I recently went on the IT Sailtrek tour in Egypt (April 1st). When I originally booked, I wanted to go on the Felucca Journey, but was told by the London office that the tour was booked up until the end of May. Because of this, is booked the Sailtrek instead, but when I got to Egypt, found that the Felucca Journey was not at all full and that in fact, the Sailtrek tour travelled with the FJ tour because the numbers combined made only 15.
I explained all this to my tour leader who could not have been more helpful. She arranged for me to transfer to the FJ so I could continue with the rest of the group and everything worked out fine. But I was disconcerted to note that the next tour that came in also had a small number of FJ travellers than 15 (I stayed a few extra days in Cairo as I had trouble changing my flights). I am planning on touring again with the IT as soon as possible as I thought it a fantastic experience, but my question is, if the tour I want is booked out- and any tour I have enquired about I have been told 'it is nearly booked out'- should I book an alternative one or - wait to see if there are cancellations? Do you get a lot of last-minute cancellations?