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Egypt & Middle East

VISIT THE WONDERS OF EGYPT & MIDDLE EAST

Throughout history Egypt and the Middle East has been the centre of great civilisations. It is home to many of the world's finest monuments, including the Great Pyramids, the rose city of Petra, and Baalbek in Lebanon. The Red Sea is also a mecca for divers from around the world.

The Middle East countries offer a wonder and colourful mix of culture, art and architecture. The region's historic past is evident wherever you look, in the shape of massive Pharaonic monuments, crumbling Roman ruins, colourful Byzantine art, hidden Nabatean cities, Islamic mosques and Christian churches. For those wanting to get off the tourist trail and see a little more of what the region has to offer there are plenty of interesting activities to choose from. Spending time travelling through the deserts and oases on a jeep or camel safari, overnight at a Bedouin camp, diving in the Red Sea, or a sailboat trek are just a few examples of what's available. It's also very easy to combine the more adventurous activities with the main historic sites, and to finish with some time relaxing by the Mediterranean or Red Sea.

TOP TRAVEL DEALS & UPCOMING TOURS

Tour name Country Days Start Date Offer Price
Pharaonic Encounters Egypt 6 28th of May 2019
Pharaonic Encounters
£499 View Tour
Pharaonic Encounters Egypt 6 4th of Jun 2019
Pharaonic Encounters
£499 View Tour
Pharaonic Encounters Egypt 6 18th of Jun 2019
Pharaonic Encounters
£499 View Tour
Pharaonic Encounters Egypt 6 2nd of Jul 2019
Pharaonic Encounters
£499 View Tour
Nubian Adventure Egypt 9 25th of May 2019
Nubian Adventure
£749 View Tour
Nubian Adventure Egypt 9 1st of Jun 2019
Nubian Adventure
£729 View Tour
Nubian Adventure Egypt 9 8th of Jun 2019
Nubian Adventure
£729 View Tour
Nubian Adventure Egypt 9 15th of Jun 2019
Nubian Adventure
£729 View Tour
Sands & Seas Egypt 10 28th of May 2019
Sands & Seas
£925 View Tour
Sands & Seas Egypt 10 4th of Jun 2019
Sands & Seas
£895 View Tour
Sands & Seas Egypt 10 18th of Jun 2019
Sands & Seas
£895 View Tour
Sands & Seas Egypt 10 2nd of Jul 2019
Sands & Seas
£895 View Tour
Nubians & Beaches Egypt 13 25th of May 2019
Nubians & Beaches
£1099 View Tour
Nubians & Beaches Egypt 13 1st of Jun 2019
Nubians & Beaches
£1079 View Tour
Nubians & Beaches Egypt 13 8th of Jun 2019
Nubians & Beaches
£1079 View Tour
Nubians & Beaches Egypt 13 8th of Jun 2019
Nubians & Beaches
£1079 View Tour
Biblical Israel Israel 8 26th of May 2019
Biblical Israel
£1399 View Tour
Biblical Israel Israel 8 2nd of Jun 2019
Biblical Israel
£1379 View Tour
Biblical Israel Israel 8 9th of Jun 2019
Biblical Israel
£1379 View Tour
Biblical Israel Israel 8 16th of Jun 2019
Biblical Israel
£1379 View Tour
Egyptian Family Adventure Egypt 12 25th of May 2019
Egyptian Family Adventure
£1199 View Tour
Egyptian Family Adventure Egypt 12 3rd of Aug 2019
Egyptian Family Adventure
£1199 View Tour
Egyptian Family Adventure Egypt 12 17th of Aug 2019
Egyptian Family Adventure
£1199 View Tour
Egyptian Family Adventure Egypt 12 28th of Sep 2019
Egyptian Family Adventure
£1349 View Tour
Egyptian Legacy Egypt 8 25th of May 2019
Egyptian Legacy
£929
£558
40% Off
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Egyptian Legacy Egypt 8 8th of Jun 2019
Egyptian Legacy
£899
£540
40% Off
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Egyptian Legacy Egypt 8 22nd of Jun 2019
Egyptian Legacy
£899
£540
40% Off
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Egyptian Legacy Egypt 8 6th of Jul 2019
Egyptian Legacy
£899
£540
40% Off
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Gods of Egypt Egypt 9 25th of May 2019
Gods of Egypt
£1199 View Tour
Gods of Egypt Egypt 9 1st of Jun 2019
Gods of Egypt
£1149 View Tour
Gods of Egypt Egypt 9 15th of Jun 2019
Gods of Egypt
£1149 View Tour
Gods of Egypt Egypt 9 29th of Jun 2019
Gods of Egypt
£1149 View Tour
Jordan on a Shoestring Jordan 6 27th of May 2019
Jordan on a Shoestring
£499 View Tour
Jordan on a Shoestring Jordan 6 17th of Jun 2019
Jordan on a Shoestring
£499 View Tour
Jordan on a Shoestring Jordan 6 8th of Jul 2019
Jordan on a Shoestring
£499 View Tour
Jordan on a Shoestring Jordan 6 29th of Jul 2019
Jordan on a Shoestring
£499 View Tour
Discover Egypt Egypt 9 25th of May 2019
Discover Egypt
£899
£540
40% Off
View Tour
Discover Egypt Egypt 9 1st of Jun 2019
Discover Egypt
£879
£529
40% Off
View Tour
Discover Egypt Egypt 9 8th of Jun 2019
Discover Egypt
£879
£529
40% Off
View Tour
Discover Egypt Egypt 9 15th of Jun 2019
Discover Egypt
£879
£529
40% Off
View Tour
Egypt on a Shoestring Egypt 9 1st of Jun 2019
Egypt on a Shoestring
£599 View Tour
Egypt on a Shoestring Egypt 9 22nd of Jun 2019
Egypt on a Shoestring
£599 View Tour
Egypt on a Shoestring Egypt 9 13th of Jul 2019
Egypt on a Shoestring
£599 View Tour
Egypt on a Shoestring Egypt 9 3rd of Aug 2019
Egypt on a Shoestring
£599 View Tour
Classic Israel Israel 8 8th of Jun 2019
Classic Israel
£1449
£1305
10% Off
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Classic Israel Israel 8 15th of Jun 2019
Classic Israel
£1449
£1305
10% Off
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Classic Israel Israel 8 22nd of Jun 2019
Classic Israel
£1499
£1350
10% Off
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Classic Israel Israel 8 29th of Jun 2019
Classic Israel
£1499
£1350
10% Off
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Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring Jordan 14 27th of May 2019
Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring
£999 View Tour
Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring Jordan 14 17th of Jun 2019
Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring
£999 View Tour
Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring Jordan 14 8th of Jul 2019
Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring
£999 View Tour
Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring Jordan 14 29th of Jul 2019
Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring
£999 View Tour
Nile Family Adventure Egypt 9 25th of May 2019
Nile Family Adventure
£849 View Tour
Nile Family Adventure Egypt 9 3rd of Aug 2019
Nile Family Adventure
£849 View Tour
Nile Family Adventure Egypt 9 17th of Aug 2019
Nile Family Adventure
£849 View Tour
Nile Family Adventure Egypt 9 28th of Sep 2019
Nile Family Adventure
£899 View Tour
Long Nile Cruise Egypt 15 30th of May 2019
Long Nile Cruise
£2449 View Tour
Long Nile Cruise Egypt 15 30th of May 2019
Long Nile Cruise
£3999 View Tour
Long Nile Cruise Egypt 15 27th of Jun 2019
Long Nile Cruise
£2449 View Tour
Long Nile Cruise Egypt 15 27th of Jun 2019
Long Nile Cruise
£3999 View Tour
Best of Israel & Jordan Israel 11 26th of May 2019
Best of Israel & Jordan
£1999 View Tour
Best of Israel & Jordan Israel 11 2nd of Jun 2019
Best of Israel & Jordan
£1999 View Tour
Best of Israel & Jordan Israel 11 9th of Jun 2019
Best of Israel & Jordan
£1999 View Tour
Best of Israel & Jordan Israel 11 16th of Jun 2019
Best of Israel & Jordan
£1999 View Tour
Cairo City Break Egypt 4 23rd of May 2019
Cairo City Break
£349 View Tour
Cairo City Break Egypt 4 24th of May 2019
Cairo City Break
£349 View Tour
Cairo City Break Egypt 4 25th of May 2019
Cairo City Break
£349 View Tour
Cairo City Break Egypt 4 26th of May 2019
Cairo City Break
£349 View Tour
A Week in Jordan Jordan 8 26th of May 2019
A Week in Jordan
£669 View Tour
A Week in Jordan Jordan 8 16th of Jun 2019
A Week in Jordan
£669 View Tour
A Week in Jordan Jordan 8 7th of Jul 2019
A Week in Jordan
£669 View Tour
A Week in Jordan Jordan 8 28th of Jul 2019
A Week in Jordan
£669 View Tour
Abu Simbel Sun Festival Egypt 9 19th of Oct 2019
Abu Simbel Sun Festival
£899 View Tour
Abu Simbel Sun Festival Egypt 9 19th of Feb 2020
Abu Simbel Sun Festival
£899 View Tour
Jordan Encounters Jordan 8 8th of Jun 2019
Jordan Encounters
£899 View Tour
Jordan Encounters Jordan 8 6th of Jul 2019
Jordan Encounters
£899 View Tour
Jordan Encounters Jordan 8 3rd of Aug 2019
Jordan Encounters
£899 View Tour
Jordan Encounters Jordan 8 7th of Sep 2019
Jordan Encounters
£899 View Tour
Ancient Encounters Jordan 16 8th of Jun 2019
Ancient Encounters
£1749 View Tour
Ancient Encounters Jordan 16 6th of Jul 2019
Ancient Encounters
£1749 View Tour
Ancient Encounters Jordan 16 3rd of Aug 2019
Ancient Encounters
£1749 View Tour
Ancient Encounters Jordan 16 7th of Sep 2019
Ancient Encounters
£1749 View Tour

Egypt & Middle East TOURS

Pharaonic Encounters

This short 6-day Egypt tour covers the Giza Plateau in Cairo including the famous Great Pyramid and Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, and sites on both the east and west banks of the Nile in Luxor.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

6

From

£499


Nubian Adventure

Discover the secrets of Egypt with this 9-day adventure tour which includes the Pyramids in Cairo, and takes you on a felucca cruise along the Nile to enjoy the Pharaonic wonders of Upper Egypt.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

9

From

£729


Sands & Seas

This 10-day tour takes in so much of what Egypt has to offer, covering many of the main historical sites in Cairo and Luxor before finishing with a relaxing beach break on the shores of the Red Sea at Hurghada.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

10

From

£895


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TAILOR-MADE TOURS

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Our tailor-made tours seek to create a personalised experience – one that is completely exclusive to you. By taking all your interests and requests into consideration, we design an itinerary that ticks off your specific boxes. If you are after adventurous exploration, cultural immersion, a relaxing escape or a balanced blend of everything, we can make it happen.

A highlight of our tailor-made tours is that the itinerary is flexible and incorporates plenty of free time – so you can do some exploring on your own. Our local, friendly guides, experts in their country’s history and culture, will be happy to adjust the activities or your schedule as you travel.

If you are a group of friends, a large family or a company, our tailor-made tours are an ideal, stress-free option. You can even select your own hotels or make use of our recommended accommodation. We have a varied selection of sample holiday itineraries to choose from, either as they stand or as a base for inspiration.

TOUR REVIEWS Egypt & Middle East

Everything went really smoothly on the booking end and on the ground in Egypt. The only surprise was when arriving jet lagged at the hotel being presented with a list of fees that needed to be paid right then. The problem was that everything up until then had these fees in US dollars and now the fees were in Egyptian pounds. It pretty much cleaned out our stash of Egyptian money. Had we known we had to pay in Egyptian currency we would have sought out additional currencies places at home to get us the funds we needed. (Banks wouldn't order the funds). However after that the tour itself was great. Our guide Emad did a great job.
This was a great way to see all the primary historical sites in Egypt efficiently and with ease. I can't imagine how slow and difficult it would have been otherwise. It was also a good jumping off point to then spend a few weeks on or own seeing other parts of the country and focus on modern day Egypt

Very efficient, helpful and knowledgeable. Great tour company, would 100% recommend this tour to other. Felt safe in Egypt the whole time!
Very efficient, helpful and knowledgeable tour leaders and guides, we learnthink alot!! Loved.our tour, we wished we had booked a longer tour though as we loved Egypt so much! Would 100% recommend this tour to others. Felt safe in Egypt the whole time!

Everything was very well organized and our guide Magz was incredible! He genuinely looked out for us the entire trip, especially in the markets and busy areas, as well as taught us about all of the history of the places we were at. Transportation was always ready and waiting for us and the accommodations were way nicer than we expected. Well done Encounters!
We really got to see a lot for the time we spent in Egypt and Encounters made sure no time was wasted in waiting for transportation and rooms and things like that. We had a great group, a great guide, and really learned a lot. All accommodations were exceptional and we couldn't believe how we did everything for such a good price


The tour well and truly exceeded our expectations. Credit definitely needs to be given to Prakesh, our guide, who was very knowledgable, funny and a pleasure to spend two weeks with. Ishwor, our porter, was also great! We had the time of our lives :-)

This trip was about the same price as competitors but Encounters included the transfers and many meals. Some people may prefer to travel in local buses and stay in small hotels, but Encounters offers a more luxurious experience. On long hot days, the air con on the coach kept me going and I was delighted to take a swim in the hotel pool. The guide was brilliant, funny and engaging and managed to squeeze in some bonus excursions too.
Turkey was much greener and more modern than I expected. The historic sites were impressive and the tour went at the right pace. The hotels were all good quality, in good locations and had some impressive buffets. Of course there are plenty of ancient ruins, but each tells a different story so there were plenty of wow factors. My only regret was not giving myself more time in Istanbul.

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