Deals of The Week:  Celebrate the Earth!  Up to 50% OFF

Deals end:2d18h44m19s
4.7
220 reviews
Essential Egypt - Travel Talk

Essential Egypt

9 days
4.7
(220)
Start and end in Cairo
Tour Operator:
Travel Talk
Max group size:
35
Age range:
18 to 59
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
2263
Hygiene Measures:
Included
Private available:
From
$1,578
-45%
US $868
Pay over time with smaller, interest-free instalments. Learn More
Book once and share the cost with split payments. Learn More
Start planning your tour
Image of a map showing the route of the tour

Highlights

  • Visit the Giza Plateau to explore the world famous pyramids
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings
  • Discover the city of Aswan and its temples
  • Jump onboard a Felucca cruise on the Nile

Ready-to-book adventures, personalized

  • Personal

    Make your adventure more you

  • Private

    Enjoy a tour focused solely on your travel group

  • Professional

    Access our Travel Experts’ insider knowledge

  • Protected

    Travel within your own bubble

Itinerary

Start and end in Cairo! With the In-depth Cultural tour Essential Egypt, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Cairo, Egypt and 8 other destinations in Egypt. Essential Egypt includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Expand All
  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Cairo
  2. Day 2: Cairo City Tour, Overnight Sleeper Train
  3. Day 3: Aswan
  4. Day 4: Aswan
  5. Day 5: Daily Felucca cruise on the Nile
  6. Day 6: Edfu, Kom Ombo, Luxor
  7. Day 7: Luxor, Overnight Sleeper Train
  8. Day 8: Cairo City Tour
  9. Day 9: Cairo
Want to read it later?

Download this tour’s PDF brochure and start tour planning offline

Book with Flexibility

Your Peace of Mind Options

Cancellation Policy

A transparent overview of applicable fees.

Explore your options

What's Included

Expand All
  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel

Customer Photos

See all

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.4
  • 4.6
  • Most Recent
  • Most Popular
  • Highest First
  • Lowest First
  • Essential Egypt reviewer 1
    · April 9th, 2022
    Outstanding trip from Travel Talk. The Venda was very well planned and organized so as a tourist we didn’t have to worry about anything. Everyone from TT was friendly and there were plenty of activities for everyone. One of the best things about the... Show more
    Essential Egypt customer review photo 1Essential Egypt customer review photo 2Essential Egypt customer review photo 3
    Trip date: February 2022
  • EC
    · April 6th, 2022
    Well there are tour guides and then there is Sameh. I am sorry to say that you have spoilt it for all future tours as no one will be able to live up to my expectations now. Your knowledge of the country with the history, geography and life in the areas... Show more
    Trip date: March 2022
  • M
    · April 4th, 2022
    Sam is the best guide ever. I have travelled with over 15 tour companies with mixed emotions. Traveltalk/Sam managed the Egypt tour efficiently, even with 35 travellers. I really enjoyed it.
    Trip date: March 2022
  • Essential Egypt reviewer 4
    · March 29th, 2022
    Great tour guide! Is very knowledgeable of the great history of Egypt! Sam was great we had an amazing time in Egypt thanks to Sam and his team! Thank you so much Sam for showing us your amazing country!
    Essential Egypt customer review photo 1Essential Egypt customer review photo 2Essential Egypt customer review photo 3
    Trip date: March 2022
  • K
    · March 28th, 2022
    Sam is an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and interesting narrator, very caring and attentive to all members of our tour group. I felt so safe with him. The only thing is that he didn’t choose a good dining place outside of our tour itinerary.... Show more
    Trip date: March 2022
  • SJ
    · March 28th, 2022
    WOW, what a fantastic tour, with a tour guide who went the extra mile. I was injured at home the day i left and ended up at the hospital and needed daily treatment during the tour. Sam was there the whole way helping, advising and being supportive.... Show more
    Essential Egypt customer review photo 1Essential Egypt customer review photo 2Essential Egypt customer review photo 3Essential Egypt customer review photo 4Essential Egypt customer review photo 5Essential Egypt customer review photo 6
    Trip date: March 2022
  • Essential Egypt reviewer 7
    · March 21st, 2022
    Hello, Overall trip is excellent! My only negative would be not enough time at the Giza Pyramids. I would book an extra day or two in Cairo to visit the pyramids thoroughly, unless 35 mins of on & off the bus is enough time for you! For me I needed... Show more
    Trip date: March 2022
  • Essential Egypt reviewer 8
    · March 11th, 2022
    Mo has simply been the best guide I could have asked for. His knowledge is infinite, he knows about everything and every detail and is really passionate about his work and puts a lot of love and dedication into it. He is an impeccable professional,... Show more
    Essential Egypt customer review photo 1Essential Egypt customer review photo 2
    Trip date: February 2022
  • LF
    · February 25th, 2022
    Excellent, looking forward to another trip!
    Essential Egypt customer review photo 1Essential Egypt customer review photo 2Essential Egypt customer review photo 3
    Trip date: February 2022
  • B
    · February 17th, 2022
    Mo is amazing! He’s honestly the best tour guide I’ve ever had. He’s very knowledgeable and made sure we had a wonderful time. I highly recommend working with him.
    Trip date: February 2022

Dates & Availability

9 days
Essential Egypt
From Cairo to Cairo
No credit card fees

Pay-by-instalments

Take advantage of our 0% interest instalment plan on selected departures. Learn More

Select a departure month
  • Upcoming departures
  • April 2022
  • May 2022
  • June 2022
  • July 2022
  • August 2022
  • September 2022
  • October 2022
  • November 2022
  • December 2022
  • January 2023
  • February 2023
  • March 2023
  • April 2023
  • May 2023
  • June 2023
  • July 2023
  • August 2023
  • September 2023
  • October 2023
  • November 2023
  • December 2023
Select The Travel Month
Upcoming departures
Hurry, deals only available for a limited time!
Ends in2d2h44m19s
  • -45%
    Saturday
    30 Apr, 2022
    English
    Sunday
    8 May, 2022
    $1,608
    $884
  • -45%
    Saturday
    7 May, 2022
    English
    Sunday
    15 May, 2022
    $1,608
    $884
  • -45%
    Saturday
    14 May, 2022
    English
    Sunday
    22 May, 2022
    $1,608
    $884
  • -45%
    Saturday
    21 May, 2022
    English
    Sunday
    29 May, 2022
    $1,608
    $884
  • -45%
    Saturday
    28 May, 2022
    English
    Sunday
    5 Jun, 2022
    $1,608
    $884
  • -45%
    Saturday
    4 Jun, 2022
    English
    Sunday
    12 Jun, 2022
    $1,578
    $867
    Only Pay $80 Deposit
  • -45%
    Saturday
    11 Jun, 2022
    English
    Sunday
    19 Jun, 2022
    $1,578
    $867
    Only Pay $80 Deposit
  • -45%
    Saturday
    18 Jun, 2022
    English
    Sunday
    26 Jun, 2022
    $1,578
    $867
    Only Pay $80 Deposit
  • -45%
    Saturday
    25 Jun, 2022
    English
    Sunday
    3 Jul, 2022
    $1,578
    $867
    Only Pay $80 Deposit
  • -45%
    Saturday
    2 Jul, 2022
    English
    Sunday
    10 Jul, 2022
    $1,578
    $867
    0% Interest Instalments
    Only Pay $80 Deposit

Frequently Asked Questions

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends after breakfast on the last day of the tour at The Oasis Hotel Pyramids in Cairo. It's now time to say goodbye to your new friends and check-out of the hotel at 11 am. Before your flight, you will be bussed back to the airport where the tour operator will bid you safe travels! Please be aware the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of the tour generally starts from The Oasis Hotel Pyramids in Cairo and as the first day is just an arrivals day you can arrive at any time. At the Cairo terminal, keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as they pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel. There is an informal meeting planned for the evening at approximately 6:00 pm so we recommend arriving beforehand so you can meet your group and fellow travellers.

      Please note that the joining point is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Group Dinner on Cruise
      Nubian Dinner
      Abu Simbel
      Hot Air Ballooning

      Please note that this list is a guideline only and that pricing will be available with your finalised travel documents.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • What is the age range?

      Generally, Travel Talk's passengers tend to be between the ages of 18 and 35, however, they do welcome more mature travellers with a young outlook. Unfortunately, children and young travellers under the age of 18 are not eligible to participate in this tour.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date, however, after your booking is finalised you will be issued with your final trip documents with your confirmed hotel list. To give you an idea of the type of accommodation TravelTalk uses on this tour, below is a list of the hotels that they generally use, but please be advised that they are subject to change:

      The Oasis Hotel Pyramids - Cairo
      Steigenberger Hotel - Luxor
      Helnan Hotel - Aswan

    • Are the flights included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner - https://flights.tourradar.com

    • Can you provide the list of guides for this tour?

      We do not have the guide list early on, as they are to be announced a couple of weeks prior to departure.

    • Can I enter the pyramid and see a mummy there?

      You'll get to visit Pyramids but you won't be able to go inside, you can see the mummy in the museums.

    • Does this tour visit the Red Sea?

      Unfortunately our 9 days tours do not visit the Red Sea, but you can surely check out our 10-12-15 days Egypt tours.

    Got a question about this tour?

    Reach out to our travel experts.

    Good to Know

    • Currency
      £
      Egyptian Pound
      Egypt
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

      Type C
      Egypt
      Type E
      Egypt
      Type F
      Egypt
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Egypt. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before May 30th, 2022 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after May 30th, 2022, a minimum payment of $80 is required to confirm your booking with Travel Talk. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 35 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Travel Talk will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Travel Talk" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Cancellation Policy
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.