Essential Egypt

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Essential Egypt - Topdeck
Essential Egypt - Topdeck
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  • Guided tours of the pyramids
  • Soak up some ancient history of Cairo
  • Ride the felucca sailboat down the Nile
  • Visit Karnak for a touch of Luxor
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Hotel, Sleeper Bus
Coach / Bus
Physical Rating
Start and end in Cairo! With the in-depth cultural tour Essential Egypt, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Cairo, Egypt and 3 other destinations in Egypt. Essential Egypt includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • WA
    Written on November 26, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was a truly incredible experience!! Our trip leader Will (Waleed) was absolutely amazing!! There is no better tour guide on the planet, this guy is awesome!! Will went above and beyond to make sure everyone in the group was having a great time from the minute everyone arrived and really made an effort to get to know everyone in the tour. Egypt is a phenomenal place that has rich history (that's an understatement), amazing culture, great people and terrific food! Top Deck do a great job in making sure you have an experience that exceeds expectations. Everything from the airport transfer, to the trip leader, to the local tour guides (the knowledge these guys had was unbelievable), the accommodation, to making sure every thing runs well and most importantly making sure everyone has a great time. I highly recommend Top Deck Egypt to anyone and can't thank Will and the whole group enough for an amazing time!
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  • A
    Written on January 27, 2008

    After taking part in this awesome adventure I would definitely recommend Topdeck as a travel company, and this particular tour as a great experience. Egypt is one of the most amazing places you will ever visit. On this tour you are able to discover the magical sights of Cairo, Aswan and Luxor, partaking in such activities as a Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza tour, Abu Simbel, felucca and camel ride down the Nile, a traditional Nubian dinner in a mud hut in middle of small village, dinner cruise down Nile in Cairo, market shopping and much much more. As well as this you get to meet some fantastic people to share your travel with, and all the time are guided by expert tour leaders. We had a great tour leader who was Oxford educated in Egyptology, who was not only very knowledgeable but had a great sense of humour and made the tour really fun. Stayed in some really nice hotels with pools to relax in after a hard days exploring the desert, the only downside of this tour being the two overnight train rides you need to take. All that is worth it will have the best travel experience and will definately want to return to feel the vibe of Egypt again!


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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Cairo, Egypt
  2. Day 2: Cairo to Aswan via Overnight Coach
  3. Day 3: Aswan
  4. Day 4: Aswan
  5. Day 5: Aswan to Luxor
  6. Day 6: Luxor to Cairo via Overnight Coach
  7. Day 7: Cairo
  8. Day 8: Cairo

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • August 1, 2016

      I am 41years old and the tour states the age range is 18-39. Can I participate in this tour?

      Unfortunately these age restrictions are set by the tour operator and have to be honoured. We do have lots of other options for Egypt though.

    • April 1, 2016

      What are the inclusions of this tour?

      Already included in the tour price for "Essential Egypt" is accommodation, transport, an expert trip leader, breakfast everyday and transfers to/from the airport.

    • April 1, 2016

      Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

      A trip note - which contains essential information about your trip will be given to you. Information such as the daily itinerary, where to meet on the first day, what time the trip starts, how to get to the joining point hotel, included activities, visa information, etc will be mentioned in there. Please contact us for this.

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      "Work hard, play hard, be kind, travel, travel, travel some more.....oh and always try the local food..."

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      It was easy to browse and book. My queries were answered quickly and the staff was friendly and very helpful. I would recommend Tour Radar without any hesitation. I recommended it to my son and he booked a trip to Colombia through Tour Radar.



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    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.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    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.
    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.


    Start and end in Cairo.
    Max group size
    30 is the maximum group size for Essential Egypt.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Topdeck to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Topdeck booking. The remaining balance is then payable 47 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 4 May 2018 the full payment of $849 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 47 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $849 for Essential Egypt, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    The following cards are accepted for Topdeck tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


    Covering a total distance of approx 1,803 km.
    • Cairo (Egypt)
    • 684 km
    • Aswan (Egypt)
    • 232 km
    • Abu Simbel (Egypt)
    • 383 km
    • Luxor (Egypt)
    • 504 km
    • Cairo (Egypt)

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