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Then look no further. For groups looking to travel to Egypt, Ancient Egypt
Tours offer its services to help you plan and book your trip, while
providing our best group discount deals. We have group discount pricing
structures set up for classical tours, Nile cruises or diving bookings.
Family Tours in Egypt
if you would like to take your children for a holiday
that will be interesting, fun and rewarding for the whole family, then
these tours have been designed especially for you. We have adjusted some
of our most popular Egyptian tours through the Nile Valley, and to the Red
Sea, to ensure they are both educational and rewarding for both children
and adults. Among other changes, we have missed out some of the more
obscure temple sightseeing, added in a desert camel ride, and chosen some
more family-friendly hotels, as well as selecting guides we know work well
Small group departures are available during the school holidays, and we
can also run the tours privately for your family at any time - please
contact us for details.
To a certain extent, taking my family to Egypt recently was an
experiment. More and more, whole families are vacationing in Egypt, and
that means bringing along children of all ages. So, I wanted to know a
little more about how this works out, for both parents and kids. And the
answer is...pretty well! Everyone came home happy, from a memorable and
enjoyable trip. But we, as a family, made a few discoveries along the way.
Egypt as a tourism destination is all grown up. It has matured into a
place with something for everyone, including each member of your family.
A specific member of a family with specific interests often encourages a
trip to Egypt. Where tours are concerned, that interest is usually in
classical antiquities, though it may also be driven by an interest in
mythology, scuba diving, or even New Age discoveries. Regardless, it is
probably unusual for every member of a household to have the same reasons,
or the same level of desire to visit Egypt. This particularly applies to
children, but may also be just as applicable to one's spouse. Therefore,
certain allowances must be made to satisfy everyone.
Though our son is interested in Egypt, nevertheless getting him up early
for tours everyday not only proved to be a challenge for him, but on a few
occasions, a challenge for my wife as well. There were days where I heard
the dreaded, "What kind of vacation is this anyway...too much work!",
which mostly meant, "leave me alone, I want to sleep a little longer". And
while my wife did participate in most excursions, there were even a couple
of days that she felt like taking a break. A certain amount of
understanding is in order, as well as allowance for some mix of
After the first week, and urging my son not to miss anything, we came to a
better understanding, and established a better pace. He was truly
interested in the monuments and sightseeing, but sometimes he wanted to
relax, wake up late, and go swimming or participate in some other
activity. As we allowed this to happen, things went much more smoothly. A
few times, my wife opted to sleep in and take in some shopping instead of
Today, Egypt is more then ancient monuments. In fact, it is unlikely that
most of the tourists who come, do so for classical antiquities. Indeed,
current statistics point to Egypt's largest draw as being beach
destinations on the Red Sea and Sinai, and every day this country seems to
add new entertainment adventures.
For a typical family, including some of these non-antiquity diversions may
be a great idea. Perhaps your husband isn't that keen on the antiquities,
but playing on a championship golf course in the shadows of the Pyramids
would give him real bragging rights back home. For that matter, what about
a game of bowling along the Nile, or even a fishing trip on Lake Nasser,
where record breaking fresh water fish have been caught. For many women,
Egypt is simply a shopper's paradise and Cairo is one big mall. What makes
this all so special is it is easy for a spouse to play golf or shop while
the other takes in Sakkara or Old Cairo. For kids, there are always the
swimming pools found in most hotels, but there are also amusement parks,
Internet Cafes, and even youth clubs at many of the better hotels. Younger
kids tend to love shows including belly dancing and whirling dervish, and
generally doing the "night thing" with parents. They also seem to love
riding camels and horses, as well as sail boats on the Nile. Older kids
can enjoy just getting out on their own a bit, as well as visiting the
discos and other entertainment found at many hotels.
Sometimes we found a "taste of home" was called for. No problem as a trip
to McDonalds, Pizza Hut, TGI Fridays, or even the Hard Rock Cafe is a good
fix. Even my wife, who has a much more exotic taste for foods than I,
every so often craved a cheeseburger. She found the McDonalds in Luxor to
be exactly like home, of course with the exception that it overlooks the
Temple of Luxor.
Building in a side trip to Sharm El-Sheikh was a real bonus for the
family. While this is still Egypt, it feels nothing like the Egypt of the
Nile Valley. It is a well-organized vacation beach resort, with all manner
of water sport, from scuba to parasailing, and with no small amount of
shopping and nightlife, including good live shows all along the promenade.
And again, one spouse can easily take a side trip to St. Catherine's
Monastery and Mount Sinai, while the rest of the family suntans.
Never underestimate having friends along for the trip. Optimally, it is
great to travel with family friends, particularly where families have
similarly aged children. This can be a real godsend for the kids, but also
for the parents. There is plenty to do at most hotels, but having kids
along of a similar age will encourage them to take advantage of every
entertainment, as well as giving the grownups a break. Of course,
sometimes its nice to have along good adult friends as well.
It is all a matter of diversity, and the more diverse the family's
interests, the more diverse of a vacation one should plan to Egypt. If you
don't leave out Cairo's major league opera and art galleries, the beach,
sports of all kinds, chances are that everyone in your family will have
the time of their lives.
Group Pricing Structure is especially designed for you.
Just try it!
Tell us your group's requirements and we'll do the rest. The best deals
can be arranged if your party can travel out and back together and all
stay in the same accommodation.
Please Contact us
and one of our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with our latest
savings deal, special offers and group free places (when applicable).
Our classical / cultural tours can be as personal to you as your
finger prints, thanks to our team of experienced advisors who are here to
tailor make your dream tour. If itís a holiday of a lifetime you're after,
in a country renowned for its ancient history and culture, these tours
could be just what youíre looking for!
We offer flexible tours / programs that cover most of Egypt!! Cairo, Alex,
Luxor, Aswan, Oasis with different programs to suit your requirements. We
also handle all your visits to any historical / religious sites and offer
many optional activities to ensure that you make the most out of your time
Discover the wonders of the Nile, encompassing 5000 years of
history, from the comfort of our 5* cruise boats.
In the company of an expert Egyptologist, explore the fascinating sights
of Luxor and Aswan and many of Egypt's key historical sites, including the
Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Luxor Temple.
We offer flexible cruises between Luxor and Aswan with different programs
to suit your requirements. We also handle all your visits to the temples
and historical sites and offer many optional activities to ensure that you
make the most out of your time in Egypt.
Ancient Egypt Holidays is Egypt Travel Agency
That Can Help You Organize your trip in Egypt and discover ancient Egypt,
Nile river, Egypt pyramid, Nile cruises, or Egyptian hieroglyphics