8 days/ 7 nights
/ Aswan / Luxor
Fully Escorted Private tours (just your family with their own guide and transportation)
GUARANTEED Weekly departures year round
This is a tour designed for families with children ranging in age from preschool thru teens. While the program features introduction to the major historic sites of Egypt it does so in a "hands on" environment by exposing them (the children) to a living history example of what life was like in ancient Egypt for both the royal families and the workers. Instead of being "tombed out" by repetitious visitations to places that after a few days all resemble one another, they are transported in time to relive the adventure and thrill of events as they occurred. Not only that, but they will be entertained by camel rides into the desert, sailing on the Nile in a Felucca (native sailboat), entering a pyramid and feeling the mystery, climbing around old fortresses and more. They will come to know the sophisticated city children of Cairo and the village children of upper Egypt.
They will have time to enjoy the highly rated (by fellow travelers) family oriented first class hotels, chosen especially for this tour, that offer not only fine accommodations but giant swimming pools, entertainment centers, playgrounds and all kinds of sports activities. Regardless of anything else it is the guide who makes a trip special. Your guides are all parents and grandparents, who have raised children and know their moods and levels of interest and understanding plus how to keep them entertained.
01: (Sunday) ARRIVAL
Arrive Cairo, clear immigration and customs then staff will transfer you to the Movenpick Pyramids resort or the Hilton World Trade Center. Overnight Cairo
VISAS: All travelers to Egypt are required to obtain a visa for entry. Citizens of certain countries can currently obtain one on arrival however this is subject to change without notice.
Day 02: (Monday) SAQQARA, DAHSHUR, GIZA PLATEAU
A guided tour of Sakkarra, famous for it's Stepped Pyramid. Visit the tomb of Maia, wet nurse to King Tut (and maybe his half sister). Dahshur, with it's famous Bent and Red Pyramids plus the new Imhotep museum. Then visit the Giza Plateau with the seventh wonder of the world, Cheop's
Pyramid and the inscrutable Sphinx. Overnight Cairo (Buffet Breakfast)
Sunrise camel ride at the Pyramids Cost: $65 per person (minimum of 2 travelers).
NOTE: Your guide can arrange entry to the Great pyramid, a visit to the solar boat museum or a photo op camel ride while you are there.
Giza sound and light show: $40 per person (minimum of two)
03: (Tuesday) EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES MUSEUM, FLY TO LUXOR
Enjoy a guided tour of the Egyptian
Antiquities Museum where you will see King
Tut's treasures. After the tour staff will transfer you to the airport, assist with checking in and you fly to Luxor. Arriving staff will transfer you to the Maritim Kings Island Resort where you will have Deluxe Nile view rooms. Overnight Luxor (Buffet Breakfast)
Optional Tour: Karnak temple sound and light show: $40 per person (minimum of two)
04: (Wednesday) NECROPOLIS OF THEBES, TEMPLES OF KARNAK AND LUXOR
Buffet breakfast followed by an early departure for the West bank and the Necropolis of Thebes where you will visit the Valley of the Kings with entry to King Tut's tomb, the Valley of the Queens, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the the Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon visit the famous Temples of Karnak and Luxor. Overnight Luxor (Buffet Breakfast)
OPTIONAL: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon $125 per person (minimum of two)
05: (Thursday) LUXOR TO ASWAN WITH VISITS TO THE TEMPLE OF HORUS AT EDFU AND THE TEMPLE OF TWO GODS AT KOM OMBO
Depart Luxor for a road trip to Aswan stopping along the way to visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the best preserved of all the Nile temples. Continue upriver to the Temple of two gods at Kom Ombo. The temple is unique because its double design means that there are courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two gods, Sobek and Haroeris. Arrive Aswan early afternoon and enjoy staying at the Movenpick Elephantine Island resort or the Aswan Nile resort. At either you will enjoy Nile view rooms with private balconies. Overnight Aswan (Buffet Breakfast)
NOTE: The distance from Luxor to Aswan is about 130 miles.
06: (Friday) FELUCCA, CAMEL TREK, TEMPLE OF PHILAE, UNFINISHED OBELISK, NUBIAN MUSEUM (OPTIONAL ABU SIMBEL EXCURSION)
Cross the Nile by Felucca (native sailboat) (or motor launch is there is not enough wind) and board your 'ship of the desert' (camel) for a visit to St.
Simeon's Monastery ruins. Sail to Elephantine
Island, site of some of Egypt's oldest antiquities and a wonderful Nubian village. Returning to the East bank visit the Temple
of Philae, the Pharaohs granite quarries with the unfinished obelisk and the Nubian
Museum. Overnight Aswan (Buffet Breakfast)
Optional tour: Excursion to Abu Simbel to see the famous temples of Ramses. $300 for adults, $200 for children under the age of twelve, $50 for children under the age of six, free for children under 2.
07: (Saturday) ASWAN TO CAIRO, OLD CAIRO, CITADEL, KHAN EL KHALILI BAZAAR
Staff transfers you to the airport, assists with checking in for a morning Egyptair flight to Cairo. Arriving enjoy a tour of Old
Cairo with its famous churches and synagogue, the Citadel
of Salah el Din, bane of the crusaders and the Khan
el Khalili bazaar where travelers have been finding bargains since the middle ages before checking into either the Concorde al Salam or the Le Meridien Airport hotel. Overnight Cairo (Buffet Breakfast)
08: (Sunday) INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE
Staff transfers you to the airport,
assists with exit formalities and checking in for your
international departure. (meals on the flight)
INCLUDE: Domestic flights in Egypt in coach (economy) class. All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle relating to the tour program starting with arrival to Cairo. Baggage handling of no more than 1 piece of luggage per person however baggage and personal effects are at the owner's risk at all time during the tour (baggage handling does NOT include tips for bellmen, porters, etc.). Hotels (based on double occupancy with children sharing room). Meals as noted. Included meals are in the main dining room, no speciality restaurants or room service. Fees for visiting antiquity sites and museums that are included in the program. Services of an English speaking licensed Egyptologist. Service charges and taxes.
included are: INTERNATIONAL AIR, items of a personal nature such as tips (tipping guideline), entry visa, phone calls, laundry, beverages of any nature at any time, any items not specifically covered in the included items.
Laundry in Egypt
All hotels and the cruises have laundry/dry cleaning available.
Sample laundry prices IN EGYPTIAN POUNDS (LE) are:
Men:Shirts (collared, short or long sleeve): 9 to 17 LE
Trousers: 12 to 20 LE
Under shorts: 5 to 7 LE
T Shirts: 6 to 13 LE
Socks: 3 to 6 LE
Shorts: 7 to 13 LE
Blouse: 10 to 17 LE
Panties: 5 to 8 LE
Bra: 5 to 8 LE
Slacks: 12 to 22 LE
Dress: 20 to 36 LE
T shirt: 6 to 13 LE
Shorts: 6 to 13 LE
Laundry in before 9AM is back at 6PM.
Laundry in after 9AM is back the following day.
Rush laundry is generally available at 50% more cost.
Dry cleaning is available with prices about the same as laundry.
Children's clothes are generally 50% of the adult cost.
No drinks are included in tour prices. Some hotels and cruises give one bottle of water free daily others do not. As a general guide you could expect to pay:
Bottled water at hotels or on the cruise: $1 to $3 for a small bottle, $2.50-$5 for a large bottle.
NOTE: This is filtered water. If you order perrier it will cost more.
Coffee or Tea: 50 cents
Soft drinks (Coke, Pepsi, etc): $1 each
Local beer: $3 per bottle
Imported beer: $5 to $8 per bottle
Wine: local $4 to $6 per glass. imported will be more $$.
Liquor: local $5 per cocktail + cost of mixer (soft drink, juice, etc), imported $8-$15 per cocktail + cost of mixer)
ICE: In the hotels and on the cruise the ice is prepared from filtered water.
2017-2018 Tour Prices - Guaranteed Weekly Departures
Egypt Prices - 8 Day
(May and Sept*)
(Christmas, New Year, Easter)
*September tours must end no later than September 30 to get the shoulder season rate.
|Child's Egypt Prices - 8 Day
||2 to 5
||6 to 11
|Low (Jun, Jul, Aug)
|Shoulder (May and Sept*)
|Holiday (Christmas, New
*September tours must end no later than September 30 to get the shoulder season rate.
Child's rates based on children sharing hotel room with two adults.
Tours must be booked at least 45 days prior to arrival.
and itinerary subject to change without notice.
is for Single occupancy hotel rooms and cruise cabins
based on a minimum of two travelers. Single travelers
(one person on the tour) would have additional cost.
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