Egypt Discovery

6 days from $1,824 per person*
  • Tour the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and King Tut’s Tomb.
  • Discover the Great Pyramids of Giza with private guide.
  • Ride into the sunset on a camel or horse trek in the desert.
  • Enjoy a private guided tour of the Luxor Temples of the East Bank.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Walk in the footsteps of the ancient kings and queens of Egypt on this private guided tour through Cairo and Luxor. If you are short on time, this tour gives you a great introduction to the best that Egypt has to offer.

Step back in time to the days of the Pharoahs and explore Cairo and Luxor with a private Egyptologist and driver. You’ll uncover the myths, mysteries and ancient monuments of exotic Egypt and explore marvelous ruins that stand as a testament to human engineering. See the pyramids and Sphinx in Giza, shop in Luxor’s gold markets and tour the Valley of the Kings. You’ll be entranced by the magic of one of the world’s greatest ancient civilizations.

Prepare to be awestruck at the sheer magnificence of ancient Memphis, Saqqara, the Sphinx and one of the Seven Wonders of the World –the Great Pyramids of Giza. Take a quick flight to Luxor, often referred to as “the world’s greatest open air museum” and journey through the enchanting temples of Karnak and Luxor before traveling to Valley of the Kings. Tour King Tut’s mystical burial placebefore traveling back to Cairo and seeing the spectacular treasures uncovered in his tomb at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Enjoy tantalizing Egyptian cuisine and explore the exotic night bazaars with your guide. This value tour has all the "must see" sights in Egypt and includes round-trip flight between Cairo and Luxor. Stay in sumptuous hotels that offer the comforts of home. ... Show More »

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. Featuring elegant & exotic hotels in the finest locations, private Egyptologist guide, driver, traditional Egyptian cuisine, all internal flights, and much 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 Dinner (Private Transfer - Shared Service) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver/Camel
  • Day 3 Cairo to Luxor
    Cairo to Luxor
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Cairo - Luxor [Direct (1 hr) - Morning Flight] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Tour - Private - Half Day East Bank Tour (Karnak and Luxor Temples) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Luxor
    Luxor
    • Tour - Private - Half Day West Bank Tour I (Valley of Kings & Queens, Hatshepsut Temple, Memnon Colossi with King Tut - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • At Leisure
  • Day 5 Luxor to Cairo
    Luxor to Cairo
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Luxor - Cairo [Direct (1 hr)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • 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 6 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.
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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: Fairmont Nile City (5*)

The Fairmont Nile City Hotel provides guests with a delightful series of contrasts, from its Ancient Egyptian inspired styling and furnishings to the most advanced architectural designs and technological equipment and amenities, the ideal accommodation choice to serve the needs of the discerning traveler.  The hotel is intimately attuned to its surroundings, due to its dynamic location on the banks of the famed Nile River and its situation in the city center renowned for its Egyptian culture and commerce.  The properties guest rooms boast sweeping view of the Nile River and of the Giza pyramids complex in the distance, allowing guests to keep Cairo’s natural beauty and history within their sight. All of the rooms at the Fairmont Nile City offer interactive TV, complimentary coffee/tea, 24-hour on call butler service, and access to an executive business meeting room.  Added to this array of wonders are some truly special features including some wonderful culinary adventures at the hotels and city’s finest restaurants, an opportunity to bask in the sun on the rooftop by the poolside sky bar and the pampering indulgence provided by the full-service treatments at the Willow Stream Spa.  The Fairmont Nile City will ensure that your stay in Cairo is certain to be an experience that is memorable and utterly magnificent.    

The Mighty Sphinx
The Mighty Sphinx
The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City
The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City

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 stop for dinner at a Bedouin restaurant adjacent to the desert before returning to your hotel.

Accommodation: Fairmont Nile City (5*)
Ancient Egyptian Sphinx of Giza
Ancient Egyptian Sphinx of Giza
Camel Ride
Camel Ride

Day 3: Cairo - Luxor

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

Take your flight from Cairo to Luxor. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.

An airport transfer with a private vehicle and English-speaking driver in Luxor is provided.

Enjoy a private tour with a qualified Egyptologist guide exploring the East Bank of Luxor. Visit the most impressive temples of Karnak and Luxor, while learning about ancient Egyptian history from your own personal guide. Start your day with a visit to the Temples of Karnak. Walk along the Avenue of Sphinx to enter the complex as your guide explains how the massive facade was constructed. Continue to Luxor Temple which was once joined to the Temples of Karnak by a two-kilometre long Avenue of Sphinx, a portion of which marks the entrance to the temple. Your private guide will offer interpretation and guide you through the most important parts of the temples.

Accommodation: Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa (5*)

Escape to the banks of the Nile at the exquisite Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa, just 10 minutes from Luxor town center. Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa is located in the village of Karnak on the east bank of the lush River Nile. Expect glorious views over the river and the historic city of Luxor. This stylish resort is the ideal base for exploring the region’s historical attractions. Among the eight restaurants and bars, you'll find fragrant Arabian-style teas and Turkish coffees with waterfront views at Diwan Shisha Café. The sunken Oasis Pool Bar serves tasty drinks.

 

Luxor
Luxor
Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa
Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

Day 4: Luxor

This morning you will meet up with your guide and explore some of the most incredible sites of the country. You will visit the Valley of the Kings where you will have the chance to explore three tombs including the famous Tutankhamun Tomb (King Tut's Tomb). For a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite modern Luxor. Then it's off to the nearby Valley of the Queens and also the recently renovated mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was the second pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty. The tour includes a visit to the huge Colossi of Memnon which are all that remain of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III.

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

Accommodation: Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa (5*)
Hatshepsut Temple
Hatshepsut Temple

Day 5: Luxor - Cairo

An airport transfer with a private vehicle and English-speaking driver in Luxor is provided.

Fly today from Luxor to Cairo. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.

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

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: Fairmont Nile City (5*)
Luxor Temple II
Luxor Temple II
Egyptian Museum: Home of King Tut
Egyptian Museum: Home of King Tut

Day 6: 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.

Fairmont Nile City (5*): Cairo

The Fairmont Nile City Hotel provides guests with a delightful series of contrasts, from its Ancient Egyptian inspired styling and furnishings to the most advanced architectural designs and technological equipment and amenities, the ideal accommodation choice to serve the needs of the discerning traveler.  The hotel is intimately attuned to its surroundings, due to its dynamic location on the banks of the famed Nile River and its situation in the city center renowned for its Egyptian culture and commerce.  The properties guest rooms boast sweeping view of the Nile River and of the Giza pyramids complex in the distance, allowing guests to keep Cairo’s natural beauty and history within their sight. All of the rooms at the Fairmont Nile City offer interactive TV, complimentary coffee/tea, 24-hour on call butler service, and access to an executive business meeting room.  Added to this array of wonders are some truly special features including some wonderful culinary adventures at the hotels and city’s finest restaurants, an opportunity to bask in the sun on the rooftop by the poolside sky bar and the pampering indulgence provided by the full-service treatments at the Willow Stream Spa.  The Fairmont Nile City will ensure that your stay in Cairo is certain to be an experience that is memorable and utterly magnificent.    

The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City
The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City
Entrance
Entrance

Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa (5*): Luxor

Escape to the banks of the Nile at the exquisite Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa, just 10 minutes from Luxor town center. Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa is located in the village of Karnak on the east bank of the lush River Nile. Expect glorious views over the river and the historic city of Luxor. This stylish resort is the ideal base for exploring the region’s historical attractions. Among the eight restaurants and bars, you'll find fragrant Arabian-style teas and Turkish coffees with waterfront views at Diwan Shisha Café. The sunken Oasis Pool Bar serves tasty drinks.

 

Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa
Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

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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