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Home to one of the world’s first great civilisations and more ancient wonders than you can shake a stick at, Egypt needs little introduction. With world famous pyramids, tomb strewn Valley of the Kings and the mighty temples of Abu Simbel, Egypt has attracted travellers since classical times.

But there's more to Egypt than pharaohs, mummies and hieroglyphics. Take a luxury cruise or sail aboard a felucca on the longest river in the world - the Nile, or experience world class diving and snorkelling in the Red Sea.

As a leading operator in Egypt, we offer a wide range of trips from guided group and private journeys to tailor made holidays and special itineraries that take in the Sun Festival at Abu Simbel.

We hope to see you on holiday in the ancient land of Pharaohs soon.

Walk like an Egyptian
Get that true Egyptian flavour

Travelling beyond the main sites, you'll get to immerse yourself in the local way of life too - sample felafel's from Cairo's most famous sandwich market, watch a local game of football played on the banks of the Nile, have intricate henna work painted on your hands, take a dip in Cleopatra's spring and explore the numerous alleyways of Cairo's famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar.

Egypt Group Tours

Discover the spellbinding sights and rich culture of Egypt on our trips which are escorted by experienced Egyptian guides who have a degree in Egyptology. With carefully planned itineraries, weekly guaranteed departures, amazing sights and comfortable 4 and 5 star hotels - we’ve got Egypt well and truly covered. And if you would like to combine Egypt with Jordan, Israel or Turkey, we have a selection of holidays that offer just that. read more

Pharaohs Adventure

6 days | FROM USD $1,349

A compact breakaway that showcases the very best of ancient Egypt. in...

King Tutankhamen

9 days | FROM USD $1,449

Egypt at its very best! Pyramids, Pharaohs and mighty temples, Nile of...

Turkey & Tutankhamen

16 days | FROM USD $2,739

From Ottoman Istanbul, the battlefields of Gallipoli, Roman ruins, the...

Jewel of the Nile

10 days | FROM USD $2,099

Premium Tour. Enjoy a five star Egyptian adventure, Stay in one of and...

Egypt Unplugged

11 days | FROM USD $1,499

See the best of ancient Egypt, exploring pyramids, temples and the of...

El Alamein & Ancient Egypt

12 days | FROM USD $1,999

Join this 12 day tour taking in all the key sights of Egypt from tomb...


13 Days | FROM USD $1,749

On this tour of Egypt explore the spectacular Western Desert, 4x4 camp...

King Ramses

14 days | FROM USD $1,549

Looking for the definitive Egypt experience? With the iconic pyramids,...

Temples, Tombs, Treasury

13 days | FROM USD $2,579

The best of Egypt and Jordan, a treasure chest of ancient sites the of...

Road to Jordan

16 days | FROM USD $2,999

Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, Nile felucca cruising & time to relax 7...

Dunes and Tombs

18 days | FROM USD $1,999

Discover the incredible Western Oases & the stunning White Desert, of...

Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land

18 days | FROM USD $4,199

Explore the highlights of Egypt, Jordan and the promised lands of - in...

Egypt Festival Tours

For a holiday in Egypt that's out of the ordinary, consider our unique itineraries which combine the highlights of ancient Egypt, with a special visit to Abu Simbel at dawn for the Sun Festival. These Sun Festivaltrips coincide with the birthday (21 October) and coronation day (21 February) of King Ramses II. With incredible architectural precision, Ramses II had his entire temple carefully angled and oriented for the sun's rays to illuminate the temple's inner sanctum just twice a year - on his date of his ascension to the throne and on his birthday. read more

Glory of Light

9 days | FROM USD $1,729

Add an extra special element to your Egyptian holiday by combining it...

Chase the Sun

10 Days | FROM USD $1,729

Experience the best of Egypt, from the legendary Pyramids of Giza and...

Ramses Sunrise

10 days | FROM USD $2,379

See the best of ancient Egypt with the luxury of a 5 star Nile & & &...

Jewel of the Nile Sun Festival

11 days | FROM USD $2,379

Premium Tour. Staying in luxurious hotels and cruising aboard a five...

King Ramses Sun Festival

13 days | FROM USD $1,799

See the mighty pyramids, witness the spectacular Sun Festival at Abu a...

Egypt XMAS and New Year Escapes

Discover the delights of ancient Egypt this festive holiday season on one of our special Christmas and New Year escapes. Journey across Arabian lands, packed with adventure, exotic sights & sounds and plenty of Christmas cheer. These itineraries are designed so that Xmas Day and New Year’s Eve are celebrated at some of Egypt's top locations - from sailing down the Nile by felucca to topping up your tan snorkelling in the Red Sea. read more

Festive Pharaohs Adventure

6 days | FROM USD $1,429

The ideal Xmas or New Year's mini - getaway! We'll reveal the very of...

Festive King Tut

9 days | FROM USD $1,599

Classic Egypt at its best - ancient temples, tombs, Nile river topped ...

Festive King Ramses

14 days | FROM USD $1,749

Escape to sunny Egypt this festive season - explore pyramids and sail ...

Festive Road to Jordan

16 days | FROM USD $3,299

Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, Nile felucca sailing and relaxation in...

Egypt Family Holidays

Our our three family holidays cater for parents with youngsters from 5 to 17 years, our two with teens trips are perfect for parents travelling with teenagers. Our family-friendly itineraries include a range of cultural, historical and active experiences to captivate children and teens alike; whether it’s riding a camel at the Pyramids, exploring the myriad of tombs at the Valley of the Kings or sailing onboard a felucca in Aswan. read more

Pharaohs Adventure For Teens

6 days | FROM USD $1,129

This short and sweet tour of ancient Egypt is perfect for families in...

Egyptian Explorer

8 days | FROM USD $1,579

Egypt at its best! A one week family holiday with camel riding, on the...

Classic Family Adventure

10 Days | FROM USD $1,749

Pharaohs, pyramids, tombs, camel riding, boating on the Nile and a to...

Egypt Unplugged For Teens

11 days | FROM USD $1,499

See the best of ancient Egypt on this timeless tour for families with...

Pharaohs and Beaches

13 days | FROM USD $1,999

Enjoy a fun and educational family adventure in ancient Egypt. Explore...

Egypt Private Tours

Most of our private journeys begin in the capital, Cairo, where you visit the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the superb Egyptian Museum. Luxor, the site of ancient Thebes and practically a museum itself, contains an extraordinary number of monument and a must-see. Further south, Aswan has a distinct African character and its fair share of archaeological treasures and is the gateway to Abu Simbel. And for a perfect end to your holiday, head to the Red Sea for a bit of R&R.

Cairo Stopover

3 Days | FROM USD $239

Stopping over in Cairo? Why not extend your stay and explore the city...

The Mohammad Ali Mosque | Cairo | Egypt

Cairo City Stay

4 days | FROM USD $329

Enjoy a city stay with a difference in Cairo - Africa's largest city....

Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel | Egypt

Pyramid City

4 days | FROM USD $549

Enjoy a luxury city stay in a city that never ceases to amaze. by the...

The Pyramids | Giza | Egypt

Classical Egypt

9 days | FROM USD $2,599

Experience the wonders of ancient Egypt in nine intoxicating days - of...

Diving in the Red Sea | Egypt

Ancient Egypt & Red Sea

10 days | FROM USD $1,949

Combine the wonders of ancient Egypt & Red Sea relaxation. Visit the &...

Philae Temple | Aswan | Egypt

Cruise Lake Nasser

11 days | FROM USD $3,299

Cross the Tropic of Cancer, cruising from mighty Abu Simbel on board a...

Abu Simbel | Egypt

Cairo Cruise & Coast

13 days | FROM USD $2,649

There's no better way to cap your Egyptian adventure than relaxing by...

Camel Caravan | Egypt

Pyramids to Petra

15 days | FROM USD $4,289

Discovering some of the world's best archaeological sites, we combine...

Egypt Day Trips

For a really special day out, explore the world-famous pyramids and Sphinx in Giza, the inspiring temples of Abu Simbel, the delightful Mediterranean city of Alexandria or the historic battle site of El Alamein with our English speaking local guide.

Cairo: Ancient Egypt

1 day | FROM USD $139

Explore some of Cairo’s most famous sites, from the iconic Pyramids...

Cairo: Alexandria on the Med

1 day | FROM USD $159

Go underground in Alexandria and explore ancient Roman catacombs; at...

Cairo: El Alamein

1 day | FROM USD $159

Visit the historic battle site of El Alamein and pay your respects to...

Cairo: Abu Simbel by Air

1 day | FROM USD $1,399

Explore two of the most awe-inspiring temples in all of Egypt on an to...

Egypt tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.78 out of 5 based on 65 recent reviews — See All Egypt Reviews


I was lucky enough to win this tour through Flight Centre and was dreaming that this would be the trip of a lifetime. I had wanted to come to Egypt since I was about seven years old and had read about pyramids, monuments, gods and even played computer games to learn about Egypt's history.

The tour I have been on was amazing and ticked so many things off my bucket list; seeing the pyramids, the Sphinx, the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, temples and tombs and then a total change of pace with a cruise on the felucca. The other thing which made this tour very special was our guide, Momo, who's knowledge and expertise were excellent. He made it interesting and displayed a passion which I have rarely seen in other tour guides. The sheer volume of information which he has regarding Egypt is incredible and I certainly cannot fault any part of the information which he gave to us.

I will highly recommend that any one travel with On The Go and have loved every minute of my trip.

Please extend my sincerest thanks to the representatives and also our tour guide for such a life changing experience.”  

• Sep 2015

We had a wonderful time. We were truly impressed with the whole holiday and loved the fact we had VIP treatment in and out of the airport. Saleeb was a joy and really did make the holiday for us, he is so informative, but good fun at the same time.

Every thing was wonderful and we definitely would recommend you, plus look at other holidays with you in the future.”  

• Aug 2015

My partner and I booked a holiday in Egypt in February. I’ve been in touch with Sarah Bansgrove, who has been more than helpful giving me all the details that I needed about our holiday.

When we got there, we have been welcomed by Emil, a very nice guy who took us from the airport to our hotel and explained roughly what we needed to know about Cairo, how crazy the traffic is and how we are going to melt in the next day in 40 degrees visiting the pyramids.

The next day we met Momo, our tour guide. An incredibly nice guy, who shared with us his knowledge about Egypt’s ancient history. He took us to the most amazing shisha places and restaurants with traditional food, and gave us the best hints from where to buy souvenirs. Nothing was too much for him.

We’ve spent 2 days on the felucca with very nice crew and Momo took us to a Nubian village, and we saw the traditional nubian houses, a lady painted us with henna and we also had delicious tea.

Overall we had an excellent time in Egypt, On The Go Tour had offered us exactly what they said, with no extra costs. At no point during the tour did we feel in anyway unsafe or threatened. We found the people to be both friendly and welcoming. We have already recommended the tour to our friends and family.

Last but not least I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Momo for making our time in Egypt so wonderful. It definitely exceeded any expectations we held and also thank you On the Go for so many beautiful places included in this tour. ”  

• Aug 2015

Experience the real Egypt

Our team has travelled extensively throughout Egypt and it's this first-hand knowledge that sets us apart from other operators. With us you'll have an authentic travel experience and get a true local flavour of Egypt.

What better way to experience any country than through the eyes of the people who live there? All our trips are led by experienced, local guides who all have degrees in Egyptology. Our dedicated local team in Egypt have crafted well planned tours and ensure that all our hotels and support services in Egypt are regularly inspected.

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When I travelled to Egypt I felt
Blown away (literally and figuratively)

“Nothing says 'welcome to Egypt' like a machete wielding farmer after your hot air balloon lands in his crops! Priceless experience!”

by Dan George
Posted on 31 Aug 2015


Recommended places to visit in Egypt

The Pyramids | Giza | Egypt
Ancient Wonders

Pyramids of Giza

The Pyramids of Giza need little introduction, and as the oldest and last standing Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, you wouldn’t want to miss them on any trip to Egypt. Marvel at the sheer size of these ancient wonders, run your finger tips along the 4500-year old stone and crawl down a narrow passageway right into a royal burial chamber within.

Abu Simbel | Egypt
Iconic temples

Abu Simbel

Arguably one of the most impressive ancient sites in Egypt, the two rock temples of Abu Simbel were constructed in dedicated to King Ramses II and are an incredible sight to behold. Marvel at the four colossal statues guarding the entrance of the Great Temple and wander inside its central hall, small chambers and sanctuary, all decorated with hieroglyphics and deity depictions.

Traditional felucca boat | Egypt
Felucca sailng

Cruise down the Nile

With the sun on your face and wind in your hair cruising down the Nile in a traditional felucca sail boat surely is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city and dusty temple complexes. Spend two nights plying the course of the Nile, top up on your tan, dance around beachside bonfires and fall asleep under a blanket of stars.

Bir Wahed hot springs | Siwa Oasis | Egypt
Off the beaten track

Siwa Oasis

At first glimpse you may think you’ve stumbled across a mirage. A lush green oasis rising out of the desert like something out of a daydream, though this particular vision happens to be the real deal. Travelling off the beaten track to Siwa Oasis, learn about Berber culture and take a dip in the bubbling waters of Cleopatra Spring.

Queen Hatshepsut Temple | Luxor | Egypt
Desert necropolis

Valley of the Kings

A vast necropolis where elaborate royal tombs mark the burial ground of pharaohs from the New Kingdom, you won’t want to miss the Valley of the Kings on your trip to Egypt. Wander down into these underground tombs, once decorated with priceless treasures that the pharaoh would have required in the afterlife, and colourful hieroglyphics on the tomb walls.

Egyptian Museum | Cairo | Egypt
Treasures of Tutankhamen

Egyptian Museum

If you want to see some of those priceless treasures which were once enclosed in pharaoh's tombs, then the Egyptian Museum in Cairo is where you want to be. You can even explore an entire gallery devoted to the treasures unearthed in the tomb of Tutankhamen, or those with a strong stomach can enter the Mummy Room where they can see the mummified bodies of former pharaohs.

By the beach in Hurghada | Egypt
Red Sea Relaxation


What better way to top off your time in Egypt than by the sea soaking up the sun on a sandy beach. Once a small fishing down, the now popular Red Sea resort of Hurghada is the perfect place to while away the days, plus why not don a snorkel and mask and check out the excellent coral reefs just offshore.

Absolutely Fabulous! I am so impressed with everything. On the go went beyond my expectation. Thank you ”  

Egypt Travel Guide

Being well-prepared for a trip can make all the difference between a good trip and a great trip so here's our handy little guide on travel to Egypt.


Top Travel Tips

Our quick 'know before you go' reference for Egypt

Camel trekking | The Pyramids | Giza | Egypt

Best time to Visit

A year round destination with great winter sun!

Queen Hatshepsut Temple | Luxor | Egypt

Best Places To Visit

Pyramids, Abu Simbel and the best of the rest


Tourist Visas

Info on visa requirements for travel to Egypt

Abu Simbel | Egypt

Traveller Reviews

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Traditional felucca boat | Egypt

Nile Felucca Sailing

Feluccas have plied the Nile since ancient times

Get to know Egypt

Recommended Reading

  • The Harafish
    by Naguib Mahfouz
  • Egypt on the Brink
    by Tarek Osman
  • Beyond the Pyramids
    by Douglas Kennedy
Did you know...?

Facts about Egypt

  • In the land of the Pharaohs of Egypt, beer and bread was the national currency.
  • The Pyramids of Egypt were built by paid labourers, not slaves. That's a myth created by Herodotus, the Greek historian.
  • Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the death of their cats.

Egypt Travel Advice:

We keep abreast of the latest travel advice to Egypt and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Please be assured that safety of our travellers is paramount and our tours will only visit places that the Foreign Office advises are safe to travel to. We recommend that your check the latest travel advice from the relevant advisory body in your country.

With recent events in the Middle East Region, travel advice to Egypt does change from time to time. At this point in time, we are using the sleeper train service between Cairo and/or Luxor and Aswan, as the Interior Ministry in Egypt disallows foreign nationals to travel on the seated service. We are also not running tours to the Siwa Oasis for the remainder of 2015, and will re-evaluate this again in 2016.

Online travel resources for Egypt:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Bradt, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official Egypt Tourism Authority site and the latest Egypt Weather Updates from the BBC.

EGYPT TRAVEL BLOGS: These blogs offer a rare glimpse into life in Egypt - Egyptian Chronicles, Suzee In The City and Go Tell It On The Mountain.

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