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.

With an epic history dating back thousands of years, Egypt is home to more ancient wonders than you can possibly see in one visit. For many New Zealanders there is also the more recent shared history of ANZAC delivering a sense of poignancy to many of Egypt's more popular sites from the great Pyramids of Giza to the coastal city of Alexandria.

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Don your explorer's hat as you discover the incredible temples and tombs of pharaohs in Luxor, one of the world's greatest open air museums. Marvel at what modern man can achieve in Aswan with the High Dam or cruise down the Nile River stopping at impressive archaeological sites along the way. For those in need of some sun, sea and sand, the popular resort of Hurghada is ideally located on the Red Sea with plenty of water-based activities to keep you entertained.

As a leading operator in Egypt, we offer a wide range of trips from guided group tours and private journeys that cover the most popular spots to tailor-made holidays and unique adventures 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.

Upcoming Egypt Trips in 2019 & 2020

Trip NameStartsDepartingPriceMap
King Tutankhamun - 9 days Cairo , Egypt 16 Nov 2019 NZD $1,173 was $2,345 2-for-1 King Tutankhamun - 9 days Map
King Ramses - 13 days Cairo, Egypt 16 Nov 2019 NZD $1,248 was $2,495 2-for-1 King Ramses - 13 days Map
King Ramses with Cruise - 13 days Cairo, Egypt 02 Nov 2019 NZD $2,471 was $3,295 25% off King Ramses with Cruise - 13 days Map
Egypt Uncovered - 11 days Cairo, Egypt 19 Jan 2020 NZD $1,759 was $2,345 25% off Egypt Uncovered - 11 days Map
Jewel of the Nile - 10 days Cairo, Egypt 15 Nov 2019 NZD $2,676 was $3,345 20% off Jewel of the Nile  - 10 days Map

Egypt Group Tours

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Pharaohs Adventure

6 days | FROM NZD $1,695

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

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Cairo to Luxor Explorer

6 days | FROM NZD $1,245

Take in the highlights of Cairo and Luxor on this compact 6 day tour...

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King Tutankhamun

9 days | FROM NZD $1,945

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

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King Tutankhamun 2020

10 days | FROM NZD $1,995

From Cairo, visit the legendary Pyramids of Giza and the Grand...

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Jewel of the Nile

10 days | FROM NZD $2,695

Embark on a five star Egyptian adventure. Stay in one of Cairo's...

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Treasures of the Nile

10 days | FROM NZD $3,445

Discover the very best of ancient Egypt, from the Pyramids of Giza to...

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Egypt Unplugged

10 days | FROM NZD $1,945

See the best of ancient Egypt, exploring pyramids, temples and the...

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Classical Egypt & Nile Cruise

11 days | FROM NZD $2,795

Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt and cruise the River Nile in...

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Egypt Uncovered

11 days | FROM NZD $2,195

Take in the best of ancient Egypt, from the Pyramids of Giza to the...

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Alexandria & Ancient Egypt

12 days | FROM NZD $2,745

Join this 12 day tour taking in all the key sights of Egypt from tomb...

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Alexandria & Ancient Egypt 2020

13 days | FROM NZD $2,945

Take in the best of Egypt on this 13 day tour which combines...

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Cairo, Cruise & Coast

13 days | FROM NZD $2,995

Discover the best of Egypt and its ancient wonders on this 13 day...

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Temples, Tombs, Treasury

13 days | FROM NZD $3,645

A treasure chest of ancient sites awaits you, discover the famous...

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Temples, Tombs, Treasury 2020

14 days | FROM NZD $3,745

Experience the best of Egypt and Jordan on this 14 day adventure....

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King Ramses

13 days | FROM NZD $2,195

Visit the incredible Pyramids of Giza, relax on a felucca as you...

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Turkey & Tutankhamun

16 days | FROM NZD $2,995

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

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Pyramids to Petra

14 days | FROM NZD $3,795

Discover the best of Egypt and Jordan on an adventure that includes...

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Pyramids to Petra 2020

15 days | FROM NZD $3,845

Take in the highlights of Egypt and Jordan including the legendary...

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Road To Jordan

16 days | FROM NZD $3,895

Discover the wonders of Egypt and Jordan on this 16 day adventure....

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Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land

19 Days | FROM NZD $6,345

Travelling from Cairo to Tel Aviv, take in the highlights of Egypt,...

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Felucca Explorer to Luxor

8 day | FROM NZD $745

Travelling from Cairo to Luxor, take in the highlights of ancient...

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Felucca Explorer

9 days | FROM NZD $995

Take in the highlights of ancient Egypt, from the legendary Pyramids...

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Essential Egypt

9 days | FROM NZD $1,045

Discover the Great Pyramid of Giza, Luxor and the Valley of the Kings...

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An On The Go Tours group at the Pyramids of Giza | Egypt | On The Go ToursEssential Jordan & Egypt - 14 days Map

Essential Jordan & Egypt

14 days | FROM NZD $3,795

Travelling from Amman to Luxor, discover the ancient wonders of Petra,...

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Felucca Explorer & Red Sea

13 days | FROM NZD $1,795

From the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza to King Tut's tomb in the...

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The Roman Ruins of Jerash | JordanJordan & Felucca Explorer - 15 days Map

Jordan & Felucca Explorer

15 days | FROM NZD $3,895

Step back in time exploring the incredible archaeological treasures of...

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Camel trekking | Wadi Rum | JordanJordan & Egypt Discovered - 19 days Map

Jordan & Egypt Discovered

19 days | FROM NZD $4,595

From the lost city of Petra to the Pyramids of Giza, take in two...

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World Wonders Tour - 31 Days Map

World Wonders Tour

31 Days | FROM NZD $12,495

Tick off the Seven New Wonders of the World on this 31-day...

Egypt Festival Tours

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The Pyramids | Giza | EgyptAbu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2019 - 10 days Map

Abu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2019

10 days | FROM NZD $2,695

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

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5-star Nile Cruise Boat | EgyptTreasures of the Nile Sun Festival - 10 days Map

Treasures of the Nile Sun Festival

10 days | FROM NZD $4,395

Travel in style on an unforgettable 10 day journey through mesmerizing...

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King Ramses Sun Festival

13 days | FROM NZD $2,695

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

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Abu Simbel | EgyptAbu Simbel Sun Festival Feb 2020 - 11 Days Map

Abu Simbel Sun Festival Feb 2020

11 Days | FROM NZD $2,695

Witness the extraordinary Sun Festival at Abu Simbel, visit the vast...

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Luxor Temple | Luxor | EgyptRamses Sunrise Feb 2020 - 10 days Map

Ramses Sunrise Feb 2020

10 days | FROM NZD $4,045

Experience the exciting Sun Festival of King Ramses II in 5 star...

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The River Nile | EgyptSunchaser Feb 2020 - 13 Days Map

Sunchaser Feb 2020

13 Days | FROM NZD $2,895

Discover Egypt's ancient wonders and witness the phenomenal Sun...

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5-star Nile Cruise Boat | EgyptJewel of the Nile Sun Festival - 10 days Map

Jewel of the Nile Sun Festival

10 days | FROM NZD $4,045

Staying in deluxe hotels and cruising aboard a premium 5 star Nile...

Egypt XMAS and New Year Tours

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Festive Pharaohs Adventure

6 days | FROM NZD $1,995

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

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Festive King Tut

9 days | FROM NZD $2,445

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

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Festive King Ramses

13 days | FROM NZD $2,995

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

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Festive Road to Jordan

16 days | FROM NZD $4,695

Discover the wonders of Egypt and Jordan on this 16 day adventure....

More Egypt Tours

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Egypt Family Holidays

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Our family holidays in Egypt cater for parents with youngsters as young as five years old whilst our with teens tours are perfect for parents travelling with teenagers.

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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.

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Egypt Private Tours

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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.

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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.

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Egypt Short Stays

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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.

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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.

Egypt Day Tours and Excursions

Maximise your time in Egypt with our range of day tours. Take in the city sights of the capital Cairo, admire the incredible Pyramids of Giza, snorkel in the Red Sea at Hurghada or explore the ancient temples and tombs of Luxor.

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.

Recent Travel Articles on Egypt


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My Experience on a Nile Cruise in Egypt

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Combine Egypt with Jordan, Israel or Turkey
See the best of both

Discover the remarkable history and incredible sights of Egypt, from the mighty Pyramids of Giza to the awe-inspiring temples of Abu Simbel. Then why not continue to neighbouring 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.

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

The Pyramids | Giza | Egypt

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.

Abu Simbel

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.

Luxor

Queen Hatshepsut Temple | Luxor | Egypt

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

Traditional felucca boat | Egypt

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.

Hurghada

By the beach in Hurghada | Egypt

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.

Aswan

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.

Booking your Egypt tour from New Zealand

To book your tour to Egypt, please call us on +44-20-7371-1113, email us at info@onthegotours.com or book online. Alternatively, we work with a number of travel agents, so you can book through your travel agent if you prefer. Recent travel agents that booked a trip to Egypt with us:

Wanganui Flight Centre

149 Victoria Avenue , Wanganui, New Zealand, New Zealand
+64 63456 786
Cairo to Luxor Explorer - 6 days

Botany Town Flight Centre

1 Market Square, Botany Town Shopping Centre, Botany, Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9271 1065
King Tutankhamun 2020 - 10 days

Shore City Flight Centre

Cnr Lake Rd & Anzac St, Takapuna, North Shore, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9486 4363
Jewel of the Nile - 10 days

Queen Street B (was Darby Street) Flight Centre

Shop 3B National Bank Tower, , 205-225 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, NEW ZEALAND, Auckland, New Zealand
09-3096171
King Ramses - 13 days