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  • The great pyramids in the Giza valley will be the highlight of your Egypt vacation
  • Felucca's on the Nile River are always a popular inclusion when you travel to Egypt
  • Explore Egyptian mythology at the ancient temple of Philae, a surviving monument to the gods
  • Explore the culture and architecture of Cairo with the iconic pyramids of GIza serving as the backdrop
  • Experience one of the strongest defensive strongholds on the Mediterranean, the Qaitbay Citadel of Alexandria

With a population of approximately 90,000,000 people, Egypt is located in the northeast corner of the African continent on the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered to the northeast by Palestine and Israel, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west. The geography of Egypt can be divided into four different regions: the Nile Valley and Delta, the Western Desert, the Eastern Desert and the Sinai Peninsula.

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Egypt, probably the world’s oldest civilization, is a treasure trove for history and archaeology enthusiasts who undertake an Egypt tour. It has borrowed from Greek, Roman, Christian and Arab influences over time. But even the less enthusiastic will marvel at what is on offer. Imagine a country basically a desert totally redeemed by the River Nile which runs through a fertile well-watered lush valley.

What are the top places to see and things to do in Egypt?

Cairo

This is a very large and sprawling city with an abundance of exciting places to visit on Egypt vacations. Probably your first one will be the Egyptian Museum and the best place to delve into Egypt’s amazing history and past glory. It contains one of the world’s most important collections of ancient artefacts and the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities. The Giza Pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo are the only remaining one of the Ancient Seven Wonders of the World. They are 4,000 years old and are amazing because of their extraordinary shape, perfectly made structure, and sheer size. For a true Cairo experience, visit the Khan Al Khalili Bazaar with its mediaeval flavour and shops found in narrow lanes. The Cairo Citadel is a mediaeval Islamic fortification located high on a hill with amazing views of the city. It is now a well-preserved historic site comprising mosques, palaces, and museums. 

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Central Egypt

This is the heartland of Ancient Egypt and an excellent area on Egypt tours to explore history and marvel at the wonders of a bygone time. 

Luxor

You can start with the Luxor Temple, a temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city of Luxor (ancient Thebes) constructed in approximately 1400 BC. It may have been where many of the kings of Egypt were crowned. Karnak is an outstanding complex of sanctuaries, temples, chapels, and obelisks. The complex is a vast open-air site and includes the Karnak Open Air Museum. It is believed to be the second-most visited historical site in Egypt after the pyramids. The Valley of the Kings is where, from the 16th to the 11th Centuries BC, tombs were constructed for Pharaohs. It has been the site of royal burials since around 2100 BC.  

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Southern Egypt

Abu Simbel is where you will find two enormous rock temples in a village in Nubia only rediscovered at the beginning of the 19th Century. The twin temples of Abu Simbel were originally carved out of a mountainside in the 13th Century BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II. They are a monument to him and his Queen Nefertari. The whole complex was relocated to above the Aswan High Dam as it was in danger of being flooded by the creation of Lake Nasser. The amazing Aswan High Dam was built across the Nile in Aswan between 1960 and 1970 AD and had a significant effect on the economy of Egypt due to its ability to increase water storage.  

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Northern Egypt

Saint Catherine's Monastery, on the Sinai Peninsula where, according to the Old Testament, Moses received the Ten Commandments, lies at the foot of Mount Sinai, near the town of Saint Catherine. The monastery is one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world. It contains the world's oldest continually operating library and houses priceless works of art including mosaics, The Egyptian city of Alexandria is not only famous for its spectacular location on the Mediterranean Sea but also, for the man who built it to rule the world for thousands of years ago, Alexander the Great Highlights here include the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a huge library with a unique design and the El Montazah Palace, once a summer getaway for the King. 

What about cruises on the Nile River?

This is certainly the most relaxing way to view Central Egypt’s treasures. Almost all Nile cruises sail between Luxor and Aswan in both directions and usually take a minimum of 4 days one way. There are cruises from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan which last as long as 12 to 13 days one way. Most Nile cruises visit the popular sites of Esna, Edfu, and Kom Ombo before disembarking in either Luxor or Aswan. There are a lot of choices as it has been recorded that there are around 200 Nile River Cruise ships. These range from traditional paddle steamers to luxurious modern cruise ships. Most cruise companies employ the services of an Egyptologist, who will be your guide around the ancient sites you visit along the way. Modern vessels usually have a swimming pool while some provide nightly entertainment in the form of belly dancing shows. At night, many of the temples and monuments are illuminated and the sight of them from the river can be breathtaking on Egypt vacations.

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What about Egyptian resorts?

Hurghada is the main tourist centre on trips to Egypt and is known for the excellent diving and snorkelling available on the Red Sea Coast on an Egypt tour. Visitors choose Hurghada on a trip to Egypt as it offers an excellent beach vacation. The waters here are clear and calm for much of the year making it a popular water sports destination. Located at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Sharm El Sheik, once a simple fishing village, present-day Sharm El Sheik is a well-known port and resort town and is regarded as one of the finest diving spots in the world on an Egypt vacation. 

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Egypt Travel Information

When is the best time to visit Egypt?

Egypt has two seasons. It enjoys a mild winter which lasts from October to April and a hot summer from May to September. It should be borne in mind that in summer, the heat can be uncomfortable. If considering a stay on the Red Sea coast, June to September is a good time to visit the beach resorts. Despite being the peak of summer, temperatures on the coast are much cooler than those of the rest of Egypt.

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What types of tours are available in Egypt?

The ideal itinerary to really enjoy an Egypt tour and discover its charms is to combine a stopover in Cairo followed by a Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan. Add on if required an excursion to  Abu Simbel. Cruises are available for all tastes and budgets. Should you wish to relax after all that, consider a few days at a Red Sea resort to complete your Egypt travel. 

What else should I know about travelling in Egypt?

If taking a Nile cruise, both Luxor and Aswan are easily accessible from Cairo with regular flights daily. You can visit Alexandria from Cairo on a short train journey allowing you to see the countryside en route on an Egypt vacation. Regular flights operate between Cairo and the Red Sea resorts. 

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"Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

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Egypt Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to an Egypt vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Egypt, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Egypt's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, and 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Egypt for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Egypt tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Egypt tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe Tours.

 

 

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  • Classic Egypt: Cairo, Luxor & Aswan

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This tour is a true classic designed to give the traveler with limited time a superb introduction to the civilization of Ancient Egypt, focusing on the Nile and its importance to the people.
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    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This Egyptian vacation is perfect for travellers wanting an in-depth experience with luxurious accommodations and private tours. Visit the classic sites including Cairo and the pyramids, cruise the Nile, and see lesser-visited locations such as Alexandria, Dendarah, and Abu Simbel.
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    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Embark on an incredible 12-day family vacation through Egypt, immersing yourselves in the rich tapestry of history and culture as you explore Cairo's vibrant cityscape, iconic pyramids, and the enigmatic Sphinx. Journey south to Aswan and Luxor's serene landscapes, where the ancient wonders of Karnak Temple unfold, before concluding your adventure with sun-soaked relaxation in Hurghada along the shores of the Red Sea.
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    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Combine the ancient wonders of Egypt and Jordan on one convenient vacation. Start in Cairo, where you’ll visit the pyramids and the city’s medieval landmarks. Then explore the banks of the Nile River outside Luxor to see ancient temples and tombs before connecting to Jordan to float in the Dead Sea, tour Petra, and head on a jeep safari in Wadi Rum.
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    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This Egypt tour includes accommodation at some of the country’s most esteemed hotels. Temple-hop through this ancient land as you marvel at the wonders of Ancient Egypt, all while enjoying world class hospitality each night at these Egyptian icons.
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    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore the treasures of antiquity in Egypt before seeing the city of the future in Dubai. On this 12-day vacation, you’ll visit the pyramids and see the Sphinx in Cairo before cruising the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. Then connect to Dubai to head up the Burj Khalifa and explore the futuristic city.
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    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Tour the world of Ancient Egypt while staying in a luxury hotel in Cairo, with the pyramids of Giza as your backdrop. Explore Cairo’s pyramids, Memphis, and the Great Sphinx before embarking on a Nile cruise to see the temples of Luxor, Edfu, and Aswan.
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  • Egypt Odyssey Special: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Enjoy an exceptional introduction to Ancient Egypt on this exclusive small group journey. From Cairo, you’ll explore the Great Pyramid of Giza, cruise along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan, and enjoy intimate tours and fascinating cultural experiences throughout your entire journey.
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  • Signature Qatar and Egypt: Doha, Cairo & The Nile

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience two great countries in one trip! Beginning a 3 night stay in Doha, you’ll have plenty of time to explore a city where modern and tradition blend together harmoniously. Next up, fly to Egypt to discover the many historic ruins, tombs an temples. Explore the great pyramids of Giza and sail the Nile as you temple hop between Aswan and Luxor. This trip offers a wonderful introduction to both countries.
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    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: From the pyramids to Petra and Hegra, discover rich heritage and ancient civilizations on this journey across Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Cruise the Nile River to explore tombs and temples, float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, visit the holy city of Madinah, and go on desert explorations in Wadi Rum and Wadi Disah.
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    FIRST-CLASS | SPECIALITY GROUP: Why not walk in the footsteps of the pharaohs in one of the world's most fascinating places: Egypt? Cruise the Nile while enjoying luxury at its finest and take in all the wonders that this magical place has to offer. Our Groups Only specialist will be delighted to customize your perfect trip for your group. Note: This is a sample itinerary, which is private fully customizable for group travelers.
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  • Nile River Cruise: Sanctuary Sun Boat IV From Aswan: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | CRUISE: Spend four nights on the Nile on this luxury Egypt cruise between Aswan and Luxor. Explore the ancient temples of Philae and Kom Ombo, along with the Valley of the Kings and the Colossi of Memnon. Return each night to the luxurious Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, with hospitality fit for a Pharaoh on the Nile.
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    FIRST-CLASS | CRUISE: Journey along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan to explore some of the treasures of Ancient Egypt. Stroll through the temples and ruins of Luxor, known as the world’s greatest open-air museum, learn about the legends of Horus at Edfu, and see the engineering feat of the Aswan High Dam outside Aswan.
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  • Nile River Cruise: Sonesta St. George

    DELUXE | CRUISE: A Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan is the best way to view many of Egypt's most famous sights on land excursions. During the day you'll explore the many temples of the ancient pharaohs and uncover the history of this great civilization before retreating to your deluxe floating hotel for the evening as you sail the Nile.
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  • Nile River Cruise: Sonesta Star Goddess from Aswan

    DELUXE |CRUISE: Cruise in style and comfort on the luxury Sonesta Star Goddess on the epic Nile River while taking in the ancient delights of Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. This will be an enlightening experience as the history of the Pharaohs unfolds before you.
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  • Nile River Cruise: Sonesta Star Goddess from Luxor

    DELUXE | CRUISE: Enjoy a leisurely luxury cruise through ancient history along the beautiful Nile River with stops in Luxor, Edfu and Aswan taking in all the major archaeological treasures of this amazing region. Also included is a visit to the Aswan High Dam, a major engineering feat.
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  • Sonesta Moon Goddess: 4 Nights from Aswan

    This short Nile cruise from Aswan takes in Upper Egypt’s greatest treasures. Stroll through the world’s greatest open air ‘museum,’ and see architectural marvels, old and new.
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