What’s Included 

“Celestial Egypt” –  2027 Solar Eclipse Tour

July 28 – August 5, 2027


And Some of What Makes Our Tours Different

Traveling as a small group means that we can take very good care of our travelers!

American Tour Leader Ruth Shilling has hosted more than 70 tours of Egypt since her All One World Egypt Tours company began in 1999. Having personal relationships with people in Egypt makes our tours run smoothly, while at the same time, her understanding of the cultural differences gives our travelers a more pleasing experience. Her goal is to create the perfect, specialized tour experience for every one of her travelers. And that means YOU!

The “Celestial Egypt” itinerary has been designed to deliver a comfortable and worthwhile visit to Egypt during the very hottest time of the year. The cool morning weather will be utilized to make our sightseeing enjoyable and easy. The very hot afternoons (average temperature from 2:00-5:00 PM is 109 F/ 43 C) will be indoors where there is A/C.

Unlike the majority of the people who have come to Luxor to watch the eclipse, you will not be like those stuffed into a large crowd with limited toilet facilities while carrying all the items they might need with them. Like the turtle who carries his house on his back, all your belongings will be there with you in your cabin on the boat, including your own bathroom and shower. You’ll also have any cool drinks or food you might like in easy reach. It doesn’t get any better than that!



INCLUDED in the 9-Day “Celestial Egypt” Tour

 HOTELS/CRUISE – 8 nights

Giza Pyramids: local hotel, 1 night

Sacred Lotus Dahabiya private Nile cruise boat or similar: 7 nights


8 Buffet Breakfasts at the hotel and dahabiya, 7 Lunches, and 7 Dinners.


Bottled water is provided at all meals and during sightseeing.

Tea & Coffee are provided with breakfast.

Soft drinks are included on the cruise boat.

Note that any other drinks are not included.


You will be met inside the Cairo Airport by a professional English-speaking representative.* He will escort you to our hotel by private van.


All the entrance fees are included as per the day-by-day itinerary unless otherwise noted.


-Giza Plateau with the Sphinx and Valley Temple

-Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)

-Valley of the Kings (tombs)

-Tomb of Ramesses VI at the Valley of the Kings (extra ticket)

-Tomb of King Tutankhamen at the Valley of the Kings (extra ticket)

-Colossi of Memnon

-Esna Temple

-Karnak Temple with Open Air Museum

-Dendera Hathor Temple


Ruth Shilling is your American Tour Leader/Guide

Top-notch Egyptologist Tour Guides


Cairo/Luxor on Day 2

Luxor/Cairo on Day 9

Note that your international flights to/from Egypt are not included.


Ttransportation while on land is by private A/C buses. Some transportation within Luxor is by motorboat.


There will be porters who will move your bags from place to place, both inside and outside the hotels. These tips are included.


Tipping is an integral part of the Egyptian culture. This can be both confusing and frustrating for travelers. For this reason, we have included almost all the tips in your tour cost.


-bus drivers

-airport rep’s (except upon your arrival in Egypt)

-waiters at meals

-hotel staff: baggage, waiters, kitchen, housekeeping, reception desk

-boat staff: sailors, porters, cooks, maintenance, hosts

-antiquities guards at the sites, ticket sellers

-police, any escorts we may have

*Note that tips for our Egyptologist and Tour Leader are not included.



NOT INCLUDED in the 10-Day “Delights of Egypt” Tour


No meals are included on Day 1 – ARRIVAL DAY, as people will be arriving at different times.

Lunch at the museum on Day 2 is on your own. After the guided tour, people will have free time to continue looking at the antiquities, browse in the shops, and have lunch at one of the many eateries inside the museum.


Drinks, other than water, are not included (coffee and tea are included at breakfast). However, soft drinks are also included on the cruise boat.


If you arrive before the tour begins or depart after the tour ends. Contact Us if you need additional hotel nights.


Your international flights to/from Egypt are not included.

If you decide to leave a day early (Day 8), there will also be extra charges for transportation to the Luxor airport and your flight from Luxor to Cairo.


Travel insurance and health insurance are not included. 


-Tips for the Egyptologist/Guides and Tour Leader. Given at the end of the tour.

-If we have a Tour Director or Tour Assistant helping us during the tour, you may want to tip that person as well.

-Airport rep and driver upon your arrival in Egypt (because we are not with you)

-Hotel staff: anything you ask to have brought to your hotel room (room service, laundry, etc)

-WC/bathroom attendants will expect a small tip each time you use one (except in the hotels).


Any services you require that are not part of the group tour

Examples: laundry, phone calls, internet fees at the hotel, room service, spa treatments.


Day 8 is a FREE DAY in Luxor. There will be a variety of activities for you to choose from. This will depend on what you and others would like to do on this day.

Example: An early morning balloon ride on Day 8.


You will have opportunities to shop under the care of our Egyptian guide, as well as on your own in the street bazaar.