Ancient Egypt

Amanda's verdict
Egypt works so well for families. There is the excitement of seeing spectacular historical sites such as the Pyramids, and the friendliness of the Egyptian people. Taking a luxury cruise under sail along the Nile, watching the feluccas in the sunset, is something you and your kids will never forget. Travelling with an expert company like Cox & Kings makes all the difference.

Recommended tour operator: Cox & Kings

Cox & Kings says

Egypt is one of our most popular destinations for escorted tours and city breaks and we have increasingly been asked to create an Egypt adventure for families.

  • sail along the Nile
  • explore tombs and pyramids
  • expert guides

Perhaps your children are fascinated by the Pharaohs, hieroglyphics and all things Egyptian or it might be your dream to see Egypt’s ancient history come to life. Either way, families will find Egypt inspiring, adventurous, exciting and intoxicating with such rich experiences for children of all ages as well as their parents.

Our Dahabeya Family Adventure is the stuff of dreams. This eleven-night trip starts with a week’s luxurious cruise under sail along the Nile on board the Sonesta Dahabeya Amirat. Designed to echo the sailing vessels which carried aristocracy along the Nile in the 1920s and ’30s, there are just eight cabins and suites, so there’s an option to charter the entire vessel just for your party.

You’ll visit ancient temples as you meander from Aswan to Luxor, mooring up each night beside an island in the Nile. Other highlights include time in the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the pyramids and a private tour of the awe-inspiring Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

On our luxurious Ancient Wonders of Cairo and the Nile trip, we include a four-night cruise on the superb Sanctuary Nile Adventurer and Cox & Kings signature experiences such as a ride on a traditional sailboat – a felucca – around Elephantine Island and a private lecture about archaeological excavations.

On all our holidays, we can build in as much leisure time as you wish and our expert Egypt team can tailor-make your holiday to suit any specific interests.

We bring over 160 years’ experience to everything we do, striving always to match if not exceed your expectations. All our tour guides are as friendly, knowledgeable and experienced in guiding children as they are highly qualified (to degree level in Egyptology as a minimum).

Find out more about our family adventure in Egypt, other Egypt tour ideas and our family adventures worldwide.

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