Do I need a Visa to visit Egypt?

Yes. Egypt visas can either be obtained from the Egyptian Embassy or Consulate in your home country – advised, or a more expensive option, at the the port or airport of entry of arrival on Egypt.

How to get an Egyptian Visa?

Most tourists and visitors to Egypt can obtain an entry visa at any of the major airports or ports of entry. All foreigners arriving in Egypt should have a valid passport (with at least 6 months left before expiry) to get an entry visa. The visa can also be obtained from Egyptian Diplomatic and Consular Missions abroad, or when in Egypt ( for extension or renewal) from the visa department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration (TDINA) building.

Citizens of the following countries should have a pre-arrival visa: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chechnya, Croatia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Lebanon, Macao, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, The Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sri-Lanka, Tadzhikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and All African countries.
There are 2 types of Egyptian Visa:
Tourist Visa: is usually valid for a period not exceeding three months and granted on either single or multiple entry basis.
Entry Visa: is required for any foreigner arriving in Egypt for purposes other than tourism, e.g. work, study, etc. The possession of a valid Entry Visa is needed to complete the residence procedure in Egypt.

Is it safe to travel to Egypt?

Actually Egypt is a lot safer than many places in the world, even safer than many of its neighboring countries. It’s a fact that some incidents happened in the past but that was years ago and security measures were taken to prevent such incidents from happening in future and indeed they were successful.

When is the best time to visit Egypt?

The ideal month would be February. September an...

May I take Egyptian currency to Egypt for my convenience?

you are allowed to bring any amount of foreign currency as long as you declare an amount equivalent to or exceeding (10) ten thousand dollars or its equivalent in other foreign currencies. Additionally, you may also carry up to (5) five thousand Egyptian pounds in local currency.

Can I extend my vacation?

Most definitely. You just must discuss this with us at the beginning of your tour so that we can make all of the necessary arrangements for you.

What choices do I have for departures?

Each of our tours has its own departure dates that you will be required to follow. Once in Egypt if you need to depart at a different time you must notify us so that we can arrange your transportation to the airport. There will be an extra charge for this.

Can I use my credit card?

Yes, credit cards are used extensively in Egypt. However, ALWAYS ask what rate the store is going to charge you. This rate differs from shop to shop and some can be very high, so be sure to check before using your card.

How large are your groups?

We keep our groups to no more than 25 people so that we may provide the best of personalized and constant attention to all of our clientele. We also can do customized itineraries for individuals and couples or smaller groups if you have special destinations or requirements.

What Currency should I bring?

The best conversion rates in Egypt are for the US dollar, so make sure to bring your cash in US, however, most major currencies are exchanged in Egypt but not with a good rate as the US dollar.

Are there breaks along the way when traveling from place to place?

Yes, we do stop for a stretch when touring

What types of food can we expect to find?

In the hotels the choices are endless and leave nothing to be asked for. A wide range of fresh fruits are in abundance as are dishes that cater to both Egyptian and European culinary desires. Chicken and lamb are the most common meats with beef served in a variety of ways. Many different types of salads, fresh breads and delightful pastries along some exotic deserts are at every meal. The hotel meals are all open buffet and offer as many “second helpings” as you want.

Are there ATMs there?

Yes there are and you will receive your cash in Egyptian Pounds.

What are the hotels in Egypt like?

As Egypt’s economy and tourism develops, many of the hotels are rated as 3-star or above (according to international standards). Most of the hotels have comfortable and convenient facilities. Please look at the hotels page, or contact us for more information.

Are there English-speaking people working at the hotel?

Yes, hotels entertaining foreign guests have English speaking staff. If you need help, you can ask the receptionists.

What makes Crew Tours different from other tour operators in Egypt?

We at Crew Tours have developed a system for conducting our service which begins from the time a potential client contacts us, via email or telephone, throughout the entire tour and return to ship.

Is Internet access available in hotels in Egypt?

Yes. Most 3 star or above hotels have internet accesses in their guest rooms. If not, you can get it in the business center of the hotel, but have to pay extra money for using it.

Can you confirm for me a non-smoking hotel room?

Yes, we will book a room for you based on your requirements.

Which locations can be visited in the Sinai?

Moses Mountain, Saint Catherine’s Monastery, the Ras Mohammed National Park, Colored Canyon near Nuweiba…It is also possible to go hiking and climbing in the natural mountain ranges.

What type of clothes should I wear?

When sightseeing, wear light cotton clothing, a hat, suncream and sunglasses to make the weather conditions bearable. When visiting religious buildings and when in town, dress correctly. Women must cover their heads, shoulders and legs. Take off shoes before going into mosques.

Can I change anything in my trip?

In order to change anything in you trip, please contact us for details. If you are in Egypt, you can organize changes with your guide.

What should I do in case of a medical emergency?

Private hospitals are your best solution. Always bring receipts and follow the directions of your travel insurance company.

Is taking pictures allowed everywhere?

No, there are some sites where you are not allowed to take pictures due to the effect on the quality of colors of a site, this is only in few restricted sites.

What are Feluccas?

Feluccas are small bare bones sailing boats, no bedrooms, no washrooms, nothing, except a few seats and a sail.

What is suitable for shopping in Egypt?

Egypt is a very good place to buy small artifacts and local perfumes. Gold and Silver are best deals, and they are made by professional handicraftsmanship. Please see the Shopping section in General Guide for more information.

How do I make my reservations?

You can either call or email us so that our travel experts can assist you in many ways for selecting the tour best suited to your travel desires. We guarantee you to offer the best travel tips as well as tour options for your travel.