Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman, Will Smith and more celebrities from all around the world were attracted to the fascinating and mysterious ancient Egyptian history. They spent their vacations wandering through the country attractions, exploring the wonders of ancient history or enjoying a couple of days at the sunny beaches.
For many, travelling to Egypt may be considered the trip of a lifetime. A tour across the country will fulfil your dream vacation wishes and more.
Tourism companies offer a list of best Egypt guided tours, which you can choose from either an escorted group or private tours. Including great trips to upper Egypt, Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada and more.
To explore the country it’s preferable to go to famous tourist sites with a guide. When you travel to Egypt, you can go on day tours if you are on a budget or on a time crunch, it will give you a quick glimpse of Egypt’s beauty.
We will go on a journey through best Egypt guided tours, focusing on top tours offered.
Best Egypt guided tours
Cairo and Giza guided tours
Packages for Cairo and Giza Guided tours are all over the place, as the two cities are next to each other, making it easier to move between famous attractions on the same day or trip.
Those tours offer a full range of visits that are sure to be on most of the tourist’s bucket list.
Your package will probably include going sightseeing starting with the Giza plateau, to visit the Pyramids and the Sphinx. The professional guide will walk you through the history of this site, and at the same time keep away sellers at the site who are trying to force their products. Your package can also include visiting the Egyptian Museum, which has more than 120,000 ancient items, plus a special Hall for mummies, not to mention that you can see the mummy of the famous Tutankhamun.
To fully explore this part of the country, you can’t miss Islamic Cairo tours, where you can see a great part of the historic Islamic architecture. And let’s not forget about Khan al-Khalili, the historic market where you can find many traditional crafts and souvenirs.
Alexandria Guided tours
Alexandria is a city in Egypt, located 218 km (about 135 miles) from Cairo. It’s a small, quiet city that has a lot of hidden jewels. However, the highlight of the city attractions is Bibliotheca Alexandrina, which was built to rekindle the lost Library of Alexandria.
Away from the famous attractions in the city, there are so many interesting activities to do. Alexandria has more than one historical diving sites, where you can explore ancient ruins from the Pharaonic, Roman and Greek eras.
You can dive with expert divers in Cleopatra’s Underwater City, the city that Alexander the Great built, it drowned after a strong earthquake.
You can also visit Fort Qaitbey, Catacombs of Kom el-Shuqqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, Montazah Gardens, Cavafy Museum and more.
Luxor and Aswan guided tours
No tourist can resist the temptation of visiting the land of the pharaohs. A trip to Luxor and Aswan is the ultimate adventure you can dream of.
Since everything is now available online, you can compare reviews and price of the trips offered from popular websites such as TripAdvisor. You can book a luxury or a cheap trip, either way, you will enjoy your time.
Discover the pharaonic treasures with expert guides, and have an incredible experience.
If you like sailing, then you will enjoy a Nile cruise trip along the Nile River from Luxor to Aswan or vice versa. It’s a great opportunity to visit more temples that otherwise you can go to by a long exhausting bus tour.
There are a range of hotels in Luxor and Aswan if you are not a Nile cruise fan. You can then book your trips internally with tourism companies, whether online or from office.
Most famous attractions and activities in Luxor and Aswan include:
Valley of the Kings and queens
Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple – Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut
Hot air balloon ride
Abu Simbel temples
Aswan Botanical Gardens
Nubian Village “Gharb Sohail”
You can enjoy all these destinations and more by booking a guided tour, to learn more about Pharaonic civilization by a qualified Egyptologist.
Check more than one company to search for deals, so you can go on more trips.
On top of those guided trips, you can go on small excursions to Sharm El Shiekh and Hurghada, to spend a couple of days relaxing and forgetting all about life’s hustle and bustle.
Don’t forget to take a lot of photos, to remind you of an experience of a lifetime.
If you choose to fulfil your dream and go on the trip of your dreams, we recommend that you check these tours: 2 Day Trips from Hurghada to Cairo and Luxor, Private Tour from Aswan to Abu Simbel Temples, and 3 Days Abu Simbel and Luxor trip from Hurghada.