Discover Egypt on this 12 day group tour for families with teens aged 12 and over. Take in the legendary pyramids, a night on the deck of a traditional felucca and three days rest and relaxation in Hurghada. Discover the Valley of the Kings in ancient Luxor and ride a camel like the locals do.
Sunday. Welcome to Cairo! You’ll be met by our representative and transferred from the airport to our hotel where you can spend your first evening in Egypt exploring with your family.
Enjoy a day of sightseeing beginning at the Egyptian Museum, home to important artefacts including the famous gold burial mask of King Tutankhamun. For a small fee, enter the Royal Mummy Room and marvel at the fantastically preserved mummies of kings including Ramses II, with hair and fingernails still intact. Later, walk around the City of the Dead, an Islamic cemetery in the middle of the bustling city. Finally, enjoy a trip to the church of Saint Simon - a 20,000 capacity church built inside a giant cave. We then return to the hotel where you’re free to enjoy the evening at leisure with your family.
Overnight: Cairo | Breakfast
Cairo - Aswan. Visit Egypt’s most famous site today with a guided tour of the legendary Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. The largest of the pyramids, Cheops, was the tallest man-made structure on Earth for 3,800 years and you’ll gaze in awe at this Ancient Wonder of the World. If you’re feeling brave, you may opt to go inside one of the pyramids yourself, before we return to the hotel. Spend the afternoon at leisure then board the night train to Aswan this evening.
Overnight: Sleeper train | Breakfast
On arrival in Aswan we’ll take a trip to the beautiful Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. After hotel check in and time to relax we enjoy a motorboat excursion across the mighty Nile to Elephantine Island, shaped like the trunk of an elephant. Discover the archaeological sites on the island with a guided walk and enjoy a visit to a local school (if open). This evening we’ll explore the bustling Aswan market and enjoy the smells of local herbs and spices being traded by the merchants.
Overnight: Aswan | Breakfast, Dinner
Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Today begins with a motorboat trip to the West Bank where we’ll enjoy a camel ride to the 7th century St Simeon's Monastery. Feel like one of the locals as we ride over rolling sand dunes to explore this site. This afternoon say goodbye to Aswan and board a felucca - a traditional Egyptian sail boat. Enjoy some quality family time as we relax onboard, sitting on comfortable cushions to enjoy dinner. Later, settle down on deck to sleep under the stars. Please note: All minors (and adults who cannot swim) are required to wear a life jacket when the boat is sailing. Life jackets can be taken off when the boat is docked at shore.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Nile felucca cruise - Kom Ombo - Luxor. Disembarking our felucca this morning we drive to the famous double temple of Kom Ombo, where two temples sit side by side, perfectly symmetrical. After our guided tour we continue our drive to the 4,000-year-old city of Luxor, ancient Egypt at its very best. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city with your family - why not visit the Mummification Museum where you can see mummified animals including crocodiles and a ram? Tonight, we offer an optional excursion to see Luxor Temple, which is beautifully illuminated by hundreds of lights in the night sky.
Overnight: Luxor | Breakfast
Rise early this morning as we visit the famous Valley of the Kings - where pharaohs were laid to rest in richly decorated tombs. Explore some of these tombs, the most famous of which belong to Ramses II and of course, Tutankhamun - there is a small additional fee to visit this legendary tomb. Continue to the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut before we return to the hotel. There is a stop en route to photograph the Colossi of Memnon, two gigantic stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Spend the rest of today exploring Luxor at leisure. Why not visit the charming Luxor Museum with your family and discover treasures recovered from the tomb of Tutankhamen?
Overnight: Luxor | Breakfast
Luxor - Hurghada. This morning we visit the giant Karnak Temple, one of the largest religious buildings in the world. The site took over 1,500 years to complete and you’ll feel like a pharaoh yourself as you explore Hypostyle Hall and see the Avenue of Sphinxes. Later, we say goodbye to Luxor and travel to the coastal resort of Hurghada.
Overnight: Hurghada | Breakfast, Dinner
Today, enjoy an optional snorkelling excursion in the beautiful Red Sea. Sail to a nearby coral reef and snorkel in the turquoise water. Look out for incredible aquatic life including beaked parrot fish, angel fish, and if you’re lucky, turtles or a friendly dolphin or two. Enjoy lunch and drinks onboard before returning to Hurghada. Alternatively, you may choose to enjoy further free time at the resort today.
Overnight: Hurghada | Breakfast
Thursday. Today your Egyptian adventure comes to an end. You and your clan will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
Prices & Dates
Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 adult persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. On all of our family tours we guarantee that parents and teenager rooms will be side by side or directly adjacent.Read More
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
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.
Sonesta Heliopolis Hotel, Cairo
The Sonesta Hotel & Casino is a sophisticated and luxurious hotel with spacious rooms. The poolside bar and full-service spa with a Turkish steam bath are havens for relaxation.
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.
Tolip Hotel, formerly 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 Sailing, Felucca Cruise
Feluccas are simple, traditional Egyptian sailboats that have plied the Nile since ancient times. Feluccas come in varying sizes and can sleep 20 persons 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. Our felucca is equipped with a flush toilet and basin for hand washing. 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 included meals which are served onboard.
Eatabe Hotel, Luxor
Offering a prime location in the centre of Luxor, this 4-star hotel is close to top attractions including the Luxor Museum and Luxor Temple. Surrounded by manicured gardens, the contemporary-style guestrooms are well-equipped with air conditioning, a minibar and a balcony overlooking the garden or River Nile. Guests can enjoy a rich breakfast, lunch and dinner in the sun-lit restaurant or outdoors by the pool. There you’ll also find a poolside bar and sun deck, so you can enjoy a cocktail or two as you soak up the rays.
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