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Pharaohs, pyramids, tombs, camel riding, boating on the Nile and a visit to a village school. Combine this with plenty of free time to swim and relax by your hotel pool. A tour designed for children aged 5 and over that is fun and educational holiday for all the family.

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Trip Highlights

Cairo – discover the treasures of the Egyptian Museum and barter at the Khan el-Khalili bazaar
Aswan – sail the Nile to Elephantine Island aboard a traditional felucca sailboat and visit a local school
Luxor - uncover the tombs of pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings and explore the vast Karnak Temple complex
The Great Pyramids – enjoy a tour of this legendary Ancient Wonder of the World and gaze at the iconic Sphinx
Monastery of St Simeon - ride a camel across the rolling desert sands to this 7th century monastery
Kom Ombo - visit the perfectly symmetrical Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo and see a mummified crocodile

Included

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
1 overnight train: Cairo - Aswan (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
Aswan - camel ride to St Simeon's Monastery
Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 9
Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
7 nights 4 - 5 star hotels
Economy flight: Luxor to Cairo
Felucca sailing on the Nile and visit to Elephantine Island
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Aswan and Luxor
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

Gratuity for your tour guide. We suggest USD$20-30 per adult. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture
Entrance Fees: Adult USD$80-100pp / Child USD$40-50pp, paid in local currency
International flights and visa
Tipping Kitty: Adult / Child USD$30-40pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Cairo

Saturday. Welcome to Cairo! Your family will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel to spend tonight at leisure.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

The Egyptian Museum

Today, we venture in search of the treasures of King Tutankhamen, mummies and more at the Egyptian Museum. Later we tour the Islamic Citadel of Saladin with views looking down over the old city, watching people go about their daily life. We conclude the day with a market walk through the bustling Khan el-Khalili bazaar.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 3

The Pyramids of Giza

Cairo - Aswan. Today, we visit the legendary pyramids and iconic Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World. Gaze in awe at the largest of the three great pyramids - Cheops, constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it took more than 20 years to construct. We explore this area on foot and there's the opportunity to venture inside one of the great pyramids. The afternoon is free to relax by the hotel pool with your family or independently explore Cairo before we take the comfortable overnight sleeper train to Aswan.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Aswan & the Philae Temple

This morning we arrive into Aswan and take a boat out to Agilika Island to visit the beautiful Philae Temple. After exploring this famous site we make a stop at a perfume oil emporium, the rest of the day is free for you to relax, enjoy the hotel facilities or take a stroll along the riverside corniche and explore. This evening, we’ll visit the Aswan market and enjoy the smells of herbs and spices being sold by the local tradespeople.
Overnight: Aswan  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Felucca Sailing & Elephantine Island

Today we enjoy a sailing trip aboard a traditional felucca (small wooden sailing boat) as we cruise the mighty Nile to Elephantine Island. During our guided walk of the island discover many archaeological sites and pay a visit to a local school (if open) before enjoying lunch and some family time back on board. This afternoon is free for you to spend at leisure or join our optional excursion to the fascinating Nubian Museum. The museum is home to more than 3,000 artefacts and scale models from across Egypt’s ancient history, from the Pharaohs to the Romans.
Overnight: Aswan  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Camel riding & Kom Ombo

Aswan - Luxor. This morning we take a motorboat across the river to the west bank of the Nile, where we enjoy a camel ride across the desert sands to the 7th century Monastery of St Simeon. We explore this site before bidding farewell to Aswan and travelling to Luxor, stopping en route to visit the temple of Kom Ombo. The northern half of this temple was dedicated to the falcon god Horus, whilst the southern half was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. The two are perfectly symmetrical and you’ll think you’re seeing double as we explore.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Luxor & the Valley of the Kings

We visit Luxor’s legendary West Bank this morning - home to the famous Valley of the Kings, the imposing colonnaded temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the gigantic Colossi of Memnon. See how the ancient Egyptians confounded tomb robbers with the construction of elaborate catacombs, once filled with treasures and highly decorated to allow the pharaoh passage to the afterlife.

The day continues with an afternoon trip to the colossal Karnak Temple, which took 1,500 years to complete. Karnak is a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, pylons, chapels, halls and obelisks and the vast Hypostle Hall with its gargantuan columns has to be seen to be believed, it's a great place play hide and seek with the kids! This evening can be spent at leisure with your family, or you can join our optional tour of Luxor Temple, which is beautifully illuminated at night.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Luxor to Cairo

Luxor - Cairo. This morning we leave Luxor, transfer to the airport and fly back to Cairo, where you can enjoy the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel pool with your family or exploring as you please.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Cairo

Sunday. Today your Egyptian adventure comes to an end - after breakfast we’ll transfer you and your clan to the airport for your onward flight.
Breakfast

Extend your stay and head to the beach!

Egyptian Family Adventure & Red Sea - 13 days
Enjoy a fascinating, fun-packed and educational family adventure. See the best of legendary ancient Egypt and end your adventure with a beach break in Hurghada, by the Red Sea. It's an interactive adventure for all the family - especially visiting the Nubian island and people of Aswan.

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 kids rooms will be side by side or directly adjacent.

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Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
£45
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Child Reduction (under 12 years old)
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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.

Sleeper Train, Cairo

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When taking the train in Egypt, the most comfortable way to go is in a sleeper carriage. Cabins are equipped with 2 beds (one above the other), a sink, electric points and air conditioning. Each carriage has toilets at each end and there is a club car as well. In the early evening an attendant will come round and make up your beds for you.

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.

Sonesta Heliopolis Hotel, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

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.

Tolip Hotel, formerly 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.

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.

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.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.6 out of 5 based on 5 recent reviews

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My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our Egyptian Family Adventure Tour and we would definitely recommend this tour to any family! Our Tour Guide, Ahmed, was extremely approachable and helpful, making sure that we are comfortable and have everything we need, especially at the start and the end of the tour.

Our Tour Guide, Helal, was so friendly, flexible and accommodating, so that everyone felt at ease, whether sightseeing, having meals or shopping at a market. He was prepared to change plans to suit everyone, at the same time making sure that we were not missing out on any of wonderful experiences!

Helal’s fantastic knowledge and passion for the History of Ancient Egypt made sure that all of us learnt amazing details about it! This included adjusting his explanations to keep children interested, making them a part of a story.

Any parent knows how hard it can be to travel with kids, especially on long trips overseas, when they are trying to adjust to time difference, picky eaters, tired and grumpy... Helal made it so easy for us all, ensuring the kids were having fun and a good play, allowing parents to relax and have a bit of a break too.

Safety being one of the main concerns before the trip, we were so impressed by how safe we were made feel by our Tour Guide and Leader, who were always there for us with a helpful advice at any time and about anything.

Overall, we had fantastic time, learnt a lot and loved our experiences! We would love to come back again and would recommend this tour to everyone.

Thank you so much!

• Submitted 15 Jan 2019
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Helal was a very professional tour guide with a thorough knowledge of ancient Egypt. We really enjoyed learning about the ancient gods and pharaohs.

Helal also provided cultural experiences and information, chose a range of different restaurants, was respectful, attentive, patient, funny and kind. He was fantastic with the kids and adults.

Special thank you from us for taking special care of our dietary needs. I have a severe food allergy (wheat) and my husband is a vegetarian. We were never unwell and had plenty of delicious food to eat.

He kept us safe discretely, and gave clear directions about safety, meeting places etc. We appreciate his efforts and care.

My only suggestion would be to add activities I to the last day in Cairo. Perhaps Saqqara and Memphis. We also would suggest a change to the first hotel near the Sphinx.

• Submitted 01 Jan 2019
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The tour was great. It was busy, but there wasn't anything that we would have wanted to miss out! The hotels were all of good quality, comfortable and in good locations.

Helal was a great guide and was not only knowledge and generous with his time, but tirelessly patient with the children. He took us to some really interesting local restaurants and really helped with tired children. His pitch for explaining the complexity of the ancient relationships and timelines was perfect, enough information for adults and quirky stories for the children.

We were also happy to have the change to flights as I think it probably worked for us better than the overnight trains would have.

I would highly recommend the tour and especially Helal to anyone thinking about visiting Egypt.

• Submitted 12 Nov 2018
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Dear On The Go Tours,

My family and I have just completed a 10 day tour of Egypt with your company, and I want to tell you we've been thrilled with your service. Your Egyptian Family Adventure was ideal for us and our children aged 10 and 9.

Before we came we were a little worried about our security in Egypt, particularly since the first democratic election results were announced while we were here, but you've helped us feel completely at ease during our time in Egypt. Your company was very well organised - our transport and accommodation was well managed throughout the tour. Your tour guides gave us excellent advice for staying in Egypt e.g. what we needed to bring with us and how to respond to people wanting to sell us souvenirs.

Seeing the ancient Egyptian pyramids, tombs and temples first hand was absolutely amazing - pictures and words cannot properly describe their sheer awesome scale. Our personal guide Mr. Helal was a true expert w ho was able to clearly explain the meaning of what we were seeing and answer our questions.

I recommend visiting Egypt with 'On The Go' without reserve.

Paul Sanderson • Submitted 03 Jul 2018

We had a marvelous time -- and Halel was so kind and helpful. We only wish more people would visit Egypt!

• Submitted 01 Jul 2018
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We are so glad we went on this trip. We loved it! We covered a lot of Egypt that we would not have done on our own. Our guide worked tirelessly for the group. He was very informative. Helal was very good with everyone especially the kids. He taught them a lot of new games. We learnt a lot of history and he explained everything at the kids level so everyone could understand. Love the Egyptian cuisine he took us to. Helal coordinated mini buses, trains and us and very efficient. The man has patience! All the accommodations of very good standard. Would highly recommend trip and guide!

Fernando says, 'Our trip was great, I have learnt many things from that trip. Our breakfast buffet was always amazing. The historical sites we visited were fantastic'.

• Submitted 27 Apr 2018
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Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. He was so good with my 11 year old daughter, she loved this tour!

Karen O'Sullivan • Submitted 15 Nov 2017

Dear team,

We spent 10 weeks travelling around the world, including a visit to Egypt on your 10 Day Family Adventure in September. The children both agree that your tour was the highlight of the entire journey and I have to say I agree with them! We were made so welcome by your staff and the people we encountered. We absolutely loved the quirky opportunities such as camel riding behind the Great Pyramid, hot air ballooning over Luxor and haggling in the local bazaars. The hotels were excellent - clean and refreshing and our tour guide, Helal, was like a favourite uncle to the kids on the tour. He was the perfect tour guide - organized, relaxed and friendly. Apart from keeping the kids entertained, he made it so easy for the adults to enjoy the sights too. This tour was so well thought out and combined so many amazing elements. I just hope many more people take the opportunity to visit this amazing country and do so with one of your tours. We certainly intend to travel with On the Go again! Thank-you so much.

Michael McLean • Submitted 27 Sep 2017

The family tour has meant that the pace was not too hectic, although even then the kids have been wilting a bit under the onslaught of sights, sounds and general excitement combined with too little sleep. A great guide has made an enormous difference there. Haytham (Sam) is very knowledgeable, very patient and sensible enough to adjust the itinerary if it will make things easier. Having one single guide also means that he’s been able to reinforce the stories and information he’s given us and that made each site we visited more meaningful.

The most significant thing, though has been the kids being able to play with, and just be with, other kids. For the last week our two boys have been part of a little group of kids doing their own thing. They cluster down the back of the mini-bus, they scream around the pool, last night they sat at their own table in the restaurant.

We’d highly recommend the On the Go Classic Egypt family tour to anyone who wants to see Egypt with their kids. With 20-20 hindsight we’d add in the few days at the Red Sea at the end to relax after ten days of fairly constant motion, but that’s a choice not a criticism of the tour.

Jennifer Lang • Submitted 17 Jan 2017

My 12 year old son and I recently returned from the adventure of a lifetime. Egypt is amazing.

From the moment we arrived at Cairo airport and were met by the On The Go representative, and for the remaining 10 days of our tour, everything was organised beautifully. This was a family tour and our group consisted of more kids than adults – a great group of Aussies, English and South Africans.

Our fabulous guide for the tour was Alam whose obvious knowledge and passion for Egyptian culture and history rubbed off on us all.

Alam managed to keep both adults and kids entertained with enough information to satisfy the adults but not too much to overwhelm the kids. He was always happy to answer any questions and give more background if we wanted it.

Too many wonderful sights to mention but the highlights for me were definitely the Valley of the Kings (those tombs are amazing – the colour in them was overwhelming); and the two add-ons of Abu Simbel and the hot air balloon trip over Luxor. If you can afford it make sure you do these two extras. And of course what 12 year boy is not going to be excited about seeing Tutankhamun’s mummy!

We felt cared for and safe. Egypt is a marvellous place to visit and it is a safe place to travel. The locals need the tourists back and I hope tourists won’t be put off by recent events in this remarkable country.

Thank you Alam and On The Go for a most memorable holiday.

Georgie Matches & Aidan Fairley • Submitted 13 May 2011
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Cairo
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 18
Hotel Rating
4 - 5 star
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 8, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 1
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Helal was a very professional tour guide with a thorough knowledge of ancient Egypt. We really enjoyed learning about the ancient gods and pharaohs.

Helal also provided cultural experiences and information, chose a range of different restaurants, was respectful, attentive, patient, funny and kind. He was fantastic with the kids and adults.

Special thank you from us for taking special care of our dietary needs. I have a severe food allergy (wheat) and my husband is a vegetarian. We were never unwell and had plenty of delicious food to eat.

He kept us safe discretely, and gave clear directions about safety, meeting places etc. We appreciate his efforts and care.

My only suggestion would be to add activities I to the last day in Cairo. Perhaps Saqqara and Memphis. We also would suggest a change to the first hotel near the Sphinx.

June Cleverly
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