From the ancient splendours of Cairo to the natural beauty of the River Nile, our Egypt tours have plenty to offer those looking to get under the skin of this fascinating country. Choose a relaxed river cruise, or combine a cruise with a few days exploring the sights around the capital, Cairo. Whichever option you choose, you’ll be awestruck by Egypt’s rich history and culture.
In the north of the country, you’ll find Cairo, Giza and Alexandria – three destinations that offer an amazing insight into the ancient world. Here, you can gaze up at the incredible Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, look out to where the Lighthouse of Alexandria supposedly once stood, and explore museums filled with treasures from the time of Tutankhamun.
Trace your finger south on the map and you’ll hit Luxor, starting point for cruises on the River Nile – Egypt’s ‘lifeblood’. Journey along this mighty waterway and you’ll enjoy even more insight into Ancient Egypt. Highlights include the Valley of the Kings, the double temple of Kom Ombo and the island Temple of Philae.
Egypt's capital is a must-visit destination for an introduction to the country's ancient history. Take in the iconic sight of the Giza Pyramids - one of the greatest world wonders - as well as other attractions such as the 12th-century Citadel of Salahal-Din and the 19th-century Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha. You can’t travel to Cairo and not haggle for bargains at the Khan el-Khalili bazaar and see some of Egypt's most significant artefacts and treasures at the Egyptian Museum, where exhibits include items discovered by Howard Carter in King Tutankhamen's tomb.
The Pearl of the Mediterranean offers the perfect combination of historic attractions and coastal beauty. Established in 331 BC by Alexander the Great, Alexandria is home to Pompey's Pillar, a massive Roman column measuring more than 20 metres in height. The Bibliotheca Alexandrina offers a wonderful contrast to the traditional architecture that populates the city; its newest building was built in 2002 and is the world's largest reading space. Those intrigued by the story of Antony and Cleopatra might find particular interest in a visit to Alexandria – the seas around the city are believed to be the location of the submerged remains of the mausoleum that the queen built for herself.
Luxor is home to an impressive array of ancient monuments, structures and sites. The Valley of the Kings harbours tombs belonging to kings and noblemen who died between the 16th and 11th centuries BC, including Tutankhamen. The Valley of the Queens is where you’ll find the resting places of pharaohs' wives and princesses, with the tomb of Nefertari - wife of Ramses - being the most popular. Nearby lies Deir El Bahri, Queen Hatshepsut's mortuary temple, along with the awe-inspiring Colossi of Memnon. Other highlights in Luxor include the Temple of Luxor and Temple of Karnak – two of the most significant historic sites in Egypt.
Egypt Nile cruise
An Eygpt Nile cruise holiday is one of the world’s greatest river journeys, and allows you to experience this fascinating country in a whole new way. Our Egypt cruises start and finish in Luxor, with stops at Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan and more along the way. There are plenty of opportunities to relax and soak up the scenery on board, while the included excursions ensure you get the most from your Nile river cruise.
Our Egypt package holidays give you the choice of enjoying a laid-back river cruise along the Nile, or combining a cruise with a few days of sightseeing around Cairo and Alexandria. To help you make the most of your time in Egypt, excursions are included to the big-name sights (including the Valley of Kings and Queens, the Aswan High Dam, the Temple of Karnak and, on our longer holiday, the pyramids).
A Titan tour manager will accompany you throughout the trip, and you’ll also enjoy the expertise of an Egyptologist tour guide, who’ll give you incredible insight into the places you’ll be exploring.
Where can I fly from?
Our Egypt tours currently all depart from London Heathrow. For flight options from other UK airports, speak to our travel advisors.
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What are the hotel options?
For our Egypt cruises, you’ll stay on a comfortable Presidential Nile Cruises vessel. Ships are modern and fully air-conditioned, with sun decks and swimming pools to make the most of the warm weather. Each ship features a bar and restaurant, plus occasional evening entertainment (think cocktail parties and belly dancing shows). Hotels are handpicked and named on the individual tour pages.
What’s the local transport like?
For our Egypt excursions, we tend to travel by coach.
What is the flight time?
Flight time from London to Cairo is approximately 4 hours 50 minutes.
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