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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

12-Night Private Tour: Amarna and El Minya with Cruise and Train
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About
Discover the new era of Egyptian historical sightseeing in Cairo. Visit and tour El Minya land of Akhenaten and the Royal Family Tomb of Akhenaten is the burial place of the Pharaoh Akhenaten, in the Royal Wadi in Amarna. Tour and visit Beni Hassan Tombs, Tuna EL Gabel and Tel El Amarna. Only through this tour, you can find the real historic treasures the Northern Tombs among which Ahmose tomb, Huya tomb and Mery-Re I tomb and the Southern Tombs among which, the tomb of Ay and tomb of Mahu. then continue to the most important tombs and temples in Luxor.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, German, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, German, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8261P10
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • 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.
Exclusions
  • 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
Duration
13 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Our guide or airport representative will pick a customer from their hotel or airport. Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, our representatives will meet and assist you all through the formal procedures at Cairo International Airport. Same-day or next you will meet your Egyptologist guide who will explain your tour details, Show your activities, You can ask him about your dreams, of course, will get true. Our philosophy you are not our customer you are our friend, Feel like you are at home between your family.
  • Airports:
  • Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
  • Luxor International Airport, Egypt
  • Aswan International Airport, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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 travelers 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • 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.
Exclusions
  • 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
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Our guide or airport representative will pick a customer from their hotel or airport. Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, our representatives will meet and assist you all through the formal procedures at Cairo International Airport. Same-day or next you will meet your Egyptologist guide who will explain your tour details, Show your activities, You can ask him about your dreams, of course, will get true. Our philosophy you are not our customer you are our friend, Feel like you are at home between your family.
  • Airports:
  • Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
  • Luxor International Airport, Egypt
  • Aswan International Airport, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
13 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travelers 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
Overview
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
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Merryn Chynoweth
1 contribution
The experience of a lifetime!
Nov 2019 • Friends
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 Cairo, Tharwat for Amarna and Beni Hassan, and Rafai from Luxor to Aswan. All were very competent and fun to be around! I highly recommend these guys!
The trip ran smoothly with small deviations to the given itinerary for the purpose of convenience - for example, Amarna one day with Beni Hassan the next. The only change these days was that the Boundary Stela was added but we did not make it to the Southern Rock Tombs. This was a bit disappointing for me as I hoped to see the Aten temples in the main city on the way through but we ran out of time. I will just have to come back again!

The service was very good. Water was provided and the guides were very attentive to our needs. All the travelling from place to place was in a private air conditioned vehicle. Guides helped by letting us know when we were going to change drivers so that we could tip them (tipping is a foreign concept for us in New Zealand). Highly recommended! You won’t be disappointed!
Written November 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

luna samocha
1 contribution
Cairo & Nile cruise by Salah Explore plus
May 2019
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
Written August 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Patrick S
Tampa, FL42 contributions
Professional no-worries enjoyable tour
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 hotel. Not a single worry in this tour. One caution, however. Entrance are not covered and they add up rapidly. And, photo fees to shoot pictures at many of these sites also add up. Tour guides are dedicated and work hard to help you navigate through all this. Nada and Rafe and expert guides and trusted, flexible operators. Take their advice and you won't go wrong. They have no control, however, over outsiders. EVERYBODY has their hand out for a gratuity. Use the bathroom? Tip. Open a door for you? Tip. Answer a question? Tip. As for the sites, they are all spectacular and worth seeing. Take the optional tours to Abu Simbel and Philae. They will cap your trip.
Written January 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

danielU7191YF
Jerusalem, Israel1 contribution
Excellent adventure, well organized
Oct 2018 • Couples
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 called Salah who ensured that the itinerary of our trip was perfect to suit our needs, He communicated with us before month of our start tour, During our 12 days we managed unusuall trip like Amarna, wow magnifecient temples you must see and tour it. 5-day Nile river Cruise, a hot air balloon ride over the valley of kings, a visit to Abu Simbel

From the moment we landed in Cairo we were treated so soft, they were always asking about our suitable time to start tour,

Luxor so nice place, we must try more days there to can cover all temples, Dendera so nice trip and temple to visit

We returned home with ton of photos never forgot this adventure, thank you big boss “Salah” 😊 hhhhhhh
Written October 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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samuelmila2000
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What an awesome experience.
Mo Sobhi our tour guide was so knowledgeable and accompany us all sailing cruise ship from Aswan. The land tours we
tommylareen3000
tommylareen3000
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We had the best tour guide ever!
We had the best tour guide ever! (Mo Sobhi). He was amazing. Very upbeat, knowledgeable and welcoming. He made me
Compass52921828667
Compass52921828667
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So amazing tour with an amazing service
I recently returned from Egypt..the tour was excellent specially with the excellent tour guide in Cairo, Mo Sobhy a
simon_r_henry
simon_r_henry
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Egypt, our Dream more than twenty years
We (mine – husband – two daughters) are enjoying the tour with Explore Plus, Our Cairo guide was Mo Sobhi another g
Jef_3722
Jef_3722
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An excellent experience
An excellent experience! We started in Cairo and took the Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Our guide was very accom
cameronclark8
cameronclark8
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An amazing experience
We had a great experience in Egypt with our guides Mohammed in Cairo, and Rocky (Ragab) in Aswan and Luxor. Both we
Rajesh-Indian
Rajesh-Indian
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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
eaglezip17
eaglezip17
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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
desireeCavazos
desireeCavazos
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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
Meander622099
Meander622099
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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.
philipogreece
philipogreece
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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
Samuelheikins66
Samuelheikins66
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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
32cynthiaq
32cynthiaq
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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
213maziarm
213maziarm
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Recommended
This is a well managed tour. I highly recommend it specially for those who are short on time and want to visit majo
StevenBe001
StevenBe001
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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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