Flights, Hotel accommodation, Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Sightseeing programme, Entrance fees & guiding, Gratuities, Egyptian visa costs
Travel Insurance, Single Room supplement
The McCabe recommended insurance policy is designed for the older traveller. The premium for an Egyptian pilgrimage is £49. Travellers over 75 pay £74 and we also recommend that older travellers obtain a note from their doctor stating that they are fit to travel. Do feel free to shop around as there are many suitable insurance options including annual policies on the market. We do insist that all travellers take out medical insurance.
A key feature of our recommended policy is that there is no requirement to call a Medical Help Line as most pre-existing conditions are covered.
You can read the full policy wording here.
Please check the individual tour itinerary for flight details. Groups fly from Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick.
Tuesday is our recommended departure day but other days are possible.
We use comfortable, well equipped hotels for our Egyptian pilgrimages, all bedrooms feature private facilities. Our hotels have been selected on their location or facilities, and quality of food and service. You can more about the hotels used by following the links below:
All Saints Garden Centre, Cairo
Helnan Palestine Hotel, Alexandria
Days generally start at 9 and finish around 6 with dinner served around 8. Lunches are included to give a good rest break during the day.
Group worship will take place at key holy sites during our pilgrimage.
Passports, visas and health
Check that your passport is valid beyond the return date of this tour. If you need a new passport apply early as there can be considerable backlogs at the passport offices. British residents do require a visa to enter Egypt, however the cost of this is included in your tour cost, and visas will be arranged by the McCabe Office. If you are holding a non-British passport, or require further advice, please consult the McCabe office. No inoculations are required. We do, however, advise you to consult your doctor regarding your own personal requirements.
Many of our passengers travel alone and object to expensive single room supplements. McCabe Pilgrimages will accept individual bookings on a 'guaranteed share' basis. We charge the basic price and accommodate you with a person of the same sex also requesting shared accommodation. If we do not find someone to share with you, you will be accommodated in a single room at only 50% of the usual single room supplement. For single travellers who do require single accommodation this should be requested when booking and, if available, the normal supplement will be payable.
Full Financial Security
All money paid to McCabe is fully secure. Holidays including flights are covered by our ATOL license from the Civil Aviation Authority, and holidays without flights are protected by our membership of the ABTOT bonding scheme. If a pilgrimage is cancelled, for instance through lack of numbers or for political considerations, McCabe will promptly refund all monies paid.
AITO Quality Statement
McCabe Pilgrimages is a member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators. The Association represents Britain’s leading independent tour operators and encourages high standards of quality and service. McCabe abides by the Association’s Code of Conduct and adheres to the AITO Quality Charter.