Egypt

The birthplace of civilisation and home to some of the world’s oldest dynasties remembered not just in its most famous Pyramids of Giza, but in a host of other tombs and temples including Luxor and the legendary Valley of the Kings.

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Cairo is the beating heart of the country and the best place to soak up local Egyptian culture whether strolling through the spice-infused souks or taking in some contemporary art in its galleries. Sharm el Sheikh and the fishing village of Hurghada are perfect for more relaxing beach breaks with spectacular diving opportunities in the clear Red Sea waters, whilst the hot springs in the Siwa Oasis and Western Desert offer dramatic sand dunes, ideal for exploring atop a camel. 

Whilst most holidays to Egypt invariably take in the Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, where Tutankhamun’s tomb was unearthed; Ramses II’s masterpiece, the Abu Simbel temples located beyond Lake Nasser shouldn’t be missed nor those in Dendara or Edfu. 

Another Egyptian icon is, of course, the River Nile, which has brought life to the country for thousands of years. A cruise down the Nile is an unforgettable and relaxing way to fully discover the ancient wonders, as well as gain a perspective of rural Egypt. Nile Cruises can be taken from Cairo all the way down to Aswan and Abu Simbel.

Visitors seeking beach breaks should look no further than the Red Sea or Mediterranean coastlines, which are a haven for water sports thanks to its crystal-clear waters, flourishing marine life and year-round climate that lends itself to diving, wind and kitesurfing. Inland, the vast desert with its towering dunes, are ideal for stargazing at night or watching the sunrise.

A land of wonder, mystery and adventure, Egypt captivates all. 

Create your own tour!

We are 100% flexible and can adapt each tour to suit you

From short city or beach breaks to longer stays, we would be delighted to share our local knowledge with you and curate the perfect holiday that combines Colombia's best-known attractions with lesser known treasures that are slightly more off the beaten track. Here are some itineraries to inspire you.

Itineraries

Grand Tour of Egypt

13 nights
Tour Highlights

Cairo

Pyramids of Giza

Alexandria

Siwa Oasis

Abu Simbel

Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor

Valley of the Kings & Valley of the Queens

Classic Egypt

7 nights
Tour Highlights

Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan

Valley of the Kings 

Luxor & Karnak Temples

Cairo

Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids & Red Sea

6 nights
Tour Highlights

Cairo

Pyramids of Giza

Hurghada Beach Resort

Egypt at a glance

Language

Arabic (though English is widely spoken)

Time Difference

GMT +2

Currency

Egyptian Pound (EGP)

Flight duration

London – Cairo: 4.5 hours

Read

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz

The Map Of Love by Ahdaf Soueif

Listen

Oum Kalthoum,

Amr Diab

Eat

Koshary,

Falafel,

Fattah,

Konafah

Drink

Karkade (Hibiscus),

Fresh mango juice

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Special perks: extra baggage allowance; longer deposit times; flexible booking conditions; loyalty card.