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

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

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Felucca unavailable. If travelling on this departure you will be required to purchase our Nile Cruise Upgrade. This cost needs to be added to the tour price noted here.
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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 we've included special touring arrangements. To view the itinerary of this tour please see our 'Sunchaser' tour the 'Festival Tours' section of our website.
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Easter departure, book early!
Easter Departure
This is a Sun Festival departure and we've included special touring arrangements for the event. This tour is 12 days in length and 1 day needs to be subtracted from the end date noted here. To view the itinerary of this tour please see our 'King Ramses Sun Festival' tour, located within the 'Festivals' section of our website.
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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. 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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Radisson Blu is in the Heliopolis area of Cairo, just 3 kms from Cairo International Airport and 18 kms from the city centre. Providing spacious, well appointed guest rooms with amenities such as a daily newspaper and turndown service, the hotel is the perfect oasis for guests visiting the city. Its two restaurants, lobby lounge, and gourmet bakery offer a range of culinary choices. To top it all off, the hotel boasts a rooftop spa and pool with panoramic Cairo views.

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 4.9 out of 5 based on 50 recent reviews

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This tour is highly recommended to anyone considering travelling to Egypt. I found all of the services offered by On the Go excellent, from being met at the airport in Cairo and assisted through immigration, to wishing me a safe travel home...every need and want in the middle was met.

Our Guide Momo was amazing, he shared his passion and enthusiasm for Egypt with all of us and went above and beyond to ensure we were all happy and comfortable. His presentation at the temples and Pyramids was incredible,he didn't just speak of the history of the site, he brought the whole story to life in way that was mesmerizing...Momo's way of telling the story made the entire tour THE one to remember...

• Submitted 27 Sep 2017
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Hello,

We traveled to Egypt with On The Go Tours and it was FANTASTIC. Our tour guide Alam made sure we were safe all the time.

We didn't find any difficulties, and we learnt a lot about the culture while feeling safe.

Super happy with this trip! It was an amazing experience.

Thank you!

• Submitted 13 Sep 2017
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Thank you On The Go for an incredible trip to Egypt! I highly recommend anyone who is thinking about going to Egypt- JUST GO! I had the best time and always felt so safe.

I cant speak highly enough of our guide, Dino. He is the most wonderful guide and answered all our questions and always made sure our group was happy and satisfied. Nothing was too much trouble for him and so many times he went out of his way to help us with our requests. I learnt so many amazing facts about Egypt and Dino's knowledge is incredible. He also took us to local restaurants and cafes, which allowed us to eat like the locals!

This is a great tour that allows you to see the highlights of Egypt but also gives you relaxing downtime at the beach! Which is perfect, the Red Sea is beautiful. The hotels were all lovely and I also enjoyed the Nile Cruise and recommend choosing that option if you are thinking about it.

Thank you again Dino for showing us your country, I cant wait to return to Egypt in the future.

• Submitted 18 Aug 2017
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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

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Egypt with your tour company. I booked the King Ramsey's tour and had an extra day at the start and end of the tour. The representative that met me at the airport was friend and helpful. We quickly and easily made it through customs and baggage. On the way to the hotel, the rep informed me of options for my first day in Egypt. I decided to book the Alexandria day trip and the Nile dinner cruise in the evening. The rep also shared information about Cairo as we drove through the city. Morning of the Alexandria tour I was met in the hotel lobby by the tour guide Alam. We were a small group of 3. Alam shared information about Cairo, Giza, the country side and Alexandria. We explored Alexandria, Alam was very helpful and informative. He explained about the history of the area and how it was different from other parts of Egypt. Later in the day Alam informed us that he would be our guide for the King Ramseys tour. The Nile dinner cruise was a nice way for more of our group to met and experience Egypt.

The main tour was an exciting and informative. A trip of a life time! Alam was an exceptional tour guide. Like I said previously, he was helpful, informative and eager to share information about Egypt & the culture. Russell was the tour guide for the Nile Cruise. Russell was very knowledgeable. We didn't get to spend as much time with him but he was a lovely person. Russell was very helpful and informative.

The temples, pyramids and tombs were amazing! So much history. Both Alam and Russell were very well versed in the history. They spoke well and answered all the questions from the guests with ease.

I was happy with the tour itself. The hotels were nice, clean, had the desired amenities. The staff were always friendly and helpful.

Overall my experience was excellent. It was a trip of a lifetime!. On The Go made travel fun and safe. At no time did I have a safety concern. I will share my positive experience with friends and family! I already have plans to meet with several friends that are planning trips to Egypt in the coming years.

• Submitted 17 Jun 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 • Submitted 09 Jun 2017

Thank you so much to On the Go for my amazing trip to Egypt. Having a few days extra to relax at the pool on the King Ramses tour compared to the King Tut is something I would recommend to anyone. I saw everything I was hoping to and more. The people, the sites and the culture has made this one of the best holidays I have ever been on and I would return in a heartbeat. Alam our tour guide is an absolute asset to On the Go and was so knowledgable,funny and was always be at our beck and call. The extra mile was noticed! The felucca experience was a highlight, bonding with your fellow travellers, delving into local life and relaxing on the nile. If you are concerned about safety please dont be! Everything ran like clock work and Egypt is a country not to be missed!

• Submitted 04 Jun 2017
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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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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
Visiting
Countries
Updated
1st March 2017

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This tour is highly recommended to anyone considering travelling to Egypt. I found all of the services offered by On the Go excellent, from being met at the airport in Cairo and assisted through immigration, to wishing me a safe travel home...every need and want in the middle was met.

Our Guide Momo was amazing, he shared his passion and enthusiasm for Egypt with all of us and went above and beyond to ensure we were all happy and comfortable. His presentation at the temples and Pyramids was incredible,he didn't just speak of the history of the site, he brought the whole story to life in way that was mesmerizing...Momo's way of telling the story made the entire tour THE one to remember...

Nicole McDougall