Prices & Departure Dates
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.
All our scheduled tour departures are guaranteed subject to a minimum of 2 travellers.
|Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
|Post Tour Accommodation - Cairo
|Festive Pharaohs Adventure - 6 days Go Guide
: :Check out the go guide for details of the tour, info on visas, climate, money, what to bring and more!
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.
||Carry on your Egyptian affair before or after your tour, with a day tour (with lunch) to amazing Alexandria on the Mediterranean Coast. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria boasts wonderful beaches and an impressive seafront corniche, along which are dotted cafes and restaurants, as well as catacombs, souks and relics from a bygone age.
||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! |
If you are interested in trips with similar experiences to this one, then check out some of the ones we've listed below.
||Take a magical hot air balloon ride over Luxor in Egypt, drifting silently over temples, ancient sites and ruins or float over the dramatic and lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia in Turkey. Up, up and away!
||Shop til you drop and experience a myriad of different sights, sounds and souvenirs in bustling bazaars around the world. Soak up the atmosphere in the souks of Marrakech, barter for bargains at the ginormous Grand Bazaar in Istanbul or lose yourself in Beijing's Silk Alley Markets. Visit the old covered market in Damascus or get some great souvenirs in Otavalo the handicraft market in Ecuador.|
||Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the amazing pyramids at Giza are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! Known as Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, the pyramids were already more than 2,000 years old when Herodotus the Greek historian visited them (5th century BC).|
Highlights & Inclusions
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.
- Cairo - Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau
- Egyptian Museum
- Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
- Necropolis of Saqqara
- Luxor - Temple of Karnak
- Breakfast daily
- 2 overnight trains: Cairo - Luxor - Cairo (2 berth, 1st class sleeper cabin)
- Airport arrival and departure transfer day 1 and day 6
- All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
- 3 nights 4 - 5 star hotels
- Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara and Luxor
- Escorted by an Egyptian tour leader/guide degree qualified in Egyptology
What's Not Included
- Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $3 - 5 USD per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
- Entrance Fees: $75-85 USD
- International flights and visa
- Tipping Kitty: $25-35 USD
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.
Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx - Cairo
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.
|Our Rating : Deluxe —
Local Rating: 5 Star Hotel
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.
|Our Rating : —
Sonesta St. George Hotel - Luxor
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.
|Our Rating : Deluxe —
Local Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel
Novotel Heliopolis Airport Hotel - Cairo
The Novotel Heliopolis Airport is a modern hotel set in well manicured gardens with spacious rooms. The rooms overlook the open air garden and therefore are extremely airy and comfortable.
|Our Rating : Superior —
Local Rating: 4 Star Hotel