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12-Night Private Tour: Amarna and El Minya with Cruise and Train provided by Explore Plus Holidays

12-Night Private Tour: Amarna and El Minya with Cruise and Train

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 03/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Full Map
32 stops
Day 1
Arrival to Egypt Land of Pharaohs
Day 2
Giza Pyramids & 3rd Dynasty...
Day 3
Cairo train to Al Minya - Beni...
Day 4
Tuna el-Gebel, El-Ashmunein,...
Day 5
Dendera & Abydos Temples tour
Day 6
East Bank optional tour
Day 7
Valley of the Kings tour
Day 8
Sailing to Edfu Temple and Kom...
Day 9
Abu Simbel Temple optional tour...
Day 10
Aswan Sightseeing
Day 11
Arrival Cairo and Old Cairo tour
Day 12
Cairo Free day
Day 13
Fly Home Say Bye to Pharaohs
Important Information
13 days
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
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  • Dinner
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  • 4 nights in Cairo on BB
  • Superior hotels: Cairo Pyramids hotel, Ramses Hilton, Mercure Pyramids, Le Passage Heliopolis
  • Budget hotels: Grand Pyramids hotel, Oasis Pyramids hotel, Cataract Pyramids Resort or similar
  • 1 night in Amarna 4* hotel on BB - sometimes 2 nights
  • 2 nights at Aracan Eatape Luxor hotel on Bed & Breakfast Basis.
  • Sitting Train from Cairo - Amarna - Luxor
  • 4 Nights on the board of our Deluxe Nile Cruise based on FB
  • 1 night Sleeper Train on Half Board
  • Private Egyptologist guide during the whole of your trip.
  • Our representative will Meet & Assist you at Cairo International Airport.
  • All tours in Cairo or Nile Cruise are (Private Tours)
  • Guide will accompany all sailing days on Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan
  • The personal protective equipment (masks, gloves) being worn by guides
  • All travelers required to wear personal protective equipment (masks, gloves)
  • We will provide more frequent cleaning or sanitizing procedures in place
  • Using only our clean new and sanitized cars,
  • Testing our crew regularly.
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • All entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Gratuities (recommended) Guide will advise you, keep small currency with you
  • All entrance fees of monuments
  • WIFI free in Hotels - Not available in Ship (No WIFI in Ship)
  • X-Mass & New Year 20% supplement 20 DEC to 7 Jan will charge on-spot before check in by Cairo guide
  • Pyramids or Nile view room with supplement
  • Entrance fees 50% for Students
  • Entry/Admission - Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
  • Entry/Admission - Serapeum
  • Entry/Admission - Pyramids of Dahshour
  • Entry/Admission - Statue of Ramses II
  • Entry/Admission - Beni Hassan
  • Entry/Admission - Tell el-Amarna
  • Entry/Admission - Tuna el-Gebel
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Rameses II
  • Entry/Admission - Dendera Temple Complex
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Karnak
  • Entry/Admission - Luxor Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Kings
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Horus
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Entry/Admission - Abu Simbel Temple Complex
  • Entry/Admission - Aswan High Dam
  • Entry/Admission - Unfinished Obelisk
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Philae
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Guides are not allowed inside the tombs, so they will explain the history outside and inside is free time
  • The day-to-day itinerary is subject to change due to traffic-sailing time through Nile Cruises - vacations. Clients will see all monuments and places mentioned in the itinerary
  • English - Spanish guide any other language with supplement
  • Egypt has a lot of activities, Guide will advise some extra optional excursions covering rest of Egypt tours, Our optional excursions are just recommendations to help our costumers to see the most remarkable sightseeing. Which doesn't mean that we enforce them to pay extra money.
  • Private tour means Private guide & Vehicle Only for Viator costumers, 2-9 adult tour mean sharing two families same tours or transfers
  • TV shows not working in ship through sailing for weak signal also no WIFI in ship
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The conditions and controls for the hotel stay in Corona are as follows: Health requirements - Providing a clinic and a doctor in the hotel, in coordination with the Ministry of Health - Ensure the quality of the personal protective equipment and sterilization materials used - Do not deal only with companies approved by the Ministry of Health and Population
  • Hotel controls - Determine a maximum occupancy rate of the hotel of 25%, including Day-Use, until the end of May - Operating at a maximum of 50% of the hotel's capacity from the beginning of next June - Not to hold any parties or weddings inside the hotel - Prohibition of all types of night activity at the hotel - Clean the rooms on a daily basis using the tools of the infection prevention vehicle, and follow the instructions of the Ministry of Health - Clean and sterilize all tangible points every hour in public places, and public toilets, using disinfectants decided by the Ministry of Health - Allocating a hotel floor in each spa for quarantine cases, confirmed cases, and suspected cases of coronavirus - Continue to conduct a quick test for workers at the tourist portals in coordination with the Ministry of Health
  • Guest controls - Install a sterilizer at the hotel entrance - The completion of the procedures for logging in to the guest electronically or with single-use pens - Sterilize the luggage of guests before arriving and leaving the hotel - Measuring the guests' temperatures when entering the facility each time - Providing hand sanitizer in the reception area and various facilities at all times - Cleansing all public areas regularly
  • Controls for hotel restaurants - Ban the completely open buffet service and rely on pre-defined lists A ban on serving hookahs - Measurement of temperatures for restaurant goers - Leave no less than 2 meters between dining tables - Keep a distance of 1 meter between each person and another with the table - Maximum 6 chairs for the large table for families - Dependence on single-use cutlery as much as possible - Place sterilizers and sterilization wipes on each table - Putting out educational instructions around the restaurant
  • Staff controls - Operating 50% of the workforce as a maximum - Carry out a quick examination of workers returning from vacation before receiving work - Workers in coastal cities get a vacation at least every 60 days - Commitment to measure their temperatures daily - There is housing for workers in the hotel, while providing isolation areas for the affected cases if they arise - Educating workers about all basic preventive measures against the emerging coronavirus
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Merryn Chynoweth wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I booked this trip as it was one of the longest, covered a lot of the sights I wanted to see and the only one that went to Amarna. I was not disappointed! Friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable guides! Mohammad, Tharwat, and Rafai looked after us super well! We had Mohammad for
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Date of experience: November 2019
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luna samocha wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The entire tour was fantastic The guides were very informative The cruise & crew were very helpful We enjoyed our tour specially Karnak temple we paid extra for it as was optional excursion You must see and do it
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Patrick S wrote a review Jan 2019
Tampa, Florida39 contributions11 helpful votes
Mr Saleh ensured I received the tailored tour I requested. His team picked me up when I was ready to start and stayed with me throughout. They transported me tonall the sites on time and they made sure I caught the right trains and someone was at my destination to get me to my
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danielU7191YF wrote a review Oct 2018
Jerusalem, Israel1 contribution1 helpful vote
My wife and I just back from an unforgettable holiday in Egypt booked by “Explore Plus Holidays”. From our arrival to our departure company showed great customer care and consideration for their customers providing a 5-star service. Our booking was dealt with big boss as they
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Date of experience: October 2018
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Explore Plus Holidays
Memorable visit to a historic city
The narration of the historical facts by Mr Mohammed, our tour guide made our trip to Aswan and Luxor informative a
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What an experience!!
Had an absolute great time, saw so many amazing sites, and had experiences we won’t forget. From initial correspon
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Trip of a lifetime
I went with my 85 year old dad, who’d always dreamed of visiting Egypt. The whole experience was incredible, had no
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Mo Sobhy
If you want the best in tour guides ask for Mo Sobhy. His enthusiasm for the history of Egypt was infectious.
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not sure Mr Salah or Saleh but thank you
I chose this operatior Explore Plus then communicated with Mr. salah or saleh, He was so friendly response within m
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The Best tour and guide !
What an amazing tour ! We had such a wonderful week in Egypt and what made it so great was our tour guide, his nam
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Good at omitting things and push you to write a good review
Upsides: -the WhatsApp contact was available every time we needed it -there was always someone to pick up you at th
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This is a well managed tour. I highly recommend it specially for those who are short on time and want to visit majo
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Better than expected knowledge
Tony was very knowledgeable about all of the sights we saw. He went into great detail and was happy to answer any q
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Great discovery of Egypt and a cruise on a souless boat
My wife and I had a fascinating time discovering Egypt. The tour company was great, professional with outstanding k
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Great trip
Fantastic tour guide! Recommend Tony - the most knowledgeable man in Egypt. Well organised and cruising down the N
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An amazing experience!
Overall we were very pleased with the trip. The guides were exceptional, on time, and very proactive to make sure t
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Sharmila Rao V
This tour are cheaters please never use them
Worst vacation ever. The tour owner and his employees are all cheaters and tried to cheat us every single day duri
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Loved it, so relaxing
Meeting point tours provided our guide. Mohammed, an Egyptologist and so knowledgable. Nothing too much trouble.
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Giovanni R
Good tour but too many extras
I did the tour together with my sister and it is just ok. The guides provided general informations about the monume
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Key Details
  • Cairo, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and 30 more
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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