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Home to deserted ancient wonders, colourful markets, spectacular landscapes and the beautiful Red Sea, Egypt is a wonderful holiday destination and certainly a very interesting and intriguing place to explore. The Pyramids of Giza, ancient Luxor and seaside Hurghada are popular choices for a first time visit to Egypt and Mediterranean Alexandria and the remote Siwa Oasis are recommended for a longer holiday to Egypt or for returning travellers.

Whatever your interests, our tailor made team will handpick unique sites to see, things to do and places to stay to ensure your tailor made holiday to Egypt is one of a kind.

Luxor Temple | Luxor | Egypt

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A classic holiday itinerary to the land of the Pharaoh's includes key sites of ancient Egypt - the giant pyramids at Giza and historic Luxor with iconic sites such as the Valley of Kings, Karnak Temple and Luxor temple, best visited when it's illuminated at night. Further south in Upper Egypt, is Aswan on the banks of the Nile, and gateway to the temple of Abu Simbel, undoubtedly one of Egypt's biggest draw cards. Nile cruising is a popular too as are the Red Sea resorts of Hurghada and Sharm-El-Sheikh.

Giza Highlight

Pyramids of Giza

Known as Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, the legendary Pyramids of Giza are the sole survivors of the ancient Greek-Listed Seven Wonders of the World and the planet’s oldest tourist attraction. A highly skilled group of mathematicians, masons, surveyors and stonecutters were behind the design and construction of the pyramids, which were built to protect the mummies of the pharaohs and the treasures they took with them to the afterlife. It is estimated that around 2.5 million limestone blocks, ...
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Abu Simbel Highlight

Abu Simbel

The great Sun Temple of King Ramses II at Abu Simbel was created to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler King Ramses II. Guarding the entrance to the temple (built between 1290 and 1224 BC) and hewn into the side of a mountain are four famous colossal statues of the pharaoh himself. The other rock cut temple at Abu Simbel is the Temple of Hathor, which is fronted by six massive standing statues. Four of them represent King Ramses II, the other two are of his beloved wife - Queen Nefertari. The ...
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Luxor Highlight


As the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, 4000-year old Luxor has frequently been characterised as the "world's greatest open air museum". Straddling the River Nile, the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city located on the East Bank, whilst immediately across the Nile on the West Bank, lie the myriad monuments, temples and tombs that comprise The Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. The Temple of Karnak - a spectacular open-air of to ...
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Lake Nasser Highlight

Lake Nasser

A modern feat of engineering, the High Dam contains 18 times the amount of material used in the construction of Cheops, the largest pyramid at Giza. The by-product for this awesome construction is Lake Nasser – the world’s largest artificial lake! The Egyptian name is in honour of President Gamal Abdel Nasser, who was the mastermind behind the controversial High Dam project. However, cultivable land has increased considerably and the High Dam’s hydroelectric station has doubled Egypt’s 5 ...
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Aswan Highlight


Egypt's southernmost city, Aswan, occupies an enviable position on the First Cataract of the Nile, where the river's mighty waters flow around the granite clad Elephantine Island steeped in palm groves and tropical plants. Small enough to navigate on foot and graced with a beautiful setting and little rain, Aswan has long been a favourite winter resort. Time can easily be spent strolling along the broad Corniche watching sailboats tack, ambling around the city's souk renowned as the best outside ...
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Nile cruise boat

Nile Cruising

An enjoyable experience in Egypt is to cruise the mighty River Nile. Anchoring away from either Luxor or Aswan, Nile cruisers ply their route from Luxor south to Aswan or Aswan north to Luxor. Beside the relaxing river and sometime village views from aboard, ashore there are subject to one's itinerary and local conditions, sightseeing possibilities at Edfu and Kom Ombo. Having the distinction of being the largest and most completely preserved pharaonic, albeit Greek-built, temple in Egypt, of ...
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Siwa Oasis Highlight

Siwa Oasis

Located between the Qattara Depression and the Egyptian Sand Sea in the Libyan Desert, just 50 km east of the Libyan border and nearly 560 km from Cairo, Siwa Oasis is one of Egypt’s most isolated settlements. Around 80km in length and some 20 km wide, Siwa supports a population of around 23,000 people, most of whom are ethnic Berbers, who have their own culture and customs and speak a Berber language called Siwi, rather than Arabic. Agriculture is the mainstay with mostly date and olive by ...
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White Desert Highlight

White Desert

The White Desert is made up of unusual white rock formations, which have formed as a result of erosion of the limestone bases, over centuries of wind blowing through the desert. The shapes are incredible, defying gravity with their small bases holding up huge rocks. Everywhere you look, different formations rise up out of the desert floor, forming a variety of shapes. The colours change with the changing light of the day, with moonlight giving an eerie feel to the snowy looking surroundings ...
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Egypt tailor made reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on 6 recent reviews — See All Reviews


Very pleasant and very helpful”  

• Jul 2015


What was really outstanding was the way we were met at every airport AND fast-tracked through checkin and out. It was so lovely to have someone help out and deal with local custom and langauge. This probably sets you apart from other tour companies I have dealt with - an excellent service.

Our guides were extremely knowledgable and helpful. One small criticism could be that at times they were over knowledgable! Our Cairo guide couldn't cope when he was unable to tell his story about the site or artifact we were seeing. I think they need to be a bit more flexible. Its fine to know the history of everything but really, as a tourist, you do get a bit lost with all this. This was MY holiday and I would have been happy to ask when needed, but he insisted I listen to him constantly. It's obviously the Egyptian way, but I would have liked a wee bit more independance at times. That said, I did love their stories!

We had a couple of injuries in Aswan and my daughter required assistance with a wheelchair and cane and the itinerary had to be altered a little. Bishoy was excellent, helpful and I felt so grateful to have his assistance.

Our Luxor guide was funny, friendly and knowledgable. We were not the easist customers, expecially with an injury to deal with, but they handled us wth lots of love and care. I am extremely grateful for this.

We tailor made our tour and it didn't disappoint. Again, the only small criticism is that we could have fitted a lot more in. Initially when we were sorting out our itinerary, there were times we were advised that we couldn't do a particular thing because there wasn't enough time. We discovered there actually was plenty of time and in fact could have crammed a bit more in. ”  

• Jan 2015

Excellent guide in mahommed very informative and attentive.agents and drivers friendly and efficient.would recommend on the go travel.

Cruise was excellent great food and attentive crew.”  

• Dec 2014

Archaeological hidden gems

The Temple of Hathor at the cult site of Dendera is one of the best preserved ancient buildings in all of Egypt, but surprisingly not one of the most frequented. Built at the very end of the Pharaonic period the temple remains virtually intact with a great stone roof, towering columns, dark chambers, underground crypt and winding stair cases all carved with hieroglyphics. Dendera and its wonders are only a short distance from Luxor and can easily be explored on a day trip.

Inspirations for a holiday in Egypt

If you’ve already got the main highlights you want to see pencilled in to your tailor made itinerary, consider filling in the gaps with some unique cultural experiences. Here’s our pick of recommendations to get you inspired.

Hot air ballooning | Luxor | Egypt
See Luxor from above

Hot air balloon at sunrise

While exploring the temples and tombs of Luxor on foot is an incredible experience in itself, seeing the city from above really is something else entirely. Drift silently over temples, ancient sites, ruins and village on an early morning hot air balloon ride. Marvel at the views, wave down to the locals and witness the sunrise over the Valley of the Kings – simply spectacular!

Valley of the Whales | Egypt
Discover desert fossils

Valley of the Whales

Get off the well-beaten track and explore the spectacular desert of Wadi Al-Hitan. Located southeast of Cairo in the Western Desert via an unpaved track across unmarked desert sands this UNESCO World Heritage Site has earned itself the nickname Valley of the Whales, as here you’ll find the world’s greatest collection of skeletal fossils from the earlier forms of shark and whale.

Temple of Abydos | Egypt | Photo courtesy of Vyacheslav Argenberg
Explore hidden gems

Abydos and Dendera

While famous temples like Karnak and Luxor top most travellers bucket lists there are plenty of other impressive sites off the beaten track. Located in rural Egypt, the temples of Dendera and Abydos are the perfect examples of this as not only are they fascinating and peaceful to explore away from the crowds, but they also give you the chance to see the rural way of life that still pervades in the area.

Diving in the Red Sea | Egypt
Go Red Sea Diving


Take the plunge and explore the underwater world of the Red Sea, teeming with fish and brightly colourful coral reefs. Hurghada is a hotspot for divers and snorkelers alike and it’s no wonder why with classic wreck sites, impressive reefs and submarine caves. Whether you are a beginner, pro-diver or prefer to stick to a snorkel and mask you are sure to be impressed by the underwater delights of Hurghada.

Quat Bay Fort | Alexandria | Egypt
Descend into the Catacombs


Once the centre of the Ancient World, rivalling the great cities of Athens and Rome, today Alexandria is a thriving modern metropolis but evidence of its past can still be found above and below the city’s streets. Heading underground discover a vast network of staircases, passages and tombs thought to form the largest Roman burial site in Egypt.

Abu Simbel | Egypt
Go cruising

Lake Nasser

While most travellers will not leave Egypt without spending a night or two cruising down the Nile, if you’ve got some extra time on your hands consider spending some time on Lake Nasser too. Here you can reach otherwise inaccessible ancient monuments and temples, including the Temple of Amada and Kalabsha. But the real highlight here are the awe-inspiring rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel, which are an absolute must see on any trip to Egypt.

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Get off the beaten track

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