Mark and David's verdict
From the pyramids at Giza to the Valley of the Kings and the fascinating whirl of Cairo, Egypt is one of the world's greatest tourist destinations, and superb value. Don't expect to see it all in one visit. It's usually better to combine a few cultural treasures with a relaxing Nile cruise.

Recommended tour operator: Abercrombie & Kent

Abercrombie & Kent says

Rediscover the wonders of Egypt, from its monumental temples dotted along the Nile to the timeless Pyramids of Giza. Be one of the first to view the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo – built at a cost of $1billion – as Egypt enjoys a cultural renaissance.

  • Expert guides
  • Luxury Nile cruises
  • Private and group tours

It’s extraordinary to think that one country, less than a five-hour flight away, can offer so much – from enjoying a sundowner overlooking the pyramids to gazing at the colossal rock temple of Abu Simbel.

Our 10-night Classic Egypt private tour will take you from the wonderfully chaotic capital of Cairo to gently sailing on a felucca along the banks of the Nile at Aswan.

Step aboard one of our luxury Sun Boats and before you know it you could be descending the steps to Tutankhamen’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Our exclusive fleet, from cruisers to a traditional dahabiya (sailing boat), enjoy private docking areas at Luxor and Aswan which are beyond the reach of other cruisers. Our Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is today’s luxury dahabiya, effortlessly blending old-world elegance with modern comforts.

Join our nine-day escorted tour where you will enjoy priority access into tombs and pyramids. Fly from Cairo to join Sanctuary Sun Boat IV at Luxor for a cruise to Aswan.

Stay at Hotel Sofitel Legend Old Cataract which inspired Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile, or start your travels at the riverside Four Seasons First Residence in Cairo.

Our English-speaking Egyptologists will lead you on a journey of discovery, sharing their knowledge and passion with you.

Allow our travel specialists to plan the perfect holiday in Egypt for you. We offer both tailor-made private journeys and escorted tours.  Also check out the best time to visit Egypt.

* See our review of Abercrombie & Kent.

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