Osiris Tours - Luxury Travel & Private Guided Tours
Luxor, Egypt

Egypt Signature Tour

Witness the most celebrated sights of Egypt.

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10 Days
From $2,999 pp

Cairo, Nile Cruise, Luxor,
Aswan & Abu Simbel

Osiris Tours Advantages

  • Enjoy a customized Egypt tour with a private Egyptologist guide, driver, traditional Egyptian cuisine, and all internal flights. We will personalize your tour for you to suit your needs and schedules.
  • Avoid the crowds with exclusive access, your own private guide & private vehicle during your custom tour around the Great Pyramids and Sphinx.
  • Uncover the secrets of the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens on the west bank of Luxor in your private guided tour.
  • Tour and discover Egypt’s beauty while sailing down the Nile in one of our luxury Nile cruises.
  • Visit Abu Simbel temple on a private guided tour and learn about Ramses II’s history and his wife, Nefertiti.
  • Stay in comfortable, safe, and luxury hotels, including Meridien Pyramids Hotel and Luxurious Fairmont Nile City Hotel Cairo, with round-trip flights between Cairo and Aswan.

Tour Overview

Uncover the mysterious secrets of the ancient Egyptian relics in our Egypt private tours with your own private Egyptologist guide. This luxury private guided tour of Egypt starts and ends in Cairo, with a deluxe cruise down the Nile River to witness first-hand the most celebrated sights in Egypt.

Learn up-close about the Great Pyramids, the unique symbol of the Ancient Egyptian civilization that continues to inspire the imaginations of thousands of travelers, artists, and adventurers from all over the world. Our private Egypt custom tour will take you to and around the Great Pyramids, exploring places such as the Chephren Pyramid, the famous Sphinx, and the Solar boat, all with a trained Egyptologist.

Enjoy the Great Pyramids’ incredible panoramic views at sunset as your private guide takes you on a desert adventure by camel or horse.

Imagine sailing down the famous Nile River in an all-suite cruise ship, the luxurious Sonesta St. George. Along the scenic cruise, you will stop to explore private guided tours of the East and West banks of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, and Valley of the Queens, Karnak temple, Edfu, Kom Ombo, and Aswan.

Your custom Egypt tour continues to Abu Simbel, where you will embark on a private tour of the most beautiful temple in Upper Egypt. The Abu Simbel temple is a UNESCO World Heritage site carved out of the mountainside. Pharaoh Ramesses II built the temple in the 13th century BC for himself and his queen, Nefertari.

When you return to the colorful city of Cairo, you will enjoy private guided tours of the Fortress of Babylon and the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to the tomb of King Tut.

Osiris Egypt Tour Packages include all accommodations in the best and safest hotels and Nile River cruise, private and qualified Egyptologist guides, private vehicles, all internal flights, entrance fees to temples, tombs, museums, parks, all local taxes, and much more!

Our itineraries are a guideline. You may choose this itinerary or completely design your own at no additional cost for a truly unique customized Egypt tour experience.

Your safety is our number one concern. You can relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. Check the itinerary to learn about this tour.

To find out more about this Egypt 10 Day Tour or any of our other Egypt luxury tours, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Ancient Egyptian Treasures in Giza and Old Cairo Ancient Egyptian Treasures in Giza and Old Cairo
Traveling to Egypt and sailing down the Nile Nile Cruise
The statue of Ramses II at the Great Temple of Abu Simbel The statue of Ramses II at the Great Temple of Abu Simbel

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

An airport representative who will facilitate the visa process and escort you through customs and immigration will meet you in the tunnel. Continue to the baggage claim hall and finally to the passenger pick up. Here, connect with the Osiris Tours representative associate who will arrange your private airport transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: Le Meridien Pyramids (5*)

Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa

Day 2: Cairo

Enjoy a private custom tour, which explores the Great Pyramids, ancient Memphis, Saqqara, the Solar Boat, Chephren Pyramid, and the famous Sphinx.

This luxury tour includes a private vehicle with a driver, a trained Egyptologist, and entry to the Chephren (Khafre) or Menkaure (Mycerinus) Pyramids, as well as the Solar Boat. Entrance to the Grand Pyramids is not included. Be aware that a limited number of people are allowed inside the Grand Pyramids daily.

Make sure to inform your guide the night before if you wish to enter the Grand Pyramids.

Buffet lunch at a great local restaurant is provided.

You will be picked up from your hotel before sunset to travel to the desert in the afternoon. Your private 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 Great Pyramids. This evening includes a stop for dinner at a Bedouin restaurant.

Accommodation: Le Meridien Pyramids (5*)

The Great Sphinx of Giza The Great Sphinx of Giza
Tourist riding camel while exploring desert in Egypt Photo by Spencer Davis

Day 3: Cairo – Luxor

Transfer in a private vehicle between your hotel and the airport is provided.

Flight from Cairo to Luxor is provided.

An airport transfer with a private vehicle in Luxor is provided.

In the afternoon, enjoy a private custom tour with a qualified Egyptologist guide exploring the East Bank of Luxor. Visit the most impressive temples of Karnak and Luxor with your own personal guide.

You will start by visiting the Karnak temple. Walk along Sphinx Avenue 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 one-mile long Sphinx Avenue.

Accommodation: Sonesta Star Goddess (5*)

Amazing ancient sites of Egypt Amazing ancient sites of Egypt

Day 4: Nile

Today you will explore some of the most incredible sites in the country. You will visit the Valley of the Kings in a private custom tour where you will have the chance to explore three tombs. Tombs were constructed for the kings, including King Tut, and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom.

Then it’s off to the nearby Valley of the Queens and the recently renovated mortuary temple of the most powerful and famous woman in ancient Egyptian history, Queen Hatshepsut. The tour includes a visit to the huge Colossi of Memnon, which are all that remains of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III.

In the afternoon, enjoy sailing down the Nile from Luxor towards Aswan.

Accommodation: Sonesta Star Goddess (5*)

Valley of the Kings Valley of the Kings

Day 5: Nile

The luxury Nile cruise will reach its first destination, Edfu town, where you will visit the falcon-headed god temple of the God Horus and his wife, Goddess Hathor.

With your private Egyptologist, enjoy visiting the Nile sided Temple of Horus, the falcon god, considered the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt. Built later than most, the temple dates to the Ptolemaic era from 237 to 57 BC. Despite its later date, it reflects the traditional pharaonic architecture and provides an excellent example of how the temples once looked. Edfu (Temple of Horus) is also very large: the second largest in Egypt after Karnak Temple.

Accommodation: Sonesta Star Goddess (5*)

Nile Cruise Nile Cruise

Day 6: Nile

In the morning, you will visit a unique Greco Roman temple dedicated to two gods: Sobek, the crocodile god, and Haroeris, the sun god. The Temple in Kom Ombo (also known simply as Kom Ombo Temple) dates from about 180 BC, during a period known as the Ptolemaic era, and had additions built onto it during Roman times.

After visiting the Kom Ombo temple, the ship will continue sailing towards Aswan.

In Aswan, start your private guided tour with a visit to the impressive Aswan High Dam, then to the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the Goddess of magic. The temple was built on Philae island and attracted pilgrims from all over the ancient world. When the Egyptians built the High Dam, Philae temple was pulled out of the water and re-erected on Agilika Island.

Stop at the old site of the main granite quarry to visit the unfinished obelisk. You will see a practical demonstration of the methods used by ancient craftsmen to cut impressive obelisks and granite statues.

In the afternoon, your private guide will pick you up for your private Felucca (sailboat) ride, where you will tour the Nile and take pictures of the most beautiful part of the Nile in Egypt. Your sailboat will sail around Kitchener Island, the biggest botanical garden started by the famous British army leader, Lord Kitchener. During your sailing trip, you will get to sail around Agha Khan Mausoleum and Elephantine island as well.

Accommodation: Sonesta Star Goddess (5*)

Best Egypt Nile Cruise Egypt Nile cruise in front of the Kom Ombo Temple
The Philae Temple in Aswan The Philae Temple in Aswan
Sailing on the Nile near Elephant Island, Aswan Sailing on the Nile near Elephant Island, Aswan

Day 7: Aswan – Abu Simbel – Cairo

Private transfer with a private vehicle between your hotel and Aswan airport is provided.

Flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel is provided.

Flight from Abu Simbel to Cairo is provided.

Private transfer with a private vehicle in Cairo is provided.

You will take a flight from the airport at Aswan to Abu Simbel (45 minutes, flight included). You will meet your private guide for a private custom tour of the most beautiful temples in Nubia and Upper Egypt, Abu Simbel temple. Ramses II built the Abu Simbel temple for his favorite wife, Queen Nefertari.

After visiting Abu Simbel temple, your private guide will take you back to Abu Simbel airport, where you will take another flight to Cairo (2 hours, flight included). Your private guide will take you from Cairo airport to your hotel.

*Abu Simbel Temple is an optional tour; you may fly directly from Aswan to Cairo if you don’t want to include Abu Simbel Temple in your tour package.

Accommodation: Fairmont Nile City (5*)

Temple of Ramesses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt. One of the ancient Egypt greatest monuments in Aswan Queen Nefertari at the Temple of Ramesses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt
The Amazing Abu Simbel Temple The Abu Simbel Temple

Day 8: Cairo

With your private guide and private vehicle, begin the day with a custom tour of one of the most ancient ruins in Cairo; explore the remains of the Fortress of Babylon.

First built by the Persians around the 6th century BC, these ruins are indeed Cairo’s original structure. Within the confines, you will find the Church of St. Sergius, where the Holy Family is reported to have stayed, and the Hanging Church, the seat of the Coptic patriarchate for centuries. Visit the Church of Saint Barbara, a charming monument commemorating a 4th-century local saint. End the day with a visit to the Coptic Museum and enjoy its unique pieces.

Accommodation: Fairmont Nile City (5*)

Babylon Fortress, Cairo - Daniel Mayer Babylon Fortress, Cairo – Daniel Mayer

Day 9: Cairo

Discover the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and its Mummy Room on a private guided tour. The museum holds the tomb of King Tut, Egypt’s most famous boy King.

During this evening custom tour, enjoy a delicious luxury Egyptian dinner at Naguib Mahfouz, located in the heart of the Khan Khalili bazaar in Cairo. Stroll down Al Moaz Street and view the largest concentration of medieval architectural treasures from the Islamic world.

The luxury custom tour includes a private visit to Beit El Seheimy. Normally, this location would be closed to the public during the evening, but this exclusive tour provides access.

A qualified private guide, a private vehicle, and a private driver are provided.

Accommodation: Fairmont Nile City (5*)

Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Cairo, Egypt Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo – Photo by Mohamed Samir
Bayt Al-Suhaymi, Cairo - Photo by Francesco Gasparetti Bayt Al-Suhaymi, Cairo – Photo by Francesco Gasparetti

Day 10: Cairo

Transfer in private vehicle between your hotel and Cairo airport is provided.

Hotels

Le Meridien Pyramids (5*) in Cairo

Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel is beautifully set in its own landscaped gardens with an unrivaled and time-honored location. It is located southwest of Cairo and less than one mile from the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids. It is a twenty minutes drive from the city center and 45 minutes from Cairo International Airport.

With optimum taste and comfort in mind, the state of the art rooms and suites are generously sized, offering the latest in-room facilities and services. Non-smoking rooms and rooms modified for disabled guests are also available. Recreation and entertainment facilities include a health and fitness center, a heated outdoor pool (seasonal), tanning beds, and live entertainment.

Sonesta Star Goddess (5*) Cruise Ship

The Sonesta Star Goddess is considered one of the most luxurious Nile cruises in Egypt. It offers over 30 suite rooms, which are named after famous composers.

Sonesta Star Goddess offers a variety of suites, such as the Beethoven suites (130 feet each), Mozart suites (114 feet each), and the most luxurious Chopin suites (170 feet each).

Every suite has its own terrace and was designed to offer its guests the best luxury and comfort experience.

The Sonesta Star Goddess guests can relax on its luxury sundeck and enjoy light meals, snacks, cocktails, and a variety of drinks.

The ship offers lots of entertainment and fun activities such as Galabya parties, belly dancer, and Egyptian folklore shows.

The Sonesta Star Goddess offers a fine dining restaurant, massage, spa room, and swimming pool, so, after your private custom tours, you will go back to relax and enjoy the best of Egypt in a luxury custom tour.

Fairmont Nile City (5* in Cairo

Fairmont Nile City luxury hotel in Cairo offers a delightful series of contrasts. Equipped with the most advanced design and technology to serve the discerning traveler’s needs, this luxury Cairo hotel is also intimately attuned to its surroundings.

With sweeping panoramas of the Nile River and views of the Pyramids in the distance, Cairo’s s natural beauty, and ancient history are always in sight from Fairmont Nile City. Added to this panoply of wonders are special features such as culinary adventures at the city’s finest restaurants.

Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise Ship Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise Ship
Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise Ship Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise Ship
Fairmont Nile City, Egypt The Fairmont Nile City
Fairmont Nile City - Room Fairmont Nile City – Room

Things you should know before you visit Egypt

Documents

If you are an American or a Canadian, you will need a valid passport for at least 6 months after the day you plan to return from Egypt. You must also provide proof that you intend to return or continue your travels elsewhere. You are responsible for ensuring your passport is current and that your name on your passport matches all other travel documents we will issue. If you find that your name differs between any documents, please let us know right away.

Visas

You will need a visa to travel to and inside Egypt. You can get one when you arrive at Cairo airport. We can include visa fees and proceeds in your itinerary upon request. When you leave Egypt, you must show proof of entry via a stamp on your valid passport. If you don’t provide this stamp, officials may prevent you from leaving Egypt.

Insurance

It is a good idea to have insurance if you need to cancel your trip or any medical need while abroad. Most insurance policies also cover baggage loss/damage or problems completing the trip due to circumstances beyond your control. Get a policy that provides medical coverage to avoid large health care expenses in an emergency. We can help you find the right insurance policy for your trip with us.

Clothing for women

In general, for women traveling to Egypt, anything that is below the knee should be fine. Short sleeves should be fine as well, but nothing too short or too tiny. You do not need to cover your head in Egypt but do dress modestly. Wear pants or long skirts. It is hot in the summertime so that loose-fitting pants will be more comfortable than a pair of skinny jeans. It is also dusty and dirty, so that white clothing will appear soiled far more quickly than other colors’ clothing.

Electricity, Internet and Phone

Egypt’s power grid is set up for 220V AC. Some rural areas only have 110V AC. Sockets are either the “Type C” Europlug or the “Type E” and “Type F” Schuko plug. You’ll need to purchase an adapter for devices from North America. Outlets marked as 110V or “For Shavers Only” won’t work for devices not rated for 110V and may even damage them.
Mobile phone roaming charges are different between carriers, so be sure to check on costs with your phone provider in each area you’ll travel to.
The large cities such as Dahab, Luxor, Cairo, and Alexandria have many Internet cafes where you can pay to use the WiFi or wired network ports. Some small towns like Siwa have at least one Internet cafe. Hotel in-room or lobby WiFi can be expensive, so check the rates before connecting to their services. Osiris Tours will not have control over which hotels have Internet access, but we do have information on which establishments are likely to provide it. We can help you find contact information to get in touch with the properties directly and ask what they make available.
– Time Zone: UTC+2
– Electricity: 220V AC + 110V in certain rural areas
– Telephone: Country code for calling you from outside Egypt is 20
– Calling North America: Dial 00 + 1 and your 10 digit number
– Emergency numbers in Egypt: Police: 122; Tourist Police: 126; Ambulance: 123; Fire: 125

Weather

Egypt is very dry in some places and very wet in others. Be prepared for a hot and dry climate. It can get cold in the northern regions if you happen to visit in the Winter. Most tourists visit during the cooler months from December to February.
February to April and October to November is the best time of the year climate-wise to see the pyramids and Valley of the Kings. It can be very hot and dusty in April because of winds blowing in from the Sahara, so visiting sites can be a bit of a problem during that month.
Updated weather forecasts can be obtained from Weather.com.

Money

We recommend that you bring about $100 US per person for each day’s expenses. Small bills are best to tip waiters, porters, and housekeeping. Tipping is at your discretion based on your satisfaction with the service you receive.
The Egyptian currency is called the “Egyptian Pound” (guinay in Arabic). Notes come in denominations of 5pt, 10pt, 25pt, 50pt, E£1, E£5, E£10, E£20, E£50 and E£100. Coins come in denominations of 10pt, 20pt, 25pt, 50pt, and E£1. Some tour operators and hotels only accept US dollars or Euros.
Get your Egyptian Pound currency from your own bank before leaving or from an Egyptian bank machine. Those methods are cheaper than in the airport currency exchange or in tourist areas. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted, but your bank card may or may not be valid in-country.

Vaccinations

There are currently no vaccinations required to travel to Egypt.
There have been some occurrences of “Bird Flu” (avian influenza) in Egypt. We recommend that you:
– Avoid going to live animal farms or poultry markets.
– Avoid eating eggs or poultry that have not been fully cooked.
– Wash your hands regularly.
– See a doctor if you feel any flu symptoms coming on while traveling or after you return home.

Medicines

Make a list of all the medicines and medical items you need to bring with you on your trip, plus dosages of prescription drugs, details of prescription glasses and contacts, and any other medical necessities. Put spare eyewear and medications in checked and carry-on bags in case some of your luggage gets lost in transit.
There are non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines available in Egypt, but it is often difficult to get prescription medication or eyewear. Bring water purification devices or iodine tablets in case bottled water is not available. We can advise which locations will have potable vs. non-potable water. We strongly recommend bringing some type of over-the-counter diarrhea medication.
Medical Needs Checklist
– Basic first aid and medicine kit (band-aids, antiseptics, pain meds).
– Pepto-Bismol, Imodium, electrolyte powders for adding to drinking water to solve dehydration problems, and anti-diarrheal medications.
– Anti-itch cream for insect bites and allergies.
– Tablets for motion sickness.
– SPF 30 or higher sunscreen, aloe-vera lotion for sunburn treatment, large-brim hat, lip balm, insect repellent, and sunglasses.
– Hand sanitizer and baby wipes.