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2019 Egypt, River Nile Cruise & Hurghada Beach II A Pumps & Passports 2019 "Wonder of the World" Vacation | October 28 - November 6, 2019

CAIRO, NILE CRUISE & HURGHADA BEACH

Cairo ● Abu Simbel ● Aswan ● Luxor ● Hurghada

October 28 - November 6, 2019

One of the "Seven Wonders of the World"

Great Pyramids of Giza - An Ancient Wonder of the World

Great Pyramids of Giza - An Ancient Wonder of the World

PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ is headed to one of the most impressive, iconic and mysterious sights in the entire world - the Great Pyramids of Giza Complex - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in Egypt for a 10 day / 9 night Egyptian vacation. Join us on this escorted, small group, women-only luxury vacation, as we walk in the footsteps of the ancient Kings and Queens of Egypt, explore the 5,000 year legacy of the pharaohs and discover the unique treasures of Egypt. We'll visit sacred sites and cruise the River Nile, like Cleopatra sailed.

Our journey begins in Giza and continues as we sail the longest river in the world - the majestic River Nile, where we will view outstanding ancient temples of Egypt. From our 5⭐ luxury cruiseship, we'll admire the antiquities and beauty of the country from Aswan to Luxor. Enjoy three (3) nights' accommodations, three (3) daily meals, private guided tours and evening entertainment while on board. And if personalized attention is what you desire, our expert Egyptologist guide will be there to assist.

After we experience the wonderful highlights of ancient Egypt, we'll escape the desert and head to the beautiful sand beaches by the Red Sea in Hurghada. Relax in your personal time as you sit in the sand, swim, snorkel, or simply enjoy a mental break reclined in a beach chair under the shade of an umbrella with a cool beverage in your hand. Lots of opportunities for water activities. Perfect for non-swimmers, we'll explore the underwater world of the Red Sea without getting wet as we view corals, exotic fish, rays, turtles and other water creatures from a panoramic glass-bottom boat. After days of personal time, return home rejuvenated, energized and refreshed.

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Sightseeing ● Sailing ● Beach Relaxation

What's Included:

Easy Monthly Payment ● RoomShare Match

TRANSPORTATION

  • Round Trip Group International Economy Seat: NYC (JFK) > Cairo
  • Domestic Group Flight Transfer: Cairo > Aswan
  • Domestic Group Flight Transfer: Hurghada > Cairo
  • Private modern Air-Conditioned Passenger Vehicle w/Driver

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Two (2) Nights - 5⭐ Cape Town Luxury Hotel - Breakfast daily, a Lunch, a Dinner
  • One (1) Night - 5⭐ Luxury Aswan Resort - Breakfast included
  • Three (3) Nights - 5⭐ Luxury River Nile Cruise ship - Three (3) meals daily included
  • Two (2) Nights - 5⭐ Luxury Hurghada Beachfront Resort - Breakfast & Dinner included
  • Ship-based Cruise Entertainment
  • Daily Bottled Drinking Water in Passenger Vehicle
  • Hotel Baggage Handling where available
  • Hotel Public / In-Room WiFi
  • PUMPS & PASSPORTSWelcome Sip & Social
  • PUMPS & PASSPORTSFarewell Social
  • PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ Travel Package
  • Online Album of Trip Photos

SIGHTSEEING & HIGHLIGHTS

  • Great Pyramid of Giza (a Wonder of the World) & Great Sphinx
  • Egyptian Museum including King Tutankhamon Treasures
  • Citadel of Saladin and Mokattam Hills
  • Khan el Khalili Bazaar
  • Visit Abu Simbel's Grand Temple of Ramses II, Temple of Hathor w/Nefertari
  • Visit to Karnak and Luxor Temples
  • Visit to Valley of the Kings, Queens, Hatshepsut Temple and The Colossi of Memnon
  • Visit to Edfu Temple
  • Visit to Kom Ombo Temple
  • Visit to Philae Temple, the Nubian Museum and the Aswan High Dam
  • Experience a Desert Camel Ride
  • Enjoy a boat ride onboard a traditional Felucca
  • Luxury 5⭐ Beachfront Resort for relaxation in Hurghada at the end of the trip
  • Beachfront Activities & Water Sports in Hurghada

DINING

  • PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ Sip & Social
  • Welcome Beverage upon cruise embarkation
  • Breakfast daily during our entire stay
  • One Lunch & Dinner during sightseeing stay in Cairo
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with international and oriental cuisine aboard our Cruise - includes juices, water, soft drinks, tea and coffee in main restaurant, lounge bar and sun deck; alcohol by the glass
  • Daily Afternoon tea with assortment of cakes & snacks on cruise ship's sun deck during sailing
  • Breakfast and Dinner during our stay in Hurghada Beach
  • PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ Farewell Social Celebration
Acropolis, overlook of Athens, Greece

SERVICES & FEES

  • Arrival Meet & Greet assistance
  • Private, Egyptologist guide
  • Transfers Airport > Hotel > Airport
  • Passenger Vehicle Transfer Luxor > Hurghada Beach
  • Transportation for all sightseeing activities in Cairo
  • Transportation for all offshore excursions during River Nile cruise per itinerary
  • All entrance fees per itinerary
  • Pre-Trip Q & A Video Conference Calls Update

Deposit ● Dates ● Trip Package Price

Deposit: $300

  • ✔️ Deposit Amount: $300
  • ✔️ Dates: OCTOBER 28 - NOVEMBER 6, 2019
  • ✔️ Duration: 10 Days
  • ✔️ Small Group 20 or Less
  • ✔️ Destination: EGYPT- Cairo, Abu Simbel, Luxor, Aswan, Hurghada Beach
  • ✔️ Price: $3,567 USD p/p, Double Occupancy | 10 Day Land / Air Package
  • ✔️ Price: $2,607 USD p/p, Double Occupancy | 9 Day Land Only Package
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  • ✔️ Price: $4,267 USD p/p, Single Occupancy | 10 Day Land / Air Package
  • ✔️ Price: $3,307 USD p/p, Single Occupancy | 9 Day Land Only Package
  • ✔️ Single Supplement: $700
  • ✔️ Payment Deadline Date: SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
  • ✔️ Monthly Payments; Room Share Match Available
  • ✔️ Trip Credits: $100 Refer-A-Friend Credit, $100 Frequent Traveler Credit
  • ✔️10% Off One Time Payment In Full Discount

NOTE: Space is not guaranteed until initial deposit is received. Price listed is per person, based on double occupancy. Availability and rates are subject to change and may not be available. Prices are not guaranteed until the deposit or full payment has been made on your reservation.

DAY 1 | MONDAY ● International Departure - Cairo, Egypt
  • Catch a morning flight to NYC in time to make our evening international overnight flight to Africa on our way bound for Egypt.
DAY 2 | TUESDAY ● Welcome to EGYPT
  • Welcome to Cairo, one of Africa's biggest cities, referred to as "the cradle of civilization" because it is the first place where complex urban centers grew. Cairo is home to over 20 million inhabitants. We will be transferred to our hotel with fantastic views of the River Nile en route. Enjoy a leisure afternoon to relax and become accustomed to the time change and climate, take a stroll, or visit some of the sights nearby.
  • In the evening, we will enjoy a lively Sip & Social at the hotel to confirm our daily travel itinerary and summarize the wonderful journey that awaits us in Egypt.
  • Hotel: 5*Star Cairo Hotel
DAY 3 | WEDNESDAY ● Cairo City Tour
  • Begin the day with breakfast in the hotel, then it's off to explore the ancient sites of Cairo. We'll drive around the Pyramid of Chephren, the Pyramid of Cheops (also known as the Great Pyramid or Khufu), and the Pyramid of Mykerinos. Next, time to walk around Cheops, and take pictures. Then on to the Sphinx, the collasal one-piece sandstone man-headed lion-bodied statue. From there, continue to Memphis, the capital of Old Kingdom; and later, to Sakkara to visit the Step Pyramid, the first monumental stone structure in Ancient Egypt escorted by our Egyptologist guide.
  • Enjoy a short camel ride for a photo opportunity near the Pyramids.
  • Group dinner in the evening.
  • Hotel: 5*Star Cairo Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4 | THURSDAY ● Cairo ● Aswan ● Abu Simbel
  • This morning, we will transfer to Cairo Airport to board a flight to Aswan and visit the two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt - the remarkable Abu Simbel Temples with ancient sanctuaries carved straight into a sandstone mountain. On the edge of Lake Nasser, we'll have expansive views of the Nubian desert along the way. Upon arrival, we explore temples dedicated to Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, with extraordinary artwork that brings the ancient world to life.
  • This evening, we'll enjoy dinner on board while the ship sails down the Nile.
  • Hotel: 5*Star Aswan Resort
  • Meals: Breakfast
DAY 5 | FRIDAY ● Aswan ● Cruise Embarkation
  • We start our Aswan tour with a visit to Philae Temple. Set along an enchanting stretch of the Nile, Aswan is an ancient frontier town where life glides by as gently as the canvas-sailed feluccas that drift past the tropical islands dotting the river’s sapphire waters. Along the way, we’ll make a stop at the Aswan High Dam, whose 1971 construction created the massive Lake Nasser. Enjoy lunch and continue our tour to the Nubian Museum. Stroll through the Aswan Market for an opportunity to bargain for Nubian crafts, embroidered galabayas and buy spices and souvenirs.
  • Hotel: 5*Star Cruiseliner
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6 | SATURDAY ● Kom Ombo ● Edfu
  • Breakfast on Board. We start our amazing day of Nile Cruise which is full of excitements and sail to Kom Ombo. We would visit the double temples of Sobek and Horus the elder. Lunch on board, sail to Edfu, visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. During the trip, we will enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride in the heart of one of the Egyptian small towns. Dinner and overnight onboard in Esna.
  • Hotel: 5*Star Cruiseliner
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7 | SUNDAY ● Esna - Luxor
  • Early sail to Luxor with breakfast on board. We will visit Luxor by crossing to West Bank of Luxor, stop for a photo of the towering Colossi of Memnon and temple of Hatshepsut then continue to the Valley of the Kings. Lunch on board, visit Luxor & Karnak temples. Dinner and overnight onboard in Luxor.
  • In the evening, we will enjoy a dinner onboard.
  • Hotel: 5*Star Cruiseliner
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8 | MONDAY ● Luxor ● Disembark ● Hurghada Beach
  • After breakfast, we bid farewell to the cruiseship crew. Disembarkation is 9:00AM. Our luggage will be ready to travel for our next destination, Hurghada. Beach Time!!
  • You will not need a vacation from this vacation because we're heading to Hurghada to relax for a couple of days before returning home. Nothing boosts your mood like a happy time at the beach, so we'll make a 4-hour ride from Luxor and will arrive by mid-afternoon.
  • The beach is a sure stress reliever and a perfect close to any vacation. Staring at the ocean shifts brain waves; the physical sensation of putting your feet in warm water causes you to relax and the sea water preserves the elasticity of your skin so it only makes sense that we head to the beach.
  • After check-in, you're free to enjoy fun-in-the-sun to soak up some Vitamin D on the beaches of Hurghada. In the evening, the group will enjoy dinner at the resort.
  • Hotel: 5*Star Hurghada Beachfront Resort
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9 | TUESDAY ● Leisure Day at Beach w Glass Bottom Boat Ride
  • Another day of relaxation, fun in the sun and underwater discovery! No need to be a scuba diver to discover the wonders along the Red Sea floor. After breakfast, sit in the sand, swim, snorkel, or simply enjoy a mental break reclined in a beach chair under the shade of an umbrella with a cool beverage in your hand. On a quick mid-day excursion which is perfect for non-swimmers, on a panoramic glass-bottom boat, we'll discover the underwater world of the Red Sea without getting wet as we view corals, exotic fish, rays, turtles and other water creatures.
  • On the return to shore, enjoy sightseeing from the Hurghada marina, Sherry Street and downtown or wander through the narrow streets of the town's bazaar or even head out to the Marine Boulevard for retail therapy to find trendy shops and restaurants.
  • Tonight, we bid farewell to Egypt with a group dinner and prepare for our early morning departure back to the USA.
  • Hotel: 5*Star Hurghada Beachfront Resort
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 10 | SUNDAY ● Farewell to Egypt
  • We set our for an early morning departure as we transfer to Hurghada Airport for a connecting flight to the U.S. in Cairo.

Pumps & Passports reserves the right to change tour days or modify the itinerary as needed.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel Insurance - Trip Interruption/Cancellation, Lost Luggage & Out-of-Country Medical
  • Round-trip Transportation to U.S. departure point
  • Round-trip International airfare, taxes and surcharges from U.S. (for Land Only travelers)
  • Hospitality or VAT tax increases; it must be paid locally at the hotel
  • Fees for tourist entry visas ($28 cash), vaccinations, passport
  • International currency exchange fees
  • Airport /Hotel Transfers (Land Only travelers)
  • Optional or Add-on Excursions unless mentioned otherwise
  • Any excess baggage charges levied by airlines or operating providers
  • Beverages & Alcohol with meals
  • Hotel Incidentals/Charges such as phone calls, mini bar, room service, laundry, etc.
  • Increases in US $ or airfare / taxes / routing charges by the airlines for tickets
  • Items of a Personal Nature or Anything not mentioned as part of the trip itinerary
  • Gratuities for Guides, Drivers & Coordinators

Pumps & Passports reserves the right to change tour days or modify the itinerary as needed.

DESTINATION INFORMATION

Passport Required

ABOUT EGYPT - Officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt is one of the world's first nation states and is considered the cradle of civilization. Located in Northern Africa, Egypt borders the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip and the Red Sea north of Sudan and includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a vast desert plateau interrupted by the Nile valley with hot, dry temperatures. With over 97 million inhabitants, Egypt is the third most populous country in Africa. Islam is the official religion of Egypt and Arabic is its official language. In 2016, Egypt overtook South Africa to became Africa's second largest economy (after Nigeria).

ABOUT THE RIVER NILE - The world's longest north-flowing river of 4,132 miles in northeastern Africa, the Nile flows into the Mediterranean Sea. Egypt has relied on the Nile since ancient times, with most of the population living along the riverbanks or nearby. The River Nile is formed from two major tributaries, the White Nile and the Blue Nile. The river played had a vital role in the building of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids, as the blocks of stone used for construction had to be transported by boat. In 1970, the Aswan High Dam was built, helping to control the yearly flooding of the River. Around half of Egypt’s population of 97 million people reside in the Nile Delta region. The largest city in this area is Alexandria, which has a population of over 6 million.

ABOUT HURGHADA BEACH - Hurghada is one of the best seaside beach destinations in Egypt. You can enjoy an abundance of restaurants and nightlife for fun in the sun on long stretches of more than 25 miles of beach with accommodations to match in the finest 5⭐resorts. It's the kind of place you can be as chilled or as active as you want and makes for a stunning location for a beach vacation in Egypt. Hurghada is the gateway to Egypt's southern dive sites. Wake up to the sight of crystal clear waters, dive among remarkable reefs and check out ship wrecks off the coast. The long stretches of natural sand beaches and a year-round temperate climate makes this the ideal destination for sun enthusiasts. The waters are clear, calm and great for swimming, sailing and snorkeling. You can enjoy the underwater flora and fauna sights that are close to the beach. If you are not into swimming, you can always go on a glass bottom boat or semi submarine boat trip.

  1. ACTIVITY LEVEL - This vacation is rated as MODERATE. You must be in Good Physical Condition to participate in this trip, as there will be trekking distances on varied terrain and hot temperatures.
  2. VACCINATIONS - No vaccines are required for Egypt. However, kindly consult your personal physician, local health department, travel clinic, or immunization center about any vaccinations you may need to update for your travels, or others that may be personally recommended for you based on your age, health, and past vaccination history. www.cdc.gov Please note that Egypt has had some cases of Avian Influenza (“bird flu”). To help protect yourself, it is recommended that you avoid poultry farms and live animal markets and not consume undercooked eggs or poultry. Also, wash your hands often.
  3. VISA - A visa is REQUIRED and can be obtained for U.S. citizens upon entry into Egypt. The cost for a renewable single-entry 30-day tourist visa obtained at Egyptian airports is $25 USD per person in cash payment at Passport Control. A stamp-like visa will be applied to your U.S. passport. You must show proof of the entry stamp upon departure or may be denied exit if not provided to officials.
  4. PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS: You will need your original, signed passport valid for 6 months (March 2020) beyond your intended return date and proof of return travel.
  5. EGYPT WEATHER AND CLOTHING - July is a hot month in Egypt, with the average high temperature is 95 °F (35 °C) and the average low temperature is 81 °F (27 °C). There is no rain in July, with about 14 hours average daily sunshine.
  6. ATTIRE IN EGYPT - Loose fitting cotton and natural fibers are appropriate for the required modest dress. It is appropriate to dress with more smart wear on the cruise boats in the evenings. It is inadvisable to wear army/fatique/combat type clothing or print. Wear plenty of sunscreen, sunglasses and a sunhat. In a Muslim country, you should respect their conservative values at all times, and not show any part of your shoulders, tummy or hips. Wear flat, comfortable shoes for our wonderful explorations of Egypt.
  7. FOOD AND WATER - Drinking water in Egypt is cool, safe and readily available everywhere, but it is not recommended to drink the water outside of Cairo. As a rule, if uncomfortable, stick to bottled water if you would like.
  8. TRAVEL CONDITIONS -Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoid sunburn by wearing sunscreen with a high SPF is extremely important. Our vacation is a combination of sightseeing and adventure activities, where we actively participate, as opposed to merely traveling as passive observers. PUMPS & PASSPORTS organizes vacations all over the world for women who want to experience an active vacation and meet new friends. On this trip, we may travel to geographic areas where, amongst other things, the standard of accommodation, transport, safety, hygiene, cleanliness, medical facilities, telecommunications and infrastructure development may not be of the standard you are accustomed to at home. Additionally, you may be exposed to ants, bugs, spiders, mosquitoes, geckos, lizards, other insects and small animals. You accept these risks and fully assume the risks of travel.
  9. ELECTRICITY, PHONE & INTERNET - Standard voltage in Egypt is 220V. Phone - Roaming charges vary depending on carrier. Consult with your provider prior to departure for rates and international package options. It is also possible to purchase a SIM card locally to avoid international charges. Complimentary wifi is available in public areas of hotel.
  10. CURRENCY - The Egyptian Pound is most widely accepted currency in Egypt. Keep a combination of small bills of 5’s, 10’s and 20’s. Small denominations on hand are always recommended for tips and expenses. Conversely, US $$ are accepted by a few hotels and merchants. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted, and your bank card will work in most places.
  11. RECOMMENDED FIRST AID KIT - Prescription medicines currently taking, mosquito repellent bracelet band, oral re-hydration salts, painkillers and anti-inflammatory pills (aspirin, Tylenol), malaria medication, prescription antibiotics, anti-diarrhea medication, iodine tablets, antihistamines, antibacterial medicine, sunblock, aloe gel, thermometer, decongestant, throat lozenges, cough medicines, anti-fungal creams, bandages, safety pins, Q-tips, adhesive tapes, tweezers and sunglasses, a sun hat and sunblock.
  12. QUICK FACTS - Capital: Cairo; Language: Arabic; Currency: Egyptian Pound (E£, EGP) ; Religion: 85% Muslim; Electricity: 220V; Time Zone: UTC+1; Telephone Country Code: +20; Calling USA: Dial 011 + (xxx) xxx-xxxx; Emergency numbers in Egypt: Police: 112; Fire Service: 125; Medical: 123.
  13. PASSENGER AIR INFORMATION - Your Airline Passenger Name should match EXACTLY the full name(s) listed in your passport, including middle name(s) or initial(s). Any discrepancy may result in airline cancellation, airline change fees, new and higher airfare and even denial of services.

Pumps & Passports reserves the right to change tour days or modify the itinerary as needed.

GROUP TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • AGE - You must be at least 37 years of age to participate in this vacation.
  • MEETUP.com PROFILE - A PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ Meetup.com profile is required to travel with the group. Simply download the app or visit Meetup.com, search for a PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ group nearest you and click the “Join Us” button to create your profile. Your Meetup.com profile must display your front-facing profile photo and your real name for membership approval.
  • RESEARCH THE TRIP FOR YOURSELF & KNOW THE TRIP ITINERARYYou are responsible to read and fully understand this trip itinerary and the full Guidelines, Policies, Terms & Conditions to know the trip requirements, style of trip, view the accommodations, distance to popular landmarks, travel reservations and schedule, modes of transportation, trip routes, meals and excursions included, visa and vaccinations required, payment amounts, cancellation policy and deadlines, etc. PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ will not be responsible for any travelers’ failure to read the information nor for their assumption of what is or is not contained within the trip.
  • READ, READ, READ – All communication shared regarding the trip is important, whether sent by email, text or Group.me. PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ attempts to go above and beyond to ensure you remain informed of all details pertaining to your trip. Please help ensure there is no breakdown in communication and read all communication that comes to you. Most inquiries received are answered in the trip brochure or previously shared in your Group.me communication.
VOLUNTARY TRIP CANCELLATIONS
  • In an effort to offer the group the best contracted group rates, our vacation packages and retreats are NON-REFUNDABLE. Any cancellation will result in a loss of payments made after 5 days, as funds are disbursed to travel suppliers who require deposits to secure their inventory. Therefore, the purchase of TRAVEL PROTECTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This trip IS TRANSFERABLE UPON APPROVAL of the member. It is recommended that you do not purchase airline tickets until trip minimum has been met.
  • Please note that if you cancel your reservation and have not purchased Travel Protection, you will lose ALL monies placed on the reservation, even if your reservation is paid in full. Travel insurance is a separate, third-party purchase from your vacation/trip package. Get your travel protection quote for your vacation here: TRAVEL INSURANCE QUOTE.

Read this trip's GUIDELINES, POLICIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS OF TRAVEL before signing up.

DEPOSITS | PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Pumps & Passports reserves the right to change tour days or modify the itinerary as needed.

Payment & Member Reward Programs

  1. MONTHLY PAYMENT - PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ provides a convenient and affordable way to reserve your vacation with a low deposit. You pay the balance in MONTHLY installment payments. We accept payments through an Online Account Payment system by credit card, debit card, e-check, bank-to-bank money transfer and ACH. No cash, check or money order is ever accepted.
  2. 10% OFF ONE TIME PAYMENT IN FULL DISCOUNT - We all like to save money...and especially when we're saving on vacation. Take advantage of the payment in full discount to receive a 10% reduction in your vacation package pricing when your balance is Paid In Full within seven (7) days of completing your online reservation. (Cannot be combined with any other discounts.)
  3. REFER-A-FRIEND PROGRAM, Receive a $100 Referral Credit - Because we do appreciate your word-of-mouth referrals to the Social Group, we offer a Refer-A-Friend Program. When someone you refer joins you on the same trip and lists your name as the referral on their online reservation form, you receive a $100 referral credit after your referral and you pay the trip balance in full by the payment deadline date, minus your referral credit amount. Your $100 credit will be applied on the payment deadline date, after you have paid the remaining balance on time. Limit three (3) referrals per traveler.
  4. FREQUENT TRAVELER Credit - Traveled with our Social Group previously? As a Travel Member with PUMPS & PASSPORTS™, you begin earning travel credits after you complete your first international vacation with the group. Receive a $100 travel credit on your second PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ international trip when you pay that trip's balance by the payment deadline date, minus the credit amount. Receive a $200 travel credit on your third international vacation when you complete your second international vacation with PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ and pay your 3rd trip's balance by the payment deadline date. Receive a $300 travel credit on your fourth international trip, when you meet the same guidelines. (Must have completed previous trip to receive the travel credit. Travel credits are not valid for trips in the U.S., Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean. Travel credit holds no physical monetary value. Travel credit is applied to the final $100 balance on your trip only.)

FAQs

Is this an escorted tour? Yes. We will travel with a tour director, who will take care of us throughout our vacation. We will travel by plane, motor coach and ship to pre-selected sites, landmarks and destinations during our trip. That also means that morning departures will normally be at 9:00AM each day, but occasionally there could be an early morning departure

I want to relax on vacation. Can I do that on this tour? This group tour is a mix between sightseeing, cruising and being outdoors. So, if you love being active, meeting new people and seeing new things, then this will be a great trip for you. You will be able to enjoy relaxing "ME" time in the evenings when you return to the hotel, if you skip evening socializing activities with the group. If you want to relax on the beach in a resort-style vacation, there is definitely "down time" to relax on the beach for a few days at the end of our trip so you return home rejuvenated and refreshed, instead of being exhausted.

Can I do my own thing before and after the tour? Absolutely, you can! Our Social Group organizes travel for the group of women but it is by no means a 'must' to be with the group the entire trip. It is your vacation and you can choose to spend it as you like, as long as it does not inconvenience any of the other travel members. Our sisterhood of members travel together as friends, and we encourage you to be as free and independent as possible on your vacation. In the evenings, some of us may go out as a group for dinner, but if you have had enough 'group time' for the day, you can enjoy personal "Me" time to yourself. This is especially needed for people who are introverts and it completely understood. You may even choose to sit out on parts of the group tour and link up again later if you like. Please note that you are liable for the cost of any alternative activities you choose to undertake during your leave and you will not receive a refund for any unused services or food.

How do I make a reservation? You may lock your spot by clicking the link below to complete your reservation form online, on the phone, or in person at one of our Meetup.com Socials.

Are prices based on double occupancy? Yes, PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ vacation packages and retreats are always based on double occupancy; however, we do offer a Single Supplement if you prefer a room to yourself. We do not offer triple or quad room accommodations.

Can you help me secure a roommate if I cannot find one? Yes, many women who sign up for our vacation packages and retreats come alone. PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ is happy to arrange a RoomShare Match upon request, but cannot guarantee one will always be available; neither does PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ guarantee compatibility.

I enjoy my personal space. Can I have a room to myself? Yes, the price is higher for a single room and it can be organized. Please look for the additional single supplement rate at the pricing area.

How do I pay for the trip and what form of payment do you accept? We have various payment options available including credit card, debit card, e-check, bank-to-bank money transfer and ACH; however, no cash, check or money order is ever accepted. An invoice will be emailed to you to pay your initial deposit and subsequent monthly payments. You will receive an updated Account Statement after each payment.

Should I insure my trip and how much does it cost? Proof of out-of-country medical insurance is required to travel with Pumps & Passport. Travel protection coverage is short term insurance intended to protect against “unexpected” travel-related expenses and emergencies, such as cancellation, interruption, medical expenses, evacuation, loss or delay. Travel insurance is highly recommended. You may receive a travel protection quote for your trip here: Travel Protection Quote

Who travels with PUMPS & PASSPORTS™? Women from across the U.S., 37 and older with professional jobs and careers and varied interests and backgrounds travel with the group. Travel Members are doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, nurses, H.R. practitioners, accountants, real estate agents, financial services, mortgage banking, education and healthcare professionals, just to name a few. Members are married and single traveling alone, empty nesters ready to live life again, grandmothers and friends traveling together. Many are new to travel; others are experienced, and a growing number are repeat travelers.

What is the personality of the group? PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ strongly promotes positivity among women who desire to connect, engage, travel and explore the world with us. Faithful monthly members of our social group love to connect. Additionally, we attract friendly women who have positive regard and respect for others who are not members but open to making new friends. Our policy is very clear regarding Zero Tolerance for negative attitudes, rudeness, drunkenness, griping, cattiness, profanity, self-centeredness, smoking, etc.

With that being stated, some personalities simply will not fit in comfortably in a group travel environment. If you cannot display positive regard toward others, are unwilling to follow instruction from others or obey the customs of another country or enjoy an independent travel experience without restriction of having to be in a certain place at a certain time, our trips will not be a good fit for you.

***PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ reserves the right to accept, decline or decline to retain any Travel Member based on character, temperament, an uncooperative nature, health, physical readiness, suitability for the adventure, and non-compliance with the trip’s Group Guidelines, Policies, Terms & Conditions.

Can I arrive a day early or extend my stay? Yes, you are welcome to extend your stay; however, it will not be included as part of this trip's package.

If I have additional questions before I complete my online reservation, can I speak with someone? Yes, we courage you to read the trip's Group Guidelines, Policies, Terms & Conditions thoroughly also, since the majority of questions are answered there. Alternatively, we have support staff who are happy to oblige your inquiries at any time leading up to your trip. Dial our business line: (888) 367-9543 or the contact number contained within the Welcome email you received regarding your trip.

DEPOSITS | PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

ABOUT US

PUMPS & PASSPORTS™, a national women's empowerment Meetup group, supports women over 40 who desire to connect, engage, travel and explore the world.

Started in 2014, PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ was founded to answer the call of women around the country with a growing impulse for connection, as empty nesters realize that life does not end after the kids leave home. Women who join our Social Group are intent on making time for themselves to celebrate and live life to the fullest. Our Social Group’s aim is to support women in forging genuine friendships and unite in our desire and love to travel. What has developed is an opportunity to see the world in a community of sisterhood.

Pumps & Passports Society

5016 Centennial Blvd, Suite 200

Nashville, TN 37209

1-888-367-9543

Support@PumpsAndPassports.com

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