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 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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Egypt Group Tours

Camel trekking | The Pyramids | Giza | EgyptPharaohs Adventure - 6 days MapExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Pharaohs Adventure

6 days | FROM USD $1,165

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

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King Tutankhamun

9 days | FROM USD $1,255

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

Turkey & Tutankhamun

16 days | FROM USD $2,335

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

5-star Nile Cruise Boat | EgyptJewel of the Nile  - 10 days MapExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Jewel of the Nile

10 days | FROM USD $1,695

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 $1,225

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El Alamein & Ancient Egypt

12 days | FROM USD $1,735

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Temples, Tombs, Treasury

12 days | FROM USD $2,425

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Pyramids to Petra

14 days | FROM USD $2,475

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King Ramses

13 days | FROM USD $1,345

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Road to Jordan

15 days | FROM USD $2,525

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Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land

18 days | FROM USD $4,225

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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. 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

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Abu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2017

9 days | FROM USD $1,659

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Jewel of the Nile Sun Festival

11 days | FROM USD $2,229

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King Ramses Sun Festival

12 days | FROM USD $1,699

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Abu Simbel Sun Festival Feb 2018

10 Days | FROM USD $1,759

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Ramses Sunrise

10 days | FROM USD $2,229

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Sunchaser

13 Days | FROM USD $1,759

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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

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Festive Pharaohs Adventure

6 days | FROM USD $1,435

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Festive King Ramses

13 days | FROM USD $1,735

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Festive Road to Jordan

15 days | FROM USD $2,095

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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. 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

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Classic Family Adventure

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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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Cruise Lake Nasser

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Cairo Cruise & Coast

13 days | FROM USD $2,245

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Cairo to Amman

15 days | FROM USD $4,555

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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. 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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1 day | FROM USD $110

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1 day | FROM USD $145

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Christian & Islamic Cairo

1 day | FROM USD $85

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1 day | FROM USD $135

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1 day | FROM USD $1,150

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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

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3 Days | FROM USD $195

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Cairo City Stay

4 days | FROM USD $330

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Pyramid City

4 Days | FROM USD $475

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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. 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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Tailor-made Holidays

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? 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.

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.

Egypt tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.84 out of 5 based on 213 recent reviews — See All Egypt Reviews

The tour was amazing ! What our tour guide 'Momo'' doesn't know about Egypt and it's history is not worth knowing. He went over and above to made sure everyone had a great tour and was always the ultimate professional, I can't sing his praises enough. Never at any stage of the tour did I ever feel unsafe or uncomfortable, the Egyptian people were so kind and friendly to us all.

I would highly recommend this tour and especially 'Momo' to all my family and friends.”  

Mary Bourke • Submitted 28 May 2017

Having done a bit of travelling in the past, I wasn't really sure what to expect from such a different destination, but I can't believe how safe and comfortable I felt in Egypt! Everyone will have something to say because of how the media has brainwashed us, but do not even hesitate about going to Egypt, it is such a beautiful country full of lovely people.

Every hotel we stayed at was absolutely beautiful, only a few issues here and there with air conditioning and fridges not working, but there was never any hesitation to help us and fix any problems we had

Everyone was trying to talk me out of the felucca but I'm so happy I went. Those few days were some of the most fun I've had in a long time and if you are at any point trying to decide between felucca or cruise upgrade, DEFINITELY go with the felucca.

Our guide Momo was absolutely incredible!! I can't believe how much I learnt from him on this trip. I was really impressed that he took us to local cafes and restaurants after our day was over and gave us great tips and tricks regarding vendors and purchasing souvenirs. We had him from day one right until the end for all extra day trips and so happy that we did!

Days were spent exploring temples and learning all about Ancient Egypt and nights were spend chilling out, getting to know each other and creating friendships with people from all over the world.

Having never been on a tour before, I was rather skeptical but not really keen to do Egypt on my own. So happy that I chose On the Go for my first experience and will definitely be recommending this trip to anyone wanting to explore Egypt.”  

Markus Johnston • Submitted 28 May 2017

I cannot express how incredible this tour was!

Everyone knows about the pyramids and the Sphinx but King Ramses took us to SO many places that we never knew about until this trip. The country itself is so incredible and beautiful, I couldn't recommend it more. I've never felt more safe and comfortable in another country and we learnt so much from our guide Momo. He mixed fun with education and made the whole trip so memorable. If anyone is thinking of going to Egypt, don't even hesitate! King Ramses was great because we had a full-on week of seeing everything then had four days in Hurghada relaxing on the beach. An excellent balance. Aside from the main tour, Momo took us to local restaurants and cafes, markets and stores to experience everything Egypt has to offer and I will definitely be coming back!”  

Jessica Fisk • Submitted 21 May 2017

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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

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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.

Hurghada

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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.

Abu Simbel

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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.

Aswan

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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.

Luxor

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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

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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.

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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.

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Best Time to Visit

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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 Travel Updates

Up to date advice on travel to Egypt

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Highlights of Ancient Egypt

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Facts about Egypt

  • In the land of the Pharaohs of Egypt, beer and bread was the national currency.
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  • 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.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Egypt Tourism Authority site and the latest Egypt Weather Updates from the BBC.

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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