EG3 CLASSIC EGYPT TOURSEARCH TOUR
In Search of Pharaohs
The Great Pyramids & Sphinx; Museum of Egyptian Antiquities; Massive Karnak Temple; Donkey trek into Valley of the Kings; Deluxe Nile River cruise; Camel trek to San Simeon Monastery
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Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Sun 15 Oct 2017||Sat 28 Oct 2017||$3220 USD$2620 USD||Discounted|
|Sun 29 Oct 2017||Sat 11 Nov 2017||$3220 USD$2620 USD||Discounted|
|Wed 20 Dec 2017||Tue 02 Jan 2018||$3660 USD$3060 USD||Discounted|
|Sun 28 Jan 2018||Sat 10 Feb 2018||$3220 USD|
|Sun 18 Feb 2018||Sat 03 Mar 2018||$3220 USD|
|Sun 18 Mar 2018||Sat 31 Mar 2018||$3220 USD|
|Sun 14 Oct 2018||Sat 27 Oct 2018||$3220 USD|
|Sun 28 Oct 2018||Sat 10 Nov 2018||$3220 USD|
|Thu 20 Dec 2018||Wed 02 Jan 2019||$3400 USD|
Optional Single Supplement: $450 USD (number of singles limited).
A country of mythological proportion and one whose ancient civilization dates back as far as any that the world has seen, Egypt is a land of mystical beauty and incomparable legacy. For an adventure-packed two weeks, we tour the world-famous historic highlights, like the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx, now symbols of the country's mystery and glory, the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, which allows incredible opportunities for close-up exploration inside pyramid tombs, the colossal, 1,500-year-old Karnak Temple, with its tremendous pylon gateway near the Avenue of 1,000 Sphinxes that originally ran all the way to Luxor Temple, and the bounties of the world's longest river; the Nile. Bewitching desertscapes and lush oases serve as the backdrops to some of the most memorable sceneries on the planet as we spend time marveling at the architectural and engineering genius of an ancient civilization light-years ahead of its time. We enjoy a couple of days in the perpetually buzzing capital city of Cairo, from which we head to the museums of the Graeco-Roman colonial city of Alexandria to peruse relics like death masks, mummified crocodiles and statues, as well as to gaze at amazing integrated art in Roman Catacombs. Donkey-rides on stony pathways, camel treks through the desert and street tours by horse-drawn carriage add an element of authenticity to the experience as we explore the ancient past and contemporary faces of this first-rate destination.
Andrew C. (Windsor, NS, CA)
We enjoyed the "monuments". We got to see all of the most famous and important ones. We also enjoyed the day to day life of Egypt that we experienced in the markets, cafes and camel and donkey rides. It was a perfect mix. Everything was just great-keep up the good work. Our local guide was amazing. He was knowledgable,patient with our questions and funny. He offered his personal life experiences so we felt connected to the people of Egypt. Planes, buses ,boats, camels and donkeys. The variety of transportation was exciting and all went as smooth as silk. Our tour leader was excellent. He was gracious and patient. He gave us great advice and took great care of our needs. The hotel locations, services and staff were very very good. In reading my survey results you can see that we were extremely happy with the products and services of AA. We don't know how anyone could have done a better job. We'll highly recommend you to anyone who is interested and contact you as soon as we are ready to travel again. Thank you a thousand times for your commitment to a superlative travel experience.
Beverley G. (KALAMAZOO, MI, US)
I really enjoyed the caleche ride that [Tour Leader] Yvette arranged in Luxor. It was a delightful 90-minute carriage ride around the city and the outlying area. I also was WOWed by the balloon ride that Yvette arranged as an optional activity. The donkey ride up to the Valley of the Kings should not be missed. What a fun way to experience the view.
Carol J. (Calgary, AB, CA)
I really enjoyed the trip and would highly recommend the Adventures Abroad trip to anyone. The guide was fantastic and at no time did I ever feel unsafe in the country. It was a great time to visit Egypt as there were no crowds at any of the sites and that enabled us to get up close and really get a good look at all the country had to offer. Loved the pyramids and Abu Simbel.
Cathy O. (Calgary, AB, CA)
I really enjoyed the temples and tombs in particular Abul Simbel, Carnak and Valley of the Kings. It was a very good experience. The pyramids were a highlight of course. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and he did an excellent job. This was a good trip.
Dwight P. (Aurora, CO, US)
All hotels were very good. The hotel in Aswan, the Iberotel, was excellent. The pool was very clean and refreshing and the views of the Nile were fantastic.
Elenore J. (Sunrise Florida, US)
Our local guides were great. They provided not only historic information of the area, but also information about the local customs and culture.
James F. (Hampshire, GB)
The camel ride to the Monastery was a real adventure. And arriving at the Valley of the Kings by donkey was quite magical. The optional day out to Abidos was very worthwhile.
James O. (Williamsburg, VA, US)
Loved camel ride to St Simeon monastery. Our tour leader and the hotels were excellent. Excellent tour with many outstanding sites.
Joel S. (West Hollywood, CA, US)
Particularly enjoyed the major monuments and the care in combining them with local experiences. Our tour leader was terrific. Knowledgeable resourceful and unfailingly kind and patient.
John H. (Boonton, NJ, US)
All sites selected were done superbly by our tour leader and the Egyptian guide. The local guide was superb. He was highly knowledgeable in Egyptian history and archeology. He also knew all the good local eateries. The meals on this tour were superb. All I can say about our tour leader is that he was superb. Hope to travel with him again in the future. Hotels on this tour were excellent.
John S. (Waterdown, ON, CA)
I cannot say enough about the exemplary quality of our guide, who made all the experiences one to remember. He was outstanding! Extremely knowledgeable, patient and innovative. Personally, he made my trip far more memorable than if I had undertaken it by myself. Extremely pleased with the transportation! Our drivers were excellent. I had a great time. I wished to visit Egypt since a boy and I was not disappointed.
Marilyn S. (Dunrobin, ON, CA)
We enjoyed major sites visited (Dashur, Saqqara, Giza, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Valley of Kings / Queens, Felluca ride, camel ride, Temples (Phirea, Karnak, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Karnak, Luxor, Queen Hatshepsut, Madinet Habu and the Workers village were fabulous. Enjoyed the camel ride to St. Simeon + felluca ride
Michel B. (Sechelt, BC, CA)
All sightseeing elements were very well planned and executed. Our local guide was remarkable. Very knowledgeable of the sites, sharing the local culture with us, his own experiences, always available, answering all our questions intelligently, attentive to each of us needs and sensitivities, in additional to being friendly and even tempered, and always smiling. His high-energy level never faultered once. What a great guy! The transportation was excellent. Good variety of restaurants and food. Experiencing the local food traditions was great. Very good selection of hotels, very pleased. Exceeded our expectations, whether in terms of service, hotels, trip planning, and specifically the tireless efforts and professionalism of our great tour leader. He certainly made it happen for the whole group.
Myriam M. (Winterpark, FL, US)
I must give [Tour Leader] Jonathan Hodgson credit where credit is due. He was a fantastic tour leader. Very friendly and easygoing and accommodating. I can not pinpoint just one excusion as trhe best as they were all great and well planned. This trip was in the planning for many years and for some reason or another the timing was not right until now. I am very thankful that I chose this tour for it was everything that I expected and more.
Patricia T. (Edmonton, AB, CA)
When Victor was with us, we had a great adventure.. Victor is extremely knowledgable and attentive to details. Victor is an EXCELLENT guides and because of him and how he took such good care of us, I have and will recommend Adventures Abroad for travel and I will specifically recommend Victor and would love to take another trip with Victor as my guide...
Paul W. (Sudbury. ON, CA)
[Tour Leader] Lorna was excellent with great interpersonal skills. She brought the group together to make for a very harmonious gathering at all times. She is great at relationship building with all the tour leaders making our adventure a pleasure. She always had great dinner suggestions. Would definitely love to have Lorna as a tour leader again.
Peggy S. (Bisbee, AZ, 1)
Well, I loved the great pyramids as well as all of the temples and tombs. The great bazaar in Cairo was quite wonderful--much better than I'd expected. The desert is really beautiful and the cruise was pleasant! I think I liked most everything about this trip. The evening meals were very good. I feel very good about the trip to Egypt--I feel a pleasant glow, that's for sure~Good country, good guide, pleasant companions, and great sites.
Ray S. (Washington, DC, US)
The tours were very comprehensive and excellently done. I really enjoyed being able to see the various tombs and temples and having them expertly explained as to construction, use and purpose. The small size of the tour group facilitated great interactions with the tour leader and his expertise. I was very impressed with the range of transportation options provided on tour (from camels to felucca). The variety of transports greatly enhanced my overall experience. I was very pleased with the great variety in the types of meals and the dinning options presented. I feel that I experienced a wide range of the Egyptian cuisines--all of them prepared well and quite delicious (I don't have a single complaint on any of the meals provided as to taste or preparation, my expectations were fully met and exceeded.). I rate our tour leader as excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of the sites and locations we visited. Additionally, he was personable and approachable-his leadership of the tour greatly enhanced my experience of Egypt. The tour far exceeded my expectations. My congratulations on a well conceive and executed tour. It is one that I will have no problems recommending to my friends.
Robert G. (Hampton Cove, AL, US)
I really enjoyed the Aswan area and all of the wonderful and varied things to see. Camels, boat trips, gardens made for a nice mix. Our tour leader was excellent, he was very hospitable and helpful at all times. Answered all questions and was happy to do it. One of the best tour guides I have had on numerous trips. Great attitude and always upbeat. Very experienced and knowledgeable at all times. Hotels on this tour were excellent. Very nice tour, small groups and nice variety of things to see and do. Camels, donkeys, horses, boats all added to the experience. Good value and experience.
Robyn F. (Blaine, WA, CA)
Lorna is a well informed, competent tour leader. She handled all problems professionally and with care. By the end of the tour we felt like we had gained another member of our family.
Terry D. (Mukilteo, WA, US)
Every single excursion was excellent. We enjoyed going to the pyramids, every temple and mastaba. We enjoyed immensely our hot air balloon ride, the camel ride, the night tour of Karnak. The dinner at the Nubian village was so very interesting and a unique opportunity--what a great idea for allowing travelers to get a personal insight into a different culture! Every guide knew his history! We enjoyed them all, but our favourites were Ahmed Hashem in Cairo and Alexandria, the Nubian guide in whose home we had dinner, the guide in Aswan, the guide in Luxor who took us all around the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Nobles, etc. They all could answer every question and we think they were all excellent. All transportation was very well planned and was on time, with excellent coordination quite evident. We enjoyed our food, the tour leader planned a series of different types of restaurants for us to try. She was very interested in giving us a wide variety of food. Excellent tour, wonderful people who were guides, fabulous itinerary.
Vanda P. (Toronto, On, CA)
All the guides were exceptional and I would recommend you try to keep them all.
Victoria G. (Minneapolis,MN, CA)
Lorna is knowledgable about the areas we visited and had good relationships with her local contacts in Cairo, Aswan and Luxor. She was familiar with the various cities and able to direct us to places of interest during our free time. Any questions we had, she could either answer or would find out the answer for us. She has lots of knowledge about the various sites we visited, and was able to point out things and answer questions about the history as well.
Virginia B. (Redding, CA, US)
Particularly enjoyed sound and light show at Philae temple, the sunset tour of Luxor temple, the Nubian meal, the donkey ride up to the Valley of the Kings, the Alexandria library and the balloon ride.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
The Safir Hotel Cairo is ideally located at the city centre. The hotel boasts 267 renovated guest rooms & suites, ... modern amenities to guaranty guest’s comforts.
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NTS Miss Egypt
Location: Nile Cruise from Aswan to LuxorThe NTS Miss Egypt features 66 cabins and a crew of 100. The vessel ... 72 m long, 14.5 m wide. Each cabin is 21 square meters with panoramic window equipped with: Private marble bathroom (vertical shower cabin), hair-dryer, colour TV, central air conditioning, mini bar, safe box. The ship has a swimming pool and jacuzzi.
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Sonesta St George
Welcome to five-star splendor on the banks of the Nile in a city of ancient pharaonic treasures, the Sonesta St. ... Hotel Luxor redefines magnificent contemporary style. The hotel is luxurious, sophisticated and above all, elegant.
Come and enjoy a sweeping terrace with majestic views of the Nile, a grand entrance of polished marble and handsomely appointed furnishings with exquisite detail, a sumptuous health spa, an array of fine dining choices and every amenity to please the most discerning traveler. With the mystical Nile just a whisper away and the temples of Luxor and Karnak preserved in time, experience a city of fascinating antiquity and indulge in the rich splendor of the Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor.
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Breakfast and dinner are included daily; all meals on the cruise. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for drivers, restaurant staff, porters, local guides. Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates.
Tour Leader gratuities, most lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international (if applicable) and domestic air taxes, visa fees, and any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance.* Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on shopping, not included meals, and visas.
* Insurance: When considering travel insurance for this tour, please be especially mindful of possible exclusions of coverage for destinations that currently have government travel advisories in place. It is incumbent on you, the traveller, to ensure that you are comfortable with what your chosen policy will and will not cover.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered throughout the year, the most popular time being spring, late fall and winter when temperatures are much more comfortable than the period May-Sept. This is a popular Christmas destination and early booking for this time is essential.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Over two weeks we travel by bus, felucca sailboat, luxury cruise boat, horse carriage, plane, donkey, and camel. Distances covered are not great and roads are good. The tour is not strenuous though it is busy; you must be steady on your feet and be able to endure some heat and some extensive archaeological sites.
Though Egypt has enjoyed a prolonged period of stability and our tours are operating on a "business as usual" basis, we encourage all travellers (as we do for any destination) to review online government advisories that provide guidance on, among other things, issues concerning security. We are presently very confident that your journey will be problem-free, and want to ensure that you feel likewise before choosing to join this trip. Please also click on the "quick link" below for information on travel insurance.
Hotel accommodation used on tour is on average, 4-star (some 5-star). Most properties have outdoor swimming pools. Single rooms are limited and possibly smaller than twins. The cruise vessel is very comfortable with full air-conditioning, twin-berth, outside cabins with en suite bath / toilet.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, local drivers, local guides at various locations.
10-18 (plus Tour Leader)
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