It is hard to impress kids these days. In today’s world of high-tech marvels ancient and natural wonders are often overlooked. Thomson Family Adventures is taking family travel through Egypt in a completely new way by bringing to life the history that kids learn in school and discovering the power and mystique of ancient Egypt. See the pyramids in the morning light, explore the great temples of the Nile Valley, snorkel in the Red Sea, and experience the silent majesty of the desert.   

Egypt: Valley of the Nile begins in Cairo with tours of the archeological collections of the Egyptian Museum where the golden treasures of King Tutankhamen are found. This region is home to Egypt’s most impressive archeological sites- the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the medieval Khan el Khalili Bazaar. In Luxor, site of ancient Thebes, view the great temples and monuments of the Upper Nile. The tour also gives kids (and adults) a break from the Egyptian antiquities in the town of Sharm el Sheik for a relaxing few days of outdoor activities- swimming or snorkeling in the Red Sea with its’ great coral reef, a hike on Mt. Sinai, a camel ride in the Valley of the Mandar and a dinner with the Bedouin. Depending on the time of the year adventures abound.

Thomson Family Adventures Egypt: Valley of the Nile tour is a 10Day/9Night experience that runs various dates from February through December. Per person land cost is from $4,190 per adult, $4090 per teen/child; internal airfare $400.  

For additional information, contact Thomson Family Adventures at 800-262-6255, or visit

Learn more about Thomson Family Adventures as general manager, Jim Kackley, and I chat about what’s new in family travel in a recent radio episode of Travel Talk with Ellen Barone.

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".