Cairo Discovery

4 days from $968 per person*
  • Explore the jewels of ancient Egypt with a renowned Egyptologist.
  • Discover the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx by private guide.
  • Ride into the sunset on a camel or horse trek in the desert.
  • Featuring 5* luxury accommodation.
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Take a timeless journey into the heart of Egypt on this enchanting private tour with your own Egyptologist guide and driver.

Voyage through time to discover one of the most fascinating civilizations the world has ever known. Lively Cairo is home to resplendent mosques, grand avenues, and 19th-century palaces, and the ancient architecture of Giza. Discover the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephran and Mykerinus before visiting the Great Sphinx. Explore the quiet desert surrounding these legendary landmarks on a sunset camel or horseback ride, visit a traditional Bedouin camp and stroll through colorful bazaars. No trip to this captivating capital is complete without a tour of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and its famous Mummy Room, which houses a priceless treasure of archaeological finds. Featuring delicious traditional Egyptian cuisine, elegant accommodation, private transfers and more, this is a worry-free way of making the most of your time in Cairo. ... Show More »

NOTE: Travel in Egypt often involves early-morning starts, designed to avoid crowds and the hottest midday hours. It can be hot, especially in June, July and August, but there is virtually no humidity and evening temperatures cool off dramatically. Egypt is a moderate secular state, well used to hosting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. While you will want to avoid revealing clothing, loose shorts and short-sleeved shirts are fine for both genders. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Cairo
    Cairo
    • Airport Assistance and Visa Service - Representative
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • At Leisure
  • Day 2 Cairo
    Cairo
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Pyramids, Saqqara, Memphis, Solar Boat Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver/Entrance to Chephren Pyramid
    • Lunch at a Local Restaurant - Vehicle/Driver
    • Tour - Private - Sunset Desert Trekking with Candlelight Dinner in the Desert (Private Transfer - Shared Service) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide/Camel
  • Day 3 Cairo
    Cairo
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Egyptian Museum Tour with Mummies Room - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Lunch at a Local Restaurant - Vehicle/Driver
    • Tour - Private - Cairo by Night with Dinner - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 4 Cairo
    Cairo
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Cairo

You will be met in the tunnel by an airport representative who will facilitate the visa process (included) and escort you through customs and immigration. Continue on to the baggage claim hall and finally to the passenger pick up. Here, connect with a representative associate who will arrange an airport transfer to your hotel.

A transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver between Cairo and the airport is provided.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Mena House Hotel (5*)

The Mena House Hotel stands tall, yet guarded by the mighty heights of the Great Pyramids of Cairo. Fascinating guests since 1869, the property has continuously held the attention of royalty, political thinkers, and celebrities over time. Located only 700 meters from the pyramids, the hotel offers unmatched views. A range of continental dining and Egyptian specialty restaurants and bars satisfy even the most critical of appetites. The Mena House grants guests the opportunity to relax or stay active by checking out its golf courses, horse and camel stables, and extensive fitness options. Forty acres of jasmine-scented gardens will leave their scent on those who depart the hotel. It’s hard to leave this embellished haven of lush furnishings, oriental prints, and hand-woven fabrics.

The Mighty Sphinx
The Mighty Sphinx
Mena House Hotel
Mena House Hotel

Day 2: Cairo

Enjoy this tour which explores the relics of past ages, and includes visits to the ancient Memphis, Saqqara, the Solar Boat, Chephren Pyramid or Cheops Pyramid and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Already millennia old by the birth of Christ, the elaborate statues and astonishing scale of these sites will amaze all who visit. This tour also features the famous Sphinx, whose constructor still remains unknown, but its sheer beauty and allure has mystified the likes of Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte. This tour includes a private vehicle, a driver, a trained Egyptologist. Be aware that a limited number of people are allowed inside the Grand Pyramids daily.

Enjoy a buffet lunch at a great local restaurant.

You will be picked up before sunset from your hotel and transferred to the desert to meet your guide. The guide will lead you out into the desert on your choice of camel or horse, where you can enjoy watching the sunset with a panoramic view of the Pyramids of Giza. This evening includes a candlelight dinner in the desert. After dinner, your guide will take you back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Mena House Hotel (5*)
Ancient Egyptian Sphinx of Giza
Ancient Egyptian Sphinx of Giza
Camel Ride
Camel Ride

Day 3: Cairo

Delve into the historical background of Egypt on a full day private tour with a trained Egyptologist guide through the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and its Mummy Room, which houses a priceless treasure of archaeological finds. This location holds the tomb of the King Tut, Egypt's most famous teenage king! Entrance to the mummies’ room is included.

Enjoy a buffet lunch at a great local restaurant.

During this evening tour, enjoy a delicious Egyptian dinner at Naguib Mafouz, located in the heart of the Khan Khalili bazaar in Cairo. Stroll down the Al Moaz Street and view the largest concentration of medieval architectural treasures from the Islamic world. If you wish, visit Beit El Seheimy (entrance included). Normally, this location would be closed to the public during the evening, but this exclusive tour provides access. This tour includes a private vehicle, driver and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Mena House Hotel (5*)
Egyptian Museum: Home of King Tut
Egyptian Museum: Home of King Tut
Khan Khalili Bazaar
Khan Khalili Bazaar

Day 4: Cairo

A transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver between Cairo and the airport is provided.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (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.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Mena House Hotel (5*): Cairo

The Mena House Hotel stands tall, yet guarded by the mighty heights of the Great Pyramids of Cairo. Fascinating guests since 1869, the property has continuously held the attention of royalty, political thinkers, and celebrities over time. Located only 700 meters from the pyramids, the hotel offers unmatched views. A range of continental dining and Egyptian specialty restaurants and bars satisfy even the most critical of appetites. The Mena House grants guests the opportunity to relax or stay active by checking out its golf courses, horse and camel stables, and extensive fitness options. Forty acres of jasmine-scented gardens will leave their scent on those who depart the hotel. It’s hard to leave this embellished haven of lush furnishings, oriental prints, and hand-woven fabrics.

Mena House Hotel
Mena House Hotel
Mena House - Swimming Pool
Mena House - Swimming Pool

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Szilvia L. — July 15, 2016 — Egypt & Middle East

    Loved the whole tour, every day of it was fantastic! The Egyptologists and tour guides, Mohamed Gamal, Mohamed Saad, Wael Magdy Tito, are very knowledgeable and helpful. We felt very safe and protected. Our drivers, especially Yasser, were the best drivers. Cairo traffic is crazy but they managed every situation. We are experienced travelers but this trip was the one we will cherish the most. Let's not forget our security personnel as well. They were discreet and vigilant everywhere we went. Egypt is a beautiful country with beautiful people and wonderful food. History is amazing and Kensington Tours made a long time life dream come true for us! Thank you Roudayna for planning our trip!

  • John D. — July 15, 2016 — Egypt & Middle East

    Interesting places, great guide, wonderful hotel.

  • Gabriele L. — June 27, 2016 — Egypt & Middle East

    The trip was seamless, from the airport to the boat to the excursions along the Nile, all of the events were coordinated perfectly. Guides with great knowledge and arrived promptly.

  • Mark C. — June 08, 2016 — Egypt & Middle East

    Everything about the trip was fantastic!!

  • Gary P. — May 19, 2016 — Egypt & Middle East

    This was our first experience using Kensington. Their online reviews were positive, the website was helpful listing numerous points of interests and options. Our itinerary was based on our list of things we wanted to see and do. All our interests were covered from being met upon arrival, helped through the visa/entry process to check-in for our departure. Our accommodations at Winter Palace, onboard Royal Lilly and the Fairmont Hotel were first rate. The guides exceeded our expectations, one was actually an Egyptologist, my wife loves history and was impress with the accuracy of these men.

  • Megan E. — May 19, 2016 — Egypt & Middle East

    This was an amazing trip! Our coordinator Mohammed and guides Sam and Tito were world-class guides. They were well educated on Egyptian history and balanced the trip so we saw the sites but didn't get overwhelmed. No detail was overlooked by Tito and Mohammed. They had wifi hotspots for us, SIM cards, greeted us with a platter of local desserts and went to any lengths to meet requests all while making it look effortless. I mentioned that I love sushi so they took us to a sushi place just for me! Tito surprised us with Turkish coffee and stuffed camels for my nieces without me even asking and he wouldn't accept payment. They were incredibly gracious and welcoming and felt like family members by the time we left. One last thing- regarding security. Most have questioned the safety while I was there but I never once felt unsafe. Having Tito as a guide taking us everywhere made us feel safe. Even as we toured two famous mosques, Tito timed it so that we were there between the calls to prayer to minimize our presence there. This was my first vacation tour and I will definitely consider Kensington again. It was so nice not to have to worry about coordinating all the minute details of a trip which enabled me to relax and just enjoy. Thank you! Mena Tours in Egypt represented Kensington very well.

  • Jeff B. — May 19, 2016 — Egypt & Middle East

    I have traveled all over the world and my recent trip to Egypt was the best experience I have ever had! The planning was tailored to my wants, the contacts throughout my trip were always there and made the process seamless, and the accommodations were simply magnificent. All that being said, I cannot say enough good things about the guides. They were FANTASTIC and made each day a truly special experience. Their knowledge and private tours were truly world class. This was a remarkable 9 days and I would recommend Kensington to anyone wanting a special experience.

  • Dana H. — May 19, 2016 — Egypt & Middle East

    The guides and drivers taking care of us truly went above and beyond to ensure we had the best possible experience in Egypt. Sam in Upper Egypt was so knowledgeable and passionate about his country and really went above and beyond. I will definitely recommend Kensington tours to all of my friends and family!

  • Dina D. — May 19, 2016 — Egypt & Middle East

    Because I was traveling with an elderly friend, I was particularly concerned about the logistical support of a trip to the Middle East. Kensington Tours and their in-country partner agencies immediately dispelled any and all worries. Every step of our journey was expertly organized and managed without feeling at all regimented. The tour organizers who met us at the airports and reviewed our upcoming activities, the drivers, and especially the guides were absolute lovely while being unfailingly professional and responsive to our every question or need. The guides impressed me both with their knowledge and their obvious love for what they do and their own cultural history. I've traveled extensively but always independently. This trip with Kensington Tours was a revelation. Every detail was attended to, and my friend and I could simply sit back and enjoy our wonderful holiday. Thank you, Kensington Tours.

  • Bonnie R. — May 12, 2016 — Egypt & Middle East

    I had a fantastic trip! Every detail was taken care of from the moment I arrived right to my departure. I felt like royalty, completely spoiled. As a solo female traveler I felt 100% safe the entire time. My guides were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. It was a trip of a lifetime and I have many fantastic memories. Thank you Kensington Tours!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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