Our Egypt holidays

Egypt’s ancient landmarks possess a near-mythical quality, and our holidays help preserve them so that future generations can wonder over them as well. Our ever-popular Nile cruises go to places like Aswan and Luxor, using only small ships or feluccas which reduce pollution and crowding – and which mean a more relaxed experience for you. And whether touring the Pyramids of Giza or Nubian villages, our partners use expert local guides adept at explaining customs and traditions, and putting the ‘story’ into the history. Families diving in the Red Sea, meanwhile, stay at eco-friendly resorts where instructors prioritise the well-being of the reefs.

Our top Egypt holidays

Nile cruise holiday in Egypt

From £2149 to £2849
9 days inc UK flights
Discover ancient temples & tombs & travel by Nile cruise boat
Small group2023: 28 Oct, 18 Nov, 9 Dec, 2024: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 16 Mar, 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 25 May, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 7 Dec, 21 Dec

Egypt 10 day tour with Nile cruise

From £1574 to £1899
10 days ex flights
Culture, history and beaches of Egypt
Small group2023: 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 9 Dec, 23 Dec, 2024: 13 Jan, 27 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 9 Mar, 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 20 Apr, 4 May, 18 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 29 Jun, 13 Jul, 27 Jul, 10 Aug, 24 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 16 Nov, 30 Nov, 14 Dec, 28 Dec

Egypt Nile and Red Sea Tours

From £1399 to £2857
12 days ex flights
Cairo, Giza, Luxor & Aswan Nile Cruise & Red Sea Holiday

Nile felucca cruise for families

From €500 to €650
4 days ex flights
Enjoy a fabulous and relaxing felucca cruise

Nile felucca cruise in Egypt

From €480 to €640
4 days ex flights
Private carbon free traditional felucca cruise on the Nile.

Pyramids and Pharaohs tour in Egypt

From £1599 to £1999
9 days ex flights
Fascinating insight into this ancient civilization
Small group2023: 18 Oct, 4 Nov, 2024: 18 Feb, 9 Mar, 21 Sep, 18 Oct, 16 Nov

Highlights of Egypt holiday

From £2699 to £3049
13 days inc UK flights
All the classic sites if you have limited time
Small group2023: 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec, 2024: 5 Jan, 26 Jan, 16 Feb, 8 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 4 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 6 Dec

Egypt luxury 12 day tour

From £2995
12 days ex flights
Ancient history, deserts, Nile journey and scenic pyramids.
Tailor made

Exciting family holiday in Egypt, for all ages

From £1250 to £1750
8 days ex flights
A fabulous family holiday including the best of Egypt

About our Egypt holidays

History & ancient culture in Egypt

Egypt is the cradle of more than 5,000 years of history and culture, a sophisticated civilisation far older than those of Greece and Rome. Through its ancient temples, monuments and tombs you can trace the stories of Egypt’s pharaohs, their people and their gods. There are staggering architectural achievements, too, from the pyramids to the amazing project to save Abu Simbel from flooding. But it’s not all dusty museums and dark chambers lined with hieroglyphics – Egyptian history and culture really come to life when you’re visiting Nubian villages or exploring Luxor Temple at sunset, illuminated by the famous light show.

Luxor & Valley of the Kings

An intriguing blend of ancient and modern, the Luxor area has been settled since Homer’s time. Luxor Temple occupies the centre of the city, while the vast Temple of Karnak, one of the largest religious complexes in the world, stands in the desert just outside. Luxor is split by the Nile, and on the river’s west bank is the labyrinthine Valley of the Kings, where many of Egypt’s best-known rulers were entombed, including Ramses II and Tutankhamun. Often referred to as ‘the world’s greatest open-air museum’, many of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings’ secrets remain buried and undiscovered.

Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx

The most iconic symbol of Egypt, and among the most recognisable monuments on Earth, the Pyramids of Giza would be a stunning feat of architecture and engineering today, let alone when they were actually built, nearly 5,000 years ago. Testament to the phenomenal drive and organisational skills of the ancient Egyptians, the three Giza pyramids stand just outside Cairo, and are joined by dozens more in the surrounding desert, as well as the enigmatic Sphinx. This huge limestone statue has the body of a lion and the head of a man, though no-one knows where its nose has got to.

Nile cruise holidays in Egypt

Victorian tourists sailing between the monuments along the banks of the Nile in bygone days were following in the oar-strokes of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra. Nile cruises can still be as sedate, opulent and romantic today, so long as you stick to small ships rather than the floating resorts that pollute the river and swamp the ancient sites. Sail-powered feluccas are a traditional and completely eco-friendly way to sail the Nile – although your progress is reliant on the wind. Cruises of up to a week between Luxor and Aswan usually encompass Edfu, Kom Ombo and Abu Simbel.

Family holidays in Egypt

Funny thing about kids – sit them in front of a history textbook at home and they’ll collapse with boredom. But dunk them into a historic setting such as the Pyramids of Giza or the temples of Luxor, and they’ll be entranced. Whether it’s cracking mummy jokes in the legendary Egyptian Museum of Cairo, enjoying the breeze in your hair as you sleep on deck with a felucca cruise on the Nile, or taking scuba diving lessons in the Red Sea, Egypt family holidays are out of school but still a class act.

Types of tours & holidays in Egypt

Even the best guidebooks can’t beat the expert local guides who accompany small group holidays, bringing ancient history to life with enviable troves of knowledge. Cultural holidays naturally cover pyramids and pharaohs, but also offer insights through meals in Nubian homes and atmospheric overnight trains. Culture and history abound on Nile cruising holidays, with small ships and traditional feluccas plying the river between magnificent temples. For a different take on Egypt, Dahab is one of the best locations for diving in the Red Sea, with a seaside village feel and beautifully clear waters rich in marine life.
Travel Team
If you'd like to chat about Egypt or need help finding a holiday to suit you we're very happy to help.
[History & ancient culture: Olaf Tausch] [Luxor & Valley of the Kings: Christopher Michel] [Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx : kallerna] [Nile cruises: Vyacheslav Argenberg] [Egypt family holidays: rob koopman] [Types of holiday: Michael Bernander]
Photo credits: [Page banner: Mr Seb] [History & ancient culture: Olaf Tausch] [Luxor & Valley of the Kings: Christopher Michel] [Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx : kallerna] [Nile cruises: Vyacheslav Argenberg] [Egypt family holidays: rob koopman] [Types of holiday: Michael Bernander]