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15 Day Tour
Journey Through Jordan and Egypt by Collette Tours

Embark on a one-of-a-kind journey. Bask in the warmth of Egyptian and Jordanian hospitality. Spend a full day at the stunning stone-carved hidden city of Petra. Discover the world of the ancient Egyptians in the shadow of the Pyramids. Cruise down the legendary Nile for three nights. Be welcomed for lunch at a Bedouin camp in the remarkable Wadi Rum desert. Luxuriate at a Dead Sea resort and spa. Explore an endlessly fascinating part of the world where history and an energetic culture come together.

Collette Vacations EXPLORATION Series
Explorations by Collette is a new kind of vacation created specifically for those travelers who want to explore our world in a small group setting. Adhering to our traditional ideals of quality and service, these tours offer a more personalized travel experience as well as stays at charming villas, classic “boutique” hotels, and breathtaking resorts. With only 16-24 passengers per trip, you’ll enjoy the vibrant cultures and rich scenery of a variety of destinations – from the rugged terrains of Africa to the exotic panorama of the Galapagos Islands – all the while combining the ease and convenience of group travel with the freedom to have unique and personal adventures off-the- beaten-path.

No additional fees associated with the planning of this tour program.


Guided Tour of Petra

Petra was unknown to the Western world until 1812. Enter the hidden city through the Siq, a narrow gorge that stretches out for over one kilometer and is flanked on either side by soaring cliffs. Catch your first glimpse of Petra's most elaborate ruin, Al Khazneh - "the Treasury." Your guide helps you discover the history of this city carved from rock more than 2,000 years ago. Nothing can prepare you for the amazement upon exploring this new Wonder of the World.

Bedouin camp

Learn about the cultures and traditions of the proud Bedouin people. Enjoy a typical tented Bedouin meal while marveling at stark beauty of Wadi Rum desert. This is the perfect combinations of cuisine and adventure.

Mövenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel

The Movenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel resides on a secluded hilltop only 10 minutes from the ancient stone city of Petra yet it includes all the modern amenities. Truly worthy of its moniker, the hotel retains an atmosphere that will transport you to another time. Simple elegance mixes with a spirit of adventure.

Collette Vacation Experiences
  • Relax in the Dead Sea and enjoy a swim in the healing waters.
  • •Assist a local chef in creating a meal at "Petra's Kitchen."
  • •Visit the sites of the pharaohs, including Memphis and Sakkara, Luxor and Karnak, and the Pyramids of Giza – the only remaining ancient wonder.
  • •Enjoy a Bedouin lunch in the Wadi Rum and learn about the culture and traditions of the Bedouin people.

15 days, 22 meals
    AMMAN Le Meridien Hotel (F), PETRA Moevenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel (F), DEAD SEA Moevenpick Resort and Spa (F), GIZA Moevenpick Resort-Pyramids CRUISE SHIP M/S Mirage I (F), LUXOR Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor (F), CAIRO Concorde El Salam Hotel (F)


    Globus Motorcoach tour busesRide in comfort
    Each Collette motorcoach has upholstered, reclining seats with headrests and individual air-conditioning vents. A high-fidelity sound system broadcasts professional Tour Director's commentary to every seat. Our custom of daily seat rotation gives everyone a variety of vantage points to see the passing countryside and city scenes.

    Airport transfers may be included when you make your flight arrangements.


Air 1: Overnight Flight.

Day 2: Arrive Amman, Jordan

Arrive today in Amman, the "White City," renowned for its white limestone gracing many of its buildings.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Le Meridien Hotel

Day 3:
Amman - Jerash - Amman

Collete PyramidsExplore Amman during a city tour • Visit the ancient citadel and the amphitheatre • Meet locals during an interactive guided walk through the souks (marketplaces) and stroll the spice market • Travel the quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead to the city of Jerash, the “Pompeii of the East” • Tour the ruins with a local guide • Walk through columned streets, hilltop temples and public squares • Drive through forest and olive groves to the Arab castle of Ajloun • Look out over the Jordan Valley from this 12th century structure built to combat crusaders

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Le Meridien Hotel

Day 4: Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Petra

Collete PetraTravel the Kings Highway, lined with prehistoric villages, biblical towns, Roman fortresses and Islamic settlements • Arrive in the “City of Mosaics” – Madaba • Visit the church of St. George to see the famous 6th century Byzantine mosaic map of the region, one of the oldest in existence • Visit a local shop to learn the history of this ancient art and see how mosaics are created • Visit Mount Nebo where Moses saw the Promised Land – Israel – and is believed to be buried • Travel through the desert, arriving in Petra, one of the Wonders of the World.

Today breakfast will be included.
Moevenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel

Day 5:

Take a full day to tour the stone-carved city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site • Join an expert guide and learn about its importance to ancient trade routes, its early prominence and decline, rediscovery and preservation efforts • Roll up your sleeves as you discover the secrets of Jordanian fare and create tonight’s meal under the guidance of a chef.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Moevenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel

Day 6:
Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea

Collete Bedouin CampDepart for the Wadi Rum, the immense desert where Lawrence of Arabia was set • Eat lunch at a traditional Bedouin camp • Learn about the history of the Bedouin people who have spent generations in the unspoiled desert • Arrive this evening at the Dead Sea.

Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
Movenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea

Day 7:
Dead Sea - Amman - Cairo, Egypt

Enjoy free time to experience the waters of the Dead Sea, which some believe possess healing powers • Take a swim, a spa treatment* or relax at your resort • Fly to Cairo this afternoon

Today breakfast will be included.
Moevenpick Resort-Pyramids

Day 8:
Cairo - Giza - Memphis - Sakkara - Cairo

Visit the legendary Pyramids of Giza • Later, visit the site of ancient Memphis with its 40-foot statue of Ramses II and Sakkara, home to the oldest pyramid, the Step Pyramid • Enjoy a demonstration of the ancient art of turning papyrus into a paper-like substance • Choose an optional tour to see the pyramids illuminated during a sound and light show.

Today breakfast will be included.
Moevenpick Resort-Pyramids

Day 9:
Cairo - Aswan - Board Cruise

Collete MS Miarge IFly to Aswan • Take an optional tour to Abu Simbel** to see temples built by Ramses II • Explore Aswan’s unfinished obelisk, the High Dam and the Philae Temple of Isis • Board your ship for a three-night cruise along the Nile River.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Aswan - Kom Ombo - Edfu

Visit the imposing structure of Kom Ombo, the twin sanctuary dedicated to the crocodile and falcon gods • This afternoon, visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu – the best-preserved ancient temple in Egypt • Study its history and construction during a guided tour.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 11:
Cruising Luxor

Spend some leisure time onboard as you sail up the Nile to Esna • Continue sailing north, arriving in Luxor this evening.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 12:  Disembark Cruise - Luxor

Collete Temple of Queen HatshepsutDisembark your ship at the West Bank of Luxor • Journey into the Valley of Kings, a UNESCO World Heritage site • Explore the elaborate tombs constructed for Kings and other nobles over a period of 500 years • Marvel at the intricate designs as your local guide details their history • Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.

Today breakfast will be included.
Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor

Day 13:  Luxor - Cairo

Explore the massive Temple of Karnak, perhaps the most impressive site in Egypt and the largest man-made temple complex • Discuss the construction of the temple, built over a 1,300 year period, with your local guide • Fly to Cairo this afternoon.

Today breakfast will be included.
Concorde El Salam Hotel

Day 14:  Cairo - Giza - Memphis - Sakkara - Cairo

Discover the unparalleled collection at the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities • See amazing statues, sarcophagi and the treasures of Tutankhamun • Spend the afternoon at leisure • Join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Concorde El Salam Hotel

Day 15: Cairo - Tour Ends
Your tour ends in Cairo.

Today breakfast will be included.

Optional Excursions for Journey Through Jordan and Egypt
Plan Ahead, Reserve Now!
Add a touch of personalization to your vacation by selecting from our well-researched list of options. While Collette is known for our many inclusions, we also want to be sure you have adequate free time and options to enhance your vacation – your way. And now, you can reserve your options in advance of your tour!

Availability is limited and reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Payment must be received no later than 15 days prior to departure. Prices are subject to change. Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Bethany Beyond The Jordan, Dead Sea Panorama & The Dead Sea Museum $95
City: Dead Sea

At Bethany Beyond the Jordan, visit the Baptism Site at the Jordan River, where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Discovered only recently, excavation work has unearthed a 1st century AD settlement with plastered pools and water systems that were used for baptism. In addition, there is also a 5th to 6th century AD late Byzantine settlement with churches, a monastery and other structures. Enjoy a guided tour of the Jordan River overlook, the river basin, the excavated remains of the Baptismal Site, John the Baptist Church, and a walk down to the river bank. Later, enjoy lunch and magnificent views of the Dead Sea and surrounding area at the fascinating Dead Sea Panorama Complex. Located on a steep hill, high above the Dead Sea, this new structure features the Dead Sea Museum which is operated by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN). The museum’s permanent exhibition covers all aspects of the Dead Sea including its geological, ecological, archeological, and historical origins, as well as the future conservation of the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea Museum introduces visitors to the physical and chemical characteristics of the Dead Sea, while highlighting the relationship between the Dead Sea and human beings. Reservations for this optional tour should be made at time of booking the tour or 21 days in advance of tour departure. You will not have the opportunity to purchase this option from Collette Vacations upon arrival in Jordan.

Price includes transportation, guide, entrance fees and lunch.

Your transportation is included.
Please note a minimum of 10 passengers is required.
Duration: approximately 5 hour(s).

Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner $85

City: Giza

After admiring the magnificence of the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx in the bright desert sun, return and see them from another perspective at an evening sound and light show. The grand monuments of the Pyramids and Sphinx illuminated against the night sky are at their most mysterious when illuminated by a spectacle of lights. Enjoy listening to fascinating stories of the ancient days of the Pharaohs and the creation of the pyramids accompanied by a haunting musical background. Later, a wonderful meal of Egyptian delicacies is yours to enjoy at a popular local restaurant.

Your transportation is included.
Please note a minimum of 10 passengers is required.
Duration: approximately 3 hour(s).

Luxor by Night $80

City: Luxor

Begin with a fascinating visit to the Luxor Museum, known to contain one of the best displays of Egyptian antiquities in Egypt. Among the most striking items on show are artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun, the royal mummies of two pharaohs - Ahmose I and Ramesses I and a collection of 26 exceptionally well preserved New Kingdom statues that were found buried in a cache in nearby Luxor Temple. Later, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at an open air (weather permitting) Nubian-style village restaurant. Your evening concludes with a horse drawn carriage ride through this beautiful city back to your hotel.

Price includes transportation, guide, dinner and carriage ride.

Your transportation is included.
Please note a minimum of 10 passengers is required.
Duration: approximately 3.5 hour(s).

Journey Through
15 Day Tour
Collette Vacations
From $2899USD
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
Offer subject to availability and change without notice.

Tour prices are Land Only rates based on per person double occupancy. Please call for triple or child occupancy rates. Taxes and fees are additional for tours that feature a cruise; port taxes are not included in the prices shown. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

Dates and Rates!

Certain restrictions may apply. Airfares are based on departure from New York.
For year 2013, departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications.

Requesting Availability

We will check your requested tour program and accommodations  for the date range that you may specify in the boxes below and reply back to you as soon as possible. Of course the more information that you can provide us, the closer we will be in matching your exact request(s). We will not knowingly sell or pass along your information that you provide to any third party for any reason (see Liabilities and Privacy Policy

We are available to answer your inquiries in person Monday - Friday (except holidays) from 8:30am until 5:30pm CST (1-877-510-4653). We are available from time to time on the weekends via email to answer your questions. Our typical response time for your email request ranges from 3 hours to as many as 72 depending upon the availability of onsite resourses and those of the tour companies and resorts/lodging establishments, as well as, any variations you may request from our listed programs. For those inquirers requesting a trip within two weeks, we will give you a priority due to your need to establish an immediate plan. At any rate, we will respond to your requests as quickly as possible and as soon as we have all components of your package confirmable. All tour program rates are based upon double occupancy unless otherwise specified.

Thank you for your request!
We look forward to serving your travel needs and wants!


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March 15, 2012
DBL $3149
March 22, 2012 DBL $3149
April 05, 2012 DBL $3149
April 12, 2012 DBL $3149
April 19, 2012
DBL $3449
May 17, 2012 DBL $2899
September 20, 2012 DBL $3099
September 27, 2012 DBL $3099
October 04, 2012
DBL $3199
October 11, 2012 DBL $3199
October 18, 2012 DBL $3199
October 25, 2012 DBL $3199
November 01, 2012
DBL $3199
November 29, 2012 DBL $3199
January 10, 2013 DBL $3199
January 17, 2013 DBL $3199
January 24, 2013 DBL $3199
January 31, 2013 DBL $3199
February 07, 2013
DBL $3199
February 14, 2013
DBL $3199
February 21, 2013 DBL $3199
February 28, 2013 DBL $3199
March 07, 2013 DBL $3199
March 14, 2013 DBL $3199
April 04, 2013 DBL $3199
April 11, 2013 DBL $3199

Single Room Supplement Add $1000 - $1500 / Triple Room Reduction $50

Optional Tour Request(s)
These side programs can be purchased and reserved in addition to the above listed itinerary and can be inserted during pre-planned free time that this tour typically allows.

 I am interested in adding these optional programs to my tour:
Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner $85 / City: Giza
Luxor by Night $80 / City: Luxor
Bethany Beyond The Jordan, Dead Sea Panorama & The Dead Sea Museum  $95 / Dead Sea

*HOW MANY IN YOUR PARTY? (required):  # of Adults:  # of Children:
Please advise us of your closest airport(s) of departure and any additional information that will assist us in planning your tour in the box below:
If you are interested in receiving updates on special departures, seasonal discounts, and special sales discount offers please check the following boxes that would apply:
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Cruise/Tour Cruise Only

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With Collette Vacations you have the ability to check actual availabilty and dates via our Collette Vacations real-time booking engine. You can also locate your best air options and add travel insurance and other options.

What is not included in the tour price?
The land price does not include air travel, airline fees, airport or departure taxes, transfers, visas, customary end of trip gratuities for your tour manager, driver, local guides, hotel housekeepers, cruise ship wait staff, and any incidental charges.

Can Collette Vacations book our airline reservations?
Collette Vacations is happy to assist you in accommodating your flight needs. Due to tour scheduling and limited availability you are strongly encouraged to take advantage of Collette's air packages. We are not responsible for air arrangements you have made on your own. On occasion, it is necessary to change tour dates. In this case, we can only protect air reservations booked through Collette Vacations. For all air reservations, it is strongly recommended to reconfirm flights before departure, in the event that the airline has an unexpected schedule change. We cannot assume responsibility for schedule changes, routings or flight cancellations involving the airlines.

Are airport and hotel transfers available?
Roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers are provided FREE for all passengers who purchase airfare through Collette Vacations. These transfers are available on the first and last day of the tour date and do not apply to pre and post night stays.

Passengers who do not purchase airfare through Collette can purchase transfers at an additional cost of $100 per person, round trip. Some restrictions may apply.

Do you accept late bookings?
Tour sales normally close 7 days prior to departure. All late bookings are on request and must be guaranteed with a credit card if within 60 days of departure date. A late booking fee of $25.00 may be assessed to cover express mailing of documents and other expenses incurred.

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A valid Passport is required for trips outside the USA. We strongly recommend that you have a valid passport (with six month validity) for all travel outside the United States. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for additional details.

What is the difference between a twin room and a double room?
A double room is designed to accommodate two people, but may not have two separate beds. A twin bedded room has two separate beds of any size, and is the type most commonly utilized.

Do you rotate seats on tours?
Seats are rotated on board the coach for all Collette tours under the direction of the tour manager. So that we do not show partiality among passengers, exceptions cannot be made.

What size is a triple room?
A triple room is the same size as a twin bedded room and beds will accommodate three people; but we cannot guarantee that there will be three separate beds. If there are only two beds, a rollaway may be requested but cannot be guaranteed due to size of room and fire codes.

Can I extend my tour to see more of a region?
Yes! You may enhance your tour with either an extension, offered on select tours, or by purchasing pre/post hotel stays.

Extensions may be "hosted" rather than escorted. When hosted, passengers will be greeted upon arrival by a local tour manager who will provide all included services, and be available on-call during the duration of the extension. A minimum number of passengers may be required to operate some extensions. Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request. Collette also offers pre and post hotel nights before and/or after a tour for you to explore the destination independently. Should you purchase additional nights, please be advised that your tour manager will not be available during this time.

Would my tour date ever be changed?
Collette Vacations reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to departure for any reason. Should this happen, Collette Vacations will make every effort to protect you on another departure date and if an alternate cannot be found, a full refund will be made. Air booked through Collette Vacations will be protected. We cannot be held responsible for other air arrangements.

Should you decide to change your reservation after initial booking, a handling fee of $25 per transaction will be charged for any alteration made to a reservation (including name changes). Revisions to air tickets are subject to the rules and regulations of the airline and fare type purchased and rates vary. A change of tour date or tour itinerary within the guidelines of the cancellation policy will be treated as a cancellation and regular cancellation fees may apply.

Where do I meet my tour manager?
Your tour will begin at your first hotel. The tour manager will make contact with you at the hotel and will provide details relating to your tour. The hotel address and phone number will be included in your documents.

How can I be best prepared for the pacing and physical requirements on a Collette tour?
Tour pacing varies by itinerary, as each destination, its sightseeing and activities are unique. Pacing is often subject to personal interpretation, however at Collette we do include the best a destination has to offer, enhancing your overall tour experience. For overnight pacing of a tour, please refer to the "Your Itinerary" section on each tour page. This describes the number of nights you will stay in each hotel during your tour. The day by day descriptions will provide additional detail about the number of activities included in each day. Some of the most unique sightseeing can mean accessing locations that restrict motorcoaches, especially in historic areas. For your comfort, we recommend packing walking shoes so you fully enjoy every aspect of your vacation.

Do I need to be a member of Smithsonian to take a Smithsonian Journeys Travel Adventures tour?
Yes, all Smithsonian Associates are invited to join our tours. If you are not currently an Associate you will be mailed the Smithsonian membership form with your pre-departure information packet. The membership fee is $29.00 USD per family. In addition to unique travel opportunities, Associates also receive the following benefits:
  • 12 issues of Smithsonian magazine.
  • Discount of 10% at Museum shops and on catalog purchases.
  • Personalized membership card.
  • Advance notice for seminars and events in your area.
  • Free admission to The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in NY.

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Your Privacy is also very important to us. If you elected to be listed with us in the above Optional Advisory List then, you will be added to our maillist for the particular area(s) of interest that you have selected to be informed about. If you do not elect to be on our maillist, simply do not complete that section and we will not add you to our list. We will not add you to any other maillist either. We do not sell or otherwise pass along any information that you may provide to to us in the process of completing your inquiry. For further information on your privacy please see Liabilities and Privacy Policy.

Collette Vacations is a global leader of world travel and Escorted Tours, offering 150 vacation choices on all seven continents. We are a family-owned business, now in our third generation of Sullivan-family ownership.

Our whole purpose at Collette Vacations is to fulfill vacation dreams. Our daily goal is to deliver to our family of travelers the highest quality, best value and exceptional service, every time, everywhere. We strive to create extraordinary vacation experiences on all 7 continents. Our greatest reward is planning our clients’ next trip.

The Collette Difference

Our NO WORRIES cancellation waver means you can cancel anytime prior to the day of departure and receive a full cash refund.

Add up the cost of hotels, transportation, meals, sightseeing and entertainment and you'll find what an incredible savings a tour offers.

On a tour, you'll find yourself saying, "I never would have thought to try that!" We work everyday to uncover those gems that make your vacation special. Let our experience work for yours.

Don't worry about planning the details, getting directions, picking great hotels, or purchasing sightseeing tickets - we do that!

Our tour managers are with you from start to finish, taking care of every detail - and brightening your vacation with history and anecdotes that bring the destination to life. A Collette Tour means less time planning and more time enjoying.

You pack the bags - we'll lug them around! That's right - when you're on tour with us, we take care of all luggage handling... including the tip!

Door to Door Pickup and Return!
NEW Enjoy a free ride from home to the airport and back, including tip. We believe that your vacation should start at your front door. We include FREE roundtrip sedan service with air-inclusive Collette tours in many U.S. cities within 50 miles radius from more than 80 airport gateways.

Why Travel on an Escorted Tour?
We take the hassle out of travel, so you have all the fun. Here's how.

Our buying power gets you unbeatable value.
Our tours include your sightseeing, entertainment, admissions to museums and parks, great hotels and many meals, making it a hassle free experience for you from start to finish. Our hotels are centrally located, so you won't waste a second of your free time in buses or cabs. Even your luggage is managed for you.

We planned ahead, so Europe with us is still a bargain.
We can provide a vacation to Europe, for example, at 15% less than you would pay if you planned it on your own. There is no better time than now to buy a packaged vacation.

Imagine seeing Thailand for less than $90 a day, and that includes your hotel.
On our Thailand - Ancient Capitals and Countryside tour, you'll ride an elephant and cruise the Mekong River into Laos, just two unforgettable included experiences among 14 days worth of discoveries You'll also enjoy 26 meals on tour, including a dinner cruise on a rice barge. See the Golden Buddha, the ruins of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, the colorful pageantry of a Hill Tribe cultural show - it's all included!

It's like traveling with a friend who knows the area.
Your tour manager will be with you every step of the way, handling the tedious details of travel, while you relax and enjoy the trip. They are seasoned professionals with in-depth knowledge about your destination and a passion for sharing it.

Our tour developers personally scout out the best for you.
They search for accommodations, restaurants, attractions and entertainment to assemble not only a fantastic trip, but create an entire experience that captures the spirit of your destination. Learn the secrets of Tuscan cuisine from a Florentine chef in Italy. Fly a kite in China. Feed a kangaroo in Australia. Our tour developers love creating those unforgettable moments that make your trip uniquely yours.

We've got something for everyone, from Branson to Beijing.
Collette Vacations travels to more than 150 destinations on all seven continents. We also offer Explorations by Collette, small-group tours with a maximum of only 16 - 24 passengers that wander off the beaten path. Explorations tours feature boutique hotels, outdoor activities and interaction with local people.

And, we partner with Smithsonian Journeys to bring you learning tours through Smithsonian Journeys Travel Adventures. These tours bring you expert local scientists, historians and artists to illuminate your travels with lectures and demonstrations.

No Worries Protection Plan

What exactly is your cancellation waiver?
We have the best cancellation waiver in the industry-period. You can cancel your trip up until the day prior to departure for any reason - sickness, change of heart or any reason whatsoever-and you will receive a full refund, minus the small cost of the insurance. That's a cash refund, not a voucher or certificate. There's no risk when you book with Collette.

But isn't it expensive?
Not at all! Let's say you were planning to take our Italian Vistas tour for 13 days. The land-only waiver is just $170 per person. That breaks down to about $13.07 a day-just a little over eight euros! The land and air waiver is only $30 more. That's airplane peanuts compared to the peace of mind you'll enjoy.

Plus, you're covered on tour.
Our cancellation waiver and insurance plan covers you on tour. If you have to stop your trip or return home early, need medical assistance or evacuation, suffer a baggage loss or delay; or are delayed on tour for 12 hours or more, you're covered.

My husband had an accident in New Zealand…He subsequently had to be transferred by ambulance to Invercargill (Southland Hospital) to have surgery on his leg. He spent one week in the hospital. I am so glad we always take out the insurance. This is our third trip with Collette and we always take out the insurance…In spite of the accident, we had a wonderful time in Australia and New Zealand up to Queenstown and we are very glad we took the trip. Genevieve Gallagher, Clifton Park, NY

We had one unfortunate problem; one traveler broke her ankle…Thank goodness I insist that my passengers take the insurance. Virginia Gratton, Greenport, NY

Exception: If you originally purchased non-refundable airline tickets, the Waiver does not provide a refund for the airline tickets, taxes or fees in the event of a cancellation or a return transportation benefit if you must return home early. The air waiver does not cover medical evacuation or additional expenses associated with a medical emergency.

The Waiver Fee does not cover any single supplement charges which arise from an individual’s traveling companion electing to cancel for any reason prior to departure. In this case, the single supplement will be deducted from the refund of the person who cancels. Division of this charge between the two passengers involved is solely their responsibility. If insufficient funds are deducted from the canceling client, the traveling client will be charged the remaining portion of the single supplement.

Payment of the Waiver Fee (if chosen) must be received by Collette Vacations with your Deposit. The Waiver is non-transferable and valid for each applicant only.

Collette Vacations can assume no responsibility for and cannot be held liable for any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized acts or omissions of any travel agent or travel agency other than that of Collette Travel Service, Inc. itself, and its own employees.
PART A – Benefits Provided By Collette Vacations
Pre-Departure Cancellation Fee & Unused Services Waiver Up to Trip Cost
PART B – Benefits Provided by the Insurance Company Listed Below
Accidental Death & Dismemberment $25,000
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense $25,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation $50,000
Travel Delay (Maximum of $100 per Day) $1,500
Baggage and Personal Effects $2,000
Baggage Delay $200

PART B CONDITIONS & LIMITATIONS Certain exclusions and limitations apply and are detailed in the Certificate of Coverage. For example, coverage does not apply to: any sickness or condition of you, a Traveling Companion or an Immediate Family Member traveling with you that existed during the 60 days prior to the effective date of the coverages (this exclusion is waived if your plan payment is received by Collette Vacations within 7 days of your initial deposit/payment for your trip and you are not disabled from travel at the time your plan payment is received), suicide, normal pregnancy, war or any act of war, mental or nervous disorders. A Traveling Companion is defined as a person booked to share accommodations in the same room with you during your trip. Sickness or injury must require care by a Physician and must commence while the Travel Protection Plan is in effect for you. This plan does not cover a loss that results from an illness, disease, or other condition (of you, an Immediate Family Member, Traveling Companion or Business Partner), event or circumstance which occurs at a time when this plan is not in effect for you.
Part B of this plan is underwritten by: Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio 464-03

Where to Present Part A Claims
To request a refund under the Cancellation Fee and Unused Services Waiver, please send any unused
airlines tickets (only if purchased from Collette Vacations), a doctor’s note or medical documentation and a written request to:

Collette Vacations
ATTN: Customer Service Department
162 Middle Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
If cancellation occurs prior to departure, contact the Collette Vacations Reservations Department.

When a client cancels prior to departure any due refunds are processed through the booking agent. Agent commissions are not protected if cancellation occurs prior to departure.

All Inquiries and Claims under Part B should be reported to the Plan Administrator:

Trip Mate*
9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64114
Tel: 800-888-7292
*In CA, dba Trip Mate Insurance Agency
Land Only Clients
  • $30 for all domestic escorted tours under 6 days
  • $110 for all domestic escorted tours of 6 days or more
  • $110 for all international tours 9 days or under (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train Tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt)
  • $170 for international tours 10 days or more (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train Tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt)
  • $195 for all Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt
  • $205 for all cruises and Canadian Rockies Train Tours
When purchasing pre and post night accommodations, including optional extensions, the number of days will be added to the total number of tour days, and may subsequently alter your waiver fees. Please confirm with your reservation agent at time of booking.

Air Inclusive Clients (air is purchased through Collette Vacations)
  • $60 for all domestic escorted tours under 6 days
  • $140 for all domestic escorted tours of 6 days or more
  • $150 for all international tours 9 days or under (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train Tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt)
  • $200 for all international tours 10 days or more (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train Tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt)
  • $225 for all Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt
  • $235 for all cruises and Canadian Rockies Train Tours
The Cancellation Waiver fee with air can only be purchased by individuals who have purchased air through Collette Vacations.

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