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An actioned-packed 9-day family adventure to incredible Egypt, a fascinating country filled with ancient history, iconic monuments and traditional villages.

  • See the Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Sail on a felucca
  • Visit a Bedouin camp in the desert
  • Swim with dolphins in the Red Sea

Begin your holiday in Cairo where your Egyptologist guide will show you the wonders of the Pyramids of Giza. See a traditional belly dancer on a Nile Cruise and visit the city of Alexandria.

Travel further south to visit the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings and sail on a felucca through the beautiful Aswan scenery. You’ll have the chance to interact with the locals, haggle at a local market and visit a Nubian village and desert Bedouin camp before ending your trip in Marsa Alam where you can relax on the golden sandy beaches and swim and snorkel in the Red Sea.

If you have more time, it’s possible to extend your stay with extra time on the beach in Marsa Alam. Please enquire for details.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to Cairo

    On arrival in Cairo, your guide will assist you with your transfer to your hotel.

    A city of contrasts, Cairo is home to ancient monuments alongside a modern city-scape; expect a lively, chaotic atmosphere as you arrive in the largest city of the Arab World. 

    Time permitting, this evening there is an optional visit to the sound and light show at the Pyramids, taking you back thousands of years to learn about the legends and secrets of the ancient world.

  2. Day 2: Pyramids & the Egyptian Museum

    Start your day with a visit to the three Pyramids. Marvel at the magnificent Sphinx carved out of a single piece of stone, watching over the Giza plateau.

    This afternoon, visit the world-famous Egyptian Museum covering 5,000 years of ancient civilization including Tutankhamen’s treasures.

  3. Day 3: Day trip to Alexandria

    Today, travel north to the city of Alexandria on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast. The city is believed to have been founded by and named after Alexander the Great, connecting the Egyptian and Greco Roman civilizations.

    Spend a full day exploring the city, visiting old and modern sites such as Fort Quitbey, the ruins of Serapeum and the famous Alexandria library.

  4. Day 4: Fly to Luxor

    Take an early morning flight to Luxor and transfer to the Valley of the Kings where you will find a collection of elaborately decorated tombs and underground mausoleums that the ancient Egyptians built for their pharaohs.

    This evening, visit the traditional market where you will be able to explore and haggle for souvenirs (optional).

  5. Day 5: Felucca cruise

    This morning, transfer to Aswan, a scenic laid-back city on the banks of the Nile. Visit the Temple of Philae, located on an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Dam.

    Late afternoon, you will board your private felucca for a relaxing cruise along the river, stopping at the Aswan Botanical garden, as well as Elephantine Island where you will see the tombs of the Aswan nobles and stunning reflections of the sand dunes over the Nile.

    This evening, visit a Nubian village for a traditional dinner.

  6. Day 6: Marsa Alam

    Transfer to Marsa Alam, famous for its translucent water and rare species of coral and fish. The rest of the day is at leisure for some much-deserved relaxation at the beach or pool.

  7. Day 7: Red Sea snorkelling tour

    An early morning transfer takes you to the marina to board your boat and set sail. Visit a protected lagoon, popular with swimmers and snorkellers, where spinner dolphins are often spotted as well as other sea mammals that consider the area their home.

    Lunch is prepared by an on-board chef and later on you’ll get the chance to discover many species of fish and coral only found in the Red Sea.

  8. Day 8: Desert jeep tour

    Morning at leisure. This afternoon, you’ll be taken by a 4x4 jeep into the heart of the desert, stopping along the way for panoramic views and to learn about the desert history before arriving at a Bedouin village for a tour and stories about Bedouin life and traditions.

    Try some Bedouin tea followed by a barbeque dinner with traditional entertainment and enjoy some star gazing, as well as the chance to see the desert stars through a powerful telescope before returning to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

  9. Day 9: Fly back to the UK

    Sadly, it’s the end of your adventure. After breakfast at the hotel, there will be a single-timed group transfer back to the airport.

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £1,399 per adult, £849 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £2,069 per adult, £1,349 per child

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 9 days
  • Ideal for ages: 4+
  • Itinerary type: Small group

Departure Guide

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What’s Included

All prices are per person and include:

  • Accommodation

    You will stay in a mixture of 3-5* hotels. All are comfortable, family friendly and have swimming pools.
  • Meals

    8 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 6 dinners
  • Activities

    • Boat trip

    • City tour

    • Desert safari

    • River cruise

    • Snorkelling

Flights

You can typically expect to pay from £670 for an adult, and from £505 for a child aged 11 and under.

Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.

For peace of mind, we recommend that you book your flights with us. If you choose your own flights, please ask us to confirm all arrangements first.

Next Steps

Departures

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Our small group holidays require a minimum of just four participants to operate. Most of our holidays are also available on a private basis or can be tailored to meet your requirements.

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2019 26 Oct 3 Nov £1,399 £1,349 Available* Book or Enquire