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Egypt Unplugged

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10 days  |  Starts/Ends: Cairo  |  from USD $1,339  |   Guaranteed Departures  1 reviews

See the best of ancient Egypt, exploring pyramids, temples and the Valley of the Kings, combined with four days of blissful Red Sea relaxation by the beach in Hurghada.

Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
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Itinerary

Day 1

Cairo

Tuesday. Marhaba, welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel and check in. Afternoon and evening at leisure.
Overnight: Cairo

    Cairo
Day 2

Pyramids of Giza

Cairo - Luxor. A big day out at the pyramids and sphinx at Giza. Perhaps opt to hire a camel! Later we travel to Saqqara, to explore the myriad of tombs and temples at the site and see Zhoser's step pyramid - constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh's chief architect in 2700 BC. Later there is time for dinner before travelling on the overnight sleeper train to Luxor.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Ancient Thebes

We arrive into Luxor and check into our hotel. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. This afternoon you can explore Luxor on foot following the waterside corniche, relax by the pool or maybe stop for drink at one of the many Nile side cafes and tea houses. Tonight, there is an optional visit to view the Temple of Luxor at night. Book and pay locally. Remainder of the evening at leisure.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Valley of the Kings

You can opt to float over Luxor in a hot air balloon first thing this morning before we visit Luxor’s famous West Bank. The twin seated statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first site we'll see before we visit the legendary Valleys of the Kings and the imposing limestone, colonnaded Temple of Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was one of only 3 Egyptian ruling queens. The most famous tomb in the Valley of the Kings is that of the boy-King Tutankhamen. Archaeologist Howard Carter discovered his intact and treasure -filled tomb in 1922. After exploring the West Bank we take a break before visiting the colossal Temple of Karnak.

The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Red Sea Riviera

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

Days 6-8

Sun, Sea & Sand

The next 3 days are free to explore Hurghada or simply relax. On day 6 there's an optional day trip to Giftun Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally.

Hurghada is one of the most popular Red Sea resorts. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling and 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 town 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 9

Egyptian Museum

Hurghada - Cairo. This morning we depart Hurghada and head back to Cairo. We take a guided tour of the enlightening Egyptian Museum, where you can see the famed solid gold death mask of King Tutankhamun and opt to visit the Royal Mummy room.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Cairo

Thursday. Cairo - breakfast. Hotel check out and included onward transfer to airport.
Breakfast

Prices & 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.

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates can be guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons.

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XMAS Departure
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Saturday Departure
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New Year Departure
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Monday Departure
Please note this tour departs on a Sunday.
Sunday Departure
Guaranteed Departure
4+ places available
Limited places
Sold out
On Request (Please Contact Us)
2016
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USD $1629
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28 Mar - 06 Apr
20% off
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Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Private Tour Supplement
USD $790
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Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
USD $79
USD $30
Post Tour Accommodation - Cairo
USD $79
USD $30

This tour is also available on a private basis - for details please see the Supplementary Prices above.

Hotels

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.

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.

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.

Steigenberger Nile Palace, Luxor

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

The Steigenburger Nile Palace is a grand hotel and stylishly furnished. The hotel has a health club with massage rooms, sauna, steam room and fitness room and there is a tennis court on the roof. The hotel is situated on the banks of the Nile, with the train station is 1.5 kilometres away and the airport 10 kilometres away.

Movenpick Resort, Hurghada

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

A delightful beach front resort boasting fantastic rooms and excellent facilities. Watersports are in abundance here with swimming pools, scuba diving and snorkelling al readily available. You can also wine and dine at one of the many great restaurants and bars.

Marriott Beach Resort, Hurghada

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

The Marriott Beach Resort is a luxurious, beachfront hotel with every room enjoying a seaview and the hotel even has its own private island. There is a choice of 9 restaurants and bars.

Le Meridien Heliopolis, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Just a short drive from Cairo’s Old Town and international airport, the 5-star Le Meridien Heliopolis combines comfort with convenience. The guest rooms are spacious and equipped with air-conditioning, satellite television and a minibar, plus there’s complimentary WiFi throughout the property. Dining options include a choice of four on-site restaurants, serving Egyptian and international cuisine. Guests can also enjoy live entertainment and cocktails at The 51 Bar. During the warmer months hotel guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or relax on a sun lounger on the terrace. There’s also a fitness centre and tennis courts for those who like to stay active whilst on holiday.

Trip Highlights

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
Hurghada - Red Sea coast - swim, relax, opt to snorkel or scuba dive in the clear coastal waters

Included

Breakfast daily
1 overnight train: Cairo to Luxor (1st class sleeper cabin)
Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 10
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
8 nights 4 - 5 star hotels
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Luxor, 4 days Hurghada - Red Sea Stay
Services of an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology

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: USD$70-90, paid in local currency
International flights and visa
Tipping Kitty: USD$60-80, paid in local currency

Reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on 1 recent reviews

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Tour Was Great!!!!

Shivneel Mani • Submitted 16 Sep 2014

Mahmoud has been the best tour guide I have ever had. He knows so much about the history.

Andrew Burnell • Submitted 16 Sep 2014

Egypt has been the absolute highlight of my two and a half years travelling. This was due to the competence and skill of my guide, Mahmoud Ramadan. Mahmoud's knowledge and passion for both Egypt and his line of work shines through in everything he does. He is excellent at explaining everything and is always willing to answer any questions you may have. He was more than happy to talk to me about the wider aspects of living in Egypt, covering my topics of interest such politics and religion. Mahmoud allowed me to learn about and immerse myself in the whole Egyptian culture whilst on my trip. He went above and beyond his duties as a guide and I now have the pleasure of calling him a friend.

I have already recommended Mahmoud to many people and I will request him when I return to Egypt again. He is an asset to the On The Go team.

I would also please like to mention our Cairo representative Boules Merzek. Boules again went out his way to make our trip special and memorable. He also introduced us to the best Shawerma I have ever had!

Thank you for an amazing and unforgettable trip.

• Submitted 03 Sep 2014
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Dear Kasia,

Thank you for your email. I must tell you my trip to Egypt is the best holiday I have ever taken. I love your country and the people are the kindest and friendliest people you could ever meet. Your representatives at ON the Go are the most professional and helpful I have come across. To be met at the airport at 2 in the morning 2 days before our tour even began was beyond kind and helpful. Your tour guides we professional and so knowledgeable and the most wonderful people. My daughter had a birthday while we were on tour and "H" even organised a beautiful birthday cake for her and the waiters at the restaurant sang her happy birthday. I can not thank you enough for such a memorable experience and I am definitely returning to Egypt as soon as I possibly can. I told every one I came across in Spain and when I arrived home to visit Egypt it was an unforgettable experience.

Thank you every one associated with ON the Go.

Cheryldene Kane • Submitted 08 Apr 2014

Thank you for a very enjoyable experience.

Chantelle Hutchinson • Submitted 25 Feb 2014

Hi On the Go,

My friend and I have recently returned from the Egypt Unplugged tour and we really want to let you know what an amazing time we had!

We have been looking on your website but can't find a way of uploading a traveller review so thought we would email instead.

The whole tour was a brilliant experience and we really cannot imagine any future holiday would be able to beat it!

The sights we saw and the hotels we stayed in were amazing and worth every penny. The whole trip was great value for money.

We especially want to praise and thank our fantastic tour guide Mahmoud Ramadan.

He was so friendly and patient, making sure he answered all the tour group's questions and accommodating their demands. He is clearly an expert in Egyptology and a very informative guide. We have learnt so much from him, that we have come away with not only some brilliant memories but also a wealth of knowledge about Egyptian history and culture.

He is a model ambassador for your company, and we hope you pay him well.

Please let him know how much we appreciated the experience he gave us!

Thank you

Gabby and Jess • Submitted 27 Mar 2013

Could not fault the trip, the information given was fantastic and our guide made us feel comfortable and was willing to help at any time.

Ben Neri • Submitted 17 Sep 2012

The guides made this holiday for me. They were friendly, very funny and their street knowledge was invaluable. It shows that they enjoy their work and always went above and beyond their duties.

Aaron Hess • Submitted 20 Aug 2012

Could not ask for a better tour & tour guide! Had an excellent time & learnt a lot!! Cannot wait to do another tour soon!

Jennifer Ferreira • Submitted 15 May 2012

Having local staff with us 24/7 is a great plus. They make the journey feel safe. They took care of our every need. Their knowledge of tours, local areas + customs is a great advantage. All in all a memorable holiday. Thank you.

Andrew Williams • Submitted 08 Dec 2011

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Tour Details
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Cairo
Departs
Tuesday
Hotel Rating
4 - 5 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 9

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