Egypt holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016


Egypt holidays

Egypt is an enigma; a destination is so deeply ingrained in our perceptions of history, culture and civilisation that itís taken on an almost mythical quality. It is the oldest tourist destination on Earth and its pulling power as a land of unparalleled landmarks shows no sign of waning today - that the Great Pyramid of Giza is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing is testament to Egyptís timelessness. Discover more wonders with an Egypt holiday.

Learn to scuba dive in the Red Sea
Learn to dive, safely, in the warm waters of the Red Sea, from £490 (7 days) ex flights
Egypt budget small group tour
Cairo and the Nile Valley with a Red Sea beach extension, from £599 - £749 (13 days) ex flights
Wheelchair accessible Nile cruise, Egypt
Egypt wheelchair accessible Nile Cruise, from £860 - £999 (8 days) ex flights
Cairo short break, Egypt
Cairo, Giza, from £250 - £270 (5 days) ex flights

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Family culture & adventure holiday to Egypt
An Egyptian adventure the whole family will remember, from £1099 (12 days) ex flights
Best of Egypt and Jordan holiday
Visit the great Giza Pyramids, from £1413 - £1500 (14 days) ex flights
Egypt Nile and Red Sea Tours
Cairo, Giza, Luxor & Aswan Nile Cruise & Red Sea Holiday, from £680 - £760 (12 days) ex flights
Budget Egypt tour
A whirlwind tour of the best Egypt has to offer, from £649 - £769 (8 days) ex flights
Adventure holiday in Egypt
An unforgettable journey through Egypt, from £999 - £1199 (16 days) ex flights
Nile cruises
Travel along the Nile River, from £585 (8 days) ex flights
Nile felucca cruise in Egypt
Unforgettable stay in Aswan and magical felucca cruise, from £220 - £300 (4 days) ex flights
Egypt adventure holiday
A fabulous introduction to Egypt, from £725 - £785 (8 days) ex flights
Nile cruise holiday in Egypt
Discover ancient temples & tombs & travel by Nile cruise boat, from £1179 - £1299 (9 days) inc UK flights
Egypt and Jordan adventure holiday
Get a true taste of Egypt & the Middle East, from £1299 - £1539 (17 days) ex flights
Abu Simbel tour, Egypt
Discover the secrets of the ancient Egyptian and pharaohs, from £530 - £555 (8 days) ex flights
Yoga & diving holiday, Egypt
Speciality Diving Course combining Yoga Breathing & Diving, from £595 - £685 (8 days) ex flights
Diving in the Red Sea & Pyramid tour
Scuba diving holiday in the Red Sea, from £595 (8 days) ex flights
Egypt holidays, cultural insight
Egypt Experience, from £1595 (14 days) ex flights
Red Sea diving holidays
Enjoy the best shore guided diving in the Red Sea at Dahab, from £475 (7 days) ex flights
Budget holiday in Egypt
Discover Egypt in 8 Days at affordable price, from US $790 - US $1350 (8 days) ex flights
Swim with dolphins in Egypt
Swimming with wild dolphins in the Red Sea, Egpyt, from £474 (8 days) ex flights
Egypt tailor made holidays
An introductory tour for the zealous traveller, from £750 (10 days) ex flights
Tailor made holiday to Egypt
Ancient, Coptic, Islamic and Modern Egypt civilizations, from £1088 (14 days) ex flights
Exciting family holiday in Egypt, for all ages
A fabulous family holiday including the best of Egypt, from £1115 - £1150 (8 days) ex flights
Dahabya Nile cruise holiday in Egypt
Easter on the Nile aboard private Dahabya, max 14 travellers, from US $1050 - US $1200 (8 days) ex flights
Egypt small group tour, Siwa Explorer
Explore some of the lesser visited sites of Egypt, from £649 - £699 (9 days) ex flights
Cairo to Cape Town overland tour
Safaris, beaches, pyramids and rafting, from £2750 (17 weeks) ex flights
Budget holiday to Egypt
Maximum Egypt at minimum cost, from £349 - £449 (8 days) ex flights
Nile cruise & cultural holiday, Egypt
A flavour of Egypt tailormade, from £595 (9 days) ex flights

237 reviews for Egypt holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Egypt holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Learn to scuba dive in the Red Sea
Excellent - if you want a friendly open hearted place to stay and learn to dive then I couldn't recommend it more highly. (more)katherine Church
Do not hesitate to book this holiday! The people are fantastic, the place is beautiful and the more relaxed nature of the area due to its more remote location made for a far more relaxing holiday than you would have at other resorts in the region The whole operation was centred around local people and the local economy. We were actively encouraged to reduce our environmental impact and respect the environment which we were lucky enough to see (more)Gareth Jones
Everything was fantastic but the most memorable part was the diving. We went diving every day and saw lots of coral and fish. Staying with this operator was also very relaxing. They looked after us wonderfully, everything we wanted was provided and nothing was too much trouble. (more)Diederik Kohnhorst
From £490 excluding flights
Family scuba diving holidays in the Red Sea
Absolutely brilliant. Excellent service, accommodation fine, food good, beach close, great picnic in the mountains. So good we are going back in a few months. (more)Jackie Vale
10/10 - you must GO!! The best parts was becoming a scuba diver and my son becoming Open Water PADI certified (more)julie griffiths
Most memorable was getting the children snorkelling and seeing their excitement at seeing all the pretty fish! (more)Nicky Smith
From £490 excluding flights
Adventure holiday in Egypt
Very good, saw some amazing places and had a great time...Pyramids/ Petra were my personal highlights (more)James Adams
Excellent, sensational, a must-do....Prepare yourself for an amazing mix of adventure and antiquities. (more)Julie Henry
From £999 - £1199 excluding flights
Egypt desert & culture tour
The most memorable parts of the holiday were Camel ride round the Pyramids (you do have to barter hard), Abel Simbel and best of all Valley of the Kings. (more)Jo Carter
The whole holiday has been a dream of mine for 25 years and it more than lived up to expectations. The pyramids, temples and tombs were amazing. The Nile cruise was 10 times better than we expected - lovely staff and surroundings, especially the surprise animals made out of towels on our beds each night! (more)Janice Gould
The whole Egypt holiday was memorable and each part was different and equally exciting. Spent a few days in Cairo seeing the sights - the Pyramids are phenomenal. (more)Irene Ennenga
From £985 - £1100 excluding flights
Diving in the Red Sea & Pyramid tour
I enjoyed the day in Cairo. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Visiting the Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids with the camel ride was unforgettable. Snorkelling in the diving in the Red Sea is magical!!! (more)Anne Deak
The highlight of our trip was Dahab. I can't imagine a more chilled location than the Bedouin style bars overlooking the red sea. (more)Sam Butterfield
This holiday is perfect for someone who wants to dive as well as getting time to take in the pyramids and other attractions around Cairo. (more)James Porter
From £595 excluding flights
Red Sea diving holidays
Everything the club provided was of the first order, be it the fantastic dive instructors, who never failed to make my holiday fun and engaging; the well-thought out and delightful accommodation; safe and well-maintained equipment; and the friendly, caring and enthusiastic staff. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the place to anyone thinking about a scuba diving holiday. (more)Ben Moss
The diving was fantastic. This is definitely the place to go if you want to dive and snorkle. Itís a great location too, near the main stretch but far enough away to allow you to enjoy your peace and quiet. (more)Amanda Okill
The most memorable parts were my first dive as a qualified open water diver & being able to enjoy watching all the colourful fish and corals. (more)Jenny Tither
From £475 excluding flights
Egypt tailor made holidays
The trip on a Dahabiya "Princess Donia" was the most memorable moment. Floating so gracefully down the Nile in the sanctuary of such a small boat with only 10 passengers and being so graciously cared for by the 9 staff. (more)Caroline Blundell
The most memorable part was sightseeing in Egypt - guided tours in Cairo. (more)Michael Salomon
It was ALL amazing without exception. Sunrise at Abu Simbel, donkey ride overlooking Valley of the Kings, gliding along the Nile in a felucca, King Tut collection in Cairo, camel riding at the pyramids, etc. etc. (more)Belinda Wade
From £750 excluding flights
Cairo to Cape Town overland tour
Very good for the adventurous and independent type! (more)Ferry Lubis
Seeing Victoria Falls and all the wildlife in Africa was the most memorable part of the holiday...Fantastic. (more)Andrew Service
From £2750 excluding flights
Cruise and swim with dolphins in Egypt
Memorable parts? Put simply, this is probably one of the best holidays I've ever been on and this is largely down to the exceptional customer care that this company offers both in the UK and in Egypt. The highlight of course was swimming with wild dolphins out in a protected reef in the middle of beautiful clear blue sea. Beyond that though the location, the food, the helpfulness of the staff, the accommodation and the attention to detail were all excellent. 2. What tips would you give... (more)Candida Perkis
From £474 excluding flights
Egypt tour, Miracle of the Sun
Definitely the Abu Simbel Sun Miracle we were able to witness and experience was the highlight. To be able to see 3 of the 4 pharaohs light up from sun coming through, was an experience we will never forget. (more)Lori Bautista
The owners of Nubia House are extraordinarily gracious and really want you to experience the Nubian way of life; their guest house is decorated in traditional handicrafts, they serve excellent homemade Nubian food, and the atmosphere is serene (more)Janice Darling
From £546 excluding flights
Abu Simbel tour, Egypt
Everything came together so smoothly - which made the holiday fantastic. 5*, amazing, memorable holiday. (more)Bridget Carr
Everyone was extremely helpful and everything went according to plan - we both enjoyed it very much. (more)Julie Griffiths
Gauging by the reaction of a 18y (son) and a 16y (daughter), the holiday met all expectations for our family. (more)Anthony Ramanathan
From £530 - £555 excluding flights
Nile cruise & cultural holiday, Egypt
The tour guides provided historical background and information on the sights to stimulate our imagination and awe. Ahmed, our guide in Luxor and Aswan was knowledgeable, answered all our questions and patiently taught us to read hieroglyphics carved in the temples. (more)Hou-Yin Ma
My most memorable part of my holiday was my visit to The Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel and Karnak Temple. Part of the reason I consider my entire trip memorable is because of my tour guides. (more)Mary Lyons
Most memorable? I think the Pyramids at Giza and the paintings in the tomb of Ramses I, or perhaps it was the gold mask of Tutankamun, or was it the statue of Ramses II at Memphis... it was always a jaw-dropping moment at each place we visited. (more)Amanda Bristow
From £595 excluding flights
Egypt vacation, discover the past and present
The Nile cruise on the Movenpick; all the monuments, temples, tombs, and the Pyramids were the highlights. (more)Heather Previll
Excellent, Brilliant, Amazing! The touring company was the best. (more)Lisa Morgan
From £795 excluding flights
Egypt adventure holiday
The best was the people I met the travellers and the local people unforgettable!! Excellent. (more)Raquel Orcajo Miranda
Highlights were the hot air ballooning at sunrise, meeting the donkeys on landing to ride to the valley of the Kings & going into the tombs, all on the final day!! (more)David Varney
From £725 - £785 excluding flights
Family holiday to Egypt, Luxor resort
Memorable parts? Far more interesting than expected. The expanse of history was staggering and seeing places like the Valley of the Kings that weíve read about forever was incredible. For the kids it was Tutankhamenís tomb and later the contents at the Cairo museum. Bassam, our guide in Cairo was the standout. He was phenomenally knowledgeable, charming, great with children and a very interesting person. He was prepared to talk about anything including current Egyptian politics and was easily... (more)Emer Dooley
From £359 excluding flights
Yoga & diving holiday, Egypt
It's almost impossible to put into words how restful, life affirming and soul enhancing this yoga diving holiday at the Bedouin Moon hotel has been. The combination of learning deeply restful, energising and challenging breathing yoga techniques with diving over some of the most stunning reefs in the world I will never ever forget. (more)Penelope Granycome
The yoga was wonderful, the diving was awesome and two Bedouin children spontaneously helped me beach clean on my last day. (more)Fiona Tibbitt
This was my first visit to Egypt and the holiday was a great introduction to Dahab and diving in the region. The diving was amazing. I was the only person on the course the week I went in early April so had one-to-one diving sessions... An amazing experience and great chillout. I'll definitely be returning. (more)Tania Charles
From £595 - £685 excluding flights
Nile cruise holiday in Egypt
Memorable parts? The attention given to us by our leader Mohammed he made sure we did not miss anything Tips? This is not a relaxing holiday there are early starts and long days but well worth it the train journey is long and not smooth all the way Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? 5 star apart from the train journey. Saw everything we wanted plus more. It was a fabulous holiday, Mohammed is so knowledgeable - he is a credit to your company. Well done! (more)Elaine Gay
From £1179 - £1299 including UK flights
Egypt family holiday, Feluccas & Pharaohs
I think for my 11 year old daughter, seeing everything that she has been learning about in school about Egypt come alive before her very eyes was exciting. Overrall our holiday was one of the best I have done. All our guides, especially Wallide, were very well informed and enthusiastic. He was wonderful with the children and put them totally at ease which made it very easy for the parents to relax. (more)Ann Oversby
Sailing on a felucca along the Nile, then sleeping on deck overnight was the most memorable part... Excellent. (more)Julie Conder
Sailing from Aswan towards Luxor on a felluca with an over night camp on board was most memorable....My daughter and I loved nearly every minute of it. (more)Nicola Carroll
From £1195 - £1294 including UK flights
Petra & Pyramids tours to Jordan & Egypt
Memorable parts? Petra was just incredible; everyone should visit this wonderful city and landscape. Just visiting Petra justifies the travel. Tips? I wouldn't recommend the services of this tour operator; they send us a really wonderful tour and timetables that was not accomplished (mostly in Jordan), the last transfer to Cairo was an 8 hours night ride from Taba with a security guard (we think it's unacceptable that we were not warned of this situation, when it's forbidden to travel... (more)Isabel Villena
From £1230 - £1260 excluding flights
Nile cruises, 19th century style
The amazing sites of ancient Egyptian civilisation were very well commented and made to come alive by our very good guides Joseph and Mohamed from the operator...Excellent, we were extremely well looked after by staff. (more)Christa Gonschorrek Noguera
One of the best holidays we've ever had, and will definitely be back, especially to the sites of upper Egypt. My children, aged 13 and 11, and 72 year-old mother all loved it too, so it is very well suited to a wide age range. (more)Penny Shankar
From £1195 excluding flights
Luxor holiday apartments, Egypt
Abu Simbel and Dendera and sailing down to Aswan were the most memorable parts of the holiday. (more)Vida Juozaitis
Fantastic trip, which I have waited 50 years to do... Meeting local people, being invited to their homes and seeing the country as they see it and not just as a tourist. (more)Jeremy Martineau
From US $210 - US $525 per accommodation per week
Small group tour of Egypt, Nubian adventure
Memorable parts? The 3 day cruise on the Nile and the history Tips? Be prepared for some fierce heat, hat and sunscreen essential, also the local stall holders can be very has to rember it's their livlihood and not take offence. Local benefits? yes, Egypt is desperate for tourism at the moment and those depending on tourists are really doing it tough. Not sure about 'reducing environmental impacts' that's a tricky one in Egypt...tourists are the cleanest... (more)Angela Guildford
From £349 - £449 excluding flights
Budget holiday in Egypt
The guides in Cairo and in Shram were of great help, involved and dedicated. They made the stay worth it....Excellent because the people that I met prove to be very interested, interesting and prepared to share their culture. (more)Louis Boucher
We liked visiting the pyramids on the back of a camel and the Valley of the Kings very much. As one of our tour guides was so kind to invite us to his home we could meet his family and get an idea how people live in Egypt today. (more)Boris Schaeling
Most memorable were the wonderful ancient monuments we visited - in particular Queen Hatshepsut's mortuary temple - but also Luxor temple, Kom Ombo and Karnak. Also the beautiful vistas on the Nile and sailing in a felucca. (more)Lekha Klouda
From US $790 - US $1350 excluding flights
Egypt holiday, tailor made
Memorable parts? Seeing the ancient Egyptian sites that are so old and so famous, to actually see them in real life. And to be able to see so much in a few days without feeling rushed! Tips? It is worth if possible to book a private guide, as the only (somewhat) negative comment is that with a big group (off the cruise) the guided tours are not as interesting than when it is exactly according to your timetable and interests. Local benefits? Yes, in principle, but given the... (more)Katrin Nyman-Metcalf
From £2270 including UK flights
Best of Egypt and Jordan holiday
Memorable parts? The BEST thing about our trip was the absolutely wonderful service we received from the tour company. Tips? Don't settle for the "usual" tour, do your research, decide what you want to see and talk to your tour company. The operator helped us create the tour that was perfect for us. Local benefits? Yes, our holiday benefited the local people. Tourist are staying away from Egypt because they are concerned about the political instability. But we had a wonderful... (more)Janie Kuczer
From £1413 - £1500 excluding flights
Swim with dolphins in Egypt
I was lucky, I saw dolphins on all three visits to The Dolphin House and also saw a giant turtle. (more)Stephen Orwin
A fantastic way to spend xmas and new year. Would definitely recommend this, taking into account all previous comments. (more)Joanne Horton
We loved it so much we are going to do it again. It's a week of being somewhere completely amazing. peaceful and different - underwater - and everyone and everything helped us to concentrate on that and have a terrific time. (more)Lynda Bailey
From £474 excluding flights
Egypt budget small group tour
Memorable parts? Very diffiuclt to pick out any individual highlights as the whole tour was incredible. Tips? Do it!! Local benefits? Yes. I think that the tour was organised to be sympathetic to the local communities and encouraged us all to be aware of the impact of tourism (positive and negative) on the economy and environment of egypt. Overall rating? Definitely ten out of ten. (more)Roger Stead
From £599 - £749 excluding flights
Nile cruises
The journeys on the small boats on the Nile meant that families were also able to eek out a living and help to preserve the way of life that has been customary to them for hundreds of years whilst still allowing new technologies to embrace and enhance their lives. As a couple who have travelled extensively around the world, this is one of our most memorable and enjoyable holidays. (more)Alan Pavey
The side excursions like the donkey ride, horse & buggy, Nubian Museum were the most memorable part. (more)Carolyn Muegge-Vaughan
The Nile cruise and regular stop over points were both unique and spectacular. As someone who has travelled quite widely across the globe, Egypt offers something very different. (more)Paul Hide
From £585 excluding flights
Tailor made holiday to Egypt
The most memorable parts were... staying and eating at the Eskaleh Eco Lodge, meeting and chatting to the owner Mr. Fikrih, going out with them for a boat trip on Lake Nasser, and then the sunrise visit to the great temples of Abu Simbel. (more)Lorraine Buckley
The operator did an amazing job of coordinating all the different parts of our trip. Egypt is a fascinating and lively country...Fabulous! Really had a good time. (more)Sylvia Roba
The Ancient Egyptian sites were amazing of course, one of our favourite moments was finding ourselves deep inside the burial chamber of Khafre's pyramid (the second large pyramid) and having the room to ourselves for a few minutes... (more)Tereza Korbel
From £1088 excluding flights
Cairo short break, Egypt
Memorable parts? Our first day out to see the Great Pyramids. Not much else can beat seeing the pyramids! Tips? In retrospect, with the limited amount of time we had, we could have done without the day option to Alexandria (3 hour drive there and back for a total of 6 hours in a car felt like a day wasted). However, if you like seafood, then the food at the restaurant by the water that we ate at was a bit worthy of the day trip. Also in retrospect, we wished we had known to request... (more)Aileen Cornelio
From £250 - £270 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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