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Culture Holidays in Egypt

Culture Holidays in Egypt

Egypt Culture Holidays

Nile Cruise

Great Pyramids of Egypt
9 Days from £ 1,499

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Discover temples and tombs and travel by Nile cruise boat


Egyptian Family Adventure

The Pyramids
9 Days from £ 1,499

Explore the vibrant culture and ancient history of Egypt


Egypt: Alexandria to Aswan

Culture Holidays in Egypt
13 Days from £ 2,099
£ 1,999

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Travel Egypt and explore its history, food and landscapes.


Bedouin Trails of Jordan & Egypt

Mount Sinai, Egypt
12 Days from £ 3,199
£ 2,999

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

An active trip to Mount Sinai, Dana Nature Reserve, Petra and the Pyramids at Giza.


Jordan to Egypt: Nabateans & Pharaohs

Abu Simbel Temple
14 Days from £ 2,999
£ 2,799

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Visit the classic highlights of Jordan and Egypt: Petra, the Valley of the Kings, the pyramids, Abu Simbel, Wadi Rum and more.


RCGS: Egypt Nile Cruise with Charlene Bearhead

Culture Holidays in Egypt
9 Days from £ 1,699

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

16 November 2024: Discover temples and tombs and travel by Nile cruise boat with Royal Canadian Geographic Society fellow, Charlene Bearhead


Top 5 Places for Cultural Holidays in Egypt

Cairo: Egypt’s sprawling capital is a dizzying mix of antiquities, bazaars and cultural performances. Our Egypt cultural trips ensure you’re directed to the best sites so you can get to grips with the city and its people. The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities houses ancient artefacts that date back to 4,000 BCE and is also home to the treasures of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Alternatively, visit the Al Azhar Mosque or stroll through the meandering alleyways of the vibrant bazaar.

Pyramids of Giza: Arguably the most astounding site to explore on Egypt culture holidays, the Pyramids of Giza can be found on the edge of the desert. They’re one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World at more than 4,000 years old. Made up of three pyramids, the site still perplexes historians and they’re considered one of Egypt’s greatest mysteries.

Valley of the Kings: Want to uncover the extravagant world of pharaohs and ancient Egyptian royalty? The Valley of the Kings is a famous burial ground, where 63 pharaohs were buried inside exquisite tombs, including that of Tutankhamun. The burial site lies on the west bank of the Nile and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Luxor: A curious city on the eastern banks of the Nile, Luxor, also known as Thebes, has become reputed as one of the finest open-air museums in the world and is a must for your cultural holiday to Egypt. You’ll find the magnificent Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings, and the Karnak Temple Complex here, with the latter hosting a spectacular evening light and sound show.

Red Sea: Spanning the inlet of the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea was believed to be where Moses parted the waves in the Bible. However, it is now more famously known for its colourful sea life and unusual coral formations. You can go beneath the surface either by snorkelling or in a submarine to explore this kaleidoscopic world. But if you prefer to kick back and soak up the sun, the beach is a great place to enjoy the views on terra firma.

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Early mornings & long days but we’ll worth the effort. Enthusiastic & knowledgeable guide. A great introduction to all Egypt has to offer – history, pyramids, temples and more. Beautiful scenery while cruising along the Nile. Highly recommend!

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FAQs for our culture trips in Egypt

How long is the flight to Egypt?

You can fly into three different airports across Egypt, which means the flight duration will vary slightly.

  • London to Cairo: around 4 hours and 40 minutes
  • London to Hurghada: around 5 hours and 20 minutes
  • London to Sharm el-Sheikh: around 5 hours and 10 minutes
What is the weather like in Egypt?

The climate in Egypt is hot and dry as the vast majority of the country sits on desert. The hot, dry summer season runs from May to September. Outside of this, the winter season is milder. Most tourists visit Egypt between October and April as the daytime temperatures are more comfortable for sightseeing, ranging between 19°C and 28°C. However, temperatures can drop to as low as 0°C at night, so be sure to check the weather and pack layers accordingly for your Egypt culture trip.

What should I wear in Egypt?

Clothing for a culture holiday in Egypt might include a combination of shorts, skirts, dresses and long, breezy trousers made from breathable materials like linen or cotton. As the dress code is relatively conservative, it’s recommended that you choose outfits that reflect that.

Sunglasses and sun hats are also highly recommended to help protect against sunburn or sunstroke. If you plan to visit any mosques, it’s recommended that women bring a shawl or scarf to cover their hair.

Depending on the sightseeing involved, you may want to bring shoes or trainers that are comfortable for being up on your feet all day.

Depending on the time of year, the evenings can feel chilly despite the heat during the daytime. Be sure to pack additional layers, such as a jumper, fleece or cardigan, as well as trousers to keep your legs warm.

Can I visit Egypt during Ramadan?

Egypt is a predominantly Islamic country, which means Ramadan is an important event. Due to fasting, which happens between sunrise and sunset, some restaurants and markets could reduce their opening hours.

While those who aren’t Muslim aren’t expected to fast, it is courteous to restrict drinking and snacking out in public. Despite this, it’s a remarkable cultural experience to witness during your holiday to Egypt, giving you plenty of opportunities to learn about Ramadan celebrations.

What are the best places to visit during a culture trip to Egypt?

This depends entirely on what you are seeking from your culture trip to Egypt.

Some of the country’s most famous landmarks can be found just over 10 miles from Cairo. The Pyramids of Giza are one of Egypt’s most visited tourist attractions. Here, you can also see the Great Sphinx. The city of Cairo is home to the Egyptian Museum and the ever-lively Khan el-Khalili bazaar.

Luxor is another great destination for your culture holiday in Egypt. Visit the vast Karnak and nearby Luxor temple complexes for insight into their religious significance during ancient Egyptian civilisation. The Valley of the Kings is another must-visit. It’s home to Tutankhamun’s famous tomb and while much of its contents sit in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, you can still see the spectacular wall engravings and the mummy wrapped in linen cloth.

Meanwhile, the ancient cities of Aswan and Alexandria offer a wealth of breathtaking sites and plenty of stories to hand, from the spectacular Aswan High Dam to the Qaitbay Fortress and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To box off multiple destinations in one awe-inspiring trip culture trip to Egypt, a Nile cruise could be the best choice.

What are some of the best cultural activities during a trip to Egypt?

Egypt is home to countless UNESCO World Heritage sites. Examples include:

  • Nubian Monuments
  • The Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
  • Ancient Thebes (Luxor) and the Valley of the Kings
  • Historic Cairo
Where can I find the latest travel guidance for my culture trip to Egypt?

You can find all the latest Government advice and travel guidance online.

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