Escorted Tours to Egypt

Egypt excites the child in us all. It brings to life everything that Hollywood has ever shown us – everything we’ve ever seen in a museum: the Pyramids, the Pharaohs and a history of biblical proportions. Embrace your inner Indiana Jones and embark on one of our action-packed Egypt tours.

Travellers have been attracted to Egypt by its magic and mystery for centuries. In ancient times, they came from the south along the Nile into Egypt. Here they were met by Ramses’ mighty temples at Abu Simbel, which were designed to intimidate and astound. Travelling northwards, one magnificent temple followed another and climaxed with the mighty Pyramids. Many of our cruises in Egypt sail the Nile route, following in the footsteps of the 19th-century excursionists. This includes our once in a lifetime trip The Original Nile by Royal Steamer.

Escorted tours to Egypt allow you to discover architecture rich in history. During our Egypt trips to the Pyramids & the Nile, you can explore the spellbinding sites of the colossal Pyramids, the Sphinx at Giza, the hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs in Luxor. You can also take a closer look at the remarkable findings discovered by archaeologists and tomb raiders in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum.

Egypt trips to less-visited sites such as the home of ‘heretic pharaoh’ Akhenaten and Nubia give insatiable travellers the opportunity to delve deeper into the story of ancient Egypt.

When to go on Egypt holidays

To most enjoy one of our fantastic guided tours or cruises in Egypt, we advise travelling between February and April or between October and November. At both these times of year, you can explore  the Pyramids and take a dip in the Red Sea in lovely warm temperatures.

Who is suited to Egypt tours?

With a wealth of historic landmarks, scenic landscapes and cultural cuisine to discover, Egypt trips are suitable for all holidaymakers. If you like to learn about the places you visit, all our escorted tours to Egypt have expert tour guides that offer in-depth knowledge of the area’s landmarks.

Many of our Egypt guided tours do not charge supplements for single travellers, making them ideal for solo holidaymakers, couples and groups. Our trips are a great way to meet people with similar interests in travel and culture.  

Why book Egypt tours with Jules Verne?

With 45 years’ experience and a passion for creating extraordinary adventures, Jules Verne visits iconic landmarks and lesser-known sites, with expert tour guides providing in-depth knowledge, to explore the story of ancient Egypt on tours of the tombs, treasures and temples of pharaohs, emperors, and gods.

All our guided tours to Egypt are ABTA and ATOL protected, and we offer a 100% price guarantee, so you can book with complete confidence.

Explore Egypt virtually

You can now explore Egypt from the comfort of your home. Here are some of our favourite spots:

The Egyptian Museum, Tahrir

Discover more of the world virtually with Jules Verne.


Weather & Climate

Egypt is a huge country with plenty of variety in its climate; when it’s chilly and wet in Alexandria, it can be ravishingly hot in Aswan.

When to go

The best time to visit most sights, including the pyramids and the Valley of the Kings, or diving in the Red Sea, is from February to April and October to November.

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A Royal Steamer Restored - View from the Inside

"From the thriving countryside to the epic temples, my trip to Egypt was so much more than I could have anticipated."

November 2019 • Eliza Tinnirello, Personal Travel Expert
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