Offering everything a travel addict could want and more, Egypt is a fascinating country brimming with iconic marvels, cultural attractions and some of the world’s most remarkable treasures. Whether you want to venture through Cairo, visit the famous pyramids and temples or explore the Valley of the Kings, there’s always an array of exciting wonders to discover on a escorted touring holiday in Egypt. And with so many fantastic escorted tours and day trips to choose from, it’s easy to plan your dream Egypt holiday and make it a reality.
Our Egypt escorted tours will open your eyes to all of the amazing spectacles that this unique country has to offer, as well as its fantastic history and glorious sun-soaked beaches. No matter what you choose to do and see, Egypt is a rewarding holiday destination with the power to captivate and amaze all who visits her.
Channel your inner Indiana Jones and explore the land of the Pharaohs, where you’ll find the temples of Abu Simbel, the pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx – just three of the biggest draws for visitors to Egypt. You can also experience the captivating and chaotic capital of Cairo, a place that will seduce you with its energy and top sights like the Hanging Church, Al-Azhar Mosque, the Cairo Opera House, the Cairo Citadel and Khan Al-Khalili Bazaar. And no trip to Cairo is complete without a glide down the mighty Nile on a cruise boat, floating restaurant or a relaxing felucca.
During your Egypt holiday, you should also consider a trip to the east bank of the River Nile to the city of Luxor, the world’s greatest open-air museum and home to the Valley of the Kings and its 63 magnificent royal tombs. Luxor boasts many impressive attractions, such as the Temple Complex of Karnak, the Mummification Museum, the Mortuary Temple of Seti I and the Luxor Museum, one of Egypt’s best museums. It’s also where you can find the Valley of the Queens, an ancient burial site of the wives and children of the great pharaohs.
But your Egypt escorted tour options don’t stop there. Situated next to the First Cataract of the Nile, Aswan is an idyllic city and a great place to explore Egypt’s extraordinary history far away from Luxor and the hustle and bustle of Cairo. There are lots of historical and archaeological sites in and around this city, plus you’ll find peaceful villages, some of the best shopping and some wonderful little islands to explore. Another quiet area is Abu Simbel, a sleepy village in the Egyptian part of Nubia that’s famous for its temples carved out of solid rock. There’s also the unusual double Temple of Kom Ombo with its soaring columns, located in Upper Egypt between Aswan and Edfu. Kom Ombo is dedicated to Sobek the local crocodile god and Haros the important falcon god.
If you’re a lover of thrilling watersports, you may want to book an escorted tour that takes you to the dazzling waters of Egypt’s Red Sea coast. With its crystal clear water and colourful aquatic life, the Red Sea is not only one of the world’s best scuba diving spots but it’s also a fabulous place to go to have a try at snorkelling, kiteboarding and even windsurfing.