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 tour operator in Egypt, we offer a wide range of tours from guided group tours and private tours to tailormade holidays and special tours that take in the Sun Festival at Abu Simbel.
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Walk like an Egyptian
On our group tours in Egypt, travelling beyond the main sites, you'll get to immerse yourself in the local way of life too - sample felafel' 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 and feet, take a dip in Cleopatra's spring and meander through the alleyways of Cairo's famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar.
Styles of travel to Egypt
From guided group tours or family adventures to tailor-made holiday and special tours over Christmas and the New Year, we're bound to have a travel style to Egypt that's perfect for you. Our tours suit travellers of all ages and there are no single supplements on our tours to Egypt too.
Ideal for a cultural visit to Egypt, our extensive range of Egypt group tours are escorted by experienced Egyptian tour guides. With carefully planned itineraries, weekly guaranteed tour departures, amazing sights and comfortable 4 and 5 star hotels – we’ve got Egypt well and truly covered!
With a treasure chest of ancient wonders and the beautiful Red Sea, Egypt is a wonderful holiday destination. Whatever your interests, our travel consultants will handpick unique sites to see, things to do and places to stay to ensure your holiday to Egypt is one of a kind.
If you fancy doing something on the exotic side this festive season, why not journey to The Land of the Pharaohs on one of our Christmas and New Year group tours. Take in the history and culture of this ancient land with plenty of local experiences and Christmas cheer along the way. Unwrap your presents while sailing down the Nile, ring in the New Year in Cairo and much more.
For an extra special Egyptian adventure, consider timing your visit to coincide with the biannual Abu Simbel Sun Festival. Twice a year on the birth and coronation day of King Ramses II in October and February an architectural phenomenon takes place at this iconic temple complex, when the rays of the rising sun shine directly into the inner sanctuary of the Great Temple.
Our family holidays to Egypt are designed specifically for parents with youngsters from 5 - 17 years of age and our 'Egypt with teens' tours are perfect for parents travelling with teenagers. Included are a range of cultural, historical and active experiences to captivate children and teens alike; whether it’s riding a camel at Pyramids, exploring the of tombs at the Valley of the Kings or sailing down the Nile.
Browse our classical itineraries to the land of the Pharaohs. On a private tour, you'll be accompanied with our degree qualified local Egyptologist guides who'll bring the best of ancient Egypt to life. If one of our group tours fits the bill, we can arrange this on a private basis for you as well.
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 tours of Egypt 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.
“I travelled with a few friends throughout Egypt with on the go tours and during the entire trip we were left staring in awe at all the wonderful and...”
by Mark Holznagel
Posted on 29 Jul 2015
Recommended places to visit in Egypt
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Egypt Travel Guide
Our quick 'know before you go' reference for Egypt
A year round destination with great winter sun!
Pyramids, Abu Simbel and the best of the rest
Info on visa requirements for travel to Egypt
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Feluccas have plied the Nile since ancient times