Egypt Tours & Holidays
Ancient wonders. Hidden treasures. Endless seas and golden sand. Make lifelong memories on our award-winning Egypt trips.
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 tours in Egypt, we offer a wide range of award-winning itineraries, plus a selection of private tours, family holidays, and unique adventures that take in the Sun Festival at Abu Simbel.
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 tour, 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.
We also offer a range of combination tours, 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 celebration. See our full range of tours below. You can book online, or do not hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions or would like to enquire about a trip!
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 some of the private tours below off the shelf. Reach out to our team for more information!
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!
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, travellers 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.
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.
Egypt tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.8 out of 5 based on 44 recent reviews — See All Egypt Reviews
I have recently returned from a wonderful fortnight in Egypt. This took in the ancient port city of Alexandria, the war cemeteries and sites of El Alamein, and then carried on from the hustling capital city of Cairo to all the impressive monuments and temples that Egypt is famed for. The tour was made even better by the organisation that OTG provided, both at home, and also in Egypt. From the time I was met at Cairo airport by a representative, to the time I left, the whole tour ran like clockwork. We had three guides in Egypt. Shariff, who took us around Alex and El Alamein; Alam who guided us on the optional excursion around the 'Back Streets of Cairo', and finally Nader who accompanied us for the remainder of the tour. All three without exception were brilliant. Very easy to approach and converse with, fun and full of anecdotes about their country, and of life in Egypt generally. They are clearly all very proud to represent their country, and all should take groups for OTG around Egypt in the future. The trip was held together by Amr, the local rep who did all the behind the scenes work and admin. Again, nothing was too much trouble for him. The transport and drivers we had were also very good. The drivers were prompt and efficient, and the buses were clean, comfortable and very spacious. I enjoyed the felucca trip up the Nile, although the bathroom facilities were rather limited. That aside, the crew were very polite and efficient, and the chef cooked up some excellent meals for us! Possibly the only transport I wasn't so taken by was the overnight sleeper train service, particularly the journey from Cairo to Aswan. I didn't find it very comfortable, and spent most of the night awake! However, this is only a minor 'grumble', and I didn't let it detract from what was otherwise a first rate holiday. I personally had a terrific time, and would definitely recommend On The Go, and this tour, if anyone is thinking of visiting Egypt soon. ”
We toured for 23 days through Egypt, Jordan and Israel. The tour was well structured - a great itinerary and great/good guides. Our guide in Egypt Mahmoud Ramadan as excellent. He is the main reason I would recommend OnTheGo Tours. This is my fifth trip overseas and I have had countless short tour guides. He is the best! You want to request him if touring with On The Go in Egypt.
I also thoroughly enjoyed my time in Jordan. I was looking forward to Petra but was surprised by how much I loved Wadi Rum, Wadi Mujib and the Dead Sea. This was such a varied experience and a great time. We added a few days at the beginning in Cairo and a few days at the end in Tel Aviv which I would definitely recommend. Overall this was a great trip.
On The Go took very good care of us from meeting us at the airport to the transfer to the airport at the end. Great Service.”
I believed the tour was actually good. Ahmed Esmat was nice and certainly committed to his role of the tour. My two favourite days of the experience were the day visiting the Egyptian Museum as well as the Egyptian Civilisation Museum and the day going snorkelling. I also made friends with a friendly family during the tour.”
Frequently asked questions about our touring holidays in Egypt
Will I see the Great Pyramids?
What options do you offer to cruise the Nile River?
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?
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 - is this possible?
How big are your tour groups and what is the age of your travellers?
What is the standard of hotels on your trips?
What sort of transport do you use?
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+ traveller 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 travellers 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 travellers to the country.
When is the best time to visit Egypt for general sightseeing?
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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The Best of Egypt
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 our highlights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.