The Sphinx and Pyramid of Khafre, Egypt

Egypt Holidays

A country which needs no introduction. The great pyramids at Giza; meandering down the River Nile; the aquatic Eden of the Red Sea – a tailor-made itinerary is the only way to take it all in.

We think Egypt is one of the most interesting countries in the world, both historically and culturally. Only a short flight from the UK, it has antiquities of such scale and beauty as to leave you speechless, the atmosphere and vibe of Egypt are so intoxicating, you will be sure to return time again.

Our expert travel consultants will create a tailor-made luxury Egypt holiday offering you the very best hotels and experiences the country has to offer. The people of Egypt are lovely and keen to show you the very best of their country, it is a great holiday destination and offers something for everyone, it is also perfect for some sun during our winter months.

The Oberoi Philae, Nile Cruises, Egypt
The Oberoi Philae, Nile Cruises, Egypt
SS MISR Royal Steamer,  Exterior of boat on the Nile, Nile Cruise, Egypt
SS MISR Royal Steamer
The Oberoi Zahra, Nile Cruises, Egypt
The Oberoi Zahra, Nile Cruises, Egypt

Cruising the Nile River

Taking a Nile cruise is the best introduction to this fascinating country. With so much focus on the Nile, a river cruise offers the perfect platform from which to access many of the country’s greatest archaeological treasures and sights.

There are many boats to choose from which can become a bit of a minefield when deciding which boat to choose. Steppes Travel only works with a handful of the smaller vessels and know each of them personally so we can advise which would best suit your holiday depending on the type of experience you are looking for.

Experiences

What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

Statue of Ramses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt

Explore Egyptian Temples

Visit the treasures of ancient Nubia including the Temple of Ramses II and sites of Amada, Derr and Penout.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Luxor, Aswan, Egypt

Personal Egyptologist in Luxor

As the sun rises over the temples dedicated to the Gods and sets over the mortuary tombs on the bank of the Nile, it was mesmerising listening to Ahmed, our private guide. Listening to the stories in wonder at the mysteries of the traditions and rituals of Ancient Egypt, whilst being mesmerised by the architecture is incredible. Having our own Egyptologist was a special experience and one I would recommend to anyone visiting the Valley of the Kings and the East Bank in Luxor.

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Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt

Egyptian Museum

Lose yourself in the overwhelming collection of treasures in the Egyptian Museum.

Egyptian back street, Islamic Banha, Egypt

Discover Cairo

Stroll through the labyrinthine lanes and boulevards of Islamic Cairo, the city’s medieval and symbolic heart.

Kom el Shoqafa Catacombs, Alexandria, Egypt

Explore Ancient Egyptian Ruins

Visit the Catacombs of Kom el-Shouqafa and underwater ruins of Montazah and Maamoura.

Montazh Palace and Gardens, Alexandria, Egypt

Architecture of Alexandria

Absorb the Mediterranean ambience and charm of the old European residences, cafes and Greco Roman monuments.

New library, Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria’s Arts Scene

Explore the city’s vibrant arts scene and gain an insight into modern Egypt.

The Great Temple of Ramsses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt

Abu Simbel

Explore the UNESCO world heritage site of Abu Simbel, a must see after the pyramids of Cairo.

Temple of Nefertari, Nubian, Egypt

Explore the Nubian Museum

Explore the fascinating collections in the Nubian Museum.

Temple of Karnak, Luxor, EGypt

Karnak Temple

Wander through the magnificent Karnak Temple complex, the largest Pharaonic monument in the country and built over the course of 1,300 years.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Lake Nasser, Egypt

Lake Nasser

Cruise Lake Nasser and visit the imposing temples at Abu Simbel.

Hot air balloons, Luxor, Egypt

Hot Air Ballooning

Observe Luxor at sunrise from a bird’s eye perspective on a magical hot air balloon ride. Watch how the whole valley tinges pink and becomes bathed in the morning light.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Sinai Mountain, Egypt

Mount Sinai

Climb Mount Sinai, a sacred mountain in both Islam and Christianity.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Rachael Tallents

Adventure, discovery and my curiosity for people and the natural world is what drives my love of travelling.  I am grateful for my parents’ desire to explore, and from an early age my eyes were open to diverse landscapes, cultures, and underwater worlds.

For the last 16 years, I have worked for a leading luxury tour operator designing incredible journeys for discerning clients and travelled to some magical places. I am excited to have joined Steppes Travel, and to be working for a company with such strong ethical and sustainable values.

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Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list.

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Charlotte Lawton

Charlotte is the Conde Nast Traveller chosen Specialist for Asia.

My strong sense of belonging in Asia stemmed from a childhood in Hong Kong and Nepal. My Grandmother was born in a tent in India. Some of my clearest memories are of walking through a dense, tropical jungle while hailstones the size of cricket balls rained down on us; of being carried on my father’s shoulders as we trekked through the Himalayas; my mother wearing flipflops on a snowy mountainside; and me falling into Dal Lake in Srinagar as we disembarked from our houseboat. 

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Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management.

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Explore Egypt

  • Cairo
  • Alexandria
  • Aswan
  • Luxor

Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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Why Choose Steppes?

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