Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights
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King Ramses - 13 days

Explore the ancient Pyramids of Giza, relax on a felucca as you cruise down the Nile, discover the wonders of Luxor before spending a few days by the beautiful Red Sea in Hurghada. This is Egypt at its best in 13 wonderful days.

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Trip Highlights

Cairo - Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau, Necropolis of Saqqara, Egyptian Museum
Nile felucca cruising - islands en route
Edfu - Temple of Horus
Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Aswan - Philae Temple and the River Nile
Kom Ombo - Temple of Kom Ombo
Luxor - Temple of Karnak
Hurghada - Red Sea coast - swim, relax, opt to snorkel or scuba dive in the clear coastal waters

Included

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
4 days Hurghada - Red Sea stay - swim, sun and sand
Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 13
Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
9 nights 4 - 5 star hotels, 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck)
1 overnight train: Cairo - Aswan (1st class sleeper cabin)
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Edfu Luxor and Hughada
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$120-140, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $3 - 5 USD per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture.
Tipping Kitty: USD$60-80, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Cairo

Saturday. Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival in Cairo you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids & Saqqara

Cairo - Aswan. Start the day with a visit to Al Jizah, the famous Giza Plateau to see the iconic pyramids and Sphinx. Next we explore the sand-strewn tombs and temples of the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, home to the Zhoser’s step pyramid. This evening we travel by overnight sleeper train to Aswan.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Philae Temple

Aswan. After arrival into Aswan and hotel check-in we enjoy a boat trip to Agilika Island where we visit the Temples of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Spend the remainder of the evening at your own leisure; shop in the colourful souqs or simply kick back and relax.
Overnight: Aswan  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Abu Simbel

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Early birds can go on an optional excursion to the majestic Temple of Abu Simbel. The gargantuan rock-cut temple at Abu Simbel was created to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler King Ramses II. Guarding the entrance to the temple, the four colossal statues of Ramses II sit majestically, staring out across the desert. In the afternoon we board a felucca for a 2-night journey downstream the River Nile, stopping at villages and islands along the way.

If sailing by felucca is not your style, navigate the River Nile on board a 5 star Nile Cruiser with private cabin and ensuite bathroom. See our Nile Cruise Upgrade for more info.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Felucca Cruise

Spend a relaxing day sailing the Nile. Admire the views, go for a swim and chill out in the sun on deck. Let your troubles melt away, as the felucca plies its route.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Kom Ombo & Edfu

Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor. Disembarking in Kom Ombo we visit the temple before travelling to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, a huge complex that began construction in 237 BC. We then continue to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Tonight, an optional visit to the Temple of Luxor is available alternatively, enjoy the facilities of our hotel.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Valley of the Kings

Luxor. Take flight over ancient Luxor with an optional hot air balloon ride early this morning before exploring the West Bank of the Nile and the legendary Valley of the Kings. Marvel at Colossi of Memnon, the massive stone remains of the temple of Amenophis III, and explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and surrounding tombs.

After lunch we visit the Temple of Karnak, a spectacular religious complex built on a gigantic scale, where you get lost wandering around the stone papyrus columns. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Red Sea Riviera

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

Days 9-11

Sun, Sea & Sand

The next 3 days are free to explore Hurghada or simply relax. On day 9 there's an optional day trip to Giftun Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally.

Hurghada is one of the Red Sea's most popular resorts and it is easy to see why. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling. 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 Hurghada 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 12

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 13

Cairo

Thursday. Cairo. After breakfast, hotel check-out and onward transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

Combine Egypt and Jordan!

Explore Egypt and visit the neighbouring Kingdom of Jordan, renowned for the mineral rich and incredibly buoyant Dead Sea, its stunning red desertscapes at Wadi Rum and the jewel in its archaeological crown, the Rose City of Petra.

Our Road to Jordan tour, combines the King Ramses itinerary with five memorable days in Jordan. Discover the stunning Treasury and Monastery at Petra, 4x4 in Wadi Rum and camp out under the stars and bolt on an excursion to the Dead Sea.

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.

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This is a special festive departure. Please refer to the 'Festive King Ramses' itinerary and Trip Notes in the Xmas & New Year Tours section for full details.
Festive King Ramses
This is a Sun Festival departure and special touring arrangements apply. To view the arrangements of this tour and other Sun festival tours please visit the 'Festival Tours' section of our website.
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USD $90
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Festive/Easter Post-Accomm
USD $90
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Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
USD $70
USD $30
Post Tour Accommodation - Cairo
USD $70
USD $30

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.

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. The hotel has an excellent location on the Corniche in the heart of Aswan, just a few minutes from the Nile.

Felucca Cruise, Felucca Cruise

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: 3 star cruise boat

Feluccas are simple, traditional Egyptian sailboats that have plied the Nile since ancient times. Feluccas carry between 8 - 12 passengers comfortably. The boat’s deck is draped with soft colourful cushions that serve as your lounging area during the day and as your sleeping area at night. A support boat travels alongside your felucca and is on hand if you need to use the toilet or wash. It is also where your meals are prepared and eaten. You'll need to bring a sleeping bag/sheet and a towel with you. The crew, as well as being experienced sailors, are responsible for the preparation of the included meals.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Radisson Blu offers a rooftop pool with panoramic Cairo views. Providing spacious, well appointed guest rooms, the hotel is the perfect oasis for guests visiting the city.

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.

Reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.89 out of 5 based on 45 recent reviews

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Good afternoon,

I just wanted to comment on the wonderful trip my husband and I had with your tour company in Egypt. We were for fortunate to be able to go and explore Egypt in May 2017 but it was only made more exceptional by being accompanied by such a sensational guide. My husband and I were very impressed with Mahmoud Ramadan's stellar knowledge of Egyptian history. He explained, described and answered questions with confidence and thorough understanding so that everyone in our group was able to make sense of and enjoy the history being presented. I believe he held everyone's attention, at each site, with the information and familiarity with each piece of antiquity he described.

Mahmoud interacted with everyone in our group to make sure we all had what we needed and ensured we were all enjoying ourselves. My husband and I felt Mahmoud handled our group with exceptional warmth and charm and helped create the most incredible trip of a life time.

Thanks to your company and Mahmoud for contributing to this extraordinary experience.

James and Crystal Stitt • Submitted 22 Jun 2017

Hi Di

I just wanted to write a quick email on my On the Go I went on last month. BEST TOUR EVER! I can't recommend your company enough, it was so organised from the minute I arrived and the ground staff in Egypt were fantastic.

I don't know weather you can pass this onto to someone higher but Alam our tour guide was exceptional. He is truly an asset to your company, we had a group of 21 people with different ages, mobility, personalities and he made it all work. He was always on call when we needed him, anytime of day or night and he went above and beyond. Even a 9.30pm at night he wrote out some medications I wanted in Arabic and offered to escort me to a chemist!

I am hoping one day my travel career will land me in a wholesale role or working with a tour company such as yours.

Joh Fergusen • Submitted 09 Jun 2017

Having done a bit of travelling in the past, I wasn't really sure what to expect from such a different destination, but I can't believe how safe and comfortable I felt in Egypt! Everyone will have something to say because of how the media has brainwashed us, but do not even hesitate about going to Egypt, it is such a beautiful country full of lovely people.

Every hotel we stayed at was absolutely beautiful, only a few issues here and there with air conditioning and fridges not working, but there was never any hesitation to help us and fix any problems we had

Everyone was trying to talk me out of the felucca but I'm so happy I went. Those few days were some of the most fun I've had in a long time and if you are at any point trying to decide between felucca or cruise upgrade, DEFINITELY go with the felucca.

Our guide Momo was absolutely incredible!! I can't believe how much I learnt from him on this trip. I was really impressed that he took us to local cafes and restaurants after our day was over and gave us great tips and tricks regarding vendors and purchasing souvenirs. We had him from day one right until the end for all extra day trips and so happy that we did!

Days were spent exploring temples and learning all about Ancient Egypt and nights were spend chilling out, getting to know each other and creating friendships with people from all over the world.

Having never been on a tour before, I was rather skeptical but not really keen to do Egypt on my own. So happy that I chose On the Go for my first experience and will definitely be recommending this trip to anyone wanting to explore Egypt.

• Submitted 28 May 2017
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I cannot express how incredible this tour was!

Everyone knows about the pyramids and the Sphinx but King Ramses took us to SO many places that we never knew about until this trip. The country itself is so incredible and beautiful, I couldn't recommend it more. I've never felt more safe and comfortable in another country and we learnt so much from our guide Momo. He mixed fun with education and made the whole trip so memorable. If anyone is thinking of going to Egypt, don't even hesitate! King Ramses was great because we had a full-on week of seeing everything then had four days in Hurghada relaxing on the beach. An excellent balance. Aside from the main tour, Momo took us to local restaurants and cafes, markets and stores to experience everything Egypt has to offer and I will definitely be coming back!

• Submitted 21 May 2017
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It was truly a fantastic tour! Momo was a great guide and took care of each of us in his group. He went above and beyond to make sure we all enjoyed our holiday. He had a good mix of facts, jokes, and stories. He was a great leader to us all. The itinerary was also great! It had a nice mixture of being on the go and then down time. I enjoyed starting out in Cairo and doing a lot of stuff and then relaxing on the Nile Cruise and then ending in Hurghada. I am a repeat customer and will continue to be so with your great deals and 241s!

• Submitted 11 May 2017
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Visiting Egypt was an unforgettabke experience, from the pick up at the airport right up to drop off and assistance to get home. From day one I felt safe and at home, welcomed with open arms by our guide, Momo. We were advised of what to expect when visiting places, as well as a reasonable price of goods. When visiting various temples we were given wonderful information, at Philae we even had an imprompto play guided by Momo to help understand where the gods and goddesses fit into the picture. We were treated and made to feel like a temporary family and lasting friendships were formed. I was also given the opportunity to extend my trip and Momo as well as on the go went out of their way to make this happen. I was very sad to leave Egypt and the tour as it became a second home and family. The sites were breathtaking, the people were so welcoming and I would recommend this tour to anyone

• Submitted 13 Apr 2017
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The tour was fantastic,well paced and covered a variety of experiences.. the main attraction - seeing the pyramids - was enhanced by seeing several other ancient treasures such as Abu Simbel and Nefertari's tomb. It was great to have the experience of a few nights on the feluccca sailboat and even the Cairo to Aswan train.

Our guide Alam was so knowledgable about his country and he did a fantastic job of explaining everything to us, while taking care of all the details for us. Everything was handled so well by Alam, with such grace and efficiency, plus he was a lot of fun to travel with! I have worked in the travel industry for thirsty five years and have travelled extensively. Alam is one of the best guides I have ever had.

• Submitted 02 Feb 2017
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I would like to express my gratitude for a most wonderful experience in Egypt. Our guides Alam and Russell were wonderful, especially Alam who went out of his way to make our trip comfortable and trouble free. I would recommend On the Go and will definitely travel with you again. We have been on 13 overseas trips and this was our best holiday ever. The best experience apart from being at the pyramids, was seeing Nefataris Tomb. A very moving and deeply emotional experience for me as I cried at the sheer beauty of the exquisite paintings in her tomb. Please pass on our sincere thanks to your Egyptian team, on the go, and especially Alam.

Lyn Covre • Submitted 02 Feb 2017

Thank you for a fantastic tour of Egypt. My wife and I always wanted to travel to Egypt but did not expect this vacation to be one of our best. From start to finish this tour exceeded all our expectations.Our guide Alam was dynamic and made us all feel like one big family. His knowledge and charisma made visits to the monuments and sights insightful and fun. Good choice On the Go. We will definitely be using On The Go Tours again

• Submitted 01 Feb 2017
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The trip to Egypt was an amazing experience, which will be cherished for life! The pyramids, tombs, temples, cruise on the nile, the snorkelling in the red sea were all extraordinary… every tiny detail of the trip was planned by OTG tours and executed without a hitch. What made this trip more special was the amazing bunch people I met on the tour. Our guide for this tour was Dino, who was amazing with his lessons in Egyptology, and ensured our comfort and safety all through. We had the company of Aamer on board the Nile cruise, who kept us entertained with his stories of ancient Egypt. I would certainly visit Egypt again…!

• Submitted 01 Feb 2017
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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: 2, Dinner: 2
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1st March 2017

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Hi Di

I just wanted to write a quick email on my On the Go I went on last month. BEST TOUR EVER! I can't recommend your company enough, it was so organised from the minute I arrived and the ground staff in Egypt were fantastic.

I don't know weather you can pass this onto to someone higher but Alam our tour guide was exceptional. He is truly an asset to your company, we had a group of 21 people with different ages, mobility, personalities and he made it all work. He was always on call when we needed him, anytime of day or night and he went above and beyond. Even a 9.30pm at night he wrote out some medications I wanted in Arabic and offered to escort me to a chemist!

I am hoping one day my travel career will land me in a wholesale role or working with a tour company such as yours.

Joh Fergusen