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!

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Cairo to Luxor Explorer

6 days | FROM R11,500

This tour encompasses the major highlights of Egypt. Uncover the treasures of Egypt at the Grand Egyptian...

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King Tutankhamun

10 days | FROM R19,900

Explore the legendary Pyramids of Giza, see King Tutankhamun's famous gold mask and uncover the secrets of the...

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Essential Egypt

10 days | FROM R13,930

A value-packed adventure through ancient Egypt. Travelling from Cairo, home of the legendary Pyramids of Giza,...

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Jewel of the Nile

10 days | FROM R27,900

PREMIUM TOUR: Embark on a five star Egyptian adventure. Stay in one of Cairo's smartest hotels, cruise...

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Treasures of the Nile

10 days | FROM R33,900

PREMIUM TOUR: Discover the very best of ancient Egypt, from the Pyramids of Giza to the Valley of the...

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Classical Egypt & Nile Cruise

11 days | FROM R30,500

Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt and cruise the River Nile in style on this 11 day tour which takes in...

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Egypt Uncovered

11 days | FROM R21,900

Take in the best of ancient Egypt, from the Pyramids of Giza to the exquisite temple of Dendera and Luxor's...

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Essential Egypt & Red Sea

13 days | FROM R19,457

From Cairo and the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza, to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, discover the wonders...

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King Ramses

13 days | FROM R25,415

Visit the towering Pyramids of Giza, relax on a felucca as you cruise down the Nile and discover the ancient...

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Alexandria & Ancient Egypt

13 days | FROM R31,900

Take in the best of Egypt on this 13 day tour which combines Mediterranean Alexandria and the Commonwealth War...

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Cairo, Cruise & Coast

13 days | FROM R36,900

Discover the best of Egypt and its ancient wonders on this 13 day adventure. Marvel at the legendary Pyramids...

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Temples, Tombs, Treasury

14 days | FROM R31,900

Experience the best of Egypt and Jordan on this 14 day adventure. Discover a treasure chest of ancient sites...

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Pyramids to Petra

15 days | FROM R35,900

Take in the highlights of Egypt and Jordan including the legendary Pyramids of Giza, Luxor's Valley of the...

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Road To Jordan

16 days | FROM R33,065

Discover the wonders of Egypt and Jordan on this 16 day adventure. Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, Nile felucca...

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Turkey & Tutankhamun

16 days | FROM R32,760

From Ottoman Istanbul, the battlefields of Gallipoli, Roman ruins, the Aegean Coast and the stunning mineral...

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Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land

19 Days | FROM R49,900

Travelling from Cairo to Tel Aviv, take in the highlights of Egypt, Jordan and Israel, neighbouring countries,...

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Festive King Tut

10 days | FROM R25,900

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TOUR: Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt this Xmas or New Year. Visit the...

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Festive King Ramses

13 days | FROM R32,900

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TOUR: Spend Christmas and New Year in sunny Egypt! Explore legendary pyramids...

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Festive Road to Jordan

16 days | FROM R33,915

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TOUR: Uncover the wonders of Egypt and Jordan on this 16 day adventure....

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!

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Classical Egypt

9 Days | FROM R43,200

PREMIUM PRIVATE TOUR: Discover the incredible wonders of ancient Egypt in nine exhilarating days - From...

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Cruise Lake Nasser

11 days | FROM R57,400

PREMIUM PRIVATE TOUR: Cross the Tropic of Cancer, cruising Lake Nasser from the spectacular temple of...

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Cairo, Cruise & Red Sea

13 Days | FROM R51,780

PREMIUM PRIVATE TOUR: Discover the amazing highlights of Egypt, from the Pyramids and pharaohs to...

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Cairo to Amman

15 days | FROM R84,610

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!

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Egyptian Express for Families

8 days | FROM R15,900

A one week family holiday with camel riding, boating on the Nile, a visit to a village school, pyramids, tombs...

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Egyptian Family Adventure

9 Days | FROM R20,610

Pharaohs, pyramids, tombs, camel riding, boating on the Nile and a visit to a village school. Combine this...

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Egyptian Family Adventure & Red Sea

13 days | FROM R30,500

Enjoy a fun and educational family adventure in ancient Egypt. Explore the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the...

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Best of Egypt for Teenagers

8 days | FROM R13,950

Take in the highlights of Egypt with your family on this 8 day tour including the legendary pyramids, Valley...

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Egypt & the Red Sea For Teenagers

12 days | FROM R26,550

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.

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Abu Simbel Sun Festival Feb 2023

11 days | FROM R27,900

SUN FESTIVAL TOUR: Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt and experience the incredible Abu Simbel Sun...

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King Ramses Sun Festival Feb 2023

14 days | FROM R33,900

SUN FESTIVAL TOUR: Head to the spectacular temple of Abu Simbel for the February 2023 Sun Festival and...

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Abu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2022

11 days | FROM R23,990

SUN FESTIVAL TOUR: Add an extra special element to your Egyptian holiday by combining it with the...

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King Ramses Sun Festival Oct 2022

13 days | FROM R28,790

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.

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Cairo Stopover

3 Days | FROM R6,150

PRIVATE TOUR: Stopping over in Cairo? Why not extend your stay and explore the city of a thousand...

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Cairo City Stay

4 days | FROM R5,980

PRIVATE TOUR: Explore Cairo's best loved sights, relax and unwind with our great 4 day break. Explore...

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Pyramid City

4 Days | FROM R12,320

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 2022. 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 4.84 out of 5 based on 115 recent reviews — See All Egypt Reviews

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.”  

Paul Bruce • Submitted 25 Jul 2022

I believed the tour was actually good. Ahmed Esmat was nice and certainly committed to his role of the tour. My two favourite days of the experience were the day visiting the Egyptian Museum as well as the Egyptian Civilisation Museum and the day going snorkelling. I also made friends with a friendly family during the tour.”  

Jason Scotchmer • Submitted 11 Jul 2022

Sherif is an amazing guide who was really knowledgeable and keen to answer our many questions.

His sunny personality brought our group together as a family from day one and we had the most wonderful time exploring the wonders of ancient Egypt with a super group of people.”  

Jackie & Don Drennan • Submitted 22 May 2022

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. Your tour guide will be able to tell you all about these legendary sites, as well as show you the best places to take photos.

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 Egypt holidays have been departing as scheduled ever since the initial travel ban that surrounded the Arab Spring in 2011.

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?

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 holidays 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 it will never be bigger than 24, so you're guaranteed an intimate small group tour experience. 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 on our small group Egypt holidays, 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 Cairo International Airport, our hotels and local sites, we travel by private, modern air-conditioned vehicles.

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. Many of Egypt's ancient temples are quite exposed, so it can be too hot for sightseeing at these times.

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...

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An outdoor adventure

Felucca cruise

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.

A touch of class

Nile cruising

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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River Nile

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.

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Hurghada

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.

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Karnak

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.

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Philae

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.

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