Egypt Cultural Tours

The Best Cultural Tours of Egypt

The team at Inside Egypt has vast knowledge and extensive experience in creating and organizing Egypt cultural tours. On our tours, you will meet only high-quality native guides who are experienced locals, combining work with a passion for their country and its history. The itinerary of each of our cultural trips to Egypt covers all major cultural sites in Egypt and adds a VIP travel experience to our tours of Egypt. This gives our tours the breadth and depth no other agency offers. We offer a high level of personalization and customization to each individual traveler.
 
With Inside Egypt you will experience all Egypt has to offer from its rich past and modern present. On our tours, we bring our guests closer not only to Egyptian monuments, but also to the wonderful culture and tradition in Egypt, science, the extraordinary people and their unique lifestyle, tasty cuisine, and interesting art - everything that makes Egypt a unique place on the world map.
Traveling with us not only covers a lot of distance on a historic journey, but it's also a spiritual journey through the extraordinary world of Egypt.
 
World-class monuments, breathtaking views, interesting Egyptian culture and extraordinary stories - it's all waiting for you on our fantastic cultural tours. Choose a culture trip to Egypt and plan your dream Egypt vacation today with us. We can guarantee that all of our tours will be full of fascinating adventures.

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17 Days in Egypt on a Long Nile Cruise
$6,895
Maximum group size:  20

Join Inside Egypt for a captivating luxurious long cruise on the Nile showcasing ancient Egyptian temples and serene stops across Egypt. Explore iconic sites like Saqqara and Giza before setting sail from Cairo to Beni Suef. Discover remote archaeological wonders like Tuna el-Gebel, Beni Hasan, Abydos, and Dendera during scenic stops along the Nile. Deepen your understanding of Egypt's history through interactive sessions and personal encounters with historic landmarks. Conclude your journey with visits to Abu Simbel, Philae Temple, Cairo's highlights, and the vibrant Khan el Khalili Bazaar. Experience unparalleled access to Egypt's treasures on this unforgettable Nile cruise adventure with Inside Egypt. Enhance your exploration with a 17-day Egypt tour.

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14 Days in Egypt Tour
$5,895
Maximum group size:  20

Our signature Egypt Vacation takes you on an enthralling 14-day Egypt tour from Cairo to visit Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Au Simbel, and back again, exploring Egypt's most iconic landmarks. Vacation the Egypt pyramids ahead of the crowds and enjoy a peaceful moment to drink in the atmosphere of the Pyramid tours of Khufu and the Great Sphinx at the Giza Plateau before tourists are admitted for the day. You’ll also discover the country’s hidden gems with exclusive access to rooms and locations normally off-limits to the public, and sail down the Nile in style aboard our well-appointed cruise ship to delve further into the mysteries of Southern Egypt. Our 14 day Egypt pyramids vacation offers the most in-depth experience of our Egypt vacation tour packages. 

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12-Day Red Sea Tour
$5,695
Maximum group size:  20

Embark on a 12-day Egypt tour from Cairo to the Red Sea, starting with the Pyramid of Djoser and historic Saqqara. Explore the Giza Plateau, the Sphinx, and the Grand Pyramid of Khufu, followed by a visit to the Great Egyptian Museum. Witness Abu Simbel Temples' grandeur and cruise from Aswan to Luxor, unveiling royal tombs and temples. Luxor showcases Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple. Continue to Hurghada for a Red Sea vacation, filled with marine adventures and sun-soaked beaches. Conclude the trip in Cairo with the Citadel, El-Khalili Bazaar, and a deep dive into Egypt's rich history and culture.

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10 Day Tour of Egypt
$5,385
Maximum group size:  20

This 10 day Egypt travel package vacation offers a unique tour of Egypt that is custom designed to highlight the attractions of four Egyptian cities: Cairo, Giza, Luxor, and Aswan. See the Step Pyramid, Egypt’s first pyramid; tour some of the most notable monuments on Earth at the Giza Plateau; enjoy a comfortable 4-night stay on our exquisite cruise ship as it sails down the Nile; explore ancient temples; and marvel at the stunning artifacts that chronicle a compelling history at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. You’ll enjoy all the exclusivity and luxury of our signature Egypt trip tours on a briefer timetable.

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8 Day Egypt Tour
$4,495
Maximum group size:  20

Don’t let an expedient schedule prevent you from getting a premium Cairo Egypt vacation to experience of the best of this mystical realm. This 8 day Egypt tour and vacation to Egypt is planned with efficiency in mind. You’ll wander through the halls of the Egyptian Museum, see awe-inspiring views of Cairo, and try your hand at bartering with local merchants before spending 3 nights abroad on a first-class trip down the Nile to see historic temples and the Valley of the Kings. Upon returning to Cairo, you’ll tour the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and enjoy an intimate visit to the Giza Plateau before it’s open to other tourists, drinking in the majesty of the Sphinx and the great pyramids with every comfort our luxury Egypt vacation have to offer. 

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7-Day Egypt Total Solar Eclipse Tour
$5,985
Maximum group size:  20

Embark on a 7-day Egypt tour to witness the rare 2027 total solar eclipse across Luxor. Experience the longest land eclipse at 6 minutes and 23 seconds on August 2, 2027, against Luxor's clear skies. Explore Giza Plateau, Sphinx, Great Pyramid, Karnak, and Luxor temples, with exclusive tours of Valley of Kings and Queens. Visit Citadel of Salah Din and El-Khalili Bazaar in Old Cairo for a historic finale. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime journey blending ancient history and celestial phenomena. Enjoy top-tier service, luxury accommodations, and personalized cultural tours for an unforgettable experience in Egypt's mesmerizing landscape.

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Customize Your Own Culture Trip to Egypt

Haven't Found The Dream Egypt Vacation For You?

Inside Egypt allows travelers to customize their experiences by booking a private cultural trip to Egypt. Suppose you value the freedom and comfort of traveling with your loved ones or a group of close friends with an itinerary tailored to your requirements. In that case our individual Egypt cultural tours are perfect for you! You just need to focus on experiencing the amazing culture and tradition in Egypt and we will take care of the rest.

Our tailor-made culture trips to Egypt are stress-free holidays, arranged completely on your terms. In addition to the tailor-made itinerary, we provide comprehensive organization of your cultural tour of Egypt, including sightseeing with a knowledgeable guide. Our guide is an expert in Egypt and its culture, and thanks to him you will learn about the culture through active participation in cultural events in Egypt and unique traditions. Inside Egypt takes responsibility for the implementation of your itinerary, which leaves you free to relax and enjoy all that Egypt has to offer.

Instead of being passive observers, we focus on close meetings with the Egyptian community to allow you to learn about the culture and traditions in Egypt. This is all done in the spirit of respect for the Egyptian people's culture, customs, and traditions.

We also take into account non-standard requirements. Do you dream of a tailor-made abaya (galabeya)? Do you want to expand your collection of oriental jewelry? Travel with a personal photographer? We will gladly fulfill these and other wishes on our tours.

Customizing your trip to Egypt provides you with the flexibility and personalization you're looking for, for a perfect tour. 

So plan your trip to Egypt on your terms with us at Inside Egypt, and celebrate important moments with lasting memories in Egypt on our private Egypt tours.

Learn About the Culture and History of Ancient Egypt

Egypt Cultural Tours

During your trip to Egypt, you will visit many iconic monuments from different eras of ancient Egypt. These monuments are located in different parts of the land of the pharaohs that can sometimes be very distant. The places you will visit on the cultural tours are located both in the north and south, near the Egyptian border with Sudan. You will get everything when joining one of our cultural tours. You will get a great sense and understanding of the culture and history of Ancient Egypt.

On our Egypt tours, you will also visit famous museums that house priceless artifacts from the time of the Pharaohs. You will also take a Nile cruise to experience the beauty of the river that gave rise to one of the world's oldest civilizations.

You will discover all the places that are important to ancient Egyptian history and culture on our tours, in the company of an Egyptian guide who is also an Egyptologist. He will tell you in great detail about the archaeological sites and share his knowledge, immersing you deep into the culture and history of ancient Egypt. Our guide will do his best to make your Egypt vacation fun and relaxing.

By watching and experiencing all the magnificent sites on the spot in Egypt, you will gain first-hand knowledge and wonderful memories that will stay with you forever.

We are convinced that by joining our Egypt cultural tours you'll leave Egypt knowing so much more about Ancient Egypt. 

Immerse Yourself in Today’s Egypt Culture and Traditions

Egypt Cultural Tours

Inside Egypt's cultural tours offer a unique opportunity for travelers to immerse themselves in Egypt's vibrant and fascinating culture. On the cultural tours of Egypt our guests explore authentic markets and neighborhoods, participate in local festivals and events, and interact with friendly and welcoming Egyptians, who are eager to share their culture with visitors.

On our Aswan city tour, we will visit a Nubian village in Aswan, learn the Arabic alphabet in a Nubian school and even learn to write your own name in Arabic. You will also have the opportunity to drink black tea brewed traditionally, and learn about the Nubian lifestyle on our cultural tours.

During our cultural tours, you will walk through the winding streets of old Cairo Khan el Khalili bazaar, where you can buy oriental souvenirs and bargain with sellers about their prices.

You will experience the oriental vibe of Cairo and explore the city's two architectural gems: the citadel of Saladin with the most famous mosque in Egypt, the Mohamed Ali mosque. It is a favorite site for visiting Egyptian students.

During our cultural tours you will take a trip to Mediterranean Alexandria, where you will visit the city's Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a stunning example of contemporary architecture that aims to bring the ancient legend of the Library of Alexandria back to life.

Religious Egyptian holidays, both Muslim and Christian, are times of joyful public Egypt celebrations. If you visit Egypt during this time, for example in  Ramadan, you will sample the wonderful Egyptian festival hospitality for yourself.

Making friends with ordinary people is the most valuable and enjoyable thing on our Egypt cultural tours. These friendships will last a lifetime.

Join our tours and immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Egypt.

Tour Iconic Places

Egypt Cultural Tours

Our Egypt cultural tours will take you on a journey through the Land of the Pharaohs, where you'll discover the finest treasures this ancient civilization has to offer, as well as understand the culture of Egypt. From the tombs of the greatest pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings to the magnificent temple of Karnak and the rock-cut temples of Abu Sibel, you'll experience the wonders of Egypt up close and personal.

On our cultural tours, you'll also sail the River Nile in luxury, with stops to admire further temples (the Kom Ombo Temple, the Edfu Temple, the Temple of Isis on Agilkia Island) and experience authentic Egyptian life on a visit to a Nubian village in Aswan, immersing yourself in the culture of Egypt. Picture yourself taking in the breathtaking views while relaxing on a luxurious ship, soaking up the sun and Egypt's rich culture and tradition. 

But the adventure continues beyond our cultural tours! Imagine having the Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) open just for you. Stand between the paws of the Great Sphinx of Giza and see the magnificent structure up close, rather than seeing it from a distant viewing platform.

In Saqqara, you will admire the oldest pyramid in the world – the Step Pyramid of Djoser and visit the Tomb of Kagemni with the Imhotep Museum. You will also discover priceless ancient artifacts at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo as part of our visits to these places. 

On your cultural trip to Egypt you will visit the most iconic market in Egypt – the Cairo Khan El-Khalili bazaar. This bazaar is famous for its unusual, typically oriental souvenirs, and handmade crafts. The medieval atmosphere of this traditional market, together with the labyrinth layout of the streets, gives visitors a lot of pleasure and a glimpse into what medieval markets once were like.

We will also show you the 12th-century Islamic fortress known as the Saladin Citadel and the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali. This famous mosque in Egypt was built on the summit of the citadel between 1830 and 1848, bringing an unparalleled contribution to the skyline of Cairo.

Our tours are designed to give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience, where every moment is filled with awe-inspiring sights and cultural immersion. Take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to visit iconic monuments, museums and sites that showcase the rich culture and tradition in Egypt.

Join us to learn the history of the Land of the Pharaohs and discover the cultural aspects of Egypt.

See How Egyptians Live Their Spiritual Life

Egypt Cultural Tours

The land of Egypt has been associated with three religions for centuries: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Our tours allow travelers to explore Egypt's rich spiritual and religious heritage, as well as the culture and tradition in Egypt.

One of the many cherished experiences on our Egypt tours is the visit to the magnificent Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque perched atop Saladin's Citadel in Cairo. Not only does this visit provide a glimpse into the architectural beauty of the mosque's interior, but it also offers a deeper understanding of Islam and its profound significance in the lives of the Egyptian people.

During your stay, you can visit the Coptic Cairo district (Misr el Qadima), one of the city's most atmospheric parts and home to some of the oldest Christian churches in Egypt. They are the Hanging Church and the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus (Abu Sarga). Our tours allow you to learn about the religion of Egyptian Christians - Copts as a part of our cultural tours. In Coptic Cairo there is also the Mosque of Ambr Ibn el Asr - the first mosque in Egypt and all of Africa. There is the Ben Ezra Synagogue too. It is one of the oldest synagogues in Egypt.

Our tours will give you an opportunity to enter the real world of Old Cairo, and its monuments and immerse yourself in the culture of Egypt and the country's rich spiritual and religious heritage.

Discover the Flavors of Egypt

Egypt Cultural Tours

Egypt is not only about its amazing archaeological wonders and rich ancient history – it is also a place of culinary delights! Getting to know the food culture is an important aspect of immersing oneself in a new culture and allows travelers to better understand the life of Egyptians, and the culture and tradition in Egypt. Our tours allow guests to sample typical Egyptian cuisine and discover delicious new flavors.

The cuisine in Egypt differs from region to region, and you will get to see this yourself on our Egypt food tours. In the south the dishes are spicier, showing influences from Nubia and Sudan, while in the northern coastal regions and in the Nile Delta, fish and seafood are eagerly eaten, and are usually served with rice and salads. Egyptian cuisine showcases Egypt's culture and tradition and reflects the influence of many cultures: Greek, Jewish, Syrian, and Turkish.

Many Egyptian dishes have an ancient origin. Typical local dishes include:
Molokhia - jute leaf soup
Foul Medames - broad bean dish
Shawarma - A dish that consists of meat cut into thin slices, stacked in an inverted cone, and roasted on a slowly turning vertical rotisserie or spit.
Tahini - Sesame sauce
Baba Ganoush - grilled eggplant salad seasoned with garlic, sesame sauce and olive oil
Kibda - A dish of chicken liver fried with onions and fresh green peppers
Kofta - A dish of minced meat seasoned with onion and garlic, cooked on the grill
Koshari - A dish based on pasta, rice, lentils, chickpeas and roasted onion, with a spicy tomato sauce
Mahshi - Vegetables stuffed with rice with the addition of dill and parsley

Egyptian baladi bread is very tasty, usually when fresh, warm and eaten straight out of the oven. On our Egypt food tour you will have the opportunity to taste not only the delicious Egyptian bread, but various Egyptian dishes.

Breakfast and dinner will be served in 5-star hotels in Cairo during our Egypt cultural tours. We will go to local Egyptian restaurants serving tasty Egyptian food with a great atmosphere for lunch. During the Nile cruise, which is part of our cultural tours of Egypt, your three main meals will be served on board the ship. In addition to international cuisine, there will also be an opportunity to sample Egyptian specialties onboard.

Like the culture and tradition in Egypt, Egyptian cuisine is also extraordinary. It's worth getting to know Egyptian food better to both understand the Egyptians themselves and to enrich your own menu. Join us and sample the delicious food for yourself.

Experience Egyptian Celebrations and Holidays

Egypt Cultural Tours

Our tours offer travelers the chance to experience and participate in traditional Egyptian celebrations and holidays during your tour. However, this will depend on when your tour will take place.

Our guests can experience celebrations and festivities such as the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (Mawlid an-Nabi), the Muslim holy month of fasting and prayer - Ramadan, celebrations such as Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Coptic Christmas, Coptic Easter and Sham el-Nessim - the festival of spring in Egypt. In the capital of Egypt, Cairo, the biggest celebrations take place. However, in smaller towns the celebrations are more private and are centered around the family.

All Muslim holidays are movable holidays and are 10-11 days earlier each year. The Coptic Easter and Sham el-Nessim holidays are also movable feasts. The spring festival in Egypt falls on the Monday immediately after the Coptic Easter. Coptic Easter and Sham el-Nessim take place in late March, April or early May. Coptic Christmas always falls on January 7th, as in the Orthodox Church.

The culture and tradition in Egypt are something to be celebrated, and religious Egyptian holidays, both Muslim and Christian, are times of joyful public Egyptian celebrations. During such days there is a unique atmosphere of hospitality in Egypt. There are also characteristic dishes, cakes and cookies that you can only sample at certain times of the year during Egypt’s important holidays cultural events and religious holidays.

Visit the Nile and Learn About Its Importance for Egyptians

Egypt Cultural Tours

Ancient civilizations, including Egypt and Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq and Kuwait), India, and China, developed and flourished in river basins. In antiquity, a famous Greek historian and geographer, Herodotus, who visited Egypt around 450 BC, wrote that Egypt is the gift of the Nile, and it's hard to disagree with that. The Nile River has played a significant role in Egypt's history, culture, and tradition. Egypt owes literally everything to the Nile, both in the past and today. You can see this for yourself on our tours.

The importance of the river is evidenced today by the fact that Egypt and Sudan are in dispute with Ethiopia, after the country built a huge dam and reservoirs on the river. Ethiopia's investments in the Nile threaten the water security of these countries and they worry that there is a risk that Egypt may be deprived of water in future years. The water from the River Nile means life and survival in African countries, so let's hope that the Nile continues to flow freely.

The beauty of the River Nile is truly breathtaking in its Egyptian stretch which you will see on our Egypt cultural tours. The route from Luxor to Aswan is one of the most scenic river routes on the planet. The Nile cruise, which is part of our tours, gives you the opportunity to see some of Egypt's most famous sites along the Nile, such as; Thebes (Luxor), the temple of Edfu, Kom Ombo and the temple of Isis in Aswan. From the ship's deck, you can also observe the everyday life of the inhabitants of villages and small towns located along the Nile, as well as the beautiful Egyptian nature. In Aswan, which is usually the end or beginning of a cruise on the Egyptian part of the Nile, you can visit a Nubian village, meet with the Nubian people and experience their way of life by visiting their homes and a local school.

Inside Egypt also offers a luxurious and long Nile Cruise from Cairo to Aswan, providing you with the unique opportunity to explore remote archaeological wonders such as Tuna el-Gebel, Beni Hasan, Tell el-Amarna, Abydos, and Dendera.

Join our tours and cruise the Nile on our 5-star Nile cruise ship, our floating hotel, immersing yourself in the culture and tradition in Egypt.

Let Our Local Guides Share Their Knowledge With You

Egypt Cultural Tours

On our tours you will meet our knowledgeable and experienced local guides who are in love with Egypt, providing insider knowledge, and a deeper understanding of Egyptian culture and history. By joining us on our culture trip to Egypt, you are guaranteed that your travel companion will be a professional guide who is exceptionally well informed on the history and the culture of Egypt, and is all the time learning by gaining knowledge as new archaeological discoveries are constantly being made in Egypt. It is worth emphasizing that most of our guides are Egyptologists.

Knowledge is one thing, presenting you with facts. However, our guides are also great and passionate storytellers, sharing their passion and tales with you at every site.

The attention of our guides is focused on the needs and interests of our guests. They always have time to answer your questions or go deeper into a topic if necessary. Our tours are limited to 20 participants, allowing for closer interaction with our guides, ensuring that you learn more about the culture and traditions in Egypt and discover curiosities you will not find in guidebooks or on the Internet.

By taking part in our cultural tours of Egypt, you can be sure that you will be looked after professionally, with a large dose of good humor. Learning about the culture and tradition in Egypt will be fun and an unforgettable adventure!

Thirsty for More? Add Jordan to Your List

Egypt Cultural Tours

Jordan is a small country located close to Egypt. This country is full of historical monuments, has a rich culture and tradition, as well as beautiful nature throughout the country. Inside Egypt offers participants of our tours a five-day trip to Jordan after visiting Egypt.

The Jordan 5-day add-on to our Egypt cultural tours will allow you to get to know the culture and tradition of Jordan and all the most important attractions of this country, such as the rock city of Petra, the Dead Sea, the capital of Jordan, Amman, Mount Nebo, the deserts of Wadi Rum and much more. The Jordan tour will be as luxurious as the Egypt one. You will be accommodated in five-star hotels in Jordan, with a small intimate group of like-minded people, exceptional care and amazing sightseeing tours in the company of a local guide who speaks very good English. In addition, you will travel in comfort and style throughout your stay in Jordan.

The Egypt and Jordan tour can enhance your experience, as you will get to discover additional historical and cultural landmarks. During one trip abroad, you will visit two amazing countries instead of just one, learning about the culture and traditions in Egypt and Jordan. You can easily book a five-day trip to Jordan when registering for each of our tours. All you have to do is indicate in the EXTENSIONS section that you want to participate in the JORDAN 5-DAY ADD-ON. Then leave the rest to us!

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