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 decades worth of experience behind us, it only stands to reason that we offer some of the best Egypt holiday 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.
Explore Egypt your way by selecting only the attractions you want to visit
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 Visiting Egypt?
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.
Passport and Visa Requirements for Australian Citizens
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.
Explore Egypt your way by selecting only the attractions you want to visit
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
FAQ: Egypt Holiday Packages from Australia
Is Egypt Safe to Travel?
Egypt is very safe for tourists, including its major cities and popular attractions. However, areas closer than 50 km to the Libyan and Sudanese borders, and also North Sinai, should be avoided.
Can I Travel to Egypt from Australia?
Australian citizens and those in possession of an Australian passport are welcome to visit Egypt. Your passport should have at least six months validity remaining after your Egypt departure date.
Do You Need a Visa for Egypt from Australia?
Australian nationals and those travelling on an Australian passport need a visa to enter Egypt. These can be obtained in Australia prior to travelling, or at any international airport in Egypt.
How Far is Egypt from Australia?
The straight line distance (as the crow flies) from Australia to Egypt is 12,440 kilometers, while the shortest flight distance from Sydney, Australia to Cairo, Egypt is 14,416 kilometers.
How Long to Fly From Australia to Egypt?
One stop flights from Australia vary depending on which Australian city you fly from. From Perth to Cairo takes about 17h 40m, while a flight from Sydney to Cairo takes about 19h 10m.
Egypt Tours From Australia – Your Gateway To The Ancient World