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Make lifelong memories as you and your family step back in time and discover the amazing wonders of ancient Egypt. From mysterious mummies and majestic pyramids to secret-chambered tombs and splendid temples, this chapter of history holds an unparalleled fascination for kids and adults alike. Our Egypt family vacation, Egypt: Valley of the Nile, is the adventure that you and your family have been looking for.
A Thomson family favorite, our Egypt tour encompasses a wide variety of sights and activities in three distinct cities. In bustling Cairo, among the vast collections of the Egyptian Museum, visit the Royal Mummy Room and behold the golden treasures of King Tutankhamen. Wander the jumbled maze of the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and bargain for a keepsake treasure of your own. Ride a camel in the shadow of the Pyramids of Giza—and ponder how these timeless monuments were built.
Spend three days in the relaxed town of Aswan on the bank of the Nile. Take time to explore the magnificent Aswan Dam. Learn about the international effort that took place to save the Temples from being washed away!
On foot and by horse-drawn carriage you’ll explore Luxor and the fabled Valley of the Kings, sail the Nile aboard a traditional felucca, and enjoy a home-cooked dinner in the warm company of an Egyptian family. Kids will love the chance to meet and play with fellow school children, exchange letters, and perhaps make a pen pal for life.
10 or more
6 to 9
2 to 5
|12/25 - 01/03||$4,390||$4,640||$4,890||$400|
Child Discount:$200 per child under 12; $100 in 2015
Triple Discount: $300 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults
Alumni Discount: if you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices
Price includes: All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bi-lingual guide throughout, area specialists, all meals except 3 dinners & 1 lunch, bottled water & snacks, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
Prices are based on the number of people in your party.
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Welcome to Egypt and 7,000 years of history! Ancient archaeological sites and breathtaking temples and monuments bring this fascinating civilization to life, while the traditional hospitality of its people will make you and your family feel warmly welcomed.
Bustling Cairo is both Egypt’s capital city and its cultural heart. Back-dropped by the ancient Pyramids of Giza, this progressive city comfortably rubs shoulders with its past civilizations. As we explore multi-faceted Cairo, you’ll have the chance to experience the best of both worlds.
- Explore the iconic Pyramids of Giza
- Ride a camel through the desert
- Stand in the shadow of the famous Sphinx
- Explore the Egyptian Museum
- Fly to Aswan
Situated on the bank of the Nile River, Aswan is a city touched by sunshine. Although small, Aswan is full of culture, fun, and excitement. The Aswan market is vibrant and offers a fun shopping experience like you’ve never had! The wonders of Aswan will keep you in awe long after you’re gone.
- See the immense Aswan Dam up close
- Learn about the movement of Philae Temple
- Visit a Nubian Village
- Sail along the Nile in a felucca
The former great city of Thebes, Luxor is home to Egypt’s best-preserved and largest temple complexes.
- Drive to Luxor
- Walk in the Valley of the Kings
- Ride to the Temple of Luxor in a horse-drawn carriage
- Discover the Temple of Karnak
We return to Cairo for our last full day in Egypt, taking a look at another side of this exciting, multi-faceted city.
- Admire The Citadel and Mosque of Muhammad Ali
- Treasure-hunting at the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
- Enjoy some free time to explore Cairo with your Family
After your final breakfast in Egypt, transfer to the airport and share your favorite memories of the trip with your family during the journey home!
Mena House Hotel can be found on 40 acres of lush gardens. It is conveniently located within walking distance of both the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, and is only about 20 minutes from Cairo's city center. The hotel, built in 1869, offers over 500 comfortable, air conditioned rooms, each featuring a stunning view of the pyramids. Other highlights include an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, a jogging track, a fitness center, horseback or camel rides, and excellent restaurants.
The Marriott Sharm el-Sheik has a private beach on the Sinai Peninsula, along the shore of the Red Sea. The hotel offers 520 large, comfortable, air conditioned rooms, each featuring either a sea-front or mountain-side view. Other highlights include both a beach-side and a mountain-side pool, a diving center, a fitness center, water sports, a book store and a gift shop, great restaurants, and high-speed internet access.
Located just two miles from Luxor’s city center and the Mummification Museum, and within five miles of the Luxor Museum and the Temples of Luxor and Karnak, the Sheraton Luxor Resort lies on along the majestic Nile amid eight acres of tropical gardens. The property, only eight miles from the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, features 281 comfortable rooms, outdoor heated pools, Jacuzzi, a sun deck, jogging track, and a marina available for sailing and felucca rides.
Located in downtown Cairo, the Conrad Cairo offers over 600 spacious, comfortable rooms, each with a private balcony and an amazing view of the Nile. The hotel is conveniently close to the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel, the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and more. Guest rooms offer satellite TV, telephone, high-speed internet, mini bar, coffee maker and air conditioning. Other highlights of the hotel include heated outdoor swimming pools overlooking the Nile, health and fitness centers, sauna, business center, and several restaurants.
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