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Egypt is a fascinating country to visit, with much of its ancient history on show for visitors to see and explore. Our tours to Egypt combine sightseeing in Cairo and the Nile Valley, with desert safaris, relaxing Red Sea stays, snorkelling and scuba-diving courses, as well as some itineraries featuring extensions into Jordan. You can stay in comfortable mid-range or luxury accommodation, and travel on the River Nile on a fun but basic felucca, luxury cruise boat, or a classic dahabiya. We have regular small-group departures on nearly all the set tours detailed on this website, and they are also all available as private tours for you, your family, or your own private group. We also tailor-make a a lot of itineraries to match your own personal requirements. Overall, Egypt really embraces visiting tourists, and from our Egyptologist guides to hotel staff and train porters, you'll find a genuinely enthusiastic and friendly welcome. This, combined with year-round great weather and Egypt's incredible ancient history and monuments, makes a tour to Egypt a truly enjoyable and rewarding holiday.
Explore ‘All the Nile’ from the comfort of your Nile Cruise ship, sailing all the way from Cairo to Aswan. This fascinating journey passes through rural Egypt where you will see traditional Egyptian life, includes Egypt’s most famous ancient sites such as the Pyramids and Valley of the Kings, aswell as visiting almost forgotten sites such as Tel Amarna, Beni Hassan and Hermopolis.
**We can also offer this tour in reverse, sailing from Aswan to Cairo.
This classic Cairo & Nile cruise itinerary starts with the pyramids and sphinx and a Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and then features a luxury 5 day/4 night Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan. All the main highlights in the Nile Valley are covered, including an option to visit the spectacular temples at Abu Simbel.
This tour travels through the Nile Valley visiting Egypt's ancient sites and monuments. From the Pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo, to Abu Simbel temple, the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple, we take in all the main sites, and include a peaceful felucca ride, Dahabiya or Nile cruise down the Nile stopping at riverside temples and villages. A great introduction to Egypt in just 9 days.
One of our most popular itineraries, this tour starts with visits to the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum in Cairo before we head south through the Nile Valley. From Aswan, we take a peaceful felucca sailboat or luxury Dahabiya cruise along the Nile to Luxor, where we explore temples & tombs on both banks of the river. The tour ends with time for you to relax at the beaches and cafes at Dahab, to snorkel or scuba-dive among the coral reefs of the Red Sea, and if you wish, to climb Mt. Sinai.
This short family adventure fits into a half-term or longer holiday, and combines visits to the pyramids, sphinx and museums in Cairo, with a short camel trek, school visit and a felucca sailboat cruise. All in all, this is a great family introduction to Egypt with a balance of ancient sites and history, and more adventurous activities, staying in 4 & 5-star hotels.
This family adventure gives you a taste of everything that Egypt has to offer. The Pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo and temples and tombs in Luxor provide the main sightseeing, and a short camel ride, overnight felucca trip on the Nile and some time by the Red Sea balance these out to make a fun and educational holiday for the whole family, staying in 4 & 5 star hotels.
After touring the Pyramids & Sphinx in Cairo, this tour visits the main highlights of the Nile Valley between Aswan and Luxor, featuring a peaceful felucca or Dahabiya cruise along the Nile. After a stop by the Red Sea, we enter Jordan for a jeep safari and Bedouin camp amid the stunning desert scenery of Wadi Rum, explore the ancient city of Petra, swim in the Dead Sea, and visit several other sites including Shobak crusader castle and the Roman mosaics at Madaba. The tour starts in Cairo and finishes in Amman.
This tour covers all the main sites in Egypt and Jordan. Following visits to the Pyramids, Sphinx and a city tour in Cairo, we enjoy a luxury cruise along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. We then head back to Cairo and on to Jordan for a comprehensive tour taking in the Roman ruins at Jerash and mosaics at Madaba, the Red Sea at Aqaba, a jeep safari & Bedouin meal in Wadi Rum and of course the hidden city of Petra. We also travel up the scenic King's Highway stopping at the crusader castle at Kerak before finishing at the Dead Sea.
For those who are short of time this tour gives an excellent introduction to the many wonders of Egypt. From the stunning Pyramids at Gisa and the awe-inspiring temples of Luxor and Karnak to the sprawling bazaars and fascinating museums of Cairo this tour gives you the chance to experience Egypt at its best.
This deluxe 5-star tour gives you a comprehensive introduction to the main highlights Egypt has to offer while staying in some of Egypt's best hotels. We see the Pyramids, Sphinx and famous Egyptian Museum in Cairo, enjoy a luxury Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan, and finish the tour with time to relax and enjoy the Red Sea at a beach resort in Hurghada.
This short tour combines a tour to the pyramids, sphinx and Egyptian Musem in Cairo with the time to enjoy the tranquil beach setting of Dahab. While in Dahab we include some snorkelling in the warm blue waters of the Red Sea, a sunset camel ride with local Bedouins and a full day's jeep safari to the nearby Coloured Canyon, White Canyon and Ain Khudra Oasis. There is also time to try some scuba diving, climb Mt. Sinai and visit St. Catherine's monastery if you wish.
This tour gives you an excellent opportunity to combine visits to the monumental treasures of the sites around Luxor with the beautiful mountain scenery and Red Sea coastline of the Sinai peninsular. Add to this the sprawling majesty of Cairo and the Pyramids, and you have the perfect introduction to Egypt, land of the Pharaohs.
Egypt and its great Pharaohs are mentioned throughout the Bible; the Old Testament features stories of the Great Exodus, while in the New Testament there are tales of the Holy Family and their journey into Egypt. This tour focuses on many Egyptian biblical sites such as the Church of St Sergius (where the Holy Family resided), Mount Sinai (where Moses received the 10 commandments) and St Catherine’s Monastery (site of the burning bush).
An exciting journey along the Nile visiting Egypt's ancient monuments on board an exclusive Nile Dahabiya. This tour features the mighty Pyramids and Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple and much more!
An ideal tour for those who have a keen interest in Egyptian history or perfect option for a second visit to Egypt. This tour stays away from the main tourist path, and visits many of the sites often missed on a classic Egyptian tour.
This classic tour gives you the opportunity to visit the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian museum in Cairo before transferring to Luxor for a 5-star deluxe cruise up the Nile to Aswan. While on the river you visit all the main sites before driving to Abu Simbel where you board a Lake Nasser cruise boat to visit the lesser known temples and tombs along the banks of Lake Nasser.
A unique and interesting, Islamic journey through the land of the Pharaohs. Follow in the footsteps of some of the Prophet Mohammed’s descendants, take part in teachings from Imam’s and visits to significant Islamic sites located throughout the country.
The Gospel of Matthew describes the Holy Families flight into Egypt, where Joseph, his wife Mary and their infant son Jesus escaped King Herod’s ‘Massacre of the Innocents’. Our route of the Holy Family tour aims to follow the path which the Holy Family took through Egypt.
This trip combines time in Cairo to see the pyramids, sphinx and Egyptian Museum, with a 7-night cruise on the Nile on board a classic Dahabiya. These elegant and stylish boats provide one of the most enjoyable ways to travel on the Nile in comfort, as you travel slower and see more than on the large cruise boats.
This luxury tour features an introduction to Egyptian history at Saqqara and the Gisa Pyramids and Sphinx,and at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. We then head to Jordan for a comprehensive week's tour through the country taking in the Red and Dead Seas, a jeep safari in Wadi Rum, a full exploration of the hidden city of Petra and a drive up the scenic King's Highway. Other visits include the crusader castle at Kerak, the Roman ruins at Jerash and mosaics at Madaba, and a day trip to the 'Desert Castles' and a desert nature reserve.
Giving you a taste of Egypt's main highlights in just one week, this tour starts with the main sites in Cairo before travelling to Luxor where you will explore the many fascinating temples and tombs of ancient Egypt. From Luxor, you head to the Red Sea at Hurghada where you can snorkel, scuba dive or just relax on the wonderful, sandy beaches. The tour ends with a transfer back to Cairo for one last night in this busy city.
This tour combines Egypt's main historical sites and a felucca or luxury cruise in the Nile Valley, with two separate desert safaris. Around Fayoum we visit the Wadi Rayan protected area with its spring oasis and desert lake, and the World Heritage Site of the Valley of the Whales. In the Western Deserts, we visit the Baharya & Farafra oases and enjoy an overnight jeep safari in the spectacular White Desert.
Ideal for a second visit to Egypt, this tour visits several different desert regions including the Wadi Rayan Protected Area with its freshwater desert lake, and the Valley of the Whales World Heritage Site where numerous fossilised whales litter the beautiful desert scenery. We also enjoy a jeep safari into Western Deserts to visit the Baharya & Farafra Oases and spend a night camping under the starry desert sky amidst the weird rock formations in the White Desert.
This heads straight out of Cairo to Alexandria to tour its Roman ruins and catacombs, the modern library, and Fort Qaitbey among other sites. You then head via the war cemeteries at El Alamein into Egypt's Western desert to the remote Siwa Oasis. Several tours are included in this evocative place before you head through the desert to the Bahariya Oasis and an overnight jeep safari into the White Desert. You then return to Cairo.
This trip starts by visiting the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum in Cairo, before heading to the Red Sea at Dahab for some snorkelling and a chance to climb Mt. Sinai. Crossing into Jordan we enjoy a jeep safari and overnight Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum before driving up the scenic King's Highway to explore Petra, Shobak Crusader Castle and Madaba, before at the Dead Sea.
This short break is based in the luxurious Oberoi Mena House hotel, right at the foot of the pyramids in Cairo and tours the stunning Gisa Pyramids and Sphinx, and also to the unique step pyramid at Saqqara. We also visit the Citadel and Coptic Cairo and the mazy bazaars of Old Cairo as well as the vast Egyptian museum. The tour ends with a full day excursion to nearby Alexandria.
This comprehensive tour gives a taste of everything that Egypt has to offer. We start with the pyramids, sphinx and Egyptian Museum in Cairo, before doing a desert safari through the Western deserts and the Oases of Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla and Kharga en-route to Luxor. We then see some of the main Pharaonic sites in Luxor, before heading to Dahab for some snorkelling and relaxing by the Red Sea.
This classic Nile Cruise tour spends a week travelling up and down the River Nile between Luxor and Aswan, visiting all the major sites en-route. These include the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, the temples of Edfu and Komombo, and the island temple of Philae in Aswan, with a local option to visit the temples to Ramses at Abu Simbel. This is a private tour with one of our own Egyptologists on a 5-star deluxe level cruise boat (you do not join with one of the large boat groups for the tours).
Starting in Egypt, we see the Pyramids & Sphinx in Cairo, the Pharaonic temples & tombs in Luxor, and the beaches, coral reefs and fish of the Red Sea. In Jordan, there's a jeep safari and Bedouin desert camp in the stunning scenery of Wadi Rum, before we explore the world famous ancient city of Petra. A final drive takes us to the crusader castle of Kerak and a swim in the Dead Sea before the tour ends in Amman.
This feature-rich tour combines the history and monuments of Cairo, with a safari through the Egyptian Western Deserts, visiting the Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla and Kharga Oases, featuring a night camping amid the strange rock formations in the White Desert. We also tour the main ancient Pharaonic sites in Luxor including the Valley of the Kings, before returning to Cairo.
Egypt & Jordan are covered in full on this tour, as we explore the main Pharaonic sites in Cairo and Luxor, take a desert safari through the Egyptian Western Deserts, and travel north through Jordan visiting Wadi Rum, Petra, the Dead Sea, and Jerash. Bedouin camps are included amid the strange rock formations of the Egyptian White Desert, and the stunning desert scenery of Wadi Rum in Jordan.
This is a simple & short city break tour which gives you the chance to experience the many delights Cairo has to offer in just 4 days. You'll visit the Pyramids, the Sphinx and Saqqara, and take a fully guided tour of the city, including the famous Egyptian Museum. A dinner cruise on the Nile with traditional Sufi & belly dancing displays makes a great end to this short tour of Cairo.
With just a few basic swimming skills, you can embark on this popular diving course and be certified to dive in over 180 countries. This course is your passport to reefs, coral cays, lagoons, wrecks, and an undersea world you've only ever dreamed of exploring. Our tour includes a full Sharm-to-Sharm or Cairo-to-Cairo package, all your equipment hire and course fees.
If you are already an experienced diver, then this 10-dive package tour in Dahab is an ideal way to try out some diving in a new, or already familiar destination. Dahab has some world-class reefs, most as shore-dives, though some boat diving is available as well. The tour can be run on any dates, and customised to fit your own requirements.
This tour extends your diving training and qualification from the PADI Open Water Course. You complete 5 set dives, including a Navigation Dive, Deep dive and three 'Adventure' dives (from our selection). This is a short, exciting course based in Dahab with its world-class dive sites, which is designed to give the Open Water diver a broader understanding of diving in the open water environment.
This tour is aimed at people who are keen on completing both the PADI Open and Advanced Open Water Courses in one go. The diving is based in Dahab with its excellent shore-diving, and also includes time in Cairo at the start and end of the itinerary giving you the chance to see a little of what Egypt has to offer above ground as well as beneath the waves (also available without Cairo if preferred).
This extended tour gives you a full 12 days fishing on Egypt's beautiful Lake Nasser. Get away from the crowd and enjoy unrivalled fishing for the mighty Nile Perch in its natural habitat. Spend you nights sleeping under the stars and your days chasing the dream of a 200 pound plus monster.
The PADI Rescue Diver course is unique in that it not only develops a new level of confidence and ability in your own dive skills, but also demonstrates how to recognise and respond to other diving emergencies. The course itself is both enjoyable and rewarding. Our tour includes a full Sharm-to-Sharm or Cairo-to-Cairo package.
A classic fishing adventure that gives you 6 full days fishing for the famous Nile Perch. This legendary fish is world renowned for its aggressive behaviour and awesome fighting powers. Enjoy your fishing surrounded by pristine desert wilderness as you cruise Lake Nasser in search of the big one.
Why not combine your favourite sport with a family holiday to remember. Spend 7 days fishing on Lake Nasser for the magnificent Nile Perch then head down the Nile on a luxury cruise boats, enjoying all the comforts of a 5-star floating hotel. This way the whole family stays happy!
This tour offers 7 full days of adrenaline filled fishing for the mighty Nile Perch on Lake Nasser followed by a relaxing stay at a Red Sea resort. Here you can spend your days diving or snorkelling or just relaxing and soaking up the sun after your action packed fishing adventure. A great holiday for all the family!
Cairo's bustling capital city and home to the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum.
A history of this fascinating country from the time of the Pharaohs to modern day Egypt.
Short guide about the island temple of Philae, dedicated to the Goddess Isis, situated in Aswan.
Short guide about the pros and cons of boat diving.
Detailed look at the various courses offered by PADI.
Helpful guide to divers with non-PADI qualifications.
"The crew were tops! Very knowledgable and helpful in everything and being so down to earth! the layout of the truck alone puts all other overland trucks to shame. I had comments from people on the other tours and they all said they were very jealous of our truck. i have enjoyed my time immensely... would do it all over again!"
Ms. Adele Samuel (Istanbul to Cairo - overland expedition)
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