Egypt Travel Guide

Start planning your journey to the land of the Pharaohs with our handy travel guide resources. Here you'll find lots of useful information on when to go and what to see, the best ancient sights to include on your visit, what visas you'll need plus the latest travel updates on safety and security in Egypt. There's also tips on felucca sailing, reviews from our travellers and a video lounge to inspire.

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Best Places to Visit

Our choice of Egypt's top spots from the pyramids to the Red Sea resorts

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Best Time to Visit

Plan your visit with our overview on the seasons and festivals held each year

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Top Travel Tips

Start preparing for your trip with info on health advice, currency, food and more

Visas

Tourist Visas

Make sure you have the correct visa before travelling and check out our guide

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Egypt Video Lounge

Inspire a little wanderlust with our collection of favourite videos on Egypt

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Egypt Travel Updates

Stay abreast of the latest alerts on safety and security in Egypt

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Highlights of Ancient Egypt

The best ancient sites that Egypt has to offer and how best to see them

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Abu Simbel Sun Festival FAQ

All you need to know about the bi-annual event including its origins

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Sailing a felucca when you visit Egypt? Find out what to expect from the vessel

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Traveller Reviews

Still need persuading? See what our customers think about our Egypt tours

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.