Enjoy a fun and educational family adventure in ancient Egypt. Explore the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the tomb strewn Valley of the Kings in Luxor, camel ride across the dunes in Aswan, sail on a felucca and visit a local school, before heading to the beach on the beautiful Red Sea Riviera. This tour welcomes children aged 5 years and over.
Welcome to Cairo and the beginning of your Egyptian adventure. Arrive at the airport where our representative will meet your family before you’re transferred to the hotel to spend tonight at leisure in Egypt’s capital.
This morning enjoy a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum and discover treasures including the famous gold burial mask of King Tutankhamun. For a small fee you can enter the Royal Mummy Room and discover the incredibly preserved mummies of pharaohs including Ramses II, who still has hair on his head. Later, discover the beautiful Citadel of Saladin - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and browse the vibrant Khan el-Khalili bazaar where you can shop for souvenirs before we return to the hotel.
Overnight: Cairo | Breakfast
Cairo - Aswan. Visit Egypt’s most iconic attraction today as we discover the legendary Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx at the Giza Plateau. Sole survivors of the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, they were constructed from over 2.5million limestone blocks, taking more than 20 years to build. We enjoy a guided tour of the site and there is also the opportunity to enter one of the pyramids itself. Spend the afternoon exploring Cairo at leisure or relaxing by the hotel pool with your family, before we take the comfortable overnight sleeper train to Aswan this evening.
Overnight: Sleeper Train | Breakfast, Dinner
On arrival in Aswan we visit the scenic Philae Temple, on Agilika Island in the Nile, followed by a stop at a perfume oil emporium. We then check-in to the hotel, where the afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps take a stroll along the riverside corniche, visit the Aswan Botanical Gardens or enjoy an afternoon by the pool. This evening, we’ll visit the bustling Aswan market and enjoy the smells of herbs and spices being sold by the local merchants.
Overnight: Aswan | Breakfast
Enjoy a traditional felucca ride today as we sail on the mighty Nile to Elephantine Island. During our guided walk of the island we 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 there is an optional excursion to Aswan's Nubian Museum. The museum is home to more than 3,000 artefacts and scale models from across Egyptian ancient history.
Overnight: Aswan | Breakfast, Lunch
Aswan – Luxor. Today begins with a motorboat ride across the Nile to the West Bank. Here we enjoy an exciting camel ride across rolling sand dunes to the 7th century St Simeon's Monastery. Later today we drive to ancient Luxor, stopping en route at the famous double temple of Kom Ombo. This perfectly symmetrical temple was dedicated to both the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus.
Overnight: Luxor | Breakfast
This morning we explore the famous Valley of the Kings on Luxor's West Bank, where mighty pharaohs including Tutankhamun were laid to rest. Explore two of the ancient tombs and discover the beautiful carvings and hieroglyphs on the walls to get a sense of the power and importance of these ancient kings. Later, we’ll visit the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and see the towering Colossi of Memnon, two giant statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III.
The adventure for today doesn’t end there - this afternoon we visit the gigantic Karnak Temple, which took around 1,500 years to complete. See the Avenue of Sphinxes and gaze at the enormous columns and statues which make up this complex site. The evening is free to relax with your family at leisure, or you may wish to join our optional tour of Luxor Temple, brilliantly illuminated by hundreds of lights at night.
Overnight: Luxor | Breakfast
Enjoy free time to relax in Hurghada today or join our optional snorkelling trip on the beautiful Red Sea. Sail to a nearby coral reef and swim alongside colourful fish, turtles and maybe even a friendly dolphin or two. Later, enjoy lunch and drinks onboard before we return to shore.
Overnight: Hurghada | Breakfast
Our Egyptian adventure comes to an end today with an included transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Prices & Dates
Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. We offer a discounted price for children under 12 years of age at time of travel. This discount is listed at the very bottom of this page.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.
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.
Sleeper Train, Cairo
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
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
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, 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.
Aracan 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 resort style 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.
Hilton Hurghada Resort, Hurghada
Set in tropical gardens, the Hilton Hurghada Resort is a comfortable, charming hotel with a private beach and water sport centre. The rooms have a balcony or terrace with views of the garden, pools or sea.
Marriott Beach Resort, Hurghada
The Marriott Beach Resort is a luxurious beachfront hotel, with every room enjoying a view of the Red Sea and Hurghada city centre just a few minutes drive away. There is a choice of 8 restaurants and bars for hungry travellers, and a health club, tennis & squash courts, and fitness centre to stay in shape. During the day, soak in the heated outdoor pool or book a watersport activity. The hotel even has its own private island if you fancy a massage among the palm trees.
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We enjoyed this tour very much. Our tour guide Helal was awesome and made sure we were well taken care of. He was always by our side if we ever needed anything. His knowledge was very impressive and made the tour really interesting. ”