Egypt Tours & Package Trips

Egypt Group Tours & Trips

Egypt was our first destination, way back in 1998. This means we've had a long time to perfect our Signature escorted tours and give you the best trip possible to the Land of the Pharaohs! You won't miss a thing on your Egypt package, from the Pyramids of Giza to the Valley of the Kings. Sail the Nile aboard a felucca (or upgrade to a luxury Nile cruise!), unwind on the beaches of Hurghada and delve into Cairo's best museums. You'll be escorted the entire way by a degree-qualified local English-speaking tour guide, and you'll stay in the best centrally-located 4-5 star hotels Egypt has to offer. Our Essentials tours keep costs down by making use of 3-4-star hotels!

We also offer a range of combination tour packages, so you can visit Egypt and then go on to explore Jordan and Israel, or Turkey. And our range of festive tours means you can enjoy an extra special Christmas and New Year's adventure. See our full range of Egypt trips below. You can book online, or do not hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions or would like to inquire about a trip!

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Cairo to Luxor Explorer

6 days | FROM USD $690

This tour encompasses the major highlights of Egypt. Uncover the treasures of Egypt at the Grand Egyptian...

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Classical Egypt & Nile Cruise

11 days | FROM USD $1,397

Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt and cruise the River Nile in style on this 11 day group tour taking in...

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Cairo, Cruise & Coast

13 days | FROM USD $2,300

Discover the best of Egypt and its ancient wonders on this 13 day adventure. Marvel at the legendary Pyramids...

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Alexandria, Classical Egypt & Nile Cruise

14 Days | FROM USD $2,462

Take in the best of Egypt on this 14-day tour and relax on a 5-star Nile cruise. Discover awe-inspiring...

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Ancient Wonders of Egypt by Nile Cruise

8 days | FROM USD $2,036

Join this enriching 8-day journey through the heart of Ancient Egypt, featuring a Nile Cruise. Your adventure...

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Egypt's Hidden Wonders

7 days | FROM USD $1,892

Discover Egypt's Hidden wonders on this 7-day tour. Begin in Cairo with the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, and the...

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Cairo & Ancient Luxor by Flight

7 days | FROM USD $0

Embark on a mesmerizing journey through Egypt, where the Great Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and bustling...

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Treasures of the Nile

10 days | FROM USD $2,516

PREMIUM TOUR: Discover the very best of ancient Egypt, from the Pyramids of Giza to the Valley of the...

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King Tutankhamun

10 days | FROM USD $1,058

Explore the legendary Pyramids of Giza, see King Tutankhamun's famous gold mask and uncover the secrets of the...

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Alexandria to Luxor Explorer

9 Days | FROM USD $1,415

Discover Ancient Egypt in all of its glory on this incredible 9-day group tour of Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor....

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Cairo, Nile Valley & Red Sea Resort

10 days | FROM USD $2,228

Experience the enchanting wonders of Egypt on a 10-day journey through the Nile Valley and Red Sea. Begin in...

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Highlights of Ancient Egypt by Nile Cruise

10 days | FROM USD $2,556

Embark on a captivating 10-day journey through the highlights of Ancient Egypt. Start in Cairo, exploring the...

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Jewel of the Nile

10 days | FROM USD $2,255

PREMIUM TOUR: Embark on a five star Egyptian adventure. Stay in one of Cairo's smartest hotels, cruise...

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Egypt Uncovered

11 days | FROM USD $1,475

Take in the best of ancient Egypt, from the Pyramids of Giza to the exquisite temple of Dendera and Luxor's...

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Alexandria & Ancient Egypt

13 days | FROM USD $1,875

Take in the best of Egypt on this 13 day tour which combines Mediterranean Alexandria and the Commonwealth War...

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King Ramses

13 days | FROM USD $1,362

Visit the towering Pyramids of Giza, relax on a felucca as you cruise down the Nile and discover the ancient...

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Temples, Tombs, Treasury

14 days | FROM USD $1,975

Experience the best of Egypt and Jordan on this 14 day adventure. Discover a treasure chest of ancient sites...

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Pyramids to Petra

15 days | FROM USD $1,985

Take in the highlights of Egypt and Jordan including the legendary Pyramids of Giza, Luxor's Valley of the...

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Road To Jordan

16 days | FROM USD $2,215

Discover the wonders of Egypt and Jordan on this 16 day adventure. Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, Nile felucca...

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Alexandria, Ancient Egypt & Red Sea

16 days | FROM USD $2,185

Discover the best of Egypt on this awe-inspiring 16-day guided tour, taking in the highlights of Alexandria,...

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Turkey & Tutankhamun

16 days | FROM USD $2,948

From Ottoman Istanbul, the battlefields of Gallipoli, Roman ruins, the Aegean Coast and the stunning mineral...

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Essential Egypt

8 days | FROM USD $829

A value-packed adventure through ancient Egypt in 8 days. Travelling from Cairo, home of the legendary...

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Essential Egypt by Nile Cruise

8 days | FROM USD $1,084

A value-packed adventure through ancient Egypt. Travelling from Cairo, home of the legendary Pyramids of Giza,...

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Felucca Explorer

8 Days | FROM USD $769

A value-packed adventure through ancient Egypt. Travelling from Cairo, home of the legendary Pyramids of Giza,...

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Essential Egypt & Red Sea

11 days | FROM USD $1,252

From Cairo and the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza, to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, discover the wonders...

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Essential Egypt by Nile Cruise & Red Sea

11 days | FROM USD $1,452

From the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza and Aswan's beautiful Philae Temple, to Luxor's famous Valley of the...

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Felucca Explorer & Red Sea

11 days | FROM USD $1,164

From Cairo and the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza, to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, discover the wonders...

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Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land

19 Days | FROM USD $3,305

Travelling from Cairo to Tel Aviv, take in the highlights of Egypt, Jordan and Israel, neighbouring countries,...

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Festive King Tut

10 days | FROM USD $1,555

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TOUR: Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt this Xmas or New Year. Visit the...

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Festive King Ramses

13 days | FROM USD $1,935

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TOUR: Spend Christmas and New Year in sunny Egypt! Explore legendary pyramids...

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Festive Road to Jordan

16 days | FROM USD $2,565

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TOUR: Uncover the wonders of Egypt and Jordan on this 16 day adventure....

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Essential ANZAC & Egypt 2025

11 days | FROM USD $2,300

ANZAC Day Gallipoli 2025. Starts: 23rd April. Embark on an 11-day journey through the heart of history,...

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Essential ANZAC & Felucca Explorer 2025

11 days | FROM USD $2,076

ANZAC Day Gallipoli 2025. Starts: 23rd April. Commemorate ANZAC Day at Gallipoli, then delve into Egypt's...

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ANZAC Day & Tutankhamun 2024

13 days | FROM USD $2,100

ANZAC Day Gallipoli 2024. Starts: 23rd April. Combine ANZAC Day in Turkey with the wonders of ancient Egypt in...

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ANZAC & Classical Egypt with Nile Cruise 2025

15 Days | FROM USD $3,788

ANZAC Day & Classical Egypt 2025. Starts: 23rd April. Attend the evocative ANZAC Day Dawn service in...

Ancient wonders. Hidden treasures. Make lifelong memories on our award-winning Egypt trips. Book your Egypt package today!



Once a land of dynasties and decadence; now a land where time stands still. We'll take you into the shadows of history with our Egypt tour packages.

Egypt is home to more ancient wonders than you can possibly see in one visit - though we'll give it a good go on our trips! From the iconic Pyramids of Giza in Cairo to Luxor's Valley of the Kings, you'll never run out of things to see if you come back to explore Egypt time and time again.

Discover the tombs of pharaohs in Luxor, one of the world's greatest open-air museums, and head south to the awe-inspiring temple of Abu Simbel. Cruise the mighty Nile by traditional felucca sailing boat, or by luxury Nile cruiser. For those in need of some sun, sea, and sand, many of our tours visit the popular resort of Hurghada, which is ideally located on the Red Sea with plenty of water-based activities to keep you entertained.

As a leading operator of small group Egypt tours, we offer a wide range of award-winning trips, plus a selection of private tours, family holidays, and unique adventures that take in the Sun Festival at Abu Simbel.

Egypt Private Tours & Trips

If you would like to explore Egypt on a private tour, with just a group of your friends and family, then this can be arranged for you. We can do many of our group itineraries on a private basis, or you can book a private Egypt package like the ones below. Reach out to our team for more information and to start planning your private Egypt adventure!

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Best of Cairo & Luxor

6 days | FROM USD $1,205

PRIVATE TOUR: This tour encompasses the major highlights of Egypt. Get up close and personal with the...

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Classical Egypt

9 Days | FROM USD $2,625

PRIVATE TOUR: Discover the incredible wonders of ancient Egypt in nine exhilarating days - From the...

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Egypt Highlights & Hidden Gems

11 days | FROM USD $2,375

PRIVATE TOUR: Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt and cruise the River Nile in style on this 11 day...

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Classical Egypt & Lake Nasser Cruise

10 days | FROM USD $3,035

PRIVATE TOUR: Cross the Tropic of Cancer, cruising Lake Nasser from the spectacular temple of Abu...

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Alexandria, Ancient Egypt & Nile Cruising

13 days | FROM USD $3,285

PRIVATE TOUR:Take a 13 day tour of incredible Egypt, from Mediterranean Alexandria and the Commonwealth...

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Egypt Explorer, Nile Cruise & Coast

13 days | FROM USD $2,955

PRIVATE TOUR: Explore the ancient Pyramids of Giza, cruise the River Nile and discover the wonders of...

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Cairo, Cruise & Red Sea

13 Days | FROM USD $3,245

PRIVATE TOUR: Discover the amazing highlights of Egypt, from the Pyramids and pharaohs to ancient...

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Egypt & Jordan Discovery

14 days | FROM USD $4,315

PRIVATE TOUR: Discover the best of Egypt and Jordan on an adventure that includes the phenomenal...

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Cairo to Amman

15 days | FROM USD $4,825

PRIVATE TOUR: Discovering some of the world's best archaeological sites, combine Egypt's ancient...

Egypt Family Tours

These Egypt family holidays are designed with families in mind. Our family tours are suitable for children aged 5 and over, whilst our teenager tours cater for families with older children of 10 and above. These tours have all the same great benefits of our Signature group tours, but with a bit more free time to relax by the pool. And they are a great way for kids and parents alike to meet like-minded families on holiday!

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Egyptian Express for Families

8 days | FROM USD $1,005

A one week family holiday with camel riding, boating on the Nile, a visit to a village school, pyramids, tombs...

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Egyptian Family Adventure

9 Days | FROM USD $1,345

Pharaohs, pyramids, tombs, camel riding, boating on the Nile and a visit to a village school. Combine this...

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Egyptian Family Adventure & Red Sea

13 days | FROM USD $1,905

Enjoy a fun and educational family adventure in ancient Egypt. Explore the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the...

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Best of Egypt for Teenagers

8 days | FROM USD $863

Take in the highlights of Egypt with your family on this 8 day tour including the legendary pyramids, Valley...

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Egypt & the Red Sea For Teenagers

12 days | FROM USD $1,526

Discover Egypt on this 12 day group tour for families with teens and pre-teens aged 10 years and above. Take...

Egypt Sun Festival Tours

Every year on the 22 February and 22 October, the rising sun illuminates the inner sanctum of Abu Simbel, the temple of Ramses II. It was so designed by the king himself, in order to celebrate his birthday and the anniversary of his ascension to the throne. Centuries later, travelers and locals alike come together at Abu Simbel at dawn to celebrate. For an extra special trip to Egypt, browse our range of Sun Festival tours.

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Abu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2024

10 days | FROM USD $2,605

SUN FESTIVAL TOUR: Add an extra special element to your Egyptian holiday by combining it with the...

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King Ramses Sun Festival Oct 2024

13 days | FROM USD $2,795

SUN FESTIVAL TOUR: See the mighty Pyramids of Giza, witness the spectacular Sun Festival at Abu Simbel...

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Abu Simbel Sun Festival Feb 2025

10 days | FROM USD $2,605

SUN FESTIVAL TOUR: Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt, enjoy a 5-star Nile cruise from Aswan to...

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King Ramses Sun Festival Feb 2025

13 days | FROM USD $2,795

SUN FESTIVAL TOUR: Head to the spectacular temple of Abu Simbel for the February 2025 Sun Festival and...

Egypt Short Stays & Packages

These trips are great if you're short on time, and want to spend a couple of nights in Cairo in order to see the Pyramids of Giza. These trips can also be booked in conjunction with our longer tours if you'd like to extend your stay in Egypt.

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Cairo Stopover

3 Days | FROM USD $285

PRIVATE TOUR: Stopping over in Cairo? Why not extend your stay and explore the city of a thousand...

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Cairo City Stay

4 days | FROM USD $435

PRIVATE TOUR: Explore Cairo's best loved sights, relax and unwind with our great 4 day break. Explore...

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Pyramid City

4 Days | FROM USD $645

PREMIUM PRIVATE TOUR: Take an exciting city break in captivating Cairo. Visit the legendary Pyramids...

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Alexandria City Stay

4 days | FROM USD $915

PRIVATE TOUR: Discover more of Egypt on this 4 day Alexandria City break, starting in Cairo. Visit the...

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Luxor City Stay

5 days | FROM USD $615

PRIVATE TOUR: Explore the best of Luxor with our 5-day Luxor City Stay. Immerse yourself in the...

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Cairo, Pyramids & Backstreets

5 days | FROM USD $745

PRIVATE TOUR: Get ready for a captivating Cairo adventure, starting with an exploration of the iconic...

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Cairo & Alexandria

5 days | FROM USD $925

PRIVATE TOUR: Embrace Egypt's historical treasures with our Cairo and Alexandria tour! Begin in Cairo,...

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Cairo & Alexandria Uncovered

6 days | FROM USD $1,155

PRIVATE TOUR: Begin this 6-day adventure in Cairo, where the Great Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum...

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.81 out of 5 based on 52 recent reviews — See All Egypt Reviews

This trip has been one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had. Traveling as a solo female can be intimidating but I found Egypt to be a very safe country and I never felt uncomfortable In any situation. It was beautiful to see the friendships grow in our tour group, and of course it wouldn’t have been the same without our tour guide Amir. Amir went above and beyond to make sure everyone in the group was having the best experience possible and was very knowledgeable on everything. One of the highlights of the trip was the felucca ride, an experience I will never forget. Over all I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to explore Egypt.”  

Alexis Peters • Submitted 13 Nov 2023

Visiting Egypt was an amazing experience. The entire trip went seamless without us ever having to worry about anything. The transport and accommodation were always clean and comfortable, the food options were ok and we felt safe at all times.

The itinerary included most of the main ancient sites to visit in Egypt. I also appreciated going to selected artisan shops to learn and buy natural/traditional products manufactured in Egypt.

Many thanks to our guide Amir Essam for his positive energy and bringing our group together! I was very pleased with the service with the On The Go team in Egypt. ”  

Genalda Silva • Submitted 24 Oct 2023

As a solo Traveller, I was reluctant on choosing Egypt as my destination. But I was blessed to have Amir as my tour guide. He ensured the safety and well-being of each group member. at the same time he ensured, we had fun and bonded well.

I had a great time and I would definitely recommend anyone who's taking a trip to Egypt.

Go out, book and forget all your worries.”  

Zohra Ahmad • Submitted 7 Oct 2023

Frequently asked questions about our Egypt Package Trips & Tours

Will I see the Great Pyramids on my Egypt tour?

You most certainly will. The world's last remaining ancient wonder has attracted travelers 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. Your tour guide will be able to tell you all about these legendary sites, as well as show you the best places to take photos.

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 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 Egypt holidays have been departing as scheduled ever since the initial travel ban that surrounded the Arab Spring in 2011.

There are rarely any dangerous events in Egypt these days and these are not directed at tourists. 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 some parts of Egypt but that same advice is also applied to Belgium and France. We do not visit anywhere deemed unsafe by the British Foreign Office on our tours.

In other words, Egypt is no less safe 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 as part of my Egypt package - 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 holidays 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 it will never be bigger than 24, so you're guaranteed an intimate small group tour experience. 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 Egypt trips?

You'll be staying in 4-5 star accommodation on our small group Egypt holidays, 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 Cairo International Airport, our hotels and local sites, we travel by private, modern air-conditioned vehicles.

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.

Is Egypt a safe destination for travellers from the LGBTQ+ community?

According to the 2022 LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index, Egypt scores an F rating for LGBTQ+ traveler safety, ranking 177th out of 203 countries.

Same sex marriage is illegal and there are no constitutional or worker protections in place for the LGBTQ+ community. 0 - 25% of consulted citizens consider Egypt a good place to live for gay and lesbian people. Laws prevent the discussion of pro-LGBTQ+ issues and homosexuality earns a fine and up to 3 years in prison. Possessing homosexual materials receives up to 2 years in prison and a fine.

This does not mean members of the LGBTQ+ community shouldn’t visit Egypt, but precautions should be taken when travelling. As long as you use common sense, travelling in Egypt shouldn’t be a problem. We take people of all ages, races, genders and sexualities on tour and there are rarely any issues for our travelers in the destination.

The LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index is designed to provide a good overall picture of attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community in each country and may not reflect the experience of foreign travelers to the country.

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. Many of Egypt's ancient temples are quite exposed, so it can be too hot for sightseeing at these times.

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.

Nile felucca cruise VS Luxury River Nile cruise

Many of our Egypt trips include a 2-night felucca cruise, a felucca being a traditional Egyptian sailing boat. Or you will have the option of upgrading to a 3-night luxury cruise on the Nile River. Which should you choose for your Egypt tour? There are some similarities - you'll see all the same riverside temples and sites. So it's down to you to choose which experience best suits you...

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Felucca cruise

Travelling by felucca is an authentic adventure and a great dose of genuine Egyptian culture. By day you'll lounge on comfortable cushions, jump in the Nile River for a swim and eat delicious food prepared by your onboard crew. By night you'll sleep on the same cushions, with curtains drawn around you to keep out the elements. Feluccas have a toilet onboard and are accompanied by a support boat for eating, showering, and socializing. The food is basic but hearty, and there's plenty of it. Find out more with our guide to felucca sailing.

A touch of class

Nile cruising

If you choose to upgrade to a Nile cruise, then you'll spend three nights in 5-star luxury, with one less night in the hotel at Aswan. Cabins are comfortable, with floor-to-ceiling windows for those stunning Nile-side views. You get lots of amenities, including air-conditioning, TV and mini-bar. And there's a sun deck and plunge pool to enjoy while you sail. Food is served buffet style aboard the luxury cruise, with a variety of local and international cuisine on offer. Find out more with our guide to Nile cruising.

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COMBINE YOUR EGYPT PACKAGE WITH JORDAN, ISRAEL OR TURKEY

Discover the remarkable history and incredible sights of Egypt, from the mighty pyramids to the awe-inspiring temples of Abu Simbel. Then why not continue to neighboring Jordan for the Lost City of Petra or Israel for its many important religious sites? Alternatively, you could combine with Turkey for natural wonders and Roman ruins.

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The Best of our Egypt Tours

Egypt is packed to the rafters with unmissable highlights. From the legendary pyramids to the Valley of the Kings and the beaches of Hurghada, here are the highlights of our Egypt trips.

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The Pyramids of Giza

The last surviving Ancient Wonder of the World and possibly the most recognizable landmark on the planet. No trip to Egypt is complete without a visit to the great pyramids, which is why we visit on all our Egypt tours.

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Valley of the Kings

More than 60 pharaohs were entombed here, including the Boy King Tutankhamun. Decorated in hieroglyphs with cavernous burial chambers and secret passages, delve into the tombs of ancient kings.

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River Nile

The Nile is the lifeblood of Africa, and millions of Egyptians depend on it for growing food in the Nile Valley. Watch the world go by from a traditional felucca sailing boat or take in the scenery from a luxury 5-star Nile cruise between Aswan and Luxor.

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Hurghada

Egypt's Red Sea coast is home to several popular resort towns, but Hurghada is the best. Incredible beaches, watersports, and shopping opportunities abound, with great snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities in the turquoise Red Sea waters too.

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Karnak

One of the largest temple complexes in the ancient world, Karnak was built over centuries, as one pharaoh after another added their own mark. From the towering columns of Hypostyle Hall to the incredible Avenue of the Sphinxes, you won't want to miss it.

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Philae

One of Egypt's prettiest temples, Philae is located near Aswan, on an island on the Nile. Incredibly well-preserved, it's another of Egypt's ancient sites that you may not have heard of but will stay with you forever.

Need more information? Check out our ONLINE EGYPT TRAVEL GUIDE!