Egyptian Express for Families - 8 days

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Take the children on this exciting one week holiday to Egypt. Check out the pyramids, Luxor and much more on this amazing family tour designed for children aged 5 years and over.

Highlights
  • Cairo – discover the treasures of the Egyptian Museum and browse the Khan el-Khalili bazaar
  • The Great Pyramids – enjoy a tour of this legendary Ancient Wonder of the World and gaze at the iconic Sphinx
  • Aswan – sail the Nile to Elephantine Island aboard a traditional felucca sailboat and visit a local school
  • Monastery of St Simeon - ride a camel across the rolling desert sands to this 7th century monastery
  • Luxor - uncover the tombs of pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings and explore the vast Karnak Temple complex
  • Kom Ombo - visit the perfectly symmetrical Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo and see a mummified crocodile
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
  • Middle East
  • Egypt
Tour Types
  • Small Group
Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Cairo! On arrival at the airport you and your family will be transferred to our hotel.

Day 2: Cairo

Tour the famous Egyptian Museum and discover the treasures of Tutankhamun, before we visit the Citadel of Saladin and the bustling Khan el-Khalili bazaar, where you can shop for souvenirs.

Day 3: Pyramids of Giza
( overnight in Sleeper Trail)
Visit the famous pyramids and the iconic Sphinx on a guided tour. Marvel at the giant structures and enter inside one of the pyramids, if you’re feeling brave. This evening, we board the overnight train to Aswan.

Day 4: Aswan

Arrive in Aswan and visit the picturesque Philae Temple, before a visit to a perfume oil emporium. We spend the afternoon at leisure. This evening explore the Aswan market and enjoy the smells of local herbs and spices in the air.

Day 5: Aswan

Board a traditional Egyptian felucca and sail to Elephantine Island, where our guided walk will take in many archaeological sites and visit a local school (if open). Enjoy lunch and some family time back on board before we return to shore. There is an optional visit to the Nubian Museum this afternoon.

Day 6: Aswan

Take a motorboat across the Nile to the West Bank and ride camels to St Simeon’s Monastery. Later we say goodbye to Aswan and drive to Luxor, stopping to explore the symmetrical temple of Kom Ombo on the way.

Day 7: Luxor

Enjoy an excursion to the Valley of the Kings, where important pharaohs were laid to rest. Enter inside two of the tombs before we continue to the mortuary temple of the pharaoh Hatshepsut. Stop to photograph the Colossi of Memnon on the way back to the hotel. Later, explore the giant Karnak Temple, which took 1,500 years to complete. Gaze up at the ancient columns and statues which make up this site before we return to the hotel. This evening there is an optional excursion to the Luxor Temple

Day 8: Luxor

Today your Egyptian adventure comes to an end. You and your clan will be transferred to Luxor airport for your onward flight.

  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 dinner - onboard train
  • 6 nights 4 - 5 star hotels
  • 1 overnight train - Cairo to Aswan (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
  • Aswan - camel ride to St Simeon's Monastery
  • Aswan - felucca sailing on the Nile and visit to Elephantine Island
  • Airport arrival transfer (from Cairo International Airport) on day 1 and departure transfer (from Luxor International Airport) on day 8
  • Touring of Cairo, Giza, Aswan and Luxor
  • Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
  • All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles


NB - the following are not included:

-Gratuity for your tour guide. We suggest USD$20-30 per adult. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture
-International flights and visa
-Entrance Fees: Adult USD$80-100pp / Child USD$40-50pp, paid in local currency

Rosemary Win 22-May-2019

The whole tour was amazing. The standard of accommodation was much better than I had expected. Our tour guide Momo - incredible. His knowledge was extensive and his patience lasts a long time. Momo was the reason that our tour was so good.

Rating: 5/5




Dee Stubbs-Lee 19-Mar-2019

My husband, 11 year old daughter and I have just returned home from our 8 day long Egypt Express for Families tour. We had a fantastic time and all of the many On the Go team members who helped us were exceptional, We especially appreciated our booking agent, Nina Hanscomb, and our main guide in Egypt, Ahmed Helal. Ahmed went out of his way to accommodate our needs, interests and preferences as much as possible throughout the whole tour. Our family travels extensively and we normally do it all independently on our own. For our first trip to the Middle East, though, we appreciated the extra assurance and feeling of security of having a knowledgeable and Arabic speaking local guide smooth the way for us, Apart from a disappointing experience with our first hotel in Giza, every moment of the tour from being welcomed at the airport through accessing the sites and finding good places to eat and shop, worked seamlessly and quickly and exceeded all of our expectations. As a museum professional and lifelong archaeology buff, I appreciated Ahmed's vast knowledge of Egyptology and his obvious personal pride in his country's fantastic history. He did a great job of keeping all three of us (with our very different interests) thoroughly engaged throughout the whole tour. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour to other families and look forward to future tours with this company!

Rating: 5/5




Karen O'Sullivan 15-Feb-2019

Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. He was so good with my 11 year old daughter, she loved this tour!

Rating: 5/5




Peter Grand & Callum Grand 13-Sep-2018

My 11 year old son and I recently returned from the adventure of a lifetime. Egypt is amazing. From the moment we arrived at Cairo airport and were met by the On The Go representative, and for the remaining 7 days of our tour, everything was organised beautifully. This was a family tour and our group consisted of more kids than adults – a great group of Aussies, English and South Africans. Our fabulous guide for the tour was Alam whose obvious knowledge and passion for Egyptian culture and history rubbed off on us all. Alam managed to keep both adults and kids entertained with enough information to satisfy the adults but not too much to overwhelm the kids. He was always happy to answer any questions and give more background if we wanted it. Too many wonderful sights to mention but the highlights for me were definitely the Valley of the Kings (those tombs are amazing – the colour in them was overwhelming). And of course what 12 year boy is not going to be excited about seeing Tutankhamen’s mummy! We felt cared for and safe. Egypt is a marvellous place to visit and it is a safe place to travel. The locals need the tourists back and I hope tourists won’t be put off by recent events in this remarkable country. Thank you Alam and On The Go for a most memorable holiday.

Rating: 5/5



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