Osiris Tours - Luxury Travel & Private Guided Tours
King Tutankhamun

Egyptian King Tut Adventure

Get fascinated by ancient Egyptian history and unique culture.

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9 Days
From $2,800 pp

Cairo, Nile Cruise, Luxor,
Aswan & Abu Simbel

Osiris Tours Advantages

  • All of our tours include the option of a qualified Egyptian Tour Guide. Our guides are trained in travel and tourism and are local Egyptians with degrees in Egyptian History and Egyptology.
  • We cater to families and couples – young and old – and can customize an Egypt travel package to suit your lifestyle.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour guide and private vehicle and driver, committed to your safety and enjoyment.
  • Paddle the Nile River, walk among the great Pyramids, and explore the banks of the world’s most beautiful river system onboard the luxurious Mövenpick Royal Lily.
  • Discover Luxor’s history as you sail the East & West banks and the stunning Aswan islands in your own felucca sailboat.
  • Enjoy traditional local food, dining out in comfort, or trekking around Cairo.
  • We only arrange secure accommodation at the Luxurious Fairmont Nile City Hotel in Cairo, or we can customize your travel plans to stay at any number of world-class hotels and resorts.

Tour Overview

A Luxurious Vacation in Egypt

From the moment you step off the plane, Egypt will enchant you. Walk through the streets that have not changed much in hundreds of years and lose yourself in the bustling souks of Cairo, where you can buy everything from cardamom to carpets to camels. Feel the hot sun shining down, smell the incense and spices and listen to the calls to prayer booming from the mosques. You will be immersed in a culture that goes back to the beginning of civilization as you explore an ancient land that has likely never been described as dull.

This Egypt vacation package is for those who want to spend as much time as possible, soaking up Egypt’s culture and history. This is one of our best-selling Egypt tours because it offers the chance to see so many amazing sights.

Explore the beautiful East and West banks of Luxor, admire the stunning Abu Simbel temple, and see Old Cairo’s atmospheric streets (inhabited for more than 2000 years!). Check out excellent museums and visit the iconic Giza Pyramids. Feast on delicious local food and sail around the gorgeous Aswan Islands on your own felucca sailboat. You will be pampered like a pharaoh while you visit an impressive collection of stunning monuments, buildings, and natural wonders.

Visiting Egypt in Style

When you take one of our Egypt luxury tour packages, you will be able to experience some of the most amazing sights that Egypt has to offer – while relaxing and enjoying private transport and luxurious accommodations such as the Movenpick Royal Lily and the Fairmont Nile City.

The tour package includes transport and driver, accommodation, all fees for venues and exhibits, and internal flights and taxes. You can go along with the itinerary we have created, or you can consult with us to create a custom Egypt trip that is completely unique to you.

Learn About This Ancient Land

If you like to come back from your travels, having learned something and gained an insight into another culture, our tours are ideal for you.

Our Egypt tours are led by experienced guides who are highly educated in Egyptology. Your private guide will be able to share with you many fascinating tales of Egyptian history and myth and answer any questions you might have about ancient or modern Egyptian culture.

You will spend your days visiting amazing museums, ruins, historic buildings, heritage sites, forts, palaces, pyramids, tombs, and much more. This is an opportunity to walk through history itself and get an up-close look at incredible things that most people only read about in books.

Are you ready to book your Egypt adventure? To find out more about this Egypt luxury tour, or any of our other Egypt tours, you can feel free to contact us at any time.

The Great Sphinx, Egypt The Great Sphinx – Photo by Pixabay
The Great Obelisks in Karnak Temple The Great Obelisks in Karnak Temple
Abu Simbel Temple, Aswan Abu Simbel Temple, Aswan – Photo by Shreyas Nair
The Philae Temple in Aswan The Philae Temple in Aswan
The Philae Temple in Aswan The Philae Temple in Aswan

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

Upon your arrival in Cairo, you will be met by one of our guides who will personally walk you through Egypt’s Visa, customs, and immigration process.

We will be there to guide you through baggage and out to the passenger pick-up area, where one of our private guides will escort you to your accommodation.

Accommodation: Le Meridien Pyramids (5*)

Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel

Day 2: Giza

As day breaks, you will have the opportunity to explore the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the ancient city of Memphis and take in the sites of the Sphinx, Saqqara, the Solar Boat, and the once-formidable Chephren Pyramid.

You will be provided with your own experienced driver and a qualified Egyptologist.

You will be given entry to either the Menkaure (Mycerinus) or the Chephren (Khafre) Pyramids, as well as the Solar Boat. Access to the Grand Pyramids is not guaranteed in this itinerary as only a limited number of tourists are allowed inside the Grand Pyramids daily.

So, if you really want to include this in your visit to Egypt, be sure to tell your tour guide the day before so that all possible steps can be taken to ensure you get in.

Buffet lunch at a great local restaurant is provided.

After lunch, you will have time to unwind before heading out on a sunset tour of the desert.

Travel by camel or horseback, guided by your private tour guide into the desert, and watch the sun slowly set over the Great Pyramids before taking in a unique dining experience at a Bedouin restaurant.

Accommodation: Le Meridien Pyramids (5*)

Camel ride at the Pyramids Camel ride at the Pyramids – Photo by José Ignacio Pompé
Khafre's Pyramid and the Great Sphinx Khafre’s Pyramid and the Great Sphinx

Day 3: Cairo to Luxor

Take a trip from Cairo to Luxor via plane. We will arrange transport and transfers.

In the afternoon, take in the East Bank of Luxor with your guide, who will show you the stunning temples of Karnak and Luxor.

Beginning with the Karnak temple, you will stroll along Sphinx Avenue and 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: Mövenpick Royal Lily (5*)

Entrance to the temple of Karnak, Luxor, Egypt Entrance to the temple of Karnak, Luxor, Egypt

Day 4: Luxor

While staying in Luxor, you will have the opportunity to explore some of the most amazing attractions in all of Egypt. Your guide will take you to the famous Valley of the Kings, where you can explore some of the world’s most ancient tombs.

These tombs were constructed for the kings, including King Tut, and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. Afterward, you will be taken to the Valley of the Queens to see the recently renovated mortuary temple of the most powerful and famous woman in ancient Egyptian history, Queen Hatshepsut.

You will also enjoy the massive Colossi of Memnon sites, which are all that remain of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III.

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

Accommodation: Mövenpick Royal Lily (5*)

Luxor Temple in The East Bank of Luxor Luxor Temple in The East Bank of Luxor

Day 5: Nile

Your journey down the Nile River will end at the town of Edfu. While in Edfu, you can see the falcon-headed god temple of the God Horus and his wife, Goddess Hathor.

Your private Egyptologist will also show you the Temple of Horus, the falcon god, considered the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt.

It is so well preserved because it was built in the Ptolemaic era from 237 to 57 BC, much later than most other temples of its kind. Despite its later date, it reflects the traditional pharaonic architecture and provides an excellent idea of how all the temples once looked.

Edfu (Temple of Horus) is also very large: the second largest in Egypt after Karnak Temple.

In the afternoon, 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 some additions built onto it during Roman times.

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

Accommodation: Mövenpick Royal Lily (5*)

statue around Edfu Temple of Horus Statue of God Horus, Edfu Temple
Temple of Edfu, Egypt Temple of Edfu, Egypt

Day 6: Aswan

Your guided tour in Aswan will begin with a visit to the beautiful 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.

Take a break 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. Your sailboat will take you around Kitchener Island. This is the largest botanical garden that was started by the famous British army leader, Lord Kitchener. You will also see all the sites of Aghakhan Mausoleum and Elephantine Island.

Accommodation: Mövenpick Royal Lily (5*)

The Philae Temple in Aswan The Philae Temple in Aswan
Typical sailing on the Nile in Aswan, Egypt Sailing on the Nile in Aswan, Egypt

Day 7: Aswan – Abu Simbel – Cairo

Private transfer with your own dedicated vehicle from your hotel to Aswan airport will all be arranged for you, as will your flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel and Abu Simbel to Cairo.

Private transfer with a private vehicle in Cairo is also provided.

You will take a flight from the airport at Aswan to Abu Simbel (45 minutes, flight included), where you will meet your private guide and tour one 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 tour guide will lead you to Abu Simbel airport. From Abu Simbel, you will take another flight to Cairo (2 hours, flight included).

Your private guide will also ensure you arrive safely from the airport to your hotel.

Accommodation: Fairmont Nile City (5*)

Ramesses II, Abu Simbel Temple Ramesses II, Abu Simbel Temple
Abu Simbel, Egypt Abu Simbel, Egypt

Day 8: Cairo

The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities holds the tomb of King Tut, Egypt’s most famous boy King. Discover the Mummy Room with your private trained Egyptologist guide in a private custom tour.

Stroll down Al Moaz Street and view the largest concentration of medieval architectural treasures from the Islamic world. When evening comes, take in a delicious Egyptian dinner at Naguib Mahfouz, situated in the heart of the Khan Khalili bazaar in Cairo. The tour also 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 you with complete access.

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

Accommodation: Fairmont Nile City (5*)

Egyptian Museum in Cairo Egyptian Museum in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt Cairo, Egypt – Photo by Omar Elsharawy

Day 9: Cairo

Our own dedicated private drivers provide all transfers to and from your hotel to the airport in Cairo.

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.

Mövenpick Royal Lily (5*) Cruise Ship

The completely air-conditioned Mövenpick M/S Royal Lily has noticeable Swiss hospitality in its tone. The cabins provide guests with a special opportunity to get to know the wonderful water-scape of Egypt, along with its history. The cruise features a range of dining options and snacking choices on the sundeck, bars, and restaurant. The built-in gym is available for those who want to get a little exercise in the middle of luxury.

The Mövenpick MS Royal Lily 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. The Royal Lily offers Deluxe Cabins with two twin beds are approximately 22 square meters. Tastefully and luxuriously furnished, the cabins have an en-suite shower room, individually controlled air-conditioning, TV, minibar, climate control, and telephones that enable international calls.

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
Mövenpick MS Royal Lily Mövenpick MS Royal Lily
Mövenpick MS Royal Lily Mövenpick MS Royal Lily
Mövenpick MS Royal Lily Mövenpick MS Royal Lily
Fairmont Nile City, Nile City Towers Fairmont 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.