Take an in-depth ancient Egyptian adventure. Add a 5-star cruise down the Nile, a ready-made friendship group and the most legendary Trip Leader you could ever meet. What do you get? THIS TRIP. Because every explorer needs their creature comforts once in a while, amirite? From Giza Plateau to the beaches of Hurghada, this is one all-encompassing Egypt tour that’ll give you bragging rights foreverrrr.
Hello, city of a thousand minarets! Go for a solo explore, settle into your hotel room or simply sit back and watch the madness of Cairo’s traffic jams from a coffee shop before shimmying over to tonight’s welcome meeting. Time to meet your new friends! Please note: On arrival an airport representative with a Topdeck sign will be waiting to assist you with the visa and immigration process. The cost of the visa is not included. For those eligible for a visa on arrival, this will need to be paid in cash in USD (please check the eligibility for your passport). You will then be transferred from the airport to your hotel to check in.
Today we’ll check off King Tutankhamun’s treasure chest at the Egyptian Museum, then see the legendary Great Pyramid of Giza (and the Sphinx to boot). What. A. Day.
First up: a felucca sailboat ride and a culture lesson in a brightly coloured traditional village. Then: it’s all aboard our five-star cruise ship for a taste of life finer than the pharaohs could have ever imagined. This baby comes kitted out with a rooftop pool, a bar and plenty of sun loungers for you to rest up on. Oh – and did we mention there’s an optional camel ride on the cards today, too?
Come face to face with awe-inspiring Abu Simbel, two rock temples that are presided over by four gigantic statues of Rameses II. After that, we’ve got a quick question for you: what’s cooler than Kom Ombo Temple? Answer: the fact 300 mummified crocodiles were found nearby. Creepy!
Heads up: the eye of Ra is watching you today as we pay a visit to the Temple of Edfu. Get acquainted with the falcon-headed sky god Horus, then kick back on deck and drink in the beauty of the Nile.
Today our cruise ship journey will take us to Luxor, which was once the capital of ancient Egypt. We’ll show you around Karnak Temple (the largest religious building ever made) and Luxor Temple, one of the best preserved of all of Egypt’s ancient monuments.
First up: prepare to take a walk through the shadow of the Valley of Kings (the second most famous spot in Egypt after the Pyramids of Giza). Then: we’ll pay a visit to the Temple of Hatshepsut and the incredible Colossi of Memnon before we move on to Hurghada.
Wake up and roll out of bed – you’ve got a lazy morning to spend chilling on Hurghada’s beautiful beaches, so make the most of it! With some of the most colourful coral reefs around, it’s easy to see why this place is a diver’s paradise. And then? After all that sea, sand and sun, we’ll head back to Cairo.
Wahhhh – time’s up! We’re offski, but you could always stick around if you fancy it!
If you’re between 18-30 something, don’t miss the opportunity to travel with this awesome travel company. Topdeck was born in 1973 when Skroo Turner and his mates bought a double-decker bus and drove across Europe to Morocco. They now offer over 330 amazing tours in 65 countries, so they will definitely have a touring adventure to whet your appetite.
A collective of explorers who are devoted to travel, they strive to open minds, shift perspectives, learn new things and make a difference. Their passion is to inspire young people through life-changing travel experiences. Their business is to make travel dreams a reality. They know what works. And they’re not afraid to shout about it. They refuse to sacrifice quality, independence and freedom, and believe solo adventures should go hand in hand with unforgettable moments with like-minded travellers. They offer variety, comfort and value for money, and promise a hassle-free holiday, loaded with authentic local experiences.
They are lively, curious, knowledgeable and dedicated; driven with the desire to laugh and have fun. They build the trips. You build the memories. Go on, jump on board and discover what it means to be a #Topdecker!