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King Tutankhamun - 9 days

Kick off in Cairo and visit the phenomenal Pyramids of Giza and head to Aswan and the temple of Philae before setting sail on the Nile to Kom Ombo and Edfu and ultimately Luxor. Discover Karnak and Luxor temples before heading back to Cairo and the famed Egyptian Museum!

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Itinerary
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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, River Nile
Kom Ombo - Temple of Kom Ombo
Luxor - Temple of Karnak

Included

Breakfast daily
4 nights 4 - 5 star hotels
2 overnight trains: Cairo - Aswan and Luxor - Cairo (1st class sleeper cabin)
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Edfu & Luxor
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
All meals aboard felucca cruise
2 nights aboard felucca (open deck)
Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 9
Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology

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 and the start of your holiday! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel and overnight.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids & Saqqara

Cairo - Aswan. Visit to the famous pyramids and huge Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. Continuing to Saqqara, we can explore the myriad tombs and temples at this site and see Zhoser’s step pyramid - constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC! Later there is a chance to have dinner before the overnight sleeper train to Aswan.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Philae Temple

Arrive and check into our hotel. This afternoon's highlight is a leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island for Philae Temple for a guided tour of the romantic Philae Temple - dedicated to the goddess Isis. As the sun sets, free time to shop in the colourful souqs and markets or simply relax and watch an amazing sunset in Egypt's southern most town straddling the River Nile.
Overnight: Aswan  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Felucca sailing & Optional excursion to Abu Simbel

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Optional early morning drive to Abu Simbel, the famous the rock-cut temple of King Ramses II, the Great Builder. This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night voyage downstream on the River Nile. If sailing by felucca is not your style, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise with our Nile Cruise Upgrade.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Felucca Cruise

Relax, go for a swim or just 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 & Luxor

Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor. Disembarking near Kom Ombo, we enjoy a guided tour of the Temple of Kom Ombo - dedicated to the crocodile headed god - Sobek and the Temple of Horus at Edfu, before driving north 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 is available to the Temple of Luxor, alternatively enjoy the facilities of your hotel.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Valley of the Kings

Luxor - Cairo. Take flight over ancient Luxor with an optional hot air balloon ride very early this morning before touring the West Bank of the Nile. An early start allows us to avoid some of the fierce midday heat as we venture to the tomb strewn Valley of the Kings. Highlights of the visit include the Colossi of Memnon, a massive pair of statues that stand silent against a historic backdrop, the Valleys of the Kings and the awesome colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.

The Valley of the Kings is studded with often highly decorated tombs, constructed to once house the regal sarcophagi enclosed mummies of the mighty pharaohs awaiting passage into the after-life. This afternoon after lunch and time to relax we visit the colossal Temple of Karnak, with its stone-columned Hypostle Hall. Tonight, we return by overnight sleeper train to Cairo.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Egyptian Museum

Arrival into Cairo and hotel check-in. Later, we visit the famous Egyptian Museum, famed for the treasures of King Tutankhamun and his solid gold funerary mask. This afternoon is free - perhaps spend the remainder of the day exploring Cairo your way.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Cairo

Sunday. Hotel check out and included onward departure transfer to airport.
Breakfast

GO BEYOND THE PYRAMIDS!

Consider extending your holiday to discover Alexandria and the Commonwealth War Graves of El Alamein on our 12 day El Alamein & Ancient Egypt tour. Explore grounds of El Alamein where two extended battles were fought during World War II and visit the military museum that acts as a memorial for the battle and houses original war vehicles, weapons, uniforms and more. Alexandria was named after its founder, Alexander the Great! See all the key highlights with free time to meander the impressive seafront corniche, dotted with cafes and restaurants.

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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On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at full price.
Your Own Room - No Single Supp
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.
Sun Festival Departure
This is a special festive departure. Please refer to the 'Festive King Tutankhamun' itinerary and Trip Notes in the Xmas & New Year Tours section for full details.
Festive King Tutankhamen
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USD $90
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USD $90
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Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
USD $70
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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, 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.

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 4.78 out of 5 based on 65 recent reviews

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The tour was great. I have nothing to say, but nice things about our tour guides. These guys did a great job. They make us feel secured in the country. But, most of all, they were very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about the everything.

• Submitted 21 Jul 2017
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Amazing experience! Didn't expect much but i was amazed about everything. Egypt has a lot to offer and the 9 day tour was a great way to see a bit of everything in Egypt. Our tour guide Momo was amazing, the best, always making sure that we will get the full local experience in each city we staid. My husband and I, met great friends on the tour and had an experience of a life time. we didnt not feel unsafe at any time. We highly recommend this trip to anyone.

• Submitted 01 Jul 2017
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The tour was amazing an experience, learnt a lot and Thank you Alam for being a great, friendly, and knowledgeable guide!

• Submitted 01 Jul 2017
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Mahmoud was an amazing tour guide. Words cannot express for grateful and lucky I was t have him on my tour. He honestly took the experience to another level. He was so patient, funny, kind, accommodating, and helpful. His knowledge of Egypt helped me learn so much more above the basic history. He should be your top and only tour guide in Egypt!

• Submitted 27 Jun 2017
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My husband and I chose this tour for our honeymoon, and we had an absolutely magical experience! All of our travel logistics were smooth, the lodging was great, our guide Alam was fantastic, and we felt so safe and welcomed while in Egypt. Some of our favorite highlights were the pyramids, the add-on tour of Abu Simbel, and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. We would highly recommend this tour to any of our friends, and we look forward to using On the Go again in the future!

• Submitted 27 Jun 2017
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Momo is amazing. His knowledge is so fantastic but beyond that his passion for the history and his ability to tell the stories and make them alive and current made the trip far above my expectations. So organized and planned as well. Keeping us on time and getting everything at the perfect time while not once making it feel rushed or panicked. Also had a lot of fun enjoying local culture in the evenings in cafes which was fabulous as well. Over all an excellent trip and amazing guide.

• Submitted 23 Jun 2017
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This was an amazing tour and feel that I got to really see Egypt. I would say that you should have the Luxor at night included as otherwise you do not get to see it and it should be a must to do and see. Wish I was there for longer.

Haytham was an amazing tour leader. He shows his passion for his countries History and is extremely knowledgeable. He was very helpful when it came to the locals and what to do or not to do. I also feel like I did not miss out on anything and would love to go back and be on one of his tours again. Haytham made this trip so unforgettable and I will be and already telling everyone how safe Egypt is and amazing to visit.

• Submitted 08 Jun 2017
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It has been a life long dream of mine to visit Egypt and I must admit my experience surpassed all my expectations. Haytham brought ancient Egypt and modern day Egypt alive for me with his knowledge and passion for his country. I loved every minute of the tour and would certainly recommend On The Go Tours to anyone wanting to visit your wonderful country.

• Submitted 07 Jun 2017
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I would like to let you know that I loved my tour of Egypt. The tour was well organized and the itinerary covered all the places I really wanted to see. It was made even better by Mahmoud, our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and answered every question I had. He even rearranged our time in Luxor and spread it out over 2 days. It made a huge difference to me and every other person on our tour. Egypt was wonderful but Mahmoud made it amazing!

• Submitted 17 May 2017
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Hi, I just wanted to say how great the King Tutankhamun tour and our guide Mahmoud Ramadan were. The tour showcased the best of Ancient Egypt and Mahmoud was fantastic. He took such great care of the group and he knows an incredible amount about Ancient Egypt. Even when i got a cold he assisted me with going to a pharmacy. He was very informative at all the ancient sites and took us to local restaurants and markets/stores at all our destinations that provided a great feel for modern Egypt. Thanks to him and the tour I have walked away with a great respect and understanding of both ancient and modern Egypt.

• Submitted 17 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: 8, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
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Updated
1st March 2017

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The tour was great. I have nothing to say, but nice things about our tour guides. These guys did a great job. They make us feel secured in the country. But, most of all, they were very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about the everything.

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