Luxor | Egypt
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FROM: AUD $876 pp

Take in the highlights of Cairo and Luxor on this compact 6 day tour of Egypt, which visits the legendary Pyramids of Giza, the tomb strewn Valley of the Kings and the spectacular temples of Karnak and Dendera.

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Trip Highlights

Cairo - marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza and explore the Necropolis of Saqqara
Luxor - roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night
Dendera - explore the beautifully preserved Temple of Hathor, with its exquisitely decorated ceiling
The Egyptian Museum - discover the treasures of King Tutankhamun
Luxor West Bank - discover exquisite tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the towering Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

Included

Breakfast daily
1 overnight train: Cairo - Luxor (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
Airport arrival and departure transfer day 1 and day 6
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
4 nights 4 - 5 star hotels
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Luxor and Dendera
Services of an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$70-90pp, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$40-50pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Cairo

Sunday. Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival at Cairo airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or those arriving early can opt to join a Backstreets Tour of Cairo which departs the hotel at 10am. At 7pm this evening meet your guide and the rest of the group at a Welcome Meeting.

Note: If you would like to extend your stay we offer an Alexandria Day Trip on the Saturday before your tour starts or on the final day and can arrange pre/post tour accommodation upon request.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids of Giza

Today see the incredible pyramids and the iconic Sphinx at The Giza Plateau. Perhaps opt to ride a camel. Later we travel to Saqqara, to explore the myriad of tombs and temples at the site and see Zhoser's step pyramid - constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh's chief architect in 2700 BC.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Egyptian Museum

Cairo - Luxor. We take a guided tour of the vast new Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza this morning. In this incredible 490,000 sq.m complex we'll discover a mind-boggling array of relics and antiquities from almost every period of ancient Egyptian history, including the treasures of King Tutankhamun. The afternoon is free to relax by the pool at the hotel or independently explore before we board the overnight sleeper train to Luxor this evening.

Note: The Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open in 2020. An official date has yet to be released. If travelling prior to the opening of the new facility we'll visit the Egyptian Museum this morning.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Luxor & Dendera

We arrive into Luxor this morning and drive to Dendera which is one of Egypt's best preserved temple complexes, located 60km north of Luxor. This vast complex covers 40,000 square meters and its temples, chapels and shrines were gradually built over thousands of years. Dendera's crowning glory is the 2000 year old Temple of Hathor with its exquisitely decorated ceiling. After our guided tour of this incredible site we return to Luxor where the afternoon if free to spend at leisure. Take a stroll around town or enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool and soak up the sunshine.

This evening there is an optional visit to view the beautiful Temple of Luxor at night. Book and pay locally.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Valley of the Kings

4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its very best and this morning we visit Luxor’s famous West Bank. Our first stop is the famous Valley of the Kings, which is studded with beautifully decorated tombs, including the tombs of Ramses II, Seti I, Amenhotep II and of course, King Tutankhamen. After exploring this incredible site we travel on to visit the Valley of the Queens and the beautiful limestone, colonnaded Temple of Hatshepsut, who was one of only three Egyptian ruling queens. Our final stop on the West Bank is to see the imposing 18m-high Colossi of Memnon, which are all that remains of the temple of the hedonistic Amenophis III.

Returning to the hotel at around midday there's time to have lunch and relax by the pool before we visit the colossal Temple of Karnak later this afternoon. More than a temple, Karnak is a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, pylons, chapels, halls and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods and to the greater glory of Egypt’s Middle and New Kingdom rulers.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Luxor

Friday. Our tour comes to an end today with a transfer to Luxor airport for your onward flight. Alternatively we can book post tour accommodation upon request.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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Easter departure, book early!
Easter Departure
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. Click the 'S' beside the tour date for details
Xmas departure, book early!
XMAS Departure
New Years departure, book early!
New Year Departure
Guaranteed Departure
Available
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2020
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
01 Mar - 06 Mar 25% off
AUD $1,195
AUD $896

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08 Mar - 13 Mar 20% off
AUD $1,195
AUD $956

AUD $620
15 Mar - 20 Mar 20% offG
AUD $1,195
AUD $956

AUD $620
29 Mar - 03 Apr 20% off
AUD $1,195
AUD $956

AUD $620
05 Apr - 10 Apr 20% offEaster departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
G
AUD $1,195
AUD $956

AUD $620
12 Apr - 17 Apr 20% offEaster departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
AUD $1,195
AUD $956

AUD $620
26 Apr - 01 May 20% off
AUD $1,195
AUD $956

AUD $620
10 May - 15 May 20% offG
AUD $1,095
AUD $876

AUD $620
24 May - 29 May 20% off
AUD $1,095
AUD $876

AUD $620
07 Jun - 12 Jun 20% offOn 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.
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.
AUD $1,095
AUD $876

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21 Jun - 26 Jun 20% offG
AUD $1,095
AUD $876

AUD $620
05 Jul - 10 Jul 20% offG
AUD $1,095
AUD $876

AUD $620
02 Aug - 07 Aug 20% offG
AUD $1,095
AUD $876

AUD $620
16 Aug - 21 Aug 20% offG
AUD $1,095
AUD $876

AUD $620
06 Sep - 11 Sep 20% off
AUD $1,195
AUD $956

AUD $620
20 Sep - 25 Sep 20% off
AUD $1,195
AUD $956

AUD $620
27 Sep - 02 Oct 20% off
AUD $1,195
AUD $956

AUD $620
04 Oct - 09 Oct 20% off
AUD $1,195
AUD $956

AUD $620
11 Oct - 16 Oct 20% offG
AUD $1,195
AUD $956

AUD $620
25 Oct - 30 Oct 20% off
AUD $1,195
AUD $956

AUD $620
08 Nov - 13 Nov 20% off
AUD $1,195
AUD $956

AUD $620
22 Nov - 27 Nov 20% offOn 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.
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.
AUD $1,295
AUD $1,036

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06 Dec - 11 Dec 20% off
AUD $1,195
AUD $956

AUD $620
24 Dec - 29 Dec 20% offXmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
AUD $1,295
AUD $1,036

AUD $620
2021
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
04 Apr - 09 Apr Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,095
AUD $620
AUD $1,095
AUD $620
AUD $1,095
AUD $620
AUD $1,095
AUD $620
AUD $1,095
AUD $620
AUD $1,095
AUD $620
AUD $1,095
AUD $620
AUD $1,095
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,195
AUD $620
AUD $1,295
AUD $620
26 Dec - 31 Dec New Years departure, book early!
New Years departure, book early!
AUD $1,295
AUD $620
2022
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
AUD $1,195
AUD $620

Extra Prices

Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
Post Tour Accommodation - Luxor
AUD $90
AUD $60
Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
AUD $110
AUD $60

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.

Holiday Inn Cairo Maadi, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

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 (not Nile View as standard) 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.

Sleeper Train, Cairo

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Train

When travelling on an overnight train in Egypt, sleeper carriages offer the highest level of comfort. Cabins are equipped with two beds (one above the other), a basin, electric points and air conditioning. Freshly laundered bedding is provided and in the early evening an attendant will come round and make up your bed for you. The carriages have toilets at each end and there is a club car which serves snacks and beverages. In the morning a very basic breakfast is provided.

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.

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.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.8 out of 5 based on 5 recent reviews

Our guide, Waleed, was the best! He guided us every step of the way and even took extra steps to make sure we had a great experience. He was also more like a friend than someone just doing a job. I definitely got to experience the highlights of Cairo and Luxor and got up close to the history that I’ve read about!

We were also lucky enough to have great people in our tour group from all over the world. They added to the experience.

The only downside was the constant hassling from people to buy things. As a tourist, I definitely plan to do some shopping, but I actually bought less because of the hassling. But, I appreciate On The Go for a memorable vacation.

• Submitted 13 Nov 2019
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This was the first time that I had taken a tour. I was hesitant in the past. But I am sure glad I did! What a wonderful experience! Not only was Egypt beyond my expectations but the group leader was so well educated and very informative. I learned so much from him.

• Submitted 05 Nov 2019
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This trip was a childhood dream come true. My guide Ahmed Halel was amazing he was very patient with our group, exceedingly knowledgeable, eager teacher, extremely professional and overall an incredible human being. The experience could only be described as once-in-a-lifetime. I will definitely be returning to Egypt again.

• Submitted 27 Oct 2019
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The Tour guide was excellent. He was perfectly organised and his knowledge of Egyptology is very impressive, and the way he spoke of Egypt so passionately, it was engaging and made the experience all the more enjoyable.

We felt very comfortable and easy to approach for any type of question.

• Submitted 06 Sep 2019
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I wanted to thank On the Go Tours for providing me the best of services I could have ever expected for my money. I had an amazing trip to Egypt and thanks to On the Go Tours for arranging and taking special care of every little detail of my trip. To begin with, there was not a time in the trip where I felt unsafe, there was always someone from On the Go Tours with me and my sister who had accompanied me on this trip.

Ahmed was our tour guide, we were honoured to have him with us, he had exceptional knowledge about Egypt culture and its rich history. Taking care of every little detail and making sure we were comfortable. He always took his time to explain us every little detail and history behind the Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Luxor temple and each site visited. He took us to the best Egyptian places to eat, our whole group including my sister, could not thank Ahmed enough for giving us the most memorable trip. Going forward I always plan to travel with On the Go Tours, and want to thank Ahmed again for this memorable trip. Please keep up the great work On the Go Tours,

• Submitted 04 Sep 2019
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Luxor
Departs
Sundays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
4 - 5 star
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 5
Visiting
Countries
Click to play videoThe city of Cairo at the end of a dusty path in front of the setting sun
Click to play videoThe entrance to the ancient city of Luxor

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Our guide, Waleed, was the best! He guided us every step of the way and even took extra steps to make sure we had a great experience. He was also more like a friend than someone just doing a job. I definitely got to experience the highlights of Cairo and Luxor and got up close to the history that I’ve read about!

We were also lucky enough to have great people in our tour group from all over the world. They added to the experience.

The only downside was the constant hassling from people to buy things. As a tourist, I definitely plan to do some shopping, but I actually bought less because of the hassling. But, I appreciate On The Go for a memorable vacation.

Cynthia Gary
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