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Egypt Royal Family Adventure

A unique experience of discovery.

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11 Days
From $3,499 pp

Cairo, Nile Cruise, Luxor, Aswan,
Sharm El Sheikh & Alexandria

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 tour around the Great Pyramids.
  • Learn the history of Luxor and its monuments during a private tour to the Valley of the Kings and Karnak temple.
  • Sail down the Nile on a three-night river cruise onboard the luxurious Sonesta St. George.
  • Wind your way around scenic Aswan islands on your own felucca sailboat with your private guide.
  • Visit Abu Simbel temple with your private Egyptologist & private driver.
  • Explore the Red Sea and Sharm El Sheikh in a private adventure.
  • Discover the city of Alexandria on a private tour to the Catacombs of Kom El Shugafa and Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
  • Stay in safe, comfortable, and luxurious hotels, including Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel, Sonesta St. George Nile cruise, and luxurious Fairmont Nile City Hotel.

Tour Overview

Explore the history of Egypt Royal’s ancient history on a custom Egypt tour package that takes you from the Great Pyramids to a luxury Nile river cruise with your own private English-speaking guide.

Begin your Egypt travel adventure with an exclusive tour of the astonishing Great Pyramids and Sphinx. Your 11-day adventure includes private access to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities to view the iconic Tutankhamen exhibit with a certified Egyptologist guide.

The private custom tour continues with a luxurious cruise down the famed Nile River. Along the way, explore the Karnak and Luxor temples on the East and West banks of Thebes, the ancient settlement of Edfu, Kom Ombo, the city of Gold, and Aswan.

Continue your travels to a new Red Sea Adventure in Sharm El Sheikh before concluding your tour in the legendary city of Alexandria.

This customized Egypt tour includes all accommodations, private guides, private vehicles, private drivers, all internal flights, entrance fees, 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 luxury custom tour or any of our other private guided Egypt tours, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Great Pyramids of GizaThe Great Pyramids of Giza
TheSharm El Sheikh is one of the Top Scuba Diving Spots in Egypt’s Red SeaSharm El Sheikh
View of Alexandria city from the SeaView of Alexandria city from the Sea

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

An airport representative will meet you in the tunnel. The representative will facilitate the visa process and escort you through customs and immigration. Continue to the baggage claim hall to retrieve your luggage. At passenger pick up, an Osiris Tours representative will arrange your private airport transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: Le Meridien Pyramids (5*)

Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & SpaLe 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. Be 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.

In the afternoon, you will be picked up before sunset from your hotel to travel to the desert. 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 Pyramids of GizaThe Great Pyramids of Giza
The Khufu ship at the Giza Solar boat museumThe Khufu ship at the Giza Solar boat museum

Day 3: Cairo – Aswan

An airport transfer with a private vehicle from your hotel to the Cairo airport is provided.

A flight from Cairo to Aswan is provided.

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

In the afternoon, your personal guide will pick you up for your exclusive Felucca sailboat ride, where you will sail the famed Nile River to see and photograph 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 sail around Aghakhan Mausoleum and Elephantine Island as well.

Accommodation: Sonesta St. George (5*)

The Nile RiverThe Nile River – Image by KH Graf

Day 4: Nile

Start your private custom tour with a visit to the impressive Aswan High Dam, then on to the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the Goddess of magic. The temple was built in Philae Island and attracted pilgrims from all over the ancient world. When the Egyptians built the High Dam, the 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 artisans to cut impressive obelisks and granite statues.

In the afternoon, you’ll continue sailing down the Nile River from Aswan towards Luxor. The Nile cruise will reach its first destination, where 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. Additions were built on to the temple during Roman times.

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

Accommodation: Sonesta St. George (5*)

The Philae Temple in AswanThe Philae Temple in Aswan
Temple of Kom Ombo, EgyptTemple of Kom Ombo

Day 5: Nile

With your private Egyptologist, enjoy visiting the Temple of Horus, the falcon god, considered the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt. This well-preserved temple was built later than most: in 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 is the second largest in Egypt after Karnak Temple. After visiting Edfu Temple, the boat will continue sailing towards Luxor.

Accommodation: Sonesta St. George (5*)

Edfu TempleEdfu Temple

Day 6: Luxor – Sharm El Sheikh

Today you will explore some of the most incredible sites in the country. Visit the Valley of the Kings in a private custom tour where you will have the chance to explore three tombs. These tombs constructed for the kings include King Tut and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt).

After visiting the Valley of the Kings, 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, we provide a private transfer from your hotel to Luxor airport. Your flight from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh (approximately 75 minutes) is included.

A transfer to your accommodations in a private vehicle from Sharm El Sheikh Airport is provided. Meet with your private driver and head to your hotel, where you can relax for the rest of the day.

Accommodation: Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort (5*)

The hidden tombs of the Valley of the KingsThe hidden tombs of the Valley of the Kings
Queen HatshepsutQueen Hatshepsut

Day 7: Sharm El Sheikh

You can relax by the beach or just sign up for optional activities at your resort (not included in tour price): deep-sea fishing, boat excursions, scuba diving, or others.

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 quad-runners (ATVs) to view a beautiful sunset and stop for tea at Bedouin tents before returning to your hotel.

Accommodation: Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort (5*)

The Beauty of Egyptian Red SeaSharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Day 8: Sharm El Sheikh

Today, you will enjoy a private custom tour to Ras Mohammed, including entrance into the Ras Mohammed National Park, round trip transfers, and an English-speaking driver and guide. Combining beautiful backdrops for sightseeing and lush coral reefs for snorkeling, the park appeals to many adventurous travelers.

Accommodation: Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort (5*)

The Bright Coral Reef in Ras Mahammad is one of the Top Scuba Diving Spots in Egypt’s Red SeaThe Bright Coral Reef in Ras Muhammad

Day 9: Sharm El Sheikh – Cairo

An airport transfer with a private vehicle from your hotel to Sharm El Sheikh airport is provided. Flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo is provided.

A transfer in a private vehicle from Cairo airport is provided.

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

During this evening custom tour, enjoy a luxury delicious 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 custom tour includes a private visit to Beit El Seheimy. Normally, this location is closed to the public during the evening. We provide exclusive tour access.

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

Accommodation: Fairmont Nile City (5*)

The Egyptian MuseumThe Egyptian Museum in Cairo
Golden Mask of King TutankhamunGolden Mask of King Tutankhamun

Day 10: Cairo – Alexandria

Private transfer from Cairo to Alexandria, from Alexandria to Cairo, a private qualified guide, and lunch at a local restaurant in Alexandria are provided.

Start your private custom tour to the famous Alexander-the-Great city, Alexandria. Enjoy a personalized lunch with your guide at a great local restaurant. This full-day tour includes a private air-conditioned vehicle, driver, and a trained guide who can bring ancient Alexandria to life.

Your morning will begin at the Catacombs of Kom El Shugafa, the largest Roman burial site discovered in Egypt to date, consisting of three tiers of tombs and chambers cut into the bedrock to a depth of about 35 meters.

Your next stop is at the Alexandria National Museum, where you may browse among thousands of items on display. Papyrus scrolls, ancient perfume bottles, and painted mummy cases are tastefully displayed.

In a private guided tour, visit the Bibliotheca of Alexandria, built on the old Library of Alexandria’s believed site, the largest of all antiquity in Alexandria city. Enjoy a short drive to view the Abu al-Abbas Mosque (this famous mosque was built over the tomb of the thirteenth-century Andalusian saint), and continue to the Qait Bay Fortress for a photo stop.

Qait Bay Fortress was built on the island of Pharos, where once stood Alexandria’s ancient lighthouse, one of the ancient world’s seven wonders. Just north of Qait Bay lies the famous underwater excavation site, where hundreds of pillars, statues, and sphinxes were recently discovered. After visiting Alexandria, you’ll head back to Cairo.

Accommodation: Fairmont Nile City (5*)

Alexandria, EgyptAlexandria, Egypt
Fort Qaitbey, AlexandriaFort Qaitbey, Alexandria
Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt - Photo by Azniv StepanianBibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt – Photo by Azniv Stepanian

Day 11: Cairo

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

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 St. George (5*) Cruise Ship

The Sonesta St. George offers luxurious accommodations that provide the ultimate in comfort, elegance, and design. With 47 Deluxe Cabins, 9 Presidential Suites, and one Royal Suite. St. George features the highest quality furnishings and most upscale amenities.

The cruise features a range of dining options and snacking choices on the sundeck, at the bars, and in the restaurant. The built-in gym is available for those who want to get a little exercise in the middle of luxury. St. George offers a great chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the banks of the Nile and see the temples and tombs of the ancient world.

Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort (5*) in Sharm El Sheikh

Jolie Ville Golf and Resort Sharm El Sheikh provides luxurious, well-equipped rooms and suites plus several off seashore villas with a private pool. The property is the ideal location for beach seekers, golf enthusiasts, or those just looking to have a relaxing, pleasurable holiday. The hotel features the only 18-hole PGA international championship golf course in the area.

Offering twelve restaurants and two bars, the resort has two pools, including one of the largest adventure swimming pools in Egypt, easy access to the sea, a kid’s club, mini aqua games, water slides, a health club and spa, a tennis academy along with four tennis courts, and an all-day animation team.

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 & SpaLe Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & SpaLe Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
Sonesta St. George 1 Nile Cruise ShipSonesta St. George 1 Nile Cruise Ship
Sonesta St. George 1 Nile Cruise Ship Deluxe CabinsSonesta St. George 1 Nile Cruise Ship Deluxe Cabins
Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & ResortMaritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort
Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & ResortMaritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort
Fairmont Nile CityFairmont Nile City

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.