Travel to the land of the Pharaohs on our range of tours or discover Egypt's ancient treasures on that special tailor-made holiday. Be sure to plan ahead with our handy Egypt travel guide.

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 in 2019 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.

Upcoming Egypt Trips in 2019

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King Ramses - 13 days Cairo, Egypt 04 May 2019 USD $698 was $1,395 2-for-1 King Ramses - 13 days Map
King Ramses with Cruise - 13 days Cairo, Egypt 04 May 2019 USD $913 was $1,825 2-for-1 King Ramses with Cruise - 13 days Map
Egypt Unplugged - 10 days Cairo, Egypt 07 May 2019 USD $648 was $1,295 2-for-1 Egypt Unplugged - 10 days Map
Essential Egypt - 9 days Cairo , Egypt 18 May 2019 USD $298 was $595 2-for-1 Essential Egypt - 9 days Map
Felucca Explorer - 9 days Cairo , Egypt 18 May 2019 USD $248 was $495 2-for-1 Felucca Explorer - 9 days Map

Our Egypt Tours

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Pharaohs Adventure

Trip Type : Group Tours
6 days | FROM USD $1,095

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

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Felucca Explorer to Luxor

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 day | FROM USD $395

Travelling from Cairo to Luxor, take in the highlights of ancient...

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King Tutankhamun

Trip Type : Group Tours
9 days | FROM USD $1,295

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

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Felucca Explorer

Trip Type : Group Tours
9 days | FROM USD $495

Take in the highlights of ancient Egypt, from the legendary Pyramids...

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Essential Egypt

Trip Type : Group Tours
9 days | FROM USD $595

Discover the Great Pyramid of Giza, Luxor and the Valley of the Kings...

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Jewel of the Nile

Trip Type : Group Tours
10 days | FROM USD $1,695

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

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Treasures of the Nile

Trip Type : Group Tours
10 days | FROM USD $2,295

Discover the very best of ancient Egypt, from the Pyramids of Giza to...

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Egypt Unplugged

Trip Type : Group Tours
10 days | FROM USD $1,295

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

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Alexandria & Ancient Egypt

Trip Type : Group Tours
12 days | FROM USD $1,695

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

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Temples, Tombs, Treasury

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 days | FROM USD $2,195

A treasure chest of ancient sites awaits you, discover the famous...

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King Ramses

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 days | FROM USD $1,395

Visit the incredible Pyramids of Giza, relax on a felucca as you...

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Felucca Explorer & Red Sea

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 days | FROM USD $795

From the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza to King Tut's tomb in the...

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Pyramids to Petra

Trip Type : Group Tours
14 days | FROM USD $2,195

Discover the best of Egypt and Jordan on an adventure that includes...

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Essential Jordan & Egypt

Trip Type : Group Tours
14 days | FROM USD $2,095

Travelling from Amman to Luxor, discover the ancient wonders of Petra,...

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Jordan & Felucca Explorer

Trip Type : Group Tours
15 days | FROM USD $2,295

Step back in time exploring the incredible archaeological treasures of...

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Road To Jordan

Trip Type : Group Tours
16 days | FROM USD $2,295

Discover the wonders of Egypt and Jordan on this 16 day adventure....

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Turkey & Tutankhamun

Trip Type : Group Tours
16 days | FROM USD $1,995

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

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Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land

Trip Type : Group Tours
19 Days | FROM USD $4,995

Travelling from Cairo to Tel Aviv, take in the highlights of Egypt,...

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Jordan & Egypt Discovered

Trip Type : Group Tours
19 days | FROM USD $2,645

From the lost city of Petra to the Pyramids of Giza, take in two...

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World Wonders Tour

Trip Type : Group Tours
31 days | FROM USD $12,995

Tick off the Seven New Wonders of the World on this 31-day...

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Abu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2019

Trip Type : Festival Tours
10 days | FROM USD $1,545

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

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Treasures of the Nile Sun Festival

Trip Type : Festival Tours
10 days | FROM USD $3,295

Travel in style on an unforgettable 10 day journey through mesmerizing...

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King Ramses Sun Festival

Trip Type : Festival Tours
13 days | FROM USD $2,245

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

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Abu Simbel | EgyptAbu Simbel Sun Festival Feb 2019 - 10 Days Map

Abu Simbel Sun Festival Feb 2019

Trip Type : Festival Tours
10 Days | FROM USD $1,545

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

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Luxor Temple | Luxor | EgyptRamses Sunrise - 10 days Map

Ramses Sunrise

Trip Type : Festival Tours
10 days | FROM USD $2,795

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

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The River Nile | EgyptSunchaser - 13 Days Map

Sunchaser

Trip Type : Festival Tours
13 Days | FROM USD $2,095

Discover Egypt's ancient wonders and witness the phenomenal Sun...

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Festive Pharaohs Adventure

Trip Type : XMAS and New Year Tours
6 days | FROM USD $1,495

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

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Festive King Tut

Trip Type : XMAS and New Year Tours
9 days | FROM USD $1,595

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

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Festive King Ramses

Trip Type : XMAS and New Year Tours
13 days | FROM USD $1,695

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

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Festive Road to Jordan

Trip Type : XMAS and New Year Tours
16 days | FROM USD $2,795

Discover the wonders of Egypt and Jordan on this 16 day adventure....

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Pharaohs Adventure For Teens

Trip Type : Family Holidays
6 days | FROM USD $1,295

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

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Egypt Unplugged For Teens

Trip Type : Family Holidays
10 days | FROM USD $1,495

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

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Egyptian Express for Families

Trip Type : Family Holidays
8 days | FROM USD $1,695

A one week family holiday with camel riding, boating on the Nile, a...

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Egyptian Family Adventure

Trip Type : Family Holidays
10 Days | FROM USD $1,845

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

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Egyptian Family Adventure & Red Sea

Trip Type : Family Holidays
13 days | FROM USD $1,995

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

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The Pyramids | Giza | EgyptClassical Egypt - 9 Days Map

Classical Egypt

Trip Type : Private Tours
9 Days | FROM USD $2,045

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

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Philae Temple | Aswan | EgyptCruise Lake Nasser - 11 days Map

Cruise Lake Nasser

Trip Type : Private Tours
11 days | FROM USD $3,075

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

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Abu Simbel | EgyptCairo Cruise & Coast - 13 days Map

Cairo Cruise & Coast

Trip Type : Private Tours
13 days | FROM USD $2,395

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

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Camel Caravan | EgyptCairo to Amman - 15 days Map

Cairo to Amman

Trip Type : Private Tours
15 days | FROM USD $4,435

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

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The Pyramids | Giza | EgyptCairo Stopover - 3 Days Map

Cairo Stopover

Trip Type : Short Stays
3 Days | FROM USD $210

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

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The Mohammad Ali Mosque | Cairo | EgyptCairo City Stay - 4 days Map

Cairo City Stay

Trip Type : Short Stays
4 days | FROM USD $280

Enjoy a city stay with a difference in Cairo - Africa's largest...

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Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel | EgyptPyramid City - 4 Days Map

Pyramid City

Trip Type : Short Stays
4 Days | FROM USD $515

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

Our Egypt Trip Types

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Egypt Group Tours

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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.

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With carefully planned itineraries that cover as much as is comfortably possible, weekly guaranteed departures and 4-5 star 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.

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Egypt Tailor-made Holidays

Plan Your Dream Holiday

With a treasure chest of ancient wonders and the beautiful Red Sea, Egypt is a wonderful holiday destination. And what better way to explore than on your own bespoke tailor-made holiday?

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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. From Nile cruising to hot-air ballooning, we'll make sure your holiday is full of the activities that bring a smile to your face.

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Egypt Festival Tours

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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.

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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.

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Egypt XMAS and New Year Tours

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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.

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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.

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Egypt Family Holidays

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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.

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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.

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Egypt Private Tours

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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.

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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.

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Egypt Short Stays

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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.

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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.

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Egypt Day Tours

Maximise your time in Egypt with our range of day tours. Take in the city sights of the capital Cairo, admire the incredible Pyramids of Giza, snorkel in the Red Sea at Hurghada or explore the ancient temples and tombs of Luxor.

Egypt tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.87 out of 5 based on 440 recent reviews — See All Egypt Reviews

Your company was exceptional. Everything was on schedule, accommodation of a great standard gourmet buffet breakfasts of a high standard. Our tour guide Momo is very professional his ability to be able to liaise with all ages and personalities. His knowledge of ancient history is obvious and is passionate about the history of Egypt and enjoys informing tourists of his countries history. He is an asset to your company and couldn't have been more pleased to have had him as my guide. ”  

Dianne Nicholson • Submitted 20 Feb 2019

Visit Egypt, it will be a trip of a lifetime!

My wife and I are pretty seasoned travellers, but our trip to Egypt quickly became our favourite trip. It was our first time on a tour as well, typically we book all our own hotels, transportation, activities etc, but for Egypt, I recommend to all my friends to take a tour. Egypt's history is so rich and colourful you would never be able to get a full understanding just from reading tour books.

We did the King Ramas tour with On the Go Tours and had Momo as our tour guide. Momo was absolutely amazing, he was the perfect level of energetic and fun and knew just how to make our group connect and have fun. When explaining different parts of the history he would make the discussions interactive and engaging.

Our hotels were beautiful and clean with amazing customer service. They all seemed to have double the staff any hotels in North America have, so anything you need/want there is someone ready instantly to make it happen.

The Pyramids were incredible, as you'd expect. Philae Temple in Aswan was one of my favourite stop, it was so beautiful and detailed in just a picturesque spot on the Nile. I also loved learning about the Nubian people while in Aswan and seeing an authentic part of their traditional culture. Abu Simbel was definitely the highlight of my trip, it is a paid upgrade, but you 100% must do it. It was amazing to drive into the Sahara desert, to find this beautiful temple beside a lake. Abu Simbel has very interesting ancient and recent history. We also upgraded to the Nile cruise, I hear the Felucca was fun, but loved our time on the cruise. The meals were delicious, the staff amazing and it was so relaxing to lay by the pool. Kom Ombo was a smaller temple, mind-blowing to hear the stories of ancient Egyptians wrestling crocodiles. Luxor was cool to see, and the massive size of Karnak Temple is hard to comprehend but beautiful to walk through. Valley of the Kings was my wife's favourite part of the tour, the detailed colourful hieroglyphs and drawings are unlike anything else we saw. Hurghada was beautiful, the perfect beach vacation to relax after so much touring. The Cairo museum was very cool, with King Tut's treasures as the highlight.

Questions my Friends Ask:

Did we feel safe?

100% all the time, I felt far safer in Egypt than I did in Athens, Vancouver, LA, Seattle, Lisbon, London etc. Overall we found the Egyptians to be incredibly welcoming and just thrilled to see us.

Was it safe as a Gay Couple?

Yes, 100%. Same as with hetero couples, PDA is not recommended. But our tour guide and group all knew and we felt perfectly safe. Momo was even able to get us king beds not twins.

Did you have to cover up?

Yes, women should cover their knees and shoulders while in public. My wife is more a "Tom Boy" and was able comfortable in men's shorts and t-shirts. You do not need a scarf to cover your head as some of the other sites mention.

Were you Cat Called or felt a lot of men's attention?

We were not cat called, some shop attendants would call me beautiful to try and get my attention to their shops, but I would just smile and walk away. A did feel a few more eyes on me then I do at home, but it is more because our light skin is not the norm there. I never felt threatened or have my personal space invaded by them. ”  

Cheylene Rondpre • Submitted 20 Feb 2019

Momo was absolutely fantastic!! He definitely made the tour better than we could’ve ever imagined! The tour was well planned, with lots to do and see every day. I am recommending this tour to everyone I know! Thanks for the great experience. ”  

Melissa Rondpre • Submitted 20 Feb 2019

Frequently asked questions about our touring holidays in Egypt

Will I see the Great Pyramids?

You most certainly will. The world's last remaining ancient wonder has attracted travellers to Egypt throughout the ages and we include this must-see attraction on all our tours. You'll also see the famous Sphinx with the option to ride a camel close to the Pyramids and enter the interior of Khufu. The day of sightseeing also includes the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, home to Zhoser’s step pyramid.

What options do you offer to cruise the Nile River?

On our tours that travel as far south as Aswan, we include a two night felucca cruise as standard. Feluccas are traditional wooden sail boats with mattresses on the deck where you'll sleep at night. A support vessel accompanies the felucca with an on-board toilet and shower. There is always the option to upgrade to a 5 star Nile cruise, which offers well–appointed, outward facing cabins with air-conditioning and private bathrooms. Alternatively, our Jewel of the Nile tour features a 5 star, three night cruise as standard.

Is it safe to visit Egypt?

It's impossible to deem a country safe when you have no control over events but our tours have been departing as scheduled ever since the initial travel ban that surrounded Arab Spring. Recent events have not been directed at tourists and the popular sightseeing area along the Nile has no travel restrictions in place. The FCO advises that there is a heightened risk of terrorism in Egypt but that same advice is also applied to Belgium and France. In other words, Egypt is no unsafer than European destinations during these uncertain times. Consult our Egypt Travel Advice page for up-to-date information on the security situation in Egypt.

I want to include a visit to Petra in neighbouring Jordan - is this possible?

If you want to explore more of the region's ancient wonders, we offer a number of tours that combine Egypt with Jordan and even Israel. Ranging from 12 to 18 days, these multi-country combo tours feature the highlights of both countries including the Rose City of Petra, the otherworldly Dead Sea and the remarkable Wadi Rum. Browse our full collection of Egypt tours for more details.

How big are your tour groups and what is the age of your travellers?

Our average group size is around 14 passengers and you'll be travelling with an eclectic mix of English-speaking internationals. You can expect a wide range of ages from those in their 20s to those in their 60s or even 70s. On average though the age hovers somewhere around the early to mid 40s.

What is the standard of hotels on your trips?

You'll be staying in 4-5 star accommodation in Egypt with a mix of modern properties and grand, classical buildings that are well-known. Our hotels have been chosen for their great locations, amenities and comfort.

What sort of transport do you use?

For transfers between our hotels and the local sites we travel by private, modern air-conditioned vehicles. This includes airport transfers too. You'll also be travelling by 1st class overnight sleeper train between Cairo and Luxor/Aswan. For more information on the sleeper train in Egypt, check out our Top Travel Tips page. Between Luxor and Aswan you'll cruise the Nile by felucca for a taste of navigation that has been used in these parts for centuries.

When is the best time to visit Egypt for general sightseeing?

Visit between September and April for the most comfortable temperatures and ideal sightseeing conditions. Between March and August temperatures are high and the heat dry. You could consider going for the bi-annual Abu Simbel Sun Festival, which takes place in February and October each year. Not only is the weather great at these times of year but it means you can also coincide your trip with this special event. For more information see our best time to visit Egypt page.

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Discover the remarkable history and incredible sights of Egypt in 2019. 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.

Highlights of our Egypt tours

With so many ancient wonders to choose from, putting together a wish-list of Egypt's sites can be slightly overwhelming but you'll be pleased to know we include all the major highlights on our group tours including these top attractions.

Cairo

The Pyramids | Giza | Egypt

Discover the priceless treasures of the Egyptian Museum, including the solid gold death mask of King Tutankhamun, and visit the world-famous Great Pyramids and Sphinx.

Abu Simbel

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

Marvel at the Great Temple and its four colossal statues of Ramses II with a bolt-on to Abu Simbel on any Egypt tour that visits Aswan or opt for one of our Abu Simbel Sun Festival departures.

Luxor

Queen Hatshepsut Temple | Luxor | Egypt

Explore the royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings, gaze upon the Colossi of Memnon, visit the colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and get lost in the enormous Temple of Karnak.

Nile Cruising

Traditional felucca boat | Egypt

Spend two nights plying the course of the Nile by traditional felucca or 5 star cruise boat with stops at the temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu, and plenty of time to top up your tan.

Hurghada

By the beach in Hurghada | Egypt

Spend a few days at leisure in Egypt's Red Sea Riviera with plenty of sun, sea and sand to enjoy as well as a host of optional watersports from SCUBA diving and snorkelling to windsurfing.

Aswan

Enjoy a boat trip to Agilika Island to visit the once-sacred temples of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis, with time at leisure to shop in the colourful souqs or simply kick back and relax.