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The Royal tour to Egypt

Giza plateau
Temple of Hatshbsut
Luxor temple
Tomb of Mehu -Saqqara
The sphinx
Marriote Mena house hotel
Giza plateau
Temple of Hatshbsut
Luxor temple
Tomb of Mehu -Saqqara
The sphinx
Marriote Mena house hotel

TOUR OVERVIEW

Looking for the best Egypt Luxury packages? Check out our two weeks Egypt Luxury tour packages.

With the extraordinary, service of Your Egypt Tours

Explore the wonders of the ancient Egyptian civilization including the enormous pyramids of Giza plateau, Karnak and Abu Simbel temples, the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and much more! You will stay in a 5-star hotel and sail on a luxurious Nile Cruise ship, taste delicious local cuisine, and embrace the unique Egyptian culture.

The Royal Tour offers private entrances to the entire Giza pyramid complex, the great pyramid chamber outside of opening hours. Only with us will you stand between the paws of the Great Sphinx and gain exclusive access to the places closed to the public! Thanks to special permission granted by the Minister of Antiquities. For the very first time, Your Egypt Tours will provide you with a camera permit. Thus, in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo you will be able, at no extra cost, to take your own photos.

Arrive in Cairo, where you are met by your YET representative and transferred to your luxury hotel

After breakfast, there will be an organizational meeting with Your Egypt Tours’ representatives. During our first day of sightseeing, we will go to Saqqara to see the Step Pyramid of King Djoser. It was constructed 4700 years ago by the legendary architect Imhotep and was the first pyramid ever built by the Egyptians. This over 200 feet high monument is the oldest pyramid in the world! Nearby the pyramid, we will visit the tombs decorated with impressive reliefs and paintings. Our sightseeing will end at Saqqara with a visit to the Pyramid of King Teti, which boasts one of the oldest pyramid texts ever discovered.

After breakfast, we will go to Dash our to see two pyramids built for Pharaoh Snefru, which belong to the oldest, largest, and best-preserved in Egypt, built between 2613 and 2589 BC. The Bent Pyramid answers many questions about how the Egyptian pyramids evolved. Its unusual angle makes it one of the most unique and recognizable pyramids in Egypt. During its construction, Egyptians changed its angle. Perhaps because of the awkward angles in the Bent Pyramid, Snefru ordered to build another one nearby, and so the Red Pyramid that we will have a chance to enter is the elegant  a precursor to the Great Pyramids at Giza. After visiting the pyramids, we will see the ruins of Memphis, the former capital of Egypt. In Memphis, we will stop at the museum to admire a giant statue of Ramses II (about 35 feet in length) carved from monumental limestone.
 

 

 

In the morning, when the entire Giza Plateau remains closed to all other tourists, YourEgypt tours guests will have an exclusive access to this iconic site. Thanks to a special permission from the Ministry of Antiquities, you will see both the three Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx privately. These monuments were built around 2500 BC by the pharaohs of the Old Kingdom.

 

  Other tourists can see the Sphinx from an observation terrace from a distance, but our special permission will let us enter the Sphinx enclosure, which is always closed, to the public. Your Egyptologist guide will tell us about his research on the Great Sphinx and the mystery of the Pyramids. We will also have a chance to learn about the newest project on scanning the Great Pyramids in search of hidden chambers, and the visit to the valley temple.

Next, we will have private access inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world that is still standing today

In the morning, we will fly from Cairo to Luxor. In Luxor, we will check in on a luxury 5-star cruise ship, our floating hotel. This 8-day Nile Cruise features various stops and site visits including all the most impressive monuments from the time of the Pharaohs. Our 5-star Deluxe Nile cruise ship offers a modern sun deck, pool, spacious lounges, bar, gym, and open-air and fine dining restaurants. Therefore, there will be plenty to do while sailing. Cruising the Nile on such a luxurious ship is always one of the best memories our tour participants take with them home from Egypt. At the same time cruising is the most convenient and comfortable way to travel from one place to another.

On that day, we will visit the famous Karnak temple. It is the largest temple in the world. Located on the east bank of the Nile, in the neighborhood of a sacred lake, Karnak was not a single temple but a complex of temples, halls, enclosures, and obelisks. For over two thousand years from Middle Kingdom (ca. 2040–1780 BC) to Greco-Roman times (ca. 332 BC to 400 AD), it was continuously modified, expanded, and rebuilt.

After breakfast, we will start sightseeing on the west bank of Luxor. Our tour will start with a motorboat ride across the Nile to see the highlight of Luxor – the Valley of the Kings.

 

The Valley of the Kings, located on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor, has been the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs. Undeniably, it is one of Egypt's most important treasures. There, we will access some of the most renowned tombs. Our visit will also include the admission to King Tutankhamun&rsquo's tomb.


When we return to the ship the rest of the afternoon will be free for leisure. Our guests can enjoy the sundeck and the stunning views of the Nile landscape while sailing to Edfu.

In the morning, our cruise ship will take us to Edfu to see its marvelous temple. The Edfu Temple is the best-preserved ancient temple in Egypt dedicated to the falcon god Horus. It was built in the Ptolemaic period between 240 and 57 BC. When we return to the ship, we will  cruise towards Kom Ombo where we arrive in the late afternoon.

 We will visit the Ptolemaic Kom Ombo Temple. It was built during the reign of King Ptolemy V (ca. 205 to 180 BC). The Ptolemies constructed the Temple of Kom Ombo to worship the two gods, Sobek – the crocodile god, and Horus – the falcon god. After visiting the site, we will return to the ship for dinner and then we will start sailing south towards

After breakfast, we will start the sightseeing of Aswan. Our day will begin with a drive to the Unfinished Obelisk, which is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the ancient stone quarry. It is nearly one-third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If it were finished, it would have measured around 140 feet and weighed nearly 1200 tons.
 
Next, we will take a motorboat ride to the Temple of Philae beautifully located on an island and dedicated to Isis the goddess of health, marriage, and wisdom. Philae was considered one of the burial places of the god Osiris, so the island was a sacred place for Ancient Egyptians. The temple consists of monuments from various times extending from the Pharaohs to the Caesars.
 
After returning to the ship and having lunch, we will relax while cruising the Nile by a motorboat to the Nubian village. Small boats will take us through the narrow passages of the Nile. Before we arrive to meet the local Nubians to visit their houses and experience their way of living, we will admire the beauty of Egyptian nature and stunning views of the Nile.

The second day in Aswan will start with a journey to the majestic Abu Simbel Temple. The temple is one of the most imposing, impressive, and iconic symbols of Ancient Egypt alongside the Great Pyramid and the Great Sphinx. Abu Simbel temple was originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari.

In the morning, our cruise ship will leave Aswan and head back to Luxor. You will have a relaxing day to spend on the beautiful sundeck while sailing. You will admire and enjoy the views on the Nile: flourishing green areas, desert in the distance, farmers at work, and picturesque villages. Our guide will be available on the sundeck to answer all the additional questions you may have.

We will reach Luxor in the evening.
Next, we will visit the Luxor temple in the evening. Luxor temple is one of the most beautiful Ancient Egyptian temples located on the east bank of the Nile. The city is known today as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was founded in 1400 BC. For centuries, Thebes was the capital of Ancient Egypt.

Another very exciting day in Luxor will start with a visit to the temple of Queen Hatchepsut and Deir el-Medina with the tombs of the workers who built the Valley of the Kings.


 Temple of Queen Hatchepsut, Deir el-Bahari
The Temple of Deir el-Bahari is one of the most characteristic temples in Egypt. It was built of limestone not sandstone like most of the other funerary temples of the New Kingdom. Hatshepsut was the first queen to rule over Egypt in ancient Egyptian history (ca. 1473 to 1458 BC). Although many people, including royal family members, objected to the idea of having a lady ruling over Egypt she, through her many achievements, proved them wrong. Hatchepsut became one of the most important and successful rulers of Egypt.


  The Colossi of Memnon
The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. They have sat in the Theban necropolis across the river Nile for 3400 years. The original function of the Colossi was to stand guard at the entrance to Amenhotep's memorial temple – a massive cult center built during the pharaoh's lifetime, where he used to be worshiped as a god-on-earth.


 Deir el-Medina
it is a worker’s village (now an archaeological site), home to the artisans and craftsmen of Thebes who built and decorated the royal tombs in the nearby Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Deir el-Medina is one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt because it provides a wealth of information on the everyday life of people who used to live there.

We will fly back to Cairo. After lunch and free time at leisure

After breakfast, we will start sightseeing in Cairo, the capital of Egypt. We will visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo - one of the most important museums in the world. It contains the world’s largest collection of pharaonic antiquities. We will see the famous Tutankhamun exhibition with the golden mask of the boy king. During a visit to the Egyptian Museum, Your Egypt Tours will provide you with a camera permit that will allow you to take your photos inside the museum!

After lunch, we will drive to the Saladin Citadel and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. The Saladin Citadel, which dates back to the twelfth century, is an Islamic fortress built to unite the city and protect it from Christian crusaders. The Mosque of Muhammad Ali was built on the summit of the citadel in the first half of the nineteenth century.


In the evening, during our farewell dinner, we will celebrate the two weeks of our exciting adventure

Final Departure

It is the last day of our tour and time to say goodbye to Egypt. After breakfast, we will transfer you to the Cairo International Airport. You will leave Egypt with new experiences, memories, and beautiful photographs. Your Egypt Tours will do everything to ensure that its guests will have an experience of a lifetime.

Number of persons 1- person 2-4 person 5-8 person 9-16 person
Prices per person $ 11985 $ 9980 $ 9500 $ 9185

PRICES POLICY

Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2023. Please inquire about pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.

Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt of a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking.

CHILD POLICY

A child traveling with two accompanying adults will pay the following:

  • 0 years to 1.99 years of age: Free of charge.
  • 2 years to 4.99 years of age: 50% of the total rate.
  • 5 years to 11.99 years of age: 75% of the total rate ·
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

Notes: Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents (Maximum 1 Child sharing a parent's room). If 2 children, they will stay in another room connected or next to the parents' room.

what's include

departure location
Cairo International Airport
Return Location
Cairo International Airport
price includes
  • Meet & assist upon arrival and departure.
  • Internal flights (Cairo–Luxor-Cairo).
  • All transfers by a Private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • All Accommodations at a 5-star hotel on a B.B basis.
  • 8 days 7 nights 5* Deluxe Nile cruise.
  • Private English Egyptologist guide.
  • Private access to the Giza complex and the Sphinx.
  • Entry to the Great pyramid chamber and tomb of King Tut.
  • Special camera permit in the Egyptian museum.
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
  • All Service charges & taxes.
Price does not include
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Gratuities
  • Camel ride.
  • Personal expenses.

additional

  • Please note that the tour itinerary and order may change.
  • This tour must be booked at least a week in advance of your travel date.
  • Confirmation of this tour will be received at the time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at the time of booking.
  • The duration of the tours is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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How can we help?

It sounds like you are interested in organizing a personalized tour of Egypt. Planning a tailor-made Egypt tour can be a great way to see the sights and attractions that are most interesting to you, and to experience the country in a way that is customized to your preferences and needs. Here are a few things to consider when planning your tour:

  1. Determine your budget: This will help you narrow down your options and plan a trip that is within your means.

  2. Decide on your travel style: Do you prefer a more structured, guided tour or a more independent, self-guided trip? This will help you decide what type of tour operator to work with.

  3. Determine your travel dates: Consider the weather and peak tourist seasons when deciding when to visit.

  4. Choose your destinations: Egypt is a large country with a lot to see, so you'll want to focus on a few key destinations rather than trying to see everything. Some of the most popular tourist destinations in Egypt include Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and the Red Sea.

  5. Book your transportation and accommodations: Consider how you will get around the country, and book your flights, train tickets, or car rentals in advance. You'll also need to decide where you will stay, whether that's in a hotel, hostel, or vacation rental.

  6. Research and book activities and tours: Your Egypt Tours offers guided tours of Egypt's top attractions, such as the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Karnak. Look for reputable companies and read our reviews to find the best options for your trip.

I hope these tips are helpful as you plan your tailor-made tour of Egypt. Let us know if you have any other questions!

"Your Egypt Tours" is one of the leading and pioneer travel agencies in the Egyptian tourism industry. We offer very special care and personal touch to our clients making them feel at home with their family. Great and high-quality service to ensure that your trip with us is one of a lifetime. In addition, the commonly known reasons such as our customers’ feedback and testimonials, competitive prices - excellent customer service, punctuality and. Most important of all, our customers’ safety and enjoying every minute in your trip are our priorities. With us, you are in a safe hand.

The cost of a tour of Egypt can vary significantly depending on a number of factors such as the length of the tour, the time of year you go, the type of accommodation you prefer, and the mode of transportation you choose. Some tours may be as inexpensive as $500 per person for a budget group tour, while others can cost $5000 or more for a luxury private tour. On average, you can expect to pay around $1500 to $3000 per person for a tour of Egypt that includes flights, accommodation, and most meals.

Don't drink the tap water - it is highly chlorinated. However, with enough time in Egypt, you could potentially grow accustomed to the water. This doesn't mean that the tap water is polluted, it simply means that you are not used to it, and you might get stomach problems. This happened to most people when they visit a country for the first time. They were simply not used to water there. It's a similar situation here. It is advisable to drink Bottled water during your entire holiday. That is why it is strongly advisable that you don't drink the tap water, and use it only for washing and brushing your teeth.

Enjoy Egypt Tours From September until March. It is the perfect time when the weather is good and mild. From September until mid-November, when it is very nice and the temperatures are pleasant for all activities - around 25 C to 15 C. mid-Nov until the end of February is wintertime when temperatures during the day are around 12 or 15 C, and at night can drop to about 7 or 8 C. In March and April, the weather is still so nice and travelers can enjoy the Easter vacation.

From May to September is the summer season. Spending summertime in a desert climate does not appeal to most travelers. Average daytime temperatures hover in the high 80s and low to mid-90s, although they can jump up into three digits in the South as in Luxor and Aswan. Summer is really hot here, prices go down and it is a good chance for travelers with a tight budget.

The weather in Egypt is generally warm and dry, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. The country is located in the northern hemisphere and its climate is influenced by its location in the tropics and its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea.

In the summer, temperatures can reach up to 40°C (104°F) or higher, especially in the desert areas of the country. The humidity is also quite low, which makes the heat more bearable.

In the winter, the weather is mild, with temperatures ranging from 15°C (59°F) to 25°C (77°F). The humidity is higher during the winter months, and there is also a chance of rain, especially in the coastal areas.

Overall, the best time to visit Egypt is from October to April, when the weather is cooler and more comfortable.

Safety and security are our first and foremost concerns! Egypt is a very safe country with a low crime rate. Now with the coronavirus outbreak, accommodations and sightseeing nationwide have finalized sterilization and disinfection in light of the Egyptian government's efforts to implement precautionary measures against the COVID-19. In addition, our company has followed the same procedures to make all our staff, guides, and drivers are well-trained with the current events to prevent and stop the spread of this outbreak. Traveling the world is a joyful experience and we want to do our part to keep the anticipation stress-free.

There are many interesting and exciting things to do in Egypt. Some popular activities include:

  1. Visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza: The pyramids are one of the most famous landmarks in Egypt and a must-see for any visitor.

  2. Exploring the ancient city of Luxor: Luxor is home to several important ancient Egyptian sites, including the Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings.

  3. Cruising down the Nile: A cruise down the Nile River is a great way to see the country and visit some of the smaller towns and villages along the way.

  4. Visiting the Abu Simbel temples: These temples are located in southern Egypt and are known for their impressive size and intricate carvings.

  5. Going on a desert safari: Egypt has a large desert region, and going on a safari is a great way to experience the unique landscape and culture of the area.

  6. Visiting Cairo: Cairo is the capital of Egypt and is home to many interesting museums, markets, and other cultural attractions.

  7. Snorkeling or diving in the Red Sea: The Red Sea is known for its clear waters and abundant marine life, making it a popular destination for snorkeling and diving.

  8. Visiting the Siwa Oasis: The Siwa Oasis is a beautiful desert oasis located in western Egypt. It's a great place to relax and escape the heat of the desert.

The high season for tourism is all year with winter and spring being peak season for cultural travels with lots of sightseeing. Weather in Egypt is perfect for many kinds of tourism, and if coming in June, July, and August, head for the seaside resorts. Those months are very warm with temperatures that can reach around 45C. and the humidity is about 70 to 80%, but it is bearable with the sea and large swimming pools nearby.

So the period of the high summer season is also a bit busy as hotels fill up with tourists from all over the world looking for a bargain, lots of sunshine, diving, snorkeling, etc. It is also a primary vacation time in Europe. If you come in the deep summer season you can still enjoy it because you can always sightsee early in the morning and go again at night when the sunsets. You will definitely need good sunscreen and a lot of liquids to drink with a nice hat on your head. Summer is a good time for people looking for good rates in accommodation and other services.

Egypt is a Muslim country and the dress code is towards the conservative side, especially for women. That being said, we are used to seeing travelers from all over the world. My suggestion would be to wear light clothes and not to wear short shorts, short skirts and alike to avoid the occasional unwanted stare. But it’s really up to you. When you visit religious places (synagogues, churches, and mosques) you do need to cover your shoulders and wear over the knee dresses, if you are planning to wear one of course. If you plan to attend the Nile dinner cruise, there is no need for formal wear unless you want to make that night a special night! Also, you will be sharing this experience with other travelers so you can dress however you feel most comfortable.

You can get your visa when you arrive at Cairo Airport. It is an easy process for USA, UK, Canadian, Australian and European citizens. The visa is simply a stamp (like a mail or postage stamp) that you buy from the visa office, at the port of entry just before the immigration booth. The visa will cost you $25 US Dollars and after buying it; you just stick it on any empty page on your passport. Once you have bought your visa you then stand in line to get your passport stamped by the immigration officer. You can also apply for E-Visa via the official electronic visa portal: www.visa2egypt.gov.eg

Egypt has many historical sites that you can visit and enjoy. Each tour is different and unique. If you go on a Nile cruise, you can visit Abu Simbel, Aswan, and Luxor in the South and enjoy the temples, tombs, and the treasures of the Nile. In the North, enjoy the Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum, Sakkara. Mosques, churches in Cairo, and many landmarks located in the city of Alexandria. On the East, Enjoy a beach tour for diving, snorkeling, and swimming in the Red sea. Every city has its charm, history, and flavor where you can do many tours and activities.

The amount of time you will need to spend in Egypt depends on your interests and the specific activities you want to do while you are there. Here are some factors to consider when determining how many days you should spend in Egypt:

  1. What you want to see: Egypt has a lot of cultural and historical attractions, and the more you want to see, the more time you will need. For example, if you want to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the other ancient sites in the Cairo area, you may want to spend at least a few days in the city. If you also want to visit Luxor and the Nile Valley, you will need even more time.

  2. Your travel style: If you prefer to take things at a slower pace and spend more time exploring each place in depth, you will need more time in Egypt. On the other hand, if you like to pack a lot of activities into each day and move quickly from place to place, you may be able to see a lot in a shorter amount of time.

  3. Your budget: The longer you stay in Egypt, the more it will cost. If you have a limited budget, you may need to be more selective about what you see and do, and plan your trip accordingly.

As a general rule, I would recommend at least a week in Egypt to get a good sense of the country and see some of the major attractions. If you have more time, you can explore more of the country and see some of the smaller towns and villages as well.

There are many companies that offer Nile River cruises in Egypt, and the best one for you will depend on your specific preferences and needs. Here are a few things to consider when selecting a Nile River cruise:

  1. Length of the cruise: Nile River cruises range from a few days to a week or more. Consider how much time you have available and what you want to see on your trip.

  2. Type of vessel: Nile River cruises are offered on a variety of vessels, including traditional feluccas, modern riverboats, and luxury cruise ships. Choose the type of vessel that best fits your budget and desired level of comfort.

  3. Itinerary: Different Nile River cruises have different itineraries, with some focusing on ancient sites and others on more modern attractions. Consider what you want to see and do on your trip and choose a cruise that matches your interests.

  4. Price: Nile River cruises vary in price, and you should choose one that fits your budget. Keep in mind that you may be able to find discounts or special offers if you book in advance or travel during the low season.

It can be helpful to compare the features and prices of several different Nile River cruises before making a decision.

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Peter Hamilton

USA

I recently traveled with my wife, daughter, son in law and two grandsons (ages 4 and 2) to Egypt with Your Egypt Tours. We had a private tour experience. From the moment we landed at the airport on our arrival to the day we left we were treated with the utmost care and attention

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Brent Sclafani

USA

Our trip to Egypt was wonderful. The accommodations and travel was seamlessly arranged by customer service rep, Mona, and we visited so many of the famous Egyptian antiquities. I would not have done the trip without the very knowledgeable guides, Ashraf and Mamdouh

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