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.
Note: Following a great improvement in the situation in most of Egypt, we are delighted to be running tours throughout nearly the whole of Egypt. Some restrictions remain however, and following UK Foreign Office travel advice we are are not currently running any tours to the Sinai peninsular or to Egypt's western deserts, including Bahariya and Siwa Oases. All our tours through Cairo, the Nile Valley, and to the Red Sea at Hurghada are running as normal.More information on current travel to Egypt...
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 with one of our own Egyptologist guides, not joining the large boat groups. 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 cruise (or luxury 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.
If you’re looking to enjoy some ancient Egypt tours and to explore the highlights of Jordan in the same holiday, then our Ancient Encounters tour could be ideal. We start with Egypt pyramid tours, the sphinx, and Egyptian Museum in Cairo before heading to Aswan to visit the beautiful island temple at Philae and Aswan Dam. You can also visit the amazing temples to Ramses II at Abu Simbel. You will then start your traditional Felucca cruise down the Nile on your way to Luxor in the Nile Valley. Here you will visit some amazing temples and the tombs of the Valley of the Kings before heading the Red Sea for some relaxation and snorkelling. Egypt’s Red Sea has incredible diving, snorkelling, and amazing seafood and has loads of fun activities such as quad biking, kite boarding, windsurfing and horse and camel riding. We then fly into Jordan for a full tour of the main sites, including a jeep safari and a night in a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum. Also visited are the crusader castle of Kerak, Little Petra and of course the world renowned UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra itself. We also enjoy a drive along the scenic King's Highway and a swim in the strange salty waters of the Dead Sea.
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 time to relax and enjoy the Red Sea at a 4-star beach resort near Hurghada. While at the Red Sea there are many optional activities available including snorkelling in the warm blue waters of the Red Sea, scuba-diving, quad bike trips, glass bottomed boat rides and many more.
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 a desert safari through the Western Deserts. This takes in the Kharga, Dakhla, Farafra and Bahariya Oases and enjoys a jeep safari and overnight Bedouin camp amidst 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 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).
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.
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.
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