The Mohammad Ali Mosque | Cairo | Egypt
FROM: £275 pp

PRIVATE TOUR: Explore Cairo's best loved sights, relax and unwind with our great 4 day break. Explore the Grand Egyptian Museum and the priceless funerary treasures of King Tutankhamun, including his legendary solid gold death mask, the famous pyramids and the iconic Sphinx at Giza Plateau.

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Trip Highlights

Marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx on the Giza Plateau
See the mummies of ancient Egyptian kings and queens at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
Tour the Grand Egyptian Museum which houses the world famous collection of King Tutankhamun, including his gold funerary mask
Free day to independently explore, opt to see the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, visit Khan el Khalili Markets or simple spend the day relaxing by the hotel pool

Included

Breakfast daily
Guided tour of the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza
Guided sightseeing on day 2 conducted by an English speaking Egyptian tour guide, qualified in Egyptology
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
3 nights SUPERIOR hotel. STANDARD and DELUXE hotel options are also available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Guided tour of the Grand Egyptian Museum and the Royal Mummies' Hall at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
An airport arrival transfer on day 1 and a departure transfer on day 4

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$60-70pp, paid in local currency
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Cairo

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your city stay! Arrival Cairo and included transfer to your hotel. The remainder of today is at your leisure to relax or explore Cairo your way. Consider sailing on a traditional felucca on the Nile at sunset, or the sound and light show this evening.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids & the Egyptian Museum

This morning enjoy a guided tour of the legendary Pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx. 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. Whilst here, you can opt to enter the inside one of the pyramids, subject to opening. Not built for the purpose of accommodating curious travellers, a visit inside one of the pyramids is hot, humid and not recommended for those that are claustrophobic! For a real Arabian experience, perhaps opt to hire a camel for a trot across the sands of Giza and grab that iconic photo of the 3 pyramids (your guide can help you arrange this locally).

Next stop is the Grand Egyptian Museum, which houses a giant exhibition containing the treasures of King Tutankhamun. In this incredible 490,000 sq.m complex many of the exhibits are being displayed for the first time and artefacts have been brought together from across Egypt and the world. After your guided tour of the museum, end the day with a visit to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization where you can see the mummies of ancient Egyptian kings and queens which are displayed in the Royal Mummies' Hall. This incredible hall contains 20 mummies in total including King Ramses II. Some are so well preserved that you can still see hair on their heads and fingernails. This evening consider heading out to dinner at one of the restaurants that offer fantastic views of Cairo and the Nile. Ask your guide for some recommendations!

Please Note: the Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open late 2021. An official date has yet to be released. If travelling prior to the opening of the new facility you'll visit the Egyptian Museum instead.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Explore or relax

Free day to enjoy Cairo your way. Perhaps enjoy an optional Cairo city tour or a visit to the first pyramid ever built - Zhoser’s Step Pyramid at Saqqara. You could also head over to National Museum of Egyptian Civilization to visit the fascinating Royal Mummies' Hall, where the mummies of ancient Egyptian kings and queens are on display. If you already have something in mind that you would like to pre book, let your consultant know so we can arrange this in advance.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Cairo

After breakfast, hotel check out and included onward transfer to airport. Should you wish to book another night to explore more of the city, please enquire.

For information about visas, top travel tips and much more, take a look through our travel guide.
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Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The 'Solo Room' price is applicable when a single room is required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

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Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 5 out of 5 based on 2 recent reviews

I had a great time!! My tour guides Sherif and Amon were very helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you!

• Submitted 28 Jul 2017
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I highly recommend a personalised tour, and would definitely ask for Waleed Zayan as he is awesome! He is so knowledgeable and such a nice person.

When I arrived at the airport and was greeted by someone from On The Go Tours, who helped me get my luggage and take me through passport control, that made me feel at ease about being in a country that I had never travelled to. When we went outside and he introduced me to the rep, I was a little confused as to what was happening with the changeover of people, but as soon as we were in the car and Amir gave me an envelope which had my itinerary inside and we spoke about what I would be doing and some optional extra tours, I was less confused haha!

The next morning when my guide (Waleed) met me in the reception area, he ran through the schedule for the day and then we hopped in the van and the first stop were the amazing pyramids! On the way he asked if I specifically wanted to do or see anything and I said I wanted to get some papyrus (not the fake stuff they sell to you on the street) so he made sure we went to a proper place throughout the day. I really like that it is so personalised that way, rather than being part of a big tour group like 30 people and missing out on the things that you want to do or things you want to see.

The two days that I was on tour with Waleed were wonderful. He knew all the answers to the questions that I asked, which made me have faith in On The Go Tours as a reputable tour company.

When it was time to go home, the driver and the rep (Amir) met me at my hotel and took me to the airport, then Amir introduced me to someone else from On The Go Tours who took me to the ticket counter and through passport control etc. I felt so much more comfortable having someone with me just in case there were any language barriers.

I was very impressed with the fact that I was really looked after from the moment I arrived until the moment that I was back at the airport to fly to my next destination.

When it comes to feeling safe etc in Egypt, I didn't feel unsafe at any point in time. I think that being with a tour guide, or part of a larger organised tour group would be the safest way to travel around. I didn't walk the streets on my own, I did however go one night with Waleed to a local area, where I was the only tourist and there were hundreds of local people around, yet I wasn't bothered by anyone, nor did I really feel out of place, other than not wearing a hijab and being a different colour of course, but I respected their culture nonetheless.

Overall, I loved my experience and couldn’t fault a thing. I really want to travel to Egypt again and will definitely consider On The Go for my next trip, wherever in the world that might be!

• Submitted 09 Nov 2016
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Hi Mark

James and I returned home on Sunday from our trip to Egypt.

Although I have been to Cairo and the Mena House 3 times before, I was still fairly nervous about taking my 7 year old son there on my own.

I needn't have worried. Big Mina met us at the airport, and took us to the hotel - he even checked us in.

Our guide, Ahmed, was fantastic. He managed to pitch the tour at James level perfectly.

For 1.5 days James was enthralled. So much so, at some point on the holiday I promised him we would go to the Valley of the Kings. He has not let me forget that!

I didn't get a chance to fill in Big Minas customer satisfaction survey at the airport - so can you please pass on my thanks, and let him know the whole trip was excellent.... thank you.

If you could also let me know if you do a trip for 3 or 4 days in Luxor followed by 7 days in the Red Sea.

We would need a guide for the Luxor sites, it would be for 2 adults and 2 children - a 5 and an 8 year old.

Thank you again Mark, we both had a wonderful trip

Clair

Clair Clarke • Submitted 18 Mar 2010

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Cairo
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Superior
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 3
Visiting
Countries
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I had a great time!! My tour guides Sherif and Amon were very helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you!

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