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Classic Family Adventure

10 Days  |  Starts/Ends: Cairo  |  from USD $1,749  |   Guaranteed Departure 

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.

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Day 1

Saturday. Welcome to the land of the pharaohs! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel and overnight.
Overnight: Cairo

    Cairo
Day 2

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  |  Breakfast

Day 3

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  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

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  |  Breakfast

Day 5

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  |  Breakfast

Day 6

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  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

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  |  Breakfast

Day 8

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  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

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  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Monday. Tour ends after breakfast and included onward transfer to airport.
Breakfast

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.

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx, Cairo
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

In a great location for the Pyramids, the Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx is a contemporary hotel with excellent amenities. Guest rooms are well furnished with modern interiors and en suite facilities. Wi-fi is available in the lobby and there is a beautiful outdoor pool perfect for relaxing by. Why not head to the restaurant on the roof for a delicious meal and impressive views of the Pyramids. Perfectly located across from the Pyramids and also close to Cairo University and the Hanging Church.

Sleeper Train, Cairo
Our Category:    |   Regional Category:

When taking the train in Egypt, the most comfortable way to go is in a sleeper carriage. Cabins are equipped with 2 beds (one above the other), a sink, electric points and air conditioning. Each carriage has toilets at each end and there is a club car as well. In the early evening an attendant will come round and make up your beds for you. Cabins also come with interconnecting doors so perfect for families and groups of 4.

Helnan Aswan, Aswan
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Set in manicured gardens, the Helnan Aswan is an elegant hotel with impressive views of the Nile. Guest rooms are spacious with modern interiors and located next to the beautiful pool. Wi-fi is available in the lobby and by the pool. There is also two restaurants and bars, a bowling alley, a swimming pool and a cinema. Why not relax by the pool before exploring the rest of Aswan. The hotel has an excellent location on the Corniche in the heart of Aswan, just a few minutes from the Nile.

Sonesta St. George Hotel, Luxor
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

A grand and classical hotel, the Sonesta is luxurious, ensuring you a comfortable stay. The hotel has a sweeping terrace with fantastic views of the Nile, a grand entrance of polished marble and handsomely appointed furnishings with exquisite detail and a beautiful health spa.

Trip Highlights

Cairo - Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau
Egyptian Museum & King Tut's 9kg solid Golden Mask
Visit to local primary school, village/market walks
Luxor Temple illuminated by night
Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Citadel & Khan el-Khalili bazaar
Aswan - boating on the Nile to Sahal island and lunch with village family
Luxor - Temple of Karnak by day
Valley of the Kings

Included

Maximum group size: 25
7 nights 4-5 star hotels
Giza - camel ride by the pyramids
Luxor - horse-drawn carriage to Luxor Temple
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Aswan & Luxor
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
Breakfast daily, 1 lunch with village family - Sahal Island, 2 dinners - onboard train
2 overnight trains: Cairo - Aswan & Luxor - Cairo (2 berth, 1st class sleeper cabin)
Aswan - boating on the Nile and visit to a Nubian island
Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 10
Escorted by an Egyptian tour leader/guide degree qualified in Egyptology

Not Included

Gratuity for your tour guide. We suggest $20-30 USD per adult. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture.
Entrance Fees: Adt $80-90 USD / Chd $40-50 USD
International flights and visa
Tipping Kitty: Adt $35-45 USD / Chd $20-30 USD

The tour was great. It was busy, but there wasn't anything that we would have wanted to miss out! The hotels were all of good quality, comfortable and in good locations.

Helal was a great guide and was not only knowledge and generous with his time, but tirelessly patient with the children. He took us to some really interesting local restaurants and really helped with tired children. His pitch for explaining the complexity of the ancient relationships and timelines was perfect, enough information for adults and quirky stories for the children.

We were also happy to have the change to flights as I think it probably worked for us better than the overnight trains would have.

I would highly recommend the tour and especially Helal to anyone thinking about visiting Egypt.

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Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. He was so good with my 11 year old daughter, she loved this tour!

Dear team,

We spent 10 weeks travelling around the world, including a visit to Egypt on your 10 Day Family Adventure in September. The children both agree that your tour was the highlight of the entire journey and I have to say I agree with them! We were made so welcome by your staff and the people we encountered. We absolutely loved the quirky opportunities such as camel riding behind the Great Pyramid, hot air ballooning over Luxor and haggling in the local bazaars. The hotels were excellent - clean and refreshing and our tour guide, Helal, was like a favourite uncle to the kids on the tour. He was the perfect tour guide - organized, relaxed and friendly. Apart from keeping the kids entertained, he made it so easy for the adults to enjoy the sights too. This tour was so well thought out and combined so many amazing elements. I just hope many more people take the opportunity to visit this amazing country and do so with one of your tours. We certainly intend to travel with On the Go again! Thank-you so much.

Dear On The Go Tours,

My family and I have just completed a 10 day tour of Egypt with your company, and I want to tell you we've been thrilled with your service. Your Classic Family Adventure was ideal for us and our children aged 10 and 9.

Before we came we were a little worried about our security in Egypt, particularly since the first democratic election results were announced while we were here, but you've helped us feel completely at ease during our time in Egypt. Your company was very well organised - our transport and accommodation was well managed throughout the tour. Your tour guides gave us excellent advice for staying in Egypt e.g. what we needed to bring with us and how to respond to people wanting to sell us souvenirs.

Seeing the ancient Egyptian pyramids, tombs and temples first hand was absolutely amazing - pictures and words cannot properly describe their sheer awesome scale. Our personal guide Mr. Helal was a true expert w ho was able to clearly explain the meaning of what we were seeing and answer our questions.

I recommend visiting Egypt with 'On The Go' without reserve.

My 12 year old son and I recently returned from the adventure of a lifetime. Egypt is amazing.

From the moment we arrived at Cairo airport and were met by the On The Go representative, and for the remaining 10 days of our tour, everything was organised beautifully. This was a family tour and our group consisted of more kids than adults – a great group of Aussies, English and South Africans.

Our fabulous guide for the tour was Alam whose obvious knowledge and passion for Egyptian culture and history rubbed off on us all.

Alam managed to keep both adults and kids entertained with enough information to satisfy the adults but not too much to overwhelm the kids. He was always happy to answer any questions and give more background if we wanted it.

Too many wonderful sights to mention but the highlights for me were definitely the Valley of the Kings (those tombs are amazing – the colour in them was overwhelming); and the two add-ons of Abu Simbel and the hot air balloon trip over Luxor. If you can afford it make sure you do these two extras. And of course what 12 year boy is not going to be excited about seeing Tutankhamun’s mummy!

We felt cared for and safe. Egypt is a marvellous place to visit and it is a safe place to travel. The locals need the tourists back and I hope tourists won’t be put off by recent events in this remarkable country.

Thank you Alam and On The Go for a most memorable holiday.

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'single supplement' applies for single travellers and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. On all of our family tours we guarantee that parents and kids rooms will be side by side or directly adjacent.

Xmas departure, book early!
XMAS Departure
2015
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Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Child Reduction (under 12 years old)
USD $-370
USD $370

Single travellers will have to book a single room for any pre and/or post tour accommodation that is required.

Child Prices are based on the child being under 12 years of age at the date of arrival into Egypt. The low season child price is listed below, for high child prices please contact us.

Tour Details
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Cairo
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
4 - 5 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 9, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 2
Tour Bolt-ons
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The tour was great. It was busy, but there wasn't anything that we would have wanted to miss out! The hotels were all of good quality, comfortable and in good locations.

Helal was a great guide and was not only knowledge and generous with his time, but tirelessly patient with the children. He took us to some really interesting local restaurants and really helped with tired children. His pitch for explaining the complexity of the ancient relationships and timelines was perfect, enough information for adults and quirky stories for the children.

We were also happy to have the change to flights as I think it probably worked for us better than the overnight trains would have.

I would highly recommend the tour and especially Helal to anyone thinking about visiting Egypt.

Caroline Sparke
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 2 travellers.
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 2 travellers.