Egypt Discovery

6 days from $1,974 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
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • At Leisure
  • Day 2 Cairo
    Cairo
    • Private Tour - Full Day Pyramids, Saqqara, Memphis, Solar Boat Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Chephren Pyramid
    • Lunch at a Local Restaurant - Lunch Included
    • Private Tour - Sunset Desert Trekking with Dinner (Private Transfer - Shared Service) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver/Camel
  • Day 3 Cairo to Luxor
    Cairo to Luxor
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Cairo - Luxor [Direct (1 hr) - Morning Flight] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - Half Day East Bank Tour (Karnak and Luxor Temples) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Luxor
    Luxor
    • Private Tour - 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
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Luxor - Cairo [Direct (1 hr)] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - Full Day Egyptian Museum Tour with Mummies Room - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Lunch at a Local Restaurant - Lunch Included
    • Private Tour - Cairo by Night with Dinner - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Cairo
    Cairo
    • Private Transfer - 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: Marriott Mena House Hotel (5*)

The Marriott 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 Marriott 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.

Egypt Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Mighty Sphinx
The Mighty Sphinx
Egypt Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Mena House Hotel
Mena House Hotel

Day 2: Cairo

The Great Pyramids of Giza are the most iconic image of Egyptology and an absolute must-see on any trip to Cairo. Spend the day discovering Ancient Egypt’s finest monuments and UNESCO World Heritage Sites with a private driver and an Egyptologist guide, starting with historical relics that pre-date the Great Pyramids. Visit the ancient capital Memphis, which lies 12 miles from Cairo. At Saqqara, see the oldest complete stone building complex known in history, featuring an early example of step pyramid construction that functioned as a non-royal burial complex for millennia.

In Giza, explore the Solar Boat Museum, home to the reconstructed Khufu solar ship. Step back from the museum and marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the Great Pyramids of Giza juxtaposed against the famous Sphinx statue. The sheer beauty and allure of the Sphinx have mystified world travelers the likes of Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte, an imposing scene against the backdrop of the infinite desert behind it. The mysteries of the Great Pyramids have piqued the curiosity of visitors for thousands of years. Entrance is included inside one of the Pyramids today (Chephren or Cheops) – please be aware that a limited number of guests are allowed inside the Great 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: Marriott Mena House Hotel (5*)
Egypt Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Ancient Egyptian Sphinx of Giza
Ancient Egyptian Sphinx of Giza
Egypt Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  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.

 

Egypt Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Luxor
Luxor
Egypt Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  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*)
Egypt Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  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*)

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.    

Egypt Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Luxor Temple II
Luxor Temple II
Egypt Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City
The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City

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.

Marriott Mena House Hotel (5*): Cairo

The Marriott 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 Marriott 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.

Egypt Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Mena House Hotel
Mena House Hotel
Egypt Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Mena House - Swimming Pool
Mena House - Swimming Pool

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.

 

Egypt Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa
Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

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.    

Egypt Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City
The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City
Egypt Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Entrance
Entrance

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.
  • Oluwatoyin O. — April 29, 2018 — Egypt & Middle East

    Knowledgeable guides, great service and client focus. Kensington Tours went our of their way to make us feel comfortable and welcome.

  • Darline C — October 06, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    Fantastic guides and wonderful accommodations. Our trip was something that we will remember forever.

  • Jaime T — October 23, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    Our trip to Egypt was excellent!!!. I was very impressed with the professionalism of the Kensington Representatives in Cairo and Luxor. From the minute we arrived to the minute we left every single one of them was making sure we were satisfied with the trip! Their only focus was to make our experience one of a kind. I was delighted by the high level of service my husband and I received on board of the Sonesta Star Goddess Ship! The ship is not the newest but the service and food make up for it. Additionally, I would like to highlight our Egyptologist Mohamed Mosa! He was extremely knowledgeable, passionate about what he does and very friendly! Our guide in Cairo, Roba was also very sweet and friendly. Again, my husband and I had a wonderful experience and would recommend Kensington and encourage people to visit Egypt! It is absolutely spectacular!

  • Paula Handler — October 23, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    Jared was a very helpful. Our Israeli guide was incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, tailoring things to our needs and making things very smooth. He was awesome.

  • Christine S — November 07, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    A fabulous experience and Kensington with its seamless tours made it happen. Guides were absolutely fantastic!

  • Perry H. — September 26, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    Our Egyptian trip was a phenomenal experience. The guides and transportation met and exceeded all our expectations. The tours set up by Kensington were perfect; they included 18 separate locations from the Great Pyramids of Giza to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and everything in between. An was our guide for two full days, her understanding and knowledge of Cairo and ancient Egypt was truly a pleasure to experience.

  • Arthur P. — September 22, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    It was all we hoped for and more! Fantastic experience.

  • Arthur P — September 08, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    It was all we hoped for and more fantastic experience

  • John D. — September 26, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    Our guide in Israel was a font of knowledge, has honed guiding skills, and made the trip not only educational but engaging as well. He is the standard by which I measure.

  • Tami Grafe — August 14, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    Oh my goodness the trip was unbelievable. The guides were exceptional and very kind and accommodating let alone the knowledge they had. It was a trip of a life time. I loved every minute of the trip. Kensington Tours is exceptional

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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