"I'll take you back in time to a land of ancient pyramids, royal tombs filled with gold and the mighty Nile, the world's longest river"
View the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza
We’ll take you deep into a history that spans millennia in the old kingdom of Egypt. Marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza, the oldest of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, and the only one to remain largely untouched. You’ll also meet the mythical Great Sphinx, one of the world’s oldest statues.
Wander through the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island
See the locals fishing in the Nile waters, as we sail in a felucca to the Aswan Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. The island is peaceful and green, with a collection of rare and exotic plants that was initiated by Lord Kitchener. Roam the gardens and discover towering palms and views of the Nile.
See the Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo
Set in Cairo’s Old Town, the Sultan Hassan Mosque is one of the world’s most important mosques and a remarkable historical monument. It was constructed during the 14th century during the reign of Sultan Hassan, and you’ll marvel at the massive size and beautiful Mamluk architecture of the building.
Visit the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae
Take a boat ride to Philae Island, set between the Aswan Dams, where you’ll discover the ancient temple built to honour the goddess Isis. We’ll also take you to a Roman style theatre on the island, for a retelling of the eternal Nile flood and the legends of the goddesses Isis and Hathor.
Be amazed by the Sound and Light show in Giza
We’ll return to the Great Pyramids of Giza after dark, where you’ll watch the pyramids light up in a dazzling sound and light show. You’ll learn the history of ancient Egypt as Egyptian Pharaohs rise to tell their stories, while lasers and lightbeams illuminate the walls of the ancient pyramids.
Our top 5 things to do in Egypt
Our Egypt holiday packages will reveal all the mysteries of Egypt, from monumental mosques and ancient temples, to the Great Pyramids of Giza.
With a massive collection of relics gathered from tombs and temples, the Luxor Museum is one of the best museums in Egypt. You can see treasures from the tomb of King Tutankhamun, the royal mummies of two pharaohs, and antiquities dating from the end of the Old Kingdom to the Mamluk period.
The Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum contains one of the world’s most important collections of ancient Egyptian antiquities. There are 120,000 item and you’ll discover jewellery, toys, the mummies of great pharaohs, and riches from the tomb of King Tutankhamen, including the Gold Mask of Tutankhamen, made of 11 kilograms of solid gold.
Queen Hatshepsut's Temple
Built for the Eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh Hatshepsut, the Temple of Hatshepsut is one of the most extraordinary monuments of ancient Egypt. Carved into the towering limestone cliffs, the temple contains a chapel, sun court and sanctuary, and terraces that were once covered in frankincense and myrrh trees.
Best museums in Egypt
Our Egypt guided tours delve into the vast history of the country, with visits to the top museums including the Luxor and the grand Temple of Hatshepsut.
In Egypt, pigeons are marinated and stuffed with rice or freekeh, onions, giblets and a variety of spices like cumin, pepper and cinnamon. The whole bird is then grilled or spit-roasted, and while Egyptians traditionally eat hamam mahshi during celebratory occasions, you can also find it in restaurants around the country.
A classic Egyptian dish made of pita bread stuffed with minced meat, onions, parsley and onions, which is then baked in an oven. It’s traditionally made in Egyptian homes, although our Local Specialists will show you the best restaurants to try this delicious dish.
Kushari is Egypt’s favourite fast food, made from a bowl of macaroni, chickpeas, rice and black lentils covered in tomato sauce and fried onions. It’s then topped with spicy chilli sauce and garlic vinegar, and it’s one of the tastiest comfort foods in the country.
Best food in Egypt
Our Egypt holiday tours will reveal the country’s incredible cuisine, from classics like kebab and falafel to traditional favourites like hawawshi and kushari.
What to pack for Egypt
In Egypt, the standard voltage is 220 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.
From exploring the Great Pyramids of Giza, to wandering the Botanical Gardens, you’ll need a comfortable pair of shoes on your Egypt holiday.
Egypt is known for its blazing heat, so it’s best to wear light, loose-fit clothing. Since Egypt is a Muslim country, you’ll need to ensure your shoulders and knees are covered.
The sunshine can be blinding in Egypt, so bring a pair of sunglasses to protect you from the sun rays and the sandy desert.
Protect yourself from the sun with SPF 30 or higher and be sure to apply it regularly. It’s also advised to bring a hat and a light scarf to shield your skin.