not permitted on this tour. Children over 12 must travel with a responsible adult 18 year or older. There is no discount for children.
Minimum 2 passengers required to operate, maximum 18 passengers per vehicle.
Optional programs are subject to availability, time and weather permitting, and prepayable in AUD at the point of purchase. Some tours require minimum numbers to operate. Non-participants must wait at the venue for the group to conclude the activity.
Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.
China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.
For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.
- Overnight onboard in Dubai
- Discover the ancient Pyramids of Giza & the hidden tombs of the Valley of the Kings
- Bucket list experience - Sunrise Hot Air Balloon flight in Luxor
- BONUS Fantastica Experience cabin upgrade
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