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.

Egypt has long attracted British archaeologists seeking to discover ancient treasures, from the tombs of the Valley of the Kings to King Tutankhamen's iconic death mask. Today, Egypt continues to entice British travellers looking to explore those same wonders with the Pyramids of Giza likely to be top on everyone's list. Luxor, one of the world's greatest open-air museums, would be a close second with its incredible temple complexes and royal tombs. With year-round warm temperatures and daily sunshine, Egypt also satisfies the British love of good weather and what better way to enjoy it than with a cruise down the Nile river.

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And if that wasn't enough to tempt you then how about combining your trip to Egypt with the spectacle of the sun festival at Abu Simbel or with some downtime by the Red Sea?

Recently scooping second prize at the British Travel Awards for Best Operator to North Africa, we've got an amazing collection of Egypt tours to suit everyone covering the most popular spots so join us for your adventure to the land of Pharaohs.

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 06 Oct 2018 £1,156 was £1,445 20% off Turkey & Tutankhamun - 16 days Map
Essential Egypt - 9 days Cairo , Egypt 27 Oct 2018 £356 was £445 20% off Essential Egypt - 9 days Map
Felucca Explorer - 9 days Cairo , Egypt 27 Oct 2018 £316 was £395 20% off Felucca Explorer - 9 days Map
Classic Family Adventure - 10 Days Cairo, Egypt 20 Oct 2018 £718 was £845 15% off Classic Family Adventure - 10 Days Map
Egyptian Explorer - 8 days Cairo, Egypt 20 Oct 2018 £676 was £795 15% off Egyptian Explorer - 8 days Map

Our Egypt Tours

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Pharaohs Adventure

Trip Type : Group Tours
6 days | FROM £645

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

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Felucca Explorer to Luxor

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 day | FROM £245

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

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King Tutankhamun

Trip Type : Group Tours
9 days | FROM £745

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

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Felucca Explorer

Trip Type : Group Tours
9 days | FROM £295

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

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Essential Egypt

Trip Type : Group Tours
9 days | FROM £365

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

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Jewel of the Nile

Trip Type : Group Tours
10 days | FROM £1,045

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

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Treasures of the Nile

Trip Type : Group Tours
10 days | FROM £1,395

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

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Egypt Unplugged

Trip Type : Group Tours
10 days | FROM £745

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

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Alexandria & Ancient Egypt

Trip Type : Group Tours
12 days | FROM £995

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

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Temples, Tombs, Treasury

Trip Type : Group Tours
12 days | FROM £1,245

Experience the best of Egypt and Jordan on this 12 day adventure....

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Temples, Tombs, Treasury 2019

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 days | FROM £1,295

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

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King Ramses

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 days | FROM £795

Explore the ancient Pyramids of Giza, relax on a felucca as you cruise...

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Felucca Explorer & Red Sea

Trip Type : Group Tours
13 days | FROM £495

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

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Pyramids to Petra

Trip Type : Group Tours
14 days | FROM £1,345

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

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Essential Jordan & Egypt

Trip Type : Group Tours
14 days | FROM £1,345

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

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Jordan & Felucca Explorer

Trip Type : Group Tours
15 days | FROM £1,445

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

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Road to Jordan

Trip Type : Group Tours
15 days | FROM £1,345

Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, Nile felucca cruising & time to relax...

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Road To Jordan 2019

Trip Type : Group Tours
16 days | FROM £1,345

Explore some of the fascinating history of Egypt by visiting the...

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Turkey & Tutankhamun

Trip Type : Group Tours
16 days | FROM £1,245

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

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Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land

Trip Type : Group Tours
18 days | FROM £2,245

Explore the highlights of Egypt, Jordan and the promised lands of...

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Pyramids, Petra and Promised Land 2019

Trip Type : Group Tours
19 Days | FROM £2,395

Take a journey through legendary sights and cities on this 19 day tour...

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Jordan & Egypt Discovered

Trip Type : Group Tours
19 days | FROM £1,595

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

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World Wonders Tour

Trip Type : Group Tours
31 days | FROM £6,295

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

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Abu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2018

Trip Type : Festival Tours
10 days | FROM £945

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

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Jewel of the Nile Sun Festival

Trip Type : Festival Tours
10 days | FROM £1,545

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

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King Ramses Sun Festival

Trip Type : Festival Tours
12 days | FROM £1,045

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

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Abu Simbel Sun Festival Feb 2019

Trip Type : Festival Tours
10 Days | FROM £945

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

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Ramses Sunrise

Trip Type : Festival Tours
10 days | FROM £1,295

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

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Sunchaser

Trip Type : Festival Tours
13 Days | FROM £1,045

The Sun Festival for the mighty King Ramses ll at Abu Simbel, sailing...

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Festive Pharaohs Adventure

Trip Type : XMAS and New Year Tours
6 days | FROM £845

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

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Festive King Tut

Trip Type : XMAS and New Year Tours
9 days | FROM £945

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

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Festive King Ramses

Trip Type : XMAS and New Year Tours
13 days | FROM £995

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

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Festive Road to Jordan

Trip Type : XMAS and New Year Tours
15 days | FROM £1,595

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

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Pharaohs Adventure For Teens

Trip Type : Family Holidays
6 days | FROM £645

This short and sweet tour of ancient Egypt is perfect for families...

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Egypt Unplugged For Teens

Trip Type : Family Holidays
10 days | FROM £745

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

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Egyptian Explorer

Trip Type : Family Holidays
8 days | FROM £795

A one week family holiday with camel riding, boating on the Nile, a...

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Classic Family Adventure

Trip Type : Family Holidays
10 Days | FROM £845

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

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Pharaohs and Beaches

Trip Type : Family Holidays
13 days | FROM £945

Enjoy a fun and educational family adventure in ancient Egypt. Explore...

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Classical Egypt

Trip Type : Private Tours
9 Days | FROM £1,245

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

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Cruise Lake Nasser

Trip Type : Private Tours
11 days | FROM £1,845

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

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Cairo Cruise & Coast

Trip Type : Private Tours
13 days | FROM £1,445

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

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Cairo to Amman

Trip Type : Private Tours
15 days | FROM £2,695

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Cairo Stopover

Trip Type : Short Stays
3 Days | FROM £135

Stopping over in Cairo? Why not extend your stay and explore the city...

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Cairo City Stay

Trip Type : Short Stays
4 days | FROM £175

Enjoy a city stay with a difference in Cairo - Africa's largest...

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Pyramid City

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4 Days | FROM £295

Enjoy an exciting city stay in a city that never ceases to amaze....

Our Egypt Trip Types

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Egypt Group Tours

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Discover the spellbinding sights and rich ancient culture of Egypt on one of our group tours, all escorted by experienced Egyptian guides qualified in Egyptology to degree level.

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With carefully planned itineraries that cover as much as is comfortably possible, weekly guaranteed departures and 4-5 star accommodation with swimming pools for a spot of downtime each day, we’ve got Egypt well and truly covered. And if you would like to combine Egypt with neighbouring Jordan and Israel, or even Turkey, we have a selection of holidays that offer just that too.

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Egypt Tailor-made Holidays

Plan Your Dream Holiday

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?

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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.

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Egypt Festival Tours

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For a holiday in Egypt that's out of the ordinary, consider one of our unique tours that combine the highlights of ancient Egypt with a special dawn visit to Abu Simbel to witness a true spectacle.

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Our Sun Festival trips coincide with the birthday (21 October) and coronation day (21 February) of King Ramses II when the temple's inner sanctum is illuminated by the sun's ray. With incredible architectural precision, Ramses II had his entire temple carefully angled and oriented for this precise event.

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Egypt XMAS and New Year Tours

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Discover the delights of ancient Egypt this festive season on one of our special Christmas and New Year holidays. Journey across Arabian lands packed with adventure, exotic sights & sounds and plenty of Christmas cheer.

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These itineraries are designed so that Xmas Day and New Year’s Eve are celebrated at some of Egypt's top locations either sailing down the Nile by felucca or topping up your tan and snorkelling in the Red Sea.

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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 two with teens trips 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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Egypt Day Tours

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.

Egypt tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.87 out of 5 based on 375 recent reviews — See All Egypt Reviews

Our tour guide was so passionate and experienced in all facets of Egypt history that we were enthralled by all that we saw. It was the most amazing tour where we had opportunities to climb inside a pyramid, ride camels just to name a few. Our guide new how to maximise our time on tour sites when we were the first tour there, hence no crowds. Discussed how to deal with people when haggling in the markets. We totally felt safe and at ease during our time in Egypt. This tour was one of the best tours my husband and I have ever been on and we have toured quite extensively both with other companies and on our own. I highly recommend this tour to Egypt.”  

Vivienne Gray • Submitted 19 Sep 2018

Our guide was entertaining, friendly, and knowledgeable. He worked hard to make sure we had proper hotel accommodations after our felucca trip on the Nile was cut short by a day due to a sandstorm. He and the guide with him, Ahmed, were easy going and made everyone feel as though they could come to them with any questions or concerns. ”  

Shirley Jackson • Submitted 17 Sep 2018

This was my first ever trip with On The Go and absolutely loved it!

Highly recommend the tour as we covered the highlights without any rush - also would like to praise our guide Momo who went above and beyond for us

Cannot wait to do another on the go tour”  

BILJANA Dumic • Submitted 14 Sep 2018

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.

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Make this the year you visit Egypt

Discover the remarkable history and incredible sights of Egypt in 2018. 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 United Kingdom

To book your tour to Egypt, please call us on 020-7371-1113, 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:

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