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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
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Reviews

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

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 Tutankhamun' itinerary and Trip Notes in the Xmas & New Year Tours section for full details.
Festive King Tutankhamen
On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
Your Own Room - No Single Supp
This is a Sun Festival departure and we've included special touring arrangements for the event. This is a 10 day tour and 1 day needs to be added to the end date noted here. For travel in Feb 2018, please see our 'Abu Simbel Sun Festival Feb 2018' itinerary. For travel in Oct 2018 please see our Abu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2018 itinerary.
Sun Festival 10 day tour, add 1 day to tour end date
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USD $90
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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, 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 4.82 out of 5 based on 76 recent reviews

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What an amazing tour! Just wanted to take a second to thank On The Go for such an amazing trip. I really did not know what to expect from Egypt other than the pyramids, but have been awakened to so much more. Sincerely thank you for this opportunity !

I also wanted to give some feedback for our tour guide Hytham Youssry. I can say in all honesty that Hyatham is the best tour guide that I have had on a trip yet and I have quite a few tours under my belt with some really great tour leaders. To say that Hytham was attentive would be a gross understatement and to say that Hytham was predictive and responsive when needed would be an understatement, to say that he was knowledgeable, well liked, informative, and sociable would be an understatement. This guy is the real deal!

Hytham from the very start did something that all tour leaders should do but rarely do, which is to provide information on what we should be paying for stuff and how to go about with our negotiations or deal with aggressive vendors. This information is extremely valuable and demonstrates an understanding of what skills and knowledge people will require on their trip. If anyone on this trip needed something then Hytham had a guy that could get it. His recommendations on which optional excursions to do, what to see, and where to eat were always right on and everyone in that group after 2 days had complete trust in him.

THIS is how good he is: One of the girls realized that she had lost her phone at a site that we had left in Aswan and were half way back to our hotel. Hytham jumped on the phone and started calling every tour guide he knew to see if there was anyone that was still there that could take a look. After about 20 minutes of calling friends and friends of friends he found someone that was there and miraculously found the phone half buried in the sand. The girl had already accepted that her phone was gone and she would never get it back, once it was heard that he had found it the whole bus erupted in a cheer and a legend was born! Somehow Hytham had coordinated it and had it brought back to Aswan and minutes before we sailed on the Felucca Hytham and I rode the support boat upriver to meet his friend and collect the phone. The guest got her phone back and Hytham was a hero from then on. I cannot give this guy enough credit and everyone in that group feels the same way!

Please be sure to let Hytham know that he has done an amazing job, I have no doubt in my mind that he gets this praise all the time but let him know from me that he really enhanced this trip beyond my expectations.

Thank you!

• Submitted 18 Oct 2017
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Egypt was amazing... riding camels at the pyramids, a magical felluca cruise on the Nile with a fabulous crew & awesome food... swimming in the Nile... Our tour guide Alam Eldein was awesome (an Egyptologist who answered every question thrown at him and became like family). An adventure of incredible history and culture and the food was just gorgeous. Alam took us to the BEST restaurants which all had buffets of classic Egyptian fare! 5 star hotels... What a privilege! Weather was perfect and transport was reliable with good drivers... So much better than ever imagined. Dreams manifested. Would recommend 'On The Go' for an authentic tour of Egypt.

• Submitted 14 Oct 2017
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Explains things to us as if we can see and feel that we are actually there.Top marks of being a tour guide and with a sense of humour is great,always on time helpful to all of people on tour keep up the great job momo.😊

• Submitted 12 Oct 2017
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Greatest Tour GUide, Alam Eldein.

Very knowledgeable, friendly and funny.! He majored in ancient history in school and told us a lot of things we would never know!

• Submitted 10 Oct 2017
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What a tour! Egypt has been on my bucket list since I was a child. I love Egyptology and to have such an amazing guide who was so knowledgable really made this an amazing experience. Thank you 'Momo', you were honestly the best representative of not only the company but of Egypt itself. We can't wait to visit again!

• Submitted 16 Sep 2017
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This tour was fantastic on it's but Momo brought it to another level. He made it much more fun and interesting that would normally be expected from a tour of ancient temples. Momo was always kind, considerate, and took care of everyone in the group as if we were family.

• Submitted 26 Aug 2017
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A great tour with amazing organisation. It didn't matter which corner you turned some one from On the Go was there to assist you. We felt that the tour covered enough of the history to satisfy all tourists. Our Guides complemented each other in that there delivery styles while different gave us the best of both sides of the coin. We choose the Nile cruise bolt on and were really happy with this. Being able to escape the heat in your cabin was a plus. So if you want to see Egypt. GO NOW!! no queues and at no time did we feel unsafe. You can't do better than "On the Go"

• Submitted 23 Aug 2017
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Wow where do I start! Lost for words about how amazing this tours was! It was well organised! From literally the point I got off the plane to leaving! The tour guides where hands down the best! Special thanks to Ahmer on the Nile cruise for being for hospitality and accomodating our needs! And the knowledge Thank you brother!

And aswell as sam thank u for the time we had with you! And last but not least abdul and the rest of the team that made this trip smooth sailing!

Thank you!

• Submitted 15 Aug 2017
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The trip definitely exceeded my expectations and the guide momo was spot on the entire time. Seeing the previous reviews I knew I had nothing to worry about. I loved the spots we visited, the food we tried and the people we met. The tour's guides were very nice and helpful with whatever we needed. The rich history of Egypt was definitely brought to life through momo's stories and his clever ways of interacting with the group to help us understand how things were. I would definitely recommend people use this tour if thinking about Egypt.

• Submitted 15 Aug 2017
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Excellent holiday, Best trip ever ! Best Tour operator, thumbs up for your itinerary, activities, staff, people and suggestions !

--Pre booking support by India sales team (Vijay Handa) was very good, he was patiently answering all my queries and suggesting good options.

--Representative at Cairo (Ahmed) very friendly and made us very welcome in new country.

--Tour Guide / Egyptologist , Momo (Mohammed Sayyed) -- The best tour guide, his knowledge and enthusiasm kept the whole group together and excited for all sight seeing and activities. His personal interest and co-ordination made this my best trip

--Finally the group travelling was amazing (Our nickname was "Family"), so you reading this feedback know who we are ! I would highly recommend this for solo travellers such as myself.

• Submitted 05 Aug 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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Egypt was amazing... riding camels at the pyramids, a magical felluca cruise on the Nile with a fabulous crew & awesome food... swimming in the Nile... Our tour guide Alam Eldein was awesome (an Egyptologist who answered every question thrown at him and became like family). An adventure of incredible history and culture and the food was just gorgeous. Alam took us to the BEST restaurants which all had buffets of classic Egyptian fare! 5 star hotels... What a privilege! Weather was perfect and transport was reliable with good drivers... So much better than ever imagined. Dreams manifested. Would recommend 'On The Go' for an authentic tour of Egypt.

JAYNE SUMMERS