Our private guided Egypt tours from Australia have been growing in popularity ever since we first started marketing our service to Australians, and today there are many Australians who would never dream of using any other tour operator for their Egyptian and Middle Eastern holidays. Then again, with nearly 60 years worth of experience behind us, it only stands to reason that we offer some of the best Egypt tour packages from Australia.
Look no further. We offer an extensive range of meticulously planned but flexible Egypt tours from Australia to suit all tastes and budgets. Find your favourite below and make every mile a memory.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is it safe to travel to Egypt from Australia?
Yes. Egypt is safe to travel to and Egyptian people are very friendly. Most travelers have great experiences in the country, including solo traveler women. Egypt is a very safe travel destination. A proof of that is that in 2019 it was ranked safer than the US and the UK by a global pool. This means that travelers and tourists feel secure in the country and nothing better than themselves to confirm this.
Do I need a visa for Egypt from Australia?
Australian passport holders can now apply online for an Egyptian e-Visa prior to traveling to Egypt, or they can get a visa on arrival at any international airport when they arrive in Egypt. Visas can also be applied for at any Egyptian Embassy or Egyptian Consulate in Australia.
Is Egypt a good place to go on vacation?
Yes. if you would like to experience something different and exotic, then Egypt is an amazing choice. Plus, despite the imaginary of majority, the country also offers beautiful beaches, so an Egypt tour package from Australia is a combo of history, discovery, relaxation and curiosity.
What is the best time to visit Egypt?
You can visit Egypt all year long, however, the autumn/ winter season, between September to April, is better, simply because the better temperatures are ideal for enjoying your sightseeing tour in Egypt, especially if you will visit the desert and the temples in Luxor and Aswan.
How many days do you need in Egypt?
It depends on what you want to see because there is a lot. You can enjoy a short 8 days Egypt package for visiting Cairo and cruise down the Nile or you can have a complete tour of 2 weeks. If none of the packages suit you perfectly, you can still personalize yours.
What can you see in Egypt in 4 days?
Four days in Egypt are not a lot. A 4 day Egypt tour from Australia will will most often include a visit the main attractions in Cairo, such as the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, the Coptic and Islamic parts of the city and Khan El Khalili Bazaar. You can include a short trip to Alexandria or Luxor.
What can you see in Egypt in 7 days?
In 7 full days in Egypt you can enjoy Cairo's main attractions, such as the Great Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Khan el Khalili, and Coptic Cairo, and enjoy a short cruise on the Nile between Luxor and Aswan to visit ancient temples, monuments and the Valley of the Kings.
What can you see in Egypt in 10 days?
A 10 day sightseeing Egypt tour allow you different combinations. Among the options, you can visit Cairo and Alexandria, do a cruise on the Nile between Luxor and Aswan for visiting ancient temples, go to Abu Simbel, dive in the Red Sea in Hurghada. It depends on what you are prioritizing.
Can you visit the pyramids?
Yes. The archeological site is composed by the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Valley Temple and the Solar Boat Museum. Be aware of the prices though, as you will need extra tickets if wishing to visit inside the pyramids and the Solar Boat.
Can you go inside the pyramids of Egypt?
Yes, you can enter the Great Pyramids, but you have to pay an extra ticket (360 LE for the Great Pyramid; 100 LE the 2nd and 3rd). Other pyramids, such as the Dahshur Pyramid also offer visit of its interior.
What do you wear to visit the pyramids in Egypt?
Comfortable clothes. Although in pictures the pyramids seen close to each other, there is actually some distance between them, and the archeological site is big. If you want to visit inside the pyramids, there is a narrow climbing space, so you should wear trousers or shorts that allow you so.
What do tourists wear in Egypt?
Tourists wear normal clothes, but since modesty is part of Egyptian society, it is recommended to do the same. So shorts and skirts covering the knee, a veil for women when visiting mosques and a pair of long trousers for men, shirts, bathing suit.
What should I pack for a Nile cruise?
Have in mind that during a Nile cruise you will stop to visit temples and do some walking, so have comfortable shoes and clothes with you. Pack shirts, scarves, dresses, skirts and shorts, a pair of trousers, sun block, sunglasses and a hat.
How much does it cost to take a trip to Egypt?
It will depend on your budget and interests. But Egypt is a very cheap destination compared to others, especially if you are converting from US$, Euro or GBP. You can have an Egypt All Inclusive Tour for fair prices and yet luxurious.
What is the cheapest time to go to Egypt?
You can find cheaper prices between May and September, but be aware because it is the spring/summer time, so some Egypt sightseeing tours may not be advised during strong heat. The peak is in July/ August, but all these months are hot.
How much money should you bring to Egypt?
This really depends on how much you intend to spend. If you are going all inclusive or in a nice guided Egypt tour from Australia, this reduces your costs with food and other necessary things. A medium meal in Cairo, for example is around US$3,80.
Egypt Tours from Australia – Discover the Magic of Ancient Egypt
Many travelers that arrive in Egypt soon become overwhelmed by the vast number of attractions, and unfortunately, many return home without having seen a lot of the best attractions.
There is so much more to Egypt than only the ancient pyramids, but trying to work out which are the best sights to see can often prove to be a daunting task, particularly if you’re not familiar with the country or its historical past. This is why we have created a wide range of packaged Egypt tours from Australia based on the feedback we’ve been getting from our customers for more than six decades.
Many of our tours are focused only on Egypt, but we also have many that include other fascinating destinations, such as our Egypt and Jordan Tours or our incredibly popular Egypt and Dubai tours.
When you book your Egypt and Middle East tours through us, your adventure begins from the minute you are greeted by our company representative at Cairo International Airport. Your tour guide will then escort you to your hotel where you’ll be given a free “Welcome to Egypt” drink of your choice before checking in.
Most Egypt tours from Australia include at least two nights in Cairo, during which time you’ll get to see all the most famous sights, including:
- Great Pyramids of Giza
- Djoser’s Step Pyramid
- Egyptian Museum
- Several other historical landmarks depending on length of stay in Cairo
What Else to See when Traveling to Egypt from Australia
Most Egypt tours from Australia also include spending some time in Egypt’s other premier destinations such as Luxor and Aswan since both of these ancient cities have just as much to offer visitors as Cairo does. Luxor is often described as a city of ancient temples, and sights such as the Valley of the Kings; Karnak Temple and the Queen Hatshepsut Temple never fail to impress even the most seasoned travelers.
In Aswan the most popular sights tend to be places like the Unfinished Obelisk; Philae Temple; Abu Simbel Temples; the Aswan High Dam and the Nubian village on Elephantine Island.
These are only a few of Egypt’s top attractions, and we’ve tried to include most, if not all of them in our Egypt tours from Australia. Again, if you don’t find an Egypt tour that includes all the places you are longing to see, you can just let us know and we’ll more than happy to customize a tour which is tailored to your individual requirements.
Egypt Package Tours from Australia – Passport and Visa Requirements for Australian Citizens Visiting Egypt
Australian passport holders can now apply online for an Egyptian e-Visa prior to traveling to Egypt, or they can get a visa on arrival at any international airport when they arrive in Egypt. Visas can also be applied for at any Egyptian Embassy or Egyptian Consulate in Australia. The costs of the various tourist visas are as follows:
- Single entry e-Visa – A single entry e-Visa costs $25.00 and it allows you to remain in the country for up to 60 days.
- Multiple entry e-Visa – A multiple entry e-Visa costs $60.00 and allows you to remain in the country for up to 90 days.
- Visa-on-arrival – A visa-on-arrival costs $25.00 and allows you to remain in the country for up to 30 days.
- Single or multiple entry visa at an embassy or consulate – If you apply for your visa at an embassy or consular office prior to traveling to Egypt, it costs £20.00 for a single entry tourist visa and $32.00 for a multiple entry tourist visa, and allows you to remain in the country for up to 60 or 90 days depending on which visa you applied for.
- Single entry business visa – $65.00
- Multiple entry business visa – $105.00
- As is the case with many countries, you will be refused entry if your passport is valid for less than six months as from the last day of your stay.
NOTE: People traveling on an Australian passport can visit and stay at Sinai resorts for a period of up to 15 days without the need for a visa. If you only intend staying in one or more Sinai resorts, you can obtain a free Entry Permission stamp at Sharm el Sheikh, Saint Catherine and Taba airports. However, if you want to leave the area or stay for more than 15 days, you will have to go to one of these airports to obtain a visa.
When is the Best Time to Travel to Egypt from Australia?
Because we offer so many different Egypt tours from Australia, it’s possible for you to visit Egypt any time of the year. However, the summer months are typically very hot, and many visitors, although not all, find the extreme heat uncomfortable. If most of your holiday is going to be spent onboard one of our luxury Nile cruises or in resorts, then visiting during the summer should be fine. However, if are booking a package tour that includes a lot of sightseeing, then we recommend visiting during the cooler months, from October to April.
Staying Safe While Traveling in Egypt
Egypt is not only a spectacular destination, but also a very safe destination. Nonetheless, there is always a certain amount of risk, regardless of where about in the world you go. A few general safety precautions can spell the difference between a great holiday and a disastrous one. We personally recommend the following:
- Keep valuables in the safes which are generally available in all major hotels
- Avoid large gatherings and avoid walking around in quite unfamiliar places after dark
- Always follow any and all safety advice offered by tour guides and/or our company representatives
- Avoid confrontation
- Avoid getting into discussions about politics and/or religion
Egypt Tours From Australia – Your Gateway To The Ancient World