Classic Family Adventure - 10 Days

FROM USD $1,749

Pharaohs, pyramids, tombs, camel riding, boating on the Nile and a visit to a village school. Combine this with plenty of free time to swim and relax by your hotel pool. A fun and educational holiday for all the family.

Day 1: Cairo
Saturday. Welcome to the land of the pharaohs! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel and overnight. Overnight - Cairo
Today, we visit the legendary pyramids and iconic Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World. Gaze in awe at the largest of the three great pyramids - Cheops, constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it took more than 20 years to construct. We explore this area on foot and then on the back of a camel! Off we ride into the sands, our sturdy ships of the desert beneath us! Overnight - Cairo (B)
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The Pyramids at Giza
Cairo - Aswan. Today, we venture in search of the treasures of King Tutankhamen, mummies and more at the Egyptian Museum. Later we tour the Islamic Citadel of Saladin with views looking down over the old city, watching people go about their daily life. We conclude the day with a market walk through the bustling Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Time to freshen up, this evening we take the comfortable overnight sleeper train to Aswan. Overnight - Sleeper Train (B, D)
The Philae Temple on Agilika Island
This morning we arrive into Aswan and explore the Nubian city on a guided walk of the local market and souq. Scenically located on the Nile, a walk along the riverside corniche to view the many boats is a real treat, as is Aswan bazaar. Free afternoon. Overnight - Aswan (B)
Day 5: Free time
A free day or opt for the morning air excursion to Abu Simbel. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure; maybe relax by the pool, take a stroll along the Nile corniche or explore the lively market place. Overnight - Aswan (B)
Felucca sailing on the River Nile
Aswan - Luxor. This morning we board a motor boat and cruise in and around the islands located on the Nile, before stopping at Sahal island where we visit a local village and school (if open); sometimes there is even a local football game in action. Lunch will be served in the home of an Egyptian family followed by the train north to Luxor, one of the world’s greatest open-air museums. The 4000 year old site of ancient Thebes, known today as Luxor, is our base for the next three days. Overnight - Luxor (B, L)
Egypt Tours - Karnak Temple and the Avenue of Sphinxes in Luxor
At sunrise today we have the option to go hot air ballooning before we visit Karnak Temple. More than a temple, Karnak is a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, pylons, statuettes and obelisks. Built on a grand scale, Karnak is probably Egypt’s finest ancient temple. This afternoon is free to wander along Luxor’s historic waterfront. This evening, we travel in horse-drawn carriages to the illuminated Temple of Luxor where we enjoy a tour in the cool evening air. Overnight - Luxor (B)
The Tomb of Tutankhamen, at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor
Luxor - Cairo. Today, we visit Luxor’s legendary West Bank - home to the famous Valleys of the Kings, the imposing colonnaded temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the gigantic Colossi of Memnon. See how the ancient Egyptians confounded tomb robbers with the construction of elaborate catacombs, once filled with treasures and highly decorated to allow the pharaoh passage to the afterlife. Tonight, we return to Cairo by sleeper train. Overnight - Sleeper Train (B, D)
A family enjoying their time in Egypt
Day 9: Cairo
Arriving into Cairo this morning, the rest of the day is free to explore Africa’s largest city. Spend the day around the pool, or perhaps head out, explore and take the family for a nice lunch at one of the city’s many hotels. Overnight - Cairo (B)
Day 10: Cairo
Monday. Tour ends after breakfast and included onward transfer to airport. (B)

Extend your stay and head to the beach!

Pharaohs & Beaches - 13 days.
Enjoy a fascinating, fun-packed and educational family adventure. See the best of legendary ancient Egypt and end your adventure with a beach break in Hurghada, by the Red Sea. It's an interactive adventure for all the family - especially visiting the Nubian island & people of Aswan.
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Cairo / Ends in: Cairo
  • Departs: Saturdays - year round
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:9, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 2
  • Hotel Rating: 4 - 5 star
  • Tour Guide: Yes, escorted by a tour guide
The On The Go Theatre
On tour in Egypt. Pyramids, Nile cruising, Abu Simbel & Red Sea!