If you’d like to upgrade from the included Nile felucca cruise from Aswan to Luxor, cruise the Nile in style with our 5 star Nile cruiser upgrade.
Cruiser facilities are similar to that of 5 star hotels with their own bar, lounges and restaurant. Your well–appointed, outward facing cabin offers air-conditioning, a private bathroom and views of the Nile as we sail.
The boat deck offers plenty of space for relaxation and a swimming pool. Sightseeing stops to the Temple of Kom Ombo and Temple of Horus at Edfu are made en-route. In the evening, low–key entertainment is on hand. All meals are included, buffet style.
|Easter Departure||XMAS Departure|
|24 MAR - 05 APR||USD $1,649||USD $379|
|31 MAR - 12 APR||USD $1,649||USD $379|
|14 APR - 26 APR||USD $1,649||USD $379|
|28 APR - 10 MAY||USD $1,649||USD $379|
|19 MAY - 31 MAY||USD $1,649||USD $379|
|02 JUN - 14 JUN||USD $1,499||USD $379|
|16 JUN - 28 JUN||USD $1,499||USD $379|
|30 JUN - 12 JUL||USD $1,499||USD $379|
|21 JUL - 02 AUG||USD $1,499||USD $379|
|11 AUG - 23 AUG||USD $1,499||USD $379|
|25 AUG - 06 SEP||USD $1,499||USD $379|
|08 SEP - 20 SEP||USD $1,649||USD $379|
|22 SEP - 04 OCT||USD $1,649||USD $379|
|06 OCT - 18 OCT||USD $1,649||USD $379|
|20 OCT - 01 NOV||USD $1,649||USD $379|
|03 NOV - 15 NOV||USD $1,649||USD $379|
|17 NOV - 29 NOV||USD $1,649||USD $379|
|01 DEC - 13 DEC||USD $1,649||USD $379|
|08 DEC - 20 DEC||USD $1,649||USD $379|
|19 DEC - 31 DEC||USD $1,649||USD $379|
|22 DEC - 03 JAN||USD $1,649||USD $379|
|Supplementary Prices||Twin/Double||Single Supp.|
|Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo||USD $79||USD $20|
|Post Tour Accommodation - Cairo||USD $79||USD $20|
Make the most of your time away! Listed below are the optional activities that are available on this trip. Please note that you will need to book these prior to travel as we cannot always guarantee availability of these activities once you are on holiday.
|Discover the Temples of Abu Simbel on a journey from Aswan by road. Egypt, with its gargantuan rock-cut facade is the magnificent Abu Simbel. Guarding the entrance to the temple are 4 colossal seated statues of King Ramses II, staring out across Lake Nasser.|
|An aerial adventure awaits in Luxor! Imagine drifting silently over temples, ancient sites, ruins and villages in the early morning sun. See ancient Thebes from a different angle as you float above the River Nile and wave down at the locals as you drift a few metres from their open rooftops!|
|Upgrade from the included Nile felucca cruise from Aswan to Luxor and cruise in style aboard a luxury Nile cruiser. Our 5 star cruiser has a bar and restaurant, whilst your well–appointed, air-conditioned cabin offers a private bathroom. The boat deck offers plenty of space for relaxation and a swimming pool. Sightseeing stops are made en-route. All meals included, buffet style during your onboard stay.|
|On our Jewel of the Nile, Family tours and many tailor-made itineraries we include the Sleeper Cabin Train as part of your journey. On all other tours (taking the Nefertiti Seater Train) we offer the option to upgrade to a sleeper cabin on the Sleeper train. Cabins are lockable, equipped with 2 bunk beds, linen, washbasin and towel, allowing passengers to relax and stretch out.|
|The World War II cemeteries of El Alamein. In 1942 the Allies under Britain’s field Marshal Montgomery halted the German- Italian advance towards the River Nile. Marked as a major victory for the Allies, though not without loss of life, with some 11,000 killed and 60,000 wounded. We visit the Commonwealth cemetery and recently erected memorials funded by the Australian and New Zealand governments. Through the arches and beyond the gardens, 7,000 white headstones commemorate the Australian, New Zealand and British soldiers who fought and died here.|
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Below is a list of key highlights and what is included on this tour. Further, where appropriate, we have listed the items that are not included in the tour price.
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.
Here's what some of our past travellers have written in to us and said about their experiences on this trip.
Very friendly,highly professional & outstandingly knowledgeable guide!
Vincent Sermanson ,
I have just returned from your Sandblaster tour and wanted to say how much my family appreciated your guide Mahmoud Ramadan. He really went the extra mile to look after us, which was very much appreciated – especially since my husband was unable to join my daughters and myself for the desert portion of the trip. He was also always fascinating and informative on all of the sites we visited and was great at even making the longer journeys interesting, with the little surprise stops he planned – a tea-break in the desert for Bedouin tea, our own special, secret “crystal mountain” away from the one frequented by other tourists and many other things. His knowledge of Egyptology is very impressive and he is a great ambassador for Egypt, and Islam and a very honest and pleasant young man. We felt completely safe in his care and he represented OntheGo as a company in an excellent light. The two off-road drivers who took us through the desert (Henay and Mohammed were also very good. In addition to being excellent drivers, who made us feel completely safe at all times, they worked really hard and cooked some great desert meals). The whole trip – the desert, the felucca and the monuments - has been memorable and, despite the current electoral situation – we felt completely safe in all locations.
Denise Guest ,
Dear on the go,
I feel it is only appropriate that I express my gratitude for the Excellent Service received from one of your employees (Alam)
It is not often that one takes the time to write a letter to compliment but rather send one very quickly when you want to complain. In my case I do feel it necessary to ensure that it is known that Alam (as he was known to us during our tour), has exceeded my expectations when it comes to service.
From the moment he gave us the briefing on our first day I realized that this gentleman is very well organized, in touch with his groups and each persons individual needs.
He is a true professional and he is well versed in egyptology. He really took his time to explain the complex world of the ancient egyptians in a way that we not only understood it, but gave us lessons we can take with us forever. This I have never experienced from any other tour I have been on before.
I also feel it necessary to mention that I have travelled with your company in India as well as now in Egypt and I am truly impressed by the details you give attention to. All the staff I encountered through all my trips have been very kind and helpful. You have a great concept and I will surely be using you again very soon indeed. I will recommend you above other tour operators I have used in the past without a doubt.
No tour company expects a fan letter from someone in their sixties - but that is exactly what I am writing. We have just come back from your Sandblaster tour to Egypt which started in Cairo on the 7th January and lasted for a fortnight. Everything worked smoothly, the guides were very good and the route and sights were fascinating.
But what made our particular trip so very special was our guide Mohamed Hady Mohamed. He has enormous charm, with such an ability to get on with people.
Hady did not just have great knowledge and enthusiasm for the world and the Gods of ancient Egypt. He put it over with such enthusiasm that at least two of bthe people on the group went round the tombs and temples in the Valley of the Kings and elsewhere pointing out which gods and pharohs were featured in each one and reproducing the stories which he has told us. Having had to listen to many worthily dull guides in the past made me all the more aware of the skills he had, when taking us round
Details of how ancient Egypt had worked and worshipped in the past was only part of the information Haddy gave us. He also told us just what were realistic prices in the markets – and how to bargain successfully. Moving round and supervising a party of 18 people cannot be easy, but he managed the process so successfully that he hardly noticed he was doing it. We were particularly touched when he asked us to lunch with his wife and family in the oasis town where he lived – an honour none of us is going to forget.
Everyone on the tour recognised how lucky we were to have Hady with us. He made what would have been a very good tour anyway really memorable and all privately agreed that we should write to tell you say so.
Tom Tickell ,
We have just returned from an excellent Sandblaster trip to Egypt. We left on the 3rd January and returned last Sunday. We were both struck by the efficiency of On the Go as an organisation for everything worked like clockwork. All the staff were very friendly and helpful but I would like to give a special commendation to Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed Abdelhady. He was our guide and he was superb. We were a small party but very mixed; there were a few oldies like ourselves, a couple of teenagers and the majority were in their twenties. He was very concerned that we all should have a good holiday and kept an eye on everyone. He was excellent at explaining what was going to happen, what we needed to do and when. He gave us good advice about diet - no one had a stomach upset - and made sure we were not conned when we went shopping, advising us of realistic prices and to be wary of 50 piasta notes etc. But most of all he was great fun and made the trip incredibly enjoyable. He was clearly very knowledgeable but was never boring and happy to answer any questions. We all found it great fun trying to detect the different gods and felt that we were much more clued up by the end of the holiday than when we started.
His family home was at the oasis that we visited and he gave us a great treat by inviting us all to eat with his family. He was so generous as indeed were they, that we all felt very touched and lucky to have him as our guide. He was always doing just that bit extra to ensure that we had a good time and were safe, offering to wait for us or escort us etc
He ensured that what would have been a good holiday was excellent.
This was our first package tour and we started with a certain wariness but we have had such a good time that I am now converted.
We had an awesome time with our tour guide Alam on our 13day sandblaster trip through Egypt. It was worth every penny for the tour. The sights were amazing and it was an unforgetable experience. Every aspect of tour was thought out and went to plan. Accomodation and transport all up to standard especially bolt on and upgrades. We left Egypt seeing many wonderful places and made many new friends. We will definately book another on the go tour.
Mrs Maria Tran,
Hi Ryan -
Well, we're home from our Egypt/Jordan adventure and I'd just like to thank you and On the Go Tours for arranging a flawless trip for us. Everything was orchestrated perfectly and we totally enjoyed our holiday. We'll certainly travel with you again. Hey, I'm ready to go right now!
Our guides were all terrific and so amenable and attentive. The On the Go office in Petra was particularly helpful. We were a bit uncertain about choosing the felucca sail but that turned out to be a highlight of the trip.
Patti Slaughter ,
My daughter Rebecca, her friend Sarah and I have just returned from Egypt after spending 13 magical days travelling from Cairo to Aswan. We took the Desert Tour and were completely blown away by the professionalism of the tour leaders, their humour, their friendliness and their incredible knowledge of Egypt’s history. From Willy who met us the airport to Sherif, Mohammed, Mahmoud and Waleed we cannot speak more highly of these wonderful human beings. Over the whole 13 days there was not one mishap. Your company should be proud of these people and the wonderful job they do.
I will have no hesitation in recommending ‘On the Go Tours’ and in the future when I travel overseas again I will be using your company.
Our trip to Egypt exceeded our expectations and I consider it to be one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life.