The fascinating country of Egypt is home to some of the most enduring historical monuments in the world and is famous for its wondrous Pyramids of Giza. Egypt tours visit the vibrant capital city of Cairo, Luxor, ‘the world's greatest open-air museum' and often include a journey down the mighty River Nile to explore an abundance of enigmatic tombs, splendid temples and even glorious beaches on the adventure of a lifetime.
Finding & Loading Tours
- 7 Nights - Luxor and Back
- Fly Cruise from £1,849
Nile cruises recall a more civilised age of travel, when the holiday journey was as much a source of pleasure as the destination. Our superb 7-night cruise takes its cue from these holidays of yesteryear, presenting the wonders of Egypt - its monumental temples and tombs, its bustling cities and a captivating riverside way of life little changed in centuries - as the ship makes its leisurely way from Luxor to Aswan and back.
- 14 Nights - Athens and Back
- Cruise Only from £3,841
Discover the treasures of some of the world's most ancient civilisations in the Mediterranean as you explore history through archaeology, religion and culture on a 7-day, multi-continent cruise.
Tours of Egypt are the best way to explore the unique history of this country which dates back to the 10th millennium BC. Many of Egypt’s historic monuments were built during the time of the Pharaohs and are dotted along the River Nile along with a number of bustling medieval bazaars. Discover the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, where Tutankhamun’s tomb was unearthed, see the interesting finds in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and admire the towering minarets and striking mosques which display some of the greatest architecture of medieval Islam.
Beyond the ancient monuments, Egypt gives way to a beautiful coast along the Red Sea which is home to an abundance of modern-resorts, world-class diving spots and desert adventures. Relax and unwind in the exotic resort of Sharm El Sheikh and explore the unique coral gardens teeming with fish and other aquatic wildlife in the charming waters surrounding Hurghada. Perhaps snorkel amongst the coral at Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef or take the opportunity to go wreck diving in the Tiran Straits.
Egypt is a destination best understood through its people. The locals are welcoming and friendly, and enjoy nothing more than story-telling over a cup of tea. Visit one of the busy Bazaar’s and see the locals haggling for a bargain or shop and shop for intricate souvenirs or head to a roof-top café and enjoy delicious snacks.
Highlights of Egypt
Set on the Nile River, Egypt’s glorious capital is a joy to explore. The city buzzes with thriving markets and souks which are an experience in themselves. Visit the Khan el-Khalili Market, home to many stalls offering local handicrafts, coloured fabrics, delicious local cuisine and aromatic spices. Admire the wealth of medieval Islamic architecture of the city’s many minarets and enjoy a visit to the fantastic Egyptian Museum which stands right at the city’s heart, by the Nile, in the huge Tahrir Square (Liberation Square). The Egyptian Museum features many of King Tutankhamun’s treasures as well as more than 12,000 artefacts from every period of Egyptian history.
Often visited on a day trip from nearby Cairo, Giza is home to Egypt’s infamous and iconic Pyramids and the enigmatic Sphinx. The Great Sphynx is the world’s largest monolith statue and the oldest known monumental sculpture. Nobody is quite sure how the Egyptians constructed these architectural wonders and it is this mystery that attracts tourists to the remaining one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Often described as the ‘world’s greatest open-air museum’, Luxor showcases an array of temples and other monuments of both ancient Egyptian and other, more recent civilisations. Discover the Valley of the Kings, a fascinating archaeology site which was once part of the ancient city of Thebes and was the burial site of almost all the kings (pharaohs). Visit the beautiful Luxor Temple, constructed by the pharaoh Amenhotep III and Tutankhamen, then developed by Ramesses II and Alexander the Great. Explore the ruins of the temple complex Karnak, which happens to be the world’s largest ancient religious site housing sanctuaries, halls, columns and obelisks dedicated to the Theban gods.