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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.
A Thomson family favorite, our Egypt tour encompasses a wide variety of sights and activities balanced with three relaxing days at the beachfront resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. 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. Swim and snorkel in the warm waters of the Red Sea, and join intrepid hikers for a daybreak climb to the top of Mt. Sinai.
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.
4 to 6
2 or 3
|Internal Air||Special Features|
|03/22 - 03/30||$4,290||$4,590||$400|
|04/12 - 04/20||$4,890||$5,190||$400||
|06/21 - 06/29||$4,190||$4,490||$400|
|12/27 - 01/04||$4,890||$5,190||$400|
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 ancient Memphis and Sakkhara
- Enjoy dinner with a local family
- Experience the Pyramids of Giza
- Ride a camel
- Visit a carpet school
- Friends Across Borders Meeting (pen pals)
- Solar Boat Museum
- Explore the Egyptian Museum
- Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh
Situated at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula, and bordered both by desert and white sand beaches, Sharm el-Sheikh offers a relaxing (this is after all a vacation!), family-friendly atmosphere with activities sure to please everyone.
- Snorkel, swim, relax
- Day at leisure
- Climb Mount Sinai for sunrise
- Visit St. Catherine’s Monastery
The former great city of Thebes, Luxor is home to Egypt’s best-preserved and largest temple complexes.
- Fly to Luxor
- Explore the Valley of the Kings
- The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
- Visit Medinet Habu and the Colossi of Memnon
- Discover the Temple of Luxor
- The Temple of Karnak
- Sail by felucca along the Nile
We return to Cairo for our last full day in Egypt, taking a look at another side of this exciting, multi-faceted city.
- The Citadel and Mosque of Muhammad Ali
- Treasure-hunting at the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
- Farewell lunch
- A relaxing afternoon
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.
Why Egypt with Thomson?