Private Guided Tour Through Cairo and Luxor

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Walk in the footsteps of the ancient kings and queens of Egypt on this private guided tour through Cairo and Luxor. If you are short on time, this tour gives you an excellent introduction to the best that Egypt has to offer.

Step back in time to the days of the Pharoahs and explore Cairo and Luxor with a private Egyptologist and driver. You’ll uncover the myths, mysteries and ancient monuments of exotic Egypt and explore spectacular ruins that stand as a testament to human engineering. See the pyramids and Sphinx in Giza, shop in Luxor’s gold markets and tour the Valley of the Kings. You’ll be entranced by the magic of one of the world’s greatest ancient civilisations.

Prepare to be awestruck at the sheer magnificence of ancient Memphis, Saqqara, the Sphinx and one of the Seven Wonders of the World –the Great Pyramids of Giza. Take a quick flight to Luxor, often referred to as “the world’s greatest open air museum” and journey through the enchanting temples of Karnak and Luxor before travelling to Valley of the Kings. Tour King Tut’s mystical burial place before travelling back to Cairo and seeing the spectacular treasures uncovered in his tomb at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Enjoy tantalising Egyptian cuisine and explore the exotic night bazaars with your guide. This value tour has all the "must see" sights in Egypt and includes round-trip flight between Cairo and Luxor. Stay in sumptuous hotels that offer the comforts of home.

Enjoy a personalised vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. Featuring elegant & exotic hotels in the finest locations, private Egyptologist guide, driver, traditional Egyptian cuisine, all internal flights, and much more.

NOTE: Travel in Egypt often involves early-morning starts, designed to avoid crowds and the hottest midday hours. It can be hot, especially in June, July and August, but there is virtually no humidity and evening temperatures cool off dramatically. Egypt is a moderate secular state, well used to hosting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. While you will want to avoid revealing clothing, loose shorts and short-sleeved shirts are fine for both genders.

DAY 1: CAIRO

You will be met in the tunnel by an airport representative who will facilitate the visa process (included) and escort you through customs and immigration. Continue on to the baggage claim hall and finally to the passenger pick up. Here, connect with a representative associate who will arrange an airport transfer to your hotel.

A transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver between Cairo and the airport is provided.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Fairmont Nile City (5*)

The Fairmont Nile City Hotel provides guests with a delightful series of contrasts, from its Ancient Egyptian inspired styling and furnishings to the most advanced architectural designs and technological equipment and amenities, the ideal accommodation choice to serve the needs of the discerning traveler. The hotel is intimately attuned to its surroundings, due to its dynamic location on the banks of the famed Nile River and its situation in the city center renowned for its Egyptian culture and commerce. The properties guest rooms boast sweeping view of the Nile River and of the Giza pyramids complex in the distance, allowing guests to keep Cairo’s natural beauty and history within their sight. All of the rooms at the Fairmont Nile City offer interactive TV, complimentary coffee/tea, 24-hour on call butler service, and access to an executive business meeting room. Added to this array of wonders are some truly special features including some wonderful culinary adventures at the hotels and city’s finest restaurants, an opportunity to bask in the sun on the rooftop by the poolside sky bar and the pampering indulgence provided by the full-service treatments at the Willow Stream Spa. The Fairmont Nile City will ensure that your stay in Cairo is certain to be an experience that is memorable and utterly magnificent.

DAY 2: CAIRO

Enjoy this tour which explores the relics of past ages, and includes visits to the ancient Memphis, Saqqara, the Solar Boat, Chephren Pyramid or Cheops Pyramid and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Already millennia old by the birth of Christ, the elaborate statues and astonishing scale of these sites will amaze all who visit. This tour also features the famous Sphinx, whose constructor still remains unknown, but its sheer beauty and allure has mystified the likes of Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte. This tour includes a private vehicle, a driver, a trained Egyptologist. Be aware that a limited number of people are allowed inside the Grand Pyramids daily.

Enjoy a buffet lunch at a great local restaurant.

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 your choice of camel or horse, where you can enjoy watching the sunset with a panoramic view of the Pyramids of Giza. This evening includes a stop for dinner at a Bedouin restaurant adjacent to the desert before returning to your hotel.

Accommodation: Fairmont Nile City (5*) 

DAY 3: CAIRO - LUXOR

A transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver between Cairo and the airport is provided.

Take your flight from Cairo to Luxor. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.

An airport transfer with a private vehicle and English-speaking driver in Luxor is provided.

Enjoy a private tour with a qualified Egyptologist guide exploring the East Bank of Luxor. Visit the most impressive temples of Karnak and Luxor, while learning about ancient Egyptian history from your own personal guide. Start your day with a visit to the Temples of Karnak. Walk along the Avenue of Sphinx 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 two-kilometre long Avenue of Sphinx, a portion of which marks the entrance to the temple. Your private guide will offer interpretation and guide you through the most important parts of the temples.

Accommodation: Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa (5*)

Escape to the banks of the Nile at the exquisite Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa, just 10 minutes from Luxor town center. Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa is located in the village of Karnak on the east bank of the lush River Nile. Expect glorious views over the river and the historic city of Luxor. This stylish resort is the ideal base for exploring the region’s historical attractions. Among the eight restaurants and bars, you'll find fragrant Arabian-style teas and Turkish coffees with waterfront views at Diwan Shisha Café. The sunken Oasis Pool Bar serves tasty drinks.

DAY 4: LUXOR

This morning you will meet up with your guide and explore some of the most incredible sites of the country. You will visit the Valley of the Kings where you will have the chance to explore three tombs including the famous Tutankhamun Tomb (King Tut's Tomb). For a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite modern Luxor. Then it's off to the nearby Valley of the Queens and also the recently renovated mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was the second pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty. The tour includes a visit to the huge Colossi of Memnon which are all that remain of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa (5*) 

DAY 5: LUXOR - CAIRO

An airport transfer with a private vehicle and English-speaking driver in Luxor is provided.

Fly today from Luxor to Cairo. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.

A transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver between Cairo and the airport is provided.

Delve into the historical background of Egypt on a full day private tour with a trained Egyptologist guide through the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and its Mummy Room, which houses a priceless treasure of archaeological finds. This location holds the tomb of the King Tut, Egypt's most famous teenage king! Entrance to the mummies’ room is included.

Enjoy a buffet lunch at a great local restaurant.

During this evening tour, enjoy a delicious Egyptian dinner at Naguib Mafouz, located in the heart of the Khan Khalili bazaar in Cairo. Stroll down the Al Moaz Street and view the largest concentration of medieval architectural treasures from the Islamic world. If you wish, visit Beit El Seheimy (entrance included). Normally, this location would be closed to the public during the evening, but this exclusive tour provides access. This tour includes a private vehicle, driver and English speaking guide.

DAY 6: CAIRO

A transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver between Cairo and the airport is provided. 

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Reviewed by Megan Grey   May 29, 2016
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The trip was seamless, from the airport to the boat to the excursions along the Nile, all of the events were coordinated perfectly. Guides with great knowledge and arrived promptly.
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Reviewed by Lucia & David   January 12, 2016
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This was the best trip we have ever taken in all our years of travel! The experience of Cairo and Luxor provided by Kensington tours was to say Fantastic!
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Reviewed by Ann Cairns   November 19, 2016
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I wanted to express my sincere thanks for the trip of a lifetime to Egypt. We saw so many attractions on our short journey. The entire tour went without a hitch.
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Reviewed by Daniel P.H   October 16, 2016
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I would highly recommend a private tour rather than a group tour, you won’t be sorry. We learned so much more than on a group tour or walking through places on our own.
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Reviewed by Marry & Edward   September 02, 2016
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Our trip was perfect! Tour guides, hotels, itinerary, were all top notch! This was a trip of a life time...,
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Reviewed by Pamela M.,   May 26, 2016
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I had never had the desire to visit Cairo and Luxor. After going, I am so glad I did. Kensington Tours made this once in a lifetime trip one I rate as the best. I have done some extensive travelling and this company made sure every detail was in place.
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Reviewed by Jasmina Dandi   August 23, 2016
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"It was perfect! "
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Reviewed by Asya Nia   February 19, 2017
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Our guide and driver were above and beyond our expectations.
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