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Festive King Tut

9 days  |  Starts/Ends: Cairo  |  from USD $1,649  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Classic Egypt at its best - ancient temples, tombs, Nile river cruising, topped off with plenty of festive cheer! With 3 tour dates to choose from, the hardest decision you'll need to make is where you want to spend Xmas & New Years - sailing the Nile, at the legendary pyramids or discovering Cairo!

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Day 1

Welcome to Egypt and the start of a great festive Egyptian adventure. Arrive Cairo airport and included transfer to our hotel.
Overnight: Cairo

    Cairo
Day 2

Cairo - Aswan. A big day out with a visit to the famous pyramids of Giza, sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World. Later we continue to Saqqara to tour King Zhoser's step pyramid - the first known pyramid ever built. Later there is time for dinner before travelling on the overnight sleeper train to Aswan.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Arrive into Aswan and check into our hotel. Our first stop is the mighty High Dam and later a leisurely boat trip to the romantic Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis and rescued under an enormous UNESCO effort in the 1970s to save the temple from the rising waters of the High Dam. As night falls, free time to shop in the colourful souqs or simply relax and watch an amazing sunset.
Overnight: Aswan  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Aswan - Nile Felucca cruise. Optional early morning excursion to the magnificent rock-cut Temples of Abu Simbel, built by mighty King Ramses II optional excursion is undertaken by road.. This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night voyage downstream on the River Nile. Relax, top up your tan and chat with new friends as the felucca gently plies its route. Stops are made en route for swimming and visiting local villages.

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. Our Nile Cruise Upgrade can be purchased in conjunction with a sleeper train upgrade.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
Sail away...

Relax, go for a swim or just chill out in the sun on deck. Let your troubles melt away, as the felucca plies its route.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6
Kom Ombo Temple

Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor. Disembarking, we enjoy a guided tour of Kom Ombo Temple and the Temple of Horus at Edfu, before driving north to Luxor. Checking into our 5 star hotel the afternoon is free for swimming or relaxing by the pool. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Queens and the gigantic Temple of Karnak, 4000 year old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Tonight, we have the opportunity to visit Luxor Temple with dinner afterwards. Built by Amenophis III, Luxor Temple looks stunning at night when it's illuminated by hundreds of coloured lights. Book/pay locally. Remainder of the evening at leisure.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

    Luxor
Day 7

Luxor - Cairo. Consider opting to join our hot air ballooning excursion over ancient Thebes first thing this morning, which is fabulous at sunrise! Then we venture to the tomb strewn Valley of the Kings. Highlights of the visit include the Colossi of Memnon, a massive pair of statues that stand silent against the backdrop of history, the Valleys of the Kings and the awesome ramped and colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.

The Valley of the Kings is studded with often highly decorated tombs, constructed to once house the regal sarcophagi enclosed mummies of the mighty pharaohs awaiting passage into the after-life. This afternoon after lunch and time to relax we visit the colossal Temple of Karnak. Lose yourself in the stone-columned Hypostle Hall and go crazy with your camera. This is ancient Egypt. Tonight, we return by overnight sleeper train to Cairo.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 8

This morning we arrive into Cairo and check into our hotel. Later we enjoy a guided tour of the famous Egyptian Museum. See the priceless funerary treasures of King Tutankhamen, including his legendary solid gold death mask. Enjoy the remains of the day shopping and exploring Cairo.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Our tour concludes after breakfast and onward departure transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

5 star Nile Cruise for Xmas or New Year

If you’d like to upgrade from the included Nile felucca cruise from Aswan to Luxor, cruise the Nile in style for 3 nights with our 5 star Nile Cruise upgrade.

Cruiser's are similar to 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. All meals are included, buffet style.

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.

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
Luxor - 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

Included

Breakfast daily
4 nights 4 - 5 star hotels
2 overnight trains: Cairo - Aswan and Luxor - Cairo (2 berth, 1st class sleeper cabin)
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Edfu & Luxor
All relevant transfer and transportation
All meals aboard felucca cruise
2 nights aboard felucca (open deck)
Airport arrival and departure transfer day 1 and day 9
Escorted by an Egyptian tour leader/guide degree qualified in Egyptology

Not Included

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
Entrance Fees: $105-115 USD
International flights and visa
Tipping Kitty: $30-40 USD

Best tour ever!

Peter Stewart

Ehab was very friendly, knowledgable and took care of everything, to make the tour care-free and very smooth sailing. He gave us information about the logistics/admin each day, which was very helpful. His guide skills were excellent. Very impressed with the OTG planning & care of travel - no mishups, hidden fees or problems with accomodation and tickets.

Alecia Heah

Hamada has been amazing tour guide, so much energy and friendly. He constend positive attitude, highly contributed to the suecess of this trip. He did a great job sharing his passion of Egypt. Especially enjoyed his explanations on the sites visited and the way he made it entertaining creating scene.

Ellen Maynes

I attended the 9 day King Tut tour in Egypt through On The Go Tours on 25-31 December 2010. I was in group E and my tour guide was Mohamed Alam.

I wanted to give some positive feedback about my experience in Egypt. It was a very well organised tour from the point of pick up at the airport until I was dropped off again at the airport at the end. I felt safe and relaxed, and could enjoy myself by not worrying about a thing. This is thanks to my tour guide, Alam, who was fantastic! A great guy, great sense of humour, very professional, knowledgeable, and easy to approach. He put in a lot of effort to keep everything on track, even though we were going on Egyptian time! Everyone in my group appeared happy and relaxed. All the other tour guides were also very friendly and it was great to meet lots of people from the other groups as well.

I have already recommended the tour to everyone who’s asked me about my trip. I originally chose this tour myself through recommendations from friends who went the year before me. Egypt is a fascinating place and I see myself returning in the future.

Regards,

Angelina Josevska

Miss Angelina Josevska

Hi Janet

I just want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! The trip to Egypt was absolutely amazing!!!!! Everything went well, the hotel could help us with an early check in and we were treated like royalty!!

I couldn’t possibly say what the highlight was because it was all so great. We did the Hot Air Balloon ride as well, and I am so glad I did because it was really worth it.

Our tour guide was Ahmed Hamed, and he really was excellent. I have been on coach tours before and have never had such a good tour guide!! He really went out of his way to make everyone’s trip amazing. I would highly recommend him!!!

Like I said before everything was great and I would definitely recommend an On the Go Tour to my clients, and can see why the clients I have sent have enjoyed them so much!! I am even thinking about doing another one already!!

Once again, thank you for all you help and for the amazing prize. And please pass on my thanks to your whole team in Egypt as they were all amazing!!

Chat again soon when I book my next trip!!

Davina

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.

2015
Price/Person
Single Supp.
 
USD $1649
USD $779
 
USD $1649
USD $779
 
USD $1649
USD $779
 
USD $1649
USD $779

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
USD $79
USD $20
Post Tour Accommodation - Cairo
USD $79
USD $20
Tour Details
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Cairo
Departs
18, 20, 23, 26 Dec 2015
Hotel Rating
4 - 5 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 8, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
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Best tour ever!

Peter Stewart
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