Whether you’re cruising along the Nile in a luxury riverboat, or riding a ‘ship of the desert’ to the wondrous Valley of the Kings, the fabled land of the Pharaohs has been a source of enduring fascination to travellers through the ages.
From its spectacular archaeological remains to the dazzling treasures housed in its museums, a journey through Egypt will help you unravel the astonishing legacy of one of the world’s oldest civilisations.
A tailor-made itinerary created by one of our Egypt experts will most likely include an accompanying Egyptologist who will help bring to life such famous sites as the Great Pyramids of Giza, the enigmatic Sphinx and the remarkable Tutankhamun exhibition in Cairo’s Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.
Beyond the crazy, relentlessly energetic streets of the capital, a slow cruise along the Nile to the great Temples of Karnak and Luxor is a great way to see Egypt in all its timeless glory. Your personalised itinerary could also include the inspirational son et lumière at Philae – the Temple of Isis standing on Agilkia Island in the middle of the Nile – or a few days discovering Greco-Roman landmarks in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
Beyond its ancient wonders, Egypt has much to offer. The remote oases and startling landscapes of the Western Desert are far from the usual traveller’s path, whilst the colourful sea life beneath the Red Sea is sure not to disappoint even the most avid of divers.
Given the political sensitivity and unrest in Egypt we do advise you to check The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice for up-to-date information.