We have taken considerable care to create a selection of Egypt Tours from Canada to suite a wide variety of tastes and budgets. We believe that our Egypt Nile cruise and stay vacations represent a perfect balance of incredible sightseeing and quality leisure time. For those travellers who only want to experience a magical Nile cruise, we also have a great selection of 5-Star Nile River cruises that feature almost daily excursions to some of Egypt’s most cherished ancient sites.
And, if you are only looking for advice or information about visiting Egypt from Canada, you will almost certainly find what you are looking right here on this page.
Classic Egypt Tours from Canada
Egypt Luxury Tours from Canada
Our Egypt tours from Canada are affordable, convenient, and totally unforgettable. From the minute you contact us to plan or book a vacation in Egypt, you can expect a level of service and commitment which is second to none. We have been making travel dreams come true since 1955, and we can do the same for you. Continue reading to find out more about what Egypt has to offer.
Fully Customizable Egypt tours from Canada
At NileCruiseHolidays.com, we want your Egypt tour to be as perfect as it possibly can be. If you can’t find the perfect tour in our existing range of Egypt tour packages, we can customize any one of them for you. Our fully customizable tours also allow you to build your very own tour itinerary from scratch. Simply let us know what all you want to see and do while you are in Egypt, and we will create the perfect itinerary based on your personal requirements – Explore Egypt your way!
What is Included in Our Egypt Tour Packages?
Our tours include accommodation and admission fees/tickets for all sites and attractions mentioned in our various tour itineraries. They also include all service charges, taxes and etc. The price you are quoted is the price you pay, with absolutely no hidden fees or charges along the way.
In addition to the above, our tour packages include superb customer service and full customer assistance/support throughout your tour in Egypt. For instance, when you arrive at airports, one of our tour representatives will always be standing by to meet and assist you. There will also be a clean and modern air-conditioned vehicle on hand to transfer you to your hotel. In fact, all transfers, tours and road trips are undertaken in our modern and perfectly well-maintained air-conditioned vehicles.
Nile and/or Lake Nasser Cruises during your Egypt Trip
If you book one of our Egypt tours from Canada that include a cruise on the Nile or a cruise on Lake Nasser, domestic flights from Cairo to Aswan or Luxor and then back to Cairo are also included. Depending on which tour package you choose, you may travel from Cairo to Aswan or Luxor and back to Cairo by means over an overnight sleep train instead. All cruises that feature in our tour packages are 5-star cruises, so your comfort is always guaranteed.
There will also always be at least one of our Egyptologist guides aboard the cruise ship you have been booked onto. Our guides sail with in order to accompany our clients on shore excursions that take place during your cruise.
Private Tours and Group Tours
Unless stated otherwise, all tours listed on our site are private tours in the company of our Egyptologist tours guides. During Nile cruises, all excursions are small group tour that you share with a small group of our other clients. Some of our Sahara Desert safari adventures are also small group tours. In this, it will be mentioned clearly in the tour itinerary. Bottled water is always provided free of charge during tours and road trips.
What Is Not Included in Our Egypt Tours?
There really is not much that we don’t include in our Egypt travel packages from. However, there are a few things which we don’t or can’t include, and we feel that clients and/or potential clients should be aware of this. To begin with, none of our tour packages include the cost of international travel. Our tours also typically don’t include the cost of your entry visa for Egypt and/or any other country you visit in the even that you book one of our multi-destination tours. However, some of our luxury Egypt tours do include a visa for Egypt. In this case, one of our tour managers will provide you with your visa when you land in Cairo.
If you have any concernes about what is and what is not included in our tours or in a particular tour package, please contact us via email, Live Chat, or by means of our toll-free number.
Frequently Asked Questions
Everyone has questions that they would like answered when they are planning a trip to a destination that they have never visited before, and it’s the same for people who are looking forward to their first trip to Egypt. In this next section, we take a look at some of the most common questions people have about visiting Egypt.
Do Canadians need a visa to visit Egypt?
Yes, Canadian tourists need a visa in order to visit Egypt. They must also be in possesion of a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining, and at least one blank page for their visa. Canadians can apply for their Egypt tourist visas at an Egyptian embassy or consulate in Canada before they travel to Egypt. They can also apply online for an Egypt e-Visa, or they can get a visa-on-arrival when they land at the airport in Cairo.
A visa-on-arrival is a single entry visa that allows you to stay in Egypt for up to 30 days. In you plan on staying in the country for more than 30 days, you will need to apply for your visa before you travel to Egypt.
How do I apply for an Egypt e-Visa?
The Egyptian e-Visa process has been completely digitalized which means that you will not have to mail any documents. You simply create an account on the Egypt e-Visa Portal site; complete the application form; scan and send the required copies and photos, and submit payment. Your application is then processed and your e-Visa will be sent to you via email. You can then print your visa and present it to an immigration officer at the airport when you arrive. It really is that easy.
If you would like to find out more about an Egypt e-Visa, or if you want to create and account and apply for an e-Visa, simply visit the official Egypt e-Visa Portal.
Is Egypt safe for Canadian tourists?
Yes, Egypt is as safe for Canadian tourists as it is for any other tourists. Foreign tourists very rarely become victims of serious crime. Unfortunately, some visitors do get affected by petty crime such as pick-pocketing and/or scams. For this reason, it is always best to remain alert and aware of your surroundings, particularly in very busy and/or very touristy areas, including crowded tourist attractions.
Having a professional tour guide with you can greatly reduce the risk of being scammed or overcharged for goods or services.
Is Egypt safe for LGBT tourists?
Although Egypt does not have any laws banning homosexuality, discretion is advised for LGBT tourists. There have been a few high profile cases in Egypt in which people from the LGBT community have been convicted under other laws and then handed down long prison sentences. While most Egyptians are very tolerant, Egyptian society is still very conservative by Western standards.
It is worth noting that it is quite common to see Egyptian men holding hands in public. This is a part of Egyptian culture and it should not be interpreted as a sign of homosexuality or as a sign of acceptance thereof.
Is Egypt safe for female travers?
Yes, Egypt is safe for female travelers, including women who may be traveling alone. However, female travelers, and especially those visiting Egypt on their own should avoid being out on for at night in very quiet and/or dimly lit areas. It is also a good idea to not wear very revealing clothes. Contrary to what some people believe, female tourists will not be arrested for wearing very short pants or short mini skirts, but they may attract comments and unwanted stares.
Is it safe to take my medication with me when I visit Egypt?
Yes, not only is it safe to take your medication with you, but it is also recommended. However, if you take prescription medication and you are concerned about Egyptian Customs or Immigration checks, then you may want to ask your healthcare professional for a cover letter explaining what medication you are taking and in what doses. Under no circumstances should you bring prescription drugs into Egypt for someone other than yourself.
Do I need any vacinations to visit Egypt?
The Egyptian government does not require Canadians who are traveling from Canada to Egypt to have any particular vacinations prior to visiting the country. However, your own healthcare provider in Canada may recommend that you get vacinated against certain illnesses such as rabies for example. This is a personal choice and one which is best discussed with your doctor in Canada.
How long is a flight from Canada to Egypt?
The average flight time from Canada to Cairo in Egypt is around 12 hours, depending on which Canadian city you fly from. This is assuming that you book a direct flight from Canada to Cairo.
Can I go inside the pyramids when I visit Egypt?
Yes, tourists are allowed inside the pyramids at Giza so long as they have the necessary ticket or tickets. A ticket for the Great Pyramid cost about $11 at the time of writing, while tickets for the other two pyramids at Giza cost $3 each. As a general rule, we do do include admission tickets for the pyramids in our Egypt tour packages. We have found that not many of our clients want to go inside the pyramids when they visit Egypt. However, we can include admission tickets if requested.
Can I go inside Tutankhamun’s tomb?
Yes, Tutankhamun’s tomb is once again open to visitors. However, a special ticket is required, and due to the high demand for tickets, tourists are required to purchase their tickets in person at the site. The same applies to a few other “special tombs” at the site.
Can I drink the water in Egypt?
While tap water is supposedly safe to drink in some hotels and on some cruise ship, we strongly recommend that you only drink bottled water during your trip to Egypt. Bottled water is cheap and plentiful so there is no need to take unnessary risks. We even provide free bottled water during our tours and road trips.
Enjoy a Egypt Holiday of a Lifetime When Visiting from Canada
When you book one of our Egypt tours from Canada, you are booking through a fully certified Category “A” Egypt tour operator that has so far sold more than 205,000 tours. That alone should be enough to reassure you that our Egypt travel packages are truly breathtaking. Begin your epic journey through Ancient Egypt today. Contact us now to book your dream vacation or to find out more about our unforgettable Egypt tours and Nile River cruises.