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King Ramses

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14 days  |  Starts/Ends: Cairo  |  from USD $1,549  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Looking for the definitive Egypt experience? With the iconic pyramids, beautiful Aswan, glorious Nile felucca cruising, historical Luxor, the famed Valley of the Kings, and Hurghada, this tour leaves little to be desired.

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Day 1

Saturday. Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival in Cairo you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight: Cairo

    Cairo
Day 2

Cairo. Start the day with a visit to Al Jizah, the famous Giza Plateau to see the iconic pyramids and Sphinx. Next we explore the sand-strewn tombs and temples of the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, home to the Zhoser’s step pyramid. Overnight sleeper cabin train to Aswan.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Aswan. After arrival into Aswan and hotel check-in we head off to the grand High Dam - an impressive feat of engineering which resulted in the creation of Lake Nasser. Next we enjoy a boat trip to Agilika Island where we visit the Temples of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Spend the remainder of the evening at your own leisure; shop in the colourful souqs or simply kick back and relax.
Overnight: Aswan  |  Breakfast

Days 4-5

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Early birds can go on an optional excursion to the majestic Temple of Abu Simbel. In the afternoon we board a felucca for a 2-night journey downstream the River Nile, stopping at villages and islands along the way.

If sailing by felucca is not your style, navigate the River Nile on board a 5 star Nile Cruiser with private cabin and ensuite bathroom. See our Nile Cruise Upgrade for more info.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 6

Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor. Disembarking in Kom Ombo we visit the temple before travelling to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, a huge complex that began construction in 237 BC. We then continue to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Tonight, an optional visit to the Temple of Luxor is available alternatively, enjoy the facilities of our hotel.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 7
Valley of the Kings

Luxor. Take flight over ancient Luxor with an optional hot air balloon ride early this morning before exploring the West Bank of the Nile and the legendary Valley of the Kings. Marvel at Colossi of Memnon, the massive stone remains of the temple of Amenophis III, and explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and surrounding tombs.

After lunch we visit the Temple of Karnak, a spectacular religious complex built on a gigantic scale, where you get lost wandering around the stone papyrus columns. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Luxor - Hurghada. Departing Luxor we drive east to Hurghada part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera for 4 days on the beach!
Overnight: Hurghada  |  Breakfast

Days 9-11

The next 3 days are free to explore Hurghada or simply relax. On day 9 there's an optional day trip to Giftun Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally.

Hurghada is one of the Red Sea's most popular resorts and it is easy to see why. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling. Hurghada’s central location provides a gateway to prime offshore reefs, which are some of the finest in the world. Hurghada also has plenty of restaurants and late night bars for evening entertainment. Just outside Hurghada is an ancient Roman quarry called Mons Porphyritis and Port Safarga – a famously windy place which is ideal for windsurfing.
Overnight: Hurghada  |  Breakfast x 3

Day 12

Hurghada - Cairo. After a leisurely breakfast we depart Hurghada and head back to Cairo. The evening is at leisure so why not go out and visit the Khan el-Khalili bazaar - a hive of activity at night. This is a great place to pick up a few bargains or just sip some tea and people watch!
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 13

After breakfast we take a guided tour of the enlightening Egyptian Museum, where you can opt to see the famed solid gold death mask of King Tutankhamen, or the Royal Mummy room. Spend the remaining hours of the afternoon and evening at your own leisure - an optional city tour is available.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 14

Friday. Cairo. After breakfast, hotel check-out and onward transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

Combine Egypt and Jordan!

Explore Egypt and visit the neighbouring Kingdom of Jordan, renowned for the mineral rich and incredibly buoyant Dead Sea, its stunning red desertscapes at Wadi Rum and the jewel in its archaeological crown, the Rose City of Petra.

Our Road to Jordan tour, combines the King Ramses itinerary with five memorable days in Jordan. Discover the stunning Treasury and Monastery at Petra, 4x4 in Wadi Rum and camp out under the stars and bolt on an excursion to the Dead Sea.

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!

Oasis Hotel, Cairo
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just a stone's throw from the Pyramids, the Oasis Hotel is a classic Egyptian hotel with beautiful expansive gardens. Rooms are very spacious with comfortable beds and fantastic en suite facilities. Wi-Fi is available and the buffet breakfast offers a good spread. In the evening the outdoor pool and fountains are lit up making the restaurant and bar the perfect place to spend an evening sipping on a cold glass of beer. Well located in Giza on the Cairo-Alexandria Road. The pyramids and Sphinx are all close by.

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.

Felucca Cruise, Felucca Cruise
Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category:

Feluccas are simple, traditional Egyptian sailboats that have plied the Nile since ancient times. Feluccas carry between 8 - 12 passengers comfortably. The boat’s deck is draped with soft colourful cushions that serve as your lounging area during the day and as your sleeping area at night. A support boat travels alongside your felucca and is on hand if you need to use the toilet or wash. It is also where your meals are prepared and eaten. You'll need to bring a sleeping bag/sheet and a towel with you. The crew, as well as being experienced sailors, are responsible for the preparation of the included meals, though they welcome helpers!

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.

Grand Plaza Hotel, Hurghada
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Sat on a golden beach in Hurghada, the Grand Plaza Hotel offers an unforgettable experience. Guest rooms are bright and well furnished with soft Egyptian cotton linen. 2 outdoor pools are on offer to refresh and relax by and there is also giant chess - perfect for families! Being on the beach there is a whole host of watersports on offer - a great way to enjoy the Red Sea Riviera! The Grand Plaza Hotel is only five minutes from Hurghada International Airport.

Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx, Cairo
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 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.

Trip Highlights

Cairo - Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau, Necropolis of Saqqara, Egyptian Museum
Nile felucca cruising - islands en route
Edfu - Temple of Horus
Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Aswan - High Dam, Philae Temple, River Nile
Kom Ombo - Temple of Kom Ombo
Luxor - Temple of Karnak
Hurghada - Red Sea coast - swim, relax, opt to snorkel or scuba dive in the clear coastal waters

Included

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
4 days Hurghada - Red Sea stay - swim, sun and sand
Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 14
Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
10 nights 4 - 5 star hotels, 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck)
1 overnight train: Cairo - Aswan (2 berth, 1st class sleeper cabin)
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Edfu Luxor and Dahab
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: $105-115 USD
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $3 - 5 USD per day, per traveller. Tip for your Felucca Crew/ Nile Cruise staff, we recommend you allow $10 USD. Tipping your guide and crew is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: $45-55 USD

Our Egypt tour was fantastic, my thanks to On the Go for their professionalism.

Anita Franceschini

Hello,

I visited Egypt last month through your King Ramses tour and wanted to let you know how great it was. Our tour guide, Mohamed Saiid, was not only very welcoming, he was also very knowledgeable. Mohamed was also very accommodating and helpful with any problems we had along the way. I'll be sure to recommend this tour to any friends looking for a vacation destination.

Bruno Mastronardi

Dear On The Go Tours

Hi, I just got back from Egypt yesterday. I did the King Ramses tour from the 19th of April to 2nd of May 2014. On The Go Tour in Egypt has been an amazing holiday and this is definitely due to our tour guide Haytham Youssry.

Haytham is a very friendly and outgoing person which made it easy for the entire group to get along with him and become great friends. Throughout the whole tour he has been very helpful, giving us great advice to keep us safe and have the best time in Egypt. He kept the tour well organized and relayed important information to the group at all times.

His recommendations to restaurants and things to do were awesome and I believe that they made the tour more special as we got to try things like a local living in Egypt. It amazes me the experiences Haytham has gone through in his life and you can clearly see how passionate he is for his country, the ancient history and his love for King Ramses II. You can tell he really loves his job as a tour guide having the opportunity to share his love for Egypt with people from all over the world.

His extensive and vast knowledge of all the temples and historical sites in Egypt was very impressive and I feel very fortunate to have Haytham leading our tour group especially as he is an Egyptologist. I really enjoyed his talks about the history of Egypt and this made the trip more worthwhile to get a better understanding of the ancient history.

I am so going to miss Haytham but at least I know I have made a great friend.

Nathalie Reyes-Montalvo

Good day,

I would like to thank On The Go Tours for the amazing experience in Egypt on the King Ramses tour leaving on the 19 April 2014.

This was in fact thanks to the most amazing, fantastic and wonderful tour guide ever, Haytham. It was thanks to him that my wife and I had an unforgettable experience and probably the best holiday of our lives.

He made us feel so welcome, befriended us without even knowing us and created an amazing atmosphere within our group.

If it was not for Haytham, I doubt that our experience would have been so amazing. Egypt is such a magical place but made more so by the treatment that we received from our guide Haytham. He has helped us develop a love for the country and definitely consider utilizing On the Go Tours again in the near future.

Thank you so much for allocating Haytham to our group :)

Raees Kajee

Great Tour, excellent guide, friendly staff. All went smoothly.

Ruth Cresswell

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 who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

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Easter Departure
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Festive King Ramses
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USD $649
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USD $1749
USD $649
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Post Tour Accommodation - Cairo
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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: 13, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
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Our Egypt tour was fantastic, my thanks to On the Go for their professionalism.

Anita Franceschini
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