Enjoy visiting pyramids, temples ,tombs and museums along the Nile
Learn the difference between life in Cairo and Southern cities as Luxor and Aswan
Have fun and lots of information with Egyptologist guide
Day 1: Cairo (Arrival)
Our representative will meet and greet you at Cairo International Airport, and help you handle your procedures through passport control, luggage area, customs formalities. You will then be transferred to your hotel on a private air-conditioned vehicle. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Giza (Pyramids & Sphinx)
After breakfast in the hotel, you will step back in time to the days of ancient Egypt on a fantastic tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and the great Sphinx. The whole family will then go on a camel ride. After this, you will have-free time to enter one of the chambers of pyramids (optional, for an additional cost); however, your guide is not permitted to enter with you. After visiting the pyramids, you will continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands with the Cairo skyline in the background. A short drive to the city side of the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx, for thousands of years the enigmatic symbol of Egypt. Also in Giza, you may visit the Solar Boat Museum (optional, for an additional cost), home to the remarkably well-preserved funerary boat of King Khufu. Today, you will also have a chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how the famous artwork is made and to teach the kids how to write their names in hieroglyphics.
Optional night activity: Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show
Day 3: Cairo (Egyptian Museum & Coptic Cairo)
After breakfast at you hotel, you will check out from your hotel to then proceed to visit Cairo’s famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. The museum houses over 250,000 Egyptian artifacts, including the priceless treasures of King Tutankhamen. His six-gilded coffins dominate the main hall while his magnificent death mask is the star attraction! Here you will have free-time to explore at your leisure. You may visit the “Royal Mummies Room” (optional, for an additional cost) to learn about the art of mummification in ancient Egypt. After your visit to the Egyptian Museum, you will go to visit the ancient sites and culture of Coptic Christians where you will learn about Christian life in Egypt. You will tour Abu Serga where the Holy family sorts refuge, and Ben Ezra, which one of the oldest synagogues in Cairo. After the conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred to the Giza Railway Station for departure to Aswan by sleeping train. Overnight on board the train.
Day 4: Aswan (Philae Temple & Nubian village)
Breakfast will be served on board the train. Once you arrive in Aswan, you will be met and assisted by our representative who will take to check in your 5-star hotel. Following this, you will proceed to enjoy the beauty of Philae Temple located on Egilka Island. Here you will visit a local village and school (if open, the children will be taught the Arabic alphabet and numbers). You will then enjoy lunch at the home of a Nubian family. Here you will learn about Nubian life in Egypt. After the conclusion of your tour, you will be driven back to your hotel. Overnight in Aswan.
Day 5: Aswan (Abu Simbel, Felucca ride)
Breakfast will be served at your hotel. Today, early in the morning you may go to the impressive Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel (optional tour). Today you will go on a trip by bus to the impressive Temples of Ramses II in Abu Simbel. The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Nubian Monuments,” which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan). The twin temples were 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, to commemorate his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh, and to intimidate his Nubian neighbors. However, the complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir. The relocation of the temples was necessary to avoid their being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River. Abu Simbel remains one of Egypt’s top tourist attractions. With your qualified Egyptologist as your guide, you will enjoy a personalized visit to the temples of Abu Simbel. With its four rock-hewn pharaohs, your guide will explain the history behind this magnificent site, including how the temples were discovered by accident in 1813. Due to the large number of visitors to Abu Simbel, guides are not permitted inside either of the two temples you will visit. Following your conclusion of this optional tour, you will go back to your cruise ship. In the afternoon, you will go on a Felucca (a traditional Egyptian sailing boat) from Aswan to sail to Kom Ombo. Overnight on board the Felucca.
Day 6: Aswan (Kom Ombo & Edfu)
Breakfast will be served on board the Felucca. Today you will continue sailing to Kom Ombo. When you arrive to Kom Ombo, you will disembark the Felucca. You will then visit Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple on an air-conditioned van. After the conclusion of your, you will drive to Luxor. Once you arrive in Luxor, you will check into your hotel. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 7: Luxor (Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, & Colossi of Memnon)
Early in the morning, you may on a hot air balloon ride (optional tour).
Today you will go to the West Bank of the river Nile to visit the two colossal statues (Colossi of Memnon). Following this, you will visit the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent pharaonic tombs were discovered. The Valley of the Kings is a valley in Upper Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. Guides are not permitted inside the tombs, but your guide will tell you what to look for inside the richly decorated rooms. Here you may also visit the burial tomb of King Tutankhamen (optional, for an additional cost). Continue the tour to visit the Hatshepsut temple at El Deir El Bahary, which is dedicated to the Queen Hatshepsut. After the conclusion of your tour, you will be driven back to your hotel for drop-off. Overnight in Luxor.
Optional night activity: Sound and Light show at the Temples of Karnak
Day 8: Luxor (Karnak & Luxor)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be accompanied by your Egyptologist guide to visit the Karnak Temple, which is considered the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-isut means “the most sacred of places.” The temple, or, more correctly, the complex of temples, was built over more than 2,000 years ago by generation after generation of pharaohs. Within the complex, you will find the great “Hypostyle Hall,” which is an incredible forest of giant pillars. After this, you will visit the Luxor temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals dedicated to god Amun-Ra. After the conclusion of your tour, you will be driven to Luxor train station to take your sleeper train to Cairo. Overnight on board the train.
Day 9: Cairo (Islamic Cairo)
Breakfast on board the train. Once in Cairo, you will be met and assisted by your Egyptologist guide who will take you to check into your hotel. In afternoon, you will look beyond the pyramids and pharaohs, and discover the Citadel of Salah el Din where Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque stays and the Mosque and Madrassa (school) of Sultan Hassan. Thereafter, you will visit the Khan el Khalili bazaar where your guide will give you an introduction to the famous markets which is said to have inspired Christopher Columbus to discover the Americas. Here you will free-time to stroll through the maze of streets and try your luck bargaining with the shop owners for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt.
Optional night activity: Egyptian Cultural Dinner Nile cruise and Show: 4-star Nile dinner cruise OR 5-star Nile dinner cruise
Day 10: Cairo (Departure)
Breakfast at hotel and check out from hotel, then transfer to Cairo International Airport for your final departure.
King Tut Family Adventure (10 Days 9 Nights)
Meet-and-assist services upon arrival and departure
All transfers (Cairo-Aswan-Luxor-Cairo) on air-conditioned vehicles, sleeping train, and Felucca
All Accommodations at 5-star hotels with 2 connected rooms or 2 rooms next to each other, including breakfast.
All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor, Abu Simbel and Aswan, including English-speaking Egyptologist guide,
entrance fees and transfers on air-conditioned vehicles
Portage when needed
All Service charge and taxes
Entry visa to Egypt
Any optional night and day activities not included as part of the itinerary
Entrance fees to: the Solar Boat Museum, the chambers of the pyramids, the Royal Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum, and the Tutankhamen’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings
Meals except where indicated
Drinks and any personal expenses
Activity and Class: Cultural/Family Group Size: Private tour Activity Level: Low to medium