Egypt Tours8 tours available
EG3 Classic Egypt Tour
14 days from Cairo to Cairo
A country of mythological proportion and one whose ancient civilization dates back as far as any that the world has seen, Egypt is a land of mystical… Read more
EG10 Egypt, Jordan & Israel Tour
17 days from Cairo to Tel Aviv
This is an exciting addition to our Middle Eastern roster of multi-country programs. Previously, our only tour including Egypt, Jordan & Israel (JO9)… Read more
EG6 Egypt & Kenya Tour
21 days from Cairo to Nairobi
For the initial 12 days of this incredible adventure through two of Africa's most exciting destinations, we explore the many ancient and modern… Read more
EG5 Egypt & Jordan Tour
21 days from Cairo to Amman
Few places in the world hold such an array of archeological wonders such as Egypt and Jordan. Steeped in history, Egypt and Jordan tours venture into… Read more
IS2 Israel & Egypt Tour
22 days from Tel Aviv to Cairo
Experience a land of timeless appeal, where cultures date back to an ancient time and are rich in their human history; a region where every corner… Read more
E15 Egypt, Kenya & Tanzania Tour
27 days from Cairo to Arusha
The initial portion of this wondrous 27-day adventure through three breathtaking countries, any one of which would alone warrant spending at least a… Read more
JO9 Jordan, Israel & Egypt Tour
29 days from Amman to Cairo
This exciting itinerary that stretches over a whopping 30 days serves as one of the most comprehensive and insightful experiences a traveller can… Read more
More About Egypt
Hardly in the world does the name of a country evoke such visions of grandeur and intrigue the same way that Egypt does. A country of mythological proportion and one whose ancient civilization dates back as far as any that the world has seen, Egypt is a land of mystical beauty and incomparable legacy.
The country is found on the land which links Africa to Asia, resting between the Mediterranean to the north and the Red Sea to the east and south. The endless sandy desert that spreads from beyond the banks of the Nile River makes up most of the country's terrain. A few oases are found within the sand dunes that were once referred to as the Red Land in ancient times.
Travellers revel in the fact that Egypt has one of the driest and sunniest climates in the world. Since ancient times, human activity and city centres have been found along the Nile River, which is often considered the longest river in the world at 6670 km (4145 miles). The river is the main reason civilizations in Egypt were able to prosper.
Along the banks of the Nile are many worthwhile visits. Egypt tours include the world-famous historic highlights, such as Kom Ombo, Abu Simbel, the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx, which are now symbols of the country's mystery and glory. Impressive in their grandeur, the pyramids are estimated to have been constructed over a period of 20 years using more than 100,000 labourers each year. The Great Pyramid of Cheops, was constructed from over two million stone blocks and is 135m (443 feet) high.
South of Cairo in Luxor, the Valleys of the Kings and Queens allows incredible opportunities for close-up exploration inside pyramid tombs. Used as a burial site for the royal women of the 18th, 19th and 20th Dynasties, the Valley of the Queens holds far more than graves of queens. On the west bank of the Nile, the Valley of the Kings was the burial ground for kings throughout the New Kingdom and is home to a wealth of antiquity items.
Elsewhere in Luxor is the colossal, 1,500-year-old Karnak Temple, with its tremendous pylon gateway near the Avenue of 1,000 Sphinxes that originally ran all the way to Luxor Temple.
By using a Nile cruise vessel for part of our journey, our Egypt tours sail the Nile and take in bewitching desertscapes and lush oases that serve as the backdrops to some of the most memorable sceneries on the planet.
Evidence of inhabitants in Egypt date back to the 10th millennium BC, and the age of the Pharaohs lasted for three millennia until 343 BC when the Persians conquered Egypt. After the Persians, came the Greeks followed by the Romans. North in the country is the Graeco-Roman colonial city of Alexandria with relics like death masks, mummified crocodiles and statues, as well as integrated art in Roman Catacombs.
Egypt tours offer the trip of a lifetime, a timeless adventure that should be on everyon's to do list.