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Egypt Tours and Holidays

Travel to the land of the Pharaohs with On The Go 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.

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Top Egypt Travel Deals and Upcoming Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Pharaohs Adventure - 6 days Cairo 20 Sep 2016 USD $1,079 was $1,439 25% off Pharaohs Adventure - 6 days Map
King Tutankhamun - 9 days Cairo 10 Sep 2016 USD $1,303 was $1,629 20% off King Tutankhamun - 9 days Map
Jewel of the Nile - 10 days Cairo 09 Sep 2016 USD $1,835 was $2,159 15% off Jewel of the Nile  - 10 days Map
Abu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2016 - 9 days Cairo 18 Oct 2016 USD $1,410 was $1,659 15% off Abu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2016 - 9 days Map
King Ramses Sun Festival - 13 days Cairo 18 Oct 2016 USD $1,495 was $1,759 15% off King Ramses Sun Festival - 13 days Map
Discover Egypt in 2016
Make this the year you visit Egypt

Discover the remarkable history and incredible sights of Egypt in 2016. From the mighty Pyramids of Giza to the awe-inspiring temples of Abu Simbel, we've got the perfect tour for you with the chance to visit neighbouring Jordan for the Lost City of Petra and the many important religious sites of Israel.

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 $1,239

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

King Tutankhamun

9 days | FROM USD $1,259

Kick off in Cairo and visit the phenomenal Pyramids of Giza and head...

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Turkey & Tutankhamun

16 days | FROM USD $2,739

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

Jewel of the Nile

10 days | FROM USD $1,799

Embark on a five star Egyptian adventure. Stay in one of Cairo's the a...

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Egypt Unplugged

10 days | FROM USD $1,339

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

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El Alamein & Ancient Egypt

12 days | FROM USD $1,799

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

King Ramses

13 days | FROM USD $1,349

Explore the ancient Pyramids of Giza, relax on a felucca as you cruise...

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Temples, Tombs, Treasury

12 days | FROM USD $2,339

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

Road to Jordan

15 days | FROM USD $2,529

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

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Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land

18 days | FROM USD $4,229

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

Abu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2016

9 days | FROM USD $1,659

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

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Jewel of the Nile Sun Festival

11 days | FROM USD $2,229

Staying in deluxe hotels and cruising aboard a premium 5 star Nile see...

King Ramses Sun Festival

13 days | FROM USD $1,759

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

Abu Simbel | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Abu Simbel Sun Festival Feb 2017

10 Days | FROM USD $1,759

Witness the extraordinary Sun Festival at Abu Simbel, visit the vast...

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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

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Festive Pharaohs Adventure

6 days | FROM USD $1,529

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

The Sphinx | Giza | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Festive King Tut

9 days | FROM USD $1,629

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

Beach in Hurghada | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Festive King Ramses

13 days | FROM USD $1,699

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

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Festive Road to Jordan

15 days | FROM USD $2,969

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 $1,239

This short and sweet tour of ancient Egypt is perfect for families 12...

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Egypt Unplugged For Teens

10 days | FROM USD $1,339

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

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Egyptian Explorer

8 days | FROM USD $1,339

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

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Classic Family Adventure

10 Days | FROM USD $1,569

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

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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.

The Pyramids | Giza | EgyptTailored To Suit You

Classical Egypt

9 Days | FROM USD $2,599

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

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Cruise Lake Nasser

11 days | FROM USD $3,579

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

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Cairo Cruise & Coast

13 days | FROM USD $3,029

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

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Pyramids to Petra

15 days | FROM USD $5,479

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

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.

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Cairo: Ancient Egypt

1 day | FROM USD $139

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

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Cairo: Alexandria on the Med

1 day | FROM USD $179

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

Fort of Babylon | Cairo | EgyptTailored To Suit You

Christian & Islamic Cairo

1 day | FROM USD $139

Discover ancient churches and Roman fortresses in Coptic Cairo, plus...

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Cairo: El Alamein

1 day | FROM USD $179

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

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Egypt Short Stays

Visit ancient Egypt's most impressive sights with our perfectly crafted short stays that include airport transfers, accommodation, daily breakfast and a day of guided sightseeing in one neat package. Marvel at the famed Pyramids of Giza and come face-to-face with the bejewelled death mask of King Tutankhamen at the Egyptian Museum. With our range of three or four day Cairo city stays you can opt for a day at leisure to enjoy Cairo your way and choose to stay at a deluxe hotel located a stone's throw from the Pyramids.

The Pyramids | Giza | EgyptTailored To Suit You

Cairo Stopover

3 Days | FROM USD $229

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

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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 | EgyptTailored To Suit You

Pyramid City

4 Days | FROM USD $579

Enjoy an exciting city stay in a city that never ceases to amaze. by a...

Egypt tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.8 out of 5 based on 123 recent reviews — See All Egypt Reviews

We spent 13 days on The King Ramses tour and enjoyed every minute. It was nothing short of amazing! From we arrived on day one we were looked after so well. The tour was laid out perfectly and allowed us to explore so much of ancient Egypt and get a great insight in to its vast history. I would never have thought I would have enjoyed being with a tour group and guide as much but I was very wrong in thinking that. Perhaps that's due to how lucky we were to have Dino as our tour guide. He was truly amazing. He was so knowledgeable and attentive to everyone in our group. I'm sure the questions he was asked by us he has been asked 100 times but you would never know as his manner was so relaxed and interested. He made the tour so much more enjoyable for us and I am so thankful that we had him show us around for two weeks! I would recommend this tour to any one in an instant. Without a doubt the best trip I've taken to date. Thank you!! ”  

Maria McGuill • Submitted 18 Jul 2016

Dino was great! He was calm yet super-efficient and all arrangements went flawlessly. His communications about arrangements every day were clear and relevant. We also appreciated his follow-up on our day tour in Cairo even after we left the main group.

Dino’s knowledge about Egyptian history, culture and customs is really amazing and he weaved a lot of information into very entertaining stories that made each temple and tomb “come alive”.

He is a very experienced tour guide and achieved a great balance between guiding and allowing “own time”. He made our trip to Egypt very memorable, educational and enjoyable! ”  

Vincent Oliver • Submitted 13 Jul 2016

Momo best guide we have ever had. He was full of energy and concern for our experience and our wellbeing. He astonished us with his knowledge and his passion for ancient Egypt. He worked endlessly on really long days never taking a 9-5 approach despite fasting in extremely hot conditions for Ramadan. I have never experienced a guide who was so keen to share his knowledge and passion and to truly treat us as family.

Armir was knowledgeable about Jordan but we did not get much info about the Bedouin people or the Dead Sea. Effie gave us this info when we got to Israel.

Effie was an incredible guide. He was so patient with us, we could never ask too many questions. And his knowledge of the history of the country and Jerusalem in particular was fabulous. We loved that he gave us the facts without this view, allowing us to develop or hold our own opinions. He was very generous with his time and knowledge.”  

Erin Lalor • Submitted 7 Jul 2016

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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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Recommended places to visit in Egypt

With so many ancient wonders to choose from putting together a wish-list of Egypt's sites can be slightly overwhelming so to help we've put together a selection of the best with a bit of beach and river cruising thrown in for a little variety.

Cairo - Pyramids and Treasures

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The Pyramids | Giza | Egypt

The capital of Cairo is a fascinating introduction to modern Egypt with plenty of world-class sights. The Pyramids of Giza need little introduction as the oldest and last standing Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. If you want to see some of the priceless treasures once enclosed in pharaoh's tombs, then the Egyptian Museum in Cairo is the place to go with mummies too.

Hurghada - Red Sea Relaxation

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By the beach in Hurghada | Egypt

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 town, the now popular Red Sea resort of Hurghada is the perfect place to while away the days with excellent snorkeling opportunities around the colourful coral reefs just offshore. It's also a great place to try windsurfing and kiteboarding with reliable winds year-round.

Abu Simbel - Iconic Temples

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Abu Simbel in Egypt is a real highlight of our Middle East tours

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.

Aswan - Nubian City

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Situated on the banks of the River Nile, the Nubian city of Aswan enjoys a scenic setting across from the granite-clad Elephantine Island in the south of Egypt. Here you can stroll along the broad Corniche, shop to your heart's content in the bustling souks, dine in floating restaurants, visit the impressive High Dam and explore the ancient Philae Temple on Agilika Island.

Luxor - The Valley of the Kings

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Queen Hatshepsut Temple | Luxor | Egypt

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 and Luxor. 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.

Nile Cruising - Historic Waterway

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Traditional felucca boat | Egypt

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 or opt for a luxury cruise with all mod-cons.

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.

The Pyramids of Giza | Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Our guide to seeing the best of Egypt's ancient wonders

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

Top Travel Tips

Our quick 'know before you go' reference for Egypt

Egypt Travel Updates

Up to date advice on travel to Egypt

Tourist Visas

Info on visa requirements for travel to Egypt

Panorama of Karnak Temple in Luxor | Egypt

Egypt Video Lounge

Our pick of Egypt travel videos

Traditional felucca boat | Egypt

Nile Felucca Sailing

Feluccas have plied the Nile since ancient times

Abu Simbel | Egypt

Traveller Reviews

Apparently we're pretty good at this! Read our reviews

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 and will re-evaluate this again as soon as the FCO lifts the current travel ban to Egypt's Western Desert.

The FCO currently 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 travel alert. We will be monitoring the situation closely.

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.

Egypt Entries in our #feelgoodtravel photo competition

Our winners have been announced! View the winners gallery..

Feelgood Competition Entry 'like we were visiting the distant past.'
When I travelled to Egypt I felt
like we were visiting the distant past.

“Egypt felt like a time warp. This picture was taken at the Temple of Luxor. This row of columns was built some 3400 years ago. The views of was...”

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Feelgood Competition Entry 'Enchanted'
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Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights OTG Signature
Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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