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November Edition January 2010 - March 2011


Scheduled Flights Quality Holidays Tailored For You
All aspects of our outstanding range of holidays and tours are expertly organised with every detail
going into planning these, but beforehand, we are careful to ensure everything meets our high
standards – the airlines around the world, the hotels we contract and our agents and
representatives in resort.




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Why Choose

A Name You Can Trust
Thomas Cook began his international travel company in 1841 and
since then our company has introduced countless holidaymakers
to the pleasure of travel. Our heritage, knowledge and expertise is
unrivalled and our range of holidays and experiences are extensive.
We are here to support you and have a dedicated team who are
on call 24 hours a day should you have a problem. Furthermore, all
the holidays in this brochure are ATOL bonded and we are also full
members of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents), so you can
be assured your holiday with us is fully protected.

Incomparable Knowledge
Over the years we have accumulated a vast amount of knowledge
and experience and we continue to do so. We regularly send our
team oversees to uncover new experiences, to assess the latest
resorts and to evaluate the newest hotels.

Complete Flexibility
We aim to be as flexible as possible to give you the holiday
experience you want. You can choose a holiday straight from one
of our brochures or we can tailor-make a trip to your exact
requirements. So whether you are seeking a 3 night break to
Dubai, touring the rainforest of Costa Rica, cruising the Amazon or
a 21 day beach and safari experience in South Africa we are on
hand to provide a bespoke service.

The Perfect Holiday
We offer the widest range of scheduled flights with some of the
world’s finest airlines, providing you with a flexible choice of travel
dates, style of travel and regional departures. Each of our hotels is
handpicked not just for their standards of comfort and service but
also for their superb locations, providing you with the perfect base
to discover your surroundings.

Exceptional Value
Whether it is your first time to a destination or if you are returning
to an old favourite, you’ll find that a Thomas Cook Signature
holiday offers a superb experience at great value. Our team are
constantly negotiating and working with partners to ensure we
provide the very best holidays for the best value.


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                                         SIGNATURE
In 1869 Thomas Cook escorted his first tour to Egypt, “a great event in the arrangements of
modern travel”, and a defining point in the story of our company. In 2009, we celebrated 140
years in Egypt, during which time Thomas Cook established the popularity of Nile cruises and
became synonymous with tourism in Egypt.




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The Original Experts
    Making History
    Awed by the Pyramids, the Sphinx, the people and the mighty
    Nile, Cook’s party of 32 pioneering tourists in 1869 enjoyed
    comfort aboard the steam boats of the Viceroy of Egypt, “visited
    the most famous places on the banks of the Nile”, and followed
    closely behind the Prince of Wales on his own journey through the
    region. Part of a bigger tour through the Bible lands, this was just
    the beginning of our long relationship with Egypt.

    Cook’s Legacy
    Fascination with Ancient Egypt was so huge that Thos Cook & Son
    soon opened an office in Cairo in 1872 and, in 1877, the first of
    the company’s own hotels in the country – the Luxor Hotel at
    Luxor.
    Later additions included the Karnak Hotel at Luxor and the Grand
    and Cataract Hotels at Aswan. And, in 1886, work began on the
    first Thomas Cook Nile Fleet, starting with the Prince Abbas and
    Tewfik steamers. These cruises became the linchpin of Cook’s tours
    in Egypt and eventually a shipyard was established at Boulaq, Cairo
    where Thomas Cook’s Nile fleet was born. Our Nile trips are still a
    real must for our guests in Egypt and you can select a cruise of
    your own from pages 26-35.
    In 1884, Thomas Cook arranged transportation for the British Army
    to travel through Egypt to rescue General Gordon in Khartoum
    and during the Second World War, Cook’s steamers were used as
    rest centres and officers’ clubs.
    The Suez Crisis in 1956 brought tourism to a halt in Egypt, but
    never to be deterred, in the early 1960s we reopened our offices
    and branches, and tourism resumed.
    The pioneering spirit which was the hallmark of Thomas Cook’s
    Egypt is still evident today, and customers continue to enjoy the
    unrivalled customer service and attention to detail first provided in
    1869.


          ”I feel myself happy to have been permitted to be
        the conductor of a party of intelligent enquirers to this
             wonderful land, and to this astonishing river.”
             Thomas Cook, as published in Cook’s Excursionist
                   and Tourist Advertiser, May 1869.




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                                           SIGNATURE
Steeped in a history that stretches back five thousand years and scaled by a dazzling landmark
river, it is imprints of the past which makes Egypt one of the most wonderful places on Earth.
Discover the enchanting geographical wonders found in Jordan or the mystical charm of
what is present throughout Morocco.




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Holiday Choices
Ancient Egypt Adventure
Uncover the remarkable and unique history of the Egypt, which is
home to one of the oldest civilisations in the world. Whether it’s
the world famous pyramids in Cairo, the grand temples along the
banks of the Nile or the awe-inspiring Abu Simbel, this
archeologically rich county will captivate you.

Beyond Egypt
Jordan is home to one of the New Wonder of the World, Petra.
However, beyond the geological treasure you will be able to
undercover a contrasting and fascinating country, from the
therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea to the mountainous region of
Wadi Rum. Travel to Morocco and let your senses unravel the
different sights and sounds that fill this enchanting city or go in
search of the medieval monuments found in the imperial cites.

Relax and Unwind
After your adventure, why not head to the warm crystal waters of
the Red Sea which attracts many visitors from across the world.
From the elegant hotels in El Gouna to the relaxing hotels in
Sharm El Sheikh, you will find a stunning selection of hotels in our
collection. Jordan has so much to offer if you’re looking to relax;
try a spa treatment in one of the many hotels in the Dead Sea or
choose a luxury hotel in Aqaba for a little indulgence. Fancy
infusing your relaxing getaway with a little spice and excitement?
Well, book a short break to Marrakech and you’re sure not to be
disappointed.

Discover More
Contrast the ancient hub of Cairo with the tranquil, natural beauty
of the Nile, or the exotic beaches of Soma Bay. Step on board your
Nile cruiser and then along Lake Nasser experiencing the grandeur
of Abu Simbel, or combine with Petra in Jordan. You can discover
more by mixing and matching your holiday or simply add a city
break onto your tour.




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Fly in Style                        British Airways




Fly in Style
We offer a range of flights to Egypt, Morocco
and Jordan on a selection of carriers, depending
on your chosen destination and itinerary. They
include Egypt Air, British Airways, bmi and Royal
Air Moroc.




World Traveller
• When you fly World Traveller, you can     • Your ergonomically designed seat
  relax in the knowledge that everything      comes with lumbar support, headrest
  will be taken care of, allowing you to      and recline.
  simply sit back and enjoy what’s on       • The friendly and professional crew are
  offer.                                      always on hand, providing a
• Everything has been designed with           complimentary bar service
  your comfort in mind.                       throughout your flights as well as
• Audio Visual On Demand.                     tasty meals.

Online Check-in and Check-in kiosks
• Start your journey from the comfort         same seating and boarding pass
  of your own home, office or hotel by        options as Online Check in.
  checking in online from 24 hours          • Afterwards, maximise your free time
  before your flight departs and              by leaving your baggage at a Bag
  minimise the queues at the airport.         Drop**, allowing you to shop, dine or
• You can select your preferred seat and      relax as you choose before boarding
  print your boarding pass, all on your       your flight.
  home PC.                                  • Check in from 24 hours up to one
• If you don’t have online access you         hour before departure.
  can still save time by using a Check-in   * Available on selected routes.
  kiosk* at the airport, giving you the     ** Available at selected airports.
Supplements for fuel surcharges and taxes may be charged.


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                                EgyptAir                       Fly in Style




Egypt Air is one of the leading airlines with over
77 years experience, discover mysteries of
Egypt with flights daily from Heathrow to Cairo
you can travel back to the time of the pharaohs
and discover the mystical Pyramids of Giza or
adventure into the bazaars of Khan Al-Khalili .
Egypt Air also have a direct weekly service from
London Heathrow to Luxor where you can take
a voyage of discovery on a River Nile Cruise
and discover the myths and relics of a lost era
with classic sites such as the Temple of Karnak
and the Valley of the Kings.




Economy Class
• 32-inch seat pitch.                      • On-board entertainment service.
• Complimentary dining and drinks
  service*.

Horus Business Class
• Dedicated check-in desks.                • Personal video screen with a selection
• Access to the Admiral Club Lounge at       of movie and audio channels, available
  Heathrow.                                  on international services only.
• Increased seat pitch of 48 inches.       • 4 course meal.
                                           • 30kg baggage allowance.

First Class
• Increased baggage allowance of 40kg.     • A seat pitch of 62 inches, offering the
• Separate cabin.                            ultimate in relaxed travel
• Personal video screen with a selection   *Please note no alcoholic drinks are
  of movie and audio channels, available   served aboard Egyptair
  on international services only.




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EGYPT
Home to the lone survivor of the Seven Wonders of
the Ancient World, Egypt is something of a wonder
herself. One of Thomas Cook’s original destinations
in the 1860s, the fascination of this extraordinary
slice of living history continues to draw us in.
From the Sun Temples of Abu Simbel       What to Do
in the south to the towering             Cruising the Nile, riding a camel
Pyramids of Giza in the north, Egypt     through the desert and exploring a
is a land that will transport you back   civilization’s worth of ruins might be
5,000 years to the time of the           the obvious activities for a visitor to
Pharaohs. But Egypt has a more           Egypt and are certainly not to be
modern side as well: visit the Red       missed. But the country offers so
Sea’s sophisticated resorts for some     much more.
of the best scuba diving in the
world.                                   Along the Red Sea coast, clear
                                         waters, spectacular corals and an
What to See                              abundance of marine life contribute
The sights of Egypt are many and         to making this one of the world’s
legendary. They range from those         best sites for snorkelling and scuba
you simply can’t afford to miss – the    diving. Fishing and a variety of other
pyramids at Giza, the Valley of the      watersports, along with fabulous
Kings at Luxor, the Aswan High Dam       beaches and great resorts, all add up
– to the sights you knew nothing         to the perfect seaside holiday.
about before you saw them, but           For a once-in-a-lifetime memory,
once seen never forgotten: St            book a balloon ride to see dawn
Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai, Seti’s   break over the Valley of the Kings or
magnificent temple at Abydos or the      greet the sunrise at the top of
Sun Temple of Ramses at Abu              Mount Sinai. Evenings are also
Simbel.                                  magical: experience the wonders of
Cairo, Egypt’s capital, stands at the    a sound-and-light performance at
crossroads between Asia, Africa and      the Great Pyramids, Abu Simbel or
Europe, while holding centre stage of    Karnak.
the Arab world. Here not only will       What to Eat & Drink
your breath be taken away by the
Great Pyramids, but also by the          Egyptian cuisine draws upon both
splendid Egyptian Museum and the         Middle Eastern and Mediterranean
labyrinthine warren of the Khan El-      foods – look out for mezze, kushari
Khalili souks. Just south of the city,   and minced lamb dishes. Mint tea,
visit Memphis, the temples,              fruit juices and local beer are good
pyramids and tombs of Saqqara and        to drink.
the pyramids of Dahshur.                 What to Buy
A cruise up the emerald Nile will        Traditional handicrafts include
bring you to Luxor and the Valley of     Egyptian cotton, jewellery, papyrus,
the Kings. Further on there are          copper and brassware, and polished
splendid temples at Edfu, Kom            wooden boxes.
Ombo and Abu Simbel. Travelling to
the east to Sinai, St Catherine’s
Monastery celebrates the location of
the Burning Bush at the foot of
Mount Sinai.




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                                                  TRAVEL NOTES                                                                      EXPERIENCES
                                                  Free Local Connections                   Explore Egypt                            Step back thousands of years in time
                                                  If you are flying to Cairo or Sharm el   Egypt truly is a country of contrasts,   and explore Egypt’s ancient history
                                                  Sheikh on British Airways why not        one day you can be exploring the         and culture by taking one of our
                                                  join a connecting flight from your       tombs and temples of Luxor or Cairo      comprehensive pre-bookable
                                                  local airport. We offer these flights    and the next you can be submerged        excursions. All our excursions include
                                                  free of charge when flying               in the Red Sea surrounded by scores      private transfers and the services of
                                                  internationally with British Airways.    of colourful reef fish. To make the      a private english speaking guide
                                                                                           most of this vibrant country, try a      ensuring you can spend your time
                                                  Ramadan                                                                           on what interests you the most.
                                                                                           multi-centre holiday. An ideal break
                                                  During the month of Ramadan a            could include 3 nights in Cairo giving   Please see pages 15, 21, 24 and 40
                                                  night time festival atmosphere           you plenty of time to see the            for details of how you can see the
                                                  prevails (starting approx 10 Aug         mighty pyramids, followed by an          relics of Tutankhamun’s tomb from
                                                  2010). At this time Muslims fast         action-packed 4-night visit to the       Cairo, the Valley of the Kings from
                                                  during the day and feast at night.       ancient sights of Luxor, perfectly       Luxor, Abu Simbel from Aswan and
                                                  Some restaurants may be closed           finished with a relaxing 4-night         St. Catherine’s Monastery from
                                                  during the day and most restaurants      break by the Red Sea in Sharm el         Sharm el Sheikh
MEDITERRANEAN                                     will not sell alcohol until after 7pm.   Sheikh. Whatever your preference,
     SEA
                     Port Said
                                        Amman                                              your holiday choices are endless and
Alexandria
                                       JORDAN                                              our expert travel professionals will
                         Ismailiya
                 Cairo       SINAI Petra                                                   help you put together an itinerary
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                                                                                           that is right for you.
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                        Sharm el Sheikh
                   El Gouna
                   Hurghada Sahl
                             Hasheesh
                     Qena Soma Bay
     EGYPT
                             Luxor
    El Kharga        Edfu
                               Kôm Ombo
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Egypt                            Cairo




CAIRO
Who hasn’t dreamt of visiting the pyramids or
wished to stand and wonder at the enigmatic
expression on the face of the Sphinx? These last
remaining wonders of the ancient world exert a
spell over all who see them – Cairo is a truly
unforgettable experience.

Making the Most of Cairo
Egypt’s capital is a walled medieval city on the banks of the
world’s longest river, the spiritual, cultural and political centre
of the Arabic world and a repository for one of humanity’s
greatest civilisations. Though its most famous monuments
may be in memory of those long dead, Cairo is a city that is
very much alive – vibrant and dynamic for a new millennium.
What to See                             Camel rides are another essential
                                        pyramid experience and you may
No one could come to Cairo and not
                                        wish to complete your visit by
visit the three Great Pyramids at
                                        seeing the Solar Boat Museum                                           airport
                                                                                                                                           1   Sheraton Cairo Hotel, Towers & Casino
Giza, mausoleums to the Pharaohs                                                                                 22km
                                        which contains a wooden funerary                                                                   2   Le Meridien Pyramids
Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus.
                                        boat of one of the Pharaohs.
These huge constructions were                                                                                                              3   Mena House Oberoi
completed more than 2,000 years         Back in the city take a cruise down                   cairo tower
                                                                                                                                           4   Marriot Cairo Hotel &
BC – clamber through the narrow,        the Nile on a felucca, one of the                                4
                                                                                                                      egyptian
                                                                                                                      museum                   Omar Khayyam Casino
internal passages and it’s as if time   traditional river boats – excellent at                 opera
                                                                                               house                                       5   Sofitel Cairo el Gezirah
has stood still. Guarding the Pyramid   sunset.                                                                 british
                                                                                                   5           embassy
                                                                                                                                           6   Four Seasons Cairo at
of Chephren, the Sphinx rises 20        A day trip to Memphis and Saqqara                1
                                                                                                                                               the First Residence
metres from the ground and was
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                                                                                                                          mosque citadel
carved out of a single huge block of    the ancient capital of Egypt and has
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limestone.                              an excellent museum; there are also
Just as essential is a visit to the     temple ruins and the Step Pyramid
stunning Egyptian Museum, where         of Zoser, the world’s oldest stone
over 120,000 artefacts of the           monument.                                   2, 3, giza pyramids
                                                                                                                     old coptic
                                                                                      and the sphinx
ancient Egyptians are housed,                                                           approx 10km                   quarter
                                        What to Eat & Drink
including the treasures of                                                                   Climate Information
Tutankhamun.                            Egyptian food takes its influences                        Cairo weather station
                                        from the Levantine cuisine of the
In the heart of the medieval city,      Mediterranean – grilled and minced
you’ll discover the Al-Azhar Mosque,    meat dishes, falafels, unleavened
which is also the world’s oldest                                                 19 1    7     21 0 8          23 0 9        28 0 10
                                        bread and kushari, a delicious
surviving university. Nearby the        combination of rice, noodles and
great Khan al-Khalili bazaar is a       lentils.
warren of tiny alleyways and
                                                                                 32 0 10       34 0 12         34 0 12       34 0 11
beautiful Arabic architecture.          What to Buy
                                        Egypt has a wealth of traditional
What to Do                              handicrafts, from carpet weaving to
For a magical experience, attend one    wood carving, textiles, carved           33 0 10       30 0 9          25 0 8        20 1 6
of the sound-and-light shows at the     alabaster, jewellery, papyrus and
pyramids – wonderfully                  copper ware.
atmospheric.
                                                                                        Time Difference: GMT +2
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                                                                                                                           Cairo                             Egypt




THE EGYPTIAN                                              THE PYRAMIDS AND                                        CITADEL, MOSQUE &
MUSEUM                                                    SPHINX OF GIZA                                          BAZAAR
Price:                                                    Price:                                                  Price:


Over 120,000 Egyptian artefacts are on display in         The world’s oldest tourist attractions, the             Visit the medieval Islamic quarter of Cairo, home
this museum, one of the greatest collections of its       Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza remain the most             to the famous Citadel. Built in 1176, it was
kind in the world.Take an expertly guided tour            visited monuments in Egypt. The imposing                inhabited by nearly all Egyptian rulers for the next
around the exhibits, which range from statues and         pyramids are the last remaining wonder of the           700 years. View the Mosque of Mohamed Ali and
scrolls of papyrus paper to coffins inlaid with           ancient world, and the three principal pyramids         admire the carved floral motives on his
semiprecious stones and gold leaves. Marvel at the        form part of the funerary complexes of the              mausoleum. In the square facing the Citadel is one
treasures of Tutankhamun’s tomb and the famous            pharaohs Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus. Whilst         of the most beautiful mosques in Cairo. Built in
funerary mask with gold and jewels. Other                 admiring this extraordinary sight, look out for the     1356, the Sultan Hassan Mosque is considered to
amazing artefacts include the statue of Khafre, the       bewitching figure of the Sphinx. Carved from a          be one of the finest pieces of Islamic architecture
Fayoum Portraits, the Nubian funerary cache and           single block of limestone, the half-lion, half-         in the world. End your tour with a stroll through
an impressive collection of Pharaonic art.                human statue stands guard over the tombs.               the Khan El Khalili bazaar, a lively street market
Although it is impossible to see all in one visit, this   Entrance into the Solar Boat Museum is included.        where you can bargain for wares. Absorb the
magnificent array of antiquities is not to be             The tour includes private transfers and you’ll be       unique atmosphere and browse the stalls for
missed.                                                   accompanied by an expert guide.                         handmade gifts and souvenirs.
Duration: half a day                                      Duration: half a day                                    Duration: half a day
Departures: daily from Cairo.                             Departures: daily from Cairo.                           Departures: daily from Cairo.
Reference number: AE0S02                                  Reference number: AE0S01                                Reference number: AE0S04
Children aged 12 and under receive a 50%                  Children aged 12 and under receive a 50%                Children aged 12 and under receive a 50%
discount.                                                 discount.                                               discount.




MEMPHIS & SAQQARA                                         ALEXANDRIA                                              SOUND & LIGHT – THE
Price:                                                    Price:
                                                                                                                  PYRAMIDS & SPHINX
                                                                                                                  Price:
Explore Egypt’s oldest capital, the ruined city of        Travel by train in first class to the northcoast city
Memphis. View the remains of the Temple of Ptah,          of Alexandria, the second largest city in Egypt.
where the pharaohs were once crowned, and a               With a Mediterranean atmosphere and rich Greek          Go back to the time of the Pharaohs through the
small chapel in honour of Ptah, built by Seti I. In       and Roman heritage, it is an Egyptian city unlike       spectacular Sound and Light Show at the Giza
front of the temple lies a sphinx which was carved        any other. The Graeco-Roman Museum is well              Pyramids. You will experience the story of Egypt as
from a single block of alabaster and is said to           worth a visit, housing an amazing assortment of         seen through the eyes of the Sphinx over the ages,
weigh over 80 tons. Nearby lies the limestone             mummies, sarcophagi and statues. Then move on           and see the breathtaking sight of the pyramids lit
colossus of Ramses II. Continue to Saqqara, the           to the city’s Karmous quarter. Admire Pompey’s          up under the stars. The Sphinx comes to life
largest necropolis in Egypt. Tour the pyramids and        Pillar, one of the tallest ancient monuments in         playing the role of storyteller, narrating the history
burial chambers of the nobility, accompanied by           Alexandria, and walk around the magnificent             of ancient Egypt, the pyramids and their builders.
your expert guide, and marvel at the Step Pyramid         Catacombs of Kom el- Shouqafa. This warren of           The show also depicts the story of building the
of King Djoser, the first large scale stone structure     tombs, chambers and hallways occupies the               pyramids and relates the history of great and
to appear in the world.                                   largest known Roman burial site in Egypt.               famous figures of ancient Egypt such as Thutmose
                                                                                                                  IV, Akhenaten, Nefertiti and Tutankhamun.
Duration: half a day                                      Duration: one full day
                                                                                                                  Duration: 2 hours
Departures: daily from Cairo.                             Departures: daily from Cairo.
                                                                                                                  Departures: daily from Cairo.
Reference number: AE0S03                                  Reference number: AE0E04
                                                                                                                  Reference number: AE0S60
Children aged 12 and under receive a 50%                  Children aged 12 and under receive a 50%
discount.                                                 discount.                                               Children aged 12 and under receive a 50%
                                                                                                                  discount.


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Egypt                                                 Cairo




SHERATON CAIRO HOTEL, TOWERS & CASINO                                                                                                                                                                          Signature Specials
                                                                                                                                                                                                              HONEYMOONERS - Couples
                                                                                                                                                                                                              receive complimentary fruit and
                            CENTRAL LOCATION AND STUNNING NILE VIEWS                                                                                                                                          pastries in room
The unmissable towers of the                                        Features                                                            Board Basis
Sheraton Cairo stand high on the                                    Seven restaurants including Aladdin                                 Prices are based on Room and
banks of the River Nile. The                                        Lebanese restaurant, Sapporo Sushi                                  Breakfast.
excellent location is ideal for                                     and Tappanyaki restaurant and La                                    Half Board and Full Board are
Cairo’s many attractions and the                                    Mamma Italian restaurant; three                                     available at a supplement. A
myriad on-site facilities offer a                                   bars; outdoor swimming pool and                                     compulsory Gala Dinner supplement
great deal of choice. Try your hand                                 separate children’s pool; health club                               applies - please see price panel for
at blackjack in the dazzling casino                                 with gymnasium, sauna, whirlpool,                                   details (children under 6 are not
or take a short walk to the Cairo                                   massage and steam bath; 24-hour                                     permitted to attend gala meals).
Opera House. Find magnificent                                       casino; shopping arcade; beauty
views of the city or the River Nile                                 parlour; barber shop.                                               Transfers
whilst in the luxuriously spacious                                                                                                      Private transfer by car or minibus
                                                                    Accommodation                                                       from Cairo airport.
bedrooms and sample the
delicious food from the excellent                                   650 air-conditioned rooms and                                       Transfer time: 40 minutes
restaurants.                                                        suites (sleeping up to 3 persons)                                   approximately
                                                                    each have twin or double beds (plus
Location                                                            extra bed if required), air-
In a prime position in the centre of                                conditioning, telephone, satellite
Cairo on the West Bank of the Nile,                                 television, radio, minibar, in-room
within walking distance of the                                      safe and hairdryer. Nile view rooms
Egyptian Museum.                                                    are also available at a supplement
                                                                    on request.




 The Sheraton Cairo Hotel                                                                                                2010                                                                                   2011        Supplements (per person per night)
 Towers & Casino                            01 Jan-    01 Apr-     12 Apr-     01 May-     01 Jul-     14 Jul-    16 Aug-     18 Sep-     01 Oct-    25 Oct-     01 Nov-     10 Dec-     22 Dec-    27 Dec-     01 Jan-     Half Board from £22
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEB08              31 Mar     11 Apr      30 Apr       30 Jun     13 Jul      15 Aug     17 Sep      30 Sep      24 Oct     31 Oct       09 Dec     21 Dec      26 Dec     31 Dec      31 Mar      Full Board from £44
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £103
 Standard                      3 nights      539         569        539         509         539         589        509          559        589         559        529         559         609         589        549
                            Extra Night      69          69          69          59          59         76          59          76          76         76          64          64          80         80          67
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, based on two adults sharing a twin room and flying with Egypt Air from London Heathrow to Cairo. Important Note: the prices above
include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the departure date from
the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. Hotel supplements per room per night apply: The Sheraton Cairo Hotel Towers & Casino: 01-03
Jan 10 £34, 09-16 Apr 10 £26, 01-03 Jan 11 £32. Single supplements: are available on request, please call for details. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking
Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             16a


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LE MERIDIEN PYRAMIDS                                                                                                                                                                                             Signature Specials
                                                                                                                                                                                                             FREE NIGHTS - pay for four nights
                                                                                                                                                                                                             and receive one extra free. Valid for
                             THE BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE PYRAMIDS                                                                                                                                          stays 1 May - 30 Sep 10.
A stylish, modern hotel combined                                    Features                                                             Board Basis
with a spectacular ancient setting,                                 Four restaurants; three cafes; two                                   Prices are based on Room and
with many of the rooms offering                                     bars; coffee shop; outdoor heated                                    Breakfast.
unrivalled views of the pyramids,                                   swimming pool; health club with                                      Half Board and Full Board are
the last remaining wonder of the                                    gym, sauna, whirlpool and massage                                    available at a supplement. A
ancient world. The hotel's health                                   services; beauty salon; two floodlit                                 compulsory Gala Dinner supplement
club offers extensive facilities, and                               tennis courts; table tennis and a                                    applies (children under 6 are not
sports range from tennis to golf                                    children's playground; 24-hour room                                  permitted to attend gala meals).
with a championship course just                                     service also available.
10 minutes from the hotel. With so                                                                                                       Transfers
                                                                    Accommodation                                                        Private transfer by car or minibus
much to do on-site, this is one of
our favourite hotels. The first-class                               The 498 rooms and suites (sleeping                                   from Cairo airport.
facilities complement the relaxing                                  up to 3 persons) each have twin or                                   Transfer time: 50 minutes
resort style of the hotel.                                          double beds (plus extra bed if                                       approximately.
                                                                    required), air-conditioning,
Location                                                            telephone, satellite television,
20 minutes from the centre of Cairo                                 minibar and hairdryer. Pyramid View,
and within walking distance of the                                  Royal Club City View and Royal Club
ancient Pyramids of Giza.                                           Pyramid View rooms are also
                                                                    available at a supplement.




 Le Meridien Pyramids                                                                                         2010                                                                                    2011                  Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEB03            01 Jan- 04 Jan- 31 Jan- 28 Mar- 01 Apr- 12 Apr- 29 Apr- 21 May- 01 Jul- 30 Jul- 16 Aug- 29 Sep- 25 Oct- 01 Nov- 01 Dec- 10 Dec- 22 Dec- 27 Dec- 01 Jan- 04 Jan- 30 Jan- 28 Mar-   Pyramid View from £32
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Royal Club City View from £52
                                          03 Jan 30 Jan 27 Mar 31 Mar 11 Apr 28 Apr 20 May 30 Jun 29 Jul 15 Aug 28 Sep 24 Oct 31 Oct 30 Nov 09 Dec 21 Dec 26 Dec 31 Dec 03 Jan 29 Jan 27 Mar 31 Mar                         Royal Club Pyramid View from £84
 Standard                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Supplements (per person per night)
                               3 nights 499        459     459     519     539     429     449     429     459     479     459     509     479     469     449     479     559     529     539     469     479     539      Half Board from £13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Full Board from £21
                            Extra Night     55      40      42      60      60      31      36      31      31      40      40      47      47      42      36      36      63      63      63      42      44      63      Gala Dinner-24 Dec from £56
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £138
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, based on two adults sharing a twin room and flying with Egypt Air from London Heathrow to Cairo. Important Note: the prices above
include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the departure date from
the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. Single supplements: are available on request, please call for details. For full details on prices and
what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                  17a



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                   SIGNATURE
Egypt                                                  Cairo




MENA HOUSE OBEROI                                                                                                                                       MARRIOTT CAIRO HOTEL &
                                                                                                                                                        OMAR KHAYYAM CASINO
                             THE ATMOSPHERIC PALACE SETTING
Originally a royal hunting lodge,                                      Features                                                                                   THE STUNNING LOCATION AND PALATIAL
the fine attention to detail and                                       Restaurant located in the Palace
                                                                                                                                                        SURROUNDINGS
unique atmosphere of this hotel                                        building; restaurant serving fine
blend perfectly with its modern                                        Indian cuisine; pool-side restaurant;                                            Situated in the heart of downtown                                               sandwiches; lobby bar; piano bar;
amenities to offer a luxurious stay.                                   24-hour restaurant; large outdoor                                                Cairo, this elegant hotel was                                                   Harry’s Pub; Empress Entertainment
The hotel interior features fine                                       swimming pool (not heated); 9-hole                                               originally a 19th Century palace                                                Lounge; outdoor swimming pool
murals, handcrafted mosaic tiles,                                      golf course (two fairways); mini-                                                and is now one of the largest hotels                                            (heated Nov-Apr); children’s pool;
original works of art and antiques,                                    gym; tennis courts. A new outdoor                                                in the Middle East. As befits this                                              tennis court; Splash Health Club with
and with Cairo's largest outdoor                                       swimming pool is also planned (due                                               former palatial residence                                                       gym/fitness room, sauna, whirlpool,
pool, a 24-hour gym and a                                              to open winter 2010/11)                                                          everything here is on a grand scale,                                            beauty treatments and massage
fantastic nine-hole golf course, the                                   Accommodation                                                                    from the beautifully landscaped                                                 available; nightclub; casino; regular
facilities are highly acclaimed. The                                   523 rooms, most situated in the                                                  gardens to the refined, comfortable                                             evening entertainment including live
hotel has the finest Indian                                            modern Garden Wing. All are air-                                                 rooms offering modern amenities.                                                music and belly dancing; boutique;
restaurant in Egypt and presents a                                     conditioned and have telephone,                                                  Guests are spoilt for choice when it                                            24-hour room service
variety of restaurants and bars                                        television, hairdryer, DVD player,                                               comes to the wide range of cuisine                                              Accommodation
with globally-inspired menus.                                          mini bar, electronic safe and 24-hour                                            available in the five on-site                                                   1089 air-conditioned rooms (sleeping
Offering a light, spacious setting                                     butler service. Pyramid View rooms                                               restaurants. The Marriott also                                                  2 persons) each with one king-
for dining, El Khalili is the perfect                                  are available at a supplement.                                                   boasts a good selection of sports                                               size/queen-size bed or twin beds,
place to relax, serving coffee and                                                                                                                      and leisure facilities including a                                              telephone, satellite television,
light meals at any time of the day                                     Board Basis
                                                                                                                                                        relaxing health spa, perfect for                                                minibar, tea/coffee making facilities,
or night. The hotel can arrange                                        Prices are based on Room and
                                                                                                                                                        unwinding after a day spent                                                     in-room safe, hairdryer and balcony.
horseback and camel riding, which                                      Breakfast.
                                                                                                                                                        exploring Cairo’s many attractions.                                             Executive suites are also available at
is an ideal way to view the                                            Half Board and Full Board are
                                                                                                                                                        Location                                                                        a supplement on request.
Pyramids and the surrounding                                           available at a supplement. A
                                                                                                                                                        In the heart of downtown Cairo,                                                 Board Basis
landscape. With this fabulous                                          compulsory Gala Dinner supplement
                                                                                                                                                        overlooking the River Nile. Within                                              Prices are based on Room and
setting so close to Giza, many                                         applies - please see price panel for
                                                                                                                                                        easy reach of all the city’s attractions                                        Breakfast.
rooms afford breathtaking views.                                       details.
                                                                                                                                                        - the Pyramids are 20 minutes’ away
Location                                                               Transfers                                                                        and the Egyptian Museum 5 minutes’                                              Half Board and Full Board are
Away from bustling downtown Cairo                                      Private transfer by car or minibus                                               away                                                                            available at a supplement.
at the foot of the Great Pyramids of                                   from Cairo airport.
                                                                                                                                                        Features                                                                        Transfers
Giza, amongst 40-acres of jasmine-                                     Transfer time: approximately 50                                                  Five restaurants serving local and                                              Transfer by car or minibus from Cairo
scented gardens and across the road                                    minutes.                                                                         international cuisine; three cafés;                                             airport.
from a golf course with spectacular                                                                                                                     Wave’s snack bar; Bakery serving                                                Transfer time: 40 minutes
views of the pyramids.                                                                                                                                  freshly made pastries, coffees and                                              approximately.




 Mena House Oberoi                                                                                                                 2010                                                                                                  2011       Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEB05              01 Jan-      30 Mar-          08 Apr-           12 Apr-      01 May-     01 Jul-       16 Aug-         29 Sep-        25 Oct-    30 Oct-     10 Dec-          22 Dec-          27 Dec-       01 Jan-    Pyramid View from £39
                                            29 Mar        07 Apr          11 Apr            30 Apr        30 Jun     15 Aug        28 Sep          24 Oct         29 Oct     09 Dec      21 Dec           26 Dec           31 Dec        31 Mar     Supplements (per person per night)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Half Board from £26
 Garden Room                   3 nights      569          649                589             569          529         559             529             589          569        589          609             669              649           589       Full Board from £58
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gala Dinner-24 Dec from £79
                            Extra Night       77            96               77               77           64         64              64              77            77         81          81              101              101           81        Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £164

 Marriott Cairo Hotel & Omar                                                                                              2010                                                                                                2011                  Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Khayyam Casino                            01 Jan-    04 Jan-      31 Mar-        12 Apr-      01 Jul-   08 Jul-   11 Aug-     16 Aug-      01 Oct-     25 Oct-    01 Nov-   10 Dec-   22 Dec-     27 Dec-       01 Jan-      04 Jan-     29 Mar-   Executive Suite from £312
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEB04             03 Jan     30 Mar        11 Apr        30 Jun       07 Jul    10 Aug    15 Aug      30 Sep       24 Oct      31 Oct      09 Dec   21 Dec    26 Dec      31 Dec        03 Jan       28 Mar      31 Mar    Supplements (per person per night)
 Standard                      3 nights     589        549          599            549          579       599       579         549          579           549       539      569       619         589             589        549         559      Half Board from £16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Full Board from £31
                            Extra Night      84        72            80             72          72         80        72          72           72            72       66        66        82          82             82          70          70
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, based on two adults sharing a twin room and flying with Egypt Air from London Heathrow to Cairo. Important Note: the prices above
include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the departure date from
the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. Hotel supplements per room per night apply: Mena House Oberoi: 01-02 Jan 10 £38, 01-02 Jan 11
£40. Single supplements: are available on request, please call for details. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking Conditions see pages 67-73.                       18a


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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cairo                                                Egypt




SOFITEL CAIRO EL GEZIRAH                                                                                                                 FOUR SEASONS CAIRO AT
                                                                                                                                         THE FIRST RESIDENCE
                             FANTASTIC NILE VIEWS
Fully refurbished in 2007, the                                      Accommodation                                                                                      UNRIVALLED LUXURY AND IMPECCABLE SERVICE
Sofitel Cairo el Gezirah brings its                                 433 rooms and suites (sleeping up
signature brand of style and                                        to 3 persons), each with twin or                                     This elegant hotel, exudes an air of                                    Accommodation
elegance to this modern hotel. The                                  double beds, air-conditioning,                                       sophistication and offers the most                                      269 spacious rooms and suites
contemporary design, wide-                                          telephone, LCD cable television,                                     spacious rooms in Cairo.                                                (sleeping up to 3 persons) each have
ranging facilities and the superb                                   radio, minibar, in-room safe,                                        Classically-styled with exquisite                                       twin or double beds, (plus extra bed
location all combine to make this                                   hairdryer and French balcony. Luxury                                 décor, the standard of luxury is                                        if required), air conditioning, satellite
hotel an ideal choice. Each room                                    rooms and Club rooms are also                                        unrivalled. Discover the ultimate                                       television, telephone, minibar, in-
offers a view of the Nile, with                                     available at a supplement.                                           experience of the spa and wellness                                      room safe and hairdryer. Superior,
some rooms offering a stunning                                                                                                           centre, and sample the chefs                                            Deluxe and Premier rooms are also
                                                                    Board Basis
vision of the pyramids located 15                                                                                                        inspired menus in the range of                                          available at a supplement.
                                                                    Prices are based on Room and
kilometres away.                                                                                                                         sophisticated restaurants that                                          Board Basis
                                                                    Breakfast.
                                                                                                                                         offer an assortment of cuisine                                          Prices are based on Room and
Location                                                            Half Board and Full Board are                                        from around the world. Relax                                            Breakfast.
Within walking distance of the                                      available at a supplement. A                                         beside the open-air pool, and get a
centre of Cairo and the Egyptian                                    compulsory Gala Dinner Supplement                                                                                                            Transfers
                                                                                                                                         peaceful night sleep in the
Museum, on the banks of the Nile.                                   applies - please see price panel for                                                                                                         Private transfer by car or minibus
                                                                                                                                         remarkably spacious rooms that
Features                                                            details.                                                             offer views of the Nile, the                                            from Cairo airport.
Five restaurants including Buddha                                                                                                        pyramids or the manicured                                               Transfer time: 50 minutes
                                                                    Transfers
Bar (Asian inspired restaurant and                                                                                                       botanical gardens.                                                      approximately.
                                                                    Transfer by car or minibus from
bar), Les Sud (Mediterranean                                        Cairo airport.                                                       Location                                                                 Signature Specials
specialities), Le Vendome (French                                   Transfer time: 40 minutes                                            Beside the Nile in a central location
specialities) and El Kababgy (Middle                                approximately.                                                                                                                               HONEYMOONERS OR
                                                                                                                                         in Cairo, overlooking the zoological
Eastern specialities); four bars                                                                                                                                                                                 ANNIVERSARIES - Couples receive
                                                                                                                                         gardens.
including Window on the Nile                                           Signature Specials                                                                                                                        flowers and chocolates on arrival.
(reading room bar) and Le Deck                                                                                                           Features
(floating bar-lounge on the Nile);                                  FREE NIGHTS - pay for two nights                                     Seasons restaurant overlooking the
Cafe Sud (tea room and pastries);                                   and receive one extra free. Valid for                                Nile; Lai Thai restaurant; library bar;
outdoor swimming pool; indoor                                       stays 4-31 Jan 10/11, 1-30 Jun 10,                                   tea lounge; bar; pool bar and grill
heated swimming pool; spa with                                      and 12 Aug - 13 Sep 10.                                              serving light snacks; swimming pool;
steam room, whirlpool and massage                                                                                                        sauna; children's pool; sun
treatments; Hammam; fitness                                                                                                              deck/terrace; spa with whirlpool and
centre; casino; gift shop; hair salon;                                                                                                   a gym overlooking the Nile.
24-hour room service.




 Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah                                                                                           2010                                                                                     2011            Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEB09             01 Jan-   30 Jan-    01 Apr-   13 Apr-    01 Jul-   09 Jul-   12 Aug-   16 Aug-    12 Sep-   01 Oct-    25 Oct-   01 Nov-   10 Dec-    23 Dec-   27 Dec-    01 Jan-     24 Mar-   Luxury from £16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Club Room from £39
                                           29 Jan    31 Mar     12 Apr    30 Jun     08 Jul    11 Aug    15 Aug    11 Sep     30 Sep    24 Oct     31 Oct     09 Dec   22 Dec     26 Dec    31 Dec     23 Mar      31 Mar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Supplements (per person per night)
 Standard                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Half Board from £35
                               3 nights     599       609        709       599        629       659       629        599       659       689        659       649        669       719       689        589         659
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Full Board from £66
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Gala Dinner-24 Dec from £102
                            Extra Night      89        89        117        89        89        100        89        89        109        109       109       101        101       117       117        82          104      Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £179

 Four Seasons Cairo at The                                                                                          2010                                                                                     2011            Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 First Residence                           01 Jan-   08 Jan-    01 Apr-   12 Apr-   01 May-    29 Jun-   11 Aug-   16 Aug-    08 Sep-   01 Oct-    25 Oct-   01 Nov-   10 Dec-    21 Dec-   27 Dec-    01 Jan-     08 Jan-   Superior from £31
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEB00             07 Jan    31 Mar     11 Apr    30 Apr     28 Jun    10 Aug    15 Aug    07 Sep     30 Sep    24 Oct     31 Oct     09 Dec   20 Dec     26 Dec    31 Dec     07 Jan      31 Mar    Deluxe from £63
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Premier from £94
 Standard                      3 nights     739       699        769       699        659       729       689        659       699       729        699       679        709       739       729        739         699
                            Extra Night     135       122        135       122        109       122       109        109       122       122        122       113        113       125       125        131         119
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, based on two adults sharing a twin room and flying with Egypt Air from London Heathrow to Cairo. Important Note: the prices above
include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the departure date from
the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. Hotel supplements per room per night apply: Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah: 01-03 Jan 10 £46, 01-03 Jan
11 £70, Four Seasons Cairo At The First Residence: 30-31 Mar 10 £26, 30-31 Mar 11 £24. Single supplements: are available on request, please call for details. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges,
essential Holiday Information and Booking Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                                                                                   19a



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                     SIGNATURE
Egypt                            Luxor




LUXOR
On the eastern bank of the world’s longest river,
Luxor can trace its history back 4,000 years. Then,
as Thebes, it was the capital of the Egyptians’ New
Kingdom and home to the Pharaohs whose tombs
can be visited in the vast necropolis of the Valley of
the Kings.

Making the Most of Luxor
Probably the world’s most important historical site, the
concentration of ancient monuments in and surrounding this
historic city make it a must-see destination on anyone’s
itinerary. The temples, tombs and statues of Egypt’s most
famous rulers are a stunning testament to their determination
to be remembered beyond their own lifetimes: your enduring
memories of your visit are the evidence of their success.
What to See                             What to Do
                                                                                                                                          4
On the East Bank of the Nile, in the    If the heat and dust all become too                                                               temple of     1   Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor
                                                                                                                                           karnak
heart of the city, the incomparable     much, take a break from the tomb-                                                                               2   Sofitel Winter Palace
Luxor Temple is stunning by day but     and-temple circuit with a relaxing        valley of
                                                                                  the kings                                            luxor            3   Maritim Jolie Ville
even more amazing when floodlit at      cruise on the river on a traditional      hatshepsut
                                                                                                                                      museum
night. From here, follow the Avenue
                                                                                                              West Bank
                                                                                                                                                            Luxor Island Resort
                                        felucca. You may want to watch in           temple                                                     coptic
                                                                                                                                              church
of Sphinxes – of which there are                                                                                                                        4   Luxor Hilton Resort & Spa
                                        awe the bright illuminations of the       nobles      ramesseum
more than 700 – to the vast Temple      Sound & Light show at the Temple          tombs

of Karnak, an ancient complex of        of Karnak and gain some insight into                      colossi
                                                                                                                                     temple of
                                                                                                                                       luxor
obelisks, gateways and chambers.        the history of the temples.                             of memnon

Escape the heat by visiting the Luxor   One of the best ways to see the
                                                                                                                                          2

Museum or the Mummification             Valley of the Kings is to take a hot-      valley of
Museum, both of which offer             air-balloon ride just before dawn –
                                                                                  the queens
                                                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                                             River
fascinating insights into the city’s    the sight of the sun rising over such                                                Nile

earliest inhabitants.                   an ancient and important
Take the ferry across to the West       monument will live in your memory                                              Crocodile
                                                                                                                                 3
                                                                                                                         Island
Bank to explore Thebes’ ancient ‘city   forever.
of the dead’. You will be welcomed                                                            Climate Information
by the two gargantuan Colossi of        What to Eat & Drink                                          Luxor weather station


Memnon, all that’s left of the Temple   While fine dining is mainly found in
of Amenhotep. Beyond them lie           the hotels, the city of Luxor has
some 60 tombs, although not all of      some excellent Middle Eastern             23 0      7     25 0 7          29 0 8             35 0 9

them are open to the public. In the     restaurants: look for one with a view
Valley of the Kings, try to see the     over the Nile or of the temples.
tombs of Tutankhamun, Sethos,           What to Buy                               39 0      9     41 0 10         41 0 10            41 0 10
Ramses and Amenophis. The Valley
                                        The souk in Luxor is a fascinating
of the Queens is also worth seeing,
                                        place to visit with plenty on offer. Be
as is the monumental Funerary
                                        prepared to bargain hard for scarves,
Temple of Hatshepsut, rising above                                                39 0      9     35 0 8          29 0 8             24 0 7
                                        herbs and spices, carved alabaster
the desert as if it were built only
                                        and jewellery.
yesterday.
                                                                                           Time Difference: GMT +2
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                                                                                                                         Luxor                           Egypt




THE TEMPLES OF                                          THE WEST BANK                                           BALLOONS OVER
KARNAK & LUXOR                                          Price:
                                                                                                                EGYPT
Price:                                                                                                          Price:
                                                        Marvel at the magnificent Colossi of Memnon,
                                                        standing proudly yet virtually alone at the             View the amazing sites of ‘the world’s largest
The Temples of Karnak and Luxor on the East Bank        entrance to what was Amenhotep III’s mortuary           outdoor museum’ from a hot-air balloon. Glide
of the Nile together form the largest temple            temple, then move on to the Valley of the Kings.        over the mortuaries of the necropolis, filled with
complex in Egypt. Both are a collection of              Here you can view some of the 62 known tombs            rock-carved tombs of princes dating from the Old
amazing structures erected by a long succession         buried here. These belong to pharaohs from the          Kingdom to Roman times. See the unending vista
of kings. At Luxor you will be greeted by a huge        New Kingdom, including Ramses the Great and             of tombs pass beneath you as the balloon floats
statue of Ramses II which stands guard over the         Tutankhamun, whose body still lies inside the           high above the West Bank. Look down on the
sacred temple. View the courtyard of Ramses II          outermost coffin despite the treasures having           Colossi of Memnon and gain a bird’s-eye view of
and various side chapels depicting scenes from          been moved to the Egyptian Museum. The Valley           the courtyards, statues and remains of the
battles and religious ceremonies. Just one mile         of the Queens is also honeycombed with tombs,           amazing temples of Luxor. This once-in-a-lifetime
north of this site is the Temple of Karnak. Here        many of them much more colourful than those in          tour gives you one of the most unique
you will find the temple of Amun-Re, the largest        the Valley of the Kings. Finally, visit the Temple of   perspectives on this historic town.
surviving temple supported by columns in the            Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari. See her             Duration: 45 minutes (approx)
world. The temple’s numerous pieces of art,             unique temple and the beautiful murals on the
statues and towering obelisks are unmissable.                                                                   Departures: daily from Luxor.
                                                        inner walls.
Duration: half a day                                                                                            Reference number: AE0S08
                                                        Duration: half a day
Departures: daily from Luxor.                                                                                   Children aged 12 and under receive a 50%
                                                        Departures: daily from Luxor.
                                                                                                                discount. Please note: this excursion is not
Reference number: AE0S06                                Reference number: AE0S07                                available to children under 6 years old.
Children aged 12 and under receive a 50%                Children aged 12 and under receive a 50%
discount.                                               discount.




SOUND & LIGHT - THE                                     LUXOR MUSEUM                                            SIGNATURE CITY
TEMPLE OF KARNAK                                        Price:
                                                                                                                EXPLORER – LUXOR
Price:                                                                                                          Price:
                                                        View an interesting range of exhibits from Karnak
                                                        and the local area, discovered in the temples and
This unique performance recites the story of the        necropolis of ancient Thebes. Admire the                Explore Luxor at your leisure with a full-day
magnificent Temple of Karnak whilst entertaining        craftsmanship of the many statues that are on           private tour. With the services of a private guide
you with a spectacular show of light and music.         display, including sculptures of Tutmose III and        and an air-conditioned vehicle you are free to
The show narrates the story of the temples and          Senosert III of the Twelfth Dynasty, and the            make your own itinerary or your guide will be
the history of Thebes, including the lives and          alabaster statue featuring the crocodile-headed         happy to help you organise your experience. Just
achievements of some of the great pharaohs who          god Sobek. Significant treasures from the               discuss what you would like to see, and he will be
built the necropolis. The remains of the temple are     Pharaonic period are also on show here, from            on hand to escort you as you wish. Perhaps spend
reflected in the Sacred Lake, the setting for the       pottery and furniture to valuable pieces of             the morning amongst the huge columns, sphinxes
breathtaking finale of this informative tour. Watch     jewellery. The most fascinating exhibit in the          and obelisks of the vast Karnak temple, before
in awe at the bright illuminations reflecting off the   museum is a collection of statues found in the          stopping for lunch, and then continuing on to the
water and lighting up the sky as the ancient            Luxor Cachette. These beautifully preserved             Luxor museum. Alternatively you could easily
splendour of Thebes comes back to life.                 sculptures lay undiscovered for over 2000 years         spend a full day exploring the Theban necropolis
Duration: 2 hours                                       before being unearthed from Luxor Temple in 1989.       on the West Bank of the Nile.
Departures: daily from Luxor.                           Duration: half a day                                    Duration: full day from 8am until 7pm
Reference number: AE0S09                                Departures: daily from Luxor.                           Departures: daily from Luxor.
Children aged 12 and under receive a 50%                Reference number: AE0S62                                Reference number: AE0S89
discount.                                               Children aged 12 and under receive a 50%                Entrance fees to the sights are not included and
                                                        discount.                                               are payable locally.

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                                                                                                                                 SIGNATURE
Egypt                                                    Luxor




STEIGENBERGER NILE                                                                               PLUS                                                MARITIM JOLIE VILLE LUXOR                                                                                        PLUS

PALACE LUXOR                                                                                                                                         ISLAND RESORT
                             MODERN, HIGH-STANDARD ACCOMMODATION                                                                                                                          THE UNIQUE ISLAND SETTING
This modern hotel offers spacious                                   Accommodation                                                                    Situated on a private island, the                                 Accommodation
guest rooms and first-class                                         302 rooms (sleeping up to 3 adults),                                             Maritim Jolie Ville is set in a                                   327 Bungalow-style rooms, each
facilities for a comfortable and                                    each with twin or double beds plus                                               secluded location, boasting                                       with a double bed or twin beds,
relaxing stay. With a sauna, steam                                  extra folding bed if required, air-                                              excellent views of the River Nile.                                (some have an extra bed if required),
room and outdoor pool, the hotel's                                  conditioning, telephone, satellite                                               Rooms are in bungalow-style                                       individually-controlled air
health club is the perfect place to                                 television, Internet access, radio,                                              buildings scattered around the                                    conditioning, satellite television,
relax after a busy days sightseeing.                                minifridge, in-room safe, hairdryer                                              hotel grounds. It offers guests                                   telephone, fridge, tea/coffee making
The excellent range of dining                                       and balcony or terrace. Nile View                                                quality accommodation and a                                       facilities, hairdryer and terrace.
options offer a variety of cuisine                                  rooms and Superior rooms are also                                                friendly atmosphere in which to                                   Twin/double rooms for sole use and
and the hotel is well placed for                                    available at a supplement.                                                       enjoy the unique surroundings and                                 Family rooms (2 adults and 2
numerous shops, restaurants and                                     Board Basis                                                                      beautiful sunsets.                                                children) are available at a
bazaars. Close to Luxor's temples                                   Prices are based on Room and                                                     Location                                                          supplement.
and monuments, this hotel is one                                    Breakfast.                                                                       On a private island, 4km to Luxor                                 Board Basis
of our favourites. Guests can stroll                                                                                                                 centre (free shuttle bus available)                               Prices are based on Room and
around the ancient sites and                                        Half Board is available at a
                                                                    supplement. A compulsory Gala                                                    Features                                                          Breakfast.
admire a beautiful Nile-side
setting.                                                            Dinner supplement applies - please                                               Main restaurant with indoor and                                   Half Board and Full Board are
                                                                    see price panel for details                                                      outdoor seating (outdoor seating                                  available at a supplement. A
Location                                                                                                                                             available weather permitting);                                    compulsory Gala Dinner supplement
On the banks of the River Nile at                                   Transfers
                                                                    Private transfer by car or minibus                                               outdoor restaurant (available                                     applies - please see price panel for
the heart of Luxor's tourist district                                                                                                                weather permitting); indoor bar;                                  details.
and approximately four kilometres                                   from Luxor airport.
                                                                    Transfer time: 30 minutes                                                        outdoor bar; two swimming pools;                                  Transfers
from Karnak Temple.                                                                                                                                  children’s pool; free sunloungers and
                                                                    approximately.                                                                                                                                     Private transfer by car or minibus
Features                                                                                                                                             parasols; tennis; volleyball; fishing;                            from Luxor airport.
Nubian restaurant; El Tarboush                                                                                                                       fitness centre; massage; aqua-                                    Transfer time: 30 minutes
                                                                      Signature Specials
Lebanese restaurant; Casa di Napoli                                                                                                                  aerobics; table tennis; pool table;                               approximately.
Italian restaurant; Bua Khao Thai                                   FREE NIGHTS - pay for five nights                                                regular evening entertainment
restaurant; Nile Bar; lounge and                                    and receive two extra free, or pay for                                           usually includes live music; play area;                               Signature Specials
terrace; Tropicana poolside bar and                                 ten nights and receive four extra                                                kid's club; cots; 24-hour reception;
                                                                    free. Valid for stays 7 Jan-3 Feb                                                                                                                  FREE NIGHTS – stay six nights and
restaurant; Nubian barbecue;                                                                                                                         money exchange facilities;
                                                                    10/11, 15-29 Apr 10 and 26 Nov-23                                                                                                                  receive one extra free, or stay twelve
swimming pool overlooking the Nile                                                                                                                   conference facilities; library; laundry
                                                                    Dec 10. Book by dates apply.                                                                                                                       nights and receive two extra free.
with sun terrace; health and fitness                                                                                                                 service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Valid for stays 7 Jan - 4 Feb 10 and 8
centre; sailing; shopping arcade; tour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Apr 10 - 31 Mar 11
desk; hairdresser.




 Steigenberger Nile Palace                                                                                              2010                                                                                         2011         Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Luxor                                    01 Jan- 29 Jan- 02 Feb- 26 Mar- 01 Apr- 08 Apr- 13 Apr- 01 May- 19 Jul- 10 Aug- 07 Sep- 28 Sep- 04 Oct- 26 Oct- 01 Nov- 23 Nov- 14 Dec- 20 Dec- 26 Dec- 01 Jan- 29 Jan- 26 Mar-         Nile View from £17
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEH07            28 Jan 01 Feb 25 Mar 31 Mar 07 Apr 12 Apr 30 Apr 18 Jul 09 Aug 06 Sep 27 Sep 03 Oct 25 Oct 31 Oct 22 Nov 13 Dec 19 Dec 25 Dec 31 Dec 28 Jan 25 Mar 31 Mar                               Superior from £28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Supplements (per person per night)
 Standard                      7 nights 609        669     679     749     759     649     619      529       569       529         569        619        629     649       669      629    669    809   829   629    659   719   Half Board from £17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gala Dinner-24 Dec from £68
                            Extra Night     29      29      33      33      44      29      29      17        17         17         17         17          25        25        28     28     28    28     52    28    32     32   Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £100

 Maritim Jolie Ville Luxor                                                                                          2010                                                                                             2011         Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEH00            01 Jan- 26 Jan- 01 Apr- 13 Apr- 01 May- 31 May- 26 Jun- 19 Jul- 28 Jul- 10 Aug- 07 Sep- 26 Sep- 26 Oct- 23 Nov- 01 Dec- 14 Dec- 19 Dec- 28 Dec- 01 Jan- 26 Jan- 26 Mar-                 Family Room from £19
                                          25 Jan 31 Mar 12 Apr 30 Apr 30 May 25 Jun 18 Jul 27 Jul 09 Aug 06 Sep 25 Sep 25 Oct 22 Nov 30 Nov 13 Dec 18 Dec 27 Dec 31 Dec 25 Jan 25 Mar 31 Mar                                      Supplements (per person per night)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Half Board from £15
 Standard                      7 nights    599     719      639     599      569     549      569     609       619           579        619         629        719       679       599    699    829    789   609   689    779   Full Board from £27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gala Dinner-24 Dec from £36
                            Extra Night     25      37       25      25      21       19      21         21        22         22          22         24         35        35        25     25     51     51    25     36     36   Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £128
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, based on two adults sharing a twin room and flying with Egypt Air from London Heathrow to Luxor. Important Note: the prices above
include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the departure date from
the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. Hotel supplements per room per night: Steigenberger Nile Palace: 01-03 Jan 10 £48, 01-03 Jan 11
£48. Single supplements: are available on request, please call for details. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking Conditions see pages 67-73.                       22a


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Luxor                                                   Egypt




SOFITEL WINTER PALACE                                                                                              PLUS                              LUXOR HILTON RESORT
                                                                                                                                                     & SPA
                             A FAMOUS PALACE BUILDING BESIDE THE NILE
Dating back to 1886, the Winter                                          Accommodation                                                                                              THE FIRST CLASS SPA FACILITIES
Palace is one of Luxor’s oldest and                                      92 rooms in the Old Wing (up to 2                                           Having undergone a complete                                                   all day cafe; lounge and terrace bar
most distinguished hotels. It                                            adults) each with one king or two                                           refurbishment in 2008, the Hilton                                             with Nile views; sunken pool bar; spa
stands elegantly on the city’s                                           single beds, air-conditioning,                                              Luxor offers the utmost in luxury                                             bar offering a selection of herbal
promenade, overlooking the serene                                        telephone, satellite television,                                            and comfort. Surrounded by                                                    teas and scones; Diwan Shisha and
and beautiful River Nile with the                                        Internet facilities and minibar. Nile                                       immaculately landscaped gardens                                               Mezzeh with Arabian seating; infinity
shops, bars and main nightlife of                                        View, Deluxe and Executive rooms                                            in a stunning location beside the                                             pool with views across the Nile;
Luxor close by. This Palace’s                                            are also available at a supplement                                          Nile, this stylish hotel is set amidst                                        state-of the-art spa centre with
luxurious interiors and fine                                             on request.                                                                 ancient ruins, and offers a peaceful                                          massage, beauty and body
furnishings perfectly complement                                         Board Basis                                                                 retreat away from the bustling                                                treatments, whirlpool and steam
Luxor’s amazing ancient                                                  Prices are based on Room and                                                centre of Luxor. A sparkling new                                              bath; hairdresser; shop; Internet
attractions, ensuring that guests                                        Breakfast.                                                                  state-of-the-art spa, excellent                                               facilities
have an unforgettable stay.                                                                                                                          facilities, spacious, comfortable
                                                                         Half Board is available at a                                                                                                                              Accommodation
Location                                                                 supplement. A compulsory Gala                                               rooms and attentive but                                                       236 rooms and suites (up to 2
Next to Luxor Temple on a lively                                         Dinner supplement applies - please                                          unobtrusive customer service                                                  adults). Standard rooms have twin or
part of the Nile.                                                        see price panel for details.                                                combine to create a truly                                                     double beds, air-conditioning,
Features                                                                                                                                             memorable hotel. Guests can also                                              satellite television, in-room safe,
                                                                         Transfers
Four restaurants, including the 1886                                                                                                                 enjoy exquisite dining at the first                                           hairdryer, tea/coffee making
                                                                         Private transfers by car or minibus
Restaurant (pre-booking is essential                                                                                                                 class restaurants or simply relax                                             facilities and a balcony. Nile view
                                                                         from Luxor airport.
and formal attire required); El                                                                                                                      and unwind on the hotel's terrace                                             and Deluxe rooms are also available
                                                                         Transfer time: 30 minutes
Tarboush Egyptian restaurant; La                                                                                                                     overlooking the Nile.                                                         at a supplement.
                                                                         approximately.
Corniche International restaurant; El                                                                                                                Location                                                                      Board Basis
Nakheel poolside restaurant; three                                                                                                                   Beside the River Nile in the ancient                                          Prices are based on Room and
bars; swimming pool; sun terrace                                                                                                                     village of Karnak, within walking                                             Breakfast.
with sunloungers and parasols;                                                                                                                       distance of the beautiful Karnak
boutique.                                                                                                                                            Temple and 10 minutes drive from                                              Half Board and Full Board are
                                                                                                                                                     the centre of Luxor; there is a daily                                         available at a supplement. A
                                                                                                                                                     shuttle bus to and from downtown                                              compulsory Gala Dinner supplement
                                                                                                                                                     Luxor                                                                         applies - please see price panel for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   details.
                                                                                                                                                     Features
                                                                                                                                                     Olives Grill and Pizza Kitchen serving                                        Transfers
                                                                                                                                                     Mediterranean and oriental cuisine;                                           Private transfer by car or minibus
                                                                                                                                                     Silk Road Asia Bistro serving                                                 from Luxor airport.
                                                                                                                                                     speciality Asian dishes; The Rosetta                                          Transfer time: 30 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   approximately.




 Sofitel Winter Palace                                                                                            2010                                                                                                 2011                       Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEH05            01 Jan- 01 Feb- 07 Feb- 25 Mar- 31 Mar- 07 Apr- 13 Apr- 01 May- 19 Jul- 10 Aug- 07 Sep- 29 Sep- 05 Oct- 01 Nov- 01 Dec- 14 Dec- 24 Dec- 01 Jan- 02 Feb- 08 Feb- 25 Mar- 29 Mar-                         Nile View from £41
                                          31 Jan 06 Feb 24 Mar 30 Mar 06 Apr 12 Apr 30 Apr 18 Jul 09 Aug 06 Sep 28 Sep 04 Oct 31 Oct 30 Nov 13 Dec 23 Dec 31 Dec 01 Feb 07 Feb 24 Mar 28 Mar 31 Mar                                               Supplements (per person per night)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Half Board from £37
 Standard                      7 nights 1089 1169 1189 1339 1369 1189 1149                              829       869         829     869     1169 1219 1189 1089 1399 1449 1089 1139 1149 1249 1319
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gala Dinner-24 Dec from £104
                            Extra Night     97       97         105    105      130        105    105    59        59         59       59     59        109        102     94      94        139       94     94       102        102     127     Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £152

 Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa                                                                                                    2010                                                                                                2011            Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEH08             01 Jan-    01 Feb-         20 Mar-    13 Apr-     01 May-    19 Jul-     10 Aug-         07 Sep-   25 Sep-     01 Nov-        23 Nov-   14 Dec-         22 Dec-   28 Dec-     01 Jan-        20 Mar-   Nile View from £31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Deluxe from £63
                                           31 Jan     19 Mar           12 Apr    30 Apr       18 Jul    09 Aug      06 Sep          24 Sep    31 Oct      22 Nov         13 Dec    21 Dec          27 Dec    31 Dec      19 Mar         31 Mar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Supplements (per person per night)
 Standard                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Half Board from £29
                               7 nights     1009          1049        1169       1009            949     989            949          989      1049        1009            969      1109            1129      1099         999           1119
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Full Board from £49
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gala Dinner-24 Dec from £91
                            Extra Night      83            83          100        83             75      75             75            75        83            77           77        77              93        93            81           97      Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £114
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, based on two adults sharing a twin room and flying with Egypt Air from London Heathrow to Luxor. Important Note: the prices above
include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the departure date from
the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. Hotel supplements per room per night: Sofitel Winter Palace: 01-03 Jan 10 £92, 01-03 Jan 11 £90.
Single supplements: are available on request, please call for details. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking Conditions see pages 67-73.                            23a



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SIGNATURE
Egypt                               Aswan




ASWAN
Seated gracefully on the east bank of the Nile,
proud home of natural and man-made wonders, is
the tranquil, stunning city of Aswan.

Making the Most of Aswan
Restful and romantic yet exciting and vibrant, arriving in
Aswan has been compared to arriving in an oasis. Let the
tranquil atmosphere embrace you here, as you drink in the
beautiful surroundings. Rest and recharge, before taking in
some of the stunning sights, all at your own leisurely pace.
What to see                                What to do
The modern town of Aswan is full of        Enjoy a relaxing sail on a traditional
wonderful places to visit, and its         felucca to visit the botanical gardens
laid-back air is infectious. This is one   of Kitchener’s Island. The whole island
of those wonderful places where the        is beautifully landscaped and
two can be combined by hiring a            contains many tropical trees, plants,
felucca, small sailing boats to taxi       and flowering bushes, which contrast
you along the Nile.                        stunningly with the Sahara Desert
Aswan is famous across the globe           just a short distance across the Nile.
                                                                                                       tombs of                                  1   Movenpick Resort Aswan
for its High Dam - an incredible           A visit to the Nubian Museum is also                       the nobles                   ferry
sight. It was built using 17 times as      recommended. Dedicated to the                                                                        EXPERIENCES
much material as was needed in             history and culture of Nubia, this                                   kitchener’s
                                                                                                                                                Abu Simbel
constructing the Great Pyramid of          modern museum houses thousands                                          island
                                                                                                                plantation                      Take an early morning flight from
Cheops. A massive artificial lake,         of objects recovered from tombs,                                                    1                Aswan to Abu Simbel, the site of the
                                                                                                                                   Movenpick
Lake Nasser, stretches back 500km          temples and settlements which were                                                        Ferry      greatest temples to be built for
                                                                                                                 elephantine
from the dam. The beautiful                submerged under the rising waters of                                     Island
                                                                                                                                     corniche
                                                                                                                                       el nil   Ramses II. The entrance to the main
Kalabsha Temple was rebuilt along          Lake Nasser. These range from the           mausoleum                                                temple is marked by four colossal
the High Dam circuit in the 1970s,         flint arrowheads of pre-history to a        of aga khan
                                                                                                                                                statues of Ramses II.
                                                                                                        amun
having originally stood in an area         monumental eight-metre tall statue                          Island                  coptic
                                                                                                                             cathedral          Duration: half a day.
now beneath the waters of Lake             of Ramses II.                                                              nubian

Nasser.                                                                                                               museum
                                                                                                                                                Departures: daily
                                           What to Eat & Drink                                                                     unfinished
                                                                                                                                    obelisk
The journey to the dam is full of a                                                     river nile          dams                                Price: £160 per person.
                                           Aswan offers a good choice of                                                airport
                                                                                                                         17km
number of other places visitors will                                                                                                            Reference number: AE0S13
                                           Egyptian and international
wish to take a glimpse at. Highlights
                                           restaurants, with a number being                       Climate Information                           Sound & Light - The Temple of Philae
include the Old Aswan Dam, and the
                                           clustered around the Corniche el-Nil.                       Aswan weather station
                                                                                                                                                Enjoy the magical experience of a
Unfinished Obelisk, which measures
                                           At the Panorama Bar at the                                                                           Sound and Light show at the beautiful
more than 27 metres.
                                           Movenpick Resort hotel you can                                                                       Temple of Philae. As darkness
The Temple of Isis and the Temple of       enjoy a stunning 360° view of Aswan        23 0    7      24 0 7        28 0 8             35 0 9    descends, the monuments are
Hathor are found along with a              and the Nile whilst sipping mint tea,                                                                illuminated with bright lights which
number of other picturesque ruins          fruit juices or a local beer.                                                                        reflect off the surrounding waters as
on the island of Agilqiyyah, known
                                           What to Buy                                                                                          you listen to the narrated legends of
as Philae. The incredible temples at                                                  39 0    9      41 0 10       41 0 10            41 0 10
                                                                                                                                                Isis and Osiris.
Abu Simbel are also well worth a           The main market in Aswan is known
visit, especially to take in the           as the Sharia el Souk. On display you                                                                Duration: 2 hours.
colossal 20-metre high figures.            will find an array of Nubian                                                                         Departures: Daily
                                           handicrafts, tea leaves, fragrant spices   39 0    9      36 0 8        29 0 8             24 0 7
                                                                                                                                                Price: £27 per person (based on two
                                           (such as hibiscus and saffron),
                                                                                                                                                people sharing), £38 (single).
                                           lanterns, silk scarves, Nubian
                                           skullcaps and jewellery.                          Time Difference: GMT +2                            Reference number: AE0S10

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Aswan                                                  Egypt




MÖVENPICK RESORT ASWAN                                                                                                  PLUS                                                                         Signature Specials
                                                                                                                                                                                                   FREE NIGHTS - Stay six nights and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   receive one extra free. Valid for stays
                           TRANQUIL SECLUSION IN BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS                                                                                                                            1 Jan 10 to 31 Mar 11.
Formerly the Elephantine Island                                    Features                                                       Board Basis
Resort, this unmissable hotel is set                               Speciality cuisine in the Orangerie                            Prices are based on Room and
on its very own island, where                                      restaurant including a variety of                              Breakfast.
peace and quiet prevails. The                                      oriental and international food;                               Half Board and Full Board are
relaxing resort-style is great for                                 lounge bar; Panorama bar with 360°                             available at a supplement. A
families and the friendly service                                  views over the Nile and Aswan;                                 compulsory Gala Dinner supplement
makes you feel right at home.                                      swimming pool with sun terrace and                             applies - please see price panel for
Newly renovated guest rooms                                        bar; gym; tennis courts; health spa                            details.
complement the scenic garden                                       with sauna, steam room, whirlpool
setting and the soothing health                                    baths, sand therapy and massage                                Transfers
spa adds to the tranquil island feel.                              facilities; complimentary shuttle                              Private transfer by car or minibus
Here you can relax by the large                                    boat service which links the island                            from Aswan airport.
infinity pool surrounded by                                        with the town.                                                 Transfer time: approximately 30
gardens and witness the sunset                                                                                                    minutes.
                                                                   Accommodation
over the Nile.                                                     230 guest rooms (up to 3 adults),
Location                                                           each with air-conditioning,
Built on Elephantine Island in                                     telephone, cable television, mini-bar,
beautiful gardens at the centre of                                 hairdryer and balcony or terrace.
the Nile. Aswan, on the mainland, is
just a 5-minute water bus ride from
the hotel.




 Movenpick Resort & Spa                                                                            2010                                                                                2011                      Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Aswan                                     01 Jan-       05 Jan-       30 Mar-       16 Apr-      01 May-        01 Aug-       01 Oct-       01 Nov-       24 Dec-       01 Jan-       05 Jan-       30 Mar-     Nile View from £25
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEA02             04 Jan        29 Mar         15 Apr       30 Apr        31 Jul        30 Sep        31 Oct        23 Dec        31 Dec        04 Jan        29 Mar        31 Mar      Supplements (per person per night)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Half Board from £14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Full Board from £31
 Standard                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gala Dinner-24 Dec from £76
                          Extra Night        67            46            67            46            27            29            38            45            65            65            45            65
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £112
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person based on two adults sharing a twin room. Important note: prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements.
Single supplements: are available on request, please call for details. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking Conditions see pages 67-73.               25a



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                                                                                                                                                                                                         SIGNATURE
A GUIDE TO NILE
CRUISING
A cruise along the Nile must surely rank as one of
the most memorable journeys of your life. Settle in
to a lifestyle of luxury as the Land of the Pharaohs
slowly drifts by your window; disembark to visit
temples, tombs and gardens – surely the most
relaxing way possible to explore Egypt’s ancient
wonders.
Whichever Nile cruise itinerary you        Cruises also operate on Lake Nasser,
select, you will be staying on a           where the charming MS Prince
wonderfully luxurious ship with            Abbas ship will take you to the
excellent facilities, fine dining and      treasures of ancient Nubia including
superb service. The cabins are             Abu Simbel, the Valley of the Lions,
spacious and comfortable, and there        and Egypt’s largest Roman temple at
are extensive public areas with            Kalabsha.
lounges, restaurants, bars and             As well as taking in the famous
sundecks. Between excursions to            temples and tombs, a Nile or Lake
some of Egypt’s most famous                Nasser cruise gives you a unique
landmark sites, you will be able to        perspective of rural Egypt where
relax on board and take advantage          people live much the same way they
of the extensive facilities on offer.      did thousands of years ago.
What to See                                Fishermen cast their nets, farmers
Our Nile cruise selection offers a         tend their crops, and children run
choice of brilliant itineraries, ranging   along the bank calling and waving to
from five to seven nights between          you as you pass by. It is truly a
Luxor and Aswan, all in the company        wonderful experience to relax on a
of an expert Egyptologist who will         shaded deck while watching 5000
guide you and answer your                  years of culture drift by.
questions.                                 What to Do
 Our Nile Discovery Cruises on board       Cruising is an eminently civilised
the Thomas Cook Nile fleet, the            way to enjoy the pleasures of
Royal Rhapsody and the Royal               sightseeing without the rigours of
Serenade, enable you to visit all the      road or rail travel. Between
major sights between Luxor and             destinations your time is your own
Aswan. These intimate and luxurious        on your elegant floating hotel. All
ships schedule sightseeing stops at        the ships we feature offer good
Luxor, Dendera, Edfu, Kom Ombo,            standards of comfort and amenities;
and Aswan.                                 each one has either a swimming or a
Cruising on the Ra II will give you        plunge pool, bars where you can
the opportunity to see the Valley of       lounge with a book or meet friends
the Kings, Karnak and other                for cocktails, and sumptuous
important temples, as well as an           restaurants. On the Royal Rhapsody
optional tour of Abu Simbel. On our        and Royal Serenade you’ll also find a
most luxurious craft, the Oberoi           games area, a whirlpool and a gift
Zahra, you will be able to visit all the   shop, while the Oberoi Zahra, has a
major sights, including the Valley of      therapy room, a gym, a theatre, a
the Kings, the Temples of Horus and        library and a cigar lounge, as well
Hathor, and the Aswan High Dam.            24-hour private butler service.




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                                                                                                                         Cruising                              Egypt




                                            TRAVEL NOTES
                                            Eating & Drinking on Your                   Dendera                                   Aswan
                                            Cruise                                      This beautiful Ptolemaic temple is an     There are some beautiful islands
                                            Dining on a Nile cruiser is always a        example of late Egyptian architecture     around Aswan and the best way to
                                            pleasurable experience and, of course,      and is dedicated to Hathor, goddess       see them is from the deck of a
                                            all your meals on board are included        of love. It contains superbly             felucca, a traditional Egyptian boat.
                                            in the price of your cruise. The ships      decorated chapels and striking bas-       Kitchener’s Island has a wonderful
                                            generally offer a buffet and à la carte     reliefs of Queen Cleopatra.               collection of exotic plants and
                                            service with a choice of both                                                         tropical flowers, and also well worth a
                                                                                        Edfu                                      visit is the Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan
                                            Egyptian and international cuisine.
                                            Drinks are not included in the price        Edfu is home to the best-preserved        High Dam and the Nubian Museum.
                                            but there are elegant bars for              temple in the whole of Egypt. The
                                                                                        magnificent pylons are carved with        Philae
        THE NILE
                                  DENDERA   sundowners and cocktails - or a
                                            nightcap as you reflect upon the            scenes depicting the glory of the         The Temple of Philae was saved from
                                            adventures of the day under a blanket       ancient pharaohs and the myth of          the rising waters of Lake Nasser and
                   Karnak                   of Egyptian stars.                          the great falcon-headed god Horus.        reconstructed at its present site. It is
   VALLEY OF THE KINGS   Luxor                                                                                                    dedicated to the gods Isis and Osiris
                                            EXPERIENCES                                 Kom Ombo                                  and is the location of an excellent
                                                                                        Located in a striking setting on a hill   Sound & Light show.
EGYPT                    Esna               Luxor                                       overlooking the Nile, Kom Ombo
                          Edfu              In its time, the ancient city of Luxor                                                Abu Simbel
                                                                                        Temple is unlike any other
                                            was known as the most beautiful and         monument in the country – it is           The temples of Abu Simbel are truly
                                            stately city in the world. Still standing   dedicated to two deities – Sobek          the finest and largest monuments in
                                            on the East Bank are the magnificent        (crocodile-headed god) and Horus          Nubia. The main temple was carved
                Kom Ombo                    temples of Luxor and Karnak, along
                                  Aswan                                                 (falcon-headed god).                      out of a single piece of rock, with a
                         Philae             with the modern Luxor Museum. On                                                      façade featuring four colossal statues
                                            the West Bank lie the breathtaking                                                    of Ramses II, each over 60-feet high.
                                            tombs of the Valley of the Kings and                                                  There is also a second smaller temple
           Abu Simbel
                                            Queens, the Colossi of Memnon, and                                                    at Abu Simbel dedicated to Ramses
                     LAKE                   the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
                    NASSER                                                                                                        II’s wife, Nefertari.


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                                                                                                                                     SIGNATURE
Egypt                                                 Cruising




THE ROYAL RHAPSODY                                                                                      PLUS                              THE NILE DISCOVERY
                            THE ATTENTIVE AND PERSONAL SERVICE

The Thomas Cook Nile Fleet offers                                       telephone, television, refrigerator, en
                                                                                                                                          Departures:Mondays.                                               temples at Abu Simbel (pre-
the ultimate informal cruise                                            suite toilet and shower room, and
                                                                                                                                          Day 1. London/Luxor: leave London                                 bookable with your holiday). After
experience, with high standards of                                      panoramic windows. Suites are as
                                                                                                                                          Heathrow on EgyptAir's direct flight                              lunch on board sail by motorboat to
service, comfort and cuisine. The                                       above but with a living area. Royal
                                                                                                                                          to Luxor. On arrival join your                                    Kitchener's Island to view its
MS Royal Rhapsody has been                                              Suites are twice the size of the
                                                                                                                                          Thomas Cook Nile cruiser, the MS                                  gardens and the Aga Khan
designed with the river in mind and                                     double cabins and have a separate
                                                                                                                                          Royal Rhapsody.                                                   Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan.
with 28 cabins, accommodating                                           living area with convertible sofa bed.
just 60 Thomas Cook Signature                                           The main C deck has four Double                                   Day 2. Luxor/Dendera: set out on                                  Day 6. Aswan/Esna: sightseeing
passengers only, the service,                                           Cabins, two Suites and four Royal                                 an early morning sailing to Dendera                               today includes a visit to the Aswan
comfort and hospitality on board is                                     Suites located at the front of the                                to see the Temple of Hathor.                                      High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk
unsurpassed.                                                            boat. C deck cabins and suites offer                              Overnight in Luxor.                                               and the island Temple of Philae.
                                                                        superior views of the banks of the                                                                                                  Overnight in Esna.
Features                                                                                                                                  Day 3. Luxor/Esna: a trip to ancient
Four decks, two of which have cabins;                                   Nile and are on the same level as the                             Thebes, including the Valley of the                               Day 7. Esna/Luxor: this morning top
sun deck with plunge pool and                                           reception and restaurant.                                         Kings, the temple of Queen                                        up your tan on deck and enjoy the
sunken bar with sunloungers and                                         Please note: boats have to be tied up                             Hatshepsut, the Valley of the                                     on-board facilities as your cruiser
easy chairs; restaurant serving a                                       alongside one another due to                                      Queens, and the unforgettable                                     glides along the Nile back to Luxor.
range of international and Egyptian                                     mooring restrictions on the Nile,                                 Colossi of Memnon. Overnight in                                   A guided tour in the afternoon
cuisine; bar; lounge; whirlpool; gift                                   which can limit the view from your                                Esna.                                                             includes the vast complex of
shop.                                                                   cabin and involve a walk through                                                                                                    temples at Karnak, and the
                                                                                                                                          Day 4. Esna/Edfu/Kom                                              magnificent temple at Luxor.
Accommodation                                                           several vessels before you reach the                              Ombo/Aswan: an early morning sail
                                                                        bank. Children under the age of 12                                                                                                  Overnight in Luxor.
18 double cabins situated on lower D                                                                                                      to Edfu. On arrival transfer through
deck. Double cabins have twin or                                        are not permitted on board the MS                                 the village to the Temple of Horus.                               Day 8. Luxor/London: leave the
single beds, air-conditioning, internal                                 Royal Rhapsody.                                                   After lunch sail to Kom Ombo to see                               cruiser and join the direct flight with
                                                                                                                                          the Ptolemaic Temple with its                                     Egypt Air from Luxor to London
                                                                                                                                          mummified crocodiles. Overnight in                                Heathrow. Alternatively, extend your
 TOUR HIGHLIGHTS                                                        •Flights, transfers and excursions as
                                                                                                                                          Aswan.                                                            stay in Egypt in the colourful capital
 •The Valleys of the Kings and                                           detailed
                                                                                                                                                                                                            of Cairo or relax in one of the
  Queens                                                                •An expert Egyptologist                                           Day 5. Aswan: spend a morning at                                  delightful Red Sea Resorts.
                                                                                                                                          leisure in Aswan or join the optional
 •The temples of Luxor, Karnak,                                         YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT
                                                                                                                                          tour to the splendid rock-cut
  Hathor and Philae                                                     INCLUDE
 YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES                                               •Drinks and tips
 •Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and
  dinner




 Nile Discovery                                                                                                   2010                                                                                 2011                Supplements (per person per cruise)
 Full Board Code: AE0C01                  01 Jan-   04 Jan-   12 Jan-    01 Feb-   19 Apr- 10 May- 29 Jun-   19 Jul-   10 Aug- 17 Aug-   07 Sep-   14 Sep- 01 Nov- 23 Nov- 07 Dec- 14 Dec-   01 Jan-   04 Jan-   12 Jan-   C Deck Cabin from £195
                                          03 Jan    11 Jan    31 Jan     18 Apr    09 May 28 Jun    18 Jul   09 Aug    16 Aug 06 Sep     13 Sep    31 Oct 22 Nov 06 Dec 13 Dec 31 Dec        03 Jan    11 Jan    31 Mar    Junior Suite from £295
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Royal Suite from £385
 Standard D Deck               7 nights 1079        1029      1059       1099       939     819      909      949       909     969      1009      1109    1079     959     1119    1159     1069      1029      1059
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, transfers and accommodation as specified. Important Note: the prices above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other
associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the departure date from the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements
which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking
Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         28a



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                                                                                                                Cruising                              Egypt




CAIRO & THE NILE                                      THE NILE DISCOVERY &                                   THE NILE DISCOVERY,
DISCOVERY                                             LUXOR                                                  CAIRO & SHARM EL
                                                                                                             SHEIKH

Departures:Fridays.                                   Departures:Mondays.
Discover the ancient city of Cairo before your Nile   Choose to explore the treasure trove that is Luxor
                                                                                                             Departures:Mondays.
Discovery Cruise with three nights at the central     by extending your stay with seven nights at the
Marriott Cairo Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino            Steigenberger Nile Palace (page 22), located on        Your chance to visit the legendary pyramids and
(page 18). Situated in the heart of downtown          the banks of the River Nile at the heart of Luxor's    Sphinx of Giza or the bustling Khan El Khalili souk
Cairo, you will be within easy reach of all the       tourist district. Perhaps visit the plundered tombs    before flying to relaxed Sharm el Sheikh on the
city's attractions. A half day tour of the Pyramids   of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings or          shores of the Red Sea. Combine a two-night stay
and Sphinx at Giza is included, complete with         explore the temples of Karnak and Luxor.               in lively Cairo, staying at the impressive Marriott
private transfers and the services of an expert       Alternatively, relax by the pool and enjoy the fine    Cairo Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino (page 18),
guide.                                                facilities of your hotel.                              with five nights at the Grand Rotana Resort & Spa
                                                                                                             (page 44) in Sharm el Sheikh.
Reference Code:AE0C06                                 Reference Code:AE0C08
                                                                                                             Reference Code:AE0C11
YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES                              YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES                                YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
•Private car transfers                                •Private car transfers                                 •Private car transfers
•Flights and accommodation as detailed                •Flights and accommodation as detailed                 •Flights and accommodation as detailed
•Private tour guide




THE NILE DISCOVERY,                                   THE NILE DISCOVERY &                                   THE NILE DISCOVERY &
LUXOR & SHARM EL                                      HURGHADA                                               LAKE NASSER
SHEIKH

                                                      Departures:Mondays.                                    Departures:Mondays.
                                                      Extend your stay in Egypt with seven nights at the     Combine your Nile Discovery with a leisurely four-
Departures:Mondays.
                                                      Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel (page 48) in the      night Lake Nasser cruise aboard the MS Prince
Combine a two night stay in Luxor, staying at the     modern resort of Hurghada. Famous for its              Abbas (page 33). Formed by the construction of
Steigenberger Nile Palace (page 22), with five        watersports and diving, the beautiful coral reefs of   the Aswan High Dam in the 1960’s, the vast Lake
nights at the Grand Rotana Resort & Spa (page         Hurghada can also be viewed from the comfort of        Nasser is dotted with many significant sites from
44) in the beach resort of Sharm el Sheikh. Here      a glass-bottomed boat. Located directly on the         ancient Nubia, including the famous temples of
you can unwind by the lagoon-style pool or            Red Sea shore the Steigenberger Al Dau is the          Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel.
explore the beautiful coral reefs. For those who      ideal place to relax and unwind with a host of         Cruising from Aswan to Abu Simbel onboard the
wish to venture further afield take a day trip to     facilities and a private sandy beach.                  luxurious Prince Abbas is the perfect way to
Mount Sinai to visit St Catherine’s monastery, the                                                           experience this unique setting.
                                                      Reference Code:AE0C43
reputed site of Moses’ burning bush.
                                                                                                             Reference Code:AE0C45
Reference Code:AE0C44

YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES                              YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES                               YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
•Private car transfers                                •Private car transfers                                 •Private car transfers
•Flights and accommodation as detailed                •Flights and accommodation as detailed                 •Flights and accommodation as detailed

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                                                                                                                              SIGNATURE
Egypt                                                 Cruising




RA II                                                                                                                                         RA II NILE CRUISE
                            EXCELLENT SERVICE AND RELAXED AMBIANCE

Enjoy the comfort and                                                   Accommodation                                                         Departures:Mondays.                                               Day 5 – Aswan: use your morning at
convenience of the Ra II as you                                         83 spacious cabins located on three                                                                                                     leisure to take an optional guided
discover Egypt from the Nile. This                                                                                                            Day 1 – London/Luxor: depart
                                                                        decks. Standard cabins have twin or                                   London Heathrow on an EgyptAir                                    excursion to Abu Simbel (pre-
impressive ship offers attractively                                     double beds, air-conditioning,                                                                                                          bookable with your holiday). Abu
furnished cabins, excellent food                                                                                                              flight to Luxor. Join the Ra II cruise
                                                                        telephone, television, fridge, shower                                 ship this evening for your seven-                                 Simbel has two magnificent
and attentive, friendly service from                                    room with small hip-bath and small                                                                                                      temples, the Temple of Ramses II,
a dedicated crew and experienced,                                                                                                             night cruise on the Nile.
                                                                        French balcony (standing room                                                                                                           which is dominated by four huge
qualified Egyptologists. The Ra II                                      only). Suites are available at a                                      Day 2 – Luxor/Dendera/Luxor:                                      statues carved from the rock, and its
also has its own private mooring                                        supplement on request, have a                                         leaving at dawn, sail to Dendera for                              smaller sister temple, that of Queen
docks in Luxor and Aswan which                                          sitting area and are located at the                                   your visit to the Temple of Hathor                                Nefertari.
ensures uninterrupted Nile views                                        front of the boat.                                                    on the West Bank. Dedicated to the
and facilitates direct access to the                                                                                                          goddess of joy and love, this                                     Day 6 – Aswan/Kom Ombo/Esna:
dock.                                                                   Please note: children under the age                                   impressive temple is adorned with                                 this morning, visit the Aswan High
                                                                        of 12 are not permitted on board                                      ancient inscriptions, statues and                                 Dam and the Temple of Philae,
Features                                                                the Ra II.                                                                                                                              followed by a felucca trip on the
                                                                                                                                              carvings. Later this afternoon sail
Restaurant serving international                                                                                                              back to Luxor for an overnight stay.                              Nile. Enjoy an afternoon sailing to
cuisine; lounge bar; small swimming                                                                                                                                                                             Kom Ombo to view the Ptolemaic
pool; sun deck with bar; gym                                                                                                                  Day 3 – Luxor/Esna: view the sights                               temple before sailing on to Esna for
equipment; two whirlpools; evening                                                                                                            of Luxor’s West Bank this morning,                                an overnight stay.
entertainment; dance floor; gift                                                                                                              taking in the Valley of the Kings and
                                                                                                                                              the Valley of the Queens.The Valley                               Day 7 – Esna/Luxor: enjoy the on-
shop; laundry service; boutique.                                                                                                                                                                                board facilities of the Ra II as you
                                                                                                                                              of the Kings is home to 62 tombs,
                                                                                                                                              including the most famous of all: the                             sail back to Luxor along the Nile.
 TOUR HIGHLIGHTS                                                        board the cruise ship
                                                                                                                                              tomb of Tutankhamun. Continue on                                  Day 8 – Luxor/London: disembark
 •The temples of Hathor, Horus,                                         •Excursions and activities as                                         to the temples of Karnak and Luxor,                               after breakfast and transfer to Luxor
  Karnak and Luxor                                                       detailed                                                             sailing to Esna later in the day.                                 airport for your return flight home
 •The Valley of the Kings                                               •English-speaking guide                                               Day 4 – Esna/Edfu/Aswan: this                                     to London Heathrow with EgyptAir.
 YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES                                               YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT                                              morning sail to Edfu and visit the                                Alternatively, continue to your
                                                                        INCLUDE                                                               well-preserved Temple of Horus, the                               chosen destination for the
 •Return flights with EgyptAir and all
                                                                                                                                              falcon-headed god. Back on the Ra                                 remainder of your holiday.
  transfers                                                             •Drinks and tips
                                                                                                                                              II, continue to Aswan for an
 •Full board accommodation on
                                                                                                                                              overnight stay.




 RA II Cruise                                                                                                       2010                                                                                   2011                Supplements (per person per cruise)
 Full Board Code: AE0C22                  01 Jan-   06 Jan-   01 Feb-    11 Mar- 31 Mar-   13 Apr-   28 Apr-   19 Jul-   10 Aug-   07 Sep-   23 Sep-   21 Oct- 01 Nov- 23 Nov- 14 Dec- 21 Dec-   01 Jan-   06 Jan-   11 Mar-   Suite from £189
                                          05 Jan    31 Jan    10 Mar     30 Mar 12 Apr     27 Apr     18 Jul   09 Aug    06 Sep    22 Sep    20 Oct    31 Oct 22 Nov 13 Dec 20 Dec 31 Dec        05 Jan    10 Mar    31 Mar

 Standard                      7 nights    929       889       929        969     949       909       789       829       789       829       869       969     949     909     979      989      939       899       929
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, transfers and accommodation as specified. Important Note: the prices above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other
associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the departure date from the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements
which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking
Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         30a


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                                                                                                                Cruising                               Egypt




CAIRO AND CRUISE                                      LUXOR AND CRUISE                                       CRUISE, CAIRO
                                                                                                             AND SHARM EL SHEIKH
Departures:Fridays.                                   Departures:Mondays.
Enjoy a three-night stay in Cairo before your         Spend a whole week discovering the delights of
seven-night Nile cruise. Staying at Le Meridien       Luxor, before or after your cruise. Settle in at the
                                                                                                             Departures:Mondays.
Pyramids hotel (page 17), you'll be within walking    Steigenberger Nile Palace (page 22), located on
distance of the Pyramids of Giza, and you'll have     the banks of the River Nile at the heart of Luxor's    Begin your tour aboard the MS Ra II with a seven-
plenty of time to explore the city at your own        tourist district. Home to beautiful tombs and          night cruise down the Nile, then spend two nights
pace or with your choice of our optional              ancient landmarks, there's a wealth of famous          at the Le Meridien Pyramids (page 17) in Cairo
excursions. Take an expertly guided tour of the       sights and you can enjoy them all at your leisure      and explore the city's ancient ruins and
Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, or go even further       and with our selection of optional excursions,         atmospheric bazaars. Finishing your holiday in the
back in ancient history to Memphis and Saqqara.       including an amazing balloon flight.                   fashionable resort of Sharm el Sheikh, the Grand
Here you can explore Egypt's oldest capital and                                                              Rotana Resort & Spa (page 44) will be your home
                                                      Reference Code:AE0C24
marvel at the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, the                                                               for five nights - enjoy a choice of activities or
first large-scale stone structure in the world.                                                              simply relax next to the beautiful lagoon-style
                                                                                                             pool.
Reference Code:AE0C23
                                                                                                             Reference Code:AE0C37

YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES                              YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES                               YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
•Private car transfers                                •Private car transfers                                 •Private car transfers
•Flights and accommodation as detailed                •Flights and accommodation as detailed                 •Flights and accommodation as detailed




CRUISE, LUXOR &                                       CRUISE & HURGHADA                                      CRUISE & LAKE NASSER
SHARM EL SHEIKH
                                                      Departures:Mondays.
                                                      Extend your stay in Egypt with seven nights in the     Departures:Mondays.
                                                      Red Sea resort of Hurghada at the Steigenberger        Combine your Ra II Nile cruise with a leisurely
Departures:Mondays.
                                                      Al Dau Beach Hotel (page 48). Once a small             four-night Lake Nasser cruise aboard the MS
Combine a two-night stay in Luxor, staying at the     fishing village, Hurghada has managed to retain its    Prince Abbas (page 33). The cruise enables you to
Steigenberger Nile Palace (page 22), with five        charm whilst growing into a playground for             visit temples that are not accessible by land in the
nights at the Grand Rotana Resort & Spa (page         visitors from all around the world. The area is        company of an expert guide, like the tiny
44) in Sharm el Sheikh. Offering a unique coastline   perfect for those seeking total relaxation in year-    relocated temple of Kalabsha and the Roman
Sharm el Sheikh is surrounded by spectacular          round sunshine and the crystal clear waters            temple of Hathor. On the east side of the lake is
desert, mountains and seascapes, and with diving,     teeming with spectacular wildlife rival anywhere       the ancient fort now called Kasr Ibrim and further
snorkelling, golf courses, camel riding, desert       else in the world.                                     south are the magnificent twin temples at Abu
safaris and nearby religious sites, you will have                                                            Simbel.
                                                      Reference Code:AE0C42
plenty to experience in this lively resort.
                                                                                                             Reference Code:AE0C47
Reference Code:AE0C46


YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES                              YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES                               YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
•Private car transfers                                •Private car transfers                                 •Private car transfers
•Flights and accommodation as detailed                •Flights and accommodation as detailed                 •Flights and accommodation as detailed

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                                                                                                                              SIGNATURE
Egypt                                                   Cruising




THE ROYAL SERENADE                                                                                             PLUS                                          A TASTE OF EGYPT
                             ATTENTIVE AND PERSONAL SERVICE

Discover vibrant Cairo before five                                       internal telephone, television,                                                     Departures:Fridays.                                                                 Day 7 - Aswan/Edfu: explore the
nights sailing between Luxor and                                         refrigerator, en suite toilet and                                                   Days 1-3 London/Cairo: fly from                                                     great rock-cut temple of Abu Simbel
Aswan with the Thomas Cook Nile                                          shower room, and panoramic                                                          London Heathrow to Cairo with                                                       on today's optional tour.
fleet. On board the MS Royal                                             windows. Suites are as above but                                                    EgyptAir and enjoy a three-night                                                    Alternatively, spend the day relaxing
Serenade you can relax and admire                                        with a living area. Royal Suites are                                                stay at the Le Meridien Pyramids                                                    in Aswan. Spend the afternoon on a
the famous temples at Luxor, Esna,                                       twice the size of the double cabins                                                 before your five-night Nile cruise.                                                 gentle felucca trip on the river,
Philae and Edfu and enjoy the                                            and have a separate living area with                                                                                                                                    before sailing to Edfu.
same standards of accommodation                                          convertible sofa bed. The main C                                                    Day 4 Luxor/Esna: fly with EgyptAir
                                                                                                                                                             to Luxor and transfer to your                                                       Day 8 - Edfu/Luxor: today visit the
and unsurpassed service as                                               deck has four Double Cabins, two                                                                                                                                        stunningly preserved Temple of
experienced on the sister craft, the                                     Suites and four Royal Suites located                                                Thomas Cook Nile cruiser, the MS
                                                                                                                                                             Royal Serenade, before visiting the                                                 Horus. Late afternoon, sail to Luxor
MS Royal Rhapsody.                                                       at the front of the boat. C deck                                                                                                                                        for the night.
                                                                         cabins and suites offer superior                                                    East Bank's major sights, including
Features                                                                                                                                                     the Temples of Karnak and Luxor and                                                 Days 9/10 - Luxor: a morning's
Four decks, two of which have                                            views of the banks of the Nile and
                                                                         are on the same level as the                                                        Karnak's sacred lake. Sail to Esna in                                               sightseeing on the West Bank
cabins; sun deck with plunge pool                                                                                                                            the afternoon.                                                                      including the Valley of the Kings and
and sunken bar with sunloungers                                          reception and restaurant.
                                                                                                                                                             Day 5 - Esna/Kom Ombo: start                                                        Queen Hatshepsut's Temple. In the
and easy chairs; restaurant serving a                                    Please note: boats have to be tied up                                                                                                                                   afternoon settle in at the
range of international and Egyptian                                      alongside one another due to                                                        with an introduction to local life and
                                                                                                                                                             culture, visiting the colourful market                                              Steigenberger Nile Palace for a two
cuisine; bar; lounge; whirlpool; games                                   mooring restrictions on the Nile,                                                                                                                                       night stay.
area for cards and board games; gift                                     which can limit the view from your                                                  town of Esna and the Temple of
shop.                                                                    cabin and involve a walk through                                                    Khnum. Overnight on board at Kom                                                    Day 11 - join the direct scheduled
                                                                         several vessels before you reach the                                                Ombo.                                                                               flight from Luxor to London
Accommodation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Heathrow.
18 double cabins situated on lower                                       bank. Children under the age of 12                                                  Day 6 - Kom Ombo/Aswan: a
D deck. Double cabins have twin or                                       are not permitted on board the MS                                                   morning exploring the Temple of
double beds, air-conditioning,                                           Royal Serenade.                                                                     Kom Ombo which is uniquely
                                                                                                                                                             dedicated to two gods, before
                                                                                                                                                             continuing on to Aswan. Visit the
 YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES                                                •Full board on board the cruise ship                                                High Dam, the quarries of the
                                                                                                                                                             Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple
 •A five-night cruise aboard one of                                      •A qualified Egyptologist as your
                                                                                                                                                             of Philae situated on the river.
  our intimate Nile Fleet cruisers                                        guide on board the cruise
 •Sightseeing at Luxor, Esna, Aswan,                                     •Flights and accommodation as
  Kom Ombo and Edfu                                                       detailed




 A Taste of Egypt                                                                                                           2010                                                                                                        2011                       Supplements (per person per cruise)
 Various Code: AE2MMC                    01 Jan- 04 Jan- 11 Jan- 31 Jan- 24 Mar- 16 Apr- 07 May- 21 May- 28 Jun- 19 Jul- 30 Jul- 10 Aug- 17 Aug- 07 Sep- 13 Sep- 26 Sep- 01 Nov- 23 Nov- 06 Dec- 14 Dec- 22 Dec- 28 Dec- 01 Jan- 04 Jan- 11 Jan- 27 Jan- 24 Mar-   C Deck Cabin from £155
                                         03 Jan 10 Jan 30 Jan 23 Mar 15 Apr 06 May 20 May 27 Jun 18 Jul 29 Jul 09 Aug 16 Aug 06 Sep 12 Sep 25 Sep 31 Oct 22 Nov 05 Dec 13 Dec 21 Dec 27 Dec 31 Dec 03 Jan 10 Jan 26 Jan 23 Mar 31 Mar                              Junior Suite from £225
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Royal Suite from £285
 Various                      10 nights 1209 1159 1189 1229 1279 1069 979                         959 1039 1059 1089 1069 1099 1109 1199 1249 1189 1109 1219 1289 1339 1279 1219 1159 1189 1209 1259
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, flights, transfers and accommodation as specified. Please note: Packages are based on hotels and durations as specified, however these
can be tailor made to suit your needs. Please call for details. Important note: the prices above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the
right to alter prices and introduce supplements. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01 Apr-10 Apr 10 up to £100. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking
Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            32a



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                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cruising                                                       Egypt




MS PRINCE ABBAS                                                                                                                                     THE NUBIAN JOURNEY
                             UNRIVALLED HOSPITALITY ON LAKE NASSER

Offering a great opportunity to                                        Accommodation
                                                                                                                                                    Departures:Saturdays                                                          Day 6 - Kasr Ibrim/Abu Simbel:
enjoy the scenery and see all the                                      38 Standard cabins and 22 suites
                                                                                                                                                    Days 1 - 2 London/Cairo: depart                                               your guide will talk about the
treasures of ancient Nubia,                                            located on the Bridge, Forecastle
                                                                                                                                                    from London Heathrow on the                                                   historic site of Kasr Ibrim before
including the magnificent Abu                                          and Main Decks have double or
                                                                                                                                                    EgyptAir flight to Cairo and enjoy                                            sailing to Abu Simbel to view the
Simbel, the MS Prince Abbas                                            twin beds, air-conditioning, internal
                                                                                                                                                    two nights at the central Marriott                                            Temple of Ramses II and the temple
provides the chance to escape the                                      telephone, television and music
                                                                                                                                                    Cairo.                                                                        of Queen Nefertari. In the evening
everyday hustle and bustle and                                         channel, en suite shower and toilet,                                                                                                                       enjoy the Sound and Light show at
enjoy seeing the sights in ultimate                                    and tinted panoramic windows. The                                            Day 3 - Cairo/Aswan: fly from cairo                                           Abu Simbel.
comfort. With guest cabins                                             18 standard suites measure 30                                                to Aswan and transfer to the MS
arranged on five decks with                                                                                                                         Prince Abbas. A motorboat excursion                                           Day 7 - Abu Simbel/Cairo: fly from
                                                                       square metres and Suites also have
external walkways, the ship is built                                                                                                                in the afternoon takes you to                                                 Abu Simbel Airport to Cairo via
                                                                       a lounge area, refrigerator and extra
to high standards and has recently                                                                                                                  Egypt's largest Roman temple at                                               Aswan for an overnight stay at the
                                                                       rollaway bed. Royal Suites are
been renovated to provide                                                                                                                           Kalabsha and continues on to the                                              Marriott Cairo.
                                                                       located on the Main and Forecastle
additional comfort and facilities.                                     Decks. Each of the 4 Royal Suites                                            Kiosk of Kertassi and the beautiful                                           Day 8 - Cairo/London: fly from
The ship’s layout allows for larger                                    measure 40 square metres and                                                 Speos of Beit El Wali. Overnight in                                           Cairo to London or extend your stay
cabins, loungers, sun decks, bars                                      consists of a double bedroom with                                            Aswan.                                                                        in Egypt.
and a restaurant. The atmosphere is                                    lounge area, panoramic windows                                               Day 4 - Aswan/Wadi El Seboua: a
cosmopolitan with chances to meet                                      and a fully fitted bathroom. All are                                         full day on board to enjoy the
new friends among the                                                  air-conditioned and have internal                                            peaceful serenity of Lake Nasser as
international guests on board.                                         telephone, television, DVD player,                                           she sails to her overnight mooring at
Features                                                               music channel and fridge. All Suites                                         Wadi El Seboua.
Six decks, three of which have cabins;                                 can sleep up to three people.                                                Day 5 - Wadi El
sun deck with plunge pool; restaurant                                                                                                               Seboua/Amada/Kasr Ibrim: a
serving international, Egyptian and                                                                                                                 morning tour to the Temple of Wadi
vegetarian cuisine; relaxing lounge;                                                                                                                El Seboua, the Valley of the Lions,
bar; gym; whirlpool; plunge pool;                                                                                                                   followed by a visit to the Temple of
billiards room; library; dance area;                                                                                                                Dakka before rejoining the cruiser to
reception.                                                                                                                                          sail for Amada. Visit the Temple of
                                                                                                                                                    Amada, the Tomb of Penout and the
 YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES                                              •Full board on the cruise including                                          Temple of El Derr. Overnight
 •A four-night cruise on board the                                      afternoon tea.                                                              onboard at Kasr Ibrim.
  magnificent MS Prince Abbas.                                         •International and internal flights
 •Excursions and activities as                                          with EgyptAir.
  detailed.                                                            •Three nights at the Marriott Cairo.


 The Nubian Journey                                                                                                     2010                                                                                                2011                   Supplements (per person per cruise)
 Various Code: AE3MM8                    01 Jan- 04 Jan- 20 Jan- 27 Mar- 01 Apr- 12 Apr- 17 Apr- 01 Jul- 09 Jul- 05 Aug- 11 Aug- 19 Aug- 15 Sep- 01 Oct- 26 Oct- 01 Nov- 20 Nov- 08 Dec- 18 Dec- 23 Dec- 27 Dec- 01 Jan- 04 Jan- 20 Jan- 27 Mar-   Bridge Deck from £125
                                         03 Jan 19 Jan 26 Mar 31 Mar 11 Apr 16 Apr 30 Jun 08 Jul 04 Aug 10 Aug 18 Aug 14 Sep 30 Sep 25 Oct 31 Oct 19 Nov 07 Dec 17 Dec 22 Dec 26 Dec 31 Dec 03 Jan 19 Jan 26 Mar 31 Mar                            Junior Suite from £195
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Royal Suite from £265
 Standard                      7 nights 1099 1079 1129 1139 1179 1129 1009 1059 1069 1059 1049 1079 1129 1159 1129 1089 1079 1149 1169 1199 1159 1109 1089 1149 1149
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, flights, transfers and accommodation as specified. Please note: Packages are based on hotels and durations as specified, however these
can be tailor made to suit your needs. Please call for details. Important note: the prices above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the
right to alter prices and introduce supplements. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01 Apr-10 Apr 10 up to £100. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking
Conditions see pages 67-73                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             33a


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         SIGNATURE
Egypt                                                 Cruising




THE OBEROI ZAHRA                                                                                                                        OBEROI ZAHRA NILE CRUISE
                             REFINED LUXURY AND EXQUISITE CUISINE                                                                       AND CAIRO
Discover ancient monuments,                                         Accommodation
temples and five thousand years of                                  Luxury Cabins are over 30 square
Egyptian culture in unparalleled                                    metres, offer panoramic views of the
luxury on The Oberoi Zahra. The                                     Nile and feature twin or king-size                                  Departures:Saturdays.                                                Day 8 - Edfu/Luxor: another chance
elegant cabins and suites are                                       beds, air-conditioning, in-room                                     Days 1-3 London/Cairo: fly from                                      to enjoy the ship's spa facilities
complimented by the expansive                                       electronic safe, tea/coffee making                                  London Heathrow to Cairo with                                        before arriving in Luxor for an
views of the river and the Oberoi                                   facility, 24-hour private butler                                    EgyptAir and enjoy a three-night                                     afternoon visit to the Karnak Temple
Zahra is the only boat on the Nile                                  service, work desk and bedside                                      stay in Cairo at the Mena House                                      and the Luxor Museum. Overnight in
with a full-service spa. Spacious                                   telephone (international direct                                     Oberoi before your seven-night Nile                                  Luxor.
suites, personalised service and                                    dialing facility), hairdryer,                                       cruise.                                                              Day 9 - Luxor/Quina: An early
exquisite cuisine make your Nile                                    complimentary wireless Internet                                     Day 4 - Cairo/Aswan: fly with                                        breakfast followed by a visit to the
experience on the Oberoi Zahra                                      connection, high-definition LCD                                     EgyptAir to Aswan and transfer to                                    West Bank to explore ancient
truly memorable.                                                    television, CD and DVD player,                                      the Oberoi Zahra. In the afternoon                                   Thebes. See the royal tombs at the
Features                                                            minibar, bathrobes and slippers.                                    visit the High Dam and the Philae                                    Valley of the Kings, and the Temple
                                                                    Luxury Suites are over 50 square                                    Temple. Overnight in Aswan.                                          of Madinat Habu. On your way back
Restaurant serving international                                    metres and offer the additional                                                                                                          stop at the Colossus of Memnon.
cuisine; spa and therapy room;                                      amenity of a separate living room,                                  Day 5 - Aswan: after breakfast enjoy                                 Return to your ship and set sail for
swimming pool; gymnasium; theatre;                                  private terrace and an open-air                                     an optional visit to the magnificent                                 Quina in the early afternoon. Early
library and cigar lounge; Internet;                                 whirlpool.                                                          temples at Abu Simbel (pre-bookable                                  evening enjoy a private visit to the
boutique. Small luxury coaches are                                                                                                      with your holiday). After sunset see                                 Temple of Dendera followed by a
available at each stop to take guests                                                                                                   the Sound and Light show at the                                      reception at the Temple. Overnight
sightseeing.                                                                                                                            Philae Temple. Overnight in Aswan.                                   in Quina.
                                                                                                                                        Day 6 - Aswan/Kom Ombo/Aswan:                                        Day 10 - Quina/Luxor: early
 TOUR HIGHLIGHTS                                                    •Return flights with EgyptAir
                                                                                                                                        sail to Kom Ombo and on arrival visit                                morning sail to Luxor and after
 •Valley of the Kings                                               •Excursions and activities as                                       the twin temples of Kom Ombo. In                                     breakfast cross to the West Bank.
 •Temple of Horus                                                   detailed                                                            the afternoon sail by felucca to the                                 Visit the Nobles Tombs and Deir El
                                                                    YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT                                            Botannical Gardens. Late afternoon                                   Medina before an evening visit to
 •Luxor and Karnak temples
                                                                    INCLUDE                                                             return to the ship for a cocktail                                    Luxor Temple. Overnight in Luxor.
 YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES                                                                                                               reception. Overnight in Aswan.
                                                                    •Drinks                                                                                                                                  Day 11 - Luxor/London: disembark
 •Full board accommodation on                                                                                                           Day 7 - Aswan/Edfu: Visit the
  board the cruise ship                                             •Tips                                                                                                                                    after breakfast and join the
                                                                                                                                        Temple of Edfu, widely considered to                                 scheduled flight with EgyptAir from
                                                                                                                                        be the best-preserved temple of the                                  Luxor to London Heathrow via Cairo.
                                                                                                                                        ancient world. Overnight in Edfu.




 Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise &                                                                                       2010                                                                                    2011              Supplements (per person per cruise)
 Cairo                                    01 Jan- 03 Jan- 01 Feb- 21 Mar- 30 Mar- 13 Apr- 01 May- 01 Jul- 19 Jul- 10 Aug- 16 Aug- 07 Sep- 19 Sep- 29 Sep- 24 Oct- 23 Nov- 10 Dec- 22 Dec- 27 Dec- 01 Jan- 03 Jan- 21 Mar-   Suite from £1615
 Various Code: AE0X39                     02 Jan 31 Jan 20 Mar 29 Mar 12 Apr 30 Apr 30 Jun 18 Jul 09 Aug 15 Aug 06 Sep 18 Sep 28 Sep 23 Oct 22 Nov 09 Dec 21 Dec 26 Dec 31 Dec 02 Jan 20 Mar 31 Mar

 Various                      10 nights 3469 3389 3409 3679 3749 3389 2679 2699 2709 2699 2679 2699 3369 3429 3569 3549 3859 3919 3869 3629 3549 3869
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, flights, transfers and accommodation as specified. Please note: Packages are based on hotels and durations as specified, however these
can be tailor made to suit your needs. Please call for details. Important note: the prices above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the
right to alter prices and introduce supplements. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01 Apr-10 Apr 10 up to £100. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking
Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            34a



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                                                                                                             Cruising                               Egypt




LUXOR AND CRUISE                                    CAIRO, CRUISE AND                                     CAIRO, CRUISE & SAHL
                                                    SHARM EL SHEIKH                                       HASHEESH

Departures:Mondays.
Combine the delights of Luxor with your cruise.
                                                    Departures:Sundays.                                   Departures:Sundays.
Settle in at the Sofitel Winter Palace (page 23),
located next to Luxor Temple overlooking the        Spend two nights at the Mena House Oberoi             Combine your seven-night cruise with two nights
beautiful River Nile. Home to beautiful tombs and   (page 18) in Cairo and explore the city’s ancient     in Cairo at the Mena House Oberoi (page 18) and
ancient landmarks, there’s a wealth of famous       ruins and atmospheric bazaars before flying with      five nights at the Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (page 49)
sights and you can enjoy them all at your leisure   EgyptAir to Aswan where you will join the Oberoi      on the Red Sea. This exclusive luxury resort,
and with our selection of optional excursions,      Zahra for your seven-night Nile Cruise. Finishing     located 30 minutes drive south of Hurghada, is a
including an amazing balloon flight.                your holiday in the fashionable resort of Sharm el    secluded haven located in 48 acres with an 850
                                                    Sheikh, the Four Seasons (page 45) will be your       metre private sandy beach. The Sahl Hasheesh
Reference Code:AE0X40
                                                    home for five nights – enjoy a choice of activities   area is rich in natural beauty, with sparkling blue
                                                    or simply relax in the opulent spa.                   waters, exotic corals and fish, and a dramatic
                                                    Reference Code:AE0C39                                 nearby mountain range.
                                                                                                          Reference Code:AE0C48


YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES                            YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES                              YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
•Private car transfers                              •Private car transfers                                •Private car transfers
•Flights and accommodation as detailed              •Flights and accommodation as detailed                •Flights and accommodation as detailed

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                                                                                                                           SIGNATURE
Egypt                                        The Treasures of the Nile


11-Day Fully Escorted Tour from £1495


The Treasures of the Nile




Tour Highlights                                                  Escorted Tour:
                                                                 • 3 nights in Cairo
• Sightseeing along the Nile, including the                      • 5 nights cruising on the Nile
  Temple of Karnak, Valleys of the Kings and                     • 2 nights in Luxor
  Queens, the Temple of Horus and Luxor
• Visits to the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza,                     Your Itinerary
  and the Egyptian Museum
                                                                 1. London to Cairo Your door-to-door pick-up
                                                                 driver will chauffeur you to London Heathrow for
Departure dates and prices. 10 nights - Tour No EGEZ01
                                                                 your EgyptAir flight to Cairo, where your tour
2010                                                             manager will be waiting to greet you. Transfer to
Jan 15      £1695   Oct 01       £1745   Mar 25      £1775
Jan 29      £1695   Oct 15       £1795   Apr 08      £1825       the 5A Fairmont Towers, Heliopolis which
Feb 05      £1725   Oct 29       £1795   Apr 15      £1705       becomes your home for the next three nights.
Feb 12      £1725   Nov 12       £1795   May 06      £1525
Feb 19      £1725   Nov 26       £1695   May 27      £1525       2. Cairo Today's visit to the Egyptian Museum of       7. Aswan to Edfu Explore the great rock-cut
Mar 05      £1725   Dec 17       £1825   Jul 08      £1625                                                              temple of Abu Simbel on today's optional tour
Mar 12      £1725   Dec 31       £1725   Jul 29      £1655
                                                                 Antiquities is unmissable. Amongst the ancient
Mar 19      £1725                        Aug 12      £1655       artefacts you can admire first hand are                (book with your holiday). Alternatively, spend the
Mar 26      £1745                        Aug 26      £1655       Tutankhamun's elaborate sarcophagus, examples          day relaxing in Aswan - a far cry from the hustle
Apr 02      £1795   2011                 Sep 09      £1725
Apr 16      £1675   Jan 14       £1625   Sep 30      £1775       of the treasures buried with the pharaohs, and the     and bustle of Cairo. Spend the afternoon on a
May 07      £1495   Jan 28       £1725   Oct 14      £1825       Mummies' Room. B                                       gentle felucca trip on the river, before sailing to
May 28      £1495   Feb 04       £1725   Oct 28      £1825                                                              Edfu. B L T D
Jul 09      £1595   Feb 11       £1755   Nov 11      £1825       3. Cairo One of the highlights of your tour: a visit
Jul 30      £1625   Feb 18       £1755   Dec 16      £1855                                                              8. Edfu to Luxor Enjoy a leisurely day sailing to
Aug 13      £1625   Mar 04       £1755   Dec 30      £1755       to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx followed
Aug 27      £1625   Mar 11       £1755                           by an optional trip to Memphis and Saqqara (book       luxor for the night. B L T D
Sep 10      £1695   Mar 18       £1755                           locally). B                                            9. Luxor This morning's sightseeing on the
Prices are based on two adults sharing a twin room in all
hotels with private shower and wc, a D-Deck cabin on the Nile    4. Cairo to Luxor, Karnak and Esna Fly to the Nile     magnificent West Bank includes visits to the
Cruise and include sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary.                                                            tombs of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings
Single supplement: 2010 from £525. 2011 from £555 For more
                                                                 city of Luxor, where your 4plusA Thomas Cook
information on this tour, please see pages 80-81 of the          Nile cruiser awaits you. Visit the East Bank's major   and the Valley of the Queens, particularly Queen
Thomas Cook Tours brochure. Board basis: Full Board whilst on
                                                                 sights, including the temples of Karnak and Luxor      Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple, and the Colossi of
the cruise ship. Bed & Breakfast at all hotels and during
extensions. Room and meal supplements: please ask our            and Karnak's sacred lake, before sailing to Esna in    Memnon. In the afternoon, settle in at the
Reservations team for details. Triple accommodation: available   the afternoon. B L T D                                 4plusA+ Nile Palace Hotel & Resort Luxor which
in the Suites and Royal Suites only on board the Nile Fleet.
Important Note: the exact sequence of sightseeing and                                                                   becomes your home for two nights. B
sites visited may be altered to suit local conditions, the
                                                                 5. Esna to Kom Ombo In the morning visit Edfu
water level, lock closures and the latest Foreign and            temple. After lunch, sail to Kom Ombo for an           10. Luxor Take to the skies in an optional hot air
Commonwealth Office Consular Travel Advice. Please               overnight mooring en route to Aswan. B L T D           balloon for a bird's-eye view of Luxor and its
check at time of booking for up to date information.
Important note: the prices above include aircraft
                                                                                                                        landmarks (book with your holiday), or take
                                                                 6. Kom Ombo to Aswan A morning exploring the
insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs                                                                    advantage of some free time. B
known at the time of booking. Prices are based on                Temple of Kom Ombo which is uniquely dedicated
current charges and costs, we reserve the right to               to two gods, before continuing on to Aswan. Visit      11. Luxor to London Your EgyptAir flight will take
alter prices and introduce supplements. For more                                                                        you from Luxor to London Heathrow where your
details on ‘Getting to the airport’, general information on      the High Dam, the quarries of the Unfinished
your holiday, extra charges, surcharges, booking conditions      Obelisk and the refreshing Temple of Philae            door-to-door pick-up driver will be waiting to take
and insurance details, see pages 66-74. Please note: that                                                               you home. B
the Luxor-London Heathrow flight may operate via Cairo.          situated on the river. B L T D



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                                                                                                                  The Golden Nile                                  Egypt


                                                                                           15-Day Fully Escorted Tour from £1895


                                                                                                                   The Golden Nile




Tour Highlights                                                    Escorted Tour:
                                                                   • 7 nights cruising on the Nile • 4 nights cruising
• Extensive sightseeing along the Nile                               on Lake Nasser • 3 nights in Cairo
• A visit to Abu Simbel to see the Temple of
  Ramses II, the Temple of Queen Nefertari
  and the Sound and Light show                                     Your Itinerary
• Visits to the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza
  and the Egyptian Museum                                          1. London to Luxor Your door-to-door pick-up
                                                                   driver will chauffeur you to London Heathrow for
Departure dates and prices. 14 nights - Tour No EGEZ02             your EgyptAir flight to Luxor. On arrival meet your
2010                                                               tour manager and transfer to the 4 plusA Thomas
Jan 18      £2275 Sep 27          £2375   May 09       £2025       Cook Nile fleet for the next seven nights.
Feb 01      £2295 Oct 11          £2395   May 23       £1925
Feb 15      £2325 Oct 25          £2395   Jun 06       £2025       2. Luxor Sail to Dendera to visit its beautiful
Mar 01      £2325 Nov 08          £2395   Jul 04       £2105       temple. An afternoon of sailing brings you back to     the temple at Kalabsha, the Kiosk of Kertassi and
Mar 15      £2325 Dec 13          £2495   Jul 18       £2105
Mar 29      £2345 Dec 27          £2525   Aug 01       £2125       Luxor. B L T D                                         the beautiful Speos of Beit el Wali. B L T D
Apr 12      £2195                         Aug 15       £2125                                                              10. Wadi El Seboua to Amada A morning tour to
Apr 26      £2045 2011                    Aug 29       £2205       3. Luxor A morning of sightseeing to the Valley of
May 10      £1995 Jan 03          £2225   Sep 12       £2305       the Kings and Queens before continuing to the          the Temple of Wadi El Seboua, Valley of the Lions,
May 24      £1895 Jan 17          £2305   Sep 26       £2405                                                              followed by a visit to the Temple of Dakka, the
Jun 07      £1995 Jan 31          £2325   Oct 10       £2425       Colossi of Memnon. Afternoon at leisure sailing for
Jul 05      £2075 Feb 14          £2355   Oct 24       £2425       Esna. B L T D                                          Temple of Amada and the tomb of Penout and
Jul 19      £2075 Feb 28          £2355   Nov 07       £2425                                                              Temple of El Derr. B L T D
Aug 02      £2095 Mar 14          £2355   Dec 12       £2525       4. Esna to Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan Sail to
Aug 16      £2095 Mar 28          £2375   Dec 26       £2555       Edfu and on arrival visit the Temple of Horus. After   11. Kasr Ibrim to Abu Simbel The historic site of
Aug 30      £2175 Apr 11          £2225                                                                                   Kasr Ibrim can only be viewed from a distance as it
Sep 13      £2275 Apr 25          £2075                            lunch sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Ptolemaic
Prices are based on two adults sharing a twin room in all hotels   Temple to view the mummified crocodiles. Sail to       is closed for preservation. Sail to Abu Simbel to
with private shower and wc, a D-Deck cabin on the Nile Cruise      Aswan and overnight. B L T D                           view the Temples of Ramses II and the Temple of
and Forecastle Deck Cabin on MS Prince Abbas and include
sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary. Single supplement:
                                                                                                                          Queen Nefertari. Evening Sound and Light show at
                                                                   5. Aswan A morning at leisure. Spend the afternoon
2010 from £625. 2011 from £655. For more information on this                                                              Abu Simbel and overnight. B L T D
tour, please see pages 82-83 of the Thomas Cook Tours              on a gentle felucca trip. B L T D
brochure. Board basis: Full Board whilst on the cruise ship. Bed                                                          12. Abu Simbel to Aswan and Cairo After an early
& Breakfast at all hotels and during extensions. Room and meal     6. Aswan to Esna Visits to the High Dam, the
                                                                                                                          breakfast fly from Abu Simbel Airport to Aswan and
supplements: please ask our Reservations team for details.         Unfinished Obelisk and the tranquil island Temple
Triple accommodation: available in the Suites and Royal Suites                                                            on to Cairo. Transfer to the 5A Fairmont Towers,
only on board the Nile Fleet. Important Note: the exact            of Philae. Afternoon sail to Esna. B L T D
                                                                                                                          Heliopolis. Afternoon at leisure. B
sequence of sightseeing and sites visited may be
altered to suit local conditions, the water level, lock
                                                                   7. Esna to Luxor A morning sail to Luxor is followed
                                                                                                                          13. Cairo An optional excursion to the Citadel,
closures and the latest Foreign and Commonwealth                   by an excursion to two of Egypt's most impressive
Office Consular Travel Advice. Please check at time of                                                                    Mosque and Khan El Khalili. An afternoon tour to
booking for up to date information. Important note:
                                                                   temples of Karnak and Luxor. B L T D
                                                                                                                          the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. B
the prices above include aircraft insurance, security,             8. Luxor to Aswan Fly from Luxor to Aswan and
fuel and other associated costs known at the time of                                                                      14. Cairo Morning visit to the Pyramids of Giza and
booking. Prices are based on current charges and costs,            transfer to the 5A MS Prince Abbas. In the
we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce                                                                        the Sphinx followed by a tour to Memphis and
                                                                   afternoon, take an optional excursion to a Nubian
supplements. For more details on ‘Getting to the                                                                          Saqqara. B
airport’, general information on your holiday, extra               Village (book locally). B L T D
charges, surcharges, booking conditions and insurance                                                                     15. Cairo to London Your EgyptAir flight to London
details, see pages 66-74. Please note: that the London             9. Lake Nasser A full day at leisure on board. A
Heathrow-Luxor flight may operate via Cairo.
                                                                                                                          Heathrow, where your door-to-door pick-up driver
                                                                   motorboat excursion in the afternoon takes you to
                                                                                                                          will be waiting to chauffeur you home. B

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Egypt                                     From the Pyramids to Petra


15-Day Fully Escorted Tour from £2275


From The Pyramids to Petra




                                                                                                                   6. Aswan to Esna Visit the High Dam, the
Tour Highlights                                              Escorted Tour:
                                                             • 7 nights cruising on the Nile
                                                                                                                   Unfinished Obelisk and the tranquil island temple
                                                                                                                   of Philae before sailing to Esna this afternoon. B L
• Extensive sightseeing along the Nile                       • 2 nights in Cairo                                   TD
• Visits to the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza and              • 2 nights in Petra, Jordan                           7. Esna to Luxor A morning sail to Luxor is
  the Egyptian museum                                        • 3 nights in Sharm el Sheikh                         followed by a visit to the East Bank's awe-inspiring
• Sightseeing in Petra                                                                                             Temples of Karnak and Luxor. B L T D
• Leisure time in Sharm el Sheikh
                                                                                                                   8. Luxor to Cairo Fly to Cairo, where the 5A
                                                             Your Itinerary                                        Fairmont Towers, Heliopolis becomes your home
                                                                                                                   for the next two nights. B
Departure dates and prices. 14 nights - Tour No EGEZ03
                                                             1. London to Luxor Your door-to-door pick-up          9. Cairo Spend the morning at two of Egypt's
2010                        2011
Jan 11     £2295            Jan 10      £2325                driver will chauffeur you to London Heathrow for      most famous landmarks, the Pyramids of Giza and
Feb 08     £2345            Feb 07      £2375                your EgyptAir flight to Luxor: your tour manager      the Sphinx. In the afternoon visit the Egyptian
Mar 08     £2395            Mar 07      £2425
Apr 05     £2425            Apr 04      £2455                will meet you when you arrive. You'll be taken to     Museum of Antiquities. B
May 03     £2295            Apr 25      £2325                your 4 plusA Thomas Cook Nile cruiser for the         10. Cairo to Amman and Petra Fly to Amman and
Aug 09     £2275            Aug 08      £2305
Sep 06     £2275            Sep 05      £2305                start of your seven-night cruise.                     journey by road to Petra. Settle in at the 4 plusA
Sep 20     £2395            Sep 19      £2425                2. Luxor Sail to Dendera in the morning to visit
Oct 04     £2395            Oct 03      £2425                                                                      Marriott Petra Hotel, your home for the next two
Nov 01     £2395            Oct 31      £2425                the Temple of Hathor. Relax in the afternoon while    nights. B
Nov 22     £2395            Nov 21      £2425                sailing back to Luxor. B L T D
Nov 29     £2395            Nov 28      £2425                                                                      11. Petra The day begins with visits to Rose Red
Dec 06     £2395            Dec 05      £2425                3. Luxor This morning take a drive through sugar      City and the famous ruined El Khazneh, or
Prices are based on two adults sharing a twin room           plantations and dust-dry desert to view the major     treasury, magnificent rock temples, tombs and
in all hotels with private shower and wc, a D-Deck           sites of Luxor's West Bank. Visit the Valley of the   ancient sites of Wadi Rum canyon. B
cabin on the Nile Cruise and include sightseeing as
detailed in the itinerary.
                                                             Kings, the Valley of the Queens, the grandeur of      12. Petra to Sharm el Sheikh Journey by coach to
Single supplement: 2010 £695. 2011 £725.                     Queen Hatshepsut's temple and the Colossi of          the port of Aqaba and join a ferry cruise across the
For more information on this tour, please see pages          Memnon. Sail towards Esna in the afternoon. B L T
84-85 of the Thomas Cook Tours brochure.                                                                           Red Sea to Nuweiba. Continue by road to Sharm el
Board basis: Full Board whilst on the cruise ship. Bed       D                                                     Sheikh and relax for the rest of the day at the 5A
& Breakfast at all hotels and during extensions.
Room and meal supplements: please ask our                    4. Esna to Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan Sail to           Grand Rotana Resort & Spa. B
Reservations team for details.                               Edfu and, on arrival, visit the Temple of Horus.      13-14. Sharm el Sheikh With two full days at
Triple accommodation: available in the Suites and
Royal Suites only on board the Nile Fleet.                   After lunch, sail to Kom Ombo to visit the            leisure you can relax on the beach and enjoy the
Important Note: the exact sequence of sightseeing and        Ptolemaic Temple and its mummified crocodiles.        excellent facilities at your hotel. B
sites visited may be altered to suit local conditions, the
water level, lock closures and the latest Foreign and
                                                             Sail to Aswan and overnight. B L T D
Commonwealth Office Consular Travel Advice. Please
                                                                                                                   15. Sharm el Sheikh to London Your EgyptAir
check at time of booking for up to date information.
                                                             5. Aswan or Abu Simbel Join the unmissable            flight will take you from Sharm el Sheikh to Cairo
Important note: the prices above include aircraft            optional tour to Abu Simbel or spend the morning      and then onwards to London Heathrow, where
insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs         at leisure. Spend the afternoon on a gentle felucca
known at the time of booking. Prices are based on                                                                  your door-to-door pick-up driver will be waiting to
current charges and costs, we reserve the right to           trip on the river. B L T D                            take you home.
alter prices and introduce supplements.
For more details on ‘Getting to the airport’, general
information on your holiday, extra charges, surcharges,
booking conditions and insurance details, see pages 66-74.
Please note: that the London Heathrow-Luxor flight
may operate via Cairo.



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                                                                                                           The Grand Tour                                 Egypt


                                                                                  17-Day Fully Escorted Tour from £2295


                                                                                 Egypt - The Grand Tour




                                                                                                               8. Luxor to Esna At the West Bank, visit the
Tour Highlights                                          Escorted Tour:
                                                         • 3 nights in Cairo
                                                                                                               Valleys of the Kings and Queens, the Colossi of
                                                                                                               Memnon and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
• Visits to the Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids            • 2 nights in Alexandria                              Later, sail towards Esna. B L T D
  of Giza and the Sphinx, Memphis and Saqqara            • 7 nights cruising the Nile                          9. Esna to Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan Sail to
• Discovering Alexandria                                 • 4 nights in Sharm el Sheikh                         Edfu to see the Temple of Horus. Afternoon visit to
• Extensive sightseeing along the Nile                                                                         Kom Ombo. Continue to Aswan and overnight. B L
• A visit to St Catherine's Monastery to view                                                                  TD
  the site of Moses' Burning Bush                        Your Itinerary                                        10. Abu Simbel or Aswan Abu Simbel's cliff-face
                                                                                                               temples await on an optional tour. Otherwise,
Departure dates and prices. 16 nights - Tour No EGEZ00   1. London to Cairo Your door-to-door driver takes
                                                                                                               your morning is free before this afternoon's gentle
2010                      2011                           you to London Heathrow for your flight to Cairo
                                                                                                               felucca trip on the river. B L T D
Feb 17    £2395           Feb 16     £2425               with EgyptAir. Three nights at the 5A Fairmont
Apr 14    £2295           Apr 20     £2325               Towers, Heliopolis.                                   11. Aswan to Esna Visit Aswan's most famous
Oct 13    £2425           Oct 12     £2455
Nov 10    £2395           Nov 09     £2425                                                                     sites, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and
                                                         2. Cairo Today visit the Egyptian Museum of
Dec 15    £2625           Dec 14     £2655                                                                     the peaceful island of Philae. Sail in the afternoon
                                                         Antiquities including finds from the tomb of
                                                                                                               to Esna. B L T D
Prices are based on two adults sharing a twin room in    Tutankhamun. B
all hotels with private shower and wc, a D-Deck cabin                                                          12. Esna to Luxor Returning to Luxor, visit the
on the Nile Cruise and include sightseeing as detailed   3. Cairo A highlight of your trip, today's tour
in the itinerary.
                                                                                                               East Bank to see the immense temples of Karnak
                                                         includes the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx,
Single supplement: 2010 from £725. 2011 from £755.                                                             and Luxor. B L T D
                                                         Memphis and Saqqara. B
For more information on this tour, please see pages                                                            13. Luxor to Sharm el Sheikh Fly later today with
78-79 of the Thomas Cook Tours brochure.                 4. Cairo to Alexandria Leave for Alexandria on the
                                                                                                               EgyptAir via Cairo to Sharm el Sheikh. Get settled
Board basis: Full Board whilst on the cruise ship. Bed   Mediterranean coast for two nights at the 4A
& Breakfast at all hotels and during extensions.                                                               at the 5A Grand Rotana Resort & Spa. B
                                                         Helnan Palestine Hotel Alexandria. Afternoon visit
Room and meal supplements: please ask our                                                                      14. Sharm el Sheikh A full day at leisure. B
Reservations team for details.                           to the National Museum and the gardens of the
Triple accommodation: available in the Suites and        Montazah Palace. B L                                  15. St Catherine's Monastery A special day today
Royal Suites only on board the Nile Fleet.                                                                     - make your way to Mount Sinai and the oldest
                                                         5. Alexandria A full day of sightseeing. See the
Important Note: the exact sequence of sightseeing                                                              Christian monastery in existence to tour the
and sites visited may be altered to suit local           great Library, the Karmous quarter, Catacombs of
conditions, the water level, lock closures and the       Kom el-Shouqafa and the Roman amphitheatre. B         reputed sites of Moses' Burning Bush and the
latest Foreign and Commonwealth Office Consular                                                                delivery of the Ten Commandments. B
Travel Advice. Please check at time of booking for up    L
to date information.                                                                                           16. Sharm el Sheikh A further full day at leisure to
                                                         6. Alexandria to Cairo and Luxor Fly to Luxor
Important note: the prices above include aircraft                                                              relax. B
insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs     with EgyptAir and join your 4 plusA Thomas Cook
known at the time of booking. Prices are based on        Nile cruiser for your seven-night Nile voyage. B      17. Sharm el Sheikh to London Returning from
current charges and costs, we reserve the right to
alter prices and introduce supplements.                  7. Luxor Sail to Dendera in the morning to visit      Sharm el Sheikh via Cairo, fly to London Heathrow
For more details on ‘Getting to the airport’, general    the beautiful temple of Hathor. In the afternoon,     with EgyptAir. Your door-to-door driver will be
information on your holiday, extra charges,                                                                    waiting to drive you home.
surcharges, booking conditions and insurance details,    sail back to Luxor. B L T D
see pages 66-74.




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Egypt                             Red Sea




THE RED SEA
Egypt’s elegant Red Sea resorts represent the
modern face of this most historic of countries.
Sophisticated hotels, pristine beaches, crystal-clear
water and the world’s best dive sites guarantee a
most memorable holiday.

Making the Most of The Red Sea
The resort destinations that we have selected along Egypt’s
Red Sea shore reflect everything we’d want out of a holiday:
beautiful surroundings, first-class service and excellent
facilities. At Soma Bay, El Gouna, Hurghada, Sahl Hasheesh
and Sharm el Sheikh you will be warmly welcomed to a corner
of paradise where the blue sky meets the sapphire sea and
total relaxation beckons.
What to See                               What to Do
Unlike other Egyptian destinations, a     Visitors to El Gouna and Hurghada
holiday on the Red Sea isn’t all about    will enjoy exploring the multitude of
ancient history. The attractions here     beautiful islands, lagoons and in-                                                                  EXPERIENCES
                                                                                                        st catherine’s
are more natural and you’ll be able       shore reefs. Further afield, a day trip      CAIRO             monastery                    PETRA   St Catherine's Monastery
to see them through the bottom of a       to the Red Sea monasteries can offer
                                                                                                                                              Travel by road to Mount Sinai to the
glass-bottomed boat or while              a change of pace.                                                     SINAI
                                                                                                                                              oldest Christian Monastery in
snorkelling or scuba diving. The          A holiday at Sharm el Sheikh can be                                                                 existence to tour the sites believed
unique geographical features of the       given an added dimension by                                                                         to be that of Moses' Burning Bush
Red Sea have resulted in the most         booking a day trip to Cairo to see                                SHARM EL SHEIKH                   and the delivery of the Ten
spectacular coral reefs, attracting       the pyramids – a one-hour flight will       EL GOUNA
                                                                                                                                              Commandments.
divers from all over the world to         take you to the Egyptian capital for         HURGHADA
Egypt’s stunning marine national                                                                                                              Duration: Full day
                                          a spectacular taste of history.              SAL HASHEESH
parks. Rainbow-coloured coral vies                                                                                                            Departures: Mondays, Wednesdays
for attention with more than a            At Soma Bay and Sharm el Sheikh,                  SOMA BAY
                                                                                                                                              and Saturdays from Sharm el Sheikh
thousand species of marine life, not      keen golfers will find their sport well                                          RED SEA
                                          catered for with a choice of golf                                                                   Price: £56 per person (based on two
to mention shipwrecks, in a                                                                                                                   people sharing).
panorama that stretches for miles;        courses in the area.                             LUXOR


compulsive viewing that will bring                                                                                                            Reference code: AE0S14
                                          What to Eat & Drink
you back here time and time again.                                                             Climate Information                            Petra
                                          The Red Sea resorts are                                Sharm el Sheikh weather station

Away from the sea, a day trip from        sophisticated and all offer a fine                                                                  Explore the magnificent Rose Red
Sharm el Sheikh will bring you to St      choice of Middle Eastern and                                                                        City of Petra. View the massive
Catherine’s Monastery at the foot of      international restaurants, with           22 0   7     23 0 8           25 0 9           29 0 10    facade of the Treasury and the
Mount Sinai – only accessible by          seafood obviously topping the                                                                       elaborate rock-carved tombs,
foot, camel or jeep. At the location of   menus.                                                                                              temples and colonnaded streets.
the Burning Bush, where Moses                                                                                                                 Duration: 2 nights
received the Ten Commandments,            What to Buy                               33 0 11      35 0 13          37 0 12          37 0 12
                                          Sharm el Sheikh has shopping malls,                                                                 Departures: Daily (excluding
this important pilgrimage site is
                                          souvenir shops and duty-free shops;                                                                 Thursdays and Saturdays) from
surrounded by a rugged,
                                          Soma Bay and El Gouna have plenty                                                                   Sharm el Sheikh
mountainous national park. A two-
hour climb will take you to the top of    of small boutiques and souvenir           35 0 11      31 0 10          27 0 8           23 0 7     Price: £678 per person (based on
Mount Sinai for the most spectacular      shops.                                                                                              two people sharing)
of views.                                                                                                                                     Reference code: AE0S03
                                                                                           Time Difference: GMT +2

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Red Sea                                                   Egypt




REEF OASIS BEACH RESORT                                                                                                                                                                                    Signature Specials
                                                                                                                                                                                                          HONEYMOONERS &
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ANNIVERSARIES – couples receive a
                            PRIVATE BEACH OVERLOOKING TEMPLE REEF                                                                                                                                         complimentary fruit basket.
 All Inclusive                        See page 69                      Superior rooms are also available at                            sunloungers and parasols; aquapark;
                                                                       a supplement and have pool view,                                multi-purpose court for tennis,
Enjoying a beautiful location on a                                     complimentary bathrobes/slippers                                football and archery; volleyball;
private sand and shingle beach                                         and fruit basket on arrival. Guests                             water polo; French bowls; table
overlooking the Temple Reef, this                                      staying in superior rooms also have                             tennis; darts; aerobics; children’s
village-style hotel is located in the                                  access to a separate Reserved Area                              heated pool; hotel-run children's
Um el Sid area of Sharm el Sheikh                                      for breakfast.                                                  club (5-12 year olds); fitness room
on the Red Sea, one of the best                                                                                                        and five outdoor whirlpools;
                                                                       Board Basis
places for snorkelling and diving.                                                                                                     frequent daytime activities and
                                                                       Prices are based on All Inclusive.
Offering a wide range of facilities                                                                                                    evening entertainment usually
and activities, including 22 pools, it                                 A compulsory Gala Dinner                                        includes live music and shows; disco.
is an ideal choice for those looking                                   supplement applies.                                             Not included but also available:
for an active yet relaxing break.                                      All Inclusive Features                                          Italian restaurant serving dinner; grill
Location                                                               Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at                           restaurant; à la carte seafood
Located directly on the beach, 2km                                     main restaurant; snacks served at                               restaurant; Asian à la carte
from the old town of Sharm and 8km                                     selected times between meals;                                   restaurant (planned to open 2010);
from Naama Bay. There is a courtesy                                    afternoon tea; an unlimited amount                              shopping area; Wellness Centre with
morning bus service to Naama Bay                                       of hot, soft and alcoholic drinks                               sauna, steam room, beauty
                                                                       (excluding international brands)                                treatments and massage
Accommodation
                                                                       served for a minimum of 12 hours                                Transfers
912 air-conditioned rooms. Standard
                                                                       per day; beach snack point serving                              Transfer by car or minibus from
rooms have 2 or 3 beds, telephone,
                                                                       lunchtime snacks; six bars including                            Sharm el Sheikh airport.
satellite television, hairdryer and
                                                                       three outdoor bars serving snacks                               Transfer time: 30 minutes
balcony or terrace. Sea view rooms, a
                                                                       and two swim-up pool bars; shisha                               approximately.
limited number of twin rooms for
                                                                       corner; library; 6 swimming pools
sole use and family rooms (sleeping 2                                                                                                  Please Note: children aged 11 years
                                                                       including a diving pool (two pools
adults and 2 children) with sliding                                                                                                    and under are not permitted to stay
                                                                       including the diving pool are heated
door partition are available at a                                                                                                      in the Superior Rooms.
                                                                       Nov-Mar); sun terrace with free
supplement.




 Reef Oasis                                                                                               2010                                                                                2011                    Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 All Inclusive Code: EGEI10              01 Jan-   17 Jan-   22 Feb-    01 Apr- 23 May- 28 Jun-   01 Aug- 31 Aug-   19 Sep-   27 Oct- 01 Nov- 23 Nov- 14 Dec- 20 Dec- 28 Dec-   01 Jan-   17 Jan-   22 Feb- 26 Mar-   Preferred from £9
                                         16 Jan    21 Feb    31 Mar     22 May 27 Jun    31 Jul   30 Aug 18 Sep     26 Oct    31 Oct 22 Nov 13 Dec 19 Dec 27 Dec 31 Dec         16 Jan    21 Feb    25 Mar 31 Mar     Superior from £23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Seaview from £39
 Standard                     7 nights    859       769       859        859     769      859     1039     769       859       869     879     789     1069    1109     1079     889       799       889     1079     Supplements (per person per night)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gala Dinner-24 Dec from £86
                           Extra Night     63       51        63         63       51      63       89       51       63        63      65       53      53      98       98       65       53        65       65      Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £100
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, based on two adults sharing a twin room and flying with British Airways from London Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh. Important Note: the
prices above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the
departure date from the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. Hotel supplements per room per night apply: Reef Oasis: 01-02 Jan 10, 01-07
Apr 10 £64, 01-02 Jan 11 £66. Single supplements: are available on request, please call for details. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking Conditions see
pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    41a



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                                                                                                                                                                                                              SIGNATURE
Egypt                                                    Red Sea




LAGUNA VISTA RESORT                                                                                      PLUS                                                                                                    Signature Specials
                                                                                                                                                                                                             FREE NIGHTS - pay for six nights
                                                                                                                                                                                                             and receive one extra free, or pay for
                             PRIVATE BEACH AND COMPREHENSIVE FACILITIES                                                                                                                                      eleven nights and receive three extra
                                                                    Accommodation                                                        three swimming pools (one with                                      free. Valid for complete stays 17 Jan-
 All Inclusive                         See page 69
                                                                    341 air-conditioned rooms. Rooms                                     children's section); gym; aerobics;                                 14 Feb 10/11, 8 May-26 Jun 10 and
In a beautiful setting in a quiet                                   in the main building (up to 2 adults)                                darts; football; table tennis;                                      15 Nov-18 Dec 10.
area of Nabq Bay, the Laguna Vista                                  have one king-size or twin beds,                                     children's club (ages 4-12 year olds);                              HONEYMOONERS &
Resort is built on a gentle slope                                   telephone, satellite television and                                  regular daytime activities; frequent                                ANNIVERSARIES - couples receive a
and overlooks Tiran Island and the                                  balcony or terrace. Superior rooms                                   evening entertainment.                                              complimentary fruit basket.
lagoon surrounding the area. This                                   with direct pool access, Chalets and                                 Not included but also available: à
attractive village-style complex                                    Duplex chalets (sleeping up to 2                                     la carte Italian and seafood
offers an excellent range of                                        adults and 2 children) are available                                 restaurants; four tennis courts; three
facilities including a large split-                                 at a supplement on request.                                          squash courts; bike hire; dive centre;
level pool and three restaurants                                                                                                         sauna; whirlpool; massage; disco; gift
                                                                    Board Basis
serving a variety of cuisine. With                                                                                                       and book shop.
                                                                    Prices are based on All Inclusive.
its winning combination of good
                                                                    A compulsory Gala Dinner                                             Transfers
quality, comfortable
                                                                    supplement applies - please see                                      Private transfer by car or minibus
accommodation, private beach and
                                                                    price panel for details.                                             from Sharm el Sheikh airport.
relaxed and friendly atmosphere,
                                                                                                                                         Transfer time: 45 minutes
the Laguna Vista will appeal to                                     All Inclusive Features                                               approximately.
couples and families of all ages.                                   Breakfast, lunch and dinner at buffet
Location                                                            restaurant with outdoor seating; five
Set in landscaped gardens on its                                    bars offering unlimited hot, soft and
own private sand-and-shingle beach,                                 alcoholic drinks (excluding
23km from Naama Bay.                                                international brands) served for at
                                                                    least 12 hours a day; afternoon tea;




 Laguna Vista                                                                                             2010                                                                                    2011                      Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 All Inclusive Code: EGEI05               01 Jan- 17 Jan- 09 Feb- 23 Feb- 26 Mar- 08 Apr- 08 May- 21 Jun- 18 Jul- 31 Aug- 22 Sep- 27 Sep- 01 Nov- 17 Nov- 13 Dec- 21 Dec- 26 Dec- 01 Jan- 17 Jan- 09 Feb- 23 Feb- 26 Mar-   Duplex Chalet from £16
                                          16 Jan 08 Feb 22 Feb 25 Mar 07 Apr 07 May 20 Jun 17 Jul 30 Aug 21 Sep 26 Sep 31 Oct 16 Nov 12 Dec 20 Dec 25 Dec 31 Dec 16 Jan 08 Feb 22 Feb 25 Mar 31 Mar                         Superior from £34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Supplements (per person per night)
 Standard                      7 nights 709        669     709     779     839     779     649     689     799     739     789     819     809     689     739     919     999     739     689     739     809     869
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gala Dinner-24 Dec from £57
                            Extra Night     43      43      43      53      62      53      40      40      57      47      47      58      55      44      44      44      82      44      44      44      55      55      Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £85
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, based on two adults sharing a twin room and flying with British Airways from Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh. Important Note: the prices
above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the departure date
from the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. Hotel supplements per room per night: Laguna Vista: 01-03 Jan 10 £72, 01-03 Jan 11 £76.
Single supplements: are available on request, please call for details. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking Conditions see pages 67-73.                            42a



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Red Sea                                                         Egypt




BARON RESORT                                                                                                                                                 HYATT REGENCY HOTEL
                            EXCELLENT FACILITIES AND RELAXED ATMOSPHERE                                                                                                  EXCELLENT SELECTION OF FACILITIES AND
                                                                          in-room safe, hairdryer, bath or                                                   STYLISH ACCOMMODATION
 All Inclusive Option                 See page 69
                                                                          shower room and balcony or terrace.                                                Enjoying stunning views over the                                                       Accommodation
With its unique location, directly on                                     Sea view rooms and Suites are                                                      Red Sea the Hyatt Regency is a                                                         471 rooms (sleeping up to 3 persons)
a sandy beach and facing Tiran                                            available at a supplement.                                                         luxurious hillside complex set in its                                                  have twin or double beds (plus extra
Island, the luxurious Baron Resort is
                                                                          Board Basis                                                                        own landscaped gardens on a                                                            foldaway bed if required), air-
a modern, stylish hotel offering
                                                                          Prices are based on Room and                                                       private stretch of shingle beach.                                                      conditioning, ceiling fan, telephone,
well-maintained, comfortable
                                                                          Breakfast.                                                                         The well-equipped, comfortable                                                         satellite television, minibar, tea/coffee
rooms, excellent facilities and a host
                                                                          Half Board and All Inclusive are                                                   rooms are complemented by                                                              making facilities, in-room safe,
of on-site activities and
                                                                          available at a supplement. A                                                       stylish, elegant interiors, and guests                                                 hairdryer and balcony or terrace. Sea
entertainment. Baron Resort will
                                                                          compulsory Gala Dinner supplement                                                  are treated to a wealth of on-site                                                     View rooms, Regency Club rooms and
particularly appeal to guests
                                                                          applies.                                                                           facilities, including a selection of                                                   Suites are also available at a
seeking quality accommodation and
                                                                                                                                                             bars and restaurants, and a lazy                                                       supplement.
an informal atmosphere in which to                                        All Inclusive Option                                                               river-style pool complete with                                                         Board Basis
relax and unwind.                                                         Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner;                                                waterfalls.                                                                            Prices are based on Room and
Location                                                                  Egyptian, Italian, seafood and
                                                                          barbeque restaurants for dinner                                                    Location                                                                               Breakfast.
In Ras Nasrani Bay, with 600m of
                                                                          (reservations required); Indian à la                                               On a private sand and shingle beach                                                    Half Board is available at a
private sandy beach; 15km from
                                                                          carte restaurant for dinner (once per                                              with sunloungers and parasols,                                                         supplement. A compulsory Gala
Naama Bay.
                                                                          week, reservations required); weekly                                               overlooking the coral garden (access                                                   Dinner supplement applies - please
Features                                                                                                                                                     to deep water via jetty), 1.5km from
                                                                          themed gala dinner event; snacks                                                                                                                                          see price panel for details.
Free-form pool; free sunloungers and                                                                                                                         nearest bars and nightlife.
                                                                          served at selected times between
parasols; partially covered saltwater                                                                                                                                                                                                               Transfers
                                                                          meals; afternoon tea; ice cream served                                             Features
pool with whirlpool; heated                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Private transfer by car or minibus
                                                                          in the afternoon; an unlimited                                                     Five restaurants; lounge bar; music
freshwater pool (winter only); pool                                                                                                                                                                                                                 from Sharm el Sheikh airport.
                                                                          amount of hot, soft and alcoholic                                                  bar; lazy river-style pool with
bar; beach bar; 24hr lobby bar; main                                                                                                                                                                                                                Transfer time: 25 minutes
                                                                          drinks (including some international                                               waterfalls; corkscrew slide; two free-
buffet restaurant; Italian, seafood and                                                                                                                                                                                                             approximately.
                                                                          brands) served for a minimum of 12                                                 form swimming pools; three outdoor
Indian à la carte restaurants; shopping
                                                                          hours per day; Arabic language,                                                    whirlpools; separate children’s area
arcade with Egyptian à la carte                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Signature Specials
                                                                          cooking and belly dancing classes;                                                 with pool; four floodlit tennis courts;
restaurant and oriental café;
                                                                          gym; steam bath; one complimentary                                                 two air-conditioned squash courts;                                                     HONEYMOONERS - couples receive
whirlpool; steam room; massage; gym;
                                                                          massage per person per week.                                                       spa offering gym, sauna, steam room,                                                   a complimentary room upgrade,
regular evening entertainment;
                                                                          Transfers                                                                          whirlpool bath and beauty                                                              (subject to availability and arranged
children's pool (heated in winter);
                                                                          Transfer by car or minibus from Sharm                                              treatments; aerobics; entertainment                                                    locally).
hotel-run mini-club (4-12 year olds).
                                                                          el Sheikh airport.                                                                 every evening in the open-air souk;
Accommodation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       FREE NIGHTS - stay for six nights
                                                                                                                                                             children’s club and playground; 24-
The 360 rooms have up to 3 beds                                           Transfer time: 15 minutes                                                                                                                                                 and receive one extra free, or stay
                                                                                                                                                             hour room service.
(plus extra child bed if required), air                                   approximately.                                                                                                                                                            eleven nights and receive three extra
conditioning, satellite TV, telephone,                                                                                                                                                                                                              free. Book by dates and selected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    arrival dates apply.

 Baron Resort                                                                                                          2010                                                                                                           2011                         Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEI03            01 Jan-         11 Jan-   23 Feb-        01 Apr-   01 May-    11 May-        25 Jul-    01 Sep-         26 Sep-    01 Nov-         22 Nov-    22 Dec-       27 Dec-    01 Jan-        11 Jan-   23 Feb-        26 Mar-   Seaview from £25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Suite from £246
                                          10 Jan          22 Feb    31 Mar         30 Apr    10 May      24 Jul        31 Aug     25 Sep          31 Oct     21 Nov           21 Dec    26 Dec        31 Dec     10 Jan         22 Feb    25 Mar         31 Mar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Supplements (per person per night)
 Standard                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Half Board from £25
                              7 nights     709             609       699            709       709            609        719           649          779        699             619        799           879        709            619         699          849
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   All Inclusive from £62
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Gala Dinner-24 Dec from £80
                           Extra Night      42             28        40             42         41            28         44             34          52             39           27           27          65        41             27          38            38      Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £160

 Hyatt Regency Hotel                                                                                                   2010                                                                                                           2011                         Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEI02           01 Jan- 11 Jan- 08 Feb- 21 Feb- 01 Mar- 26 Mar- 01 Apr- 11 Apr- 09 May- 16 May- 05 Jul- 15 Aug- 06 Sep- 19 Sep- 27 Sep- 27 Nov- 03 Dec- 17 Dec- 23 Dec- 01 Jan- 11 Jan- 08 Feb- 21 Feb- 01 Mar- 26 Mar-                   Sea View from £46
                                         10 Jan 07 Feb 20 Feb 28 Feb 25 Mar 31 Mar 10 Apr 08 May 15 May 04 Jul 14 Aug 05 Sep 18 Sep 26 Sep 26 Nov 02 Dec 16 Dec 22 Dec 31 Dec 10 Jan 07 Feb 20 Feb 28 Feb 25 Mar 31 Mar                                            Regency Club Room from £123
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Suite from £205
 Standard                     7 nights 849          789      909    809       909     1359 1439        909     819     759       819        759    909      759        909     829     769       1149 1399      859     799       919     819      919     1359    Supplements (per person per night)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Half Board from £37
                           Extra Night    63        63        72    67        72       72    147       72         59    59       59         59      72      59         72      57      57        57     139     61         61      70     65        70      70     Gala Dinner-24-25 & 31 Dec from £72
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, based on two adults sharing a twin room and flying with British Airways from London Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh. Important Note: the
prices above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the
departure date from the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. Hotel supplements per room per night apply: Baron Resort: 01-03 Jan 10 £50,
01-08 Apr 10, 01-03 Jan 11 £48, Hyatt Regency Hotel: 01-05 Jan 10 £160, 01-05 Jan 11 £156. Single supplements: are available on request, please call for details. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges,
surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                                                               43a



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SIGNATURE
Egypt                                                   Red Sea




GRAND ROTANA RESORT & SPA                                                                                                                                                                                             Signature Specials
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     FREE NIGHTS - stay six nights and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     receive one extra free, or stay twelve
                             THE STUNNING BEACHFRONT LOCATION                                                                                                                                                        nights and receive two extra free.
The Grand Rotana Resort & Spa is                                     Features                                                                Accommodation                                                           Valid for arrivals 20 May-28 Jun
set in an enviable location on the                                   Four restaurants; two lounge bars                                       526 rooms. Standard rooms have                                          2010 and 1-28 Sep 2010.
edge of Sharks Bay and enjoys                                        and pool bar, all serving snacks;                                       one double or two single beds (plus                                     EARLY BOOKING OFFER - book
views out over the Red Sea and                                       beach bar serving snacks and                                            an extra bed if required), air-                                         before the 31 Mar 10 for a minimum
Tiran Island. This modern hotel is                                   seafood; large lagoon-style pool;                                       conditioning, satellite TV, telephone,                                  5 nights stay and receive a
tastefully decorated with stylish                                    heated free-form pool; children's                                       hairdryer and balcony or terrace                                        guaranteed early check-in, when
interiors and rooms with a good                                      pool; sun terraces with loungers and                                    with garden view. Deluxe Sea View,                                      flying to Sharm el Sheikh with
selection of facilities and activities.                              parasols; snorkelling; Zen Spa with                                     Grande Deluxe, Premium Sea Front                                        British Airways. Valid for arrivals 8
The Grand Rotana is a great choice                                   gym/fitness room, massage (both                                         and Club Rotana rooms are available                                     Jan-20 Dec 10
for families and couples seeking a                                   min age 16 years), steam room,                                          at a supplement.                                                        HONEYMOONERS - couples receive
relaxing break in elegant                                            sauna, plunge pool and beauty                                           Board Basis                                                             an upgrade to the next room type
surroundings.                                                        treatments; hotel-run children's club                                   Prices are based on Room and                                            subject to availability.
Location                                                             (4 -12 year olds); kid’s cafe;                                          Breakfast.
                                                                     playground; toys and games;                                                                                                                     DINE AROUND - guests booking
Directly on the sand and shingle                                                                                                             Half Board, Full Board, Deluxe Half                                     Deluxe Half Board and Deluxe Full
beach (access to deep water is via                                   highchairs and cots available;
                                                                     boutique; Internet facilities;                                          Board and Deluxe Full Board are                                         Board are entitled to eat at any
hotel's jetty). The hotel operates a                                                                                                         available at a supplement. A                                            restaurant within the resort. Dine
courtesy shuttle bus service to the                                  occasional evening entertainment;
                                                                     disco (min age 18 years).                                               compulsory Gala Dinner supplement                                       around is for food only and does not
centre of Naama Bay, 9km away,                                                                                                               applies - please see price panel for                                    include drinks.
three times a day (reservations                                                                                                              details.
required).
                                                                                                                                             Transfers
                                                                                                                                             Private transfer by car or minibus
                                                                                                                                             from Sharm el Sheikh airport.
                                                                                                                                             Transfer time: 25 minutes
                                                                                                                                             approximately.




 Grand Rotana Resort & Spa                                                                                   2010                                                                                         2011                      Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEI11            01 Jan- 08 Jan- 21 Jan- 23 Feb- 26 Mar- 31 Mar- 08 Apr- 01 May- 20 May- 29 Jun- 14 Jul- 01 Sep- 25 Sep- 01 Oct- 01 Nov- 14 Nov- 18 Dec- 23 Dec- 01 Jan- 08 Jan- 21 Jan- 23 Feb- 26 Mar-   Deluxe Sea View from £16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grand Deluxe from £31
                                          07 Jan 20 Jan 22 Feb 25 Mar 30 Mar 07 Apr 30 Apr 19 May 28 Jun 13 Jul 31 Aug 24 Sep 30 Sep 31 Oct 13 Nov 17 Dec 22 Dec 31 Dec 07 Jan 20 Jan 22 Feb 25 Mar 31 Mar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Supplements (per person per night)
 Standard                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Half Board from £13
                               7 nights 1029      729     689     759     949     1029     759     729     689     729     819     709     809     819     779     729     939    1029 1029        739     699     769     989      Full Board from £30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Deluxe Half Board from £31
                            Extra Night    88      46      46      51      51      88      51      46      46      46      59      51      51       59      51      43      43      86      86      45      45      49      49      Deluxe Full Board from £51
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £121
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, based on two adults sharing a twin room and flying with British Airways from Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh. Important Note: the prices
above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the departure date
from the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. Single supplements: are available on request, please call for details. For full details on prices
and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                              44a


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                                                                                                                                                                                              Red Sea                                                     Egypt




FOUR SEASONS RESORT SHARM EL SHEIKH                                                                                                                                                                              Signature Specials
                                                                                                                                                                                                             FREE NIGHTS - stay for six nights in
                                                                                                                                                                                                             a Deluxe or Premier room and
                             PAMPERING SPA TREATMENTS                                                                                                                                                        receive one extra free. Valid for stays
Spacious, tranquil and luxurious -                                  Features                                                             Deluxe rooms with a partial sea                                     15 Jan-1 Feb 2010/11, 20 May-19
ideal for a relaxing break. Styled                                  Arabian and Italian-style restaurants                                view and Premier rooms with a full                                  Jul 10, 10-31 Aug 10 and 1-12 Dec
like a Mediterranean village, this                                  featuring Mediterranean, Moroccan,                                   sea view are also available at a                                    10.
picturesque resort boasts superb                                    Lebanese and Italian regional                                        supplement.
facilities and fine speciality dining.                              cuisine; seaside dining; poolside bar                                Board Basis
Choose from a good range of                                         and cafe; freshwater swimming pool;                                  Prices are based on Room and
watersport activities or lie back                                   children's play pool; outdoor                                        Breakfast.
and be pampered in the opulent                                      whirlpool; Spa and Wellness Centre
spa. With an unrivalled quality of                                  with fitness facilities, sauna,                                      Transfers
service, this exclusive resort is one                               treatment rooms and pool;                                            Private transfer by car or minibus
of our finest.                                                      watersports; scuba-diving;                                           from Sharm El Sheikh airport.
                                                                    snorkelling; tennis courts and a 'kids                               Transfer time: 15 minutes
Location                                                                                                                                 approximately.
Set away from Naama Bay in                                          for all seasons' programme.
secluded surroundings overlooking                                   Accommodation
the Red Sea.                                                        200 private guest rooms, each with
                                                                    twin or double beds, plus extra bed if
                                                                    required, telephone, satellite
                                                                    television, radio, CD player,
                                                                    minibar/fridge, in-room safe,
                                                                    hairdryer and balcony or terrace.




 Four Seasons Resort Sharm El                                                         2010                                                                                2011                                              Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Sheikh                       01 Jan- 08 Jan- 03 Feb- 09 Feb- 22 Mar- 28 Mar- 12 Apr- 20 May- 04 Sep- 10 Sep- 01 Nov- 03 Dec- 13 Dec- 21 Dec- 27 Dec- 01 Jan- 08 Jan- 03 Feb- 09 Feb- 22 Mar- 28 Mar-                       Deluxe Side Sea View from £47
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEI00            07 Jan   02 Feb   08 Feb 21 Mar 27 Mar 11 Apr 19 May 03 Sep         09 Sep 31 Oct 02 Dec 12 Dec 20 Dec 26 Dec 31 Dec           07 Jan   02 Feb   08 Feb 21 Mar 27 Mar 31 Mar      Premier Sea View from £109

 Superior                      7 nights 1729       1169     1329    1349    1679    1729     1349    1169     1329    1349    1299     1139    1299     1609    1709    1719      1169     1319   1349    1659    1719
                            Extra Night    189     109      109     135      135     189      135     109     109      135     125      101     125     125      175     184      106      106    131      131     184
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, based on two adults sharing a twin room and flying with British Airways from Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh. Important Note: the prices
above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the departure date
from the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. Single supplements: are available on request, please call for details. For full details on prices
and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                              45a



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Egypt                                                Red Sea




SHERATON SOMA BAY                                                                                                                                                                                          Signature Specials
                                                                                                                                                                                                          FREE NIGHTS - stay six nights and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          receive one extra free, or stay eleven
                            OFFERING A RECREATIONAL RETREAT FOR BOTH FAMILIES AND COUPLES                                                                                                                 nights and receive two extra free.
                                                                       swimming pools; sun terraces;                                     Half Board and All Inclusive are                                 Book by dates and selected arrival
 All Inclusive Option                 See page 69
                                                                       watersports; fitness centre with                                  available at a supplement. A                                     dates apply.
Peacefully situated away from the                                      sauna; sports complex with three                                  compulsory Gala Dinner supplement
crowded tourist resorts, this                                          tennis courts; squash court; croquet                              applies - please see price panel for
modern hotel offers a relaxing                                         court; beach volleyball tournaments;                              details.
environment. All rooms are                                             mini-football; table tennis; darts and                            All Inclusive Option
beautifully decorated, creating a                                      billiards; children’s club offering a                             Includes buffet-style breakfast and
warm and welcoming atmosphere.                                         programme of activities; children's                               dinner; à la carte lunch at the beach
With a private beach and a                                             playground; entertainment; 24-hour                                grill; unlimited hot, soft and
children's club, it's particularly                                     room service; private beach; special                              alcoholic drinks (excluding
suited to families. Combining an                                       green fees at 'The Cascades' 18-hole                              international brands, spirits and
array of sports facilities and                                         championship golf course (adjacent                                cocktails); afternoon tea; gym;
watersports with lively evening                                        to the hotel).                                                    sauna; snorkelling; one hours free
entertainment, there's something
                                                                       Accommodation                                                     sailing or windsurfing per day
here for everyone, and the nearby
                                                                       310 rooms and suites. Rooms                                       (cannot do both activities on same
18-hole Gary Player-designed golf
                                                                       (sleeping up to 2 adults and 1 child),                            day); squash; table tennis and beach
course adds to the resort's wide
                                                                       each with double or twin beds (plus                               volleyball.
appeal.
                                                                       extra child bed if required),                                     Transfers
Location                                                               telephone, satellite television,                                  Private transfer by car or minibus
On the beachfront in Soma Bay,                                         minibar, in-room safe and balcony or                              from Hurghada airport.
approximately 45km south of                                            terrace. Sea View and Side Sea View                               Transfer time: one hour and 15
Hurghada.                                                              rooms are available at a supplement.                              minutes approximately.
Features                                                               Board Basis
Three restaurants including an                                         Prices are based on Room and
Italian, main buffet restaurant and a                                  Breakfast.
beach grill; four bars; three free-form




 Sheraton Soma Bay                                                                                               2010                                                                               2011              Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEE01           01 Jan-   09 Feb-   01 Apr-    12 Apr- 01 May- 15 May-   01 Jul-   21 Jul-   16 Aug- 31 Aug-   25 Sep- 01 Nov- 28 Nov- 10 Dec- 22 Dec- 27 Dec-   01 Jan-   09 Feb- 26 Mar-   Side Seaview from £8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Seaview from £33
                                         08 Feb    31 Mar    11 Apr     30 Apr 14 May 30 Jun      20 Jul    15 Aug    30 Aug 24 Sep     31 Oct 27 Nov 09 Dec 21 Dec 26 Dec 31 Dec         08 Feb    25 Mar 31 Mar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Supplements (per person per night)
 Standard                                                                                                                                                                                                             Half Board from £33
                              7 nights    679       769       799        769     739     669      689        769       739     709       869     859     689     709     999     1089      689       779     1049
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      All Inclusive from £66
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gala Dinner-24 Dec from £72
                           Extra Night     41       55        55         55       51      40       40        51        51       46       65      65       40      40      40      98       40        53       53      Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £144
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, based on two adults sharing a twin room and flying with Egypt Air from London Heathrow to Hurghada via Cairo. Important Note: the
prices above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the
departure date from the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. Hotel supplements per room per night apply: Sheraton Soma Bay: 01-06 Jan
10 £120, 01-10 Apr 10 £92, 01-06 Jan 11 £116. Single supplements: are available on request, please call for details. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking
Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     46a



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                                                                                                                                                                                              Red Sea                                                  Egypt




SHERATON MIRAMAR RESORT                                                                                                           PLUS                                                                         Signature Specials
                                                                                                                                                                                                            DINE AROUND - guests booking
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Half Board are entitled to eat at the
                            THE STUNNING LAGOONS, ISLANDS AND SECLUDED BEACHES                                                                                                                              buffet and speciality restaurants at
Set on nine islands interspersed                                       Features                                                             Board Basis                                                     selected neighbouring hotels in El
with clear lagoons and small                                           Three restaurants; five bars; two                                    Prices are based on Room and                                    Gouna up to three times per week
beaches, this fine Sheraton hotel is                                   swimming pools and three children's                                  Breakfast.                                                      (dependent on length of stay).
surrounded by attractive                                               pools; football; volleyball; water polo;                             Half Board is available at a                                    FREE NIGHTS - stay six nights and
landscaped grounds. Combining                                          mini-library; table tennis; pool table;                              supplement. A compulsory Gala                                   receive one extra free, or stay twelve
eclectic Arabic and Egyptian                                           darts; gym; sauna; steam room and                                    Dinner supplement applies - please                              nights and receive two extra free.
Nubian-styles, the hotel features                                      mini kids' club (5-12 year olds).                                    see price panel for details.                                    Valid for arrivals 5 Jan-2 Feb 10/11
beautiful, impressive architecture.                                    Accommodation                                                                                                                        and 5-19 June 10. Book by dates
The high-standard accommodation                                                                                                             Transfers
                                                                       338 rooms. Standard rooms                                                                                                            apply.
has stylish, unique décor and                                                                                                               Private transfer by car or minibus
                                                                       (sleeping up to 3 adults) have air-                                  from Hurghada airport.                                          HONEYMOONERS - couples save
rooms are spread across the                                            conditioning, telephone, satellite                                                                                                   from £17 per room per night and
islands linked by small bridges.                                       television, minibar, in-room safe and                                Transfer time: 45 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                                            receive a complimentary fruit basket
Location                                                               terrace. Sea View rooms are also                                     approximately.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and a bottle of local wine.
Overlooking the sparkling waters of                                    available at a supplement on
the Red Sea in the exclusive resort                                    request.
of El Gouna; shops, bars and
restaurants 2km away.




 Sheraton Miramar Resort                                                                                           2010                                                                                 2011              Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEC01           01 Jan-   21 Feb-   01 Apr-    12 Apr-   25 Apr- 16 May-   01 Jul-   26 Jul-   16 Aug-   01 Sep-   25 Sep- 01 Nov- 27 Nov- 10 Dec- 18 Dec- 27 Dec-   01 Jan-   21 Feb- 26 Mar-   Seaview from £25
                                         20 Feb    31 Mar    11 Apr     24 Apr    15 May 30 Jun     25 Jul    15 Aug    31 Aug    24 Sep    31 Oct 26 Nov 09 Dec 17 Dec 26 Dec 31 Dec         20 Feb    25 Mar 31 Mar     Supplements (per person per night)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Half Board from £25
 Standard                     7 nights    619       649       669        639       779     639      659        809       779       709       859     659     629     779     849      829      629       659     809
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gala Dinner-24 Dec from £80
                           Extra Night     34       38        37          37       57       36       36        57         57       47        65      37       33      33      61      61       33        37       37      Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £172
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, based on two adults sharing a twin room and flying with Egypt Air from London Heathrow to Hurghada via Cairo. Important Note: the
prices above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the
departure date from the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. Hotel supplements per room per night apply: Sheraton Miramar Resort: 01-
04 Jan 10 £58, 01-07 Apr 10 £52, 01-04 Jan 11 £56. Single supplements: are available on request, please call for details. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and
Booking Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             47a



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Egypt                                                 Red Sea




STEIGENBERGER AL DAU BEACH HOTEL                                                                                                                                PLUS                                           Signature Specials
                                                                                                                                                                                                              STAY IN STYLE - Why not upgrade
                                                                                                                                                                                                              to a Suite or an Elite room for a
                            BEING A HAVEN OF SOPHISTICATED LUXURY                                                                                                                                             guaranteed sea view and free access
                                                                       boutique; children’s club (ages 4-12                                  All Inclusive Option                                             to the Spa
 All Inclusive Option                 See page 69
                                                                       year olds); children’s heated pool; 9-                                Buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner;
Peace and privacy pervade at this                                      hole, par 3 golf course; driving range;                               snacks; sandwiches; ice cream; cake;
exclusive, deluxe beach hotel,                                         dive club and aqua centre with                                        local soft drinks; mineral water;
located directly on the azure blue                                     private marina; Thalasso and Spa                                      juices (canned); coffee (American,
Red Sea shore. The Steigenberger                                       with Turkish bath; hammam; sauna;                                     Nescafe, Cappuccino, Espresso) &
Al Dau features spacious rooms                                         heated indoor and outdoor salt-                                       tea; draft local beer & house wine;
and suites, first-class restaurants                                    water pools; aerobics; 10 treatment                                   selection of local spirits; intro lesson
and a lavishly designed pool                                           rooms; fitness centre                                                 for diving in the pool; Intro wind
landscape. Recuperation for body                                       Accommodation                                                         surfing; unlimited daytime use of
and mind comes easy on the 400m                                        339 air-conditioned rooms with                                        tennis courts; free use of gym & 2.5
long private beach and in the far-                                     king-size or twin beds, satellite                                     km jogging track (open 24 hours);
reaching Spa and Wellness Centre.                                      television, telephone, minibar, in-                                   free access to Jacuzzi Island;
Location                                                               room safe, hairdryer and balcony.                                     unlimited use of pedalo & canoe;
Set in landscaped gardens on its                                       Elite rooms, Family Rooms and                                         unlimited daytime rounds of golf;
own private sandy beach, at the                                        Suites are available at a supplement.                                 unlimited bicycle rental within the
southern end of Hurghada, 5km                                                                                                                hotel's premises; table tennis; darts;
                                                                       Board Basis                                                           air hockey; billiards; international
from the city centre. The hotel                                        Prices are based on Room and
operates a free shuttle service to the                                                                                                       animation and entertainment
                                                                       Breakfast.                                                            program including live piano player
city centre several times daily
                                                                       Half Board and All Inclusive are                                      in the lobby.
Features                                                               available at a supplement. A
Four restaurants; outdoor swimming                                                                                                           Transfers
                                                                       compulsory Gala Dinner supplement                                     Transfer by car or minibus from
pool; lazy river-style pool with                                       applies.
waterfalls; two cafes; pool bar; beach                                                                                                       Hurghada airport.
bar; lobby lounge; Spa juice bar;                                                                                                            Transfer time: 10 minutes
                                                                                                                                             approximately.




 Steigenberger Al Dau Beach                                                                                         2010                                                                                2011              Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Hotel                                   01 Jan-   23 Feb-   01 Apr-    12 Apr-   25 Apr-   01 Jul-   17 Jul-   16 Aug-   01 Sep-   25 Sep- 01 Nov- 23 Nov- 10 Dec- 16 Dec- 22 Dec- 27 Dec-   01 Jan-   23 Feb- 25 Mar-   Family Room from £26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Elite Room from £26
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGED03           22 Feb    31 Mar    11 Apr     24 Apr    30 Jun    16 Jul    15 Aug    31 Aug    24 Sep    31 Oct 22 Nov 09 Dec 15 Dec 21 Dec 26 Dec 31 Dec          22 Feb    24 Mar 31 Mar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Supplements (per person per night)
 Standard                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Half Board from £18
                              7 nights    599       659       629        599       639      669        729       699       639       759     669     609     639     749      829     849      609       669     729
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          All Inclusive from £41
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gala Dinner-24 Dec from £64
                           Extra Night     32       40        32          32        38       38        46         46       38        51      39       31      31      31      49      65       31        39       39      Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £128
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, based on two adults sharing a twin room and flying with Egypt Air from London Heathrow to Hurghada via Cairo. Important Note: the
prices above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the
departure date from the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. Hotel supplements per room per night apply: Steigenberger Al Dau Beach
Hotel: 01-04 Jan 10 £70, 31 Mar 10 £22, 01-06 Apr 10 £38, 01-04 Jan 11 £68, 31 Mar 11 £20. Single supplements: are available on request, please call for details. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges,
essential Holiday Information and Booking Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                                                                           48a



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                                                                                                                                                                                            Red Sea                                                      Egypt




THE OBEROI SAHL HASHEESH                                                                                                                                                                                        Signature Specials
                                                                                                                                                                                                           FREE NIGHTS - stay for five nights
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and receive two extra free. Valid for
                            IMPECCABLE SERVICE IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING                                                                                                                                      stays 1 May-30 Sep 10
Set within 48 acres of palm-filled                                     are luxuriously decorated with                                    Accommodation                                                     HONEYMOONERS - couples receive
grounds, this all-suite resort is                                      sunken marble baths, separate                                     102 suites with private walled                                    a one hour complimentary Pharoah
situated on the scenic coast of the                                    shower stalls and overlook a                                      garden, thermostat-controlled air-                                massage or a complimentary 3
Red Sea. The traditionally-inspired                                    private walled garden. Guests in                                  conditioning, telephone, minibar, tea                             course dinner. Couples receive a
architecture features marble                                           the larger Grand Suites can enjoy a                               and coffee maker, in-room safe and                                25% discount on accomodation for
colonnades, domed pavilions and                                        private heated swimming pool.                                     hairdryer. Superior Deluxe Suites and                             complete stays between 1 Jun-30
open-air atriums. The private sandy                                    Luxurious, elegant and wonderfully                                Grand Suites are available at a                                   Sept 10. A minimum continuous
beach is exclusive to guests and                                       relaxing, this resort is one of the                               supplement on request.                                            stay of seven nights applies
the hotel grounds incorporate                                          finest around.                                                    Board Basis
green lawns with palm trees.                                           Location                                                          Prices are based on Room and
Guests at the resort will be able to                                   In lush gardens on the coast of the                               Breakfast.
relax at the Banyan Tree Spa, where                                    Red Sea, 25 km south of Hurghada
trained therapists deliver a variety                                                                                                     A compulsory Gala Dinner
of massages and treatments. The                                        Features                                                          supplement applies - please see
fitness centre has the latest                                          Three restaurants; bar; Banyan Tree                               price panel for details.
equipment and the outdoor pool                                         Spa; heated swimming pool; fitness                                Transfers
provides views over the resorts                                        centre; tennis court; children's                                  Private transfer by car or minibus
private beach. The spacious suites                                     activity centre with slides and mini-                             from Hurghada airport.
                                                                       basketball; concierge; beauty salon;                              Transfer time: 30 minutes
                                                                       laundry and valet service.                                        approximately




 Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh                                                                                           2010                                                                            2011                       Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Room & Breakfast Code: EGEF00           01 Jan-   08 Jan-   26 Jan-    21 Mar-   01 Apr-   12 Apr-   01 Jul-   16 Aug- 26 Aug- 01 Oct- 25 Oct- 01 Dec- 10 Dec- 20 Dec- 26 Dec-   01 Jan-   08 Jan-   26 Jan-    21 Mar-   Superior Deluxe Suite from £77
                                         07 Jan    25 Jan    20 Mar     31 Mar    11 Apr    30 Jun    15 Aug    25 Aug 30 Sep 24 Oct 30 Nov 09 Dec 19 Dec 25 Dec 31 Dec           07 Jan    25 Jan    20 Mar     31 Mar    Grand Suite from £231
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Supplements (per person per night)
 Deluxe Suite                 7 nights 1259         969      1079       1259      1289       969       999       969    1079    1109     1139    1019    1139    1299    1319     1329      1019      1139       1329
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Gala Dinner-24 Dec from £79
                           Extra Night    125       83        99         125       125       83        83        83      99       99     104      88      88      104     131      131       88        104        131      Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £164
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, based on two adults sharing a twin room and flying with Egypt Air from London Heathrow to Hurghada via Cairo. Important Note: the
prices above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the
departure date from the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. Single supplements: are available on request, please call for details. For full
details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                    49a



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Egypt                                                    Discover More


DISCOVER MORE
Combining ancient sites, bustling cities and the chance to relax on the beach,
our tailor-made flexibility allows you to put together the holiday you want.




CAIRO & LUXOR                                                                                               CAIRO & SHARM EL                                                                                                    CAIRO & HURGHADA
                                                                                                            SHEIKH
Departures:Mondays.                                                                                                                                                                                                             Departures:Daily
Days 1-3 - London/Cairo: depart London                                                                                                                                                                                          Days 1-3 - London/Cairo: fly from London
                                                                                                            Departures:Daily.
Heathrow on a direct EgyptAir flight to Cairo. Your                                                                                                                                                                             Heathrow on a direct EgyptAir flight to Cairo to
three-night stay is at the Le Meridien Pyramids                                                             Days 1-3 - London/Cairo: fly from London                                                                            spend three nights at the Le Meridien Pyramids.
within walking distance of the ancient pyramids of                                                          Heathrow on a direct EgyptAir flight to Cairo. On                                                                   After a day of sightseeing in the bustling
Giza. Spend your time at leisure, taking in the                                                             arrival transfer to the Le Meridien Pyramids for a                                                                  metropolis why not take in the amazing spectacle
ancient sights or shopping in the Khan El Khalili                                                           three-night stay. While in Cairo be sure to visit the                                                               of the Pyramids and Sphinx lit up under the stars
bazaar.                                                                                                     Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which houses the                                                                    at the Sound and Light Show.
                                                                                                            famous treasures of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Days 4-7 - Luxor: fly from Cairo to Luxor with                                                                                                                                                                                  Days 4-7 - Hurghada: fly from Cairo to Hurghada
EgyptAir and transfer to the Steigenberger Nile                                                             Days 4-7 - Sharm el Sheikh: fly from Cairo to                                                                       with EgyptAir. On arrival transfer to the
Palace Luxor for a relaxing four night stay.                                                                Sharm el Sheikh with EgyptAir where sandy                                                                           Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel for a four night
Centrally located on the banks of the Nile, it is a                                                         beaches, tranquil waters and stunning coral reefs                                                                   stay. Located on a beautiful stretch of the Red Sea
great base to explore the temples of Karnak and                                                             await you. Enjoy a four-night stay at this                                                                          coast, Hurghada is blessed with an array of
Luxor.                                                                                                      fashionable beach resort at the Grand Rotana                                                                        underwater flora and fauna, and the town itself is
                                                                                                            Resort & Spa.                                                                                                       bursting with colour and activity.
Day 8 - Luxor/London: fly back to London
Heathrow with EgyptAir.                                                                                     Day 8 - Sharm el Sheikh/London: return to                                                                           Day 8 - Hurghada/London: return to London
                                                                                                            London Heathrow on an EgyptAir flight via Cairo.                                                                    Heathrow on an EgyptAir flight via Cairo.
Reference Code:AE2MM1
                                                                                                            Reference Code:AE2MM5                                                                                               Reference Code:AE2MMD




 Cairo & Luxor                                                                                                                                                 2010                                                                                                                                          2011
 Various Code: AE2MM1                      01 Jan-       06 Jan-           29 Jan-      26 Mar-       13 Apr-       01 May-       21 May-        01 Jul-       19 Jul-          30 Jul-   16 Aug-   07 Sep-      28 Sep-        23 Nov-       01 Dec-     10 Dec-         20 Dec-       01 Jan-      06 Jan-        29 Jan-        26 Mar-
                                           05 Jan        28 Jan            25 Mar        12 Apr       30 Apr        20 May         30 Jun        18 Jul        29 Jul           15 Aug    06 Sep    27 Sep       22 Nov         30 Nov        09 Dec      19 Dec          31 Dec        05 Jan       28 Jan         25 Mar         31 Mar

 Standard                      7 nights     749           699               749          859             679          639           629           639           659              689       659        669           739          709            689           729          899           779          719             739           839


 Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh                                                                                                                                   2010                                                                                                                                         2011
 Various Code: AE2MM5                      01 Jan-     06 Jan-       23 Feb-         26 Mar-      12 Apr-      21 May-    01 Jul-     14 Jul-        30 Jul-      16 Aug-       29 Aug-   25 Sep-   29 Oct-    11 Nov-     01 Dec-         10 Dec-    18 Dec-   24 Dec-       01 Jan-      07 Jan-      30 Jan-          23 Feb-   26 Mar-
                                           05 Jan      22 Feb        25 Mar           11 Apr      20 May        30 Jun    13 Jul      29 Jul         15 Aug       28 Aug         24 Sep   28 Oct    10 Nov     30 Nov      09 Dec          17 Dec     23 Dec    31 Dec        06 Jan       29 Jan       22 Feb           25 Mar    31 Mar

 Standard                      7 nights     929         729           739             969          709          689         719        769            799            769          739      819       759        719            699          729         949         979          959         729           739            749       959


 Cairo & Hurghada                                                                                                                                              2010                                                                                                                                          2011
 Various Code: AE2MMD                     01 Jan-    04 Jan-     31 Jan-      23 Feb- 25 Mar- 04 Apr-          12 Apr-   25 Apr- 21 May-        01 Jul-    17 Jul-    30 Jul-     16 Aug- 29 Aug- 25 Sep- 29 Oct- 20 Nov- 01 Dec- 10 Dec- 16 Dec- 22 Dec- 27 Dec-                       01 Jan-    04 Jan-     30 Jan-     23 Feb- 25 Mar-
                                          03 Jan     30 Jan      22 Feb       24 Mar 03 Apr 11 Apr             24 Apr    20 May 30 Jun          16 Jul     29 Jul     15 Aug      28 Aug 24 Sep 28 Oct 19 Nov 30 Nov 09 Dec 15 Dec 21 Dec 26 Dec 31 Dec                                 03 Jan     29 Jan      22 Feb      24 Mar 31 Mar

 Standard                      7 nights    739        659         669          699        799        749        629      669         659        679         719          739        719    689      779       699        669         649       679      749         899       869        769         669        679         719      809
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, flights, transfers and accommodation as specified. Please note: Packages are based on hotels and durations as specified, however these
can be tailor made to suit your needs. Please call for details. Important note: the prices above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the
right to alter prices and introduce supplements. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01 Apr-10 Apr 10 up to £100. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking
Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            50a


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CAIRO, LUXOR &                                                                                         CAIRO, LUXOR &                                                                                                CAIRO, ASWAN &
SHARM EL SHEIKH                                                                                        HURGHADA                                                                                                      LUXOR


Departures:Daily, excluding Sundays.                                                                   Departures:Daily                                                                                              Departures:Thursdays.
Days 1-3 – London/Cairo: depart from London                                                            Days 1-3: London/Cairo: fly from London                                                                       Days 1-3 – London/Cairo: depart from London
Heathrow on a direct EgyptAir flight to Cairo.                                                         Heathrow on a direct EgyptAir flight to Cairo. On                                                             Heathrow on a direct EgyptAir flight to Cairo. On
Spend three nights in this vibrant city at the Le                                                      arrival transfer to the Le Meriden Pyramids for a                                                             arrival transfer to the Le Meridien Pyramids for a
Meridien Pyramids.                                                                                     three-night stay.                                                                                             three night stay.
Days 4-7 – Luxor: fly on to Luxor with EgyptAir to                                                     Days 4-7: Luxor: fly from Cairo to Luxor with                                                                 Days 4-7 – Aswan: fly onwards to tranquil Aswan
enjoy four nights at the Steigenberger Nile Palace                                                     EgyptAir for a four-night stay at the Steigenberger                                                           with EgyptAir and enjoy a four night stay at the
Luxor. Take time to visit the unmissable West                                                          Nile Palace. Here you can spend your time at                                                                  Mövenpick Resort Aswan.
Bank, home to an array of historic sights including                                                    leisure by the hotel pool overlooking the Nile, or                                                            Days 8-11 – Luxor: fly with EgyptAir for a four
the world famous Valley of the Kings.                                                                  by taking in the extensive range of antiquities at                                                            night stay in historical Luxor, staying at the
Days 8-11 – Sharm el Sheikh: set off for Sharm el                                                      the Luxor Museum.                                                                                             Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor.
Sheikh on an EgyptAir flight via Cairo to spend                                                        Days 8-11: Hurghada: private transfer by road                                                                 Day 12 - Luxor/London: fly back to London
four nights at the Grand Rotana Resort & Spa.                                                          from Luxor to Hurghada for a four-night stay at                                                               Heathrow on a direct EgyptAir flight.
Day 12 – Sharm el Sheikh/London: return to                                                             the Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel. Relax in the
                                                                                                       hotel’s landscaped gardens, private sandy beach                                                               Reference Code:AE3MM3
London Heathrow on an EgyptAir flight via Cairo.
                                                                                                       and Spa and Wellness Centre.
Reference Code:AE3MM2
                                                                                                       Day 12: Hurghada/London: return to London
                                                                                                       Heathrow on an EgyptAir flight via Cairo.
                                                                                                       Reference Code:AE3MM9




 Cairo, Luxor & Sharm El                                                                                                                         2010                                                                                                                                 2011
 Sheikh                                    01 Jan-    06 Jan-      29 Jan-      19 Feb-   22 Mar-    12 Apr-      01 May-   21 May-   01 Jul-    10 Jul-      30 Jul-       16 Aug-   25 Aug-    21 Sep-   24 Oct-   07 Nov-   01 Dec-   10 Dec-    20 Dec-     01 Jan-   06 Jan-        29 Jan-      19 Feb-   22 Mar-
 Various Code: AE3MM2                      05 Jan     28 Jan       18 Feb       21 Mar     11 Apr    30 Apr       20 May     30 Jun   09 Jul     29 Jul       15 Aug        24 Aug    20 Sep     23 Oct    06 Nov    30 Nov    09 Dec    19 Dec     31 Dec      05 Jan    28 Jan         18 Feb       21 Mar    31 Mar

 Standard                     11 nights 1029           979         1009         1019      1229         969         919       909      929         979         1009           989         949     1069       1059      979       959      1159       1329        1049         989         1009         1029      1229


 Cairo, Luxor & Hurghada                                                                                                                            2010                                                                                                                                   2011
 Various Code: AE3MM9                     01 Jan-    04 Jan-    29 Jan-      19 Feb- 21 Mar- 05 Apr-    12 Apr-     21 Apr- 01 May- 21 May-     01 Jul-    13 Jul-      30 Jul-   16 Aug- 25 Aug- 21 Sep- 30 Oct- 16 Nov- 01 Dec- 10 Dec- 19 Dec- 27 Dec-            01 Jan-   04 Jan-      29 Jan-     19 Feb- 21 Mar-
                                          03 Jan     28 Jan     18 Feb       20 Mar 04 Apr 11 Apr       20 Apr      30 Apr 20 May 30 Jun        12 Jul     29 Jul       15 Aug    24 Aug 20 Sep 29 Oct 15 Nov 30 Nov 09 Dec 18 Dec 26 Dec 31 Dec                     03 Jan    28 Jan       18 Feb      20 Mar 31 Mar

 Standard                     11 nights    939        889        919          949     1039     979       869         889      859     839       869         899          929       899     869       999      929      899     879       969       1219       1099     969      899          929         959     1039


 Cairo, Aswan and Luxor                                                                                                                                   2010                                                                                                                                2011
 Various Code: AE3MM3                      01 Jan-    04 Jan-      25 Jan-      22 Mar-   31 Mar-    13 Apr-      01 May-   21 May-   01 Jul-    19 Jul-      27 Jul-       16 Aug-   07 Sep-    24 Sep-   22 Oct-   23 Nov-   01 Dec-   10 Dec-    16 Dec-     28 Dec-   01 Jan-        04 Jan-      25 Jan-   22 Mar-
                                           03 Jan     24 Jan       21 Mar       30 Mar     12 Apr    30 Apr       20 May     30 Jun   18 Jul     26 Jul       15 Aug         06 Sep   23 Sep     21 Oct    22 Nov    30 Nov    09 Dec    15 Dec     27 Dec      31 Dec    03 Jan         24 Jan       21 Mar    31 Mar

 Standard                     11 nights 1019           949          989         1149      1129         919         809       799      809         829          869           839         849      959       969       949       929       969       1179        1099         1039        959           979      1129
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, flights, transfers and accommodation as specified. Please note: Packages are based on hotels and durations as specified, however these
can be tailor made to suit your needs. Please call for details. Important note: the prices above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the
right to alter prices and introduce supplements. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01 Apr-10 Apr 10 up to £100. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking
Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            51a



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SIGNATURE
JORDAN
Spectacular unspoilt landscapes reminiscent of
Biblical scenes, dotted with ancient ruins and
enchanting geographical wonders.

Venture into Jordan’s unspoilt            What to Do
wilderness, where historical sites        Jordan borders on the world-
from past civilisations will fuel your    renowned phenomenon known as
imagination. Home to the unique,          the Dead Sea, where you can float in
therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea,       its therapeutic mineral waters at the
the Rose Red City of Petra and the        deepest point of the earth’s crust.
ancient city of Jerash, and with its      Nearby hotels harness the mineral
Red Sea resort acting as a window         laden properties of the sea’s water
on its colourful marine life, Jordan is   and mud, converting them into a
a truly diverse destination!              variety of treatments to pamper you
What to See                               with.
Petra, one of the New Seven               Follow in the footsteps of Lawrence
Wonders of the World, is Jordan’s         of Arabia and explore the romantic
geological treasure and is a huge         splendour of Wadi Rum. Like a
draw for visitors. This sandstone         moonscape of valleys and ancient
landscape has been shaped by the          towering sandstone structures, Wadi
elements and forces of nature,            Rum rises out of pink-coloured
creating a surreal environment with       sands.
its unusual sandstone rock
formations and ancient buildings
                                          What to Eat & Drink
carved intricately into the rock. Be      Mezze is the traditional way to start
sure to catch the sun’s rays as they      a meal – and there may be up to 30
transform Petra’s rocks and               choices, including hummus, labneh
architecture with an intense, pink        (soft cheese), tabbouleh, kibbeh
glow.                                     made from minced lamb, and
                                          fattoush, a bread salad. Main courses
Amman, Jordan’s capital, is               usually involve grilled or barbecued
somewhat chaotic, brimming with           meat and kebabs, but there are also
life and home to about half of            tasty stews and chicken dishes.
Jordan’s population. The city is          Finish with a strong coffee and
dotted with various ruins; perhaps        sweet pastries.
most remarkable are the Roman
amphitheatre and the newly                What to Buy
excavated Umyyas ruins. Just north        Traditionally, the people of Jordan
of the capital, Jerash is a superbly      have been traders, but they are less
well-preserved Roman city making a        intent on haggling than in other
dramatic location for its own, two-       Middle Eastern countries. Look out
week festival during the Summer.          for textiles and embroidery, carpets
Aqaba is Jordan’s only seaside resort,    and jewellery, especially gold.
set on a narrow, palm-fringed bay,
ringed by mountains - its low-rise
hotels blending into the
environment. Aqaba makes an ideal
retreat after a tour or as a base for
exploration of the south of the
country.




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          Climate Information
              Amman weather station
                                                   TRAVEL NOTES                          EXPERIENCES
                                                   Ramadan                               Explore Jordan…                           Please see the holiday information
                                                                                                                                   section for important information
12 69 7     13 74 7       16 31 8       23 15 10
                                                   During the month of Ramadan a         Jordan is a truly exceptional country
                                                                                                                                   on health precautions, travel advice,
                                                   night-time festival atmosphere        where a myriad of experiences
                                                                                                                                   passport and visa requirements.
                                                   prevails (starting approx 10 Aug      awaits. Where two thousand years
                                                   2010). At this time Muslims fast      of rich cultural heritage will stretch
28 5 11     31 0 13       32 0 13       32 0 13    during the day and feast at night.    your mind, a challenging landscape
                                                   Some restaurants may be closed        will dare you to explore and its
                                                   during the day and most restaurants   warm waters will impose blissful
                                                   or bars will not sell alcohol until   relaxation - whether floating in the
31 0 11     27 5 10       21 33 8       15 46 6    after 7pm.                            magical Dead Sea or viewing the
                                                                                         underwater marine spectacle of the
                                                                                         Red Sea.
    Time Difference: GMT +2
                                                                                         Create a holiday of real contrasts by
                                                                                         combining 2 nights in vibrant
                                SYRIA                                                    Amman, followed by a visit to the
                                                                                         ancient Rose Red City of Petra,
                                                                                         perfectly finished with a relaxing 4-
                                                                                         night break by the therapeutic
              Jerash
                                                                                         waters of the Dead Sea. Whatever
               Amman
                                                                                         your preference, your holiday
             Dead Sea
                                                                                         choices are endless and our expert
               JORDAN                                                                    travel professionals will help you put
             Petra
                                                                                         together an itinerary that is right for
                                                                                         you.
                       Wadi Rum
            Aqaba
EGYPT

                        SAUDI ARABIA



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                                                                                                                                      SIGNATURE
Jordan                                                      Amman




MARRIOTT                                                                  MOVENPICK                                                                                  MOVENPICK                                                                          AMMAN                                                  PLUS

PETRA                                                                     RESORT & SPA                                                                               RESORT                                                                             MARRIOTT
                                                                          DEAD SEA                                                                                   AQABA                                                              PLUS
             SPECTACULAR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            HIGH
VIEWS OF THE PETRA VALLEY                                                                                                                                                                                                                               STANDARDS THROUGHOUT
                                                                                                                EXTENSIVE SPA                                                                           SEA VIEWS
This top-class hotel enjoys a                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Friendly staff ensure a warm
stunning location overlooking the                                         Set in a stunning beachfront position                                                      This luxurious hotel combines                                                      welcome at this modern hotel with
red cliffs of Jordan's historic Petra                                     overlooking the mineral-rich Dead                                                          stunning Arabian architecture with                                                 extensive first-class facilities.
valley and has an excellent range of                                      Sea, the Movenpick offers beautiful                                                        commanding views of the Red Sea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Location
facilities.                                                               surroundings for relaxing in.                                                              and the Gulf of Aqaba.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Shmeissani district in the heart
Location                                                                  Location                                                                                   Location                                                                           of the city, close to several of
5km from the entrance to the Petra                                        Directly on the beachfront of the                                                          In the centre of Aqaba overlooking                                                 Amman's historic sites.
valley.                                                                   Dead Sea.                                                                                  the Red Sea.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Features
Features                                                                  Features                                                                                   Features                                                                           Five restaurants; two bars; indoor
Mediterranean buffet restaurant;                                          Five restaurants; lobby bar; pool bar;                                                     Mediterranean à la carte restaurant;                                               and outdoor swimming pools;
Italian à la carte restaurant; bar                                        cafe bar/juice bar; three outdoor                                                          terrace restaurant; beachside grill; cafe;                                         whirlpool; health club.
serving buffet meals; lounge; lobby                                       pools; children's pool; spa with health                                                    bar; pub; four outdoor swimming pools;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Accommodation
lounge; outdoor swimming pool; spa.                                       club.                                                                                      health club; massage; sauna; whirlpool.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        293 rooms and suites. Rooms
Accommodation                                                             Accommodation                                                                              Accommodation                                                                      (sleeping up to 2 people) have twin
100 air-conditioned rooms (sleeping                                       358 rooms and suites. Rooms                                                                296 rooms and suites. Rooms (sleeping                                              or double beds, rollaway bed, air-
up to 2 people) with twin or double                                       (sleeping up to 2 people) have king-                                                       up to 2 people) have king-size or twin                                             conditioning, telephone, high-speed
beds, rollaway bed, cable and satellite                                   size or twin beds, air conditioning,                                                       beds, air conditioning and heating,                                                internet access, satellite television,
television, minibar, iron, ironing board                                  ceiling fan, telephone, satellite                                                          cable television, minibar, safe, hairdryer,                                        minibar, in-room safe, iron, ironing
and hairdryer.                                                            television, minibar, hairdryer and                                                         wireless Internet access and a balcony.                                            board and hairdryer.
                                                                          balcony or terrace.
Transfers                                                                                                                                                            Transfers                                                                          Transfers
Private transfer by car or minibus                                        Transfers                                                                                                                                                                     Private transfer by car or minibus
                                                                                                                                                                     Private transfer by car or minibus
from Amman airport.                                                       Private transfer by car or minibus                                                                                                                                            from Amman airport.
                                                                                                                                                                     from Amman airport.
Transfer time: three hours                                                from Amman airport.                                                                                                                                                           Transfer time: 30 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                     Transfer time: four hours
approximately.                                                            Transfer time: one hour                                                                                                                                                       approximately.
                                                                                                                                                                     approximately.
                                                                          approximately.




 Marriott Petra                                                                                                             2010                                                                                                           2011                           Supplements (per person per night)
 Room & Breakfast Code: JOJA00               01 Jan-          15 Jan-      17 Mar-          04 Apr-        23 Apr-        27 May-            12 Jul-          18 Aug-        12 Sep-          01 Nov-        13 Dec-          01 Jan-      15 Jan-          17 Mar-       Half Board from £23
                                             14 Jan           16 Mar        03 Apr          22 Apr         26 May          11 Jul            17 Aug           11 Sep         31 Oct           12 Dec         31 Dec           14 Jan       16 Mar           31 Mar        Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £68

 Standard                      3 nights       839              759           849             909            819             759               819              759            849              839            899              859            779               859
                            Extra Night        89              61             89             89              82              61               61                61             89               80             80              87             59                87


 Movenpick Dead Sea                                                                                                       2010                                                                                                            2011                            Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Room & Breakfast Code: JOJB00            01 Jan- 12 Jan- 19 Jan- 23 Feb- 05 Mar- 26 Mar- 04 Apr- 20 Apr- 11 May- 24 May- 25 Jun- 01 Jul- 12 Jul- 18 Aug- 31 Aug- 26 Oct- 01 Nov- 16 Nov- 13 Dec- 22 Dec- 28 Dec- 01 Jan- 12 Jan- 19 Jan- 23 Feb- 05 Mar- 26 Mar-         Superior from £37
                                          11 Jan 18 Jan 22 Feb 04 Mar 25 Mar 03 Apr 19 Apr 10 May 23 May 24 Jun 30 Jun 11 Jul 17 Aug 30 Aug 25 Oct 31 Oct 15 Nov 12 Dec 21 Dec 27 Dec 31 Dec 11 Jan 18 Jan 22 Feb 04 Mar 25 Mar 31 Mar                                    Supplements (per person per night)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Half Board from £33
 Standard                      7 nights 1219 1179 979 1059 1179 1219 1279 1219 1189 1059 1049 979 1039 979 1189 1179 1189 989 1049 1249 1289 1219 1189 989 1069 1189 1219
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gala Dinner-24 Dec from £20
                            Extra Night 102         97        67     79    97      102      102    102     97        79     79        67      67        67      97      97        94    65       65     65        99     99        94    65      77        94        94   Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £66

 Movenpick Aqaba                                                                                                             2010                                                                                                             2011                        Room Upgrade Supplements (per room per night)
 Room & Breakfast Code: JOJC00            01 Jan- 11 Jan- 14 Feb- 14 Mar- 04 Apr- 20 Apr- 25 Apr- 11 May- 11 Jun- 12 Jul- 18 Aug- 31 Aug- 27 Oct- 01 Dec- 13 Dec- 18 Dec- 24 Dec- 01 Jan- 11 Jan- 14 Feb- 14 Mar-                                                         Seaview from £33
                                          10 Jan 13 Feb 13 Mar 03 Apr 19 Apr 24 Apr 10 May 10 Jun 11 Jul 17 Aug 30 Aug 26 Oct 30 Nov 12 Dec 17 Dec 23 Dec 31 Dec 10 Jan 13 Feb 13 Mar 31 Mar                                                                              Supplements (per person per night)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Half Board from £29
 Standard                      7 nights 1289           1089        1189   1289       1359     1259       1289        1259    1089          1159        1089     1259       1269        1099     1169     1329          1359     1299      1099       1199        1299
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gala Dinner-24 Dec from £20
                            Extra Night     97           68         82     97         97          93      97         93          68         68         68         93         93        66         66         66        94          94      66         80          94      Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £72

 Amman Marriott Hotel                                                                                                                 2010                                                                                                            2011                Supplements (per person per night)
 Room & Breakfast Code: JOJD00                    01 Jan-                   04 Apr-                      20 Apr-                      12 Jul-                    18 Aug-                      01 Nov-                    13 Dec-                      01 Jan-             Half Board from £23
                                                  03 Apr                    19 Apr                        11 Jul                      17 Aug                     31 Oct                       12 Dec                     31 Dec                       31 Mar              Gala Dinner-31 Dec from £56

 Standard                      3 nights             709                         769                       709                          769                           709                        719                         789                        719
                            Extra Night                76                       76                         76                           76                            76                         74                           74                        74
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, based on two adults sharing a twin room and flying with bmi from London Heathrow to Amman. Important Note: the prices above
include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the right to alter prices and introduce supplements. All prices are based on the departure date from
the UK, except extra nights and hotel supplements which are based on the date of occupancy. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01-10 April 10 up to £100. Single supplements: are available on request, please call for details. For full details on prices and
what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                  54a



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                DISCOVER MORE
                                                                  For a unique blend of culture and timelines in history, why not combine the natural
                                                                            treasures of the Dead Sea with ancient monuments in Petra and Amman




AMMAN & PETRA                                                                                        AMMAN & THE DEAD                                                                                            AMMAN, PETRA & THE
                                                                                                     SEA                                                                                                         DEAD SEA
Departures:Daily
Days 1-2 – London/Amman: fly from London
                                                                                                     Departures:Daily
Heathrow on the direct bmi flight to Amman to
                                                                                                     Days 1-2 – London/Amman: fly from London                                                                    Departures:Daily
spend two nights at the Amman Marriott. Located
in the heart of this vibrant city you will be close to                                               Heathrow on a direct bmi flight to Amman to                                                                 Days 1-2 – London/Amman: fly from London
Amman’s many historic sights including the                                                           spend two nights at the Amman Marriott. Take a                                                              Heathrow on a direct bmi flight to Amman to
Roman Amphitheatre and King Abdullah’s mosque.                                                       tour of the city or spend your day visiting the                                                             spend two nights at the Amman Marriott.
                                                                                                     Ancient city of Jerash, one of the most complete                                                            Days 3-5 – Petra: transfer to Petra for a three
Days 3-5 – Petra: transfer to Petra via the scenic
                                                                                                     and best preserved Roman provincial cities in the                                                           night stay at the Marriott Petra. Try to experience
King’s Highway. Your home for the next three
                                                                                                     world.                                                                                                      Petra by night one evening, where you can walk
nights is the Marriott Petra. Located just five
minutes drive from the entrance to the historic                                                      Days 3-5 – Dead Sea: transfer by road to the                                                                through the Siq to the Khazneh following a
Petra valley, be sure to spend a day exploring the                                                   Movenpick Dead Sea for a three night stay.                                                                  candle-lit path and enjoy the haunting music of
enchanting Rose Red City.                                                                            Located on the shores of the Dead Sea at the                                                                the Bedouin at the Treasury
                                                                                                     lowest point on the earth’s surface this resort is                                                          Days 6-7 – Dead Sea: transfer to the Movenpick
Day 6 – Petra/Amman: return to Amman for an
                                                                                                     the perfect place to relax and unwind.                                                                      Dead Sea for a three night stay. Float in the Dead
overnight stay at the Amman Marriott.
                                                                                                     Day 6 – Dead Sea/London: transfer to Amman for                                                              Sea’s therapeutic water and be pampered in the
Day 7 – Amman/London: transfer to the airport
                                                                                                     your flight back to London Heathrow with bmi.                                                               extensive spa facilities of your hotel.
for your flight back to London Heathrow with bmi.
                                                                                                     Reference Code:DJ2BB3                                                                                       Day 8 – Dead Sea/London: transfer to Amman for
Reference Code:DJ2BB2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 your flight back to London Heathrow with bmi.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Reference Code:DJ3BB2




 Amman & Petra                                                                                                                                       2010                                                                                                                                    2011
 Various Code: DJ2BB2                         01 Jan-             13 Jan-           15 Mar-         04 Apr-             21 Apr-            25 May-           12 Jul-         18 Aug-        10 Sep-          01 Nov-              13 Dec-             28 Dec-           01 Jan-              13 Jan-          15 Mar-
                                              12 Jan              14 Mar             03 Apr         20 Apr              24 May              11 Jul           17 Aug          09 Sep         31 Oct            12 Dec              27 Dec              31 Dec            12 Jan               14 Mar           31 Mar

 Standard                      6 nights       1129                 1049             1129             1199               1109                1049             1109            1049            1129               1119              1189                1209              1139                  1059               1139


 Amman & The Dead Sea                                                                                                                        2010                                                                                                                                    2011
 Various Code: DJ2BB3                      01 Jan-      10 Jan-    17 Jan-    25 Feb-     07 Mar-   28 Mar-   04 Apr-      20 Apr-       09 May-   22 May-    29 Jun-   12 Jul-   18 Aug-   02 Sep-   28 Oct-    14 Nov-     13 Dec-        24 Dec-    01 Jan-     10 Jan-      17 Jan-      25 Feb-   07 Mar-    28 Mar-
                                           09 Jan       16 Jan     24 Feb     06 Mar      27 Mar     03 Apr   19 Apr       08 May        21 May     28 Jun     11 Jul   17 Aug    01 Sep    27 Oct    13 Nov     12 Dec      23 Dec         31 Dec     09 Jan      16 Jan       24 Feb       06 Mar    27 Mar     31 Mar

 Standard                      5 nights    999          979         889        929         979       999      1059          999           979        929       889      959        889       979       989        909         969           1069       1009        989          909           939       989        1009


 Amman, Petra & The Dead Sea                                                                                                                         2010                                                                                                                                     2011
 Various Code: DJ3BB2                     01 Jan-    14 Jan-      23 Feb- 05 Mar- 15 Mar- 26 Mar- 04 Apr-         21 Apr- 06 May- 19 May- 25 May- 26 Jun-               12 Jul-   18 Aug- 31 Aug- 10 Sep- 01 Nov- 11 Nov- 13 Dec- 22 Dec- 28 Dec-                     01 Jan-      14 Jan-     23 Feb- 05 Mar- 15 Mar-
                                          13 Jan     22 Feb       04 Mar 14 Mar 25 Mar 03 Apr 20 Apr              05 May 18 May 24 May 25 Jun 11 Jul                    17 Aug    30 Aug 09 Sep 31 Oct 10 Nov 12 Dec 21 Dec 27 Dec 31 Dec                             13 Jan       22 Feb      04 Mar 14 Mar 31 Mar

 Standard                      7 nights 1269         1119         1139       1169       1259     1269      1329    1249           1239      1199      1139     1119     1179      1119      1179      1259      1249       1189      1249        1319       1339       1279        1129        1149     1179       1279
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, flights, transfers and accommodation as specified. Please note: Packages are based on hotels and durations as specified, however these
can be tailor made to suit your needs. Please call for details. Important note: the prices above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the
right to alter prices and introduce supplements. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01 Apr-10 Apr 10 up to £100. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking
Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            55a



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Jordan                                                Locally Escorted Tours




HIGHLIGHTS OF JORDAN                                                                                                                                                                   TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                                                       •Extensive sightseeing in Amman, Jerash and the
                                                                                                                                                                                        Rose Red City of Petra
                                                                                                                                                                                       •A full day in the beautiful surroundings of the
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dead Sea
Departures:Daily                                                                           Day 5 - Petra/Wadi Rum: today spend two hours
                                                                                           on an exhilarating Bedouin four-wheel drive jeep                                            YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
Day 1 - London/Amman: depart from London
Heathrow on your flight to Queen Alia                                                      tour in the vast and silent desert before                                                   •Seven nights' accommodation, flights and
International Airport where your tour                                                      continuing to the Movenpick Aqaba Resort or                                                  meals as specified (B = breakfast)
representative will meet you on arrival. Transfer to                                       similar for a two-night stay. (B)                                                           •Private transfers (car, minivan or small coach)
the Amman Marriott hotel or similar for a two-                                             Day 6 - Aqaba: spend the day at leisure relaxing                                            •Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the
night stay.                                                                                on the gorgeous sandy beaches and strolling down                                             itinerary
Day 2 - Amman/Jerash: morning departure for a                                              the palm tree-lined promenade of Jordan's only
                                                                                           outlet to the Red Sea. Overnight in Aqaba. (B)                                              •Local English-speaking guide in Jerash and Petra
city tour of Amman, visiting the famous Citadel,
the ancient ruins of the Roman amphitheatre, the                                           Day 7 - Aqaba/Dead Sea: head for the lowest                                                 •'Meet and assist' on arrival and departure
fascinating Archaeological Museum and the King                                             point on the earth's surface, the Dead Sea, where                                           •Short horse-ride in Petra
Abdallah Mosque. Continue to Jerash, a great                                               the rest of your day is at leisure. Take the chance                                         •Bedouin jeep tour inside Wadi Rum
Roman city filled with beautiful ruins and temples.                                        to bathe and float in the sea, whose salts and
                                                                                                                                                                                       YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Overnight in Amman. (B)                                                                    minerals are reputed to have therapeutic values.
                                                                                           Stay overnight at the Movenpick Dead Sea Resort                                             •Miscellaneous personal expenses, gratuities and
Day 3 - Amman/Petra: depart to Petra via the
                                                                                           or similar. (B)                                                                              drinks with meals
King's Highway, a beautiful scenic route
encompassing sites in Madaba; see the gorgeous                                             Day 8 - Dead Sea/London: check out of your                                                  •Carriages in Petra
mosaic flooring of St George's Church and Mount                                            hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight                                           •Meals other than those specified
Nebo, whose summit Moses was ordered to climb                                              back to London Heathrow. (B)
to look over the Promised Land. Arrive in Petra for
a two-night stay at the Marriott Petra or similar.
(B)
Day 4 - Petra: a day of sightseeing at the 2000
year old Rose Red City carved out of rose-
coloured stone and hidden from view by the
mountains. Overnight in Petra. (B)




 Highlights of Jordan                                                                                                                2010                                                                                                            2011
 Room & Breakfast Code: DJ0R02             01 Jan-     15 Jan-   19 Mar-     04 Apr-    20 Apr-    23 Apr-    01 May-    11 May-     11 Jun-    12 Jul-    18 Aug-     06 Sep-    14 Sep-    01 Nov-    01 Dec-     13 Dec-    21 Dec-    01 Jan-    15 Jan-    19 Mar-
                                           14 Jan      18 Mar     03 Apr     19 Apr     22 Apr     30 Apr     10 May      10 Jun      11 Jul    17 Aug     05 Sep      13 Sep     31 Oct     30 Nov     12 Dec      20 Dec     31 Dec     14 Jan     18 Mar     31 Mar

 Various                       7 nights     1569       1449       1569       1639        1569       1549       1569       1549        1449       1509       1449       1549       1569        1489       1389       1459       1569        1609       1489       1609
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, flights, transfers and accommodation as specified. Please note: Packages are based on hotels and durations as specified, however these
can be tailor made to suit your needs. Please call for details. Important note: the prices above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the
right to alter prices and introduce supplements. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01 Apr-10 Apr 10 up to £100. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking
Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            56a



56
                                                                                                                                                             Locally Escorted Tours                                                                                    Jordan




THE WONDERS OF JORDAN & CAIRO                                                                                                                                                                    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                 •The Roman city of Jerash
                                                                                                                                                                                                 •Rose Red Petra
                                                                                                                                                                                                 •The Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza
Departures:Daily                                                                              massive facade of the Treasury, and explore the                                                    YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
Day 1 - London/Amman: depart from London                                                      hundreds of elaborate rock-carved tombs, temples                                                   •Seven nights' accommodation, flights and
Heathrow on your flight to Queen Alia                                                         and colonnaded streets. (B)                                                                         meals as specified (B = breakfast, L = lunch)
International Airport where your tour                                                         Day 5 - Petra/Dead Sea: depart for the Dead Sea                                                    •'Meet and assist' on arrival and departure
representative will meet you on arrival. Transfer to                                          and spend your day there at leisure. Overnight at
the Amman Marriott or similar for a two-night                                                 the Movenpick Dead Sea Resort or similar. (B)                                                      •Private transfers and English-speaking guide
stay.                                                                                         Day 6 - Dead Sea/Cairo: return to Amman for                                                        •Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the
Day 2 - Amman/Jerash: this morning take a city                                                your flight to Cairo. On arrival, take an optional                                                  itinerary
tour of Amman, then continue to the ancient city                                              trip to the Egyptian Museum (bookable with your                                                    •Short horse-ride in Petra
of Jerash. Hidden for centuries in sand before                                                holiday) or spend the rest of the day at leisure.                                                  YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
being excavated and restored over the past 70                                                 Two-night stay at the Le Meridien Pyramids. (B)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 •Meals other than those specified
years, the site is one of the best-preserved Roman                                            Day 7 - Cairo: early morning visit to the Pyramids
cities in the world. (B)                                                                                                                                                                         •Miscellaneous personal expenses, gratuities and
                                                                                              and Sphinx of Giza. In the afternoon continue to
                                                                                                                                                                                                  drinks with meals
Day 3 - Amman/Petra: leave for Petra via the                                                  the ancient city of Memphis and the pyramids at
King's Highway, visiting St George's Church and                                               Saqqara. (B, L)                                                                                    •Carriages in Petra
Mount Nebo en route. Arrive in Petra for a two-                                               Day 8 - Cairo/London: check out and transfer to
night stay at the Marriott Petra or similar. (B)                                              the airport for your flight home to London
Day 4 - Petra: a full day exploring one of 'The                                               Heathrow. (B)
New Seven Wonders of the World', a vast, unique
city carved into the sheer rock face. View the




 Wonders of Jordan & Cairo                                                                                                           2010                                                                                                                    2011
 Room & Breakfast Code: DJ0R03             01 Jan-   15 Jan-   27 Jan-   19 Mar-   24 Mar-   20 Apr-   16 May-   01 Jun-   12 Jul-   26 Jul-   18 Aug-   09 Sep-   14 Sep-   25 Sep-   26 Oct-   01 Nov-   26 Nov-   13 Dec-   18 Dec-   01 Jan-   15 Jan-   26 Jan-   19 Mar-   24 Mar-
                                           14 Jan    26 Jan    18 Mar    23 Mar     19 Apr   15 May    31 May     11 Jul   25 Jul    17 Aug    08 Sep    13 Sep    24 Sep    25 Oct    31 Oct    25 Nov     12 Dec   17 Dec    31 Dec    14 Jan    25 Jan    18 Mar    23 Mar    31 Mar

 Various                       7 nights 1549         1479      1489      1559      1629      1529      1519      1469      1509      1529      1479      1539      1549      1569      1559      1499      1489      1529      1579      1589      1519      1529      1589      1629
Prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on enquiry. Prices are in £’s per person including current Air Passenger Duty, flights, transfers and accommodation as specified. Please note: Packages are based on hotels and durations as specified, however these
can be tailor made to suit your needs. Please call for details. Important note: the prices above include aircraft insurance, security, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of going to press. Prices are based on current charges and costs, we reserve the
right to alter prices and introduce supplements. Seasonal flight supplements apply: 01 Apr-10 Apr 10 up to £100. For full details on prices and what the price includes and excludes, extra charges, surcharges, essential Holiday Information and Booking
Conditions see pages 67-73.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            57a



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Thomas Cook
Tours

                                                                          fly into Gatwick and your flight is from                                              TAILORING YOUR TOUR                                   IMPORTANT INFORMATION
                                                                          Heathrow, or vice versa, you will need to make
                                                                          your way between the two at your own expense.                                         EXTENDING YOUR TOUR                                   Exclusive to Thomas Cook Tours, most of the
                                                                          Please bear in mind the amount of time this and                                                                                             services detailed on this page are not available
                                                                                                                                                                We can make arrangements for you to extend
                                                                          the collection and rechecking of your luggage                                                                                               with any other holiday in this brochure. Please
                                                                                                                                                                your trip before or after your tour. Please ask our
                                                                          will take when planning your journey.                                                                                                       refer to the Thomas Cook Tours brochure for full
                                                                                                                                                                Reservations team for details.
GETTING TO THE AIRPORT                                                    Unfortunately, free flights cannot be used with                                                                                             details and conditions.
                                                                          our door-to-door pick-up service.                                                     ARRANGING YOUR OWN TRAVEL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SMOKING POLICY
THE DOOR-TO-DOOR PICK-UP SERVICE                                                                                                                                You can book your own flights and arrange to
                                                                          AT THE AIRPORT                                                                        meet your group at the tour’s starting point. This    All of the coaches used on our tours are non-
Our exclusive door-to-door pick-up service                                                                                                                                                                            smoking, so take advantage of the frequent stops
makes sure you begin and end your travels in                              Faraway Thomas Cook Tours start in an Executive                                       will incur a land-only supplement of £50 per
                                                                                                                                                                booking and you will be unable to take                for photos and sightseeing en route. Smoking
comfort and on time. All you need to do is pack                           Airport Lounge. It’s also a safe place to leave                                                                                             policies vary on trains and cruise ships – our
your bags and we do the rest. There will never be                         your hand luggage while you browse the shops.                                         advantage of our door-to-door pick-up service,
                                                                                                                                                                free domestic flights and the airport services we     Reservations team will be able to give you all the
any more than four people in any one vehicle. If                          Your dedicated tour manager will meet you at                                                                                                details when you book.
you live a long way from Heathrow or Gatwick,                             your arrival airport, and be at your side                                             offer.
we can arrange free domestic flights from your                            throughout your tour. For Thomas Cook Tours on                                        UPGRADING YOUR TOUR                                   CHILDREN
local airport instead, as we cannot offer the pick-                       British Airways departing from Terminal 5, this                                                                                             Thomas Cook Tours are designed with a
                                                                                                                                                                Flights: on most international flights you can
up service for Scotland, Eire, Northern Ireland,                          service is not included unless you upgrade to                                                                                               minimum age limit of 12. If you would like to
                                                                                                                                                                upgrade to a higher cabin class. The actual
Isle of Man, Isle of Wight or the Channel Islands.                        business or first class.                                                                                                                    travel with children, we are happy to
                                                                                                                                                                combination of benefits available depends on
Please ask our Reservations team for full details.                                                                                                                                                                    recommend other suitable holiday options.
                                                                                                                                                                the airline.
We recommend that you request the door-to-                                DURING YOUR TOUR                                                                                                                            PRICE GUARANTEE
                                                                                                                                                                Hotels: Several of the hotels we use on our tours
door pick-up service when you book, as you will
be charged an amendment fee of £25 per person
                                                                          OUR LUGGAGE SERVICE                                                                   offer upgrades to higher room categories. Some        The price you’ll be quoted when you book will
                                                                          We will look after your luggage throughout your                                       of these let you make the most of your location,      reflect all tour inclusions and is guaranteed to be
if you decide to add or amend it later on.
                                                                          trip – so that’s another load off your mind.                                          with more impressive views, while others give         the price you’ll pay, unless you amend your tour
THE OVERNIGHTER                                                                                                                                                 you more luxury, perhaps with better facilities       at a later date. Special offers featured
                                                                          Porterage for one piece per person is free, and
If you have a long way to travel and would like                           we can readily arrange help with extra luggage if                                     and more space.                                       throughout this brochure cannot be used with
to stay overnight in an airport hotel before your                         you let us know when you book.                                                        Cruises: cabin upgrades are available on all the      Thomas Cook Tour itineraries. You’ll find details
flight, we can collect you a day early and take                                                                                                                 overnight cruises we feature.                         of Thomas Cook Tour offers in the main Thomas
you there. You can book your overnight
                                                                          WINING AND DINING                                                                                                                           Cook Tours November edition brochure.
accommodation through Holiday Extras on 0870                              We generally leave the choice up to you.                                              SINGLE TRAVELLERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CHANGES TO YOUR TOUR
8444 095 – please quote ‘HX630’. Your payment                             Sometimes, however, you’ll find meals are                                             If you’re travelling on your own, we always try to
                                                                          provided. We’ve indicated any included meals in                                       accommodate your choice of sleeping                   Every Thomas Cook Tour is carefully planned
will be direct to Holiday Extras. Please call for
                                                                          the day-by-day itinerary of each tour as follows:                                     arrangements. In many cases we can negotiate          months in advance, but very occasionally, even
details of prices.
                                                                          B = breakfast, L = lunch, T = afternoon tea and D                                     special rates for single hotel rooms. Any             the best-laid plans can go awry. So, in the
FREE FLIGHTS FROM YOUR LOCAL                                                                                                                                                                                          unlikely event that we are forced to change the
                                                                          = dinner.                                                                             applicable reduction is indicated on the price
AIRPORT                                                                                                                                                                                                               departure date of your tour, we promise to give
                                                                                                                                                                grid for each tour.
Fly free from your local airport to Gatwick or                                                                                                                                                                        you at least 8 weeks’ warning. Naturally we will
Heathrow – just ask for details. If you decide to                                                                                                                                                                     absorb any differences in price.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Time zones
                       Jan                  Feb        Mar                   Apr             May                       Jun                  Jul           Aug          Sep          Oct         Nov          Dec


Egypt & Middle East                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jordan                             GMT +2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Egypt                              GMT +2
 Aswan                23    0               24    0   28    0              35        0      39       1                 41         0    41         0       41   0      39     0     36     1    29   0      24     0     Morocco                            GMT +0
 Cairo                19    7               21    4   23    4              28        2      32       0                 34         0    34         0       34   0      33     0     30     1    25    3     20     5
 Luxor                23    1               25    0   29    0              35        0      39       1                 41         0    41         0       41   0      39     1     35     1    29   0      24     0
 Jordan                7   69                7   74   8     31             10        15     11       5                 11         0    13         0       13   0      11     0     10     5    8    33     6     46




MANY OF OUR TOURS MAKE USE OF HOTELS THAT WE DO NOT
HAVE SPACE TO FEATURE IN FULL – THIS CHART WILL GIVE YOU ALL
THE DETAILS YOU NEED.
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                                                             RESTAURANT
                                 LOCATION




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MOROCCO
Le Royal Mansour Meridien       Casablanca            YES YES NEARBY                       182       YES                YES           YES         YES
Crown Palace                    Fes                   YES YES                YES           133       YES                YES           YES         YES
Belere Hotel                    Erfoud                YES YES                YES           140       YES                YES           YES         YES
Le Berbere Palace               Ouarzazete            YES YES                YES           241       YES                YES           YES         YES
Atlas Medina & Spa Hotel        Marrakech             YES YES                YES           233       YES                YES           YES         YES




EGYPT (CAIRO)                                                                                                                                                   EGYPT (SHARM EL SHEIKH)
Egypt Air                    Heathrow             Daily      Daily           6 hrs       0                                                                      British Airways              Gatwick          Mon,Thu,Sat         Tue,Fri,Sun  6 hrs       0
British Airways              Heathrow             Daily      Daily           6 hrs       0                                                                      Egypt Air                    Heathrow            Daily              Daily      7 hrs     1(a)
bmi                          Heathrow             Daily      Daily           6 hrs       0                                                                      (a) Aircraft change in Cairo
Flight Upgrades: Egypt Air business class supplements from £400 one way. Supplements are also                                                                    Flight Upgrades: British Airways World Traveller Plus supplements from £290 one way. Supplements are
available with alternative airlines. Please call for details                                                                                                    also available with alternative airlines. Please call for details

                                                                                                                                                                JORDAN (AMMAN)
EGYPT (HURGHADA)                                                                                                                                                bmi                         Heathrow        Daily       Daily                  5 hrs          0
Egypt Air                    Heathrow             Daily      Daily           6 hrs     1(a)                                                                     Flight Upgrades: bmi Premium Economy supplements from £ 670 one way
(a) Change of aircraft in Cairo.
Flight Upgrades: Egypt Air business class supplements from £410 one way. Supplements are also
available with alternative airlines. Please call for details
                                                                                                                                                                MOROCCO (MARRAKECH)
                                                                                                                                                                Royal Air Maroc               Heathrow           Daily       Daily          4 hrs           1(a)
EGYPT (LUXOR)                                                                                                                                                   (a) Touch down at Casablanca - no aircraft change.
Egypt Air                    Heathrow             Mon        Mon             6 hrs       0                                                                      Flight Upgrades: Royal Air Maroc Business Class supplements from £ 449 one way
Egypt Air                    Heathrow             Daily      Daily           7 hrs     1(a)
(a) Aircraft change in Cairo
Flight Upgrades: Egypt Air business class supplements from £400 one way. Supplements are also
available with alternative airlines. Please call for details

66
Thomas Cook
Tours

                                                                          fly into Gatwick and your flight is from                                              TAILORING YOUR TOUR                                   IMPORTANT INFORMATION
                                                                          Heathrow, or vice versa, you will need to make
                                                                          your way between the two at your own expense.                                         EXTENDING YOUR TOUR                                   Exclusive to Thomas Cook Tours, most of the
                                                                          Please bear in mind the amount of time this and                                                                                             services detailed on this page are not available
                                                                                                                                                                We can make arrangements for you to extend
                                                                          the collection and rechecking of your luggage                                                                                               with any other holiday in this brochure. Please
                                                                                                                                                                your trip before or after your tour. Please ask our
                                                                          will take when planning your journey.                                                                                                       refer to the Thomas Cook Tours brochure for full
                                                                                                                                                                Reservations team for details.
GETTING TO THE AIRPORT                                                    Unfortunately, free flights cannot be used with                                                                                             details and conditions.
                                                                          our door-to-door pick-up service.                                                     ARRANGING YOUR OWN TRAVEL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SMOKING POLICY
THE DOOR-TO-DOOR PICK-UP SERVICE                                                                                                                                You can book your own flights and arrange to
                                                                          AT THE AIRPORT                                                                        meet your group at the tour’s starting point. This    All of the coaches used on our tours are non-
Our exclusive door-to-door pick-up service                                                                                                                                                                            smoking, so take advantage of the frequent stops
makes sure you begin and end your travels in                              Faraway Thomas Cook Tours start in an Executive                                       will incur a land-only supplement of £50 per
                                                                                                                                                                booking and you will be unable to take                for photos and sightseeing en route. Smoking
comfort and on time. All you need to do is pack                           Airport Lounge. It’s also a safe place to leave                                                                                             policies vary on trains and cruise ships – our
your bags and we do the rest. There will never be                         your hand luggage while you browse the shops.                                         advantage of our door-to-door pick-up service,
                                                                                                                                                                free domestic flights and the airport services we     Reservations team will be able to give you all the
any more than four people in any one vehicle. If                          Your dedicated tour manager will meet you at                                                                                                details when you book.
you live a long way from Heathrow or Gatwick,                             your arrival airport, and be at your side                                             offer.
we can arrange free domestic flights from your                            throughout your tour. For Thomas Cook Tours on                                        UPGRADING YOUR TOUR                                   CHILDREN
local airport instead, as we cannot offer the pick-                       British Airways departing from Terminal 5, this                                                                                             Thomas Cook Tours are designed with a
                                                                                                                                                                Flights: on most international flights you can
up service for Scotland, Eire, Northern Ireland,                          service is not included unless you upgrade to                                                                                               minimum age limit of 12. If you would like to
                                                                                                                                                                upgrade to a higher cabin class. The actual
Isle of Man, Isle of Wight or the Channel Islands.                        business or first class.                                                                                                                    travel with children, we are happy to
                                                                                                                                                                combination of benefits available depends on
Please ask our Reservations team for full details.                                                                                                                                                                    recommend other suitable holiday options.
                                                                                                                                                                the airline.
We recommend that you request the door-to-                                DURING YOUR TOUR                                                                                                                            PRICE GUARANTEE
                                                                                                                                                                Hotels: Several of the hotels we use on our tours
door pick-up service when you book, as you will
be charged an amendment fee of £25 per person
                                                                          OUR LUGGAGE SERVICE                                                                   offer upgrades to higher room categories. Some        The price you’ll be quoted when you book will
                                                                          We will look after your luggage throughout your                                       of these let you make the most of your location,      reflect all tour inclusions and is guaranteed to be
if you decide to add or amend it later on.
                                                                          trip – so that’s another load off your mind.                                          with more impressive views, while others give         the price you’ll pay, unless you amend your tour
THE OVERNIGHTER                                                                                                                                                 you more luxury, perhaps with better facilities       at a later date. Special offers featured
                                                                          Porterage for one piece per person is free, and
If you have a long way to travel and would like                           we can readily arrange help with extra luggage if                                     and more space.                                       throughout this brochure cannot be used with
to stay overnight in an airport hotel before your                         you let us know when you book.                                                        Cruises: cabin upgrades are available on all the      Thomas Cook Tour itineraries. You’ll find details
flight, we can collect you a day early and take                                                                                                                 overnight cruises we feature.                         of Thomas Cook Tour offers in the main Thomas
you there. You can book your overnight
                                                                          WINING AND DINING                                                                                                                           Cook Tours November edition brochure.
accommodation through Holiday Extras on 0870                              We generally leave the choice up to you.                                              SINGLE TRAVELLERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CHANGES TO YOUR TOUR
8444 095 – please quote ‘HX630’. Your payment                             Sometimes, however, you’ll find meals are                                             If you’re travelling on your own, we always try to
                                                                          provided. We’ve indicated any included meals in                                       accommodate your choice of sleeping                   Every Thomas Cook Tour is carefully planned
will be direct to Holiday Extras. Please call for
                                                                          the day-by-day itinerary of each tour as follows:                                     arrangements. In many cases we can negotiate          months in advance, but very occasionally, even
details of prices.
                                                                          B = breakfast, L = lunch, T = afternoon tea and D                                     special rates for single hotel rooms. Any             the best-laid plans can go awry. So, in the
FREE FLIGHTS FROM YOUR LOCAL                                                                                                                                                                                          unlikely event that we are forced to change the
                                                                          = dinner.                                                                             applicable reduction is indicated on the price
AIRPORT                                                                                                                                                                                                               departure date of your tour, we promise to give
                                                                                                                                                                grid for each tour.
Fly free from your local airport to Gatwick or                                                                                                                                                                        you at least 8 weeks’ warning. Naturally we will
Heathrow – just ask for details. If you decide to                                                                                                                                                                     absorb any differences in price.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Time zones
                       Jan                  Feb        Mar                   Apr             May                       Jun                  Jul           Aug          Sep          Oct         Nov          Dec


Egypt & Middle East                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jordan                             GMT +2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Egypt                              GMT +2
 Aswan                23    0               24    0   28    0              35        0      39       1                 41         0    41         0       41   0      39     0     36     1    29   0      24     0     Morocco                            GMT +0
 Cairo                19    7               21    4   23    4              28        2      32       0                 34         0    34         0       34   0      33     0     30     1    25    3     20     5
 Luxor                23    1               25    0   29    0              35        0      39       1                 41         0    41         0       41   0      39     1     35     1    29   0      24     0
 Jordan                7   69                7   74   8     31             10        15     11       5                 11         0    13         0       13   0      11     0     10     5    8    33     6     46




MANY OF OUR TOURS MAKE USE OF HOTELS THAT WE DO NOT
HAVE SPACE TO FEATURE IN FULL – THIS CHART WILL GIVE YOU ALL
THE DETAILS YOU NEED.
                                                                                                         BATH/SHOWER
                                                             RESTAURANT
                                 LOCATION




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MOROCCO
Le Royal Mansour Meridien       Casablanca            YES YES NEARBY                       182       YES                YES           YES         YES
Crown Palace                    Fes                   YES YES                YES           133       YES                YES           YES         YES
Belere Hotel                    Erfoud                YES YES                YES           140       YES                YES           YES         YES
Le Berbere Palace               Ouarzazete            YES YES                YES           241       YES                YES           YES         YES
Atlas Medina & Spa Hotel        Marrakech             YES YES                YES           233       YES                YES           YES         YES




EGYPT (CAIRO)                                                                                                                                                   EGYPT (SHARM EL SHEIKH)
Egypt Air                    Heathrow             Daily      Daily           6 hrs       0                                                                      British Airways              Gatwick          Mon,Thu,Sat         Tue,Fri,Sun  6 hrs       0
British Airways              Heathrow             Daily      Daily           6 hrs       0                                                                      Egypt Air                    Heathrow            Daily              Daily      7 hrs     1(a)
bmi                          Heathrow             Daily      Daily           6 hrs       0                                                                      (a) Aircraft change in Cairo
Flight Upgrades: Egypt Air business class supplements from £400 one way. Supplements are also                                                                    Flight Upgrades: British Airways World Traveller Plus supplements from £290 one way. Supplements are
available with alternative airlines. Please call for details                                                                                                    also available with alternative airlines. Please call for details

                                                                                                                                                                JORDAN (AMMAN)
EGYPT (HURGHADA)                                                                                                                                                bmi                         Heathrow        Daily       Daily                  5 hrs          0
Egypt Air                    Heathrow             Daily      Daily           6 hrs     1(a)                                                                     Flight Upgrades: bmi Premium Economy supplements from £ 670 one way
(a) Change of aircraft in Cairo.
Flight Upgrades: Egypt Air business class supplements from £410 one way. Supplements are also
available with alternative airlines. Please call for details
                                                                                                                                                                MOROCCO (MARRAKECH)
                                                                                                                                                                Royal Air Maroc               Heathrow           Daily       Daily          4 hrs           1(a)
EGYPT (LUXOR)                                                                                                                                                   (a) Touch down at Casablanca - no aircraft change.
Egypt Air                    Heathrow             Mon        Mon             6 hrs       0                                                                      Flight Upgrades: Royal Air Maroc Business Class supplements from £ 449 one way
Egypt Air                    Heathrow             Daily      Daily           7 hrs     1(a)
(a) Aircraft change in Cairo
Flight Upgrades: Egypt Air business class supplements from £400 one way. Supplements are also
available with alternative airlines. Please call for details

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Information

"OUR PROMISE...                                        •Charges for extra security, aircraft insurance,       Infant/Child Definitions and Child Price               children's club activities. The deposits for special
                                                        aviation and other associated costs.                  Conditions                                             offer holidays will also be higher than stated in
We will take the utmost care to deliver the
                                                       •ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) - the              • Definitions of a child in terms of age are           this brochure. For further details please contact
highest standard of service for total customer
                                                        price of your holiday includes the amount of            standard: an ‘infant’ is under 2 (on the date of     your travel agent or us and also refer to terms
satisfaction.
                                                        currently £2.50 per person as part of the ATOL          return) and a ‘child’ is between 2 and 11 (on        and conditions that are contained in all special
Should you need to contact someone for help or                                                                                                                       offer literature that is produced.
                                                        Protection Contribution (APC) we pay to the             the date of travel).
advice, a member of Thomas Cook staff will be
                                                        CAA who provides financial protection for your
contactable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
                                                        holiday in the unlikely vent of our failure. The
                                                                                                              • A ‘child’ must take up a seat.                       BEFORE YOU BOOK
Should you be dissatisfied with any part of your        amount you have paid will be shown on your            • An ‘infant’ will sit on an adult’s lap for the
                                                                                                                duration of the journey.
                                                                                                                                                                     SIGNATURE SPECIALS
holiday, we will do our utmost in resort to             confirmation invoice.
resolve the problem to your complete                                                                                                                                 Most of our Signature Specials are dependent on
                                                       AND WHAT’S EXTRA                                       • A hotel’s definition of a ‘child’ can and does
satisfaction.                                                                                                                                                        certain conditions being fulfilled. These are
                                                                                                                vary. The child’s age on the date of departure
                                                       •Holiday Insurance - you MUST be insured (see                                                                 carefully detailed against the offer but please ask
Our staff are trained to the highest standard to                                                                must not exceed the age limit described in the
                                                        page 74 for brief details).                                                                                  if you are unsure. Some offers must be booked at
ensure you have a stress free and memorable                                                                     property description
                                                                                                                                                                     the time you make your reservation. Others are
holiday.                                               •Flight supplements - where applicable                 • Please note, unless otherwise stated that            subject to availability on your arrival at the hotel
Our aim is to exceed your holiday expectations,        •Meal supplements - where applicable are in the          children aged 12 years and over will have to         but must be requested when you book the
in the hope that you will choose Thomas Cook            accommodation description.                              pay the adult price. Child prices are based on       holiday. To gain the best from the Signature
Signature as your preferred holiday operator           •Bottled mineral water - in some All Inclusive           children sharing a room with two full-fare           Specials featured please read the conditions
every time.                                             hotels bottled mineral water does not form part         paying adults. Third and subsequent children         carefully. Please note that some of the offers
                                                                                                                pay the adult price, unless otherwise stated in      cannot be combined.
                                      ...TO YOU"        of the ‘unlimited soft drinks service’.
                                                                                                                the price panel.
                                                       •Under-occupancy supplements - for studios,                                                                   TAXI TRANSFERS
YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE                                      apartments and villas where applicable are            • The full adult deposit must be paid for all
                                                                                                                                                                     At some properties you can opt to pre-book a
                                                        shown in the price panel.                               children except infants.
HOLIDAY PRICES & OCCUPANCY                                                                                                                                           taxi to take you from the airport to your
                                                       •Optional excursions.                                  • Children DO NOT count toward apartment               accommodation. This is priced for a return
Prices on all the holiday pages are quoted per                                                                  occupancy levels.                                    journey, per taxi (usually standard saloon size
person and are based on the number of adults           •Charges made by accommodation - see                                                                          car) for a maximum of 4 people per taxi.
                                                        section ‘local charges’ below.                        • Any child ages you provide must be applicable
sharing as given in the price grid. Prices are
                                                                                                                to the relevant date of departure. If a child is     HONEYMOONS, ANNIVERSARIES &
intended as a guide only, we reserve the right to      •Locally collected taxes.                                older on the date of departure than originally       BIRTHDAYS
change prices, price can go up or down. For Self
                                                       •Accommodation Deposits - in some cases on               specified at the time of booking, they may no
Catering holidays this will be the maximum                                                                                                                           Many hotels offer honeymooners and guests
                                                        arrival at self catering accommodation you may          longer qualify for a child price and you will
number of adults the accommodation can sleep.                                                                                                                        celebrating anniversaries and birthdays special
                                                        be asked for a deposit. This is refundable, less        have to pay the full adult fare, plus any relevant
If fewer adults book the property there may be                                                                                                                       treats such as fruit, wine, flowers, candle-lit
                                                        the cost of any damage or loss.                         administrative fees, before the party can travel.
under-occupancy supplements shown in the                                                                                                                             dinners, or free room upgrades (see also ‘room
                                                        When you register, many hotels will ask you for         Please check carefully with us or your travel
price panel, where you’ll also find optional                                                                                                                         upgrades’ below). Where available, please note
                                                        an imprint of your credit card to cover any             agent before booking.
supplements relating to meals, hotel rooms and                                                                                                                       that the hotel may ask you to produce a
any other facilities. Supplements are determined        personal extras. If you do not have a credit card,    DISCOUNT OFFERS                                        marriage certificate in order to benefit from the
by the date the property is occupied, and not the       they may ask for a large cash deposit.                                                                       honeymoon/anniversary offers.
                                                                                                              Where we make discounts available on our
departure date (unless otherwise stated). Please       •Excess baggage on coaches and aircraft -              holiday prices, these may vary on a daily basis        COMPLIMENTARY ROOM UPGRADES
note that prices we show for Scheduled flights          excess baggage charges will apply if you exceed       and are subject to change without notice. We
are based upon the lowest fare available. The           your allowance and/or you take sports                                                                        Where applicable and unless otherwise stated,
                                                                                                              also reserve the right to withdraw discounts
airlines will limit the number of seats available at    equipment.                                                                                                   offers of room upgrades shown in the brochure
                                                                                                              completely. For latest discounts consult your
these prices by flight and date of travel. If the                                                                                                                    will be determined by availability when you
                                                       •Late booking fee - a charge will apply for all        travel agent.
price shown in the brochure is not available                                                                                                                         travel and your room will be allocated on arrival
                                                        bookings made within 14 days of departure. We         TOUR EXTENSIONS                                        at the accommodation. If your room is upgraded,
when you book, we will offer you the next best
                                                        will make arrangements for you to collect your                                                               please note that this will not necessarily be to
seat price.                                                                                                   If you would like to add an extension to one of
                                                        tickets from our airport representative on                                                                   the next highest category featured in our
WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDES                                 arrival, or in some cases may be able to post         our Thomas Cook Tours, we will be pleased to
                                                                                                              arrange it for you. We will charge £25 for each        brochure as we do not sell all room types at all
•Accommodation - Prices are shown within the            your documentation to you, at your request.                                                                  hotels.
                                                        The charge will be a minimum of £15 per               person to cover the extra work involved in
 price panel for each property. For hotels, the                                                               booking separate arrangements and providing            AIRPORT HOTELS
 price applies to each of the two adults sharing a      person but if special delivery is required the cost
                                                        may be more.                                          separate documents. There may also be extra
 room. Apartment, villa and studio prices are                                                                                                                        Airport Hotels - take the strain out of your
                                                                                                              costs, including accommodation costs, air fare
 based on the maximum number of adults                 •Credit card charges – prices advertised in this                                                              journey and check in to a Superbreak airport
                                                                                                              supplements and transfer costs which are
 sharing the accommodation and for fewer                brochure apply to payment by cash or debit                                                                   hotel the night before you travel. Superbreak
                                                                                                              available on request. Please note that extensions
 adults under-occupancy supplements usually             card. A charge will apply to payment by credit                                                               offer an unrivalled choice of UK airport hotels at
                                                                                                              are not escorted and porterage is not included.
 apply                                                  card - please ask for details.                                                                               Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham plus 19 other
                                                                                                              EXTRA CHARGES - BEFORE BOOKING                         departure points. Rooms are guaranteed for late
•Meals - If you book full board you will be            •Possible surcharges - see ‘Surcharges - price                                                                arrivals, allowing you to travel to the airport the
 provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner; half        increases after booking’ section.                     Please note carefully, as we indicate underneath
                                                                                                              the price panels, prices include an amount to          night before, making it a perfect way to start
 board usually means breakfast and dinner
                                                       LOCAL CHARGES                                          cover our current fuel charges known at the time       your holiday. For further information and to
•Services of a Thomas Cook Representative or                                                                  our brochure is produced. You should be aware          book call 0871 221 2801 or visit
                                                       At some accommodation certain amenities may
 24-hour assistance from our UK Duty Office.                                                                  that these charges and costs may change                www.thomascook.com and click on ‘Hotels’.
                                                       carry a local charge.
•Return Flights - Price panels show a basic                                                                   between date of publication of this brochure and       UK AIRPORT PARKING
                                                       Unless we have stated that a service or facility is    the time of travel. We reserve the right to alter
 holiday price with a nil flight supplement. Most                                                                                                                    Pre-book your airport parking and save time &
                                                       ‘free’ in our accommodation descriptions, you          prices and introduce fuel supplements where
 other flights carry a supplement, and this must                                                                                                                     money. Thomas Cook has negotiated
                                                       may be asked to pay a charge. Here are a few           changes in fuel costs occur. Furthermore,
 be added to the basic price.                                                                                                                                        competitive rates for on-site or off-site parking
                                                       examples of what you might expect to pay for           although we have included in our prices an extra
•Air passenger duty (APD), UK airport taxes            locally, but always check first as there may be                                                               at 26 UK airports with Holiday Extras. Prices
                                                                                                              charge to cover aviation, security, aircraft
 and security charges - all prices include current     others.                                                                                                       include complimentary transfers where the
                                                                                                              insurance and other associated costs, you should
 government APD. From 1 November 2009,                                                                                                                               airport terminal is not within walking distance.
                                                       • Property owners may charge guests to use sun         be aware that these charges and costs may
 destinations will be categorised into four                                                                                                                          MEET AND GREET PARKING SERVICE
                                                         loungers / parasols around swimming pools and        change between the date of publication of this
 geographical bands based on distance from
                                                         on private beaches, this is particularly common      brochure and the time of travel. Since all these       Save time at the Airport Terminal by being met
 London. Each band will have two rates, one for
                                                         in the south of France.                              costs are beyond our control and subject to            by a Holiday Extras representative on both your
 standard class of travel and one for other
                                                                                                              further changes, we reserve the right to pass on       departure and return from/to the UK. Your car
 classes of travel. The rates are subject to           • Daily car parking charge at some
                                                                                                              any additional charges to you and they will be         will then be taken to a secure car park nearby
 change and are published on the HM Revenue &            hotels/apartments.
                                                                                                              added and shown separately at the time of              and returned to the Terminal at the end our your
 Customs website - visit www.hmrc.gov.uk. Our          • Entertainment and activities away from your          booking. We reserve the right to change prices,        holiday.
 prices may go up or down if APD rates change            accommodation.                                       prices can go up or down. Please note that
 after publication of this brochure".                                                                                                                                UK AIRPORT LOUNGES
                                                       • Highchairs, cots, hotel run Children’s Clubs and     prices we show for Scheduled flights are based
•On scheduled airlines your baggage allowance            meals for infants.                                   upon the lowest fare available. The airlines will      Relax in an Airport Executive Lounge and start
 will be shown on your ticket. Baggage                                                                        limit the number of seats available at these           your holiday in comfort where you will enjoy a
 allowances vary according to the airline, so          • Meals and beverages from restaurants and bars        prices by flight and date of travel. If the price      choice of soft drinks, tea, coffee, alcoholic
 always check before you travel. On charter              at your accommodation.                               shown in the brochure is not available when you        beverages (excluding champagne), snacks,
 flights the luggage allowance is a minimum of         • Safety deposit facilities, room service, mini-bar,   book, we will offer you the next best seat price.      newspapers and magazines. Generally not
 15kg excluding infants. Additional luggage              TV/ satellite TV, telephone calls, air-              Please therefore check carefully the total             available to families with children under the age
 allowance may be available at a supplement              conditioning and sea views.                          costing, including any additional charges, with us     of 12.
 payable at the time of booking.                                                                              or your agent before you book.
                                                       • Facilities and equipment such as spas,                                                                       For further information and to book call 0871
•Aviation Fuel Costs - known at the time of              whirlpools, indoor pools, sauna, table tennis,       SURCHARGES                                                360 2017 or visit www.thomascook.com
 booking (see Extra Charges - before booking).           billiards and darts and other sporting               We reserve the right to surcharge - please refer          and click on 'Extras’, then ‘Airport Parking'.
•In flight meals - an in flight meal is included in      equipment.                                           to the Booking Conditions for details.
 the brochure price of your holiday.                   CHILD REDUCTION                                        PROMOTIONAL PUBLICATIONS
•Return Transport between your destination             Children prices will be calculated to include          On occasions, we may make special offers on
 airport and accommodation in resort is                reduced travel prices and accommodation                holidays at properties which are featured in this
 included. This will be in the form of a mini bus      discounts where applicable. Where children             brochure. These special offers may for example
 or coach transfer unless otherwise specified in       receive a discount, your travel advisor will           be made in a series of one-off or promotional
 the accommodation description or confirmed            calculate the best possible rate for you. We do        publications. The special offer packages may not
 on your invoice.                                      not offer standardised child discounts.                be identical to the packages featured in this
                                                                                                              brochure. For example, the special offer package
                                                                                                              may not include airport-resort transfers or

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                                                                                                                                                                         SIGNATURE
Holiday
Information

BEFORE YOU GO                                                 Biting insects (including mosquitoes) are                 without the correct documentation may be                 ratings are given by the authorities in the
                                                              common in many countries, and they can spread             refused carriage by the airline or entry into any        country, and do tend to give a fair impression of
TROPICAL TRAVEL TIPS                                          disease. Insect repellents, especially those              country. Where entry is refused, fines or other          relative standards within that country. However,
                                                              containing DEET, can be useful in helping to              financial penalty will be imposed on or by the           different countries have different standards, so
Before you set off on your holiday you will need
                                                              prevent bites. You can also reduce the risk of            airline and the passenger(s) concerned will be           don’t assume that a 3-star hotel in one country
to take the recommended health precautions.
                                                              bites by wearing clothes that cover your skin,            required to immediately return to their country          is equivalent to a 3-star hotel in another. Our
Please be aware that certain destinations require
                                                              including your arms and legs, especially during           of departure. Any passenger who travels without          universal ratings system is based on the views
visas.
                                                              the evening and at night.                                 the required passport/visa/other documentation           (at the time of publication) of senior managers
WEATHER HAZARDS                                               If you are visiting an European Union (EU)                is solely responsible for and must immediately           both in the UK & overseas.
Sun: The sun should be treated with respect –                 country you should obtain a European Health               pay all fines, surcharges, other financial penalty,      TOUR ITINERARY
the more so the closer you get to the tropics,                Insurance Card (EHIC) and take it with you when           costs (including the cost of their immediate
                                                                                                                        return flight) and any other sums of any                 All our tours are, by their very nature, complex
and especially in the winter, when your skin’s                you travel. The EHIC can be obtained free of
                                                                                                                        description which are incurred or imposed by the         and include services from many different airlines,
completely unprepared. Make sure you take                     charge by completing an application form
                                                                                                                        airline or incurred by ourselves. This will be the       hotels and ground transportation companies.
enough sun lotion with you – it can be hard to                available from main Post Offices and from
                                                                                                                        case regardless of whether the lack of correct           Due to the demand for these services, it is not
find locally – use it, and go easy on the                     www.dh.gov.uk/travellers. Please note, the EHIC
                                                                                                                        documentation is spotted at the departure                always possible to guarantee particular airlines,
sunbathing, particularly in the first few days.               is in addition to Travel Insurance, not instead of
                                                                                                                        airport. We can accept no liability in this              flights, aircraft, ferries, trains and/or the hotels
Watch out for signs of burning, heat exhaustion               it.
                                                                                                                        situation and no compensation, expenses, refund          featured on a particular itinerary or departure
or sunstroke (reddening skin, sleepy, dizziness,
                                                              TRAVEL ADVICE                                             or other sum will be paid.                               date. It is with this in mind that we reserve the
headaches) and make sure you drink lots of
                                                              The Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice                                                                         right to change any of the listed services and, if
(non-alcoholic) fluids to avoid dehydration.                                                                            Validity: A valid passport is essential when you
                                                              Unit issues and frequently updates advice for                                                                      necessary, even modify the itinerary itself
Weather & Natural Disasters: Destinations                                                                               travel abroad. Although your passport has been           without prior notice. Where any alteration
                                                              those travelling outside the UK. The advice               issued for 10 years (5 years for children) you
featured in this brochure may be affected by                                                                                                                                     significantly changes your tour itinerary or tour
                                                              includes general warnings and specific                    should note that some overseas countries have
weather patterns such as tropical storms,                                                                                                                                        dates, we will always make every effort to give
                                                              information for the benefit of travellers. Ask your       an immigration requirement for a passport to
monsoons, hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons,                                                                                                                                        as much advance notification as possible.
                                                              travel agent for details of any current advice for        remain valid for a minimum period after the date
flooding and also seismic activity causing
                                                              the country or countries which you plan to visit          of entry to that country (typically 6 months). If        Changes to tours may also be necessary once
earthquakes and tidal waves. Its not possible for
                                                              when you book your holiday. You are also                  your passport is in its final year of validity, you      the tour has commenced, changes may include
us to publish detailed information on weather
                                                              advised to check this information before you go           are advised to check the requirements of the             the sequence of visits being altered according to
patterns for each destination in our brochure,
                                                              by accessing the latest Travel Advice on                  destination before you make your final travel            local conditions.
and weather advice can frequently change, we
                                                              www.fco.gov.uk, alternatively email                       plans.
recommend you check the latest FCO Travel                                                                                                                                        GLOSSARY OF TERMS
                                                              traveladvicepublicenquiries@fco.gov.uk or
Advice for your destination. Visit                                                                                      Names: At the time of booking please ensure
                                                              telephone the Foreign Office Travel Advice Unit
www.fco.gov.uk/travel for information.                                                                                  you supply your first name and surname, (as              ACCOMMODATION & ROOM TYPES
                                                              on 0845 850 2829.
When a storm or natural disaster occurs, travel                                                                         they appear on your passport) as both of these
                                                              DISABLED TRAVELLERS                                                                                                When we mention room types in our brochure,
and accommodation arrangements may be                                                                                   must be stated on your flight ticket. This will
                                                                                                                                                                                 in most cases you can expect to receive a room
significantly disrupted. It is extremely difficult to         The majority of overseas accommodation,                   reduce confusion and delays at check-in. It is
                                                                                                                                                                                 similar to that described below. Please note
predict with accuracy the actual path, duration               overseas transport (including transfers) and other        anticipated that customers could face more
                                                                                                                                                                                 however that whilst room categories in different
or effect severe weather patterns and seismic                 holiday services provided overseas are not                queries and delays as more countries introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                 hotels may have the same or similar names, the
activity may have and the effects of actual or                equipped to cater for the needs of many                   Advance Passenger Information systems. You
                                                                                                                                                                                 criteria for their classification is likely to differ, as
threatened bad weather and natural disasters are              disabled holidaymakers. Furthermore the natural           may not be able to travel and insurance may be
                                                                                                                                                                                 these are the names the hotels use and they do
beyond our control (please refer to our booking               terrain and the layout of some resorts can                invalid if the name on your passport and travel
                                                                                                                                                                                 not have standard definitions. We do not always
conditions, section “Circumstances Beyond Our                 sometimes make life difficult for wheelchair              documents don’t match.
                                                                                                                                                                                 sell all room types at all hotels. When you make
Control" for details of our responsibility to you in          users.                                                    If, after booking a holiday but before travelling,       a booking we will pass on the details of the
these circumstances).                                         It is therefore important, if you have any                any member of your party changes their name,             room type you have selected to the hotelier, but
If a storm or natural disaster is forecast to affect          disability, that the appropriate enquiries are            e.g. as a result of getting married, we must be          it may not always be possible for them to
one of our destinations, we work with local and               made about the suitability of particular                  notified immediately so that we can make the             provide a room type/configuration exactly as
international authorities, our Health and Safety              accommodation, resorts, transport and services,           necessary changes to your holiday                        booked. The following sections provide some
/ resort teams and local agents to try to                     and that you are fully satisfied you have made            documentation.                                           additional information on accommodation and
minimise disruption and keep you well informed.               the correct choice before you book and confirm            Children: are required to have their own                 room types.
It may be that an evacuation of your resort, or a             your holiday. Please note: if special arrangements        passport.                                                HOTELS AND HOTEL ROOMS
delay or cancellation of your flight to or from               need to be made for you an extra charge may
                                                              have to be levied. We cannot be held responsible          CURRENCY & MONEY                                         The term ‘hotel’ is used to describe various types
the resort may be necessary. In the event of
changes to your holiday due to actual or                      if you fail to tell us about special                      We recommend the purchase of travellers                  of accommodation and does not necessarily
threatened bad weather, we are not able to offer              needs/requirements that will affect your holiday          cheques for the bulk of your holiday money, with         distinguish between local classifications such as
any compensation.                                             experience and this means we will not                     a small amount of local currency for initial             ‘aparthotel’, ‘holiday village’, ‘holiday complex’.
                                                              compensate you.                                           sundry items. Major credit cards are also widely         Hotel/Motel chains: sometimes hotels change
Climate Information: In some of our resort                                                                                                                                       the name of the chain through which they are
                                                              If you require help/assistance on your flight or at       accepted in all the destinations in this brochure.
pages in our brochures, we include general                                                                                                                                       marketed (e.g. Howard Johnson). If such a
                                                              your departure airport, please inform us at the           In some cases local currencies may have to be
climate information. Where this is shown this is                                                                                                                                 change occurs at your hotel you will only be
                                                              earliest opportunity. We will pass on your                purchased after arrival or there may be
usually based on information from the Met                                                                                                                                        advised if we believe it involves a significant
                                                              requirements to the relevant airport / airline.           restrictions on the amount you are permitted to
Office for a major city or airport in the area, but                                                                                                                              change in facilities or standards.
                                                                                                                        buy in advance. We suggest you contact your
this can be some distance from specific cities                For customers who require support or advice               Travel Agent for details.                                ROOM INFORMATION
and resorts we feature. The information is                    prior to booking, ask your travel agent to contact
subject to change and you should monitor the                  us, or if you have booked direct please contact           HOW TO CONTACT THE PASSPORT                              • Twin and Double Rooms - a ‘Twin’ is a room
latest local and international weather updates                our Special Needs Team on 0800 107 3409. This             SERVICE                                                    with two single beds and a ‘Double’ is a room
issued by the Met Office and available on their               is a dedicated number for special needs enquiries         General passport enquiries should be directed to           with a double bed. A double bed may be two
website: www.metoffice.gov.uk.                                and we are unable to transfer calls to other              the Identity and Passport Service. Please visit            single beds with double bedding.
HEALTH PRECAUTIONS                                            departments.                                              their website: www.ips.gov.uk or telephone: 0870         • Single Rooms - a ‘Single’ or ‘Twin for sole use’
                                                              PASSPORTS & VISAS                                         521 0410.                                                  is a room with one or two single beds.
Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary
worldwide. You should take health advice about                The following information applies to British              Apply early: If you need to apply for a passport         • Rooms sleeping up to 4 people - some hotels
your specific needs as early as possible. Sources             Citizen’s holding a UK passport issued in the UK.         or renew an expired passport, you should do so             have rooms that sleep up to 4 people. Room
of information include; www.fco.gov.uk,                       Non-British Citizen passport holders or British           well in advance of travel and at least four weeks          layout may consist of up to 4 separate beds or
www.hpa.org.uk and www.nathnac.org.uk your                    Citizens holding a UK Passport issued abroad              before. (If you are 16 or over and have never had          a combination of double, twin, camp beds, sofa
General Practitioner or a specialist clinic. Please           should contact the appropriate consulate or               a passport in your own name, you should apply              beds or rollaway beds. In some hotels 3rd and
note you are strongly advised against scuba                   embassy for clarification.                                for one at least six weeks before your holiday.            4th beds may be only suitable for a child, but
diving for 24 hours before travelling by air.                                                                           The UK passport service has to confirm your                in other hotels there may be a reduction
                                                              Please note, both passport and visa regulations           identity before issuing your first passport and            available if 4 adults share the room (see price
Whilst many Western European and North                        can change and you should therefore check with            will ask you to attend an interview in order to            panel for details). Rooms for up to 4 persons
American destinations currently have no                       your travel agent or the relevant embassy well in         protect your identity). Visit www.ips.gov.uk               may not be any larger than standard twin or
compulsory inoculation requirements, advice                   advance of travel. It can often take some time to
about destinations can change. Customers                                                                                                                                           double rooms so space is likely to limited and
travelling to worldwide destinations are
                                                              obtain a visa, so you are advised to apply in             YOUR ACCOMMODATION                                         the room may be cramped. Where rooms do
                                                              plenty of time.                                                                                                      accept extra beds, some hotels may require an
recommended to seek advice from the sources                                                                             Accommodation can, at times, have a lively
mentioned above and, where recommended,                       Your responsibility: It is the responsibility of                                                                     additional local charge to be paid which can
                                                                                                                        atmosphere, and facilities and entertainment               vary by destination, please ask for details when
obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection                 passengers to ensure they have valid, acceptable
                                                                                                                        may vary according to the mix and ages of                  you book. In most cases extra beds for
against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A,                   passports and any required visa or any other
                                                                                                                        guests in residence.                                       children are only suitable for children aged 12
Polio,Typhoid and Dengue Fever. In some cases,                documentation for the travel they are to
treatments for Malaria should begin well in                   undertake - you must be able to meet the entry            OFFICIAL RATINGS & OUR RATINGS                             and under. Though we will do our best to help,
advance of travel.                                            requirements for both your final destinations             Ratings systems are an attempt to give a guide             please note that we cannot guarantee the
                                                              and any stop-off points en-route. Passengers              to the overall quality of properties. The official         room configuration or type of beds that you
                                                                                                                                                                                   will be provided with.


Country                             Visa Requirements for                                              Passport Validity                       Arrival Tax               Departure Tax                            Tourist Board/
                                    British Passport Holders                                                                                                                                                      Embassy

Egypt                             US$18 (for up to 30 days) Arrange prior to travel or on arrival      6 months beyond period of stay            No                      No                                     020 7493 5283

Jordan                            US$15. Travel under Group Visa permitted for selected Tours.         6 months beyond period of stay            No                      No                                     020 7937 3685
                                  Please contact us for details
Morocco                           Not required for a stay of up to three months                        6 months beyond period of stay            No                      No                                     020 7581 5001



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• Suites/Junior Suites/Villas: A Suite and Junior       conditioning. This means it is operated at the          • Behaviour - both ourselves and each of the All       SAFETY & HYGIENE
  Suite usually contain a lounge/living area. A         discretion of the management, both in bedrooms            Inclusive hotels reserve the right to withdraw
                                                                                                                                                                       Your health and safety is of paramount concern
  Suite is likely to contain a separate sleeping        and public areas. In such cases air conditioning          the identification facility of any guest(s) whose
                                                                                                                                                                       to us, especially if children are involved. In
  area whereas a Junior Suite the sleeping area         may be restricted to particular times of the day          behaviour, or whose child/children’s behaviour
                                                                                                                                                                       addition to monitoring the hygiene and safety
  may not be completely separate. Room                  and to the hottest months of the summer. It               is such that it is, in the opinion of the
                                                                                                                                                                       standards in all the hotel and apartments that
  layouts can vary by destination. Our                  may be that only cool air is provided, not                management, detrimental to the enjoyment of
                                                                                                                                                                       we use, it is appropriate that we bring to your
  descriptions of Suites/Junior Suites and Villas       necessarily warm air as well. There may be a              the other guests.
                                                                                                                                                                       attention the need for you to be careful and to
  usually state the number of persons who can           local charge for air conditioning in some rooms.        • Alcohol - Having drinks freely available             take necessary precautions whilst overseas and
  occupy the room type (e.g. 2-4 persons). If           ACCOMMODATION MAINTENANCE                                 throughout the day can be a temptation to            we need your help and cooperation with this.
  there are less than the maximum number of                                                                       over-indulge. Please therefore consider your
                                                        Certain accommodation featured in this                                                                         We would ask you to pay close attention to the
  persons in your own party, the room type may                                                                    fellow guests (and your own health!) while
                                                        brochure is operational all year round. From time                                                              following information, together with any other
  contain less than the maximum number of                                                                         bearing in mind that hotel management’s have
                                                        to time it will be necessary for certain facilities                                                            information we, our agents or suppliers, provide
  beds. Children paying less than the full cost do                                                                every right to refuse service to guests they
                                                        to be withdrawn for general maintenance                                                                        to you before you go, during your flight and
  not count towards occupancy of the                                                                              believe to be intoxicated or under age (in
                                                        purposes. Water and electricity supplies may be                                                                when you arrive in your destination and at your
  suites/junior suites or villas.                                                                                 accordance with local law).
                                                        interrupted whilst this essential maintenance is                                                               hotel. It is most important that you familiarise
• Views: if you would like a specific view, please      undertaken.                                             • Bottled mineral water - in some All Inclusive        yourself with this information and any other
  be aware that rooms described as having a pool                                                                  hotels bottled mineral water does not form           information you are given or on display, because
  or sea view may not have a full pool or full sea      OTHER GUESTS                                                                                                   not only do we want you to have a great holiday
                                                                                                                  part of the ‘unlimited soft drinks service’.
  view because of plants or buildings blocking the      We do not have exclusive use of all properties                                                                 but we want you to have a safe holiday.
  view.                                                 featured in this brochure. It is possible, therefore,   • Locally sourced drinks / snacks - The included
                                                                                                                  facilities and services are clearly stated in the    Swimming pools and water features: some of
SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS                                      that there may be guests from other countries                                                                  our hotels and apartments welcome local people
                                                        and of mixed age groups at your                           ‘All Inclusive / Features/Option’ section. Drinks
If a single person occupies a double room they                                                                    included are generally only locally produced         and other holidaymakers not residing at the
                                                        accommodation.                                                                                                 property to use the swimming pool and facilities
will usually be asked to pay extra (a single                                                                      brands; cocktails, international and premium
supplement). Hotels price their rooms as                Many hotels we feature do operate corporate               brands and fruit juices are not available unless     within the accommodation. This can lead to pool
doubles and they do not reduce the rates if they        conference facilities and there may be occasions          stated. Whilst we endeavour to provide locally       areas becoming busy at times, for example
are occupied by a single person. The costs to the       where business meetings are taking place during           produced bottled mineral water as part of the        sunbathing space and available sunloungers may
hotel of providing the room – heating, lighting,        your stay.                                                ‘unlimited soft drinks service’ at our All           become limited. Please make use of the pool
cleaning etc. are the same regardless of how                                                                      Inclusive properties, this service cannot be         shower facilities before swimming - this helps to
                                                        TV CHANNELS                                                                                                    prevent any potential infections and helps to
many people occupy that room.                                                                                     guaranteed. The type and variety of snacks
                                                        As many hotels we feature have satellite TV               served (between meal times) will vary between        keep the pool clean.
Hotel design may mean that single rooms are             shown in rooms, we recommend that you use
smaller and may have different facilities to                                                                      hotels and resorts, and may be of a more             Every pool is different and most hotels /
                                                        the same care and supervision with children               traditional / local variety.
standard rooms. While there is normally a                                                                                                                              apartments do not employ life guards, so you are
                                                        watching TV, as you would at home. Some
supplement for these rooms the overall cost will                                                                • What’s Not Included - any additional facilities      strongly recommended to familiarise yourself
                                                        channels may be of an adult nature. There may
usually be less than when a single person                                                                         or services available may incur a charge.            with the pool layout, identifying the deep and
                                                        also be limited numbers of English-speaking
occupies a double room.                                                                                           Consequently, not all bars/restaurants are           shallow ends before using. Do not use the pool
                                                        channels.
                                                                                                                  available free of charge.                            after dark or when the pool is closed, even if the
The prices we charge reflect the costs of under         INFANTS                                                                                                        pool has underwater lights. You should never
occupancy of the rooms contracted to us by the                                                                  • Coming home - most hotels remove access to           swim when you have been drinking alcohol.
hotel, we do not mark up these supplements.             See also ‘Carriage of infants’ under ‘Flights’.           All Inclusive facilities, including food and drink   Whilst some of our hotels and apartments have
MEAL SERVICE                                            Please note that in each accommodation                    at the time of checkout, which is generally 12       water features, such as slides or flumes, which
                                                        description we state the maximum number of                noon on the day of departure.                        may appear in our photography, generally we do
Providing meals from a self-service buffet is           occupants a room or apartment can                       ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS                               not recommend these are used. It is possible
popular in hotels. We include the most up-to-           accommodate; this number can include ONE                FACILITIES AT YOUR ACCOMMODATION                       such features may have been replaced or
date information we have about meal service in          infant unless otherwise stated. If you need to                                                                 removed since the photography was taken.
our accommodation descriptions, but                     book more than one infant into a room, please           These differ from hotel to hotel, so please read
occasionally arrangements will change. Breakfast        contact us before booking, as enquiries will need       the descriptions carefully.                            Overseas Safety Standards: Although the
will be of the ‘continental’ type unless stated         to be made with the hotel/apartment manager.                                                                   accommodation featured does operate to its
                                                                                                                A charge may be made locally for entertainment
otherwise. In certain properties, extended or                                                                                                                          own country’s standards, regrettably the safety
                                                        For any bookings made which exceed this stated          and the use of some hotel facilities where these
‘English’ type breakfasts are available and may                                                                                                                        standards and regulations overseas may not be
                                                        maximum and for which we are advised cannot             are not included in an all inclusive/full board
be at an extra charge. Many properties are not                                                                                                                         of the same level that we enjoy in the UK. For
                                                        be accommodated, we reserve the right to pass           plus package.
necessarily used to catering for special diets and                                                                                                                     instance, the design and height of balconies may
therefore if you have particular or specific            on the cost of any additional/different                 Not all hotels provide entertainment, and the          differ. The setting and enforcement of local
requirements, you may find that the choice is           rooms/apartments required to accommodate                quality at those that do will vary.                    regulations is a matter for the Authorities of the
limited. As a matter of courtesy to fellow guests,      the booking.                                                                                                   country and the foreign supplier of the services
                                                                                                                Outdoor sports and facilities are subject to
property owners may require diners to wear long         There may be a charge locally for infants for use       weather conditions permitting (e.g. watersports,       concerned. We are working with hoteliers to
trousers whilst dining in their restaurants. If this    of services or facilities in the accommodation.         outdoor bars etc).                                     improve standards wherever possible. You should
is a concern then please telephone to check for                                                                                                                        familiarise yourself with fire procedures,
                                                        HOTEL-RUN KIDS CLUBS                                    All sports and leisure activities are naturally        including emergency exits in your
your individual property’s details. Wherever more
than one restaurant is advertised, meals for bed        Standards and facilities at kids club's featured in     subject to availability. The hotel may have a          accommodation, the swimming pool(s) area and
& breakfast, half board, full board and All-            this brochure may vary. We are unable to accept         system restricting the number of times and             any unfamiliar cooking appliances. If in doubt,
Inclusive guests will be taken at the main              responsibility for or give any guarantee for the        hours of use of certain facilities to ensure all       ask your representative or an appropriate
restaurant (usually buffet-style), unless               standard of the facilities and qualifications of        customers can enjoy them. Whenever we are              member of staff.
otherwise stated. Where meals can be taken at           personnel at hotel run clubs. Kids club(s) may          aware of this it is clearly stated. You may be
                                                                                                                required to pay a deposit for some sports or           Children: Children must be supervised by you at
alternative restaurants, a reservation is usually       not meet standards of similar facilities in the UK
                                                                                                                leisure facilities, which will be refunded upon the    all times, especially near water, on balconies or
required.                                               and Guests are strongly advised to remember
                                                                                                                return of the undamaged equipment. Some                in unfamiliar buildings and surroundings.
                                                        that local standards and requirements in respect
HOW MANY NIGHTS ARE SPENT IN                            of such clubs may differ overseas and so you            hotels may have additional conditions before           Stomach Upsets: It is still a relatively common
YOUR ACCOMMODATION?                                     must ensure that you are completely satisfied           refunding the deposit (e.g. not to exceed the          occurrence to suffer gastric illness when
Your accommodation is usually reserved for you          with the facilities and staff providing this service    time limit of usage). If applicable, guests will be    travelling abroad and being exposed to a
from 1200 noon (from 4pm in some areas) on              before you enrol your child or children into the        informed on arrival.                                   different environment. There are many ways you
the day of your departure from the UK. However,         club and into the clubs' care.                          For safety reasons guests could be denied the          can reduce the possibility of being affected, such
at some larger hotels, delays may occur with                                                                    use of sporting equipment if the hotel’s sporting      as, not eating undercooked food, avoiding ice in
                                                        ALL INCLUSIVE HOLIDAYS                                                                                         drinks, ensuring you drink plenty of bottled water
check-in whilst your room is prepared for you.                                                                  instructor feels they are not competent. In most
For night flights departing between 0001 and            To help you choose your All Inclusive holiday we        cases relevant instruction is available but may        and avoid over exposure to the sun.
0400 hours, the day of departure is deemed to           have highlighted what activities and facilities are     incur a cost.                                          Out and About: Due to rough terrain and uneven
be the previous day. In some cases, depending on        usually included with each accommodation. This
                                                                                                                Age and height restrictions may be applied by          surfaces, we recommend that you are extra
your flight times, you may arrive in the early          is based on information we have received from
                                                                                                                the hotel for certain activities and facilities.       careful and vigilant when visiting temples and
hours or during the course of the morning. Your         the hotel management, often dictated by the
                                                                                                                These are applied locally for the wellbeing of all     other sites of interest and when crossing roads.
accommodation should be immediately available           properties current seasons All Inclusive package.
                                                                                                                customers and full details will be supplied when       Crimes against people and property are a fact of
to you, and in this case this is classed as the first   Please allow for some facilities or activities to be
                                                                                                                you arrive at your accommodation. For safety           life throughout the world and you have the same
night of your holiday. Rooms are normally               altered or substituted when you travel though, as
                                                                                                                reasons some sports are not available to younger       responsibility for your own safety as you do at
vacated at the internationally recognised time of       hotels do regularly review and update what they
                                                                                                                children or children without adult supervision         home. In some places the local police may not
12 noon on the last day of the holiday. However,        offer as All Inclusive.
                                                                                                                                                                       be very cooperative or interested when you
there are some areas where a 10am vacating              WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR ALL                              WATERSPORTS & SPORTING ACTIVITIES                      report a theft or need insurance confirmation so
time is operated. On occasions there may be             INCLUSIVE                                                                                                      always take care of your property. It is
                                                                                                                We refer to a number of watersports and other
several hours to wait before the departure of                                                                                                                          recommended not to approach cats and dogs
                                                        All Inclusive holidays offer every opportunity for      sporting activities within the brochure, most of
your flight home. In such cases a room may be                                                                                                                          and other animals as these may carry the rabies
                                                        relaxing, taking part in sports and games and           these are neither owned or operated by Thomas
made available for changing and storing luggage.                                                                                                                       disease which can be passed on through bites
                                                        generally enjoying yourself. However, as with           Cook and we cannot guarantee that they are
Sometimes hotels will let you keep your room                                                                                                                           and scratches. Please exercise caution before
                                                        everything in life there are some simple rules,         maintained or operated with the customer's
but they are entitled to make a charge. This is                                                                                                                        entering the sea as the seabed is not even and
                                                        which will help you in achieving this aim.              safety in mind.
not normally possible with apartments. If you                                                                                                                          changes in depth. The sea is capable of springing
are on Half Board, Full Board or All Inclusive it is    • Identification - When you arrive at your hotel        We would ask that you take all reasonable
                                                                                                                                                                       surprises and we have not inspected the beach
possible that you may lose a meal owing to your           you are likely to be provided with some form of       precautions to protect yourself and your party
                                                                                                                                                                       or seabed for its safety.
own particular flight times.                              identification (it may be a card, necklace,           whilst on holiday and would recommend that
                                                          bracelet etc), which will have to be shown            you only use companies who demonstrate good
AIR CONDITIONING                                                                                                safety practices. You should ensure watersports
                                                          when ordering drinks, meals and other included
Some properties have individual air conditioners          facilities. Ensure you take care of this, as a        and other similar sporting activities you wish to
located in either the bedroom or the living area,         penalty charge is likely to be imposed if lost.       take part in are covered by your own holiday
allowing you to adjust the atmosphere to your                                                                   insurance. Some activities/watersports may be
own liking. In some descriptions we have                                                                        considered to be hazardous pursuits by some
indicated that there is centrally-controlled air                                                                insurance companies.

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Holiday
Information

YOUR RESORT                                             In Muslim countries, dates of religious feasts and     GENERAL INFORMATION                                   YOUR FLIGHT
                                                        festivals are fixed by local sightings of the moon
OUR SERVICE                                             so we cannot work out when they will be                PHOTOGRAPHY                                           CHARTER & SCHEDULED FLIGHTS
                                                        beforehand. Ramadan, which is observed for one
At Thomas Cook, we are proud that our                                                                          Some of the atmospheric photography shown in          Charter flights are regular but generally not daily
                                                        month each year, is a period of fasting when the
Representatives are the best in the business.                                                                  conjunction with particular accommodation and         flights and are organised by tour operators,
                                                        pace of life is slower, public areas are busier, and
They are thoroughly trained in making sure that                                                                resorts advertised in this brochure (e.g. kids        whereas Scheduled flights are based on pre-
                                                        there are certain restrictions. For example,
you have a great holiday, added to which they                                                                  playing on a beach or close-up in a pool) was         determined schedules set by airlines. Charter
                                                        consuming food in public, drinking alcohol and
are local experts and their knowledge is at your                                                               shot on location and not at the accommodation         flights usually operate directly from the
                                                        use of restaurants. Ramadan is expected to run
disposal.                                                                                                      or resort concerned.                                  departure location to the destination without
                                                        for a month from 21 August 2010. Also, the
For holidays which include the services of our                                                                 WEBSITES                                              any intermediate stops so can be the quickest
                                                        Muslim New Year is different to the Christian one
Representatives they make frequent visits to our                                                                                                                     and cheapest way to reach your destination,
                                                        and during this period many shops and                  For some suppliers featured in this brochure,
hotels and apartments. Our Representatives are                                                                                                                       usually these flights don't operate on a
                                                        restaurants may be closed.                             including hotels and apartments, for your
also trained to know when they are not wanted -                                                                                                                      previously fixed schedule. A scheduled flight may
                                                        Check out the FCO travel advice on                     information we have shown their own website           have intermediate stops or require connecting
so if you want to do your own thing while you’re                                                               address. The inclusion of such a website address
                                                        www.fco.gov.uk for more information on specific                                                              flights and some scheduled airlines work in
on holiday they’ll be perfectly happy to leave                                                                 does not indicate any recommendation or
                                                        countries and the possible impact of holidays                                                                partnership with other airlines to give more
you alone.                                                                                                     approval by Thomas Cook for any service
                                                        and events. You will also find information on the                                                            choice and better onward connections. Whilst
It is our Representatives’ all-round dedication to      website of the relevant British Embassy.               advertised on such a website. Thomas Cook             the flight information included in brochures is as
delivering the best holiday ever, that makes                                                                   makes no guarantee or promise regarding the           accurate as possible at the time the brochure is
                                                        SMOKING
Thomas Cook one of the country’s top holiday                                                                   accuracy of any information contained on such         printed, tour operators and airlines do regularly
companies.                                              Restrictive legislation against smoking is             websites or about the standard and suitability of     review flight arrangements to ensure flights
                                                        increasingly common in destinations worldwide.         such services. Except as provided for in our          serve customers in the best possible way. This
If you do not have the services of our
                                                        You may find that your hotel or areas within           Booking Conditions in connection with services        occasionally does cause disruption and changes
Representative, you can rest assured in the
                                                        your hotel and holiday resort operate enforced         booked by you as part of the holiday package          to flight times - where significant, these changes
knowledge that our UK Duty Office staff are
                                                        smoking restrictions. To find out more visit the       purchased in the UK, we shall not be liable for       will be advised to you before you travel.
quickly and easily contactable if you need any
                                                        FCO website www.fco.gov.uk                             any loss or damage of whatever nature which
help, advice or assistance.                                                                                                                                          PASSENGERS TRAVELLING WITH
                                                        CONDITIONS IN HOLIDAY RESORTS                          may arise as a result of material contained in
ASSISTANCE ABROAD                                                                                              such websites.                                        REDUCED MOBILITY
                                                        If there is a specific problem affecting your                                                                Making your booking
Please note that we do not have our own                                                                        DATA PROTECTION
                                                        accommodation, you should report this to the
representatives in all of our destinations, so you                                                                                                                   Passengers with reduced mobility are strongly
                                                        accommodation staff, and if necessary to our           To comply with the Data Protection Act we
may not be met on arrival. However, depending                                                                                                                        advised to contact us on 0800 1073409 before
                                                        appointed representative/local agent, who will         would like to advise you that in order to provide
on the arrangements you book with us, our                                                                                                                            making your reservation. This will enable our
                                                        do their best to help sort things out. Insects –       you with the products or services you require,
locally appointed agent, tour manager or our                                                                                                                         reservation agents to confirm availability of any
                                                        ants, mosquitoes and cockroaches for example –         the personal information you supply to us will be
suppliers (such as accommodation or transport                                                                                                                        assistance requirements prior to booking, as any
                                                        are common in hot countries. They are usually          passed to relevant trusted partners or suppliers.
providers) will be contactable and you will be                                                                                                                       changes made after booking will be subject to
                                                        harmless, and they do not mean your                    This may involve sending your details to
provided appropriate contact details for them                                                                                                                        our standard change fees. Do not hesitate to
                                                        accommodation is dirty or unhygienic, but              countries that do not have an equal level of
before you go. If you have a complaint we will                                                                                                                       contact us on 0800 1073409 for further
                                                        obviously the sight of such creatures can be off-      privacy legislation to that in the UK. Your details
need to know about it and our local Agent, Tour                                                                                                                      information, we will be pleased to answer any
                                                        putting if you are not used to seeing them. If         may also be used for improving our customer
Manager, Supplier or UK Duty Office will do their                                                                                                                    questions or queries that you may have
                                                        your hotel has an open restaurant, it may attract      service, analysis and occasionally, for the
best to solve the problem as soon as reasonably                                                                                                                      regarding assistance.
                                                        local birds, some of which might try to share          prevention of crime.
possible to minimise any inconvenience. This will
                                                        your food though hotels do their best to                                                                     People needing assistance at the airport
also help us to improve the holiday experience                                                                 We may also occasionally contact you by post
                                                        discourage them. Though frustrating, this is a
for all our customers.                                                                                         or telephone to update you about great offers,        If you are a wheelchair user or have reduced
                                                        normal part of local life, and please don’t
There may be times when our Local Agent, Tour                                                                  products and services from Thomas Cook group          mobility, you need to call us on 0800 1073409
                                                        encourage birds by feeding them. Please also
Manager, Supplier or our UK Duty Office is                                                                     companies and carefully selected third parties.       prior to booking, to request assistance service at
                                                        refrain from feeding any other wildlife.
unable to solve a particular problem                                                                           Should you not wish to receive such information,      airports. If you do not request this in advance we
                                                        Noise - Some resorts are within built-up areas or      please advise one of our sales consultants.           cannot guarantee that this service will be
immediately. While appreciating that this may
                                                        other places where noise is common. Noise may                                                                available, as there is a limit on the number of
be upsetting for you, (Thomas Cook Signature)
                                                        be audible from road traffic or aircraft (if you are
                                                                                                               ABTA - THE TRAVEL ASSOCIATION
does expect you to behave in a reasonable                                                                                                                            passengers with reduced mobility and the
                                                        near a flight path). Noise is also often caused by     Thomas Cook Scheduled Tour Operations are             number of wheelchairs we are able to assist on
manner towards our staff. Consequently, should                                                                 members of ABTA with membership number
                                                        birds and local wildlife, and by local activity such                                                         the day with no pre-notification. The airport will
any customer act in a threatening or                                                                           V2185. ABTA and ABTA members help
                                                        as speedboats, calls to prayer and customs (for                                                              signpost designated points for passengers with
intimidatory manner towards (Thomas Cook                                                                       holidaymakers to get the most from their travel
                                                        example, festivals and religious celebrations), and                                                          reduced mobility.
Signature) staff or appointed agents, we shall                                                                 and assist them when things do not go according
                                                        is often part of the travel experience.
have no hesitation in taking appropriate legal                                                                 to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high            Wheelchair users
measures.                                               DRIVING
                                                                                                               standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of          If you have your own wheelchair, this will be
RESORTS                                                 Laws, licensing requirements and age limits vary       Conduct. For further information about ABTA,          carried free of charge in addition to your normal
                                                        throughout the world. We recommend you                 the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme        baggage allowance. Since a wheelchair is carried
In low season, resorts can be quiet with some
                                                        check with your travel agent, or the relevant          available to you if you have a complaint, contact     in the hold and collected in the baggage reclaim
facilities in limited supply, whereas in high
                                                        embassy or consulate.                                  ABTA, 30 Park Street London SE1 9EQ Tel: 0203         area, we advise that it is adequately insured
season the resort is sure to be full, with facilities
in full swing. However, there may be occasions          NILE CRUISES – IMPORTANT                               117 0500 or look at our website: www.abta.com.        against loss or damage since the airline liability
where hoteliers or providers of services withdraw       INFORMATION                                            YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION                             is limited. Electronically powered wheelchairs
a facility temporarily or otherwise due to lack of                                                                                                                   will be accepted for travel, providing that the
                                                        Due to the number of cruise boats on the Nile,         When you buy an ATOL protected air package or         general conditions for their carriage, as outlined
demand, especially at the start and end of              two or more boats may be moored side by side           flight from us you will receive a confirmation
season.                                                                                                                                                              in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, are
                                                        and you may need to walk through other boats           invoice from us ( or via our authorised agent         met. These relate to the batteries used to power
If you would like to visit particular attractions,      to reach the bank. Extra care should be taken          through which you booked) confirming your             wheelchairs. Since the batteries will remain
we recommend that you check their availability          when crossing gangplanks as certain areas may          arrangements and your protection under our Air        attached to the wheelchair, it is important that
in resort as they may have to close at short            be uneven. Nile cruise boats are on several levels     Travel Organiser’s Licence number 0606. In the        the wheelchair can be easily stored in an upright
notice because of the weather or for routine            and are therefore unsuitable for anyone with           unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will        position when collapsed for carriage. Batteries
maintenance.                                            walking difficulties.For sightseeing it advisable to   ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will      must be disconnected and the battery terminals
                                                        take plenty of bottled water and sensible              arrange to refund any money you have paid to          insulated to prevent accidental shorting.
RESORT DEVELOPMENT                                      footwear as the ground can be uneven at many           us for an advance booking. For further
Some of the destinations in this brochure are           sites, a torch for darker tombs and binoculars will    information visit the ATOL website                    Accompanying companion for reduced
still being developed and even in more                  also be useful. At some sites there may be charge      www.atol.org.uk.                                      mobility passengers
established resorts there is often a possibility of     for photography or the use of a video camera                                                                 A carer must travel with any passenger who does
building work taking place. If in our opinion this                                                             The price of your holiday includes the amount of
                                                        while flash photography is often prohibited                                                                  not meet the DFT (Department for Transport)
is likely to affect your booked accommodation,                                                                 £2.50 per person as part of the ATOL Protection
                                                        altogether to protect the monuments.                                                                         code of practice definition of self reliance. In
we will tell you at the time of booking or, if you                                                             Contribution (APC) we pay to the CAA. This
                                                        Occasionally there may be changes made to              charge is included in our advertised prices but       establishing whether someone is “self-reliant”
have already booked, you will be contacted                                                                                                                           please refer to the DFT code of practice. If you
                                                        your itinerary and excursions depending on local       will be shown separately on your confirmation
before departure if there is time. Please refer to                                                                                                                   are not self-reliant (capable of taking care of all
                                                        conditions such as the level of the Nile or cruise     invoice.
the Booking Conditions, section ‘Circumstances                                                                                                                       your physical needs independently in-flight) a
                                                        boat traffic. It may sometimes be necessary to
beyond our control’ for more information.                                                                      Where you book a package holiday from our             carer is required for travel to take care of these
                                                        substitute your chosen cruise ship with one of a
ELECTRICITY                                                                                                    brochure/website which does not include a             needs. The carer must purchase a ticket at the
                                                        similar standard of facilities. Please ring our
                                                                                                               flight, we provide security by way of a bond held     same time. A carer can travel with a maximum
Depending on your luck and location, there may          Aftersales department 0870 010 4595 for more
                                                                                                               by ABTA. If you book arrangements other than a        of 2 passengers requiring additional assistance as
be blackouts. Tolerance and patience are the            information. Tipping (baksheesh) is an accepted
                                                                                                               package holiday or a flight from us, the financial    outlined above.Due to CAA (Civil Aviation
recommended response.                                   custom in Egypt and while not compulsory, you
                                                                                                               protection above does not apply.                      Authority) regulations, any persons with reduced
                                                        will be asked to tip for almost every service and
LOCAL INFORMATION                                       the cost can mount up. Expect to budget approx.        TELEPHONE CALLS                                       mobility or any physical disability or intellectual
Please note that areas surrounding your holiday         £30 for tipping on a 7 night cruise. Tips onboard                                                            impairment cannot be allocated seats adjacent
                                                                                                               To ensure we consistently deliver excellent           to the emergency exits.
accommodation do not form part of your                  your cruise boat can be left at the end of the         customer service, telephone calls to Thomas
package holiday and have not been inspected.            cruise. Where prices are based on lower deck           Cook's UK offices are recorded.                       Visually impaired passengers
These include for example the sea, beaches,             cabins this means the bottom deck of the boat,
                                                                                                                                                                     Passengers who are blind or visually impaired
roads and mountains. You are responsible for            which is always above the water line. All decks
                                                                                                                                                                     should also please contact us on 0800 107 3409
taking reasonable care for your own safety and          above the bottom deck (including reception
                                                                                                                                                                     to make your booking. Most airlines are able to
the safety of your party.                               level) are classed as upper decks.
                                                                                                                                                                     carry guide dogs on many routes, please contact
Local events, religious festivities and public                                                                                                                       us on 0800 107 3409 and we will check full
holidays are likely to influence the provision of                                                                                                                    details with the airline.
services and facilities within the hotels and
around holiday resorts at certain times.


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                                                                                                                                                                                              Holiday
                                                                                                                                                                                          Information

The dedicated number shown is for special             Carriage of Golf Clubs/Scuba Diving                   IN FLIGHT SAFETY                                      Seat Pitch: we advise that the distance between
assistance enquiries and we are unable to             Equipment – Most airlines charge for the                                                                    the back support cushion of your flight seat and
                                                                                                            Safety: the safety and welfare of passengers is of
transfer calls to other departments.                  carriage of golf clubs and scuba diving                                                                     the back of the seat or other fixed structure in
                                                                                                            paramount importance. While we wish to create
                                                      equipment and carriage of this equipment is not                                                             front of your seat will not be less than the
                                                                                                            a genuine holiday mood, we will deny boarding
AT THE AIRPORT                                        included as part of your baggage allowance.
                                                                                                            or impose additional conditions of carriage on
                                                                                                                                                                  minimum stated in the UK Civil Aviation
                                                      Charges may also apply for the carriage of                                                                  Authority’s Airworthiness Notice No.64, issue 2
CHECK-IN                                                                                                    any passenger who:
                                                      sporting equipment, this may be payable either                                                              of the 29th October 2001 (26 inches).
The following information is designed to help         at the time of booking, or at the airport prior to    •is intoxicated and or disruptive.
                                                                                                                                                                  FLIGHT OPERATION
you complete the airport check-in process as          departure. If you are planning to take golf clubs     •found to be smoking on board our aircraft.
quickly as possible.                                  or scuba diving equipment, please ask your travel                                                           Flight timings shown in this brochure are based
                                                      agent to contact the relevant airline at the time     •makes an inappropriate remark. Inappropriate         on the 24 hour clock system. These timings,
If you fail to check in on time, the airline is                                                              remarks are considered as any comment or             however, are provisional only and will be
                                                      of booking, and they will be able to provide
entitled to refuse to allow you to board the                                                                 statement made by a person, which indicates          submitted for approval by the UK and overseas
                                                      details of prices. Your Travel Agent must also give
flight. We cannot accept responsibility if such a                                                            they may be carrying a bomb (or other such           scheduling committees, and are therefore given
                                                      details of your request to take the sporting
situation arises and, whilst we endeavour to                                                                 explosive device), a firearm or weapon               for guidance only and are subject to alteration
                                                      equipment on the ‘Special Request’ page of our
assist in making alternative travel arrangements                                                             regardless of that person’s intent or reason for     and confirmation. Our reservation system will
                                                      reservation system. If scuba diving equipment is
to your resort, any cost or loss incurred as a                                                               making the comment or statement.                     show the latest timings for your flight. The right
                                                      not pre-booked with the airlines, excess baggage
result will be your responsibility.                                                                                                                               is reserved to substitute alternative airlines
                                                      charges will be charged if the stated baggage         Although we want you to start and end your
If you fail to check in at all for your flight from   allowance is exceeded. Golf clubs and scuba           holiday on a high note, please make sure that         and/or aircraft at any time. All bookings are
the UK, we retain the right to cancel any other       diving equipment must be packed separately            you keep any drinking to a minimum before the         subject to the grant of licenses by the Civil
arrangements you have booked with us and you          from other baggage, as these may need to be           departure of your flight. We will deny boarding       Aviation Authority.
will be unable to use your return flight to the       checked at check-in. We recommend that all            to any passenger who appears to be intoxicated        FLIGHT SUPPLEMENTS
UK. No refund can be made for any unused              your sporting equipment be insured separately,        or whose behaviour we consider to be disruptive.
arrangements.                                         since more valuable or fragile items may not be                                                             These are based on a variety of factors. For
                                                                                                            Passengers that are refused travel will be
                                                      covered by your insurance.                                                                                  Charter flights, these are influenced by departure
When you arrive at the check-in desk for your                                                               responsible for arranging alternative
                                                                                                                                                                  point, time and/or date of departure and/or
flight, you will be asked for your ticket, passport   Golf Only - We advise that many courses require       transportation at their own expense.
                                                                                                                                                                  services onboard. We reserve the right to change
and baggage. If travelling in a group, please make    official proof of handicap. Car hire: we strongly     We realise that some larger passengers, due to        flight supplements from time to time.
sure all members of your party are at the desk.       advise golfers to pre-book car hire as where          their size, often find that aircraft seat width is
Once you have checked in, you can move                applicable carriage of golf clubs on transfer                                                               It is not possible to show the supplements and
                                                                                                            insufficient for their needs. For your own safety
through to the departure lounge where you will        coaches are subject to space and extra charges                                                              fares for all Scheduled Flights due the range of
                                                                                                            and comfort and that of other passengers, you
find further information, including your              may apply. Although public transport/taxis will                                                             flight options available. We can usually offer you
                                                                                                            must advise us or your travel agent at the time
departure gate number.                                probably be available from all of our                                                                       a choice of airlines and a choice of seat classes
                                                                                                            of booking if you know or are unsure as to
                                                      recommended accommodation, arrangement                                                                      or upgrade options on each airline – your travel
Important Notice: You must check-in at least 1                                                              whether the seat size on the aircraft will be
                                                      may be costly and/or time consuming.                                                                        agent will be able to confirm the current prices.
hour prior to departure, failure to do so could                                                             sufficient for your needs. If you do require
                                                                                                                                                                  Please note that prices we show for Scheduled
result in you being denied travel. Remember no        Hand Baggage: The check-in agent at the airport       additional space, then subject to availability, you
                                                                                                                                                                  flights are based upon the lowest fare available.
calls will be made for your flight so please make     will ask you to show your hand baggage. Only          can purchase more than one seat located side by
                                                                                                                                                                  The airlines will limit the number of seats
sure that you are at the departure gate no later      one item of hand baggage is permitted. If you         side or if you prefer, a wider seat in an upgraded
                                                                                                                                                                  available at these prices by flight and date of
than 45 minutes before your departure time (60        are flying with Thomas Cook Airlines, this should     class (where applicable). We regret however, that
                                                                                                                                                                  travel. If the price shown in the brochure is not
minutes for some destinations). Passengers that       not be over 5kg in weight or bigger than 43 x 28      due to additional costs incurred by us, you will
                                                                                                                                                                  available when you book, we will offer you the
are refused travel will be responsible for            x 23 cm in size. Please bear in mind that Charter     have to pay the full cost of all seats required by
                                                                                                                                                                  next best seat price.
arranging alternative transportation at their own     airlines have greater restrictions on size of hand    you, plus any upgrade supplement per seat. If
expense.                                              baggage than Scheduled airlines – please ask          you are purchasing extra seats due to your size,      For up to date supplements for your chosen
                                                      your travel agent for specific information on the     please contact us or your travel agent.               flight, please check with your travel agent before
Thomas Cook Airlines and most other carriers                                                                                                                      you book. Please note that Premium seat
permit the in-flight consumption of alcohol           airline you are flying with. The low dose X-Ray       Smoking: please note that whatever airline you
                                                      machines used at UK airports to examine hand                                                                supplements are in addition to other flight
purchased from the on-board bar service only.                                                               fly with, all UK airlines have a strict no-smoking
                                                      luggage will not affect photographic film. Hold                                                             supplements.
                                                                                                            policy throughout the aircraft.
Security: Please keep your luggage with you at        baggage is subject to a higher dose X-Ray                                                                   Flight Routing: a direct flight may touch down
all times. Never carry packages or presents for       inspection and we suggest therefore that you
                                                                                                            DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS                                  en-route for re-fuelling, or to pick up and/or
anyone else. Unattended luggage will be               pack your film in your hand luggage. Items such       Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a serious               drop off passengers. In these instances you are
removed and destroyed.                                as knives, scissors, tweezers and laser pointers      condition where blood clots develop in the deep       not normally required to disembark and the
Emergency Exit seats: Please note, for safety         may not be carried as hand luggage. These             veins of the legs. Prolonged immobility is            flight is still considered to be a direct flight. A
reasons we are unable to allocate seats on            should be carried as hold baggage only. Any such      generally thought to be the common underlying         non-direct flight may require a change of aircraft
emergency exit rows, to either disabled               items or sharp objects will be confiscated if         risk factor, and thus any travel involving            en-route while a non-stop flight will take you
passengers or children.                               packed in your hand luggage. For full details of      prolonged immobility can result in developing a       directly to your final destination airport without
                                                      items permitted on board, please check with the       DVT. A wide range of advice is available on DVT       stopping.
Pregnancy: Regulations vary from airline to           airline you are flying with.                          - you are strongly recommended to obtain
airline, but some will refuse to carry women who                                                                                                                  CODE SHARING
                                                                                                            advice that will include information on those
will be 28 weeks or more pregnant on the date         Hold Baggage: Your hold baggage must not
                                                                                                            people most at risk of DVT and how to reduce          Some airlines now work in partnership with one
of return travel. If you are in doubt, please check   exceed the stated allowance on your ticket. A
                                                                                                            risks when flying. Most passengers can reduce         another and sell seats on each other’s planes to
with the airline concerned. We recommend that         charge will be made if the stated allowance is
                                                                                                            risks through keeping circulation active by           enable more choice and better onward
you also consult your own doctor.                     exceeded. Baggage allowances range from 15kg
                                                                                                            practicing in-seat exercises, especially leg          connections. This means that your flight may be
                                                      up to 30kg. Individual items of luggage must not
Fitness to fly: You may need permission to fly                                                              exercises, and walking around the aircraft            with a different company to the one you expect.
                                                      exceed 30kg for lifting purposes.
from your doctor if you suffer from certain                                                                 whenever possible. Most airlines provide details      AIRLINE (OPERATING CARRIER)
medical conditions, which may mean you also           Medical Equipment: If you are carrying                of suitable exercises you can do and other            INFORMATION
require assistance from the airline. Should you       medical/mobility equipment, you must ensure           measures you can take to reduce risks within
have any concerns about your fitness to fly and       that you have adequate insurance to cover the         their in-flight magazines or during in-flight         In accordance with EU Regulations we are
you are flying with Thomas Cook Airlines please       items for possible loss or damage.                    videos and if you are flying with Thomas Cook         required to advise you of the operating carrier(s)
contact 0870 243 0416.                                                                                      Airlines, please also visit                           (or, if the operating carrier(s) is not known, the
                                                      Valuables: Please remember to pack any
                                                                                                            www.thomascookairlines.co.uk for further              likely carrier(s)) that will operate your flight(s) at
Baggage delays: Although handling                     valuables including money, credit cards,
                                                                                                            information. More comprehensive advice can be         the time of booking. Where we are only able to
arrangements at UK departure points are               jewellery, keys and camera equipment in your
                                                                                                            found on the UK Department of Health's website        inform you of the likely carrier(s) at the time of
excellent, there are occasions when your              hand luggage and not in your suitcase.
                                                                                                            (www.dh.gov.uk) but if you believe you are at a       booking, we will inform you of the identity of
baggage may be delayed. However, if the                                                                                                                           the operating carrier(s) as soon as we become
                                                                                                            higher risk or have any concerns about the risks
recommended insurance is taken, you are                                                                                                                           aware of this. Any change to the operating
                                                                                                            or doubts about flying, you must consult your
covered for emergency purchases.                                                                                                                                  carrier(s) after your booking has been confirmed
                                                                                                            GP before you travel.
Sporting Equipment: Most airlines can accept                                                                                                                      will be notified to you as soon as possible.
most types of sports equipment - charges apply.                                                                                                                   Any change in the identity of the airline, flight
All such items will travel on a weight and space-                                                                                                                 timings and/or aircraft type will not entitle you
permitting basis only. You should also have                                                                                                                       to cancel or change to other flight arrangements
insurance for these items.                                                                                                                                        without paying our normal charges except where
                                                                                                                                                                  specified in our conditions.




     SPECIAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES
     Customers with special needs who require advice or
     assistance should contact our dedicated team on
     0800 107 3409. Direct text phone number 0800 107 3408.

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                                                                                                                                                                       SIGNATURE
    Booking
    Conditions

Please read the following booking conditions carefully as         Compensation payments relating to a child place for which            we have liability, we will, subject to clause C9 and clause        in relation to any arrangements which you book to coincide
they set out the terms and conditions of the contract             you have paid a child price are half the amounts shown (up           C12 below, pay you reasonable compensation. However, the           with the single component you have booked with us.
between you and Thomas Cook Scheduled Tour Operations             to half the child price paid). There are no compensation             maximum we will pay you in any circumstances is twice the          Please note, in the unlikely event of our collapse/insolvency,
Limited (“we”, “us” and “our”). Your contract will be             payments payable to those traveling on ‘free child places’,          price of the Package. This maximum will only be payable            any money you have paid is not protected by a scheme of
governed by English law and any disputes will be dealt with       ‘free group places’ or infants.                                      when every aspect of your Package has gone wrong and you           financial protection. If this is important to you, we
in the courts of England and Wales. If you live in Northern       A4. Minor Changes By Us Before Travel                                have not received any benefit from your Package. Any sums          recommend you book a Package with us or obtain suitable
Ireland or Scotland, the courts of Northern Ireland or            Any change which we do not consider significant, is a minor          received by you from suppliers, will be deducted from any          travel insurance.
Scotland (as appropriate) can deal with any disputes.             change. We will endeavour to tell you about a minor change           sum paid to you as compensation by us.                             C. ALL BOOKINGS
Our obligations to you will vary depending upon whether or        before you travel but we are not obliged to do so and we             (iii) For claims which involve death or personal injury as a       Before you book please visit our website or discuss your
not what you book with us is a package holiday (“Package”)        will not pay compensation. The flights we offer are operated         result of an activity forming part of your Package (excluding      choice of destination, accommodation and transport with
as defined by the Package Travel, Package Holidays and            by a range of scheduled or charter airlines, using wide or           Resort Booked Excursions – see section C5 ‘Excursions’), we        our reservations staff or your travel agent, to make sure it
Package Tours Regulations 1992. Section A below details the       narrow body jet aircraft. It may not be possible at the time         have liability subject to paragraph (i) above and (iv) below.      will be suitable for you and the people you will be traveling
booking conditions which apply particularly to such a             of booking to specify the airline or type of aircraft. Please        If we accept liability, we will, subject to paragraphs (v) and     with. Some travel and accommodation arrangements are
booking. Where you book only a ‘Flight’ or a ‘Hotel’ the          note that two airlines may share the same services,                  (vi) and clause C9 below, pay you reasonable compensation.         only available on a request basis – where this is the case you
terms which particularly apply to such a booking are              therefore a flight may not be operated by the airline whose          (iv) We accept liability in accordance with paragraphs (i), (ii)   will be advised at the time you make your enquiry and
detailed in Section B under the heading “Single                   designated code is shown on your itinerary and ticket. We            and (iii) above and subject to paragraphs (v) and (vi) and         details of the arrangements on request will be shown on any
Components”. There are certain terms which apply to any           are required to inform you of the identity of the airline            clause C9 below except where the cause of the failure in           documentation we issue. Any arrangements that we advise
type of booking and these are detailed in Section C.              operating your flight. Any changes to the operating airline          your Package or any death or personal injury you may suffer        you are on request are not confirmed or guaranteed and are
A. PACKAGE HOLIDAY                                                will be notified to you in all cases at check in or at the           is not due to any fault on our part or that of our servants,       subject to change until we receive confirmation from our
The information in our brochure and on our website, along         boarding gate. We reserve the right to change airlines or            agents or suppliers, and is either attributable to you, or         supplier.
with the terms set out below and the terms set out in             aircraft types at any time and changes of this type will not         attributable to someone unconnected with the Package and           C1. Your Holiday Booking
section C, apply when you book a Package.                         constitute a significant change.                                     is unforeseeable or unavoidable, or due to unusual or              The person who signs the booking form or completes the
A1. Your Contract/Financial Protection                            A5. Cancellation By Us                                               unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the                booking online or by telephone is the 'lead name'. He or she
The financial bonding requirements of the Travel Association      We can cancel your Package and any other Package we                  consequences of which could not have been avoided even if          must be 18 years of age or over at the time of booking. If
(ABTA) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have been           operate. On rare occasions, we may need to cancel your               all due care had been exercised, or an event which neither         you are under 18 at the time of booking and wish to travel
observed by us in relation to the provision of all our            Package if there is insufficient demand for your particular          we, nor our servants, agents or suppliers could have foreseen      without an adult accompanying you, we will only allow you
Packages. Our CAA ATOL number is 0606 [and our ABTA               Package. If we have to cancel a Package for any particular           or forestalled.                                                    to travel if you are 16 or 17 at the time of departure and
membership number V2185].                                         reason, we will tell you as soon as reasonably possible. In          (v) You are obliged to assist us in recovering from any third      you can provide written authority from your parent or legal
These arrangements ensure that payments made by you for           these circumstances, we will, if we are able to do so, offer         party any sum which may compensate us for any sums we              guardian who must sign the booking form in the presence of
your Package would be refunded and/or you would be                you an alternative Package of equivalent or closely similar          pay you. In particular, you are obliged to assign to us any        a travel agent (telephone and online bookings cannot be
repatriated in the unlikely event of our insolvency.              standard and price at no extra cost, or a less expensive             rights that you may have against any other person whose            made if you are under 18). The travel agent may ask the
                                                                  Package, in which case we will refund the difference in price.       acts or omissions have caused or contributed to our legal          parent/guardian to produce a copy of their passport
A2. Price Changes
                                                                  If you do not wish to take the alternative we offer you, you         liability to pay you compensation. You must also provide us        showing their name and signature. Written permission from
Changes in transportation costs, including the cost of fuel,                                                                           with all assistance we may reasonably require. Finally, you
                                                                  can choose another offered for sale by us and pay, or receive                                                                           a parent or legal guardian cannot be accepted unless their
dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing                                                                            must follow the procedures for the notification of
                                                                  a full refund of, any price difference. Or, if you prefer, you can                                                                      signature can be checked. On signing the booking form, a
taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and                                                                               complaints set out in the clause below entitled “If you have
                                                                  receive a full refund of any money you have paid to us,                                                                                 contract will exist between your parent/guardian and us. If
airports and exchange rates mean that the price of your                                                                                a complaint”.
                                                                  except for any amendment charges. We will consider an                                                                                   you are under 16 on your departure date an adult of 18
Package may change after you have booked. However there
                                                                  appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can             (vi) Should you become ill while on your Package, you must,        years or over must accompany you.
will be no change within 30 days of your departure.
                                                                  show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy.           in addition to reporting your illness to your accommodation         The lead name is responsible for payment of the total
We will absorb and you will not be charged for any increase       However, we will not cancel your Package within 8 weeks of           provider, consult a local doctor and also consult your GP
equivalent to 2% of the price of your Package, which                                                                                                                                                      booking price, including any insurance premiums and
                                                                  departure except if we are forced to do so because of                upon your return to the UK. Should you then wish to make           subsequent cancellation or amendment charges that may
excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges.            unusual circumstances we could not have foreseen, where              a claim against us as a result of that illness, you must
You will be charged for the amount over and above that, plus                                                                                                                                              be payable. He or she also agrees to provide accurate and
                                                                  we could not avoid the results of those circumstances even           provide us with details of both the local doctor whom you          full information to the remainder of the traveling party in
an administration charge of £1.00 per person together with        after taking all reasonable care. (See 'Circumstances Beyond         saw and your GP, together with written authority for us to
an amount to cover agents’ commission. If this means that                                                                                                                                                 relation to the booking, including any changes thereto and
                                                                  Our Control' below) No compensation will be payable in               obtain a medical report from both those doctors.                   confirms that all the other members of the party, including
you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price         these circumstances, whenever they happen, and we will               (vii) If you or any member of your party suffers illness, injury   any that may be added at a later date, agree to be bound by
of your Package, you will have the option of accepting a          only have to offer you the above choices. We can also cancel         or death, through misadventure, as a result of any activity        these conditions, and all other information in the relevant
change to another Package if we are able to offer one (if this    if you fail to make payment for your booking on time.                which does not form part of your contracted Package                brochure and on our websites (as applicable).For all bookings
is of equivalent or higher quality you will not have to pay
                                                                  A6. Circumstances Beyond Our Control                                 arrangements, we will provide you with all reasonable              as described in Section A and/or Section B above, a contract
more but if it is of lower quality you will be refunded the
                                                                  Except where we say differently elsewhere in these                   assistance. This assistance may include our making a               will exist between you and us when we issue a confirmation
difference in price), or cancelling and receiving a full refund
                                                                  conditions, we will not pay any compensation, reimburse              contribution towards your initial legal costs in taking action     invoice/receipt/e-mail.
of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. You
                                                                  expenses, or cover losses for any amount or otherwise                against the person(s) responsible providing you request this       C2. Payment terms
must cancel within 14 days from the issue date printed on
                                                                  accept responsibility if we have to change your Package              within 90 days of the incident in question. All assistance         If your booking is made more than 8 weeks before the
your final invoice.
                                                                  after departure, or we, or our suppliers, cannot supply your         (financial or otherwise) is subject to our reasonable              intended departure date, you must pay either: -
We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance                                                                                    discretion and a maximum total cost to ourselves of £5,000
                                                                  Package, as we, or they, had agreed, or you suffer any loss or                                                                          (i) the full fare (depending on the carrier's conditions for the
premiums paid if you can show that you are unable to                                                                                   per booking form. If you are entitled to have any costs and
                                                                  damage of any description, as a result of circumstances                                                                                 travel arrangements in question), or
transfer or reuse your policy. Should the price of your                                                                                expenses arising from such an incident met by or from any
                                                                  beyond our control. When we refer to circumstances beyond
Package go down due to the changes mentioned above, by                                                                                 insurance policy or if you obtain a costs order against            (ii) a deposit as required by us and/or the supplier of the
                                                                  our control, we mean any event that we, or the supplier in
more than 2% of your Package cost, then any refund due                                                                                 anyone in relation to the incident, you must repay to us the       services for the arrangements in question, the amount of
                                                                  question, could not foresee or avoid, even after taking all
will be paid to you. However, please note that Packages are                                                                            costs and expenses we spend in assisting you.                      which will be advised at the time of booking.
                                                                  reasonable care. Such circumstances will usually include, but
not always purchased in local currency and some apparent                                                                                                                                                  You will be advised at the time of booking what payment is
                                                                  are not limited to, war, terrorist activity, civil unrest,           (viii) Other than as set out above, and as is detailed
changes have no impact on the price of your Package due to                                                                                                                                                required for your particular arrangements. The balance of the
                                                                  industrial dispute, bad weather (actual or threatened) and           elsewhere in these booking conditions, we shall have no
contractual and other protection in place.                                                                                                                                                                cost of your travel arrangements must be paid within 8
                                                                  significant building work ongoing outside of your                    legal liability whatsoever to you for any loss, damage,
A3. Changes Made By Us Before Travel                              accommodation, which is not known to us in advance of                personal injury or death which you suffer arising directly or      weeks before the departure date. If your booking is made
From time to time we may have to change details of the            your departure date and building work from a third party             indirectly from any aspect of your Package.                        within 8 weeks of your intended departure date, the total
package you have booked. If any change will have a                (such as resort development).                                                                                                           cost of your travel arrangements must be paid at the time of
                                                                                                                                       A10. Airline Collapse
significant effect on your package, we will tell you about it                                                                                                                                             booking.
                                                                  A7. Changes Made After Travel                                        In the unlikely event that the airline with which you are
before you travel, if there is time. Changes we will tell you                                                                                                                                             PLEASE NOTE FAILURE TO PAY ON TIME WILL RESULT
                                                                  If, after your departure, a significant part of your pre-booked      travelling ceases to trade whilst you are abroad, you must
about include:                                                                                                                                                                                            IN CANCELLATION.
                                                                  Package arrangements cannot be provided, you will be                 contact us at the earliest opportunity to allow us to seek to
• Change of your UK departure airport                             offered a suitable alternative if possible. If appropriate, we       find you an alternative return flight. We shall not be liable      If you are purchasing a travel insurance policy through us,
• Significant change of your destination                          will also pay you compensation in accordance with the table          for any costs you incur in making your own return flight           the premium for this will also be payable at time of booking.
• A change of more than 6 hrs to the time you leave the UK        in the section entitled ‘Changes Made By Us Before Travel’           arrangements if you have not given us the opportunity to           C3. Special requests
  or your destination on breaks of 4 nights or less, or a         unless the reason for the change is due to circumstances             arrange an alternative flight home for you.                        If you have a special request for anything that is not
  change of more than 12 hours for all other longer holiday       beyond our control (see section entitled ‘Circumstances              B. SINGLE COMPONENTS                                               automatically part of the travel arrangements you book
  durations                                                       Beyond Our Control’). If it is not possible to offer you a           The terms set out below, together with the terms set out in        through us, please advise us when you book and we will pass
• If we downgrade your accommodation by one full Tour             suitable alternative or, for good reasons, you do not accept         section C, apply when you book individual travel                   this information on to the companies we work with. Our
  Operator rating                                                 the alternative arrangements, you will have the right to             components such as only a ‘Flight’ or only a ‘Hotel’. They         note of your request on your invoice/receipt confirms we
If you do not want to accept a significant change, which we       cancel your booking. In this event, you will have the right to       apply whether you book one component or more than one              have received it and does not guarantee that we, or the
tell you about before you depart, we will, if we are able to do   be returned by the same means of transport to your original          component. Booking more than one component does not                relevant supplier, can meet your request. Where possible
so, offer you an alternative package of equivalent or closely     departure point at no extra cost provided that transport is          create a Package.                                                  they will try to help you, but we cannot guarantee any
similar standard and price at no extra cost, or a less            available. This does not impose an obligation on us to make                                                                             request unless it is noted on your invoice/receipt and we
                                                                                                                                       B1. Price Changes
expensive package, in which case we will refund the               specific transport arrangements for you if none are available.                                                                          also confirm the request separately in writing. We must
                                                                                                                                       Price increases may occur any time prior to departure, you         emphasise that verbal confirmations of special requests
difference in price. If you do not wish to take the alternative   A8. Flight Delays                                                    will be liable to pay any such increases in full. If, before you
we offer you, you can choose a different package offered for      Delays sometimes occur. We work closely with the airlines                                                                               cannot be taken as a guarantee that they will be met e.g.
                                                                                                                                       book, we know of circumstances that may cause an increase          special meal types on flights
sale by us and pay, or receive a refund of, any price             and overseas offices to make sure any delay is as short as           in the price of your booking after you have paid, we will
difference. Or, if you prefer, you can cancel your Package and    possible. When a delay occurs we will try to make sure                                                                                  C4. Insurance
                                                                                                                                       endeavour to provide details to you.
receive a full refund of any money you have paid to us,           refreshments or meals are provided when appropriate. We                                                                                 You must take out adequate travel insurance suitable for
                                                                                                                                       B2. Transfer of Bookings
except for any amendment charges. We will consider an             will not do this ourselves as such arrangements will normally                                                                           your needs before you travel. We cannot be responsible for
appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can                                                                               In the case of a scheduled flight only booking, transfer to        any costs you incur as a result of you failing to do so. For
                                                                  be the responsibility of the airline. If you have taken out our
show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy.                                                                             another person will involve cancelling the original booking,       your own peace of mind the insurance should cover you if
                                                                  recommended travel insurance or a comparable policy you
                                                                                                                                       thereby incurring any relevant cancellation charges and then       you have to cancel your arrangements, or for any
Unless the change is as a result of circumstances listed in the   should have cover against delays.
                                                                                                                                       making a new booking, which will be subject to availability        emergencies such as illness or injury that arise while you are
paragraph below headed ’Circumstances Beyond our                  A9. Our Liability to You                                             and any additional price increase. Transfer of any other type      away. If you have not already purchased travel insurance,
Control’, we will pay you compensation as shown in the            (i) Our obligations, and those of our suppliers providing any        of booking is subject to the supplier’s own terms and              please visit www.thomascook.com or your Thomas Cook
table below. If you accept the significant change or amend        service or facility involved in any of your Package, are to          conditions and the applicable amendment or cancellation            store for a no obligation quote.
to a different package offered for sale by us you will receive    take reasonable skill and care to arrange for the provision of       charges as stated in section C.
compensation as per Option 1 in the table below. If you           such services and facilities and, where we or our supplier is                                                                           C5. Excursions
reject the significant change and cancel your booking you                                                                              B3. Our Liability to You
                                                                  actually providing the service or facility, to provide them                                                                             Excursions include, but are not restricted to, any sightseeing
will receive compensation as per Option 2. The amounts in                                                                              Our responsibility is to make arrangements for the provision       trips, gigs, events or other tours attended in resort for which
                                                                  with reasonable skill and care. Compliance with any
the table are by way of guideline only and may in                                                                                      by the relevant suppliers (including air carrier of air            additional payment is required. Excursions can either be
                                                                  applicable regulatory requirements (such as, for example,
appropriate circumstances be increased.                                                                                                transport, accommodation owner/supplier, car hire provider)        booked and/or paid for in resort ("Resort Booked
                                                                  those of the Civil Aviation Authority) will be proper
                                                                                                                                       of the components you book, but we do not have any                 Excursions") or pre-booked and paid for when you book your
 Period of notice we             Compensation for each full       performance of our, and our suppliers’, obligations. You must
                                                                                                                                       responsibility for the operation of the component itself.          Holiday ("Pre-booked Excursions"). All excursions are
 give you or your travel         fare paying passenger            show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you
 agent before departure                                           wish to make any claim.                                              We have no liability to you for any dissatisfaction, loss of       supplied by third party suppliers and are subject to the
                                 Option 1        Option 2                                                                              enjoyment, loss, injury or damage which results from your          clause C8. We accept, subject to clauses A9 and C8 entitled
                                                                  (ii) For claims which do not involve death or personal injury,
 57+ days                        £0              £0                                                                                    use of the single component unless we have negligently             "Suppliers' Conditions" and "Our Liability to You" below,
                                                                  we accept liability, subject to paragraph (i) above and (iv)
 56-43 days                      £10             £5                                                                                    failed to select a normally competent provider of the              responsibility for Pre-booked Excursions. However, Resort
                                                                  below, should any part of your Package not be as described
 42-49 days                      £20             £10                                                                                   relevant component. Further, we have no liability to you in        Booked Excursions do not form part of your Package and are
                                                                  in this Guide or elsewhere by us before you leave the U.K. If
 28-15 days                      £30             £15                                                                                   any event for any consequential loss which you may suffer          not governed by the Package Travel, Package Holiday and
 14-0 days                       £40             £25

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Package Tours Regulations 1992. We do not have any responsibility or liability whatsoever for anything which may go           C11. Flight and Other Travel Timings                               as possible. Some activities or facilities, water-sports for
wrong on a Resort Booked Excursion. We, our servants, employees or agents are acting, depending upon the actual               Flight timings are provided by airlines and are subject to Air     example, may not be available all year round. There may be
Resort Booked Excursion, either as agents for the relevant Resort Booked Excursion supplier or as agent for you. In any       Traffic Control restrictions. All means of transportation are      a charge for some facilities, for example, TVs, safety deposit
event the contract for any Resort Booked Excursion is between you and the Resort Booked Excursion provider. It is             subject to weather conditions and the need for constant            boxes, sun-loungers, parasols, tennis courts, pool tables and
your responsibility to note carefully any conditions of contract contained in any Resort Booked Excursion, literature,        maintenance and the ability of passengers to check in on           air-conditioning. In some places during high season (and
ticket or receipt you are given. For Resort Booked Excursions you may be subject to the laws of the country in which          time. There is no guarantee that transport will depart at the      even at other times) there is a possibility you will be
you take your excursion and may be required to bring any disputes or claims before the Courts of that country also.           times stated on any itinerary or tickets which you receive.        disturbed by noise from less considerate groups, so please
C6. Changes you make before travel                                                                                            All timings are estimates only, and we do not have any             bear this in mind when choosing your destination and
If you want to change the arrangements you have booked in any way, we will try to help you, although we cannot                liability to you for any delay, which may arise, or for any        accommodation. Any transfer times we quote for travel
guarantee that we will always be able to do this as changes are subject to availability at the time and to the transport      schedule alterations                                               between airport and resort are approximate and, depending
providers terms and conditions. Please note that typically changes to scheduled flight tickets, ferry and Eurostar            C12. Denied Boarding                                               on circumstances, the journey time to your own chosen
tickets are very restrictive. Where we can make a change, we will charge for any additional services, facilities, or other                                                                       property may be longer.
                                                                                                                              Where a flight ticket is downgraded or a flight cancelled,
items changed, at the price which applies on the day the change is made. In addition, we will also apply charges for          delayed, or boarding is denied by any carrier in                   C16. Personal Information
each person on the booking and for each item you want to change as shown in the table below. Any booking discount             circumstances which would entitle you to compensation              To comply with the Data Protection Act we would like to
you may have received at the time the original booking was made, may be altered or reduced whenever changes are               under the Denied Boarding Regulations 2004, then you are           advise you that in order to provide you with the products or
made. If you have paid supplements for accommodation and the number of people in your accommodation changes,                  obliged to claim the appropriate sums pursuant to those            services you require, the personal information you supply to
you may have to pay extra and may lose any free or reduced infant and child places or any free group places.                  Regulations from the carrier. Any sums received by you in          us will be passed to relevant trusted partners or suppliers.
The costs shown below are per change per person.                                                                              this respect constitute the full amount of your entitlement        This may involve sending your details to countries that do
                                                                                                                              to compensation for all matters flowing from the carrier’s         not have an equal level of privacy legislation to that in the
                                     Notice given more            Notice given 56-            Notice given 21 days            actions and which fall within the scope of the Denied              UK. Your details may also be used for improving our
                                     than 56 days                 22 days                     or less                         Boarding Regulations. If, for any reason, you do not claim         customer service, analysis and occasionally, for the
Transport                            £35 a change                 £50 a change                Cancellation charges            against the carrier and make a claim for compensation from         prevention of crime.
(e.g. Air/Sea/Road/Rail)                                                                      see ‘Cancellation by You’       us, you must, at the time of payment of any compensation           We may also occasionally contact you by post or telephone
Date of Travel                       £35 a change                 Cancellation charges - see ‘Cancellation                    to you , make a complete assignment to us of the rights you        to update you about great offers, products and services from
                                                                  by You’                                                     have against the carrier in relation to the claim that gives       Thomas Cook group companies and carefully selected third
Destination Airport                  £35 a change                 Cancellation changes - see ‘Cancellation                    rise to that compensation payment.                                 parties. Should you not wish to receive such information,
                                                                  by You’                                                     C13. Complaints                                                    please advise one of our sales consultants or make the
Name Change (see Note 1)                                         £35 per name change                                          We aim to provide the best holiday possible. However, if you       appropriate opt out choices on the website when you book
                                                                                                                              are not satisfied please complain as soon as possible to the       C17. Your Responsibility
Note: the transport provider may impose additional charges of up to 100% of the ticket cost, any such                         relevant person (for example, the accommodation                    We want all our customers to have an enjoyable, carefree
charges will be in addition to the amendment fees listed above - see the Exception in the section                             management or transport supplier). If they cannot help, you        Holiday. But you must remember that you are responsible
‘Cancellation By You’ below.                                                                                                  must tell your holiday Representative or our Local Agent and       for your actions and the effect they may have on others. If
Accommodation                        £35 a change                 £50 a change                Cancellation charges            we will do everything reasonably possible to sort the              we, or another person in authority, believe:
                                                                                              see ‘Cancellation by You’       problem out. If you are still not satisfied, ask your holiday      • your actions could upset, annoy or disturb other
Optional Extras (see Note 2)         The greater of £35           Cancellation charges - see ‘Cancellation                    Representative or our Local Agent for a Customer Relations         customers, our suppliers or our own staff, or put them in any
                                     or Loss of Deposit           by You’                                                     Report Form. If you do not have the services of a                  risk or danger, or damage property; or
                                                                                                                              Representative or our Local Agent, or they are not available,      • you are unfit to travel;
Note 1: You are not permitted to change all the names on any booking and at least one of the passengers (over 18)             you must contact our UK Duty Office (on the number                 we may end your Holiday and terminate your contract. You
on the original booking must remain, unless you are prevented from travelling for reasons beyond your control and             shown on your travel documentation) straight away. When            and your traveling party will be prevented from using your
not simply from a change of mind.                                                                                             you get back home, send a letter (and where possible,              booked accommodation, transport, and any other Travel
Note 2: When we refer to 'Optional Extras', we mean anything you choose to add to your booking that is additional             enclose your completed Customer Relations Report Form),            Arrangements forming part of your booking and we will not
to the inclusive transport and accommodation arrangements you book. For example, car hire, weddings or park                   to our offices in the UK, within 28 days of returning home. If     be liable for any refund, compensation or any other costs
tickets. If you cancel any Optional Extras for which there is a cost, we will apply the charges above.                        you have special needs that prevent you from writing to us         you have to pay. Alternatively at our discretion, you may be
C7. Cancellation By You                                                                                                       then, where possible, we will accept details of your               permitted to continue with your Holiday but may have
The lead name on the booking must give notice to cancel in writing and the charges shown below apply from the                 complaint over the telephone. For complaints arising from          additional terms of carriage imposed upon you. See 'In-
date we receive the notice at our offices or the travel agent activates the cancellation.                                     Scheduled airlines, we will act as a liaison between you and       Flight Safety in the All You Need To Know/Holiday
In order to cover our expected losses from the cancellation of the booking there is a set scale of charges which must         the airline, to try to assist in resolving the problem. If we      Information sections of the relevant brochure and on our
be paid by you if you or anyone traveling with you cancels. Also note the ‘Exception’ described below which may               cannot help and you wish to take matters further, you must         websites for further details.
apply in addition to the scale of charges.                                                                                    contact the airline directly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 In addition to the above and the effect your actions may
Time we receive your notice to                                                Cancellation charge                             The address to send your completed form and covering               have on others, you must particularly also bear in mind that
cancel before departure                                                                                                       letter to is:                                                      you are responsible for your safety, and that you are
More than 56 days                                                             Loss of deposit                                 Customer Relations Department, Thomas Cook, 2/4 Godwin             responsible for the condition of the property you occupy. We
                                                                                                                              Street, Bradford, BD1 2ST                                          are not responsible for any accidents which occur in or
56-29 days                                                                    50% cost of holiday
                                                                                                                              E-mail: customer.relations@thomascook.com                          around swimming pools due to your inappropriate, or
28-22 days                                                                    70% cost of holiday
                                                                                                                              We would point out that failure to follow the above                irresponsible behaviour, or for any accidents which occur
21-8 days                                                                     90% cost of holiday
                                                                                                                              procedures during your holiday, and/or failure to complain         anywhere on properties because of glass, china or the like
7 days or fewer                                                               100% cost of holiday                            within 28 days of your return, may reduce or extinguish any        which you have broken and/or have left in a way in which
                                                                                                                              rights you have to claim compensation from us, or from any         injury can result.
If any member of the booking cancels and you cannot fill that person's place, you may have to pay additional                  relevant supplier. Any such rights will be reduced or              We expect that you will enjoy your holiday with us. We
supplements for your accommodation. For example, you may have to pay single or under-occupancy supplements. If                extinguished if, had you followed the above procedures             appreciate that you may well drink alcohol as part of your
you do cancel, you must still pay any insurance premiums and amendment charges, which arose before the                        during your holiday, you or we could have taken steps to           enjoyment. You must, however, do so responsibly and we
cancellation, and any deposits paid for any pre-booked items or services.                                                     reduce any loss or damage suffered or entirely prevented it        will have no liability to you for any injury, loss or damage
‘Exception’ Cancellation of certain transport arrangements, typically Scheduled airline, Ferry and Eurostar tickets can       from being suffered.                                               you suffer as a result of your judgment being impaired
result in up to 100% cancellation charges regardless of the notice period given to us. We reserve the right to pass on        It is difficult and sometimes impossible to properly               wholly or partly by alcohol.
these charges which will apply to the transport element of your booking and the cancellation charges in the scale             investigate a complaint if we are not told about it                We will hold you and the members of your traveling party
above will apply to the other elements of your booking (e.g. accommodation, optional extras). Similarly, name                 reasonably quickly once the holiday is over. Your right to         jointly and individually liable for any damage to the
changes (including initial changes), destination and date changes can be treated by such suppliers as a cancellation          claim compensation may also be reduced or extinguished,            accommodation, furniture, apparatus or other materials
and rebooking, regardless of the period of notice given to us. If the supplier treats the change as a cancellation and        should any delay in your complaint being notified during or        located within the accommodation, together with any legal
rebooking we will pass on to you the cost imposed by the supplier, which could be up to 100% of the transport                 after your holiday, prevent us from carrying out a proper          costs we incur in pursuing a claim. It is your duty to report
element of your booking and you must also pay the charge listed in the section "Changes You Make Before You Travel"           investigation.                                                     any breakages, defects or damage to an appropriate person
above. Also note that the transport provider may refuse to issue replacement tickets for lost or stolen tickets and new       We aim to resolve all complaints ourselves, but if this is not     immediately.
tickets may have to be purchased by you. The cost of the new ticket may be greater than the cost of the original              possible your complaint can be considered under a scheme           If your behaviour or the behaviour of any members of your
ticket.                                                                                                                       devised by ABTA and administered by IDRS Ltd. We will give         traveling party causes any transport aircraft to be diverted
C8. Suppliers’ conditions                                                                                                     you details of this scheme if you ask. The scheme does not         we and/or the carrier will hold you and those members
Our third party suppliers have their own booking conditions and conditions of carriage, and you will be bound by              apply to claims over £25,000 in total or more than £5,000 a        jointly and individually liable for all costs incurred as a result
these, so far as the relevant supplier is concerned. Our suppliers’ conditions will also apply to your contract with us,      person, or to claims mainly about illness or injury. To take       of that diversion.
and in the event of any conflict between the suppliers’ conditions and our conditions, the suppliers’ conditions will         advantage of the scheme you must contact the IDRS Ltd              We cannot accept liability for the behaviour of others in
prevail, save to the extent that any term in the suppliers’ conditions is deemed to be invalid or unenforceable, in which     within 9 months of returning from your Holiday.                    your accommodation or flight, or for any facilities/services
event our conditions will prevail. Some of our Suppliers’ conditions may limit or exclude liability on the part of the        C14. Travel Documents And Health Advice                            withdrawn as a result of their action.
relevant supplier, and, by virtue of their application to your contract with us, may also limit or exclude our liability to   It is your responsibility to have valid travel documents. If we                                   0606
you, and they are often subject to international conventions. Where relevant, copies of such conditions may be                or your carrier are fined as a result of you holding incorrect
available for inspection at the office of the relevant supplier.                                                              documents, you will have to pay us the full amount. For up
C9. International Conventions                                                                                                 to date UK Government health & travel advice please visit                        V2185
If any international convention applies to or governs any of the services or facilities arranged or provided by us, or        www.fco.gov.uk, www.hpa.org.uk and www.nathnac.org and
provided by any of our suppliers, and you make a claim against us of any nature arising out of death, injury, loss or         contact your GP. See our Holiday Information pages and             Thomas Cook Scheduled Tour Operations Limited, The
damage suffered during or as a result of the provision of those services or facilities, our liability to pay you              website for further information.                                   Thomas Cook Business Park, Coningsby Road, Peterborough,
compensation and/or the amount (if any) of compensation payable to you by us will be limited in accordance with               C15. Information Accuracy                                          PE3 8SB. Registered
and/or in an identical manner to that provided for by the international convention concerned (in each case including          We publish brochure and website information many months            November Edition: Press date: October 2009
in respect of the conditions of liability, the time for bringing any claim and the type and amount of any damages that        in advance and, as far as we know, all information is correct
can be awarded). International Conventions which may apply include: in respect of international air travel, the Warsaw        at the time of publication. However, things may still change
Convention 1929 (including as amended by the Hague Protocol of 1955 and by any of the additional Montreal                     after publication and we check regularly to see if we need to
Protocol of 1975 or the Montreal Convention 1999); in respect of rail travel, the COTIF Convention concerning                 update or correct any information or prices. If there are any
International Carriage by Rail 1980 (as amended); in respect of carriage by sea, the Athens Convention 1974; in respect       significant information changes or we find any mistakes, we
of carriage by road, the Geneva Convention 1973; and, in respect of hotels, the Paris Convention 1962. You can get            will put details on our computer reservation system or
copies of the relevant conventions if you ask us. For the avoidance of doubt, this means that we are to be regarded as        website so you will receive the latest information when you
having all benefit of any limitations of compensation contained in any of these conventions or any other international        make your booking.
conventions applicable to your travel arrangements.                                                                           Descriptions of accommodation, facilities and services we
C10. Baggage                                                                                                                  provide are based on information obtained from our
The amount of compensation we will pay for any loss or damage to luggage is limited in accordance with the                    suppliers. Sometimes the facilities described will be
conventions listed in the above section. For claims for missing or damaged baggage you must follow the rules on the           withdrawn for reasons such as maintenance, bad weather or
back or your ticket or contained within the carrier’s conditions of carriage. Please note time limits apply within which      lack of demand from guests. Where our suppliers advise us
to notify us or the carrier and make a claim. We will not accept liability for high-value items which you should insure       about significant changes to descriptions or about the
for the appropriate amount.                                                                                                   withdrawal of any significant facility, we will tell you as soon




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