There are many types of tours in Egypt, but there are a few key differences between them. Signature trips are considered mainstream. They usually have smaller group sizes and include comfortable hotels and guides, but you’ll still travel north and south by overnight train. Unlike the other types of trips, signature trips do not include most admissions or meals. In addition, they are more expensive than other types of trips. If you’re looking for a more intimate experience, consider one of these signature Egypt trips.
OAT tours are more expensive than other OAT tours
OAT is a company specializing in small-group tours that take you on cultural adventures around the world. Its mission is to serve older Americans seeking a more authentic travel experience and offers tours to many countries. They have an extensive catalog of tours, but OAT tours of Egypt are a bit more expensive than other OAT tours. Their travel style reflects the ‘old school’ appeal of the company, which still offers a physical catalog. The tours are authentic and include time spent with local people.
They include a Nile cruise
The bedroom suites of most Nile Cruises are spacious and have nice bedding and satellite TV. Some even offer bathtubs and private balconies. Other amenities include on-board shopping, a fitness center, and multiple dining options. All of these amenities are available on an All Inclusive basis. A few even have Internet access. A cruise also has a main dining room, sun deck, and dance floor. On-board tours are available daily.
They include a dive in the Red Sea
Liveaboards are a popular way to explore the underwater world. These ships can take divers to both the northern and southern regions of the Red Sea. Liveaboards are an excellent way to see the best of the area. Liveaboards can be found in all of the major cities, including Hurghada. Here you can participate in courses, daytrips, and even dive with dolphins.
They include a visit to the Great Pyramid
Several pre-arranged bus tours are available and are relatively inexpensive. If you’re not familiar with the history of Egypt or aren’t sure you want to spend a lot of money, you can even grab an Uber for around $3.50. From the airport, you can grab a taxi or book an organized tour. During the day, the site is open from 8 am to 5 pm, and 7 am to 7 pm from April to September. However, don’t plan on getting inside the Great Pyramid as the tour buses aren’t allowed to go inside.
They include a trip to the ancient workers’ village
If you’re visiting Egypt, you might consider spending the day in the ancient Workers’ Village. This ancient village, also known as Deir el-Medina, was home to craftsmen and artisans from Thebes. Many of them worked on the royal tombs. They also tended to the local water supply and were fisherman. In short, these people did whatever it took to run a middle class village.
They include a trip on the SS Sudan
In 1935, the SS Sudan reached its heyday as a luxury river cruise ship. Agatha Christie visited the Nile aboard the ship and spent most of the year there. The book, Death on the Nile, was largely inspired by the experience. However, World War II disrupted tourism to Egypt and sank the ship’s career. It lay dormant until Voyageurs du Monde acquired it in 2000 and restored it to her former glory. In 2006, the steam ship sailed again with passengers on board.
They include Cairo
Most tours of Egypt include Cairo in the itinerary, whether you are traveling with family or on a solo trip. Cairo is a busy metropolis and many flights arrive midday or late. The Cairo International Airport is located on the outskirts of the city. The travel time from the airport to the city center can take over an hour. Cairo is a densely populated area, so you may find it difficult to navigate the city’s streets. If you are planning to travel by car, hiring a driver is the better option.