in the “Time & Space in the Temples & Pyramids” Egypt Tour
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 50 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.
HOTELS – 14 nights
Giza: Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa or similar, 3 nights
Luxor: Sonesta St. George or similar, 4 nights
Nile: Dahabeya Queen Farida or similar, 4 nights
Aswan: Basma Hotel or similar, 1 night
Cairo: Novotel Cairo Airport or similar, 2 nights
14 Buffet Breakfast at the hotels and dahabeya, 12 Lunches, 13 Dinners.
Bottled water is provided at all meals and during sightseeing.
Tea & Coffee are provided with breakfast.
Note that any other drinks are not included.
Cairo/Luxor on Day 4
Aswan/Cairo on Day 13
The only flights available within Egypt are with Egypt Air. This airline is owned by the government.
Note that your international flights to/from Egypt are not included.
All transportation is by private A/C buses.
You will be met at the Cairo Airport by a professional representative.* He will escort you to our hotel by private van.
*Note that this tip for the airport rep and driver is not included, as we will not be with you at that time.
PORTERS/MOVING YOUR BAGS
There will be porters who will move your bags from place to place, both inside and outside the hotels. These tips are included.
Ruth Shilling is your American Tour Leader/Guide
Ehab Mahmoud is your Egyptologist Tour Guide
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.
-airport rep’s (except upon your arrival in Egypt & departure)
-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 the tip for our Egyptologist is not included.
All the entrance fees are included as per the day-by-day itinerary unless otherwise noted.
-Special Permit for a private visit for our group in the Great Pyramid
-Tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens
-Tomb of Ramesses VI at the Valley of the Kings (extra ticket)
-Abydos Temples (Seti I Temple, Osirion & Ramesses II Temple)
-Dendera Hathor Temple
–Unas Pyramid (earliest pyramid texts)
-Abu Simbel Temples (included, no extra cost)
-Dashur Pyramids (Red & Bent Pyramids)
-2nd or 3rd Pyramid
-Solar Boat Museum
-Sphinx & Valley Temple
-Kagemni Tomb at Saqqara
-Deir El Bahari
-3 Tombs in the Valley of the Kings (your choice)
-Tomb of Ramesses VI
–Karnak Open Air Museum
-Silsila Quarries & Horemheb Temple
-Kom Ombo Temple
-Cairo Egyptian Museum
EXTRA HOTEL NIGHTS
If you arrive before the tour begins or depart after the tour ends. Contact Us if you need additional hotel nights.
-Day 1, Arrival Day: Meals before dinner are not included.
-2 lunches during full-day bus trips to Abydos and Abu Simbel (you can purchase a box lunch from the hotel or bring your own).
-1 Dinner on the afternoon/evening we fly Aswan/Cairo.
Drinks, other than water, are not included (coffee and tea are included at breakfast).
Your international flights to/from Egypt are not included.
SERVICES DONE FOR YOU PERSONALLY
Any services you require that are not part of the group tour.
Examples: laundry, phone calls, internet fees, room service, spa treatments.
WC/bathroom attendants will expect a small tip each time you use one (except in the hotels).
-Airport rep and van driver upon your arrival in Egypt and departure (because we are not with you)
-Waiters, if you go to the lounge or bar for a drink
-Hotel staff: anything you ask to have brought to your hotel room (room service, laundry, etc)
-Antiquities guards that take your picture for you or if you take a photo of them
-A tip for our Egyptologist/Guide. This is given at the end of the tour.
-Balloon Ride over the West Bank of Luxor
-Mummy Room at the Cairo Museum
-King Tut tomb in the Valley of the Kings (if it is open)
-Photographing at some sites is only allowed when you purchase a camera pass for that site. Prices are 50 EPG (about $3 USD) or 300 EPG (about $17 USD) each.
You will have opportunities to shop under the care of our Egyptian guide, as well as in the street bazaars.