At this time, our trips to Egypt, are operating as normal. Government travel advisories for Egypt remain unchanged, and the country remains open for tourism. We are monitoring the situation and remain in contact with our local partners. Safety is our top priority, we will at all times follow the travel advice provided by the FCDO.
Exotic, enigmatic and exhilarating, Egypt is ancient monuments in the midst of modern life. It is teeming cities and timeless farming, splendid river cruisers and simple, white-sailed dhows, desert oases and Red Sea shores. It is inimitable.
From the country’s most famous monuments to its almost forgotten sites, Jules Verne’s cruises in Egypt include the crystal waters and coral reefs of the Red Sea, and cover the Nile from Cairo to the cataract at Aswan, crossing not just a landscape, but millennia of myths and mystery.
With a knowledgeable guide all the way, we sail where egrets and ibis graze in the river’s shallows, passing minarets, Coptic church towers and almost biblical scenes of rural life.
The pyramids and the Nile, the two icons of Egypt, are the launch pads for tours of discovery, from the gaze of Giza’s huge Sphinx to desert tombs at Beni Hassan; legends of Cleopatra in Denderah, and of the ‘heretic pharaoh’ Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti, in Tel el-Amarna.
Abydos is the sacred city of Osiris; Kom Ombo has a double-deity shrine; and Edfu’s Ptolemaic temple contrasts with the magnificent edifice of Abu Simbel.
Known as ‘the greatest open-air museum’, Luxor is where the timeless Nile slips between exquisite temples and the atmospheric Valley of the Kings, with Tutankhamun’s tomb among generations of former and following pharaohs.
For a once in a lifetime journey, all these, and more, feature on our exclusive cruise, The Original Nile by Royal Steamer, sailing on the SS Misr, the former floating palace of King Farouk and the most luxurious steamship on the Nile.
To enjoy comfortably warm weather on our range of guided tours and cruises, we think the best times to visit Egypt are between February and April or in October and November. At both these times of year, the more temperate climate is ideal for exploring the sites or for snorkelling in the Red Sea.
With everything from coral shores to seven UNESCO World Heritage sites and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids of Giza, a tour in Egypt is a mesmerising journey through its unique culture, traditional cuisine, and four thousand years of regal and rural life; which makes it a magnet for all types of holidaymakers, from the mildly intrigued to the avid historian. On many of our Egypt guided tours there are no supplements for single travellers, so they are equally ideal for solo, couples, or group holidays, and a great way to meet people with similar interests.
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.
The Timeless Nile by Royal Steamer
This exceptional cruise is an exclusive Jules Verne charter of the regal steamer SS Misr, the former floating palace of King Farouk. Sailing in style from enchanting Aswan to amazing sites in Luxor and beyond, it includes the stunning temples of Abu Simbel
A Royal Steamer Restored
A wonderful week on a unique vessel, this cruise is aboard ‘the most luxurious steamship on the Nile’, the SS Misr, the former floating palace of King Farouk; sailing upstream and down again between Luxor and Aswan, to visit major sites and highlights
Treasures of the Nile
A fabulous ‘return to Egypt’ for those who have seen its most famous sites, this cruise focuses on the less-visited length of the Nile, between Cairo and Luxor, travelling through tranquil scenery to unsung tombs, temples, and towns, off the tourist track
In a full fortnight of discovery, this is the classic ‘long cruise’ from Cairo to Aswan, with a different perspective, as it sails to the lesser-known landmarks of ancient Egypt, beside the Nile, in Luxor, and on Lake Nasser; and adds an insight of local culture