Best of Egypt for Teenagers - 8 days

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Take in the highlights of Egypt with your family on this 8 day tour including the legendary pyramids, Valley of the Kings, a camel ride to the medieval Monastery of St Simeon and a relaxing overnight cruise aboard a traditional Nile felucca. Suited to families with teens aged 12 and over.

Highlights
  • Cairo – See the treasures of the Egyptian Museum and visit the famous cave church of Saint Simon
  • The Great Pyramids – Gaze in awe at this ancient Wonder of the World and the iconic Sphinx
  • Aswan – Travel like the locals as you enjoy a camel ride to St Simeon's Monastery
  • Felucca sailing – Board a traditional Egyptian sailing boat and travel down the mighty Nile to Kom Ombo
  • Luxor – Discover the resting place of the pharaohs at the Valley of the Kings and see the Temple of Hatshepsut
  • Karnak Temple – Admire the Avenue of Sphinxes and explore the giant columns of Hypostyle Hall
Age Policy
Family tours: For children aged 5 & over. Under 12 yrs pay the child rate. Teenager tours: For 12 - 18 years. All pay the adult price.
Destinations
  • Egypt
  • Middle East
Tour Types
  • Small Group
Day 1: Cairo

Sunday. Welcome to Cairo! Upon arrival at Cairo airport you’ll be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of today relaxing or exploring Egypt’s vibrant capital city with your family.

Location: Cairo

Day 2: Cairo

Our touring begins with a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum. The museum is home to treasures including the famous burial mask of Tutankhamun. For a small fee you can enter the Royal Mummy Room and see the fantastically preserved mummies of powerful pharaohs including Ramses II - some of them still have hair on their heads. Continue today with a walk around the City of the Dead - an Islamic cemetery in the middle of Cairo, to the Sayeda Nafesa mosque. This afternoon we'll discover the famous church of Saint Simon. The huge church has a capacity of 20,000, but what makes it even more unusual is its location inside an enormous cave. Following the tour, we’ll return to the hotel where this evening is free to spend with your family at leisure.

Location: Cairo

Day 3: Pyramids of Giza

Cairo - Aswan. Today we discover the legendary Pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx. Gaze in awe at the spectacular tombs, experts still can’t agree how the ancient Egyptians managed to build these giant structures. The largest of the pyramids, Cheops, was the tallest man-made building on Earth for 3,800 years. Explore inside the pyramids if you’re feeling adventurous. This afternoon offers free time before we say goodbye to Cairo and board the night train to Aswan.

Location: Pyramids of Giza

Day 4: Aswan

We arrive in Aswan and visit the beautiful Philae Temple, dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis. The whole temple had to be relocated to nearby Agilkia Island in the 1960s due to flooding from Lake Nasser. We will briefly stop at a perfume oil emporium and after hotel check in and time to freshen up we take a motorboat ride across the mighty Nile to Elephantine Island. On our guided walk we'll discover the island’s fascinating archaeological sites and visit a local school (if open). Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and then visit Aswan market. Barter for souvenirs and enjoy the traditional smells of herbs and spices in the air.

Location: Aswan

Day 5: Aswan

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Enjoy a ride on local transport this morning as we travel over the rolling sand dunes to St Simeon's Monastery on the back of a camel. This afternoon we leave Aswan and board a felucca - a traditional Egyptian sail boat. Sit on comfortable cushions to enjoy dinner and some quality family time onboard, before we settle down to sleep on deck, under the Egyptian night sky.

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.

Location: Aswan

Day 6: Luxor

Nile felucca cruise - Kom Ombo - Luxor. Disembarking our felucca we drive north toward Luxor, stopping to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. After our guided tour we drive on to the 4,000-year-old city of Luxor, ancient Egypt at its very best. Tonight we offer an optional excursion (book and pay locally) to visit the Luxor Temple, beautifully illuminated in the night by hundreds of lights.

Location: Luxor

Day 7: Luxor

This morning we visit the famous Valley of the Kings - where pharaohs including the legendary Tutankhamun were buried. Explore some of the opulently decorated tombs before we continue to the Temple of Hatshepsut. We'll also stop to photograph the Colossi of Memnon - two gigantic stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. The rest of today is free to enjoy at leisure.

Location: Luxor

Day 8: Luxor

Today your Egyptian adventure comes to an end. There’s time this morning for a visit to the magnificent Karnak Temple. See the Avenue of Sphinxes and feel the power of the pharaohs as you discover the ancient columns of this temple, which took 1,500 years to complete. We’ll then return to the hotel before you’re transferred to Luxor airport for your onward flight. Flights can be booked to depart after 1:30pm.

Location: Luxor

  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
  • 5 nights 4-5 star hotels and 1 night aboard a felucca (open deck)
  • 1 night overnight train Cairo to Aswan (private 2 berth sleeper cabin) including meals
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers on days 1 and 8
  • Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide, degree qualified in Egyptology
  • Touring - Cairo, Giza, Aswan, Kom Ombo and Luxor
  • Guided excursions to the Pyramids of Giza, Egyptian Museum, Philae Temple, Aswan Market, Kom Ombo Temple, the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple
  • Camel ride in Aswan
  • Guided motorboat and tour of Elephantine Island
  • All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles


NB - the following are not included:

-International flights and visa
-Gratuity for your tour guide. We recommend USD$25–35 per adult for the entire tour. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture
-Entrance Fees: USD$70-90pp, paid in local currency

Joy Ezekiel 29-Nov-2018

I looked at many tours to Egypt before I booked this one, and I decided to go with "On The Go Tours" because of the great online reviews and the fact that the tour was specifically aimed at families with teenagers (I was taking my almost 13 year old grandson), also that it fitted in with the school holidays. We were surprised to learn on arrival that we were the only two people booked on the tour, but it turned out great for us. We were met at the airport and guided through immigration and customs with no stress at all. We arrived on Sunday, a couple of days before the tour started, so were able to settle in and enjoy some of the sights and sounds of Cairo beforehand. Our guide Helal met us on the Wednesday morning and he gave us a full briefing on what to expect for the next few days. Helal was just awesome! He was so full of knowledge and there wasn't a single question he couldn't answer. He was able to pitch the information at just the right level for my grandson (and for me!) so that we felt informed but not overwhelmed. I am a seasoned traveller, but this was my first structured tour so I was a little apprehensive about being "organised", but I needn't have worried, Helal made us feel very special, and we really felt that we had made a friend. The tour itself was perfect for a teenager, enough history to educate and enthral, but with some free time to swim and explore a little on our own, although Helal was always on hand to help if we had any questions or concerns or wanted to add extra activities. It goes without saying that the sights we saw were absolutely mind-blowing..... the pyramids, Saqqara, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, Luxor Temple, Karnak, and the jewel in the crown for us, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The only minor complaint I have is that we were not able to stay longer in the museum due to the way the tour was structured. Three hours is just not enough to experience all the wonders that lie there, and my grandson and I both agreed that we could have spent the whole day in there. Having said that, we had done a huge amount over the four days and so it was nice to relax on the final afternoon (but I want to go back to that museum!) All in all it was the holiday of a lifetime for my grandson, and I was absolutely delighted with the way "On The Go Tours" made all the arrangements, and everything went like clockwork. The hotels were first class, with great swimming pools and restaurants, and the overnight train between Cairo and Luxor was an adventure! I would recommend "On The Go Tours" to anyone, and I may even book another tour in the future!

Rating: 5/5



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