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Egypt

Egypt Tours

It is easy to find inspiration from Egypt - the land of the pharaohs - which blends ancient civilisations with Nile cruising and world class diving in the Red Sea to provide so many choices that it is difficult to decide where to visit first.

Highlights of Egypt

Things to See & Do

  • Pyramids

    Pyramids

    These iconic structures are the last survivors of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. The Great Pyramid, built by the Pharaoh Cheops nearly 5,000 years ago took two decades to construct. Sharing the desert plateau is the mysterious Sphinx carved from a single piece of bedrock which stands guard over the pyramids.

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  • Valley of the Kings

    Valley of the Kings

    The final resting place for the likes of Seti I, Ramses II, Tutankhamun and the beautiful and enigmatic Queen Nefertari. The West Bank contains the exquisitely elaborate tombs of some of ancient Egypt’s most renowned Pharaohs, offering a fascinating insight into their lives and beliefs.

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  • Nile Cruise

    Nile Cruise

    Following the ancient waterway of the spectacular Nile Valley is one of the most engaging cruise on earth, filled with timeless majesty and endless wonder. Cruising through these dreamy vistas, passing remote villages and graceful feluccas, returning to a time of unhurried grandeur, where the genteel pace of life is contrasted by the ruins of antiquity and the vibrant bustle of riverside towns.

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  • Philae Temple

    Philae Temple

    The Temple of Isis sits majestically on the beautiful island setting of Philae, and is without doubt one of Egypt’s most enchanting ancient sites. Dedicated to the cult of the consort of the God Oris, the temple rose to prominence during the Ptolemaic period. Aswan’s High Dam threatened the temple’s continued existence, until a rescue operation dismantled and relocated the entire complex to higher ground.

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  • Egyptian Museum

    Egyptian Museum

    The Egyptian Museum is home to the most comprehensive collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world. There are a staggering 120,000 exhibits on view ranging from towering granite statues and mummified remains of the ancient Pharaohs to the most prized possession, the treasures of Tutankhamun.

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  • Abu Simbel

    Abu Simbel

    Conceived by Ramses II, Abu Simbel is one of antiquity’s most spectacular temple constructions. Built to convey Pharaonic power to Egypt’s southern neighbours, its dramatic rescue from the rising waters of Lake Nasser in 1963 was no less an achievement of human ingenuity and artistry.

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  • Aswan

    Aswan

    Aswan is an eclectic mix of Arabic, Coptic and Nubian influences which has left it with a unique and vibrant culture that sits perfectly with some of antiquity’s most impressive monuments. Egypt’s most southerly city marks the ancient limits of Pharaonic power where Egypt and Africa meet with vibrant colour and flair.

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  • Temple of Philae

    Temple of Philae

    The Temple of Isis sits majestically on the beautiful island setting of Philae, and is without doubt one of Egypt’s most enchanting ancient sites. Dedicated to the cult of the consort of the God Oris, the temple rose to prominence during the Ptolemaic period. Aswan’s High Dam threatened the temple’s continued existence, until a rescue operation dismantled and relocated the entire complex to higher ground.

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  • Red Sea

    Red Sea

    The spectacular marine life, clear warm waters and captivating corals of the Red Sea make this stretch of water one of the world’s meccas for divers and water enthusiasts. Its reefs are unequalled anywhere, stretching for 2,000 kilometres along the coastline and boasting some 200 varieties of coral that provide a rich and colourful haven for over 1,500 species of fish, sharks, turtles and rays, some found nowhere else on earth.

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  • Karnak Temple

    Karnak Temple

    Dating from the 2nd millennium BC, The Temple of Amun-Re at Karnak represents one of the finest memorials in Egypt to the grandiose designs of the pharaohs. Approached by an avenue of sphinxes and filled with an array of temples and chambers, obelisks and halls that span the cultural zenith of ancient Thebes.

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