Destination Guide

Egypt

There is no single destination in the world so identifiable with its ancient culture as is Egypt. When we first learn of it at school ,we are captivated by tales of pyramids and tombs and mummies and hieroglyphs. Then, if we are lucky, we make it to Egypt and find that the stories pale in comparison when presented with the real thing. The land of the Nile awaits.

Most Popular Egypt Tours

Tour
Egypt Express

Egypt Express

6 Days | Cairo to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
Classical Egypt

Classical Egypt

8 Days | Cairo to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)
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Egyptian Highlights & The Red Sea

Egyptian Highlights & The Red Sea

9 Days | Cairo to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
Highlights of Egypt & Jordan

Highlights of Egypt & Jordan

13 Days | Cairo to Amman

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
From Pharaohs to Prophets

From Pharaohs to Prophets

21 Days | Cairo to

5
(10 Reviews)

Top Egypt Packages

Tour
Nile Experience

Nile Experience

7 Days | Cairo to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
Magnificent Nile

Magnificent Nile

8 Days | Cairo to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
Egypt in Style

Egypt in Style

11 Days | Cairo to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
The Footsteps of Pharaohs

The Footsteps of Pharaohs

11 Days | Cairo to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)

Why Book Egypt with Sun Island Tours?

Private packages for personalised touring.

Safe and professional local operator.

Escorted tours guaranteed with minimum 2 people.

Regional tours including Israel and Jordan.

Egypt Highlights & Experiences

Cairo

The capital of Egypt and one of the largest cities in the world. Cairo was established in the 10th century and was a key link on the east-west spice trail. Today’s Cairo is a place of extremes where modern skyscrapers stand alongside ornate mosques. You’ll find attractions in and around the city, which include the historic capital of Memphis, the Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque, Citadel of Saladin, Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Old Cairo, and more.

Giza Necropolis

The most famous ancient site in the world and listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The Great Pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx fascinate all who visit this ancient site.

Alexandria

A port city in Northern Egypt, founded by Alexander the Great. Alexandria is known for , the Library of Alexandria, the Roman theatre, and the Catacombs.

Aswan

To many, Aswan is the most beautiful of the cities along the Nile. Once ancient Egypt’s gateway to Africa, it is the perfect place to explore major attractions such as temples and monuments in Upper Egypt. Visit the Nubian Museum, Elephantine Island and the Aswan Museum, and see the Unfinished Obelisk, which would have been the largest single standing stone had it not cracked and been left abandoned!

Luxor

Originally called “Thebes” in ancient Egypt, Luxor has a wealth of temples and tombs to explore. From here you can visit the Temple or Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple and the Temple of Deir al-Bahri (Queen Hatshepsut). Well worth a few days at least, to explore all that Luxor has to offer.

Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh is a well established resort town, located between the desert of the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea. Loved by divers, it is known for its natural sandy beaches, crystal waters and coral reefs. Don’t forget a visit to the Old Bazaar – one of the top spots for shopping!

Abu Simbel

One of Egypt’s top tourist and most recongised attractions, this breathtaking monument is a massive rock temple carved in sandstone rock. The twin temple was carved out during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses the great as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, before being moved for the construction of Lake Nasser.

Nile Cruising

A visit to Egypt wouldn’t be complete without a cruise on the River Nile. Fly to either Luxor or Aswan to join a 3, 4, or 7-night cruise, which include stops at Edfu to visit the Temple of Horus, and Kom Ombo to see the temples of Sobek and Horus. Sites you will witness in Luxor include the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. In Aswan, wonder at the awe of Philae Temple and the Unfinished Obelisk.

Tours, Packages and Cruises in Egypt

Tours, Packages and Cruises in Egypt

Historic sites and monuments are endless in Egypt, so to are our range of travel options.

  • Day tours: We offer a variety of private or group day trips around Egypt. Most tours operate daily with return transfer to your hotel included.
  • Escorted Coach Tours: Travel around Egypt on an escorted tour visiting the main historical sites of Cairo, Alexandria, Sharm El Sheik and more. All escorted coach tours are guided in English only and guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people. The option to combine an escorted coach tour with a Nile cruise is also available.
  • Nile Cruises: Cruise along the Nile River from Aswan to Luxor or vice versa and see some of Egypt’s most important monuments. Itineraries are identical between cruise lines. We offer 3 and 4 night itineraries as well as 7 nights.
  • Partially Escorted Private packages: Packages are a combination of escorted coach touring and touring on a private basis with your own English-speaking guide. Partially escorted private packages with Nile cruise are also available.
  • Independent Private Packages: Enjoy the flexibility of exploring Egypt independently. Packages are made up of accommodation, private transfers and private day tours with an English-speaking guide. Independent Private packages with Nile cruise is also available.
  • Tailor Made Holidays: Let us tailor make your next holiday to Jordan with a package that includes transfers, accommodation, day tours and a Nile cruise of your choice.

Popular Tours, Cruises & Packages

Tour
Egypt Express

Egypt Express

6 Days | Cairo to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
Egypt in Style

Egypt in Style

11 Days | Cairo to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
Classical Egypt

Classical Egypt

8 Days | Cairo to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
Glories of Egypt

Glories of Egypt

10 Days | Cairo to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
Egyptian Highlights & The Red Sea

Egyptian Highlights & The Red Sea

9 Days | Cairo to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
Nile Discovery

Nile Discovery

9 Days | Cairo to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
Nile Experience

Nile Experience

7 Days | Cairo to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
Magnificent Nile

Magnificent Nile

8 Days | Cairo to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
From Pharaohs to Prophets

From Pharaohs to Prophets

21 Days | Cairo to

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
The Footsteps of Pharaohs

The Footsteps of Pharaohs

11 Days | Cairo to Cairo

5
(10 Reviews)

Egypt Tours, Packages & Cruises Selection Tips

Find some of our top tips for choosing the perfect trip for you!

Essentials to bring to Egypt – a good camera, a sun hat, and sunscreen. An Arabic phrasebook might come in handy too!
Try to avoid travelling in the northern summer as temperatures can be unbearable. Spring would be an ideal time with milder temperatures and possibly cheaper prices.
Avoid travel during Ramadan (12 April – 11 May 2021) as many attractions will be closed and hotels will be busy.
Best to not drink the water as it is heavily chlorinated, so bottled water is recommended.
One of the best experiences in Egypt is to visit a souk market. Be prepared to bargain hard or walk away. As a general rule, offer one third of the asking price and expect to pay half.
Wear light, loose-fitting clothing. In some locations, your chest, arms and legs need to be covered, and ladies, a head-covering such as a scarf when you enter mosques.
Public toilets are not free so be prepared to pay. It’s a good idea to bring your own toilet-paper and hand sanitiser as there is usually no running water.
Be prepared to tip …. A lot!

How to Get to Egypt

Egypt is a large country with a number of major international airports that service the most popular regions. Most flights departing from Australia to Egypt will include at least one stop over. Major airlines that fly to Egypt include Emirates, Qatar Airways, Qantas, Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia and more.

Contact our Egypt Experts

Our team bring years of experience, and a true passion for travel.
Meet the team that bring your dream journey to life.

Dannielle
Dannielle
Reservations Consultant

Dannielle has travelled extensively throughout Croatia, Greece, Italy and Slovenia. Speak to her now.

John
John
Senior Reservations Consultant
Sarah
Sarah
Senior Reservations Consultant

Reviews for Egypt

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Laura
This was such a nice adventure

Review for: Egypt in Style

This was such a nice adventure. I went from Cairo/Giza to Alexandria, back to Cairo, then onward to Luxor, then Aswan, then to Abu Simbel, and then back to Cairo. All the Tour Guides + drivers were really nice and friendly, and I was happy to finally go to Egypt because it is my heritage. I got to speak some Arabic which was nice. The Iberotel Luxor Hotel (in Luxor) is a lovely hotel, I stayed there one night before embarking on a Nile cruise. The breakfast was so yummy, and they had an elegant courtyard area outside the restaurant overlooking the scenery. The room was great too. I liked sailing on the Nile, that was really special. The name of the cruise ship was “Esmeralda”. I am glad that there were representatives who helped me check in at the airports within Egypt. THANK YOU - SHOOKRAN!
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Brendan A
Go on this tour

Review for: Magnificent Nile

Go on this tour. We had a wonderful experience!
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
We agree :)
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Sue Gilkes
We booked a seven-week holiday

Review for: Magnificent Nile

We booked a seven-week holiday with Sun Island Tours through Egypt, Italy, Slovenia, Istanbul, Greece, Greek Island and Cyprus and it was fabulous! Everything was perfect - flights, transfers, excursions and we stayed in some excellent, yet not expensive hotels in great locations. Highly recommended. Thanks to Paul and the staff at SIT
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
Hi Sue, it definitely was an all-encompassing holiday! Thank you for writing to us about your trip of a lifetime. Can't wait to see where you're off to next! Paul at Sun Island Tours