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

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: Pyramids of Giza

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

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: Aswan

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: 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: Luxor

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: Luxor

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

Amanda Heartley 15-Jul-2019

Egypt was wonderful. It is really difficult to put into words how amazing this place is. We had a fantastic, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable guide who really helped us enjoy the experience. We learnt so much and really fell in love with Egypt. I definitely recommend this as a place to come and see for yourself. It is not a place you can safely explore on your own but with a tour and a great guide it was a priceless experience. • Weather - Hot but okay • Travel - The flight was good and then we were collected by our tour and given priority exit and cleared the airport in record time. It was amazing. Driving in Egypt is completely crazy. It makes Italian and French drivers seem completely organised and cautious. My pair loved it. • Hotel Accommodation - Fantastic. Big, clean rooms with friendly staff. • Cost of things - Cheaper than Australia. Good value • People - Our tour guide was amazing, our On The Go guide was great, the drivers were great and the hotel and restaurant staff were friendly. We didn't interact a lot with the locals except with our tour guide. It is a very different culture and a little confronting at times but on the whole the people seem hard working and friendly. • Scenery / architecture - INCREDIBLE. The pyramids are just the start of the amazing things you can see in Egypt. We saw and learnt so much and we really just scraped the surface there is still so much more of Egypt that I would like to see • Food - Fantastic • Bed /Pillow - Great in the hotels. Not great on the sleeper train • Tours / attractions - Our tour was amazing. We got lucky as we were the only family so we had the tour and our tour guide to ourselves. We also got lucky as we may have had one of the best tour guides in the world.

Rating: 5/5




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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