Board a 5 Star Nile Cruise Ship and explore treasures along the Nile from more than 4000 years ago! Our child-appropriate itinerary, including special guiding, exciting activities, a ride in a hot-air balloon, and much more, will make this tour a source of long-lasting memories for you and your family. Welcome aboard!
Welcome to Egypt
Upon arrival at Luxor International Airport our representative will meet and assist you with passport control, customs formalities and handling your luggage. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel.
Child safety seats will be available upon request during the whole tour. Please let us know at the time of reservation.
Karnak and Luxor Temple
Start your Luxor-visit with a guided tour through the temples of Karnak and Luxor. Both temples are and exciting and fascinating places especially for young travelers. Surely they have heard something about the Pharaohs and their time before and maybe they even made their own investigations on temples, mummies and sarcophagus, gods andgoddesses or ancient rituals. And now, being in these places themselves, your guides will address all these topics and illustrate them with the monumental structures, beautiful carvings and very well preserved statues and reliefs.
Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon & the Luxor City Tour
After breakfast, start your day with a photo-stop at the impressive Colossi of Memnon. Then proceed to the very rich site of the Valley of the Kings with its numerous Pharaonic tombs and the giant funeral Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, once known as the »Splendor of Splendors«.
The Valley of the Kings will be a highlight for the children. Maybe already enthusiastic about the myths around Pharaoh Tutankhamen and the discovery of his tomb by Howard Carter in 1922, they will enjoy exploring some of the very well preserved tombs in the valley and studying their colorful carvings and wall paintings. However, the tomb of King Tut is open to public, it is not ranked among the most interesting ones – nevertheless, your guide will be happy to show it to you (please note that there is an additional entrance fee for this specific tomb).
In the late afternoon, drive back to Luxor and have time to relax before starting your Luxor City Tour by a traditional carriage. On your way along the Nile you will pass the Luxor Temple which is very nicely illuminated in the night and an excellent photo-opportunity.
If you and your kids are interested, you may visit the Karnak Sound & Light Show in the evening. With the aid of floodlights and projectors the temple’s walls are magnificently illuminated, while different voices bring the Pharaonic Era back to life – all in all a remarkable experience and probably the best Sound & Light Show in the country (additional admissions fees apply; please note that the show includes quite an amount of walking through the temple, sometimes in the dark).
Hot-air Balloon, the Luxor Museum & Embarkation
In the early morning, cross the Nile and board a hot-air balloon. From above enjoy the sun rising above the West Bank with the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Nile. Afterwards, head back to your hotel for breakfast and then visit the very well displayed Luxor Museum. Riding a hot-air balloon is a thrilling and exciting experience especially for young travelers – foremost as it maybe their first time ever to do it.
In the early afternoon, board your 5 Star Nile Cruise ship and have time to relax on board or to pay another visit to Luxor on your own. In the early evening leave Luxor and sail southward to Edfu.
Edfu & Kom Ombo
In the morning, reach Edfu with the famous Ptolemaic temple, built 237 BC – 57 BC. The Horus Temple of Edfu, is the most completely preserved temple in Egypt and your guide will tell you about the Horus’ myth and highlight some of the outstanding carvings on the temple’s walls.
Later that day, arrive in Kom Ombo and visit its well-known Double Temple with courts, halls and sanctuaries duplicated for two sets of gods: The southern half dedicated to the crocodile-headed god Sobek and the northern part dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus. Afterwards, sail to Aswan.
Especially the very well preserved temple in Edfu is of special interest for young travelers, as it conveys a very good idea what the Pharaonic temples looked like. In Kom Ombo, on the other hand, more than 300 crocodile mummies were found inside the temple’s precinct. Some of these exciting outcomes of the sophisticated and still unequaled process of mummification are on display.
Isis Temple of Philae, the High Dam & the Unfinished Obelisk
In the morning, take a water-cab and visit the very well preserved Isis Temple of Philae, a site as rich in history as in faith – even Napoleon’s army left a graffiti. While walking through the temple, you will not only learn about the most famous myth of Isis, Osiris and Horus and how it was related to the temple but also discover graffiti, engravings and an altar from the many centuries Christianity flourished in the temple complex.
Then pass by the High Dam and the Old Dam for a photo-stop at Lake Nasser and proceed to the Unfinished-Obelisk and learn about great Egyptian architecture and sculpture work.
The ride to the Island of Agilkia itself is an exciting experience since you will use a small water-cab like it is shown on top of this page. Afterwards, the island invites you and your family for a lengthy stay full of interesting explorations, photo-opportunities and recreation. The High Dam on the other hand is attractive especially to all those who are interested in technical stuff while the site of the Unfinished Obelisk gives insight into the taskwork of ancient sculptors. All in all a day full a different attractions where there is no need to be bored!
Elephantine Island, a Camel Ride & a Felucca Ride to the Botanical Island
In the morning, visit Elephantine Island which in ancient times stood at the borders between Egypt and Nubia. It was an excellent defensive site, a natural center for trade and a worshipping site as well. Hear its interesting story and visit the remains of the temple of Satis and one of the oldest Nilometers in Egypt, which was used as late as the 19th century. After lunch, cross the Nile and take a camel ride to the 7th century monastery of St. Simeon. The monastery was once ranked among the biggest in Egypt. The basilica, some monastic cells and the refectory are still in good shape. After your visit enjoy the scenic panorama, providing you with an excellent view over the Nile and Aswan.
Finally, in the late afternoon, promenade through the magnificent gardens on Gezira el Nabatat, the Botanical Island of Aswan (also known as “Kitchener’s Island”) with plants and palms from the African and Asian tropes and finish your day with a tranquil sail on a traditional felucca while the sun sets behind the horizon.
While the last days were mainly concerned with the history and archaeological remains of Ancient Egypt, this day comes with exciting activities (camel and felucca ride) and many opportunities to relax and look back on the past days.
After breakfast, be transferred to Aswan International Airport for final departure.
All our tours are private tours including private transportation and private guiding.
- Entrance Visa to Egypt (app. 12 € per person).
- Transportation to and from the airports in Luxor and Aswan.
- Child safety seat upon request.
- 3 nights stay in Luxor, 1 night stay in Aswan, 3 nights stay on a Nile Cruise Ship.
- Only child-friendly accommodations.
- All mentioned sightseeing tours, including transportation by private modern & tourism-licensed a/c vehicles or limousines and professional guiding by a qualified & tourism-licensed Egyptologist.
- Guiding especially suitable for children.
- Admission fees to all mentioned places.
- Felucca ride on day 7.
- Camel ride on day 7.
- Caleche tour through Luxor on day 3.
- Lunches and dinners according to the itinerary (excl. beverages).
- Recommended gratuities.
- For the time of your tour: Free Egyptian mobile phone, including 100 Egyptian Pounds worth of calling (one per group).
All prices are inclusive of all mentioned services and valid throughout the year except major holidays during the high season. Please inquire for details.
- Private tour, 1 family (2 adults, 2 children 5 to 12 years), family room: 3145 €.
- All other groups upon request.
Customize Your Tour
Please feel free to provide us with your own ideas and preferences about your tour. Our travel professionals will be happy to tailor your personalized tour exactly as you want it to be!