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.

Egypt Group Tours

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Cairo to Luxor Explorer

6 days | FROM R10,450

This tour encompasses the major highlights of Egypt. Uncover the...

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King Tutankhamun

10 days | FROM R17,900

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

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

Jewel of the Nile

10 days | FROM R24,820

PREMIUM TOUR: Embark on a five star Egyptian adventure. Stay in...

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Treasures of the Nile - 10 days Map

Treasures of the Nile

10 days | FROM R31,520

PREMIUM TOUR: Discover the very best of ancient Egypt, from the...

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Classical Egypt & Nile Cruise

11 days | FROM R25,540

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

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Colourful marina of Hurghada | EgyptEgypt Uncovered - 11 days Map

Egypt Uncovered

11 days | FROM R19,270

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

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King Ramses

13 days | FROM R23,710

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

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Alexandria & Ancient Egypt - 13 days Map

Alexandria & Ancient Egypt

13 days | FROM R27,930

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

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Camel trekking | The Pyramids | Giza | EgyptTurkey & Tutankhamun - 16 days Map

Turkey & Tutankhamun

16 days | FROM R30,900

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

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Hurghada | EgyptCairo, Cruise & Coast - 13 days Map

Cairo, Cruise & Coast

13 days | FROM R31,160

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

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Visit the Monastery in Petra on our Jordan toursTemples, Tombs, Treasury - 14 days Map

Temples, Tombs, Treasury

14 days | FROM R29,370

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

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The Treasury | Petra | JordanPyramids to Petra - 15 days Map

Pyramids to Petra

15 days | FROM R34,420

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

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Treasury | Petra | JordanRoad To Jordan - 16 days Map

Road To Jordan

16 days | FROM R32,110

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

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The Treasury | Petra | Jordan	Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land - 19 Days Map

Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land

19 Days | FROM R53,830

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

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The Sphinx | Giza | EgyptFestive King Tut - 10 days Map

Festive King Tut

10 days | FROM R15,235

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TOUR: Classic Egypt at its best -...

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Tour group with santa hats | Egypt at Xmas Festive King Ramses - 13 days Map

Festive King Ramses

13 days | FROM R27,800

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TOUR: Escape to sunny Egypt this festive...

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The Monastery | Petra | JordanFestive Road to Jordan - 16 days Map

Festive Road to Jordan

16 days | FROM R32,405

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TOUR: Uncover the wonders of Egypt and...

Egypt Family Holidays

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Egyptian Express for Families

8 days | FROM R14,880

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

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Philae Temple | Aswan | Egypt | On The Go Tours Best of Egypt for Teenagers - 8 days Map

Best of Egypt for Teenagers

8 days | FROM R11,950

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

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Egyptian Family Adventure

9 Days | FROM R15,170

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

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Diving in the Red Sea | EgyptEgypt & the Red Sea For Teenagers - 12 days Map

Egypt & the Red Sea For Teenagers

12 days | FROM R20,520

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 R21,280

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

Egypt Festival Tours

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The Pyramids | Giza | EgyptAbu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2021 - 11 days Map

Abu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2021

11 days | FROM R22,840

FESTIVAL TOUR: Add an extra special element to your Egyptian...

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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 R34,650

PREMIUM FESTIVAL TOUR: Staying in deluxe hotels and cruising...

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Abu Simbel lit up at nightKing Ramses Sun Festival - 13 days Map

King Ramses Sun Festival

13 days | FROM R27,800

FESTIVAL TOUR: See the mighty pyramids, witness the spectacular...

More Egypt Tours

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 4.86 out of 5 based on 434 recent reviews — See All Egypt Reviews

A once in a lifetime adventure unlike any other I’ve ever experienced!

I had a once in a lifetime trip to Egypt! I have never taken a group tour before and was hesitant. All my fears were gone the moment there was someone waiting for me before customs and expedited my arrival, helped with luggage, and delivered us to our hotel with ease. The tour began officially by meeting with Tonga to sort paperwork and scheduling. He was patient and efficient after the long trip to Egypt. Once we started off on our adventures they were one after the other each day better and better. So many new experiences, people, places, colors, scenery. All painting the perfect picture of the magic, beauty, and contrast of ancient and present day Egypt. I met some friends I know I will have forever and had experiences I will treasure. The highlight for me being the 2 night felucca trip. The Nile is a monolith of if it’s own and lives up to the hype. The Nile valley takes your breath away from sunrise to sunset and the moon will captivate your dreams. My trip would not have been the same without our amazing guide, Dino! Dino was so organized, helpful, PATIENT, caring, funny, and knowledgeable. He made 13 strangers with all different personalities and travel experience feel like a cohesive family unit in a short period of time with ease. He explained all the histories and mythology with clarity and answered questions and concerns with pleasure. I feel so lucky to have experienced Egypt through his eyes.”  

Corinne Miranda • Submitted 22 Apr 2020

Time of my life

I wish I could put 6 stars! The tour was seamless from the time I landed in Cairo to the time I was back at the airport. Our guide Dino had so much local knowledge, was patient and really made the trip. I found everything to be straight forward and clear - I loved every minute. Thank you guys so much. Well, other than Dino being the best guide I could ask for, I met a bunch of amazing people along the way - and one special person in particular... From seeing the pyramids to an overnight sleeper train, myriad temples and markets, floating down the Nile on a fellucca (the highlight) and swimming in the red Sea, there is not much else we could have asked to do in 13 days! I never once felt unsafe or in trouble (even in some of the dark back streets...) and would do another on the go tour in a heartbeat. Thank you to everyone we dealt with.”  

Benjamin Quilter • Submitted 22 Apr 2020

On The Go never disappoint.

Dino and the team went above and beyond to help out everyone throughout the trip. ”  

Tanya Collison • Submitted 3 Apr 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.

Booking your Egypt tour from South Africa

To book your tour to Egypt, please call us on 0800-990-311, email us at 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:

Northgate - Flight Centre S.A.

Shop 39, Northgate S/C, Northumberland Road , Northgate 2162 , Johannesburg, South Africa
011 794 6127
Classical Egypt & Nile Cruise - 11 days

Northgate - Flight Centre S.A.

Shop 39, Northgate S/C, Northumberland Road , Northgate 2162 , Johannesburg, South Africa
011 794 6127
King Ramses - 13 days

Walmer - Flight Centre S.A.

Shop 32 Walmer Park Shopping Centre, Btw 14th & 16th Ave , Main Road , Walmer, 6070, P.E., Port Elizabeth, South Africa
041 368 1900
King Ramses - 13 days

Cavendish - Flight Centre S.A.

Shop G68 Cavendish Square 1 Dreyer Street, Cavendish, Cape Town 8001, Cape Town, South Africa
021 671 1600
Classical Egypt & Nile Cruise - 11 days