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 Group Tours
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!
Cairo to Luxor Explorer6 days | FROM £640
This tour encompasses the major highlights of Egypt. Uncover the treasures of Egypt at the Grand Egyptian...
King Tutankhamun10 days | FROM £846
Explore the legendary Pyramids of Giza, see King Tutankhamun's famous gold mask and uncover the secrets of the...
Essential Egypt10 days | FROM £594
A value-packed adventure through ancient Egypt. Travelling from Cairo, home of the legendary Pyramids of Giza,...
Jewel of the Nile10 days | FROM £1,318
PREMIUM TOUR: Embark on a five star Egyptian adventure. Stay in one of Cairo's smartest hotels, cruise...
Treasures of the Nile10 days | FROM £1,930
PREMIUM TOUR: Discover the very best of ancient Egypt, from the Pyramids of Giza to the Valley of the...
Classical Egypt & Nile Cruise11 days | FROM £1,241
Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt and cruise the River Nile in style on this 11 day tour which takes in...
Egypt Uncovered11 days | FROM £1,155
Take in the best of ancient Egypt, from the Pyramids of Giza to the exquisite temple of Dendera and Luxor's...
Essential Egypt & Red Sea13 days | FROM £830
From Cairo and the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza, to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, discover the wonders...
King Ramses13 days | FROM £1,076
Visit the towering Pyramids of Giza, relax on a felucca as you cruise down the Nile and discover the ancient...
Alexandria & Ancient Egypt13 days | FROM £1,670
Take in the best of Egypt on this 13 day tour which combines Mediterranean Alexandria and the Commonwealth War...
Cairo, Cruise & Coast13 days | FROM £1,409
Discover the best of Egypt and its ancient wonders on this 13 day adventure. Marvel at the legendary Pyramids...
Temples, Tombs, Treasury14 days | FROM £1,715
Experience the best of Egypt and Jordan on this 14 day adventure. Discover a treasure chest of ancient sites...
Pyramids to Petra15 days | FROM £1,995
Take in the highlights of Egypt and Jordan including the legendary Pyramids of Giza, Luxor's Valley of the...
Road To Jordan16 days | FROM £1,905
Discover the wonders of Egypt and Jordan on this 16 day adventure. Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, Nile felucca...
Turkey & Tutankhamun16 days | FROM £1,995
From Ottoman Istanbul, the battlefields of Gallipoli, Roman ruins, the Aegean Coast and the stunning mineral...
Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land19 Days | FROM £2,870
Travelling from Cairo to Tel Aviv, take in the highlights of Egypt, Jordan and Israel, neighbouring countries,...
Festive King Tut10 days | FROM £1,220
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TOUR: Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt this Xmas or New Year. Visit the...
Festive King Ramses13 days | FROM £1,790
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TOUR: Spend Christmas and New Year in sunny Egypt! Explore legendary pyramids...
Festive Road to Jordan16 days | FROM £2,220
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TOUR: Uncover the wonders of Egypt and Jordan on this 16 day adventure....
Egypt & Gallipoli for ANZAC Day 202313 days | FROM £1,625
ANZAC Day Gallipoli 2023. Starts: 14th April. Combine the wonders of ancient Egypt with ANZAC Day in Turkey in...
Egypt Private Tours
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!
Classical Egypt9 Days | FROM £2,005
PREMIUM PRIVATE TOUR: Discover the incredible wonders of ancient Egypt in nine exhilarating days - From...
Cruise Lake Nasser11 days | FROM £2,405
PREMIUM PRIVATE TOUR: Cross the Tropic of Cancer, cruising Lake Nasser from the spectacular temple of...
Cairo, Cruise & Red Sea13 Days | FROM £2,425
PREMIUM PRIVATE TOUR: Discover the amazing highlights of Egypt, from the Pyramids and pharaohs to...
Cairo to Amman15 days | FROM £3,765
PREMIUM PRIVATE TOUR: Discovering some of the world's best archaeological sites, combine Egypt's...
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!
Egyptian Express for Families8 days | FROM £761
A one week family holiday with camel riding, boating on the Nile, a visit to a village school, pyramids, tombs...
Egyptian Family Adventure9 Days | FROM £1,033
Pharaohs, pyramids, tombs, camel riding, boating on the Nile and a visit to a village school. Combine this...
Egyptian Family Adventure & Red Sea13 days | FROM £1,436
Enjoy a fun and educational family adventure in ancient Egypt. Explore the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the...
Best of Egypt for Teenagers8 days | FROM £788
Take in the highlights of Egypt with your family on this 8 day tour including the legendary pyramids, Valley...
Egypt & the Red Sea For Teenagers12 days | FROM £1,418
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, 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.
Abu Simbel Sun Festival Feb 202411 days | FROM £0
SUN FESTIVAL TOUR: Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt and experience the incredible Abu Simbel Sun...
King Ramses Sun Festival Feb 202414 days | FROM £0
SUN FESTIVAL TOUR: Head to the spectacular temple of Abu Simbel for the February 2023 Sun Festival and...
Abu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 202311 days | FROM £1,225
SUN FESTIVAL TOUR: Add an extra special element to your Egyptian holiday by combining it with the...
King Ramses Sun Festival Oct 202313 days | FROM £1,575
SUN FESTIVAL TOUR: See the mighty pyramids, witness the spectacular Sun Festival at Abu Simbel, then...
Egypt Short Stays
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.
Cairo Stopover3 Days | FROM £265
PRIVATE TOUR: Stopping over in Cairo? Why not extend your stay and explore the city of a thousand...
Cairo City Stay4 days | FROM £285
PRIVATE TOUR: Explore Cairo's best loved sights, relax and unwind with our great 4 day break. Explore...
Pyramid City4 Days | FROM £515
PREMIUM PRIVATE TOUR: Take an exciting city break in captivating Cairo. Visit the legendary Pyramids...
The Grand Egyptian Museum
After years of delays, the Grand Egyptian Museum is finally slated to open in 2023. As soon as the museum opens to the public, we will stop visiting the existing Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square and will explore the new facility instead. The Grand Egyptian Museum will display never before seen artifacts, feature the near-complete Tutankhamun collection (including his gold funerary mask), and make use of exciting new technology such as virtual reality to give visitors a museum experience like no other, all in the shadow of the pyramids!
Egypt tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.82 out of 5 based on 28 recent reviews — See All Egypt Reviews
[New testimonial]I just wanted to say that we so enjoyed our recent holiday to Egypt with On-the-Go. All the arrangements were very smooth and there were no disruptions or issues on our whole tour. The boat Princess Sarah which took us from Aswan to Luxor was clean but I would say tired however the staff were excellent. We loved the Movenpick Hotel in Aswan and the Sonesta St George in Luxor and ideally we would have spent an extra night in either of those hotels and one less night on the boat.
I would like to particularly recommend our guides who were fantastic. Both were incredibly knowledgeable and personable and really helped us understand and appreciate the sites we were visiting. We had Nash in Cairo and then Dr Mo Hosny from Aswan to Luxor. Dr Hosny had worked researching for 5 years at Karnak Temple and so had incredible knowledge to share with us. However he was also very good at providing simple explanations and key information to take away.
We would recommend OntheGo to anyone wanting an more adventurous holiday. Some people commented to us before we went that we were brave to go to Egypt but we felt very safe for the whole tour. ”
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.”
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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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...
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.
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.
COMBINE EGYPT 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 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.
Recommended tour: Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land →
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.