I phoned the travel place yesterday to book our trip to Egypt (Beyond the Pyramids, September 27) and asked the lady if I had to book my flight first because the paperwork they sent me sort of hinted that I had to. She started panicking saying "no no no no no, you don't want to do that, what if the trip is cancelled?!" basically telling me that I shouldn't even try to buy plane tickets until 30 days prior to the tour, which would cost way more than what I could get the tickets for now.
I'm curious to know how often tours get cancelled. How many of you have had an Egypt tour cancelled? It sounds like September/October is a popular time to go, but I'm worried about the risk.