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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Turkey & Tutankhamun - 16 days Istanbul, Turkey 10 Jun 2017 USD $2,309 was $2,565 10% off Turkey & Tutankhamun - 16 days Map
Temples, Tombs, Treasury - 12 days Cairo, Egypt 09 May 2017 USD $2,425 Temples, Tombs, Treasury - 12 days Map
Egypt Unplugged - 10 days Cairo, Egypt 09 May 2017 USD $1,225 Egypt Unplugged - 10 days Map
Pharaohs Adventure - 6 days Cairo, Egypt 09 May 2017 USD $1,165 Pharaohs Adventure - 6 days Map
El Alamein & Ancient Egypt - 12 days Cairo, Egypt 10 May 2017 USD $1,735 El Alamein & Ancient Egypt - 12 days Map
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Egypt Group Tours

Delve into ancient Egypt on our group tours escorted by qualified Egyptologist guides with comfortable 4-5* accommodation throughout.

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 Festival Tours

Visit Egypt and spectacular Abu Simbel for the bi-annual Sun Festival when the sun's rays perfectly illuminate the inner sanctum of the temple.

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Abu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2017

9 days | FROM USD $1,659

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

5-star Nile Cruise Boat | EgyptJewel of the Nile Sun Festival - 11 days MapExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

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...

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King Ramses Sun Festival

12 days | FROM USD $1,699

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

Abu Simbel | EgyptAbu Simbel Sun Festival Feb 2018 - 10 Days MapExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Abu Simbel Sun Festival Feb 2018

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 Egypt this festive season with our special Christmas and New Year holidays for the Great Pyramids, Nile cruising & more.

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Festive Pharaohs Adventure

6 days | FROM USD $1,435

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

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Festive King Tut

9 days | FROM USD $1,625

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

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Festive King Ramses

13 days | FROM USD $1,735

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

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Festive Road to Jordan

15 days | FROM USD $2,095

Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, Nile felucca sailing and relaxation in...

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Egypt Family Holidays

Take the family on an adventure to Egypt with our range of carefully designed tour itineraries with fun activities for kids and adults of all ages.

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Pharaohs Adventure For Teens

6 days | FROM USD $1,165

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 $1,225

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

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Egyptian Explorer

8 days | FROM USD $1,335

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 $1,565

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

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Egypt Private Tours

Visit Egypt on your own private tour with your choice of accommodation and departure with expertly designed itineraries and local guides.

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Classical Egypt

9 Days | FROM USD $1,795

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

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Cruise Lake Nasser

11 days | FROM USD $2,765

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

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Cairo Cruise & Coast

13 days | FROM USD $2,245

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

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Cairo to Amman

15 days | FROM USD $4,555

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

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Egypt Day Tours

Short on time? Consider a day tour that covers the Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Abu Simbel & more with hotel transfers and guided sightseeing.

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Cairo: Ancient Egypt

1 day | FROM USD $110

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 $145

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

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Christian & Islamic Cairo

1 day | FROM USD $85

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

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Cairo: El Alamein

1 day | FROM USD $135

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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.

Egypt tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.84 out of 5 based on 152 recent reviews — See All Egypt Reviews

Visiting Egypt was an unforgettabke experience, from the pick up at the airport right up to drop off and assistance to get home. From day one I felt safe and at home, welcomed with open arms by our guide, Momo. We were advised of what to expect when visiting places, as well as a reasonable price of goods. When visiting various temples we were given wonderful information, at Philae we even had an imprompto play guided by Momo to help understand where the gods and goddesses fit into the picture. We were treated and made to feel like a temporary family and lasting friendships were formed. I was also given the opportunity to extend my trip and Momo as well as on the go went out of their way to make this happen. I was very sad to leave Egypt and the tour as it became a second home and family. The sites were breathtaking, the people were so welcoming and I would recommend this tour to anyone”  

cindy schoonwinkel • Submitted 13 Apr 2017

Words can’t describe what an extraordinary experience our Road to Jordan trip was. I’ve travelled a lot, with many different tour companies, and I have to say my experience on this trip (particularly in Egypt) was by far and away the best I’ve ever had.

Our Egypt guide Momo was so passionate about his country, and excited to share his vast knowledge of history with us. You couldn’t help but be swept up in his enthusiasm! He always went out of his way to ensure everyone in our group was comfortable and well briefed on our schedule, which was a little hectic (but that’s why I chose this trip, to see as much of Egypt and Jordan as possible, and it was worth the occasional long travel day!). Even with the more difficult-to-please guests (every group has one or two!), he was always patient, kind, calm, and attentive. He handled everything extremely well and always went the extra mile for our group.

Our Jordan guide Eid was equally as knowledgeable and is possibly the kindest man I’ve ever met, it was a real pleasure to travel with him. He was especially good at interacting with each person in the group and ensuring his pace worked for all of us. I saw far too many incredible sites to choose a favourite, though highlights included a hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings, relaxing in Hurghada, and of course seeing the gorgeous Petra in person.

One thing in particular I’d love to give a shout-out to is the quality of the hotels that On the Go chose for us: They were wonderful! Much swankier than any trip I’ve taken before. It was lovely to have such beautiful, luxurious rooms to relax in after a long day of exploring temples and tombs. The food was excellent as well. I met so many fantastic people in our group and we’ll definitely stay in touch (in fact some of us are already planning our next trip together).

If you’re considering this tour, or any others in this region, please don’t listen to any negative comments you may get from friends or family (‘it’s unsafe’, etc). At no point whatsoever did I feel unsafe during this trip. The people we met were so friendly, we saw so many awesome sights, and we were always well taken care of by our guides and drivers. I will definitely return someday!”  

Jenn Borton • Submitted 12 Apr 2017

Sam did a fantastic job !! I would highly recommend On The Go. ”  

Marshall Shanklin • Submitted 4 Apr 2017

Recent Travel Articles on Egypt

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News Tips and Trivia

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Discover Egypt in 2017
Make this the year you visit Egypt

Discover the remarkable history and incredible sights of Egypt in 2017. 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

Panorama of Karnak Temple in Luxor | Egypt

Egypt Video Lounge

Our pick of Egypt travel videos

Egypt Travel Updates

Up to date advice on travel to Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza | Egypt

Highlights of Ancient Egypt

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

Our comprehensive guide to the Abu Simbel Sun Festival in Egypt

Abu Simbel Sun Festival FAQ

All you need to know about the bi-annual event

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.

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.