Visit the incredible Pyramids of Giza, relax on a felucca as you cruise down the Nile and discover the ancient wonders of Aswan and Luxor, before spending a few days by the beautiful Red Sea in Hurghada. This is Egypt at its best in 13 wonderful days.
When are you travelling?: In 2019 this tour departs on a Saturday. In 2020 this holiday will depart on a Friday and arrangements will be slightly different. In 2020 an additional night will be spent in Cairo at the beginning on the tour in lieu of a night in Hurghada. The change will ensure there is ample time to explore the new Grand Egyptian Museum set to open fully in 2020. Please refer to the Trip Notes for further details.
Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival in Cairo you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or those arriving early can opt to join our optional Backstreets of Cairo tour which departs the hotel at 10am.
If you'd like to extend your stay in Egypt we also offer a pre or post tour Day Trip to Alexandria.
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
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
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, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise, please see the tab above for prices. For more information about Nile Cruising please click here.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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. In the afternoon we dock near Kom Ombo and take a motorboat to visit the temple, which is dedicated to the crocodile headed god - Sobek, before returning to the felucca for the night.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kom Ombo - Luxor. This morning we disembark and 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
Valley of the Kings
Luxor. This morning we explore 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
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
Cairo. After breakfast, hotel check-out and onward transfer to the airport.
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 Add-on an excursion to the Dead Sea.
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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
Overlooking the Nile and offering distant views of the Great Pyramids of Giza, this Holiday Inn provides the perfect location for your stay in Cairo. Each guestroom features a balcony and is well-equipped with modern amenities including free WiFi. Evenings can be spent enjoying international or Egyptian cuisine and unwinding with a cocktail at one of the hotel’s bars. Thanks to the friendly hotel staff, you’ll soon feel at home. And with panoramic views of the city from the rooftop lounge and pool, there’s no better place to base yourself for exploring Egypt’s ancient wonders.
Le Meridien Heliopolis, Cairo
Just a short drive from Cairo’s Old Town and international airport, the 5-star Le Meridien Heliopolis combines comfort with convenience. The guest rooms are spacious and equipped with air-conditioning, satellite television and a minibar, plus there’s complimentary WiFi throughout the property. Dining options include a choice of four on-site restaurants, serving Egyptian and international cuisine. Guests can also enjoy live entertainment and cocktails at The 51 Bar. During the warmer months hotel guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or relax on a sun lounger on the terrace. There’s also a fitness centre and tennis courts for those who like to stay active whilst on holiday.
Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx, Cairo
In a great location for the Pyramids, the Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx is a contemporary hotel with excellent amenities. Guest rooms are well furnished with modern interiors and en suite facilities. Wi-fi is available in the lobby and there is a beautiful outdoor pool, which is perfect for relaxing by. Why not head to the restaurant on the roof for a delicious meal and impressive views of the Pyramids.
Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel, Cairo
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.
Helnan Aswan, Aswan
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.
Felucca Cruise, Felucca Cruise
Feluccas are simple, traditional Egyptian sailboats that have plied the Nile since ancient times. Feluccas carry between 10 - 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. The support boat is also where your meals are prepared and eaten. You'll need to bring a sleeping bag/sheet (or hire for a nominal cost) and a towel with you. The crew, as well as being experienced sailors, are responsible for the preparation of the included meals.
Sonesta St. George Hotel, Luxor
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
The Steigenburger Nile Palace is a grand hotel and stylishly furnished, with many rooms overlooking the Nile River. The hotel has a health club with massage rooms, sauna, steam room and fitness room, and a tennis court on the roof, not to mention a riverside pool. Its four restaurants offer a choice between Nubian, Lebanese, Italian, and Thai cuisine.
Marriott Beach Resort, Hurghada
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
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
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.
Thank you, Jane the tour was really awesome and I would like to thank yourself and everyone with On the Go for the exceptional effort that was made on our part.
I did enjoy Egypt, and quite a few Egyptians, Sal who’s knowledge was inexhaustible, Caleed who introduced us to the Red Sea and the Bedouin, Abdul who stayed with me on the Mt Sinai climb (being last but I made the effort) and finally Mohamed who took me to El Alamein and Alex, not to mention all the others who were involved with the tour.
From our part, everything went without a hitch.
They all made the holiday most memorable. ”
Once again on the go NEVER seems to disappoint. Thank you so much for the opportunity you have given me to go on the King Ramses and it really was an unforgettable experience!!
The tour guides in Egypt are amazing, they truly make the trips fun and informative and just amazing. They are willing to help with anything and believe me we had a few issues that Sheriff was more than willing and able to to help with. BIG mention also to Big Mo, who was our guide in Dahab, my what and amazing guy. I had the time of my life with him as our guide.
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I have just come back from the King Ramses Tour in Egypt, which I undertook in July and I just have to say what a fantastic time I had. This was the first holiday I had undertaken by myself and it was by far the best holiday so far. Your guides Ahmed, Saiid and Big Mo were fantastic and are an absolute credit to your organisation. I am definitely going to be booking more tours with On the Go and have already got 2 of my friends interested in the trip and they will be booking with you in the next couple of weeks. Once again...thank you very much for a holiday of a lifetime. ”
Went on the King Ramses trip this June/July. We had Said as our tour leader for the first half and Mo for the Dahab section. They were the best tour leaders ever!! They really made the trip worthwhile. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is interested on having a Fantastic holiday. I surely did with on the go.. Thank you once again!!! ”
Sarah and I would like to thank all the On The Go team for our wonderful holiday we had in Egypt, starting by yourself to help us organize the trip, and to all the Egypt reps and guides (namely Big Mo and Mostafa). The tour was very well planned and organized and we will definitely recommend it to friends. We have discovered a beautiful part of the world thanks to On the Go.
Thanks again! ”
Thanks again for all your help in arranging our trip to Egypt. Jo & I had a great time, and it all still seems a bit surreal that we were actually there!
On The Go were fantastic. I can’t speak highly enough about them and would
definitely travel with them again if I was to do a tour. We were a bit
nervous before we left as we didn’t know anything about OTG, and didn’t know anyone who had used them before. When we got off the plane in Cairo, we were met by one of their reps who escorted us through customs/immigration etc which was fantastic as would have been a nightmare trying to figure it all out without him!
On the way to our hotel we were given a lot of information, which included
some extra tours and upgrades we could do, and we immediately booked in the next day for the Cairo Tour and the Egyptian Museum, as it covered
everything we had been going to attempt on our own.
All hotels throughout the trip were excellent, and the OTG guides and reps
were always making sure everything was ok with each place.
We had a constant guide with us throughout the trip until Luxor (Bishoy – he was great, can’t speak highly enough about him!) and every town we arrived at we were met by local OTG reps to ensure everything was ok. We then had a new guide in Dahab and our return trip to Cairo (Waleed – also great!).
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I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that we all thoroughly enjoyed our King Ramses tour with the diving bolt on.
I seriously cannot rave enough about our tour guides, the overall itinerary and the sites we visited. Especially Dahab!!! We were all very impressed with
“On the Go” and have recommended you to our friends who would like to visit Egypt already. Furthermore, I think we would consider doing the Russian tour with you in the future.
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Just finished a King Ramses tour of Egypt a week and a half ago and had the time of my life! Exploring Egypt was a dream come true and On The Go Tours did a fantastic job at making it happen.
They take you everywhere from the typical tourist locations to the viewpoints and sights only the local know about which will stay with you forever. All the crew members are so helpful and will go more than out of their way to help you with anything.
I have especially commend our tour guide Waleed who was the best!! He made our trip to Egypt so much more. We were priviledged to be shown such a wonderful country by such a knowledgable and caring man.
On The Go brings people together from all walks of life and by day 2 or 3 of your tour everyone becomes so close it's hard to say goodbye when it's over.
Thanks Waleed (aka. Dad) and On The Go for an adventure of a lifetime!! And I look forward to being On The Go in Egypt again in the future. ”
I recently came back from your King Ramses tour and would like to take this opportunity to thank your company for an awesome holiday.
Our Tour guide Sam, and other staff as well, was absolutely amazing. Their passion and enthusiasm for what they do, how they describe what we saw and done, was uplifting, especially on those days where we had to get up early.
The tour was well well organised and to say that i am impressed is an understatement, I will, and have, recommended your company to my friends.
I would also like to commend the Felluca captains, and all other guides, that made the vacation a memorable one. Egypt is a beautiful country with a rich history. I would come back anytime.
Again, a special thank you to Sam for an amazing holiday and time that he spent with us.
Yours sincerely ”
Hi, I have recently returned from my first on the go tour in Egypt. The experience has been absolutely awesome from tombs to pyramids to temples, from the heights of Mnt Moses to snorkling in the red sea, totally awesome.
What has left the deepest impression on me is the staff of on the go. Sameh in particular but not exclusively, the amount of passion and enthusiasm for Egypt and the tour group has been an unparralled experience, truly people are the greatest assest of any company and on the go can be proud of there egypt tour guides and leaders. Last but not least special mention of the felluca captains, "On the Go" can be proud to be affiliated with such wonderful people. ”
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I had a great time in Egypt with On the Go tours. Our tour guide Medo was very passionate about Egypt and informed us about Egyptian history with much enthusiasm. The felucca we were on was great, the food was delicious and the crew friendly and fun.
The group leader, Ahmed, welcomed us on the first day. He was very enthusiastic and always happy to help. ”