Festive King Tut - 10 days

Festive King Tut - 10 days

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Festive King Tut - 10 days

10 Days Starting and ending in Cairo

Visiting: Cairo, Giza Pyramids, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Kom Umbu, Luxor

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Tour code:

132/XKT

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 24

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

16 + if accompanied by an adult. Where a tour includes an overnight felucca the minimum age to travel by felucca is 18 yrs. We accept aged 16+ on the Nile Cruisers.

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact On The Go Tours with specific dietary requests

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Small Group

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Tour Overview

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TOUR: Classic Egypt at its best - ancient temples, tombs, Nile river cruising, topped off with plenty of festive cheer! With a number of festive tour dates to choose from, the hardest decision you'll need to make is where you want to spend Xmas and New Years - sailing the Nile, exploring Kom Ombo or Philae Temple, at the legendary pyramids or discovering Cairo!

Highlights

  • Cairo - Marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut's treasures at the Grand Egyptian Museum

  • Luxor West Bank - Discover exquisite tombs at the Valley of the Kings, see the towering Colossi of Memnon and explore the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

  • Luxor - Roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night

  • Aswan - Take a leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore romantic Philae Temple and wander around the colourful souqs

  • Nile felucca sailing - Sail the River Nile on board a traditional felucca and spend two nights sleeping under a blanket of stars (or upgrade to a 5 star Nile Cruise)

  • Kom Ombo - Visit the Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Cairo
Location: Cairo
Meals Included: No Meals

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt's bustling capital. You will be met at Cairo Airport and transferred to our start hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, or those arriving early may wish to book our Backstreets of Cairo tour which visits lesser known highlights of the capital including Tahrir Square, the hub of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.

You may also extend your stay in Cairo with our pre or post tour accommodation or tour add-ons like our Alexandria Day Trip.

Day 2 : Pyramids Of Giza
Location: Giza Pyramids
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we visit to the legendary Pyramids of Giza, sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World followed by the iconic Sphinx nearby. We continue to a government supervised papyrus emporium, followed by Saqqara to see King Zhoser's Step Pyramid - the first known pyramid ever built. After the tour we return to Cairo and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3 : Cairo
Location: Cairo
Meals Included: Breakfast

Cairo - Aswan. Today we visit the new Grand Egyptian Museum, which houses a giant exhibition containing the treasures of King Tutankhamun. Many pieces on show are being displayed for the first time and artefacts have been brought together from across Egypt and the world to this one location. The museum also makes use of new technology including virtual reality.
After our guided tour of the Grand Egyptian Museum we head over to National Museum of Egyptian Civilization to visit the fascinating Royal Mummies' Hall where the mummies of ancient Egyptian kings and queens are on display. Then there's time to relax back at the hotel before we board the night train to Aswan this evening.
Please Note: the Grand Egyptian Museum is scheduled to open in summer 2022, though an official opening date has yet to be released. If travelling prior to the opening of the new facility we'll visit the Egyptian Museum instead.

Day 4 : Aswan
Location: Aswan
Meals Included: Breakfast

Arrive into Aswan and check into our hotel. We then take a leisurely boat trip to romantic Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis and rescued under an enormous UNESCO effort in the 1970s to save the temple from the rising waters of the High Dam. Upon returning to Aswan we visit a perfume oil emporium and as night falls, there is free time to shop in the colourful souqs or simply relax and watch an amazing sunset.

Day 5 : Abu Simbel
Location: Abu Simbel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Aswan - Nile felucca sailing. Optional early morning excursion to the magnificent rock-cut Temples of Abu Simbel, built by mighty King Ramses II. This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night voyage downstream on the River Nile. Relax and chat with new friends as the felucca gently plies its route. Stops are made en route for swimming and visiting local villages.

If sailing by felucca is not your style, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise, please see 'Cruise Upgrade Prices & Dates' tab above for details.

Day 6 : Felucca Cruise
Location: Kom Umbu
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Nile felucca sailing - Kom Ombo. Relax, go for a swim or just chill out in the sun on deck. Let your troubles melt away, as the felucca plies its route. In the afternoon we dock near Kom Ombo and take a motorboat to visit the temple before returning to the felucca for the night.

Day 7 : Luxor
Location: Luxor
Meals Included: Breakfast

Kom Ombo - Luxor. This morning we disembark and drive to Luxor for check-in to our 5 star hotel. The afternoon is free for swimming or relaxing by the pool. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Queens and the gigantic Temple of Karnak, 4000 year old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Tonight, we have the opportunity to visit Luxor Temple with dinner afterwards. Built by Amenhotep III, Luxor Temple looks stunning at night when it's illuminated by hundreds of lights (book/pay locally). Remainder of the evening is at leisure.

Day 8 : Luxor
Location: Luxor
Meals Included: Breakfast

Luxor - Cairo. This morning we venture to the tomb strewn Valley of the Kings. Highlights of the visit include the Colossi of Memnon, a massive pair of statues that stand silent against the backdrop of history, the Valleys of the Kings and the awesome ramped and colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.

The Valley of the Kings is studded with often highly decorated tombs, constructed to once house the regal sarcophagi enclosed mummies of the mighty pharaohs awaiting passage into the after-life. This afternoon after lunch and time to relax we visit the colossal Temple of Karnak. Lose yourself in the stone-columned Hypostyle Hall and go crazy with your camera. This is ancient Egypt! Tonight we return by overnight sleeper train to Cairo.

Day 9 : Cairo
Location: Cairo
Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning we arrive into Cairo and check into our hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore Egypt’s bustling capital your way. Consider visiting the famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar to pick up some souvenirs or admire the imposing Citadel of Saladin.

Day 10 : Cairo
Location: Cairo
Meals Included: Breakfast

Our amazing holiday comes to an end and we bid farewell to our guide and fellow travellers. Included airport departure transfer.

For information about visas, top travel tips and much more, take a look through our travel guide.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    4 - 5 star

  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 2 dinners

  • 5 nights 4-5 star hotels, 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck). If booking our Nile Cruise Upgrade, 4 nights 4-5 star hotels and 3 nights Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin)

  • 2 overnight trains from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)

  • Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 10

  • Touring - Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan and Luxor

  • Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology

  • All relevant transfer and transportation

What's Not Included

  • International flights and visa

  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5-7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

  • Entrance Fees: USD$100-120pp, paid in local currency

Age Policy

16 + if accompanied by an adult. Where a tour includes an overnight felucca the minimum age to travel by felucca is 18 yrs. We accept aged 16+ on the Nile Cruisers.

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    4 - 5 star

  • What is the maximum group size?

    24

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Neli Petrova  

Festive King Tut - 10 days

09-Jan-2018

It was amazing holiday I was so happy to book with your agency it was so well organised the tour Gide Alam was outstanding with a lot of information everything was simply wonderful no any worries for anything loved it i will book for the future again with you thank u

Maxine Mann  

Festive King Tut - 10 days

14-Feb-2017

My trip to Egypt was an absolute delight. I knew nothing about this country and was excited to find out more about the treasures this place withholds. I was extremely satisfied with Momo's as my guide. Everything was so well planned and organised, I barely had to think about anything except what time I had to wake up. Momo's knowledge of historical artefacts and monuments allowed me to picture in my head what these places must have been like thousands of years ago. His passion for his country and his willingness to share this with me and my fellow travellers surpassed all my expectations. I felt very safe and immediately bonded with the people on my tour and this was due to Momo's leadership. Thank you for allowing me to visit and explore this amazing country. I am very grateful to once again have chosen On the Go tours after a recent trip to India which was also with this company. I hope to travel with them again in the near future even though sometimes I feel like I need a holiday afterwards, this is exactly the way I like to travel. Never bored and totally On the Go...All the Time.

Mitchell Russ  

Festive King Tut - 10 days

02-Jan-2019

Medo was a great guide who's happy and positive attitude along with his great knowledge of the country and its history made for a great tour that I would highly recommend for friends and family.

Gerbrechta Greyling  

Festive King Tut - 10 days

12-Jan-2018

The tour was great. Egypt is amazing!! Loved all the sites. Guide was fantastic. Knowledge, organisation, personality is tops. He is a gem and Onthego should definitely reward him well. He a superb ambassador for the company and Egypt. I will recommend this trip, Momo and the destination to many people.

Aleesha Monement  

Festive King Tut - 10 days

27-Nov-2015

Tour was one of the best that I have been on - extremely well organised and exceeded many expectations (particularly for the country). Value for money was excellent and opportunity for additional excursions was managed and organised in a great manner. The Tour Guide (Mahmoud) was wonderful and could not recommend him more. Was such a great experience to have a local the entire time who was so open and willing to answer everything about all aspects of the country, religion and politics. It was an even better bonus of how knowledgeable Mahmoud was about the ancient history and civilisation of Egypt, which gave us all a higher level of gratitude for being there.

Peter Arndell  

Festive King Tut - 10 days

22-Jan-2018

We enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to anyone that was visiting Egypt. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and helped us with our questions. We really have an appreciation for the country since our trip

eliay Kakkar  

Festive King Tut - 10 days

18-Feb-2016

As a solo female travelling to Egypt alone for the first time I was apprehensive & slightly nervous. But the second I landed in Egypt I knew I was in good hands when I saw the airport rep waiting for me with the On the Go sign. Our group was honestly blessed to have the best tour guide ever, the legendary Alam!! Without him this memorable trip & my experience of Egypt would have not been possible. From day one Alam went out of his way to help the group & I from finding & purchasing phone SIMs, money exchange places, advice on dos & do nots with the locals, bargaining tips, what to eat, how to act in the markets, cultural advice etc. Alam quickly made us all feel like family with his genuinely kind, sincere & funny nature. And always went that extra mile & out of his way to ensure we were ok or if we needed anything. Alam's professionalism & superior knowledge on Egyptology was astonishing & remarkable. Each site, each destination & each location we went to was explained to us in depth with history retold; flawlessly & passionately. Our continuous questions were always answered with enthusiasm & passion demonstrating Alams pride for his country & his amazing knowledge of Egypt. We learnt so much about the richness, the culture & the history of Egypt thanks to Alam & his eagerness to share this knowledge. Every single transfer & travel arrangements went smoothly & on time. The accommodations & hotels were fantastic, even the sleep over train was a unique but comfortable experience. The itinerary was planned perfectly but executed impeccably, meeting all my expectations. Credit again to Alam who was continuously organizing, calling & arranging everything behind the scenes. There are too many key highlights for me. The Felucca cruise, personal sailing lessons, the crazy captain & musical dinners - truly unforgettable are just some. I highly recommend adding the bolt on options for they too are truly a marvellous experience. Thank you On The Go for making my Egypt Holiday amazing & beyond extraordinary. And a massive thanks to Alam for making it even more phenomenal! Alam truly is a great asset & credit to your company & a superior ambassador for Egypt. I have & shall continue recommending On the Go Tours & the fantastic ‘Alam’ (aka legend) to everyone!

Neemet & Minaz Nathoi  

Festive King Tut - 10 days

24-Jan-2017

Going to Egypt was at the top of our bucket list and we were very excited about finally making it happen. The tour from start to finish was brilliant!!! It all ran very smoothly from start to finish with no hitches,no delays and no disorganised events. Ahmed who met as at Cairo airport was extremely helpful and got us through all the queues at top speed. He checked on us once we were settled in at the hotel to ensure that we were happy & comfortable. We met Momo and the rest of the group the next day and our adventure began. Momo has an incredible knack to hold everyone's attention with all his knowledge about Egypt and its history. His passion and love for his country and his heritage reflected during the whole tour and he certainly was never boring. He called the group his family and we most definitely felt that 'he was the Daddy' :)). Nothing was too much trouble for him. We had a very personal journey that we needed to fulfil in Aswan and Momo ensured that even though it was on the same day as an organised tour we got to go to part of the tour as well as organise for us to be picked up to go where we had to go and then to meet the rest of the group at the hotel. Adham was with us on the cruise and once again he ensured that we were all happy and comfortable on the boat. He was very knowledgeable about the places we visited. He also made sure that the group brought in the new year with lots of dancing fun and laughter!!! Our trip was made extremely enjoyable thanks to Momo & Adham. The beautiful Happy memories that they helped us make will be treasured for a long time. The one thing we would like to suggest is that there should be more of the local cuisine on the tours. Also to ensure that the hotels used provide tea & coffee making facilities in the rooms Thank you!!!

Kay Trembath  

Festive King Tut - 10 days

08-Feb-2017

We had a fantastic experience. Everything was as we expected. The organisation right through the tour was exceptional and we felt very secure and comfortable. The guiding by Momo and Adham was entertaining and pitched at the right level of detail. Both guides worked tirelessly to satisfy everyone's needs on the tour. And at times went over and above what could be expected. The pre tour information was comprehensive and as we experienced. Our only negative comment is that "factories" were really just shops!. And we would've enjoyed seeing the real factories in relation to Egyptian cotton, alabaster and scented oils. Overall it was first class and we would definitely recommend On The Go and use their services again. Well done team :)

Nicola Andria  

Festive King Tut - 10 days

05-Jan-2016

It was a very good experience, the guide was extremely competent and very friendly and the group got along pretty well. The organisation was faultless (apart from the trains running late but I can't blame On the Go Tours for that) and everyone else with whom we came in contact was very friendly. In hindsight I didn't enjoy too much the feluca cruise, but just because it was a bit too cold and the days were too short in that period of the year so the evenings were not very pleasant.

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