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Egypt Tours & Holidays

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Overview

Explore a country that possesses an energy and charm all of its own, Egypt with Wild Frontiers, on one of our Egypt tours & holiday packages.

The sheer scope of its history is monumental, encompassing as it does the origins of the ancient Pharaohs and the civilisations of the Greek, Romans and Jews. With a written history that spans some five millennia, this dramatic melting pot of history witnessed the rise of Christianity and Islam, saw off the colonial pretensions of Britain ...

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Group tours

Travel to Egypt with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.

GROUP TOUR

Egypt: Slow Boat to Aswan

Explore the valley of the Kings and then float down the Nile on a traditional dahabiya visiting remote villages en route to Aswan, finishing your journey with the stunning Abu Simbel.
10 days from C$4,681

TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

TAILOR-MADE

Classic Egypt

This classic overland journey takes you along the fertile ribbon of the Nile Valley and into the very heart of ancient Egypt, giving you the perfect introduction to Egypt's hidden treasures as you explore Cairo and the pyramids of Giza, the tranquil waters of Aswan and the endless temples and valleys of Luxor.
9 days from C$2,625
TAILOR-MADE

Ancient Egypt

This comprehensive journey takes you into the heart of this incredible country, travelling part by road to delve deeper into life along the Nile as you explore the less-visited sites of Minya and Assuit, as well as carving out more time to visit the spectacular Abu Simbel.
12 days from C$4,900

HIGHLIGHTS OF EGYPT

BEST EXPERIENCES

TOP PLACES TO VISIT

Aswan

Aswan is Egypt's southernmost city, the gateway to Africa and Abu Simbel, Egypt's most impressive temple. Due to its location near the border with Sudan and an ancient trade route between Egypt and Africa,...

Cairo

One of the largest cities in Africa for centuries, Cairo is amongst the world's most densely populated cities. Nobody really knows how many people live in Cairo, but estimates put it between 12 and 16 ...

Luxor

Luxor has the richest concentration of archaeological wonders in the western world. Luxor grew out of the ruins of Thebes, once the capital of ancient Egypt's New Kingdom 1550 - 1069BC. Walk through history;...

OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

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Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City, Cairo

Kempinski Nile Hotel is a five star luxury hotel located on the east bank of the Nile River in the historical quarter of Garden City, Cairo. It is only a 45 minute drive from the Pyramids of Giza and…
Luxury | Hotel

Marriott Mena House, Cairo

Experience true luxury in the presence of the great Pyramids with a stay at The Marriott Mena House. This five star property is set in 40 acres of jasmine-scented gardens with the Pyramids towering…
Luxury | Hotel

Sofitel Winter Palace, Luxor

Arguably one of the most famous hotels in Egypt, the Sofitel Winter Palace in Luxor is a grand statement of colonial and Pharaonic times. Created within an opulent 19th-century palace that was once a…
Premium | Hotel

Steigenberger Cecil Alexandria, Alexandria

The Steigenberger Cecil in Alexandria has a romantic air. Established in 1929, some notable guests included Agatha Christie, the Prince of Sweden, and Mohamed Ali (Cassius Clay). It has recently been…

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WHEN TO GO

INSPIRATION

Meet the expert, Jamie

Jamie is our Sub Saharan expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

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+44 (0)20 3944 6258

Cruise down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan aboard a private sandal or dahabiya (traditional houseboat) escaping the normal tourist trail.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations  

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Egypt though you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria is present in some parts of Egypt so we recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments. 

Currency 

In Egypt the official unit of currency is the Egyptian Pound. 

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.  

When visiting sites of religious interest women should cover their heads with a scarf or hat, while men should take their hats off. 

Language & Religion 

In Egypt 95% of the population are Muslim and 5% are Christian. Arabic is the official  

language, but English is widely spoken and understood. 

Time 

Egypt is 2 hours ahead of GMT. 

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

Egyptian food reflects the country's melting-pot history, and many dishes have modified Greek, Turkish, Lebanese, Palestinian, and Syrian traditions to suit Egyptian tastes. 

Food in the south, closely linked to North African cuisine, is zestier than that found in the north, but neither is especially spicy.  

 Local cuisine tends to be hearty and the main staples are aysh (pitta type bread), ful (beans - often mashed with onions, tomatoes & spices), shurbha (soups), stews, mezze (dips such as humous and tahini), chicken, lamb and fish. 

Alcohol is available in Egypt, but standards vary wildly, and it can be expensive. Many travellers choose to bring their own supply.