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Trip Type : Private Guided
Hotel Mena House Palace, Egypt
Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise Ship, Egypt
Cabin view of Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise Ship, Egypt
Royal Savoy Hotel private area near beach, Egypt

Exclusive Egypt

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
13 days
From: $ 4,698 $ 361 / day
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  • Explore Cairo

  • Pyramids of Dashur, Sunset Camel Ride, Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, & Memphis, Solar Boat Museum, Pyramid of Zoser, Egyptian Museum
  • Visit Abu Simbel
  • Tour Abu Simbel Temples
  • Explore Aswan
  • High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple, felucca Sailing and Kitchener Island
  • Opportunity to Nile Luxury Cruise
  • See the  Temple of Edfu, Temple of Komo Ombo
  • Explore Luxor
  • Temples of Luxor and Karnak, Avenue of Sphinx, Karnak Open Air Museum, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, King Tut`s Tomb
  • Visit Hurghada
  • Enjoy at Leisure, Optional Activities

Short Description

Delve into the depths of ancient Egypt with this tailor-made package. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza with your private Egyptologist. Discover the Bent Pyramid and royal necropolis of Dahshur before embarking on your Nile cruise. Visit the Temple of Philae and catch a glimpse of the Aswan Dam. Sail to Luxor,  explore the Valley of the Kings & Queens. Return to Cairo to vist the Egyptian Museum which houses the world's most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities. 

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Cairo
End City Cairo

Trip Includes

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary
  • Local and international traveler assistance during your tour
  • Specialised and personalised services

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Day 1: Cairo - Airport Assistance & Visa Service

Accommodation: The Mena House Palace Hotel - Executive Pyramid View

Welcome to Cairo! Upon your arrival, you will be met at the end of the tunnel by an airport representative who will aid and facilitate you through the Visa process (cost included). You will then be escorted through customs, immigration, and assisted with baggage claim before being introduced to your Travelous representative who will be awaiting your arrival at passenger pick up and on call throughout your entire stay.

Cairo - Airport Transfer (Arrival)

Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from the Airport to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Cairo - Pyramids of Dashur (Lunch Included)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: The Mena House Palace Hotel - Executive Pyramid View

Today you will be taken to Dahshur. Dahshur is an ancient royal necropolis located roughly 25 miles from Cairo in the desert on the west bank of the Nile. Here, you will find several pyramids, two of which are among the oldest, largest and best preserved in Egypt, built from 2613 to 2589 BC. You will explore the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, which were constructed during the reign of Pharaoh Sneferu (2613-2589 BC), father of Khufu of the Old Kingdom. The shape of the Bent Pyramid is unique, representing a transitional pyramid form believed to have been the result of an engineering crisis encountered during its construction. And the Red Pyramid is the world's first true smooth-sided pyramid.

After a delicious meal experiencing this area's ethnic cuisine, you will be brought back to your hotel in Cairo. Lunch at the Mena House.

Sunset Camel Ride (Dinner Included)

This evening set out before dusk towards the Ancient Pyramids of Giza for a Sunset Camel Ride. Take in the incredible sights set against a fiery sky as your camel gently paces through the golden sand dunes. Enjoy dinner at a traditional Bedouin restaurant before returning to your hotel for the night.

Day 3: Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, & Memphis Tour (Lunch Included)

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: The Mena House Palace Hotel - Executive Pyramid View

Spend a full day with your private certified Egyptologist who will provide fascinating insight to each of the three famed pyramids of Giza. Wander about these inspiring pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum which houses the intact solar ship vessel from Ancient Egypt. Continue to the feet of the Sphinx, the enigmatic symbol of Egypt for thousands of years. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Mena House before continuing to Saqqara, the vast, ancient burial ground, which served as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. Visit the famous step Pyramid of Zoser. Your final stop is Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. Here you will see artifacts from many of the great rulers of Egypt, including the huge fallen statue of Ramses II.

Day 4: Cairo - Airport Transfer (Depart)

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel - Palace Premium Room

Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance from your hotel to Cairo Airport.

Flight: Cairo - Abu Simbel (2.5 hr)

Flight from Cairo to Abu Simbel. Duration is 2.5 hours. Flight times TBD.

Abu Simbel - Airport Transfer (Arrival)

Welcome to Abu Simbel, rediscovered in 1813 by Swiss explorer John Lewis Burckhardt. The temples had long been forgotten and desert sands covered all but the tops of the statue’s heads by the entrances. Since 1909, when the sand was finally cleared away, these twin temples have become the most famous site in Egypt's south. Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver to begin your tour.

Abu Simbel Private Tour

Enjoy a private tour of Abu Simbel and its two massive rock temples. Although they seem like monuments to Ramesses II and his wife, both temples are dedicated to the gods. The larger temple with four statues of Ramesses II seated in front is dedicated to Amun, Ptah, and Re-Harakty. The second temple, though significantly smaller, was built to honor of Ramesses favorite wife, Nefertari, and the goddess Hathor. The larger temple is aligned with the sun so twice a year, the sun shines into the deepest recesses to illuminate a statue of Ramesses and the gods. The Abu Simbel Sun Festival takes place on February 22nd and October 22nd of every year with thousands of people gathering to see this testament the Ancient Egyptians possessed.

Abu Simbel - Airport Transfer (Depart)

After your tour, you will be transferred back to the airport for a short flight to Aswan.

Flight: Abu Simbel - Aswan (30 mins)

Flight from Abu Simbel to Aswan. Duration is 30 minutes. Flight times TBD.

Aswan - Airport Transfer (Arrival)

Aswan is Egypt's southernmost city and arguably one of the most visually stunning in terms of location and geography. Once the gateway to inner Africa and today as the last port of call for all Nile river cruises, Aswan is particularly known for its two dams and blended Nubian Culture.

Day 5: Aswan - Port Transfer (Depart)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Farah Nile Cruise – Royal Suite

Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from your accommodations to the port.

Today, you will embark on an unforgettable 3-night cruise on the luxurious Farah Nile Cruise. For the next four days, you will sail along the Nile, the world's longest river, towards Luxor.

Aswan - High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple

Explore Aswan with a stop at the High Dam, a modern architectural project containing more than 18 times the material used to build the Great Pyramid of Khufu! From a pavilion perched over the enormous rock and clay dam, you can admire the Temple of Kalabsha and one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, the impressive Lake Nasser. Continue to the Unfinished Obelisk, which was ordered by the longest reigning female pharaoh, Hatshepsut, who ruled for over 22 years. The Obelisk was carved out of bedrock, but it was quickly abandoned when large latent cracks were discovered on either side. This abandoned monument gives great insight into the stone-cutting techniques and tools used by the skilled ancient Egyptian workers. Continue to the fascinating Temple of Philae, moved to the Island of Agilkia after the waters of Lake Nasser flooded its original location. Dedicated to the greatly-revered goddess Isis, the Temple attracted thousands of pilgrims yearly during ancient times. Now encircled by crystal blue waters and adorned with lush foliage, the Temple will reveal the secrets of a bygone era.

Aswan - Kitchener Island by Felucca & Botanical Garden

Explore Aswan by traditional felucca and sail to Kitchener Island. Take a stroll through the peaceful gardens that display an array of colorful species of plants and trees. Visit the botanical gardens and learn about plants that have been imported from the most remote and exotic places in the world.

Day 6: Nile - Edfu Private Tour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Farah Nile Cruise – Royal Suite

Enjoy a privately guided exploration of the Temple of Edfu. This archaeological treasure beautifully dedicated to the falcon god Horus and built over a period of two thousand years. The inner walls of the building reveal the mysterious legends of Horus, born upon the death of his father, Osiris, the god of the underworld who was killed by his brother, Seth. The much beloved goddess Isis brought Horus into life from a piece of Osiris’ flesh. Horus later battled Seth and won the battle but lost an eye in the process. Hence, the eye of Horus has important religious symbolism in ancient Egyptian mythology. The Temple of Edfu was abandoned as a religious monument following Theodosius I edict banning non-Christian worship within the Roman Empire. Many of the temple's carved reliefs were destroyed in the process. The blackened ceiling of the hypostyle hall, visible today, is believed to be the result of arson intended to destroy religious imagery.

Nile - Kom Ombo Private Tour

Continue to the Temple of Kom Ombo, remarkable for its double design. As you walk through the temple complex, notice that the courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms are duplicated for two sets of gods. The southern half of the temple was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world. The northern part of the temple was dedicated to the falcon god Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder. A few of the three hundred crocodile mummies discovered in the vicinity are displayed in The Crocodile Museum. Make sure to visit the strange instruments resembling surgical tools, located in the southeast corner of the complex!

Day 7: Luxor - West Bank Tour (Lunch Included)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Farah Nile Cruise – Royal Suite B, L, D

Visit the Valley of the Kings where you will see the intact royal tombs of the Pharaohs. Continue to Tombs of Princes in the Valley of the Queens. Stop at the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri. Visit the Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For the past 3,400 years, they have stood in the Theban necropolis, across the Nile River of modern Luxor. Your last stop will be at the Theban Necropolis, which was used for ritual burials during Pharaonic times.

King Tut's Tomb

Visit the famous tomb of King Tutankhamen in conjunction with your West Bank day tour.

Day 8: Luxor East Bank Tour (Lunch Included)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Al Moudira – Junior Suite

Your private tour takes you through the East Bank of the Nile to visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak, largely the work of Amenhotep III and Ramesses II, whose colossi and obelisk stand at the entrance. Walk along the Avenue of Sphinx as you enter the complex while your guide explains how the massive facade was constructed and explore the Karnak Open Air Museum that features an amazing array of statuary and reconstructed temple structures.

Dinner at Al Moudira

Converted to a boutique hotel, Al Moudira is a palace located on the West Bank of the Nile and your backdrop for dinner this evening. Enjoy an inspired meal that blends Mediterranean with Eastern flavor.

Day 9: Transport: Luxor - Hurghada (4 Hrs)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Kempinski Soma Bay - Sea View Room

Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from Luxor to Hurghada. Duration is approximately 4 hours. Famous for its superb diving opportunities, Hurghada is especially appealing to those with little experience of scuba diving, who come to marvel at the underwater reefs and beautiful marine life. Hurghada was once a small and unimposing fishing village, located next to the Red Sea and boasting several superb beaches.

Day 10: Kempinski Optional Activities

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Kempinski Soma Bay - Sea View Room

Experience endless options - 400 meters of pristine beach, a lavish outdoor pool and lazy river, thalasso-therapy spa, championship golf, a fitness center & gym, water sports including diving, snorkeling, windsurfing & kite surfing.

Day 11: Kempinski Day At Leisure

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Kempinski Soma Bay - Sea View Room

Spend your day lounging on the beach and soaking up the sun or experiencing utter relaxation at your hotel's luxurious spa. The day is yours!

Day 12: Hurghada - Airport Transfer (Depart)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Four Seasons Nile Plaza – Premier Nile View

Transfer in private vehicle from your Hurghada hotel to the airport for departure.

Flight: Hurghada - Cairo (1 hr)

Flight from Hurghada to Cairo. Duration is 1 hour. Flight times TBD.

Cairo - Airport Transfer (Arrival)

Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from the Airport to your hotel for overnight.

Egyptian Museum Private Tour (Lunch Included)

Today your private tour of the Egyptian Museum awaits. Built in 1891, The Egyptian Antiquities Museum is the second most visited attraction in Cairo. From the prehistoric era to the Greco-Roman period and housing more than 165,000 artifacts, the museum is home to the famous collection of King Tutankhamun and the Royal Mummies. Lose yourself in the many rooms and galleries where history is yours to discover. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Citadel Restaurant in Al Azhar Park.

Cairo by Night (Dinner Included)

Begin your evening with a walking tour of Old Cairo City and El Moez Le Din Allah Street, which has an array of historical monuments spread along both sides of the street. Explore the stalls and passageways of the 600-year old Khan Khalili bazaar and enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner in the famous Naguib Mahfouz Restaurant where quality and taste will fill your senses.

Day 13: Cairo - Airport Transfer (Depart)

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance to Cairo Airport for your flight home. Keep the memories alive and we hope to see you in Egypt again soon. Stay Travelous!


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Flights & Transport

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits)

  • 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price
  • 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price
  • 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price

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Trip Excludes

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges 
  • Airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes 
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • Any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour.

Meals Included:

11 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 9 Dinners

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