Egypt Tours and Trips

Ancient wonders. Hidden treasures. Endless seas and golden sand. Make lifelong memories on our award-winning Egypt tours.

Once a land of dynasties and decadence; now a land where time stands still. An On The Go Tours Egypt trip sets you in the shadows of history. At the foot of the legendary Great Pyramids. In the heart of the tomb-strewn Valley of the Kings. Or before the mighty temples of Abu Simbel.

That's not all. Our tours to Egypt offer what money can't buy. Like once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Rare experiences. And life-long friendships with your fellow travellers.

But don't just take our word for it. Our experiences are award-winning. And our Egypt group tours win British Travel Awards year after year.

Please see here for the latest Egypt travel updates.

Upcoming Egypt Trips in 2020 & 2021

Trip NameStartsDepartingPriceMap
King Ramses - 13 days Cairo, Egypt 28 Feb 2020 USD $798 was $1,595 2-for-1 King Ramses - 13 days Map
Classical Egypt & Nile Cruise - 11 days Cairo, Egypt 15 Mar 2020 USD $923 was $1,845 50% off Classical Egypt & Nile Cruise - 11 days Map
Festive King Ramses - 13 days Cairo, Egypt 18 Dec 2020 USD $898 was $1,795 50% off Festive King Ramses - 13 days Map
Pyramids to Petra - 15 days Cairo , Egypt 28 Feb 2020 USD $2,036 was $2,545 20% off Pyramids to Petra - 15 days Map
King Ramses with Cruise - 13 days Cairo, Egypt 28 Feb 2020 USD $1,756 was $2,195 20% off King Ramses with Cruise - 13 days Map
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Egypt Group Tours

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Cairo to Luxor Explorer

6 days | FROM USD $745

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

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King Tutankhamun

10 days | FROM USD $1,195

Explore the legendary Pyramids of Giza, see King Tutankhamun's famous...

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Jewel of the Nile

10 days | FROM USD $1,745

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

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Treasures of the Nile

10 days | FROM USD $2,145

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

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Classical Egypt & Nile Cruise

11 days | FROM USD $1,695

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

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Egypt Uncovered

11 days | FROM USD $1,245

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

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King Ramses

13 days | FROM USD $1,395

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

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Alexandria & Ancient Egypt

13 days | FROM USD $1,795

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

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Turkey & Tutankhamun

16 days | FROM USD $2,395

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

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Cairo, Cruise & Coast

13 days | FROM USD $1,945

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

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Temples, Tombs, Treasury

14 days | FROM USD $2,145

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

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Pyramids to Petra

15 days | FROM USD $2,445

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

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Road To Jordan

16 days | FROM USD $2,245

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

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Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land

19 Days | FROM USD $3,595

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

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Festive King Tut

10 days | FROM USD $1,395

Christmas & New Year Tour: Classic Egypt at its best - ancient...

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Festive King Ramses

13 days | FROM USD $1,795

Christmas & New Year Tour: Escape to sunny Egypt this festive...

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Festive Road to Jordan

16 days | FROM USD $2,695

Christmas & New Year Tour: Discover the wonders of Egypt and...

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World Wonders Tour - 31 Days Map

World Wonders Tour

31 Days | FROM USD $7,495

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

Egypt Budget Group Tours

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Felucca Explorer to Luxor

8 days | FROM USD $425

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

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Felucca Explorer

9 days | FROM USD $625

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

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Essential Egypt

9 days | FROM USD $645

A value-packed adventure into ancient Egypt. Essential Egypt is a...

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Felucca Explorer & Red Sea

13 days | FROM USD $1,195

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

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Essential Jordan & Egypt

14 days | FROM USD $2,395

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

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Jordan & Felucca Explorer

15 days | FROM USD $2,545

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

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Jordan & Egypt Discovered

19 days | FROM USD $2,995

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

Egypt Family Holidays

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Egyptian Express for Families

8 days | FROM USD $945

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

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Best of Egypt for Teenagers

8 days | FROM USD $825

Take in the highlights of Egypt with your family on this 8 day tour...

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Egyptian Family Adventure

9 Days | FROM USD $1,245

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

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Egypt & the Red Sea For Teenagers

12 days | FROM USD $1,345

Discover Egypt on this 12 day group tour for families with teens aged...

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Egyptian Family Adventure & Red Sea

13 days | FROM USD $1,645

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

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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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Sphinx and Pyramids

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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Abu Simbel, Egypt

Tailor-made Holidays

We tailor our experiences around what you want to see - just tell us what's on your bucket list. We'll do the legwork. And our expert guides will help you along the way. That means you can explore Egypt on your own terms, in your own time, without any stress. It means you can focus on making every second of your adventure count.

Click here to begin planning your Tailor-made trip to the Land of the Pharaohs.

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.

Egypt tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.87 out of 5 based on 534 recent reviews — See All Egypt Reviews

Review

Our adventure started in 2019 when we sought to travel – two school friends from the junior days. We both had Egypt as a bucket list item and discovered that it would be possible to take this adventure to the next level in January 2020. The research began… the travel agents contacted. We asked 100’s of questions and were fed information and sadly a little mis-information too (travel agent was not on point with all the details 😢!

It was our first trip with On the Go Tours, not to mention our first as travel companions. This too compounded by people such as consulates, social media and friends cautioning us against the safety aspect of traveling to Egypt. We did the King Tutankhamen 9 nights 10 day tour of Egypt and were delighted to find that not only were we able to check the bucket list item off but also were safe and experienced the tour with little cause for concern.

On the Go Tours representative met us at Cairo airport and assisted with the acquisition of the e-visa. Then he escorted us to meet the transport to the Hotel for check-in. Our first hotel was the Holiday Inn Maadi – I was very impressed with their service and cleanliness.

Ahmed (On the Go Tours – Operations Manager) met with us at the hotel, advised us of the land arrangement costs, and tip kitty arrangements.

Later in the day, we met our Egyptologist Mohamed Saiid (MoMo) who during the tour passionately and enthusiastically took us through the history, the architecture, the politics and egos of various Pharaohs and their family members.

MoMo has a unique approach to guiding a tour group by making us part of his “family” – he did this ensuring the as at all times knew the call meant we needed to focus on him – he certainly made sure we experienced both the local cuisine and cultures as well as the tourist hot markets and shops.

Tour Highlights:

- Great Pyramid and Khafre’s pyramid at Giza – seeing a number of other pyramids in the plateau, exploring the Necropolis of Saqqara (stepped pyramid) and visiting the Egyptian Museum to see a vast array of treasures as well as King Tut's tomb, mask and thrown.

- Although the overnight train was played down on the scale of enthusiasm it was still a hoot and added to the adventure

- Aswan - take a leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore the romantic Philae Temple, Check in to Aswan Tolip

- Nile felucca cruising - sail the River Nile on board a traditional felucca and spend two nights on board

- Coach to Luxor

- Luxor - roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night

- Kom Ombo - visit the Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo

- Luxor West Bank – (Thebes) discover exquisite tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the towering - Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

- Luxor to Cairo over night train

On our last day and a half in Cairo, we had a free to do whatever we wished. This provided a chance to explore Cairo city without papa bear “MoMo”

We did felt safe – the people of Cairo and Egypt are as helpful and hospitable as possible – if approached for directions and info they were always friendly and tried their best to help.

Thank you to the people of Egypt for your warm hospitality.

I look forward to visiting the New Egyptian Museum and hopefully next time get a chance to see Abu Simbel and do a Nile Cruise.”  

Portia Redmond • Submitted 30 Jan 2020

Where to start. Absolutely incredible tour. From the moment you get picked up at the airport to when you get dropped off at the airport. Customer service is a top priority with everyone I met. Through the streets of Cairo, to the sleeper car, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada, everything was safe, secure. Of course the sites were amazing, camel ride in Giza, Egyptian museum, sleeper car with my Aussie roomie (best of luck Hayden). Abu Simbal in Aswan, a fantastic felucca ride with an amazing crew. Karnac Temple in Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hapshepsut, Luxor temple.

The shops we were taken to were absolutely amazing! From jewellery to perfumery to a workshop for fine stone pieces.

The food was great everywhere we went, all local restaurants if you were up for it. I highly recommend. Turkish Coffee and Sisha! Oh my!

I believe this trip, with a great group of Aussies, South Africans and those darn nice Canadians, was made so much better by our tour guide...Momo! His passion for his country and its history is straight from the heart. Egypt is a better country having Momo be a representative. Not enough can be said about Momo, he’s awesome! I just left the trip, and miss everything already. Thanks for everything Momo. Miss you bro. ”  

Mike Davison • Submitted 29 Jan 2020

We travelled as a family for 2 weeks through Egypt. Our Egyptologist was Momo and he was superb. His in-depth knowledge filled in the gaps in Egyptian history and allowed our group to have an informed experience when viewing the Pyramids and temples.

Passing through travel checks and security was a breeze thanks to preplanning from Momo and On-The-Go tours. The overnight train was a good experience travelling from Cairo to Aswan, the cruise food and staff were great when travelling from Aswan to Luxor.

Overall the tour was well structured with opportunity to see all sites. The King Ramses tour I’d highly recommend for families if you’re planning on seeing on seeing the sites in a safe and organised manner. ”  

Nick Ratcliffe • Submitted 29 Jan 2020

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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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.

Egypt tours and trips highlights

You're headed for Egypt, but where will your adventure begin? Here's what we'd put on our to-do list.

An age old voyage

Felucca sailing and swimming in the River Nile | Egypt

Embark on a journey over 3,000 years old. Sail the Nile on a traditional felucca - or a luxury cruise. Find a tour.

A bustling heart

The impressive mosque stands proud on Cairo's skyline

Wander the vibrant streets of Cairo, Aswan, and Alexandria; where old meets new like nowhere else. Find a tour.

A rich history

Abu Simbel in Egypt is a real highlight of our Middle East tours

Stand beneath the wonders left by one of the world's greatest civilisations. Find a tour.

A relaxing break

By the beach in Hurghada | Egypt

Unwind on Hurghada's pristine beaches and dive in the crystal waters of the Red Sea. Find a tour.