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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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.

For the latest travel updates on Egypt and how this affects our current touring arrangements please visit here.

Top Egypt Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

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King Tutankhamun - 9 days Cairo , Egypt 18 Mar 2017 USD $1,303 was $1,629 20% off King Tutankhamun - 9 days Map
Pharaohs and Beaches - 13 days Cairo, Egypt 17 Dec 2016 USD $1,359 was $1,699 20% off Pharaohs and Beaches - 13 days Map
Classic Family Adventure - 10 Days Cairo, Egypt 17 Dec 2016 USD $1,375 was $1,719 20% off Classic Family Adventure - 10 Days Map
Egyptian Explorer - 8 days Cairo, Egypt 17 Dec 2016 USD $1,191 was $1,489 20% off Egyptian Explorer - 8 days Map
Egypt Unplugged For Teens - 10 days Cairo, Egypt 24 Dec 2016 USD $1,303 was $1,629 20% off Egypt Unplugged For Teens - 10 days Map

Egypt Group Tours

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 $2,335

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...

Egypt Unplugged

10 days | FROM USD $1,339

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

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...

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Road to Jordan

15 days | FROM USD $2,529

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

Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land

18 days | FROM USD $4,229

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

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.

Egypt Festival Tours

Abu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2017

9 days | FROM USD $1,659

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

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

12 days | FROM USD $1,699

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

Abu Simbel Sun Festival Feb 2017

10 Days | FROM USD $1,759

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

Ramses Sunrise

10 days | FROM USD $2,229

Experience the exciting Sun Festival of King Ramses II in 5 star As as...

Sunchaser

13 Days | FROM USD $1,759

The Sun Festival for the mighty King Ramses ll at Abu Simbel, sailing...

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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

The architectural brilliance of the ancient Egyptians: The original Abu Simbel temple was built in the 13th century BC by King Ramses II. With four separate statues depicting Ramses at various stages of his adult life at the temple's entrance, it’s an impressive monument before one even enters. Carved out of the mountainside, the temple’s inner sanctum also has four statues; three of which - Amun-Re, Re-Herakhte and Ramses the god - are illuminated by the sun’s rays twice a year on the sun festival, whilst the statute of Ptah (the god of darkness) remains in the shadows. But the wonders don’t stop there. In the late 1960s, the shoreline of Lake Nasser was in danger of eroding the temple foundations and damaging it permanently. Engineers relocated the temple further up the bank, which means it now aligns with the sun a day later than it did in Ramses' day.

Egypt XMAS and New Year Tours

Festive Pharaohs Adventure

6 days | FROM USD $1,529

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

Festive King Tut

9 days | FROM USD $1,629

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

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...

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

With over 15 years of experience running tours in Egypt including our special Christmas & New Year departures, you can rest assured of a high quality festive holiday in the sunshine with top hotels and local guides booked a year in advance.

Egypt Family Holidays

Pharaohs Adventure For Teens

6 days | FROM USD $1,239

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

Egypt Unplugged For Teens

10 days | FROM USD $1,339

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

Egyptian Explorer

8 days | FROM USD $1,339

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

Classic Family Adventure

10 Days | FROM USD $1,569

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

Pharaohs and Beaches

13 days | FROM USD $1,699

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

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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

Hotels on our family vacations have been specifically chosen for their family-friendly facilities. All the hotels have a swimming pool ensuring kids and teens are kept entertained during free time and allowing parents and guardians time to relax too. All excursions have been carefully planned and there's plenty of free time on tour to take it easy or head off and do your own thing. For a relaxing end to your holiday, our Pharaohs & Beaches and Egypt Unplugged with Teens itineraries include a 3-night beach stay on the Red Sea at Hurghada so you'll have plenty of seaside fun with some great snorkelling around the fabulous reefs too.

Egypt Private Tours

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Classical Egypt

9 Days | FROM USD $2,599

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

Philae Temple | Aswan | EgyptCruise Lake Nasser - 11 days MapTailored To Suit You

Cruise Lake Nasser

11 days | FROM USD $3,579

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

Abu Simbel | EgyptCairo Cruise & Coast - 13 days MapTailored To Suit You

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...

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.

Egypt Day Tours

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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...

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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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Cairo: Abu Simbel by Air

1 day | FROM USD $1,379

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

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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.

Egypt Short Stays

The Pyramids | Giza | EgyptCairo Stopover - 3 Days MapTailored 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....

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Pyramid City

4 Days | FROM USD $579

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

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.

Egypt tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.83 out of 5 based on 133 recent reviews — See All Egypt Reviews

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We would like to vote for Mahmoud Ramadan as tour guide of the year. We had several guides during our tour and Mahmoud was the most knowledgeable, flexible and professional guide during the time of the tour. He is very passionate about his job and deserves this award; and trip to turkey. Please ensure he receives two votes from us.

Kind regards

Sharon and Colin”  

Sharon Clarke and Colin marshall • Submitted 20 Nov 2016

Mahmoud was fantastic. I truly hope he does well. Its a difficult situation in egypt and he handled all questions with professionalism and diplomacy.

I would love to have employees like him!

Regards

Sharon ”  

Sharon Clarke • Submitted 20 Nov 2016

We had a wonderful time in Egypt, the places visited are amazing, we had the best group of friends and the best guides: Dino in Cairo, Aswan and Horghada, and Aamer in Luxor!”  

Karina Amaral • Submitted 11 Nov 2016

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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.

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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.

Queen Hatshepsut Temple | Luxor | Egypt

Best Places to Visit

Pyramids, Abu Simbel and the best of the rest

Best Time to Visit

A year round destination with great winter sun!

Top Travel Tips

Our quick 'know before you go' reference for Egypt

Tourist Visas

Info on visa requirements for travel to Egypt

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Egypt Video Lounge

Our pick of Egypt travel videos

Egypt Travel Updates

Up to date advice on travel to Egypt

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Highlights of Ancient Egypt

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

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Nile Felucca Sailing

Feluccas have plied the Nile since ancient times

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Traveller Reviews

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Get to know Egypt

Recommended Reading

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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.

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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