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Egypt Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Egypt in a way like no other. A journey to Egypt will take you back in time to one of the world's first civilisations. The Egyptian Empire was born on the Nile, and flourished with the perennial flooding of the world’s longest river. An Egypt holiday with Trafalgar will take you on a cruise down this iconic river, where lush riverbanks melt into a vast desert that holds some of the world’s greatest ancient wonders. The Egyptians formed one of our most extraordinary cultures, revered for their impressive architecture, legendary Pharaohs and brilliant inventions that shaped the modern world. We’ll cross the Nile in a felucca, see temple hieroglyphics, and marvel at the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, the world’s oldest sculpture. Explore the Valley of the Kings, where King Tutankhamun was buried in gold, and visit the mosques of Cairo, once known as the Mother of the World. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
If you’re travelling again soon, you can check what travel restrictions are in place in Egypt.
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"I'll take you back in time to a land of ancient pyramids, royal tombs filled with gold and the mighty Nile, the world's longest river"
Travel Director
Egypt at a glance
Cruise the Nile in a felucca, marvel at the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, and explore the valley of the Kings where King Tutankhamen was buried in gold. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director on a journey back in time to one of the world's first civilisations.
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What to pack for Egypt

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Adaptor plug

In Egypt, the standard voltage is 220 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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Comfortable shoes

From exploring the Great Pyramids of Giza, to wandering the Botanical Gardens, you’ll need a comfortable pair of shoes on your Egypt holiday.

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Light clothing

Egypt is known for its blazing heat, so it’s best to wear light, loose-fit clothing. Since Egypt is a Muslim country, you’ll need to ensure your shoulders and knees are covered.

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The sunshine can be blinding in Egypt, so bring a pair of sunglasses to protect you from the sun rays and the sandy desert.

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Protect yourself from the sun with SPF 30 or higher and be sure to apply it regularly. It’s also advised to bring a hat and a light scarf to shield your skin.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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