Family Fun in Egypt

Cairo, Luxor, Nile River, Aswan, & Sharm El Sheikh
13 nights private tour from GBP £7,100 per person

Dive into the rich history and fascinating culture of Egypt on this epic family journey, sparking the imagination of budding archaeologists and adventurous teens. Step back in time as you explore the legendary tomb of Tutankhamun, live like a pharaoh as you cruise down the Nile and head to the Sinai Peninsula for magical underwater adventures.

Family Fun in Egypt
At a glance
  • This educational and adventurous itinerary is perfect for families with older children

  • Follow in the footsteps of archaeologists as you explore iconic monuments including the Pyramids of Giza and Valley of the Kings

  • Uncover the traditional Egyptian way of life while cruising along the majestic River Nile

  • Water sport enthusiasts can enjoy world-class diving in Sharm El Sheikh

Journey highlights
  • This educational and adventurous itinerary is perfect for families with older children

  • Follow in the footsteps of archaeologists as you explore iconic monuments including the Pyramids of Giza and Valley of the Kings

  • Uncover the traditional Egyptian way of life while cruising along the majestic River Nile

  • Water sport enthusiasts can enjoy world-class diving in Sharm El Sheikh

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

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Egypt enjoys a mild climate, making it a good year round destination. However, temperatures increase as you travel due south. Cairo can be chilly between December and February, and very hot between June and September. But the heat in Egypt is made bearable by the northerly breeze that leads to a drop in temperature at night. Peak temperatures in Upper Egypt occur between May and October, and are accompanied by extremely low humidity. The best time to visit Cairo is in the cooler months between November and March.

Cairo has long-standing populations of major religious groups and past colonial powers, so it’s possible to find celebrations for most every major holiday. Islam, however, is the prevailing force here, and the month of Ramadan is one of the most pronounced Islamic holidays. It happens in July or August, and during this time, some shops and restaurants may stay closed during the daytime fast.

Itinerary

Fly into Cairo
Day 1-3

Cairo

Your family adventure begins in Cairo, the dynamic capital of Egypt where ago-old meets modern on the banks of the River Nile. Uncover the secrets of this ancient city as you explore the Pyramids of Giza, now the last standing of the Seven Wonders of the World. Delve into the fascinating history of ancient Egypt on a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum which is home to a staggering collection of 120,000 exhibits. Continue to the labyrinth-like Khan-el-Khalili bazaar to browse an endless array of local fabrics, spices, antiques and musical instruments.

Accommodation: Marriott Mena House ( 2 nights )
Fly to Luxor
Day 3-5

Luxor

Flying from Cairo to Luxor, dive straight into the highlights of this magnificent city set on the banks of the Nile, considered one of the world’s largest open-air museums. In the company of an expert guide, wander through the vast Karnak Temple complex built in dedication to the god Amon-Re. As night falls explore the magical Luxor Temple, admiring one of the most important religious centres in ancient Egypt glimmering with lights.
The next day, uncover the wonders of the Valley of the Kings with a fascinating day exploring this ancient burial site. Follow in the footsteps of archaeologist Howard Carter as you glimpse Tutankhamun’s tomb. Continue to the corresponding Valley of the Queens to marvel at the tomb of Nefertari, the first wife of Ramses II and explore the magnificent Temple of Hatshepsut, built into the base of a sheer cliff face. Stand in awe as you are shadowed by the monumental Colossi of Memnon statues built in honour of Amenhotep III, but later named after the Greek hero Memnon.

Accommodation: Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa ( 2 nights )
Day 5-10

Nile

This morning you will be whisked by private transfer to the lively merchant town of Esna to board a Dahabiya boat – your home on the Nile for the next five nights. Meet your fellow passengers before heading to the Temple of Khnum to uncover the underground ruins where beautiful carvings and inscriptions have been excavated. 
Over the next few days, cruise along the Nile in total luxury and stop to explore the archaeological treasures that rise dramatically from the banks of this legendary river. Feel connected to the rich history of ancient Egypt as you set foot on one of the oldest settlements of Upper Egypt at El Kab. Marvel at the incredibly well-preserved sandstone walls of the Temple of Horus in Edfu and wander through towering colonnades of the majestic Temple of Kom Ombo. 
Savour time together as a family, exploring islands or taking a dip in the cooling waters of the Nile. You will also have the chance to discover the lesser visited but fascinating Gebel Silsileh. Located at the narrowest part of the river, this ancient settlement is inaccessible by larger boats. Explore the small temple of Horemheb and soak in picturesque views as you relax along the riverbank. 

Accommodation: Nour El Nil Nile Cruises ( 5 nights )
Day 10-11

Aswan

Wake to the impressive sight of Aswan on the horizon, where the rolling dunes of the Sahara meet the mighty Nile. Disembark from your luxury boat and continue to discover the delights of Aswan. Begin at the famed Aswan High Dam which was opened in 1970 to control the annual Nile flood and protect some of Egypt’s most important Pharaonic monuments. Continue to the Temple of Philae, an important sacred site to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans dedicated to the goddess Isis. This superb temple complex was painstakingly transferred piece by piece from Philae Island to Agilkia Island in the 1960s while the dam was being constructed. You will also gain a fascinating insight into ancient Egyptian building methods during a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, which remains in an incomplete state of construction in an ancient stone quarry. In the afternoon, sail around the islands of Aswan on a traditional felucca boat enjoying the cooling river breeze.

Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan ( 1 night )
Fly to Sharm El Sheikh
Day 11-14

Sharm el Sheikh

Flying to Sharm El Sheikh via Cairo, conclude your Egyptian family adventure on the sandy shores of this coastal resort nestled between the desert of the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea. Staying at the luxurious Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh, enjoy the next two days at your leisure with endless activities to keep the kids entertained. For water sports enthusiasts, the diving here is second to none. Plunge into the vibrant underwater world of Ras Mohammed National Park, with PADI dive courses available to all levels. If relaxation is more your forte, unwind with a rejuvenating holistic treatment in the hotel's renowned Spa and Wellness Centre or centre body and mind with a yoga class.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh ( 3 nights )
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Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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December 2023 GBP £8,900 GBP £1,300 plan your trip
January 2024 GBP £8,900 GBP £1,300 plan your trip
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  • December 2023
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,900
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    GBP £1,300
  • January 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,900
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,300
  • February 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,900
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,300
  • March 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,900
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,300
  • April 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,900
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,300
  • May 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,200
  • June 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,100
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • July 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,100
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • August 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,100
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,200
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,900
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,300
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £8,900
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,300
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Egypt enjoys a mild climate, making it a good year round destination. However, temperatures increase as you travel due south. Cairo can be chilly between December and February, and very hot between June and September. But the heat in Egypt is made bearable by the northerly breeze that leads to a drop in temperature at night. Peak temperatures in Upper Egypt occur between May and October, and are accompanied by extremely low humidity. The best time to visit Cairo is in the cooler months between November and March.

Cairo has long-standing populations of major religious groups and past colonial powers, so it’s possible to find celebrations for most every major holiday. Islam, however, is the prevailing force here, and the month of Ramadan is one of the most pronounced Islamic holidays. It happens in July or August, and during this time, some shops and restaurants may stay closed during the daytime fast.

Family Fun in Egypt
Family Fun in Egypt

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 212 660 0228 to start planning your holiday.

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