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Nile River Cruise - Egypt

Eight-Day, Seven-Night Nile River Cruise with All Meals from Beyond Boundaries Travel

The Fine Print

  • Book by 1/25/13 or promo value expires
  • Travel by 5/5/13 or 9/1/13, per option bought
  • Limit 1/person, 1 as gift, 1/visit
  • Valid only for option bought
  • Reservation req'd, subj to avail
  • $250/person to cancel
  • 60-day cancel req'd or fee of 1/2 Groupon price; 30-day or fee up to Groupon price
  • Submit cancel in writing
  • 18+ to check in, 21+ to drink hard liquor, 18+ for beer/wine
  • Must use promo value in 1 visit
  • Not valid w/ rwd pts
  • Name on Groupon must match ID
  • Valid for standard cabin only
  • $500 or $350 solo travel fee, per option bought
  • Gratuities, airfare, insurance not incl'd
  • See the rules that apply to all deals.

Questions and Answers 51 questions

Commonly Asked Questions

Q:

Where is this cruise taking off from? I am not seeing the starting point? Where do I fly to to take the trip?

shawn s.  asked on  Nov 27, 2012

A:

Shawn Thanks for your inquiry The cruise departs from and returns to Luxor. Your airfare needs to be in and out of Luxor, which is easy to reach in a 1 hour flight from Cairo. You can book this very easily yourself or if you need help with the airfare, our air desk would be happy to assist. Our air desk is at 1-800-453-8344 and ask for Chris. She can find very good rates into Cairo and Luxor for you. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions. Best Regards JB

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 27, 2012

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Does the cruise co,es out from New York? where do I have to go in order to get into the cruise? I am interested in August 13 to August 20th 2013

conny  asked on  Nov 27, 2012

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Conny Thanks for your inquiry. The cruise departs from and returns to Luxor. Your airfare needs to be in and out of Luxor, which is easy to reach in a 1 hour flight from Cairo. You can book this very easily yourself or if you need help with the airfare, our air desk would be happy to assist. Our air desk is at 1-800-453-8344 and ask for Chris. She can find very good rates into Cairo and Luxor for you. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions. Hope that helps! JB

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 27, 2012

Q:

Is it safe to travel to Egypt right now?

Vicki T.  asked on  Nov 27, 2012

A:

Vicki Thanks for your inquiry. We can answer honestly and resoundingly that travel to Egypt largely remains very safe as it generally has for several years. No Travel Advisories have been issued by the State Department, nor by the British Foreign Office, and we have been privileged to have had upwards of 300 + passengers travel with us in the last year safely to Egypt and all have returned safely. Recent disturbances from September have abated considerably, and even then, were very limited in scope to a very small section of downtown Cairo on and in front of Tahrir Square. Otherwise, travel to the Pyramids, to the Citadel, to Old Cairo and along the Nile River between Luxor and Aswan have all been very safe, at present and even during the days of the Revolution in February 2011. I hope you'll join us, Vicki, for this fantastic journey to the land of the Pharaohs and discover for yourself why Egypt remains one of the world's most sought-after destinations! Best Regards JB

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 27, 2012

A:

Vicki, upon further reflection, while I appreciate your concerns and comments, I do find it revealing that tourism from the UK and Europe to Egypt has been far less affected by reports of unrest. Perhaps news outlets in the UK and Europe give a bit more balanced approach to the situation in Egypt which causes less panic. Indeed I think this is for good reason as the unrest reported in USA news outlets is far more limited than is being reported. While there are certainly parts of Egypt I would not recommend one travel to, such as the Sinai Peninsula and a very small part of downtown Cairo (much as I would recommend European or Egyptian citizens not travel to certain parts of the USA for the same reasons), I can honestly and wholeheartedly endorse the safety of travel to Egypt along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan, to the Pyramids and the Citadel in Cairo, and to Abu Simbel, as well as to many other parts of Egypt. I hope you’ll join us as I think you would have a wonderful and safe journey there and back again! Please feel free to contact us for any further information by e-mail or at (800) 487-1136. Best Regards Doug Lofland

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 3, 2012

Q:

How much does it cost to upgrade to a cabin with a window/view?

Chelsea M.  asked on  Nov 27, 2012

A:

Chelsea Thanks for your inquiry In fact, all cabins have a window view as all cabins are all outside cabins. There are upgrades to suites if you are interested in those.Please feel free to call (800) 487-1136 if any questions on that. Best Regards JB

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 27, 2012

Q:

How much will be the cost to add 2 kids 4 and 7 years old?

amit m.  asked on  Nov 27, 2012

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Amit Thanks for your inquiry. The kid's price for two kids if they are sharing a room with 2 parents is $299 per child in Low Season and $419 per child in High Season. Hope that helps JB

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 27, 2012

Q:

Please be very specific about additional fees. Above you wrote that there is a gratuity of $50 for the crew, is this per day or per week, mandatory or optional? You wrote about a fee for the egyptologist, is this mandatory or optional and per day or week?

Zikret H.  asked on  Dec 3, 2012

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Zikret Thanks for your inquiry. The crew gratuity of $50 is per week and it is mandatory. The fee for the Egyptologist is optional and per day ($10-12 per person per day). Hope that helps JB

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 3, 2012

Q:

I am unable to request vacation time until after New Year's day. If I can't get off on the date I chose, is it possible to change dates once I redeem the voucher.

Vicki T.  asked on  Dec 7, 2012

A:

Hi Vicki, we understand that vacation schedules may not be set until after the New Year and therefore allow one free date change without fee. You must still redeem your Groupon voucher by the stated redemption date but you can make a change to those dates once redeemed. If your new dates would fall into a higher season, you would be responsible for the increased cost but no change fee would be assessed. Hope that helps! jb

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 7, 2012

More Questions and Answers

Q:

Also - how am I able to confirm that the 30 Dec 2012 departure date is still currently available? Are there any hidden fees when booking a tour during the "Holiday Rates"?

Duane M.  asked on  Dec 18, 2012

A:

Duane We can confirm that 30 December 2012 is indeed available. Holiday rates are $699 per person plus $300 per person as per the web page. There is normally an extra charge for New Year's Dinner, but we would give that to you at no extra charge if you book by tomorrow. Hope that helps! JB

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 18, 2012

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What time - precisely - will the cruise tour take off to and return @ port in Luxor? How long does it take to get to and from the departure port in Luxor from the Luxor airport (LXR)?

Duane M.  asked on  Dec 18, 2012

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Duane Thanks for your inquiry. 1. while you would board the cruise on Sunday anytime, the cruise does not leave the port of Luxor until Monday afternoon at about 4-5 PM. This is to allow for sightseeing in Luxor all day Monday 2. The boat typically returns to port of Luxor approx. lunch time on the following Saturday so you can book your flight out of Luxor to Cairo at whatever time you need to either late Saturday evening or Sunday morning. 3. Travel from Luxor Airport to port of Luxor is approx 20 minutes. Hope that helps! JB

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 18, 2012

Q:

I am vegetarian. Most places now offer vegetarian friendly meals but wanted to make sure. Thanks.

La T.  asked on  Dec 17, 2012

A:

Hello La, the ship's buffet has enough choice to keep vegetarians happy. If you have any concerns, please contact our on-site representatives and they can work with the chef to ensure all is good. Thanks for your interest! jb

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 17, 2012

Q:

We are traveling to Egypt in Feburary. What would the cost be for our 3 and 4 year old to join us?

Sheena F.  asked on  Dec 17, 2012

A:

Hello Sheena, children are at 60% of the price of adults for the cruise and for all excursions. Hope this helps! jb

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 17, 2012

Q:

this 499. is for 2 people or 1?

Nicolas T.  asked on  Dec 15, 2012

A:

Nicolas Thanks for your inquiry. $499 per person is for 1 person. Hope that helps! JB

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 15, 2012

Q:

Two questions. 1) three of us are traveling together and would like to share a room. Is the room large enough? How much does it costs for the third person? Shall we purchase 2 groupons, then pay you for the third person? 2) We can only travel on 3/9-17. What if we purchase the groupons, and the date becomes unavailable?

Jessica K.  asked on  Dec 12, 2012

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Hi Jessica, yes, three adults can travel together and stay in the same room. The cabins would be a little tight but it is possible. The third person would receive a discount of $50. You would purchase 2 Groupons and then the third person would pay directly for the reduced package price. The dates for March 9-17, 2013 are available! Thanks so much for your interest. jb

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 12, 2012

Q:

I have a friend who really wants to go to Egypt. He is in a wheelchair. Is this wheelchair accessible?

Peri W.  asked on  Dec 10, 2012

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Peri Thanks for your inquiry. Much as I would like to tell you otherwise, I cannot recommend a Nile cruise for someone in a wheelchair as neither the boats nor the sites are easily accessible to someone in a wheelchair.. Let me check on some other options and get back to you. Be back to you shortly! JB

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 10, 2012

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Peri I have checked with our reps in Egypt again, and unfortunately, nothing has changed for wheelchair accessibility in Egypt. Therefore, I cannot recommend this tour for your friend as accessibility is not good in any part of tourism in the country. I wish I could tell you otherwise, but I wouldn;t want to risk a bad experience for a customer. Hope we can help you on another occasion! JB

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 10, 2012

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My wife and I would be travelling with our 2 year old daughter. Would we pay full fare for her for the cruise?

Anthony N.  asked on  Dec 10, 2012

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Anthony Thanks for your inquiry Your 2-year old daughter would travel on the cruise at an 80 percent discount or $140 in High Season, or $100 in Low Season Hope that helps! JB

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 10, 2012

Q:

Hello, Is it possible to travel over Christmas? Are there dates in late December/early January? Thank you!

josh  asked on  Dec 7, 2012

A:

Hello Josh, yes, there is space available in late December and early January. If you travel over either the Christmas or New Year's holidays, there is a holiday surcharge to keep in mind of $300 per person. It would be a fantastic time to visit the amazing temples and monuments! jb

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 7, 2012

Q:

Hi, so do I have to pay the filght from new york to Luxor/Cario?

minjin c.  asked on  Dec 7, 2012

A:

Hello Minjin, the flight from New York to Cairo and then to Luxor is not included in the price allowing you to take best advantage of frequent flyer points and relationships with your favorite airlines. Our air desk can also help you find the best price and schedules based on your preferred dates. thanks for interest! jb

Jeannie B.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 7, 2012

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