For years, Egypt kept its place as one of the most visited destinations in the world, for its history and being a target for many tourists for different reasons. If you are planning to visit Egypt and want to get the most out of your vacation, Egypt sightseeing tours will give you the opportunity to visit the most famous places and attractions throughout the country.
If you think Egypt is just the pyramids and sphinx, you are mistaken. Egypt is rich with tourist attractions, with something for everyone.
When you travel to Egypt you will find many tour companies offering various Egypt sightseeing tours packages, that goes all around Egypt. However, there are a couple of trips that you don’t want to miss. Here are the most important tours you can do, make sure to book your Egypt tours early, Read the reviews and check the prices to choose what’s suitable for you, not to get stuck with a not so good company at the last minute.
Top Egypt sightseeing tours
Giza and Cairo tours
Giza and Cairo are few kilometres away, so booking this tour will bring you the best of both worlds.
If seeing the Pyramids and sphinx is on the top of your bucket list, then this tour is for you.
This tour may need at least 3 to 4 days, just to visit the main and most famous attractions.
If you have done your homework, and already have chosen a company to go with, then you have saved yourself a lot of hassle. As they will take you from your place of accommodation to explore the city.
Most of the city tours start with a sightseeing tour in the Giza plateau, where the Pyramids and Sphinx exists. There you can see the most famous Egypt attractions, where you can witness the greatness of ancient Egyptian pharaohs. You will be amazed by how they built their tombs, the colossal structure will make you wonder how they managed with simple tools to build such monuments. This tour can take all day long, to enjoy every bit of the place. Make sure to take a hat and wear cotton cloth, the open-air area is sunny and hot, it’s desert you know.
The second Cairo tour will be in the Egyptian Museum, where you can see most of the 120,000 pieces of the ancient Egyptian antiquities on display.
If you are lucky enough and booked your trip for 2020, you will have the opportunity to visit the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, which is said to be the largest archaeological museum in the world.
Cairo city day tours
Cairo is a city full of life, and you don’t want to miss exploring Old Cairo, which is the place to many historic churches and Roman sites.
And let[‘s not forget about Khan El Khalili, the famous historic market where you can buy souvenirs and experience a part of the Egyptian culture. Just wander around and be your own guide.
Wekalet El Ghoury
Enjoy the Egyptian traditional musical nights in Wekalet El Ghoury, where you can see the folklore performers dance with Al-Tannoura.
For a night to remember to book your ticket in the Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids, to know more about the history of pharaohs.
This Excursion is one of several guided day tours you could choose to take, although it’s better to book a private tour to save time lost in group gatherings. Alexandria is the second-largest city in Egypt, it’s famous for the world’s largest library “Bibliotheca Alexandria”, with more than 8 million books and 4 museums.
Follow your tour in Bibliotheca Alexandria with a visit to the castle of Qaitbay, which was built in the place of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; Lighthouse of Alexandria. The castle is located at the northern tip of Pharos Island, surrounded by the sea from three directions. Explore the castle’s history, watch the fantastic architecture, wander around the corridors and halls of the second floor or take a tour around the castle premises and walk on the corniche.
Luxor and Aswan tour
If you are into archaeology tours you will definitely enjoy Luxor and Aswan tour. For a different experience, book a Nile cruise and have a good time exploring ancient Egypt land and sailing along the Nile River.
Discover the story of ancient kings and queens recorded on the walls of the temples, with the guided tours offered.
You don’t want to miss visiting “Gharb Sohail” village, the jewel of Nuba. With its rich culture and colourful houses, it’s a journey to remember.
Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh tours
If you are a sea lover, you have to visit Hurghada and/ or Sharm El Sheikh. The two cities are located on the Red Sea, but each has their own different personality. However, you will relish every moment.
You can choose from a wide range of activities to spend your time. Which include snorkelling, diving, safari trips or just relaxing and tanning on the beach.
You can find various offers that suit your budget, you don’t have to stay in a luxury hotel to enjoy your time.
Both cities are famous for their amazing beaches, incredible underwater marine life.
Plan your vacation wisely, to have a great holiday. Enjoy.