Essential Egypt

Soak in all the marvels and wonders of Egypt in this packed 9-day Essential Egypt tour.
Witness the last remaining ancient wonder of the world, the Pyramids. Discover breathtaking ancient temples while you dig deep into history and mythology, and barter your way through chaotic Bazaars.

Duration

Destination

Start/Ends in

9 Days

Egypt

Cairo / Cairo

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

5 & 4 Star

12-42 People

18+

Trip Rating

Trip Theme

Departs

4.9

469 reviews

Classic,Overland

All Year Round

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Discover the fascinating highlights of Egypt in the comfort of 5-Star Hotels (4-Star in Cairo) and ride along the banks of the Nile.
  • Tag along your expert Egyptologist Guide visiting some of the world’s most impressive historic sites – the Pyramids and Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, Karnak & Luxor Temples and more.
  • Connect with the locals while listening to stories of Nubians and hunting for antique treasures at the chaotic Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.
  • Shape your adventure with options for hot-air ballooning over Luxor, discovering Abu Simbel and camel trekking upon golden sands.
  • Experience the Nubian lifestyle with a daily Felucca trip and sail to the lovely Kitchener Islands of the Nile.

Sights Visited on This Tour

Sunniest city of Egypt and a popular touristic stop for many cruises. The local market here is an excellent place to do some shopping and to find Egyptian fresh spices.

Cairo is the sprawling capital city of Egypt, located on the banks of the Nile River, known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and bustling city life.

Edfu has the most complete and best-preserved temple in Egypt, the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, which was constructed between 237 BC and 57 BC

The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one still remaining to this day. An absolute must see.

Kom Ombo means ‘hill of the gold’ crowned with Temple of Komombo. The temple is unusual as one side is dedicated to the god Haroesis and the other side to Sobek.

A top travel destination in Egypt with a wealth of historic monuments and buildings bringing Egypt’s fabled past to life. Luxor is called the world’s greatest open air museum.

Philae Temple, a beautiful temple complex is one of the most picturesque in all of Egypt. It sits on Aglika Island just south of the old Aswan Dam.

The 42m long obelisk was left unfinished when some cracks appeared, but had this obelisk been completed, it would have been the heaviest, weighing nearly 1100 tons!

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels

Meals

8 Breakfasts

Transportation

A/C coach or mini-bus, Felucca sailboat

Airport Transfer(s)

Arrival and Departure transfers on first and last day of the trip

Tour Guiding

Services of experienced Eqyptologist guides

Train (Sleeper Cabin )

Overnight train from Cairo to Aswan, and from Luxor to Cairo (Private 2 berth)

Sightseeing

Giza Pyramids
Sphinx
Sakkara Pyramid
Philae Temple
Unfinished Obeliks of Aswan

Edfu Temple
Komombo Temple
Luxor Temple
Karnak Temple
Hatshepsut Temple & Colossi of Memnon

Egyptian Museum
Citadel of Saladin
Mohammed Ali Mosque
Hanging Church
Bazaar Khan El- Khalili

What is NOT included?

What is NOT included?

- Any flights not mentioned above
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not stated above
- Items of a personal nature

- Tips and gestures
- Entrance fees to the sights and museums
- Optional activities
- Other services not stated in the itinerary

Dates & Rates

All prices are per person, based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers not wishing to pay a single supplement will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender.

The below rates are for solo travellers, the 2 FOR 1 deal will be applied when you select 2 or more travellers during the booking process.

The below rates are for solo travellers, the 2 FOR 1 deal will be applied when you select 2 or more travellers during the booking process.

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Accommodation

SONESTA HOTEL TOWER
Cairo
5 Star

The luxury design hotel features a SPA & fitness center, an outdoor pool with poolside bar and a selection of restaurants offering delicacies from various cuisines.

STEIGENBERGER HOTEL
Luxor
5 Star

This 5 star hotel, located in the heart of Luxor by the Nile River, provides an outdoor pool, fitness centre and sauna. All rooms feature air-conditioning and satellite TV.

TOLIP ASWAN HOTEL
Aswan
5 Star

This 5 star hotel overlooking the river, offers a pool, nightclub and spa centre. Air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a minibar and a satellite TV, also free wi-fi access.

SLEEPER CABIN TRAINS
Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo
Sleeper Cabin Train

Privacy, a comfortable bed in which to sleep, a fine dinner and excellent service are the hallmarks of Egypt's sleeper trains. The twin share cabins are equipped with bunk beds.

Accommodation
Cairo
SONESTA HOTEL TOWER
5 Star
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Luxor
STEIGENBERGER HOTEL
5 Star
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Aswan
TOLIP ASWAN HOTEL
5 Star
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Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo
SLEEPER CABIN TRAINS
Sleeper Cabin Train

Tour Reviews

At Travel Talk we do not only strive to provide excellent value for premium adventures but also to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.2% customer satisfaction rate in 2019. Thanks to the invaluable feedback of our incredible travellers, we are continuously working to improve ourselves and the communities we touch, year after year.

4.9/5 469 reviews
  • Accomodation 4.75
  • Transportation 4.66
  • Value for Money 4.9
  • Guide 4.9
  • Overall 4.87

John M

Just as the recent reviews below, I also went with Sam as our guide! I would say this is my most immersive tour yet. Cannot be beat. I have never had a tour guide who had a tour of his hometown and opened up some details of his personal life to his tour group, like showing us the school he grew up in, and he seems to personally know everybody in Aswan haha. Touring his hometown at night and seeing how locals interact with each other in their daily lives is just something I have never felt so deeply in a tour. The size of our cohort helped for that intimate experience that larger groups just can’t achieve (yeah we lucked out with a small group). The tour hit the highlights of all areas, even the extra day I had in Alexandria was also done well.

A Travel Talk representative Paul was waiting immediately there at the gates upon landing and he breezed me through the passport checks and baggage claim, and got me a personal driver too. It felt like a VIP experience. Same deal coming back, they arranged the drop-off service even though my flight was at 5 am! Shoutout to Bisho, our coordinator!

The only deductions I could think of are honestly beyond Travel Talk’s control. For accommodations, two of the three hotels charge extra for some amenities like the spa and at the third one, I sliced my leg open from hitting the corner of my bed. Thankfully it wasn’t a nail nor a sharp metallic object. For transportation, it’s the aging sleeper trains. But don’t worry, the rocking will send you to sleep right away!

But overall, the Egyptian experience will just blow you away and will leave you enchanted. You’ll have no regrets, I swear. Just book it. Your adventure of a lifetime!

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Cam and Jess B

We had an amazing experience with Travel Talk in Egypt. Our guide Sam was welcoming, knowledgeable, and went the extra mile for the travelers. We got to see a large variety of Egyptian sites – pyramids, temples, tombs, markets. Although the itinerary was very full-on, we’d recommend a tour as the best way to see Egypt on a budget with limited time. Travel Talk were very helpful in assisting when our bags didn’t arrive at the airport. Would recommend!

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Angelina V

Egypt was one of the most amazing trips of my life and I’m so glad I did it with travel talk! The sights were incredible the hotels were great and everyone was so kind. Our guide Sam really pushed it over the top he was amazing! So nice and easy to get along with and we learned some amazing things with him. He was incredibly helpful when I left my passport behind (oops) and did everything he could to keep me calm and get it back in no time! The trip wouldn’t have bene the same without him!

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Emily Maher

My partner and I travelled with Travel Talk through Egypt last week and it was such an amazing trip! We had such a great guide, Sam, and met such a great bunch of people. The value for money was wonderful and the knowledge passed on by Sam made the trip even better. A real highlight was Sam taking us in a walking tour of his home town Aswan, an amazing authentic experience with a local! Highly recommend!

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Sarah Bragg

We had an incredible experience on the Essentials Egypt Tour!

We were a little hesitant to book because we had never taken a group tour before and hadn’t heard of Travel Talk, but we are so glad we took the chance. Travel Talk provides an excellent service. We received support in selecting the right tour, assistance with airport transfers, and throughout the holiday, they handled the logistics, removing any stress and allowing us to fully enjoy the experience.

The tour is packed with exciting activities and takes you across Egypt to visit all the iconic sites. The whole trip was quite surreal, with each day seeming to top the one before.

Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, passionate, engaging, and fun! Sam not only guided us through the historical sites but also showed us around his local area, offering a more authentic experience that we wouldn’t have been able to access on our own. Sam truly brought the group together, creating a sense of family, which made our trip even more special.

I highly recommend the Essential Egypt Tour with Travel Talk!

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Ross Armour

I recently did this tour and i would highly recommend. Our guide, Sam, made our trip memorable. I would give more than 5 stars if i could for him. He took us to local places in his home town of Aswan, made travel a breeze, and gave us lots of information about all the places we visited. Not only this but he was a hero to others on the group, getting a lost passport back and helping others with Egyptian airlines to get lost luggage back. The hotels were excellent, our tour group was great fun, and the itinerary was packed of great sightseeing. So glad i did a tour as i think it would have been tricky to navigate Egypt by myself. I couldn’t recommend TravelTalk for Egypt any more and if you get Sam as your guide, you are in for a great trip.

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Sara E

I had the absolute best time on this trip! Truly an unforgettable experience. I’m Egyptian but a lot of this is new territory for me. Thankfully, our guide MoMo was an expert. He’s very knowledgeable and clearly also very passionate about his work! He always went above and beyond to make sure we all felt safe and comfortable. I learned more in the last week about Egyptian history than I have in my whole life. Highly recommend and request MoMo if you can!

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Mal W

Did this tour with the family and not only did we have an exceptional guide in Daddy MoMo but a great group of travellers from many countries around the world. We always felt safe and MoMo provided a passionate, knowledgeable and supportive service. I am generally reluctant to provide feedback unless the service and or experience is of a very high quality. Like the other comments here you can see that the tour value and service are of a high standard for the outlay. Would recommend to both singles and families from teenage years to those at the other end of the lifetime scale with reasonable fitness.

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Todd M

Honestly, a fantastic trip only made better by our guide Momo.

Momo is the type of guide you want to find yourself with on this type of trip. Knowledgeable and fun with the passion for everything Egypt. He balanced it all so that everyone on the tour was having the best possible time.

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Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Discover the fascinating highlights of Egypt in the comfort of 5-Star Hotels (4-Star in Cairo) and ride along the banks of the Nile.
  • Tag along your expert Egyptologist Guide visiting some of the world’s most impressive historic sites – the Pyramids and Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, Karnak & Luxor Temples and more.
  • Connect with the locals while listening to stories of Nubians and hunting for antique treasures at the chaotic Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.
  • Shape your adventure with options for hot-air ballooning over Luxor, discovering Abu Simbel and camel trekking upon golden sands.
  • Experience the Nubian lifestyle with a daily Felucca trip and sail to the lovely Kitchener Islands of the Nile.
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