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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.

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Trip Highlights

Cairo - marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza and explore the Necropolis of Saqqara
Luxor - roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night
Hurghada - spend four nights at the Red Sea. Relax by the beach, swim and opt to snorkel or scuba dive in the clear coastal waters
The Egyptian Museum - discover the treasures of King Tutankhamun
Luxor West Bank - discover exquisite tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the towering Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

Included

Breakfast daily
1 overnight train: Cairo to Luxor (Private 2 berth 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 and Hurghada
Services of an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
4 days in Hurghada - Red Sea Stay

Not Included

Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Entrance Fees: USD$50-70pp, paid in local currency
International flights and visa
Tipping Kitty: USD$50-70pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

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Day 1

Cairo

Tuesday. Marhaba, welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel and check in. The rest of the day is free to relax or those arriving early can opt to join our optional Backstreets of Cairo tour which departs the hotel at 10am.
Overnight: 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

Today's tour takes in the highlights of the 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

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
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19 Nov - 28 Nov On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
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Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
USD $90
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Post Tour Accommodation - Cairo
USD $100
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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.

Holiday Inn Cairo Maadi, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Overlooking the Nile and offering distant views of the Great Pyramids of Giza, this Holiday Inn provides the perfect location for your stay in Cairo. Each guestroom features a balcony and is well-equipped with modern amenities including free WiFi. Evenings can be spent enjoying international or Egyptian cuisine and unwinding with a cocktail at one of the hotel’s bars. Thanks to the friendly hotel staff, you’ll soon feel at home. And with panoramic views of the city from the rooftop lounge and pool, there’s no better place to base yourself for exploring Egypt’s ancient wonders.

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.

Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx, Cairo

Our Category: Superior   |   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, which is perfect for relaxing by. Why not head to the restaurant on the roof for a delicious meal and impressive views of the Pyramids.

Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel, Cairo

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

This 5-star hotel is situated in New Cairo approx. 50 min from the down town/ Egyptian Museum area but only a 10 minute drive from Cairo International Airport and Heliopolis shopping area. The elegantly decorated air-conditioned rooms each offer views of the Mirage City or on-site swimming pool and are equipped with WiFi, minibar, and all other modern amenities. Work up a sweat in the fitness centre, take a dip in the heated outdoor pool or relax poolside with a cocktail in hand before heading to one of the two on-site restaurants which offer a mix of local and international cuisine. Alternatively, take advantage of the hotel's complimentary shuttle bus to Cairo Festival City Mall, which has an outdoor dining hub with a choice of 50 restaurants.

Sonesta St. George Hotel, Luxor

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

An elegant and luxurious classical hotel, the Sonesta's sophistication will ensure 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. All its rooms offer views of the city or the river, complemented by a wide range of restaurants and cafes. Just minutes away you will find the temples at Luxor and Karnak, home to two of ancient Egypt's most famed sanctuaries.

Steigenberger Nile Palace, Luxor

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

The Steigenburger Nile Palace is a grand hotel and stylishly furnished, with many rooms overlooking the Nile River. The hotel has a health club with massage rooms, sauna, steam room and fitness room, and a tennis court on the roof, not to mention a riverside pool. Its four restaurants offer a choice between Nubian, Lebanese, Italian, and Thai cuisine.

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 view of the Red Sea and Hurghada city centre just a few minutes drive away. There is a choice of 8 restaurants and bars for hungry travellers, and a health club, tennis & squash courts, and fitness centre to stay in shape. During the day, soak in the heated outdoor pool or book a watersport activity. The hotel even has its own private island if you fancy a massage among the palm trees.

Hilton Hurghada Resort, Hurghada

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Set in tropical gardens, the Hilton Hurghada Resort is a comfortable, charming hotel with a private beach and water sport centre. The rooms have a balcony or terrace with views of the garden, pools or sea.

Continental Hotel, Hurghada

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Tucked into Hurghada Bay, right on its scenic promenade, the Continental is a delightful beachfront resort boasting fantastic terraced rooms (many with seaviews) and excellent facilities. Watersports are in abundance here with swimming pools, scuba diving and snorkelling all readily available. A leisure club offers a sauna and spa treatments to relax after the day's activities. You can also wine and dine at one of the many great restaurants and bars.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.85 out of 5 based on 20 recent reviews

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The tour was absolutely fantastic and is the best way to see Egypt. For the first half of the tour (Cairo to Luxor), Sherif informed the group of so many facts and stories about the sights we saw. He was patient and also took us to restaurants which he recommended. I also felt very safe at all times.

I enjoyed the train ride to Luxor, it was a great experience. Ramadan and Sherif both made the group aware of what souvenirs to buy, advising us of the fake things that people sell.

• Submitted 26 Jun 2019
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Medo was an absolutely incredible tour guide. From the start I felt safe and secure. Medo also Isabella made it so much fun! Medo knows his country inside out and explained all the incredible sights with such passion. There was so much packed in, it was really “On the Go” but worth it. The Cairo market,wow. Great bus drivers too! Would highly recommend this! Ending at the Red Sea and then the museum it was epic.

• Submitted 30 Apr 2019
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In all my travels over the 30 years in the travel business my experience was absolutely amazing , and have never felt this way about a destination but truly want to go back to Egypt to explore more , We were made to feel so safe and fun at the same time was our guide Medo.

His wealth of knowledge was amazing and kept us fascinated to here all the history and a true storey teller that kept us hanging onto his words.

I will sell On the go tours with confidence knowing that ther is such amazing people like Medo to look after our mutual clientele .

Again, I cannot state that I have traveled to many places around the world and this was the highlight of my career. I will be counting my days to return to Egypt . From seeing the Pyramids to The Valley of the kings and ending by relaxing on the beaches of the Red Sea .

Thank you to Medo for caring for us and making this a trip we will net forget .

• Submitted 29 Apr 2019
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We had a fabulous time on our tour to Egypt last month. We were unsure on what to expect and were excited because Egypt is once again becoming a destination which is seeing an influx of travellers.

The tour was excellent and have to mention our guide Medo. I'm sure everyone on our tour will agree his passion and knowledge really made the tour. He always made sure we were well looked after.

After this trip I will definitely recommend On The Go Tours.

• Submitted 27 Apr 2019
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Our guide Medo was amazing. Very knowledgeable and humorous. Egyptian people love when you are enjoying yourself and having a good time overall.

Medo made the trip easy. He had really good points on how we can get the most out of the day trips like waking up a little bit earlier to catch the temples before the sites became too busy. We always had a choice of where we wanted to eat or what activities we all would like to do as a group. I can’t say enough good things about Medo and the tour Egypt unplugged.

• Submitted 27 Apr 2019
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Medo was the most passionate guide I have ever had. He was patient and accommodating-funny and very engaging. He was so incredibly knowledgeable about Egypt and how he rattled off facts-figures-dates is beyond me. He was the best and he made the trip for me!

My only complaint was the overnight train from Cairo to Luxor.

• Submitted 09 Apr 2019
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The tour was fantastic! I could never imagine anyone coming to Egypt and touring solo as opposed to doing it with a tour group.

Our tour guide was Ahmed Helal, We was extremely well versed in English and had extensive knowledge on everything Egypt related.

• Submitted 29 Mar 2019
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it was a nice tour from the airport they picked me up it was really smooth. The train ride was the only thing I didn't like and for me the stay in Hurghada was a little long. Our tour guide was amazing (Nader Nasar) very knowledgeable. Thank you for all the help my next tour will be Vietnam.

• Submitted 27 Feb 2019
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Splendid tour. Well planned and excellently executed. Assistance from before Customs.

Accommodation, travel arrangements, food, (Water on the bus!) all very good.

The best part though was our Tour Guide: MOHAMMED RADWAN (DINO).

Well educated, accent easy to understand, informative, comprehensive, very resourceful, diplomatic, excellent people skills, always available and willing to assist with anything. Supportive, caring, reliable.

• Submitted 26 Jun 2018
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We also had the pleasure of Ramadan being our guide while in egypt - he looked after us during the Hurghada section and also the tour of Cairo itself - although he wasnt with us as much as Helal we formed a close bond as he is also a very genuine person who went out of his way to help us. He has great respect for all peoples and gave a great insight to his country and its muslim religion - for that we thank him very much and highly recommend him as a guide and Ambassador for On The Go Tours and his country Egypt.

• Submitted 14 Jun 2018
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Cairo
Departs
Tuesday
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
4 - 5 star
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 9
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Countries

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The tour was absolutely fantastic and is the best way to see Egypt. For the first half of the tour (Cairo to Luxor), Sherif informed the group of so many facts and stories about the sights we saw. He was patient and also took us to restaurants which he recommended. I also felt very safe at all times.

I enjoyed the train ride to Luxor, it was a great experience. Ramadan and Sherif both made the group aware of what souvenirs to buy, advising us of the fake things that people sell.

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