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Egypt Tours

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 that cover the most popular spots 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 ancient culture of Egypt on one of our group tours, all escorted by experienced Egyptian guides qualified in Egyptology to degree level. With carefully planned itineraries that cover as much as is comfortably possible, weekly guaranteed departures and 4-5* accommodation with swimming pools for a spot of downtime each day, we’ve got Egypt well and truly covered. And if you would like to combine Egypt with neighbouring Jordan and Israel, or even Turkey, we have a selection of holidays that offer just that too.

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...

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...

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 one of our unique tours that combine the highlights of ancient Egypt with a special dawn visit to Abu Simbel to witness a true spectacle. Our Sun Festival trips coincide with the birthday (21 October) and coronation day (21 February) of King Ramses II when the temple's inner sanctum is illuminated by the sun's ray. With incredible architectural precision, Ramses II had his entire temple carefully angled and oriented for this precise event. read more

Chase the Sun

10 Days | FROM USD $1,899

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

Ramses Sunrise

10 days | FROM USD $2,399

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

Jewel of the Nile Sun Festival

11 days | FROM USD $2,499

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

Egypt XMAS and New Year Tours

Discover the delights of ancient Egypt this festive season on one of our special Christmas and New Year holidays. 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 either sailing down the Nile by felucca or topping up your tan and 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 family holidays in Egypt cater for parents with youngsters as young as five years old whilst 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...

Egypt Unplugged For Teens

11 days | FROM USD $1,499

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

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 Private Tours

For a more personalised travel experience in Egypt opt for one of our private journeys, beginning with the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the superb Egyptian Museum in Cairo. From here you can explore the best of classical Egypt from Luxor to Abu Simbel and Aswan. Cruise down the Nile or Lake Nasser visiting ancient sites along the way or simply relax under the Arabian sun beside the Red Sea resorts of Hurghada or Sharm el Sheikh. For a short weekend away or flying stopover consider one of our short Cairo city packages.

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 $539

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 $2,779

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

Egypt Day Tours

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

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 4.83 out of 5 based on 76 recent reviews — See All Egypt Reviews

I did very much enjoy this tour and my time in Egypt. This tour included all the main sites to be seen on a short trip in Egypt and is suitable for people who don't have a great deal amount of time. The schedule though is very busy, and most days there wasn't a planned or scheduled break for lunch which wasn't ideal. There needed to be a bit more organisation and better scheduling to include a time for lunch each day. And these dates also weren't there in peak season and there were little to no crowds at most places we went.

I also suggest that the welcome meeting should be the night before, not the morning of the 2nd day, as due to many delays our full days sight seeing was constantly running behind and we didn't make it to the Papyrus stop at all, and we were almost too late to even visit the Sphinx.

Our guide Dino was great and had a lot on his plate the entire time with some difficult travellers constantly causing dramas, totally commend him for how he handled things. He was very knowledgeable and great to us all.

The welcome and assistance upon arrival at the airport was an amazing addition and service, definitely a selling benefit. ”  

• Submitted 19 Nov 2015

Excellent tour, felt safe throughout the tour and Momo was an outstanding guide. He led with appropriate pace and using a variety of entertaining methods. ”  

• Submitted 6 Nov 2015

Aamer was a wonderful guide with a warm heart. I laughed, cried on the cruise and was amazed at the information about ancient Egypt he shared with us. He went out of his way to give us extra experiences of the everyday Egypt. We appreciated his local knowledge of Luxor and the hidden places within. ”  

• Submitted 4 Nov 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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Feelgood Competition Entry 'Blown away (literally and figuratively)'
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

Feelgood Competition Entry 'like we were visiting the distant past.'
Feelgood Competition Entry 'like I was in a movie but no camera crew'
Feelgood Competition Entry 'tremendous awe for the Egyptians.'
Feelgood Competition Entry 'wow factor x1000. in sync with my camel'

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

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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 a 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.

The FCO now advises against all but essential travel by air to or from Sharm el Sheikh airport. None of our group tours include Sharm el Sheikh and so our group tours remain unaffected by this latest travel alert. We will be monitoring the situation closely.
Updated: 5th November 2015

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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