Best of Egypt for Teenagers - 8 days

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Explore ancient Egypt with your family on this 8 day tour taking in the famous Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings. Ride a camel to the medieval Monastery of St Simeon and stay overnight aboard a traditional Egyptian Nile felucca. Available 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 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 and the start of your Egyptian adventure. You’ll be transferred to the hotel to enjoy your first evening in Egypt with your family at leisure.

Day 2: Cairo sightseeing

Begin today with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, home to the legendary gold burial mask of Tutankhamun. For a small fee you may also visit the Royal Mummy Room. Walk around the City of the Dead and visit the famous church of Saint Simon - a 20,000 capacity Coptic Christian church tucked away in an enormous cave.

Day 3: The Great Pyramids and the Sphinx
( overnight in Sleeper train)
Cairo - Aswan. This morning enjoy a guided tour of the most famous site in Egypt, the legendary Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Marvel at the colossal structures and explore inside one of the pyramids yourself, if you’re feeling brave. This evening, board the overnight train to Aswan.

Day 4: Aswan and Elephantine Island

Arrive in Aswan and visit the romantic Philae Temple - dedicated to the worship of the goddess Isis. Enjoy a boat trip to Elephantine Island where we’ll discover archaeological sites and visit a local school (if open), followed by a stop at a perfume oil emporium. This evening, barter with merchants at the vibrant Aswan market.

Day 5: Camel riding and sailing the Nile

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Ride camels to St Simeon's Monastery before we board a traditional felucca sailboat. Enjoy quality family time as you spend the night onboard, sleeping under the stars.

Day 6: Kom Ombo Temple and Luxor

Nile felucca cruise - Kom Ombo - Luxor. Enjoy a guided visit to the famous double temple at Kom Ombo before we drive to ancient Luxor. Spend time exploring with your family, why not visit the Mummification Museum to see mummified animals including crocodiles? This evening, optional excursion to see Luxor Temple at night, illuminated by hundreds of lights.

Day 7: The Valley of the Kings

Visit the famous Valley of the Kings and enter the burial places of ancient Egyptian royals. Continue to the mortuary temple of the pharaoh Hatshepsut, before we stop to photograph the Colossi of Memnon. Enjoy the rest of today at leisure.

Day 8: Karnak Temple

Visit the magnificent Karnak temple this morning and feel the power of the pharaohs as you explore the site, which took 1,500 years to complete. This afternoon marks the end of your tour - you and your clan will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Flights can be booked to depart after 1:30pm.

  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
  • 5 nights 4-5 star hotels, 1 night aboard a felucca (open deck)
  • 1 night overnight train Cairo – Aswan (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers on days 1 and 8
  • Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
  • Touring of Cairo, Giza, Aswan, Kom Ombo and Luxor
  • Guided excursions to the Pyramids of Giza, Egyptian Museum, Philae Temple, Aswan market, Kom Ombo Temple, Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple
  • Camel riding 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 visas
-Tipping – an entirely personal gesture
-Laundry, drinks, items of a personal nature
-Entrance Fees: USD$70-90pp, paid in local currency

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