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Egyptian Family Adventure & Red Sea - 13 days

Enjoy a fun and educational family adventure in ancient Egypt. Explore the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the tomb strewn Valley of the Kings in Luxor, camel ride across the dunes in Aswan, sail on a felucca and visit a local school, before heading to the beach on the beautiful Red Sea Riviera. This tour welcomes children aged 5 years and over.

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Trip Highlights

Cairo – discover the treasures of Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Museum and browse the bustling Khan el-Khalili bazaar
Aswan – sail the Nile to Elephantine Island aboard a traditional felucca sailboat and visit a local school
Luxor - uncover the tombs of pharoahs in the Valley of the Kings and explore the vast Karnak Temple complex
Kom Ombo - visit the perfectly symmetrical Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo and see a mummified crocodile
The Great Pyramids – enjoy a tour of this legendary Ancient Wonder of the World and gaze at the iconic Sphinx
Monastery of St Simeon - ride a camel across the rolling desert sands to this 7th century monastery
Hurghada – relax on the beach and enjoy an optional snorkelling adventure in the tranquil Red Sea

Included

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
1 overnight train: Cairo - Aswan (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin) including meals
Aswan - camel ride to St Simeon's Monastery
Airport arrival and departure transfer day 1 and day 13
4 night Hurghada Red Sea stay - swim, sun and sand
All relevant transfer and transportation in private vehicles
2 nights 4 star hotels, 9 nights 5 star hotels - all with swimming pools
Economy class flight: Hurghada to Cairo
Aswan - felucca sailing on the Nile and visit to Elephantine Island
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada
Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology (days 1 - 10)

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: Adult USD$80-100pp / Child USD$40-50pp, paid in local currency
Gratuity for your tour guide. We suggest USD$20-30 per adult. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: Adult / Child USD$40-50pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Please note that this itinerary is applicable to all tours departing from 19th July 2019 onwards. If you are planning to travel before this date please refer to the Trip Notes.

Day 1

Cairo

Welcome to Cairo and the beginning of your Egyptian adventure. Arrive at the airport where our representative will meet your family before you’re transferred to the hotel to spend tonight at leisure in Egypt’s capital.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

The Egyptian Museum

This morning enjoy a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum and discover treasures including the famous gold burial mask of King Tutankhamun. For a small fee you can enter the Royal Mummy Room and discover the incredibly preserved mummies of pharaohs including Ramses II, who still has hair on his head. Later, discover the beautiful Citadel of Saladin - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and browse the vibrant Khan el-Khalili bazaar where you can shop for souvenirs before we return to the hotel.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Pyramids of Giza

Cairo - Aswan. Visit Egypt’s most iconic attraction today as we discover the legendary Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx at the Giza Plateau. Sole survivors of the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, they were constructed from over 2.5million limestone blocks, taking more than 20 years to build. We enjoy a guided tour of the site and there is also the opportunity to enter one of the pyramids itself. Spend the afternoon exploring Cairo at leisure or relaxing by the hotel pool with your family, before we take the comfortable overnight sleeper train to Aswan this evening.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Aswan

On arrival in Aswan we visit the scenic Philae Temple, on Agilika Island in the Nile. Explore this site before we check-in to the hotel, where the afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps take a stroll along the riverside corniche, visit the Aswan Botanical Gardens or enjoy an afternoon by the pool. This evening, we’ll visit the bustling Aswan market and enjoy the smells of herbs and spices being sold by the local merchants.
Overnight: Aswan  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Felucca Sailing & Elephantine Island

Enjoy a traditional felucca ride today as we sail on the mighty Nile to Elephantine Island. During our guided walk of the island we discover many archaeological sites and pay a visit to a local school (if open) before enjoying lunch and some family time back on board. This afternoon is free for you to spend at leisure or there is an optional excursion to Aswan's Nubian Museum. The museum is home to more than 3,000 artefacts and scale models from across Egyptian ancient history.
Overnight: Aswan  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Camel Ride to St Simeon's Monastery

Aswan – Luxor. Today begins with a motorboat ride across the Nile to the West Bank. Here we enjoy an exciting camel ride across rolling sand dunes to the 7th century St Simeon's Monastery. Later today we drive to ancient Luxor, stopping en route at the famous double temple of Kom Ombo. This perfectly symmetrical temple was dedicated to both the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Luxor's Valley of the Kings

This morning we explore the famous Valley of the Kings on Luxor's West Bank, where mighty pharaohs including Tutankhamun were laid to rest. Explore two of the ancient tombs and discover the beautiful carvings and hieroglyphs on the walls to get a sense of the power and importance of these ancient kings. Later, we’ll visit the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and see the towering Colossi of Memnon, two giant statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III.

The adventure for today doesn’t end there - this afternoon we visit the gigantic Karnak Temple, which took around 1,500 years to complete. See the Avenue of Sphinxes and gaze at the enormous columns and statues which make up this complex site. The evening is free to relax with your family at leisure, or you may wish to join our optional tour of Luxor Temple, brilliantly illuminated by hundreds of lights at night.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Hurghada

Luxor - Hurghada. Say goodbye to Luxor today as we drive to the popular resort of Hurghada, on the shore of the Red Sea. Enjoy a short orientation walk before spending the rest of today relaxing on the beach with your family.
Overnight: Hurghada  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

Optional snorkelling trip

Enjoy free time to relax in Hurghada today or join our optional snorkelling trip on the beautiful Red Sea. Sail to a nearby coral reef and swim alongside colourful fish, turtles and maybe even a friendly dolphin or two. Later, enjoy lunch and drinks onboard before we return to shore.
Overnight: Hurghada  |  Breakfast

Days 10-11

Red Sea R&R

Spend days 10 and 11 independently in Hurghada, enjoying the vibrant resort with your family. Soak up some sun and swim in the turquoise waters, relax on the beach or by the pool, and enjoy the many bars and restaurants that the city has to offer.
Overnight: Hurghada  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 12

Cairo

Hurghada - Cairo. This morning we transfer to the airport in Hurghada for a flight back to Cairo. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in the capital.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 13

Cairo

Our Egyptian adventure comes to an end today with an included transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 adult persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. On all of our family tours we guarantee that parents and kids rooms will be side by side or directly adjacent.

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Post Tour accommodation - Child
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Post Tour Accommodation - Cairo
USD $95
USD $55
Child Reduction (under 12 years old)
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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 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.

Sleeper Train, Cairo

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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.

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.

Sonesta Heliopolis Hotel, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Sonesta Hotel & Casino is a sophisticated and luxurious hotel with spacious rooms. The poolside bar and full-service spa with a Turkish steam bath are havens for relaxation.

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 are 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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 5 out of 5 based on 4 recent reviews

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We had a fantastic tour through Egypt which was due mainly to the friendliness and professionalism of our guide, Yasser El Sayed.

We were lucky enough to have Yasser solely to ourselves as our family was the only people on this particular tour. Yasser's in depth knowledge of his tour subject matter was amazing and he was able to explain things to us in such a clear and understandable manner which allowed us to experience Egypt's history as though we were actually living it. Yasser's knowledge, professionalism, friendliness and care for us was nothing short of exceptional. If we are fortunate enough to return to Egypt in the future, we would definitely travel with On the Go Tours and absolutely request for Yasser to be our guide.

• Submitted 05 Mar 2019
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Our guide was a gem very knowledgeable and thorough in his guiding. Gave us great tips on how to navigate our way around Egypt (especially the markets) and always made sure we were safe and looked after. The kids loved him and the little gifts he gave everyone to introduce us to Egyptian culture. We’re especially grateful for the effort he made to make my mother’s birthday so special on Christmas Day, it was a memorable time for us all. Thanks On The Go.

• Submitted 08 Jan 2019
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This was the trip of a lifetime. The tour was a excellent mix of all the ancient sites in Egypt we have always wanted to visit; a view into modern day life; time for relaxation in the great hotels and the amazing snorkeling in the Red Sea, and was well paced for our family with 3 children. Our guide, Ahmed Helal was endlessly knowledgeable and caring - our children just told me to describe him as "#best tour guide ever". We were so well looked after by On the Go from the moment we landed in Cairo until passport control as we left, with all arrangements seamlessly completed. This is a great time to visit Egypt to see the wonders of the ancient world as well as life today in this amazing country.

• Submitted 10 Oct 2018
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Hi Charlie,

Just a note to say thanks for an excellently organised trip. We had a fantastic time.

In particular I would like to complement your staff in Egypt. All the reps were superb, the organisation was impeccable and they all went out of their way to make sure everything went according to plan. The two guides we had were equally brilliant with amazing knowledge and real enthusiasm about their subjects. The kids were fascinated throughout.

We had a problem with our return flights. Swiss Air did not have us on the passenger list. Not your problem of course but despite this your airport guy spent a very stressful and increasingly frantic 3 hours fixing the problem and dealing with a myriad of airport staff who really couldn't care less. He managed to get us onto the flight with 10 minutes to spare! The guy is a hero. If it weren't for his efforts there is no way we would have been able to sort it out so big thanks there.

Cairo, Aswan and Luxor were wonderful and exciting with great hotels and brilliant tours.

All in all a great trip, well done. I wont hesitate to recommend this trip and to recommend On The Go.

Jez Campbell • Submitted 03 Sep 2018

Tour was amazing, Helal was so unbelievably helpful, friendly, safe to be around, trustworthy.

• Submitted 10 Jun 2018
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Dear Sarah

I just wanted to write and thank you for organising our unforgettable trip to Egypt. We had the most amazing time and will treasure our memories of it.

The representative of On The Go were wonderful - they looked after our every need and often went beyond the call of duty to make sure we had the best experience. Our guide Ahmed Helal was excellent. His thorough knowledge of Egyptology was evident and he managed to convey information in a very skilful way, introducing a subject and later picking it up so that our knowledge deepened and the things that we saw made more sense as we put it all into context. He also ensured that we had the best experience of our tour, seeing temples and picking out details that we would never have seen otherwise.

Ahmed was not only a wonderful and incredibly knowledgable guide but he was also excellent at getting things done. He sorted out all practical details pf our stay, making sure that we had adjoining rooms etc in such a way that we had a very comfortable and wonderful experience. He made sure that we always knew where he was so that we could contact him if we needed to, so we had no concerns of any kind throughout the trip.

In Cairo we were excellently looked after by Abdul, who took us to Khan al-Khalili Bazaar on our last night, which gave us a truly memorable end to our stay. Abdul (Midou) was so much fun and very charming and we all really enjoyed his company.

The tour itself was incredible and the variety of location and what they had to offer meant that each day brought a fresh marvel! The Pyramids and Sphinx were phenomenal - to actually be was amazing. The camel rides were great fun too! Visiting Aswan and sailing on the Nile to visit the Nubian village was an unexpected hi-light for me. The Nile is such a beautiful river! Luxor blew us all away - it is just such an incredible place. The Valley of the Kings has such an eerie desolation about it, and we were lucky enough tho find Tutankamun's tomb open so fulfilled a lifelong wish to visit that. That night we visited Luxor Temple in the evening, which was magical. We had a hot air balloon ride the next morning and then visited Karnak. Each day enriched the others and it gave us a very full and many layered experience.

The journey to Hurghad was another unexpected high point - discovering the country and the change from lucy Nile valley to arid but beautully colourful desert was eye opening. Then the last few day spent in Hurghada was a wonderful way to digest and relax, and very popular with our teenage children. The snorkelling was out of this world!

All the hotel we stayed in were amazing in different ways, but Hurghada was so much fun, and the staff were very friendly. The food was great throughout and the rooms luxurious and comfortable.

Thank you once again for a truly wonderful experience. We would not hesitate to recommend it to everyone and will be telling our friends all about it!

With very best regards

Jeannie Donald-McKim • Submitted 05 Jan 2015

Great Staff! Great organisation! Great Tour! Thank you.

Anthi Campbell King • Submitted 16 Sep 2014

The whole tour was amazing. The standard of accommodation was much better than I had expected. Our tour guide Yasser - incredible. His knowledge was extensive & his patience lasts a long time. Yasser was the reason that our tour was so good.

Sharon Causer • Submitted 22 May 2012

Well paced, perfectly balanced between leisure and activities, no pressure, fantastic info from very knowledgable guide.

Anthony Moulsdale • Submitted 28 Dec 2010

Hi John,

Myself and my son Nathaniel booked with yourself the 'Pharaohs and Beaches - 13 days' tour to Egypt with On the Go.

I would just like to take this opportunity to say what a fantastic time we both had. Egypt is a lively and fascinating country not only in history but in it's people. I felt the tour covered all the main sights that Egypt had to offer it's visitors.

Also, may I take this opportunity to thank Alam our On the Go Guide who lead our group starting in Cairo and on to Aswan and Luxor. Alam was extremely knowledgable and informative in his country's history and for all the places we visisted. He made the group feel comfortable by being very friendly and easily approachable throughout and was incredibly kind and patient to all the children on the tour especially with my very lively 6 year old son. He is an asset to your company.

I would be more than happy to recommend On the Go to friends who are interested in travelling.

Deborah Shipton • Submitted 23 Apr 2010
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Cairo
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
4 - 5 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 12, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 2
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We had a fantastic tour through Egypt which was due mainly to the friendliness and professionalism of our guide, Yasser El Sayed.

We were lucky enough to have Yasser solely to ourselves as our family was the only people on this particular tour. Yasser's in depth knowledge of his tour subject matter was amazing and he was able to explain things to us in such a clear and understandable manner which allowed us to experience Egypt's history as though we were actually living it. Yasser's knowledge, professionalism, friendliness and care for us was nothing short of exceptional. If we are fortunate enough to return to Egypt in the future, we would definitely travel with On the Go Tours and absolutely request for Yasser to be our guide.

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