Egypt Tour Packages8 tours available
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
E19 Egypt, Kenya & Tanzania Tour
32 days from Cairo to Zanzibar
Setting down in the bustling metropolis of Cairo, Egypt, we start this extraordinary 32-day Africa tour in magnificent style with a short excursion… 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
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
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
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
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
More About Egypt
The fact that Egypt is home to the sole surviving monument of the Seven Wonders of the World - the breathtaking Pyramids of Giza - seems appropriate; few other cultures have had so much influence on and bequeathed so much to the development and evolution of man, than has that of the Egyptians. From their hieroglyphic art as a basis for contemporary written language, to their remarkable feats in architectural and engineering spheres, and not to mention their impact on modern-day systems of governance, the ancient civilisation's deeds of yore yet permeate every aspect of modern life. Just as other civilisations have risen and fallen without managing to leave as indelible a mark on the world, their structures crumbling into decay and their influence coming to an end, Egypt's Pyramids of Giza have remained standing tall through the test of time and can now be seen as a symbol of the enduring nature of a great and ancient nation and of its people. A tour to Egypt is to experience a mysterious and fascinating ancient society in an evolved and contemporary setting.
The second most populous country in Africa, second only to Nigeria, and bordered by Libya, Sudan, Israel and the Gaza Strip, Egypt is a country dominated by desert and its habituated regions are for the most part centred on the banks of the longest river on earth: the mighty Nile. Perhaps no other country lends itself to a more ideal tour destination in this respect, as travellers can follow the snaking route of the Nile through Egypt, making various stops to take in the splendorous landscape and sights along the way. Tours on Feluccas - wooden sail boats of ancient design-are available for just this purpose, either to cast off for a short trip under the red and setting sun, or for longer, more comprehensive cruises.
Aside from the Giza Pyramids, the most popular sites in Egypt include the two majestic temples at Abu Simbel - which were reconstructed close to the original site in the 1960s and were rebuilt brick-by-brick in exactly the same relation to each other and to the sun-the Valley of the Kings-the ancient Pharaoh burial ground which is home to, among others, the tomb of the famous King Tutankhamun-and the regal Great Sphinx of Giza, whose imposing 66 foot stature silently guards over the tombs of the exalted kings of old. A tour to explore the ancient face of Egypt would not be complete without a visit to the Egyptian Antiquities Museum in Cairo, where more than 120,000 artifacts are on display.
But a tour to Egypt is not solely for those curious about ancient civilizations. The country's man-made magnificence and beauty is only equaled by the natural environment, with white, glittering sand cascading over the dunes, stunning purple mountain landscapes and the turquoise waters that are unique to the Red Sea.