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Egypt Unplugged - 10 days

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

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

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 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.

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Xmas departure, book early!
XMAS Departure
New Years Tour
New Year Departure
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.
Your Own Room - No Single Supp
Easter departure, book early!
Easter Departure
Guaranteed Departure
Available
Contact us to book
Sold out
2018
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
20 Nov - 29 Nov 10% offG
USD $1,495
USD $1,346

USD $500
04 Dec - 13 Dec 15% offG
USD $1,495
USD $1,271

USD $500
11 Dec - 20 Dec 25% offXmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
G
USD $1,495
USD $1,121

USD $500
24 Dec - 02 Jan New Years Tour
New Years Tour
Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
G
USD $1,595
USD $500
2019
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
USD $1,495
USD $500
22 Jan - 31 Jan 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.
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.
USD $1,495
-
USD $1,495
USD $500
USD $1,495
USD $500
USD $1,495
USD $500
USD $1,495
USD $500
09 Apr - 18 Apr 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.
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.
G
USD $1,495
-
16 Apr - 25 Apr Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
USD $1,595
USD $500
USD $1,595
USD $500
USD $1,295
USD $500
21 May - 30 May 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.
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.
USD $1,295
-
USD $1,295
USD $500
11 Jun - 20 Jun 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.
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.
USD $1,295
-
USD $1,295
USD $500
USD $1,295
USD $500
23 Jul - 01 Aug 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.
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.
USD $1,295
-
USD $1,295
USD $500
13 Aug - 22 Aug 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.
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.
USD $1,295
-
USD $1,495
USD $500
USD $1,495
USD $500
17 Sep - 26 Sep 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.
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.
USD $1,495
-
USD $1,495
USD $500
USD $1,495
USD $500
USD $1,495
USD $500
USD $1,495
USD $500
USD $1,495
USD $500
USD $1,495
USD $500
USD $1,495
USD $500
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.
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.
USD $1,495
-
03 Dec - 12 Dec 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.
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.
USD $1,495
-
USD $1,595
USD $500
USD $1,595
USD $500

Extra Prices

Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
Private Tour Supplement
USD $800
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Festive/Easter Pre-Accommodation
USD $95
USD $10
Festive/Easter Post-Accomm
USD $115
USD $15
Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
USD $80
USD $10
Post Tour Accommodation - Cairo
USD $100
USD $15

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.

Holiday Inn Cairo Maadi, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Offering spectacular views over 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. Spend your evenings enjoying international, Venetian or French cuisine and unwinding with a cocktail at one of the hotel’s four bars. Thanks to the fantastic team of friendly staff, you’ll soon feel at home. And with a rooftop pool overlooking the River Nile, 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.

Steigenberger Cairo Pyramids Hotel, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Just footsteps away from the Great Pyramids of Giza is the Cairo Pyramids Hotel. Combining ancient history with world-class hospitality, the hotel is the perfect base for sightseeing. Guestrooms are spacious and comfortable, with friendly staff offering 24-hour room service. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to food, with four restaurants offering international and local specialities. Enjoy stunning views of the pyramids from the lush gardens and end your day with a refreshing dip in the pool.

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. The hotel is situated on the banks of the Nile, with the train station only 1.5 kilometres away and the airport 10 kilometres away. If you prefer a grand entrance, the hotel even has its own boat dock.

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 4.92 out of 5 based on 13 recent reviews

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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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I was wanting to let you know how wonderful our experience was when touring Egypt.

Not only was the whole experience exceptional of seeing the Pyramids, and Temples, Valley of the Kings and everything else in the tour. From the very moment we landed we were greeted and very well looked after, all the way until boarding the plan again to return home.

I would like to also commend Mahmoud Ramadan his professionalism on our tour. Also the hospitality and looking after us all. Mahmoud made us feel very welcome and made the experience for us as well as the children and very enjoyable one. An experience that we will all remember for ever.

• Submitted 14 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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The whole tour was not only adventuresome but also well catered, well organised and done in comfort.

Our guide Helal couldn't have been more helpful or polite. His knowledge on egyptology was fantastic. He went out of his way to make us and particularly the children feel at ease and special. He is truly a kind and respectful man and a great ambassador for both On The Go Tours and for his country of Egypt.

Thanks very much Helal

• Submitted 14 Jun 2018
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First tour that we have ever done. On the go tours really kept us ‘on the go’. We loved Egypt and the the tour. There is so much to see, learn and experience. The unplugged tour gave a good snapshot. Yasser our guide was extremely knowledgeable about Egyptology and was very informative.

• Submitted 06 Jun 2018
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Firstly I would just like to say that both myself and my partner had quite possibly the best holiday of our lives within your tour. It was extremely well run with a good pace and great knowledge from the guides.

I would highly recommend this tour.

• Submitted 20 Mar 2018
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Haytham and the Egypt unplugged tour was an unbelievable exposure and education on Egypt and all that the country has to offer. The combination of organized sites in addition to the personalized touches added to the daily outings made for a wholesome and welcoming experience. Our tour guide was more than that, he was professional, incredibly devoted to his country and its history and beyond knowledgeable. He was available for assistance day and night and even helped us after the official tour was over. I would recommend on the go tours to all my friends and family and we will be visiting again. Emilie and Anthony

• Submitted 13 Nov 2017
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I chose this tour for 2 reasons - the mix of culture/touring followed by relaxation of the itinerary and the focus on solo travellers with no single supplement. This was my first solo tour and first with On the Go and i was very impressed. Being met before security at the airport was extremely welcome as a single female traveller. Both guides were excellent - knowledgeable, entusiastic and organised, although I felt Momo was more relaxed and sometimes didn't porivide clear and detailed info. Waleed tweaked our itinerary so that we didn't visit the Temple of Karnak in the afternoon heat, which was massively appreciated by the whole group. I would suggest this as a permanent change during the hot months. The quality of hotels was good, apart from the Oasis hotel in Cairo, which was well below the standard of the others. Egyptian customer service isn't on a par with the West and we had issues charging to our rooms as we had not provided card details at check in. It would be good if guides could inform guests what the hotel needs to enable setting up this facility at the start of a stay.

I would certainly recommend this tour to others.

• Submitted 03 Oct 2017
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The tour was fantastic. Very well organised and all worked well. Helal was brilliant highly informative and full of knowledge, without it being like a lecture.

One suggestion for an improvement would be an extra day in Luxor, and one day less in Hurghada. Luxor was beautiful, with so much to see. So this part of the tour felt slightly rushed

• Submitted 26 Sep 2017
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I absolutely loved my tour! It was the perfect mix of activity and downtime. My two guides were also excellent. Had an amazing trip.

• Submitted 08 May 2017
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
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
Visiting
Countries

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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.

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