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Culture Holidays in Egypt
Culture Holidays in Egypt

Egypt Culture Tours

Our Best Egypt Culture Tours

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Nile Cruise

Culture Holidays in Egypt
9 Days from USD 2,248
USD 1,950

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Discover temples and tombs and travel by Nile cruise boat

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Egyptian Family Adventure

Culture Holidays in Egypt
9 Days from USD 2,325

Explore the vibrant culture and ancient history of Egypt

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Egypt: Alexandria to Aswan

Culture Holidays in Egypt
13 Days from USD 2,860
USD 2,730

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Travel Egypt and explore its history, food and landscapes.

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Jordan to Egypt: Nabateans & Pharaohs

Abu Simbel Temple
14 Days from USD 4,800

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

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

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RCGS: Egypt Nile Cruise with Charlene Bearhead

Culture Holidays in Egypt
9 Days from USD 2,380

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

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

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Nile Cruise & Aswan – Premium Adventure

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Culture Holidays in Egypt
9 Days from USD 4,798
USD 4,560

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Discover ancient Egypt in style along the Nile from Luxor to Awan

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Top 5 Places for Egypt Culture Tours

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.

Very interesting trip spoiled by petty officialdom. The guides were very good, and the trip well organised. Would recommend.

Gareth Bartlett The Silk Road

Some spectacular landscapes, fantastic Islamic architecture, fascinating markets – and some very long minibus journeys on bumpy roads

Will Mouger The Silk Road

Another memorable holiday with Exodus!
Vietnam has exceeded all expectations! Definitely one of my favorite destinations and one to strongly recommend.
Perfectly organized. We saw the modern and traditional side of Vietnam. We had the best support team on our cycling days!
We had good breaks between cycling and sightseeing days. We had the most relaxed leader CHI NGUYEN who allowed us time to ourselves, time to enjoy and do our own thing, which is something I appreciate a lot on holidays as the pressure of following the plan is sometimes too much in group holidays. Words are poor to express my gratitude to our amazing team of leader, mechanic, supportive staff.
The weather was as expected. Sunny and hot as it is in these countries. Our hotel rooms where fantastic air condition available , we had a swimming pool available in most of them .
Whale Island was beautiful and the people so friendly and welcoming.
The food!!!!!!!!! was just amazing! Every day we tasted a different dish. As a vegeterian I think I had the best menu choices. I can’t talk enough about the food in Vietnam. Back home for two weeks now and I am already trying all these amazing receipes.
Chi! (Chi Nguyen) : your kindness, calmness , confidence, knowledge, your talent, but most of all your humility as a person are impressive. I consider myself a very lucky lady to have met you and it was an honor to have you as a leader on our holiday.
Thank you for showing us your amazingly beautiful country!
Ey! our sweet smiling tender-hearted mechanic!
I wouldn’t have made it without your help and encouragement? Thank you for supporting us all, thank you for your patience , thank you for the smiles, the laughs !
Truong and Nhan !
You guys have earned a very special place in my heart!
You made the road easy to run with your positive energy, with your smiles and your kindness! Thank you for all the care, the fruit, the water!!!!!!,! But most of all thank you for being there!

The colours, the flavors, the views and all of you beautiful people, will stay in my heart for ever!
Definitely coming back to Vietnam very soon!
THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU AT EXODUS! I can’t praise enough your staff in Vietnam. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to meet theses wonderful people.

VASILIKI NTAVLOUROU Cycling Vietnam

FAQs on our Egypt culture tours

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.

Why choose an Egypt culture tour from Exodus?

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